Top Ten Reasons Governor Palin would rather be Senator Palin

Top Ten Reasons Governor Palin would rather be Senator Palin:

10) Her helicopter pilot is bored with chasing wolves.

9) Not enough Neiman Marcus outlets in Anchorage.

8) Mr. Palin wants to take his professional snowmobiling career to the more lucrative Lower 48 circuit.

7) Get Bristol away from that goshawful boyfriend before they actually get married.

6) Nobody in D.C. demanding she serve home-dressed moose at dinner parties.

5) Annoyed that her hometown paper wouldn't cut her any slack.

4) Get away from those awkward state personnel ethics investigations.

3) Doesn't entirely trust her Alaska State Trooper security detail anymore.

2) Joe the Plumber keeps calling about a state job.

and the number one reason why Governor Palin would rather be Senator Palin:

1) Figures that even the New York Times will agree Senator Palin is preferable to having Ted Stevens filibustering from San Quentin Prison.

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In all seriousness

I would put money on her appointing herself. If she continues to be Governor she will lose the 2012 Republican Primary in Rudy fashion. If she waits till 2016 she will make Lieberman's 04 run look impressive.

The only way she moves up politically in my mind is if she appoints herself Senator.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

special election

If I'm not mistaken, the law in Alaska calls for a special election if a sitting Senator leaves the Senate. She would not be able to appoint anyone. That doesn't mean she wouldn't run for the office; it just means she can't appoint herself.

She could appoint herself and then would have

to run in the special election that must be held within 90 days.....or something like that. I was a little groggy when I saw it explained and I can't remember whether it was on CNN or MSNBC. One of the two.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Wasn't what enough?

You mean we can't still giggle about Palin just because Obama won? That doesn't seem fair.

Palin is the gift that keeps giving, and it would be silly to ignore the fact that now that the election is over, some of the REALLY funny stuff is coming out about her behavior. After all, this country is heading deeper into economic crisis and we all need some laughs.

Did I miss a post you may have contributed somewhere where you said some gracious stuff about how the country needs to move forward, etc . . . etc . . .?

Seems to me that if we Democrats can still laugh about that picture of Dukakis in the tank, you could allow for the hilarity of Palin's stunningly stupid remarks and behaviors.

Didja read about how she actually spent way more than $150,000 and the GOP fat cat footing the bill was furious when he got it?

Oh the sensitivity of the GOP to what ordinary people are experiencing in these harsh economic times is still a thigh slapper in my book.

P. S. The answer to your question is NO. We aren't fnished yet, not by a long shot. There's a lot of work to do and it includes putting emphasis on the difference between the direction you and Bush took this country and the direction Obama and his supporters are hoping to take us.

Word.

I remember predicting that Palin would be the downfall of McCain's campaign from moment one, just as all the ridiculous choices I've seen made by this particular batch of R's I've known would lead to failure. The only thing that got me through the slow motion train wreck was my ability to find humor in it.

How depressing would it be without that? Just watching my country go down in flames?

God bless the Daily Show.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

Who can take your wingnuttery seriously?

You come here trying to act all rational and aghast that people are making fun of Sarah Palin, but what is on your homepage? Willie Horton at his finest.

5. I’m buying a gun. No, not an AK-47 or a Howitzer. Something simple and small like a Glock or Ruger…basically, my brother-in-law will pick it out. As a Mechanical Engineer, I’m smart enough to know that I don’t know enough about this purchase to make an informed decision.

No, it’s not because Obama will take away all of our guns. Well, not just because Obama wants to take away all of our guns. I don’t think that public safety will be any more of a priority in the Perdue administration than it is with Gov. What’s-His-Name and I work in Mecklenburg where the County Commission is now controlled by people for whom ex-cons are an important voting block.

Anyhow, I’m buying a gun. Before January 20th.

Gimme' a break. Go listen to AM radio and read Michelle Malkin and other haters instead of posting your "tsk-tsk can't we all get along" posts here.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Talking about guns is wingnuttery?

I recall this post

Go listen to AM radio and read Michelle Malkin and other haters instead of posting your "tsk-tsk can't we all get along" posts here.

Well, Malkin is a bit much and I've never really had a taste for AM radio; but I think it's important to listen to the opposition (listened to hours of NPR every week during the Bush years)

As for the choices: Reading Malkin, Listening to AM radio, or posting here. Well, I'll pass on the first; but I'll do the last two until the Fairness Doctrine shuts it down or my account gets pulled...whichever comes first.

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Democrats being elected means you need a gun is.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Fundamentally boneheaded

It's just so danged boneheaded to think criminals give a rat's ass who is in the White House or the Governor's Mansion.

That's almost as moronic as the concept that the death penalty deters anyone.

But the repubs DO care Bru

even the old Dixie Rats care who is in the WH or the Gov's mansion.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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And you ACTUALLY believe

That a criminally minded person sits there and says to him/herself. Oh, wait, I was going to go break into that house to support my meth habit, but I see that we have a Republican in charge, so, um, gosh, I guess I better not.

Do you have the smallest grasp of how unrealistic your little fantasy is?

OK, I missed something

No, I don't believe that the meth addict was editing their own scenario on the Yahoo Electoral Map (I would have loved to see how many states Barr carried in that one)

The point I was making is that we have a public safety issue in the Charlotte area and I'm not hopeful that the Democrats are going to address appropriately if at all. I can remember the well-heeled liberals in Concord braying about the Jail downtown. They were more interested in architecture than they were in my family's safety.

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Are ya sure about that, Justin?

They didn't care about your family's safety, just architecture?

Would, perchance, the architecture have involved anything like space and air to accomodate bodies and perhaps something like a sprinkler system?

But maybe you think of that as mere aesthetics.

You'd probably like to know that John H. Kerr (Democrat, by the way) voiced his disgust at some bill that would require that new jails and prisons have sprinklers systems to kill fires that broke out. (Not that anyone has ever heard of fires breaking out in prison or anything).

He seemed to think that if a person were sitting in jail or prison in the first place, he might as well pay the ultimate price for whatever got him there -- whether convicted of a misdemeanor or awaiting trial.

What if one of those folks sitting there *were* a member of your family, Justin? Ever think about that?

This will shock you...

...the jail debate in Cabarrus County had the Republican County Commission pushing for a state-of-the-art new jail in the vicinity of the old one Downtown (near the Courthouse) and part of the argument was the substandard conditions of the current facility and the access to the courts for a right to a speedy trial.

On the other side, the well-heeled residents near Downtown (containing a large number of liberals) didn't notice the jail before and were upset it was going to ruin the ambiance. Arguments about public safety seemed to fall well below their beloved planning. I'll give you three guesses as to how Democrats are distributed in the area around the jail as opposed to the rest of the County.

The point is that for some people, public safety is not as sexy as other issues so it gets ignored.

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Feel Hopeful

Now that McCrory is a lame duck, Charlotte might get a mayor who does something about Crime instead of talking about it.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Reality is not a Palin plus in politics?

Really. Wasn't it enough to win?* Confuse Republican socialist Justin

Let's face it! Reality is not a strong point with the Palin family or Klan unit. On a pain scale of 1 to 10, she ranks 10. The women was beated, stomped into a Iceberg, Eated by a pack of Wolves, Drag out by a herd of Polar Bears and Grizzy Bears and destroy in the political process. Her political future is like a drunk who has found the key to the whisky bar and than finds out it has not been replace in years..........

Sorry, it's actually the zealots pissing me off.

Independence and Paul M. are just pissing me off with their shitting on every thread here. I still think you were out of line saying that you need a gun since Democrats were elected. Way out of line.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Enjoy a mild laugh.

I admit that I can't resist the occasional joke. Believe me, I edited out several of my initial entries in the list when I decided that they were too rough for reasonably gentle humor.

Besides, I think that if Sarah Barracuda is planning on sticking around as a national scene figure--which at this point she is--she's expecting the humor. Way too many rich targets from this run to pass them all up. As she understands--after all, she did SNL herself.

Dan Besse

Dan Besse

Also!

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Good Post Mr. Besse

I thoroughly enjoyed this top ten.

Here's betting she will appoint herself. If she wants to be on the national scene she needs to be in a different time zone, no offense to the Alaskans. Her weakness is lack of perspective, lack of exposure to the world so if she wants to progress to a figure on the national scene she has to get to Washington where we will see if her "mavericky" ways are true.

What would the Senate be with Palin and McCain exhibiting their Maverick ways?

C-Span may be more interesting, or not.

Al Manning, retiree, native of eastern NC and proud of it, plenty of time to read, research and get annoyed about the lack of accountability in elected leaders these days. Married to a real southern lady and we live with two labs and two airedales who run