Saturday, February 5, 2011

Calling For A Translator

Here is Palin's view on the Egypt situation. I know she was speaking, not writing, but still...
Sarah Palin: “It’s a difficult situation, this is that 3am White House phone call and it seems for many of us trying to get that information from our leader in the White House it it seems that that call went right to um the answering machine. And nobody yet has, no body yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and I'm not real enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national level and from DC in regards to understanding all the situation there in Egypt. And in these areas that are so volatile right now because obviously it’s not just Egypt but the other countries too where we are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need strength and sound mind there in the White House.  We need to know what it is that America stands for so we know who it is that America will stand with.  And we do not have all that information yet.”
I post this not so that I can get in a snarky comment. I seriously want to know what Sarah Palin would do if she were in Obama's shoes. The support of a 30 year authoritarian regime and its crackdown of a repressed people is a serious offense to me. Where does Palin stand?


Doug NYC GOP said...


illinoisguy said...

It's no worse than many other things she has said. Of course,like you, I haven't the foggiest idea what she was trying to say, but then, I rarely do, unless somebody writes it for her. It appears that nobody else wrote this one.

BOSMAN said...

I to had a problem BEFORE!

NOW, I understand everything she said.


Ellie said...

Egypt is a difficult situation to not only understand, but a difficult one for the United States. The US is trying to thread the camel through the needle. I don't envy President Obama right about now. We are dammed if we do, dammed if we don't. And, I'm grateful that Palin is no where near the WH, and spewing this gibberish on an official level. And I'm not being snarky. Just living in reality.

Socrates said...

It's quite simple really:

"It's hard for grizzlies to to figure things out. Especially when camels are involved."

Hosni said...

"It's hard for grizzlies to to figure things out. Especially when camels are involved."

Why didn't she just say this? This, I understand.

Anonymous said...

Is Palin incapable of embarrassment or what?


Pablo said...

I am continually amazed at the effect that Palin has on people. I posted this at Reddit about thirty minutes ago and I have already had about 25 pageviews. People either love or hate Palin. I know why the media is having a hard time during the Palin-free February.

Anonymous said...

Pablo, as you know, I jump all over her for things like this. You are a nice guy, you never do. You just ask fair questions.

Palin is taking gratuitous pot shots. I don't know if she is ever circumspect about anything before she opens her mouth.


Pablo said...


I appreciate the comments, but there are a few Palin fans here who not said that I don't jump all over her. I actually kind of feel bad for her now, because I think that her star if fast fading. I don't see her getting into the race. I actually she would have helped Romney.

Pablo said...

My writing is poor. I should have said, I actually think she would have helped Romney.

I need to go to bed

Anonymous said...

Pablo, I know what you mean. I feel sorry for her supporters, as well. I also think she would have helped Romney. I don't think Huck is going to run either, so it's anyones's guess how it all plays out.

I read the Brody interview, it was all pretty terrible. Maybe it's better when you see the video.


Bill589 said...

Martha - I missed you.
For Mitts sake, I hope you guys don’t ‘represent’. You sound like the Left.

For years Sarah has been Alinsky-attacked daily. More than all the others combined times a lot. Most people don’t follow politics closely like we do to see the lies, so these polls are therefore strongly effected by the Left. Don’t let the Left choose who to label, ‘too polarizing’ or ‘unelectable’ by their influence on polls.

Really. Because if they can take out Sarah, they can take out Mitt, Huck, or anybody else they choose. Was it too inconvenient to defend a fellow Republican from being proclaimed a mass murderer? What's Alinsky say - Isolate? Does she owe anybody any niceties?

When the campaign starts to heat up, I can imagine Sarah leveling the playing field. She’s in a better position than she was when she started her governorship campaign, and a better position than Ronald Reagan half this far out.

A while back she said, ‘If I get in it, I’m in it to win it.’ And know she didn’t get all those cool predator names by being nice.

Anonymous said...

Pablo, I suggest you take your own advice from your first sentence. Palin sometimes speaks with colloquialisms. We have had this discussion in the past and every time the interview is watched it sounds nowhere near as bad as it reads.


I do think Palin is lacking confidence lately, any person who is attacked so frequently, justly or not, will have confidence issues eventually. Hopefully she takes this month and relaxes. I imagine this month is when she will decide if she will run for President or not.

I personally think she will run and I think you will see the first dark horse candidate, from the first tier, win the nomination.

I know this next statement will fall on deaf ears, but I truly believe that Palin is the only candidate that could defeat Obama in the General election. Like it or not, national politics has a lot to do with personality and after what we saw the last election, there is no way to deny or wonder if the next will be any different. There is not one single candidate that can go head to head and toe to toe with Obama in that playing field other than Palin.

Hopefully the Republican machine will realize this before it's too late.


Anonymous said...

Palin(tm) is Obama's golden ticket to second term.

Doug NYC GOP said...

JR - I think you are over-estimating Obama's cache/appeal with the public. He is being propped up now by a fawning media once again, but the foundation is built on sand. Many people no longer see him as being the transformational leader they were hoping for.

It's not to say he's without ability or advantages, he surely has those, both personally and because he is President. But he will now be viewed against what he has done against what he hopes to do. Since the bulk of his work to date has been largely ineffective at resolving problems, his rhetoric, as we saw with the State of the uNion speach, will fail to register outside of his base.

Personality is always a part of electing officials, and Palin certianly has a vibrant one. It helps her lead the pack in many a GOP quarter, but she turns off quite a number of folks as well.

I'm more inclined to believe the formula for 2012 will be a little less "Rock Star" and a more true ability. Too many folks are un or under-employed, to swept up in a furor or "Hope & Change 2" or "Commonsense Conservative I" platitudes.

kelly said...

Palin supporters need to lighten up. If you see nothing wrong in her comment, you should defend it rather than whine about her being picked on again.

Doug NYC GOP said...

I know I have asked this before, but why do so many of her comments need to be clarified, expalined, defended, "Oh this is what seh meant", etc?

I never doubt Palin's heart is not in the right place. However the President needs, in fact make that, HAS to be an effective and articulate communicator. We have seen too often with Obama, how Gibbs has been ou there explainng his bosses commnets. Do we need a REpublican version of that?

Anonymous said...

Add me to the list of those who don't understand what she said! I know that the press is not nice to her at all, but she is going to have to learn to communicate clearly in spite of the adversity she faces. The way the press treats her isn't fair, but it is her reality. Perhaps she will hone her abilities, and it will be a blessing to her in the end. I'm hoping later in her career; hopefully not this year or next! :)

I am a Mitt fan, and believe me, the way the press treats his religion is inexcusable. In fact, the way they generalize all Mormons into who-knows-what ways is obscene. Still, it is Mitt's reality, and he does have to deal with it.

Very funny comments, Bosman and Socrates! I laughed hard...


Anonymous said...

The problem with Palin is that when she says something, she thinks we can all read her mind.

It's like the guy who tells a joke and then everyone looks at each other and thinks, Huh?

You assume everyone is in on your wave length and they are not.


Revolution 2010 said...

I'm with zeke on this.

I'm sure Palin new what she meant, it just doesn't translate to others.

She needs to work with some type of coach on this issue.

These mis-speaks/un-clear statements are her big weakness. The media will continue to play this up as a low IQ problem.

If she hopes to be considered a viable candidate to those outside her base, she will need to clean up her act.

Anonymous said...

When did any Palin supporter attempt to explain what she meant...she meant what she said. The transcript is without commas that delegate pauses in her speech. My biggest mistake was coming onto this site and trusting that somebody here would post an accurate transcript of the interview. It might have been my first and last mistake.

After reading RW's post, it is now gut feeling is confirmed that most of the most ardent of Romney supporters are scumbags and because of them I will NEVER vote for Mitt Romney for anything!

You guys live in such a vacuum of your own inferiority, masked as superiority, that I am ashamed to call you fellow Republicans!!!

My apologies to the few descent Romney supporters that frequent this site...namely hamaca, getreal, marK and corep...if I am missing anybody else then I apologize...oh yeah Noelle you seem to be a fair-minded person...hopefully you won't allow the rest of these guys ruin that for you. have your moments.


Anonymous said...

To add, my last comment wasn't completely directed at fact not very much of it was...I'm sure the Romney supporters I am referring to...know who they are.


illinoisguy said...

JR, rather than blast us all as you just did, would you please make an attempt to write what you believe she was trying to say? We are not pointing out the incoherence of her statement as a political move, but because we truly don't know what she was trying to communicate. Please take one sentence as a time, and tell us what you interpreted her as saying.

Anonymous said...

IG, watch the video. Read the entire transcript, allow for pauses where commas and periods are. If you cannot understand what she was saying after watching the video then I suggest you go back to school or get your hearing checked.