Sarah Palin’s vow to help chase Paul Ryan from office is politically foolish

  As my writings over the years clearly indicate, I’m no big fan of  U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican from up the road in Janesville who currently serves as speaker of the House. But neither am I so obtuse as to deny that Ryan’s intellect and political acumen are vastly superior to those of Sarah Palin. You may have heard that Palin is quite upset with Ryan for declaring the other day that he’s not yet ready to endorse the candidacy of Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Indeed, Palin is...

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Why does John McCain continue to defend Sarah Palin?

    One has to wonder if Sarah Palin has something on John McCain, something that prevents him from ever uttering a disparaging word about her. When Palin clownishly endorsed the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, a man who has insultingly questioned McCain’s heroism in the Vietnam War, McCain reacted almost approvingly. “I respect her view,” he said. “I have great affection and appreciation for her. I respect what she does.” Appreciation for her? As McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential race,...

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Today is a good occasion to recall Sarah Palin’s curious account of Paul Revere’s ride

On this date 240 years ago, Paul Revere, a silversmith and revolutionary patriot, made an urgent midnight ride on horseback through parts of the colony of Massachusetts to warn that British troops were approaching. The mission was made famous many years after Revere’s death when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Popular accounts of the ride  have long been at least a little fuzzy on the details, but Sarah Palin came in for special criticism four years ago when she visited Boston on a...

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Sarah Palin hints at running for president, but I’m guessing she won’t

Sarah Palin, the former half-term governor of Alaska and running mate on John McCain’s unsuccessful presidential ticket in 2008, says she’s thinking of running for the GOP nomination next year. But my own sense of the matter is that she won’t. Along with several potential White House hopefuls, Palin will attend the Iowa Freedom Summit this weekend, which naturally raises questions about her own plans. She said THIS yesterday in response to such queries: “Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know...

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Wall Street Journal poll: Most Americans want Sarah Palin to shut up

As is so often the case, just when you’ve lost almost all faith in the wisdom of the American populace, something comes along to cheer you up a bit. The latest example is a survey co-sponsored by Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal, no less, in which a majority of Americans say they would prefer that a certain unsuccessful politician keep her thoughts to herself at least for a while. The story is HERE: According to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg Public Policy Center survey, Americans would like to tell Sarah...

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