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Entries Tagged as 'Sarah Palin'

Campaign finance questions emerge around Palin’s trip

June 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

MSNBC contributor Karen Finney has a piece in The Hill questioning the propriety of Sarah Palin’s use of SarahPAC money to pay for her and her family’s “vacation” around the east coast. The trip has been treated by the press the same way it has been treated by Palin’s growing campaign machine: like a political […]

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Tags: Elections · Sarah Palin

Is the presidency beneath Palin?

March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off

Benjy Sarlin at TPMDC has a post up about the fascinating effort by movement conservatives to spin the idea that the presidency is actually beneath Sarah Palin and being elected would be a waste of her time. This is a remarkable idea and it’s being floated by conservative media figures like Andrew Breitbart and Ann […]

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Conventional Wisdom keeps solidifying against Palin

March 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

Jonathan Martin and John Harris write a Conventional Wisdom-defining piece at Politico about Sarah Palin’s penchant for playing the victim card and how it is a sign that she will not be the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. Among those taking aim at Palin in recent interviews with POLITICO are George F. Will, the elder […]

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First Amendment Baiting

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Sarah Palin’s statement on the assassinations in Arizona is days late and more than a few dollars short. Jonathan Singer notes: It takes Palin nine paragraphs to condemn the violence. By contrast, Palin begins striking a defensive tone in just the fifth paragraph. What more could we possibly expect than the master of making herself […]

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Disingenuous

January 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

George Packer: But it won’t do to dig up stray comments by Obama, Allen Grayson, or any other Democrat who used metaphors of combat over the past few years, and then try to claim some balance of responsibility in the implied violence of current American politics. (Most of the Obama quotes that appear in the […]

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A Sneaky Teenager

January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

What Jane said: I won’t speculate on the role Palin played in motivating the actions of Jared Loughner — nobody can know that for sure, probably not even him. But the irresponsible nature of Palin’s actions speak for themselves, and don’t need the affirmation of outside events to qualify as alarming and foolhardy. You want […]

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Assassination in Arizona

January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

I haven’t posted earlier for two reasons – first, there’s still a lot of information and insight coming out of the investigation in Arizona. Second, the pace of rapid fire punditry was somewhat overwhelming. At a certain point, while people are still in surgery, I don’t really care to be arguing with conservatives on Twitter […]

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Tags: Republicans · Sarah Palin · Terrorism

Nightmare Scenario

October 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

New York Magazine has a truly horrific thought experiment about the 2012 presidential election and how Michael Bloomberg’s entry as a third party candidate could throw the election to the Republican nominee, presumably Sarah Palin. The magazine supposes that were Palin to get the Republican nomination, Bloomberg would run as an independent. The problem I […]

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Tags: Elections · Sarah Palin

Militarizing Politics

October 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Via Digby, I see that Sarah Palin and her own private security force have recently engaged in exactly the same sort of bullying, anti-free speech behavior as Joe Miller and his paramilitary guards. Shannyn Moore reports: Sarah Palin & company spent several days in Homer filming her “Sarah Palin’s Uh-laska” show. (Eyes rolled). On the […]

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Vanity Fair on Palin

September 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

There are a lot of posts up already in response to Vanity Fair’s long expose by Michael Joseph Gross on Sarah Palin. Ben Smith and Dave Weigel have spotted on small factual error, though both seem to take it as a basis to dismiss the entire work. Dismissing a piece of many quotes and anonymous […]

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