Saturday, 22 August 2009

Sarah Palin on Facebook: then and now

On this slow, hot Saturday, I was lazily going through all Sarah Palin's notes on Facebook, counting how many portrayed her as a victim, how many showed that she doesn't understand the 1st amendment, how the military get mixed into the spiel and generally comparing her style to that of her ghostwriters. I came across a little gem. It was not written by Sarah Palin, but as it's not signed and there's no clue about the source, and as it appears among her notes, she must either claim authorship or enthusiatically endorse it.

So, Republicans, you're looking for people who can serve as faces of a party on the upswing. What qualities would we want to see in such people?

Maybe these:
  • They've served in public office and have actually governed effectively. Rather than just talking about fiscal responsibility, they've made it happen under their watch.
  • When possible, they've made sure the private sector would take the lead in crucial initiatives.
  • They've taken on corrupt, entrenched interests to make government more responsive to the people it serves, even when those interests were fellow Republicans.
  • They pull no punches in criticizing Democrats, but they do so with a positive outlook and a pleasant demeanor.
  • They're not intimidated by the inevitable crap they will catch from the media, celebrities and whomever else.
  • They have an enthusiastic following upon which to build.
  • Finally, if you've got all of the above, it can't hurt if you also look fantastic.
Republicans, would you like people with some or most of these qualities to be the faces of a resurgent political party? Damn right you would. Guess what. There's one person who possesses all eight.

Sarah Palin.

Let me add to the fun by giving her Carrie Prejean and her acceptance of Letterman's apology notes another airing. They have everything: victimhood, 1st amendment and the military.

The liberal onslaught of malicious attacks against Carrie Prejean for expressing her opinion is despicable.

Carrie and I spoke soon after the attacks started; I can relate as a liberal target myself. What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe - marriage is between a man and a woman.

I applaud Donald Trump for standing with Carrie during this time. And I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation's First Amendment Rights.

Our Constitution protects us all - not just those who agree with the far left.

Governor Sarah Palin


"Of course it's accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.

Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction. And this is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's Right to Free Speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect."

Governor Sarah Palin

The Obama bashing started early on: stimulus package, "big and small" missiles from North Korea, etc.

She also loved to gloat everytime her Personal Board dismissed yet another "frivolous ethics complaint".

Many notes were signed by Meg Stapleton, who has been very silent lately... I wonder what happened to her?

The Letterman fracas and the desecration of the "iconic image of a mother's love for her special needs child" are there in full glory.

Do have a look for yourself. Go to Sarah Palin's page and be treated to 5 pages of a mixture of word salad, many "pressers" from Meghan and Van Flein, stuff about the legal slush fund and the inevitable Obama bashing.

Compare the old notes to the recent ones. Not only is she not writing the new notes, but I guess she must be getting big bucks from the health insurance companies to let them use her page. Now that Sarah Palin is a private citizen, she's free to pocket as much money as she pleases without having to pretend she's ethical.

(BTW, I desecrated her profile picture and changed it to a more suitable one...)

For a good take on Sarah Palin's tort reform, click here



BuffaloGal said...

How in the world did I miss that priceless little Facebook gem lauding all things bright and glorious about Sarah ? That's not something I would have forgotten, that's for sure! And now that I've read it, my eyes burn and I feel a leetle nauseous ....

Wonder what would happen if someone took that Facebook hiding place away from her.

Anonymous said...

I keep wondering Where Is Sarah? It is really unlike her to hide from publicity, cameras, refrain from making speeches, appearing at any one of the thousands of places that offered her invitations way back when. To hide behind a ghost written face book post is the sign of a coward. Simply put: Where Is Sarah?

Aussie Blue Sky said...

$arah is obviously still in the clinic with bandages on her face - including her mouth. What else could possibly shut her up?

Emily said...

Palin's comment on Carrie Prejean is remarkably stupid and arrogant; she seems to think that freedom of speech means freedom to never be disagreed with, even when your statement is not only offensive but incoherent. Our Constitution protects us all - not just those who agree with the far right.

"iconic image of a mother's love for her special needs child"
The images of Palin with Trig are iconic, for sure... iconic of a mother treating her "child" as a living prop for political ends.

Lisabeth said...

Sarah is a fraud. It's funny how her lemmings still support her and think she is actually writing there. She is taking advantage of their stupidity which is cruel!

Where is she? I think Regina is right and it's what Levi Johnston said too. She is done in politics-she has sold out and it's all about the money now. She has to keep her base excited because of her book and she will have to do a book tour. Someone else is obviously keeping up her persona. I just doubt she's being educated somewhere! Plastic surgery? It seems too long now. Rehab?? That's a possibility with how wired she was and her weight loss. It's definitely weird the media hasn't spotted her or anyone in her family for quite awhile now.

Maybe we will really be lucky and she is done with politics. Her behavior around quitting and the few weeks after was strange.

Ps I can't stomach her facebook so thanks for reporting to us Regina.

Anonymous said...

Where is Sarah? Come to think of it, where is Meg, Zeigler, Cheney? These guys were in our face 24/7 about a month ago...Do you think they are ok?

basheert said...

I think Sarah is either recovering from MAJOR plastic surgery, still in rehab, or in a mental facility.

Or she is hiding under the covers with a bottle of Jim Beam drowning all of her miseries since she lost the election for John McCain.

Thank you John McInsane - for being as dumb as we thought and knew you always were.

KaJo said...

Anonymous @ 18:19, I find myself not caring a whole lot if any of them are or are not OK.

In fact, I hope Karma has caught up to all of them.

As I've said before, the perfect Karma for Sarah Palin -- were she to have gone in for some artificial improvements under the knife -- would be for her to end up looking like Joan Rivers.

In that case, no wonder no one's seen her since her farewell speech -- remember, there are no actual pictures of her in NYC at Michael's restaurant or visiting the Fox News studios, just word-of-mouth reports.

Anonymous said...

I have heard she is in detox. That she isn't allowed access to her Blackberries. Nothing else could shut her up.

Mother who thinks said...

Just theories:

a) Recovering from a black eye. Todd finally had enough!

b) She's been picking at the coke bugs under the skin of her face.

c) She's finally grasping how much her kids need a mother and is trying to find someone to do that job.

Anonymous said...

Great catch Regina! Check back to see if it's removed (after they read your post) Every time someone invokes the crazy lady's "beauty" they've blown any chance at possible legitimacy. Unless we are talking tabloid magazines I guess.

Anonymous said...

Some more possible reasons why we haven't seen Sarah:
1.Plastic surgery botched; she ended up looking like Bristol. Levi thought that he'd give the relationship another try, and you can guess the rest.
2. To get through the hectic last few weeks in office, Sarah needed a little pick-me-up. The stuff that Sherri gave her had the opposite effect, and Sarah is still recovering.
3. The stories about Sarah eating at Michael's restaurant or going to Fox were just made up stories, written by the same person who is currently writing her facebook pages. The truth is that Sarah waited in line trying to get into David Letterman's show. At last report, she is still waiting in line. (That's what happens when you don't have tickets).
4. Sarah was in an undisclosed location opening undeclared gifts (you don't have to declare them until you open them). A huge pile fell on her, and since it was an undisclosed location, no one knew where to look for her.
5. Sarah went on a world tour to boost her foreign policy credentials. Sorry to say, she mixed up North and South Korea (come on, every one is Asia looks alike). She is still waiting for Bill Clinton to come and rescue her.
6. Todd finally snapped and ran over Sarah with one of his Arctic Cat Snow Machines. When she staggered into the emergency room, the Death Panel took one look at her and pulled the plug.

basheert said...

anon@21:50: ROTFLMAO

I seriously think she's in detox - she was flying higher than a kite during that last month.

Since no one believes she is writing her own Facebook, perhaps #6 is right. Todd killed her and then had the Death Panel pull the plug.

Todd For President!

ProChoiceGrandma said...

She is scuba diving in Lake Lucille for that damn ring! She can't make public appearances when her thinning hair is all wet.

ProChoiceGrandma said...

KaJo said:
"As I've said before, the perfect Karma for Sarah Palin -- were she to have gone in for some artificial improvements under the knife -- would be for her to end up looking like Joan Rivers."

I was thinking more like Michael Jackson.

regina said...

You people crack me up! I have a stomach ache from laughing so much...

ProChoiceGrandma said...

And if her plastic surgery turns out like Michael Jackson's, another good use for those for all those disguising scarves...

Anonymous said...

The Globe (8/31/09 edition) is reporting that Palin is near a nervous breakdown point over her divorce. Everyone is "very concerned."

Anonymous said...

Nervous breakdown is celebrity code for almost ODed. There could be more brain damage or she is in a coma.
That is not a joke. I had a friend that we were told they would not be the same. They did make it back and recovered. It was a long coma.

It is very strange that she has disappeared. Not even her clones are making up Sarah sightings. Not even those folksy one liners that someone says she said. They are all very happy with the fantasy. It might be a relief for them that the ghost writers aren't so loose and crazy.

Anonymous said...

These people are so freaking delusional:

"They pull no punches in criticizing Democrats, but they do so with a positive outlook and a pleasant demeanor"

One of the most telling, awful exhibitions of exactly the opposite was when Crazy Sarah was on the Today Show and said about Pres. Obama with her characteristic sneer "the candidate who must be obeyed"

First of all it clearly showed what was in her soul, as well as, of course, her stupidity, since the quote she was referring to was said by then candidate Obama to the press to lay off HER children.

nswfm CA said...

I love the iconic image. Before when I'd seen it, I was telling my sister about it and before I got to say "nope", she interrupted and said "DOPE!"

Anonymous said...

Where is Sarah?
The Alaskan Standard wants to know.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at :07,
Wow, never heard that quote about
'the candidate who must be obeyed' before !

As someone on Huffpost said in a different context
(I can't take credit for this great line), it could be said of Miss Sarah "The projection is strong in this one".

Anonymous said...

She may be busy with all of these:

1) rehab/detox

2) treatment for an eating disorder

3) plastic surgery

4) chemo (hair is falling out)

Lisabeth said...

I felt a tiny bit of pity thinking she might have had a breakdown, but the woman has been so mean , I can't have empathy for her. From the minute I heard her speak at the Repyblican convention, I knew she was a malicious and nasty woman. Yes the words were written for her but she delighted in delivering them in a snarky psycho way while the old white pasty crowd cheered. I thought it was disgusting and couldn't believe it was happening. The anger and venom after what they have done to our country the past 8 years?? They still won't accept tespinsibility either/such a stupid group of people.

Anyhow she did look wound up and manic and her speech was wacko. We all knew there was a definite reason she resigned so quickly. And do we really even know yet??
On another blog someone said Bristol was dating someone. Anyone know who it is?

Off to find the globe link.

nswfm CA said...

The mental hospital is the only not funny thing on this page.

Anonymous said...

As I have said in other places: Go write to facebook, and tell them that an imposter has taken over $Ps site! I have done it, and they told me they would check into it (since then, 'she' signs as 'Sarah Palin')

If the facebook team gets more of these comments, eventually they will HAVE to close her page down, or they loose credibility!

Verbose said...

"Where's Meg Stapleton?" Probably where Jimmy Hoffa is.

Maybe Sarah was abducted. She could be halfway to Zeta Reticulli by now.

Anon @ 08:44, I seriously doubt that facebook would shut her down...though we could get the MSM to focus on the idea of "her" posts being phony by trying...

Lisabeth, part of me DOES feel sorry for her. Sympathy for awful people is my greatest weakness LOL

Anonymous said...

I want to see a list of the donors that give to SarahPac. Names and numbers.

As far as the media I think it is important to see who responds to the SarahPac notes as if they are Sarah Palin. Whether it is a Republican, Democrat, Green, Libertarian, RonPaul, Conservative, Liberal or anything else. If they are taking that serious they need to be called out. If no one can say what the truth is and they pretend Palin writes that, they are part of another Palin hoax as far as I am concerned. I want to know who they are.

Babygate and now SarahPacgate, Notegate or Facebookgate. What will the next hoax be?