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Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 11:59pm

Palin operates on instinct

Like everyone else and seamingly bigger than a Beatles reunion, Sarah Palin's book tour had me captured. If not signing her new book, Going Rogue, she's on all the talk shows giving "exclusive" interviews. I passed on the Walters and Hannity ones, waiting for the two-parter on FOX's O'Reilly. He's #1 in cable news because he says so every show.

I must admit, this former Alaska governor has it down, pat. Aside from her attractiveness, she's "folksy" and down to earth, and America loves it. She's developed a brilliant strategy this time around.

According to her, forget and nevermind electing those Harvard educated lawyers for office. She's aiming for middle America, pulling at the strings as a stay at home mom, raising 5 kids, with one disabled that she shows off as a badge of honor for forgoing abortion. "I'm like a momma grizzly bear, I look out for my cubs." O'Reilly and many others really liked that one.

And I think there are more like those snipets to come. She clearly has the scent, is on the pathway to aspire to higher office, and wants those keys to the White House. I believe she is like a bear in the woods. All instinct and no thought.

Paul D'Argent, 37209

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207 Comments on this post:

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 9:33

Dargent,

Really? Well you know, if we Southerners are so much less intelligent than you Northerners, just why are so many of you coming here? Seems to me, you'd rather visit areas that are more in keeping with your progressive level.

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 9:33

7 your personal attacks are a flag of surrender to anyone that knows leftys and their propaganda tactics.

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 9:35

To those who have read barrys books or even read excepts or heard his quotes on tape what he is doing to this country is no surprise. It was all right there in black and white.

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 9:36

Thanks for your thoughts, Idgaf. FYI Cannabis is not a drug, it's an herb.

BTW some 16 states now have medical marijuana laws and some sort of delivery system in place. In Colorado, they are trying to tax the Medical Cannabis. In Detroit Michigan, a Cannabis College has opened up, one can earn a dipoma in Cannabis studies. It's a short but intensive, comprehensive course, relatively cheap, with lots of lab time. I may decide to further my education...in Detroit.

I'm not kidding, here's the URL:

http://www.medgrowmi.com/

Hey House, want to be roomies at Cannabis College? Anyone else, for that matter?

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 9:38

Ironic. It appears the liberal strategy on unemployment benefits is causing more problems than it's solving. Both sides voted for it, of course, but it was sponsored and pushed by the Democrat leadership.

Businesses Hiring Fewer Workers Thanks To Expanded Unemployment Benefits In Stimulus Bill

http://tinyurl.com/ycyv34o

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 9:41

Loner,

This actually opens up a lot of interesting possibilities. For example, what if a soldier on active duty has a spouse who has cancer and is using cannabis to alleviate pain (or whatever it's used for).

Now, lets say he/she uses it and the soldier gets second-hand smoke from it and pops hot on a urinalysis test. CAN the military put them out for that? As far as I personally know, they can...but it WOULD make for an interesting defense if the soldier pushed for a court-martial, wouldn't it?

By: pswindle on 11/23/09 at 9:42

Palin, Blackburn and Backman are airheads and think like the teabaggers. Why do the republicans keep electing this type of woman, no substance?

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 9:45

pswindle,

Hummm..are you in fact a republican too?

By: dargent7 on 11/23/09 at 9:48

The Chief & idgaf show: Take it on the road like O'Reilly & Beck, perhaps.
If you two really want to fawn all over Palin, be my guest.
Chief,...all you defer to is, "I havent..." Ever get tasered? Get shot? Stick your finger in a socket? You CAN comment on things/ experiences you haven't personally "experienced". But, that's committing, something you're adverse to. You like to ride the fence and see the direction the prevelant wind's blowing. If the coast is clear and your percieve it safe, you'll chime in. But, don't put your back against any wall.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 9:49

Oh well...guess Bennett doesn't care if he gets reelected or not...political seppuku (aka hara-kiri).

Democratic Sen Michael Bennet: 'I'll Risk My Job For Health Reform'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teP7S5ePnJM&feature=player_embedded

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 9:50

Palin is the female version of Ronal Regan and in somewas even better.

Woman are tough and it wouldn't suprise me at all if Palin found an important role in her adminstartion for Backman and Blackburn.

It is time to clean house.

pswindle call your blackburn and backman with waters and clinton and raise you a feinstein and pelosi.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 9:51

Dargent,

I cannot comment on something I haven't read...that would be similar to signing onto law a bill I haven't read. I didn't appreciate it when it was done earlier by Congress and I won't do it myself.

By: Funditto on 11/23/09 at 9:51

new By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 9:25

Loner, chief will quote the books out of context just like he does the Bible, which he supposedly has read."

The big diff between Obama's book (which I read) and Palin's book (which I will not) is that Obama became famous BECAUSE of his book and Palin's was written because she is FAMOUS. Nobody would have cared if she had written it when she was obscure - unlike Obama. There really is no comparison.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 9:52

good point, Funditto.

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 9:55

Cannabis College?! No s**t...I could go for some "higher" education.

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 9:55

Chief and Id: You know damn well that nobody has read the 2,000 pages of convoluted jargon that we all comment on - the US Healthcare Bill.

Here's a more obscure, but recent example of Condemnation Before Reading (CBR) -

Recently, the House overwhelmingly passed (344 yea, 36 nay, others "present" or did not vote) the non-binding resolution HR 867, yet I am reasonably sure that few if any of the Reps who voted actually read the report that they were damning.

The report that the House condemned and villified is the 575-page, UN-sanctioned and endorsed, Goldstone Report which documented alleged war crimes during Israel's Cast Lead operation in Gaza last year.

The House could have summoned Judge Goldstone to appear before a House Committee, to hear him out; but no, the lawmakers did not wish to be confused by the facts or appear to be soft in their support for the Jewish State and the IDF.

The Israel super-lobby, AIPAC pressured the House and quickly obtained the desired vote - there was no debate on the Resolution.

I tell you, Holy Wars Suck!

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 9:57

Biden said it best he is "clean and articulate"

But if you really are observant the shuck and jive is there.

By: house_of_pain on 11/23/09 at 9:57

How many stoners does it take to change a light bulb?
Wait, what were we just talking about?

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 10:00

Oh wow I unleashed a double rant that he is famous for drugs and anti Israel.

My apologies to the board as there is usually no stopping him once he gets started.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 10:12

Funditto,

"The big diff between Obama's book (which I read) and Palin's book (which I will not) is that Obama became famous BECAUSE of his book and Palin's was written because she is FAMOUS. Nobody would have cared if she had written it when she was obscure - unlike Obama."

Bull...I had never even heard of Obama before he ran for office...ditto Palin. Obama didn't become famous because of his book...his book was written because he was famous.

Do you really think anyone would have bought the book had Obama not run for office?

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 10:16

Loner,

"You know damn well that nobody has read the 2,000 pages of convoluted jargon that we all comment on - the US Healthcare Bill."

Absolutely true...but given the timeframe required prior to voting due to rushing it into law...coupled with the fact that those who are drafting said bill refuse to allow it to be published when completed until a late date...commenting on pieces of said bill are all that is left to us - as YOU well know.

And frankly, were I a Senator or Representative, my default response to ANY bill which I have not been given time to read and analyze would be a resounding NO. If that makes me an obstructionist, so be it. But I believe that any bill that is to become the law of the land should be read and analyzed by all the lawmakers prior to their voting on it.

If that means they have to take more time before passing a bill, so be it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 10:18

I knew of Obama back in 2003 when I was hoping he would run for president.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 10:19

chief, it is still being debated, revised and refined. what the heck are you talking about?

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 10:20

Boy, I must have hit a raw nerve; Id actually thought Palin was a bona fide author; a wordsmith with power and panache.

The truth is more than Id can bear, he lashes out at the bearer of bad news. Pure ad hominem, no real substance, that's our beloved Idgaf. He does add color to this forum....if little else.

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 10:21

That dosn't suprise me nazi.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 10:23

Blanket,

True...but since we cannot get a definitive bill, all we can comment on is what is being debated on. That was my point.

The books are finished products.

By: dargent7 on 11/23/09 at 10:24

idgaf: And your "rants" are predictable. I catch your work over at the Tennessean. Same stuff..."Guns in Bars (must have)"..."Obama's born in Indonesia"..."taking too long on decision for Afghanistan"..."hates America"..."has radical, Marxist's ideals"...is a Socialist"...."reads off the Teleprompter"....now we've got "Palin quitting the governship was smartest move." You clowns will never live that one down, yet you raise it to the level of sheer brilliance. Tell me you're in your late 70's., early 80's. Kinda like Bud Adams...rich, classless, and senile. I can live with that.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 10:26

Blanket,

Good for you...but I suspect there are VERY few people who could say the same. He wasn't generally known in the US. Matter of fact, he hasn't been in Washington DC very long either...he's been there for what, 4 years or so (around 2005 - 2009)?

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 10:29

Just to shift the debate a tad, the next GOP contender to rise from the septic pool of lobby-fed politicians may be the Minority Whip, Eric Cantor. He's young, articulate and ambitious and comes complete with a network of rich and powerful backers. Watch for that talented and clever guy to work his way into the 2012 field of presidential hopefuls.

Would Mrs. Palin challenge Rep. Cantor for the GOP nod? You betcha! (wink)

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 10:30

I wonder if they regret raising taxes to the point of driving off the rich people (including Rush) now? LOL

Dems at war with gov, selves
http://tinyurl.com/ykomqrk

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 10:33

chief, just because you and your acquaintances didn't know who he is doesn't mean VERY few could say the same. Sheesh.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 10:36

Blanket,

Oh come on. You want to tell me that he was in office since 2005 and was nationally known before announcing running for President?

Now those in Illinois or people who came from there, yeah, they probably knew him. But I don't recall seeing much of him prior to his planning to run for President.
Were there any stories about him other than in Illinois?

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 10:38

Obama was well-known in his native Kenya, prior to running for US President....just kidding, Id.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 10:40

yes, chief. sorry you didn't hear about it.

By: BenDover on 11/23/09 at 10:42

This visceral hatred of Palin is really interesting. Wonder where it is rooted? I think it's because people think she's stupid because she talks funny and they are afraid that the other stupid people who talk funny will stupidly latch onto her and create a funny-talking stupid government.

It's just a cultural bias by people who believe they are superior against people who are different from them.

Classic liberal -- everyone else is an idiot.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 10:45

Ben, the visceral hatred of Obama is interesting too. Wonder where that is rooted?

By: BenDover on 11/23/09 at 10:45

Bunch of damn uppity north-eastern snobs with a superiority complex... who talk funny.

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 10:47

By: BenDover on 11/23/09 at 10:42
This visceral hatred of Palin is really interesting. Wonder where it is rooted?
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She scares the snot out of them and the crowds she draws.

By: Dragon on 11/23/09 at 10:50

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2009/health_care_reform

Good thing the Democrats don't even pretend to represent America.

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 10:51

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 10:45
Ben, the visceral hatred of Obama is interesting too. Wonder where that is rooted?
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Comunism/socialisism/marxism and the crap that he surrounds himself with.

This is the first I hate America president in our history.

By: BenDover on 11/23/09 at 10:51

People are just figuring out he's a commie, BN. But they are more angry at the media for lying about Obama in the run-up to the election.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 10:53

Blanket,

Why it MUST be rooted in racism of course...nothing else (like disliking his chosen courses of action, some of which produce lousy results) could possibly be the cause for disliking Obama and his policies, right?

I refuse to use the word hate as I cannot hate someone I don't know personally...but I can dislike their leadership.

By: BenDover on 11/23/09 at 10:57

"... Bunch of damn uppity north-eastern snobs with a superiority complex... who talk funny."

AND a whole bunch of damn uppity nor-eastern snob wannabes... who also talk funny.

Faux Pomp... combined with faux generosity with other people's money... gotta love it.

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 10:57

What leadership? Custer?

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 10:59

Socialism works until they run out of othr peoples money to spend......Lady Thatcher.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 11:01

"comunism/socialisism/marxism"

"People are just figuring out he's a commie"

"Why it MUST be rooted in racism of course..."

LOL - you guys are a hoot.

By: BenDover on 11/23/09 at 11:05

Hey... hating someone because he's a commie is much better than hating someone because she talks funny.

By: chiefpayne568 on 11/23/09 at 11:06

Blanket,

Well, that's generally what is being said...that if someone dislikes Obama's course for the country, they MUST be racist as stated by CNN, MSNBC, and a host of other channels.

By: Loner on 11/23/09 at 11:09

Benny git yer gun, Bobo's an AFRICAN COMMIE.....the damned liberal media acted as de facto foreign agents. They sold us out! What and who should we destroy first, in order to build a better future?

You guys certainly are entertaining.

By: idgaf on 11/23/09 at 11:13

The race card is finished/passe loner. The guy is RED and I don't mean native American red.

You are too.