Daily Archives: March 22, 2011

Sarah Palin’s “How To Lose Friends And Alienate Voters”

Not Anymore!

Sometimes you just have to give credit where credit is due. This time the kudos go to Sarah Palin. She has now definitively re-written the book on “How to Lose Friends and Alienate Voters.”

Earlier this week Sarah Palin did what all serious contenders for the Republican nomination for President of the United States must do. She traveled to Israel. This is a right of passage for all potential GOP candidates for POTUS. As a candidate, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and many, many other Republicans have made this trip. The purpose of such a trip is to signal to the hawkish conservative right and to Jewish voters in the US that the candidate stands firm in his/her commitment to the nation of Israel. In return, the potential candidate hopes to reap Jewish/American campaign donations and votes. It is a win-win situation for both the candidate and Israel.

Such is not the case however with regard to Sarah Palin. Only the former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska could manage to lose friends, money and votes by means of her trip. David Frum, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 t0 2002 explains in a column written for CNN.com just how the Queen of Quit may have hurt herself with her visit to Israel.

Frum opines that Palin’s decision to book her trip through a Christian tour operator and not the Republican Jewish Coalition was a big mistake. He writes,

Joining an RJC Israel tour is a well-established ritual in gaining the support of the RJC’s board and the group’s 40,000 activist members.

The RJC’s board of directors includes four people who have served as national finance chairs for the Republican Party — the party’s “fundraiser-in-chief.” Eight board members have run major donor groups within the GOP and 18 members served as state finance chairs for George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004. It also includes some less distinguished figures — me, for example.

The RJC local chapters are active in almost every state. Jewish Republican may seem a minority of a minority, but the local chapters contain disproportionate numbers of local Republican activists — the kind of people who make a difference in a state primary…

Over the months since November 2008, the RJC had repeatedly offered to organize an Israel tour for Palin. They have repeatedly invited Palin to speak at their meetings. As a member of the RJC board, I know that Palin’s team engaged in extended conversations about these invitations. Yet they were abruptly shelved. The RJC organization learned that its invitation would not be accepted the same way everybody else did: by reading the newspaper.

Over two months of campaigning in September and October 2008, Palin’s poll numbers tumbled among women and independents. Yet even after the November 2008 loss, Palin remained hugely popular among Republicans.

She has spent the past 2½ years throwing that popularity away, piece by piece. Palin has worked hard to convince even the most ardent Republicans that she would be a doomed candidate and a disastrous president.

With the particular plan she chose for her trip to Israel, Palin alienated a few more potential friends — important ones.

So there you have it. Once again Sarah Palin has managed to make a rose smell like manure.

Inasmuch as we are still talking about the Israel trip, Lynnrockets has the opportunity to re-post a song parody which was originally posted last Saturday. We generally prefer to compose new song parodies as much as possible but since this particular song appeared only on the weekend when readership is down, we thought we would post it once again. Please enjoy!

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. Enjoy!

Hava Naguila song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_G1jF4Pnh0

SHE’S FROM WASILLA

(sung to the Harry Belafonte version of  “Hava Naguila”)

She’s from Wasilla
She’s a moose griller
Built a new villa
Sarah Palin

John McCain killer
Hate speech distiller
Endorsed Joe Miller
Sarah Palin

Off to the Holy Land
She’s there to lend a hand
Flames of hatred to fan
Sarah Palin

Travelling one-gal band
Waiving her hundred-grand
Universally panned
Sarah Palin

No clue, like Charlie Sheen
Tea-Party Queen, yes that is Sarah
She loves to preen, too much mascara
Palin’s a scream, that’s right she’ll scare-ya
Tea-Baggers’ dream with beehive hair
Nasty and mean
Throw in obscene
That’s Sarah Palin

Low-rent thought-chiller
A Phyllis Diller
She hates Ben Stiller
Sarah Palin

Next trip? Manila
Speak with gorilla
She’s not vanilla
Sarah Palin

Off to the Holy Land
Crib notes upon her hand
Flames of hatred to fan
Sarah Palin

Travelling one-gal band
A flaming fire-brand
She really should be banned
Sarah Palin

No clue, like Charlie Sheen
Tea-Party Queen, yes that is Sarah
She loves to preen, too much mascara
Palin’s a scream, that’s right she’ll scare-ya
Tea-Baggers’ dream with beehive hair
Nasty and mean
Throw in obscene
That’s Sarah Palin

She’s from Wasilla
She’s a moose griller
Built a new villa
Sarah Palin

John McCain killer
Hate speech distiller
Endorsed Joe Miller
Sarah Palin

Off to the Holy Land
Sporting her desert tan
Flames of hatred to fan
Sarah Palin

Travelling one-gal band
Next stop is Disney Land
She really should be banned
Sarah Palin

No clue, like Charlie Sheen
Tea-Party Queen, yes that is Sarah
She loves to preen, too much mascara
Palin’s a scream, that’s right she’ll scare-ya
Tea-Baggers’ dream with beehive hair
Nasty and mean
Throw in obsceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeene
That’s Sarah Paliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin

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