Sarah Palin

Palin or Paleo?

By on 9.30.08 | 3:39PM

Remember the controversy over whether Sarah Palin was, gasp, a Buchananite? Sean Scallon has an interesting article in the current issue of the American Conservative exploring how Jacksonian social conservatives migrated from the 1990s Buchanan Brigades to the Bush Leagues, even though they represent polar opposites in terms of foreign policy.

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Special Report

Paradigms Lost

By 9.30.08

What did Katie Couric know, who investigates Chris Dodd, and why keep the New Deal?
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Greenlight Special


Government, brokers dig in. The do-nothing Congress. Sticks and stones. Thanks, Peter Ferrara. McCain update. Plus more.
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Snooty Katie


Couric oversteps her bounds. Fannie and Freddie's friends. Penny antics. A prodigal's return. Plus more.
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On Message…Sadly

By on 9.26.08 | 1:56PM

Just got an email from the Brain Trust over at Keystone Progress:

Sorry about the last minute notice. Please forward widely ASAP!

Sarah Palin will be in Philadelphia tonight outside of the Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St. Palin should arrive around 7:00. We'll be there from 5:30 until at least 7:30.

Our theme for tonight:


Please make signs and banners that use that theme.

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All Power to the Palin


Play it as it lays in barren Hollywood. Lefties do it to themselves. Dinner with Mahmoud. End run on the economy. Plus more.
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Let Palin Be Palin

By on 9.25.08 | 8:01PM

I just watched the second installment of the Sarah Palin interview with Katie Couric, and I detect a major difference between how she comes across when she's trying to be something she's not, and when she's just being herself.

For instance, I absolutely cringed during the part when Palin tried to explain why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her relevant foreign policy experience. But she did quite well explaining that she never got a passport before last year because she didn't come from a background that afforded her the oppourtunity to backpack around Europe after college, and spent most of her life working. Then at the end of the interview, Couric kept pressing Palin on why she said America shouldn't second guess Israel were it to bomb Iran. At first, it looked like Palin was a bit rattled, but then she put it to Couric quite simply and forcefully, not in packaged statements, but in her own words:

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Palin’s Silence

By on 9.25.08 | 12:35AM

On second thought, maybe it's a good thing that the McCain campaign is shielding Palin from the media. Her interview with Katie Couric was absolutely painful to watch. She clearly stumbled twice -- when asked how McCain has fought to reform Wall Street and about Rick Davis's ties to Freddie Mac. Her answer that not supporting a bailout could mean a Great Depression was off message and irresponsible. For the rest of the interview, it was just lots of tired cliches, and random jargon that made it seem as if she was reading off of mental index cards. I know a lot of conservatives like Sarah Palin and always rush to her defense. But it's absolutely not meant as an insult to say that she simply is not ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

Just chew on this:

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