September 03, 2008

FLASH: GOP gurus Noonan & Murphy caught on hot mic trashing Palin & McCain, admitting that "it's over" and pick was "political bullsh*t"

Well that should put a nail in this Palin bubble. Surprised it took that long.

Next we need an idea about what the insiders were truly saying at places like the NAR, Countrywide, Indymac, WaMu, the NAHB and even the House and Senate. We need the Henry Blodget memo, housing bubble style.

The American people have been taken for fools. And the GOP is taking the taking for fools to a whole new level. Thanks to uber-GOP-gurus Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy and an open mic, at least we now know some of the behind-the-scenes truth. Too bad more Republicans didn't stand up to this disaster. Like standing up to the housing bailout, it would have been to their credit, and their advantage.

Noonan, Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: 'It's over'

After a segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mic ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.

"It's over," said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.

"The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullsh** about narratives," she said. "Every time Republicans do that ... because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it."

Murphy chimed in:

"The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical."

[HP side note - yes, we've done a lot of Palin stuff this past week. But I feel this debacle represents much more than just the McCain/Obama race. I think it speaks to how cynical, awful and calculating American politics has become. And the blind-faith support from the hard-core right has been just as bad as the spin and bullsh*t that came out of realtors' mouths these past few years. America deserves better. The Palin debacle might have been America's low point. It definitely feels like a low point for the GOP.]


Anonymous said...

Hahaha! That's awesome! Even the Republiscum don't believe their own bullsh*t any more!!

What's even more awesome is the Ron Paul sign in the background!


Anonymous said...

Will McCain accuse the GOP of killing her nomination now instead of the liberal press?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I guess Murphy and Noonan will have Sunday Mornings free for the foreseeable future.

Too Bad, So Sad, but all true.

Bye Bye War Hero.

Quentin Daniels said...

Keith you are such a hypocrite. You have said before (paraphrasing) "throw all the incumbents out", essentially saying vote out the insiders and the long time Washington politicians and get new, untainted blood in. So now that McCain has selected the inexperienced Palin you say (paraphasing), "she too inexperienced to be a heartbeat away from the presidency". Which is it Keith? You want long time, insider Washington politicians or not? And by the way, I will not vote for McCain but not because of Palin. I am a Ron Paul supporter and will vote for Bob Barr since Paul won't be on the ballot.

cheney next said...

DOJ: Ex-KBR chief pleads guilty to bribery charges
By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer

WASHINGTON—A former chief executive of construction firm KBR Inc. pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal bribery and kickback charges in connection with the company's natural gas operations in Nigeria from 1995 to 2004.
The Justice Department said Albert "Jack" Stanley entered a guilty plea in federal court in Houston to conspiring in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials in return for engineering and construction contracts.

Under his plea agreement, Stanley, 65, faces a sentence of seven years and payment of $10.8 million in restitution

shtove said...

This blog has lost its point.

Censoring comments.

Touting propaganda over fair assessment.

Pushing a party line.


bitterrenter said...

I LOVE IT! Noonan used to be a speechwriter for the Devil, er, I mean Reagan.

But you brainstems will STILL go out and vote for McCain, won't you?

Man, you people are dumb as a box of f*cking rocks!

ATE_UP said...


I enjoyed looking at Miss Palin's bre*sts on the cover of Vogue. Therefore, she is my Miss President. I took great time, and heartfelt thought regarding these various moral soldiers running for the difficult job of the Presidency, of, the, Greatest Country in the World!!!

However, I do not leave this decision, with, a Heavy Heart.


consultant said...

People have slammed Keith for focusing on politics and picking a side to support in the upcoming election.

Keith started this blog to expose the silence and lies surrounding the housing Ponzi scheme. So why would anyone think he would or could confine himself to just talking about housing?

There's the old saying, "..follow the money". Eventually it leads to Washington in some form or fashion.

So when Keith or any of us are attacking some of the principal architects of the biggest financial theft in the history of this country, understand the attacks are aimed at the criminals and their enablers who help carry out this gangster activity.

I'm backing Obama because he has fewer finger prints on this financial disasster than McCain and his Republican buddies. I don't support some of Barack's plans on housing. But McCain's plans(see Sarah Palin) will make the housing disaster seem like a minor distraction.

When Obama is elected he is going to have so much sh!t to deal with, he might resign before the state of the union. He is going to have to fight dead weight baggage in the Republican and Democratic Parties.

So Keith. Rail on! Keep shouting with the passion that brought you to the table in the first place.

Anonymous said...

well, have you read Pat Buchanan's latest op ed? he is now in favor of Palin.

Noonan and Murphy are upset because McLoser's pick makes them look outdated and out of the loop.

The Media is so for obama. Why don't they ever make statements like "if obama is elected he will easily be the least experience president in history"? they are willing to say that about Palin, it fits obama too.

Now the media touts Obama's "campaign experience" as a qualification for president. That is really grasping at straws. If running a campaign was "presidential experience" then we should put the guy who ran Bush's campaigns into office as he certain out does obama in that category.

Anonymous said...



Afterthought said...

The time for "balance" between left and right is over.

These people will put us into camps unless we humble them.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, great--BUT, I want to see the transcript or video of what they said ON AIR---probably drinking the fascist republican kool-aid like almost every other bought and paid-for conservative pundit this week.

If you're voting for McSame this year, folks, these people are your handlers; your brainwashing mind-control experts. It's good for you to find out what they REALLY think as opposed to what they are being paid to shove up your nose and into your brain.

Anonymous said...

are they the authority on palin, like jackson is the authority on balls?

guess this proves she is a DC outsider ... bravo!

Anonymous said...

On another note... Back to what this Blog was supposed to be all about...

The Polish are buying up Florida houses with pools as an investment since the dollar is so weak. They are using the properties as rental properties for 4-5 years and then will sell them when the market turns....


Toby said...

What is even more telling is that the host of the show was in on the conversation AFTER interviewing them and letting them spew their Republican BS on the air, knowing full well what their real views were. These guys live for political news, but are really not that detached from it. It's all part of the game.

Anonymous said...

Hang tough there, Governor and Senator; we're rooting for you!

swamprat said...

So today they drag the future son-in-law before the cameras. As if these 2 kids don't have enough problems. Imagine if you got a girl pregnant and they put you on the news for the whole world to see. How do you suppose that feels? At 18. To either of them?
And they said hands off the kids! Seems to me they should take their own advice and send those poor kids back to Alaska where they will be safe from politicians. They are being used!!

Ibod said...

How humiliating to be a Republican Mr. Magoo and sidekick trailer park trash apologist...these pathetic excuses as Americano "leaders" of the USA should be headliners on the Jerry Springer show.

Anonymous said...

favorite comment from palin yet:

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities."

gwk said...

It is the most pathetic sorry spectacle to see this blog and its left wing associates rip this woman and her family and you have energized our base and McCain will be elected and Obama will go back to Chicago where he came from and the Supreme Court is the next victory.

skinkx said...

Well, let's see, it's been 5 days now and Palin is STILL with us.

maybe you should stick with the housing crisis Keith.

Anonymous said...

Actually, according to Peggy herself, that's not what she meant.

Of course, none of you will believe her, since you're so committed to Obama it's almost disturbing.

Oh, and no one has seen fit to answer my question as to what exactly constituted the "community organizing" that Obama did.

What projects did he spearhead?

What accomplishments can you point to that still benefit the community today?

No one seems to be able or willing to address that. It's not a trick question.

Anonymous said...


shake in your boots losers

this is POLITICS, decisions have ALWAYS been POLITICAL and calculated

-is she the most ready to be VP? no.

-is obama the most ready to be Pres? hells no.

Unfortunately, that's not what politics is about. Helllooooooo????

F McBama said...

Low point? Naw we are still in the denial state! Just wait till mexifornia declares independence and we are eating dirt! Ummm love those dirt sandwiches cause none of the idiot politicians have eyes! Cant they see the trouble we are in?

It is over!

Anonymous said...

This is just stupid. The so-called GOP guru obviously had vested interest in some other VP candidate. Quoting them is like quoting Hilary supporters for calling Obama empty suit . . . except of course, Obama actually is empty suit. hahaha

Anonymous said...

Man, that's almost as bad as Jesse Jackson's "cut Obama's nuts off" comment. My guess is Murphy and Noonan won't be spending any campaign dollars...

Anonymous said...

Just a thought...

If the press keeps running with this as aggressively as they have been, I really think there's the potential for a bi-partisan female backlash of epic proportions.

I don't really care either way... I'm a libertarian living in NYC so I stopped voting long ago. But some of these arguments are starting to really make sense to me. If Palin was a dude, none of this would be happening... and I think its quite dangerous for Barry if this sh*t continues.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin, leader of the free world.

Come on guys, give her a chance..

She can't be worse than Bush.

vanilla ice said...

People have been saying the McCain campaign has been over since his campaign started. And how many people have been trashing the Obama campaign? Geeze, maybe some people are more afraid of what McCain's done then stupefied.

Does Palin belong to the NAR?

vanilla ice said...

Watching Palin's speech right now. People at the conventions, it's ok to not scream after every sentence. This isn't the Today show.

George L said...

chatting online today with other fellow independents the general feeling is that the republican ticket is a joke.none of us is voting for McCain.

even top republicans admit that without the independent vote they have no chance of winning.

well let me tell you republicans,you have no chance.

sandman said...


I love your blog. been here 2 years.

But you said... "Obama was a State Senator for 8 years." Which make him a guru.

I wrote:


How many State Senators do you know personally? Honestly

I know many.

And you think they know what exactly??


Can you respond?

I think the SS stuff is bogus. Want me to disclose how many Realtors are SS - since they only work a half year or alternate every 2 years?

If you are hanging your hat on SS... it is.... mighty thin.


Anonymous said...

Gee Keith ...looks like your dumb bimbo has hit two grand slams...One on Friday and one on Wed....

BubbleGirl said...

What a big twat that Sarah Palin...did you see her speech? She's going to be the big Republican attack dog with the high pitched scream and lipstick and perfectly quaffed hair..God, I'm so ashamed of this country.


Anonymous said...

The fat cats calling the shots for the GOP know a McCain/Palin ticket has no chance against Obama/Biden.

McCain has been set up for a fall.

Their main concern is to somehow manipulate/coerce the Obama team into agreeing not to pursue criminal charges against the thoroughly corrupt Bush administration and its crony corporate network.

Semper Augustus said...

I can't help but think that the tinfoil hat theory- that the Republicans want to lose while looking like they're trying to win- can be the only explanation for both McCain and Palin. Hell, Obama stopped bringing new messages after hope and change- if McCain wanted it, it was his. Whoever wins in November, loses.

Whoever wins gets the blame from everybody who thought they were rich because their assets appreciated faster than they built up debt. Leverage == wealth. Frugality == poor losers. Lots of people were convinced they had jumped a socioeconomic class or two, and when they realize their Southland real estate, their hedge fund, or their commodities fund are worthless, they aren't going to just admit they were wrong (how many REALTORS™ have admitted that?). They're going to look for blame, or worse.

At least it's worse in Europe.

Palin Rocked said...

That was a Ronald Regan like speech. I can see why the media fears her so much. Send that woman in to as many small towns in Ohio and Pennsylvania as possible and the Republicans have a great shot. It seems like some people here forget that America is not just filthy inner cities overflowing with people. Small towns make up a big hunk of swing states and they do not read nor care about HP.

Anonymous said...

Those were democraps talking. Not real Republicans. You idiot Keith.

Ross said...

Noonan is a McCain hater and in bed with Bushie. She wouldn't be able to stand this ticket no matter who McCain picked.

What's actually over is Noonan's relevance as a journalist and political commentator. I was surprised to hear that she's still alive. She said that McCain should come out and say he will only serve on term if elected.

Why? - Because he will systematically dismantle her beloved GOP and all of it's disgusting cronyism.

McCain was the right choice in 2000 and is still the right choice today. Picking Palin was just further evidence of his disdain for the Neo-Cons that have ruled the Republican Party since the days of Gingrich and have almost destroyed our economy.

I voted for Gore and Kerry and I can't wait to cast my vote for McCain/Palin. Obama and Biden can do all the talking they want to, but neither of them has the guts and conviction of the Republican ticket.

christiangustafson said...

Sorry, socialists, but Noonan explains matters here:

investorinpa said...

Wow, Keith, how poorly did you time this post? I just watched Palin's speech and she was admitedly very, very likeable and very much "a pit bull with lipstick". She went after Obama with the best line to date...he's authored 2 memoirs but has yet to ever author any piece of legislation. Ouch, baby, very ouch. Basically, the Republicans smartly casted Palin as "America's Sweetheart" and watch how well this plays in the heartland and small town America. This election is going to be a dogfight. Its definitely NOT over and I think in the end, Obama loses out of no fault of his own, just better campaigning on the Repubs part

upthecreek said...

I have followed your blog for almost 2 years... I think you have finally lost it... Now I know why you are calling it quits in Nov 5 2008

Palin will ignite a spark across the good old USA...for the better.
The people may finally take back this country from the boneheads in Washington...Bye Bye Obama

tabasco said...

Wow, what a way to introduce yourself to the country, Governor Palin, with an over the top sarcastic and paranoid half hour of drivel that was eaten up by the vicious Republican audience. She's Zell Miller and Michael Brown all wrapped up in a nice wingnut package. Disgusting.

Lisa said...

Seems to me Palin made puney little men like you realize totally worthless. Putting fake greek columns and making fake presidential seal and cardboard crown must make your leader feel like he is emperor.

BTW compared to what McCain sacrified and served this country, you are worth a little spec of sand on ocean bch, probably not even that.

Anonymous said...

That bull looks like it is making dinner for you and your fearless leader BO.

just sayin said...

Whether you like her or not, her speech, poise and motherly manner tonight was absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to see her and Biden go at it.

Anonymous said...

This is from an Alasking..A Little snip it from
What is really going on with Palin:

Here we go everyone. I’m sitting here in Anchorage with my cocktail, my bucket of popcorn, and my Pepto Bismol.

Rudy is taking the stage. Did anyone at the DNC have to wait for the applause on applause lines?

Did you guys know that John McCain was a POW?

I see what we’re in for. Barack Obama bashing, line by line down his resume. Community Organizer (laughter), celebrity Senator, no executive experience. Never had to lead people in crisis…. is he going to say 9/11?

He just actually said, “This is no time for on the job training.” Ummm…. what about Sarah?

Lots of reform talk, but no specifics. Put government on the side of the people, shook things up, …

Oh Good God. They’re chanting “Drill Baby Drill”. And they won’t stop.

September 11th! He said it! Everyone take a drink!

Terrorists, Islamic extremism, ….more terrorists, surge, Democrats afraid to insult terrorists.

He just said Joe Biden should get ‘that VP thing’ in writing. In case Obama flip flops. That’ll be a great clip to play back if Palin is asked to leave. leaves gracefully.

Obscure negative references to the U.N. Tries to start the U-S-A chant…semi-successfully.

HA! The spin: Obama looked back by choosing experience. McCain “looked to the future” when he picked young and inexperienced.

He’s “sorry that her home town isn’t cosmopolitan enough” for Barack Obama. “The first day she was mayor she had more executive experience” than Barack Obama and Joe Biden combined. Where’s my drink?

Here we go. Palin is on. Crowd goes wild.

Why does she keep saying John” S”. McCain?? Mom of a troop. Deployment on 9/11. More U-S-A chanting. Family introductions. We’re just like you. Special needs children need special love. (*Note to self. make a post about how she cut funding in Alaska for special needs education).

Lukewarm applause for Todd being a steelworker. Intro of parents. Hardworking small town people are always proud of America. (as opposed to whom?)

The difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? Lipstick.

Piper is licking her hand and wiping it on Trig’s head. Ew.

“A small town mayor is something like a community organizer except that you have actual responsibilities”. The ‘bitter’ comment is resurrected. Big boo for ‘the media’ who thinks she’s unqualified. Doesn’t care about their opinion, she’s going to Washington to serve the country. (Pepto Bismol)

She talked about putting Murkowski’s luxury jet on Ebay and selling it. (OK, that was a good move).

Talked about her vetoes. Didn’t mention that it included housing for unwed mothers in crisis and special ed.

For the THIRD TIME she’s taken credit for scuttling the bridge to nowhere, even though it’s completely untrue. Also says Alaska has a budget surplus. Don’t think we’ve ever NOT had one. Lots of oil $ here.

Iran sabre rattling and energy independence. Take it from a “gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska”, we’ve got plenty of oil.

Obama only uses the word “victory” when talking about his own campaign. Talks about the dreaded “columns” at the DNC convention. “What does he do after holding back the waters and saving the planet?” Big government. (more Pepto Bismol)

“Al Qaeda is plotting to inflict catastrophic harm, and [Obama] is worried that someone won’t read them their rights”. (pounding head on desk) Now lots of tax talk.

“Some use change to promote their careers. Others, like John McCain use their careers to promote change.” High flown speechmaking, self-created presidential seals….

Hey, did you guys know that John McCain was a P.O.W.?

Whew. We survived. And here’s the whole family. And that’s one ginormous flag.

And here’s John McCain. “Don’t you think we made the right choice for the next Vice President of the United States?” Ummm….

Anonymous said...

Lets stop talking about Palin...
This is a gimmic and BORING...

Anonymous said...

Something to think about

Anonymous said...

The only person that has any right to be President is McCain . This guy
had 7 years of hell as a POW and he is a true American . I don't think McCain is in good enough health for the job however .I also think that Ron Paul has the best interest of
the USA at heart also .

All the current politicians in the Congress and the Senate need to be removed . It does not matter who you elect President as long as that corrupt bought off self-serving group remains in power .That is the change that is needed .

keith said...

Just watched the speech

Nice lady. Likeable. Cute as heck. Reads her lines well, especially the lies.

And dangerously not qualified to be president.

I think watching that speech made me dumber. But that's what the GOP is hoping for - more dumb Americans. Based on the posts here, they should have reason to hope.

I seriously can't believe this is happening. Like la-la land now. But damn, sure is entertaining. Can't wait for the VP debate. You know, where she'll actually have to talk about policy. And things smart people (should) know.

I've got my popcorn.

The world is laughing.

Anonymous said...

There was a flutter of attention when McCain campaign manager Rick Davis told a group of Post reporters and editors yesterday that his team was having to rework the vice presidential acceptance speech because the original draft, prepared before Gov. Sarah Palin was chosen, was too “masculine.” While we all wondered to ourselves what might make a speech masculine or feminine, no one batted an eye at the underlying revelation: that the campaign was writing the nominee’s speech before knowing who the nominee would be.

Anonymous said...

of course people are going to bag on someone who didn't need their political services to get somewhere

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin hates America

Anonymous said...

Republicans Defend Palin's Earmark History, Say She's Changed

Leaders of the congressional Republican campaign against parochial pet projects in spending bills joined the party's aggressive campaign to promote the vice-presidential candidacy of Sarah Palin on Wednesday, labelling the Alaska governor a "reformed earmarker," who could be trusted to help trim wasteful spending from federal budgets.

Anonymous said...

"keith said...

Can't wait for the VP debate. You know, where she'll actually have to talk about policy. And things smart people (should) know."

Doesn't matter. She has nicer legs than Biden, I'm quite sure..

Anonymous said...

Palin has never ordered Alaska National Guard to do anything

By George Bryson, McClatchy Newspapers Wed Sep 3, 7:20 PM ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — When presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate last Friday, the Arizona senator emphasized her role as the commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard .

Later, when questions were raised about Palin's lack of experience in national and international affairs, the McCain campaign pointed again to her military command experience as governor. Some reporters have tried to follow up.

"Can you tell me one decision that she made as commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard ?" CNN journalist Campbell Brown asked Monday while interviewing McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds . "Just one?"

Bounds couldn't, because Palin has never personally ordered the state guard to do anything.

Instead, here's what he said: "Any decision she has made as the commander of the ( Alaska ) National Guard that's deployed overseas is more of a decision than Barack Obama's been making as he's been running for president for the last two years."

However, the governor has no command authority overseas or anywhere in the United States other than Alaska , said Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell , the service commander of the Alaska National Guard .

"When members of the National Guard are federalized, they work for the president," Campbell said Wednesday. "It's not just overseas. They could be federalized to go to other states or they could even be federalized in the state."

Occasions in which Palin retains command authority over the 4,200-member Alaska National Guard are whenever the Guard responds to in-state natural disasters and civic emergencies, said Campbell, who also serves as the commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs .

Some examples?

"We've deployed individuals in state service all over the state under Sarah Palin ," he said. "We had defense men down in Seward for the (Mount) Marathon run doing security.

"Out west and northwest we had erosion problems, and the National Guard was involved in some of the protection out there. About three days ago, the Army National Guard picked up a lady from Little Diomede (Island) . . . at the request of state troopers."

Did Palin directly approve each of those activities?

No, Campbell said. The governor has granted him the authority to act on his own in most cases, including life-or-death emergencies — when a quick response is required — and minor day-to-day operations.

Anonymous said...


Damn what a speech. What a woman. Hillary who?

Keith my advice to you is if you ever want to be take seriously again, never, ever post a political post again. Stick to what you do best which is bashing the NAR.

Anonymous said...

She didn't write that speech she just delivered it like a good nazi

Anonymous said...

never in my life have I seen or heard anything like what I witnessed tonight. Never seen such obscenity, such bottom-crawling filth, such outright lies, made up out of whole cloth, being spewed out with such a sinister, malevolent show of righteousness.

I am beyond disgust. I have finally seen, in its true scope and magnitude, the terrifying and loathsome thing that Karl Rove has made of American politics. And this cannot stand. This abomination must be defeated.

Anonymous said...

Keith... And I suppose you're one of the (smart) people? Because you run a blog? And you exclude Gov. Palin from the group of smart people because you know so much about her?

From everything we've seen thus far, I think its a bit presumptuous to declare this woman "dumb". I mean, be fair dude. She is the Governor of an American state... and honestly, before you even say it, is Arkansas really *that* much more important than Alaska?

And I guess you can't say that the Governor of Arkansas was smart because of his background, because the left has spent eight years reminding everyone that a Yale diploma isn't worth anything anyways... Or one from Harvard, I understand.

She actually does seem quite bright. For you to say she's dumb is simply pure vitriol... and doesn't do much for your argument (IMO). Sure she gave a speech written by someone else... but so does Barry. Measured on the relevant metrics (i.e., delivery and ability to relate to the crowd) she hit a frickin' grand slam.

And if I were the Democrats I wouldn't put too many eggs into the "wait for the VP debate" basket. I'm not saying its going to happen, but given what she's shown thus far the chance exists that she absolutely clobbers Biden. I'm actually looking forward to that possibility... mostly because like you USED to believe in, I'm tired of career DC politicians and look forward to the opportunity for someone new to be given the chance to get us out of this mess.

Ruth said...

You will find out who will run for the hills. Soon. By the way what happened to Sarah Palin candidacy countdown. How come you replaced that with your own count down ? Intersting turn of events.

Mel said...

Keith said:
"Nice lady. Likeable. Cute as heck. Reads her lines well, especially the lies."

You throw around the word "lie" so cavalierly. That's a pretty serious charge. Why don't you back it up? Be specific. Enlighten us.

Anonymous said...

Other than mostly a few ObamaNAZIs who is reading this blog ? Outta here with utter non-sense.

keith said...

Here you go Mel - glad I could help. Don't let that 'truthiness' get in your way though.

Factchecking Palin

Palin has never ordered Alaska National Guard to do anything

Attacks, praise stretch truth at GOP convention

Anonymous said...

I am an independent that voted last two times straight Democrat and before that 2 times Republican. I dont care weather you believe me or not or weather you print this or not.
I am just stunned by her tonight. If I were you I would not make fool of myself anymore downpalying her. It wont work.

bickerer said...

I think maybe Peggy is over.

can i get a drilling said...


Too many metaphors to mention.
But that was the most memorable part of the night from the GOP's token african american speaker of the night, Mike Steele.

Anonymous said...


This blog is toast. Go back to husing.

Anonymous said...

What bothered me about the speech was the lame-ass 'war on terrorism' as well as the bs 'right to life' crap.
Other than that - Palin rocked the house. That woman can connect and we might just be looking at the Republican candidate for president in 2012...
On thing is for sure, she'd rip Hillary a new one.

skinkx said...

hehe, I think you're right Keith, watching Palin must have made you dumber. Who cares what the world thinks. The last time I checked this was an election for the president of the UNITED STATES. Part of the greatness of this country is the fact that we DON'T follow the world.

Palin Day 6 and counting....

Anonymous said...

"The world is laughing"

Like I give a rip what the Euroweenies think of me.

Anonymous said...

Nice sources to prove "lies" Keith....CBS news. Why not just quote Obama himself, the two sources are about equally valid.

Face up Qweefie, you and your lib pals were schooled last night.

And if you really believe Obama will cit taxes as that "study" by the Brookings Institute claims, you're more naive than I thought.

Anonymous said...

" and honestly, before you even say it, is Arkansas really *that* much more important than Alaska?"


How about Vermont, which has even fewer people than Alaska? When Howard Dean ran in 2004, as governor of Vermont, I don't recall anyone questioning whether he was qualfied.

The hypocrisy on the left is unreal.

Anonymous said...

Admit it, you made a mistake buying into OB hype before its too late or you can live in denial ?
Just like the Real Estate maniacs that you bash on your site, ,so rightly.

investorinpa said...

Keith, you are ignoring completely the fact that Palin will play well in small town America and across the heartland. Blame Rove, blame whoemver, but its a winning strategy. She almost sounded MidWestern in her speech- which will only give her more cred in the heartland. America ALWAYS picks the candidate they like more. Nobody liked John Kerry. Some (very few) people liked Bush. Nobody (at the time) liked they do, but back then, he was a stiff dude. If McCain keeps his speech positive and optimistic, Obama's in trouble.

Jen said...

She made O and Biden look like a couple of little bitches!

Anonymous said...

"upthecreek said...
Palin will ignite a spark across the good old USA...for the better.
The people may finally take back this country from the boneheads in Washington...Bye Bye Obama"

Are you actually saying that if McSame wins we will somehow have a revolutionary new Government, far removed from the Bush administration? That's laughable. If McSame gets in you absolutley will not be able to distinguish his term from a 3rd Bush term.

GT CHarlie

Lost Cause said...

The Alaska National Guard has been taken over by the federal government. I am surprised that people don't know about this. It was one of the more controversial changes in the past few years Homeland Security panic.

Lost Cause said...

This woman is a mediocre speaker. I am shocked to hear the praise that she is recieving. But nothing should surpise me form the Party of Lies.

Lost Cause said...

Was anybody paying attention this year? In case anybody forgot, this country is very racist. The choice was there -- between a black man and a white woman: the black man won. What does that tell you? And do you think that adding a woman to the REPUBLICAN ticket is going to get any votes for McCain? The racism is only exceeded by the sexism. She certainly won't bring many votes from Alaska. But every little bit helps, I guess.

bye bye obama said...

I felt a tingling sensation in my leg when she spoke.

Anonymous said...

Gov Palin is just what the republicans needed to re-vitalize the party: she is a strong woman, a wise, experienced governor, she has the taxpayers interest at heart and moreover, she is sexy and knows how to field dress a moose! Again, time will tell if she mis represented her record or not, already even angrybear is raising questions on this front, but otherwise I see no reason for team mccain to lower the bar at the debates for her as she has shown she is an exceptional candidate who knows how to hit and hit hard for her side. She came out last night swinging furiously and hard at that. I fully expect her to finish off obama/biden at the debates and seal the deal. There is nothing stopping her from sweeping the floor with Biden and sending him off with his tale between his legs. There is no excuse now for a poor performance on her part and I for one am very interested to see this debate go down. Its on...

Anonymous said...

"never in my life have I seen or heard anything like what I witnessed tonight. Never seen such obscenity, such bottom-crawling filth, such outright lies, made up out of whole cloth, being spewed out with such a sinister, malevolent show of righteousness."

Wow, you must have lived a sheltered life. For your sake I hope a political party convention on TV is the worst thing you are ever exposed to in your life.

Mel said...

In your first article "Fact Checking Palin" the claim is made that she lied when she said the Obama never authored a major law or reform. If you consider the Lugar-Obama bill to be a major law or his ethics reform package to be major reform then you are willfully blind.

As to your claim that Palin has never ordered the Alaska National Guard to do anything, where in her speech did she ever mention the Alaska National Guard?

John S said...

"She didn't write that speech she just delivered it like a good nazi..."

And you think Obama writes his stuff? Are you that stupid? At least Sarah can finish her speech when the teleprompter fucks up. Obama stopped his speech until they fixed it.

Anonymous said...

Keith, admit it, you are a guilty white liberal who wants to see a balck man win the WHITE HOUSE. You make me sick. You bash McCain/Palin and don't say squat about Obama who is a true and tired liberal.

Reality said...

Anon 11:03,

Is not having a riot on her hand while being a governor (therfore having to send in the national guard) a disqualification too now? No wonder the Democrats are hopeless. You don't understand the virtue in having the power and the refrain from using it. Most good governors do not have to issue a single order to state national guards; it's the ones who run their state to the ground that need to call in national guards (besides extreme natural disasters, which are extremely rare for most states). Wouldn't we all wish W never had to issue a single order to the US military? i.e. no war in Iraq?

The first and foremost duty of government officials is refrain from abuse of power! That's why we have constitutions. If Sarah Palin ever becomes the Presiden of the United State, I sure hope she never have to issue a single order to the US military either . . . as opposed to the chicken hawks that we have all too often from both Democratic and Republican administrations.

gw said...

and a hot mike ... priceless

Reality said...


"Palin has never ordered Alaska National Guard to do anything"

I can't believe you are falling for this one. Most good governors do not call out national guards during their entire tenures. Exreme natural disasters are very rare; most calling out of national guards is due to the politicians running the state into the ground and leading to riots and chaos in the street. The fact that Palin is does not aspire to be a tin pot dictator ordering troops around is a good thing.

Don't we all wish W never had to issue a single order to the US military either? (i.e. no war in Iraq) How is ordering troops around as a governor by itself a necessary qualification? What do you want? a tin pot dictator? It should be obvious that the experience comes from having the power. . . having the discipline not to use it and instead solving problem with peaceful means is a virtue!

pwnd said...

"Sure she gave a speech written by someone else... but so does Barry."

actually, Obama wrote his own acceptance speech.

remember if you want more war(s) please vote for McCain/Palin.

Anonymous said...

"Sorry, socialists, but Noonan explains matters here:"

I believe you would believe anything.

Anonymous said...

never in my life have I seen or heard anything like what I witnessed tonight. Never seen such obscenity, such bottom-crawling filth, such outright lies, made up out of whole cloth, being spewed out with such a sinister, malevolent show of righteousness.

you must be talking about the democrat convention.....

Anonymous said...

I think the SS stuff is bogus. Want me to disclose how many Realtors are SS - since they only work a half year or alternate every 2 years?

If you are hanging your hat on SS... it is.... mighty thin.



I would say that the position of State Senator (of any state) is much much less than the governor of the smallest State. Governor position has several orders of magnitude more responsibility than a state legislator.

Anonymous said...

And dangerously not qualified to be president.

I think watching that speech made me dumber. But that's what the GOP is hoping for - more dumb Americans. Based on the posts here, they should have reason to hope.

Palin is not qualified to be president (the office she is NOT running for)?

Obama is even less qualified to be president (the office he IS running for).

Palin has twice as many years of city and state government experience than obama. Obama does have 3 years of federal experience but over 1.5 years of that has been spent campaigning for president.

BTW, obama is running for president, palin for VP. seems like you have forgotten that important point.

bostonobserver said...

I used to visit HP for housing news from across the country. Now, I strictly return for the humor (since there is no attempt to provide cutting edge housing data any more) in the form of desperate attempts to pump up the flagging Nobama campaign.

Lets look at this latest piece of shocking news. On the one hand we have a conservative reporter that few outside of the WSJ readership have ever heard of making an off the cuff observation on the McCain VP choice. Not great for McCain but, really, no big deal.

On the other hand, we have the Democrat candidate for Vice President stating on two separate occasions that the Democrat Presidential candidate is not qualified or experienced enough to hold the job. Further, we have the former two term Democrat President, perhaps the most popular Democrat since FDR, calling the current Democrat presidential candidate too inexperienced to hold the office and that his campaign is a "fairy tale".

Hmmm, which is more damning?

Then we read here that Palin's fantastic speech was just her reading something that someone else wrote. The hypocrisy so over the top that it must be sarcasm for that is ALL that Nobama has going for him. Take away the teleprompter and he sounds more like Bush than FDR.

keep up the humor guys that's all that's left here...

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Obama was not black if he would be doing anything more then mid level management at some company?

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%.

John McCain will make the best Presidential prisoner ever.

When it comes to high intelligence, thinking deeply about strategic issues, economic sensibility, understanding of profound world forces, McCain is all flightsuit, no pilot.

upthecreek. said...


seems you are pissing off some of your crowd....

Anonymous said...

anonymous @12:45 PM,

Given your voting record for the last 16 years, I'll be putting my money on whomever you aren't voting for...

Anonymous said...

Don't know why you think the VP debate will be such a rout. All Palin needs to do is to a)ignore the question and use a canned answer that has something to do with the topic; b)sprinkle in some biblical references (she used a number of them in her speech)to solidify the base; c) mix in a few references about how badass "hockey moms" are; and d) add that she will bring common sense to Washington.
Example: Q-Many economists have expressed concern that the US will return to a period of stagflation in the near future-What would you consider as viable economic policy alternatives to combat stagflation?

A-"As a hockey mom, I've learned to never back down from a tough fight, and you can be assured I won't back down from tough economic issues facing our country. For everything there is a season, and this will be the season for action, rather than talk. John McCain and I will lower taxes, and stimulate the US economy to get all of the hard-working middle class back on their feet. As governor, I applied common sense solutions to problems that career politicians thought were unsolvable, and when John McCain and I go to Washington, I will bring that same common sense with me."

Remember, Tim Russert won't be there to call her on that kind of crap.

mayor mcmansion said...

"I am just stunned by her tonight."

So are most deer in the headlights.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure Palin and her family arn't from the back woods of Arkansas? er daughter has had 2 babies, one with down sindrome and now another on the way at 17. Thats what happens when the mom is out shooting caribou and the dad is a drunk.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Obama was not black if he would be doing anything more then mid level management at some company?

-Well, obama did get in to a top notch law school and never once mentioned his race on the application. Then, he turned his back on a kick ass wall street job where he would have made tons of $$ (in spite of being black) because thats where his heart led him. I wondr if he had been born 100% white if we would have felt the same call to action, so maybe you are right...

Anonymous said...

Palin for President. Best qualified of all 4 at the top of the ticket for both parties.

Lisa said...

You have a collection of pathetic idiots on your site. You aint seen nothing yet. Wake up. You must still be in shock. Palin is just getting started !!!

Anonymous said...

Next president of USA, Palin. You are Just wasted space and oxygen on earth. You and rest of ObamaNAZI graffitti artists on your site that suvive on baseless dirt and insulting other people. Take 'em along with you so rest of us can live in peace.

Anonymous said...

Btw for you illiterate graffitti punks, this might come as a surprise, Palin and Scott Scully wrote the speech together. Unlike your styrofoam greek column emperor who has a bunch of writers to do the writng for him.