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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mailvox: oh noes!

Sarah Palin isn't invited to speak at the Republican convention? This outrage must not stand! We must do something! John Hawkins sends an email:
As you may have heard, Sarah Palin isn't being given a speaking slot at the Republican National convention. Not only is Sarah Palin the single most prominent woman in the Republican party, a strong advocate of the Tea Party, and an electrifying speaker, she was the also VP candidate in 2008 and was one of the biggest impact players for the Republican Party during the 2010 elections. Not only does Sarah Palin deserve an opportunity to speak, she would be a tremendous asset at the convention.

Towards that end, I'm going to try to collect 10,000 signatures from conservatives who think Sarah Palin should be given a speaking slot. If you're one of those conservatives, your signature, your link, and any help you can give on Facebook and Twitter would be much appreciated.
Won't you please help? Think of the children!

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96 Comments:

Anonymous VryeDenker August 14, 2012 7:18 AM  

Well, the guy has a point.

Anonymous the abe August 14, 2012 7:40 AM  

AWC, endorse Vox. It's not often the enemy hands you a gun and paints a bullseye on his shoe.

Blogger James Dixon August 14, 2012 7:54 AM  

Well, it is obviously a deliberate snub. But I doubt Sarah expected much else.

Anonymous Pablo August 14, 2012 8:05 AM  

These politicians appear to me to be student council participants who learned how the system is rigged and now just play the game at a higher level. They crave the attention of the cool kids and want above anything else to be king or queen of the prom. MPAI indeed.

Blogger Nate August 14, 2012 8:13 AM  

What in God's name would possess someone to send this email to Vox?

Anonymous JartStar August 14, 2012 8:15 AM  

Romney, Ryan and their banker overlords are actually trying to win. She can only detract from a serious campaign effort.

Anonymous daddynichol August 14, 2012 8:28 AM  

She can speak providing she doesn't use the phrases "You betcha! Don't cha know! and, Mommy Grizzly!"

Sincerely,

The RNC

Anonymous No_Limit_Bubba™ August 14, 2012 8:41 AM  

Sarah Paling can come out and shout :

"HOW'S THAT HOPEY CHANGY STUFF WORKIN' OUT FOR YA?"

*Brings down the house.*

Then Paul Ryan can detail his plan to balance the budget by 2063!

2063.

Anonymous No_Limit_Bubba™ August 14, 2012 8:45 AM  

@Nate
Vox is still on some email lists from his "Voice of the Republican establishment" days...

Anonymous dh August 14, 2012 8:51 AM  

One of the nastiest features of the GOP machine is the cash-circuit that exists. It's just below the respectable circuit, but it's always right there, just an inch below the surface. Newt Gingrich, Palin, and hundreds of others float in it, effectively milking the GOP base for millions - but slowly - until they can't wring one more red nickel from them.

Anonymous Mr Green Man August 14, 2012 8:55 AM  

Sarah Palin will be just one more reminder of the failed McCain run. Sarah Palin risks becoming a far less accomplished version of the post-premiership Lady Thatcher -- one who consistently crushed the testicles of the then-current Tory politicians and made them look like nancy boys doing what Mother Maggie told them to do. She should graciously exit stage left and be quiet for a while, like the rumored Anne Coulter "Anne's Long Vacation".

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler August 14, 2012 8:57 AM  

Sarah Palin is a true blue American. She oozes Americana.

That is why the Left hates her, a visceral hate.

She should speak. She has twenty times the charisma of McRomneynuts and Ryan put together. She has the charisma of Ronald Reagan. They were both down-to-earth. That is a true blue American.

Blogger GAHCindy August 14, 2012 9:03 AM  

If I were Sarah, I'd feel kind of embarrassed that anybody thought they had to take up for me. Did she ever even say she wanted to be there?

Anonymous Rantor August 14, 2012 9:10 AM  

Despite the fact that she has no great ideas, and tends to repeat herself over and over, and I really wouldn't tune in to listen to her. I'd invite Sara and her husband over for coffee. I suspect she's pretty nice in person. Romney, no. Ryan, maybe.

W.LindsayWheeler has a good point. I'd let Sara speak, as long as she hires a new speechwriter, just to hear the apoplexy among the liberal left.

Anonymous Todd Palin August 14, 2012 9:12 AM  

She should graciously exit stage left and be quiet for a while...

Only "a while"?

Anonymous CaptDMO August 14, 2012 9:15 AM  

SIgn my petition, your personal commitment makes you "all in". And by the way, "...spare change? Spare change?"
Judging by the DAILY (sometimes 2 or 3)E-mails I inexplicably get,it's the political science model taken DIRECTLY from the Socialist playbook espoused by "Vote Democrat, ANY democrat" machine to rein in dupe cash.

Kinda' like..."Volunteer for US, to raise money for...research", or "Donate now, that we may register volunteers to promote welfare."

CaptDMO

Anonymous daddynichol August 14, 2012 9:17 AM  

She can speak providing she doesn't use the phrases "You betcha! Don't cha know! and, Mommy Grizzly!"

Sincerely,

The RNC

Anonymous Orion August 14, 2012 9:26 AM  

"Won't you please help? Think of the children!"

You mean her daughter, the unwed mother with a reality tv show? Thank you Republicrat party for lowering the bar another notch for what is deemed acceptable.

Anonymous FUBAR Nation (Ben) August 14, 2012 9:26 AM  

Don't make fun of Palin because the Big Momma Grizzlies will come after you!!!

Anonymous Josh August 14, 2012 9:27 AM  

Vox is still on some email lists from his "Voice of the Republican establishment" days...

They'll probably remove him from those lists now that the wnd readers have outed him as a pure marxist.

Anonymous E. PERLINE August 14, 2012 9:29 AM  

I'm for Sarah Palin but she was caught by the guns of the Kept Press and has been damaged. Of course the Kept Press is targeting other conservatives, but it's losing its effectiveness.

Incidentally, Vox, I read in the Drudge Report that Rome is being hit hard by the recession. Does this apply to other areas of Italy?

Anonymous Roundtine August 14, 2012 9:46 AM  

You betcha!

Anonymous Vic August 14, 2012 9:48 AM  

Peggy Nooonan and Bawbra Boosh must be dancin the jig right about now. Palin is much too stoopid to speak at the likes of the brilliant and conservative RNC.

No lipstick for the pig this time, 'cause this is the importantist election evah.

Anonymous Anonymous August 14, 2012 9:50 AM  

Have you guys seen that "One is Too Many" Campaign that Obama is doing? Check out an edited version that shows the hypocrisy of the campaign.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWN_cOWds5k&feature=plcp

Blogger Joel August 14, 2012 9:52 AM  

She has the charisma of Ronald Reagan.

No she doesn't. I don't worship Reagan like your typical conservative, but to compare him to the airhead Palin is an insult.

Anonymous rubbermallet August 14, 2012 9:52 AM  

Rancor wrote :

"Despite the fact that she has no great ideas, and tends to repeat herself over and over, and I really wouldn't tune in to listen to her. I'd invite Sara and her husband over for coffee. I suspect she's pretty nice in person. Romney, no. Ryan, maybe.

W.LindsayWheeler has a good point. I'd let Sara speak, as long as she hires a new speechwriter, just to hear the apoplexy among the liberal left. "

I've basically said, she seems like a semi intelligent, nice person. Someone you would love to have over and be friends with. but so is my mother and she should never be a politician.

We need to, as a country, move past Palin. sure she got trounced by the left sometimes fairly, a lot of times unfairly, but we need to let her go.

Anonymous Daniel August 14, 2012 9:55 AM  

Hear hear! Single most prominent women really haven't done enough to destroy the party of Lincoln yet.

Also, in addition to Palin, the convention is missing an owl statue.

Anonymous Vidad August 14, 2012 9:58 AM  

Palin would be an improvement over almost any Republican in the field.

Of course, that's not saying much. She's still a neo-con Zionist.

Anonymous jack August 14, 2012 9:59 AM  

The Tea party, and they are important to the RNC, whether RNC wants to admit it or not, will take this has a direct snub I think.
Go ahead RNC, start screwing with your most vocal and effective base. Go ahead. If this country can survive another 4 of Obama think of the hard lessons learned!

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler August 14, 2012 10:01 AM  

Charisma is what leadership is supposed to have. It galvanizes and inspires. Ronald Reagan had Charisma. Sarah Palin has that as well. Her down to earthiness, her excitement, her energy, her frontiersmanship.

How many of you lived in the mountains or out in the woods? Survival skills? Look at Palin--shooting grizzlies, fishing, boating, etc. This lady can do it all. How many men out there?

She embodies the old American Frontier spirit!

Did George Bush do that? Did Lawyer Clinton? Do you think Hillary is anyway comparable to Sarah Palin? Sarah Palin could kick Romney's ass! --with both of her hands tied behind her back!

Sarah Palin is like the female version of Chuch Norris---AND YOU ALL KNOW----NO ONE, but NO ONE messes with Chuch Norris! You don't mess with Sarah Palin. She just might hunt you down for dinner!

Anonymous paradox August 14, 2012 10:07 AM  

OT: The GOP gives the keynote to the Fat Bastard. At this point I hope the Ron Paul wing gives the Gay Old Pedophiles hell.

Anonymous VD August 14, 2012 10:11 AM  

Incidentally, Vox, I read in the Drudge Report that Rome is being hit hard by the recession. Does this apply to other areas of Italy?

Yes, definitely. I expect il Cavaliere to return and come to power on the basis of promising a return to the Lira.

Anonymous Martin Larry King Jr. August 14, 2012 10:13 AM  

Allright! I Palin thread. Now I can plug some movies..

Palin Channels Bluto: The Final Cut (Warning: Language and Critical Thinking)

Palin vs Lawyers with a sense of humor (Warning: More Critical Thinking)

King, Palin, and Mooses (Warning: No Critical Thinking Whatsoever)

While we are on the subject of Mooses (Just imagine the dancer as Palin with a blonde wig)

Okay, Palin with a deep dark tan, and some really weird makeup, and she goes by the name -- Bridget

Anonymous Rantor August 14, 2012 10:14 AM  

The Banksta wing of the GOP is controlling the CONvention...

Speaking of grizzly moms... Ryan is a bow hunter, at least he'll be able to survive once they confiscate our guns and ammo. Never heard of no bow-sniffing dogs have ya?

Anonymous The other skeptic August 14, 2012 10:15 AM  

While those are undoubtedly important problems in some peoples minds, perhaps more important is how many of us do they plan to shoot that they need so much ammo

Blogger IM2L844 August 14, 2012 10:16 AM  

Why would anybody care one way or the other about the lineup at this dog and pony show? I could understand if there were the slightest inkling it might have some actual entertainment value, but I can't see it. It is totally predictable. There will be lots of flags, balloons, banners, posters, confetti, warmed over rah-rah speeches and rock music that is completely unsuited to the occasion. What, exactly, is entertaining about that? If anything of interest does happen like a ninja sneak attack, it will be plastered all over the media until I'm sick of it anyway. But we could never get that lucky.

Anonymous The other skeptic August 14, 2012 10:17 AM  

Also, in addition to Palin, the convention is missing an owl statue.

Probably so the crickets don't feel afraid.

Anonymous Rantor August 14, 2012 10:21 AM  

Where is that guy who studies the Thal and Cro Magnon and whatever attributes of humans... I want to see his analysis of the four candidates... what he can read from their faces. The fact that Ryan is a bow hunter, etc.

Anonymous III August 14, 2012 10:51 AM  

Because Sarah Palin is the female version of Ron Paul.

It is amazing how many people go all gamma over her.

And Wheeler, spending a few days in the wilderness to hunt is not akin to the frontier days... when it was done 24/7 and a lifestyle.

Anonymous CMC August 14, 2012 10:55 AM  

Is that the same John Hawkins as the one with the bio at Townhall.com, that ends with "one of the co-founders of Not Mitt Romney.com," which last is hyperlinked to --well, I'll let you enjoy Townhall's cuteness.

Anonymous Josh August 14, 2012 11:05 AM  

Where is that guy who studies the Thal and Cro Magnon and whatever attributes of humans... I want to see his analysis of the four candidates... what he can read from their faces. The fact that Ryan is a bow hunter, etc.

Don't encourage him.

Anonymous JartStar August 14, 2012 11:07 AM  

More information on the plight of Italy.

Italy's problem is long term growth. This is not a passing phenomenon, but one which has been getting steadily worse over decades. Italy has lost growth at a pace of about one percent a year over the last four decades. If the pattern continues Italy GDP will drop over this decade and continue to do so for as far ahead as the eye can see.

If Italy defaults and leaves the euro it will be so catastrophic for the banking system and the EU I wouldn’t be surprised if bullets start to fly. Look at what Greece has done and its GDP is smaller than Houston, Texas.

Anonymous Josh August 14, 2012 11:07 AM  

I didn't know Wheeler could fall in love with someone like Sarah Palin, who doesn't seem like his type at all, since she is not a prepubescent boy...

Blogger Nate August 14, 2012 11:11 AM  

"She has the charisma of Ronald Reagan."

By charisma... he means... boobs.

Anonymous Anonymous August 14, 2012 11:22 AM  

The population of whites is 82.9%, of blacks it is 12.6%, and other is 4.5%. The homicide rates for each group are: 4.5 for whites, 34.4 for blacks, and 4.1 for other (1980-2008 DOJ stats). Now, (.829 * 4.5) + (.126 * 34.4) + (.044 * 4.1) = 3.7305 + 4.3344 + 0.1804 = 8.2453

4.3344 of 8.2453 = 52.5%

Blacks are responsible for 52.5% of an average US homicide rate of 8.2453.

Is this correct?

Blogger Ghost August 14, 2012 11:24 AM  

"Because Sarah Palin is the female version of Ron Paul."

You take that back right now, or you're grounded.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 August 14, 2012 11:33 AM  

Because Sarah Palin is the female version of Ron Paul.

Nope. There is only one Ron Paul.

Anonymous Vidad August 14, 2012 11:36 AM  

@Nate

"She has the charisma of Ronald Reagan."

"By charisma... he means... boobs."


Sarah Palin has the boobs of Ronald Reagan?

Anonymous Orion August 14, 2012 11:47 AM  

I beg to differ. I think she has adequate boobs. Of course it could all be padding, but I am willing to give her the benefit of a doubt.

Anonymous Suomynona August 14, 2012 11:58 AM  

Saw a recent picture of Palin in a cheap-looking outfit. Yikes. There's a little too much hippie-chick in that woman for me to take her seriously. Palin may have a strong appeal, but it is limited to a certain demographic.

It appears the GOP is pushing the reset button for this campaign. The involvement of any prominent figures from the pathetic '08 campaign, in which they clearly had no intention of winning, would be detrimental. This time around they intend to win (given the nod). Palin's limited appeal, her defeat in '08 and all her political baggage don't serve that goal.

Anonymous jack August 14, 2012 12:02 PM  

How did this get to the discussion of Palin's boobs? Are not we the people in enough dire straits without cheapening the dialog with irrelevancies. I don't care about her boobs [except academically, of course].

Anonymous The CronoLink August 14, 2012 12:09 PM  

This reads like an automated mail...

Blogger ajw308 August 14, 2012 12:24 PM  

In 3 years as Governor, she increased spending by 30%. When Ted Stevens was getting railroaded on bogus charges that were supported with falsified evidence, she was silent. Had she backed Uncle Ted, her Palinistas would have added enough votes to keep the liberal Mark Begich out of the Senate.

When Sarah went to Ted Stevens memorial service, she was told to leave by the widow.

Fiscally, she's a liberal, morally she's a conservative (and you can't judge her by what her daughter's done) but I don't think she has the courage or grit to lead once you get past the Hoo-Rah, speeches and banners. But to compare her to Ron Paul tells me how little you know about either.

Anonymous Houston August 14, 2012 12:28 PM  

In addition to "mailvox" and "politics", this post also merits the "trainwreck" label.

Anonymous Ugh August 14, 2012 12:35 PM  

Sarah Palin will be just one more reminder of the failed McCain run.

That's why they won't let her speak? Then how come they're letting McCain himself speak? His presence will fill the convention hall with the pungent stink of a LOSER - and also a TRAITOR if you believe he deliberately threw the election.

Anonymous Daniel August 14, 2012 12:37 PM  

Sarah Palin has the boobs of Ronald Reagan?

James Watt and Sandra Day O'Connor?

That would be the start of an interesting cabinet.

Anonymous Clay August 14, 2012 12:40 PM  

Now, ajw308 is talking about her hoo-hah.

See what ya'll started?

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 14, 2012 12:50 PM  

Anonymous,

Your math is correct, and your interpretation is valid (except that your use of the present tense is misleading; e.g. "Other" is now much larger than 4.1%), but I'm having trouble checking your facts. Would you please provide a direct link to your source?

No offense, but I refuse to spend more than 10 minutes navigating the BJS site.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 14, 2012 12:57 PM  

Oh, and I should mention that you need to choose a pseudonym before Vox boots you. It's a rule of the blog.

E.g. Anonymous1 would be fine.

Anonymous NewAnubis August 14, 2012 1:01 PM  

This thread is entirely lopsided...Time for respectful tribute to Marxist racks as well. To wit: Nancy Pelosi. :)

Anonymous Azimus August 14, 2012 1:08 PM  

Rantor August 14, 2012 9:10 AM
Despite the fact that she... ...tends to repeat herself over and over


I think that's modern politics 101. Ron Paul does the same thing. So does everybody - at least at the national level.

Anonymous Azimus August 14, 2012 1:13 PM  

Wheeler:
How many of you lived in the mountains or out in the woods? Survival skills? Look at Palin--shooting grizzlies, fishing, boating, etc. This lady can do it all. How many men out there?

She embodies the old American Frontier spirit!


She's an ambitious colonial from The Wilds beyond District 7. Her skills at 19th century occupations are irrelevent.

I'm still not sure all this gushing over Sarah is legit or not, Wheeler...

Anonymous Orion August 14, 2012 1:21 PM  

I think Wheeler is havin y'all on. Being a Monarchist and all...

Blogger Joel August 14, 2012 1:23 PM  

morally she's a conservative

Palin is a staunch feminist. Feminists are are not morally conservative; they stand for the very things that undermine the fabric of a moral society. And yes, I will judge her by her daughter. Her daughter's problems are what you typically see exhibited by the off-spring of a feminist career womyn and her effeminate, stay-at-home husband.

Anonymous JartStar August 14, 2012 1:35 PM  

If you follow the theory that the Oval Office will be occupied by whichever candidate is most beloved by the banks, then Romney will will in November.

Paul Ryan is the Holy Grail for Wall Street

The privatization of SS is certainly sinister. It will go broke regardless, but funneling off a percentage of what little people will eventually get into Wall Street is just plain evil.

Anonymous Moose Hunter August 14, 2012 1:38 PM  

Joel, Todd Palin might just stomp an effeminate hole in you:

"Palin is a four-time champion of the Tesoro Iron Dog, the world's longest snowmobile race, and traces the path of the Iditarod race with an extra journey of several hundred miles to Fairbanks added.

Palin has competed in the Tesoro every year since 1993. His racing teammate is Scott Davis, with whom he won in 2007. He has previously raced with Dusty Van Meter in the race, and they were co-champions in 2000 and 2002. In 1995, Palin partnered with Dwayne Drake for his first win.

In 2008, 400 miles (640 km) from defending his Tesoro Iron Dog championship, he was injured and broke his arm[28] when he was thrown 70 feet from his machine. He was sent to the hospital but managed to finish in fourth place. "


Anonymous cheddarman August 14, 2012 1:57 PM  

Palin will just serve up more neoconservative boiler plate about how we need to attack Iran, stand by Israel ,and try to rule the world

Blogger ajw308 August 14, 2012 2:10 PM  

Now, ajw308 is talking about her hoo-hah.

See what ya'll started?


I was talking about the cheerleading, but hey, it's fun taking this thread as low as we can. But that's what happens on these shallow topics that have little merit.

Re the OT link above. I saw that on Drudge earlier and to avoid confusion, wonder if we'll be calling NOA the Weather Overground when they start using their hollowpoints, cause you don't target practice with hollowpoints.

I wonder who they really bought them for.

Blogger Joel August 14, 2012 2:11 PM  

That's nice, Moose Hunter. I am aware of Mr. Palin's prowess as an outdoor sportsman. But I was speaking of his effeminate abdication of leadership of his family. It's his wife who clearly wears the pants in the family, particularly from an economic standpoint. And from what I understand, he doesn't seem to have an issue with playing a background role--all in support of his career-minded wife, of course.

Manhood is not about kicking ass in sports. Perhaps if he were focused more on leading and discipling his family his wife wouldn't be such a feminist and his teenage daughter might not have felt the need to sleep around with and get impregnated by the high school hockey jock.

Anonymous bw August 14, 2012 2:29 PM  

the convention is missing an owl statue.

+1

Ah, but they have their newly inverted Pentagrams on their cute little Elephant, though.

Anonymous Eric Blair August 14, 2012 2:33 PM  

“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell

Anonymous Daniel August 14, 2012 2:34 PM  

Joel - he's a 20-year oil and gas worker who had to quit Texaco or BP or whatever it was for political reasons when his wife's office was negotiating with the company. He went back to it because his commercial fishing operation and her stint as Governor was a big step down in income. For goodness sakes, her job at the time paid something like $100,000 or thereabouts.

It wasn't like he left his gig to ride her financial coattails at the time.

They got poorer when he quit to avoid a political conflict of interest. Your thumbnail sketch of Todd seems really off, but that's based on my memory of conversations a while ago with family members from Alaska (one native, three fishery migrants). All four of them were Democrats, and all four of them still thought it was stupid he had to quit.

That's the only reason I remember anything about Todd Palin, as my eyes tend to glaze over every time the insubstantial Bi-Parties begin discussing things among themselves.

Incidentally, I remember being stunned when McCain picked Palin: I knew nothing about her other than the bit about her political work screwing up (temporarily) the breadwinner's cashflow. I'm sure that Todd's connection to his employer and to the Governor's office ended up working out for him financially (conflict or no conflict) but I fail to see how that makes him a dependent house husband.

Maybe you are thinking of Nate.

Anonymous Daniel August 14, 2012 2:45 PM  

bw
Ah, but they have their newly inverted Pentagrams on their cute little Elephant, though.

This is why the Cthulhu For President campaign can't get off the ground. The GOP is already acting in conjunction with the Democrats on behalf of Molech.

The only thing I haven't figured out is if the GOP is the beast and the Democrats are the whore of Babylon, or if it is the other way around.

Blogger Joel August 14, 2012 3:06 PM  

Daniel,

Thank you for the information. However, I don't think it detracts from my point at all; in fact, it reinforces it. Why is Todd Palin leaving HIS job for the sake of his wife's? Clearly, his wife's vain-fueled political career took precedent.

I did not mean to insinuate that Todd Palin is some kind of moocher. But I do wonder about the second place status he seems to hold in his family power structure. He appears all too willing to give into the worldly wants and desires of his wife, even if they cost him his job and cost his children their mother.

Anonymous james August 14, 2012 3:07 PM  

Aeoli Pera,

This is my source: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

go to pg. 3

Blogger ajw308 August 14, 2012 3:51 PM  

Way off topic:
Mothra is coming, Godzilla can't be far behind.

Blogger JohnG August 14, 2012 4:09 PM  

Bah, she's a MILF.

Just turn down the volume and think those thoughts...

just sayin...

Anonymous Daniel August 14, 2012 4:12 PM  

Thank you for the information. However, I don't think it detracts from my point at all; in fact, it reinforces it. Why is Todd Palin leaving HIS job for the sake of his wife's?

Because his wife's governorship helped his company get a deal, which advanced his career. She was a mayor of Wasila, for goodness sakes, in no small part to get a tax break for Todd's businesses. He didn't take a back seat to anything. Her politics, until the McCain thing, was in a part a hobby that supported Todd's business interests. Her political "aspirations" were certainly not driving the family: it was the other way around.

A feminized, dependent husband would have wasted his time running for practically unpaid political offices, and called it a career.

As far as I can tell, Todd's a savvy company man in that regard. I don't think it is "unmanly" of him to benefit from his wife's charms and networking - as far as I can tell, that's one of the few career benefits of having a wife anymore. The media thing that came in after McCain, that's a totally different monster: one I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, no matter how much money came with it. But before that, I don't think it is reasonable to suggest that the "First Dude" took a back seat to wifey's career in any way. It's rural Alaska, for God's sake, where the feminized go to die.

Anonymous Daniel August 14, 2012 4:22 PM  

Finally, his occasional forays into the media notwithstanding, he strikes me as a guy who is amused by the fluffy and lucrative little gab-project his wife has become. He goes about his business not that much differently than he did when she volunteered to be the mayor to help keep the government out of his business.

Their daughter seems like a rural idiot who hooked up with another rural idiot and they probably would have done alright without the McCain train stopping by, but I can't blame Todd (or Sarah) for that. Her quirks drive me nuts, but nowhere near as badly as the rest of the coifs in the bi-part-machine. I would prefer most of my politicians to be as unserious and semi-powerless as the Palin cabal. Cal Coolidge, after all, only comes around once.

Anonymous Azimus August 14, 2012 4:29 PM  

Joel August 14, 2012 3:06 PM
I did not mean to insinuate that Todd Palin is some kind of moocher. But I do wonder about the second place status he seems to hold in his family power structure. He appears all too willing to give into the worldly wants and desires of his wife, even if they cost him his job and cost his children their mother.


When reading about Sarmatian society or any other matriarchy (I think the Chinooks were, and some of the Polynesian tribes, blah blah blah), I often wonder how men lived in those societies. How did a man stay masculine/manly while living in a female-dominated power structure?

For better or worse, I think Todd Palin is the answer.

Anonymous Anonymous August 14, 2012 4:34 PM  

One of my WarMouse mice stopped working after updating to Meta Modeware 1.0.5. I didn't update the other one. The buttons work. The cursor doesn't move.

Anonymous Salt August 14, 2012 4:35 PM  

How did a man stay masculine/manly while living in a female-dominated power structure?

How could Todd Palin allow Sarah Palin to do what she does? Perhaps he agrees with her positions? Perhaps he's secure in his own skin? Is it a female dominated power structure?

Nate?

Anonymous Homina August 14, 2012 4:46 PM  

How did a man stay masculine/manly while living in a female-dominated power structure?

Buy clothes, have facials, and lots of gossipy lunches with the other boys, of course!

Blogger JD Curtis August 14, 2012 5:23 PM  

Thought some of the ilk would find this interesting..

Tea party movement is libertarian at core, study suggests


Anonymous Josh August 14, 2012 5:38 PM  

There are two tea parties. The one that consists of slobbering, drooling old senile morons with their "keep your government out of my medicare" signs are not libertarians.

Anonymous Seriously... August 14, 2012 6:01 PM  

In other news it took the Obama uses the race card...

http://freebeacon.com/biden-on-romney-theyre-going-to-put-yall-back-in-chains/

Blogger NicholasHoltman August 14, 2012 7:51 PM  

james,

I finished answering your questions over at the Audacious Epigone's site. Please pay attention to the part explaining why cross-posting is disrespectful :-)

Blogger Desert Cat August 14, 2012 11:23 PM  

JohnG August 14, 2012 4:09 PM
Bah, she's a MILF.
Just turn down the volume and think those thoughts...
just sayin...

Agreed. Contra Taylor, I see no hippie in that pic, but plenty of redneck appeal. And Todd has gobs of Alaska Man (TM) appeal to my other half. We've half humorously decided they're about the only couple in the world we would swing with at the drop of a hat.

Anonymous FrankBrady August 15, 2012 12:34 AM  

Sigh! Vox, where are you?

Anonymous Suomynona August 15, 2012 1:40 AM  

Agreed. Contra Taylor, I see no hippie in that pic, but plenty of redneck appeal.

That's probably right. I've had little exposure to the redneck culture, so I associated that look to one that I associate with tasteless, cheap and common. But now that you mention it, I can see more Elvis Presley-type tackiness than flower child type casual slutiness in her appearance. Either way, it's not the look of a statesman or a politician who will appeal to the masses.

I wouldn't be caught dead in that outfit in public, especially if I had to make a speech to a bunch of people.



Anonymous Idle Spectator, Economist Extraordinaire August 15, 2012 6:08 AM  

Nation's Economists Quietly Evacuating Their Families

I'm right there with you.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza August 15, 2012 7:38 AM  

This doesn't seem serious but I suppose it is.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza August 15, 2012 7:50 AM  

I doubt that signatures would get Palin into the RNC. Perhaps a few million dollars would help. I initially thought she already had a speaking slot. If she doesn't speak at the event, what is the big deal?

Anonymous Mrs. Pilgrim August 15, 2012 11:35 AM  

Not only is Sarah Palin the single most prominent woman in the Republican party...

Hey, that's great; her most important qualification (as in, listed first) is that she has a vag. Way to go, GOP. (*grumbles* Frickin' Affirmative Action.)

Between this e-mail and Wheeler's comments, I was put in mind of this:

""In place of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen! Not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Treacherous as the sea! Stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me, and despair!"

Anonymous Tom B August 15, 2012 2:17 PM  

Granted that SP isn't as radical (i.e. outside the Neo-Con "mainstream" of the GOP) as the Tea Party tries to make her out to be, she isn't in lockstep with the bastids that run the party either.

For the RNC, Palin, and those she "represents" are the reason McCain lost. The snub IS most likely a way of silencing a wide swarth of people the Establishment wishes would just take their marching orders and vote as they are told to do, leaving the "thinking" to those "experts" the RNC pushes upon them. I'd say its the same reason anyone who might give voice to Paul-like thoughts WON'T get anywhere close to a prime speaking gig at the convention - more people who should just shut up and let their betters...umm, leaders, tell them how they should live.

And Peggy Nunnan once said that we should leave governance to the "best and brightest"; i.e. those elites who went to properly approved schools like Harvard, Yale, etc. The RNC is doing its part. And its the reason that the likelihood of Americans one day shoving those elites in a line against a wall is increasing. Maybe not in my lifetime, but....

Anonymous Just_Michael August 15, 2012 5:10 PM  

McCain was laggin' so bad that he couldn't sleep,
His campaign said the answer is a titty veep,
"We're gonna keep on searchin, yeah, we diggin' deep,
The pathway to the White House is a titty veep!"

They said, "You're puckered up, John, and ya health is failin',
But they's a woman in the tundra by the name of Palin,
She's air between the ears but her t!ts are pink,
And all she gotta do is just give 'em that wink".

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