Over the past several months, former Alaska governor and Fox News commentator Sarah Palin has been making a variety of references to "crony capitalism." And yet, she engaged in "crony capitalism" for much of her political career in Alaska, as both mayor and governor.
According to sworn testimony Thursday during federal court proceedings in Alaska, two close associates of then Governor Sarah Palin were responsible for introducing FBI Informant William "Drop Zone" Fulton to Schaeffer Cox, the leader of the so-called Alaska Peacekeeper Militia.
It is important to note some worrisome signs indicating that Mitt Romney and his campaign may have opted for a more subtle approach to establishing the "otherness" of Barack Obama.
Perhaps Mitt Romney insists on making the 2012 campaign a referendum on President Obama's record, in an effort to ignore his own. The stark contrast between Barack's legacy and Mitt's lies could not be more apparent.
The elections of today are all about appearance and public perception; looking "presidential," it seems, is now more important than a candidate's ability to act as such. A vice presidential candidate is not immune from these superficial requirements.
Many folks criticize Palin for the fact that her history of helping candidates has succeeded only about half the time. In my view, this is an incredible record, since she almost always backs underdogs and candidates with seemingly no chance of success.
The 2012 presidential election will be a nail biter. But even if it was a potential runaway for either Obama or Romney, the vice presidency would still be important. Obama knew it and picked Biden. McCain missed it and picked Palin. Romney won't miss this and will pick a boring white guy.
Why are the media, and everyone else, so obsessed with makeup-free Hillary? For starters the media always obsess over how women in the public eye look, in a way they never have, and likely never will, with men.
The Affordable Care Act might have been able to curtail Medicare spending further if it hadn't been for Palin, who charged that a provision of the law allowing Medicare to pay for end-of-life discussions would lead to government-run "death panels."
2012 can be the year where we finally break the glass ceiling in our highest political offices by electing a ticket with a woman vice president.
After four years of listening to people insinuate that President Obama is an illegal immigrant from Kenya with a burning desire to implement de facto reparations, I've come to realize that diversity is indeed an essential part of educational development.
Mitt Romney's wife Ann may not be the only "secret weapon" the GOP's presumptive nominee is planning to deploy this fall to try to surmount his embarrassing double-digit gender gap with President Obama among women voters.
Let's skip over the blather about who will run for vice president. Romney won't commit an entertaining Sarah Palin blunder. But suppose Mitt loses? Who gains politically for 2016?
Both Barack Obama and John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live during their race for the residency, and one wonders if Mitt Romney will embrace this precedent before Election Day.
It is a sad reflection on the state of the Republican Party, but nonetheless true, that nominating somebody with a basic knowledge of the economy, foreign policy and history was not a given.