Sunday, September 25, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 384

“Running Out Of Days” Edition

John Hitchcock, at Truth Before Dishonor:
“While Palin was at her floor in polling, others reached their peaks. Now, as the others are falling off their peaks, Palin is rising... wherever Palin goes the media follows and the other candidates lose media attention... while the other candidates can’t get their message out as effectively, neither do they get vetted (or smeared) as much. And as we saw in the 2008 Primary and General, the media may not smear a squishy Republican in the Primary but most definitely will in the General. Therefore, it is imperative that the Republican candidate for President be vetted as much as possible prior to winning the Republican Primary, and Sarah Palin’s entry into the race would instantaneously shut off the vast majority of the vetting of the other candidates as she takes the oxygen out of the room and everyone but everyone pays attention to her. So it’s best that Sarah Palin wait as long as possible before entering the battlefield. But therein lies the Palin Paradox. Her chances of winning increase the longer she waits to enter as everyone gets vetted and loses steam, but if she waits too late, her chances of winning go to zero. It is a difficult challenge to get the announcement timing down right, and Perry’s mid-August entry did shift the timing to a later date, but how late is too late?”
Tony Lee, at Human Events:
“Palin may be more confident in her chances to win the nomination after Perry's stumbles and Romney's longstanding vulnerabilities.”
AWR Hawkins , at Big Government:
“Until the most recent GOP debate took place, I was starting to think that perhaps Gov. Sarah Palin had waited too long to get into the race (if, in fact, she is getting in). Everything seemed to be solidifying around a match-up between Gov. Perry and Gov. McRomney, and it appeared that everyone else was simply fighting for their place on the periphery. But a strange thing happened on the way to deciding who the Republican nominee is going to be, and that strange thing was Perry’s inexplicable refusal to recant his support for a Texas tuition waiver for illegal aliens. No matter how you slice it, his ongoing defense of giving nearly $100,000 (over four years) to pay for an illegal alien to go to college is an albatross around his neck that’s so big even McRomney can see it... Perhaps Perry will correct himself... But until he does, the door is wide open for Palin to step in and ride a conservative wave all the way to the White House. Remember, she isn’t even in the race and she’s only trailing Obama by five percentage points right now.”
Mark America:
“The problem with so much in media is that most of it simply isn’t true, but that seems to pose no moral obstacles to those who are intent upon a campaign of personal destruction against Palin.”
Mark America:
“What Sarah Palin may teach this struggling nation is that our country is still one of plenty, and that we still have our resources, but despite all the wonderful opportunities America still provides, nothing is more important in realizing them than the vast, untapped human potential of its people. Neither Alaska nor America can be a land of opportunity without people of a mind and spirit to make use of all the gifts they provide. Many Americans have somehow lost the ability to recognize the opportunities before them, and more have lost the will to pursue them when presented. One of the key reasons for this depressions lies in the fact that government has now become the main obstacle to opportunity, prosperity, and even the human spirit of discovery and growth. Palin’s example is that of an entrepreneurial explorer, and if we learn from her no other lesson, this one will have been key to understanding the root of our troubles. We may always celebrate Columbus’ voyage to the New World, but history may yet record that it had been with Sarah Palin that we finally rediscovered America.”
Joel B. Pollak, at Big Journalism:
“First Random House promised Joe McGinniss would respect Sarah Palin’s privacy. Then Random House boasted about how McGinniss had exposed Sarah Palin’s personal and family life.”
Joel B. Pollak, at Big Journalism:
“Jesse Griffin, the anti-Palin blogger who was the recipient of a self-damning email from Random House author Joe McGinniss released yesterday by Andrew Breitbart, has accused Breitbart of ‘hacking’ his email. Griffin published his accusation in a blog post [Friday], in which he attempts to dismiss revelations that McGinniss had published, as fact, ‘tawdry gossip’ about Sarah Palin and her family that McGinniss apparently knew to be unsubstantiated... As with many of Griffin’s other false speculations, he provides no supporting evidence, because it does not exist. Similar false allegations of ‘hacking’ arose during the Weinergate scandal of late May and early June 2011.”
Andrew Breitbart, at Big Journalism:
“We already knew that Random House lied when they promised The Rogue would not invade Sarah Palin’s privacy. It is now apparent that Random House is misleading the public about the accuracy of McGinniss’s reporting on her personal life.”
Stacy McCain, at The Other McCain:
“Unlike ‘Tawdry Gossip’ About Sarah Palin... rumors that Levi Johnston’s sister is the kind of floozy who poses naked for Playboy magazine have been confirmed and documented... There have been rumors around Wasilla that Mercede was one of the sources for Joe McGinniss’s book. It was reported in June 2010 that Mercede’s anti-Palin blog (now defunct) was created by none other than Jesse Griffin, recipient of a shocking e-mail from McGinniss... Griffin is a deranged Trig Truther who even today describes Trig Palin’s birth as a ‘hoax.’ When you consider how Griffin boasts of having ‘provided support to . . . Joe McGinniss,’ and the friendly familiarity indicated by McGinniss’s e-mail to Griffin, what does this tell you about McGinniss?”
Stacy McCain, at The Other McCain:
“What does this ugly and utterly unsubstantiated gossip, repeated by Palin’s enemies, have to do with ‘the Real’ Sarah Palin?’ Nothing at all, except perhaps to indicate what a malicious pack of jackals her enemies are.”
John Hinderaker, at Power Line:
“McGinniss’s book apparently consists in large part of passing along the very rumors which he admits to be baseless... He acknowledges that because of his own personal dislike of Sarah Palin, he is desperate to find support for ‘salacious stories’ about her family; he admits further that he has struck out, and there is no evidence to support any of them. But did that deter either him or Random House? No! He wrote the book anyway, and they published it. Here is an idea: why don’t you go to Random House and tell them you have an idea for a book. You have heard a lot of lurid rumors about Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama; you hunted for evidence to support those rumors, but couldn’t find any. But you intend to write a book about the rumors anyway, and you would like Random House to publish it. What kind of reception do you think you would get?”
Matt Hadro, at NewsBusters:
“While CNN gave two tough interviews to Palin-bashing author Joe McGinniss, HLN's Joy Behar joked around with him on her Wednesday show.”
Jay Tea, at Wizbang:
“Breitbart, You Magnificent Bastard! You Read Their Book... To this layman, it looks like Breitbart has done all the legwork needed for a libel lawsuit against McGinniss and Random House. He has a victim, he has damages (Chuck Heath has had to give up his privacy, and could probably talk about how this caused strain within his family, as he had to assure them all that he hadn’t actually said what the book says he said...), he has actual malice, and he has reckless disregard for the truth. And the beauty of it? It was all unforced errors. Nobody made Creepy Joe hang so much of his book on Palin-haters with a history of just making [euphemism for ‘manure’] up. No one kept Creepy Joe or Random House from trying to contact Chuck Heath. And no one forced Pervy Jesse to write his outraged letter to Breitbart that confirmed that the e-mail was legitimate. Let this be a lesson to all: don’t cross with Andrew Breitbart. He won’t destroy you. No, he’ll just enable you to utterly destroy yourself. And you won’t be able to stop yourself.”
William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“I suggested in my original post that The Daily Caller didn’t know when to stop digging. I think I have been proven right.”
Patrick S. Adams, at Patrick's World USA:
“The journalistic and pop culture worlds are littered with boats that have wrecked on the rocks of their own Palin hatred. Well known people like Kathy Griffin, David Letterman, Bill Maher, Martha Stewart, Peggy Noonan, Joe Klein, Norah O'Donnell, Mike Tyson, Madonna and others like them have all lost varying shades of respect from the public at large. Their hatred consumed them and it hurt their brands in one way or another. If negativity is like a cancer that eats away at one's soul, it also eats away at one's reputation. Those who responded to the most existential threat to the progressive movement to ever walk the planet since Ronald Reagan have learned one universal truth: hate damages the hater more than the hated. We can trace the smear campaign against Sarah Palin from the 2008 presidential campaign, through the frivolous ethics complaints that resulted in her strategically brilliant resignation, through her book tours and speaking engagements all the way up to today where the final last gasp is symbolized by a book by Joe McGinniss which is being torn to pieces by both the left and the right for its lack of substance and documentation.”
Exit Quote - Vince Lombardi:
“We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.”
- JP

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