Sarah Palin

Conservatives and Palin

By on 10.2.08 | 5:29PM

Matt Lewis, echoing Rush Limbaugh and Erick Erickson, takes conservative writers to task for daring to question Sarah Palin's readiness for higher office, even putting quotes around the word "conservative" as if to question their ideological purity. Given that I've been critical of Palin in recent weeks and have received some reader feedback on this myself, I'd like to address this issue.

Let me say right off the bat that I don't get out of bed every morning and ask myself what I can do to get Republicans elected. If that were the way I operated, I'd work for the party or join a campaign. Were I to merely say whatever is helpful to Republicans at any given moment, I would have no value as a writer. All I can do is tell the truth as I see it.

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Huck and 2012

By on 10.2.08 | 11:36AM

Marc Ambinder gives Mike Huckabee a plausible shot at winning the Republican nomination in 2012, should Obama win this year. No chance. Although Huckabee defied expectations this year, at the end of the day, he was not able to expand his appeal beyond the evangelical base, and I don't see that changing much. His fiscal record is still atrocious and his national security views are erratic. He benefitted this year from coming out of nowhere and thus avoiding a lot of negative press until the very end, but this time around his record in Arkansas will get a lot more scrutiny. Also, it's hard to know who else would decide to run in four years and how that might shake up the race. This year, Huckabee was able to dominate among evangelicals because he was running in a heterodox field and none of his competitors were particularly appealing to that key constituency. But that would change if, say, Sarah Palin ran. She'd go back to Alaska after this election and get four more years of experience, and have time to study up on national and international issues and rack up more accomplishments.

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Another Perspective

Alaskan Foreign Policy

By 10.2.08

Something to remember tonight: Sarah Palin, like any Alaska governor, is certainly more cosmopolitan in world outlook than her insular colleagues in the lower 48.
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Opportunity Knocks


If only McCain knew. Democrat readers cry foul. Will common sense ever come back? Mother Nature lives cute in Quito. Keeping up with Diane. Plus more.
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Hewitt Interviews Palin

By on 10.1.08 | 1:32AM

You're not going to find more of a softball interviewer of Republican candidates than Hugh Hewitt in full Romney apologist mode, but Sarah Palin does come off well in this interview.

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Not So Fast


Walk at your own chosen speed. Nero was a Republican. Chicken Little tactics. Media maniacs. No longer a republic. Plus more.
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Tatoo You

By on 9.30.08 | 5:59PM

Here's an October surprise for you: Liberal blogs claim Sarah Palin's lip gloss may actually be a tattoo.

I hope this isn't true, because it sure changes the joke: What's the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A tattoo. And let's not even get into putting a tattoo on a pig...

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