Posted by: shannynmoore | July 26, 2009

Palin Sworn Out…

Sean Parnell will be sworn in as governor this afternoon.  Will Palin be sworn out?banananixon

“I have never been a quitter.”

Richard Nixon, August 8, 1974

“I’m not a quitter.”

Sarah Palin, July 7, 2009

Today’s MUST read…spot on.



  1. I just posted this on the other site but thought it fit here as well (sorry, I do tend to get a bit wordy)

    I am very happy for Alaska right now but am still worried about everyone’s future with Mrs. Palin (private citizen) prowling the other 49. She may not get elected to higher office (may the gods help the world if she does) but she has the potential to cause a lot of damage by inciting the Real Haters of Real America.

    For the good of the country, I hope that the GOP reclaims itself from the far right Palin-type faction that is causing so much disruption to thoughtful debate. Palin, Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck, to name only a few, are doing real damage to everything from health care to climate change to American’s respected position around the world. For the good of the country, we need to hear more from the Colon Powells, David Brooks and Susan Eisenhowers. This may seem like fighting words to most progressives but I really don’t mean them to be. I simply want to see integrity return to the discussion. And these people (even if you disagree with them) represent integrity; integrity that is sorely and frighteningly lacking in current political debate. Think about the people in Alaska that were elected to office that you disagreed with but that handled themselves in a respectful manner. We may still disagree with their positions but at least the discussion will be knowledge driven instead of the hate-filled-fearful rhetoric that we are currently reading, hearing and seeing.

    I’m afraid it’s not enough that Mrs. Palin is out of Alaska…she needs to become irrelevant for the good of American politics.

  2. Very nicely said Claudia! I agree, we need civil discourse – polite and courteous in spite of differences. I”m having difficulty recognizing my country right now.

    By the way, you forgot CNN’s Lou Dobbs, who I consider to be one of the worst racist haters in television.

    I’d also like to see the Palin Politics approach curbed. Not sure whether McInsane was totally aware what he unleashed, but it isn’t recognizable political activity as far as I’ve seen. It’s simply the Politics of Hate – something that just feels bad and wrong.

    She has proven over the last 10 months (egad) that she cannot grow the party. She has a very loud, nasty base, but they appeal only to themselves. Her negatives are way too high to make her a viable candidate, but she can be very destructive to the good political health of our country.

    I’m sure she’ll try to be visible (isn’t that what she’s all about?) and maybe someday she’ll have a bolt of lightening strike her and realize she really could have done something positive and been effective if she had taken the time and effort to walk a decent political path.

    But no, she had to continue to be the Mean Girl $arah – and no one past the age of 16 likes that thing.

    She’ll always be first and foremost a rube hillbilly – it didn’t matter where she came from – she just wasn’t bright and she overplayed her hand. The lack of intellect was too glaring and too obvious. Her playing favorites with her high school chums was just a sample of how she handles things – she never grew up, intellectually.

    I think Alaska will feel better after this is all over. Parnell is in her mode, but appears to maybe have a few ethics going for him.

    Shannyn, congrats on remaining alert, attuned and very funny – you kept it on track and we all appreciate your humor, your tenacity and your ability to ferret out the honest details!


  3. Nixon in skirts. Just perfect. And equally as attractive. Ugh.

  4. Let’s hope that rest of the country is smart enough to keep her in Wasilla for the rest of her miserable life. Unfortunately, she was brought here to Georgia to campaign in a runoff last fall for our own embarrassment, Sen. Saxeby Chambliss. She became the darling of our Republican crowd. So sad, that a person who seems to know so little about anything other than her life in Wasilla, aspires to be a national candidate and is actually accepted by so many.

  5. Well, the data base failed while I was blogging on themudflats…

    Congrats, I hope, with your new Governor Parnell. Oh, and I won’t be talking about his kids unless he puts them on the national stage like Palin did.

  6. Maybe Gov. Parnell can rent Sarah’s kids.

  7. Parnell is a family man, but (from what I have been able to find out via Google), at least he’s an honest one. So we will see how he goes for Alaska now.

  8. Palin is a quitter or as W.L. Iggiagruk Hensley describes her, a qiviter. There is a related post at

  9. You should be celebrating with a “white russian” in honor of Palin quitting!!!! Congrats to Alaska!

  10. And first, some straight talk for some, just some in the media because another right protected for all of us is freedom of the press, and you all have such important jobs reporting facts and informing the electorate, and exerting power to influence. You represent what could and should be a respected honest profession that could and should be the cornerstone of our democracy. Democracy depends on you, and that is why, that’s why our troops are willing to die for you. So, how ’bout in honor of the American soldier, ya quite makin’ things up.

    The wordings of the current oath of enlistment and oath for commissioned officers are as follows:

    “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

    “I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God.” (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)
    “I fear the newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.”
    — Napoleon Bonaparte [1]
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers”
    This philosophy is usually accompanied by legislation ensuring various degrees of freedom of scientific research (known as scientific freedom), publishing, press and printing the depth to which these laws are entrenched in a country’s legal system can go as far down as its constitution. The concept of freedom of speech is often covered by the same laws as freedom of the press, thereby giving equal treatment to spoken and published expression.
    Now if I were enlisted in the American military, Palin, by all accounts would look like “the domestic enemy” to me.

    Palin is CONSTANTLY attempting to quash freedom of the press by using her position as a podium and…. illegal fund raising,….. aka …Alaska Fund Trust ….to constantly threaten law suits against journalists and accuse them of lying when it is not favorable to her.

    Palin threatens the freedom of the press every chance she gets.

    As you can see, every enlisted person swears an oath to defend these freedoms that Palin is threatening.

    That makes her a domestic enemy, just like the other quitter, Tricky Dick Nixon.

    I do see many parallels between Palin and Nixon, especially the paranoia, however, Nixon’s IQ was MUCH higher.

    Nixon’s educational record was able to be referenced, students and professors alike “remembered ” him. This is the largest difference between them.

    Whilst Palin has put so many high school friends to work in her government, it makes you wonder if she really attended collage at all.

    Palin glories in her “basket ball prowess” during high school, so why no basket ball in college?

    Throughout five years, you would think any person would make at least ONE friend.

    In this five year period you would think at least ONE person would remember her.

    I think that there is a huge story here and no one is willing to speak.

    There is not a single friend or story over a five year period.

    THAT simply is not possible.

  11. Every since I watched the recent movie about the Frost/Nixon interview, all kinds of memories came flooding back.

    All hubby and I kept saying throughout the movie was…….wow………that’s JUST like Sarah Palin.

    On a smaller scale of course, only because she never got the chance.

    Here is a link to 97 min of the original interview, commentated by today’s David Frost ,very worth the time .

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