Blame the media: the national political sport

Sarah does it — blame the media — although her attacks have become so reflexive and removed from reality  that the insults have lost their sting, methinks: Hey Gobsmacked Lamestream Media Bernie does it: And I think if we had a media in this country that was really prepared to look at what the Republicans actually stoodContinue reading “Blame the media: the national political sport”

Sarah Palin: She’s no Julie Andrews

The critics don't like Sarah's new reality show. Alexandra Stanley complains: In a way it’s like “The Sound of Music” but without the romance, the Nazis or the music. Steve Brodner, for The New Yorker, artfully makes the same point: Don't think Sarah will care what some New York smarties think. But when some ofContinue reading “Sarah Palin: She’s no Julie Andrews”

Sarah Palin’s to Run on “Drill Baby Drill” Platform

As predicted in this space a week or so ago, Sarah Palin is running for president on a pro-oil and gas development platform. In the the next few months and years, assuming she doesn't flip out and self-destruct, she's going to become Ms. Drill Baby Drill. Inevitably, she will ignore or mock global warming. SheContinue reading “Sarah Palin’s to Run on “Drill Baby Drill” Platform”

Palin to Run on Oil Development Platform in 2012

Really. Outside of her flaming display of hurt feelings, it's about the only thing that makes any kind of sense in her resignation "statement" (if we are so generous as to characterize it in that way). (You'll have to ignore the eccentric capitalization and odd verb choices; clearly, Palin without a speechwriter is like BushContinue reading “Palin to Run on Oil Development Platform in 2012”

Sarah Palin Makes Fun of an Old Man

From an interview with Sarah Palin in Runner's World: "I used to joke around with John McCain during the campaign about coming jogging with me. And once I asked him what his favorite exercise was, and he said, 'I go wading.' Wading. He lives on a creek in Arizona, so he goes wading. That crackedContinue reading “Sarah Palin Makes Fun of an Old Man”

Why Sarah Palin Needed a $150,000 Makeover

According to Federal election campaign records found by Politico, Sarah Palin has spent over $150,000 in the last two months on clothes and hair styling, including $49,000 at Saks Fifth Avenue and $75,000 at Neiman-Marcus. (By contrast, the most Hillary spent on clothes in her long campaign was $3,000.) Why so much? Maybe this pictureContinue reading “Why Sarah Palin Needed a $150,000 Makeover”

Palin Takes Global Warming Advice from Exxon-paid “Scientists”

For years environmentalists have been pressuring the US Department of the Interior to list the polar bear as a species threatened by global warming, arguing that their habitat — specifically, polar ice — is at risk. There is no doubt that polar ice is shrinking dramatically, a fact the scientific consensus links to global warming:Continue reading “Palin Takes Global Warming Advice from Exxon-paid “Scientists””

Sarah Palin and the Dinosaurs

Is Sarah Palin a full-blown creationist who believes, 19th-century style, that the earth is only 6,000 years old? Or is she a little more evolved than that? Here’s some first-hand testimony from an Alaska resident: I first met Alaska Governor and GOP Vice Presidential aspirant Sarah Palin when she was on the City of WasillaContinue reading “Sarah Palin and the Dinosaurs”

McCain Wants To Postpone Debate: Quips Fly

John McCain announced today he was suspending his campaign and wants to postpone the Presidential debate scheduled for this Friday until next weekend, which would mean putting off the Vice-Presidential debate until who-knows-when.  This incited a veritable rainstorm of quips, which are still coming in: Barney Frank: "It’s the longest hail Mary pass in theContinue reading “McCain Wants To Postpone Debate: Quips Fly”

Alaskan Editor on Sarah Palin: “Woefully Unqualified”

Steve Lopez, who has a movie coming out this Christmas called The Soloist, is probably the most popular and best-paid columnist in Los Angeles. He’s popular for good reason. He takes on tough issues, including homelessness, illegal immigration, and school bureaucracy, but with bracing good humor. This weekend he went to Nome, Alaska, to testContinue reading “Alaskan Editor on Sarah Palin: “Woefully Unqualified””