Saturday, May 21, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 279

"Dear Mr. Fantasy" Edition

John Boot, at Pajamas Media:
“What Is ‘The Tragedy of Sarah Palin’? An article so titled in the June issue of the Atlantic is composed in an interesting new key of Palin attack. The author, the unabashedly liberal journalist Joshua Green... reviews her accomplishments in Alaska... and supposes that she could have been a welcome figure on the national stage (to people like Joshua Green, at least) if only she had continued down the same path she trod in Juneau... What really stings Green is that she was the first, and remains the best, at demolishing and mocking the absurd mythology of Barack Obama... The piece tells us, finally, very little about Sarah Palin, and a great deal about the wishes and aspirations of Joshua Green and his like. The most hilarious part of his profile comes near the end, when he imagines his fantasy [of] Palin taking on those nasty Wall Streeters and attacking the deficit with huge tax hikes... it would appear that to Green, ‘true Palinism’ means a politics considerably to the left of Obama’s. Maybe Green is so unhappy that the country has steered insufficiently leftward in the last two and a half years that he is now imagining even Sarah Palin agrees with him. It would be cruel to ask him, ‘How’s that hope-y change-y thing working out for ya?’”
John Nolte, via Twitter:
“Oh look, another poll with ‘irrelevant’ Palin in 2nd place: Over to you !
Tony Lee, at Human Events:
“As a conservative Republican, [N.M. Governor] Susana Martinez is living proof that assumptions about how members of certain groups, particularly Mexicans, will align politically are fraught with peril... As a symbol of clean government, she has put the state’s private aircraft up for sale, just as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who endorsed Martinez in her contested primary, did. Richardson had misused the airplanes during his tenure, wasting taxpayer dollars on his friends and political cronies. Martinez also led by example, cutting the costs at the governor’s residence by 55%.”
Gov. Nikki Haley, of South Carolina:
“I think [Sarah Palin] is amazing at getting people to know the power of their voice. I think that she woke up a lot of people in our country that just really thought that government was a waste of time, and she got them to care again.”
Star, at Behind The Curtain Of Deception:
“Gov. Sarah Palin, We Need You... I know its a lot to ask of you but we all know that you, if anyone, can win against the President... You are my pick, because you are the true meaning of a Washington outsider. The Republican and Democrat politicians don't want you in the White House because they know they cannot control you.”
Jim Hoft, at Gateway Pundit:
“Sarah Palin: Pelosi telling a ‘tight-faced lie,’ about Obamacare waivers... ”
Steve Gilbert, at Sweetness & Light:
“Starting in September of 2009 the faculty and administrators at Pima Community College wrote at least 255 internal emails discussing Jared Loughner’s troubling behavior. Local law enforcement has had access to these emails since January of this year. So if there was any mention in them of Mr. Loughner having been influence by either Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh, we suspect it would have come out by now. But apparently it never came up. How is that possible? And how come we never heard about that? Don’t ex-governors or radio talk show hosts have any rights?”
Thomas Schmitz, via Twitter:
“Since all opposition to is will all opposition to President be ? How does this work?
Lorenzo Benet, at
“The wedding may have surprised many outside Alaska, but to those who know Sarah Palin's new daughter-in-law Britta Hanson, the marriage to Track Palin seemed almost inevitable. Here are five things to know about this 21-year-old hometown girl who has longtime ties to both the Palin family and Wasilla...”
Ronbo, at The Freedom Fighter's Journal:
“The Freedom Fighter's Journal Proudly Endorses Sarah Palin For President...”
John Hitchcock, at Truth Before Dishonor:
“Former Governor Sarah Palin hit the ball out of the park on Greta Van Susterin’s show. And Greta wasn’t exactly throwing softballs... So yes, due to Sarah Palin’s fire in her belly for the good of the US, for the return of the US to traditional American values (which means voting Obama out of office and putting a strong Conservative in office), I believe Sarah’s going to run. And she can most afford to wait to announce of all the prospective candidates. I’ve heard a rumor that there’s a July 4 deadline for lawsuits in Alaska, which she may wish to wait out. And, yes, money would likely be an issue regarding that point because I believe she’d have to stop many of her own personal income-generating activities and would no longer have the necessary income to easily cover any more frivolous lawsuits.”
Matt Dawson, via Twitter:
“That's it My Pick is Palin for Prez unless she says no and even then I may write her in.”
Andy Martin, at Andy Martin for President:
“The liberal media skewered Governor Sarah Palin for leaving Alaska in the middle of her second term. Clearly the media have an agenda; that agenda is to shade the truth though double standards for Republicans they want to promote and Republicans they want to demote. Governor Huntsman served much less of his second term than Palin. But you won’t hear a word of that; except here.”
Tony Lee, via
“Was Palin trying to plow through the door that whacked Mitch Daniels in the forehead?”
Brian Preston, at The PJ Tatler:
“The signs have been there for a while. She is engaged in South Carolina, a state without which a Republican doesn’t win the nomination. SarahPAC’s website got a sharp new redesign recently (and that site is headlining the ‘fire in the belly’ interview today). Palin has positioned herself as a king or queen maker in races around the states. And she weighs in on the issues strategically and very effectively via her facebook page, her position on Fox and in interviews. The question is, can she win? She has a lot of work to do with the independents she will need, no question about it. She will have Tina Fey dogging her every step. Many within the GOP are very skeptical of her. But everything she predicted about Obama in 2008 has come true, and she can certainly fire up the social con base in the GOP while speaking strongly to the fiscal con side as well. Sarah Palin can connect with an audience like very few other political figures can, and until she was torn apart by the media-left, she was the most popular governor in the country. With Huck out and no one else but Cain catching fire right now, her entrance into the race would be, to simultaneously play Captain Obvious and Dr. Cliche, a game changer.”
- JP


  1. Hi Josh, haven't commented here in years, but had to blurt out my thanks for the Winwood vid - that one gets bookmarked. Here is one for you - Winwood and Clapton team up on "Can't Find My Way Home" at the same festival:

  2. I've got that one bookmarked! I also used "Presence of the Lord" from the same event on an earlier QOTDHM:

    Good to have you commenting again.

    - JP