Monday, June 27, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 320

“Experience” Edition

James Tuggle, at The Constitution Club:
“It still amazes me how the media beat up on Sarah Palin for her lack of experience back in 2008, when in reality, she had more experience at running a government, making budgets and other administrative experience than Obama did. She had as much experience as Bill Clinton, I mean, my gosh, he was Arkansas’ governor. Sarah had as much experience as Jimmy Carter governor of a progressive southern state. G. W. Bush, at least he had some experience in professional baseball other than being governor of Texas. She had as much experience as FDR and Ronald Reagan though Reagan ran the Actors Guild for years. Their basic experience was being governors of a state. Sarah was a governor of a state but she had absolutely no experience at running a government according to the liberal media. Barack H. Obama had no experience at running any type of government. His experience was being a state [Senator] and a freshman [U.S.] Senator with his father‘s dreams. That is not much experience... Man, all his experience that Sarah Palin didn’t have has really paid off for America.”
Don Surber, at the Charleston Daily Mail:
“Sarah Palin’s favorability among Republicans is higher than Mitt Romney’s or Michele Bachmann’s. Of course, you have to read the 20th paragraph of the Associated Press story on its own poll to find that out.”
Stephen K. Bannon, Director of “The Undefeated,” to Shane Vander Hart:
“When you come away from this film you come away and say, you may not agree with her politics. You may not like her personally, but you can not, I think, come away from this film and not think that she is... sitting at the same table talking about leadership as with gentlemen like Governor Pawlenty and Governor Romney. In fact, I think there is a very powerful case made that if you take the last three Presidents of the United States -- President Clinton in Arkansas, Governor Bush in Texas, and President Obama when he was a state senator in Illinois, and a Senator in Washington, a U.S. Senator -- that her record of accomplishments and achievements as an executive certainly compares very favorably, I think, certainly even better than those three gentlemen at the time they ran for the presidency.”
Andrew Malcolm, at Top of the Ticket:
“Sarah Palin in Iowa for premiere of ‘The Undefeated,’ a new chapter in the politics of documentaries...”
America's Second Revolution:
“I saw the preview of the documentary, ‘The Undefeated,’ and walked away with the strong feeling that this documentary, while being about Sarah Palin, is really a story about us. It’s about what has happened to many of us who have stood for freedom. You get viciously attacked. And if you’re tough enough and smart enough you can use it to advance your cause... ‘The Undefeated’ shows us how Sarah Palin did it. Kudos to Stephen Bannon.”
Allahpundit, at Hot Air:
“If she’d refused, I would have taken it as the most compelling sign yet that she’s not running. It’s simply too golden an opportunity to make a splash in a key primary state to pass up. *Splash*
TWB, at The POH Diaries:
“I’ve talked about the timing of a Palin run before, and while it would be fatal for most candidates to wait until the fall to announce, Palin isn’t like most candidates. If Rick Perry is going to run, he has to announce soon. If Palin is going to run, she almost certainly could afford to wait longer than most. Not taking anything away from Michele Bachmann, but you see the immediate surge she got from merely confirming that she was getting in. Palin’s bounce, whenever she jumped in, would be astronomical.”
Susan Duclos, at Wake up America:
“Novel idea to the media, confirm, verify THEN write up the story.”
Kunta Evans, at Random Alien Musings:
“Exposure is tricky and big media wields it like a weapon. But unwittingly, they have participated in their own undoing, especially in the last few years coinciding with the rise of a relative unknown from a little town in Alaska... What an interesting piece of irony that the increased exposure of Sarah Palin during the last few months is creating momentum for her that defies the concerted smear campaign waged by the MSM, the very same MSM who's being exposed for forsaking, among other things, fundamental American decency.”
Ron Ross:
“In the end the Palin e-mails revealed her to be a competent and levelheaded governor, while the way the BM covered the story revealed its bias once again.”
Donald R. McClarey, at The American Catholic:
“Gary McCarthy is a newcomer to Chicago, but he already has the Chicago political game down pat. Appeal to racial paranoia? Check. Toss in some irrelevant political red meat? Check, by his summoning up of Palin Derangement Syndrome. His laughable attempt to chalk up concern for Second Amendment rights to racism was truly perverse. Under slavery most slave states forbade slaves or freed blacks from possessing firearms, and, after the Civil War, prime goals of the white ‘Redeemer Governments’ after Reconstruction were to impose bans on blacks, many of whom had fought in the Union army and knew how to use firearms, from possessing firearms by the use of Black Codes that effectively rendered black populations defenseless from armed violence. You know, I do wonder what the reaction would have been if Gary McCarthy had decided to talk about the real causes of crime in inner city Chicago?”
The Editors, of Investor's Business Daily:
“Top Chicago Cop Targets Palin... Sarah Palin was not at that crime scene because she had nothing to do with the crime.”
Sheya, at the Daily Caller:
“What I have learned in the past week is that Ziegler is obsessed with attention. My dealings with him have shown to me why Governor Palin had little patience for this loser. Ziegler had no problem publishing private emails and conversations, as was evidenced by his reporting of a private conversation he had with Rebecca Mansour (something he probably took out of context or made up completely) and where he claimed that Todd Palin offered him a job on a campaign. I don’t know whether that is true, but one thing I’m quite confident of is that Todd Palin did not authorize him to go public with that information.”
John Sexton, at Verum Serum:
“Bristol was not at all critical of her mother and supports her candidacy...”
David Limbaugh:
“Bachmann and Palin are panned as inexperienced and lacking gravitas despite their records and accomplishments, and Obama is treated as a heavyweight despite his miserable record and voluminous verbal blunders. But much bigger factors driving the media narrative against Palin and Bachmann than their female attractiveness are their common personal and ideological characteristics. They are both fearless, combative, energizing and unqualified conservatives. Don't get me wrong; they are two very different people, but these shared qualities make them especially contemptible to the left and to certain elitists on the right. Bachmann and Palin happen to be among the most conservative of the GOP field, and leftists and elitists routinely cast conservatives as a dozen fries short of a Happy Meal. They consider Reagan conservatives -- just as they regarded Reagan in his day -- dangerous extremists and insufficiently nuanced for prime time. Those who pull no punches in challenging the Beltway dogma that got us into this calamity are quickly shunted aside by the elites. But they are adored by mainstream Americans, who are unencumbered by the numbing realities of Washington that prevent far too many career politicians from taking immediate action to reverse our nationally suicidal course.”
Exit Quote: Aldous Huxley:
“Experience teaches only the teachable.”
- JP

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