and didn’t have to be pressured into apologies for things like this.

Of course that’s not going to slow down people like Andrew Sullivan: or any of our friends to whom none of the considerations given to liberal women apply to conservatives and especially not the Palins.

closing comment, I noticed Doug Matacoins asks this question on twitter

You know I wondered the same thing about a police incident in Ferguson.

Sarah Palin has come out for my position on the war in Syria

“Until we have a commander in chief who knows what he is doing….let Allah sort it out!”

Given the great love of the media for Sarah Palin I always get suspicious when I see …. in a quote from her.

So lets see the entire speech and the quote:

Here is the full quote

Militarily, where is our commander-in-chief? We’re talking now more new interventions. I say until we know what we’re doing, until we have a commander-in-chief who knows what he’s doing, well, chief, in these radical Islamic countries aren’t even respecting basic human rights. With both sides they’re slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line: Allah Akbar I say until we have someone who knows what they’re doing I say let Allah sort it out.

I’ll wager most of those hitting her will never hear the entire speech or the words in context, but that’s never been what hating Sarah Palin is all about.

Nevertheless the reaction of the left not only makes the lie out of her insignificance or irrelevance but speaks volumes.

The Moderate (HA!) Voice:

I long for the day when Sarah Palin will disappear from the political landscape because every time she opens her mouth she reminds us of why she was so unqualified for the vice presidency. Trying to sound knowledgeable about the Syrian crisis, Palin, who spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Saturday, weighed in on President Obama’s decision to arm the rebels, saying, “Until we have a commander-in-chief who knows what he is doing…let Allah sort it out.” Really, Sarah, like you knew what you were doing as Alaska’s governor?

As a matter of fact the record shows she did. It wasn’t until she was considered a danger to the left and the entire national democrat party went all out against her that her numbers changed.

How about Alan Combs:

Sarah Palin says we shouldn’t get involved in Syria. Not that she isn’t a hawk, it’s just that she doesn’t believe we have a president who knows what he’s doing.

Doesn’t know what he’s doing. Haven’t we just gone through a month where the president has constantly denied knowing anything out anything until he saw it on TV?

I predict by the time I get home from a Father’s day trip to Funspot a lot more updates will be needed to cover the left going ape over Palin’s statements.

I submit and suggest they hate her even more now than ever because they know in their hearts this is true.

Because this attack on Palin ensures that she will be the “MSM goto conservative” for decades to come:

TIME: In the book, the vice presidential character, Tara Meyers, is completely unfit for her job.

WALLACE: The idea of a mentally ill vice president who suffers in complete isolation was obviously sparked by the behaviors I witnessed by Sarah Palin.

I know she has a child on the way, I guess she wanted to be sure she could afford college in uncertain times. Thanks to Sarah Palin’s youth Nicole knows that hating her from the right will provide gainful employment even in a tea party future.

I’ve often commented on MSNBC’s niche market and the idea that their programing is designed to keep and appeal to said market.

Now that Glenn Beck has struck out on his own he might be well advised to keep that in mind.

Tonight Brain Sack made an extremely poor taste joke about Sarah Palin. Don’t we have enough of that crap in the lame stream? I am not going to pay $10.00 a month to hear more.

Or let me put it another way: No Amount of hitting Sarah Palin is going to get liberals to subscribe to your network, liberals can get all they want from the regular media for free. All that does is give conservatives a reason to decide to keep $10 in the bank.

Stacy McCain elaborates:

What purpose was served, however, by Brian Sack’s joke at Sarah Palin’s expense? It was just a cheap laugh. I’m sure we’ll get an apology from him (and from Glenn Beck) explaining that Sack’s joke was intended to portray the rumored affair with a black basketball star as laughably ridiculous. I get that, OK? And I also understand that, privately, Brian Sack and Glenn Beck will say that the outrage over this joke illustrates the think-skinned hypersensitive defensiveness of Palin’s admirers, and the can’t-take-a-joke nature of some conservatives.

While it’s true that some Palin fans come close to the point of idolatry, her enemies are not only considerably worse but even more obsessed. Just yesterday a group of comments appeared on my videos from Palin’s Manchester event pushing the Glen Rice nonsense even though they were a week old and totally unrelated, as if that invalidates the points she makes.

It’s Beck’s network and he can do what he wants, and so can the potential subscribers.

Your call.

Update: How weak does a Palin smear have to be that even the NYT are panning it. Not to worry oh Palin Derangement syndrome sufferers Apparently Dave Weigel and Slate decided to fill the void the paper left.

Update 2: Readers might notice that a couple of their comments were not approved. I will explain briefly: If I object to people making salacious implications about Mrs. Palin, I’m sure not going to allow comments that make such implications concerning the wives or daughters of the people hitting her.

Sunday Conservatives for Palin linked to an article in the Des Moines Register called Iowans weigh a possible Palin run.

Strategists here said she’s an attractive candidate for many reasons: big name, big charisma, big self-confidence, instant media access, loyal base, socially conservative, tea party sympathizer — and she strikes fear in the hearts of other Republicans, who don’t want to be attacked by her.

Although I’ve made no secret of what I think of Sarah Palin or a Palin candidacy I think there are disadvantages in a run in 2012 and advantages in staying out of the race that should be soberly considered:

1. The GOP field:

Contrary to the MSM narrative we actually have a rather strong GOP field. From the weakest to the strongest from the worst to the best; The current crop all are able to beat Obama and would be an improvement over him.

2. Diluting the Tea:

Governor Palin’s entry would be an imperative if we didn’t have good Tea Party candidates already in the field but: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, McCotter, Paul, Perry, Roemer, Santorum are all Tea Party friendly candidates. (My issues with Ron Paul are not fiscal). The division of the Tea Party strength by another entry give new life to the “Better than Obama but that’s not saying much” establishment wing of Huntsman, Johnson and Romney. This is a bad thing.

3. Sour Grapes supporters: (the Dede gambit)

For many months now people have come into the field and made commitments, volunteers have tirelessly advocated for their people putting time sweat and money into campaigns. Many of these people might have gone with Palin if she had entered early but a late Palin’s entry (though sensible for many reasons) would suck the air out of some smaller campaigns and will leave some bad feelings among the grass roots supporters. Expect the Romney Campaign and its allies to do their best to use this as a wedge to divide the Tea Party.

4. Keeping the Field Honest:

If Governor Palin chooses not to run the dynamic of the field changes from: “How do we attack her without upsetting her supporters?” (Romney of course has the establishment to do it for him) to “How do we keep her supporters happy” and/or “How do we get her to endorse our campaign?”. Suddenly she becomes the single most courted voter in the race. That allows her to advance the positions that she has championed throughout the last 3 years.

5. Short Circuit the media re-direct operation

The media with their desire to re-elect President Obama at all costs will spend a lot of time in a crowded campaign trying to force other campaigns to pick fights with Governor Palin or to comment on her. Naturally since all are competing for the same office it is necessary for them to draw distinctions between you and them. Every time a GOP candidate is hitting Sarah Palin is a time they are NOT hitting President Obama or the democrats and I can guarantee that it will be those clips, not ones attacking the administration that will get the most air time.

6. The Fleet in Being gambit:

If Governor Palin doesn’t run in 2012 she remains a potential candidate for yet another election cycle. Like a fleet in being this forces a Democratic administration and/or media to disaster plan every time she reacts while keeping a GOP president or congress honest if they decide to go soft.

7. Riding to the sound of the guns:

A chief executive has to deal with every problem on the plate at the same time. As a non-candidate or non-president she can continue to use facebook to as a direct portal to mobilize her followers and quickly react to events to drive coverage and opinion but can devote her full energy to the most important fights as they show up.

8. The ultimate campaign asset:

Outside of the White House she remains a powerful fundraising and campaigning draw that can be utilized in support of conservative candidates and campaigns on the state and federal level without the complications of office. If elected to office as the head of the GOP she is to some degree obliged to support any member of the party as a member of the party.

9. Time is on our side:

Governor Palin at 47 is a year younger than me. in 2016 she will be 52, in 2020 she will be 56, in 2024 she will be 60 that is one year younger than Hillery Clinton was on Election day 2008. Governor Palin could conceivably run anytime between now and 2032 without age being an issue. Meanwhile while age is less a foe for the pol it is devastating for the MSM host hoping to attract an audience on cable. She will still be a viable presidential candidate when Katie Couric is regulated to a once a quarter appearance on a Sunday show panel.

None of these points mean that Sarah Palin should not run and would not win in 2012. I believe she can beat Obama this year and would make a fine president and an even finer leader of the free world. My support for Sarah Palin is predicated on what I think is best for the long-term interest of our country. That being the case the ultimate goal must be the most effective use of the Governor’s considerable political and leadership talents to that end. Therefore it is necessary to soberly look at the pros and cons of any such decision.

If we don’t then how are we different from the unthinking throngs who treated Obama’s election to the presidency as the next best thing to the second coming of the Lord?

Doug Matacoins and I had a bit of a back and forth on twitter last night about Sarah Palin. Seeing the same events we came to different conclusions about her fitness in office and our decisions to support her (me) or not (him).

This morning I awoke to this tweet from him:

The first thing I saw online today

I followed the link to Jonathan Turley’s site where the breathless news was reported and ended with this dig:

It now appears that Jeremiah 29:11-13 means that God’s plan for Sarah begins with accepting huge amounts of money from a reality show, speaking engagements, and celebrity appearance. God truly does move in mysterious ways.

I answered in a comment, but when I read it, it looked pretty good as a post so I reprint the comment in full here:

So lets see if I get this straight:

The left in order to ruin Sarah Palin who was at best upper middle class if even at the time, launches frivolous suit after frivolous suit in an attempt to ruin her.

These complaints cost the Palin’s personally a lot of money.

Rather than going into huge debt with a family of 5 she resigns and makes money to fight them

And that’s all her fault?

Considering her effectiveness against the left in general and the president in particular perhaps a smarter strategy would have been not launching frivolous complaints thereby keeping her in Alaska making it harder for her to get involved in National campaigns.

But to make this assertion is like throwing rocks at a person’s house all night and then when they come outside with a bat taking a picture and saying: “Look he’s threatening people with a bat!”

This in the mainstream media is known as “reporting!”

The Palin’s of course have a very thick skin and nothing the MSM is going to say about her is going to phase her one bit, but it’s interesting to watch these guys in action.

On and one more thing about Doug (who was my guest on DaTechGuy on DaRadio on show 31). Guys I like Sarah Palin and would be happy to vote for her for president but it is NOT sexist to disagree with either of those statements, so if you are hitting Doug on that, it’s very uncool. It looks an awful lot like hitting people who disagree with Obama with the racist label.

Palin derangement syndrome is bad, but so is a Sarah Palin cult. I’d be happy to fight on the same ground with Sarah Palin but I’m not going to worship the ground she walks on.

Or to paraphrase one of my favorite presidents: “A Sarah Palin cult is as bad as an Obama one.”

Update: Lisa Graas agrees And critiques:

I don’t see Sarah Palin as a “sell-out”, really. I would have done the same thing. But the problem is that Sarah Palin was propelled into office in the first place in large part on a platform of ethics law reform…and she was the champion of the law that was used to do this to her. In other words, the law was terribly flawed, and she is suffering the consequences of that flaw.

Sarah Palin is rather libertarian in her views. In other words, she’s not big on the idea of using the force of law to have a more just society. But evil exists in the world, and it is just and good for the law to protect the innocent from that evil. Our laws should not have holes in them that will allow evil to trample over good.

Is Sarah Palin a good person? Yes, I think so. Is she a great American? Of course. Is she capable of bringing about effective changes in the law that will actually protect the vulnerable? I think not.

Sissy Willis and Smitty ask an interesting question in this tweet:

A fair question but unlike the left, although many on the political right are religious, our politics are NOT our religion, otherwise unlike the left our proper response would be this:

And since I’m using Python’s clip the least I can do is try to sell a DVD or two for them.

If we could only find out what He/Palin is really up to! Hypothesis after hypothesis has been tried, and still we can’t find out. Yet we must never lose hope; more and more complicated theories, fuller and fuller collections of data, richer rewards for researchers who make progress, more and more terrible punishments for those who fail – all this, pursued and accelerated to the very end of time, cannot, surely, fail to succeed.

Admit it, if you were told that Paragraph was written by someone in the democratic party and/or the Media about Palin it would not have surprised you, would it?

Although I’ve never formally been introduced to Sarah Palin I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her very close up twice, once at a political event with my youngest in NH in 2008 at a high school and once at the Tea Party Express Rally in April in 2010.

I took the liberty of noting both the actions and reaction of Palin and the people who were so adamantly opposed to her.

At both events Palin’s demeanor was calm, her presentation was clear, the impromptu moments were moments of clarity and she seemed in every way (except slightly odd-looking hips), completely normal.

Meanwhile her detractors tended to be shrill and angry, I remember approaching one 17 year old girl at the NH who was with a group led by a teacher shouting rather nasty stuff at her. I ask why she thought Palin was unfit to be VP, and she answered:

“Because her daughter got pregnant without being married!”

You read that right, that was a teenage liberal democratic case against Palin.

In Boston we had folks like Larry who derided all Tea party folks as white racists and one kid who decided to egg Palin’s bus. We had less anger but a smug sense of superiority.

This more than anything else impressed me about Palin, her normalcy.

Yet despite this normalcy (or maybe because of it) the left and the Media has obsessively pursued her in the hopes of bringing her down and now today the Palin e-mails make her look….Normal. Update: Video added

And here lies the MSM’s dilemma, if they had simply researched this stuff themselves instead of the snipe hunt they could have delayed spreading the knowledge that Palin simply did her job, and did it well. But because of the huge build up they find themselves forced to release info to the public that directly contradict the template they have spent years trying to create.

The frustration level must be incredible, perhaps like Joseph Cannon who still insists Rep Weiner is being blackmailed by Breitbart into admitting stuff he didn’t do (no I’m not kidding about that) the media will conclude that Palin has somehow has manipulated the data.

I’m sure if the Daily Kos and Democratic underground can devote only a few more years of manpower to it they just might find something to stop her. Maybe.

Update:
Can’t help but think of this Dr. Who Quote and episode:

You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that need altering.


The Face of Evil (part10) by tardismedia

the quote is at 6:13

I’m sorry if the two biggest major American newspapers organs to promote liberalism and the Democratic party are recruiting people all over the world for the express purpose and hope of finding dirt on Sarah Palin, we have to assume that:

1. The left fears Sarah Palin in the way that Satan fears Christ.

2. Their “Paul Revere” attacks a failure.

3. They consider the Bus Tour and the upcoming movie a game changer that has to be countered at all costs.

4. They have decided that it is worth the risk of driving GOP opponents of Palin into her camp on the assumption they won’t vote for Obama anyway, like so:

The same press that wouldn’t vet Barack Obama, and barely questions 2400-page policies is looking for the public to find dirt on a private citizen who has been out of office for two years? She is so in their heads, and their hate is so naked, that the WaPo and NYTimes don’t realize how destructive this move is going to be to their own selves. When even Palin non-fans and fence-sitters (like me) are offended by this — you’re talking EPIC fail!

5. Along the same lines as above, the mainstream media is so anxious, so obsessed with Sarah Palin’s destruction that they are willing to use a tactic that even the most Pollyannaish media supporter can not deny the bias inherent in it. In fact a tactic so destructive that they desperately tried to deny it…

“The New York Times has not asked for readers to help with an investigation,” NYT spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said in an e-mail to The Daily Caller, pointing TheDC to a specific news story about the Palin e-mails’ release.

…even though the request appeared in their own blog

“We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple form to describe the nature of the e-mail, and provide a name and e-mail address so we’ll know who should get the credit. Join us here on Friday afternoon and into the weekend to participate.”

In one respect this reminds me of the early days of the Weiner stuff. He was convinced that the MSM would cover for him and attack Breitbart but what he didn’t understand was that any Twitter user could understand what his actions meant and it was a simple matter to explain it to others.

In the same respect any person who has ever sent e-mails or used a computer understands what is going on here and why and for those few who do not regularly use e-mail it is easily explained..

The amount of sympathy this is going to generate for Palin among the not involved is considerable and will not be easily countered. Even the attempt to spin something complicated that they might find will still pale before the idea that the media has decided that recruit hundreds of people worldwide to go through someone’s e-mail with the express purpose of destroying them.

This is the death knell for the anti-Palin movement’s credibility, and a disaster for every single GOP opponent to her who will be forced to denounce it.

Amazing, simply amazing!

Update: Speaking of Amazing, Morning Joe mentions the release of the e-mails (Mika treats it as a non-story) and totally ignores the NYT & Washington post “recruitment” of people to go through them. “Journolist” lives!

Update: You know what happens when you schedule a post for 5 a.m. that you write before midnight, your co-blogger / friend has the same thought.

The Huffington Post expects to start receiving some of these emails this afternoon. We need your help going through this mass of documents to find notable passages and references to pass on to our reporters. This afternoon, we’ll post the documents online and provide a place for you to leave notes on the emails you see.

In fairness I don’t expect better than the Huff-Po but then again, they are not just Huff-Po they are AOL Now. Lovely! How much money did they spend to compromise their brand?

My inbox had this charming email in it, from the HuffPo:

Today, the U.S. media will get its first glimpse of more than 24,000 emails sent and received by Sarah Palin during her tenure as governor of Alaska. These emails were originally requested by journalists, citizens and other groups in 2008, when Palin was Sen. John McCain’s running mate on the Republican presidential ticket. They are being released now after years of delays.

The Huffington Post expects to start receiving some of these emails this afternoon. We need your help going through this mass of documents to find notable passages and references to pass on to our reporters. This afternoon, we’ll post the documents online and provide a place for you to leave notes on the emails you see.

We’ll contact you as soon as we have the documents available for you to read. If you want to be among the first to read Sarah Palin’s emails and help The Huffington Post write great stories about them, please sign up by following the link below.

Follow the link to sign up:
Underneath, there is a copy of the link with “Sign up now to help us search through Sarah Palin’s emails”.  Let me remind leftists of a few things: Sarah Palin is not in office.  She left office because of the slew of ethics complaints against her – frivolous complaints that were bankrupting her family and costing the state time and resources.  She is not a current candidate for any political office.  She is a private citizen whose church has been torched, who has received death threats, whose neighbours one summer were a few creepy ‘reporters’ writing an expose on her.  A private citizen whose emails will now be made public.  Those emails will be read by tens of thousands of whackadoodles with nothing better to do with their time than dig up dirt on a grandmother.
How messed up in the head are these people?
Cross-posted at Haemet.