A grumpy Sarah Palin posted a note on her Facebook page which claims that the AP's report on the contents on the book is erroneous. It doesn't seem to matter to her that the AP has actually read the book, because she said, "And as is expected, the AP and a number of subsequent media outlets are erroneously reporting the contents of the book."
Even though numerous potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates have recently starting blazing a path to the Hawkeye state, the one notable exception has been former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. That is going to change in December, when Palin will come to the state, not to campaign, but to hawk her book.
Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck were the three biggest names who got behind the right wing House candidacy of Doug Hoffman in New York. These three have been the loudest advocates of the GOP's need to move to the right, and although Hoffman might have lost the election, the biggest losers yesterday were Limbaugh, Beck, and Palin.
2008 Obama presidential campaign manager David Plouffe was on Meet The Press today, and he provided some insight into the campaign's reaction to the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate. He said, "Well, I think we should thank John McCain for picking her, in terms of how it helped us win in 2008..."
While discussing Sarah Palin's new book both conservative columnist David Brooks and GOP strategist Mike Murphy agreed today on Meet The Press that Sarah Palin will not be the GOP nominee in 2012. Brooks went as far as to say, "And if Sarah Palin is the nominee, the Republican nominee, I'll eat my hat."
In response to former McCain advisor Steve Schmidt saying that nominating Sarah Palin as the GOP presidential nominee in 2012 would be a catastrophe for the party, Team Palin urged people to go buy her book. Instead of putting together a staff for a potential presidential campaign, Sarah Palin is trying to sell books.
A new poll released by Public Policy Polling today revealed that if he was up for reelection today, President Obama would at worst win by the same margin as 2008, if not more. Obama currently leads Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, and Sarah Palin by 7-15 points. Huckabee came the closest to Obama, while Sarah Palin did the worst.
Last night President Obama called death panels a lie in his joint speech to Congress. Obama also promised to call out anyone who spreads lies about healthcare reform. This led Sarah Palin to not only continue to stand by her death panels claim, but also promise that she will call out Obama on death panels, but there aren't any death panels, so this should be interesting to say the least.
In her written testimony to the New York State Senate on healthcare reform former Alaska governor Sarah Palin continues to insist that her claim that healthcare reform would create death panels is real and now has been validated. Palin wrote, "Despite repeated attempts by many in the media to dismiss this phrase as a "myth", its accuracy has been vindicated."
On her Facebook page today, Sarah Palin showed her support for Glenn Beck today by inviting all of her followers to watch Beck. Someone needs to ask Palin, if she also agrees with Beck that President Obama is a racist?
On ABC's This Week, Sen. John McCain defended Sarah Palin's claim that healthcare reform would result in death panels. McCain argued that reform could lead to death panels, "So what does, what does that lead to? Doesn't that lead to a possibility, at least opens the door to a possibility of rationing and decisions made such are made in other countries?"
On CNN today GOP strategist Karen Hanretty debunked Sarah Palin's latest claim about a death panel provision in the healthcare bill. She said, "Obviously, there is nothing in the bill that says death panel. I think that is some heated rhetoric." Hanretty is now one of the few Republicans to go on TV and tell the truth about the death panel claim.
As Sarah Palin continues to refuse to back off of her claim that healthcare reform would create death panels, something interesting has emerged from her time as Alaska governor. Last year as governor, Palin endorsed end of life counseling in a Healthcare Decision Days Proclamation. Palin was for death panels before she was against them.
In his special comment tonight, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann hammered Sarah Palin for her death panel statement. He said, "Madam, you are a clear and present danger to the safety and security of this nation," and suggested that she should not be allowed to hold any position of responsibility or trust at any level of government.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck gave his full throated support to Sarah Palin's claim that the Democratic healthcare reform plan creates death panels. He said, "That's quite a statement. I believe it to be true." Beck asked, "What would make her say there will be a death panel?" The answer is that Sarah Palin wants to be president in 2012.
Sarah Palin's claim that the Democratic healthcare reform proposal will set up death panels continues to be roundly refuted. On ABC's This Week today, Howard Dean said, "About euthanasia, they're just totally erroneous. She just made that up." Conservative columnist David Brooks and Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) have also refuted Palin.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sen. John McCain spoke about Sarah Palin. McCain said that "To the liberal left, particularly the feminists, she is their worst nightmare." McCain was trying to compliment Palin, and he was correct Palin is their worst nightmare, because she sets the cause of women's rights back 100 years.
According to Broadcast and Cable media giant Clear Channel has already passed on the chance to give former Alaska governor Sarah Palin her own radio show. Clear Channel turned her down because they weren't sure that she could handle talking for 15 live hours a week. Palin might not find as many takers for her services as she thought.
Pat Buchanan figured it was just another day on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, defending the brilliance and relevance of the apple of his eye…oops, I mean, the apple of his party, Sarah Palin. But this particular time Pat opened his mouth, Freud reared his mind over tongue theory, and now the ball is a rollin’.
Yesterday on The Dennis Miller Show, The Weekly Standard editor, and FNC contributor, Bill Kristol urged Republicans to follow Sarah Palin's lead and co-opt the term progressive from Democrats. Kristol said, "Conservatives should not give up the notion that they're the progressive force now in American politics." Is the GOP so empty that they now have to steal from Democrats?