Say it ain't so, Steve!
Willie Brown, former Democratic politician and mayor of San Francisco, recently had dinner with an illustrious bunch of people. He reported the events of this evening in a column in the San Francisco Chronicle on January 31, 2010:
"It was quite a scene down at the Cut steakhouse in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where I had dinner with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd stopped by, and Dolly Parton stopped by. But it was John McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt who stole the show with his tales of Sarah Palin.
He was still royally ripped with Palin for her comments about him in her book.
I joked that I'd read the book and figured it was about 70 percent fiction.
He said, "No, it's 100 percent fiction."
He also said that if Palin's real spending on clothes had been accurately reported during the campaign, the country would have been in an uproar.
According to Schmidt, she would go into a store, buy everything in sight, and have the bill sent to the Republican National Committee.
Schmidt said he stopped counting after the tab hit $250,000."
100% fiction! That's a lot!
Does this mean that Steve Schmidt wanted to express that the stories about Sarah's "pregnancy" with Trig and about her two "miscarriages" are also false?
Can somebody please ask him?
Rebecca Mansour, can you please write a facebook post about it, impersonating Sarah Palin as usual and expressing your outrage so that we can get Steve Schmidt on the air with an explanation?
It is noteworthy that Willie Brown published an article on July 12, 2009, in which he called Sarah Palin a "political genius" - this article is still often cited as evidence for Sarah's greatness by the Palinbots, not joking!
Although I am not sure if he was 100% serious, because back then he also wrote:
"Governor or not, Palin is still the biggest star in the Republican galaxy. After all, who else have they got?"
Which strikes me as "poisoned praise".
Anyway, 2009 is over. Willie Brown's new article from January 31, 2010, was also posted online, but in my opinion it carries even more weight when you see it in print - I miss print sometimes! I hardly hold a newspaper in my hands anymore, just magazines. My newspapers are all online these days. Do I read them? All of them, I swear!
Many thanks to our readers "cookie" and N.S. for sending us scans of the article!
Here we go:
Speaking of magazines - imagine you were a Palinbot and couldn't get enough of Sarah Palin. Wouldn't you want to read even more about Sarah Palin and see even more pictures about your idol? Maybe in a magazine produced by some fancy New Yorkers who "scratched their head" how people could possibly support Sarah?
One of the things Sarah Palin has sought to do since stepping down from the governor's office in Alaska is seize control of her image. So it is perhaps a sign of how difficult a task that remains for the GOP's former vice presidential nominee that a new single-issue magazine has hit newsstands and convenience stores around the country. It claims to present "Sarah Palin: The Untold Story...in her own words!" -- and it was produced, according to its publisher, without her knowledge or participation.
Retailing for $8.99, the 100-page glossy magazine, titled "Sarah Palin: Faith, Family, Freedom," hit newsstands in mid-January and was jointly published by a fashion-publishing subsidiary of international marketing firm IMG and Imagine That Publishing. It will remain on sale through April 30.
"The genesis of it was really simple," said Steve LeGrice, the publisher and editor of Imagine That. "We're up here in New York, and there was clearly this huge enthusiasm for Sarah Palin, and at the same time all the people in the media world were sitting around scratching their heads" about how people could support her.
"What we decided to do is put out a magazine all in her own words," he said -- a magazine "without any opinion or anything added in."
The "untold story" without the "participation" of the Quitter-Queen? Just her "own words"? Sounds like a fun ride.
To answer your big question on the cover: "Can she save America"?
Guys, the only way Sarah Palin deserves to be brought in connection with the word "save" is to invoke the ever growing "savings" on her bank account!
Please have a look at our follow-up post "Sarah Palin, adorable child huntress of Alaska" for more details about this new magazine!
Under the article of the Washington Post, there was an excellent comment by a reader:
"Yeah, some of the left are afraid and worried about Sarah Palin - in the same way that people in Weimar Germany and Italy & Russia in the 1930s were afraid that a charlatan, rebuked pseudo-artist/pseudo-Christian-cultist and a paranoid peasant's son would figure out a way to mass-market themselves as saviours to a population desperate for easy/false answers and solutions to their national and economic malaise. People like Palin have reached powerful positions before in this world, and the results have been millions of lives lost in bloodshed and massive oppression. Learn from history or be doomed to repeat it."