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Sarah Palin

[ 20 ] October 6, 2011 |

Not at all surprising, but damn: “When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.”  Divine intervention prevents us from enjoying the hilarity that a Palin campaign promised.

Where do I sign up to work for the Bachmann campaign?

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  1. Bill says:

    Glad to hear she isn’t running for president!

  2. rea says:

    I can’t think of anyone better qualified to not run for president.

  3. c u n d gulag says:

    Sarah has a gift for English.

    And it had better be good and expensive after what she’s done to it!

    But don’t anyone worry, she’s not going anywhere.

    She’s the grift that keeps on grifting.

  4. efgoldman says:

    Charlie Pierce, as is so often the case, gets it exactly right.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/sarah-palin-2012-ceiling-6506234

    • Incontinentia Buttocks says:

      That TIME magazine Nicolle Wallace interview Pierce quotes is really pretty frightening. It’s kind of amazing (or not given the state of our journalism) that the interviewer didn’t elaborate when she said that:

      There certainly were discussions — not for long because of the arc the campaign took — but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for [Palin] to be sworn in.

      What were the alternatives proposed in those discussions? Bribe the electors to choose a different VP when the Electoral College cast its ballots? Arrange a staged assassination?

      • c u n d gulag says:

        Unsurpisingly, Wallace proved herself to be just another Conservative sociopath.

        How do you nominate someone so deficient in any qualities that are necessary for that high an office – one proverbial heartbeat away from the Presidency?

        In ’72, the Democrats pulled Eagleton after there were some serious questions about his manic-depression and suicidal tendencies.

        That certainly didn’t help McGovern at all, but it was done with the country in mind.

        And yeah, what were you going, or be willing, to do if she and McCain had, indeed, won?

        The Republicans are the party of nihilistic narcissistic sociopathic anarchists.

        And yet, they still win elections.
        What that says about the American voter, I don’t want to say.
        It won’t be anything good, and it’s too early for four-letter words.

      • rea says:

        This is not the firzt time we’ve learned in passing that the Republicans have contingency plans to overturn the results of national elections.

    • c u n d gulag says:

      efgoldman,
      Thanks for the link.
      I love reading him, and have since he was on Alterman’s old blog years ago.
      I can’t decide who I like more, Pierce or Taibbi.
      I think I lean towards Charles, though you really can’t go wrong with either one.
      Plus, Pierce is a real sports nut, like me.

  5. DrDick says:

    The joke is on the idiots who thought she would give up grifting for the hard work of actually campaigning.

  6. calling all toasters says:

    Don’t be sad, Dave. Remember the hilarity that will ensue when she tries to grab the spotlight at various points during the next 13 months.

  7. Sarah Palin, still undefeated! Except for the quitting and losing!

  8. It’s odd how few “Democrats Dodge a Bullet” pieces this is generating the right-wing media.

    After all, we’ve been told for three solid years that we’re terrified of Sarah Palin – panicked – because of her awesome campaign skeelz and ability to channel the beliefs of the American public.

  9. Boudleaux says:

    Sarah-stupid smack is like shooting fish in a barrel, I know, but:

    She made her decision “after much prayer and serious consideration.” Those are obvious lies. What the hell can prayer have to do with a decision? Did she pray for deciding? Did Jeebus answer her?

    Perhaps she done prayed to be capable of “serious consideration,” which is the other half of the lie.

  10. jon says:

    “Where do I sign up to work for the Bachmann campaign?”

    You can’t sign up. You have to catch her eyes.

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