Friday, October 8, 2010

Palin Family Circus News - Friday, October 8, 2010

Delaware's Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Christine O'Donnell, is the latest to evade a question of whether Sarah Palin is qualified to be President. The NY Daily News reports:

Sarah Palin's finding out the Tea Party is a tough crowd.

Palin's mini-me, Delaware Senate contender Christine O'Donnell, ducked a question over whether Palin is qualified to be President, joining fellow Tea Party Senate hopeful Joe Miller in declining to comment.

Palin, the face of the budding Tea Party movement, is widely seen as a contender for the GOP nomination in 2012.

O'Donnell broke her boycott of national media Thursday and chatted with CNN reporter Jim Acosta. In response to his question about whether Palin was qualified to be commander-in-chief, O'Donnell said:

"Is she running for President? Again, hypothetical."

New York's "Nobody Wants to Say That Sarah Palin Is Qualified to Be President," tells us, in part:

Sarah Palin sure has some fair-weather friends. ...

Guess what's going to happen now, besides Todd Palin sending a sassy e-mail to Christine O'Donnell. Reporters are going to start asking every prominent Republican with electoral ambitions whether they think Palin is qualified to be president, hoping for another awkward dodge. Any such dodges, along with those of Miller and O'Donnell, will be reported in the media and contribute to the erosion of whatever viability Pain has as a presidential candidate. Palin has her friends Joe Miller and Christine O'Donnell to thank for that.

About one year ago, Mississippi's Republican governor, Haley Barbour, damned Palin with faint praise by saying that she is constitutionally qualified to be President. Guess what? Millions of others are also, too.

Salon's "America Hates Sarah Palin" has:

According to a new CBS poll, America really doesn't care for Sarah Palin. She is viewed favorably by 22% of Americans, and unfavorably by 48%. Those are not great numbers for a potential 2012 candidate. ...

... The polls also serve as a reminder that the Fox/Tea Party bloc of enraged older white people, for all their bluster about taking "their" country back, represent a sliver of the population. ...

The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart has the best palinsight around and wrote of a Palin candidacy:

Taking time out from bashing out-of-touch elites, Sarah Palin went to West Palm Beach on Wednesday to tape a webcast for and made a laughable pronouncement. According to Jose Lambiet's "Page 2 Live" blog at The Palm Beach Post, the former half-term governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee said that she would run in 2012 if "the American people" want her to.

Earth to Palin: they don't. ...

... Now, this might difficult for Palin or her legions of fans and admirers to accept, but "the American people" have consistently said they don't think she is qualified or should be president. You will recall that last month I said Sarah Palin is everywhere -- and going nowhere. A CBS News poll released on Oct. 6 shows nothing has changed. ...

... Palin told her Palm Beach audience that she wasn't sure if voters were ready for her "unconventional," "out-of-the-box" style. As the polls have shown since late 2008, they're not.

"Earth to Palin?" Let me go all palingates here and offer "proof" that the Palins are from another planet:

Palin Family On Their Home Planet
Click the photo to enlarge it

More photos from TLC's "Sarah Palin's Alaska" can be seen here.

Celebrity Cafe's "Bristol Palin Hasn't Noticed Weight Loss From Grueling 'Dancing with the Stars' Workouts," quotes Bristol: "I haven't really noticed a change in [my body] ... I think most people lose weight [on the show] because they're too stressed out to eat. I haven't had that problem!"

The NY Daily News has "Sarah Palin: 'Dancing with the Stars' asked my husband Todd to be on ABC show before Bristol joined."

Todd must have sloughed it off onto Bristol, because he can't dance, right?


Joie Vouet said...

LoLz. I'll be in my bomb shelter for awhile. BOOM! BOOM!

Anonymous said...

Nice summary. Sarah has had a really bad week. We can only she has many more.

nswfm said...

So has her abstinence-loving kid with a lovely pic:

“Media insider here:

The last time I posted, the latest intel I was getting from reporters and producers deep inside the TV and general media world was that Bristol wouldn't even compete the first week of DTWS. This turned out to be inaccurate. You know what really happened? The reason why she almost pulled the plug was that it was discovered she was pregnant, and insurers balked at having her compete on the show because the show's insurers and producer's insurers would be liable if anything happened to her if she was competing while pregnant. chapter:

Many, many non-disclosure agreements, medical screenings, and heated discussions later, it was decided that 1) she could compete and she will make a total of about $200,000 for her "work" on the show (that's the standard amount the Palins like to throw around, $200,000, although they don't always get it. And 2) Every other competitor, judge, and audience members (!) were to be required to sign an agreement which basically says "You may not discuss what happens backstage at the show; you may not discuss internal goings-on at the show; you may not discuss or publically write about anything that happens.

That brave blogger guy who wrote about the notorious "booing" incident when Sarah showed up and people complained in the audience by booing? There is debate going on now about whether the agreement he signed was stringent enough that he can be sued. It doesn't look like he can, because audience members sign an agreement which is much more open-ended (than what the judges and contestants sign). It didn't specifically say, "Audience members may not boo another audience member or write about other audience members," so he will probably get away with his reports. (Thank goodness.)

Bristol is pregnant by someone she was seeing around the same time she was "getting back together with Levi." An Alaskan boy, by all accounts, some years her senior, product of the usual drunken hookup, which she is an expert in. Problem is, he is interested in being a public father to this child so there is a lot of weird stuff going on. One of my contacts works for the production company that sub-contracts a lot of services out to DTWS --- (think, Kraft services, etc.) --- and he tells me this guy has been SHOWING UP at DTWS demanding to see Bristol. She won't talk to him right now.

He has legal rights, though, so I hope he fights for them as the father of this child. She is too far along to abort at this point.

So! That's what I'm hearing from my friends in that crazy, mixed up, world known as TV production and publicity - (I also have an inside contact at one of the publicists the Palins use to do "reputation management," especially for Bristol, so she can keep pulling in as much money as possible for "abstinence advocacy" ---probably up until the time she pops out her next child.)

Seriously F'ed up, that family is.”

Joie Vouet said...

Nachos and beer will do that to you, nswfm.


Remember when Sarah abandoned one of her cubs in Georgia? They didn't even wait for the votes to be counted! Turns-out, Sarah also stiffed her for a flight: Palin's need for a Private Jet Bankrupts a Republican Campaign (Thanks 0>w/hole>1)

Joie Vouet said...

Here is the report from Atlanta's Journal-Constitution about Palin's campaign trip to Georgia on behalf of Karen Handel:

Karen Handel, the former secretary of state whom [Nathan] Deal beat in the Aug. 10 Republican runoff, spent more than $100,000 to bring Sarah Palin to town to campaign on her behalf.

But it came at a high cost. Handel’s campaign spent more than $100,000 for the visit by Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate.

Handel’s campaign paid an Ohio jet charter service nearly $92,000 and her latest campaign finance report shows it was for the Palin event. Handel also paid an additional $13,000 in expenses to the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead for the event.

Joie Vouet said...

There is a transcript + video of Christine O'Donnell's CNN interview, here.

nswfm said...

Hey, another nacho and beer belly---wait, isn't she under aged?

Joie Vouet said...

[Alaskan] [l]aw permits those under 21 to be inside such establishments [Anchorage's Rumrunners Old Towne Bar and Grill] if they're accompanied by a parent, spouse or legal guardian over age 21 and are there to eat.

Board Director Shirley Gifford says [Bristol] Palin was with an older guardian, drinking only water and eating nachos and chicken strips.
-- Time magazine

nswfm said...

It is 21 where I grew up as well, but I was drinking beer at lunch with co-workers at age 17.5. Never been pregnant, though, so maybe I wasn't eating enough nachos.... ;)

Joie Vouet said...

Beer contains a spermicide, nswfm :)

Joie Vouet said...

After giving it some more consideration, I've decided that it's possible that Bristol is faking a pregnancy. Look at this picture! Don't you see the outline of a square pillow? The top of the pillow (horizontal fold in the shirt) is showing through her shirt, above the jeans' waistband. :)

libby said...

I think it is the outline of the SPANX you're seeing in that pic. The girl is pregnant. No one gets fat in just doesn't happen.

Joie Vouet said...

Perhaps everyone ought to move to LA!