Friday, September 30, 2011

Sarah Palin has decided, but she does not want to tell us what she's decided.

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire got a preview of Sarah Palin's appearance, last night, on Fox Business Network. Their story begins:
In case you were wondering, Sarah Palin has no plans to announce tomorrow whether she’ll run for president.

“This is a serious decision, and I’ve engaged in serious deliberations. So within the next 24 hours don’t look for me to make a decision,” she said, according to excerpts of an interview on Fox Business Network set to air tonight.

Ms. Palin, who has taken no serious steps toward a run, had said over the summer that she would have to announce her intentions by the end of September – that would [be] tomorrow — in order to meet a long list of logistical requirements for getting on state ballots. But lately, she has suggested she has until later in the fall. Florida for instance, does not require state parties to submit the names of presidential candidates until Oct. 31.
Let's stop right there. Sarah Palin said, "I've engaged in serious deliberations." Let's expand the contraction I've: "I have engaged in serious deliberations." Should we doubt grammar? Isn't verb tense still meaningful? Sarah's "serious deliberations" were complete when she made that statement. She's decided! She didn't say, "I am engaging in serious deliberations," or "I am engaged in serious deliberations," both of which would indicate an action continuing in the present. No! She said "I've engaged in serious deliberations," which is to say, "I have engaged in serious deliberations ," which is to say "I am not presently engaged in serious deliberations."

The takeaway is: Sarah Palin has decided or Sarah Palin is not deliberating seriously at the present time. Is there any other choice? Possibly: Sarah Palin does NOT know what she is talking about.

See Palingates' "Sarah Palin's dilemma" for what may be an explanation of why Sarah Palin is scared to say what she's decided.

Well! Recently, I've outdone myself: Four posts, yesterday; three the day before. So, I may take the rest of the day off, and Saturday and Sunday, too. I'll be watching the news, and be back if Sarah Palin does or says anything newsworthy. She'll try ... she's has to have that attention. It's all part of the tease.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who really gives a crap Sarah? If it takes you 3 years to decide and you are still deliberating then who the fuck wants you?

Anonymous said...

"I just want to hear my name one more time before I quit again."

Sally in MI said...

Don't you need at least two people to actually 'deliberate' something? Is she now admitting she has multiple personalities?

Anonymous said...

Parsing the word-salad that is Sarah Palin is not the most fruitful effort.

But your larger point is correct. She knows she's not running, she's just stringing it on a little longer.

Anonymous said...

Is Sarah really deliberating if she wants to be president or is Sarah deliberating with Todd about a divorce. You see if Todd divorces Sarah because she screwed an African American then there is no POTUS in Sarah's future but if Sarah can talk Todd into staying then she might throw her falsies into the ring. In Todd's neck of the woods and the people he associates with, it is real embarrassing to have your buddies know your wife was ridden by a black fella.

DaleinSanAngelo said...

Your trying to make sense of someone that has no grasp of the English language, good luck with that.

Joie Vouet said...

TPM has Red State Reminds The World That Palin Said She’d Make A POTUS Announcement By Today.

LIZ said...

Rogue:

DEFINITION:
rogue (rg)
n.
1. An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
2. One who is playfully mischievous; a scamp.
3. A wandering beggar; a vagrant.
4. A vicious and solitary animal, especially an elephant that has separated itself from its herd.
5. An organism, especially a plant, that shows an undesirable variation from a standard.
adj.
1. Vicious and solitary. Used of an animal, especially an elephant.
2. Large, destructive, and anomalous or unpredictable: a rogue wave; a rogue tornado.
3. Operating outside normal or desirable controls: "How could a single rogue trader bring down an otherwise profitable and well-regarded institution?" (Saul Hansell).
v. rogued, rogu·ing, rogues
v.tr.
1. To defraud.
2. To remove (diseased or abnormal specimens) from a group of plants of the same variety.


Sarah, the ROGUE, couldn't describe describe herself more perfectly... ( like she really knows the defintion of the word rogue... ROFL... obviously she does not and as usual is clueless)

too bad her base doesn't understand or comprehend the ENGLISH LANGUAGE...

She states without question what she is, and yet... the tea baggers and SP panty sniffers and kool aid drinkers can't get a grip on the very clear truth that she has declared in her own words over and over and over again.

She PROUDLY claims to be a rogue, and by all defintion, She IS a rogue, she fulfills the very defintion of rogue to a tee. And yet, somewhere in their sorry little minds and misguided heartsSP and the Pbots twist the term rogue into meaning something positive. Scratching head and and wondering WTF.???

All I can say is, Sarah, I take you at your word, you ARE a rogue, the are the living, breathing epitome of the defintion of rogue.

Appalled, I keep scratching my brain... She claims that as a sort of victory badge and her blind mice base just sing the chorus.

We supposedly live in the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Brave I claim, when faced with head in the sand wingnuts, free I claim when we are governed by Democrats, not rethuglicans.

I feel like general sanity is swirling down the toilet with a really strong dose of republican "tidy bowl"