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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.

Obama and Biden Go Back to a Losing Message

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

Sarah Palin is selling a lie, just like McCain. If the Obama campaign won't explain that to the American people, McCain and Palin will win the national debates and likely go on to victory.

Sam Stein

Rendell: If I Was Palin You'd Be Calling For My Impeachment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Ed Rendell decried a double standard in the treatment of Sarah Palin on Monday, saying that if it was he who was at the center of the "troopergat...

Sam Stein

New McCain-Palin Ad: "Original Mavericks" Working For "Real Change" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign is already out with its second Sarah Palin-related campaign ad, a 30-second spot designed to grab the mantle of change from Barack...

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.

Big Night for the Republican's New Alpha Girl. But What Now?

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

If you give the attractive young news anchor on your hometown station a world-class speechwriter and a team of handlers, my bet is that she could have pulled off Sarah Palin's speech too.

Sarah Palin, the User-Generated Candidate

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Adam Hanft

The Republicans, perhaps the savviest marketers of them all, know how to tap into the resentment at smarty-pants, self-appointed urban authorities.

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..."

Palin's Revealing Attack On Grassroots Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Community organizing -- or any sort of genuine grassroots effort -- is a real threat to Bush, McCain, and Palin. On that level, people start looking at actions instead of words.

Another Reason Why I Love Gloria Steinem

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Compelling is what the Republicans are hoping for -- a working mother of five, from PTA to one of 50 governors in only 14 years and on the verge of becoming the most powerful GOP woman in America

McCain Sending Palin Back To Alaska?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Howard Fineman reported tonight (and I heard something similar) that Sarah Palin will, after a brief stretch on the trail, head back to Anchorage and ...

George W. Palin

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The dark, twisted madness of the last eight years is being entirely ignored in the face of the exact same bogus Republican packaging -- the exact same script.

The Incredible Lightness of Being Sarah Palin

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

Palin will throw mud with impunity, then in the tradition of Agnew, Dole and Quayle yell "double standard" and "bias reporting" when she is called on it.

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.

Sarah Palin in the Sit Room on 9/11?

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

I blogged yesterday about going easier on Gov Palin on the experience quotient. This morning I have pause on my argument.

Obama and the Palin Effect

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Sarah Palin is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and exhorting people to obey their worst impulses.

Thomas B. Edsall

McCain-Palin = Nixon-Agnew, With Some Buchanan For Seasoning | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

St. Paul-- John McCain and Sarah Palin are tapping into the angry, conservative, anti-government populist tradition represented in recent years by pol...

The Hockey Mom Hoax

Moira Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Moira Whelan

The placement of the "handmade" signs was smart, especially when that's all you've really got. It makes America think the support by moms for Sarah Palin is simply unstoppable.

Sam Stein

McCain Palin Ad Defends Pick By Ripping Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign has launched, in the form of a new political advertisement, the most explicit defense yet of its choice of Sarah Palin's for vice ...

Sam Stein

Palin Coverage Not Sexist, Former McCain VP Hopeful Says | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just hours after aides to John McCain accused the media and Sen. Barack Obama of engaging in sexist and chauvinist treatment of Sarah Palin, another p...

McCain's Voice Mail to Palin Leaked to Press (Listen)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Camp

Sam Stein

The Stage Is Set... For Palin To Shine | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a lot of inherent drama to Sarah Palin's address before the Republican Convention tonight, do mainly to the fact that there has been an excep...

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.

Palin's Big Strikeout

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

She struck out big-time in a biting speech that showed the only job she was ready for is RNC Chair, another ruthless soldier in Karl Rove's army.