Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review for the past 11 years, posted this comment on The Corner about Sarah Palin's performance in the vice presidential debate:

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.

It isn't every day you see a 40-year-old man react to a political candidate like a tween at a Jonas Brothers concert. Lowry's other comment on the debate was to declare that Piper Palin was the night's "other big winner" because she's adorable.

Does anyone else find it disturbing that one of the conservative opinion leaders in this country believes that people on TV are communicating directly with him?

-- Rogers Cadenhead

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Did he say anything about a thrill up his leg?


 

believes that people on TV are communicating directly with him?

It's really not that big of a stretch.


 

Did he say anything about a thrill up his leg?

Good point. I like Chris Matthews even though he threw Gore under the bus during the recount, but he has a tendency to get all teen-Beatles-Ed Sullivan when a politician reaches his creamy center. It doesn't just happen with Democrats, though. He got the leg-thrill for Giuliani a couple of times in the early primaries.


 

She certainly does seem adorable! But I think you need to be a little bit more than "your average soccer mom" to get my vote for VP!


 

Four years ago I would have. This year, it pales to insignificance next to the personality cult that is the Obamessiah.


 

I don't know what to think of Matthews these days. Love his book, and he shows flashes of genuine insight and sheer lunacy in about equal measure, but man does he have a boner for Obama. If I were Barack I'd avoid hugging Matthews for fear of getting pelvic pressure and a long, shuddery moan.

Hors de topic, I totally predicted this. A dead heat for all intents and purposes.


 

Rogers, the left has acted like Moony disciples over Hussein for the last year and half. (Obama, Obama, Obama) Now you find it strange that people like Gov. Palin?

Hussien is a empty suit phony that counts terrorist, racist philaderers, and convicted felons as his greatest influences. Sarah Palin is a women that has accomplishments and sound Ameircan values.

Plus, she's a babe.

Do the math.


 

"Sound American values?"

Like when she said she said "Thanks, but No Thanks to that Bridge To Nowhere"
when, in fact, she DID support it...
and when the political pressure piled on, she meekly backed off...
but kept all that pork money for Alaska?

It's THOSE kind of values that would make Rogers move to China. Or Cuba.


 

One of the myriad of Anons says, "Like when she said she said "Thanks, but No Thanks to that Bridge To Nowhere" when, in fact, she DID support it... "

Parrot-speak! Which Anon parrot is this, then? Evidently not one who has done any independent reading, even in the leftist media's sites, and since the facts don't support your innuendo.

Palin said, two months before becoming governor of Alaska, 'Yes. I would like to see Alaska's infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now--while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.'

Two months later, after becoming governor and responsible for Alaska's budget, the media acknowledged, True, after Palin was sworn into office that fall, her first budget didn't allocate any money for the bridge.

Anon (whoever) continues, "and when the political pressure piled on, she meekly backed off... but kept all that pork money for Alaska?"

The same article at The Plank contradicts your impression, 'Congress had stripped away the offending earmark, shifting the money back to the state's general fund, and future federal support seemed unlikely.'

Notice that The Plank admits that Palin couldn't have any "Bridge to Nowhere Funds" but misdirects that Alaska's putative "matching funds" were diverted back to the Alaska budget?

The very Budget that Palin did NOT ask Congress for any funds!

Anon continues the lie by dictating what someone else would do, "It's THOSE kind of values that would make Rogers move to China. Or Cuba."

What "values" are those? The ones where your stupid, parroted, unthinking lies make such fools of you subversives for votes, that you must seek sanctuary in the idyllic communist China? Cuba?

You mock yourselves more than you gain comrades for your socialist Weltanschauung. I don't think Rogers world weariness with the conservative side of the USA will impell him to seek some imaginary communist paradise on Earth, any time soon ...


 

come on, fellas - honesty is the best policy. back in the day, palin wasn't at all shy about her support for the gravina bridge.

Sarah Palin, Sept. 2006: "The money that's been appropriated for the project, it should remain available for a link, an access process as we continue to evaluate the scope and just how best to just get this done. This link is a commitment to help Ketchikan expand its access, to help this community prosper."

Sarah Palin, Sept. 2007: "Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and it's clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island. Much of the public's attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened."

Sarah Palin, Sept. 2008:
Charlie Gibson: "But you were for it before you were against it. You were solidly for it for quite some period of time..."
Palin: "I was."

this doesn't sound remotely like "thanks but no thanks." to his credit, john mccain was one of only 4 senators to vote against the bridge allocation earmark. he made that alaska pork project a centerpiece of his campaign against earmarks. unfortunately, at the exact same time, his future running mate sarah palin was promoting the bridge earmark during her campaign for governor.

when she was first introduced to america on the national stage, she should have just kept her mouth shut about the whole thing instead of lying about it - after all, biden and obama voted for the bridge allocation... twice.


 

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