Sarah Palin Hits the Dumpster as Alaskans Prefer Hillary Clinton for President


And now for a break, we head over to the Daily Fail section where Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee, is so hated in her own state that it would go for Hillary over her. Only 19% of Alaskans think Sarah Palin should run for President, 74% want her to sit 2016 out, according to a PPP poll.

The place where they know her best hates her the most.

Only 19% think she should seek the White House, compared to 74% who think she should sit it out. Even among Republicans just 24% want her to run while 70% believe she should take a pass. Palin is actually so weak that she would trail Hillary Clinton 44/41 in a hypothetical contest, even as the rest of the Republican field would lead Clinton. Mike Huckabee has a 43/42 advantage over her, Chris Christie is up 44/41, Rand Paul is up 46/40, and Jeb Bush is up 47/41.

Half of you are already screaming “Who cares!” for good reason — the media’s long obsession with Palin’s alleged “charisma” (of which we saw little after Blood Libel tapped her out) is only now starting to dwindle. But there is a valid and important political point to make upon Palin’s long-wished for exit.

Palin stands for all that is wrong with the current Republican Party. Once voters got to know her, they really didn’t like her. She motivated the GOP base but ultimately helped Democrats, just as she continues to do every time she opens her mouth; while the snide contempt born of the heady and dangerous combination of ill-informed arrogance that Palin specializes in is popular among conservatives, it is not often appealing to the masses — even when it’s hidden behind a pretty face.

The Republican base worshiped her, and some still do. She fed red meat directly into their quivering rage, and made Obama hate viral among a certain set. God had picked her to be President, after all, and only Obama and democracy were standing in the way. But in the end, she was nothing more than yet another puppet, to be used and tossed away when the party was done with her.

Palin was easy to use because she never questioned why the GOP would elevate someone they knew so little about. A more astute person, less blinded by ambition and ego, might have noticed the desperation and asked themselves what end their presence achieved. In Palin’s case, she was the “real conservative” (in spite of her record) and the attack dog, as VP nominees often are, but it went to her head. Instead of understanding her role, she got high off of the rarefied air and became deluded as to her purpose.

The Republican Party chose Palin because of her charisma, beauty and personal story. She was a perfect short term poster girl to distract from and disguise their Bush policies. As the GOP sinks deeper in denial instead of addressing and facing their inherent problems, they will be forced to rely more and more upon people as egomaniacal and deluded as Palin (see Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, et al). No one else would let themselves be used, unless they were so embedded in the establishment that they knew their family would benefit in the long term.

And this matters, because the faces change but the policies do not. The Republican Party keeps searching for the right puppet. The one who can fool the people. They’ve tried true believers and craven cons, they’ve tried a common woman who is not a witch (!) and a plumber. They’ve tried Richie Rich and they’ve tried their Policy Nerd (aka, the guy who can’t do math and bases policy on a work of fiction).

So Sarah Palin matters because she represents all that is wrong with the GOP, and until they fix it, they should not be allowed to forget her so quickly.

47 Replies to “Sarah Palin Hits the Dumpster as Alaskans Prefer Hillary Clinton for President”

  1. I wish you would stop calling Palin “beautiful.” She’s anything but.

    If you ever get a look at the portrait she’s hidden in her attic, you’ll see the mirror into her soul — dark and ugly.

  2. WOW…

    I sure didn’t see this coming. Did you?

    I thought she would be King of the World by now…

    or at least Queen of the Militia’s.

  3. joking aside, what we really need to worry about is our corrupt Supreme Court that keeps changing the laws making it easy for the super rich to keep buying politicians and after a while they will have purchased the United States of America.

  4. Love the ‘ill informed arrogance’. Yep, she does think she is an authority on everything. Best analysis of Palin I’ve seen in a long, long time. Sarah Jones never fails to deliver in her posts.

  5. That woman needs to lose some weight, say, 25-30 Lbs. What a porker I wonder what she’s going to throw up, oops, I mean eat for dinner. Every breath she takes is one wasted on mankind. Hopefully one of those meteorites from the shower this weekend will land on her big , dumb, bulbous, ignorant, disgusting, bewigged noggin.

  6. This is the republican party! it’s ALL smoke and mirrors!! Shakepeare summed up the GOP perfectly, ”Life, is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” sarah palin was a cheap gag, a cheap gimmick for low thinking individuals! she was picked by the GOP to offset the Hillary factor!! she’s eye candy for lame, old, white guys!! BE HONEST!! The GOP just keeps repeating the same old worn out nonsense! they know damn well they’re ONLY concern is corporate america! to be perfectly honest, they HATE america!! tell me why they’ve fought against health care?? a minimum wage?? destroying unions? demonizing non whites? spewing HATE towards women?? denying science? praying for WARS? trust me, the GOP HATES america! just ask those NAZI LOVING koch brothers! just ask the bush family!! another NAZI sympathezing family with roots going back to Germanys third reich.

  7. No offence @Grasshopper but I’m sincerely hoping you do better than that nonsense you threw up here. Commenting on that woman’s weight was totally uncalled for, it made YOU sound childish, trust me! and ”86” the meteorite attack plan, equally childish.

  8. Gosh, what a hateful hit piece.
    By the article’s own information Palin is only 6 points behind any possible candidate, even though she is not “out there” making campaign noises.
    You whine about the media’s obsession but clearly you were talking about yourself.
    Haven’t you got anything better to do with your life?
    BTW – There was a day Palin was the most popular governor in the country.
    Your fear, and that of the others bigoted repliers, is evident.
    Grasshopper must really be jealous of Palins good looks and physique to be so completely hateful.

    In short a the article is full of bile and venom and is worthy of being used in the outhouse only.

  9. What and the flying fuck are you talking about trolly . You really don’t think Sarah doesn’t need to lose a few pounds? She’s FAT! I’m totally concerned for our next Prez. Now that Hillary has brain damage, our Sarah is a shoe in for our first female prez. Run Sarah run!( don’t forget your next contribution to Sarah PAC, night night., Knightly)

  10. The day Palin was “most popular governor” lasted about 3 days until everyone figured out she was a fraud. And she was only a favorite with tea bags.

  11. While reading this post, I recalled how hyped many were about Palin in 2008. As Ms. Jones notes, it was because most Americans didn’t know who/what she was–a decorative, vile, divisive, mouthpiece for the GOP. After hearing her speak, I saw her as an intellectual lightweight from the very beginning. I guess Alaskans are now seeing the same thing I saw when she first hit the political scene–an empty vessel. What tore Palin’s butt with many in Alaska was when she backed Joe Miller and assisted the TP and libertarians to take over the state GOP. When the Anchorage Daily News, the News Miner, and Alaska bloggers alerted the public to the fact that TPers outside of the state were responsible for Joe Miller’s winning the GOP nomination for the Senate, and that most of his money came from out of the state, it made many Alaskans angry. Palin will forever be connected to an attempt to hijack the Alaska GOP. She shat in her own backyard and Alaskans don’t like it. Now she knows

  12. I disagree, Shiva. I, have seen enough of Sara Palin. I don’t care what she puts on,why should we have to see any more of her? The only good about her is that every time she opens her mouth to talk for the Republican party, she brings more votes to the Democrats, liberals, and every other party that is out there! I would love to see her run for President, think of the money that Hillary or Bernie could save on campaigning. LOL She would do it all for us!

  13. 10 more years of a Democrat in the white house would likely see Scalia (currently 78) and Kennedy (currently 77) gone.

    Assuming the above plus Bader Ginsberg (currently 81) will probably retire before 2016 to ensure her spot is filled by a non far right justice and Breyer (currently 75) also following this path, the current 5-4 majority would become a 3-6 minority leaving only Roberts, Thomas and Alito on the right.

  14. Nice read, Sarah, sorry that you have to share the same moniker with her. If anyone thinks Palin cares anything about God, freedom, and country, they’re fools. Palin’s gods are attention, money, and fame.

    I still say there’s a damn good reason that, when she should have been keynote, she was banned from the 2012 RNC. Gee, I wonder why. “I’m renting a hall down the street.” Never happened either.

    The “oh God, HELP us” people that send money to her PAC in hopes of her running are fools. She NEVER will and laughs all the way to the bank.

  15. Palins good looks and physique? That’s a good one. Who is this, RAM , nancy French or that crazy bitch from Florida? Palins physique? Flat chested, 14 year old boy hips and legs like an old tree branch. Botoxed, bewigged anorexic bitch. Your adoration for her Heionus is truly astounding. Total charlatan and you,sucker, are just one of her sheep.

  16. No need for what? OK for you to rant but not for others you don’t agree with. Look, this despicable person is responsible for the death and destruction of many many people and just because you’re going through a mellow stage we’re supposed to lay down like dogs. You’re losing your MOJO Shiva. Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging people.
    “No Need for that”, you sound like my mother.
    You stop with your sensationalism and so will I.

  17. Palin and Dianna have a lot in common neither understood the roll they were to play. Neither did the female cause any good both were treated for what they are dumb broads. Thank God for the smart ones like Hillary.

  18. Wish I could be as positive about that as you. I don’t see any “liberal” judge of Obama’s choice being approved by the current House, much less 3.

  19. I still like to watch her Katie Couric interviews occasionally….just for fun…thanks for the laughs Sarah but you’re not funny any more.

  20. WOW!, REALLY? @207blue, you really think the democrats are afraid of SARAH PALIN?? REALLY ?? I shouldn’t try to speak for other democrats but I’m willing to bet that MOST democrats have quite a few STRONG FEELINGS about your GOP’s “DILF” but FEAR and or JEALOUSLY aren’t those emotions. I personally pray to Jesus she’s the GOP’s presidential candidate!! and hopefully jeb, I mean JOHN ELLIS BUSH, as her running mate, see @207blue, he calls myself “JEB” to make all those buck tooth teabaggers feel right at home!

  21. It is the Senate, not the House, that confirms nominations. While not a certainty, there is a better chance of getting some appointments completed than you suggest.

  22. It is vile how you are such a sycophant to Carl Rove. Are you Carl Rove?

    What doctor who has examined Hillary Clinton has even hinted at her having suffered brain damage? When did she say anything remotely like it?

    That self-proclaimed MD (who posted under another discussion on this site) with his diagnosis is as much of a Ditto Head as you. No real doctor would be so unethical. You have nothing to back your innuendo except the ravings of other zealots like yourself. Stop drinking the GOP/TP Koolaid and start thinking for yourself.

  23. @Harry just showed how far off the beaten path the GOP has wandered. While Breitbarf and others give him a woody, establishment GOP want these cretins to go away. Sadly, because of 2010, the whole GOP party is now insane slobbering idiots, hell bent on never winning the Presidency again, and I for one am glad.

  24. Hillary would clean Mike Huckabee’s clock, same with Rand Paul and Chris Christie. The minute they opened their mouths.

  25. Why bless your little pointed head Harry. Send her all your money so she can run for President – PLEASE.

  26. Who can honestly say that they didn’t see this coming, unless they are so deluded that they still believe she has a chance in politics, especially on a national scale? Her looks don’t matter, because every time she opens her mouth, she exposes the ugliness of the inner woman. That ugliness is so toxic that it’s begun to show on her face. Her “ill-informed arrogance” sums up everything that’s wrong about her and the Republican party she is a part of. The good people of Alaska know her better than most other Americans do, and it’s quite telling that she’s highly unpopular in a state that tends to vote for mostly Republicans.

  27. Harry would it be too much to ask that you use a reputable source for this?

    The sources that you cite are nothing more than a front for the rnc and will say whatever they are told to say.

  28. That is probably one of the best postings I have ever read. Beautiful. Intelligent. Illuminating. To the point. Correct. Wow!

  29. My brother lives in Alaska. When she was picked for Vice President he was astonished along with many other Alaskans. They knew she was a liar, blowhard, had her relatives on the payroll, lied about the pipeline and a whole lot of other things. She was not as liked as she and others thought she was. She was snide and used her position to get back at people. The thing was that there really weren’t that many voters. Alaska is HUGE. There also isn’t all that much news, and very little internet at that time. She was poorly vented. She was also vain, obnoxious, rude to the point of walking away when she was losing the argument but that is coming from the view of someone who lived there and tried to talk to her on many occasions and failed. So either listen to him or listen to her sycophants.

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