THAT'S NOT RACIAL TRANSCENDENCE  3:25 pm September 6, 2008

Obviously, Sarah Palin Is Racist

by Jim Newell

“‘So Sambo beat the bitch!’ This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.” How dare sexist lipstick dog Sarah Palin call Hillary Clinton a “bitch.” [LA Progressive]

 
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regisgoat September 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm

She’s history’s worst monster.

BigDupa September 6, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Just hating on people that took four years and one college to get a degree. Actually Barry transferred from Occidental in LA to Columbia in NYC. I can only imagine the schools Caribou Barbie traded up to go to the University of Idaho– the fighting Wide Stancers!

tonashideska September 6, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Didn’t palin major in Potato Husbandry?

Hooray For Anything September 6, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Here’s hoping Sambo beats another bitch.

KittyKatMan September 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm

You can talk freely like that in bars and restaurants since there are only two black people in the entire state of Alaska. She’s going back to Alaska because of culture shock..all 3 of those nigras in the RNC scared her shitless.

Her church doesn’t even have a prayer for making black go away. However, there’s one for teh geyh.

The Incomparable Tiny Valdez September 6, 2008 at 3:47 pm

That this dollop of frozen pond scum thinks she can criticize or demean Barry or his accomplishments is hilarious. But if she keeps it up, I’m gonna fuck up her face. I’m a pacifist by nature, but don’t go hating on Hopey.

Palin Comparison September 6, 2008 at 3:52 pm

SaPa, you might actually fit in here on teh Wonkette

Scarab September 6, 2008 at 3:54 pm

This is so out of context, she was simply recapping the plot of ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’.
Everyone knows that she always refers to Obama as ‘the coon’.

professor.cj September 6, 2008 at 3:55 pm

We heard her at (what I’m guessing?) is her most eloquent when she spoke before the world the other night. I am shocked that sitting amongst her “peoples” this was actually as bad as it got.

“Sambo.” Ugh. Betcha a coke she was at a Denny’s.

njdon September 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm

she said it before she knew she would be mccain’s ititarod bitch.

jerryw September 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm

[re=87695]tonashideska[/re]:
Actually, it was wifery with her husband’s ex-business partner.

PoliTacky September 6, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Is there some deity I can pray to for an audio recording of something like this, plz?

Suggestions welcome: Zeus? Vishnu? The Inuit master of the caribou, Tekkeitsertok? I’ll pray to any and all of these fuckers to get just one soundbite!

HarrietB. September 6, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Ok, someone help me out here. What does the “s” word mean? I’m assuming it’s a racial slur…

facehead September 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Clearly, she was talking about the recent victory of ZoZambo Beetzyavitch in the recent election in
Negguhpleezikstan.

limama56 September 6, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Sarah didn’t say Sambo. She meant Jambo, a mixture of jam and hubris.

StrangelyBrown September 6, 2008 at 4:10 pm

[re=87705]jerryw[/re]: I’m going with “Vagina Cheney” myself.

NoWireHangers September 6, 2008 at 4:12 pm

When I first read that I thought Jim wrote the quote as a joke. Oh Palin, you chose the wrong Dems to fuck with. Don’t you know we’ll cut you?

Aurelio September 6, 2008 at 4:12 pm

This, too, will energize the base.

The 3-Legged Man September 6, 2008 at 4:13 pm

She was referring to her pit bull. I hate when quotes are taken out of context. I’m votin’ for a darkie this year, so I know this is true. /s/Bill O’…

Makeithurt September 6, 2008 at 4:14 pm

[re=87709]HarrietB.[/re]: The Sambo story is an old one. He has a fight with a tiger and turns him into butter over a pair of shoes. Sambo became known for how resourceful black boys can be when faced with danger. He also became synonomous racial slurs. It was an old movie theatre cartoon which can be seen on You Tube. My dad was a projectionist back in the 40′s and actually had a copy of the cartoon. It’s apparently based on an old African fairy tale but has been used in such a disgusting way that it’s become part of the stuff of hateful legend.

Delicious September 6, 2008 at 4:31 pm

I remember eating at Sambo’s as a kid when it was a chain. The original one still exists:

http://www.sambosrestaurant.com/indexsam.htm

snig September 6, 2008 at 4:32 pm

I was just thinking that nothing was going to get me angrier than her trying to ban books. I wonder what’s going through Lieberman’s mind as he’s trying to play Henry Higgens to this Buchananite with tits. Audio recording would be sweet.

Monkey September 6, 2008 at 4:33 pm

A reliable source in Alaska tells me that Palin hates the Eskimos because they killed the seal bull she used as her favorite sea mammal sex partner. This source asks not to be named, but states there is a herd of Palin-spawned Pinnipeds on Alaska’s southern coast.

Palin Comparison September 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm

[re=87721]Delicious[/re]: Who or what is this half-asian benign Sambo you pointed out? I remember the REAL Sambo’s, complete with Watermelon!!
http://www.borev.net/sambo.jpg

AngryBlakGuy September 6, 2008 at 4:37 pm

…if I wasn’t so drunk I would totally have a opinion on this! Cheeeeers!!!

azw88 September 6, 2008 at 4:37 pm

I can’t wait for Johnny-McCarpetbagger to laugh and offer his “translation” of what she said, jut like he did here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLQGWpRVA7o

Maybe it will turn int Rambo is at the Beach.

pedro September 6, 2008 at 4:38 pm

I’m new to Wonkette. 3 days, actually. It is now my favorite site. Thanks. Late to the party and feeling a bit outcooled. Not the first time!

Also worth reading is this, what Swiftplaining or SwiftPOWing or whatever…?

http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/08/25/why-i-won%e2%80%99t-vote-for-john-mccain/

Undeterredbyreality September 6, 2008 at 4:39 pm

She’s not fit to lick Hopey’s boots. I bet her eenie meenie miney moe still has its racial epithet, too (Catch a n***** by the toe)–are we sure she wasn’t bussed here from the 50′s? How can such ignorance & hatred be supported by the Repubes? This is low even for them.

(By the way, thanks for removing teh hot-pink seizure-causing sidebars!)

Palin Comparison September 6, 2008 at 4:43 pm

[re=87728]azw88[/re]:

Not as good as when said *credit cunt* – and no, this isn’t the one about his wife!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cxuSXgKv7A&feature=related

Undeterredbyreality September 6, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Here’s a link to “Little Black Sambo”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSfGvptL_TY

4tehlulz September 6, 2008 at 4:49 pm

[re=87722]snig[/re]: What’s going through Holy Joe’s mind is as follows:

“WALNUTS chose this bitch over me? She’d better carpetbomb Tehran when she wins or I’m going to bust a nut cap in her face.”

KittyKatMan September 6, 2008 at 4:50 pm

SaPa’s racism would only fire up the base.

4tehlulz September 6, 2008 at 4:53 pm

[re=87733]4tehlulz[/re]: Dammit, when am I gonna learn that strikethrough doesn’t work here?

ManchuCandidate September 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm

You know she wants Hopey to tap her ass.

vicuna September 6, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Clearly “Dickless Cheney” is the best name pun. I knew someone who had that moniker on an internets messageboard once.

I believe she probably uses a worse word than Sambo when she’s REALLY away from the madding crowds.

HarrietB. September 6, 2008 at 4:59 pm

[re=87717]Makeithurt[/re]: Gotcha. Thanks.

Fun-filled September 6, 2008 at 5:01 pm

I know she’s from Alaska and all, but Sambo?

Man, she is deep frozen 1950s.

Twinkle Twinkle Lil Star September 6, 2008 at 5:02 pm

At this point, she’s just cartoon villain evil. What’s going to come out soon, that she skins baby polar bears for a coat and bathes in their blood in order to keep her youthful appearance?

loquaciousmusic September 6, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Here’s the montage of blackface performers from Spike Lee’s Bamboozled:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C45g3YP7JOk

I have nothing more to say. Sarah Palin can go eat a dick.

The 3-Legged Man September 6, 2008 at 5:04 pm

I heard that when she meets a Native she raises her right hand and says, “How”…pauses a second, adds “..you doin’?”, then cackles like she just tasered a seal.

loquaciousmusic September 6, 2008 at 5:08 pm

[re=87743]loquaciousmusic[/re]: I should say that the montage is of both African American actors and actresses who were forced to play subservient roles and of white folks in blackface. You know, kind of like the Republicans’ dream movie.

Scarab September 6, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Folks she’s a Republican from Alaska.
She’s never even SEEN a black person.

Delicious September 6, 2008 at 5:15 pm

[re=87726]Palin Comparison[/re]: That’s looks like one happy fella.

somelegalbitch September 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

[re=87694]BigDupa[/re]: From wikipedia: Palin spent her first college semester at Hawaii Pacific College, transferring in 1983 to North Idaho College and then to the University of Idaho. She attended Matanuska-Susitna College in Alaska for one term, returning to the University of Idaho to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in communications-journalism, graduating in 1987.

somelegalbitch September 6, 2008 at 5:19 pm

[re=87694]BigDupa[/re]: PS- Bitch didn’t even get a BA, she got a BS. At my undergrad university that’s what the kids who were too lazy to take a foreign language got.

Also, I assume I’m more qualified to be VP since I’m a lawyer and shit.

SkimLatteModerate September 6, 2008 at 5:20 pm

[re=87705]jerryw[/re]: “Dickless Nixon.” Yea, I’m gonna end up plagiarizing you in real life for the rest of the night. Just a heads up.

PrairiePossum September 6, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Just wait ’til Oprah hears about this. James Frey can testify hell hath no fury like an angry Oprah.

morevodkaplz September 6, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Wow. I am almost the same age as trophy candidate, and I have never heard this word before. Somebody, anybody, please reassure me they can’t possibly win this election.

TGY September 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm

That’s PRESIDENT Sambo to you, sweetie.

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I know how to get Mother Sarah to be pro-choice. Get precious Bristol knocked up by a black guy–she’d have Bristol at the clinic so fast that time would actually reverse, ala Superman.

vicuna September 6, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Ponytail Quayle, too. Though Quayle wasn’t hateful, just dumb.

contentsunderpressure September 6, 2008 at 5:40 pm

She must be able to turn that racist shit on and off depending on who she’s with. After all she’s married to an indig…indigen… Yup’ik Eskimo. [hic]

Sire Says September 6, 2008 at 5:48 pm

I have no doubt that she said that and that she is as despicable as we all think she is…but come on…that “article” was a fcuking joke. How many “unnamed sources” can you have in one document before it feels like you’re reading an intelligence report on the presence of Iraqi WMD.

siresays.blogspot.com

Reefpilot September 6, 2008 at 5:50 pm

No need to playa hate on the yup-yup. Macacawitz fucked up his shoe-in in one of the reddest of the red states, pigfuck VA, big time. And look where that shitheel’s now.

Yup’s a gift. Enjoy the bitch while it lasts.

On a completely unrelated yet kinda race-related note, would it not be awesome to see Obama and Biden in one of those Bacardi and Cola retro seventies commercials? Jesus I’m nutting already and we haven’t even heard about yup’s anal sex with her husband’s biz partner that’s comin monday.

grevillea September 6, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Come back HRC, all is forgiven!

The Incomparable Tiny Valdez September 6, 2008 at 5:52 pm

[re=87749]somelegalbitch[/re]: 1985-88 were the years when Barry (post-Columbia undergrad) so shamelessly was “community organizing” in Chicago prior to Harvard Law where he apparently excelled. Is this the period of her bio where she competed in the Alaskan beauty pageant circuit?

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 5:55 pm

[re=87764]Reefpilot[/re]: George ‘Macaca’ Allen deserves his place in political ignominy. He was so stupid or arrogant he actually said that crap KNOWING he was being filmed. A man that dumb shouldn’t be anywhere near the presidency…oh wait.

Melvil Dewey September 6, 2008 at 5:56 pm

The thing about pit bulls: when they attack, they usually get put to sleep.

Slappy Whyte September 6, 2008 at 5:58 pm
Slappy Whyte September 6, 2008 at 5:59 pm

funny pic and article about the Obama is “uppity” comment at my site

kellygrrrl September 6, 2008 at 6:01 pm

this will only serve to make the Conservative Base LOVE her more
… the Liberal Base HATE her more

and everyone in-between to turn their heads and not look – per yoosh

grevillea September 6, 2008 at 6:09 pm

Ooh, new nickname: “skinny white-chocolate mocha”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122002155637283431.html

xrastone September 6, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Have you seen the list of books she wanted banned from her town’s library? I is amazing — everything from Harry Potter and James and the Giant Peach to Shakespear, Stienbeck and Twain. Check it out — http://rogerstone.blogspot.com/

azw88 September 6, 2008 at 6:12 pm

[re=87731]Palin Comparison[/re]: Funny!!!

And of course he wouldn’t call his wife a credit C*nt, he refers to her as cash-cow C*nt…

vaginacheney September 6, 2008 at 6:13 pm

[re=87727]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Ok totally irrelevant but I think you is one sexy guy.

Not_So_Much September 6, 2008 at 6:17 pm

[re=87721]Delicious[/re]: We had a Sambo’s Restaurant in my hick home town too.

It was almost as delicious as Dennys…

vaginacheney September 6, 2008 at 6:18 pm

[re=87727]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: I mean its irrelevant to THIS post

PoliticalGraffiti September 6, 2008 at 6:18 pm

a bitch is a female dog. it’s a compliment people!

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 6:22 pm

[re=87774]xrastone[/re]: Some random thoughts: She definitely has it in for Stephen King, although I think “Cujo” reminds me of someone…who could it be? But seriously, “My Friend Flicka” — is there a bestiality scene in there that I’m not remembering? I can’t believe “Heather has Two Mommies” made it’s way into a library in Wasilla, AK. This woman is scary; she’s a fundamental right wing zealot. I thought Bush was crazy…

MISTAHCOUGHDROP September 6, 2008 at 6:27 pm

This sums up the the GOP love-in: http://storefrontwindows.blogspot.com/

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Interestingly, Ms. Palpatine got beat by “Samba” in 1984; could just be some lingering resentment:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2008/0905/1220544890619.html

Christastic September 6, 2008 at 6:35 pm

[re=87763]Sire Says[/re]: I’m in 100% agreement with you.

jasonelias September 6, 2008 at 6:36 pm

If it’s time (it is) Palin should be forced to step down. That’s disgusting stuff, two insults in one–vile, vile language and I don’t blench easily. I knew she had it in her…

MISTAHCOUGHDROP September 6, 2008 at 6:36 pm

[re=87774]xrastone[/re]: A dictionary? I can understand why someone would object to Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, William Faulkner and Harper Lee… they are revolutionary writers who refashioned a world in the dark. But a dictionary!

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 6:38 pm

[re=87699]The Incomparable Tiny Valdez[/re]:

For a minute there, I thought you said ‘fuck her face.’ Aha! That explains why more men than women polled by ABC News (Washington Post, 9/6/08) viewed her more favorably (54% vs 47%). (Do they poll hermaphrodites? Could get some interesting feedback!)

hatlesshead September 6, 2008 at 6:50 pm

[re=87696]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Yes!

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Apparently, Shelley the Republican thinks Lady Palpatine isn’t conservative enough:

http://www.shelleytherepublican.com/category/great-americans/republican-heroes/jesus.

trophy(forparticipation)wife September 6, 2008 at 7:04 pm

“No wonder the vast sea of white, cheering faces at the Republican Convention went wild for Sarah: They adore the type, it’s in their genetic code. ”

Genetic code!?

I’ve heard this sort of logic used before. It is a bit strange that an article reporting Sarah Palin’s bigotry would in turn use such language. Shameful.

Canmon (the Inadequate) September 6, 2008 at 7:05 pm

“Why do I know they’re true? Because everyone who isn’t aboriginal or Indian in Alaska talks that way.”

That sounds convincing.

irisheyes September 6, 2008 at 7:10 pm

[re=87774]xrastone[/re]: Seriously?! She wanted to ban the fucking DICTIONARY?!

nutcracker September 6, 2008 at 7:11 pm

How long is it going to take for a Caribou Barbie, or Dickless Cheney, if you prefer, sex-tape to surface? I’m hoping no later than the middle of next week, but October 30 would be ok too.

contentsunderpressure September 6, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Sara Palin.
african.barking.spider

joezoo September 6, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Well, if the Internet cites an anonymous waitress, the story must be true! Therefore, I shall see your unsourced claims of racism and raise you a healthy dose of misogynistic slurs. What a great moment for the progressive movement!

Terry September 6, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Folks, even “Eskimo” is kinda racist, a broad brush way to dismiss the whole group of people. If you talk to them, they tend to either refer to themselves as Alaska Natives or by their actual Tribal name (Yupik, Inuit, Aleut, etc).

Sarah may have an attractive face but she’s the worst kind of ugly.

Canmon (the Inadequate) September 6, 2008 at 7:32 pm

[re=87799]irisheyes[/re]: No she didn’t, that list is bogus. Even Daily Kos has taken their story on it down. Some of the books were even written after she left the Mayor’s office. It is false, just like the story about her child being her daughter’s and the one about the court records ytesterday. Just like all those bogus pictures of her and of her daughter. Just like this one probably is also.

I don’t think I’ve seen any candidate so maligned by ugly, false, rumors. The backlash is going to get McCain elected.

Monsieur Grumpe September 6, 2008 at 7:43 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]:
“I don’t think I’ve seen any candidate so maligned by ugly, false, rumors.”

I have. Obama.

TexasCowGirl September 6, 2008 at 7:48 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Never? Really? Isn’t there a candidate in this race who’s been accused of being a Muslim terrorist? Or was that just my imagination?

Jingo September 6, 2008 at 7:53 pm

You can put lipstick on a pig, but she is still a pig.

bitchincamaro September 6, 2008 at 7:54 pm

[re=87729]pedro[/re]: No worries, Pedro. No green cards being checked here. Welcome!

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 7:55 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Hey, I think she brought this all down upon herself. Or Walnuts did because he didn’t think it was necessary to vet her. If she’d delivered a somewhat gracious speech (being grateful, thankful for the opportunity, bio, outlined POLICY differences, laid out what Repubs would actually do to help with bread/butter issues) instead of making vicious personal attacks, I think a lot of this anger towards her would not exist.

Twinkle Twinkle Lil Star September 6, 2008 at 7:59 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: seriously, dude, party foul. Stop being a dick.

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 8:06 pm

I do believe she’s just trying to be the sister from another planet. Here, she receives her transmission device from her commander: http://media.adn.com/smedia/2008/08/29/09/571-adn_photo_11.1220017455.standalone.prod_affiliate.7.jpeg.

hatlesshead September 6, 2008 at 8:07 pm

My old fella has his eyes tested today, and the optometrist mentioned he had sold out of Sarah Palin style eye glass frames, and is back ordered for two weeks for more. WTFF?

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 8:08 pm

[re=87816]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: And seriously, who the F*(&K does she think she is belittling Obama? She was the mayor of the meth capital of AK & an 18-month governor of said state. She needs to sit her ass down & shut her pie hole….

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 8:10 pm

… and here, she serves traditional Earth food to one of her fellow extraterrestrials: http://media.adn.com/smedia/2008/09/02/15/308-snowers_1.1220382185.standalone.prod_affiliate.7.jpeg

MISTAHCOUGHDROP September 6, 2008 at 8:12 pm

I hope we all fully realize the cynicism in the “Country First” bumper sticker McCain has fastened to his campaign trailer, and the sickness that applauds and totally unqualifed, unvetted candidate that comprises nearly 50% of our country. It’s a revelation a minute, but Palin’s been closeted. We need Tim Russert to get back to earth for his curtain call. Not good stuff folks.

trophy(forparticipation)wife September 6, 2008 at 8:16 pm

[re=87824]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]: Country First. Somehow I always imagine the snap of a latex glove.

Undeterredbyreality September 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: I agree with Msr. Grumpe, TexasCowGirl and especially Texan Buldoggette: Her speech (the one she read, anyway, was so full of lies, misrepresentations and just plain bullshit that she brought this upon herself. She may have opposed the Bridge to nowhere, but not until she got her money from the feds; her dismissal of Barack as a community organizer–in fact her dismissal of community organizing as a laughable idea; her objection to giving accused criminals any constitutional rights–everything she said that night was objectionable. She is NOT qualified to be on this ticket any more than anybody in this discussion–probably much less so than most. She made personal attacks and spat upon the ideas of millions–and not in a gracious way, either. She was a bit presumptuous getting up in front of the RNC (and the world) for her first speech and acting as if her shit don’t stink. The speech McCain had written for her would have sounded different coming from a seasoned veteran of the political wars, and may even have had some bite. But coming from her was like watching one of those talking baby commercials. The mouth moved, the words came out, but there was no “there” there. She was a mouthpiece and nothing more. A pretty one. A woman. Those last two are the only qualifications she has, and that reflects the absolute cynicism of McCain and the rest of the party in choosing and accepting her. They know she’s not qualified, but they’ll never say it (at least not when the mikes are on).

MISTAHCOUGHDROP September 6, 2008 at 8:32 pm

[re=87829]Undeterredbyreality[/re]: Well said, Mr. Undeterredbyreality. I’m with you 100%. Problem: Could be some 50 million Americans are in love with this canary.

soymocha September 6, 2008 at 8:45 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Are you completely fucking high?

In’88 Spy Magazine printed a feature that George Bush Sr. had a long-term mistress (probably true, but not that well-sourced), in ’92 the Republicans alleged (Bill) Clinton had communist dalliances in his youth, Rove and Co. claimed McCain had an illegitimate black child, Dick Morris has impugned Hillary w/ bizarre and false shit for years, and *for the past 20 fucking months*, the right has wrongly alleged Obama is a Muslim, a radical, a token, and the National Review, in a particularly inspired bit of fable, intimated that Obama was probably Jewish on his mom’s side.

We get it: you’re still cranky Hillary lost. You made your point months ago. Shut fucking up.

Reefpilot September 6, 2008 at 8:51 pm

[re=87838]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]: A percentage, perhaps a majority or perhaps a minority, of said group will wake up in some metaphysical morning after the drunk and revisualize the beast they finger-fucked the night before, and they will be ashamed, and they will know… that they just had anti-jesus thoughts to a woman who said yup-yup and was more white trash than their worst drunken, sawed-off neighbors, and that’s something… that’s something “L’BRAL McCain” just cant take away.

WonkaBee September 6, 2008 at 8:52 pm

[re=87845]soymocha[/re]: Here’s an Obama supporter for Canmon! *smile*

The single-anonymous-source stuff is just way too thin to run with. The article was extraordinarily thin overall. One of the supports was ‘i know it must be true because everyone in AK talks that way.’

Do I believe it? Mostly, but it’s just not worth spreading without hurting your own credibility.

sailingthestyx September 6, 2008 at 8:53 pm

[re=87703]professor.cj[/re]: IHOP

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 8:54 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]:

You mean like how the black baby born out of wedlock rumor got him the nomination in 2000? Oh wait: he hired one of the guys involved in that whisper campaign for THIS election.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/mccain-hires-go.html

I feel like I’m in a Zippy the Pinhead cartoon!

Palin/Zippy ’08

Itsjustme September 6, 2008 at 8:57 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: You have got to be kidding me? This same woman accused Hillary of whining. Get over this crap. I still have people telling me Obama is a Mooslam (their pronunciation)and that he is the Anti-Christ. So he has a good relationship with the media, ya think he may have earned it?

trophy(forparticipation)wife September 6, 2008 at 8:58 pm

[re=87850]WonkaBee[/re]: This article is an example of liberals at their worst.

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 8:59 pm

[re=87850]WonkaBee[/re]: In soymocha’s defense, he didn’t say he was going to spread this rumor. He just rebutted (with facts) that Canmon’s fanciful, inaccurate belief that Mother Sarah is the most persecuted politician ever on the face of the earth.

Hooray For Anything September 6, 2008 at 8:59 pm

[re=87829]Undeterredbyreality[/re]: Preach on, brother, preach on. She came off not as someone who is auditioning for the role of VP but as somebody who was auditioning for a role as Sean Hannity’s fill-in. Her speech was nothing but contemptuous snideness delivered by somebody with no credibility to be snide about anyone.

soymocha September 6, 2008 at 9:07 pm

[re=87850]WonkaBee[/re]: Oh, yeah, I agree w/ your larger point. I don’t think we should be running w/ thinly sourced personal attacks. Not at all. I just think Camnon’s argument is battered in lameness then fried in crap: the Palin reports are *not* malicious in an unprecedented way.

soymocha September 6, 2008 at 9:10 pm

[re=87859]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Exactly. Muchas gracias. (P.S. I’m a woman/lady/female/chick.)

WonkaBee September 6, 2008 at 9:15 pm

[re=87859]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I got the impression Canmon wants to see Palin persecuted with something that will stick. But I should let Canmon speak for Canmon…

*lurk*

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 9:15 pm

[re=87870]soymocha[/re]: Sorry, couldn’t tell by your moniker. Also by your frequent use of the “F word”, I just figured you were a dude. (I still try not to use the F bomb–unless I’m drunk or I’ve stubbed my toe.)

Texan Bulldoggette September 6, 2008 at 9:20 pm

[re=87873]WonkaBee[/re]: I’ve seen a few of his posts. He’s not a happy camper. I don’t know his political viewpoint but it frequently rings a discordant note compared to other posters on Wonkette.

DoctorCulturae September 6, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Palin is a red herring meant to distract the MSM away from Bush=McCain.

I know she’s great fun to snark, but this is a walking talking distraction like the flag amendment, the gay marriage amendment, immigration, and swiftboating. Of course she’s said and done stupid things. And btw, she’s a babe with moxie. Gag. Bush=McCain.

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 9:38 pm

[re=87811]hatlesshead[/re]:

I’m pretty sure it’s parody. A caption for The Gipper:

“STR Fact File:Ronald Regan (sic) wrestled a dog to death when he saw it attacking an old lady in the street. Of course, President Regan (sic again) wept tears of compassion that the beast should have died, but how else could he have stopped it savaging a defenseless American citizen?”

Brian Mac September 6, 2008 at 9:44 pm

[re=87882]DoctorCulturae[/re]:

‘zactly! While everyone’s running around trying to get interviews with her, complaining about access, devoting stories, devoting rumors, analyzing, trashing there’s some dirty work being done behind the curtains.

Viva la Cynthia September 6, 2008 at 9:49 pm

And we’re….surprised by this? I’m only surprised that Caribou Barbie didn’t say it officially, on the record. At least, not yet, that we know of, though there’s probably a good chance we’ll hear about similar comments from her sometime soon.

soymocha September 6, 2008 at 9:50 pm

[re=87874]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: No worries. It’s hard to tell on the intra-web. Re the profanity, you’re the niece my aunt wishes she had. (I mean that in a good way.)

So far, my favorite comment on Palin comes from the O-man himself:

“Listen, if they want to work the refs, they are free to do so. I think the public can make their judgments about this. The notion that any questions about her work in Alaska is somehow not relevant to her potentially being vice president of the United States doesn’t make too much sense to me. I think she has got a compelling story, but I assume that she wants to be treated the same way that guys want to be treated, which means their records are under scrutiny. I have been through this for 19 months. She has been through it, what, four days so far.”

Link:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_on_Palin_I_assume_she_wants_to_be_treated_the_same_way_that_guys_want_to_be_treated.html

Reefpilot September 6, 2008 at 9:51 pm

/ADMIRAL LORD HORATIO NELSON

Wrestled a polar bear when he was a midshipmen, just because… it was there. Why? Because of the zeal of queen and country.

rupert_pupkin September 6, 2008 at 9:53 pm

[re=87696]Hooray For Anything[/re]: I love you.

lilblackcorvette September 6, 2008 at 9:56 pm

[re=87874]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I would like to see diminished use of the B word when referring to the Lady Miss Sarah. or any lady actually

CanadianBacon September 6, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I am really, really upset. How could anyone be happy a person with Russian martial arts training beat up a female dog.

Bitch's_Brew September 6, 2008 at 10:22 pm

It has the ring of truth to me. If you hang out with rural white people, as I have, you will notice a lot of trash dropping out of their mouths when they feel “safe.”

snig September 6, 2008 at 10:40 pm

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Time magazine, as we all seem to know, didn’t have a list, but Time magazine stated that she looked into banning books. I feel about books the way the NRA feels about guns. However, the gun folks can take care of themselves. Logistically, the literate population is more fragile. It’s going to be easier to pry my library card from my cold dead hands. What books are you OK with people banning? There is something very wrong with people who identify public school teachers and librarians as the enemy.

We’ve had tall tales about politicians as long as we’ve had elections. But Time magazine is not the National Enquirer, and the majority of what they’ll print has some basis in fact. There are plenty clearly concrete facts about Palin to raise serious questions. I am not suggesting she be shot through the lungs. I am saying she is not fit to be a fragile 72 year old heartbeat away from leader of the free world.

glamourdammerung September 6, 2008 at 10:59 pm

So far, Clinton has been avoiding critising Palin. Though I could pretend I was surprised if someone really wanted me to.

DogSniff September 6, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Lest We Forget: From McCain’s speech to a room full of loving, caring conservatives…

Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?
Because her mother is Hillary Clinton and her father is Janet Reno.

Chelsea was fourteen at the time.

Conservatives – it isn’t going to work this time… We can play the game if you force us to – and from Palin’s attack screech – it looks like the slings are only getting warmed-up.

larz September 6, 2008 at 11:15 pm

Those fundy repubs are always the worst tippers. This one’s for all those service employees that were stiffed (and not in a good way) by the GOP.

Sire Says September 6, 2008 at 11:27 pm

Here is why this LA Progressive “article” is bu11shit. I’m disappointed in you, Wonkette, for posting it without at least making fun of how lame it is.

TexasCowGirl September 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm

[re=87829]Undeterredbyreality[/re]:
“her objection to giving accused criminals any constitutional rights–everything she said that night was objectionable”

This is really interesting when you consider that McCain was technically an accused criminal when he was getting his ass whipped by the Viet-Cong for FIVE AND A HALF YEARS, ALAN! I mean did she forget that WALNUTS! was a POW even though he reminds us every fucking day? Is that what Vlad the Palin wants us to do to accused criminals? Torture and beat them for FIVE AND A HALF YEARS, ALAN!

TexasCowGirl September 6, 2008 at 11:45 pm

P.S. I vote that we call him WALNUTSWTF? after this Palin pick because seriously, WTF?

Texan Bulldoggette September 7, 2008 at 12:22 am

[re=87891]lilblackcorvette[/re]: Did I call her the B-word in this thread? And truly, if you are one, you deserve to be called out as such.

Melvil Dewey September 7, 2008 at 12:32 am

Here’s an interesting follow-up by the writer of the original “Sambo” article, where he stands by his sources:

http://www.laprogressive.com/2008/09/06/sarah-palin-and-me/

Looks like this could actually turn into something.

Cogito Ergo Bibo September 7, 2008 at 12:57 am

[re=87956]Melvil Dewey[/re]: Thanks for the update. Frankly, I agree with you. This seems like decent vetting on the reporter’s part and something that could actually hold water. I sincerely hope that the MSM gets hold of this thing and puts it front and center.

Every day, I see something more frightening about this woman. If this country is so stupid as to buy into this ridiculous circus act, time to start researching a new residence.

Lee Marvin September 7, 2008 at 2:11 am

In the years between 2045 and 2050, white people will officially become a minority group in this country. Sometime before that happens, the Republican party (in it’s current form, at least) will have won it’s final election. Demographically, it will be a different country – one hostile to a national electoral college victory for the Republican ticket. When the children of Latino immigrants born in this country are old enough to vote, they will not be voting Republican (for the most part) because of a multi-generational memory of the way their parents and grandparents were treated by the party. This, in addition to the 40-45% of the white vote that the Democratic ticket can assume, and the vast majority of the black vote, adds up to an insurmountable lead for any Democratic, or ‘non-Republican’ tickets.

What this means is that the McCain/Palin ticket will probably be one of the last three or four Republican presidential tickets that are viable.

If you sense desperation in the right wing, it’s because of this realization – they are feeling the approaching marginalization, and it terrifies them.

And that is why you see red-meat candidates like George W Bush and Sarah Palin being put forward with the willingness to do anything, literally anything, to get them in power. It’s a desperate, clawing, death rattle of a political party.

MarieDeGournay September 7, 2008 at 2:12 am

I’m new here, and you all totally saved my sanity during the RNC. I didn’t think it could get worse…but there it is. “Sambo”? Sending out psychic deathwave in 3…2…1

sanantonerose September 7, 2008 at 2:46 am

She used the word Sambo? How old is she? Wasn’t that word used like, two generations ago? Besides, they don’t have tigers in Alaska. Or butter.

sanantonerose September 7, 2008 at 2:48 am

[re=87774]xrastone[/re]: That Giant Peach does elicit the strongest cravings…mmmmm peach juice.

vaginacheney September 7, 2008 at 2:54 am

[re=87808]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: This is why you should stay away from Moose burgers ; -/

llyn September 7, 2008 at 7:46 am

[re=87696]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Yes, yes, yes, yes, pretty please, a thousand times YES, let’s hope Obama/Biden trounce McCain/Palin. As for the two GOP candidates, it’s really hard to decide which is the nastier of the two.

llyn September 7, 2008 at 8:03 am

[re=87759]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Somewhere this morning I saw a link posted in a comments section to a Youtube video from a young black guy who says Bristol’s forthcoming baby is his. If I can find it again, I’ll post the link on this thread.

Borat September 7, 2008 at 8:32 am

[re=87745]The 3-Legged Man[/re]:

I heard that when she meets a Native she raises her right hand and says, “How”…pauses a second, adds “..you doin’?”, then cackles like she just tasered a seal.

I suspect she would do that when she meets someone from the Indian Sub-continent as well.

Borat September 7, 2008 at 8:35 am

[re=87749]somelegalbitch[/re]: Jounalism is a “Science” in Idaho/Alaska. Go figure!

bago September 7, 2008 at 9:28 am

See, this is where the nickname the incomparable valdez REALLY comes into play.

joezoo September 7, 2008 at 10:48 am

[re=87924]DogSniff[/re]: Actually, she was 18 at the time, and had just graduated high school. Still a cruel pernicious joke, reeking of misogyny — and not an off-the-cuff affair like when he suggested we kill Iranians with cigarettes; this was a prepared speech. But Chelsea wasn’t 14 when he said it.

The 3-Legged Man September 7, 2008 at 12:39 pm

The spirit of non-partisanship is at least alive among some voters. Perhaps some of them simply don’t give a crap who’s elected. See here: http://www.poopreport.com/ipoopandivote/index.html

I have to respect anyone who wants to see politicians increase their intake of “moral fiber”.

DogSniff September 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm

JoeZoo – thanks for clarification. You think Conservatives could be killed-off by their own rancid jokes?

Now there’s an idea.

MISTAHCOUGHDROP September 7, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I see in Real Clear Politics today the GOP convention bounce and the Palin interest converting to higher poll numbers:

National Gallup Tracking Obama 45, McCain 48 McCain +3
National Rasmussen Tracking Obama 48, McCain 48 Tie

Thoughts?

S. Cullen Bonz September 7, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Procul Harem told the McCain camp to quit using “Whiter Shade of Palin” in their campaign.

Hooray For Anything September 7, 2008 at 4:49 pm

[re=88092]MISTAHCOUGHDROP[/re]: I’ll be able to give you some thoughts after I finish banging my head against the table and crying myself to sleep.

jodyleek September 7, 2008 at 5:24 pm

[re=88106]S. Cullen Bonz[/re]: And Devo told Sarah Palin to stop using “Mongoloid”
and the Ramones put a cease and desist on Cindy McCain using “I Wanna Be Sedated”.

Sabre_Justice September 7, 2008 at 5:40 pm
Godot September 7, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Given Alaska’s proximity to Russia, I had assumed she meant Hillary tapped out to a tough leg-lock.

Kmoney September 7, 2008 at 6:10 pm

[re=87696]Hooray For Anything[/re]: True Dat!

Texas2Step September 7, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Will someone PLEASE throw some water on this witch and drop a house on her already?! Srsly?!

DogSniff September 7, 2008 at 7:34 pm

I think Obama/Biden have to hit back a little harder – and that wouldn’t be difficult.

Democrats have always taken “the high road” in the last two elections while Repubs take the low, and then cheat to the end.

Time for Dems to play the Repubs game because I’ve come to realize most Americans (I’m afraid) are on the low-road mentality. They simply “don’t see” the benefit to the high road.

We’d like to believe differently – but it isn’t so.

Sigh…

Start talking about McCain’s past and Palin’s and if they cry foul – just reply with just about any speech given at the RNC. Say – we learned you guys are playing a different game – and we’re finally going to join.

They can’t leave it up to bloggers…

ManchurianCandidate September 7, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Sarah Palin is the warmest, bravest, most wonderful woman I have ever known…
Sarah Palin is the warmest, bravest, most wonderful woman I have ever known…
Sarah Palin is the warmest, bravest, most wonderful woman I have ever known…

DoktorZoom September 7, 2008 at 9:36 pm

xrastone, that’s actually a generic list of frequently-banned books in the US; as far as I can tell, the whole mess started when some twit copied the list to the comments on a librarian’s blog that simply quoted the Time article about Palin’s flirtation with censorship. The list was questioned and quickly debunked within the same comments thread, but by then, the “list” had been re-posted all over Teh Intarwebz. (Among other problems with the list, it would have been slightly impossible for Palin to have tried to remove Harry Potter books from the library in 1996, seeing as how the first Potter book wasn’t published until 1998). At least two subsequent comments in the lirarian.net thread spat back the list as though it were gospel.

The worst part of the kerfuffle is that, once the list was debunked, any number of conversative blogs triumphantly announced that the whole story of Palin’s inquiries into censoring the Wasilla library had somehow been disproven.

Incidentally, the reason that dictionaries are frequently on banned-books lists is that most modern dictionaries have tended to include definitions of obscenities. I guess book-banners believe that if those words weren’t in print, children would never learn them.

natoslug September 7, 2008 at 11:25 pm

[re=88004]sanantonerose[/re]: I’m 40, and to me Sambo was the name of a restaurant chain (Sambo’s actually) where the food sucked, but they had the cool drawings of a black kid that hung out with a tiger. I always thought it sucked that I couldn’t have a pet tiger. Anyway, back to my point, which was, um, that I’m going to have my fifth G&T of the evening anddamn something about the snowbitchy. Oh well. Snark on, Wayne!

youknew September 8, 2008 at 12:26 pm

This will never make it past the Internet. It will be called a “rumor” and never make it to TV news.

supremecourtjester September 8, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Have I got this straight? Sarah Palin is a pit bull and it’s Hillary that’s the bitch?
Don’t fundamentalists know anything about biology or gender?

ericipedia September 9, 2008 at 3:48 pm

There are four “Lucilles” listed in public directories who have lived in Wasilla:
https://www.intelius.com/people-search-advanced.html

One of these is “Lucille Olson.” There is also a “Lucille Olson” who is associated with the Knik Tribal Council, a recognized tribal government in Wasilla:

http://www.kniktribalcouncil.org/NEWS%20V5,%20I6.pdf

I’m not saying… I’m just saying.

VP Mooseburger September 9, 2008 at 9:14 pm

VP Mooseburger!

http://myspace.com/VPMooseburger

Yeah. The woman is unqualified. And a crackpot. And disingenuous. And quite frightening. Great combo as the running mate of a 72 year old man with cancer. Inspired choice…

alice October 9, 2008 at 12:20 am

Sarah will get whats coming to her on October 10th. Not only will she not be VP, Alaska is going to kick her butt out too. Betcha Wink Wink

Diahni November 15, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Hey Guys – McCain and Palin lost, thank God! Palin is a hot media item right now, but it’ll never last. It’s over – yeah! It’ll be very unlikely that Palin will turn out to be anything be a very weird foot note in election history. Good ridance!

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