Sarah Palin Pisses On Ronald Reagan’s Grave

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It's such an icy feeling, it's so cold in Alaska ...Sarah Palin is so super-maverick-y now that she won’t even honor her vow to make a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where she was scheduled to speak at the Simi Valley Republican Ladies Group Fund-raiser for Republicans, a very widely reported exciting event that was to be her first public appearance since just quitting the governorship of Alaska because fuck those people, right?

The Ventura County Star reports:

Just days after officially stepping down as governor of Alaska, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is dropping out of an advertised speaking engagement in Simi Valley ….

It was on Thursday that Palin’s spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton made public the news of the decision not to attend the event via Palin’s Facebook page.

Up to 900 people were expected to attend the event at $100 a ticket for members and $150 for non-members, but media had been barred from the occasion.

Facebook! She fucks these people over via Facebook. She’ll probably take Bristol out of her will via Twitter.

Meg, Palin’s loyal nut-case sidekick and spokesperson, said Palin bailed this time because she has so much, uhm, work to do. Commitments, too. Work and commitments. Also.

Says the Ventura paper, “It is unclear what those other work and commitments are.”

Hahahahah. Why does lazy quitter Sarah Palin hate Republican ladies? And why must she desecrate the grave of Ronald Reagan?

Palin Not Coming To Reagan Library [Ventura County Star]

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1 comment

  1. slappypaddy

    she’s steppin’ down and steppin’ down, how low can she go on the gettin’ down, she’s a fine girl…

  2. Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    By work and commitments, I assume she means forwarding racist emails and watching keyboard cat on a loop.

  3. Country Club Jihadi

    Wasn’t it Ronnie who said “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from Alaska and I’m here to help”?

  4. Zorg

    Cancelled her appearance via her Facebook page? This is taking crazy to a whole new level!

  5. Bronkers

    Palin’s fate: Inevitable. Predictable. Unsalvageable.

    And who’d want to intervene to save her from herself, as she makes most everyone else… almost everyone look intelligent, civil, polite and adult by comparison.

  6. SlouchingTowardsWasilla

    Ahahahahahah… The Ventura County Star, that rag I read growing up, just cold tellin’ it like it is, except they seem to have no respect for how much that nice lady is progressin’ Alaska.

  7. RoscoePColtraine

    Methinks Sarah knows she is a laughing stock for most of the world (thanks to Conan and Will Shatner) and simply doesn’t care to participate in her own humiliation. She is such a megalomaniac and it must be awful to realize that, no, she is not the wunderkind of politics she thought she was.

  8. SayItWithWookies

    She’s just passing the ball like a good point guard to progress the team and continuing to achieve higher and higher goals like the soaring Denali, who is a mother grizzly bear to us all and the merciless rivers that separate the cheechacos from the sourdoughs in this abundant wilderness that God gave us to preserve the principles and the rights that this great nation grew up on, and for all of the pit bulls and soccer moms and children with special needs also.

  9. dr.giraud

    [re=375722]Rev. Peter Lemonjello[/re]: She undoubtedly watches her own keyboard cat clip.

  10. JohnnyMac

    Sarah canceled all her events once she heard Larry the Cable Guy was performing on the House floor and she’s now madly mushing her husky team down the highway median towards DC.

  11. gurukalehuru

    I thought she was going 3rd party, but now I’m thinking nervous breakdown.
    I’m cool, either way.

  12. Native of SL UT

    I was going to make a funny and clever retort to this story, but I have work and commitments.
    Sorry, maybe some other time.

  13. dementor

    [re=375735]SayItWithWookies[/re]: In honor of our troops, would ya quit leaving out our brave armed forces?

  14. Cicada

    Please run for President in 2012, please run for President in 2012, please run for President in 2012…

  15. shadowMark

    She was invited to speak at the Ronald Reagan Library? Would it have killed them to just play along with her and invite her to speak at the Sarah Palin Library?

  16. Extemporanus

    She’ll probably take Bristol out of her will via Twitter.

    Well, she wrote her will via Twitter, so yeah, probably.

  17. rereridiculous

    First she was available, and then she wasn’t. Currently she’s simi-avalleyable.

  18. hobospacejunkie

    [re=375729]Scottie[/re]: Once you start being a quitter it gets easier and easier to quit.

    If only that were true of drugs.

  19. DirtyHarriett

    Oh, I get it… the media was barred from this event. And we know how much she likes the attention, even if she says she doesn’t. She wants to be seen, on the scene. It’s all good ’cause now that’s she’s declined, via Facebook, no less, she’s still making the news.

  20. Doglessliberal

    [re=375748]Cicada[/re]: the problem is, she will make anyone else running in the primaries look great, even Fat Huckabee. I want her to run in 2012 if she wins the primary. Then, Obama can pretty much take a vacation for the whole campaign season.

  21. Chumley

    Ok, so let me get this straight- if I want to avoid Sarah Palin and never hear her speak, I should just buy tickets to any event where she is scheduled to speak and I should be safe?

  22. 4tehlulz

    She should have shown up and quit speaking in the middle, for true truly radical maverikismz.

  23. Scottie

    [re=375756]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Yeah, you’re right. “quitting getting easier and easier” is only true when applied to responsibilities.

  24. Custersdeadhorse

    I see another opportunity for Megan McCain to save someone from suicide, assuming she posts her intentions on her Facebook page. Don’t do it Megan. Some/many/all of us want to read her obit, first on Facebook, along with her Will, pictures of her handcarved ice casket, and other melting dribble. Go girl, and quickly, so we can get back to the important things, like why the President of the U.S. drinks beer made in merica but owned by furners while sitting on lawn furniture made by mexxicans probably!

  25. azw88

    Hey, I had oral sex once via facebook…. (tried to pick up on some hot coed, she said FUCK YOU)…

    Sarah, with Alaska-1 no longer at her disposal, can’t afford to fly in comfort to So.Cal dragging her family in tow, and those greedy Reaganites wouldn’t foot the bill either. So Fuck the ghost of Reagan for denying Trig his first visit to Disneyland!!

  26. donner_froh

    Soon our MILFY Mooseburger will be known as the the Cecilia Bartoli of the Frozen North. The lovely mezzo Bartoli cancels more than she sings.

  27. PrairiePossum

    Didn’t the GOP make her return all the fancy pageant clothes? Poor snow princess didn’t have a thing to wear.

  28. chascates

    [re=375771]donner_froh[/re]: But when Bartoli does appear she delights. No so in Palin’s case.

  29. Norbert

    [re=375751]Accordion-o-rama[/re]: Books? There must be some misunderstanding; the Ronald Reagan library contains only a stuffed chimp, an old-timey football, a few hundred ICBMs, and a couple of missing Salvadorans.

  30. Extemporanus

    In defending her decision, Sarah Palin stated via Twitter:

    “BFD IMHO! Things dropout of Seamy Valley Republican Lady Parts all the time. GBless lttle Trig AND big THX to our USTroopz!!”

  31. Pithaughn

    [re=375735]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The troops! Honor troops , protecting our freedoms , sand niggers hate/want our freedoms to have special needs babies.

  32. Snarkalicious

    [re=375724]Zorg[/re]: No shit. The people at the Reagan Librayr probably don’t even know yet. Old ass cracker fucks all showin up sayin “Where’s this Sarah Palin we been hearin brings it with the Jesus?” Bein told the deal they say “Announced it over the what? Innertube? Is that one of those new-fangled speaking tubes the neuvau riche have installed to call on their body servants in the next room? We’ve no time for such contrivance!”

  33. Cicada

    [re=375761]Doglessliberal[/re]: True, but have you seen the Republican base lately? Palin would try to run as the populist princess, and about half of the primary voters would probably be receptive to that message. Plus she’s already demonstrated her eagerness to claim victimhood over any little slight, can you imagine how she’ll be in a primary race? Anyone who defeated her would have to suck up to her supporters (many of whom are pretty fanatical already), lest they be accused of mouth-raping Trig.
    I want to see blood running in the gutters, is that so wrong?

  34. Oldskool

    I bet Nancy Reagan called her a village idiot, just like she did George W. Hey, if the funny hat fits…

  35. Texan Bulldoggette

    You guys got it all wrong. Did you see that it only costs $100 for members & $150 for non members to see her Alaskan Highness & only 900 people had signed up so far? Snowbilly Grifter won’t even blow Todd unless he’s got on a $2000 pair of silk boxers; you think she’s going to haul her ass to Cal-ee-forn-yuh, read some word salad mad lib & hug a thousand year old woman (that’s you, Nancy) for under $100 grand. Please…

  36. Hopey dont play that game

    She is far too busy dealing with the gravitational issues related to the world literally being her oyster. Also.

  37. Native of SL UT

    She was just afraid someone might bring up the subject of Reaganomics which is way more complicated than the Bush Doctrine.

  38. Jukesgrrl

    She made a commitment to Child Protective Services to take care of Trig herself for a whole week and stop expecting that poor little head-licker to do all the work.

  39. Native of SL UT

    [re=375801]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Actually she thought that900 people at $100/$150 was quite an acceptable fee. Then they told her the money was for the library.

  40. TGY

    Luckily, if the Gipper were alive today he wouldn’t remember the slight. He was that kind of guy.

    And Facebook! At long last, has it come to this? Soon, we’ll be having our people’s Youtubes call your people’s Youtubes.

  41. NYNYNY

    [re=375764]Min[/re]: [re=375747]FMA[/re]: You’re both wrong. August 1-7 is that all-to-brief but joyous time in Alaska known as Moosewolfing season. It the one week of the year when you can legally hunt moose by throwing live wolves onto their backs from helicopters. No real alaskan would leave the state for that week: the sun never sets and the air is full of choppers and wolves and blood and moose screams. It’s really the only fun thing left to do now that Whalewolfing has been banned.

  42. OReillysVibrator

    I doubt I’m the first to suggest it but isn’t it legitimately conceivable her erratic behavior is attributable to meth? It’s not like an addict wouldn’t try to ignore her addiction and proceed as if life’s normal.

  43. slappypaddy

    [re=375797]Cicada[/re]: she’s got a rock-solid lock on 23% or less of the electorate (or is it the repub base, i forget), so i say, run, babble spass, run, and we will snack on moose jerky washed down with vodka chilled by the remnants of the rapidly-dwindling alaskan ice while we watch the continuing immolation of the grand old party–

    but wait! remember george wallace in 72? what happened to him? whodunnit? (ask gore vidal, maybe he’s got an opinion.)

  44. jasper f. krone

    [re=375750]shadowMark[/re]: The Sarah Palin library — what’s that? Is that the rack in the grocery store check-out aisle where they sell Shape and Ladies’ Home Journal?

  45. slappypaddy

    Corazon Aquino has died. Sarah Palin is such an embarrassment in comparison.

    Vaya con Dios, Senora Presidente.

  46. thetalltexan

    Maybe she is getting her lipstick tattoo touched up or maybe she has never heard of Ronald Reagan. Or both.

  47. Aurelio

    [re=375744]gurukalehuru[/re]: Yes. I had the same feeling. A friend of mine once defined a nervous breakdown as “when you just stop.” Is this happening to Sarah?

  48. oldguy

    [re=375729]Scottie[/re]: Becomes downright addictive, that quittin…

    I revise my previous plea to let her fester in isolation. If this is the only news we get about her – that she ISN’T talking and is flipping off reptards – BRING IT ON!

  49. Todd Mecklem

    I just realized why Sarah Palin is suddenly so “busy.” Werner Herzog must be making a documentary about her! He already has experience with loonies in Alaska (“Grizzly Man”) and bat-shit crazy drama queens (“My Best Fiend”). This has Oscar written all over it!

  50. Unindicted Co-Conspirator

    I don’t get it!
    Going to the Reagan Library is the closest she’ll ever get to Air Force One, Marine One or the presidential limo.

  51. Atheist Nun

    But! Quitting is haaaard, you guys!

    My hope is that she drops out of sight, just lays on her ass all day watching soaps, does absolutely no research on anything political, then calls a press conference announcing her intention to run for President in a year, all fat and pasty with greasy hair in a pair of sweatpants stained with 4 varieties of pudding. (*fingers crossed!*)

  52. the doctor

    “Oh, y’know, I just don’t know if I can do this whole speakin’ thing, with the libraries and the people and everything, I just got so many gosh-darn commitments I never seem to be able to make the ones that people know about!”

  53. Athar

    Her other commitment was an appointment with Michael Jackson’s doctor. She ran out of diprivan perscriptions again.

  54. Marlowe

    “Says the Ventura paper, “It is unclear what those other work and commitments are.””

    Wewll, that reporter will work at the Post or NYT.
    Too snarky.

  55. prophet1195

    Palin at the Reagan gravesite, “I have orders to awakened you at any time in case of national emergency — even if you’re dead.
    THERE’S A BLACK MAN IN THE REAGAN BEDROOM!”

  56. testiclease

    not even meghans publicist can keep this woman from committing political suicide…nor should she.

  57. DP

    A library…free loans of books and discs, free access to the interweb, free research assistance…sounds socialist.

  58. Deepthroat

    [re=375781]facehead[/re]: [re=375781]facehead[/re]: I love Brian. He was the commencement speaker at my college graduation in 2003. I believe he started off with something to the effect of, ‘man, it sucks for you to be graduating now. We really fucked this country up for you.’ It was really moving.

  59. torera

    Page 143 of the Snowbilly Etiquette manual–

    Q: “How do I gracefully get out of a business commitment I made a few weeks earlier?”

    A: “Just write on Facebook – Eff U, I’m going wading.”

  60. Bowdoin

    They’ve signed her up for a new teenage birth control technique. Instead of abstinence, which wasn’t working too well in the family, she’s espousing premature withdrawal!

  61. momus

    Next up, Jihad — Sarah Palin bolts the Republican party to lead the Alaska Independence party. Says “Alaska must rid itself of the ‘Great Satan.”

  62. Athar

    [re=375971]Bowdoin[/re]: “Instead of abstinence, which wasn’t working too well in the family, she’s espousing premature withdrawal!”

    I think you’re on to something, Bowdoin. We must now be in a cycle of Palin “down stroke.” You can bet that soon she’ll “pull out” again.

  63. June Cleaver 2.0

    Do you know what’s so ironic? This bitch is the one who needs a damn teleprompter. And now I’ve used up all of my swear words for the year.

  64. DustBowlBlues

    [re=375732]SlouchingTowardsWasilla[/re]: “hat nice lady is progressin’ Alaska.”

    I must have totally misunderstood her speech. I thought she said Alaska would “progress” whatever the fuck “progress” as a verb means. But I progress–

    They didn’t invite the Liberal Media to cover the event and slam her, thereby giving her something to talk about. This bitch better sign that radio contract and get on the stick agreeing to the ghostwriter for her book, quickly. She is rapidly becoming yesterday’s media event.

  65. DustBowlBlues

    [re=375747]FMA[/re]: The fucking moose who don’t kill themselves is the post that had me laughing out loud today Thanks. I needed that.

  66. SayItWithWookies

    [re=375746]dementor[/re]: [re=375793]Pithaughn[/re]: [re=375997]June Cleaver 2.0[/re]: Y’know, it’s hard enough doing Sarah Palin without you all criticizing a mother of a brave Alaskan putting his life on the line for our freedom. I know we sometimes take for granted the freedoms that have been brought to us by the Second Amendment and our rights of life, liberty and the progress of happiness that our founding fathers brought us from God. And it’s that freedom that protects all other freedoms — whether it’s the right to free speech, which I’m exercising right now, or the freedom not to have an abortion or pal around with terrorists. And I think that’s so so right about what our founding fathers intended. God bless ‘em.

  67. LoweredPeninsula

    Doesn’t she do this, serially? Hasn’t she dropped out of a whole other bunch of crap after her ticket lost in November? I seem to remember the media reporting that she’s a serious flake.

  68. lumpenprole

    One thousand MexAmeros says that we don’t see her “book” before a nasty, public fight over the money.

  69. Mr Blifil

    Hopefully her “commitment” is a trip to Afghanistan’s front line to personally thank “the troops” for sacrificing everything. Plus the deals on rugs right now can’t be beat, if you know the right people, and are accompanied to the bazaar by the elite Delta squadron.

  70. worrierqueen

    She will only ever be a true quitter when she quits quitting. Sarah knows that and this is all part of the game plan.

  71. Athar

    [re=376098]Bruno[/re]: You may be right about that. Maybe the stress just got to her, and those perscriptions are so easy to get in multipules form different greedy, Republican doctors . . .

  72. Colley1962

    How in this world you bunch-of-nut liberals can actually talk about Republicans/Conservatives in a negative manner is beyond disgusting! Just reading everything that each of you have written here, makes it difficult for me to believe any of you are over the age of 16. How can you get satisfaction from degrading other people…people you have probably never been in the same room with, let alone had the privilege of talking to. GET A LIFE! DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE!!

  73. Colley1962

    AND THE FILTH THAT YOU’RE WRITING HERE…AND YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY THAT SARAH PALIN IS IGNORANT AND UNEDUCATED? IF YOU’RE SO EDUCATED, WHY DON’T YOU TRY USING THAT EDUCATION. SHOW THE PEOPLE WHO ARE READING YOUR RESPONSES THAT YOU HAVE A SLIGHTLY LARGER VOCABULARY THAN A HIGH SCHOOL KID!!

  74. skipvt

    [re=375801]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: I think you hit the nail on the head. She’s on the make for the big dollar.

  75. DemmeFatale

    [re=376115]Colley1962[/re]: Awww…
    You spoiled it!
    (Good spelling, but then you had to go all caps!)

  76. General

    Please wade through the rumors and the lies and separate that from the actual truth. I
    understand where you’re coming from, because that’s what you’ve seen/heard about Sarah
    Palin in the media. But you do not know the real Sarah Palin. Newsweek loved her in
    2007. They raved about her as an up and coming female governor, a tough Alaskan, a …
    reformer, who rooted out corruption in her own party, and led from the middle. She is courageous and smart. Before she was selected as VP candidate she had between 80-90% approval in her state. Then the wolves descended and destroyed her reputation. If nothing else, when you see how people treat Sarah, it’s because she threatens the establishment in both parties. They fear her.

    Newsweek gushed about Palin ’07: http://www.newsweek.com/id/42534/page/2

  77. Sick Puppy

    [re=376122]slappypaddy[/re]: perfect.

    [re=376129]General[/re]: I was wading through the rumors, then I quit. For freedom. Also.

  78. MGBYG

    [re=376115]Colley1962[/re]: An avatar and everything. Sweet.

    [re=376129]General[/re]: After a few disappointments in the galleries and art rags in the 20′s, even Adolf got some good press by the early 1930s. Your point? The librul-press put the skeletons into her closet just before the repugs filled it with designer-ish clothing? Newsweek was, at first, just thinking with its collective cock is too hard to swallow?

  79. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=376115]Colley1962[/re]: [re=376124]DemmeFatale[/re]: For a second there it felt like I was trolling Free Republic.

  80. Better American Than You

    [re=376115]Colley1962[/re]: For the record (or RECORD, as you would say), let me point out two things:
    1) I AM a better American than you.
    2) God loves me far more than God loves you.

    Now put THAT in your pipe and smoke it!

  81. irisheyesagain

    I will never understand why trolls bother to come in here. They have no valid argument that could alter our collective world view, they aren’t going to enrage us (hard to get worked up after a 5 martini lunch), and clearly their keyboards need to be repaired; as evidenced by the bizarre spacing and frozen caps lock key.

    Perhaps they simply feel the need to be heard, to defend their beloved Sarah who has shot herself in the political career more effectively than we “Libs” ever could. Perhaps, it’s just their way of blowing off steam. Or maybe, just maybe, they run in here, post their blowhard vitriol (hows THAT for extensive vocabulary?!) and run back to their twee little chatrooms (sarahblowme2012.org) and pat each other on the back for their bravery and courage in the fight for Real America.

    Either way, we give thanks to our Wonkette overlords who allow us to bat them around a bit and then drop the banhammer when we tire of them. Also.

  82. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=376149]Jim89048[/re]: Oh please, oh please if there is a god in heaven………thank you, Jim. Thank you so much. xoxoxoxo

  83. Sick Puppy

    I don’t like Sarah or Toddddd, but the thought of their divorcing and the kids not having both parents around gives me a sad.

  84. slappypaddy

    [re=376129]General[/re]: [re=376115]Colley1962[/re]: Colley — may I call you “Little Miss Flag Heart”? I think I will — and General — a brigadier, yes? — you swim in snark-infested waters when you dive into the pool of Wonkettia. We make cruel fun of many people here, ourselves included, but the powerful and prominent most of all.

    And what sort of cruel fun was the Republican party making of the American people when it chose Sarah Palin to be its candidate for vice-president? Whether or not she was a good governor of Alaska is between her and the people of Alaska. We may never know, anyway, since she quit partway through her term, for no discernable or even coherent reason, but I don’t live there, I live in another state with another governor who supplies us with our own local entertainment.

    If we go after Sarah with such vicious abandon, it’s for at least two reasons. One, the lesser reason, is because she is such an easy target. As has been said before, the jokes about her write themselves. But the second and greater reason has to do with the folly, the irresponsibility, and the deep insult of her being offered as a candidate for such a high office. The United States of America is a large and powerful country in a complex and dangerous world. Someone of Sarah Palin’s clear and indubitable qualifications is simply not up to the job, and any honest and clear-minded individual — say, to take one example, a high-school kid — could not conclude otherwise. To have her offered to this country by one of its major political parties as a viable candidate for what could be, God forbid, the highest office, is deeply insulting to the United States, its people, its history, its ideals, its dreams and aspirations and its highest potential.

    So we stick it to her. Try it some time, Brigadier. Give it a shot, Little Miss Flag Heart. It’s great fun, and quite liberating. Also.

  85. RoscoePColtraine

    Hillary and Bill were obviously not doing the normal thing when they decided to stick together after Bill’s dalliance with Monica. Divorce is the ‘murican way. Oh god, I think I gotta sit down. I’m downright giddy. If this internet rumor proves to be false who is going to pick up all the broken pieces of my spiteful heart?

  86. Better American Than You

    Sarah Palin: A Role Model for Republican Family Values Politicians.

    Pay attention, Sanford and Ensign.

  87. Servo

    [re=376115]Colley1962[/re]:
    How predictable that a Repugnant base a person’s life and views on a snapshot.
    Sarah Palin is inept and unqualified for any public office, including park trash removal. Even your fellow Repugnants admitted that.
    What’s with the Love, American Style avatar?

  88. Perez Ackenblack

    Like most of you, I’m too tired from going ass-to-mouth with every estrogen rich Liberai bitch-boy I meet to read such long articles,or actually think for myself. Mark my words though. I will hope in one hand and shit in the other, and see which changes first!

  89. Jim89048

    [re=376152]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: HST was right. When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro. Ya just can’t make this shit up!

  90. imissopus

    [re=376115]Colley1962[/re]: The stoopid is strong with this one.

    [re=376129]General[/re]: And this one.

    [re=376187]Perez Ackenblack[/re]: And this one. A buffet of stoopid on weekend Wonkette! Thank you, comedy gods!

  91. Oldskool

    [re=376187]Perez Ackenblack[/re]: “I’m too tired from going ass-to-mouth with every estrogen rich Liberai bitch-boy I meet ”

    If you’re humping guys of any kind in the hiney, you must be packing hardware yourself making you a guy who likes to hump guys. When did Republicans become the party who likes to get their freak on?

  92. Athar

    [re=376218]Oldskool[/re]: In response to your question:

    “When did Republicans become the party who likes to get their freak on?”

    Since we’ve had Congressional Pages, or maybe it’s since we’ve had mega-churches, something like that.

  93. General

    by Dewey Whetsell

    The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it…It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, it’s about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here.

    1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican’s “Corrupt Bastards Club” (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing “la la la la” (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while you’re thinking, I’ll continue.

    2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called “ACES”. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them “don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out.” They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

    3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governor’s office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as “pork”. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the “when-hell-freezes-over” stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor’s jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning—I imagine—that she’s packing heat herself). I’m still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

    4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed “gosh and golly” mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.
    5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

    6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won’t be holding my breath.

    By the way, she was content to to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

  94. Athar

    [re=376224]General[/re]: General Sir! That’s one hell of a lot of writing to do just defending some little lady. Do you think maybe she’s interested in your privates?

  95. SmutBoffin

    [re=376224]General[/re]: No. Look. General…sir. We don’t care about any of that. The earnestness with which you copy-pasted that boring garbage in the defense of your (ex-)governor-princess is commendable, but no one here gives a goddam (unless you say ludicrous and incoherent things in the sEMi-CapiTALIzED patois that we enjoy). There are some dipshits over at DailyKos who will gladly engage with you on the merits of Sarah Palin’s leadership style and ability. They actually like talking to those who are as ill-informed and humorless as they.

    If you don’t want to have wasted your time on this site completely, just browse around and maybe you will learn why we think Sarah P. is such a great target for jokes and such (hint: it’s her general cluelessness, verbal idiosyncrasies, and apparent disinterest in anything to do with government).

  96. Servo

    [re=376224]General[/re]:
    Since Alaskans refuse to acknowledge the real world and the complexities contained therein, Sarah Palin & Co. are hereby banished to their intelligence-optional realm, never to be capable of creating national policy rooted in naiveté or ideology.
    Now, go make yourself useful and get our cats their dinner.

  97. imissopus

    [re=376224]General[/re]: Yes, I remember hearing about Sarah cutting out the pork. Like the Bridge to Nowhere, which she was for before she was against. And the funding that had been requested for programs that support unwed teen mothers in various ways, since not everyone is as lucky as her own daughter and has a support system when some redneck knocks her up. And she didn’t save money by firing the cook and giving back her state-issued vehicle and whatnot: the cook was given another job in government while lil’ Sarah lived in Wasila and charged the state a per diem for every day she spent up there instead of down in Juneau governin’ and such. Oh, but she’s so anti-corruption, you say?

    Listen up, genius: what you call federal pork may in fact be money that your congressional reps steered towards Alaska to help create a few jobs or fund some programs that help the needy that don’t have anywhere else to turn. If they hadn’t sent it to Alaska, it would have gone to another state whose governor cares more about his constituents then he does about proving a point.

    And if the ACES program, in which the state basically hands free money to its residents, is not an example of the socialism which Palin always rails against, then my high school history teacher has some ‘splainin to do. Of course they get that money at the expense of serious damage to the environment, thus depriving Trig and all other future Alaskans of enjoying the wonderful wild state that Sarah has enjoyed for most of her life, but hey that’s the future’s problem, ain’t it?

    Normally I’m with SmutBoffin: we satirize Sarah for many reasons that have nothing to do with her leadership abilities. But something about that smug bullshit of yours really pissed me off. The only thing I fear about her is her potential to get the mouth-breathers on the right so riled up that one of them is gonna pop like a balloon. Maybe the Republican establishment fears her for that reason but trust me, the Democrats would wipe the floor with her in an election by appealing to the 80% of Americans who are not intellectually deficient and proud of it.

  98. slappypaddy

    [re=376295]June Cleaver 2.0[/re]:
    [re=376312]BMK[/re]:

    sometimes the words line up right and i just let ‘em rip.

  99. skutre

    General[re=376224]General[/re]:
    Hah what a load of bullshit. We build your roads, we build your airstrips, we build your heated sewer systems in the arctic circle. Everything you Mucklucks do is subsidized by the taxpayers in the lower 48.

    Alaska is a goddam socialist paradise, and Palin did not invent the owner resource arrangement, she inherited it and stiffened it. It’s essentially Hugo Chavez.

    The joke about AK is that you pretend to be rugged individualists, while you’re the worst welfare bums in the history of the US, it’s not just Ted Stevens and Palin, it’s all of you.

    You’re a bunch of socialists who constantly over-compensate for it by pretending to be right wingers….
    and doing a lot of meth
    also

  100. Athar

    [re=376329]skutre[/re]: Well put, and if you tell them about a thousand more times, it might even start to sink in with a few. At least, we can hope.

  101. Sharif DelMonte

    [re=376279]imissopus[/re]: You people should lay off Dewey Whetsell–he was the only white member of his jazz band, and by Alaska standards, that indicates he only attends every third lynching. Also, as I drink at the Office Lounge (Alaska’s only soul bar, that I know of) do you know what “those people” (meaning office lounge customers) think? Well, they think she’s a bint and a swinger and she should go, but they aren’t spreading false rumors of her hot naked affair with a sexy Texan. Ahem.

  102. lulzmonger

    Hearty lulz at the troll trying to play off Sarah FAILin as the tough corruption-buster who loves the wildlife … she QUIT her gig with the oil company at around the same time as the myth of her oh-so-brave “Crusade” against GOP corruption got going (I wonder how many of the busts she herself had any role in – I’m guessing nil) because she didn’t want to defile her record with any disgusting real action – & during the 2008 election campaign she proudly supported Senator Series-Of-Tubes despite his utterly sickening record of naked graft.

    Then there’s that free house & the lovely per diem she got for being such a hardcore corruption-killer … yeah, she was hunting GOP lobbyists from helicopters, you betcha. Bankrupting her hometown with a useless sports-arena without bothering to check & see if the land was public property = pure political genius! Not to mention that I bet Mother Nature is surely weeping purple weewee with gratitude over her recent pioneering of a oil-pipeline megaproject, also, because everyone knows that oil pipelines are as organic as napalm!

    Tl;dr: bite me.

  103. iolanthe

    [re=375807]Snarkalicious[/re]: Piper. Piper is not only SP’s youngest daughter (what is she? 8 or 9 years old?) but also apparently the live-in childcare help. She’s usually the one holding Trig.

  104. iolanthe

    [re=376395]desertwind[/re]: Then she just isn’t trying! All she has to do is ask around outside any local high school. (Spent 8 years living up in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley until I wised up and moved to downtown LA. The area is rich in Mormons, biopharmaceutical firms, and meth dealers.)

  105. MO Inkslinger

    Sarah had other commitments. She had to take a free plane ride to NYC and eat lobster and drink champagne at Michaels. She couldn’t be worried about writing a speech and delivering to a Botox bunch of old ladies in CA. She had to meet with her publisher and her attorney and take the kids for a tour of NYC. Folks, don’t you understand! It is all about Sarah and she can’t be tied down with a job or plandering to a rich bunch old hags. She is important!

  106. lovely_kitchen

    goodness me, that’s the first thing she’s done right… or would that be left? kudos to Palin for once. Reagan was a tool.

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