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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Is Sarah Palin’s call for impeachment of Obama actually bad news for Republicans?

The only thing that surprises me about Sarah Palin’s call for the impeachment of President Obama (see HERE)  is that she’s waited this long to lend her voice to the demands of her fellow wingnuts on this matter. Aaron Blake of the Washington Post SAYS Palin’s involvement in the push for impeachment poses potential problems for her party: She’s the first Republican of any significant national stature to make this call. And she’s the kind of figure who could potentially recruit others to the cause — people who will...

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Sacrilege? Sarah Palin likens torture to a Christian sacrament!

Political pest Sarah Palin outdid herself the other day with a speech in which she equated physical torture with the Christian rite of baptism. Still entertaining preposterous notions that she might someday become president, Palin said this at a convention of the National Rifle Association: “[I]f I were in charge, they [squeamish liberals] would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” Never mind that waterboarding has been applied to more than a few suspects who have never been convicted of terrorism. Such legal...

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Putin says he doesn’t want to take over Alaska

I can’t decide whether Sarah Palin should feel good or bad about the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not interested in taking Alaska back from the United States. After all, Palin’s a Republican, and most Republicans these days have had lots of flattering things to say about Putin. But on the other hand, Putin’s lack of interest in Alaska might be interpreted as an insult to our 49th state. I mean, what’s Crimea got that Alaska doesn’t have? The story of Putin’s snub of Palin’s state is...

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Like me, Sarah Palin is no fan of Peggy Noonan — but for a different reason

The moral of THIS STORY is that a certain former Republican candidate for vice president has a long memory: Nobody holds (or exploits) a grudge like Sarah Palin. Just ask Peggy Noonan. Noonan, you might recall, couldn’t hide her displeasure with Palin back during the 2008 campaign. The former Reagan speechwriter was caught on an open mike disparaging John McCain’s selection of the former Alaska governor… When the campaign ended and she was free to air her grievances in public, Noonan wrote a devastating column in which she...

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