Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 386

“Girl, you'll be a woman soon” Edition

Ron Devito, at US for Palin:
“Absent a title, Gov. Palin enjoys unbridled freedom to shape the political debate on her terms, but quite possibly with much less influence. The next title gives her the ability to sign or veto legislation and treaties, and make decisions about war and peace – that is, lead this nation. Gov. Palin is carefully considering this for all the right reasons. She’s not pursuing a title or power. She knows the Presidency is a calling. She knows she’s been summoned. It’s public service and sacrifice. She wants to do what’s right for this country and discharge the duties of that office unbeholden to anyone. Yes, we want her to run. None of the other candidates possess a single one of her leadership traits. The others simply fail to inspire. But, we cannot let our zeal for her running turn into petulant demands, whining that ‘she owes us,’ and putting words in her mouth she never said. It was NJ Gov. Chris Christie who said he was not running on Tuesday night, not Gov. Palin. Gov. Palin knows that if she runs, failure is not an option. There’s also an historic element should she run that amplifies failure not being an option. You see, Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton left some unfinished business. Somehow, I think Gov. Palin is going to show little girls of this country exactly what they can do.”
Ronald Reagan, via Jeanette Pryor:
“A candidate doesn’t make the decision whether to run for president; the people make it for him.”
BJ Wilson, at Coloradans4Palin:
“To the activists, donors, party officials, and elected officials. To the pundits, kingmakers, and power brokers. Here we have the single most successful political figure of our time in the post-Obama era, a member of the GOP no less, and what is your response? ... Christie? Chris Christie... This is your Ronald Reagan? ... Reagan was a former presidient of the Screen Actors Guild... Rather than intimidate union members like Christie, he welcomed them into the party, as Palin has tried to do by emphasizing her union membership and family background... Reagan had a media job right up until he announced late, and gave many substantive positions on the issues before he ran, as Palin has done with FOX and her Facebook notes. Not so Christie. Like Reagan, Palin has a working class background that attracts indepedents. She also has some experience in the media, so she understands how to connect with people emotionally and in her speeches. Christie does not. What are you people smoking?”
Jelayne Sessler, at Palin Defender:
“I don't believe for one second that she hasn't already decided. Think about it, if she wasn't running there would be no reason to put off telling us her decision. This isn't rocket science folks, if it were; we would ask Herman Cain for help.”
Patrick S. Adams, at Patrick's World USA:
“We are at a unique moment in our political timeline. In the past, elections have been decided by who could best convince the people that they were most qualified to take care of them. This time around, we don't want people ‘taking care of us.’ We have finally discovered what was festering in our system for over a century now. Yeah, we know about the communists in the 1950's. Yeah, we know about the European socialist style progressives of today. But we never stopped to realize that capitalism is not the problem, it's the people who are trying to control capitalism that are the problem. When neither political party chooses to address this fact, the people become cynical. The people know they are frustrated by a system where merit is replaced with a ‘it's not what you know, but who you know’ or a ‘you can't beat city hall’ attitude. This kills creativity. This kills entrepreneurship... Governor Palin's crusading speech against crony capitalism in Iowa tells us we can change this. Should she run, she would be uniquely situated to move the Republican Party in a direction that would give voters hope and optimism again... We are not looking to elect another Republican just so we can get rid of the socialism. We need to elect someone who can renew and restore our country.”
Becky Beach, Iowa GOP Fundraiser:
“I think it’s going to be so unconventional if she decides to run, a few weeks aren’t going to matter one way or the other. If she decides to run the enthusiasm will be there...”
Lori Calabrese, at
“Americans do respect hard-working Americans who have had to bust their butts to get where they’re at. We want a candidate we can relate to, who knows the issues and problems we face every day... Americans respect Sarah Palin for getting her hands dirty on her family’s fishing boat and going rogue to tackle issues close to her heart. You would think the smartest leaders in American politics would have figured this out by now, but unfortunately they haven’t. Americans want the real politicians to please stand up--a politician who isn’t in it for the fame and popularity, but rather someone who is focused on influencing positive change in America. While others continue to analyze the fact that Palin has not announced what she plans to do, personally, I found it refreshing to hear Palin ponder her run based on the question, ‘is a title worth it?’”
Gary P Jackson, at A Time For Choosing:
“Sarah Palin is... fully aware of all of the work being done nationwide on her behalf. For months Sarah has had numerous opportunities to tell these hard working organizers to stand down. Instead, she has only encouraged them to keep on doing what they are doing. I can’t believe she would do that if she wasn’t going to run.”
Tim Graham, at NewsBusters:
“People magazine gave prominent play on the front of its Books section in the latest edition... to two Palin-trashing books by Joe McGinniss and Levi Johnston. They weren't officially reviewed, since there was no rating of how many stars they had earned. The headline was ‘Seeking the Real Sarah? Two dirt-dishing bios of Sarah Palin play fast and loose with the facts but transport readers deep into the Wasilla, Alaska ethos that shaped her.’ Why would People try to be even-handed here? The books aren't factually dependable, but they reflect Palin's local ‘ethos’? Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, a People reporter and former White House reporter for the Associated Press, dances this soft-shoe throughout the short piece, next to large photos of the book covers... Notice how People just dishes corrosive allegations of drug use and adultery and doesn't really suggest they're unsubstantiated? They're certainly not unverified enough to avoid spreading. Can anyone imagine People doing this with an anti-Obama book of the same unverified nature?”
John Sexton, at Verum Serum:
“New York City has seven million people. Selling 442 copies of a book with this level of media awareness is a major flop.”
Stacy McCain, at The Other McCain:
“Politico tried to ‘perpetuate misinformation,’ and between Slate’s Dave Weigel and Hot Air’s Tina Korbe, this gets turned into a kerfuffle. Read the freakin’ transcript: While Palin did say Cain was ‘flavor of the week’ — that is to say, from the media perspective he’s the Next New Thing – she followed that with effusive praise for him as representing ‘the real people of America,’ with whom he has an ‘automatic connection.’ Sarah Palin has always been a Herman Cain fan, and is still a Herman Cain fan. I’d have to look it up, but earlier this year, she re-Tweeted one of Cain’s columns. The media are trying to gin up a phony controversy — ‘Let’s you and him fight,’ as they say down home – and the last thing Cain should do is to believe what the media say about Sarah Palin. They’re ‘makin' up stuff’ again!”
Stacy McCain, at The American Spectator's Spectacle Blog:
“Thanks to McGinniss's e-mail to Griffin, the Palins have Random House in a bad situation, and the only question is whether the Palins will stop short of a court trial against the publisher... And exactly how Random House's attorneys ‘made an independent judgment about the trustworthiness’ of sources they had never even met would certainly make for lively court proceedings, if such a case ever went to trial.”
Aaron Goldstein, at The American Spectator's Spectacle Blog:
“The question is would Palin rather use her resources to make a run for the White House, or lend support to a candidate she thinks can unseat President Obama, or would she rather use her resources to sue McGinniss and Random House? I know those options aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Nevertheless, assuming Palin is going to make a bid for the White House she will have to consider how much time and resources a lawsuit would divert from that effort. I completely understand her motivations in wanting to sue McGinniss and Random House especially if she can prove they engaged in ‘actual malice’ against her and her family. But there is a risk that a lawsuit could inadvertently help McGinniss and restore his prestige as an author. In that case, wouldn't the best punishment for McGinniss and Random House be a pile of books they can't sell?”
John Nolte , at Big Hollywood:
“Hollywood Heckler Apologizes to Bristol Palin... I wish no physical harm on Hanks or his pooch, but am I unhappy he’s had an awful week in the wake of his cowardly bullying? Cry me a river, play me a violin.”
Gene Lalor, at Gene's Blog:
Slime, Sleaze, and Levi Johnston discussed in some detail Johnston’s ghost-written, politically-inspired and financed hatchet job on his former fiancee, Bristol Palin, and the Palin family, Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs. In view of the tacky similarities between Johnston’s sleaze and Joe McGinness’ tripe, it’s difficult to believe they didn’t collaborate. When it comes to hatchet jobs and unmitigated squalor, no recent writing surpasses the venture into the arena of political and character assassination better than Joe McGinness’ salacious book about Sarah Palin and her family... McGinness began his quest for Palin dirt two years ago by renting a house adjacent to the family property in Wasilla, Alaska, so close that the Palins had to erect an 8 foot fence to keep Peeping Joe from spying on the family... Apparently, Peeping Joe didn’t see nearly enough to fill a book so he proceeded to fill The Rogue with other rumors and innuendo... Put more succinctly, the author... is a liar and his book a pack of lies, which places Joe McGinness in the same, sorry league as Levi Johnston, an unethical, immoral fabricator of a work which purports to be true and is actually the precise opposite.”
Exit Quote - George Washington, in a letter to Eleanor Parke Custis:
“A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.”
- JP

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