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Palin: Don't Underestimate the Babe Factor

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Palin quickly picked up the fallen standard of those Hillary voters who put "18 million cracks" in the glass ceiling. She didn't crack anything. John McCain helicoptered her to the roof, and they led her down the back stairs.

A Pick For All Seasons

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

Acting boldly to fill the void left by the injury to perennial All-Pro Tom Brady, the New England Patriots announced that they had signed Sarah Palin as the team's starting quarterback.

Reading The Pictures: The Palin Nerve

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-09-09-palin.jpgWe are looking at someone completely new to the national stage being asked to present herself for the first time to millions of Americans.

McCain-Palin Becoming Palin-McCain?

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin, but the crowds say something else. "Sa-rah! Pa-lin!" came the chant ...

McCain's Road To Victory

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

In Palin, McCain may have found a way to shift attention away from Bush-McCain associations. "In a normal election," Karl Rove said, "the effect of the vice presidential candidate is minimal..."

The View From Wasilla - God Help Us if Sarah Palin is Elected

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

I got a fascinating e-mail from a Wasilla, Alaska resident who was witness to Sarah Palin's tenure as mayor. Except for a New York Times article this...

Oops, the McCains Said It Again

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

While many people were going ga-ga over Sarah Palin being able to read, with feeling, the Bush team's talking points off the teleprompter on Wednesd...

RNC Speech Proves Sarah Palin is Not "Every Woman"

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Mance

As a woman and feminist, I'm not buying all the rhetoric. Mainly because Sarah Palin is the most anti-women woman to hit national politics to date.

Reading The Pictures: RNC Final Night Top 10

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-09-05-sarah_palin_moose.jpg Who could resist Sarah in pearls and the paramilitary-looking outfit. (Can anyone ID the uniform?). And, of course, the moose.

Am I "Off Message" on Sarah Palin?

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

Palin is being attacked for her lack of experience for the job and for whether she should be putting her family first instead of her career. This just isn't that unusual in my book.

McCain Is Suddenly Camera Shy

E. Joyce Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
E. Joyce Moore

If McCain is so proud of his pick for vice president, why does he keep skipping interviews?

Will Palin Make it to the Gate in this Race?

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

Can anyone really believe Sarah Palin will make it to the election? It seems more obvious every moment that she was initially used to deflect attenti...

What John McCain Is Thinking, Part III

Seth Greenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Greenland

Maybe I shoulda picked ol' Huck. Compared to Sally, he's Julius Caesar. Two of us got along like a coupla M&Ms on the trail, he's right on all the issues the Jesus Team cares about, and he killed on Leno.

Just Any Woman Won't Do

Ertharin Cousin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ertharin Cousin

It is our responsibility to ensure that we tell our neighbors and friends and women across the country that Barack is the candidate who will fight for women.

Sarah Palin's Cruel Streak

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

One of Palin's first acts in office was to put a $150 bounty on the heads of her state's wolves, allegedly with the goal of increasing the moose and caribou population.

Fear of God

Dan Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pasternack

The unwavering faith in absolute truth that belongs to evangelicals is incredibly powerful. And it's the reason why Sarah Palin is a brilliant choice as John McCain's running mate.

Sarah Palin: Laura Roslin?

Mark Jeffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Jeffrey

Watching the whole Sarah Palin saga unfold, I can't help but think of Laura Roslin from Battlestar Galactica. On the show, humanity is all but wiped ...

Reckless John Disses America

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

But the issue on we ought to be focusing is less whether she is fit to be president than what McCain's know-almost-nothing-about-her selection says about his fitness to be president.

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.

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.

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.

I Am Un-American

Howard Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Gewirtz

The fact that Sarah Palin is Annie Oakley reincarnated more than balances the insignificant fact that she has no more business being president or VP than Barbara Eden in "Harper Valley PTA."

Where Do the Veep Candidates Stand on Animals?

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Having Sarah Palin one heartbeat from the presidency should strike fear into any animal advocate in the nation.

How Sarah Palin's Plucky Ingénue Could Spell Curtains for McCain

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

If Palin is given any time to become a new America's Sweetheart, a true ingénue immune to criticism, attacks against her will be worse than fruitless.

Brand First, Equivocate Later: The Message of Denver and the Importance of Defining McCain-Palin Before They Define Themselves

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

The position Palin and others on the right have articulated gives every rapist the right to pick the mother of his child. That position is tantamount to a Rapist's Bill of Rights -- those are McCain-Palin's "family values."