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Fnarf 1
Will she be moving to Glenn Beck's new town?
Posted by Fnarf on January 25, 2013 at 2:31 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Breaking News: Smart rat leaves sinking ship.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 25, 2013 at 2:31 PM · Report this
this is good, but really, the only palin related headline i ever want to read is,"Washed Up Slag Dies on Toilet".
Posted by Adrian Ryan on January 25, 2013 at 2:35 PM · Report this
TVDinner 4
Maybe she and Dan Quayle will do "Dancing with the Stars."
Posted by TVDinner http:// on January 25, 2013 at 2:42 PM · Report this
seatackled 6
I hope she's been burning through those million-dollars-a-year incomes supporting a cocaine habit.
Posted by seatackled on January 25, 2013 at 2:53 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 7
She'll have a new scam in no time. I expect she'll try a run for the senate.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on January 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM · Report this
very bad homo 8
I'm sure she will write another terrible book of bullshit and get paid way too much for it.
Posted by very bad homo on January 25, 2013 at 2:57 PM · Report this
Pick1 9
Tea Party conservatives like this lady, are just hoping she's gearing up for her 2016 presidential run.
Posted by Pick1 on January 25, 2013 at 2:59 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 10
@ 7, I don't think that's true. She proved to millions of cons that she was lightweight (even by con standards) back when she resigned the governorship of Alaska, and the rest have slowly been coming around since then. She has utterly failed to cash in on whatever got her into the national eye in the first place; it's all been her notoriety, and notoriety has a short shelf life.

I think this is the end of the line for her. Sure, occasionally we'll hear from her as she does something out of sheer desperation for attention, as she's a kind of suburban, political, and drug-free Courtney Love. But there won't be any more TV shows, any radio appearances, any books, any requests for her opinion.

Oh, and public office? Please. Refer back to her resignation. Parties hate quitters. It's why she couldn't even get enough support to simply begin in the primaries last year.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 11
@10 - Doesn't mean she won't be able to dupe a bunch of rubes into donating to her potential-maybe campaign.
Posted by MacCrocodile on January 25, 2013 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Catherwood 12
@11 is right: Michelle Crazy McBachman probably socked away some simoleons from her run this last year.
Posted by Catherwood on January 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM · Report this
When the Tuscon shooting happened and people remembered Palin's bullseye on Rep Giffords, I said that Palin was done. Sorry she hung on so long, but she hasn't been relevant since Tuscon.
Posted by wxPDX on January 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 14
@2 FauxNewzSalts netted over a billion dollars* last year, Bright Eyes. Not a very smart rat.

*(Cite Wikipedia)
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on January 25, 2013 at 3:41 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 15
I wish her all the best. She was a popular governor and then McCain picked her. She tried, but had too many shortcomings and was torn to shreds by the media and entertainment industry time and time again. Showing no mercy in its misogynistic barbs and including cruel remarks about her family. This is how we treat our politicians, except Obama and only Obama, and it will only get worse. Some deserved, but still it's getting really depressing for women politicians.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 16
@ 11, there's only so much the money from rubes can do, especially if they're political donations. Without big money from big donors, you're looking at third place in a straw poll at best. (And don't count on her being able to do much with campaign money. New tits for Bristol cannot be paid with campaign money.)

But as I've said, they've moved on. If she had had enough of them a year ago, she would at least have made it through a few primaries. But she didn't, and now she has even less of a soapbox to remind people that she exists.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 25, 2013 at 6:39 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 17
@ 15, you're an utterly shameless revisionist.
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 25, 2013 at 6:40 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 18
Phoebe, you obviously were in a coma in '08. Palin was handed every opportunity in the media to show the nation who she is and what she values. Don't blame the media if that's precisely what Palin did. No one needed to read any pundits to figure out she's a idiotic camera-whore. All we had to do is listen to her.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on January 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM · Report this
@15 The reason the media treats Obama kindly and Palin badly is because Obama has the kind of poise, dignity and class that a leader is supposed to have, and Palin doesn't. Palin and her family get mercilessly mocked because they behave like trailer trash. If you want to gain influence and be somebody, you have to learn the right kind of manners and she never bothered to do that, so she was predictably rejected. Shared standards of conduct are the glue that holds human groups together, and both the political insiders and the majority of voters expect politicians to follow those standards. The narrow set of white, evangelical, conservative working-class folks who are Palin's tribe represent the only support she ever had or will ever have, because they are the only ones who share her family's standards of conduct. The fact that her political positions only appeal to the fringe seals her fate. She and her supporters might think they're "real America", but they're really just one small and increasingly irrelevant subculture.
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on January 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 20
@18 and @19: Be that as it may and you insights on Sara are totally correct. But think about it. The fact that she is a political adversary to your ideology or your convictions is totally immaterial. She is a woman who dedicated her life to public service and got horribly trashed because of her stances, ineptitude, and naivete.
Anyone who is thinking about going into politics has to think about these ramifications. Are you so callous that you can't consider this nuance and respect your adversaries in the political arena? If so, then you are not an intellectual.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM · Report this
@20 So are you saying that the public should respect ineptitudein a vice- presidential candidate?
Posted by Clayton on January 26, 2013 at 5:32 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 22
No, I'm not saying that at all. She was clearly not qualified for VP or president. So she and McCain were rightly defeated. It's the viciousness of her trashing that went overboard, I think.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM · Report this
TLjr 23
It's those same media sexists that have been continuously ripping Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to shreds, no doubt. Surprising women would even consider politics, given the vitriolic reception those two have faced.
Posted by TLjr on January 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM · Report this
Aurora Erratic 24
She's all about the money. Now she's got the money, maybe she'll take it and run.
One can hope.
Posted by Aurora Erratic on January 27, 2013 at 4:17 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 25
@23: Exactly.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on January 27, 2013 at 9:25 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 26
@ 25, I'll bite. Can you cite an instance where criticism of Palin was overboard?
Posted by Matt from Denver on January 27, 2013 at 10:03 AM · Report this
TLjr 27
Trap snapped, and the puzzle is solved. PiW is the reincarnation of GDfR. QED.
Posted by TLjr on January 27, 2013 at 11:22 AM · Report this
aureolaborealis 28
Phoebes, et al.: Palin was a popular governor who was tolerated by those of us who weren't cons until she opened her mouth in '08 and revealed herself to be the nasty, self-serving lunatic that she apparently always was. The national media lifted the rock she was hiding under and handed her a mike ... she did the rest.
Posted by aureolaborealis on January 27, 2013 at 12:41 PM · Report this
She'll find another way to hustle up some $$$ from her fans.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on January 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM · Report this

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