It Came from Wasilla

Brought to my attention by one of my favorite posters.

 

Despite her disastrous performance in the 2008 election, Sarah Palin is still the sexiest brand in Republican politics, with a lucrative book contract for her story. But what Alaska’s charismatic governor wants the public to know about herself doesn’t always jibe with reality. As John McCain’s top campaign officials talk more candidly than ever before about the meltdown of his vice-presidential pick, the author tracks the signs—political and personal—that Palin was big trouble, and checks the forecast for her future.

In the aftermath of the November election, the conventional wisdom among Palin’s supporters in the Republican establishment was that she should go home, keep her head down, show that she could govern effectively, and quietly educate herself about foreign and domestic policy with the help of a cadre of experienced advisers. She has done none of this. Rather, she has pursued an erratic course that, for her, may actually represent the closest thing there is to True North. 

By Todd S. Purdum August 2009

 

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  1. ken
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 09:16:00

    i watched and listened to most of what she had to say except for the mistake that led to her church being burned down[wonder who did that] she did pretty good

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  2. Madonna
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 12:19:00

    You'll remember all of the BS boasting about the brilliance of Sarah Palin that went on in the McCain camp and by conservatives when she was selected as the failed presidential candidate's running mate. Don't you think it's professional malfeasance, hell, unpatriotic, to try to 1) foist her onto the American public as a strong, credible candidate, and 2) propel someone so wholly unqualified into the White House? We all called it back then, but now the McCainiacs are falling all over one another to say how brain-dead and incorrigible Palin was to Vanity Fair.
    "What does it say about the nature of modern American politics that a public official who often seems proud of what she does not know is not only accepted but applauded? What does her prominence say about the importance of having (or lacking) a record of achievement in public life? Why did so many skilled veterans of the Republican Party – long regarded as the more adroit team in presidential politics – keep loyally working for her election even after they privately realized she was casual about the truth and totally unfit for the vice-presidency? Perhaps most painful, how could John McCain, one of the cagiest survivors in contemporary politics – with a fine appreciation of life's injustices and absurdities, a love for the sweep of history, and an overdeveloped sense of his own integrity and honor-ever have picked a person whose utter shortage of qualification for her proposed job all but disqualified him for his?"
    Stick a fork in her. She's done.

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  3. You Betcha!
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 10:41:00

    Poor Wasilla – I know it can't be easy havin' this twit ruining your good name, or your peace and quiet. During the election, lots of her whack nuts threatened to move to the Valley, Wasilla mostly, so they could support and vote for their zealot idol in the next election. That gave me the creepiest feeling and made my hair stand on end – esp. since her buddy Cole is in real estate and probably happy to oblige Sarah and their cause. I hope you guys hold your own – you have one creepy family to deal with and you don't need a lot more. Icky poo!

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  4. xango_xango
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 08:32:00

    Alaskans are hoping that she moves their compound location to Arkansas or Georgia…or maybe another country, also. It's so energizing seeing the world having their eyes opened to this self-proclaimed GOD'S ICONIC equal. The world is diagnosing her with the same illnesses that Alaskans have been talking about for the last couple of years. It's a good day in America when people finally get to hear the truth about her true inability to lead. There isn't a leadership bone in her whole body. GINO hit her own brick wall this week again, also. Happy 4th of July friends.

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  5. Syrin from Wasilla
    Jul 02, 2009 @ 15:27:00

    I encourage everyone to read the Vanity Fair article. There are no new revelations here, but it is put together in a neat little package. One thing missing, which had been commented on during the campaign is why her school-age children were pulled out of school during the entire campaign and why Sarah and Todd do not value education. Remember her oldest son (in Iraq) and her then-pregnant daughter are both high school drop outs. It was not until after the campaign Palin spouted off about valuing education and that both of these children were taking "correspondence courses". Some said it is all about crazy. It IS all about crazy- Can you say bi polar? AND BS.

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