Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 300

"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" Edition

Kunta Evans, at Random Alien Musings:
“There is something about underdogs that Americans love... characters like Rocky give us hope that normal people like us, unremarkable in a lot of ways, can beat the odds and do what most people would consider impossible... I have to say that watching Sarah Palin this last week has been a thing of beauty... What she's doing is very unconventional - waging a multi-front war campaign against the media machine that was caught unaware back in 2008 and has been trying to play catch-up by smearing her good name and record ever since... She has defied the odds and has seen her share of battles. She's been hurt, she's been bloodied, she's even been left for dead. And yet the courage of her conviction gives her steady legs and an unbowed heart. Her unlikely story will inspire many millions of people all over again to support her in her path to the Presidency. My apologies to Rocky Balboa but there's another underdog who has captured my imagination. I'm thinking she's going to be creating some magic of her own between now and January 2013.”
Erick Erickson, at Redstate.com:
“...I have frequently said myself that Palin taps into something with conservatives that no one since Reagan has done.”
Matt Latimer, “former Bushie”, at left-wing Salon.com's War Room:
“‘The Undefeated’ is not the movie Palin critics would have longed for... Believe it or not, Palin actually was a pretty good governor... Though a long time ago and in a galaxy far, far away, even the New York Times favorably noted that Palin ‘first rose to prominence as a whistle-blower uncovering ethical misconduct in state government.’ ... As I watch this, I suddenly realize something: Whatever came to pass later, Palin’s short, 18-month stint in Juneau was never adeptly explained or exploited during her introduction to a national audience. The moral: The McCain campaign was an even bigger disaster than I already had suspected.”
Elisabeth Meinecke, at Townhall.com:
“It's the sentiment of Bannon’s movie: think again before you underestimate Sarah Palin.”
Fred Barnes, at The Weekly Standard Blog:
“Palin was fearless in challenging the cozy network of Republican and Democratic politicians and energy lobbyists. She upset GOP governor Frank Murkowski when he sought a second term in 2006, then defeated Democrat Tony Knowles in the general election, despite an anti-Republican tide across the nation. As governor, she was enormously popular, with a job approval rating above 80 percent. No politician in the country had higher approval or a better reputation for ethical conduct. The film insists her resignation as governor in 2009 was forced by a wave of phony ethics charges that made it impossible to govern effectively.”
Matt Lewis, at The Daily Caller:
“Don’t look now — but I’m noticing a lot of mainstream writers who are praising the new film about Sarah Palin. (Or — at least — they are willing to write complimentary things about it.)”
Jim Geraghty, at NRO's Campaign Spot:
“The Undefeated is the story of Sarah Palin’s life in politics, refracted through the prism of Joseph Campbell’s ‘hero’s journey.’ The documentary film’s closing image is Palin at an April 17 Tea Party rally in Wisconsin, declaring, ‘President Obama, game on!’ The film is tentatively scheduled to have its first releases in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, all key primary states. Obviously, a Palin presidential campaign is official only when word comes from Palin herself. But this stirring, surprisingly artistic, and narrative-driven film will seem strangely incomplete without one.”
Amy Siskind, liberal feminist, at The New Agenda:
“We owe it to Governor Palin to get to know her and see through the haze of the media’s sexism-colored-glasses. We might learn about her and disagree on policy and issues, and that is okay. But we also might find a different kind of leader at a time when the country we love needs fixing.”
Teri Christoph, at Smart Girl Politics:
“Filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon recently previewed his newest film, The Undefeated, a documentary about Sarah Palin, conservative superstar and scourge of the left. Bannon (along with the fine folks at Citizens United) also made Fire From The Heartland, a movie that chronicles the contributions women have made to the conservative movement. The subject matter of his new film is sure to start a firestorm that will spread across the current political landscape. The style of The Undefeated is similar to Fire From the Heartland, with news footage and personal photographs and video being interspersed with stock photos and vignettes... The Undefeated will surely be a must-see for all Palin fans, who will enjoy reliving the events that brought her to national prominence. Those who are not her biggest fans may be surprised at what they learn about the woman whose image the press has tried so hard to destroy (hint: she’s really, really normal). The media will, of course, dissect every second of the film looking for new ways to mock her, even as they zigzag around the country chasing her tour bus, hoping that she’ll stop to talk to them.”
Chris Wallace, FNS host, after Gov. Palin's appearance on “Fox News Sunday”:
“I thought she was a boffo performance today. It was the first time that I ever saw her and thought ‘this woman is a serious – if she decides to run – candidate for President. And a serious possibility to be President.’”
Merv Benson, at Prairie Pundit:
“Palin is much more intelligent than many in the liberal and conservative side of the media credit her with. Just this week some were chortling over what they thought was a gaffe in description of Paul Revere's role in history, but she turned out to be right. Not only did he warn the Americans that the British were coming, he also warned the British that the Americans were waiting for them, which caused a retreat. It is not the first time that some in the media have made a fool of themselves while attempting to discredit Sarah Palin. They seem to be playing into her theme about the ‘lamestream’ media.”
Peter Ingemi, at Datechguy's Blog:
“The media... understand that a Palin presidency could have the same lasting effect as the Reagan presidency did, and they can’t take that chance.”
Jack Coleman, at NewsBusters:
“Bush Derangement Syndrome never really went away. Nowadays it's directed at Sarah Palin instead. A good example of Palin's uncanny ability to unhinge liberals could be heard on a recent Randi Rhodes' radio show. Rhodes, who infamously derided Hillary Clinton as a ‘big f***ing whore’ during the 2008 campaign, was angered by Palin wearing a Star of David pendant during a stopover in New York City on her bus tour... While it may be more than Rhodes can fathom, devout Christians like Palin have been among the staunchest defenders of Israel for decades and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. Palin did not leave her religion behind by her choice of pendant, any more than a Catholic does by wearing a yarmulke to a friend's synagogue.”
Noel Sheppard, at NewsBusters:
“Barbara Walters said Monday that if Sarah Palin can be considered as a possible presidential candidate, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) can stay in Congress despite the current sex scandal he's involved in. Significantly more shocking, ‘The View’ co-host Joy Behar actually came to Palin's defense.”
M. Catharine Evans, at American Thinker:
“The mainstream media continues to embarrass itself while trying to embarrass Sarah Palin. From whining about having to pee on the side of the road in pursuit of the family tour bus to the newest feeding frenzy over Palin's Paul Revere remarks, they are exposing themselves as a juvenile lot. Their latest schoolyard taunt even has the liberal press breaking ranks. The Boston Globe quoted Brendan McConville, a Boston University history professor, admitting that Palin got her Revere facts right... The loyal propagandists of the American Pravda chalked up Obama's ignorance to a grueling campaign schedule. But after 2 ½ long years of trying to defend the indefensible the One's cordon sanitaire is breaking down. Palin bashing just isn't what it used to be.”
- JP

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