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Excerpt: "As Frank Rich wrote in Saturday's New York Times, Murdoch has emerged as Palin's chief backer appearing to take sides in the looming primary despite pointed criticism of Palin from the likes of Fox News contributor and former Bush advisor Karl Rove and others (emphasis added) ..."

Republican candidate for Senate John Raese, left, Sarah Palin, center, and performer Ted Nugent embrace during a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, 10/30/10. (photo: Jon C. Hancock/AP)
Republican candidate for Senate John Raese, left, Sarah Palin, center, and performer Ted Nugent embrace during a rally in Charleston, West Virginia, 10/30/10. (photo: Jon C. Hancock/AP)

 

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+29 # B. 2010-11-23 17:49
Yes, piease give her all the rope she wants......she' ll hang herself before 2012. "Dumber than a bag of hammers" comes to mind.
 
 
+21 # DaveW. 2010-11-24 08:43
B. Hammers have "claws" on one end. If ever a truer definition of a narcissist exists than Palin I really don't know where it would be. Trump maybe. Most people, when they step in dog shit want to scrape it off. Evidently, a lot of Americans have taken a liking to it. Everyday she sees her name in print is another victory for the dark side and another reason to suspect that America's drinking water has been made toxic by some evil scientist.
 
 
+22 # geraldom 2010-11-24 09:19
Quoting B.:
Yes, piease give her all the rope she wants......she'll hang herself before 2012. "Dumber than a bag of hammers" comes to mind.


Please do not discount her. She's extremely dangerous and not totally toothless. Many Germans just prior to Adolph Hitler taking power thought the same of him, and Rupert Murdock has the power and the wherewithal to make something of Sarah Palin that she's not. As much as I hate the Dems almost as much as I do the Repugs, if both parties screw up between now and the 2012 presidential election, you could very well see an American backlash where the American people rebel against both parties by cutting their own noses off to spite their face and possibly giving Palin what she wants.

Look what the American people did on Nov 2nd. They actually did cut their noses off to spite their face by giving control of the House (big time) to the Repugs. How much more stupid do they have to get to give someone like Palin the presidency. You must take her seriously.
 
 
+31 # Harold Trumpett 2010-11-23 20:58
hmmm ... with daddy warbucks by her side, he could be the next shadow president...

just sayin' ...
 
 
+4 # banichi 2010-11-23 22:46
Hmmm indeed - but just the same, the specter of Sarah Palin duking it out with Karl Rove makes me grin with anticipation since it leaves "Dumber than a bag of hammers" Palin exchanging blows with the master planner weasel of the Bush administration, Karl Rove. I dislike Palin but that is nothing to what I think of Rove. I did think he was more intelligent than Palin, but maybe I'm wrong since he is taking her as a credible threat! Maybe he will show up as being not so smart after all given the competition he is fighting against.

Or maybe it is all a deep but shallow plot by Murdoch to allow Palin to discredit herself...
 
 
+7 # HAL 2010-11-23 23:27
Wouldn't this all make a great cartoon plot--if it wasn't so true. In the meantime we may be able to get a few laughs out of it--before crying. Good bloody grief!
 
 
+4 # Rita Walpole Ague 2010-11-24 00:05
"...if she's smart, she will not run." That 'if' could be the makings of the most false premise I've encountered in my lifetime. But that's exactly what Murdoch and his villianaire ruler buddies want we the sheeple to buy into... that their darling puppet whore is smart and speaks for we the sheeple.

Here's a valid premise: elect Palin and we get more of same damned Bushwhacked, so beloved by the greed and power addicted villianaire rulers.
 
 
+16 # GeraldT 2010-11-24 00:09
Come on, people, think: sure, Palin's dumb as a bag of hammers (to quote B.) -- but so is the majority of the electorate! NEVER assume that someone could never be elected because of their lack of intelligence, checkered history and obvious moral failings. Bush II comes to mind immediately...
 
 
+7 # Regina 2010-11-24 00:17
Presumably Murdoch also supplies the ghost who does the actual writing of Palin's "books". As Palin demonstrated in her interview by Katie Couric, she's functionally illiterate. And she has demanded never to be subjected to a Couric interview again. Wouldn't she be a worldwide dolt compared with (e.g.) Angela Merkel?
 
 
+7 # maddy 2010-11-24 01:03
Murdoch sees dollar signs with the likes of Palin for one thing, but doesn't know she uses people to get the position she wants, and will dump them after. He also sees her with his third eye and not the cunning con artist she is.
 
 
+3 # genierae 2010-11-25 05:29
maddy: In making a deal with Rupert Murdoch, Palin has made a deal with the devil, and I doubt if she can safely disassociate herself from him. Besides she will need him after she gets elected, to tell her what to do next. As for Murdoch's third eye, I don't think his consciousness has gotten that high. He's more likely operating from his groin area.
 
 
+11 # jawbone Grouch 2010-11-24 03:35
Be afraid...very afraid...
money everywhere for the final dumbing down...

Especially the men ruled by their....
mindset....

Be afraid
 
 
+8 # Gnome de Pluehm 2010-11-24 05:01
She's a hick and she's tacky, tacky, tacky!
This Republican would vote for Obama before voting for her.
 
 
+2 # No 2 Tea 2010-11-24 05:53
Hmmm, Fox Noise hasn't got the memo, last week her reality show was described on that network as "the "Sound of Music" without the Nazis or the music.

But, can you imagine going from Pelosi/Reid and Obama to Boner/*itch/ and mom? Look, I'm TRYING to take this seriously, but, well, I dunno.
 
 
+3 # JayR 2010-11-24 06:07
Of course murdock loves her. Look at the ratings she generates. If Rove goosed ratings like she does, he would be murdock's main squeeze. Murdock is the ultimate bottom-line guy or should I say male version of lady of the night.
 
 
+9 # Brain D 2010-11-24 06:50
While I despise Karl Rove I can't deny his mastery of political manipulation. His ability to transform an empty suit, draft dodging political scion into a war hero capable of leading the free world (with disastrous results) speaks for itself. McCain the true naval aviator combatant POW looses out to W. the Texas Air National Guardsman, go figure. Rove will eat Palin alive.
 
 
+10 # Foxtrottango 2010-11-24 07:15
Murdock loves the dumb chick. he knows how to manipulate the losers from the winners. Rove as just raw meat for Murdock, just as Palin is or will be. Like the GOP who embraces Murdock and do his biddings, they will follows, like always, in the pecking order. Murdock, is in fact, the true winner in the recent American elections. He got all of them tied to a string and he is the puppeteer! He can shower them with riches or piss on them and they can't do a damn thing about it! The Right Wing Conservatives sold their souls to the devils a long way back, during the Reagan Administration.

America is for sale to the highest bidders, and Murdock is the highest bidding foreigner. He owns not only the entire GOP Congress but also the US Supreme Courts Justices!
 
 
+2 # Bonita Caracciolo 2010-11-26 14:47
America has been sold. And it didn't matter if the bid was high...it just mattered that it was.
 
 
+13 # MC 2010-11-24 07:20
It looks like Rupert Murdoch hopes to become the de facto president of the United States by sponsoring someone he actually considers a dimwit into the white house and then controlling her the way President Bush was controlled by Cheney. Many of our problems stem from this man’s ambition as he twists the news to scare people in to doing things that actually give him more power than our own politicians. Sarah may prove less malleable to his purpose than he think. He is creating his own monster.
 
 
+2 # Byronator 2010-11-26 09:34
Murdoch created the Palin monster through the media and he can destroy her through the media. He is the schlock-meister who forces the American public to see through a glass darkly, forever.
 
 
+7 # Alexx 2010-11-24 08:39
B., How dare you insult hammers!
 
 
-15 # j. 2010-11-24 08:58
.....you betcha, Sarah! The people making these ignorant statements about you don't have a clue how (highly) qualified you are - it's almost silly considering how far you've come on your OWN....but let them continue to believe what they want...it's just internalized bigotry towards you as a woman (and especially lovely) candidate.

I wonder how much hate and fear they would spw if Hillary PLEASE challenged Obama in 2012 and ran against you. I'm not sure (at this point) who I would even vote for in this case...depends completely on the message - but I LOVE that you're BOTH more qualified than anyone we've seen since William Clinton and maybe even MUCH more so than even him! You betcha, Sarah!
 
 
+11 # BlueRidgeMtnsknows 2010-11-24 09:00
Pleasssssssssse all of you! This chic is front & center crazy. Her husband has to be a woooooz. The "you betcha" crap she portrays is stupid. WAKE UP PEOPLE, she doesn't have the intelligence to run this country so - erase her, get rid of her, she's completely obsessed with herself - very obvious to me!
 
 
+9 # brenda 2010-11-24 09:06
"She winks, she blinks, she stinks"
 
 
+3 # geraldom 2010-11-24 09:21
It would have been extremely interesting to see the reaction in this country if Bristol Palin had actually won top prize on "Dancing With The Stars," don't you think?
 
 
+1 # suma 2010-11-24 09:28
I heard on WIFI BBC radio last night that with the base she is building.

1. 2 books
2. Daughter on DWTS... and winning
3. Film on herself and family in Alaska

AND MURDOCH behind her she is going to be the candidate in 2012. No doubt.

Whether she has solutions for all the rhetoric she slings about is another story.. Veracity... Knowledge....
 
 
+10 # Foxtrottango 2010-11-24 09:39
It reminds me a whoremonger after prostitutes in the middle of the night. Murdock is the whore monger and the GOP, the whore!

Only in "Christian" America, folks!
 
 
+11 # Todd Williams 2010-11-24 12:01
Palin is a stupid, boring, lazy fool who couldn't read or write her way out of a paper bag. The people who support her and her crap are the same. I have lost all respect for many of my fellow citizens. There's nothing wrong with being a Republican or even conservative. But this witch is neither. She's a Neanderthal that McCain freed from the frozen tundra. Now, like Godzilla, she is loose in the lower 48, destroying all those who oppose her. Damn McCain for unleashing this evil upon us!
 
 
-6 # Paul Habib 2010-11-24 16:29
Could Palin be our next prez?
You betcha!
 
 
+8 # Daisy 2010-11-24 16:43
Bread and circuses. That's how the Romans were distracted as their empire fell. I think Murdoch is providing the bread and circuses. He doesn't just want to be rich, he wants to pull the strings that run the world. Palin and her clan are certainly one great circus. They keep tumbling out of that little car!! I'll leave others to continue the analogy. I am not trying to be funny. I really think Palin is a menace and I would put my money on her in Vegas to win in 2012. If I lose I will be happier than if I win!
 
 
+3 # Alaska Jim 2010-11-24 22:50
Be at least as concerned about who will be her VP, because she probably won't complete her first year before she decides it's too much work and vacates the position.
 
 
+12 # genierae 2010-11-25 05:52
Sarah Palin is a symptom of a very sick society, and if Murdoch succeeds in getting her into the White House, he will have made this country the laughing-stock of the world. Being Australian, maybe that's what he wants. I wonder if he has some kind of vendetta against America? I can't even imagine the horrors Palin would inflict upon the people of this country, with the kind of power she would have as president. I think that we are witnessing the end of the American way of life, as we have always known it, and we must keep our wits about us, and our minds open to what comes after the fall.
 
 
+5 # stormport 2010-11-25 14:43
murdock is a zionist and is doing exactly what the zionists have been doing to us since WWII. murdock is just the most obvious. Think of the bushcabal government, riddled with dual passport carrying israelis in the most sensitive positions. We are already enslaved to the zionists and give them enormous cash tributes constantly though we have no money. And, we pay with the blood of our young people to slaughter zionist enemies and enrich the corporations they control. What's new?
 
 
+1 # Oldsalt65 2010-11-26 04:28
I don't understand why Karl, Ed (Gillespie) & Co. won't get on board with the divine Ms. Palin. If elected she would be their puppet as was Bush II. And, given the mentality of the 40% who vote, she could easily win. If President Obama continues to sing his gumbaya bipartisan solo he will most certainly lose to whomever shows up in the next election. He might even lose his own party's nomination.
 
 
+3 # Yvonne Young 2010-11-27 07:32
Please someone explain to me why the birthers are raising so much hell trying to prove Obama isn't a citizen of the USA, yet do not say one word about the real foreigner, Rupert Murdoch, who is successfully destroying this country with his money.
 

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