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Schmidt Agonistes – Game Change – Book Review and Blog Backwash

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Edwards, McCain, Media, Palin

Heilemann and Halperin make extensive use of anonymous sources to bolster their claim of an ultimate insider perspective with unique insights into the historic 2008 campaign. It is clear that the book was anonymously sourced primarily by the operatives, campaign staff, aides, and professional politicos who managed the major campaigns. While not all emerged unscathed, to the extent that any sympathetic characters are to be found in Game Change – it is these campaign operatives. Whether they deserve that treatment is another matter. To a large extent, the authors reported their stories, through their eyes, and unsurprisingly, they told stories that made themselves look good. In the process, most of the politicians, candidates, their spouses, and competing campaign staff are made to look bad. Nowhere is this more obvious or true than in the four chapters distilled into the movie. It is clear from the promotion and early reviews of Game Change The Movie that Steve Schmidt (played by Woody Harrelson) is the primary source for the four chapters of the book that the movie is based on

March 9th, 2012 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Sarah Palin Isn’t Running In 2012, But 2016 or 2020…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin

Personally, I think this is a smart, savvy move. Here’s what she had to say… 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. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into […]

October 5th, 2011 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Fox News Does The Right Thing With Gingrich And Santorum

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Media, Money, Newt, Palin

Both Newt and Rick are making presidential rumblings and that means that paying them on a “news” channel is a bad idea…apparently. From New York Times: On Wednesday, the cable news channel suspended two paid contributors, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who are both weighing presidential bids. While the channel’s move seems pre-emptive — Mr. […]

March 2nd, 2011 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Palin Spokespeople: Those Are Surveyor Symbols; Palin: Remember Those Bullseyes?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin

Yesterday they said this… “We never ever, ever intended it to be gun sights,” [Palin staffer Rebecca Mansour] said. “It’s surveyor’s symbols,” the interviewer Tammy Bruce suggested. […] Mansour agreed. She said that the graphic was contracted out to a professional. They approved it quickly without thinking about it. “We never imagined, it never occurred […]

January 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 27 Comments »

VIDEO: Gabrielle Giffords Talked About Sarah Palin’s Target List

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, Palin, Republicans, tea party, Video

Incredibly eerie in retrospect. Here’s what Gifford said on March 25, 2010… “…for example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list, but the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district, and when people do that, they’ve gotta realize there are consequences to that […]

January 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Republicans, Please Stop Using Gun Metaphors In Your Campaign Literature

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Congress, Democrats, Guns and Ammo, Palin, Republicans

The motives of the coward who shot a bunch of people (including Dem Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords) down in Arizona earlier today are not known, but I think we can all agree that campaign literature like this certainly doesn’t help… Yes, I’m talking about Sarah Palin. This was the tweet announcing the ridiculous image above… This […]

January 8th, 2011 | Permalink| 67 Comments »

How The GOP Wins (Or Loses) The White House In 2012

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Economy, Elections, Huckabee, Obama, Palin, Republicans, Romney, Taxes

Obama is baiting the trap and if the GOP candidate doesn’t take it in 2012, it could spell trouble for the Dems. Last night the President said this… I have no doubt that everyone will find something in this compromise that they don’t like. In fact, there are things in here that I don’t like […]

December 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Joe Scarborough Gives Me An Early Birthday Present

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin, Partisan Hacks, Politics

Joe Scarborough will be part of the No Lables forum on December 13. And I am pleased. From Huff Post: WASHINGTON — TV’s Joe Scarborough, who today dismissed Sarah Palin as a symbol of “anti-intellectualism” with a “dopey dream” of being president, will help headline the launch next month of a new national group dedicated […]

November 30th, 2010 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Palin Says She Could Beat Obama in 2012

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Palin, Video

At this point I think we can assume she’s running. Initially I didn’t think there was any chance that would happen, but after the past couple weeks I can’t help but think that the writing is on the wall. Especially since January is right around the corner and Politimas only comes only once every 4 […]

November 17th, 2010 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

Sarah Palin’s Alaska – Land of BIG Spirits

By donar | Related entries in Comedy, Palin, Television, Video

Sarah Palin’s new reality show claims to show her in a “natural” setting. I bet there are more interesting perspectives on this natural state. Tweet

November 16th, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »