The news that Fox News Channel has decided against renewing Sarah Palin’s contract means that the former Alaska governor’s time in the national spotlight is, at least for the moment, over. In truth, Palin had largely disappeared from the political conversation once it became clear she wouldn’t be running for president in 2012. But, now that she is officially gone — without the Fox News platform or an elected office, it’s hard to see how she continues to get attention — it’s worth revisiting (or maybe visiting) what she meant to the political world.
Comments: Palin Derangement Syndrome is alive and WELL.
Chris is amazing! Can read minds, knows things known only to others. Refuses to admit that the MSM went bonkers. Sent hoards of investigators to Alaska, printed obscene things about her young children, made an all out attack never before seen.
Those who depend on the MSM for news are fools beyond imagination.
I love Sarah Palin and her family. She speaks to me. I am well educated with two advanced degrees, but I am still just a common person. I don´t make loads of cash. I don´t have much influence on others outside of my church, where I serve. Sarah is like me; she´s not a snob.
And she´s got more common sense in one little finger than the entire Democrat Party or Republican Party.
God bless her . . . she´ll be comin´ round the mountain . . . drivin´ six white horses . . . when she comes.
Can´t run for any office while working at Fox. May not be illegal for her but she isn´t a progressive so the LSM would hound her all the way to .... oh wait they did that anyway. Fox is getting rid of all their non-liberals.
Leftards saw Palin for what she was: as a woman she was the rightful property of the left, but she escaped from their Plantation,and was instead the biggest threat to their agenda and thus was to be destroyed at all costs.
Any effort to support her was reversed to increase the smear campaign. And, as we know, any "property" of the left, be they black or latino or female is and will be destroyed in the same way.
Mr. Cillizza...how sad you advertised to the whole country that your parents were incapable of teaching you Honesty, Ethics and Integrity. Hate Mongering does seem to fit you. Is that what your parents taught you instead?
The Olds Business. Not The News Business. According to this warmed over, warmed over again, and warmed over once more story, article, column, whatever the heck it is, the WaPo is now embarking upon yesterday’s news years later. And I thought America’s media had hit bottom a long time ago. Well, bottom-feeding “journalists” are well-situated as far as this flimsily crafted hit piece is concerned.
Governor Sarah Palin is so far superior to those keyboardists who throw fluffy, weightless, inconsequential brickbats at her that it’s laughable.
“Sticks & Stones, you middling mediocre media misfits!”
On Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America´s military moves at a more leisurely pace. On Nov. 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, Texas, was attacked – by one man standing on a table, screaming "Allahu akbar!", and opening fire. Three years, nine months and one day later, his court-martial finally got underway. The intervening third-of-a-decade-and-more has apparently been taken up by such vital legal questions as the fullness of beard Maj. Nidal Hasan is permitted
RUSH: From the New York Times, get this story. "Repeated polling has found a racial gap in the races for mayor and comptroller: black voters are far more likely than white voters to view Mr. Spitzer and Mr. Weiner favorably, and more likely to say they deserve a second chance. And the statistical evidence is reinforced on the campaign trail: last week, for example, the predominantly black audience at a mayoral forum in Laurelton, Queens, cheered Mr. Weiner and jeered at another candidate, George T. McDonald, a Republican, who called Mr. Weiner a ´freak.´"
In arguing for government snooping programs, President Obama slipped into a strained metaphor about whether his wife would trust whether he’d done the dishes. Then Mr. Obama quipped that those days are behind him. “Now granted, in the White House, I don’t do the dishes that much,” Mr. Obama said at a Friday afternoon press conference at the White House. His remarks set off an immediate negative reaction on social media, with a number of critics bristling that he compared checking on whether he’s doing the dishes to checking on whether the government was abusing its snooping programs.
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama says he is "absolutely certain" that the Senate´s comprehensive immigration bill would pass the House if majority Republicans brought it up for a vote. But Republicans say they´ll bring up a series of narrow bills instead. Speaking Friday at the White House, Obama said he would like to see the House act on the Senate bill in September, as soon as they return from summer recess. He urged the House to put forward a bill that could pass, even if does not match the Senate bill. The versions could be reconciled later. Obama says no bill
RUSH: There´s an interesting thing that has been noticed, and I think it was noticed by NewsBusters, our buddies at NewsBusters. NBC announces this big Hillary Clinton miniseries, and the next thing that happens is the chairman of the Republican national committee, Reince Priebus says (paraphrasing), "You know, if you guys do this, to hell with you. We´re not going to show up at any debates you moderate." And I said, "Well, that´s a start. But why don´t you send a letter and say: ´We´re not going to show up at any debates you moderate, period.´"
RUSH: So I was going through the show prep today and you know what I find myself doing? I have to catch myself. I´m throwing more stuff away and halfway to the trash container is where I throw things. The way this show gets prepped, I constantly am reading. When I read something I like I print it to my studio printer and then I forget about it. Wherever I am, the afternoon or night, I print to the studio printer. And once I have printed it, I forget it.
Have you ever noticed that you can change one letter of "Puffington Host" and make it read "Puffington Hoot"? That name would not be unfitting, because sometimes the site can be a real hoot. What prompts this observation is a Puffington Host post by the (as we shall see) delightfully named Lynn Parramore. She weighs in with a defense of a Democratic former elected official who resigned in disgrace amid a sex scandal and is looking to revive his career by running for citywide office in New York. No, not Anthony Weiner. The great city of New York has
Analysis -- NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations have forced President Barack Obama’s hand, leading the president to announce new reforms of the government’s classified surveillance programs. After his administration issued repeated defenses of a National Security Agency monitoring program that collects Americans’ phone and Internet data, Obama announced during a press conference Friday afternoon that reforms to the system will make the collection activities more transparent and "give the American people additional confidence that there are additional safeguards against abuse."
In response to a question at a town hall event this week, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) suggested that a majority of House Republicans support granting amnesty through a GOP version of the DREAM Act to young illegal aliens who were brought to America as minors by their parents. Schock, a member of the whip team led by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, was laying out for constituents his stances on immigration and the House GOP leadership’s plan to deal with the issue later this year. “They’re going to move one bill after another dealing
Forty to 50 House Republicans will support immigration reform, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) predicted Thursday. Gutiérrez said many of the Republicans supportive of immigration reform don’t want to be identified, but he insisted they would support comprehensive immigration reform. “If they ask me today, go find those 40 to 50 Republicans, I’ll tell them I found them. I know where they’re at,” Gutiérrez said in an interview with Ed O’Keefe at The Washington Post.
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) recently wrote a book, Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare, which is an excellent and compelling read. Besides providing a gripping argument as to why Justice Roberts was wrong on the ObamaCare ruling, Lee also gives an excellent history and background on the Court and the health care decision itself. American Thinker had the privilege of interviewing the Senator about his book and ObamaCare. His two main arguments in the book point out how ObamaCare has made federalism extravagant and that
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The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a "misunderstanding". Winfrey, one of the world´s richest women, claimed an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was "too expensive" for her. Shop owner Trudie Gotz told the BBC that Winfrey was "absolutely allowed" to look at the $35,000 (£22,500) bag, which was kept behind a screen. "My salesperson wanted to give her the handbag in her hand. But she didn´t want
Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President´s verbal mishaps. ABC´s Good Morning America, CBS´s This Morning and NBC´s Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics. First up, on the
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Last month we learned that Megyn Kelly was leaving her daytime anchor gig to take over a Fox News primetime slot. According to an “exclusive” Drudge Report flash this afternoon, that time slot will be 9 p.m. ET. “Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal,” the Drudge Report wrote. “The shock announcement is set for later this month.” Fox’s 9 p.m. hour is currently helmed by Sean Hannity, leading to speculation over whether he could be out of a primetime gig. There are many possible outcomes from this lineup change,
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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the cancellation obscured a more basic reality: The U.S.-Russia relationship is now so frosty that it didn’t appear the two presidents would actually accomplish enough to merit such a high-profile meeting. After four years, the much-vaunted reset in U.S.-Russian relations has devolved into a chilly standoff over issues like the Kremlin’s support for Syria
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In a remarkable admission that is likely to rock the Internal Revenue Service again, testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp reveals that an agent involved in reviewing tax exempt applications from conservative groups told a committee investigator that the agency is still targeting Tea Party groups, three months after the IRS scandal erupted.. In closed door testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee, the unidentified IRS agent said requests for special tax status from Tea Party groups is being forced into a special "secondary screening" because