“Sarah Palin’s supporters and critics need to calm down. She’s a celebrity, not a future president”, is the sub-headline of an article in The Christian Science Monitor on February 3, by Walter Rodgers.
In the article, he lets all of you Dear Sarah funatics and you haters, too, that Dear Sarah is good copy, good for TV. She is, he says, “like a good movie that you don’t want to end.”
For me, a Dear Sarah watcher, I have tried without success to stop watching. She is an addiction because you wonder what she will say and do next. Rodgers is right, only I see her as a funny sitcom, and I wait anxiously for the next episode.
Of course she isn’t presidential material. No matter, the other hopefuls will treat her as if she is the front runner for the Republican nomination for 2012.
In the history of presidential elections, she will be a minor footnote.
All I can say is run, Sarah, run.
What is going to take to convince those fools in South Carolina that the South lost the “War Between the States?” And secession was no act of bravery, it was an act of stupidity that resulted in the death of whole lotta young men north and south.
To the governor of Mississippi: man, pick up a good history book and find out how it really was for us Black folks in Mississippi, including your hometown. I sure hope he don’t make a run for president of the United States of America cause, baby, he either don’t know his history or he historically blind. I give the dude credit for releasing from prison the two sisters who were given life sentences for their part in an armed robbery that netted $11.00. But consider this: they shoulda never been given such a sentence in the first place.
The President of the United States called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team and congratulated him on giving the felony, Michael Vick, a second chance after he served his time in prison for his participation in dog fighting. I don’t think Vick deserved the attention the President gave him. The President must have more pressing problems to deal with. After all, he is the most powerful man in the world.
I also don’t agree with the talking head, a Christian no less, who thinks Vick should be executed.
For the best analysis of the Vick situation read Richard Cohen’s article in the Washington post.
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Sarah Plain may be able to see Russia from Alaska, but I wonder if she really wants to see it because at least one writer in Moscow doesn’t think very much of her.
I first read the story in an African American blog about a columnist in Russia who wrote an “hilarious” piece on Sarah Palin. You can read the story here.
In an article titled “Spankin’ Sarah Palin: A clown short of a circus” the columnist says what he thinks about Sarah in the first paragraph:
I have already called Sarah Palin a pith-headed bimbo from the back of beyond, in this column. I shall now go one step further. By attacking the democratically elected President of the United States of America at a sensitive time in her country’s history, she shows the tact of a boorish drunkard bawling obscenities at a funeral.
The rest of the article is just as funny, funny as the first paragraph. No one has captured our dear Sarah as has this Moscow columnist.
Sarah Palin amazes me. Not the woman herself. No, the phenomenon that is Sarah Palin amazes me. At the same time, it proves that in America anybody can run for president.
She is an obscure individual who managed to become the first female mayor of a city in Alaska and first female governor of Alaska, which indicates she seems to have political street smarts. This is amazing because, though her captured audiences think the platitudes and clever sound bites coming out of her mouth are profound, based on what I read in the mainstream press and online about her, she doesn’t seem say anything profound or significant.
After reading the article “How Sarah Barracuda Becomes President” by John Heilemann in the New York Magazine, I think she is running, not thinking about it, but actually running for President of the United States.
The real question is “is she qualified?”
Several Republican big wigs don’t think so, including her erstwhile running mate John McCain.
I have no way of judging her philosophy of governing because she avoids the mainstream press and avoids debates that would provide a clue to her philosophy of governing.
To show her true toughness and that she has the ability to govern the nation, she must engage in the rough and tumble that is politics; she must debate and answer questions from unfriendly reporters. Hiding in the Fox news studio and communicating via twitter tells me nothing about the woman who wants to be president of these United States.
Until she engages the unfriendly press, I must conclude that she has not shown she is qualified to be President of these United States.
Qualified or not, she could be the Republican nominee for U. S. President in 2012.
Well, youall, there’s another big to-do bout a nationally known personality using the “N-word.” Anybody who listens to the radio talk shows and who follows blogs know what I’m talking bout.
Relationship advice giver, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, talking to a Black woman whose husband is white bout the husband’s friends using the word “nigger,” (Okay, so I used the “N-word”) suggested that the woman might be too sensitvity and should let it go. In explaining her reasoning, Dr. Schlessinger said “nigger, nigger” but not in a derogatory way.
We who are sensitive to the “N-word” must also consider the context. Dr. Schlessinger was right when she said Black comedians use it and we Blacks, especially men, use it among ourselves. Her point was, I think, that the word has lost its sting through use.
What she missed is while we may use it among ourselves, coming out of the mouth of a White person, or any non-black person, the word has a different connotation, a negative meaning.
The point I want to make to her is the word still stings because those White folks who use it mean me and mine no good. They want scare us like the Klan did in the old days.
My advice to the Black wife: smack one of them friends upside the head with a rolling pin. Let ’em know that this is the 21st century and you dont allow use of bad language in your house.
If illegals are undocumented, how does a pollster tell how many are in the country or a state? In other words, how does anyone know there are 500,000 illegals in AZ? One aspect of an illegal immigrant’s behavior is hiding for fear of deportation. Man, they stay out of sight.
How do I tell whether governments secrets will harm national security if revealed or whether they are hiding government incompetency or mistakes? I can’t, and aint no government gonna reveal its incompetency or mistakes, especially mistakes in war that costs lives.
Why would the US keep secret the fact that the Taliban used a heat seeking missile to bring down a helicopter? I would have said, damn, them guys used a missile that we probably gave them a long time ago. Maybe they didn’t want the Taliban to know how effective the missiles are. More likely they didn’t want the public (us) to know them Taliban done used one of the weapons we probably gave them to kill some of our troops.
Why do people continue to use negative ads close to election election time? It works. Ask any politician if he or she plans to use negative ads, and, he’ll say Lord no. He or she will disavow negative ads by groups on his behalf. Ask any voter if he or she responds to negative ads, and she or he will also Lord no. And yet, they work.
Will Sarah Palin run for president in 2012? She’s good at self-promotion but her experience as governor says she aint the skills and abilities to run the country.