Thursday, October 21, 2010

Diva Palin's Secrets Exposed

Sarah Palin's political dreams are fading fast: Politico's Ben Smith, who has been cited by this blog for carrying water for Palin, praised Jonathan Martin's review of Palin's performance on the campaign trail. Martin wrote, in part:

The election is two weeks away, but the campaign trail reviews of Sarah Palin are already in, and they aren’t pretty:

According to multiple Republican campaign sources, the former Alaska governor wreaks havoc on campaign logistics and planning. She offers little notice about her availability, refuses to do certain events, is obsessive about press coverage and sometimes backs out with as little lead time as she gave in the first place.

In short, her seat-of-the-pants operation can be a nightmare to deal with, which, in part, explains why Palin doesn’t often do individual events for GOP hopefuls. ...

... [T]he high-maintenance aspects of dealing with the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee have angered and frustrated some conservative candidates and aides who once thought highly of Palin and, for more skeptical Republicans, simply reconfirmed their view that she’s self-centered and unhelpful to the cause.

Take that! Sarah Palin.

The Atlantic's blogger Andrew Sullivan also weighed in Martin's article -- with another iconic Palin image -- in his "Her Whole World Is Chaos" post.

And Vanity Fair's Juli Weiner weighed in, too -- we have weighty news here, folks -- with "Politico Calls Sarah Palin a Flake in Dishy New Takedown." Her article includes a video and Palin's feeble my-boyz-r-gonna-git-u, mean-girl tweet in response to Martin's article: "Johnny, Johnny, Johnny...ya just made big mistake lying about Levin, Beck, Rush...U can lie about me, but taking on the Big Guns? Not smart"

And -- bonus, grand finale! -- Gryphen wrote, "Sarah Palin is all about Sarah Palin. I keep waiting for the Republicans, and the Teabaggers, to figure out that very obvious fact, but so far they are still so smitten with her star power they cannot see that she is using them and then discarding them like a snotty tissue."


Anonymous said...

outa sight ... outa mind

Joie Vouet said...

She is finished, folks. She has done herself in.

Carli said...


Not yet. It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings. But when she does, I'll be doing the happy dance!

nancydrew said...

I agree--she's done herself in--death by a thousand cuts though, instead of through one fatal and final scandalous revelation. But trouble is, she's been permitted to usher in a permanent change to how politics is "committed" in this country. It's going to take a major media wake-up to restore a semblance of pre-Palin sanity. If this new template holds, we are toast. It's gonna be politics as cheesy Punch and Judy entertainment for the distracted masses. The puppet masters must be looking around now for the next cast of characters. Think it could get any cruder?

Anonymous said...

Joie Vouet said...

:) I am so unworried about Sarah Palin that I've had time to check-out 22 blu-rays the last several days. "The Reader" is great drama. I am a sucker for musicals, though, and can recommend "Nine" and "Rent."

"Road Warrior" wes interesting. An epic story? A post-spocalyptic quest for gasoline? In one scene, a clownish character takes Max up on high and shows him a refinery. It reminded me of the Lord showing Moses the promised land. Really, you must forgive the irreverence, if that's what you consider it ... . How should I know what Moses saw?

Joie Vouet said...

The notion that NY Mayor Bloomberg might run and throw the election to Palin is out. Jonathan Capehart wrote about that, as did Ross Douthat.