Sarah Palin: What You See Is What You Get

24 11 2008

Moving video via NBC. Aired before election day. Sarah gets choked up at the end. She is real.


Is She the “One” for the GOP? You betcha.

23 11 2008
McCain 2008
Posted on Sat, Nov. 22, 2008

Sarah Palin: From election failure to celebrity phenom

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor.Oprah wants her. So do Letterman and Leno.

The failed Republican vice presidential candidate crunched state budget numbers this past week in her 17th-floor office as tumbling oil prices hit Alaska’s revenues. Her staff, meanwhile, fielded television requests seeking Palin, 44, for late-night banter and Sunday morning Washington policy.

Agents from the William Morris Agency and elsewhere have come knocking. There even has been an offer to host a TV show.

“Tomorrow, Governor Palin could do an interview with any news media on the planet,” said her spokesman, Bill McAllister.

“Tomorrow, she could probably sign any one of a dozen book deals. She could start talking to people about a documentary or a movie on her life. That’s the level we are at here.”

“Barbara Walters called me. George Stephanopoulos called me,” McAllister said. “I’ve had multiple conversations with producers for Oprah, Letterman, Leno and ‘The Daily Show.’ ”

Michelle McIntyre, a spokeswoman for Winfrey’s Chicago-based Harpo Productions Inc., said she was “unable to confirm any future plans” for the show.

Palin may have emerged from the campaign politically wounded, with questions about her preparedness for higher office and reports of an expensive wardrobe. But she has returned to Alaska with an expanded, if unofficial, title — international celebrity.

John McCain plucked Palin out of relative obscurity in late August and put her on the national GOP ticket.

Now she has to decide how and where to spend her time, which could have implications for her political future and her bank account, with possible land mines of legal and ethical rules.

Palin is considering about 800 requests for appearances from December through 2009, with 75 percent coming from out of state. A year ago, just a sprinkle of requests came from beyond Alaska’s borders. They range from invitations to speak at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston to attend a 5-year-old’s birthday party, from a prayer breakfast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to a business conference in Britain.

Michael Steele, the former Maryland lieutenant governor who wants to be the next chairman of the Republican National Committee, is seeking face time.

She has invitations to make appearances in 20 foreign countries, typically with all expenses paid, McAllister said. She has more than 200 requests for media interviews from around the globe.

“She has to pace herself,” suggested veteran Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman. “She wants a career made in a Crock-Pot, not a microwave.”

In her two months on the national stage, Palin energized the Republican base but turned off moderates and independents, according to some surveys. Flubbed answers in national television interviews raised questions about her competence. She was embarrassed by the disclosure that the RNC spent at least $150,000 for designer clothing, accessories and beauty services for her and her family.

The right book or movie deal could help Palin reintroduce herself to the nation, on terms she could dictate.

While books and movie deals could be worth millions of dollars, it isn’t clear if Palin would be able to legally earn it. State rules say she cannot accept outside employment for compensation.

But there appears to be little in the way of precedent left by former governors to judge if book deals or lucrative speaking appearances amount to “employment.”

Palin has sent unmistakable signals that she is open to running for president in 2012, but to advance her political ambitions she must stay in the public eye in the lower 48 states.

As with any celebrity, there is the risk of overexposure. At the same time, she would be under pressure to attend to governing her home state, which is thousands of miles from the rest of the nation.

“She has to deal with the perception that she bobbled her debut,” said John Pitney, a Claremont McKenna College political scientist. “She needs to stay home for a while. If she wants a future in national politics, her No. 1 job is doing a good job as governor.”

This past week, shortly after conducting a string of national TV interviews and skipping a state education conference, she was scolded by the Anchorage Daily News.

“There are … low graduation rates, plummeting North Slope oil prices, proposals to build alternative energy projects, the gas pipeline,” the paper said in an editorial. “It’s time for the governor to refocus on Alaska’s needs.”

Palin “Bloodbath” Continues

21 11 2008

Palin Turkey Pardon

Okay, so Sarah Palin yesterday, as politicians do, pardoned a lucky turkey just in time for Thanksgiving.  So what’s the controversy here, you say?

Well, the media is absolutely jumping on this non-story by saying “How DARE Sarah Palin stand there while innocent turkeys are being slaughtered!”  Oh my freaking goodness, people.  Get over yourselves.

This is why they are scared of her.  Palin 2012 and or 2016 🙂

Sarah Talks to ESPN about the “Barracuda”

20 11 2008

Best. Clip. Ever.

Sarah’s SNL Presidential Bash

19 11 2008

Poorly written bit for the Cuda, but she did her best – of course 🙂

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Pit Bull vs. Chihuahua

17 11 2008

Guess who’s not going to roll over and play dead to the Messiah and his administration?

Could it be John “my friends” McCain?


Could it be the Cuda?


That’s what I thought.

Sarah Fights the Smears… the “Jerks!”

9 11 2008

To combat the sleazy stuff coming out of loser staffers from McCain’s sunken Titanic of a campaign, it’s time to throw someone under the bus… Sarah Palin!  They’re just out to save their own butts, and they will try to destroy the political future she has.  Nice try.  Sarah fought back Friday while going back to the office…