Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 310

"Smoke & Mirrors" Edition

Christopher Bastedo, at Biblical Conservatism:
“Yep, we found out that Governor Palin was, ‘A hard-working Governor, devoted to the State of Alaska. Devoted to her staff, and devoted to her family. And extremely hard-working.’ Wow. Boy was THAT incriminating! The last thing we want in our next President is a hard working individual who is devoted to their family. THAT would certainly be awful, especially if we could instead have a President who plays golf constantly and takes ten vacations a year! The Drive-By Media's absolute obsession with tearing down Palin has become disgusting. It's replaced their hatred of George W. Bush and become even worse. It's directed from fear, as I have said dozens of times before, because they don't want Obama to have to face off with genuine Conservatism in 2012, and Palin most definitely qualifies. Yes, I know Liberals are telling you they think Palin would be imminently beatable by Obama, but it's all smoke and mirrors. I know some Republicans are concerned because of Palin's negative ratings with people currently. That being said, those negative opinions will change when Americans are given the opportunity to interact with her without a media filter... Should Sarah Palin join the 2011 fray, she will be not only in a great position to get the nomination but also in a great position to beat Obama.”
Aubrey Vaughan, at Newsbusters:
“The only thing publicly reading through Palin's emails did was strengthen her credibility as a diligent governor with her state’s best interests at heart.”
Mike Huckabee, via Caffeinated Thoughts:
“You almost have to feel sorry for all the reporters and leftwing bloggers who spent the weekend slogging through 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s old emails from her years as Alaska governor. They thought they were going on the ultimate Alaskan safari, hunting for anything remotely scandalous or uninformed or even ungrammatical that they could attack Gov. Palin with. But to their shock and grief, their partisan animosity backfiired. So far, aside from some justifiable anger about unfair attacks on her family, they’ve found nothing but thousands and thousands of dry government emails, to and from a perfectly-competent chief executive... That's why I almost feel sorry for the people who volunteered to read them. Or I would, if it didn’t serve ‘em right... Oh, they did discover some emails that were ridiculous, loopy and downright insane. Problem is, those came from their own side. Some people were actually so discombobulated by Gov. Palin’s nomination as Vice President, they emailed her rants that included death threats. I hope those were investigated with even half the fervor that was put into examining Sarah Palin’s spelling.”
Mark Tapscott, at The Washington Examiner:
“Think what you will of Palin, however, the bubbling controversy raises an interesting question, one that I emailed yesterday to [Mother Jones' David] Corn: How many FOIAs have you submitted for all emails sent or received by other national political figures? No answer thus far from Corn, but my guess is that the answer is none.”
Jenny Erikson, at Athens Report:
“What exactly did people expect out of these emails? Detailed correspondence to George W. Bush with the topic line reading ‘I can see Russia from my house’? Tawdry emails between her and her male interns? A note asking her assistant to bring her some news magazines because someday Katie Couric might ask her an insulting question? Much to the chagrin of Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers everywhere, none of that existed. Instead we get a portrait of a happy working mom, eager to lead Alaskans to economic prosperity by making use of its vast natural resources. We see her ability to work with everyone from her husband Todd to those on the other side of the aisle. Essentially, we see a great leader. No wonder her approval rating topped 80 percent as Governor of Alaska.”
John Katzman, CEO of 2tor, Inc.:
“I’m a centrist Democrat, and would have loved to support my hunch that Ms. Palin is illiterate. However, the emails say something else.”
Doug Powers, at
“It turns out Palin’s writing skills are still better than most educated Americans. Global Language Monitor gave Palin’s emails a score of 8.2, which actually exceeds that of most chief executives. ‘She’s very concise. She gives clear orders. Her sentences and punctuations are logical,’ said Paul Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. ‘She has much more of a disciplined mind than she’s given credit for.’”
ZIP, at Weasel Zippers:
“Obama’s ‘Yes, We Can’ speech clocked in at a 7.4, almost a full grade below Palin.”
The Editors of The New York Post:
“Not only was Palin not discredited by the emails, but they exposed to the public a competent leader and a rather decent human being. Imagine the disappointment of The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and other outlets. To help sift through 24,000 pages of e-mails, coughed up via freedom-of-information requests, the publications recruited readers to wade through the pages online, in search of embarrassing tidbits. This, in addition to the teams of reporters they sent. It all yielded precious little. A governor who tried to keep spending under control and taxes low? Simply shocking.”
Dave Blount, at Moonbattery:
“Something unseemly has been found in Sarah Palin's emails after all. Unsurprisingly, it was sent to her from one of her enlightened progressive critics. Don't look unless you've developed a tolerance to liberal language...”
Douglas V. Gibbs, at Political Pistachio:
“Attacks Against Sarah Palin Even Beginning to Disgust Liberals... First, Jon Stewart slammed the media for their intrusion into Palin's emails, and now Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have made it apparent that they are disgusted by the liberal media's actions. These people hate Palin like most liberals, but even ‘they’ have their limits. Or, perhaps they don't like the email scrutiny because Sarah Palin is coming out of it looking even better...”
Steve Gilbert, at Sweetness & Light:
“The sad fact is, when it comes to Sarah Palin, the American news media make John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald look like rank amateurs.”
Liz, at Half-Baked Sourdough:
“The mainstream press has been slobbering all over itself to get hold of Sarah Palin’s email records from her term as Governor of Alaska... All they found was an incredibly smart, compassionate, and very competent government official doing a very good job at doing her job. Like Wile E. Coyote and the Acme Rocket Skates or the Acme Earthquake Pills, the very trap they set for her caught them once more trying to make her into their image of an Alaskan. Wile E. couldn’t stand the fact that the roadrunner slipped through his paws at every encounter, and try as he might, no matter what he did, use whatever weapons he could, he was still unable to make a meal of that scrawny bird. Sarah Palin is definitely no scrawny roadrunner, but she has eluded every single trap set for her by the Wile E. elitists and coyotes, including their latest, most cunning invention, the exclusive new Acme Email Trap.”
Brad Wilmouth, at NewsBusters:
“CBS correspondent Jan Crawford used the word ‘spectacle’ to describe various media organizations ‘ripping through’ the recently released emails from Sarah Palin’s time as governor of Alaska... and ‘find something damaging’ on Palin.”
John Phelan, at The Commentator:
“Where did the fury directed at this ‘pragmatic, post-partisan’ politician come from? To the left, it is such an article of faith that they are on the side of women and ethnic minorities that when a member of one of these groups pops up on the right... [their] moral compass goes haywire. That is why left wingers got so obsessed about the birth of Palin’s son, Trig. If it had been any other woman in America her reproductive privacy would have been loudly defended but, because it was Palin, that went out the window and left wingers demanded the right to go crawling through her gynecological past. It was that kind of hate driven hypocrisy which led the same people who had pushed for Clarence Thomas to be removed from the Supreme Court over allegations of sexual harassment to staunchly defend the right of Bill Clinton to remain President in the face of far more serious allegations. The total failure of the Sarah Palin emails to include anything that offends even people desperate to be offended should wake her opponents up to the fact that she isn’t the anti Christ, she is simply an opponent to be opposed rather than reviled. But the hatred of Palin isn’t political, it’s personal. It is her identity as a woman who refuses to act in the way the left’s worldview dictates she should act that drives it. And as long as the left continues to cling to crude and debasing identity politics... we will continue to see flare-ups of PDS.”
- JP

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