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Sarah Palin Reaction

McCain Should Appoint Me Secretary of State

Bryan Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Gordon

I have executive experience having overseen my neighborhood's annual block party for the past 16 years -- dealing in areas where some of my neighbors have been unruly and uncooperative.

Sarah Palin May Solve McCain's Sizzle Problem

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Many women do like Palin -- there will be a lot who will be drawn to her gutsy, take on Washington's vested interests style as well as to her womanhood.

The Trojan Horses of Sarah Palin and Clarence Thomas

Justin Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Frank

Since Governor Sarah Palin arrived on the national stage, people have been comparing her to others. Some say Dan Quayle (who actually DID become Vice...

The Rovian Politics of Choosing Sarah Palin

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Karl Rove's minions may be smiling at the brazen gamesmanship of this pick: but if Americans fall for it, they should know all too well what to expect.

Drooling Banjoes

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

The crux of McCain's approach to reversing the seemingly inexorable tide of Change and Hope is a campaign of denial, defensiveness and defamation. And dumbness.

Governor Sarah

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Sarah Palin was the mayor of a town with less people than live in my apartment house. She is the governor of a state with less people than attend Yan...

After Cheney, Vice Presidents Matter

Andy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Rosenberg

American voters -- wary of the Cheney experience -- will think long and hard about the next person they trust to uphold the role of the vice president.

Anyone Can Become President

A. Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A. Brooks

I am now hearing from the Karl Roves of the world that having a 17-year-old daughter get pregnant out of wedlock will sympathize Palin to millions who know the pain of that situation. But my question is, where was the advice?

Sarah Palin: Thomas Eagleton, the Sequel

Richard Gizbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Gizbert

I'm going to break a self imposed rule that says always allow breaking news to settle before deciding what it means and predict Sarah Palin will withdraw from the Republican ticket.

What Americans Think of Sarah Palin

Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

The American public worries me. And my fears were confirmed this morning when I learned the results of a CNN poll.

Con Games: Hi Jesus, It's Your Pal Sarah

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Conniff

You see, Jesus, I never mentioned You during my speech until the last line, not once during the whole speech in Dayton while I thanked my husband, my children, my parents, John McCain...

Not a Hail Mary, a Fumblerooski

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

A Hail mary is not the play the Republicans are running. This is not a last-second desperation play. There's a lot of time left in the game. This is deception by design: It's the Fumblerooski.

McCain and Unable

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

At the end of the day, nothing changes the fact that this is actually more of the same from the GOP -- more political opportunism and clever gamesmanship for the sake of achieving the goal of power.

Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.

Palin Deflates Obama's Bounce (With Reply to Readers)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

With the announcement of Palin, people were not thinking about Obama anymore. CNN's new poll, like Gallup, shows no bounce for Obama.

For America, McCain Must Dump Hack n' Sack Sarah

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

It would be a disastrous political move for him, for sure. But, if John McCain is who he says he is, he will not allow Sarah Palin anywhere near the Oval Office.

Palin as Commander of the Alaska National Guard? Please.

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Sarah Palin plays no role as the commander of the Alaska National Guard outside of the state. She never has, she never will. The actual commander said so himself.

Mike Tibbles, At the Center of the Palin Trooper Investigation

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The investigation into the firing of Walt Monegan will likely involve questioning of both Palin and her former chief of staff Tibbles. If Tibbles is truthful, he will likely provide evidence that Palin is lying.

The Palin Choice and the Reality of the Political Mind

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

The Palin nomination is not about external realities and what Democrats call "issues," but about the symbolic mechanisms of the political mind -- the worldviews, frames, metaphors, cultural narratives, and stereotypes.

Conservatives Speak Out on Bristol Palin Pregnancy

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

Jamie Lynn Spears got pregnant at sixteen and Debbie Schussel fumed about Nickelodeon's refusal to can her.

Saving the GOP and The Unbearable Lightness of Being Sarah Palin

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If McCain had picked any of the far more experienced candidates on his short list, they would have come fully equipped with a long paper trail implicating them in the horror show that is the Republican Party of the last eight years.

McCain: Gambling With America

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

God doesn't play dice with the universe, said Einstein. But John McCain is playing dice with America. Selecting Sarah Palin was cynical and irresponsible.

McCain Campaign Sends A Dozen Communications Operatives, Lawyers To Alaska

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sarah Palin's path to the Republican ticket started with her name on a list _ and a team of some 25 people poring through publ...

Press: Back Off Bristol Palin!

Ruth Hochberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ruth Hochberger

We in the press need to be absolutely sure that when we strip subjects of their privacy over matters they do not want disclosed, we have some higher ethical justification. In this case, there was none.

The Palin Vetting Continues

Dave Winer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Winer

The radical right wing blogs are predictably complaining and slinging mud at people who pass on stories about McCain's choice for vice president, but that shouldn't change a thing.