Shades of 2008 as Sarah Palin Can’t Name Her Favorite Founding Father

Sarah Palin made her debut today on Fox News’ Glenn Beck program, and she ran into some trouble when Beck asked her who her favorite Founding Father is. Much like her choice in newspapers, Palin said, “All of them.”

Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:

When asked who her favorite Founding Father is, Palin said, “You know, well all of them, because they claim collectively together with so much…” Beck called bull crap on her, but she continued, “diversity in terms of belief, but collectively they came together to form this union, and they were led by George Washington, of course so he has got to rise to the top. Washington was the consummate statesman. He served he turned power to the people. He didn’t want to be a king. He returned power to the people then he went back to Mt. Vernon. He went back to his farm. He was almost reluctant to serve as president too, and that’s who you need to find to serve in government in a bureaucracy. Those who you know will serve for the right reasons, because they are reluctant to get out there and seek a limelight, and seek power, that was George Washington.

Palin struggled to name her favorite Founder. If it wasn’t for Beck calling bullshit on her, she would have given the exact same answer as she gave was asked what newspapers she reads. Finally, she pulled the George Washington out of her memory of first grade social studies and rambled with that.

The irony of a complete media whore like Sarah Palin calling for people to serve in government who avoid the limelight and don’t seek power is too juicy to pass up. By her own criteria, Palin should never serve in government, because she obviously is seeking power and the limelight.

For all of those who claim that Sarah Palin is a political force or dream that she will be president someday, her answer today should provide a dose of reality. Palin has not changed a bit since the 2008 campaign. She is still as unprepared, unqualified, and intellectually disinterested today as she was then.

Note to Sarah: the correct answer when asked by a right winger about your favorite Founding Father is always Thomas Jefferson, not George Washington.

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75 Replies to “Shades of 2008 as Sarah Palin Can’t Name Her Favorite Founding Father”

  1. Man…is the only thing you “progressives” know how to do is lie?

    She not only named her favorite founder, she knocked that question out of the park!

    Sarah named ALL of the founders as a whole as being so important to the collective effort, but THEN she went on to say that the movement still needed that one man, that one leader, George Washington…HER FAVORITE FOUNDER!

    Man, you “progressives” are such losers, pathetic losers!

    When you have to blatantly lie about anything and everything to try and sell your movement, then you don’t have a movement worth selling!

    This is why everybody hates you people!

  2. Sure she named her favorite, after Beck cut off her standard B.S. non answer. By the way, she wasn’t actually talking about Founding Fathers, she rambled on about Washington as the first president, which isn’t the same as being a Founding Father. She had a chance to talk about the basis of her philosophy, but instead she sounded like a contestant on Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

    By the way, I am not a progressive, I am a liberal, and proud of it. I would submit that everyone doesn’t hate liberals, only those people who think that Sarah Palin, “hit it out of the park.” I hope everyone keeps hating Democrats by voting for them on Election Day. Why don’t you go do some teabagging? It is the only thing that you wingers are good at.

  3. Oh, and one more thing, while I like Jefferson, much of what he said most certainly applies to the current situation. Things like this:

    “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
    The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
    wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
    they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
    it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …

    And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
    warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
    resistance?

    Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them.

    What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

    The above statement absolutely applies to what needs to be done to the most evil and corrupt “president” this nation have ever know, as well as the most corrupt Congress in our 233 year history.

    With that said, I am a Ben Franklin man. Total chick magnet!

    Have fun losers, we are coming for you, and we are going to defeat you. We are going to make sure you will never have any power again.

  4. So you are calling for the assassination of the President and the whole Congress of the United States well I think we need to sumbit you IP address to the Security Service on that one, you hear the knock at the door yet?

  5. If I may, George Washington was a minor, if vital, player in the founding of the country. He didn’t serve in the continental congress, put any vote forward, nor sign the Constitution.

    He was the first president and he commanded the Continental Army. But winning battles would have served no purpose if it wasn’t supported by congress. The United States of America is not it’s armed forces, but it’s elected officials. Just as it was in the beginning.

    And as for the “progressives” comment.
    1) We’re the majority in the USA
    2)You’ve already drank your party’s Kool-Aid
    3)What movement do you have? less taxes but less freedom.

    Now that we’re done being civil. I expect the next comments to be about how wrong I am, how right the first post/Sarah Palin is, or another quasi explanation of her answers in an attempt to convince me even though there’s less than a 15% chance I’ll check back on this post.

    Stop using the term “man” for emphasis. This is the written word, not spoken.

    The worst thing is, hate breeds hate. Progressives don’t hate conservatives…we pity you.

  6. that your response to the Beckster Palinisa (the Fox and the Hair) was an example of “hitting it out of the park”.

    I’m also willing to bet that you know who the founding fathers were and that you can discuss their philosophies and the origins of said philosophies, whilst also hitting on the salient point that they were Deists…something teabaggers seem eager to either block out or perhaps never learned in their special schools for conservatives. You know, where they change the text books to accommodate a movement of demagoguery and lies.

    Ah yes…teabaggers: for whom stumbling and mumbling something about George Washington whilst cooing seductively = “hitting it out of the park” regarding the founders.

    Oh my god.

    Any bets on whether that was foreplay we just witnessed or the entire act, conservative style?

  7. The founding fathers would be ashamed of you. You are the reason they set this country up so it wouldn’t be ruled by the moronic mobs of willfully misinformed. you have no idea what you’re talking about. You are crazy.

    You need mental help. Do not pass go, do not get in your vehicle, do not leave your home. You are a treasonous piece of hate filled garbage.

    Don’t write us from prison, either.

  8. Hey, instead of nit-picking every single word Palin utters, O worshipers of the man that traveled 57 states, how about helping humanity for a change?

    Something happened in Haiti yesterday. You know, thousands died, thousands more will die from disease, and you’re nit-picking Palin for not answering a question from Glenn Beck to your liking.
    GROW UP!

    http://www.redcross.org/

  9. Look, I’ve studied history, and admire our founders, but quite frankly, if someone was holding a gun to my head I couldn’t HONESTLY say I had a favorite one, as each and everyone had something they brought to the table.

    I love that John Hancock signed his name so big that King George would have no problem seeing it! (knowing that he was committing treason and if they lost the war, he would hang) That took balls!

    So, in that way, I have no problem with the way Sarah answered the question. It was how I, and most would look at it.

    I also agree with her take on Washington…which was Beck’s as well. As brilliant as our founders were, they still needed a leader, someone who actually knew how to get things done.

    Look at today:

    You have a bunch of Ivy League educated morons in DC and there is not a single leader in the bunch. Not a single one. Obama has never ran anything as complicated as a lemonade stand before. He voted present in the Illinois Senate more than anyone in history, because he’s clueless.

    This is why America is crashing and burning. That and well, as clueless as all of those thugs are, they are also evil.

    Of course, you missed the whole point about the set up Beck had going. If you remember, at the very start of the show, he said he was looking for the next George Washington.

    After their banter about the founders, Beck asked Palin if she wasn’t the Next George Washington.

    I’m not sure if she is the next George Washington, but I AM sure she is the next Ronald Reagan, and since we now have Jimmy Carter 2.0 in the White House, a Ronald Reagan is exactly who we need!

    Speaking of Carter, that is one happy son-of-a-bitch now. He can die knowing that he is no longer the worst president this country has ever had, and he owes it all to the moron in the White House now!

    Now my guess is you didn’t watch the interview at all, and are just parroting the talking points from the George Soros funded Media Matters sent out. It’s interesting how the left has no problem at all jumping into bed with a Nazi collaborator like Soros. And make no mistake about it, almost ever democrat group out there is somehow funded by Soros.

    Then again, what else would one expect from the party that created the Ku Klux Klan, and embraced Dred Scott, Jim Crow and so on…

    The party whose favorite organization, Planned Parenthood, was founded by Ku Klux Klanner Margaret Sanger so she could kill off blacks, who she called “human weeds.”

    The party that still has a member of the Klan in the United States Senate…Robert Byrd, WV.

    It’s interesting you are offended by being called a “progressive.” Telling actually.

    But interesting, as most true liberals are very impressed with Sarah Palin. Every read Camile Paglia? True classic liberal, she has a brain. Also big Palin fan.

    It’s the “progressives” who are scared to death of her, because they know she will destroy them. The “progressives” in the Republican party absolutely know she will destroy them. She took down the entire corrupt Republican Party in Alaska!

    “Progressives” are evil. George Soros and his sock puppet Barack Obama are “progressives.” Which makes Media Matters a “progressive” organization.

    Anyhow, it’s obvious you didn’t actually sit though the whole interview. you simply parroted the lies from Media Matters.

    If you really are a liberal, that means you are supposed to have a brain, so use it. Don’t be a mind numbed robot zombie. Think for yourself.

    As for “teabagging” I imagine that is more along the lines of something you would know more about than I.

    I find it interesting that while Bush was president, you losers chirped that “dissent was the height of patriotism” and now that we have a filthy un-American Saul Alinsky communist in the White House, a Chicago street thug who is corrupt beyond belief, and is destroying the nation, you expect every one to just shut up!

    Just as you didn’t actually watch the Palin interview, you’ve never been to a Tea Party. Had you been, you’d know there sure are a whole lot of pissed off democrats at those things! Same goes for all of those town hall meetings this summer.

    We had a term for these people during the 1980’s, they were called Reagan democrats. They took Reagan to two record setting landslide victories in 1980 and 1984.

    In the 2010’s the new phrase is Palin democrat, I doubt she’ll beat Reagan’s 49 state blowout, because Obama might carry Illinois in 2012, but she’ll tie it!

    The Republican nomination is hers if she wants it,. and there is no way in hell Obama could get elected to dog catcher now that people have watched him work.

    The latest poll has half the country wishing McCain had won instead of this moron! Hell, I don’t wish that! I voted for Palin, not McCain.

    But anyhow, it’s all academic, unless the democrat party comes to their senses and runs Obama off and runs someone else in 2012, Palin is our next President.

  10. liberals and regressives are getting so desperate it is pitiful. If this is an example of all they have to defend themselves against their failures, lies, corruption, and short comings, they are really going to get what they deserve in 2010 and 2012. Americans are sick and tired of politics as usual, massive spending sprees, lies, broken promises, and petty behavior. Hateful petty liberals will still be quoting Tina Fey in their snarky little hate fests , as Americans move forward, looking for real leadership to fix the daunting mess this country is in. Liberals have no leadership to offer, only hate filled snarks like this. It is a think of beauty to watch liberals self destruct. They are making it too easy for Sarah Palin to win the confidence of the American public.

  11. Hahahahahahahahahaha!

    Gallop has a poll they have taken for decades and it has never, ever changed, Conservatives outnumber liberals (“progressives”) 2:1 in this country. Liberals top out at a mere 20 percent.

    Battleground’s latest poll which has been consistent for over a decade put Conservatives at 63 percent of the population. Liberals are still at 20 percent.

    Battleground is a non-partisan poll designed by members of various ideological groups, and has been very accurate over the years when predicting elections.

    The only difference in the two polls is moderates. In the Battleground poll moderates are only one percent.

    But no matter who does the polling, liberals are by far the minority in this country.

    It’s why turds like Obama have to pretend to be “centrist” to get elected. No way in hell Obama would have got elected if the real Obama, the filthy, lying Chicago street thug, Anti-American, Saul Alinsky communist had showed up before the election!

    It’s why everyone is so pissed off at that moron now!

    Anyhow, thanks for the laugh you delusional losers!

    “Progressives are the majority” That’s some funny shit right there, you should see if SNL will hire you as a joke writer!!

  12. And Sarah and Beck made no mention of this disastor during the whole program. To busy lickin each others boots to care about the real news.

  13. You obviously do not understand the quote, or it’s meaning.

    Do you HONESTLY think Jefferson was calling for a revolution when he wrote this, while he was President?

    Jefferson’s point was this, which is another one of his quotes.

    “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty and freedom.”

    Right now people fear government. The government couldn’t care less.

    Between 70 and 80 percent, depending on the poll, DO NOT WANT Obama’s health care plan, no way shape or form. It will destroy the country. In fact no one is on board with ANYTHING his government is doing, and yet, no one in his government cares.

    Why? Because they do not fear the people.

    Well, it’s our duty to MAKE them fear us.

    One DOES NOT have to bring violence to bring fear. But no one should be timid either.

    Maybe you should read these words:

    “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

    From the Declaration of Independence, adopted unanimously, July 4, 1776.

    Right now in this country we are between the 4th and the last paragraphs. We’ve watched “progressives” slowly destroy this nation and usurp our Constitution since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. We’ve accepted a whole lot.

    Now we are at a point where enough is enough. If government will not listen to the people, it’s time to put enough fear into them that they will. Fear of imprisonment, fear of defeat. And if need be, fear of a good old fashioned ass whipping.

    When the 2/3 of the country is angry at the governement, a government that only serves at OUR pleasure, a government that doesn’t care that 2/3 of the nation is against what they are doing, we have a real crisis.

    That crisis will be remedied, one way or the other. Either government will indeed change on it’s own, and listen, or government will be changed. You can absolutely take that to the bank.

    Actually, all Conservatives want is to go back to following the Constitution, some thing no democrat has ever done, and most republicans haven’t either.

    We are a republican form of representative government, a government designed to recognize that man gets all of his rights from his creator. A republic that has a Constitution that was designed to severely restrain the federal government, a Constitution designed to keep the government from infringing on man’s God given rights.

    Past that, our Constitution is designed to keep the federal government from infringing on states’ rights as well.

    ALL rights belong to the people. NO rights belong to the federal government, none.

  14. This is why you are, simply put, an idiot. As stated in a different post, George Washington was not a founding father; he had nothing to do with the Declaration or the first Continental Congress. He was a great general and our first president. And I notice between both you and Sarah, you couldn’t even name any of the ACTUAL founding fathers!! (remember; Adams, Jefferson, Hancock, Franklin, Sherman, etc….?) Total a–holes; all of you.

  15. The ignorance and hatred displayed in these replies with the devastation going on in Haiti is frightening beyond belief. I had no idea there was this much ignorance and stupidity in these modern times. These people need to find another country to live out there hatred and other insane beliefs. They are surely not American and they are not following the constitution. Maybe they should join the party that Sarah Palin’s husband belonged to and she supported in Alaska that wanted to separate from our nation. You are fear mongerers and no better than the extremists. God help you and God bless America.

  16. She doesn’t know what a founding father is. John McCain owes the US an apology.
    If he had been elected at his age, she would have been a heartbeat away from the presidency. That is more frightening than being attacked by terrorists.

  17. What makes you extremist idiots think that anyone on this liberal progressive site cares about what you believe, think or say? We know you are mentally challenged.
    You are automatically discounted. Why don’t you take your hatred and poison to your own sites or to Fox news where it belongs?

  18. Actually the Government is listen to its people you conservatives seem to forgot you lost the election and this quote “That crisis will be remedied, one way or the other. Either government will indeed change on its own, and listen, or government will be changed. You can absolutely take that to the bank” again talks about murdering the President your sick and need of help you feel that you alienated, but your voted counted just like everyone else you lost we won we want healthcare we want other things that you do not like as well but instead of discussing policy and whom to elect next you wish harm on to others. That is indeed reason enough to call the police and the secret service to lock you up.

  19. Progressive/communists will do whatever it takes to run SARAH PALIN down. You fail. She is stomping all over you. You continue to believe that what you do is having some kind of a big impact against her. Keep it up. People are tired of your pathetic attempts at smearing her. The more you smear, the more people listen to her common sense approach to governing. They are liking what they are hearing. Your negative focus on Sarah Palin has only made her more popular with Americans who are witnessing the plunder of this great country by Obama, his administration, and the congressional liers, thieves and bonified lunatics. The American people are watching a coup d’état in progress to bring about the financial collaps of the U.S. They are watching Obama and his administration form a new type of dictatorial government after the collaps. Here are two examples to prove my point about this new
    government that Obama is creating. Obama just got done signing two executive orders. They both circumvent the Constitution Of The United States Of America. One gives the INTERPOL police free reign on U.S. soil without any legal ramifications for any actions it does while it is here. INTERPOL has complete immunity. It can arrest, take a person anywhere, and do anything it wants to do to that person without any accounting, or recourse for its actions. Poof, you’re gone! It can hold property within the U.S. and work from there without interruption. INTERPOL can, in essence, do Obama’s dirty work for him. It can be Obama’s private and silent hit squad, if he
    wants someone taken out.
    Then, there is the new ‘Council Of Govenors’ that will be created out of Obama’s latest executive order that he just signed on December 17, 2009. These entities, along with his czars, are the foundations for Obama’s new dictatorial government.
    All of this, and much more like this, is part of the reason that people are listening to Sarah Palin. She is the calm of common sense, good reasoning, and rational thinking in the storm of corruption that has covered our great nation.
    If it wasn’t for the attacks on her, after she went back to Alaska in 2008, she would
    still be there, quietly living out her time as Governor of Alaska. Now, because of you and people like you, she has a bigger podium and megaphone from which she will be able to reach millions and millions of people, all at once. Your plan to ruin her has backfired.
    See what happens when you are mean to good people?
    Keep up the good work.

  20. Out there in such numbers! By “such numbers” I mean small percentages relatively speaking, yet it still fascinates me that small groups of people buy into her image. Look, if you want to be entertained, Sarah is your gal. I even get a chuckle out of her wacky high jinks! However, she is not very intelligent, not quick on her feet, and knows nothing about politics, economics, or foreign affairs. She would be downright dangerous in office; look no further than the dimwitted bush for an example of what can and DID happen to our country! What is the fascination with this woman? She is only selling HERSELF for the million dollar book deals and appearances. She couldn’t care less about the average schnook. The sooner you Palinistas figure that out, the better off you will be. Otherwise you will simply be enriching this goofy gold digger.

  21. Well, liberals only have to remember three- Stalin, Lenin, and Marx– and if they are a little smarter than the average progressive, you can add Engels

  22. Take up the shows discussion with Beck. He steered the shows topics, not Palin.

    But you sycophants just can’t help yourselves, can you?

    Idiot haters.. You’ll regret keeping her base fired up for four years. That I guarantee you.

    If you had an ounce of sense you would have ignored her but she’s good, you’re not, and that urge cannot be contained… Proven daily on these Socialist rags.

  23. Ignorant phuckers like yourself bashing this woman’s character, her family, her religion, all in IGNORANCE!

    You don’t know her yet you spread lies on a daily basis to try and gain recruits into the socialist movement.

    It won’t work. Your distortions have run their coarse and America doesn’t want a communist utopia, so get over it.

  24. You owe me and every other American an apology for that empty headed idiot that currently sits his scrawny ass in the White House!

    LOOK AT THIS COUNTRY!

    WHAT A MESS!!!!!!!!

    22% ACTUAL UNEMPLOYMENT!

    $12,000,000,000,000,000 DEBT!!!!

    SCREW YOU!

  25. Do you listen to yourself calling people “extremists” for wanting our elected officials to uphold constitutional participles?
    Or are you just regurgitating Soros talking points?

    Personally, I could give a phuck less what your little communist ass thinks.

    I just think it’s fun to mess with America’s little patchouli brigade.

  26. I seem to recall people chanting Obama’s name.. Very spooky.
    Very ‘worshippy’

    What happened?

    45% approval rating.. 2nd worst in history.

    Your man stinks like shit and Palin bashing distractions will only carry your hapless spirit so far.

  27. Good one!
    I don’t think these brain surgeons know the first thing about Engels.. Otherwise, that whole big government thing might not be so appealing to them.

  28. You make accusations against President Obama and Congress based on hearsay, misconstrued facts and misinformation — which you would have known if you had used independent sources.

    How can you say, “Obama has never ran anything as complicated as a lemonade stand before” with a straight face?

    Did you forget that he ran one of the largest presidential campaigns covering all 50 states in history?

    Just because something does not fit into your reality does not make it false. You are welcome to your own opinion, even if it is based on hearsay, but not the facts. You may not like them, but facts are facts and nothing can change that.

    So if you want to be taken seriously, use common sense and factual evidence and argue on the merits of the case — talking points and slogans won’t cut it.

    Finding the truth is the easy part, accepting it is another matter.

    — serena1313

  29. I’m just wondering why you all picked this part of the show to get your panties in a bunch about?
    I mean, she basically called you leftists, Communists. Real Commies, not just name callie.. Or did that fly over your head?

    If so, that’s good. That’s means that you don’t even understand the language we use to describe you.

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  31. Sorry no-one in the real world cares about what you have to say about the amazing Mrs Palin. She is soooo popular!
    Why don’t you get a contributor contract on Fox News? Then you can spread your message round the World. That’s what Mrs Palin is doing and you can do it too if you really try!

  32. Let’s focus on Haiti. Maybe this one right wing nut will go someplace else to vent his hatred and racism. I’m signed off on this garbage.

  33. Prepare for a string of endless “set-ups” where Fox will ask her a seemingly challenging question, she knows well in advance, and she will surprise us all with her answer.

  34. Palin is a PERSONALITY, not a politician.

    She doesn’t WANT to be a politician, that is why she quit as governor of Alaska.

    If you like her, GREAT, we all need our distractions, but she’s only doing her thing for the MONEY.

    She is a talking head ONLY, she will NOT save you!

  35. For Republicans, teabaggers and John Birchers, the word “tyranny” means “We lost the election but we don’t believe in the system enough to allow it to work, so we will stomp our feet and hold our breath until we turn blue and make it impossible for any work to get done. We’re patriots!”

    Spoiled children of, let’s say, around 7 to 8 years of age should be the only people responsible for this kind of behavior, yet the federal government, as well as my state (CA), are being held hostage by whining, white, wealthy right-wing ideologues who live for spewing lies and misinformation, the juicier the better. They are scum. They care not for the People, the children of our land, the future of this nation. They are the kid in the classroom who screws it up for everybody else, then laughs as if it’s funny.

    Why the hell don’t YOU go back to following the Constitution? Obama was elected lawfully and fairly – the People spoke. If that’s not good enough for you, vote for someone who represents your fact-challenged views next presidential election. Good luck with that.

  36. they’re ‘irrumators’.

    I wouldn’t call them patriots either. They seem an uneducated bunch of pretty exclusively white folks who like to congratulate themselves on how patriotic they are without actually having a working familiarity with the constitution, or middle school civics, for that matter.

    There is more to being an actual ‘patriot’ than a magic marker and some tag board. While it might get you stirred up to claim some nebulous freedoms are being stolen from you, most tea party-ers couldn’t factually describe either the freedom, or where in the constitution it derives, and how it is in fact being ‘stolen’. Sheesh!

    But they can be entertained watching John McCain tap dance around the facts about how Palin wasn’t vetted, or how ignorant she is of the fundamentals in every subject except sports.

  37. is gonna have a field day, day after day, night after night.

    And he was worried that when Bush left office, he wouldn’t have quality material any more, LOL.

  38. As the most interesting politician in the World Mrs Palin has a fast growing legion of fans. A lot of them are liberal loons who are absolutely obsessed with her every move. When the Palins move into the WH I can see these liberals peering through the fence 24/7 waiting for a glimpse of her. Of course Conservative fans may be there also but more likely they will be at work.

  39. This is just too good to be true! Sarah Palin NAILS IT, as ALWAYS, and these ignorant stupid liberals think Lincoln was a “founding father!”

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Talk about being hoisted by there own petard!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/14/video-mika-brzezinski-picks-lincoln-as-favorite-founding-father/

    Is there ANY liberal on earth that has an IQ larger than canned cling peaches?

    Obama is crashing and burning, and you stupid people are making fun of the most admired woman in America, ()along with Hilary Clinton) and don’t even know who the founding fathers were!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    The latest poll only 39 % percent would vote for that clown Obama if the election was held today!

    Over 50% now wish McCain/Palin had won!

    Just think where you stupid people will be in 2012! Obama won’t even carry Illinois!!!

    Sarah will do what even the Great Renaldus Magnus couldn’t do….win ALL 50 STATES! (Reagan won 49 in 1984)

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    Epic Fail stupid liberals, Epic fail!

  40. […] should have spent a little less time Googling New York City landmarks, and more time studying the Founding Fathers, because nobody has ever been elected president based on the results of geography quiz. Featured […]

  41. First proofread. She said “came together”, not “claim”. Then stop patting yourself on the back for your perceived intellect and wit. It is non-existent. Palin is a proven leader who has accomplished more good for her state and the rest of the country than the whole pack of BOgus liberal loons have accomplished in their collective lifetimes. Your comments have no substance. Irritates the heck out of you little people that she is so admired, doesn’t it?

  42. Here’s video from C-Span of top D.C. lawyer, A.B. Culvahouse, who vetted Sarah extensively.

    http://www.cspan.org/Watch/Media/2009/04/17/HP/A/17581/Former+Counsel+to+Pres+Reagan+AB+Culvahouse+on+Advising+Presidents+Presidential+Candidates.aspx

    If you watch the video you will learn that Sarah was chosen for her judgment on War on Terror issues.

    Culvahouse is one of the most respected attorneys in D.C. and a former council to Ronald Reagan!

    He starts talking about Palin 35 minutes into the speech.

    Anyhow, stop lying liberals, we all know that TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Past that, here’s a bonus video that discusses Sarah’s role as Commander-in-Chief:

    Maj Gen Craig E Campbell Talks About Sarah Palin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ClzolIhRSM

    The General is now Lt General of Alaska (Sarah appointed him)

    One last, this is Sarah Palin…in her capacity as Commander-in-Chief visiting Camp Bondsteel in Kosova last June:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4s9mJWA2rI

    Compare that to the loser who we have in the White House now!

    Another Epic Fail by a stupid lying liberal!!

  43. At least she can name a founding father. Abraham Lincoln was not one of them.

    She wasn’t floundering, and I think Beck (who I adore) was nervous interviewing her… he couldn’t seem to get the right words at times, and his cold symptoms were in the way.

    What I like about Gov. Palin is that she still answers the questions, did not have pre-planned questions w/ answers as would have Obama if he were on the show and Gov. Palin did not use a teleprompter or a speech writer for her answers.

    I would like to see Obama interviewed by Beck about his college education and why he refuses the release of is transcripts, his elementary school records, and his long form birth certificate that was in effect at the time of his alleged birth in Hawaii. I would also like Beck to interview him on his early political mentors and his and his mother’s association with Frank Marshall Davis. Let’s watch Obama stammer all over these questions.

  44. OBAMA elevated INTERPOL over US law http://dailycaller.com/2010/01/14/obama-elevated-interpol-over-u-s-law/

    So, here you have it. Just another arm of Obama’s new government that he will use to circumvent the constitution.

    This kind of manuvering by Obama is why Sarah Palin grows in popularity.

    Now, Obama just cut a deal with SEIU behind closed doors to not tax their health care benifits.

    Obams’s penchant for handing out special favors to his supporters is corruption beyond compare.

    SARAH PALIN keeps looking better as a presidential pick as each day brings us something new that Obama wants to hurt us with.
    We are constantly under attack by Obama and his administration.
    After being abused like this on a regular daily basis, it’s no wonder that Sarah Palin looks good as our next POTUS. She, at least cares about us and will listen. We can trust her not to cut a deal behind our backs that would have a negitive impact on us.

  45. […] why Sarah Palin can’t answer simple questions. As I pointed out in my initial post about her Founding Father struggles yesterday, this was not a hard question. Glenn Beck threw her a total softball and she struggled to come up […]

  46. Media Matters is not a credible news source as it is extremely biased to the left.

    Sarah’s not a media whore, she is in high demand.

    Beck didn’t call b.s. on her, either.

  47. Where are all the comments? You liberals obviously can’t stand the truth.
    Your messiah and agenda are in trouble, and Americans will not be fooled in 2010 and 2012. Sarah Palin resonates with the American public, and it’s about to make liberals hateful heads explode. HA HA HA HA

  48. Sarah Palin answered the question clearly and showed her belief that, like George Washington, a politician is a servant to the people, not a king. We need more politicians like that and we need less snarky, idiotic articles like this.

    Sarah Palin is strong on fiscal responsibility, strong on national defense, and very strong on rational energy policy. The Obama administration gets failing marks in all these areas. Sarah Palin is poised to support appropriate conservative candidates and win back Congress in 2010. Then she will launch her own campaign and win in 2012. Unfortunately, poor Mr. Obama will not be there because he will not make it out of the primaries. His peformance has been “a”bama’ nable

  49. That this is a stupid article and based on subjective opinion rather than objective proof. Sarah meant how Washington and the other forefathers worked collectively. He also oversaw the committee that drafted the Constitution. Washington was a farmer (e.g. not an elitist) and he returned to farming for awhile but saw the Articles of Confederation weren’t being carried out as they should have been. Seeing the need to address this, he ran for President, won and established many of the customs of our executive branch.. Many refer to him as the father of his country. So tell me why Sarah wouldn’t name him as her favorite?

  50. Palin did indeed the question by naming George Washington, and she explained her key reason for choosing him, that he considered himself a farmer and a citizen, rather than a career politician. The entrenched political machine of today needs to take a lesson from him. Term limitations!

    By the way, since you’re so certain the correct answer is Jefferson, you and your leftist cohorts might want to consider some of his time-honored wisdom.

    “Never spend your money before you have it.” – Thomas Jefferson

    “Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” –Thomas Jefferson

    “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” –Thomas Jefferson

  51. Her description of George Washington as a public servant reminds me a lot of another US president – Barack Obama. She finally has some sense, although she ‘s not aware of it (or a good edition of Cliff Notes on US presidents)…

  52. The Founding Fathers were the progressives of their time – they fought against the conservatives, who were the British loyalists and won. You better start reading some histrory before juggling with words you can’t even explain…

  53. Those right wing Americans who think Obama is left wing , do you realise that the rest of the western world thinks you are utter loonies ? Total over reaction to very moderate reforms , we cannot understand why you object to universal healthcare in a land that prides itself on its human rights record. Here in Australia , almost everyone thinks hes doing a pretty good job in the circumstances and he is seen as a middle of the road moderate.
    Those of you who support Palin , do you see her as a champion of basic human rights ? Well here in Oz, even the Murdoch press is writing articles about how dangerous she is because she is so far to the right AND pretty ignorant to boot.
    If we get into a nuclear war it will be because the fanaticism of those like Palin, if we descend into all out religious war, it will be due to those of us who have blinkered thoughts, if we ignore climate change, it will be because we let the likes of Palin with her closed mind into power.
    I am pretty moderate ( although rabid republicans would shoot me if they could I am sure ,) and someone like Palin REALLY scares me .
    Still, I understand her support base is still low , but things can change if the US economy gets worse…..
    dave

  54. that the question itself, “Who’s your favorite Founding Father” is really kinda dumb anyway? Did it occur to you that until that moment she never bothered to ask herself, “Gee, who’s my fav founder?”? Her background is as an administrator, not an academic or talk show host who sits around tossing around every abstract idea and historical tid bit out there to fill air time. Is she a genius? Not by a long, long shot, but who cares? Her concerns were always practical and local. I don’t care if my mayor sits around contemplating which Founder was the greatest. I wanna know he/she is making sure the roads are paved and the street lights come on at night. Same with a governor, but on a larger scale.

    I’m not saying she ought to be president. I’m saying this stupid non-controversy is absolutely irrelevant, just as the question was irrelevant to her.

  55. Take the aluminum foil hat off your head and use it to line your barbecue.

    There IS no such Interpol hit squad bullshit executive order.

    Nor is there some cockamamie council of governors setting up a dictatorship.

    All my life I have heard stupid, incredibly fantasy-land conspiracy bullshit from the extreme right………..none…….NONE ………absolutely NONE of which ever actually happens.

    Why?

    Because it was never real, it was complete fantasy. Like flouridating water being a commie plot to kill American children so the “Russ-kies” could come storming out from behind the iron curtain to take over the United States.

    Yeah – never happened. Flouridation of water was a practical attempt to improve the dentition of America. It never had anything to do with commie plots. But the Birchers believed it then, and have never gotten around to admitting they were just plain NUTS. Stupid nutty wackadoodle insane.

    And you, Anonymous, are just more of the same.

  56. Not hard to understand why Sarah chose Washington, really. They have a whole lot on common.

    She was merely a PTA mom who was drafted by a friend to run for the city council. Then after the Mayor was term limited out, drafted to run for Mayor. After she was term limited out, she indeed ran for Lt Governor, but lost.

    The Sarah was chosen by the Governor to take one of the most powerful jobs in Alaska as chair of the AOGCC. Sarah was the state’s chief oil, gas, and environmental regulator, as well as the states top ethics officer in those fields.

    It was after she found massive corruption in her own Alaskan Republican Party that she risked her entire future to go after the corrupt Republicans and oil executives.

    This would lead to her taking on the sitting Republican Governor (because no one else worth a damn would) and becoming Governor herself.

    In the end, after Barack Obama’s Alaska Mafia, headed by Pete Rouse, and coordinated from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, made it impossible for her to govern, she did the honorable thing and stepped down, relinquishing power to her Lt Governor, Sean Parnell, who is continuing her agenda.

    The attacks on Palin by Obama’s White House adviser (and campaign chief of staff) Pete Rouse were costing the Alaskan people millions of dollars. It was one of the savviest moves in political history for Sarah to step down. It neutralized all of Obama’s attacks on the Alaskan people, and it freed her up to do battle with evil.

    Obama and his people now openly regret they ever fooled with her. That mistake by Obama and his people will go down in history as the greatest political blunder in the history of all mankind!

    For Sarah, this was a stirring and dramatic scene.

    For Washington and Jefferson, as for Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, this sort of political spectacle was an important part of governing.

    King George III reportedly asked American artist Benjamin West what Washington would do when Britain acknowledged independence. Would he and his army create a government?

    No, West said, Washington would probably go back to his farm. The king scoffed. If Washington did that, the monarch said, “he would be the greatest man in the world”(Rhodehamel, p. 86).

    Washington knew that ceding power would be the most dramatic, and unexpected, action he could take.

    In that same vein, Sarah Palin knew that stepping down as Governor would be the most dramatic, and unexpected, action she could take.

    This makes Sarah Palin the greatest woman alive.

  57. Who was the stupid lib on Joe Scarborough’s morning show — Mika, was it? — who yelled out “Abraham Lincoln”‘s name, as one of the Founding Fathers? LOL!

    Wait — oh yeah — she was just making fun of Sarah, right? Riiiiiiiiiight. LOL!

  58. I really don’t understand why so many liberal/progressives are so scared of Sara Palin – if you think she is so worthless and has no message why do you bother. On the Founding Fathers question – would you please… named or un-named one would not be a Found Father without the others – it was a collective group of men that thought hard about what they wanted for this country and put certain things in place to protect its people and NOW you and yours have the audacity to post trash nonsense about someone that by all appearances should not matter to you. I guess you are feeling the pain of your own demise – you should be listening to WE THE PEOPLE, Sara is – Thank you Sara!!

  59. Sarah Palin is a congenital idiot. How can anyone take her seriously as a “threat”. If she runs against Pres. Obama next election, I’ll be thrilled. He will beat her wolf killing butt from here to Mars. No one is “scared”of her.
    That would be like being afraid of the Disney character Goofy.

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