Preach on, SarahCuda! [UPDATED]


UPDATE:  I don’t think Sarah Palin is too worried about their smears.  She says the “Associated Press is wrong.”  That’s the way she sees it.  😉

Palin’s giving it back to them by defending her comment.  That won’t stop the MSM from trying to come to the rescue of The One.  Of course, the MSM is not quite as bizarre in their antics as the British media is about Palin.

Oh!  And, did you hear that Gwen Ifill thinks Palin “blew her off” at the debate?  Yep.  Here’s the full transcript from the Meet the Press segment, where she whined about that.  How long before she breaks her card out again?

See?  This is what you get, when you best their candidates in a debate, Gov. Palin.  Keep it up!  🙂

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UPDATE:  Well Obama’s water-carriers in the Associated Press are not happy with Gov. Sarah Palin taking Barack Obama to task over the William Ayers relationship or something, after they finally figured out there was a connection between Obama and Ayers.  I guess the AP couldn’t have the NYT and CNN carrying all the water on that issue, as noted earlier in this thread yesterday, huh?   Are they toting his card for him too?  😉

H/T to Michelle Malkin

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The debate – where she cleaned house, even with the liberal double-standards, as well as Biden’s (that would beJoe Depot” to you) license with facts and reality – is over and Sarah Palin is wasting no time settling into the standard VP candidate’s role of attack dog for the campaign.  For one, she takes Obama to task on accusing our men and women of “just air raiding villages and killing civilians.”

Speaking to Fox News on Friday, Sarah Palin indicated for the first time that she does not consider Barack Obama qualified to be commander in chief and sharply criticized him for saying last year that U.S. troops in Afghanistan are “just air raiding villages and killing civilians.”

Calling Obama “reckless,” Palin said that where she comes from Obama’s remarks “disqualify someone from consideration for the next commander-in-chief.”

“Some of his comments that he’s made about the war, that I think, in my world disqualify someone from consideration for the next commander-in-chief,” said Palin. “Some of the comments he’s made about Afghanistan, what we are doing there, ‘just air raiding villages and killing civilians.’ That’s reckless.”…  (read more)

Remember when Obama said that in August 2007?  I bet Obama/Biden hope you don’t.  But, as luck would have it, it was preserved for posterity in video on YouTube.  😉

He just accused the men and women of our armed forces of war crimes.  Did you catch that?  Here, just in case it helps to see it in written form:

We’ve gotta get the job done there,and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there.

That is something Americans should not forget anytime soon.  Barack Obama wants to be Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces and he has accused them and our NATO allies of war crimes in one of our fronts in the War on Terror.

She’s aldo taking Obama to task on “palling around with terrorists,” while she was in Colorado.

Sarah Palin, using some of her strongest language to date to question the character of the Democratic presidential nominee, accused Barack Obama on Saturday of “palling around with terrorists.” 

Palin, speaking at a closed fundraiser in Colorado, was referencing Obama’s ties to Bill Ayers, a founder of the 1960s radical group The Weather Underground. That relationship was examined in a front-page article in The New York Times on Saturday. 

“This is not a man who sees America as you see America, and as I see America,” Palin said. “Our opponent, though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect — imperfect enough that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country. Americans need to know this. … I think, OK we gotta get the word out. This is in fairness to the electorate we gotta start telling people what the other side represents.”

You can trust the New York Times to try and whitewash the whole Ayers connection to Obama.  Would you expect anything less from the national fishwrap of record?  But, wait!  CNN is doing their part to whitewash it too, including citing National Review to debunk Palin. 

Right about now, I think the last thing Obama/Biden wants to do is “bless her heart.”  Don’t you? 

Oh and, by the way, “Bubette,” Deb.  Come on.  Don’t compare the SarahCuda to Slick Willy. *blech*

Oh!  By the way, Ace of Spades is live with the Palin tour in Carson, CA.  Make sure and check out Ace’s dispatches from the road with Gov. Palin.  He’s updating regularly.

By the way, did you know that William Ayers is using cartoons to spread his ideas?  No joke.  The Judicial Confirmation Network has an ad out about Obama’s relationship Ayers, as well as Tony Rezko and Jeramiah Wright.

Don’t forget about Obama’s other buddies, Larry Walsh, the county executive in Will County, and Rob Blagojevich, the Illinois Governor. 

Are we about to see “a can of whoop-ass” being opened up on Obama/Biden by the McCain/Palin campaign?  It looks like we might, according to Jake Tapper.

So, what else might we see in the weeks ahead from the McCain/Palin campaign.


Palin does more than hold her own. She cleaned house tonight.

The Drudge Report

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Palin: “Bingo!

Almost 3/4 of the folks in Drudge’s poll think Palin won.

Greta Van Susteren is singing Palin’s praises. 😯

Frank Luntz’s focus group went overwhelmingly for Palin following the debate.

Commenters/viewers over at Michelle Malkin‘s blog saw it as a Palin event throughout the night.

And, I agree with all of them. 

Biden’s up. Can he not bash Bush in the next 90 seconds.

He’s tiiiiiiired. Gravel-voiced. Deflated.

But his forehead is really smooth.

Biden ends with a “God bless America” and a “God bless the troops” — the kind of thing the Christian-bashers would flog Sarah over.

Bottom line:

Sarah rocks. Biden’s tired.

Palin rocked tonight! 

First, I would like to see all the Sarah doubters and detractors in the Beltway/Manhattan corridor eat their words.

Eat them.

Sarah Palin is the real deal. Five weeks on the campaign trail, thrust onto the national stage, she rocked tonight’s debate.

Preach it, Michelle!  Sarah-cuda!  No need for “drunkblogging” tonight.  😉

Fred Thompson is on FNC now with Chris Wallace.  He is laying out how she rocked the night too and how Joe Biden blew it.

Take the Insta-Poll and tell us who you think won.  87% for Palin, when I cast my vote.

Oh, geez!  Claire McCaskill on with Chris Wallace now.  She’s upset because Palin wouldn’t stick to Ifill’s script.  *sniff*

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Was Gwen Ifill tipping her hand? (UPDATED)

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UPDATED:  “Do you trust the objectivity of Gwen ifill?”  Well, she’s been cleared, you know?  😉

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UPDATED:  “Getting an Ifill of Bias?”  😉

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UPDATED:  IowaHawk is reporting that Ifill has been cleared of having committed any wrong.  IowaHawk just forgot to mention that Chris Matthews’ leg occupies its own place on the commission.  😉

On a more serious note, Michelle Malkin has written the Obudsman at PBS to get their take on Ifill’s obvious finanacial and idealogical conflict of interest in tonight’s debate.  I can’t wait to read their response.

Liz Cox Barrett at the Columbia Journalism Review gives us her analysis of Ifill moderating the debate, given everything that we now know.  Oh.  And, no, Ifill does not plan on stepping down from her position as moderator tonight, as Liz’s update indicates.

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Interesting.  Jim Meyers points out a discussion hosted by Ifill on PBS’s Washington Week on 9/5/08:

Ifill tipped her hand when she hosted a discussion on PBS’ “Washington Week” on Sept. 5, after the close of the Republican convention that nominated Palin.

Ifill showed a video showing Palin saying, “Here’s a little news flash for those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion, I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this great country.”

Ifill sniped: “Wow, was she talking about us, or just changing the subject?”

She was talking about you and your biased commrades in the MSM, the ones that print only what suits their agenda, Gwen.  I hope that helps.

Jim notes something else said by Ifill in that discussion:

Later Ifill said about Palin: “Lots of talk about, what, gutting caribou or whatever — I shouldn’t say it this way — gutting caribou in Alaska, which I’m sure is a fine, fine thing to do.” That drew laughter from the audience. “What I’m just saying, we heard a lot more about what Sarah Palin did for sport or what she did as a mother or what she did — than what she did as a governor actually, the actual policy decisions.”

Ifill also raised this point: “This is a weird question, but what don’t we know about Sarah Palin?”

Okay.  I could joke about us knowing more “about Sarah Palin” than the Commission on Presidential Debates knew about your pro-Obama book.  But, I shouldn’t.  ‘Cause, Gwen’s like “a real, live journalistor something.  One must remain tolerant, no?  We wouldn’t want to give the impression that she’s a “hack” or something.  😉

It is so hard to keep up with all of these people that are in the tank or in the bag or whatever it is these days.  Gwen Ifill wants more on “policy decisions” and her “brilliant baby cousin“, Sherrilyn Ifill, wants Gov. Palin to relate more to the “average working mom.”  Which is it, ladies?  You can’t even come to a concensus in your own family. 

Like Jim Geraghty, I just don’t anticipate much scrutiny of Joe Biden in the VP debate tonight by Gwen ifill.  What are the chances that she will ask Joe if he really knows when FDR was president?  Slim to none, I would say. 😉

Joe Biden honestly believes that the decision in Roe vs. Wade is “as close to a consensus that can exist in a society as heterogeneous as ours.”

Were Ifill not on the take, a decent question would be, “Senator Biden, are you really completely unaware of the raging abortion debate in this country for the past thirty-five years? If this is “consensus,” what would “division” look like? By your standards, did this nation have a “mild disagreement” over secession from 1861 to 1865?”

Support for Roe v. Wade has ranged from 62 to 49 percent since 1973; opposition has ranged from 28 to 48 percent. One third of Democrats oppose it.

Rob Huddleston shows us something about his favorite VP debate in recent times.  Feel free to join Rob in watching and yelling, about “the fix” in the debate tonight.  Even if they do have a debate watching party in my county, I will probably still watch it at home.  There’s no line at the bathroom.  😉

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Gwen Ifill’s “brilliant baby cousin”

Gwen Ifill isn’t the only member of the family that is writing books about the “Age of Obama.”  So is her “brilliant baby cousin“, Sherrilyn Ifill. 

One must be careful here, because you don’t want the card whipped out on you for pointing out the family’s obvious bias toward the liberal Barack Obama.

Dont Take Any Heat Without It!

Don't Take Any Heat Without It!

 Anyhow, Sherrilyn Ifill is a University of Maryland law professor and author of “The Relevance of Nooses and Lynching in the Age of Obama.” 

Prof. Sherrilyn Ifill

Prof. Sherrilyn Ifill

Professor Ifill is nationally recognized as an advocate in the areas of civil rights, voting rights, judicial diversity and judicial decision-making. She teaches Civil Procedure, Legal Writing, and a seminar on Reparations, Reconciliation and Restorative Justice. Professor Ifill has also taught Constitutional Law, Environmental Justice, Complex Litigation, as well as seminars on Voting Rights, Equal Protection, and Judicial Decisionmaking. Professor Ifill co-founded with Professor Michael Pinard the Reentry of Ex-Offenders Clinic.

Here’s a short excerpt from her book:

The challenge for 2008 and beyond is for us to embrace the hope represented by the widespread acceptance of public figures like Barack Obama and Colin Powell, while continuing the hard work of sorting through the lingering effects and reality of white supremacy in our society.

Oh!  And, Sherrilyn, the “brilliant baby cousin” of Gwen Ifill (moderator for the only ’08 VP debate), doesn’t like Gov. Sarah Palin.  That’s a shocker for you, I know.  😯

…“From the first day, Palin presented herself as shooting a bear in the morning, field dressing it, cooking up the breakfast, diapering the babies, passing legislation in the afternoon, cleaning the house, satisfying her husband, etc., etc., etc. And it’s just not true,” she wrote in an e-mail interview. “It’s hard to be an average working mom, really hard. And when women who are privileged present as though they have it all together, it’s offensive to black women.”

She said, “black women are not easily confused by false claims to feminism. When women like Palin lay claims to ‘representing’ average women, I think that black women have a visceral reaction to it.”

Ifill added that Palin “missed her opportunity when she announced Bristol’s pregnancy to explicitly talk about how painful it was to her as a mother – instead of making it as though this too was also part of her perfect life…

So, here are some parting questions:

What about Sarah Palin makes her “privileged?”  She came from a home of blue-collar workers.  She entered a beauty pageant to get a scholarship to college.  She has worked most all of her adult-life.  What is “privileged” about that?

How was Bristol’s pregnancy presented as “part of her perfect life?”  It is a part of their life and the portrayal I have seen is that they are dealing with it as it was presented to them, perfect, imperfect or otherwise.

What about Sarah Palin makes her not a part of “average women“, versus,..I don’t know…say…Michelle Obama?  Sarah Palin strikes me as a lot more humble than the latter. 

Why does the “feminism” of Sarah Palin have to be a “false claim”?  Is it written somewhere that to be a feminist, you must consider yourself a victim of sorts? If that be the case, I guess Sarah Palin isn’t a feminist.

Oh, well.  The fix is in, I guess.  Can we hope for a “fully even-handed” moderator for the debate tonight for this important debate?

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Surprise! Another unbiased journalist in the tank for Obama (UPDATED)

Now, let’s see here.  Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent of the The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, has been selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to moderate the only VP debate scheduled for tomorrow night at Washington University in St. Louis.  But, that’s not the shocking part.

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Are you ready?  Okay.  Gwen Ifill has penned a new book.  And, the name of that book is The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

For real.  You read that correctly.  It would appear to be a pro-Obama book that she has written.  It is scheduled to be released on January 20, 2009, as a new president would be taking office.

So, would it be too presumptuous of me to wonder if Gwen Ifill has a vested interest in seeing Barack Obama win the presidential election in November, so that she would see more of a spike in her book’s sales?  Ifill does not seem to be helpful in answering that for us, as of late.


Source: PBS

A debate ‘moderator’ in the tank for Obama.”  Should that not send up red flags for American voters?  Greta Van Susteren reports that the McCain campaign did not know about Ifill’s book and compares this conflict with a “mistrial” in the judicial system.

Well, maybe I’m just jumping to conclusions.  It’s not like she’s been penning other pro-Obama articles or something.  Oh!  She has?  In Essence?  A “special interview?”

It’s not like Gwen Ifill has a good track record with covering Gov. Sarah Palin.  The PBS Ombudsman was inundated with complaints following Ifill’s coverage of Gov. Palin’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.  Here’s the commentary that prompted the complaints:

Funny how Gwen Ifill just fawns over the likes of Michelle Obama but looks strained to try to even fake a compliment for Sarah Palin.

“A lot of people have never seen anything that looks like a Michelle Obama before. She’s educated, she’s beautiful, she’s tall, she tells you what she thinks and they hope that she can tell a story about Barack Obama and about herself…”

Here’s a parting thought.  Can you imagine if Sean Hannity had been selected to “moderate” this debate, instead of Gwen Ifill or some of her MSM cronies?  Oh!  The wailing and gnashing of teeth that would be taking place.  😯

As Glenn Reynolds passes along from a major newsroom reader at Instapundit, “every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true….The fix is in, and its working.”

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UPDATE:  Doesn’t PBS have some editorial standards or something that should address this?  So, now, just who all is derelict in their duties?  PBS?  Ifill? …

But, of course, PBS does not have a problem with it

“The book has been a known factor for months, so I’m not sure what the big deal is.”

Of course they don’t see a problem with it.  How silly of me.  It’s PBS.  It’s not like it is some bastion of independent journalism.   

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UPDATE:  Uh oh!  Time for the race card

Ifill questions why people assume that her book will be favorable toward Obama.

“Do you think they made the same assumptions about Lou Cannon (who is white) when he wrote his book about Reagan?” said Ifill, who is black. Asked if there were racial motives at play, she said, “I don’t know what it is. I find it curious.”

Okay.  Let’s take the first sentence of the excerpt first.  I think the title – The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama – says it all.  Did you catch that “the Age of Obama” part of the title?

Okay.  Now for the second and third sentences of the excerpt.  I don’t recall seeing any mention made of Ifill’s race being an issue but, rather, her politics.  So, Gwen, it’s not that you are black but that you are a liberal media personality that is in the tank for Barack Obama.  And, that doesn’t make you even remotely unique.

Jim Treacher offers up a little comic relief for the Ifill escapade.  😆 

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UPDATE:  And, then, there are just some really weird nutroots theories out there, even from my own state.  They even worship at the alter of Andrew Sullivan.  😆

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UPDATE:  I think Jed Babbin over at Human Events hits the nail on the head.

Whether or not this proves to be the “Age of Obama,” no one who has a financial interest in the outcome of the election — as does PBS’ Gwen Ifill — should be permitted to moderate any debate in the campaign season…

…Ifill must be removed from the moderator’s slot — today — and replaced by someone who at the very least does not have a financial interest in the outcome of tomorrow night’s debate.

To any normal thinking person, this whole issue of Ifill and “the Age of Obama” smacks of impropriety. 

I just heard an interesting statement by Dick Morris on The O’Reilly Factor say something about how we wouldn’t let someone with a $350.000.00 vested interest in a campaign moderate it and that is what we have here in Gwen Ifill.  If Obama wins, her book does much better than if he loses. 

Podunk Hick?  That Mary Katharine.  😆

Mary Katharine also has a screenshot from HuffiPo today from where they were listing the “Top 10 reasons Palin will cancel the debate“, yesterday.

Screen Shot from The Huffington Post

Screen Shot from The Huffington Post

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