June 10, 2011 |
In 2008, Alaska adopted a ban on text messaging while driving. On July 2, 2008, while engaged in a back-and-forth with staffers, her aide, Kris Perry emailed Palin: "U textin and drivin? Didn't you just pass a law... ;)" RELATED: Read the Palin emails Palin replied: "Um, no ;) I pulled over. " (In the language of emoticons, the semi-colon-and-parenthesis symbol is a wink.) RELATED: Palin emails: Governor's team scrambled to respond to 'Troopergate' affair Palin emails: Governor stood with Ted Stevens Palin emails: Former Miss Congeniality sought to defend pageant snub Palin emails: Palin took note of rival's pipeline criticism Palin emails: Selection as vice presidential nominee sparked jubilant exchanges
April 15, 2011 |
Sarah Palin is traveling to Wisconsin this weekend to provide some in-person support for embattled Gov. Scott Walker's push against state labor unions. The former Alaska governor is scheduled to speak Saturday at a tea-party rally at the state Capitol in Madison, according to organizers of the event. For Palin, the decision comes at time when her political future--or lack of same--is being fiercely debated. Recent polls, including one this week conducted by CNN, show her tumbling down the ranks of potential GOP 2012 contenders.
April 28, 2011 |
After Birth Certificate Day, we could all use a little palate cleanser. So, take a look at this recently released photo of actor Julianne Moore in full Sarah Palin regalia. Moore as Palin is part of the cast of HBO's "Game Change," an upcoming film based on the book by political reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about the 2008 presidential race. Veteran actor Ed Harris has been cast as John McCain. Woody Harrelson, Ron Livingston (from "Office Space"), and Sarah Paulson have also been cast in the film, with the role of Bristol Palin going to Melissa Farman.
February 8, 2011 |
First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" anti-obesity campaign, celebrating its first birthday this week, might seem like a post-partisan cause everyone can get behind. After all, about a third of children are either overweight or obese -- and those conditions come with a host of medical risk factors and social stigma. But as it turns out, everything has a political angle. At a White House luncheon Tuesday , Obama was asked about remarks by Sarah Palin, who said back in December that the first lady did not want people eating dessert.
August 19, 2011 |
Sarah Palin is out with a slickly produced video that captures her impromptu visit to the Iowa State Fair last week in the most positive light possible. And the release is certain to fire up yet another round of will-she-or-won't-she speculation about a presidential bid. Unlike "The Undefeated," the hagiographical film released this summer that was produced outside Palin's circle, the new spot, dubbed "Iowa Passion" is a product of Palin's political action committee, making it perhaps the biggest tease yet about a possible run. ( Watch video below .)
April 20, 2011 |
Sarah Palin frequently complains that the media treats her unfairly. But this time, she's sticking up for -- you guessed it -- Donald Trump. Appearing Tuesday evening on Sean Hannity's program on Fox News, Palin said the press is "hammering" him on the Obama birth-certificate issue. "He's merely answering reporters' questions about his view on the birth certificate and then reporters turn that around and saying that's all he's got," the former Alaska governor said. "Donald Trump is running on the issue, bottom line, that President Obama is so far over his head.