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Palin in 2012? Yeah Right


#1

Didn't know Africa was a CONTINENT?? WTF?! She is Done.


#2

Her 15 minutes is up. Bye bye Sarah.


#3

It will be good for the republicans if she's removed from the race before she's in it.


#4

I think she hasn't released her medical records because she's had an abortion.

Now that would be the nail in her coffin.


#5

This would endear her even more to the moronic anti-intellectual base that thinks Jesus was riding around on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago.

She would know more about Africa, but dontcha know you can't see Africa from her house. Maybe in whatever fancy big city you live in they can see the rest of the world, but not in Alaska.


#6

She'll most likely be forgotten by 2012, unless of course the media stays on her for the next four years.


#7

I kinda hope they do. I had a lot of fun laughing at her. It'd be nice to do it in a format where there wasn't the danger that she could become the leader of America.


#8

One questions that comes up--why did these reporters wait until after the election to tell us this? Not that any sane non-hack couldnt already tell that Palin is a dumb as a rock wackjob, but shouldnt the public know about something like this?


#9

I agree, or should I say, youbetcha!

Ok, I admit, I just wanted to throw a "youbetcha!" out there.


#10

thanks for the video link


#11

Source?


#12

More details:


#13

His ass, duh. He's right - it would be a nail in her coffin, for sure. That is, if it has room for another nail...


#14

Anyone else expecting a Playboy spread down the road?


#15

I wasn't before... but I can't rule it out now.

It would kill her political career. She can't run on a family/christian values platform afterwards, but it's entirely possible she'll be stunned into a deal by royalty money. I mean, she may be from Alaska, but she's still an American, right?


#16

Wrong.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081113/ap_en_tv/palin_hoax_1

MSNBC retracts false Palin story; others duped

NEW YORK ? MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the network said Wednesday.

David Shuster, an anchor for the cable news network, said on air Monday that Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, had come forth and identified himself as the source of a Fox News Channel story saying Palin had mistakenly believed Africa was a country instead of a continent.

Eisenstadt identifies himself on a blog as a senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy. Yet neither he nor the institute exist; each is part of a hoax dreamed up by a filmmaker named Eitan Gorlin and his partner, Dan Mirvish, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

The Eisenstadt claim had mistakenly been delivered to Shuster by a producer and was used in a political discussion Monday afternoon, MSNBC said.

"The story was not properly vetted and should not have made air," said Jeremy Gaines, network spokesman. "We recognized the error almost immediately and ran a correction on air within minutes."

Gaines told the Times that someone in the network's newsroom had presumed the information solid because it was passed along in an e-mail from a colleague.

The hoax was limited to the identity of the source in the story about Palin ? not the Fox News story itself. While Palin has denied that she mistook Africa for a country, the veracity of that report was not put in question by the revelation that Eisenstadt is a phony.

Eisenstadt's "work" had been quoted and debunked before. The Huffington Post said it had cited Eisenstadt in July on a story regarding the Hilton family and McCain.

Among the other victims were political blogs for the Los Angeles Times and The New Republic, each of which referenced false material from Eisenstadt's blog.

And in July, Jonathan Stein of Mother Jones magazine blogged an item about Eisenstadt speaking on Iraqi television about a casino in Baghdad's "Green Zone."

Stein later realized he'd been had.

"Kudos to the inventor of this whole thing," Stein wrote. "My only consolation is that if I had as much time on my hands as he clearly does, I probably would have figured this out and saved myself a fair amount of embarrassment."


#17

Hey Steely, did you realize that, according to the news report you posted, the "hoax" was the name of the source...not the information, right? You also realize Fox news, not msnbc broke the story, right?


#18

She's waiting to see what God tells her to do.


#19

Obama is on video saying there are 57 states, now he is the moron.

I can think of other candidates that would be better suited to run, but you treat her like she is a horrible person, she ismore qualified to be in the whitehouse then the president elect as far as executive experience.

Oh I know you don't like her cuz she isn't some ugly upity bitch like hillary, the clinton with the balls.


#20

Generally when a source is not considered credible the information is not credible.