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I remember the 1987 Great Alaska Shootout well. It featured heralded recruits (and Prop 48 casualties) Terry Mills’ and Rumeal Robinson’s first games as Michigan basketball stars, and we all stayed up to watch the first game, which started at midnight Ann Arbor time.

He shoots he scores.

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  • Stag Party Palin

    Aaaah, I call sour grapes. You want her too, ricotta rump and all, you betcha.

    • Halloween Jack

      ricotta rump

      Thanks, lunch wasn’t that great anyway.

  • c u n d gulag

    I really don’t care about this.

    I mean, she’s an idiot, but what does this have to do with anything?

    Unless Rice literally ‘fucked her brains out,’ I don’t give a damn who she’s slept with.

    • Well, she did purge her staff of all non-white folks.

      You know, to make it more like real Alaska!

    • NonyNony

      Yeah I pretty much agree with this sentiment.

      Who cares? It’s not even like she ranks high in the Petty Sexual Hypocrisy events in the GOP Culture War Olympics with this. Hetero sex with a guy she wasn’t married to? I think that actually scores fewer points than having a daughter having a kid without being married.

      Come back to me when she’s hiring hookers to dress her in a diaper or something. At least then there’s some meat on the bone.

      • Malaclypse

        At least then there’s some meat on the bone.

        I see what you did there.

        • mark f

          Damn you!

          • Malaclypse

            You had it coming, so to speak!

            • Halloween Jack

              He walked into it face first (said the actress to the bishop).

      • mark f

        Come back to me when she’s hiring hookers to dress her in a diaper or something. At least then there’s some meat on the bone.

        Any inappropriate innuendoes unintentional, I’m sure.

    • Malaclypse

      I really don’t care about this.

      I resent the fact that people caring about this makes me sympathetic towards Sarah Palin.

  • rea

    This, frankly doesn’t sound all that plausible. Just because we know the two had an opportunity to meet back then, doesn’t mean they slept together.

    I’ve met Magic Johnson, Anthony Kiedis, and George H. W. Bush, but that does not mean I’ve slept with any of them.

    • NonyNony

      I’ve met Magic Johnson, Anthony Kiedis, and George H. W. Bush, but that does not mean I’ve slept with any of them.

      So you say.

      Personally I think it sounds like rea is protesting a bit too much.

      • rea

        Well, but it doesn’t necessarily mean I slept with them.

        • Paul Campos

          It saddens me that I had to google Anthony Kiedis. Turns out he’s a singer for a red hot new band.

          • mark f

            I think you’d actually be at less risk of catching a communicable disease “googling” Magic Johnson.

          • Bill Murray

            if by new you mean has songs on a couple of volumes from a multi-volume compilation of 1980s songs then young they are

          • Paul googled Tony Kiedis, pass it on.

          • Junius Ponds

            I actually think he’s probably older than you are.

      • timb

        I didn’t hear a denial in there….

    • mark f

      I’ve met Magic Johnson, Anthony Kiedis, and George H. W. Bush, but that does not mean I’ve slept with any of them.

      . . . yet.

    • Let’s be clear, we aren’t really talking about sleeping, are we?

  • Why does the link show up as a stream of jpg coding? It’s just me, right?

    • Stag Party Palin

      Link shorter: she went black, then she went back.

      • Yea, I found the story on HuffPo. Thanks.

        • “I found the story on HuffPo”

          I see someone is not honoring the boycott….

          • I don’t claim to be aware of all Internet traditions.

  • CJColucci

    I now have some modest respect for Sarah Palin. If the Big Dog corroborates the story (or Sarah corroborates whether the Big Dog lives up to his name), though, I think she’s finished politically — not because she did anything wrong but because too many of her supporters will think she did.

    • CJColucci

      My bad. I mis-read the story and thought it was Glen Robinson, not Glen Rice. Never mind the Big Dog references.

      • Paul Campos

        Somebody needs to interview Shawn Kemp immediately. I mean what are the odds?

    • strannix

      You act like she isn’t already finished politically.

      I think this is a pointless story, but in fairness to Paul, “tabloid figure” really is an accurate diagnosis of her political impact these days.

      • Captain Splendid

        You act like she isn’t already finished politically.

        Agreed. While I understand she’s pretty, gets the base all riled up and is more than happy to whore herself out for pageviews, I really wish everybody would remember that VP picks whose ticket ends up losing the Presidential election generally have nothing to look forward to, politically speaking.

        • lornix

          I think that “generally have nothing to look forward to” is a tough sell.

          2004 Failed VP Candidate – John Edwards – Serious contender for 2008 Pres. Nomination

          2000 Failed VP Candidate – Joe Lieberman – US Senator (and thorn in side of anyone with remotely left politics) continuously since election

          1996 Failed VP Candidate – Jack Kemp – No substantial subsequent political career

          1992 Failed VP Candidate – Robert Dole – 1996 Republican Candidate for President

          1988 Failed VP Candidate – Lloyd Bentsen – Secretary of Treasury in Clinton Admin.

          1984 Failed VP Candidate – Geraldine Ferraro – Two failed attempts at Dem. nomination for NY Senate seat (regarded as front-runner entering races)

          1980 Failed VP Candidate – Walter Mondale – 1984 Dem. Candidate for President / 2002 Emergency “elder statesman” replacement for Paul Wellstone as Senate Candidate

          So just looking at relatively recent folks – we have 2 people who went on to get nominated for president – 1 who was a serious candidate for Presidential nomination – 2 who held important, but lesser posts in National politics (one elected, one appointed) – 1 who was a serious candidate for a lesser post – and one who had no significant post-campaign political career. Unless “nothing to look forward to politically” means “won’t actually become President”, this look at some recent candidates does not seem to fit the description well at all. 3 of the 7 were actually important figures in subsequent Presidential politics – and 4 of the seven actually held substantial office in the Federal government.

          • So just looking at relatively recent folks – we have 2 people who went on to get nominated for president – 1 who was a serious candidate for Presidential nomination – 2 who held important, but lesser posts in National politics (one elected, one appointed) – 1 who was a serious candidate for a lesser post – and one who had no significant post-campaign political career.

            Ummmmm, your list shows five Senators, and two Congressmen.

            None of whom moved up the food chain (Secretary of the Treasury is more of a lateral arabesque at best).

            So I’d say based on the past thirty years, being the losing VP candidate is a death blow to political aspirations

            (and I’d argue that Bentsen, the only one who actually had another political life, would have been content finishing his career as Senator from Texas)

            • lornix

              Maybe this is just a definitional thing. I see a phrase like “death blow to political aspirations” or “have nothing to look forward to politically speaking” and presume that it means – “thats it – you’re done – you will never have political influence again.” On second reading – it looks like both actor and Capt. Splendid may really mean something closer to “you have no realistic prospect of moving HIGHER”. I still think that the Dole and Mondale cases (people who subsequently got nominated for the Presidency) are awkward for that formulation – but can see how they fit.

          • strannix

            Was Quayle replaced by Dole on the 1992 ticket and I missed it?

            • Halloween Jack

              He must be thinking of Dole being on Gerald Ford’s 1976 ticket.

              • calling all toasters

                …or his being on Samuel Tilden’s 1876 ticket.

    • soullite

      Sarah Palin is a con-woman. It is clear that she never intended to run for anything else ever again and simply led others to believe that she would in order to soak up attention and money.

      For that, and for the fact that we have become little more than a nation of cons, I have the utmost respect for her. She really should run this country as she more accurately represents the spirit of D.C. than most of the people who actually live there.

  • BTW, McGinnis’ book also reveals that she snorted cocaine.

    I begin to wonder if she has been hanging back, waiting to see what the book would claim before she made a final decision.

    Coke, not cock, would knock her out of the race.

    • Colin

      Koch, however, might knock her right back into the race.

    • Incontinentia Buttocks

      Just like it did in George H. W. Bush’s kid.

    • Halloween Jack

      You’re aware that the current POTUS has admitted to cocaine use well before his campaign, right?

      • Yes, but he was a inner city yout’

  • Anonymous

    According to Deadspin, quoting the National Enquirer:
    “In the book, McGinniss quotes Rice as confirming the one-night stand.”

    • Malaclypse

      Of the many, many things to criticize Palin for, a one-night stand ranks roughly 3141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974rd on my list.

      • You miss the point.

        No, really. It’s 3.14159….

        • Malaclypse

          I was wondering if anybody would notice…

          • ^ is a geek of the first derivative.

        • Grammar Nazi

          And he screwed up the end too. “… 4rd” ???? How do you pronounce that, you’re so smart?

          • Malaclypse

            Because at first I just typed random numbers, which happened to end in three, before I decided to go inside-baseball and post pi. I was then too lazy to notice the “4rd.”

            • Mikey

              What is the integer of too clever by half?

              • ajay

                2. And it’s “integral”.

          • “Ford”. Like the car company. Smatter?

      • Halloween Jack

        It really reflects much more badly on Rice than on her. If someone with a haircut like that propositioned me, I don’t think I’d be able to stop laughing long enough to get an erection.

        • mark f

          Come on, man, it was the late 1980s. It was either that or the Brigitte Nielsen, filtered through local hairdressing talent.

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