Friday, February 11, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 215

"Only a Fool Would Say That" Edition

David Riddick at The Aged P:
"Since 2008 Palin has not been visible to the public in a major, unfiltered way. A campaign will change that especially if it is managed efficiently and effectively. Team McCain blew it. They had a Wayne Gretzsky who was kept well away from the ice... Ed Koch has very little in common with Sarah Palin in terms of political belief. But as an experienced political operator he has never underestimated her. 'It was McCain who lost the presidential election, not Palin. Since that time she has established that she has enormous power to persuade people. A self-made woman who rose from PTA mother to Governor of Alaska, she is one of the few speakers in public life who can fill a stadium.' Unleashed in a campaign that marches to the beat of her own drum I would wager that only a fool would claim to predict that Fortune would never choose to bestow her smile on Sarah Palin."
Rachel Weiner at The Fix:
"When given a binary choice between Palin and Obama, however, more McCain-state voters pick the former Alaska governor. That data point suggests that when it comes down to it, some Republicans wary of Palin will still vote for her over the current occupant of the White House -- even if right now, polls suggest otherwise."
Poll Insider:
"The key thing to remember about polling is information changes minds quickly. Reality is, of all potential candidates for 2012, Palin has the greatest opportunity to greatly improve her standings, especially given that expectations for her have been set so low... Polling is most accurate when the subject/person has had major, unfiltered visibility by the public. While Sarah Palin has been everywhere over the past two years, and in just about every major story, her persona has been defined by the media. Polling will remain volatile until Sarah Palin begins her expected run for the White House. At which point, her poll numbers will likely rise as the 70% of the population (non-political independents, non-political junkies, and “moderates”) see her in a more favorable light and she is able to present herself to a broader audience."
Jill at Pundit & Pundette:
"Barr stands by his distorted reading, hoping, I guess, that no one will actually watch the video..."
Rick Santorum via Taegan Goddard:
"This is a news story. Could they have said 'is that what you meant?' And I would have said 'No' -- that we know that I know, because, because she does -- we've watched, I think, we've watched every episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska. We enjoy it. We like to watch with the family. I know she has obligations to do other things... I just assumed she was busy, that's all."
William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
"You Mess with the Sarah... You get the empty room."
John Phillips at Top of the Ticket:
"All of the GOP heavy hitters are at the annual CPAC meeting here, with the notable exception of crowd favorite and Republican clean up hitter Sarah Palin. That may sound as if the gathering may be like The Jackson 5 without Michael. But the former Alaska governor is still talked about so often, it's as if she is here. The former guv says she has a previous engagement that's keeping her away from CPAC, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum landed himself in hot water by suggesting in an online radio interview with S.E. Cupp that Palin is skipping the conference to pad her wallet... Santorum accused the website Politico of putting words in his mouth. He also said that he's talked to Palin 'through people' to clear the air and everything is now peachy."
Margaret Cabaniss at Inside Catholic:
"Meet 'the Sarah Palin of stem cells'"
Ronbo at The Freedom Fighter's Journal:
"Us Weekly has published what it claims are comments made by Sarah Palin, in which the former vice presidential candidate blasts Christina Aguilera’s performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XLV. Except the over-the-top 'quotes,' which Us Weekly attributes to a Monday radio interview with Sean Hannity, were actually written for a satire website. Again: Palin’s Aguilera comments are fabricated. They come from a satire piece... It boggles the mind that a major outlet could read these obviously satirical, fake quotes and treat them as the real deal. However badly Aguilera botched the anthem last Sunday, Us Weekly just did a hundred times worse."
Bluegrass Pundit:
"Hey liberals, if a Sarah Palin story sounds too good to be true, it is probably a fake or a spoof. Don't let your Palin Derangement Syndrome destroy your last shred of credibility."
Gossip Cop:
"But it turns out Us Weekly wasn’t alone. Time magazine’s website made the same mistake. In a post about Conan O’Brien making fun of Aguilera, Time casually observes, 'And you thought Sarah Palin went overboard by commenting that she wanted to deport the singer?' Sure enough, Time links to the spoof Palin-Hannity 'interview' but fails to get that it’s a joke. Wow. Maybe the next time Time makes fun of someone else’s 'blunder' in a headline, they should be a little more careful with the facts."
Edna Barney at Kerfuffles:
"Is Chris Matthews a Misogynist and is MSNBC his enabler? The man cannot be on air for more than sixty seconds without mentioning the name Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman in one slur or another."
Patrick S. Adams at Patrick's World USA:
"A Birthday Wish to Sarah Palin, Fellow Reaganite... American exceptionalism, entrepreneurship and family values resonated all the way across this great land because we were Americans. As we headed toward the Obama years, that spirit waned. This Reaganite who thought that this country had seen its final great days had his hopes suddenly lifted and his spirit revived by someone his age who knew the deal and who had seen it the same way. She had made the vice presidential spot on the national ticket. So from an old 47 year old who has your back to a young 47 year old who knows the deal, it is my birthday wish that you fulfill your dream of helping America back to greatness again."
Don Surber at the Charleston Daily Mail:
"46 years ago today, Sally Heath gave birth to the 45th president in Sandpoint, Idaho. Readers should inform at least one liberal of that fact today. A tip to readers: Write it on your hand so that you remember."
Chris Wysocki at WyBlog:
"Annoy a liberal and wish Sarah Palin a Happy Birthday... So a Facebook friend of the liberal persuasion puts up on his status, 'When is the media going to realize that Sarah Palin is yesterday's news?' ... I couldn't resist. I commented: 'How about the day after she completes her second term as President in 2021, and Chris Christie is sworn in?' He blocked me. Wanker! Ah, whaddaya expect from the 'tolerant' left anyway? Happy Birthday Governor Palin! Live Long, And Prosper."
- JP

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