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Sarah Palin:

The Hits Just Keep Comin'

11/8/2008 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Palin is still sore from pulling the knife out of her back from fellow Republicans.

The Governor, now back in Alaska, is responding to recent allegations that she didn't know Africa was a continent, and can't name the countries in NAFTA -- calling the people who said them "cruel, mean-spirited, immature, jerks." Palin claims the rumors aren't true, calling them ridiculous.

Tell that to John McCain.

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91.

Cathy    

Puh lease this woman pulled out all the nastiest or made up the nasitest things she culd make up about Obama ... NOW she is complaing about people being nasty about her ... excuse the pun but isn't that THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK! ??????

2085 days ago
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DD8V92    

It is so sad that a decent person like Sarah Palin was ravaged by the Media wolves. The same Media wolves that will go after Obama. No person in the Political Limelight will be immune from the "Bottom Feeding" News Media, I hope Obama
does not make any mistakes because the same Media people, the ones who praised him will turn and ridicule him.

2085 days ago
93.

Moreaces    

Posted at 6:02PM on Nov 8th 2008 by Liz

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Very well said, the most intelligent post as of yet

2085 days ago
94.

bibian    

I can't believe you are still reporting on Sarah Palin, when will it end? Eventually you are going to have to report somethings on the new president elect, wow, imagine that, the gossip on something you love dearly too much!

2085 days ago
95.

Mariah    

From Michelle Malkin:
The Cowardly Character Assassination of Sarah Palin

Sunken ships loosen bitter lips. The failed McCain campaign, for all its high-minded talk of honor, duty and courage, is now teeming with unscrupulous gossipmongers. Seems the dishy staffers forgot to crack open their copies of Sen. McCain's bestseller, "Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember."

Rest assured: Their cowardly character assassination of Sarah Palin won't be forgotten.

The finks turned to Newsweek and Fox News to spread petty rumors about Palin's intellect and character. The magazine peddled anecdotes from sources horrified that Palin greeted top advisers at her hotel room -- gasp! -- "wearing nothing but a towel" and "wet hair." Fox News reporter Carl Cameron breathlessly reported that his unnamed McCain sources told him Palin lacked "a degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate" because, they claimed, she didn't know which countries were parties to the North American Free Trade Agreement and "didn't understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series, a country just in itself."

Let's assume for a moment that the McCain rumormongers are telling the truth about Palin (and I don't believe they are). Who would it damn more: Palin, or McCain and his vetters, who greenlighted her for the vice presidential nomination? Don't need a fancy Ivy League degree to figure that one out.
In introducing her to America, McCain praised her independence and backbone: She "stands up for what's right, and she doesn't let anyone tell her to sit down." The inside snipers are now roasting her for that very attribute -- redefined as "going rogue" -- because she had the nerve to try to schedule media interviews on her own. The nerve of her!

Palin's response to the campaign fragging? At a late Wednesday night airport press conference in Anchorage, immediately upon landing home after the election defeat, she smiled cheerfully. The Alaska governor shrugged off the "foolish things" said by the McCain saboteurs, and simply said, "It's politics. ... It's rough and tumble and you've got to have a thick skin just like I've got."

Hollywood savaged Palin. Journalists mocked her. Liberal blogs slimed her. Opponents cursed her, Photoshopped her, hacked her e-mail, hanged her in effigy, called her bigot, Bible-thumper and bimbo, and attacked her husband and children. But nothing Palin endured during the election season compares to the treatment she's receiving from these backstabbing blabbermouths who worked on the same campaign she poured herself into over the last three months.

Sarah Palin worked her heart out. She energized tens of thousands to come out when they would have otherwise stayed home. She touched countless families. I didn't agree with everything she said on the campaign trail. But she vigorously defended the Second Amendment and the sanctity of life more eloquently in practice than any of the educated conservative aristocracy. And she did it all with a tirelessness and an infectious optimism that defied the shameless, bottomless attempts by elites in both parties to bring her and her family down.

2085 days ago
96.

Maritza    

Why do Dems continue to lie to themselves - yes she DOES have more
experience than Obama - new flash: Obama hasn't even completed a full
TERM as JUNIOR senator... If anyone should have been up against McCain
for being "qualified" to run the white house - it should have been
Biden.

2085 days ago
97.

PolarBear    

Yes, the STUPID opportunity whore Palin considers it fine to go after Obama on points that were ages ago and basically irrelevant, but when people investigate Palin on important matters that would affect the country if she were to be VP, she calls them names and rants and whines.

She's a sick, miserable, petty, fraud!!!! GET LOST AND STAY LOST YOU SOCIALIST, STUPID FREAK!

2085 days ago
98.

Jessika    

Lets not forget that Obama thought they're 57 states. Why isnt anyone talking about that? Our next president doesnt even know how many states are in America.... LMAO..... Good job, America! You picked a really good weiner, I mean winner!

2085 days ago
99.

Bartmeister    

Sarah Palin was not ready to be the Vp...Period!! Foreign Policy Experience - " I can see Russia from my house" PLEASE!!! I can see the moon from my house, but that does not mean I am experienced enough to be an Astronaut!!!!

2085 days ago
100.

Mariah    

Page 2--Michelle Malkin
Liberty needs a virtuous people to survive; self-governance requires virtuous leaders. "Knowledgeability" is a necessary trait in political life, but it is not sufficient. The elitist critics of Palin, so blindly enamored of Barack Obama's ability to hold forth for hours on theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, ignored the Founding Fathers' counsel: Character counts. In times of adversity and crisis, it counts more than IQ points, instant trivia recall and bloviation skills.

"The most important thing I have learned, from my parents, from teachers, from my faith, from many good people I have been blessed to know, and from the lives of people whose stories we have included in this book," John McCain wrote in "Character Is Destiny," "is to want what they had, integrity, and to feel the sting of my conscience when I have risked it for some selfish reason."

John McCain not only failed to make that message stick with the electorate, he apparently couldn't persuade his own staff to heed his advice and practice what he preached.

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2085 days ago
101.

Mariah    

Obama is the socialist. You will find out soon enough.

2085 days ago
102.

TruffSAYA    

Please STAY in Alaska, those backwoods ppl need you!!!!

2085 days ago
103.

jwoolman    

I've never felt Sarah Palin was stupid, just uninterested in the world beyond Alaska. She was asked in a friendly interview (long before the nomination was in the works) how she felt about the Iraq War, considering that her son would be headed there. She said she hadn't really thought much about it, because she was too busy being governor. When Katie Couric asked her what magazines and newspapers she read to keep up on foreign affairs, she couldn't answer because she really didn't read that widely. She was interested in Alaskan affairs, period.

It's okay for a governor to have such a narrow focus (especially in such a low-population state, Indy has more people...). But it's a concern for someone whose job was to be a Presidential spare. To be fair, she's certainly not the first VP candidate who was ignorant of the wider world, but such ignorance is becoming more and more hazardous today. Two months of cramming just wasn't enough to make up for decades of disinterest.

And that's really why the stories about her not knowing Africa was a continent etc. would be easy to believe, although I don't know the truth here. I sympathize if it's true, since I'm infamous for being shaky about geography myself - but I'm not running for President or Vice-President. A few gaffes are understandable during a hectic campaign, but with her there does seem to be a life-long pattern of non-interest and thus lack of knowledge at both the national and international level.

Again, she wasn't the first VP running mate to be selected just to help fundraising and secure votes from certain quarters. Quite possibly a good number of the people who were most attracted to her views might not have voted at all without her on the ticket, so I don't know how many votes she actually lost for the campaign compared to how many she brought in. But both parties should really be thinking in terms of who would be able to step in right away if the President is dead or incapacitated, rather than just in immediate terms of getting votes. Sarah Palin is a charming and likable woman, with long experience avoiding any questions she doesn't want to answer. But I'd rather have a non-charming VP who tries to actually answer the uncomfortable questions and has thought longer and harder about issues affecting people in the entire nation and the world -- because he or she might be President any time.

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104.

Proud American    

Just goes to show, you CAN"T trust republicans!!!! They aren't even loyal to their own. And you fools wanted them to run this country? Thank God, the whole country isn't this blind. I can't believe these two even made it to the platform. They are making the republican party look like a bunch of idiots, which wasn't hard to start with, thanks to Bush. Palin is supposed to be a governor, why is she arguing with a bunch of aides anyway? And IN PUBLIC, she should know better. That's just tacky!!

2085 days ago
105.

Proud American    

i love the way they have turned on each other. very classy and professional. i don't blame the workers for being upset at all. everyone i know kept saying, they should hire someone to prepare her for interviews and everything. now we know she had all of that, she just wouldn't listen. her interviews were horrible and made me cringe at times. so their frustration is understandable. if you play in the world of politics, you better have thick skin.

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