October 31, 2009
It’s the Great Palin, Charlie Brown; or, Dede dead in water on Halloween; or, Scozzafava beans with a nice Chianti
See Politico, “The Scorecard”, BREAKING: Scozzafava suspends NY 23 campaign,
Republican Dede Scozzafava has suspended her bid in next Tuesday’s NY 23 special election, a huge development that dramatically shakes up the race. She did not endorse either of her two opponents — Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman or Democrat Bill Owens.
The decision to suspend her campaign is a boost for Hoffman, who already had the support of 50 percent of GOP voters, according to a newly-released Siena poll, and is now well-positioned to win over the 25 percent of Republicans who had been sticking with Scozzafava. …
, and North Country Public Radio, “The In Box”, Today’s Clear Winner: The Palin Movement,
A lot of questions will remain unanswered until the polls close Tuesday night, but one thing is absolutely certain:
The conservative movement that cohered around former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 has emerged as the vibrant core of the modern Republican Party.
Moderates and pragmatists within the GOP — leaders as varied as Michael Steele and Newt Gingrich — had staked a slice of the party’s future on leaders like Dede Scozzafava. …
Now that movement leaders — and groups like Club for Growth — have sent Scozzafava packing, they are clearly kingmakers within the party. …
October 21, 2009
BO wins noble prize, Bo has birthday
And it was all on the same day.
October 6, 2009
Stand strong Sarah; or, high on Chrystal methods
See CNN Political Ticker, ‘Now is not the time for cold feet,’ Palin says of Afghanistan,
Former Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has once again taken to Facebook to make her voice heard in the national debate — this time over military strategy in Afghanistan.
Palin published a note on her Facebook page Tuesday that encourages President Barack Obama to grant a request for the tens of thousands of additional troops reportedly requested by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in the country.
“Now is not the time for cold feet, second thoughts, or indecision,” Palin wrote on the site. “It is the time to act as commander-in-chief and approve the troops so clearly needed in Afghanistan.”
Noting the possible consequences of not helping to build up Afghanistan’s institutions, the former Alaska governor also wholeheartedly endorsed McChrystal’s counterinsurgency approach to continued U.S. military presence in the country.
“We can win in Afghanistan by helping the Afghans build a stable representative state able to defend itself. And we must do what it takes to prevail. The stakes are very high. The 9/11 attacks were planned in Afghanistan, and if we are not successful there, al Qaeda will once again find a safe haven, the Taliban will impose its cruelty on the Afghan people, and Pakistan will be less stable.” …
“You go girl!!”