Sarah Palin: just the glitter, not the guts please

Chris Kelly today in Huff Post notices Sarah Palin’s Favorite Communist Movie.

. . . she says Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of her “favorite movies,” that it’s “about timeless truths of America handed down to us from our forefathers and foremothers,” that it’s “wonderful” and “not pro-government, certainly, but definitely pro-American,” she must know it was written by a communist, right?

His name was Sidney Buchman. In 1951 he appeared before HUAC and admitted to being a member of the Communist Party, but refused to name anyone else. In 1952, he was subpoenaed again, but refused to honor the subpoena — much like Todd Palin did when called to testify about Troopergate.

Unlike Todd Palin, Buchman was found in contempt of Congress by a vote of 314-0. He was fined $150 and sentenced to a year in Federal penitentiary (suspended). A two-time Academy Award winner, it would be a decade before his name appeared on another American movie.

18 responses to “Sarah Palin: just the glitter, not the guts please

  1. Ms. Holland,

    I sure hope I am never judged by the standards you judge Governor Palin. One of my favorite books is the Picture of Dorian Gray, written by Oscar Wilde. Mr. Wilde had an eventful life.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. It is kind of funny, when you think about it. She is clueless, I think she is actually pitiful. I can understand why the McCain campaign wanted to keep her silenced…I do not blame them. This is a woman who called the “Bush Doctrine” a worldview. I will never forget…”In what respect, Charlie?” lol

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  3. The UnRepublican,

    You fall into the liberal claptrap of accepting everything you are told about Sarah Palin as Gospel. When Governor Palin said that it was not yet time to party like it’s 1773, the left wing morons at the Daily Kos had an orgasm at how stupid she was. Until someone actually checked the facts and figured out that the Boston Tea party really was in 1773.

    Now for the facts on “The Bush Doctrine”. According to Karl Rove there was no “Bush Doctrine” or there were three at the time Charlie Gibson asked Governor Palin that question. So when the Governor asked for context on the question, she was perfectly right. Or do you have another take on the incident?

    How about Christine O’Donnell. At Delaware’s Widener School of Law the students almost wet themselves laughing when O’Donnell asked where the phrase ” Separation of Church and State ” appears in the Constitution. It does not. The First Amendment says ” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. ” You may argue about whether they mean the same thing, but Christine O’Donnell had her facts right.

    Tell me again how clueless Governor Palin is. I need a couple of laughs after the midterm elections.

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  4. Look, I am not going to argue fact. Whether she is actually stupid, or just wasn’t quite ready for the attention, you cannot argue that Palin comes across as totally clueless. Listen to her interviews. She is selling herself as something she is not and it is obvious. She is small potatoes.

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  5. The Unrepublican,

    I feel sorry for you. Some of the worst lies any of us tell are the ones we tell to ourselves. I like Sarah Palin because she fights very well for my values. That is pretty much it. You hate her because she fights very well against your values, and that is pretty much it. You call her clueless as a way to express your hate. I just totally refuted your example of her stupidity. Now you could find where I have my facts wrong and thus dispute what I said. You could cite further examples of her giving clueless answers to prove your point. You could admit you just hate her and she really is not stupid.

    No you tell me that I cannot argue against that she comes across as clueless. As a matter of fact I can make that argument. She always comes across to me as far more intelligent than Obama or Biden. How she comes across says more about the way you and I choose to see her.

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    • Palin may have a spirit you like, which is great. But Sam is right, she is clueless – I’ve seen enough Palin over the last two years to be fully aware of how fully UNaware she is of the ABC’s of the world and of how a country runs.

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    • Just came across this from Andrew Sullivan when discussing a statement of Palin’s – I think he has it exactly right.

      “There is no maturity here; no self-reflection; no capacity even to think how to appeal to the half of Americans who are already so appalled by her trashy behavior and cheap publicity stunts. There is a meanness, a disrespect, a vicious partisanship that, if allowed to gain more power, would split this country more deeply and more rancorously than at any time in recent years. And that’s saying something.”

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  6. Ms. Holland,

    Please, please. Everything you said is purely subjective. I can say the same things about Barak Obama and be a lot more accurate. She does not have a lot of executive experience. Small town Mayor, 2 years as a Governor. All of which makes her more qualified than Obama. Should we talk about a World view. Just what does she not know about the World and how the Country works? Specifics,,please!

    I can make a laundry list of how an inexperienced College professor who you put in to office, did not know the first thing about the workings of the World or his Country’s economy. Just a few little recent examples. The man just got back from his Asian tour. Now I’ll throw him a bone and say he did well in India. They are our natural ally against Islamic terrorism and China. Bush had courted India and until this trip Obama neglected them. Well better late than never.

    Now the trade pact with S.Korea. President Bush had negotiated a trade deal that would have benefited both Countries. He could not get it ratified because of the Bolsheviks taking over Congress in 08. So Obama goes over and because of the UAW influence on this administration he tries to screw over the Koreans on the car deal. Now most President’s do not go over and publicly try to do such a deal because if it falls apart they look weak. You nail down the deal in private ahead of time. Well your guy President Obama knew better because he is so much smarter about the World than Governor Sarah Palin. Well the S. Koreans balked and guess how smart and strong your hero looks right now?

    Then shall we speak about how the other countries rejected his World plan that they follow the US and just print money and spend their way to prosperity. Tell me again how stupid Sarah Palin in next to Barak Obama.

    Tell me how Sarah Palin could possibly split this Country with a partisanship more vicious than Obama did. When he, Pelosi, and Reid had supreme power they basically told Republicans, ‘ We won, go screw yourselves.’ By the way how did that total arrogance work out for them ?

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  7. Alan Scott wrote : “She does not have a lot of executive experience. Small town Mayor, 2 years as a Governor. All of which makes her more qualified than Obama.” Wow, that is an interesting opinion, indeed. Considering that Obama served 3 terms in the State Senate, followed by 4 years in the U.S Senate – all the while Palin is in her own little world on the other side of the globe – how is it that this is advantage Palin? Alan Scott wrote: “Just what does she not know about the World and how the Country works? Specifics,,please!” I would say that a shorter list would be what she DOES know. But since you want specifics, try these on for size…”But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.” –Sarah Palin “They’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.” – Sarah Palin, descibing the Vice President’s job. “Well, let’s see. There’s ― of course in the great history of America there have been rulings that there’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American, and there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but ―” -Sarah Palin, unable to name a Supreme Court decision she disagreed with. Now, Allen Scott. Maybe you can show conclusive proof as to how Palin is actually more in tune with current events in our world, and why she is better suited for the office of presidency based on that. Nothing partisan! Just outright facts. I don’t think you can do it. In fact, I know you can’t.

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  8. The Unrepublican,

    Congratulations. You finally put forth a fact based argument. OK, ” ”But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.” –Sarah Palin ”

    Obviously she misspoke. I think she probably meant to say our allies on the N.Korean issue. By Joe Biden’s standards that is not even worth noticing. But you and Olbermann did.

    ” “They’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom.” ”

    Context, context,context. You neglect to mention that Gov. Palin was trying to explain the VP job to a third grader. The VP technically presides over the Senate. In trying to make the job description understandable to an elementary student Palin over explained it. Simple when you actually research the facts.

    ” -Sarah Palin, unable to name a Supreme Court decision she disagreed with. Now, Allen Scott. Maybe you can show conclusive proof as to how Palin is actually more in tune with current events in our world, and why she is better suited for the office of presidency based on that. Nothing partisan! Just outright facts. I don’t think you can do it. In fact, I know you can’t. ”

    Geezo willikers, not disagreeing with any Supreme Court rulings. I can’t think of anything so horribly partisan as that. You’re right, I can’t think of any Vice President or President who would so disrespect the Supreme Court as to not hate something they did.

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  9. Sarah Palin is an idiot. She just says shyt for the dramatic effect. The title of that movie is probably all she knows about it. Ask her about a scene deep in the movie (pass the opening credits!) and she wont know what the h3ll your talkin’ about.

    McCain had a pychotic episode and plucked this broad out of obscurity to ruin his presidential bid. After they lost Sarah The Magpie came out as THE most rabid Obama hater in the world. She couldnt believe White Bread America had chosen him over her. (They wont ever say it but) they just cant believe this black man won the election and from there came the Tea Party. She fanned people like her and Mr. Scott into hysteria.

    Mr. Scott- Obama is not stupid. Sarah is and shows it every time she opens her mouth.

    Look if the bytch can see Russia from her house and doesnt know our ally is SOUTH Korea not North, Id say thats kinda stupid… Im not buyin the ‘misspoke argument. She should have researched and been prepared. She should have had her crib notes on her hand…

    And lets be clear here. You cretins gave Bush 8 ENTIRE YEARS to f- us in the you-know-where (with no grease), sendin even people who sorta voted for his ass to the poor house, yet the man is totally defamed after 20 lousy months of tryin’ to clean that shyt up? Any explanation for that Scott?

    You people should really get real.

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  10. datGurl,

    ” Sarah Palin is an idiot ” Wow, you’re still really upset about the midterms, aren’t you? You should calm down. She may not even get the Republican nomination. You will want to reserve just a little of your irrational hatred for any of the rest of the potential Obama opponents the Republicans have warming up in their bullpen. Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio to name a few. All of them are infinitely more qualified than your guy.

    ” After they lost Sarah The Magpie came out as THE most rabid Obama hater in the world ”

    Come on, a lot of people have better reasons for disliking your guy than Governor Palin does. Many of them actually were stupid enough to vote for him and are now unemployed. For some reason they all voted Republican in the midterms. The rest slept in at the college dorms on election day.

    I mean all President Obama did, well maybe it was his goons in the Democratic Party, was to send a platoon of lawyers up to Alaska, bury her in lawsuits, run up $500,000 in legal fees, which Alaska did not help her with and induce her to resign the Governorship. Now she is far better off financially than the average Obama voter. So why should she hate him ?

    ” (They wont ever say it but) they just cant believe this black man won the election and from there came the Tea Party. ”

    It’s brilliant political thinking like that which lost Nancy Pelosi the use of her private jet broomstick.

    ” You cretins gave Bush 8 ENTIRE YEARS to f- us in the you-know-where (with no grease), ”
    You have a gift for literary imagery and I do not have an Iodine deficiency.

    ” yet the man is totally defamed after 20 lousy months of tryin’ to clean that shyt up? Any explanation for that Scott? ”

    Yea, I have a very good explanation for that. Every President is defamed by his opposition. Every single one. If you don’t know that, I can’t help you.

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    • [all President Obama did, well maybe it was his goons in the Democratic Party, was to send a platoon of lawyers up to Alaska, bury her in lawsuits, run up $500,000 in legal fees, which Alaska did not help her with and induce her to resign the Governorship]

      Alan, you do know that all happened before McCain named her as VP candidate? Who’s the hater here?

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  11. Ok Mr Scott – you really dont want if with me dude.

    First off let me correct you on something. Im not mad about the midterms. Why should I be? Basically with all the posturin and pompous bs they slung around almost since the man took office, I kinda knew this would happen. Its not a big problem. And Obama can and will overcome it. Y’all feelin ya self too much and too soon.

    Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio- All Republican Thugs. I wont even comment on these cretins.

    Sarah IS the premier Obama hater so what is your point?

    Obama did not ‘unemploy’ anyone. Ya Boy Bush took care of that before he left office or is that something you Thugs refuse to remember? Y’all was here the eight years he took to run this country into the poor house. Why do you act like you cant see this big drunk ass elephant in the room?

    This is priceless: “I mean all President Obama did, well maybe it was his goons in the Democratic Party, was to send a platoon of lawyers up to Alaska, bury her in lawsuits, run up $500,000 in legal fees, which Alaska did not help her with and induce her to resign the Governorship. Now she is far better off financially than the average Obama voter. So why should she hate him ?”

    BWAHAHAHA! Another ‘blind moment’, Mr. Scott? This chickhead was immersed in ethics violations that her OWN state brought against her, not Obama, before she came into the spotlight. And Alaska probably thought.What better time that now to take this bytch to task. Thats just more misconstrued info that fans the flames of yall bullshyt. Why should he give a dayum about this broad, especially given the fact that he IS the prez? In closed chambers away from the press and cameras, he probably is sayin’ F-that chickhead,(in his best Dave Chappelle voice) “IM THE PRESIDENT, BYTCH!”. And why should the state help her with the costs when they are the ones who brought the suit? That bytch resigned because she found it more lucrative to go on the lecture circuit and write these catty ass books that mostly bash Obama for beatin’ them to the WH, and Michelle for lookin better than she ever will. She wasnt forced to resign. Where were you when it was all over the news that she was ‘dicussing with her family” leaving her post?

    ”yet the man is totally defamed after 20 lousy months of tryin’ to clean that shyt up? Any explanation for that Scott? ”

    What I meant and you have yet to explain is that Bush spent 8 yrs runnin this country into the poorhouse, yet Obama has been in office for 20 months or so and everyone (Repub & TP) want to complain that he is not doin this and not doin that, not payin’ attention to the things he HAS done, and omg lets impeach the man. You know what I mean; it just serves your anal purpose to pretend that you dont.

    (*ding-ding) NEXT ROUND!

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  12. Ms, Holland,

    ” Alan, you do know that all happened before McCain named her as VP candidate? Who’s the hater here?”

    I absolutely dispute that. The lawsuits may have been based on things that happened previously, but my recollection is that the filings came after Palin dared to make herself a target by opposing your guy. And the last I heard, none of these charges and lawsuits went anywhere. Which kinda makes them what I said they were, nothing more than Democrats burying the Governor in bogus lawsuits to bankrupt her. Tell me, who has ethics, now?

    datGurl!

    ” Ok Mr Scott – you really dont want if with me dude. ”

    From everything you have misstated up to now, sure I want to “if” with you. You have no command of the English language and no knowledge of the facts. Thank God, you play for the other team.

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    • Alan, datgurl has developed a blogging language style all her own, proving her exceptional command of the English language.

      RE Palin: The first and biggest lawsuit, called “Troopergate” began in July 2008. In August ’08 the Alaska legislature filed a lawsuit against the governor related to issues in Troopergate; the report from that came out in 10 ’08 and absolved her of criminal wrongdoing but accused her of serious ethics violations. After that the State Personnel Board reviewed the previous report, again absolving Palin.

      Those are the lawsuits and that’s why she ran up legal bills. What does it have to do with Obama?

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  13. Everything is Obama’s fault, in Conservatopia. Miss the bus? Didn’t get a raise? GF dump you? Blame Obama first. Obama is the prime mover of everything that makes miserable conservatives miserable. Poor Sarah is the victim of Obama (well she’s the victim of everyone who doesn’t treat the sacred Palin name with deference and reverence), poor conservatives are being subjected to Obama’s will, blah blah effing blah.

    I love rubbing their noses in their self-induced miseries, whenever possible.

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