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Oh, my, Sarah Sarah Sarah!

Gretchen's picture

On Oprah. And she does skewer Katie!!  Geez.

Gretchen

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TracyK's picture

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Sarah Palin skewering Katie Couric for that interview seems to me a bit of "You can't fire me, I quit!!"


After you've proven yourself an idiot merely by opening your mouth, it's a little hard to make that someone else's fault.



We are all in the same boat, you and me and ex-Gov. Palin and Rep. Joe Wilson, and wealth and social status do not prevail against disease and injury. And now we must reform our health insurance system so that it reflects our common humanity. It is not decent that people avoid seeking help for want of insurance. It is not decent that people go broke trying to get well. You know it and I know it. Time to fix it.

                                                            -- Garrison Keillor

Gretchen's picture

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Oh, but she did!! It was a-mazing.  Oh, I wish Tina Fey would do one more reprise!!

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DJ's picture

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Will be interesting to see how Palin whines about Oprah. Tomorrow on GMA and Nightline and Friday on 20/20 , Barbara Walters interviews Sarah.


Fodder for comics week on national TV.


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If you eat pasta and antipasta, are you still hungry?

Lee's picture

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I give you credit for watching it, I couldn't.  The woman makes me grit my teeth.  She's a petty, vindictive whiner, rewriting history and always trying to blame others for her own shortcomings.  David Brooks, on one of the Sunday shows, said she was "a joke," and he didn't think the Republican party would have any interest in nominating a "talk show host" to run for president in 2012.


All one has to do is look at the clip of her answer to Couric about her foreign policy experience.  It's easy to find on UTube and other online sites and speaks for itself. 

Gretchen's picture

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Oh, I couldn't take it all!! Had to switch to Judge Judy and Ina every once in a while.  MUCH more informative!!   LOL


OH OH, she did have the nerve to call Katie Couric "Miss Perky"!!  That brought Oprah just about as close to "calling her" on something as it came--O said--"you mean Katie? 'Cause you......."   I bet the studio sign where they say "applaud" etc. for cues, said  "don't make a sound when she talks".  They were dead quiet!!


Gretchen


Edited 11/16/2009 7:23 pm ET by Gretchen

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Carole4's picture

(post #53463, reply #6 of 110)

If anyone, and I mean anyone, believes this sack of crap that she has written, then they need a new brain. She is an opportunist, someone who was plucked from obscurity for the reasons we women all know, and she has turned whining into an art. Her interview with Couric went awful, because she was not able to answer the questions. She will blame anyone for her failures and Good Morning America, Oprah(whom I never watch) and whatever interviewer listens to her has my complete disdain.

Whew, now I feel better.

MadMom's picture

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They had a long list of inaccuracies from her book in the paper today.  It is sad that there are people who still believe she's worth listening to.  I almost threw up when she said she was unaware that Bristol was sexually active.  Hello?  This coming from a woman who knew all about foreign policy because she could see Alaska from her kitchen.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Carole4's picture

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I have no problem with her lies. What I do have a problem with is that she has blamed everything on the MSM and they are now so stupid as to let her spout her venom on their shows. I think I have to go back to PBS and listening to Mozart...<G>

MadMom's picture

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You know, she was brilliant before Katie Couric made her so stupid, so it definitely wasn't her fault.



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Carole4's picture

(post #53463, reply #16 of 110)

I know!

Lee's picture

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I think I have to go back to PBS and listening to Mozart...<G>


Definitely the better choice!

AnnL's picture

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She's blaming the MSM AND McCain and his advisors.  She said they gave her flash cards with the stupid "non-answers" on them.  None of it was her fault at all.  Good grief, take responsibility! 


One scary poll I heard said that 60% of Reps think she IS capable of being President.  <shudder>  We're not done with her, yet.  :-(


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Gretchen's picture

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I didn't see that poll--I did see one that was the opposite however.

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AnnL's picture

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That was the "general" public--60% of voters in general think she is not fit, but 60% of Reps think she is.  :-(


Just saw her w/Barbara Walters on GMA.  Amazing.  She doesn't  have one  unique thought that is intelligent.  She gave Obama a 4 for his job performance so far and said that his "dithering" on military issues was dangerous or something.  Quoting Cheney. 


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Gretchen's picture

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I would BET it is 60% of CONservative Republicans.  But of no never mind. It ain't gonna happen, unless they have a death wish, again.

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annieqst's picture

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Well, I'll say one thing for Ms. Palin, she sure has everyone talking about her. Seems if she wants the spotlight, she has achieved her goal. I wish there wasn't this 'fatal attraction' to her. I didn't see the latest, but you can bet I'll pick up a magazine to peruse while waiting in the grocery store line. I won't buy it. Ach! I'd love to not be able to find any more news about her.

Risottogirl's picture

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Of course she wants the talk, she wants to SELL books.


The reason she ditched on Alaska is because she wouldn't have been able to do a huge book tour. Which btw, WON'T be swinging through any of the larger BLUE cities ;)


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Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

kathymcmo's picture

(post #53463, reply #24 of 110)

Her support among Republicans is not nearly that strong. She's got almost half of those Republicans polled saying she's not qualified, which is a pretty high number for Republicans. Usually their potential candidates garner support up around 80 percent.


From the CNN poll conducted Nov 13-15:


According to the poll, 28 percent of Americans say Palin is qualified to run the White House, with seven in 10 saying the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is not qualified.


The survey indicates that a majority of Republicans, 54 percent, feel Palin is qualified, with 44 percent indicating she isn't. But only 29 percent of independent voters questioned feel she is qualified to serve as president, with 68 percent disagreeing. According to the poll, nine in 10 Democrats feel Palin is not qualified.


Edited to add: the most remarkable thing from this recent poll is that only 2 percent answered that they didn't know whether Palin is qualified or not, that means 98 percent have made up their minds one way or another. That will be a very difficult dynamic for her to consider a run at the WH. Her persona has become fixed in people's mind, a true sign of a polarizing figure. Hillary had the same problem. She could have used her book to begin to shift the perception of her, but instead it's playing right into the cultural narrative--she's a victim, people are being mean to her, she wants payback over those who have wronged her. She really hasn't learned to pick her battles or when to let things drop. Going to war vs Katie Couric (or Levi) isn't a great platform to launch a comeback.


Edited 11/17/2009 12:13 pm by kathymcmo

AnnL's picture

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Thanks, I feel much better reading what you found.


And, back to her "victim" status--she was also griping about Newsweek printing that photo of her in the racing shorts on the cover paging.  Hello?  Did you or did you not POSE for that photo?  Doesn't matter if you meant it to go on Newsweek or not.  You pose for it, it's fair game!  Look at all the women who have nude photos surface that ruin their images.   THINK!


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

kathymcmo's picture

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Methinks she doth protest too much.

annieqst's picture

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"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."


--Mark Twain (I think!)

JAlden's picture

(post #53463, reply #27 of 110)

"Did you or did you not POSE for that photo?"

It was for Runner's World and never intended for Newsweek. Hence the shorts and shoes.

AnnL's picture

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I know it was for Runner's World.  But, she DID pose for it and once it's out there, it's out there.  It you pose for it, you have to own up to it. 


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

JAlden's picture

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Understood.

Why do you think Newsweek used that particular one?

dorcast's picture

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According to the Newsweek editor:

"We chose the most interesting image available to us to illustrate the theme of the cover, which is what we always try to do," Meacham said. "We apply the same test to photographs of any public figure, male or female: does the image convey what we are saying? That is a gender-neutral standard."

AnnL's picture

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Admittedly, it was an extremely sexist decision to put her on the cover in that picture.  It certainly was not a picture of someone who might be President.  But, if it was in Running Mag, I wouldn't necessarily want that person to be my President, either.  There have been shots of Obama in a bathing suit on the beach, but he wasn't POSING for those pics to be in a magazine.  If Obama POSED on a basketball court in shorts and no top for a magazine, I would be just as appalled by his choice. 


If Newsweek had gotten a pic of her working out at the gym or in a private moment on the beach, I would be much angrier with them.  But, this is their way of saying, look, she posed for this, is this really who you want as President?  Not nice, but politics isn't nice.


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

JAlden's picture

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So you admit Newsweek was trying to damage her. So much for reporting the news.

kathymcmo's picture

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Newsweek is trying to sell more newsstand copies of the issue, so they put on an attention-grabbing photo. Not the first time a pretty face/body has been used to sell magazines, and surely not the last.


And it carries a pretty heavy-handed metaphor, is she primed to run again?


Don't see any black helicopters here.

Carole4's picture

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I don't think Newsweek was out to damage her, she does that very well by herself.

If that photograph is in the public domain, then Newsweek has every right to use it. This coming from someone who will point out sexism whenever I see it. Palin knows that the more controversy she stirs up, the more her book will sell and the more money she will make. I've seen far worse pictures of Hillary Clinton on many magazine covers.

AnnL's picture

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Yes, it was definately sexist.  But, she did pose for that photo...and it came back to bite her.

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux