"Maker of Kings and Queens" Edition...
"Green grass and high tides forever
Castles of stone, soul and glory
Lost faces say we adore you
As kings and queens bow and play for you"
James Lewis at American Thinker:
"So far this year Governor Palin's endorsement has made an awe inspiring difference in races across America. Not only will her visit with Rand Paul draw national attention to his race, but the value of her appearance should also add significant funds to his campaign as he heads down the stretch against the very wealthy, and very liberal, Jack Conway."Stacy McCain at The Other McCain:
"NRA, DeMint Endorse Christine O’Donnell... Once Sarah Palin endorsed, the avalanche was on..."Ewen MacAskill at the UK's leftist Guardian:
"She has built up a network of support this year, carefully choosing her endorsements for the November congressional and gubernatorial elections. She has tended to pick insurgent candidates supported by the Tea Party and similar grassroots conservative groups unhappy with the Republican establishment. She has also endorsed what she calls 'mama grizzlies', a host of female candidates who believe in strong leadership and family values. Most of her picks, from Rand Paul in Kentucky to Joe Miller in Alaska, have won."Graham Pointer:
"The Guardian is supposed to be a supporter of equal opportunities, but there is a hint of prejudice here. The message comes across that Palin should be putting 'friends and family' ahead of her political role. I wonder how they would respond if the Daily Mail or Daily Telegraph were to suggest that a female Labour politician should concentrate on her family rather than career?"TigerHawk:
"While status anxiety... may be part of it, the better explanation is that Sarah Palin was and remains a huge electoral threat to the Democrats. Palin is really not unlike any number of other conservatives... There is one crucial difference, though, which is that she is female, attractive, and a mother. That means that the swing voters of our time, the famous soccer moms, might well find in Palin somebody with whom they can identify notwithstanding her pro-life position. If you are a Democrat, that is intolerable... Because if you do not discredit Palin, she is an arrow aimed right at the heart of the Democrats' only real swing constituency (other than male 'Reagan Democrats...'), security-conscious suburban women. So I think that the hatred of Palin comes from the simple political belief that if she is not discredited she is very attractive to the two swing constituencies that the Democrats simply must win."K T Cat at The Scratching Post:
"I would suggest that the mockery of Sarah Palin is simply raw bigotry on display."Kenneth Tomlinson at the Washington Examiner:
"Without serious appropriations reform, i.e., term limits for appropriators and full transparency for earmarks, there would be no serious tax and spending reform. To the powerbrokers of Washington, this is political heresy and makes DeMint a menace. This is why DeMint gives so much credit to Sarah Palin for challenging the machine of the late senator Ted Stevens, because his earmarks -- most notoriously the $400 million bridge-to-nowhere -- symbolized a political system rotten to the core."Heather Long of The Patriot-News in Central Pennsylvania:
"At one point last year, Sarah Palin only needed to post a short note about 'death panels' on her Facebook page in order to swing the entire debate."Don Surber at the Charleston Daily Mail:
"Call this Dueling Rosh Hashanah Proclamations... Obama: 'Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the spiritual calendar and the birth of the world. It serves as a reminder of the special relationship between God and his children, now and always. And it calls us to look within ourselves – to repent for our sins; recommit ourselves to prayer; and remember the blessings that come from helping those in need.' ... Palin: 'This is also a time to remember who we are as Americans and our responsibilities to help our friends and allies as they seek peace and security. The people of Israel have overcome so many challenges, taken so many risks, and made so many sacrifices in the pursuit of peace and a better life for their children. This New Year begins with a new hope for peace, but the threats to Israel – and to us – have not gone away.' ... Am I alone in noticing a big difference?"T. D. at Terrance this is stupid stuff:
"Sarah Palin easily won a duel of wits with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger..."Lee Harris at the Weekly Standard:
"To his admirers, Glenn Beck has been a voice crying in the wilderness, a prophet who warns us that we have been wandering in darkness too long. To detractors, he is a clown and a buffoon, at best, a dangerous demagogue, at worst. And the same holds true for the heroine of the rally, Sarah Palin. Yet those who deplore Beck or Palin fail to see that the reason for their popularity stems from their uninhibited willingness to evoke and champion precisely those values and themes that the overly fastidious and sophisticated perceive as crude and corny."Jonathan Martin & Ben Smith at Politico:
"Romney is keeping a particularly close eye on Palin, and many of his supporters are doubtful he’d compete in Iowa if she is in the race."William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
"SPLC lists Sarah Palin's speech in Nashville last February at the National Tea Party Convention as one of the landmark events in the 'Patriot Movement' historical timeline. When SPLC speaks of the 'patriot movement,' it doesn't mean it as a compliment... Whatever SPLC once was, it now is a bastion of political hackery which, by equating legitimate political opposition with criminal violence, is doing substantial damage to our national fabric."Eddie Burke via Conservative Girl With a Voice:
"Sarah quieted the crowd and reminded the audience that her oldest son, Track and his buddies (who were all there with Sarah) 'fought and served to defend' that whack job’s 'right to protest.'"Adrienne Ross at Motivation Truth:
"Governor Palin's generous gift is the way it's supposed to work. She chose to go into her own pocket to give. She didn't demand or tax. She didn't take from some and give to others. She herself gave willingly, as the majority of Americans would opt to do if the government remembered its place, allowed people to keep more of what they earn, and simply stopped playing God."