Free-Falling

In polling terms, this is what a train wreck looks like:

That was deep in the .pdf of the recent CBS poll. If the voters have their say, Sarah Palin will have a lot of time to eyeball Russia from her house.






29 replies
  1. 1
    SGEW says:

    Sarah Palin will have a lot of time eyeballing Russia from her house.

    You do not eyeball Russia; Russia eyeballs you!

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    Conservatively Liberal says:

    Thanks for the cheerful news! The faster she gets back to Alaska, the faster they will be able to roast her over her so-called being cleared of wrongdoing in Troopergate. It seems that some of her constituents are a bit upset about that.

    I hope she has a good lawyer when the McCain legal beagles trot off into the sunset.

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    I think when it is all over, Historians will agree that choosing Sarah Palin was the end of the road for Sen.McCain.

    He might have the worst run Presidential campaign in my lifetime.

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    Napoleon says:

    Palin’s career is toast after this election is done.

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    liberatemeiexinfernis says:

    not just eyeball Russia, but aerial hunt wolf and anything else that roams Alaska with 4 legs

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    Laura W says:

    What does this look like, exactly? What would McShame start to do, or not do, in order to accomplish this? Financial re-allocation? Throw his support behind them more publicly at their events? THAT would help them fer sure.

    "The Republican numbers in the House and Senate can be salvaged, but in the next few weeks there must be a realistic assessment from the McCain campaign regarding winning his own race versus helping Congressional Republicans mitigate their losses."

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    nicethugbert says:

    Good riddance McFailin.

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    JL says:

    How long do you think it will take for her husband to rejoing the Alaskan Independent Party?

  9. 9
    Comrade Peter J says:

    How long do you think it will take for her husband to rejoing the Alaskan Independent Party?

    At this point I’m not sure that the AIP would accept either Palin as a member.

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    Tsulagi says:

    If the voters have their say, Sarah Palin will have a lot of time to eyeball Russia from her house.

    We need her special vigilance on that Russian front keeping an eye out for Putin’s plane overhead. Country First.

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    gbear says:

    So I wonder how many Naderites will feel free to vote their conscience now that polls are showing Obama with such a strong lead and there being, you know, no difference whatsoever between the two main parties?
    The NYT this morning wrote that in a four way race, Barr gets 1% and Nader gets 3%. I have a lot more faith in the reasoning capacities of the Barr group than the Nader supporters.

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    gbear says:

    I hope she has a good lawyer when the McCain legal beagles trot off into the sunset.

    I hope she picks the most whacked out wingnut lawyer in Alaska. I want some entertainment value.

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    jimmiraybob says:

    There is no one – I repeat no one – that I would rather have defending our northwest frontier than Sarah Palin come November 5. Cause when Putin’s Head comes over our nation who else can we trust to know the threat and to to speak in all the tongues needed to defend our precious bodily fluids?

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    Joshua says:

    I admit I was fooled by Palin. Her RNC speech was so brazen, so deceitful, so dishonest, I really expected her to get away with it, and Americans to be fooled by the starbursts coming out of their screen. So, needless to say, I am overjoyed by this.

    But I have been selling Americans short this election cycle. If you would have asked me in October 2007 I would say that by now we would be looking at the prospect of 8 years of President Giuliani (and I *did* support Obama then).

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    Keith says:

    Speaking of Palin, I saw the largest bumper sticker I’ve ever seen this morning. It was about 3 feet long and read, "Sarah Palin Will Make A Great President". With a sticker that large, I was really disappointed it didn’t include a rationale for why that is so, given that I have yet to have someone tell me a reason other than "She’s awesome!"

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    Rumproast says:

    McCain’s got nothing (except for the dead weight of a hockey mom)…

    Everyone’s trolling through the details of the latest New York Times/CBS poll that shows Obama-Biden up by fourteen points over McCain-Palin. Twenty-one percent of the respondents said that their opinion of McCain has changed for the w…

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    gbear says:

    I saw the largest bumper sticker I’ve ever seen this morning. It was about 3 feet long and read, "Sarah Palin Will Make A Great President".

    I guess the smaller ‘Key My Car’ bumper sticker wasn’t working.

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    RoonieRoo, dontcha know says:

    What I’m curious about is what happens to her after this is all over. Does Alaska do a recall? Does the GOP start grooming her for 2012? Does she get her own Fox show?

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    jcricket says:

    Palin’s career is toast after this election is done.

    No, she’s the gift that keeps on giving. Instead of being Ted Stevens (some corrupt politician that most don’t pay attention to outside of his home state), she’s now a national figure. So McCain will lose this election. Palin will go home, claiming "We really won, but we decided to let the terrorists take over WA for a while and see how the public likes it – liberal media bias!".

    Then the 2nd Troopergate report will come out. Then the people that have not been testifying will either be held in contempt, or will testify. The ethics investigations will broaden. The local GOP will be hostile (as will everyone else). People who’ve been trampled upon by the Palins on their way up will come out of the woodwork.

    And, because she’s a national figure, we’ll keep hearing about it. Yay!

    I look forward to all the continuing corruption (mostly local/state level) investigations suppressing Republican electoral chances for 2010 and beyond. I mean, we just got a 2nd indictment in the 2002 NH phone jamming scandal. Ambramoff isn’t done singing. Bolten and Miers haven’t been forced to testify re: the attorney firings yet.

    The Bush/Cheney culture (not just themselves, but all the scandals they "inspired") will sow (reap?) dividends for Democrats for years. We just need not listen to concern trolls saying we’re "criminalizing politics". Take a page from Al Franken, when your opponent challenges you not to run attack ads respond with "We’ll continue to comment on your failed policies". So Republicans – we’ll stop criminalizing politics when you stop electing criminals.

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    Napoleon says:

    @jcricket: I agree with you. I didn’t think she would literally incincerate on November 5th, but I do not see her recovering enough to have a serious future on the national stage and quite possibly finds herself out of power on the state level a year or two from now when she comes up for reelection.

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    Steve says:

    not just eyeball Russia, but aerial hunt wolf and anything else that roams Alaska with 4 legs

    Figures she’d be too cowardly to go after the most dangerous game.

  22. 22

    […] not popped the cork on the champagne yet, but the bottle is definitely chilling…” Free-Falling – by John Cole 10/15 Daily Kos R2K Tracking Poll: Obama 52, McCain 41 America Blog: CBS News/NY Times: Obama 53% […]

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    DonnaInMichigan says:

    1. November 5th-7th or around there, we will see her boarding a plane, for Alaska.
    2. November 15th or around there, we will hear of the next phase of Troopergate, when that report is released.
    3. November 16th, we will hear the citizens of Alaska, are petitioning for a recall on their Governor.
    4. November 30th or somewhere around there, an impeachment is set in play by the Alaskan Legislative Branch.
    5. December 2008. Palin resigns as Governor, citing "family problems".
    6. January 20th, 2008, Sarah Palin, with family in tow, come to see the inauguration, of that black, "palling around with terrorist", man take the oath of office, as our 44th President of the United States. She is not invited to the Presidents BALL, though.
    7. February 2009, Fox News puts out a statement they have hired Palin, for her own show. Possibly replacing Greta Van Sustern.
    8. April/May 2009, we see her arrive w/ family in tow, in NYC, for her brand new life, as host of The Sarah Palin show.

    In other words, Sarah Palin is "not going to go away, DAN". She will "not be ignored, DAN". Hannity and Limbaugh will see to that.

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    jcricket says:

    I didn’t think she would literally incincerate on November 5th, but I do not see her recovering enough to have a serious future on the national stage and quite possibly finds herself out of power on the state level a year or two from now when she comes up for reelection

    Honestly, she might literally incinerate. Spends an awful lot of time near oil and gas fields. Perhaps she is "impregnated" with petroleum (running through her veins). Don’t light up around her!

    But yes, it would be great for Palin to fall in the way Spitzer has fallen. The mighty reformer taken down by their own ego, corruption and so on.

    I want her to hang around for a while though… Perhaps she could fail spectacularly when we find out Todd has been having an affair with the kid who’s marrying their daughter, maybe in September 2010?

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    bago says:

    That putin rearing image came from Quarter to Three, not boing boing!

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    The RideTaken says:

    "The NYT this morning wrote that in a four way race, Barr gets 1% and Nader gets 3%. I have a lot more faith in the reasoning capacities of the Barr group than the Nader supporters."

    Hey, it’s a dkos special comment. Such is the psychological power of scapegoating. Bet you call yourself "progressive" too.

    That Nader supporters were demonized represents a clear and epic FAIL by the Dem reformers. That 3% of votes may be going to Nader is failure on the part of Democratic activists most unique and utter failure. It is bullshit to throw 3% of your voting base away simply to satisfy one’s childish need to call names.

    The Dems are as much to blame for the state of our nation as the Republicans, because THEY are the standing opposition. Having their blinkered base Blaming Nader is how the Dems were able to safely enable the Republican agenda.

    Please note that the "reform" Dems are trying to enact the agenda Nader champions, and doing so while demonizing him and his followers–while the actual Dem leadership has marginalized their progressive base in favor of a centrist agenda.

    I have come to associate the color orange with acidic stupidity because of this self-defeatist scapegoating. Except it is worse than stupid, because it has enabled the traitor Dems to utterly escape censure and instead be elevated to new heights in their ivory tower.

    That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the super-progressive activist base of the Dems hates, hates, hates the man who put seatbelts in cars. The nova of failure can be see from a nearby galaxy.

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    Donna says:

    I wonder if she has any idea, any clue whatsoever, that she is nothing but a laughing stock for the vast majority of americans, hell, the world! I think the carapace of her ego is pretty much bullet proof.

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    Paul in KY says:

    To ‘The Ride Taken’ and any other Naderite dipshit:

    Anyone who would vote for Ralph Nader for President of the U.S.A. over Sen. Barack Obama is clinically insane.

    That is why no one will take your post seriously, since you are crazy.

    If you won’t vote for Sen. Obama, please stay home on election day. I’m afraid you don’t have the mental capacity to navigate to a polling place & might accidently run over a potential Obama voter.

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    KRK says:

    …we decided to let the terrorists take over WA for a while…

    There’s nothing I can do about the fact that my beautiful state has the same name as the city that is the nation’s capital. However, we do NOT have to share our postal abbreviation. WA is Washington State. Use DC or whatever for the city, but WA is taken.

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  2. Rumproast says:

    McCain’s got nothing (except for the dead weight of a hockey mom)…

    Everyone’s trolling through the details of the latest New York Times/CBS poll that shows Obama-Biden up by fourteen points over McCain-Palin. Twenty-one percent of the respondents said that their opinion of McCain has changed for the w…

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