Some of you may have heard that Senator John Kerry tried to make a joke about Governor Palin recently in light of Gov. Sanford’s, um, “adventure”. Like his previous comedic attempts, it was NOT funny. Seriously – he should leave comedy to the professionals (and Letterman doesn’t count). Anyway, The Sleuth from The Washington Post has the “joke” in this piece, Sen. Kerry Clarifies Joke About Palin:

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) would like to amend that little joke he made earlier this week about Sarah Palin when he said he wished it had been the Alaska governor who had gone missing instead of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

“Too bad, if a governor had to go missing, it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin,” Kerry told a group of civic and business leaders on Tuesday, according to the Boston Herald. That, of course, was before he and the rest of us learned Sanford had lost himself in Argentina with his secret mistress.

Conservative women rushed to Palin’s defense after the Kerry joke. Ethel Fenig at American Thinker wrote, “Tee hee! Letterman, Kerry — all afraid of strong, independent women! Kerry should find a job with David Letterman — who would miss him?”

Heaven knows, they DO have a point – who even knew he was speaking to a group? Ahem.

But then, the Kerry people decided to comment further on the “joke”:

Kerry’s spokeswoman now tells The Sleuth the senator really didn’t mean what he said, though his clarification would hardly qualify as an apology.

“We stand corrected, the truth is every Democrat hopes Governor Palin is in the public eye for a long, long time, especially on the 2012 presidential ballot,” Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth says. “Lately it’s been Vice President Cheney that everyone hopes would lose the cameras and go for a long leisurely hike on the Appalachian Trail. And good grief, if anyone thinks John Kerry is afraid of strong, smart women, they sure haven’t met his brilliant wife and two independent daughters. It sounds like getting crushed these last two election cycles cost some of these Republicans their sense of humor.”

We’ll see how funny Palin finds this.

I see. So, apparently, they are planning to recycle all of the vicious rumors they trotted out this past time around, like how Sarah Palin banned a whole bunch of books while Mayor of Wasilla – which was quite prescient of her since some of them hadn’t even been WRITTEN yet. Or how about this one – and this was a GOOD one – it got all the anti-feminist feminists (you know the ones – the only liberated women can be liberals) in a tizzy: that she tried to charge rape victims the cost of the rape kits. According to Palin Rumors: Explorations, that us untrue:

No, she didn’t try to charge rape victims personally for rape kits. This is one of those complicated ones with a tiny hint of truth behind it. First, the Chief of Police in Wasilla (not Palin) did apparently have a policy of asking a victim’s health insurance to pay for the rape kit as part of the ER visit. This, it turns out, is policy in a number of states, including Missouri and North Carolina. Second, the way this became an issue was after the then-governor of Alaska signed a bill forbidding it; this law was signed before Palin was Governor and no one tried to reverse it while she was Governor. Third, what the CoP in Wasilla wanted to do was charge the perpetrator as part of restitution.

Or this one, that Palin believes dinosaurs walked the earth with Adam and Eve:

No, Sarah Palin doesn’t think that dinosaurs walked the earth with Adam and Eve 4000 years ago, In fact, this was a purposeful satire that comes from a post actually entitled Fake Governor Palin Quotes. This has, however, kept neither Matt Damon nor Maureen Dowd from propagating them as fact.

There are EIGHTY-FOUR such rumors about Sarah Palin at the Palin Rumors site, some true, but many false. Yet it seems to be the FALSE ones that get all the press, even when the press knows they are a bunch of hooey. Because that’s just how they roll these days.

And that is what makes me think that, hell yes, Sen. John Kerry is afraid of her, whether he has strong women around him or not. Because if he wasn’t, why start on her now? Yeah. He’s scared. And he’s also galvinizing people FOR her with such stupid comments. That just serves him right, if you ask me.

By the way, speaking of REAL comedians, if you ever get a chance to see Kathleen Madigcan’s special, “In Other Words,” she has a bit on John Kerry that is freakin’ hilarious (she, like many of us who voted for him, was a bit put out by the way he conducted himself while running against Bush. Speaking for myself, his blatant lie of counting every vote was a biggie – made me regret the money I sent him, and the vote I gave him since he couldn’t uphold even THAT promise. Sheesh.). Anyway, it is hysterical. She really captures his essence.

Oh, and Senator Kerry? Leave the jokes to the professionals, would ya??

  • Barry 0351

    I have watched Kerry since 1971 and I have found him to be many things disgusting comes to mind BUT I can honestly say I have never found Kerry to be funny.
    I watch and wait for the chance to watch him fall.
    I will laugh then.

  • o

    Women in American Politics – Governor Sarah Palin

  • Peggy Sue

    None of these photos are funny, but the one with the banner “Better Luck Next Time” with a coathanger in the corner is absolutely disgusting.

    The Dems better start cleaning up their act or I won’t be the only one leaving their ranks. Beyond sick!

    • Diana

      Oh you haven’t even seen the good one, that one is cleaned up. Try finding the one with the coat hanger and what looks like scratches and cuts all over his little face, all distorted to make him look like a monster, like she actually tried to use a coat hanger to abort him, but wasn’t successful. That’s what my outraged, disgusted post was about last week when I told everyone to go and look at the pictures being posted and the comments on Trig. These people have have allowed themselves to sink so low into their own misery/hatred they need a ladder just to get on the curb.

  • JRD

    Who is this effing witch who keeps going after a Down Syndrome baby? Damn loser!

    • That is really sick. Who are these sickos?

    • yttik

      That’s just sick.

      Who are these losers? I’d have to say they’re people who have replaced their souls with politics and their common sense with hatred. I also believe they have small tallywagers and resent the hell out of it.

  • tango

    And what is so funny, is ask your Obamabot friends, do they really feel that Sarah Palin would be worse than Joe Biden and his constant gaffes and mistakes? You know as well as I do, foreign leaders are snickering at the dunce VP that Obama chose. If that’s an indication of Obamas superior reasoning and intellect, then America is in even more trouble than I thought.

    Go Sarah! I am not ideologically in her camp but I appreciate her story and her strength and feel she at least has America’s best interest at heart. Obama seems to have HIS best interests at heart and looks at every situtation as to how it will glorify him.

  • yttik

    When women go missing they are often presumed raped and murdered. When men go missing they are often presumed to be having an affair. That is why Kerry’s “joke” was so offensive, it’s pure misogyny. When he said that,in the back of our minds we picture murdered and missing women.

    Kerry was also commenting on Sanford who currently provides comedic fodder, but did Kerry mock or ridicule him? No, he stands in solidarity with his gender and attacks Palin instead. This is what women need to learn, especially politicians, how to stand together. You’ll notice Hillary and Palin do not attack each other, even though they belong to different parties. They both understand how the system works.

    • trixta

      Yeah, Kerry’s joke struack me as as a fantasy of violence against Palin, since missing woman are usually victims of rape and murder, rather than spouses off on a tryst. In my view, Kerry’s joke is akin to Olberman’s joke about taking HRC out to the back room and having only one person emerge (presumably the man).

  • tek

    Again I say, the Democrats’ hatred (fear?) of Sarah Palin is bizarre. I agree with DAB, these people are showing their true colors and they’re not pretty. Black-hearted, I’d say. No wonder they were determined against Hillary, they hate women, even the Democratic women.

  • DAB

    I believe that the violent reaction against Palin came because she was/is a charismatic figure. I recall Obama moaning about how the press was paying so much attention to her early on before the overt criticism began. He didn’t even pretend to hide his jealousy.

    Her other “sin” was that she dared to ridicule “That One” in front of the whole world during the Republican Convention — an apparent major “NO-NO”.

    I believe that the Dems treatment of Palin was the final nail in the coffin of any remnants of support and/or respect I had for them.

  • SYD

    No one yet recognizes the favor Johnny Mac has done for the GOP. By bringing Sarah onto the scene as a VP candidate… so they could start on their attacks early… he assured that by the time she runs for President we will all be so sick of the lies and child bashing… that we’ll ignore it.

    This is not a joke. Mac knew he was unlikely to win against The Anointed One. He even said so. He said it was like running against God. So… as his legacy he unleashed the power Sarah Palin. And the shit has been hitting the fan ever since.

    The rejuvenation of the Reaganites is just around the bend. Not that I ever liked, or agreed with Raygun. It’s just that I like and agree with Obama as little or less. Plus I am older. And a women who supported Hillary.

    Go Sarah! 2012 can’t come soon enough.

  • Retired

    Democrats fear Palin–and rightfully so. She is a successful woman on the other side, and they are stuck with Barrack Obama it 2012. If Palin manages to connect with the majority of female voters, Obama will lose, plain and simple.
    Instead of handling this political threat thoughtfully, though, Democrats are handling it like adolescent teenaged boys whose hormones are just starting up. I doing so, they risk driving Democrat women into Palin’s camp. How ironic!
    Hillary appears powerless to stop this idiocy on the part of Democrats. Or maybe, just maybe, she realizes that it might be better for America to have an accomplished woman in charge than a no-account male political animal who is held in contempt by our enemies. Even if that woman is from across the aisle.
    Only time will tell.

    • TeakWoodKite

      That interview question for the SOS Clinton would be make for an interesting response.

      I am sure she would answer it the same way she made a joke about Putin and “old KGB” agents that went right over the heads of the press.

    • Peggy Sue

      Retired said:

      “Hillary appears powerless to stop this idiocy on the part of Democrats. Or maybe, just maybe, she realizes that it might be better for America to have an accomplished woman in charge than a no-account male political animal who is held in contempt by our enemies. Even if that woman is from across the aisle.”

      That’s an interesting thought, Retired. You’re right about Hillary’s sense of all this–only time will tell.

      I also agree that the Dems are terrified of Palin’s populist appeal. Why else would they spend so much time and energy trying to destroy her.

      She’s a force to be reckoned with! The 2012 election could be quite amazing.

    • cany

      Well, if connecting with women is the goal, then she’ll never make it.

      I personally do not know a single woman that would vote for her. Not because of what she IS, but because of what she IS NOT.

      Fear her? Nah. I don’t fear her. I do fear her becoming president as I like absolutely NONE of her positions and most certainly do not appreciate the lack of openness (read ORA requests unfilled) about state matters.

      • Retired

        I guess everyone has their own opinions. We’ll see what the future brings.

        • Peggy Sue

          Cany said:

          “Well, if connecting with women is the goal, then she’ll never make it.”

          Then I suspect your circle of women is limited. Keep it up. Keep pounding on Palin, making jokes, discounting how women really resent this sort of thing–the sexual innuendoes, the attacks on her family, the filthy names and “ha-ha” she’s a dumb hick from Alaska. Tell us all how overly sensitive we are or how we should “lighten up.”

          And then wait for the backlash.

      • I’m a single woman who not only will vote for Palin, but work for her campaign. I am so sick of the demeaning of this woman. She just spent several days visiting the ANG in Kosovo and the injured in Germany. Did the press cover that? And her speech to the troops? No. What did they cover? Kerry’s joke, the photoshopped picture of Trig and her response. I hate to tell you guys this, but this is sexism. Let’s see, Jindal and Pawlenty and Romney are qualified to be president, taken seriously, etc. But the woman is not…this is sexism clear and simple. Women better unite behind Palin if she decides to run, because that is the only way we will ever get equality in this country.

        • Diana

          I’m a woman and I will be right there with you. I know my daughter and many of my friends will also. We all plan on working for her campaign, unless Hillary decides to risk it and run again. Which we none think will happen, but should it…

  • cany

    Poor Palin. She rarely gets press for anything she does. Well, except for those campaign interviews, and that turkey debacle.

    She’s a public figure by her own doing. Thus, she, like every other politician, is going to be made the butt of jokes.

    Lighten up!

    • Peggy Sue

      Hello! Sarah Palin is the Governor of Alaska and a 2008 VP candidate. Her detractors seem to feel that sexist harangues and family shots are A-okay. And those questionable jokes are coming from the Dems, the party claiming to support women.

      I’m a lifelong Dem but the “New” Democrats can stick that “light” right where the sun don’t shine.

      • Diana

        Here! Here! Notice they also don’t want to talk about the checks the people of Alaska get every year from the Oil companies. The surplus in Alaska since she became Governor etc…Not one of her many accomplishments.

        It’s all about her female parts, or her children who did not run for office and are the innocent victims of these very mentally ill individuals. Especially Trig who couldn’t possibly defend himself. Talk about being a bully and full of hate. Twits. The exact same thing they did to their own in Hillary and Chelsea.

        For what? A man that doesn’t have the experience to get himself out of a wet paper bag, that can’t even speak his own words because he has foot in mouth disease. Whom hasn’t kept any of his campaign promises. Has gone back on more than one. Yet they believed his every word, looks like they are the fools (fell for it hook, line, and sinker) and shouldn’t be pointing their fingers at anyone. Please.

    • gianni

      Except of course for Obama, who virtually no comedian makes jokes about. Has Letterman ever made a joke about Obama? How about Conan O’Brien? Nope? Why not? What are they afraid of?

      Well, one good joke I’ve seen recently about Obama is this great Bamopoly board. Really brilliant! Check it out.

  • I’m a Linda too

    OH and it keeps getting better.

    You know, the other half of the “Two Johns” that has been flushed down the drain? It seems he is even more reckless and has ROTTEN judgement skills.

    Yes folks, it seems the running for president, married candidate, made a SEX TAPE WITH HIS MISTRESS. Oh, this is just precious.

    It seems the aide, Andrew Young who was so taken by Edwards agreed to take the fall for him, but after finding the sex tape and has been at the receiving end of Elizabeth Edwards anger and meanness is outing his once idol candidate.

    Not only that, he also confirms that John Edwards IS the childs father.

    Young says the ex-senator and his former mistress, Rielle Hunter, once made a sex tape, according to someone who has seen Young’s book proposal.

    St. Martin’s Press just inked a deal with Young, who also says in his proposal that, contrary to his public statement last year, he is not the father of Hunter’s infant daughter — Edwards is. Edwards has denied that.

    Young says that his belief in Edwards ran so deep that he agreed to take the fall for the candidate, inviting the pregnant Hunter to live with him, his wife, Cheri, and their three children. Later, after Hunter delivered the baby, Young and his family moved to a different home in California.

    While he was unpacking, Young discovered a videocassette, according to the book pitch. Hunter had been hired by the Edwards campaign to videotape the candidate’s movements, but this one is said to have shown him taking positions that weren’t on his official platform.

    The purported sex tape confirmed to Hunter that Edwards was even more reckless than he thought.

    According to our source, Hunter confided to Young that she and Edwards talked about getting married should the candidate’s cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, pass away, even discussing what music they’d play at their wedding.

    Elizabeth Edwards is said to hold Young partly to blame for her husband’s affair, since Young knew it was going on and sometimes used his cell phone to conference the senator and his girlfriend. Young has told friends that, in revenge, Elizabeth arranged for the media to learn about a youthful misdeameanor in which Young was arrested for stealing a sign from a biker bar.

    Elizabeth also suspects Young stole the baseball card collection of her late son, Wade, according to a source who says that she told Young in an e-mail that other former staff members “have passed lie detector tests.”

    • HOLY FREAKIN’ COW – are you KIDDING ME??? Thanks for this, IALT – that is just astonishing. What is WRONG with these people?!?!? A married man, former senator, allegedly running for prez (unless he was in just as a spoiler, in which case he also defrauded those who contributed to his campaign), and he makes a sex tape with his mistress?? WTH???

      • I’m a Linda too

        I know!!! Isn’t that just the end all?

        U r welcome.

    • Peggy Sue

      Oh yikes! Can you imagine if Edwards had taken the Democratic nomination? What a scandal. What was the man thinking??

      Obviously nothing but one particular part of his anatomy.

      And the Dems are dumping all over Sanford [who I don’t feel a great deal of sympathy for in all honesty, particularly hearing he used public funds to pay for his trips to Argentina].

      But still. This is an equal opportunity fall from grace.

      These guys just never learn. And then, they want to dump on every women in public life. Cut me a frigging break!

      • I’m a Linda too

        Exactly. With his kind of judgement and ego, OY VEY. They really do think that much of themselves. He isn’t Obama, being kept cover. But as even Jon Stewart shows, if they sh!t on your enuf, the cover stops. Which is also what happened to Andrew Young.

        And again, Elizabeth Edwards is blaming everyone else, but where it belongs. Next she’ll be blaming all of his supporters for contributing and keeping him in the race.

        The Dem’s keep overplaying their hands. They exhausted the Sanford story already and now it’s time for this one to come out. And this one will be in the news a long time…and after all the others and YES, they deserve it, totally.

      • tango

        Given the choice of which was the bigger pig, I have to give it to Edwards over Sanford. At least Sanford wasn’t cheating on a really ill wife, didn’t get her pregnant than deny paternity, make a sex tape and discuss marrying her after his wife possibly dies.

        As for Sanford using state money for trip(s) to Argentina to meet up with his mistress. It’s still to be fully determined, but one funded trip did also involve SC business. I don’t think it’s been proved he made any trips for only personal reasons using state money but that’s still pending. Using any state money is bad no matter what and so far he has paid or is making arrangements to pay back the money from one trip due to the conflict of appearance. I think the amount is around $15,000 total. The only thing I think is why the loud calls for him to resign? We have Kevin Johnson from St. Hope Academy who misused $850,000 of taxpayer money and he wasn’t fired. Only suspended from receiving federal money which was ultimately lifted and St. Hope only had to pay back HALF the money they misused.

        So Kevin Johnson, Democrat, misuses $850,000 of federal money. Becomes Governor of Sacramento where he gets access to even more money and his only punishment is he has to take an online bookeeping course. In the process an Inspector General is fired for discovering the waste and demanding stricter punishments. Sanford, Republican, possibly misuses $15,000 of state money in a combination state business/personal trip to meet his mistress, repays it all back but demands pour in he resign immediately.

        So until Sanford is proven to have spent $850,000 of taxpayer money wrongly or for other reasons the benefit him personally, it seems in the scheme of things, Mr. Johnson is a greater criminal than the Governor. He should resign immediately too.

        • trixta

          Kevin Johnson is mayor of Sacramento; Arnie is still gov.

          • I’m a Linda too

            she was talking about Governor Sanford.

    • Diana

      This was on my IGoogle homepage this morning. I don’t know what to think about these people anymore. How can anyone man or woman be that much in love with their own hair? Does he think he’s Samson?

      I can’t comment on J.Kerry. I’ve hated that man since I was a child because of what happened with my uncles at the airport when they returned from Vietnam. What happened to the people in the killing fields and his testimony. My post would reflect that hatred.

      I’m thankful that was one election I did not get to vote in for medical reasons and being in the hospital. Otherwise I may have voted for Bush, no I probably would have just out of my hatred for him. That would have made two Republicans I voted for president with RR and I don’t care too much for Bush.

  • Peggy Sue

    Thanks for the update, Amy. I heard sbout Kerry’s so-called joke. I love how all these men come back and “qualify” what they really meant. And I’m glad Palin is punching back. She’s got backbone, you have to give her credit. There was some smarmy photoshopped picture of her and Trig that was suppose to be funny. She came right out and blasted the image. Good for her!

    I think the Democrats are frightened by Palin’s populist appeal. They don’t understand it, so they mock it, badly. I’m not sure she’s ready for a 2012 presidential bid, but she’s definitely a figure with a following. Her independence is something that attracts people, particularly in this day and age where everything is party-scripted.

    But she has problems in her own party. Hard to say how that will work out.

    It’s clear, she’s become the new punching bag. HRC has put up with this nonsense for nearly two decades. I didn’t like it when the Republicans did it. But I hate the Dems resorting to the same methods, while claiming they’re the party protecting women’s interests. Hah! They dumped on Hillary and now it’s Sarah Palin.

    What a bunch of turncoats!

    • Ani

      Well put.

      Hell, the Dems resorted to trashing Hillary and she’s been one of their biggest assets, especially fundraising for these jackasses.

      • Peggy Sue

        Hillary’s a stronger person than I am, Ani. I don’t think I could stand the stink coming from my own party right now.

        And it gives me no great pleasure to say that. Still, I’m glad she’s at State. Call me a contradiction. But at least there’s one trustworthy person working in this Administration. Could be worse. We could have Kerry heading the State Department.

        The world is upside down and inside out!

  • creeper

    Oh, wow! Is John Kerry still in Washington? Who knew?

    • jwrjr

      How can you tell?

  • I’m a Linda too

    Awwww, poor sKerry and Dumocrats, they showed their colors and got embarrassed.

    …”Surely we don’t think sKerry is afraid of a strong woman”, that’s EXACTLy what we are saying, proof in the pudding for this attempted apology…..”cost some of these Republicans their sense of humor.”….hmmm, which is it? OH, he wasn’t afraid of a strong woman, he was making a joke…pulling something out of his ass before he smelled it?

    Thank you Dem’s for showing how worried you are about the strong Governor from Alaska.

    Btw, I didn’t notice them mentioning Governor Palins reply to Kerry. What, did they not think it was funny that they are claiming she’s taking it seriosly?

    “Palin herself, speaking to U.S. troops in Kosovo, responded Friday with a
    shot aimed straight for the face — literally.

    “Then Sen. John Kerry makes this joke, I don’t know if you saw this, but he
    makes this joke saying, ‘Aw shoot, of all the governors in the nation who
    disappeared, too bad it couldn’t have been that governor from Alaska…'” she

    “But the way he said it, he looked quite frustrated, and he looked so sad,
    and I just wanted to reach out to the TV and say, ‘John Kerry, why the long

    Now THAT’S funny.

    So, a Donkey walked in to the bar and ordered a Martini.
    The bartender asked, so why the long face?

    Then, the Donkey replied, I just found out I was a jack ass.

    • oowawa

      Well Linda, thanks very much for providing the bar joke that provides the context for Sarah’s rejoinder. It really is witty! You know, in the jokeworld, so many animals walk into bars nowadays that I get a little confused . . .

      • I’m a Linda too


      • I’m a Linda too

        Here’a a great follow-up

        John Kerry walks in to a bar with a duck on his head.

        The bartender asks “what’s with the duck on your head?”

        So the Duck says “I don’t know, it just started out as a wart on my ass!”

    • Oh, that IS funny!! I knew from her SNL appearance that she was a pretty funny person. How nice that she can turn a joke around on someone trying to demean her. Well done, I’d say!

  • “I didn`t vote for the loser thank God. I just couldn`t bring myself to vote for a gigolo.”

    Same here, JRD!

    • Docelder

      Yes, “reporting for duty” man who threw somebody medals… he is the reason Bush had eight years. As much as Bush was disliked even by 2004, Kerry was still distrusted more than Bush was disliked. That is a big burden to carry around.

  • mel

    It is amazing how someone who managed for 5 years to lose taxes for his campaign workers that weren’t paid to the IRS and who lost an election against the biggest sitting duck POTUS in history is telling how he wishes anything about getting lost!

    Every time Kerry wishes something it manages to go against him, so keep i up horseface, since every laughs at you and not with you, oldest ever Junior Senator in history!

    • Ani

      Every time Kerry opens his mouth, he shows himself to be a bigger clown. He should really be ashamed.

      He is just another drop in the bucket helping to give Democrats a bad name.

  • JRD

    Kerry didn`t have any problem with bro`s before ho`s.

    His wife isn`t such an independent woman. Without Heinz money she just an also ran. And those 2 female brats of his sure dropped enough Rahm Emanuel f bombs when they didn`t get the big prize.

    Kerry`s just a gigolo and everywhere he goes people know the part he`s playing.

    I didn`t vote for the loser thank God. I just couldn`t bring myself to vote for a gigolo.

    • Docelder

      Kerry is just chattel of a wealthy and powerful woman. If he ever was a hero, that was a long tome ago. It is little wonder he superficially hates and deeply fears Palin. Palin is a real person, whereas Kerry is the effigy of a successful politician. Without politics Palin would still be real, whereas Kerry would still be chattel.

  • oowawa

    The media abuse that Sarah Palin has suffered up to this point has been truly horrible, but if she somehow winds up on the ticket next time, it will be even worse.

    And, Senator Kerry, (may God forgive me for voting for you, but what other choice was there?), if Sarah Palin had gone missing, as you jokingly suggested was your wish, wouldn’t that be a little sad for a special-needs toddler like Trig to be left without his mother? Wouldn’t that make you feel bad? Oh, I know. She’s fair game.

    • Chris

      They are using up their ammo. By 2012 they won’t have anything new to throw at her. She’s already survived the most in depth search of her background that any candidate in recent memory has had done to them. She’s survived every ethic complaint made against her and was proven innocent. They are making her stronger than ever. If she choses to go the distance, she may just be the winner.

  • candymarl

    This is why John Kerry couldn’t win. He doesn’t know how to pick his battles. Or his jokes.

    I’ve watched the Democratic party behave in the same way as the Repubs when they controlled all branches of government. Neither side, with a few exceptions, are listening to the American people.

    A pox on both their houses.

  • The more they criticize her and make fun of her the more likely she is to run against them in 2012 and she just may beat them!(providing BO allows an election in 2012. He may just declare himself a dictator/god).

    • oowawa

      If Palin gets the nomination to run against Obama in 2012, I think it is very likely that Obama will dump Biden and choose Hillary as his VP candidate (and that may happen even if Palin is not on the ticket).

      If this happens, many of us who comment on NQ are going to have to make some tough choices. I personally hope it does not happen.

      • indigogrrl

        Gawd knows that I love HRC and would follow her to the ends of the earth …BUT there is nothing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that would ever EVER get me to vote for Barack Obama….even that.

      • indigogrrl

        ahhh Hell no …
        I love HRC and would follow her to the ends of the earth….BUT there is absolutely NO WAY that I would ever vote for barack obama for any office for any reason.

        HRC is not stupid and would not want her name in chiseled into history next to that asshat. IMHO.

      • Peggy Sue

        I agree, oowawa. I’d be between a rock and hard place. I’d really hate to vote against HRC, but I won’t for Obama, period.

        Hope it’s just a wild imagining.

      • tillthen

        OMG!! Do you mean you would actually vote for that fraud just because the empty suit that would be joining him is a woman. It is so depressing to see such garbage on this board. HRC campaigned for that non-American Kenyan-born Indonesian hybrid. THAT IS UNFORGIVABLE, UNACCEPTABLE. She is as phony and as he is shallow. You make as much sense as the Obots in Harlem interviewed by Howard Stern who didn’t know shit from Shinola about Obama, and agreed to all of McCains policies, and even supported Sara Palin as Obama’s running mate. As they are ignorant racists, you are sexist, and sadly not so ignorant, country be damned.

        Yeah, I know. I don’t understand politics. She has her reasons. Yeah, right.

        • Peggy Sue

          If you’re addressing this to me, tillthen, you didn’t read my post. The answer is no, I would not vote for Obama/Clinton. But that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t hurt to vote against someone [Hillary], who I really admire.

          Btw, I voted for HRC in the primaries because she was the best candidate who happened to be a woman. Not the other way around.

          • tillthen

            I’m sorry that it wasn’t clear, but I was addressing oowawa. A footnote: I would have accepted her as my President, as much as I do not like her; I will never accept that utter Fraud as POTUS.

            • oowawa

              Moi? You are attacking a strawman, tillthen. You are reading things into my comment that simply aren’t there.

      • tek

        I would say there is absolutely no possibility that Hillary will run as Obama’s VP. She has too much political sense for that. So, we won’t have to make any hard decision. We love Hillary because she is so politically astute. She isn’t willing to do anything to be president, that person is in the WH right now.

      • lorac

        I don’t think she wanted VP the first time around, so I don’t believe she would take it the next time around.

        I think she is in politics to do good, not to waste her time. Other than Cheney, VPs generally don’t do a whole lot. I also think she didn’t want VP because she doesn’t want to be too closely associated with him – a VP has to be a “yes” person. As a senator, she probably would have been fighting him on a lot of things.

        So I think by SOS, she found a good niche – not constantly fighting him, not too closely affiliated, but still in the thick of things, and to a large extent able to do work which reflects upon her own abilities. So, IMO, I don’t think she did or will want to be VP.

  • jwrjr

    Kerry shouldn’t try yp make jokes because he is the joke. A bad joke.

  • HARP

    Like Palin said…….Why the long face Kerry ?