No, Sarah doesn’t mean do whatever the heck you want and ignore your running mate.
She means let loose and tell the truth. I, for one, want to see a rogue Mitt.
Peter, your becoming a radical! Can you imagine Mitt telling the truth re: Obama: his character, his policies? Imagine Mitt asking questions regarding Barry’s friends, his commie mother, his grades, his papers?
Go see Dinesh’s “2016″
Barry ain’t your dad’s Democrat.
I too would like to see Romney cut loose and tell us what he really feels and what he really thinks of us. I don’t think it would help his campaign, but I like broad comedy.
Geez, Pete, that IS discouraging. I didn’t mean THAT MUCH truth.
Whatever the merits of the words her ghostwriters happen to put in her mouth, does it really serve the interests of American conservatism to have Sarah Palin conintuing to take up space in the public mind as a leading voice of our movement? Hasn’t she completely discredited herself in the eyes of everyone in the country, other than the most populist elements of the Republican party? Hasn’t she made it obvious that she is not acting to advance any coherent public agenda, but only to use her notoriety to enrich herself?
Re: djf’s comment: It is still amazing to me that a woman who rose to the top of her state politics from completely outside the powerful political machine there (I’m unaware of any figure, certainly no woman, in contemporary American politics, who can compare to her self-made accomplishments), always did and always has spoken against crony government, and was touted by Nat Hentoff (that raging righty) as perfect national office material, has become such a reviled figure today. She clearly handled herself poorly in the face of the unprecedented MSM onslaught she faced, but I don’t see how any of us would do any better when faced with such lunacy as “Prove to us that you’re really the mother of your baby!” (What is this, the 17th century?)
Brian, Palin’s been on the national stage for 4 years now. If she had anything to contribute (other than aimless identity politics for poorly educated rural & small town working class whites), we would have heard about it by now. If she’s such an accomplished politician, she should have held up better under the media pressure. It should go without saying that to criticize Palin is not to endorse the looney leftwing paranoia directed toward her and her fans.
djf: Yes, she quit politics when she resigned as governor, and should be viewed accordingly. Those who still somehow think she’ll come roaring back need to accept that the MSM did their job very well in utterly destroying her in the fall of 2008, and she helped them along by finishing herself off.
PS. Your post was far beyond “criticism” and well into the derangement realm.
I wonder what in my comments critical of his plucky heroine Brian believes is in the “derangement realm.” He would have a point if he could identify some genuine achievement by Palin (other than getting herself elected, once, as governor of state of about a half million people), or any real contribution she made to the national political debate on any topic. Or, for that matter, a coherent, intelligent, non-RNC-boilerplate answer she gave to any fair, topical, substantive question on any issue (other than, maybe, energy policy) during the 2008 campaign, or since.
“Whatever the merits of the words her ghostwriters happen to put in her mouth”
That’s derangement, plain and simple.
You’re the only one here who appears to be obsessed with Sarah Palin. Time to calm down and get over her, my friend. She’s just not that into you.
Brian, you’re not my friend. And apparently, you’re more concerned about boosting Palin than you are about having the conservative movement accomplish anything.
Please don’t say we’re not friends, djf. If we weren’t friends, I just don’t think I could bear it.
You can worry about “having the conservative movement accomplish anything” or you can cry about that mean ol’ witch from Alaska who’s holding it back, but you can’t do both.
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