Friday, April 1, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 246

"The World" Edition

John Hawkins at Right Wing News:
"Let me suggest something rather obvious that seems to slip past a lot of people who get hung up on gender quotas in politics. To set it up, consider this: There are some extraordinarily successful women in politics already. Ann Coulter is the single most popular conservative columnist. Michelle Malkin is arguably the most successful conservative blogger. Sarah Palin probably has a larger dedicated fan base than any other politician in America. Laura Ingraham has an audience of roughly 6 million people who listen to her every week. You can continue on down the list and find plenty of women who’ve been very successful in politics. When you consider all of that, it becomes clear that women certainly CAN BE successful in politics. So, why aren’t more of them doing it? More to the point, why is it that, 'our society still values female sex symbols more than female leaders?' Here’s a radical suggestion: Our society values female sex symbols more than female leaders because THAT’S WHAT WOMEN VALUE. Put another way, most women believe that being Elizabeth Taylor is more likely to get them the things they want in life than being Geraldine Ferraro. They’re probably right about that, by the way. The world is a beautiful woman’s oyster."
The New Agenda:
"Mr. Maher’s use of the terms dumb t__t, bimbos, and c__t hurts not only Rep Bachmann and Gov Palin, but each and every mother, daughter and wife."
Jonah Goldberg at NRO's The Corner:
"I am more than open to the idea that many bad things have come from feminism. I know it in my bones. I am on the same page as Kathryn, Kate O’Beirne, et al. on most of these issues. But it strikes me as lunacy to talk of feminism in the broadest sweep of things as monolithically negative if by feminism you mean the generic movement for female equality. Yes, the guild of professional feminists has done many bad things and at times have seemed at war with everything that is lovely and lovable about the fairer sex. But if we are to take the position that 'feminist' is simply and in every regard an anathematizing word, then how on earth can we celebrate women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, or for that matter Margaret Thatcher?"
Mark Levin via Twitter:
"Palin tries again to educate our economically illiterate president about energy."
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit:
"Former Governer Sarah Palin ripped President Obama... for his 'unbelievable rhetoric' on American energy production. While the president trots out another energy proposal, at the same time he continues his war on domestic production... Minority Leader Pelosi also released a ridiculous statement... following the president’s speech supporting his green energy plans. What’s really sad is how the lapdog media eats up his ridiculous energy plans that will continue to devastate this nation’s economy."
Ace at Ace of Spades HQ:
"Two months ago, I asked who you guys want to be the Republican presidential candidate in 2012. Sarah Palin carried the day with a whopping 46% of your votes... Technorati notes that Palin is winning the social media race. She has more than 2.8 million friends on Facebook and more than 462,000 followers on Twitter."
Tobin Grant at Christianity Today's Politics Blog:
"Just 318 days before the Iowa caucuses launch the first round of the presidential primaries, a poll suggests a religious divide among Republican primary voters... Indeed, both former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (14 percent) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) (8 percent) did better than Huckabee among those who are nonreligious or belong to a smaller faith group. Palin also did well among evangelicals, with 16 percent voicing support for her. A sizable number of mainline Protestants also support her (13 percent)." via Email:
"Congratulations to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who won the March Townhall/HotAir Straw Poll with 16.91% of the vote! "
Poll Insider:
"It would be hard to argue that Palin is not conservative enough based on her decades-long record in Alaska. Other candidates are sufficiently conservative (Bachmann, Cain, etc.) but might lack the other 3 necessary components of victory. And to win it all, you need them all. Many try to argue that Palin is 'too conservative.' Certainly, Palin is no more conservative than Obama is liberal. And in a nation where self-identified conservatives outnumber self-identified liberals by 2-1, the only error would be, as history has shown, not being conservative enough."
Right Wingnut at Right Speak:
"This is the third installment of a series of posts highlighting Sarah Palin's policy positions. The following is a list of op-eds and Facebook writings by Palin, relating to national security..."
David Brody at CBN News:
"Bachmann has had a few missteps along the way where she's gotten some historical facts wrong. But her supporters say it's a double standard since the media gives liberals like Obama a pass if he gets something wrong. Bachmann says it's something conservative woman like her and Palin have to deal with. 'She has been unfairly criticized and I think we've seen that with other conservative woman as well across the country whether they're political commentators or whether they're in public service,' Bachmann said."
Donald Rumsfeld on Gov. Palin:
"She's been targeted, unquestionably, because she's been highly visible... She's been very effective out helping to elect Tea Party candidates, I think... she's brought people into the party that have added energy to the party, and I think that's a good thing."
Abe Greenwald at Commentary Magazine:
"As far as slips of the tongue go, I’ll take a commentator’s 'squirmish' over a commander in chief’s 'corpsemen,' any day... Try to find a term better than squirmish for a military effort the great superpower was shamed into by the French and the Arab League, one whose leadership the American president has repeatedly refused, one whose description has brought about the most pusillanimous linguistic contortions imaginable, and one we may very well wriggle out of before accomplishing our goal. A war against Qaddafi’s regime was a noble prospect. But I fear Sarah Palin is right. What we have on our hands is a squirmish."
Ann Althouse:
"The Palin alarm is now activated in liberal enclaves."
John Nolte at Big Hollywood:
"In no way do I, Andrew Breitbart, or anyone alse here at the BIGS want Bill Maher or anyone punished or shoved to the 'Back of the Blog' for calling Sarah Palin or anyone anything. This is about AOL and ideological discrimination. This is about whether or not AOL’s decided to be a serious news outlet or just another polarizing left-wing attack machine with this appalling man as their Editorial Director... The only smart move for AOL is to overrule Arianna’s Huffington’s thoughtlessly dumb knee-jerk policy. The only other choice they have is to either get wrapped endlessly around the axle of an unmanageable policy or prove to the whole wide world that they really are ideological bigots."
- JP

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