Saturday, 7 May 2011

Recent bits and pieces about Sarah Palin

I'm late with the main post today. Our son thought it was a good idea to ring from Australia to break some good news. The only problem was the time of the call here in France: 3 am...

So, without further ado, let's get down to business.

I have already covered the most relevant bits and pieces about Sarah Palin this past week.

Here's a little collection of the stuff I found when I googled her name this morning. They are not terribly important or breaking news, but reflect a less than sympathetic view of Sarah Palin.

Ok For Romney, Huckabee But No Way For Palin, Trump, U.S. Voters Tell Quinnipiac University National Poll; No Clear Leader In Gop Presidential Pack

Mmmm... not very popular, eh?

Bonnie Says: Sarah Palin Must Think Osama Bin Laden Is The Same As A Caribou She’s Killed! She Wants His Head!

Clearly Sarah, you see hunting for Bin Laden in the same league as hunting for caribou on Sarah Palin’s Alaska! You made sure on the hunting episode of your reality show to film and then show us your “kill” on TV.

Your dad, Chuck Heath, has a house full of mounted animal heads on the wall. You seem to be applying the same “hunting” mentality to the world’s most dangerous terrorist.

Sorry, Sarah. President Obama had the intelligent and practical wisdom to tell CBS News that “We don’t trot this stuff out as trophies.”

Get it Sarah — Bin Laden’s head isn’t a trophy to be mounted on the White House walls. Not only is it morally inappropriate, he is still a human being and not a caribou, but as the President said, a photo could incite “additional risk or be used as a propaganda tool.”

Satirists despair: Palin won’t be President

Palin’s insurmountable problem is simple. As Americans know her more, they like her less, as her views are exposed to analysis that leads to ridicule. Moreover, Palin has not helped herself. Resigning her post as Governor of Alaska in 2009, saying her constant need to legally defend herself from ethical charges was undermining her ability to do her job, badly damaged her credibility as a serious politician. If she could not last a full term in Alaska, could she be trusted to be President of the United States.

The other Palin presidency

...a recently formed Nevada group stands out because it lists as its president none other than Sarah Palin herself. What's curious is that Palin doesn't seem to know about "Friends for Palin 2012," and the group's co-founders aren't talking. Another odd crumb on the strange trail to get to the bottom of the newly formed group is a mostly defunct but timely pro-Palin website by the same name, which has been set up to take campaign contributions ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.

Rebecca Mansour, spokesperson for Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, said she was unaware of the group and hadn't once heard Palin speak about it.

The address listed for all parties, including Palin, is a location in Sparks, Nev. for a company called Nevada Business Corporations, which is acting as the registered agent.

Oops she did it again: Sarah Palin fails to name any influential journalists working today (she could have said Katie Couric...)

... when quizzed by an NBC reporter during the White House Correspondents Dinner at the weekend the former Republican vice presidential candidate froze.

'Oh my goodness, that's a great question,' she said before turning to husband Todd with pleading eyes.

He couldn't answer either.

Have a great weekend!