Posts Tagged: Sarah Palin

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"I want the mainstream media — and I’ve said this for a couple years now — I want to help them. I have a journalism degree. That is what I studied. I understand that this cornerstone of our democracy is a free press, is sound journalism. I want to help them build back their reputation."

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Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, explaining her desire to assist the mainstream media.

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"He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringin’ those bells and, um, makin’ sure as he’s ridin’ his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were gonna be secure and we were gonna be free. And we were gonna be armed."

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Sarah Palin, after visiting the historic Old North Church in Boston, reflecting on how Paul Revere bravely warned…The British?!

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"I’m not anti-rap. In fact, like Bret Baier, I know the lyrics to ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ too. But I am saying just common decency in the White House — wouldn’t we like to see a reflection of all that is wonderful and great, a shining city on a hill that the White House is supposed to be, with events inside of that house that reflect the patriotism and the decency and the influence of America."

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Sarah Palin, complaining on Fox News about Common attending a poetry event at the White House.

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"Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it’s part of the mission."

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Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), on Twitter

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"I think the presidency is beneath her. There’s more power in being Oprah Winfrey than in being Barack Obama. It would be my goal for Palin to become Oprah and be the ultimate kingmaker for twenty-odd years. Oprah anointed Barack Obama."

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Andrew Breitbart, far-right media guru, reflecting on Sarah Palin’s national ambitions

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"Obviously, what I meant in there, ‘death panels’ was in quotation marks, and now there’s this admittance, ‘Well yeah we’re gonna have to ration health care.’” [She added that the law] was literally crammed down our throats."

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Former half-term Gov. Sarah Palin (R), talking about her “death panels” lie from 2009.

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"Remember, President Reagan lived that mantra trust but verify. We want to be able to trust those who are screaming for democracy there in Egypt, that it is a true sincere desire for freedoms and the challenge that we have though, is how do we verify what it is that we are being told, what it is that the American public are being fed via media, via the protesters, via the government there in Egypt in order for us to really have some sound information to make wise decisions on what our position is…. It’s a difficult situation, this is that 3 a.m. White House phone call and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House it it seems that that call went right to the answering machine. And nobody yet has, nobody yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and … not real enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national level and from D.C. in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt."

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Sarah Palin to the Christian Broadcasting Network when asked about developments in Egypt.

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"That was another one of those ‘WTF’ moments, when he, as so often repeated, this Sputnik moment that he would aspire Americans to celebrate. And he needs to remember that, uh, what happened back then with the former communist USSR and their victory in that, uh, race to space, yeah, they won, but they also incurred so much debt at the time that it resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union. So I listened to that Sputnik moment talk over and over again, and I think, no, we don’t need one of those… You know what we need is ‘a spudnut moment.’ And here’s where I’m going with this…. Well, the spudnut shop in Richland, Washington — it’s a bakery, it’s a little coffee shop that’s so successful, 60-some years, generation to generation, a family-owned business not looking for government to bail them out and to make their decisions for them. It’s just hard-working, patriotic Americans in this shop. We need more spudnut moments in America. And I wish that President Obama would understand, in that heartland of America, what it is that really results in the solutions that we need to get this economy back on the right track. It’s a shop like that."

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Sarah Palin, reflecting on Fox News on the “Sputnik moment” reference in State of the Union.

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"Ask them, and they’ll most likely tell you: Because she’s a moron. But that is obviously false…This unhinged hatred of Palin comes mostly from women…. We’d say this goes beyond mere jealousy. For many liberal women, Palin threatens their sexual identity, which is bound up with their politics in a way that it is not for any other group. [And what of men who find Palin offensive? He says that] Liberal men put down Palin as a cheap way to score points with the women in their lives, or they use her as an outlet for more-general misogynistic impulses that would otherwise be socially unacceptable to express. Liberal women are the active, driving force behind hatred of Sarah Palin, while liberal men’s behavior is passive and manipulative. In this respect, feminism has succeeded in reversing the traditional sexual stereotypes."

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James Taranto, online editor for the Wall Street Journal, trying to explain why so many people don’t like Sarah Palin.

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"If every person in the world was like Sarah Palin, there probably wouldn’t even be need for government because no one would be in danger of any kind. If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in."

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Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

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