Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

The End of Palin?

Is it possible that Sarah Palin’s aspirations as a political celebrity and (heaven help us) presidential candidate may have suddenly flamed out? As an inveterate detractor of the failed VP, half-term Alaska Governor, and flippant Facebook phenom, I most certainly hope so!

Liberal talker Papantonio may be somewhat off-base in many of his criticisms here, but I believe he’s bang on in terms of his insightful observation that the more Palin is exposed to viewers, the less appealing she becomes. And that’s a very hopeful thing, because it signals that a vast majority of Americans now recognize what many of us knew right from the outset when it comes to Sarah Palin: “There’s no there, there.”

Golly-Gosh Update:

Here’s Palin’s insincere, self-serving response to the tragic shooting in Arizona that some have described as being “presidential” in nature:

Too bad that Palin just couldn’t resist the temptation to play the victim, claiming to be the target of a supposed “blood libel” directed by reckless “pundints” in the media against her and straining credulity by asserting that the violent actions of a deranged individual happened within a vacuum, completely absent of any context whatsoever.


Filed under US Politics, Wingnuts

Gaping Holes!

It’s hard to go comically wrong when the PMO provides such inviting material like the stated justification of “filling a gaping hole” in the federal cabinet as motivating the recent mini-shuffle… In this case by inserting Peter Kent (not as much fun as it sounds!) and superannuated OPP chief Julian Fantino into the ever-expanding galaxy of brilliant luminaries that is the Harper cabinet.

Am I mistaken, or didn’t this “conservative” party come into office promoting the idea of “small government” and a leaner bureaucracy? Four years later, it now has the dubious distinction of presiding over the largest cabinet and biggest deficits in Canadian history. Go figure.

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Filed under Conservative Party of Canada, Humour, STEVEN HARPER Government of Canada