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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:07 PM
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Sarah Palin: From running mate to Time's runner-up
Source: LA Times


Completely ignoring Al Gore because he'd already won the world's other top two prizes -- the Nobel and Oscar -- and pretty well rested on his warming climate laurels this year, Time magazine has chosen Alaska's Republican Gov. Sarah Palin as a runner-up Person of the Year.

Along with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr.

Also director Zhang Yimou.


Time calls hers "the most astonishing political debut in modern times" and says the 44-year-old mother of five -- who upset a corrupt GOP party establishment in a place many people don't ever want to visit -- was "a one-woman rescue team for the Republican ticket."

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ti...



Although many prominent Republicans campaigned for Saxby Chambliss in the recent Georgia Senate runoff, it wasn't until Palin spent a day there that Chambliss actually won easily over a Democrat endorsed by Obama and Gore.

:eyes:
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:08 PM
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1. Sara Who?
What meth addled brain came up with that choice? :shrug:
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 11:29 PM
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12. She's that fictionally skit character on SNL
There can't be a person that freaking wacky in real life.
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lynnertic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:09 PM
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2. pttththt. She's just a barbie with a good PR team. That's why I keep following these links. n/t
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:20 PM
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3. She got Chambliss in?
after sinking the GOP ticket?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:55 PM
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6. No. Chambliss won because of depressed turnout since the re-election was after Nov.4th
Palin did show up but that was going to be very difficult to win on the re-run
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 03:35 AM
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16. Chambliss was going to win no matter what. Palin did nothing. nt
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:42 PM
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4. Well, that takes a little shine off the choosing of Barrack Obama as PotY.
I mean, really. I can see the comparisons.

First non-white president. First woman to be chosen as a running mate....oh wait.

Both excellent communicators.....oh wait.

Both scholarly types with impeccable resumes......oh wait.

Both running a long primary process to get against a fairly powerful political machine......oh wait.

Gosh.....they must have had to flip a coin to decide between those two.
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scytherius Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:53 PM
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5. As many know, Person of the Year doesn't mean you've done good things
While it may mean that, it is more a gauge of influence, etc, good or bad. I would certainly expect to see Palin in the Top 10 using that criteria. I mean, c'mon, Hitler and the Ayatollah Khomeini were Time's Person of the Year once.
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 09:58 PM
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7. Plus she can score me some
dope the next time I am in Wasilla...
How valuable is a hook up like that?
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 10:05 PM
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8. The chief criterion is supposed to be someone who, "for better or worse,
...has done the most to influence the events of the year".

Sarah Palin!? Are you fucking kidding me? Can I be forgiven for wondering what the fuck she did that actually influenced anything, beyond an upswing in sales of her eyeglass frames? She was exposed as a ridiculous joke in front of the entire world.

Jesus Christ.
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peaches2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 08:16 AM
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18. The wingnuts are going wild!
They totally forget that Hitler, etc. won Time Person and think it is all positive for Sarah.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 10:08 PM
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9. Gotta admit, she did make quite a splash
In that filthy cesspool otherwise known as the GOP.

Time isn't always known for seeking out people of great character for their "Man of the Year" awards. I get the impression they look for notoriety more than accomplishment.
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 10:32 PM
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11. She was a sugar rush, that's all. She crashed just as dramatically as she ascended.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 10:32 PM
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10. For sealing the Republican Party's defeat.

You betcha'!

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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 11:46 PM
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13. What's that sucking sound I hear?
Is the Mighty Wurlitzer(tm) really desperate/stupid enough to think that Palin will in the future be a viable national candidate? Do they REALLY want to live in a world where that is so?
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iamincali83 Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 02:06 AM
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14. I hope she runs in 2012
Obama will be guaranteed another term!! :)
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 02:23 AM
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15. Whatever sells magazines. These days, anybody who has to print a paper magazine or news rag is a
whore. What can they do?
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 08:05 AM
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17. A one-woman rescue team for the Republican ticket?
Maybe for the first few days. Then her concrete galoshes took over.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 10:48 AM
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19. Kinda hard to call the electoral pounding they took a "rescue"
It would have been a rescue if they won
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 11:47 AM
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20. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride!
*sigh*
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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-21-08 04:16 PM
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21. The Georgia election was after EVERYONE visited, not just Palin.
It's not like she was campaigning after it was over. It's amazing some argue that...as if he lost and his opponent won the election before she came.
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