We’re all talking about Sarah Palin — still.
We’ve speculated on whether she’ll run till we’re ill.
It’s no longer any fun,
Tea Partiers don’t even want her to run!
Which is why, out of spite, she probably will …
At self-promotion, Sarah Palin is a natch,
Her ability to hog the limelight’s unmatched.
She’s got chutzpah and aplomb,
But her documentary’s a bomb —
Instead of “The Undefeated,” it’s “The Unwatched.”
Their approach to the facts is expedient,
And they share her disdain for the media.
Now Sarah Palin’s version of history
Will not long be a mystery —
Her followers are rewriting Revere’s ride on Wikipedia!
She’s earned a well-deserved reputation for her snark.
She’s a momma grizz whose bite’s worse than her bark.
You can tell by her conduct
She considers herself a product,
Which is why Sarah Palin‘s been trademarked.
Steve Pearce, the GOP-tea party candidate for the House 2nd District seat in New Mexico, is in a tight race with freshman Democratic Rep. Harry Teague. The race is one of the 37 Democratic seats Real Clear Politics has designated a toss-up this year. Teague won the seat last time with a robust 56 percent to 44 percent margin — despite the fact that McCain-Palin won the district handily.
Pearce actually held this seat from 2002 until he dropped it to run for the U.S. Senate in 2008. Like almost all Republicans in this “wave election” year, he has the wind at his back. He also recently received a coveted Facebook endorsement from Sarah Palin.
Like Sarah Palin, Pearce is a birther. He is also either an idiot who believes what he reads in right-wing junk emails or, if he knowingly bases his campaign talking points on spurious facts in these spurious emails, he is, like Palin, a liar:
STEVE PEARCE: My position is that Barack Obama raised the most significant questions himself. He said, after he came to the U.S., that he traveled to Pakistan. Now at the point that he traveled to Pakistan it was not legal to go there with a U.S. passport. And so he, himself, raised the greatest questions. I think that those questions need to be asked.
In fact, that particular lie was given a “Pants on Fire” rating by nonpartisan Politifact.
“Consider the source of the most recent attention-getting lies – those who would sell their body for money reflect a desperate need for attention and are likely to say and do anything for even more attention.” – Miss Wasilla, Alaska 1984, Sarah Palin.
Republican lawmakers are so performative, they’re artsy,
But as for governing, they’re not much of a party.
Though they’re ignoble and sophomoric,
They occasionally do the historic.
Like the firing of a House Speaker — lying Kevin McCarthy.
“Why is your husband such a pig? Why would he get on TV and make an asshole of himself? Because he’s a deep state prick? Because he doesn’t represent the people? So what we’re gonna do is we’re going fucking follow you all over the place. We’re gonna be up your ass fucking nonstop. We are now Antifa. We’re gonna do what the left does because your fucking faggot of a husband gets on TV, ‘Oh, the bad guys, they did stuff. I’m gonna vote for Kevin McCarthy,’ — a piece of shit.”
– Anonymous caller’s voicemail message to the wife of an unnamed Republican congressman who voted against Jim Jordan for House speaker.
“The fact that you and I are living in a world where it is at least notionally possible that Jim Jordan would become the speaker of the people’s house and in line to the presidency of the United States is so utterly fantastic, not because Jim Jordan is some, transdimensional warlock. But because he’s an idiot… These Frankensteins were never supposed to get off the table.”
“It’s been 5 years since we have seen one another. I look forward to the reunion. I hope Donald does as well.”
— “Donald Trump will back in court next week for his New York civil fraud trial, setting up a potential face-to-face showdown with fixer-turned-foe Michael Cohen, who is expected to testify,” the AP reports.
“Citizens of Israel, we are at war. Not an operation, not a round of fighting, at war. I am initiating an extensive mobilization of the reserves to fight back on a scale and intensity that the enemy has so far not experienced. The enemy will pay an unprecedented price.”
— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, quoted by the Times of Israel.
“Republican 2024 presidential candidates blamed the Biden administration for the attacks Hamas terrorists launched against Israel on Saturday, pointing to the deadly developments as evidence of U.S. weakness on the world stage and claiming that the administration is partially responsible.”
“President Joe Biden, the Democratic National Committee and their joint fundraising committees brought in more than $71 million combined in this year’s third quarter,” Politico reports. “It’s a large, though not record-breaking, amount that has allowed Biden to launch a major TV and digital advertising campaign earlier than past presidents’ reelection efforts.”
The US economy added 336,000 nonfarm jobs in September, nearly double the 170,000 jobs economists had predicted and surpassing the upwardly revised 227,000 jobs in August, according to government data released yesterday. The latest figure is the largest monthly increase since January. Most of the jobs in September were added in leisure and hospitality (96,000), government (73,000), and healthcare (41,000). Average hourly earnings in September were up 0.2% month-over-month and 4.2% year-over-year, slightly down from estimates of 0.3% and 4.3%. The unemployment rate held steady at 3.8% from the previous month. See all data here.
“President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden’s 2-year-old German shepherd, Commander, has been involved in more biting incidents than previously reported at the White House,“ CNN reports. “While the US Secret Service has acknowledged 11 reported biting incidents involving its personnel, sources who spoke to CNN said the real number is higher and includes executive residence staff and other White House workers.”