Daily Archives: January 18, 2011
Despite her intention to do the opposite which she expressed last night during her interview with Sean Hannity, a majority of Americans want Sarah Palin “to sit down and shut up.” According to the most recent USA TODAY/Gallup survey, Sarah Palin’s favorable rating has dipped to its lowest level since she joined the 2008 Republican presidential ticket and became a household name. CNN reports that it has dropped to a stunningly low 38 percent while her unfavorable rating has risen to 53 percent. Gallup reports the 38 percent is a new low when it comes to the percentage of Americans who give the former Alaska governor a thumbs up. The 53 percent who dislike Palin is also a new high in Gallup polling. A similar poll in July found 44 percent of Americans viewed her favorably while 47 percent did not. The poll was conducted on January 8th through the 10th.
In contrast, a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday reveals that President Barack Obama’s approval rating is up five points since December as a growing number of Americans consider him a strong leader who is tough enough to handle a crisis. Fifty-three percent of people questioned in the poll approve of how Obama’s handling his duties in the White House, up from 48 percent in a CNN poll that was conducted last month. Obama’s approval rating among independents has grown from 41 percent in December to 56 percent now. The survey also indicates that 59 percent of the public now thinks the president is tough enough to handle a crisis – up six points from last year – and 57 percent now consider him a strong and decisive leader – a four-point gain.
As for Sarah Palin, during her televised interview with Fox News‘ Hannity, she said, “I am not ready to make an announcement about what my political future is going to be. But I will tell you … I am not going to sit down. I am not going to shut up,” Well, the Queen of Quit may not yet be ready to make an announcement but the American people have done so in a loud and clear manner. Their message? “Sarah Palin has no political future.”
Palin has also just received some sobering advice from other influential Republicans. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the former ex-quitting half-term governor of Alaska should “slow down.” While on ABC‘s “Good Morning America” Tuesday, Gingrich said a string of Palin’s recent statements indicate she needs to “be more careful and think through what she’s saying and how she’s saying it.” He also said, “There’s no question that she has become more controversial.”
Gingich’e remarks follow closely on the heels of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who told the New York Times Palin needs to engage with the media and voters in settings less staged than those she currently utilizes (i.e Fox News, Facebook and Twitter).
Is that the proverbial “fat lady” that we can hear singing? If so, stick a fork in Sarah Palin because she is toast.
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.
Low Rider song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4yhp9L6Ok
(sung to the War song “Low Rider”)
All my friends know the poll slider
The poll slider is a little liar
The poll slider slips a little lower
Poll slider couldn’t be much slower
Poll Slider is facing defeat, yeah
Poll Slider is gonna be beat, yeah
Poll slider is outta gas now
The poll slider is on her ass
Better get a grip, better get a grip
She is not the one to be
Better get a grip, better get a grip
She’s shunned by the G.O.P.
Making a Difference in Anchorage
Alaskans are the people who seem to know Sarah Palin best, and object to her most. Democrats, Independents, and Republicans are each susceptible to PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome). Hope is coming to Alaska. Malia Litman, blogger at malialitman.wordpress.com and author of The Ignorance Virtues of Sarah Palin: A Humorous Refudiation of the Half-Term Ex-Governor will be at Borders at 1100 E. Dimond Blvd, Anchorage on Sat. Jan. 22nd at 2:00. Malia will give a presentation and sign books, guaranteed to provide much needed relief for PDS. If you are one of the unfortunate Americans afflicted with this disability condition, come to Borders on Saturday. Together we can find comfort and therapeutic relief for our ailment. Please join Malia.
Coming in January to theatres throughout Nevada, Sarah Palin stars in”Bad Will Hunting”. Yes it is true. Fresh off of her sniper-sight symbol laden political ad aimed at recently shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and immediately following her soul-searching, “I Was The True Victim Of The Tucson Shooting Massacre” speech, Sarah Palin will appear at the Safari Club International’s annual hunter’s convention.
Not to be dissuaded in any way from advocating gun violence against defenseless animals, Sarah Palin has elected to come out with guns blazing as the keynote speaker at the event that is expected to draw thousands. It is obvious that the former ex-quitting half-term governor of Alaska cares little about the fact that appearing at the convention will once again connect her directly with gun-play and violence at a time when this nation is still grieving the tragic events of January 8th. On the contrary, the Queen of Quit refuses to “retreat”. Instead, she will “RELOAD” by means of telling tall tales about “her past hunting experiences and how politics affect the current state of hunting and fishing.”
Perhaps she will explain why she looked like she had never held a gun in her life and was unable to load her rifle without assistance on the recently broadcast episode of her un-reality television show, before she finally shot a caribou after numerous misfires. Maybe she will reminisce about that time during her 2008 campaign when she had to be coached that the butt of the gun should be against her shoulder before firing. She might even enthrall the audience with a technical description of how her staff computer geeks were able to get those sniper-sights,..er “surveyor symbols”… to turn the color red whenever one of her targeted candidates lost an election. The possibilities are endless.
All kidding aside however, wouldn’t you think that Sarah Palin might make some attempt to distance herself from the gun culture so soon after the Tucson tragedy which she is so inexorably connected by means of her rifle-sight ad and gun-firing rhetoric? Just when most of the nation agrees that a “cooling-off” period is in order, Sarah Palin elects to double-down on her connection with the gun-toters of America. And don’t let Sarah or her supporters fool you. She is not appearing in Nevada merely to speak about the virtues (whatever those may be) of the apolitical sport of hunting. Oh no, she is there to talk about how “politics affect” the past-time. Now hold on one second while I slip on my Palinese decoder ring. Ah, there we go. Now I can decipher her Sarah-speak. In no uncertain terms, Sarah Palin will tell her audience that the Democrats are out to take away their guns and their bullets and they will be able to hunt no more.
Is anybody out there willing to wager that she will deliver a different message?
On Monday, the media-shy Sarah Palin slithered into the friendly confines of the Fox News network to be interviewed by her BFF, Sean Hannity. The televised love-fest was an obvious attempt by both Palin and her Fox News employers to rehabilitate the reputations of both the speaking-challenged Palin and the propagandist network. The attempt failed on both counts. First, Palin gaffed by saying that she removed her sniper-sight laden map on the day of the Tucson massacre because, “it was going to cause much heartburn” (emphasis supplied). The alleged journalism major apparently did not realize that the saying is, “to cause much heart-ache“. As for the Fox network and Hannity, they proved once again that they will never ask a tough question or follow-up to a Republican or a conservative. The entire interview was more akin to an infomercial than news coverage. Thankfully for all of us bloggers that love to expose the idiocy of Sarah Palin, she announced that she, “is not going to shut up”. Thank goodness. Now we will be able to maintain our diet of never-ending word salad.
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.
It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBbo0slWMW4
IT’S STILL LOCK AND LOAD FOR SHE (Version Two)
(sung to the Billy Joel song “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me ”)
What’s the matter with the clothes she’s wearing?
I believe they’re made from wolf hide
Maybe she should buy a new pair of glasses
She’s lookin’ just a bit pie-eyed
Just when you think Sarah’s sounding kinda murky,
She gives an interview while someone kills a turkey
Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout polar bears
Funny, but it’s still lock and load for she
What’s the matter with the Queen of Conniving?
And her sniper-sight bullseye smile?
She associates with right-wing liars
As she travels for mile after mile
First she gave a speech in Minneapolis
Next she was headed right out to Indianapolis
Next day, Green Bay, then it’s off to LA
It’s still lock and load for she
Oh, it doesn’t matter what they say in the papers
‘Cause it’s always been the same damn scene.
She has to leave the state,
‘Cause the politics of hate dictate a nasty travel routine…
And ya know she’s raking in the green.
Her supporters all wear pink eye-blinders
And they love Sarah’s song and dance
They don’t care that she is brain-dead and crazy
And they just love it when she rants
They love it when Sarah winks and blinks her big peepers
She’s their idol and they love her, Jeepers-Creepers!
Defense funds, end runs, new guns for everyone
It’s still lock and load for she
What’s the matter with the company she’s keepin’?
Don’t she know that they’re out of touch?
Like Sarah, they lack a strong education
Can’t accuse them of knowin’ much
That seems to be OK with the G.O.P.
Who needs college when you have a G.E.D.
It’s the new cool, no school, milky eyes and mouth drool
And Sarah is the big Queen bee
Everybody’s talkin’ bout the new party
Funny, but it’s still the same G.O.P.