Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 124

"Crazy Like FOX" Edition...

Don Surber at the Charleston Daily Mail:
"Besides the big bucks that Fox News pays them to be in-house commentators, Fox News also offers protection to presidential candidates Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. As Fox News contributors, they do not have to go on ABCCNNNBCCBS... From Politico: 'C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully said that when C-SPAN tried to have Palin on for an interview, he was told he had to first get Fox’s permission — which the network, citing her contract, ultimately denied. Producers at NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC all report similar experiences...' Well, I can see why they would do this. ABCCNNNBCCBS have not been kind to conservatives over the years, as ABCCNNNBCCBS fawn over liberals. The Fox News contract gives Palin and the rest cover. Gee, I really would like to go on your show, Dracula, but Roger Ailes won’t let me."
Rhonda McBride at KTUU-TV:
"Both [Joe] Miller and [Sean] Parnell are where they are today, in part, because of Palin."
Jillian Bandes at
"Twenty House Dems from districts that McCain carried in 2008 voted for the health care bill, and Sarah Palin has a target on every single one. The targets were released on the six month anniversary of Obamacare, and include a lot of familiar names such as John Boccieri (OH), Chris Carney (PA) Gabrielle Giffords (AZ) and Ann Kirpatrick (AZ). The site invites donations, social networking, and the unbeatable Sarah love that has led to a 26:11 win/loss record of candidates in GOP primaries... This site should go a long way towards knocking off the politicians who put their party affiliation ahead of their constituent's demands."
Brian at Freedom's Lighthouse:
"Considering the constant hammering Palin has taken in the media for two years, she is really not in a bad position against Obama."
Jay Tea at Wizbang:
"President Obama is incredibly thin-skinned... He takes opposition personally, and often calls out his opponents by name. This has an unfortunate effect for him: by personalizing the fight, he portrays his opponents as his equals. He doesn't seem to grasp that, as president, he has no peers. So when he calls out Boehner or Palin specifically, he's placing them on the same level as he is. (We also saw this in 2008, when Obama's supporters -- and no small number of his opponents -- compared Obama and Palin directly. Very few recognized that they were comparing one side's presidential nominee with the other side's vice-presidential nominee.)"
Patrick Gavin at Politico:
"Of course, there's a subtle statement being made here by Archie Comics: Sarah Palin is the apparent GOP leader. Why else choose her to counter Obama?"
Tom Murse at
"Some media outlets did, in fact, take a hatchet to the remark... On Twitter, Palin wrote to her followers: 'CQ Politics - c'mon guys, get it right. No one told Christine to only speak to FOX news. C'mon now, print truth. Thanks very much.' She followed up later: 'The Hill: get it right, please; I did NOT tell O'Donnell to only speak to Fox News. Where do u all get this stuff? Pls report truth. Thanks' Palin is right. She didn't use that particular four-letter word. If only."
Sophia Solis at New University:
"Whether people love or hate her, there is no denying that all the bad publicity in the world cannot stop Palin’s rising influence."
Da Techguy:
"Obama is shown in poll with only 40% or so believing he deserves re-election. Joe points out in perspective, saying that his polls were comparable with Clinton 2004 & Reagan 1982, can’t make this the last word… then in the same poll Obama is shown beating Sarah Palin in a 2012 match up, and the Same Joe Scarborough touts this as more proof that she can sell books but can’t be elected, and Mika breathes a sigh of relief. My take: How is one poll a snapshot of time and the other set in stone? Joe’s point about the president is right but it applies equally to Sarah Palin. How was Reagan polling in 1978 for example?"
Caroline Stanley at Flavorwire:
"The premiere of [SNL] Season 36... took things to an entirely new level of awful... Name a funny opening skit from recent years that didn’t involve Tina Fey lampooning Sarah Palin. You can’t."
John Sexton at Big Journalism:
"The Palin event in Florida and the Obama event in New York took place less than a month apart. Palin’s disappointing ticket sales (she sold out the smaller room) received regional news saturation and national press attention, but Obama’s failure to fill an almost identically sized hall didn’t get so much as a single independent press mention anywhere besides Gail Sheehy’s article at the Daily Beast. What possible explanation can the media offer for the difference in the treatment of Palin and Obama, besides the obvious one?"
Josep C. Vergés at La República Catalana:
"Is this the fight for hope and change…You betcha! ... Obama’s elitist Kriptonite has weakened the Democratic party while Palin’s straight talk to middle America is winning."
Vice President Joe Biden:
"Take [Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell] both very seriously... Treat them with respect... What we should be doing, the Democrats, is focusing on what they are offering and those who agree with them and what they are against and compare it to what we are for and what we’re against... Well this is a wake-up call for Democrats, we have to show up and make our case and focus on the differences, not the personalities."
Mark Halperin at TIME's The Page:
"Palin is right on the central fact that Rouse has maintained his Alaska citizenship, which comes with the state's annual dividend."
Roger E. Skoff at Stop The ACLU:
"Regardless of what anybody on either side of the aisle may think of them otherwise, no one can deny that, in at least one amazing way, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin are two of the most unique and remarkable politicians of our time. When somebody asks them a question, they actually answer it! They don’t answer some other question that they might like better, or that might make them look or sound better, or give them a better opportunity to work in or repeat more of their talking points; they don’t, like our President, give an answer that’s so long and so abstruse that either no one can understand it or, by the time it’s finished, no one can remember what the question was. They just answer the question, and they do it in the way and in the spirit in which it was asked and in a manner that people can believe to express their real thoughts and feelings."
- JP

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