Who Hijacked Our Country

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

“I’m Sarah Palin and I’m Here to Help You”

“Hi! I quit my job so I’d have more time to help you with your campaigning. Isn’t that great? Well?? Hello??? Anybody out there? Is this thing on?”

Sarah Palin has offered to help campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia. So far the response has been, well, not quite the roaring enthusiasm she was hoping for.

Bob McDonnell, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia, said his staff had spoken with Sarah Palin’s staff. He called her “a good spokesman” but didn’t mention anything about wanting any help from her.

In New Jersey, Republican candidate Chris Christie is more popular right now than the current Democratic governor. Asked about Sarah Palin’s “help,” the state GOP chairman said:

No!! She’ll fuck everything up! Keep her the hell away from here We don't have any plans on having her in. We're busy working to get Chris Christie elected and telling people about the failed record of Gov. Corzine.”

Upon news that The Quitter might campaign for Republican candidates — this was the Democrats’ response.

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger Lew Scannon said...

The Palin bus is in the ditch, looking around for a lost set of wheels.

July 8, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: I was hoping it would go off a cliff, but a ditch will do in the meantime.

July 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

I think she decided that she liked flying in private jets and having the nation's attention. She's trying to get a national party post so that she can go back to that.

July 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Thomas: I'm sure she has something like that in mind; something where she has lots of power but no accountability.

July 8, 2009 at 9:58 PM  
Anonymous S.W. anderson said...

I kind of suspect Gov. Sanford wouldn't mind having Palin on his re-election campaign team. Or lap, or something.

Hey, it might get his mind off his South American sweetheart. Argentina is a long commute.

July 9, 2009 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I'm surprised some enterprising gooper intern hasn't floated the idea of her showing up at future rallies sporting her running gear. MILFy goodness for the countrified rubes.

July 9, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

That reminds me of the old saying "I'm from the government I'm here to help." We'll change that to:

"I'm Sarah Palin I'm here to help your campaign." You becha!

July 9, 2009 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Sanford and Palin, they'd make a pair. I suspect his Argentinian flame speaks better English than Palin.

Randal: Yup, America's favorite MILF should be one of the standard attractions at red state county fairs, along with dunkings and corndogs.

Demeur: Fortunately, it sounds like most Republican candidates are forming their index fingers into a cross sign whenever Mooselini offers to "help" them.

July 9, 2009 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous frstlymil said...

Poor dear.

"That liberal media dontcha know was so gosh darn mean to me and then they weren't there anymore to be so gosh darn mean to me because I quit 'cause they were so mean, but wait, that was really neato having all that attention and getting to have the hair and the makeup you betcha, maybe you can come see me so I can talk about how mean you are - oh, you have something else to cover - maybe I can help with whatever it is you're covering - will I be on camera . . .

July 9, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Frstlymil: LOL. She has that same love-hate relationship with the media that movie stars have with the paparazzi. "Oh shit, there's another one of those F$#%!#&!! photographers. I hate them! Pssst, here, get my good side."

July 9, 2009 at 11:41 AM  
Anonymous S,W, Anderson said...

Tom wrote: ". . . most Republican candidates are forming their index fingers into a cross sign whenever Mooselini offers to 'help' them."

Best laugh of the day. Thanks.

July 9, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Karlo said...

Sarah who?

July 10, 2009 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger bob said...

What's frustrating to me is that no matter how stupid Sarah Palin happens to act, no matter how many screwups she makes, or how delusional she acts with regard to national politics, her "base" just seems to love her more and more. Yes- they think that she's just a hard-workin' prayin' Mom who can talk down to their level. Indeed- she reminds them a lot of themselves and even though she doesn't know jack-shit about economic or global affairs( much like her base), who cares? She's down to earth and by-golly, we need people like her to be President. In other words, they don't like the idea of someone who is probably smarter than themselves leading a country.

I also especially like hearing the numerous stories about women who might have been a Democrat but suddenly switched sides just because she happens to be a woman. That's all that matters period. Nevermind that the woman in question supports teaching creationism in school and is against a lot of other things that most women would deem as progress in their eyes- She's one of them- a woman- and all that other stuff can sit on the wayside.

That's the problem I have with a lot of die-hard right wingers in general. They make more of a judgment call on the candidate's characters and how closely they might resemble their simpleton, hard-workin' ways rather than whether the person can actually lead a country. That's a rather irresponsible mindset and perhaps the only reason Palin has had such miraculous staying power.

July 10, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: Thanks.

Karlo: That's the spirit.

Bob: To an extent, I can see why people like an inept politician whose views they agree with. I liked Jimmy Carter even though he was an inept president.

But Sarah Palin? She's just too incompetent and too one-dimensional to be believed. That rightwing "base" -- ignorant and/or super-religious -- might always worship Palin no matter what she does. Fortunately, that base is becoming a smaller percentage of the population.

It's really mindboggling that any woman could be on Palin's side just because she's a woman. As somebody else put it, that's like blacks voting for a black candidate who wants to bring back slavery.

July 10, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

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