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"I'd love that. She's really somebody who knows what's happening. She's a special person...No matter where I go, everybody loves her."
—Donald Trump, asked if, as president, he might seek Sarah Palin's advice or appoint her to a Cabinet post


"It was my phrase. I came up with it, and I had it copyrighted. And people see the biggest standing ovations...and all of a sudden some of the other candidates started using the phrase. But I had it copyrighted, so they're not allowed to use it. Which even surprises me."
—Donald Trump on "Make America Great Again"

Regarding Palin: you betcha! Though I've never watched Trump's Apprentice show, I wonder if she would last a week. He should probably put her in charge of the Department of Education and get that final stake driven in to the heart of American education.

The Make America Great Again slogan was actual Ronald Reagan's. I don't know if it was when he initially ran for POTUS or when he ran for reelection. I'm curious if he actually got a copyright awarded for that phrase, he's good at making pronouncements in advance of reality, like when he announced that he was running for POTUS the week before he got the paperwork filed.
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"Of course. When you have a servant's heart, when you know there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested."
—Sarah Palin, asked if she is interested in running for president in 2016

Because an elected official always resigns before the end of their first term citing that they are a "lame duck". It would be interesting to see her in a full primary, rather than being dropped in as Veep nominee. I think she'd get eaten alive in debates with the likes of Rubio, Cruz, and Mittens. And Palin debating Rand Paul would be very amusing.
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that the election results would result in 2 or more years of Sarah Palin's blathering, I might have shot myself on Monday.

"Despite your view -- and policies -- that government must lord over women, in keeping with radical liberalism, you have to fake support for our equal rights; so you do it in a militant sort of way to compensate for your confusion. On pretending to know what's best for us you've got nothing but a silent scream demanding, 'Hear me roar!'"
—Sarah Palin on President Obama

This is the woman who has no problems with her daughters getting pregnant at young ages and eschews birth control. This is the woman whose entire family initiated a drunken brawl at a party.

This is a woman whom I could happily never see or hear another word uttered from again for the rest of my life.

Speaking of family planning, I was listening to a two year old Fresh Air podcast talking about the origins of Planned Parenthood by Margaret Sanger. There were a couple of interesting things, such as Sanger was anti-abortion but pro-contraceptive, a view point that I can thoroughly get behind. I know why, but can't understand their logic, that people are opposed to both because of mainly religious reasons, I just don't understand that they can't see that increased availability of contraception will dramatically cut the number of abortions. The other interesting bits were that they were heavily supported by the Republican Party of that era, not to be confused with the current RNC. And there was a lot of talk about eugenics, though I didn't follow the connection with Sanger.
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"Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."
—Sarah Palin

She was speaking at the NRA convention, wistfully out-gassing about what she'd do if she were president, which is why she'll never be president. And apparently she doesn't care that her former running mate was tortured for several years, and she totally ignores the concept of voluntary conversion and confession of sins. Gee, forced conversion, sounds like something a religion out of the middle east might do.

I can understand her being on Fox, if she still is, but I can't understand anyone else giving her money to open her mouth. If I had huge amounts of money to conduct an experiment and find out how driven by money she is and offer her $5,000,000 if she would make no public statements for a year.
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"This election is a total sham... We are not a democracy!...We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty... We should have a revolution in this country!"
-- Donald Trump tweeting on election night

"It's a perplexing time for many of us right now."
-- Sarah Palin

I don't have much of a problem with this, as long as The Donald, Norquist, and some others of their ilk end up swinging from lamp posts.

I avoided all news until about 8:00 last night when my teacher was looking at the NPR summary screen in class. It was called by the time I got home and I am very happy I did things that way. I don't need the stress. I wish the Democratic Party had taken control of Congress, but as long as the RNC doesn't maintain their total obstructionist mode and actually works towards improving things, that will be OK.

I'm just glad some of the wingnuts like Akin didn't get in.

And bonus points if you recognize Elton John's happy little ditty.
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"Never hurts to rumormonger."
— Sarah Palin, in an email musing on ways to prevent Alaska Senate President Lyda Green from being re-elected

"Flippin' unbelievable. Wouldn't you think they'd be afraid of being proved wrong when they rumor around the building like that?"
— Palin, in a subsequent email objecting to a (true) rumor that Bristol Palin was pregnant

I'm almost tempted to pick up this book.
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"People around here don't give a shit about Sarah anymore. They're burned out on all her drama."
— current Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright, from The Rogue, by Joe McGinniss

I'm just disappointed that she settled in Arizona.
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"You know, we used to all love Sarah Palin, conservatives like me, for her enemies. I'm starting to dislike her because of her fans."
— Ann Coulter

I've heard that she's lost a lot of political support with her shenanigans of popping up in New Hampshire and Iowa on certain important days, thus stealing some people's thunder. I really feel for the people in Arizona, as if that state isn't screwed up enough Palin's now living there.
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"The threshold question: It's not usually asked, but it's in everyone's mind in a presidential election. 'Should we give this person nuclear weapons?' ...Answers itself."
— George Will on Sarah Palin

"Alrighty then! I can see the glow of Russia from my house!

I read the response when Palin announced she wanted to meet Margaret Thatcher. Loved it! Of course, Lady Thatcher is in her mid-80's and not in good health, but I don't think she'd want to meet Palin anyway.
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"He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms uh by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free and we were going to be armed."
— Sarah Palin

"There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who understand Palin and those who pretend they don't."
— Rush Limbaugh

I read the Palin line when she first said it, and for some reason it went *woosh!* right over my head. But I'm sorry to break it to you, Rush, I genuinely don't understand Palin, so there's a third category.

And here's a link to a rewrite of Paul Revere's ride to retcon it to match Palin's history.

And here's a link refuting Palin's attempt at redefining what she said to be accurate, that we were all British at that time, and the refutation is from Paul Revere's writing.
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"It's not a publicity-seeking tour."
— Sarah Palin, interviewed by Fox News aboard her 'One Nation' bus

Yeah, right. If it were not a publicity-seeking tour, it wouldn't be plastered with her picture, her signature, and a giant Declaration of Independence.

I feel bad for my friends in Phoenix: apparently she's buying a great big spread in Scottsdale, rumor is she might run from Arizona. As insane as Arizona politics are right now, it could work. I wonder who her veep would be, John McCain? It would give it that same sort of age demographic that Obama/Biden had.
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"I appreciate that the Donald wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and many Americans... He's not just throwing stones from the sidelines, he's digging in. He's paying for researchers to find out why President Obama would have spent $2 million not to show his birth certificate, so more power to him."
— Sarah Palin, furthering the discredited "birther" controversy

LOL! My problem against Trump being prez is that he is demonstrated a failed businessman (who can drive a casino in to bankruptcy?), but so was Dubya.
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They are trying to trademark their names as "motivational lecturers", but their lawyer blew the initial application and it was refused because when you apply to trademark your name, YOU HAVE TO SIGN THE TRADEMARK APPLICATION. You'd think a lawyer would know that. Another reason for denying it: "The office also said Palin's application failed to show that her name had been used in commerce and could also be rejected on those grounds."

I think we'd better come up with a new way to refer to Sarah, such as SWAG: She Who Abandoned her Governorship, or perhaps The Governor Formerly Known as Palin. Though to paraphrase a comment on Slashdot, I think I'll use That Idiot From Alaska, or TIFA, if she starts trying to swat bloggers for writing unflattering things about her (not that I'm terribly concerned about it.),0,5454977.story
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"Please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the Republic down."
— Glenn Beck in an email to Sarah Palin

Uh, yeah. A former governor who abandoned her elected office before her first term was up claiming that she was a "lame duck", who thinks that Paris is its own country, etc. If she were assassinated the United States would fail. Right. Perhaps the US of Glenn Beck's rather frightening mind.

I do have to take back one misconception about Palin: I found out that the "I can see Russia from my house" was not an actual Palin quote, it was Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live. Can't say that I go out of my way to follow either Palin or SNL.

The problem is, Glenn-boy, that you're not taking in to account our government structure, which was specifically engineered, in addition to providing representation, to provide redundancy. There are backups for the president. There are multiple representatives, so one being disabled for an indeterminate amount of time won't cripple the job of the House. There are other Federal judges. Those job roles will continue to be filled. Sadly, there are no more 9 year old girls born on 9/11/2001 who had just been elected in to student government, at least none just like the one we lost.

Roles will continue, people will continue, one assassination won't topple a representative democracy, especially if that person isn't in the government.
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"When Palin talks, my whole being wails, like Nancy Kerrigan after Tonya Harding's ex-husband knee-capped her: 'Why? Why? Why?'"
— Nancy Franklin, in New Yorker article

I was particularly happy with last Tuesday's election results in that Palin's endorsements weren't particularly effective. The ones that she endorsed that won were pretty much lock-ins, the ones that weren't locks lost. I have pretty much zero respect for the woman after she pulled the "lame duck" argument and quit her governorship before her first term was up.

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"Some people can never forgive her for not aborting a Down-syndrome child. Believe me, I know such people (I'm sorry to say)."
-- Jay Nordlinger on why more entrepreneurs don't support Sarah Palin

I can respect her not aborting a Down-syndrome child, that was her and her husband's decision. I don't know what I would do if I were faced with the same decision with my wife. But if you drink her coolaid, then no one would get the chance to make that decision and you would have to carry the baby to term.

This is the problem that I have with a lot of anti-abortion rhetoric. Their answer is abstinence-only and no abortions (some, not all, will except mother's health risk (such as ectopic pregnancy) and rape/incest). If they taught proper sex education and family planning in school, I think you'd see a massive drop in abortions.

But Nordlinger really needs to expand his scope if he thinks this is the only reason why some entrepreneurs don't support Palin. Technically I'm an entrepreneur, and I wouldn't give Palin the time of day, but it's not because she didn't abort a Down-syndrome child.
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"Glenn's like the high school government teacher so many wish they'd had."
-- Sarah Palin

"Please, America, take this man for what he says....Read Mein Kampf."
--Glenn Beck on Obama

"Is this where we're headed?"
-- Beck, showing photos of Hitler, Stalin and Lenin

You know, I've had a couple of morons over the years. I had an electronics teacher who, in 1978, thought transistors and vacuum tubes were a swell idea and integrated circuits were a passing fad. I had a computer teacher in college who thought Cobol wasn't used much any more (it's STILL the largest installed base of code in the world and now supports an object model including inheritance and polymorphism, along with database functionality). But if I had a teacher like Beck, I'd change schools to get as far away from him as possible.

Speaking of Beck, well, speaking of Birthers, Hawaii passed a law that the department of vital records can ignore repeat requests for Obama's birth certificate if they receive more than one from the same person in one year.,8599,1989057,00.html
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"I think we should just...go back to what our Founders and our founding documents meant. They're quite clear that we would create law based on the God of the Bible and the Ten Commandments. It's pretty simple."
-- Sarah Palin

When is her 15 minutes going to be up? I guess she's never studied the Establishment Clause.

Speaking of which, the Legal Lad podcast did a two-parter on the Establishment Clause of the Constitution here:
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"Sarah Palin needs to go to college."
-- Bill O'Reilly

A Fox commentator stating the obvious -- and accurately? Hmmmm.... maybe Bill's contract is up and he's angling for a show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central?
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"I'd like to see the Obama administration willing to do anything to be done to protect the American people, and we want to know that."
-- Sarah Palin

I wonder if, long-term, Palin will be a better source for quotes than our previous president.

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