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Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar Robert Cheeks says:

    If I had a pic of Gov. Palin in her cheeleading ‘costume’ or her basketball uniform, I’d fwd it to you. I know you want one, and I agree, she is….well, something.Report

  2. Avatar North says:

    Political me hopes she does well. She’s sucking all the oxygen away from the actually dangerous candidates.

    Policy me worries. She seems a symptom of the GOP’s continuing slide towards unseriousness. God knows there are a lot of subjects where we could use a serious opposition party in DC.Report

  3. Avatar Annie says:

    The media never treated Sarah Palin like some sort of God. I have never heard news about kids in schools singing a poem about great Palin is. She never preches she will stop the global warming.
    You are just projecting. Obama is doing so badly your only escape to reality is to bash Sarah Palin.Report

  4. Avatar Annie says:

    If you are really honest at least you will try to learn something about Palin and I am not talking about SNL sketchs

  5. Avatar Pat Cahalan says:

    @ Mark

    Glad to see someone else is really getting tired of the Palin schtick.

    @ Annie

    I would hazard a guess that Mark is well aware of Ms. Palin’s accomplishments, as listed. Whether or not he considers them of note is an entirely different matter.Report

  6. Avatar Trumwill says:

    Just to throw something out there on the general subject: My wife voted Republican in every presidential election since 1996 (the first presidential election she could participate in). She says she will vote against Sarah Palin in 2012, should she win the nomination. Of all the aspects of Palin-worship I’ve seen (which I’ve seen a fair amount), the hardest for me to understand is the notion that Democrats hate her because they fear how effective she will be in a presidential election.

    Good gawd, man, even if you agree line-by-line on her platform, she couldn’t even stick it out as the governor of a low-population state for a single term. The fact that Mitt Romney left his governorship (of a high-population state) after one term left me unimpressed.Report

  7. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    I’m getting a bit tired, in general, of news outlets believing that “reading something on the internet” is the same thing as “gumshoe investigative reporting”. I can’t figure out if it’s that they’re lazy, stupid, convinced that their audience is lazy & stupid, or all of the above.Report

  8. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    The other thing is that, for a lot of people, this *is* politics. I mean, those of us who hang out here are more into the wonky side of politics, and that’s certainly what y’all write about. But there are a ton of people for whom politics is Sarah Palin said ‘refudiate’ and Barack Obama gave the wrong number of states and didn’t they sound dumb and isn’t Jenna Bush pretty?

    Now those people should know more than they do, but it seems to me that, no matter who wins in future elections, it’s going to be taken as proof that pandering to those people is a winning strategy in the media and political arenas, and, inevitably, the wonks are going to be on the outs, if they’re not already.Report

  9. Avatar Eagle Driver says:

    Refreshing to read of Pat’s and Annie’s comments. One gets tired of reading and hearing the same rhetoric over and over and over and over. In the old days (yea I’m old) if candidate A wanted to discredit candidate B it would be over demonstrated leadership and ability to get the job done (you know qualifications not personality – where would we be without Snookie). Today you simply destroy the person’s character, of which James Carville was probably the best. For me I don’t think Palin is qualified for the same reasons that Trumwill gave (nice no personal attack just simple thing like demonstrated qualifications of leadership).

    Leave the personal attacks and stick to the issues – what a concept.

    Food for Thought if You are HungryReport