12:43 PM, April 3rd, 2012
[Gasoline prices] are ridiculous. I had to take out a loan to fill up my minivan. It’s crazy.
1:35 PM, October 6th, 2011
In our 235 years as a nation, [Sarah Palin] might have been—other than the Civil War—the gravest threat our republic has ever faced. Not only was she the most unqualified candidate in our history, she might have been the most mentally fragile, and she was certainly the only one ever who flirted openly with the notion of ending the separation of church and state.
The Rogue author Joe McGinniss, writing his Goodbye to Sarah Palin letter on the Beast. (via newsweek)
Reblogged from Newsweek
6:18 PM, October 5th, 2011
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States.
Sarah Palin is out.

(Source: abcnews.go.com)

5:01 PM, July 14th, 2011

Lawrence O’Donnell at MSNBC has been stirring up a conspiracy theory that Newsweek made some deal with Sarah Palin to the cover story. Peter Boyer finally strikes back: “I’m glad to get career-passing grades from that great journalist Lawrence O’Donnell.” Zing!

(Source: youtube.com)

1:53 PM, July 11th, 2011
An outtake from the Palin cover story photo shoot.

An outtake from the Palin cover story photo shoot.

5:22 PM, July 10th, 2011

Asked what was to be made of the fact that so many Republicans were looking beyond the field of declared candidates to people like herself, and Govs. Rick Perry and Chris Christie, Palin said, “It suggests that the field is not set. Thank goodness the field is not yet set. I think that there does need to be more vigorous debate. There needs to be a larger field. And there’s still time. There’s still months ahead, where more folks can jump in and start articulating their positions.”

Reblogged from Newsweek
10:55 AM, June 21st, 2011

Carpe Per Diem

Am I supposed to be charging meals
While I am away from Juneau?
Or does per diem cover my meals—
I haven’t charged any meals to the state,
Just a couple of coffees while outside
During these six months in office.
Am I doing this right?
What about Todd’s meals
If he’s traveling for First Gentlemen duties?
Is the intent for his per diem to cover meals entirely,
Or was he to have been keeping receipts
For reimbursements?
What about family?
I’d like to be real clear.

—from I Hope Like Heck: The Selected Poems of Sarah Palin

4:20 PM, June 20th, 2011
You are not cooler than President Obama. No, you are not. No, seriously, you are not, not even you, Sarah Palin—no matter how many motorcycles you jump on in a sexy leather jacket. Obama is the cool kid; let him be the cool kid.
Meghan McCain, writing in her “Dear Republican candidates running for president in 2012" advice letter published today on The Daily Beast.
1:44 PM, June 15th, 2011
5:07 PM, June 10th, 2011
3:30 PM, June 10th, 2011

Wherein a Palin staffer suggests to an Alaskan state official in the Department of Natural resources (read: oil pipelines) that he write Gov. Palin at her personal email address.

1:56 PM, June 10th, 2011
The emails are being handed out in six boxes of paper, at a cost of $725.97 per set, with free handtruck service to the curb.
Free handtruck service to the curb! That’s what I call a deal.
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