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April 8, 2013 |
The death of any iconic global figure is often the occasion for colorful anecdotes, but the one that has been repeated Monday in the wake of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death - that she snubbed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in 2011 - just doesn't pass the smell test with me. In 2011, as part of Palin's bid to be taken seriously as a political leader and potential presidential candidate after her difficult national coming...
March 21, 2013 |
Tina Fey brought back her uncanny Sarah Palin impression during an appearance on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" this week. The "Admission" star was prompted by host James Lipton to answer questions in character, a recurring segment of his, which winks back at her impressions from the 2008 presidential campaign that were comic gold. We have Fey's "SNL" and improv background to thank for her glorious resurrection of the former Alaska governor. Fey definitely separated the mavericks from the "not mavericks," that's for sure.
March 12, 2013 |
Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a new book coming, the Associated Press reports . The book, "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," will discuss the "over-commercialism" and "homogenization" of Christmas, publisher Harper Collins said. The book will be released in November, in time for the holiday shopping season. In a statement, Palin described "Happy Holiday" as a "fun, festive, thought provoking book, which will encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas.
January 25, 2013 |
Fans of Sarah Palin will have to look a little harder to find their favorite vice-presidential-candidate-turned-media-personality on the airwaves in 2013. After three years as a highly paid contributor on the network, Palin has officially parted ways with Fox News. The news was first reported Friday by the political website Real Clear Politics , and was later confirmed by the New York Times . A Fox News representative was not available for comment. It was not immediately clear whether the breakup was mutual.
December 13, 2012 |
Track Palin, Sarah Palin's oldest child, has reportedly filed jointly for divorce from high-school sweetheart Britta Hanson, whom he married in May 2011. The joint filing means the two have already worked out the details of the split, according to TMZ , which first reported the news. That includes child support and custody - important stuff, as Track, 23, and Britta, 22, welcomed baby Kyla Grace in August 2011. Also hashed out: disposition of property, with Army reservist Track keeping his guns and his tools, plus some $30,000 cash, while Britta keeps her jewelry and her bank account, TMZ said . Papers were filed Dec. 1, E!
November 20, 2012 |
Caught “Game Change” on cable the other night. Read Charlotte Allen's Op-Ed article , “Hey, GOP, take the Palin cure,” in The Times on Sunday. And what did I learn? Well, something doesn't add up. Or, to paraphrase “I Love Lucy”: “Charlotte, you got some 'splainin' to do.” In her Op-Ed, Allen serves up equal parts lemonade and venomade in making her case that Sarah Palin should be the Republican presidential candidate in 2016. In Allen's view, Palin has it all: She has blue-collar appeal, she's “tough as nails,” and best of all, she's a woman, which, in Allen's world, gives her this advantage: “Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.” Yep, just what the GOP needs: a Marilyn Monroe who hunts moose too. Now, Allen also likes men, but there are some women she's not too keen about.
November 20, 2012
Re “ Hey GOP, take the Palin cure ,” Opinion, Nov. 18 Charlotte Allen's kidding, right? I hope so, because if not, her opinion piece is more proof that the GOP fails to understand how out of touch it is with the emerging electoral mainstream, which Sarah Palin does not represent. Second, the GOP fails to understand that it needs to look to the future to solve its problems, not to the past - not even the recent past. Roel Hinojosa Los Angeles I couldn't tell whether Allen was going for high satire or was sincere in her jaw-dropping recommendation to the GOP that it nominate Palin in 2016.
November 18, 2012 |
The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The other half says the party didn't emphasize them enough. And everyone denounces Project ORCA, the campaign's attempt to turn out voters via technology. But I've got a suggestion for cutting short the GOP angst: Sarah Palin for president in 2016.
October 12, 2012 |
Plenty of viewers wanted to see Vice President Joe Biden face off against GOP challenger Paul D. Ryan Thursday night. But neither man has the pull of Sarah Palin. According to Nielsen, a total of 51.4 million total viewers watched the 90-minute Biden-Ryan debate moderated by Martha Raddatz and carried on 12 networks. That was an impressive number but nowhere near the nearly 70 million who saw Biden and Palin duel in 2008. Fox News came out on top of all the networks offering this year's sole vice presidential debate, with 10 million total viewers.
October 11, 2012 |
Sarah Palin hasn't taken part in a vice presidential debate in four years, but the fiery former GOP running mate remained a presence in Thursday's face-off between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP running mate Paul Ryan. During a discussion about Republican plans to reform Medicare, Ryan said they were not trying to create a voucher system but rather offering choice to younger Americans. “Choice and competition - we would rather have 50 million future seniors determine how their Medicare is delivered to them instead of 15 bureaucrats deciding what, if, where, when they get it,” Ryan said.