Sarah Palin Really Captures the Attention of the Colorado Blogosphere

I must say I’m glad I initially had the wrong information about who John McCain’s running mate would be. Sarah Palin was the best pick. What’s everyone else saying? Well, it’s rare to see such unanimous sentiment asserted. Here goes:

Meanwhile, the Dead Governors desperately go deep into the attack arsenal, only to demonstrate how partisan and out-of-touch they are. Also posting a diary on their site, my liberal friend David Thielen breaks down Sarah Palin’s big speech yesterday. He’s apparently still suffering from a serious case of jealous, Joe Biden-induced heartburn.

But two different Colorado center-right bloggers put up strong defenses against the initial silly assaults from the Left:

Now is the time to take some of that energy brought by the Palin selection and donate something to the campaign. Hey, did Barack Obama make some sort of big speech this week?


  1. says

    If my wife is any indication this was a home run. She saw Sarah’s speech and called the Rep hq and volunteered. Before that she was pretty ho hum about the whole thing.

  2. Gary Pinkerton says

    My wife and I taugh school last year at Point Hope, Alaska. Let me assure everyone that Gov. Palin is the real deal. She is a politician, but uses it strictly to the advantage of the people. One of her first actions after taking office was to authorize the sell of a new governor’s jet which had just been bought by the previous governor because it was a waste of tax money. She will take the fight to anyone standing in the way of an effective government, existing only for the benefit of the people.

  3. Andrew Main says

    Sarah Palin’s speech was as expected, but it sure snowed CNN and have they ever become instantly full of adulation for no aparent reason. There is nothing wrong with small towns or townspeople. However, the required level of intelligence and discernment is clearly lacking in Palin.

    It does not follow from the fact that McCain chose to be a soldier, facing physical dangers and killing that he is in any way more loyal, more effective or in any way a better presidential candidat than Obama. It is this simplicity of reasoning that she demonstrated throughout her speech.

  4. says


    Her association with AIP?… What, that her husband once was a member or that she delivered an innocuous address to their convention on video? If there were anything to it, I might have made a comment.

    Do a little more research on how AIP fits into the Alaskan political milieu, and how it’s viewed generally, then explain the two facts above in that context. Otherwise, it’s not clear what you’re getting at.

  5. icaremom says

    I am a independant when it comes to voting and I have a renewed interest in this party. I believe that McCain/Palin will go to Washinton and shake things up. It will not be business as usual anymore which is exactly what we need.

  6. says

    “Her association with AIP?… What, that her husband once was a member or that she delivered an innocuous address to their convention on video? If there were anything to it, I might have made a comment.”

    Yeh, you know: that she’d actually give a good word, publicly even, t’ folks neocons like Hew Hughitt call “nutters” ‘n all. ‘N yeh, that they MIGHT be somethin’ t’ th’ fact, viewed in lite of the foregoin’, that hubby wuz once a member. Might they not be sum sorta ideological common mind between hubby and wife? Did they both move more “mainstream” cuz-a her politcal asperashins? Maybe-att’s inferrin’ too much, but Inquirin’ minds say “hmmmm.”

    How AIP fits into the AK politicurl milieu? You mean th’ fact that it’s AK’s third largest political party? Or that a recent governer (Hickel) was elected ohn th’ AIP ticket? Or jus’ wut?

  7. says

    Oh, ‘n also – she’s reported t’ be pretty tight with th’ “Nazi sympathizer” (‘ccordin’ t’ some liberals and neocons) Patrick J. Buchanan, who hissef has secesh leanin’s, if’n he ain’t secesh altogether.

    Now, she’s admittedly taken up th’ rhetoric of th’ GOP establishment lately, and duz ‘ccordinly run th’ risk of corruption (see
    ), but it’s clear-att she’s got *at least* some kinda palecon leanin’, ‘n maybe some secesh sympathies. Att’s wut I want ye t’ commint ohn.

  8. says

    Um, “she’s reported,” eh? You might want to dig a little deeper – I mean just a little. Don’t think there’s been any evidence that Palin was ever tight with Buchanan, ever supported him, gave money to him, or any of the like. Not that it would be the end of the world she did. It’s just that you ought to be more careful in your research than reprinting unestablished hearsay.

  9. says

    No, I mean you really ought to dig a little deeper … Seriously …

    The Charge: “Palin was a supporter of Pat Buchanan, a right-winger or, as many Jews call him: a Nazi sympathizer,” Obama Florida spokesman Mark Bubriski was quoted as saying in a Miami Herald article.

    The Facts: While mayor of Wasilla, Palin wore a Buchanan button during the sometimes presidential candidate’s 1999 visit. But Palin actually supported Steve Forbes in 2000, and served as a co-chair on his Alaska campaign.

    In the weeks after the 1999 report of her wearing the Buchanan button, Palin said: “When presidential candidates visit our community, I am always happy to meet them. I’ll even put on their button when handed one as a polite gesture of respect. … The article may have left your readers with the perception that I am endorsing this candidate, as opposed to welcoming his visit to Wasilla.”

  10. says

    From a commenter ohn another blog:

    “Maybe I’m a damn fool, but it seems to me that when someone wears the button of a candidate, the wearer supports that candidate. No, it doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind later. But on that day in that little town in Alaska, Sarah Palin was telling the locals, “I support Pat Buchanan,” not “I will gladly put on the button of Ralph Nader or Gus Hall if they see fit to visit my town tomorrow.”

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