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Sarah Palin could not have asked for a better endorsement

Karl Rove, a leading advisor for George W. Bush and therefore one of the people who made the Obama presidency possible, has launched another attack on Sarah Palin.

If I were her, I would be grinning from ear to ear.

18 comments to Sarah Palin could not have asked for a better endorsement

  • A leap at the wheel

    I’m not particularly in love or opposed to Palin, but she does have an amazing ability to piss off all the right people.

  • alanstorm

    The only people with any standing to question her suitability for the office are conservatives. No one who who voted for Obama has any right to question anyone’s qualifications for office!

  • Sunfish

    If the Stupid Party has any sense, they will handcuff Karl Rove to Goodhair and Southern-Populist-On-Fire-For-JEEZ-US-AH! and that creepy old guy from Arizona who’s like a senator or something, and drop all three into a tank of oversexed bottlenose dolphins, and then use the survivors for Salisbury Steak Day in public school cafeterias.

    Pretty big ‘if,’ I know.

  • PersonFromPorlock

    No one who who voted for Obama has any right to question anyone’s qualifications for office!

    Posted by alanstorm at October 27, 2010 11:25 PM

    Very nicely put!

  • Bogdan from Australia

    Rove has recently been contradicted by another, equally powerfull GOP personality, Jeb Bush, the brother of a former Pres. GWB, who said: “If she decides to run… you betcha, I endorse her!”

    Rove’s time is long gone. He belongs to the club of talkng, or rather jabbering heads, who are mortally scared that Palin, a woman of action will make their theories outdated and them irelevant.

    So far, it is she who is proving to be right on almost all issues and not them.

    Hence the fear and generated by that fear, contempt and even a badly concealed hatred.

    People like Rove and even Krauthammer, Huckabee, Romney, would rather stick with Dems in order to prevent her from taking over the Office than directly endorse her.

    He seems to be constantly forgetting that Palin has won Governorship of Alaska without any money, help of GOP’s party machine and against the powerful combined Republican/Democratic corrupt Alaskan clique.

    She has more discipline, ability to fight a long and a tough fight than all the rest of potential GOP candidates put together.

    After all, she was the only one who was fighting Obama, his agenda and his entire monstrous propaganda machine from the very first moment she was forced to resign from the governorship.

    It was happening while all those powerful GOP figures kept cowardly silence observing Obama destroying America.

    Rove’s attack on Palin is not only beyond ridicule. It is outright pathetic…

    He should leave the room…

  • Richard Thomas

    Alanstorm, quite insightful. I wonder if it could be turned into a slogan of some sort.

  • Subotai Bahadur


    I am in awe. The only thing I could possibly object to is the use of public school cafeterias for the final phase. Kids in our public schools already have enough problems getting an education without food poisoning. The Senate Cafeteria however ….

    More seriously, there is a reckoning coming. The Conservative base of the Republican Party is viewed by the Institutional Republican “leadership” as more of a threat than the Democrats. They would prefer losing to the Democrats to winning with Conservatives and the support of the TEA Party. The Institutional Republicans are on the Conservatives’ last nerve. If they go back to their old “reach across the aisle”, pork grubbing ways after January 2011; by November 2012 there will be 3 parties and the smallest will be the Republicans.

    Subotai Bahadur

  • Howard R Gray

    The Tea Party is going to take over the GOP we are just seeing the first wave, what follows will be a RHINO free zone at some point, sooner rather than later I hope.

    The grandees are having their final days in opining on the future, Sarah Palin is one of those talented politicians, unlike the grandees, that can divine the mood of the people, she has that rare ability to wow a crowd as well as run a state and a town, very few have that skill. In short the old timers have had their day, knocking her doesn’t cut much ice, Alaskans are used to it in spade loads.

    The future begins on the 2nd of November. Sad to say I don’t have a right to vote here, I’m still a resident alien from mars, thus not entitled to vote, though they say some of the controversial residents of New York and Chicago cemeteries…..strange that….. might manage it to the polls! What puzzles me is how is it that they are all democrats from the moment of their interment?

    As the sage Alfred E Newman of MAD magazine might say “What me worry?”

  • James Waterton

    “With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,” Mr Rove told The Daily Telegraph in an interview.

    Bedtime for Bonzo, anyone? Seriously, is that all Rove’s got?

  • Johnathan Pearce

    A leap at the wheel’s comment is dead accurate. Palin may not be the ideal candidate (who is?) but she seems to have the marvellous ability to annoy the sort of folk who need to be annoyed. A lot.

    And the fact that she is a nice-looking brunette who can handle a gun and makes great wisecracks such as “how’s that hopeychangey thing workin’ out for ya?” also must really annoy the heck out of the bluenoses who have been fantasizing about being taken from behind by The One.

    She’s a general force for good, IMHO.

  • John B

    I have a morbid curiosity regarding king makers and king breakers.
    It is interesting to see one (Rove) in the photograph if not in the flesh.
    I had wondered who had set Bush up and then knocked him down, taking the conservative political consensus with him.
    It was a clever move, indeed, but one that had a time limit.
    Now they have the Tea Party to deal with.
    May Palin go from strength to strength!

  • llamas

    That woman has pitch-perfect hearing for the political message. Pitch-perfect.

    Anyone notice how she has taken one of the cheap shots thrown at her in the Presidential campaign – the claim that she said ‘I can see Russia from my house’, which, of course, she never actually said, but never mind) and turned it right back at her opponents. Now in her speeches leading up to the midterms, she’s saying ‘ you can see the mid-term election from my house . . . .’

    It always raises a laugh at the expense of her opponents (+1) but it also reminds the listeners about how the left will lie about and misrepresent those who oppose them (+2).

    Rove has gone from kep driver to irrelevant blowhard in record time. It used to be said that he was Bush’s brain – come to find out that he’s completely at sea without Bush as a political guidepost. If GWB were still active in politics (+100 to him for staying out of it, I think) then I suspect that he would be more-or-less strongly supporting Governor Palin.

    ‘ . . . drop all three into a tank of oversexed bottlenose dolphins, and then use the survivors for Salisbury Steak Day in public school cafeterias.’




  • reg

    exactly what is gravitas ? as best as i can tell it is the ability to project competence, not actual competence.

  • exactly what is gravitas ? as best as i can tell it is the ability to project competence, not actual competence.


  • Laird

    “There are high standards that the American people have for it [the presidency] and they require a certain level of gravitas, and they want to look at the candidate and say ‘that candidate is doing things that gives me confidence that they are up to the most demanding job in the world’.”

    Wow. This from a wannabe “kingmaker” in a country which only two years ago elected Barack Obama, the most unqualified candidate in our nation’s history, to that office. I think Rove is desperately trying to retain some vestige of relevance. He’s failing.

  • Paul Marks

    The disunity on the “right” (for want of a better word) is still a bad sign.

    Although having S. Smith do the main evening news show on Fox News is vastly worse than any attack by Karl Rove (it is a terrible missed opportunity).

    Overall I am not getting my hopes up too high for Tuesday – I will wait and see.

    2012 is what is really important (the election in the middle of the economic collapse).

  • MJ

    I don’t particularly dislike Palin, but I cringe when I hear her say certain things. In fact I get worried when I hear her speak. I don’t particularly think she is smart, and fear she can be easily co-opted and duped. I think Ron Paul is a far superior candidate, but he is hated far to much by the neocons who run the GOP. When R. Paul won the CPAC straw poll he was booed and it was called a fluke. Similar to how the neocons support Palin as she is useful for spitting at the dems, but they don’t want her as a leader.

    The Tea Party is already being co-opted by the super religious conservatives (much to the delite of the neocon run GOP). I’m a member of a few different tea party email groups and over the last 5 months the emails have gone from deficit talk, sound money, political corruption, and anti-war to this being ‘a Christian nation’, gay marriage, illegal immigration and gays in the military. The Libertarian leanings of the Tea Party are bailing quickly, it will be interesting to see if this trend reveres.

    The only way I see this fixing is for Ron Paul’s ‘Campaign for Freedom’ (aka the Revolution) to encapsulate the tea party and change it’s direction. But most likely the neocons will pick Petraeus (think Eisenhower), the Tea Party will back it because they are not more religious right than libertarian, and he gets the GOP nod for president.

  • MJ

    Apologies, meant Campaign for Liberty, not ‘Campaign for Freedom’