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SARAH PALIN: “Look at Newt Gingrich, what’s going on with him via the establishment’s attacks. They’re trying to crucify this man and rewrite history and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years.”
Tucker simply reported Mike Tyson’s vile comment about Sarah Palin. Tucker showed what an animal Tyson really is.
Most newsworthy was the laughter by the radio show hosts when Tyson made his comments. If a conservative had made these comments about Hillary Clinton, surely this would have been front page news in the New York Times. That was Tucker’s point.
BEN SAYS: The only fault I see, maybe, with what Tucker did is that it raised the level of publicity for this scurrillous book by that creep Joe McGuinness who was stalking Sarah Palin. It probably would have been best to ignore Tyson and the creepy book. McGuinness has produced no evidence for his claim that NBA player Glenn Rice had some kind of relationship with Sarah Palin in 1987 (before she married Todd). He claims Sarah was a basketball groupie back in those days. He also claims she’s a racist. Tough to reconcile those two contradictory claims. McGuiness has an irrational hatred of Sarah. Who knows why?
McGinness just repeats hearsay and rumor throughout his book. Even liberal news organizations give his book zero credibility. So perhaps Tucker should have just ignored Tyson, who has nothing of value to say and is a pathetic creature deserving more of pity than scorn. It’s a close call — defensible either way. Greta got herself overly worked up, bringing yet even more undeserved publicity to McGinness’ disgusting book.
JEFFREY LORD-AMERICAN SPECTATOR: In case you missed it, Fox News colleagues and 20-year friends Greta Van Susteren and Tucker Carlson have been going at it — in front of the cameras. The cause: a decision by Carlson’s website the Daily Caller to report some outrageously disgusting comments on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin made by ex-boxing great Mike Tyson.
Here’s the Daily Caller story that launched the ruckus, with an editorial note added after the story ran. The actual recording of Tyson, made in an interview with the ESPN Las Vegas affiliate KWWN, is heard by scrolling a bit to the video screen at the bottom. Here’s the Greta-Tucker smack down as seen by Fox viewers.
While putting this on camera invited the rest of us into this, and since we’re big Greta fans in this corner — she is one of today’s peerless journalists who consistently is getting the story of the moment, getting it right and getting it in detail — this is painful to say.
Greta Van Susteren is wrong. Mystifyingly so.
New video game released called “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” allows you to slaughter Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and other constitutionalists
Apparently, this game is designed to rev up Obama’s base for 2012
It’s not clear whether this game is a product of the 2012 Obama reelection effort. Are staffers over at the DNC playing this? No reaction yet from Gabby Giffords. You see, violence against Tea Partiers isn’t really violence because Tea Partiers aren’t really people. This seems to be the thinking in the Obama camp.
REAL CLEAR POLITICS: Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin responds to a report that Vice President Joe Biden said Republicans were “terrorists” during a closed-door meeting with Congressional Democrats about the debt compromise.
Palin says “enough is enough” and she’s “not going to sit here and take it anymore” when it comes to the left accusing the Tea Party of racism.
“It’s all talk and no real action. Otherwise he’d be on Biden and tell Biden to tone it down a little bit. Yeah, right, independent patriotic Americans who desire fiscal sanity in our beloved nation being called terrorists. Heck, Sean, if we were real domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn’t he? I mean he didn’t have a problem paling around with Bill Ayers back in the day when he kicked off his political career in Bill Ayers’ apartment,” Palin said on FOX News’ “Hannity.”
Now the question is: When will liberal bloggers (i.e. Andrew Sullivan) start asking whether Michele Bachmann’s five children are really hers or not?
TOBY HARNDEN-U.K. TELEGRAPH: The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.
One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.
If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as “an embarrassment for legacy media”.
Mrs Palin, who suddenly resigned as Alaska governor in July 2009, is no longer a public official. She holds no position in the Republican party. Despite the media hubbub that surrounds her every move, she is unlikely to be a candidate for the White House in 2012.
For some reason, Bachmann has hired the world’s worst political consultant in Ed Rollins – who, for some reason, thinks it’s a good idea to alienate Palin supporters
NEWSMAX: The alliance between likely Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and possible candidate Sarah Palin appears to be fraying.
And it’s being fueled largely by Bachmann’s new campaign manager, Ed Rollins. On Tuesday, veteran Republican strategist Rollins took some shots at Palin. “Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” he said in an interview on Fox News Radio.
“She got the vice-presidential thing handed to her. She didn’t go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance. She gave up her governorship.”
Bachmann is expected to launch her campaign this month in Iowa, while Palin still is mulling her options. Both have strong support from conservatives.
BEN SAYS: So Ed Rollins, Michele Bachman’s newly hired Presidential campaign manager, is now out there trashing Sarah Palin every chance he gets.
Does this make any sense at all — alienating Palin’s supporters?
Ed Rollins’ claim to fame is that he was technically the campaign manager for Ronald Reagan’s 1984 reelection campaign. Of course, that was no great political feat. Reagan would have won that race with a chimpanzee as his campaign manager.
Reagan lost only one state to Walter Mondale — Mondale’s home state of Minnesota.
Since then, Rollins has been a disaster for every candidate he’s connected himself with. It’s amazing that he could not find a way to mess up the Reagan reelection effort.
Remember when he attributed Christine Todd Whitman’s win in her governor’s race in New Jersey in 1993 to keeping the black vote down by giving black ministers some “walking around money”?
That was a beaut.
Oh, and it would be a crime. Democrats complained about Rollins’s apparent admission that he had committed a felony. A grand jury investigation was launched. Rollins claimed he was just talking — he hadn’t really been giving black pastors “walking around money” to keep the black vote down.
Eventually the investigation was dropped, no charges filed.
Then there was the time when, after being brought onto the Bob Dole presidential campaign in 1995, that he made a joke during a roast calling two Jewish congressmen “Hymie boys.”
That was the end of Rollins’ stint with Dole.
Or how about when he shocked Republicans by joining the Ross Perot campaign in June of 1992 . . . only to be fired by Perot in July of 1992?
He then went on all the TV news shows to call Perot mentally unstable. Maybe Perot is mentally unstable, but you don’t expect your campaign manager, who you’ve been paying, to say that.
In 1988, he was hired by the late Jack Kemp to help steer him into the White House.
He quit the Kemp campaign, saying the problem with Kemp was he had a Quarterback Mentality. Rollins added this: “Quarterbacks think they can always make the big play and resent being controlled by anyone.”
Rollins was also quick to note that Kemp “has burned through four chiefs of staff in five years, often preferring her own counsel or that of his close-knit family.”
With friends like Rollins, who needs enemies?
Not sure what’s wrong with a “Quarterback Mentality.”
Would it be better to have a Linebacker’s mentality, or a Center’s mentality . . . or perhaps a long-snapper’s mentality. Perhaps a punter’s mentality would be better.
Tough to make sense of anything Rollins says. Sports metaphors must not be his baliwick.
Rollins was also hired by Katherine Harris to run her Senate campaign in Florida in 2006. He quit her campaign six months before Election Day. He then went on all the TV news shows to trash his former client, complaining that he quit because she wasn’t following his advice (kind of like Kemp and Perot, I guess).
Perhaps Rollins’ advice is not so good.
SOP for Rollins is to take a candidate’s money, quit (or be fired), then trash the candidate on TV.
Bachmann would be smart to immediately fire Rollins and apologize to Palin for this loose cannon.
I like both Bachmann and Palin. But if Bachmann keeps this clown on board, one can only conclude she endorses Rollins’ trashing of Palin. Not smart politics.
Here’s another winning moment for Rollins where he says he’d like to “knock [Romney's] teeth out”
NEWSBUSTERS: As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, the liberal website Wonkette published a truly disgraceful piece earlier in the week about Sarah Palin’s Down’s syndrome son Trig.
Under intense pressure from readers and advertisers, the site’s editor took the post down Thursday:
A post on this page satirizing Sarah Palin using her baby as a political prop was very badly done and sounded like the author was mocking the child and not just Sarah Palin/Sarah Palin’s followers.
The writer, Jack Stuef, has apologized for it. And we have decided to remove the post as requested by some people who have nothing to do with Sarah Palin, but who do have an interest in the cause of special needs children. We apologize for the poor comedic judgment.
After our article and others from conservative as well as liberal websites expressed outrage for the now deleted post, pressure was put on Wonkette editor Ken Layne by some unlikely sources including Mediaite’s Tommy Christopherand Slate’s David Weigel.
When Layne unrelented, companies such as Papa John’s Pizza, Huggies, Nordstrom, and others cancelled their ads.
Does she want to be taken seriously, or become a pop-culture hipster?
USA TODAY: President: Obama’s new slogan is “Winning the Future.”
To Sarah Palin, it’s “WTF.”
Palin used the acronym at least three times last night in discussing Obama’s State of the Union speech on Fox News. WTF is also a phone text-driven phrase used to avoid spelling out the f word; it stands for “what the (blank).”
“There were a lot of WTF moments through that speech,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told Fox’s Greta Van Susteren.
Palin used the phrase in reference to Obama’s discussion of the federal debt, and his claim that the U.S. faces a “Sputnik moment” when it comes to technology and innovation challenges from other countries.
Palin also discussed fellow Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, which you can read about on our OnPolitics blog.