Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I'll be gone for three days. Here's your Palin fix.

Josh Marshall: New Palin Plot

On TPM Reader TG's advice, I checked out Sarah Palin's SarahPac, her political action committee.


And it turns out he's right. Palin does seem to have a plan for drawing a giant stencil of the state of Alaska on the mainland United States. Perhaps even removing entirely a series of midwestern and rocky mountain states.

Josh Marshall: Sarah 2.0

We knew there was a rebranding afoot. And here we have the first roll out of Sarah Palin, policy wonk. The Post agreed to run her new column on cap-and-trade.
DougJ: Jul Who would have thought it figured?

Sarah Palin has an anti cap-and-trade op-ed in the Post tomorrow. It’s all pretty good stuff, but this stands out:

In addition to immediately increasing unemployment in the energy sector, even more American jobs will be threatened by the rising cost of doing business under the cap-and-tax plan. For example, the cost of farming will certainly increase, driving down farm incomes while driving up grocery prices. The costs of manufacturing, warehousing and transportation will also increase.

The ironic beauty in this plan? Soon, even the most ardent liberal will understand supply-side economics.

Maybe I’m dumb but it took me a while to figure out what any of this has to do with supply-side economics. In practice, supply-side economics mostly involves cutting marginal tax rates for the wealthy. I guess the idea here is that, more broadly, supply-side economics has to do with the idea of making things cheaper to produce. Is that what she’s saying?

and here's a Palin fellow traveler:

JedL: Hannity chopped video to support Drudge photo smear

Last week, wingnuts went loony about a photo pushed by Matt Drudge that they claimed showed President Obama ogling a young woman, but as the actual video from Italy showed, it's not even close: President Obama was helping a young woman step off a platform, not following Silvio Berlusconi's lead.

Fox viewers, however, would never know this, because Sean Hannity chopped up the video to conceal the truth of what happened:

Apparently, Fox and Hannity think making up a story about the President staring at a teenager's backside is a far better use of their time than getting their own Vitter-Ensign-Sanford house in order. What a bunch of clowns.

1 comment:

  1. There is a very simple reason why disgraced politicians should immediately resign no matter what the offense, or the talent they may possess which could benefit society: in this partisan, acrimonious, political environment in which we currently live, and at this point in time in our nation’s evolution, any elected official needs as much support from his constituency which he or she can gather. After the offense, that support base will undoubtedly diminish, and render their service less effective.

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