I just had to laugh – here is what Gawker had to say about this performance.
Listen up, voters: It was not Sarah Palin’s idea to try and fool you by wearing fancy clothes she would not normally have anything to do with! The Republican National Committee bought an opulent $150,000 wardrobe for her and seven family members before she even showed up at the convention, the former vice presidential nominee told Fox News Channel’s Greta Von Susteren Tuesday night. The legendary MAVERICK was just “goin’ with the flow… if that’s the way they do this.” She’s never even been to a Saks or Neiman Marcus. Why on earth is she telling everyone this now?
If Palin had addressed the wardrobe issue during the campaign, it might have defused the charges of hypocrisy and significantly helped her ticket’s chances. But by talking publicly like this now, she’s just depleting her still-considerable balance of political capital. Palin’s own accounting makes her look like a pushover who agreed to put on the airs of a folksy, small-town mayor while wearing fancy duds that, as she told Susteren, she was relieved to trade in upon her return home. It was only then, Palin said, that she put on “my own clothes.” (See video above.)
This clothes thing shouldn’t matter, as Palin herself said in the interview. And if she’d just left it alone, it wouldn’t. But by talking out of both sides of her mouth about it — first she told Susteren she didn’t wear her own clothes on the trail, then that she did — the Alaska governor not only revived the controversy but also reminded her remaining fans of what they liked least about her, about the fumbling duplicity of her ticket in its final weeks.
It doesn’t help her credibility that Palin claims no Democratic nominees were slammed over who did their “hair and makeup,” or that she also falsely claimed to Van Susteren that Harry Potter hadn’t been published while she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, and that she therefore couldn’t have banned the book from local libraries. This was exposed (at Huffington Post) as an awful lie just minutes after Palin said it.
The governor repeatedly acknowledged she might like to run for the Republican nomination for president in 2012, 2016 or beyond (see video below). A more tactful politician might wait until the body of her last campaign was cold before engaging in such a discussion. On the other hand, everyone knows Palin is a (sometimes irrationally) confident and ambitious politician, and nothing if not plainspoken, so trying to deny the possibility of a run would have just looked silly and out of character.
Palin at least managed to deny those rumors she didn’t know her continents, and to work in a cute story about a phone call with Barack Obama (also below). Fox: Put the quality material at the front of the broadcast when you air Part 2 Tuesday night. Having to watch another full hour of Palin is just going to give us more terrible flashbacks to last month.
I don’t get it: Palin has been harassed about clothes, Africa, and other non-issues, has been asked, constantly, by all the interviewers, about those darn clothes … and now, people, it’s her fault that she’s talking with both corners of her mouth about those darn clothes?
This article sounds like a piece of biased journalism and it isn’t even funny. It oozes meanness. You don’t like this woman? Fine. You didn’t vote for her. You will NOT vote for her in the future. Don’t wath FOX, don’t even breathe in Palin’s proximity. But just try to be fair. She’s done nothing to you, personally.
BTW, I didn’t vote for McC/P ticket. I just hate unjustified hateful bashing.
Sarah Palin – quit doing interviews and pick up a book and at least try and educate yourself. Every interview you are blaming everyone for your ineptnes.
Go away and at least try to re-invent yourself.
She really threatens you douesn’t she? Get over ir – she is more genuine than any other candidate running for a long time and that seems to fall outide of your frame of reference.
Hahaha! I love how Mrs. Palin tries to dismiss bloggers as “probably someone sittin’ around in their pajamas in their father’s basement..”
Actually, Mrs. P, I like to blog in my own house, wearin’ somethin’ I picked out myself from Neiman Marcus.
Keep it comin’, though! I love it all!
It saddens me that many people can not see Palin for who she really is, a hate mongering and fear propagating politician. She smiled when the person yelled “kill him”. She is NOT a leader. The closest thing I have ever seen to her speeches where people were turning against “unpatriotic” countrymen was the German Nazi party. Fear and hate feed the ignorant, seems we have a lot of hungry people. she is a frightening person. There should be no place for her in ANY political party.
Why is the spending of Republican clothing budget an issue to Democrats?
I’m really enjoying the grammar police, out there. Petty BS.
I’ll give you petty: Palin knows the number of states in the US, although she might not be so clear on the number of Islamic states v. United States, which obviously confused Mr. Obama.
And what kind of person denies his own religion TWICE? First he renounces Rev. Wright, then in an interview uses the phrase, “my Muslim faith” and continues to deny he is Muslim. The issues is not what church or mosque he attends, it is about loyalty, dedication and honesty.
Re: Ayers. 10/07/2008 Obama’s campaign changed the story for the 1st time regarding his relationship with Ayers and confessed knowledge of Ayers background.
If there was nothing to hide, why did Obama keep changing the story?
If Palin had said nothing the mainstream media would have ignored the issue, and that would have been a bad thing.
Palin’s awful sentence construction is a simulacrum of something far more disturbing.
This thoughtless woman takes responsibility for nothing she does. Someone from the media needs to
get real with her and give her a good fact checking smack upside her head. Ask her a few hard questions. She is a whiner who keeps telling us she is tough but continues to complain and blame everything on everyone else. Yea. She talks and talks and talks and now she can’t seem to contain the running
of her mouth. I predict the worse is yet to come
for this truly authentic piece of white trash. She
shortly will be removed forver from the national stage. Frankenstein had more redeeming qualities
than this windbag of a blow up doll.
I expect the Democrats and the liberal media to give Sarah Palin the hatchet, but I’d like to know who was appointed by the Republican machine to hit her. I’m so disappointed in John McCain for not stepping out and calming this storm. She was used when they wanted someone to help him appeal to the conservatives. He lost, and not because of her or him, but because the Democratic machine was bigger and more powerful. Obama had more numbers due to the help of the biased liberal media, the Mexicans and the school aged kids who have been trained by liberal teachers. Plus the Democrats worked harder to take advantage of a bad time. Come on John McCain, come forth and defend this woman who laid it on the line for you and the rest of the country when we needed her. I’ll tell you what…it makes me want to change from Republican to Independent. I’m ashamed of them….they are shooting their wounded.
I can’t believe this is still being written and talked about. Unbelievable!
I heard her snatch smells like moose
I am neither a democrat, nor republican. In this woman Sarah Palin I see an extremely dangerous type – ignorant, ambitious and a total opportunist. She will never put country ahead of herself. Unfortunately God has blessed her with a lot of charisma and this is attracting and blinding a lot of people, even some intelligent ones. One may recall that Adolf Hitler had similar traits and initially he was charismatic, but in the end it was too late to stop his madness. Beware fellow Americans!!
Sarah Palin should seriously consider the $ 2 million offer to star in porn movies. Certainly there will not be any issue with clothes….
I’m not a fan of Palin, not by a long shot. Last week, I did some research and discovered that Palin’s claim about Harry Potter not being written when she was Mayor of Wasilla.
I learned that Palin isn’t lying. The book banning question happened during Palin’s first year of office. The first Harry Potter book wasn’t published until Palin’s second year of office.
As much as I dislike Palin, I’m very disappointed that The Frock Report wouldn’t investigate Joseph Palermo’s claim. The media should bother to find THE TRUTH, not reprint the lies of other journalists. It’s easy to find that the date Palin fired the librarian and the date of the publishing of the first Harry Potter book.
I’m a nobody and I found the truth within mere minutes!
I have a CONSPIRACY THEORY that journalists can steal and call truth. It came to me while listening to Palin talk about the natural resources in Alaska during the Greta interview, and how Alaska wants to make sure the resources are produced environmentally safe.
CONSPIRACY THEORY: Bush put his aids, who were handling Palin, up to leaking negative publicity because maybe Palin isn’t really good for BIG OIL since BIG OIL prefers to drill in Alaska under corruption.
I don’t like Palin, but I certainly wouldn’t put it past the Bush administration to sabotage the McCain/Palin ticket to protect oil interests. If he can go to war in Iraq to protect BIG OIL interests, he’s most certainly capable of asking (maybe even paying) his aids to destroy Palin.
As an outsider of US, this was the question that I’d like to ask the people in US when I first saw her interview with Katie Couric;
“Do you seriously want Sarah Palin to represent your nation?”
She reminds me of the female version of President Bush. This simply means more problems.
Majority of people here in Asia were very relieved when Barack Obama got elected, I was too.
Keep doin’ those gotcha interviews, honey. The education reform movement is always happy to have prime-time proof that this country has been dumbed down to reality show levels. Palin is like a poster child for America Lite 1.0….lots of talk, 1/2 inch deep.
I love what Reagan said about the ACLU: “I wear their indictment like a badge of honor.”
Seems a truth seeking individual can pretty much gauge the integrity and truth-loving aspects of a candidate by how much venom they generate from liberals.
Reagan had a track record that qualified him to run for President (and Palin, for VP). Reagan, a trained economist (yes, it’s true), turned around the state of California as governor. After Reagan’s death, documentaries show highly regarded economists calling Reagan an economic genius and the greatest president of the 20th century. But during his terms, liberals called him “dumb” and mocked his policies as “Reaganomics.” Laughable then. Laughable now.
Palin, too, as governor, turned around her state, threw the corruption of the oil-companies/politician money grab into prison and the Alaskan economy is running smoothly and with honesty. So liberals are left with fabricating lies about her wardrobe and making up comments she never made about foreign policy and calling her “stupid.”
Laughable, if it were not so tragic because of the way the American people fall for these lies hook, line and sinker.
Be honest: Obama got a FREE PASS. His ties to corrupt persons is well-documented. His racist comments about white people is on video-tape (he was speaking to a San Fransisco Bay crowd in what he thought was a well-secured enviornment). His Marxist policies are on paper. He has done nothing, produced nothing, progressed nothing, improved no one’s life (except his own)–which is consistent with Marxist policy to take from those who produce and give it to those who refuse to work. He is a lawyer who knows how to work the crowd and use the race card and fancy speaking techniques to win liberal media approval.
So Palin should wear the indictments of liberals as a Badge of Honor. Being indicted by liberals means you have produced a great deal, are honest, highly talented and intelligent, and you scare the living hell (literally) out of them. They have absolutely nothing left to do but name-calling and tantrums.
Wear the Badge Proud, Sarah! The more they scream, the brighter it shines. You deserve the praise of our Lord: “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.”
Palin is three shades of dumb and a liar to boot. I do not believe for a minute that the RNC outfitted her whole family in advance of the convention, and that she gave it all back! Her contrived folksiness is disgusting and her ignorance is appalling. How on earth could certain elements of the Republican Party think that this “stewardess,” as Bill Maher so aptly described her, is the future of their party?
neauseating! can you say disingenuous!
I have just one word for Gov. Palin: KARMA!
Wow! More indictments from the folks (liberals) who have no belief in morals besides their own convenience!
By ranting on and on about Palin’s wardrobe, you only underscore the reality that you have nothing else to criticize her on. Her intelligence outshines yours, as she turned around an entire state’s economy, just like Reagan (who was also called “stupid”) did in California, and cleaned up the corruption in their oil-industry, the same way Guilliani cleaned up the streets of NY.
This is reality: liberals hate Christians. Period. Liberal hate the God of the Bible and anyone who professes faith in God. Since to a liberal, THEY are god, they can not get their heads around anyone who does not place themselves on the throne of deity themselves. Any brain that produces a result other than how they think about the world must mean, to a liberal, that their brain is broken.
Funny, Einstien believed in the God of the Bible. Every one of the Fathers of Modern Science were either believers in ************ or at least the God of the Bible. In fact, without Christianity, modern science would not exist, as it was the Founding Fathers of Modern Science own profession that it was their faith in the orderly and purposeful God of the Bible that drove them to pioneer their fields of discovery that ultimately gave birth to what we now know was modern science.
Other than this, there is absolutely no grounds for proclaiming Palin, or Reagan, or any other public servant who is conservative, “dumb.”
If we must listen to the liberals squawk about nothing, er, the wardrobe, what evidence is cited? Not a shred, as usual.
Just what is the issue with this wardrobe? Michelle Obama routinely rang up thousands of dollars in ROOM SERVICE while on the campaign trail, and she was not even a candidate. Is there a peep about this? And just is wrong with Michelle Obama ordering thousands of dollars of room service in a week? That’s the business between her and the DNC, is it not? There is nothing unethical about it. It’s business. Enjoy yourself a little. But the double-standard is apalling.
Just pure hate and intolerance and reverse sexism and racism is the hallmark of this election.
The more liberals squawk on about nothing, the more they make plain that they have nothing to talk about, have no interest in the truth, and have as their only purpose in life to eradicate all vestiges of Christianity–the founding institution of our nation, without which we would never have a Magna Carta, a Declaration, nor a Constitution of the U.S.–from our lives. The more liberals hate people like Palin, and for no good reason (please CITE YOUR EVIDENCE), the more it shows that without Christianity and its moral fabric that wove the institutions of freedom and liberty, they would have nothing left to do but turn on themselves.
And that day is coming soon. One day they will finally succeed and remove Christians from their homes and kill them. They will outlaw specifically Christianity and Judaism. And then we will have here what they have in the Middle East. They kid themselves that once they remove Christians and Jews they will have some sort of “order” or “civility” and “superior enlightment that births wisdom and peace and freedom.” Atheism always gives birth to death, destruction and slavery. History is replete with this.
BTW, the “*********” in the previous post is “Jesus” followed by “Christ.”
I guess the assumption by the web software used for this site is the when these two words are put together, they are profanity.
Makes a statement on our society.
Palin draws the best and worst from us the voters. The best answer to Palin is let her run in 2012. The Republican nomination process will chew apart the light weights. If she manages to win it the voters in the Presidential election will sift through the Quayle/Bush fluff.
At the end of the day, voters will decide and all the belly aching against or for her will be put to rest.
In 2008, 51% elected a smart guy with limited experience. They chose not to elect a smart and brave guy who was dogged by Bush’s reputation, Republican values, a poorly run campaign and a running mate that was more distracting than persuasive.
Let her run and the “market” will decide.
As Christian, I am appalled how Sarah Palin encourage “hate” towards Obama during the campaign with her “Palling with terrorist”. Furthermore, if Palin is a true Christian, shouldn’t she be praying for US to come out of economy meltdown no matter who the President is?
I just find it odd for a Christian praying for “power” rather than “goodness”.
Oh and one other thing. Has Palin ever congratulate Obama for winning the election? Did I miss it?