More I read Vice President Palin, the more I like. This is one tough lady.

Butting Heads.

Before she was running against him, Sarah Palin—the governor of Alaska and now the Republican candidate for Vice-President of the United States—thought it was pretty neat that Barack Obama was edging ahead of John McCain in her usually solidly red state. After all, she said, Obama’s campaign was using the same sort of language that she had in her gubernatorial race. “The theme of our campaign was ‘new energy,’ ” she said recently. “It was no more status quo, no more politics as usual, it was all about change. So then to see that Obama—literally, part of his campaign uses those themes, even, new energy, change, all that, I think, O.K., well, we were a little bit ahead on that.” She also noted, “Something’s kind of changing here in Alaska, too, for being such a red state on the Presidential level. Obama’s doing just fine in polls up here, which is kind of wigging people out, because they’re saying, ‘This hasn’t happened for decades that in polls the D’ ”—the Democratic candidate—“ ‘is doing just fine.’ To me, that’s indicative, too. It’s the no-more-status-quo, it’s change.

Nobody in Alaska seemed to take her seriously as a national prospect, and she had shrugged the whole thing off on television, telling CNBC’s Larry Kudlow that, before considering the job, she would want to know “what is it, exactly, that the V.P. does every day.” Now, at the statehouse, she sat, unattended by aides, curled up in a cardigan, and explained that what she had done every day since becoming governor was to stick her thumb in the eye of Alaska’s Republican Party establishment. “The G.O.P. leader of the state—we haven’t spoken since I got elected,” she said.

She went on, “I guess if you take the individual issues, two that I believe would be benchmarks showing whether you’re a hard-core Republican conservative or not, would be: I’m a lifetime member of the N.R.A.—but this is Alaska, who isn’t?—and I am pro-life, absolutely.” She continued, “I guess that puts me in a box of being hard-core Republican.” But she said she recognized that “the Democrats also preach individual freedoms and individual rights, capitalism, free market, let-it-do-its-thing-best, let people keep as much of their money that they earn as possible. And when it comes to, like, the Party machine, no one will accuse me of being partisan.

So the possibility that Obama might win Alaska did not worry Palin: “Turning maybe purple in the state means, to me, it’s more independent, it’s not the obsessive partisanship that gets in the way of doing what’s right for this state, and I think on a national level that’s what we’re gonna see.” And she added, “That’s why McCain is the candidate for the G.O.P.—because he’s been known as the maverick, as the conduit for some change.” In the state’s Republican caucus, McCain came in fourth, trailing Ron Paul. “I always looked at Senator McCain just as a Joe Blow public member, looking from the outside in,” she said. “He’s been buttin’ heads with Republicans for years, and that’s a healthy place to be.” Then again, on McCain’s signature issue—the prosecution of the war in Iraq—she did not sound so gung-ho. Her son is a soldier, and she said, “I’m a mom, and my son is going to get deployed in September, and we better have a real clear plan for this war. And it better not have to do with oil and dependence on foreign energy.

The New Yorker Sept. 8th edition

I’d strongly suggest that those looking for ‘bikini shots ‘ and ‘dirt‘, revamp their thinking and buying for ‘brass bras‘ and heavy duty ‘cups‘ to protect vital body parts.

You know, just’ sayin’.


Sarah Palin: What we know now
By ALEXANDER BURNS | 8/30/08 7:37 PM EST Text Size:

What’s in her passport?

As governor, Palin traveled to Kuwait to visit Alaska National Guard troops and stopped in Germany to visit wounded soldiers. She had to get a new passport before the trip.

Who pays the bills?

Palin draws a $125,000 annual salary as governor. Her husband made $93,000 last year through his work in fishing and oil production.

Does she believe in evolution?

In her 2006 race for governor, Palin dodged a question on evolution, saying: “I’m not going to pretend I know how all this came to be.”

She favors teaching both evolution and creationism in public schools, saying in a gubernatorial debate: “Teach both. You know, don’t be afraid of information. … Healthy debate is so important and it’s so valuable in our schools. I am a proponent of teaching both.”

What’s her family life like?

We know Palin and her husband have five children, the oldest of whom is about to enter the Army and the youngest of whom was born this year with Down syndrome. Her sister has been involved in a messy divorce and custody battle; some have alleged that Palin tried to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from his job as a state trooper.

Has she been nice to people on the way up?

She’s made a few enemies, that’s for sure. Palin has made her reputation, in large part, by going after other Alaska Republicans — and some of them are now returning the favor. State Senate President Lyda Green has already responded to Palin’s nomination by declaring: “She’s not prepared to be governor. How can she be prepared to be vice president or president?” The state House speaker was terse in responding to questions about her qualifications: “She’s old enough. … She’s a U.S. citizen.”

Jealousy and the hurt of getting ones ass kicked, is a terrible thing.


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Chicago: Obama Backer’s Call for ‘Dirty Politics’ to Win in November


You mean they haven’t been? Wow.

Planned Pyramidhood

Dubai is, um, a little different. They’re pandering to the New Religion, and the consequences are hilarious!

They’re now going to build an eco-pyramid, 4000 feet high and capable of housing 1,000,000 people. It will, of course, be carbon-neutral, and take up 2.3 square kilometres.

After all, who doesn’t want to live in a thing called a Ziggurat?

‘I’m Almost Sick’: O’Reilly Furious Over MSNBC ‘Houses’ Banner During VP Event

MSNBC Breaking Banner: “How many houses does Palin bring to the Republican ticket?”

Talking about houses, again. This time about Governor Palin

Breitbart TV

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