Sarah Palin

On the debut of his new CNN show with Kathleen Parker, disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says Obama must fire Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Bonus footage: Parker’s take on Sarah Palin.

Mark Halperin issues a warning memo, in TIME: FROM: Mark Halperin TO: Coastal Elites, the Media and Establishment Politicians of Both Parties RE: Sarah Heath Palin Don’t underestimate Sarah Palin. Yes, she…

disinformation author Marty Beckerman (Dumbocracy) has landed himself a prime gig as Esquire‘s online features editor. He’s already written a number of posts for Esquire. Here’s the latest: “Refudiate,” we have taught…

Judge Andrew Napolitano on the debut of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business Network discusses the similarities/differences between the social conservatives (Palin) and the constitutional libertarians (Paul) within the Tea Party/Freedom Movement. They discuss marijuana laws at about 6:28 minutes in. Perhaps not what you’d expect from Palin.

Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media: I’m left wondering how the right purport to speak for the financial interests of Joe Six Pack. According to varied statistics, the “average” American household makes…

Family_GuyBecky Bohrer for Yahoo News/AP:

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin is lashing out at the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome on the Fox animated comedy Family Guy:

In a Facebook posting headlined “Fox Hollywood — What a Disappointment,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and current Fox News contributor said Sunday night’s episode felt like “another kick in the gut.” Palin’s youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.

The episode features the character Chris falling for a girl with Down syndrome. On a date, he asks what her parents do.

She replies: “My dad’s an accountant, and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.”

Palin resigned as Alaska governor last summer. Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, also was quoted on her mother’s Facebook page, calling the show’s writers “heartless jerks.”…

I wish more of the talking heads called out those in positions of influence for what they are, an “empty vessel” is an apt description. We need more honest brokers of information. I completely agree, this line of thinking is truly “frightening” (via Hardball with Chris Matthews):

She’s frightening. Mark, that is frightening stuff. Frightening. First of all, president don’t declare war. Anybody knows that in high school. Congress has to declare war. To declare war on Iran, I don’t think the most far right, Middle East hawk will talk about declaring war on Iran, a country with 70-some million people, with an advanced air force. … Why does she talk like that? Is Michael Ledeen, a real hawk, writing this stuff for her? I don’t know anyone as far right as that, besides him.

Stefan Sirucek writes on Huffington Post:

Ahh sweet Earl Grey Revolution! Sarah Palin knew that speech like the back of her hand. The Q&A answers, however, were on the front of her hand.

Or so it appeared. During the Q&A following her speech at the Tea Party Convention, Ms. Palin appeared to read from her hand in answering.

The following image was caught by some sharp-eyed Twitter users, notably @jryanlaw

Palin's Handprompter

UPDATE: Closer inspection of a photo of Sarah Palin, during a speech in which she mocked President Obama for his use of a teleprompter, reveals several notes written on her left hand. The words “Energy”, “Tax” and “Lift American Spirits” are clearly visible. There’s also what appears to read as “Budget cuts” with the word Budget crossed out.

Nick P at Black Sun Gazette:

As if having to deal with a pig ignorant woman for several months oozing her stupendous American exceptionalist stupidities on the world wasn’t enough, the American media market now has to deal with Sarah Palin indefinitely.

This past week Fox News rolled out Sarah Palin with all the pomp and circumstance of a visiting foreign dignitary. It wasn’t enough to have her on one top rated Fox News show. Sarah had to make the rounds to all of them. Being the brave soul that I am, I viewed all three.

Since I escaped without my brain melting and oozing out my ears — no word on whether I have a tumor yet or not — I will now report back to you some crucial insights from what I heard.

Sarah Palin loves to talk about how her political views are based on the words, writings, and examples set by our nation’s founding fathers.

So which one is her favorite? See if you can guess. (Hint: Remember when she was asked what newspaper she reads?)