Working for Fox News seems to be a required step for 2012 contenders. Huckabee has his show on there. Gingrich is pretty much kept in a glass box the way Letterman used to keep Marv Albert around in case he needed him. I look forward to some sort of show with Romney and Neil Cavuto, or Tim Pawlenty awkwardly hanging out on Red Eye.
I don't think she'll run. Being a media celebrity seems more her thing than actually contributing to the running of the country. Plus, she's put herself in a position to make another two years' worth of on-air gaffes that could be used against her.
Originally posted by wmatisticI mean even she has to know that quitting in Alaska ruined any slim chance she had.
I think she still plans to run in 2012. Maybe she thinks being on FXN every day (or weekly?) will do a better job of keeping her & her opinions in the public eye than book tours and sporadic TV guest appearances can?
If she wanted to contribute to the country, she would have stayed Governor of Alaska. No, she went for the payday. Also, the same book that accuses Reid of being a racist also says McCain's team didn't even bother to interview her for VP and she was in a catatonic state at times. Here is the link...http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1054
I am literally horrified that, even after all the gaffes and demonstrations of her complete lack of knowledge on anything beyond her own religious beliefs, people still think she is a good candidate for the presidency. This isn't a Republican/Democrat thing - there are PLENTY of Republicans who I would be just fine with running the most powerful country in the world, McCain being one of them. But Palin is just beyond the pail.
Originally posted by Amos CochranI am literally horrified that, even after all the gaffes and demonstrations of her complete lack of knowledge on anything beyond her own religious beliefs, people still think she is a good candidate for the presidency. This isn't a Republican/Democrat thing - there are PLENTY of Republicans who I would be just fine with running the most powerful country in the world, McCain being one of them. But Palin is just beyond the pail.
I believe that's "Pale". Seriously, relax. Even if she were elected, this country will survive. IMO, we survived 8 years of "W" and to my Republican friends know we survived 8 years of "Slick Willie".
Please, everyone no matter your beliefs, this will be entertaining as hell and she will either prove herself or blow up. But any one from Olberman to O'Reily fans, No One watches these channels now that the election is over. So have a beer and relax.
Originally posted by DrDirtEven if she were elected, this country will survive. IMO, we survived 8 years of "W" and to my Republican friends know we survived 8 years of "Slick Willie".
Survived, yes, but between a recession of historic proportions and seemingly growing hatred from parts of the Middle East things aren't exactly going swimmingly.
Not a knock on W, Clinton or anyone in particular really, I just think we should have a stab at electing people based on intelligence rather than whether they come across well on TV. In any number of countries there are exceptionally stupid people (or people of blindingly average intelligence) getting into positions which offer worrying amounts of power. Not that this isn't a horribly naive and idealistic hope, but I still think we should give it a shot.
EDIT - people who hit 'submit post' too early really shouldn't be criticising the intelligence of others. An eejit is me.....
Originally posted by CRZI'm absolutely sure I should close this thread right now.
so far, I have only seen the first message and this one, and that's what I was thinking too But let's read on and see. I'll edit in a few
edit Eh, we're being good today
ah, she can be no worse that George snuffelufugus on This week and GMA. It's not like fox is bringing in some hack sports reporter and pretending they are a serious newsperson.
although I agree with the doc - I rarely watch foxnews (or any of the others) unless there is, well, news. She's at least as qualified to talk about politics and stuff as Huckabee or whoever CNN and MSNBC have on.
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We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
There is a vast difference between being a reporter, and a pundit. She will do just fine amongst the people who already support her. I think she was a pick from a guy grasping for a lifeline and she did the best she could.
A fair assessment, Doc. Other than Indianapolis and Gary Metro, I suspect we don't have any other cities over 250,000 metro. South Bend might be close, as is Ft. Wayne and Terre Haute. There's a lot of folks where I live too, close to Louisville.