The View's Rosie Perez Suggests Violence Against Sarah Palin
In Monday’s premier of ABC’s rebooted ladies’ talk show The View, co-hostess Rosie Perez asked the show’s designated Republican when she felt the urge to “pop” vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Perez, a star of the late 1980s who has been …
Needed: Conservative Leaders in for the Long Haul
Sarah Palin chose to resign as governor of Alaska in 2009, and then declined to pursue a 2012 presidential bid.
After the 2012 election, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina stepped down as senator to head up the Heritage Foundation.
In Florida, Allen …
How to Spot a Veep Pick Before the News Breaks
Maybe you’ll first hear the name of Mitt Romney’s running mate from the Romney campaign’s downloadable app. But it’s also pretty likely that the identity of the running mate will break in one of three other …
Axelrod Scheduled to Appear on Maher's Show
In the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Remember, Bad Words Are Only Bad When Our Political Opponents Use Them
On Wednesday, I shared video of Democratic congresswomen refusing to say anything — even a word — about whether they …
The Uphill Climb a 'Draft Palin' Effort Would Face Today
A couple of Sarah Palin fans are looking at today’s article about the proposed, and ultimately dismissed, idea of writing in Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, or Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan in New Hampshire’s primary …
Interrupting Today's Fun Rumor With Inconvenient Facts
And now, the kicker to today’s Morning Jolt . . .
ADDENDA: Wildest and least plausible rumor of the day: Sarah Palin is going to reconsider running for president. Er, she’s going to do this without appearing on the Republican …
A Virginia Mailer that Features Rick Perry! Sort of . . .
One bit of “good” news for Rick Perry . . . for Virginia’s Democrats, he has now reached the “bogeyman” status of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. This flyer, paid for by the Democratic party of Virginia, just arrived in my mailbox.
Palin Fans, Left Wondering What to Do Next
In the Thursday Morning Jolt, the conservative blogosphere digests the news that Sarah Palin will not launch a presidential bid in the 2012 cycle:
Upside for Sarah Palin 2012 Fans: That Memorabilia Just Got Rarer and More Valuable
The news that Sarah …
Hating Palin Now Is Like Hating Lloyd Bentsen in 1991
The week begins with another Morning Jolt…
Palin-Bashing Finally, Finally, Finally Jumps the Shark
Let me go out on a crazy limb here and suggest that the lesson here is that quality matters, even in hastily-thrown together hit pieces:
Palin Goes to Iowa, Which Means... What?
I’ve been called out on Twitter for “ignor[ing] this BIG breaking story” this evening. Never mind that it’s been out for an hour and I’ve been on solo daddy duty for six hours with a toddler …
A Sarah Palin–for–Senate Bid? Oh, Please! Oh, Please!
Today’s Morning Jolt begins with what could be one of the biggest stories of the 2014 election cycle#…#or just another comment that never amounts to anything:
A Sarah Palin for Senate Bid? Oh, Please! Oh, Please!
This could be big. …
A Mystery Speaker for Thursday? . . . Could It Be
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt, now in the hands of the editors, and soon on its way to you . . .
A Mystery Speaker for Thursday?
The Wall Street Journal gives us something to talk about for the next …
. . . Her?
Watching the Same 'Change'
Over on the home page, my review of the HBO movie Game Change is front and center.
I point out some examples where the figures who lived the scenes the movie dramatizes contend the movie-makers are making things up:
Democratic Congresswomen With No Comment on Maher's Rhetoric
Ed Frank, a consultant specializing in video messaging, bumped into Democratic Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois on Capitol Hill today. He asked, in light of their denunciation of Rush Limbaugh, whether they feel the …
Newt Gingrich, America's Sixth-Most-Admired Man?
The good news for Newt Gingrich, from his campaign:
Newt Gingrich was named the 6th Most Admired Man in 2011 today in USA Today/Gallup’s annual survey of Americans. Gingrich is the only GOP presidential candidate to make the top …
Rush Limbaugh Wants Total Control Over Virginia!
The latest mailer from the Democratic party of Virginia here in Yuppie Acres, Alexandria, tells me that if I don’t vote, my state may sudden be under “total control” of Rick Perry, Ken Cuccinelli, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin. …
Did Alaska's Ethics Law End Up Picking the GOP 2012 Nominee?
A Palin fan wrote in, glad that I hadn’t taken glee in Sarah Palin’s decision to not run for president in 2012. No point in rubbing salt in anybody’s wound; disappointment is tough enough to take as is.
No 2012 Bid for Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin will not be running for president in 2012.
Sen. John McCain responds, “Sarah announces she’s not running for president — I am confident she’ll continue to play an important role in our party and for our nation.”
Palin in Iowa: Fine Speech, Unless You Wanted an Announcement
I wasn’t able to watch Sarah Palin’s speech yesterday; this morning I finally had a chance to read the transcript.
Having just read it, I’d say it reads like a pretty darn fine speech, at least as …
Sarah Palin to GOP House Freshmen: We Still Believe in Contested Primaries
It’s the last line from Sarah Palin’s most recent Facebook post, a message to GOP House freshmen, that is likely to get their attention:
Out here in proverbial politico flyover country, we little folk are watching the debt …