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Even Republicans are fed up with Sarah Palin

By DOUG THOMPSON
November 8, 2010

Sarah Palin: Even Republicans think she's nuts

With the mid-term elections out of the way, establishment Republicans are now focusing their attack machine on a new target: Sarah Palin.

Even former President George W. Bush is taking a potshot or two.

The list of those going after the former Governor of Alaska is growing daily.

Sources inside the Republican Party tell Capitol Hill Blue that Bush is telling other Republicans that Palin isn’t qualified to be President and says Arizona Sen. John McCain was an idiot to put her on the ticket as his running mate in the 2008 Presidential elections.

While Bush hasn’t made his concerns about Palin public, other Republicans are not as hesitant. Michael Gerson, a top Bush aide, calls Palin a “threat to the Republican future.”

In his Washington Post column, Gerson questioned Palin’s endorsement of Tom Tancredo in the Colorado governor’s race, noting that Tancredo — a former Republican Congressman — is a wild card known for racist anti-immigrant rants.

Writes Gerson:

Her endorsement raises the question of whether Palin has any standards for her support other than anti-government rhetoric.  Either as a power broker or a candidate in the 2012 election, Palin’s increasingly erratic political judgment should raise Republican concerns.

Gerson isn’t the only Bush confidant to jump on the bash Palin bandwagon. Karl Rove questions Palin’s qualifications and says he doubts she can handle a long, brutal campaign.

Peggy Noonan, a speechwriter for former President Ronald Regan, says Palin is too ignorant to be President.

On Fox News, Palin sounded off on Reagan, asking: “Wasn’t he an actor? Wasn’t he in ‘Bedtime for Bonzo’ or something?”

Noonan got pissed and wrote in her Wall Street Journal column:

Excuse me, but this was ignorant even for Mrs. Palin,” wrote Noonan, who then went on to note Reagan’s professional career as president of the Screen Actors Guild and then governor of a large and complex state for eight years before entering national politics, challenging his party’s sitting president (Gerald Ford), and popularizing modern conservative political philosophy – all before winning two terms as president.

The point is not ‘He was a great man and you are a nincompoop,’ though that is true. The point is that Reagan’s career is a guide, not only for the tea party but for all in politics. He brought his fully mature, fully seasoned self into politics with him. He wasn’t in search of a life when he ran for office, and he wasn’t in search of fame; he’d already lived a life, he was already well known, he’d accomplished things in the world.

Palin’s response?  Anyone who questions her is “sleazy.”

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6 Responses to Even Republicans are fed up with Sarah Palin

  1. haigeonos

    November 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

    These Establishment figures like George Bush and his buddies Karl Rove, Michael Gerson and Peggy Noonan are the one responsible for destroying the GOP during the election debacles in 2006 and 2008. The American voters are disgusted and rejected their hypocrisy, cronyism, incompetence and corruption.

    Yet these opportunists now have the audacity and shame to challenge and question the very person who has just revived the fortune of GOP. If not for Sarah Palin, who is mainly responsible for energising the tea Party Movement to vote for GOP, there would not be a GOP landslide.

    These Establishment GOP are simply disgusting and despicable.

  2. wildflowerchicago

    November 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Ever since John McCain anointed her as his Vice Presidential candidate she has since self appointed herself chief grizzly guru of repetitive sound bites across the airwaves. Substance? She has none, just a giddy go get ‘em demeanor that lacks the bite with about as much ferocity as Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua. Her striking profile may have won her a tiara and a bunch of roses at her high school beauty pageant but that doesn’t say much about her depth of the issues of national concern. She simply is not qualified to be president!

    What irks me as much as I find it alarming is that this amateur statesman if angered enough by establishment GOP would persuade the Tea Party patriots to follow her down the road to a third party. That would be a disaster for the GOP! Is she nuts?…Kind of think so and this tells me she is not ready for prime time..

    Perhaps, the GOP is beginning to take a closer look at the polarizing effect of Ms. Palin and hopefully she will self-destruct long before this high school level cheerleader divides the party. Palin would be much more suited running for the local PTA than for any state or national office such as president.

  3. Raheem

    November 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    All good ol boy party politicans are disgusting and despicable. How can anyone who has a brain not see palin is a walking hypocrisy and a running joke. Her “cause” is- getting paid. She’s doing that at the expense of ignorant sheep. I pray she runs so I can have a year of watching her dodge questions and saying stupid things. Both women who ran as mini palins lost. odonnel and angle both: ran from reporters, say stupid unfounded things, ran negative campaigns, and have no idea why they lost. How dumb can you be?
    There is a reason the ol boy network doesn’t want her to run and all Dems want her to run. She will get crushed by Obama or any other Democrat.

  4. woody188

    November 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Hate to agree with George W. Bush, but he is right. Palin isn’t even a conservative. As Governor of the largest welfare state in the Union, she subsidized her electorate’s heating bills with taxes on oil and built a giant sports complex that crosses into someone else’s property. Then when the going got tough and scandal hit, she quit to go make money giving speeches.

    Everything Palin touches turns to poo, including the tea party movement. Before Palin, it was about budget and trade deficits, ending the Fed, and adhering to the Constitution. After Palin started coming around, it was about protesting Mosques, racism, and gay marriage.

    Palin is a socialist Neo-con if anything as she tends to morph into whatever the person writing the checks wants her to be. Beware this devil in a dress.

  5. Keith

    November 9, 2010 at 7:30 am

    The woman is viewed as an “airhead” by most liberals and independents, which, in my opinion, makes her absolutely unelectable in a Presidential race. My hunch is that having her on the ticket in 2008 drove most of these people to vote for Mr. Obama, who, as we are now seeing, was (and is) ALSO totally incompetent to be our President.

    Unfortunately, the Republican Party has now been co-opted by the far Christian right who constitute an ever-shrinking portion of the voting population.

    By contrast, the Democratic Party has also been co-opted, but by the far LEFT, which leaves a whole lot of the US electorate…the vast majority of people in the middle who actually elect our Presidents….without anybody to actually vote FOR. Indeed, in the last election (and if I wanted my vote to actually count for something besides a protest) my choice was to vote for either “Stalin” or “Hitler”.

    As the 2012 election unfolds, it will be interesting to see what third party candidates emerge. But it would appear that by continually putting up extremist candidates on their “tickets”, BOTH of our mainstream political parties are now sowing the seeds of their eventual destruction.

  6. Olivia

    November 9, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Sarah Palin is a classic naricissist. She is incapable of accepting any criticism at all, insisting that anyone who criticizes her is her enemy, or not a “real” American (because the only “real” Americans are the ones who worship her unquestioningly), or even an enemy of America itself.

    She’s an idiot. She’s not just undereducated, or ignorant, or unaware — she’s clearly just not smart at all. Her mindless followers think she’s “savvy”, but they’re confused — she’s an attention whore and, like attention whores anywhere, has a knack for keeping the spotlight on herself.

    That’s not savvy — that’s a personality disorder.

    I will not support any ticket associated in any way with Sarah Palin. I’d vote for Obama before I’d insult what this country stands for by voting for that selfish, grasping, opportunistic, attention-seeking narcissist.