2012 Presidential Campaign
Very interesting comments by Sarah Palin on the GOP field going into Iowa.
Note: Clicking on the image will take you to a blog post on the Washington Post’s website, because the embed wasn’t working for this clip. Don’t read the blog post unless your blood pressure is too low this morning.
It’s getting colder and colder in Hell these days.
Last week, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh endorsed Ron Paul’s plan to slash the federal budget by $1 trillion, eliminate 5 unconstitutional departments, and roll back federal spending to 2006 levels.
This week, GOP Frontrunner Sarah Palin is giving Ron Paul’s non-interventionist foreign policy a thumbs-up.
“You’ve got to give it to Ron Paul. Whether you agree with everything he says or not, at least he is one there in Congress trying to make our President stick to the law and understand that Congress does have a role to play in these foreign policy decisions that are made and Ron Paul, I think hit the nail on the head, when he came out and said Obama had better be careful when he interjects himself and our country in other nations’ business.” — Sarah Palin
I know there are some of you who won’t read this post on principle, because the name of GOP Frontrunner “Ron Paul” is in the headline.
I’d like to submit to you that unless you’ve made up your mind about GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul after reading about all his positions, and comparing them with the output of the current occupant of the White House, you’re just being manipulated by the Cocktail Party GOP and/or the government-controlled media.
Seriously. If you actually have a visceral emotional reaction to the name Ron Paul, ask yourself where that visceral reaction came from. If you’re afraid, it’s probably thanks to the government-controlled media and public school system, which never taught you critical thinking skills.
If you’re angry, you’re probably wearing a blue blazer and khaki pants, sitting next to your cucumber and mayo sandwich, waiting for that call from the Romney campaign to tell you when the next Cocktail Party is scheduled.
Journalists and editors overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. So, when you listen to “news” stories about GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul (or indeed, any other GOP candidate), it’s as though you’re letting the Democrat National Committee pick your candidate for you.
I can’t emphasize this enough.
Mainstream Media Democrat National Committee shoves Mittens Romneycare down my throat, and gives just 2% of its news coverage to GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul, I become even more interested in what Ron Paul has to say.
Especially when, despite the ongoing media blackout, Ron Paul is #3 in fundraising among GOP candidates (just $5 million behind Rick “I Heart Illegals” Perry), and has won or placed second in over a dozen straw polls of active grassroots republican voters, including the Big Three: CPAC, the Iowa Straw Poll, and the Values Voters Straw poll.
- Finishes 2nd in the New Hampshire Straw Poll
- Wins the CPAC Straw Poll
- Wins the Phoenix, Arizona Tea Party Straw Polls
- Wins the Republican Liberty Caucus of California Presidential Straw Poll
- Finishes 2nd among currently running candidates in the St. Anselm College Republicans Straw Poll
- Wins the New Orleans, Louisiana Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll
- Wins the Clay County, Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll
- Finishes 2nd in the Iowa Straw Poll, by less than 1% of the vote
- Wins the New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll
- Finishes 3 votes behind winner Herman Cain in the Georgia State GOP Straw Poll
- Wins the post-debate Cincinnati Tea Party Straw Poll
- Wins the California GOP Straw Poll
- Wins the Values Voter Straw Poll
- Wins the Los Angeles County Straw Poll
Mainstream Media Democrat National Committee continues to black out this story. Or when they do refer to GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul, they call him “unelectable,” which is an interesting adjective choice for someone who has been elected to his seat in Congress eleven times.
Hmmm. It’s almost as though the
Mainstream Media Democrat National Committee doesn’t want people to know about GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul.
Why could that possibly be?
Governor Sarah Palin has delivered an impressive speech in St. Louis at the “Defending the Republic” event that gives us an idea of her plans going forward and what role she’ll play in the 2012 elections.
You can watch the whole thing here at PalinTV.com
When I get home tonight, I’ll do a full write up on this, but please comment in this thread below with any thoughts you have on the speech.
I know many are still disappointed and even angry the Governor chose not to run for President in 2012. I, too, am disappointed because I know what an excellent President she would make…but I respect her decision and know she is doing what she believes is best for the country.
I think, personally, she made a mighty sacrifice for the country in that she’s giving up a chance to be President herself just so the Left can’t gin up its hate machine against her to give Obama any chance at re-election.
I remain an admirer and supporter of Governor Palin and appreciate her continued leadership in speeches like today’s where I see her laying out her strategy for 2012.
Different than what many of us wanted, but impressive, needed, and appreciated nonetheless.
No doubt Kevin DuJan will have his reaction once he can get in front of a computer.
Hillbuzzers, what’s your reaction?
Hat Tip to our friend Rose for making us aware of this great video by Shelly Dankert.
When have presidential candidates announced their campaigns for the White House?
Franklin Roosevelt: Announced January 1932 for November 1932 election.
Dwight Eisenhower: Announced March 1952 for November 1952 election.
John F. Kennedy: Announced January 1960 for November 1960 election.
Lyndon Johnson: Announced July 1960 for November 1960 election.
Barry Goldwater: Announced January 1964 for November 1964 election.
Richard Nixon: Announced February 1968 for November 1968 election.
Ronald Reagan: Announced November 1979 for November 1980 election.
George H.W. Bush: Announced October 1987 for November 1988 election.
Bill Clinton: Announced October 1991 for November 1992 election.
Bob Dole: Announced April 1995 for November 1996 election.
Al Gore: Announced June 1999 for November 2000 election.
George W. Bush: Announced June 1999 for November 2000 election.
John Kerry: Announced September 2003 for November 2004 election.
John McCain: Announced April 2007 for November 2008 election.
Barack Obama: Announced February 2007 for November 2008 election.
Hillary Clinton: Announced February 2007 for November 2008 election.
Deadlines for making a decision in 2012:
To be on the Florida ballot, Republican candidates must file by 5pm October 31st, 2011 (though Florida is being punished by the RNC by “going early” and only half the delegates will count, making it a state a candidate can miss the filing deadline for).
To be on the ballot in South Carolina — a state all candidates should indeed want to be on the ballot for — filing deadline is 5pm November 1st.
Something to keep in mind:
There is a GOP debate on October 18th, 2011…the same day Governor Palin is scheduled to be in South Korea giving a speech. It seems unlikely she would fly back and make it in time to attend this debate.
In all likelihood, she will not announce her candidacy until after this debate…so possibly sometime between October 19th and October 30th, since I doubt she would do it on Halloween…though, actually, she could miss the Florida deadline and announce as late as the morning or afternoon of November 1st and still be able to participate in the South Carolina primary.
Wow. Erik Erikson at Redstate is having a complete mental breakdown on his site today, consumed with his obsessive hatred of Sarah Palin
[ Click above to embiggen — it’s a screengrab of Redstate’s Google feed from today]
[ Embiggen the above…it’s Erik Erikson’s running taunts of Palin supporters all day today, beginning at 6am and presumably going through midnight tonight if he keeps this up. The screengrab shows the taunts through 11am ]
Folks — check out what’s going on at Redstate.com today.
Please keep screengrabbing the site throughout the day and send the JPEGs to us at HillBuzz@gmail.com. I’m not on a computer that can screengrab right now, and I want to preserve the insanity at Redstate.com for posterity. Every hour, Redstate takes a punch at Palin supporters and I don’t want it disappeared down the memory hole.
Erik Erikson, Redstate’s Editor in Chief, has an obsessive hatred of Governor Sarah Palin. Erikson has become, essentially, the new mouthpiece of the Cocktail Party GOP establishment — what Governor Palin calls “the permanent political class” — and is truly obsessed with beating the drum that the Governor cannot enter the presidential race for 2012.
Meanwhile…Erikson and his fellow sexists at Redstate make no similar remarks about Chris Christie, Donald Trump, or other males who are currently strategizing on the sidelines awaiting the best opportunity to make political moves of their own.
Governor Palin has a plan. She’s had a plan for at least three years now. 2012 is her best chance at winning the presidency and she well knows it. Everything she’s done has been to run the most unconventional campaign in American political history because she knows she’s up against not just the Left, the media, the Obama White House, and villains like George Soros…but she’s up against the Cocktail Party GOP establishment and guys like Erik Erikson as well.
She will not play by their rules or adhere to their timetables. She will do things her way, AND SHE WILL WIN.
In 2008, Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, and Keith Olbermann teamed up to demoralize and berate Hillary Clinton’s supporters in the Democrat primaries to push Obama towards the presidency.
In 2011, Erik Erikson has either been assigned, or has presumed, this role in the 2012 Republican primaries…but this time the woman that’s targeted is Governor Sarah Palin and the objective is to demoralize and berate HER supporters.
I wonder if Erikson drives a red, flashy sports car. Traditionally, that’s how guys with small penises compensate; though, in Erikson’s case, he does have Redstate at his disposal, so chest-thumping like he’s doing today, in an aggressive and repetitive assault on Governor Palin’s supporters, must be how this man asserts “No, really, I have an at least average sized penis. Really. Don’t believe anything you’ve heard or assume anything from the way I behave myself. Really. It’s not microscopic at all, and it’s almost fully functioning”.
For some reason, I’m not surprised that a guy like Erik Erikson in the Cocktail Party GOP establishment sports a shriveled up Vienna sausage and feels the need to compensate for it in the most childish way imaginable.
Whatever respect I had left for Redstate since Erikson took his gig at CNN is now forever gone.
Every hour on the hour he’s, very brattily, excoriating Governor Palin’s supporters shouting “She’s not declared yet!”.
I have news for Erik “baby dick” Erikson: Governor Palin will indeed declare her candidacy, precisely on the day Governor Palin chooses to.
It will more likely than not be after the October 18th GOP debate…since every debate men like Rick Perry lose more steam and the Governor benefits from not being the sole center of attention she knows she will be the moment she declares.
The Governor learned volumes from what men like Erikson did to Hillary Clinton and her supporters in the 2008 race. She is not repeating any of Hillary’s mistakes, and is stalking the GOP race like the master huntress she is.
Erikson is beclowning himself today and having quite a tantrum. His shortcomings are bared for all to clearly see.
Can someone please document it, so we can all call him out on this sometime after October 18th and show what an abject fool he’s made of himself today?
Please screengrab Redstate’s homepage from top to bottom so we get a complete record of today’s beclownment.
UPDATE: At 6pm 9/30/11, Erikson started making jokes about suicide related to Palin supporters.
I’m thinking we need to put out the suicide prevention hotline. There has been no announcement.
Again, to quote U.S. for Palin:
Sarah Palin however has said she will make an announcement before the deadline to declare by the end of September. It is now September 8th, 2011 and all the media and her supporters have to do is wait till September 30th, 2011.
That’s *US* for Palin as in AMERICA itself people!!!!!
Here’s something Erikson and the guys (and I’d wager it’s probably 90%+ male dominated over there) over at Redstate don’t understand: they are going to trigger a backlash against not only themselves but the Republican Party by engaging in behavior like this.
Speaking as someone who has been conservative his whole life — but who was a Democrat until 2008 — this type of behavior is PRECISELY why I never felt any affinity for the Republican Party.
This is the behavior of immature, privileged, frat boys who taunt and gloat and make needless enemies because they think they’ve “won” something in the moment.
This is the sort of behavior that could very easily make Governor Palin’s supporters sit the election out if she does not run, because they feel alienated by childish “men” like Erikson who spend an entire day taunting them while representing the Republican Party’s typical members.
THIS IS A VERY STUPID THING FOR ERIKSON AND REDSTATE TO DO.
I remember when I was in high school, and went to a private school outside of Cleveland that had a lot of guys like Erikson in it, and I was just starting to really think about politics and was listening to Republican arguments for the first time…and I can honestly say the nastiness, the conceit, and the petty bitterness of the young Republican guys in my class completely turned me off from anything having to do with Republicans.
And I stayed away from the party for the next 20 years because of it.
If Erikson and Redstate’s goal is really to defeat Obama, he should not be alienating and making enemies of Palin supporters.
I honestly don’t think this clown or those at Redstate who think like him realize what they are doing…but if it wasn’t for Governor Palin’s leadership in 2010, the Tea Party would have splintered off as a Third Party and would have allowed Democrats to hold the house in that election…and a Third Party Tea Party entity in 2012 would allow Obama a second term.
The only way this splintering happens is if guys like Erikson drive Palin supporters into Third Party advocacy.
I really wish someone with direct access to Erikson would tell this fool that.
Some first impressions on Joe McGinniss’ poorly written documentation of mental illness that is “Searching for the Real Sarah Palin”
Please do not waste your money on Joe McGinniss’ book on Governor Sarah Palin, titled “Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” and released by Random House this month. I just finished reading it this morning and it’s honestly one of the worst books — if not the actual worst — that I’ve ever had the misfortune of reading. Thankfully, a friend of mine who works in a bookstore lent it to me and I am returning it today, so I didn’t have to buy the book (and neither did my friend). I certainly didn’t want to participate in any royalties that would have gone to McGinniss (not that many people are, since my friend says the book is not selling at all and is in fact marked down considerably already, being a real turkey in the publishing world from its launch).
Even if you find it in a bargain bin some day for $1.00, it’s really not worth it unless you are one of those crafters who take terrible books, hollow them out, and make decorative hidey-safes out of them (there’s always at least one of these tables at every craft fair in Chicago, and I’m forever left wondering what other people need to hide so badly that books have to be destroyed this way for the purpose…though if any book needed to be ripped apart by crafters and bedazzlers, it’s McGinniss).
I normally read a book every two or three days, but it took me 11 days to finish McGinniss’, because it’s just so poorly written and so clearly the documentation of the author’s clear and untreated mental illness.
The only thing I can compare it to is Stephen King’s “The Shining”, because over the course of the book McGinniss degenerates into a Jack Torrance-like figure, believing unseen forces are out to get him and something nefarious is continuously going on around him — complete with a majestic, forested, mountain setting.
The book is creepy. McGinniss’, not King’s.
There’s an entire chapter devoted to McGinniss’ bizarre speculation that Trig Palin is not in fact Governor Sarah Palin’s son, but the child of an unnamed, mystery woman (or, maybe a ghost) who — according to McGinniss — was horrified at the thought of having a Down Syndrome child so she agreed to hand the baby over to the Governor to raise. McGinniss claims Senator John McCain and Governor Palin met in February 2008 and concocted this plot together — because McCain knew conservative Christians would not support his candidacy unless his running mate was a female Republican Governor who had recently birthed a special needs baby.
Joe McGinniss actually alleges this in his book. It’s in Chapter Nineteen. If this was really “The Shining”, the blood would be getting off the elevator on the second floor, chasing little Danny Torrance on his tricycle at this point.
McGinniss is incredibly hostile to Christianity all throughout “Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” and refers to Barack Obama as if he’s really some “Lightbringer” that should never be questioned or criticized. Know this well, and you’ll have a solid idea of what’s woven throughout the 300-some odd (and often, VERY odd) pages.
Here and there, McGinniss talks about geese and squirrels living in the woods near him like they are people. They’re characters in the book, and often more credible than some of the kooks he “interviewed” for his “research”.
The book is plastered with more expletives than stalls in a truck stop restroom, but written with a fraction of the wit, class, or charm.
There’s also a strange amount of time devoted to things McGinniss was eating during the time he spent stalking the Palin family, all the while insisting to anyone who would listen, even the birds and the squirrels, that he wasn’t really stalking them. He was just “observing” them. Repeatedly, he’d invite interview subjects over to the house and make jokes about none of them wanting to peer over the Palin’s fence or look in the Palin children’s windows. I think it’s beyond creepy of McGinniss to even joke about doing things like this, or to make light of the situation he created where the parents next door had to concern themselves with what the stranger next door might be up to.
McGinniss spends an unnatural and inappropriate amount of time talking about Piper Palin. Though he doesn’t make any threats towards her, he lingers too much on Piper when detailing book signings or political events where Piper was amongst other Palin family members supporting the Governor. In these instances, McGinniss doesn’t take the time to describe what others in the Palin entourage are wearing or what they’re doing…only Piper. Always Piper. If another author, with a different obsession, wrote a similar book going on about Sasha Obama this way, I’m sure Secret Service would move in next door to him.
When not waxing at length about the Palin children, McGinniss spends the rest of the book quoting things he read on the various hate sites dedicated to attacking Governor Palin on a daily basis. He quotes from these blogs the way others might quote Scripture, which is interesting because of the decidedly anti-Christian bent of the book.
Most often, when sources are referenced, they’re described as “a local handyman”, “someone in town who used to work for Sarah Palin”, or “a person eating pie at a diner who told me that Sarah Palin is evil”.
And then McGinniss goes on for several pages about how much all of these people are so terrified of the Palins that they refused to give their names, fearing retribution.
This reminded me a lot of all the horrible books that have been written about Hillary Clinton through the years, where fetishists obsessed with her accused her of doing all sorts of voodoo on her political opponents, but then refused to give their names and go on record with their accusations claiming they were too afraid of her to do so.
THAT reminds me a lot of people who snipe at public figures on the Internet but refuse to give their real names, hiding behind ridiculous aliases and avatars since what they’re saying isn’t the least bit true. All of these people howl and wail when dragged out into the sunlight and their real agendas are exposed.
It’s weird to see the same things that were done to Hillary Clinton being done to Governor Palin, but not surprising because most of the garbage McGinnniss typed up is rooted in the same misogyny and sexism that fueled 80% of the Hillary Derangement Syndrome…which is now being eclipsed by rabid Palin Derangement Syndrome.
I actually think it’s worth my time and yours to sit down and do a write up of the Top Ten Worst Delusions in McGinniss’ book on Palin — because I have no doubt PDS sufferers coast to coast will parrot the attacks in McGinniss’ book so I might as well spend today refudiating them while the book is still fresh in my mind.
Before I do whatever I need to do to flush this thing out of my head once and for all.
If you have read the book yourself, please use this thread to post your own comments of what you though of it. Honestly, it’s chock so full of lies I’m sure Random House is going to pay a large settlement to the Palin family for just Chapter Nineteen alone, with it’s vile attacks on little Trig. There’s also the fact that McGinniss repeatedly calls Governor Palin a racist, at least once a chapter, which is patently untrue…and, coincidentally, the very thing Leftists do when they want to attack someone but have nothing substantive and reality-based to say in the form of criticism. So, they just call the person a RAAACIST!, as the Alinsky Rules playbook dictates.
Followed by McGinniss to the demented letter in his own “book”.
Sarah Palin on “The Bob & Mark Show” in Alaska at 930am PST 9/16/11? UPDATE: Bob & Mark Show just playing games, Palin never intended to be on the show
UPDATE 130pm CST 9/16/11: The Bob & Mark Show and station KWHL were just playing games with this. On the show today, Bob and Mark admitted people were calling the station as early as yesterday afternoon, asking if the Governor would be on. The station deliberately played coy, telling people they’d just have to listen to find out. The way the person at the switchboard said this led people to believe there would indeed be an appearance by Governor Palin on the show today. This was picked up by Simon Conway in Iowa, another morning radio host, who blasted it out on his Facebook that Governor Palin would make an announcement today. People then used FreeRepublic.com to propagate links to that Facebook posting. I heard about all this at around 240am and put up this posting to investigate whether this was true or not. It sure sounded plausible the Governor would appear on the radio show, since she’s done that several times before. But, as you can read below, I questioned how an entry into the race today would fit with the announced GOP presidential debate schedule.
The Governor will announce when she wants to announce, in keeping with her strategy — which at some point in the future I’m sure you will look back on and see why she’s done everything she’s done. The Governor knows what she’s doing.
Bob and Mark, however, are just playing games and KWHL should know better than to enable them. I don’t know why Simon Conway did what he did, either, but it did lend some excitement to the morning listening in to see if the announcement would be made.
There is no other Republican who generates this sort of excitement, or whose potential appearance on a radio show could make people who never listen to the radio tune in on the off-chance she’ll appear.
Just imagine the explosion of excitement that will occur when she does indeed announce.
ORIGINAL POST 245am CST 9/16/11:
“The Bob & Mark Show” broadcasts out of Anchorage, Alaska, with hosts Bob and Mark on KWHL. [Click here for a link to their site, where you can listen to the broadcast LIVE! ] In the final episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on TLC — which Governor Palin herself produced and had complete creative control over — the Governor promised to let Bob and Mark know, on the air, when she decides to run for president. Since the Governor personally chose to have that bit included in the episode, there has to be a reason for this. “The Bob and Mark Show” broadcasts Monday through Friday.
Though tomorrow is Constitution Day, today’s when Constitution Day is observed in most of the country. It’s also a day when “The Bob and Mark Show” broadcasts. Many believe the Governor will announce her presidential bid on the show today — since she appears to indeed be scheduled as a guest at 930am PST…which is 1130am CST and 1230pm EST.
I have no idea what will happen on the show, but I’m going to tune in just in case. If you hear anything else pertaining to this, please share the info in this thread. It sure is interesting the Governor is booked on this show, today of all days, since restoring respect for the Constitution is one of the main planks in what’s presumed to be the Governor’s presidential platform.
Tune into “The Bob & Mark Show” to see what happens!
PS: I’ve been trying for a few weeks now to determine if Governor Palin has any public events scheduled for Constitution Day (observed today, or tomorrow 9/17/11). I have not been able to turn up anything, which is intriguing in itself. We don’t know what this means yet — if anything — but I’m sure going to listen to “The Bob & Mark Show” to see if she’s really going to be on, and to listen to what the Governor says if she does in fact appear on the show.
UPDATE: It looks like the source of this rumor is Simon Conway, who is a drive time radio host in Iowa, who said on Facebook that he saw something posted at a Palin supporting group about the Bob & Mark appearance before it was taken down. Conway seems like he wanted to be the first to say she was going to announce today, so he would get the attention that would come with that. Looking at the GOP schedule of debates, though, I don’t know what to think to be honest. Rick Perry loses more steam every debate, and the next debate is not until September 22nd. It sure keeps with Governor Palin’s past announcements to declare her candidacy on a symbolic day like Constitution Day…but it also seems like part of her strategy to keep allowing Perry to further implode before she joins the race. We all know the moment Governor Palin announces, she’ll be the sole focus, and guys like Perry won’t get the vetting and media attention they need as her opponents. The debate after the 22nd is in October, on a day when the Governor is scheduled to give a speech on economics in Korea.
Technically, she could fly back in time to participate in the debate, since she’d make up time on the 14 hour flight back to the States, though I don’t know if she’d be inclined to do this. It seems odd for her to participate in the September 22nd debate, but then skip the one on October 18th, and then rejoin the group a debate after that…unless her intention is to begin participating in the debates after the 18th. That would give her opponents two appearances on the stage without her to attack her, and I don’t see her allowing that to happen though.
I think even the Governor’s detractors need to admit she’s a masterful strategist who keeps everyone guessing. She really brings great excitement to American politics. Honestly, my boyfriend Justin asked what I was typing so late and I told him, and now he’s too excited to sleep and has actually woken his mother up in Arkansas to tell her to listen to this radio show. I told him not to do this, but he’s excited at the mere prospect of Governor Palin announcing today. I don’t think even Mittens Romneycare’s own family are excited by anything he does. Let alone complete strangers.
Can you imagine someone like Justin calling his mother long distance in the middle of the night, waking her up, just to tell her there’s a chance Mitt Romney could be on an obscure radio show in Alaska later that morning — and that she would be excited and happy he did this?
UPDATE: 1130am CST Trying to listen to Bob & Mark, but the little radio feature of their site won’t work. Maybe too many people are listening in. If you know of an alternate means of listening, please share. Is this station picked up on any other internet site people can listen in to?
UPDATE: 1145am CST I finally got the streaming to work, but Bob & Mark are talking about an event being held at the Anchorage Wal-Mart to benefit the Fisher House, which helps soldiers coming back from war recover and readjust to being home. There’s a raffle that’s helping the cause. It’s really nice they’re spending so much time on this cause…I give them a lot of credit because it seems like they’re big supporters of our troops. They’re taking calls now from people….and someone just called and asked if Sarah Palin is going to be on. Chris from Ohio is on now. She asked them if they’re going to have the Governor on, but they say she’s not scheduled. Todd apparently is moose hunting and they called him yesterday and he had no idea about the Governor being on. Bob & Mark is actually a very fun show…much better than morning radio here in Chicago…but I’m going to stop listening now because it’s clear the Governor will not be on.
UPDATE 1153am CST: So, there you have it. Simon Conway of Iowa drive time radio started this rumor yesterday on his Facebook page, and we investigated it, but it turns out Simon was wrong and the Governor did not in fact announce on the Bob & Mark Show 9/16/11. Tomorrow is actually Constitution Day, so perhaps something will happen then, but it’s not happening on the Bob & Mark Show today, contrary to what Simon Conway said.
UPDATE: 1210pm CST Looks like Bob & Mark are now saying Governor Palin will be calling in within the next hour. In the meantime, they’re playing some really great music, if you have nothing to listen to at work. It’s actually fun. And exciting wondering what the Governor will say when she calls in.
UPDATE: 1215pm Before they went to commercial, they said “Sarah, up next”
UPDATE: 1221pm – they’re promoting a comedy show now, and giving the menu to a restaurant, where they have different sandwiches for $9.95. You get free onion rings and fries by mentioning the Bob & Mark Show. Don’t tell Michelle Antoinette Obama though! Sarah Palin is supposed to call in any minute now.
UPDATE: 1225 while they are waiting for her call, they are playing comedy calling-in bits
UPDATE: 1227pm Now they’re saying to someone named April Weatherwood that Governor Palin will not be on the show. [ I think this was recorded earlier though ]. April also said that she called the station’s switchboard yesterday and they said for her to listen in at 1030am CST.
UPDATE: 1230pm CST, where I’m from in Cleveland, the morning radio show people played games all the time…so I honestly have no idea what’s going on or if the Governor really is calling in. They might just be trying to keep people listening as much as possible, as I bet they’re getting great ratings numbers off this.
UPDATE: 1232pm Now they are playing some kind of hockey song about being a badass in the wild, wild west.
UPDATE: They say that in just a matter of moments Governor Palin is calling in.
UPDATE: 1234pm CST — they have a man pretending to be Sarah Palin, talking about doing a 5 mile run. Then they start playing the 80s song “Sarah”. And then they start playing some kind of country music song about a guy divorcing his wife, the song is “I Pray For You”.
UPDATE: 1238pm They’re taking a break again…and not mentioning Governor Palin again…it’s very strange how they are going back and forth like this. I think they are just playing games. Now they’re talking about Toyota trucks at some dealership.
UPDATE: 1242pm CST It’s fun listening to the Alaskan commercials, but I think Bob & Mark are playing games.
UPDATE: 1247pm a young girl in North Carolina said she called into the station yesterday and asked if Governor Palin was going to call in today, and the station wouldn’t tell her either way. Bob & Mark then said that when Governor Palin DOES announce, she will do it on their show, but now they are implying she won’t call in today.
UPDATE: 100pm CST The Bob & Mark Show was just playing games. Governor Palin had never agreed to be on. This was just morning show radio “hijinks”.
Does anyone have knowledge of where Governor Sarah Palin will be on Friday 9/16/11 and Saturday 9/17/11?
9/16/11 = Constitution Day, observed
9/17/11 = actual Constitution Day
Nicole Coulter over at C4P calls Governor Palin’s motor coach “the DaVinci Bus” because of clues she finds pointing to a presidential run, woven into the bus’s decorations.
Will Governor Palin choose a date with Constitution-related meaning for her announcement…or will it come on a day when she just wants to drive Obama and the Left the craziest (ie, right before he makes a big speech or attends some event he wants attention devoted to).
The next GOP presidential debate is on September 22nd, 2011.
I wonder if Governor Palin will choose to announce just after this upcoming debate, which would have then forced the media to spend three debates grilling the other candidates, before Governor Palin becomes their sole target.
Is there any historic date you can think of between September 23rd and the beginning of October?
If the Governor does not announce before September 22nd, it means Rick Perry will be diminished by yet another poor debate performance, which seems to be Governor Palin’s plan in all of this.
But, I do wonder if she has any events booked this Friday and Saturday.
Does anyone know?
I am currently visiting family in Seoul, South Korea. While we were out today I saw an ad for the 12th World Knowledge Forum, with Sarah Palin’s picture very prominently displayed near where we were exiting the subway on our way to an attraction. I took some pictures while we were waiting and did some web based research back at the apartment. According to the World Knowledge Forum’s website, it is “Asia’s prestigious business forum” and serves “as the knowledge Olympics.” Based on the schedule, it looks like Governor Palin will be giving an hour long speech on October 11 (look under “Presentations”). To check out her bio on site, you will need to look under “S” for “Sarah” rather than “P” for Palin (all speakers appear in alphabetical order by their first name).