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Palin Drama: Live Mic Left On, Reporters Call Palin “Dumb”

Last updated on July 4th, 2010 at 02:43 pm

OK, people. I tweeted Palin’s CSU Stanislaus speech tonight so you wouldn’t have to listen. I thought it was going well (sliding scale), and breathed a sigh of relief for her when it ended…only to be SHOCKED by hearing reporters discussing her performance in a brutally frank manner, reminiscent of Peggy Noonan’s open mic debacle regarding Palin. Of course, Peggy’s open mic moment left us wondering why the pundits were not being honest with us about Palin. Clearly they knew she wasn’t up to the task of Vice President. But I digress….

As we know, where ever Sarah goes, drama follows.

Sarah Palin CSU speech prior to live mic debacle

During the live mic drama at the end, the reporters said now they know that her “dumbness doesn’t come from soundbites” and wondered if she had finished ONE statement, but decided, no she had not. They laughed derisively and made jokes about having to text their conservative friends about this. Other various comments:

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“I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster.”
“She didn’t finish a statement.”
“I don’t know how you’re gonna make a story out of that.” “Well, that’s the story.”
“Did she even make a point?”
“Lots of Reagan.”
“Just put as many random quotes in as you can.”

Listen Here (courtesy of Palingates ):

Or, you can you can listen to Tammy Bruce’s conservative podcast, but note that in perfect Palin fan style, she calls the techs/reporters/students “dumb bastards” — so family values! Keepin’ it classy, Tammy. Spare yourself the swearing and go to the middle of the podcast.

Oh, dear. The reporters were none too impressed. Perhaps it’s because while she was speaking at a University, she never discussed education. She use the word 4 times and still managed to never discuss it. She spoke in front of a sign reading: Vox Veritas Vita. Orwell would have been so pleased.

# Sarah Reese Jones srjones66 – Twitter Feed Sarah Palin CSU speech (Presented in reverse order because it’s 1 AM and I just listened to an entire Sarah Palin speech):



do they know the audio is still on?

oh god students now saying how bad it was how she didn’t finish one sentence

bad speech, but she didn’t make national fool of self, so it’s a win compared to palm gate.

this is why she doesn’t let press in. This is the speech of a 7th grader.

Palin just claimed Democrats defend female mutilation. #CSU, you should be ASHAMED.

room full of rich GOP they love it

dead fish again. is she quitting something else? is this the sign that she’s leaving us all?

If anyone admires this person and thinks she could or should do anything more than….I don’t know. I have serious questions for you.

slamming academics. slamming universities. bad education.

no wonder she does press black out. This is OUTRAGEOUS. Clown show.

Saying Obama doesn’t want to win war

omg attacking OBAMA

digging at liberals

She’s using random quotes from real thinkers…..but they’re a mess. not attached to an idea — just throwing them out like jingles.

She just argued against academic freedom

There is no repayment for this…..She blew my ears out.

Palin: Freedom a question of culture. Freedom not “idil” (sic). Now talking about free speech. Oh, the hubris.

Palin now talking about Hitler.

Palin is losing it

NO SHE IS NOT. Palin rah rah for women’s rights now. OMG. attacking the girls who found her contract! she almost went nuts.

How bored must this audience be? Shrill. rah. bad DC. Socialism. enshrined.

The end. Must go drink.

For those who want to view the speech…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DaF88ieiw

Updated at 4:00 AM to reflect that the people heard talking were reporters according to the Fox News station affiliate that provided the live feed.

Update: The Fox outlet notes: “During that stream, other reporters in the media overflow room were heard on our microphone, due to the unusual circumstances of how we managed to bring the live feed.

First, FOX40 News was the only station streaming a live signal from CSU Stanislaus during Sarah Palin’s presentation. Friday, we were told by officials organizing the speech that we were not permitted to beam a live signal direct from the dining hall where Sarah Palin was presenting. Instead, we were offered the opportunity to aim a FOX40 camera at a projection screen inside a room for assembled media several hundred feet from where Sarah Palin was speaking. They would not allow us to get a direct feed of audio, so we had to hold a mic up to their speakers.

Yes, see….If Sarah hadn’t sent the press to Siberia and just let them do their job the way they do it with every other politician/public speaker, this never would have happened. In other words, this is a result of Palin’s fear of the press and her resulting crazy demands. NO ONE shoots a SCREEN or holds audio equipment up to speakers in the grown up world, because grown up politicians do not demand that the press be banished from the room and from the live feed. This is ABSURD. What is Sarah Palin SO afraid of?

Here is the full transcript of her speech courtesy of palingates.

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