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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
When's the last time a losing vice presidential candidate was still in the news a week after the election? Nobody seems interested in interviewing Joe Biden, or for that matter, John McCain. But we just don't seem to be able to get enough of Sarah Palin.
The news media are scrambling to get her thoughts on everything...the campaign, the charges from within the McCain camp that she is a "whack job" and a "rogue," the $150,000 wardrobe, the travel expenses for her family that were charged to taxpayers of the state of Alaska. It's obviously something besides her keen and subtle grasp of the complexities of being president of the United States.
Watch: Cafferty: Interest in Palin?
In fact, her apparent total lack of knowledge of the aforementioned proved to be a handicap to McCain's campaign in the closing stages. A majority of Americans felt Palin was hurting McCain's chances rather than helping them. And yet speculation persists that the Republican Party may decide to hitch its wagon to this hockey mom from Alaska when the 2012 presidential race rolls around.
Here’s my question to you: Why is there still so much interest in Governor Sarah Palin?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Tim from Hot Springs, Arkansas writes:
Because the Republican operatives, on the condition of anonymity, are throwing her under the bus. They built her up as a means of reviving the campaign, only to tear her down upon their defeat. The operatives will be around again in four years if they aren't blamed as the fall guys for the Republicans' failures. She won't be. At this point, she's expendable.
Bamidele from Almaty, Kazakhstan writes:
I think it has something to do with the 57 million and counting, who voted for this ticket. That's scary!
Mark from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma writes:
She is beautiful, articulate and a great people person regardless of what Matt Lauer tries to do to her on the Today Show.
National "rubbernecking." It is like driving by an accident. You don't want to look, but somehow you just can't help it.
Diane from Barneveld, New York writes:
She's Bush in skirts.
There are two reasons: 1) She's attractive. For better or for worse, people listen when pretty girls talk, no matter what nonsense may come out of their mouths. 2) Incompetence, by itself, is not entertaining. However, when the incompetent are supremely self-confident, full of certitude, and absent of insight, it's absolutely compelling.
Tom from Fort Lauderdale, Florida writes:
Jack, they should leave this woman alone. Nobody cares how many countries there are in Ohio.
You would think she won the election! I am sick of her and her propaganda. It's every body's fault but hers. i wish the media would stop giving her so much attention. We have our new President. Send her back to ALASKA!!!!
She's like a car crash – no one really wants to look, but you can't help yourself!
Sadly because the media won't stop interviewing her. Stop asking her questions and maybe she'll just go away.
She's not going away Jack!! More's the pity...........
Interest by whom ???? The bigest interest is by the media, not the public. The media seems to be replaying the Paris/ Brittany "thing" using Palin this time around.........
Only the media is interested in her. she is another Anna Nichole Smith.
I Dont Know Jack, But I am really tired of seeing her on TV and hearing her Scratchy voice, Maybe if the Media leaves her alone she will go away. But then again maybe the Media gets a kick out of her Interviews and how stupid she is and Reminds the voters everyday they made the right choice in Electing Obama!
I wish she would just 'shut-up' She is blaming everyone except herself for losing the election. The media should put a 'lid on her' She is old news.
I don't know Jack. Maybe it because she made a laughing stock of herself and comedians need more material.
She makes Bush look intelligent.
Jack, misery loves company...
She has smell the attention and now she is addicted to it.
Talks too easy and doesn't caculate the quonsequenses and the affects which will taunted her and her family the rest of her life.
The need some common sense!
I think we all want to know what she is going to do next! It's better than watching "The West Wing"!! People like her persona regardless of what she says and does. No one should underestimate her. She is going to be around for the next election unless a new star is born before she can get her act together.
I wish I knew – I certainly don't get it! But then again I don't understand how Michelle Bachmann was re-elected to Congress again after she publically questioned the patriotism of members of Congress. Some questions just do not have any logical answers to them – this is certainly one of them!
Truly, I think she is so disastrous that people simply cannot help themselves. She sticks out amongst the small sub-population of running mates in Presidential history.
Personally, I'm still stunned about her comments regarding her own insights into foreign policy simply due to Alaska being straddled by foreign countries, Canada and Russia. It boggles the mind, really.
That's a fantastic question, Jack. Some are obviously still upset with the Republican defeat. Believe it or not, some Americans were in love with her, and some of them simply hated Barrack Obama. The election was very intense, and it seems some people can't accept reality. People love her because she's a great personality, and simultaneously hate the fact of a black man as President. Old feelings die hard, I guess!
same reason media obsessed with the likes of Paris Hilton, the Olson twins, Lindsay, etc. Quite frankly, if the media didn't write about them, nobody would miss them except the media themselves.
i have no idea why, maybe people like idiots like her and just wait for the next stupid comment of her. Her most recent one was that with gods help she will get into the White House 2012. She forgets again that she needs the voters for that.
It's like the country's addiction to Hollywood; at the moment she's the flavor of the month. If the news media would leave her alone, she would fade away.
Sarah Palin looks like she is here to stay! The media covers everything that she does or says and seems not to be able to get enough of her and her family. I've had enough of her. It's still hard for me to believe that she was ever a candidate for the second highest office in this country. A shock that I would like to get over but the news media won't let that happen. Even this question puts her right back out there again. I guess she'll be around until she runs for the number one spot. Maybe she reminds people of "Barbie" and she's not going away either.
The same reason Paris Hilton is a celebrity. We enojoy watching pretty air heads who have accomplished very little make fools of themselves. It is quite entertaining.
Because she is just chillin in Alaska, its to cold to go out!
Sarah Palin is interesting and editorial cartoonists around the world are thrilled to have a replacement for George W. Bush.
Kinda like the old 'freak show' at the circus, I guess.
Palin is a joke, and I think people are curious to see why she continues to pursue a national career in politics at all. She is a moron, another Paris Hilton.
Perhaps it's because we're too intrigued by her clothes and too sexist to leave her alone.
Exposure to power, and exposure to media attention is addicting, Jack. And the media keep playing right into her cravings. If the media would just drop her, she could go back home, find all those clothes she needs to return, take care of her kids and her real job, and leave the rest of us in peace.
I must say something, however. Reading her inteviews since the handlers went away, she comes across moderately more intelligent than she did. I must think that the confusing messages she was given to talk about, and her general unpreparedness for the election process made her sound dumber than she might be.
Americans seem to be obsessed with the idea of sitting down and having a beer with our leaders. The idea is that leaders who dress, sound and drink like us are somehow more qualified or trustworthy. Palin, who incessantly referred to Americans as Joe six-packs and Suzie soccer-moms, is no exception. We only have to look at the last eight years of failed leadership to see where this "beer logic" has gotten us. When will America wake up and realize we need to pick leaders that are something that we apparently aren't: intellegent.
I don't know why there is still so much interest in Sarah Palin, I saw her recent interviews. Hey Jack I'm wondering what she's going to do about Senator Stevens? I think Sarah Palin needs to find another choice as Senator or will she take it herself? Why is it when any member of Congress or a Senator is found guilty of a felony, they get to slink away quietly taking their huge expensive pensions with them???Are they not still ripping off the American people? If it were Tom,Dave,Julie or Ann normal citizen they'd have to pay with jail time, fines, community service plus it's on their record when applying for a job. Sounds like we aren't all equal after all. Makes ya wonder......
Because, in these difficult times, we all need a good laugh!
She's like looking at an accident, you know it's there, you don't want to look, but you look anyway. Never under-estimate the power of stupid people, even in small numbers!
I truely think the only ones interested in Sarah Palin is Sarah Palin and the media outlets.. The media craves a catastrophe, and she's a walking & talking one I can see why you all like her so much. You all feed her the attention she craves now that she's not on the campaign trail. I personally wish she'd have gone quietly back to Alaska and be left there.
She appears to be honest and straight forward. Unlike corrupted Washington politicians.
Mattel's Barbie doll hit the scene in 1959, and we're still fascinated with it. The RNC didn't issue their version of it until August 29, 2008. At least give us a chance to see if we really like it.
Because it's funny to hear from someone who doesn't realize that we are laughing at them and not with them, besides it's not politically correct to laugh at someone with an obvious mental disability, so we can laugh at her with out feeling like bad people, don'tchya know (wink).
Cedar Rapids, IA
Jack – This may sound absurd but I think she is interesting and unfortunately for America now a historical figure. This was a historical election. Although she is the target of much humiliation, frankly, it was John McCain who will go down in history as candidate solely lacking judgement and evidently, brains, because of the sheer stupidity of the pick.
Ironically, look at how many people now love Hillary Clinton. She earned respect over time and I would predict that if Sarah Palin stays in politics, she will to. Just look at her lessons learned. She is certainly still more interesting than John McCain and a hell of a lot nicer to look at.
The two things Americans love most are train wrecks and eye candy. Just turn on E! for five minutes and you'll see what I'm talking about.
I have no interest in Gov. Palin! It's the so-called TV news shows. I'm tired of having her shoved down our throats. Every time she is on, I tune out and off. It's time for a new. I don't like liars like her. Who is dumb.... Move on!
Two words, Jack. Train wreck.
She's the first real outsider to be thrown into the public spotlight for such a high office. The Bigwig-controlled media wants to point the spotlight on what happens when you try to infuse new blood into the government.
People are natually drawn to devistation and disaster. Watching Sarah Palin "you betcha" is like driving by a 20 car pile-up. It can't be good but you can't stop watching!
Because she is like an exhibit at "Ripleys Believe It Or Not". Only we don't have to pay to watch this live exhibition. It's free and it is unbelieveable what comes out of her mouth. I can't wait for the next installment. Best comedy entertainment of the year.
St. Augustine, Fl
For the love of me, I don't understand the morbid fascination with Palin.
She can barely string a sentence together.
Enough of this woman already!
Honestly I'm not sure what the obsession is. She proved throughout the campaign to be nothing more than a walking talking point. She typifies the extreme politics that have made it nearly impossible for politicians to work together, the faster her 15 minutes are up, the better off our country will be.
Because she demonstrates who NOT to vote for. Bush was bad enough but he at least had some business college to hide behind his "unteachable" college coursework as explained by one of his professors. Palin is a beauty queen and that is all. There is no intellect worthy of posturing for country leadership at the level of an executive in the White House. We came close enough that the GOP would foist her representation upon us for sake of controlling the country again. Bush is reason enough to consider what and who to vote for in the future, she is that bad!
Maybe because she is an intelligent, good American that may be the future of the Republican party, if they are smart.
Aside from the republican base, most of us want her to go away. She is driven by her huge ego. . For my part, she is blown in the wind, a crashing bore. Next!! I wonder what John McCain REALLY thinks.
Like or hate her, Palin is a star. She represents women "feminists" detest, and the media pretended never existed – Conservative women. People are fascinated by that.
She was clearly not ready to be President, even Vice President, but I see Palin, not in 2012, but 2016 wowing America.
The media is fascinated about her becasue her voice is so annoying.
Because the media is addicted to her! I doubt the majority of the public is interested in what little she has to say about anything. Maybe if the media would just reject her requests for interviews the way she did to them just a few weeks ago, she'd do us all the favor of disappearing.
From Salt Lake City, UT
Palin's "aw shucks, I'm just like you" routine is stupidly transparent. She is as cynically calculating as any veteran politician. She certainly was an entertaining novelty during the campaign, diverting a lot of people's attention from the very grave problems facing the country. A few days ago she "couldn't imagine" herself pursuing higher office in the future. Today she has done an about face. Quite predictable and quite boring.
Just when we thought we were rid of her, up pops the media wanting to "trick" her into another of her famous "gaffes". Please........just ignore her and she WILL go away!! .."We, the people.." do not have an interest in her!!!
Plain and simple it is entertaining. She has no chance of going past go from the Governor's office but folks need something to talk about.
Palin is still getting the attention of the media for the same reasons the media gives so much attention to Paris Hilton and that ilk.
In other words it takes up space and/or time when things are slow and the 24 hour news stations have to talk about something so they generate their own news.
Or it is because we want to keep an eye on her for the fear that she actually believes that after running a state with 13 people in it and financed by the oil industry she is qualified to run a country and will actually try to do so.
It's all about creating a bad image of the Republican Party. If the Democrats can convince people that Sarah Palin is the future of the Republican Party, then they can keep them out of office that much longer.
Boy, that's a good question!!
She must be America's past time.As for me she is just an idiot that should cover her head with a brown paper bag where ever she goes.
The American people want to know why she accepted a position that she was so not qualified for and too, what went on behind the scenes of the campagin. After all the interviews from Palin, whether they find out something or nothing at all, they will throw her under the bus as she will no longer be interesting to them. There are way more qualified people to lead the Republican Party. Palin allowed herself to be made a fool of and is now trying to clean it up with all these interviews, not sure it will work.
Because she is a train wreck and plenty more will come to light demonstrating just that.
The media is fascinated about her because she is a freak show wating to entertain everyone in America.
To name a few ... Sarah Palin passed a landmark ethics reform bill; she has an approval rating of 80%; she stood up against oil companies and is not afraid to take on the oil companies or anyone else for that matter; she shelved pork-barrel spending projects; she sold the Westwind II jet purchased by the former Governor of Alaska. Keep watching her. There’s no doubt in my mind she will succeed.
Palin is still in the news because the more we find out about her, the more we don't like. She didn't know Africa was a continent and not a country. She wasn't astute enough to realize she was being punked by a couple of Canadian comedians, but thought she was actually talking to the President of France. She's the Governor of Alaska but can't pick it out when someone misnames the prime minister of Canada?
Somebody give me a break! She's making headlines because - and she's trying to avoid this - because she looks like an idiot. I didn't say she is one, but she sure looks the part. It's sad. Hilarious, but sad.
It's baffling. Maybe it's because the Grand Old Party has taken such a turn towards hateful ignorance, she's entertaining in a sordid "gapers block" highway accident sort of way. It's ugly but you can't look away.
For those who were against her nomination they are interested in seeing her self implode, for those who thought her a valid choice during the campaign stare in disbelief at how they were conned. And the media is always up to covering a disaster.
Hopefully this empathetical exercise will end soon.
Who's interested? I had hoped she would go back to Alaska and tend to her business there. But evidently the "Diva" still needs attention and the spotlight! Wow! McCain sure got a "Tiger by the tail"!
She is still around because she is the ultimate demarcation line for how people measure what is important to them in an elected official. People who like her like her because she is "one of us", very religious, supposedly cleaned up corruption, and is quite pleasant to look at.
People who don't like her see an intellectual gap, fear her religiousness, don't see evidence of her stopping corruption, and actually don't like that she is "one of us",i.e., simple people. This category wants their politicians to be their intellectual superior.
Can we please stop giving her the mic now?
Beauty contestants crave attention, so she's not going away easily. Somebody needs to remind her it's moose season back in Alaska.
Port Aransas, TX
The Real America
Maybe she will give us a clue as to the latest style of clothes to wear!
The election is over but we still have the same number of news shows trying to fill 24 hours a day.
She offers us nothing but Hee Haw entertainment. It's over, let's move on.
Haven't you noticed. She is a space cadet.
Ron San Diego
I think the main reason there is continued interest in Gov. Palin is that she was so un-accessible during the campaign. She, Palin was rarely allowed to speak on script.
In addition the 24/7 cable channels and the drive for news is causing most of the fuss. Frankly, after the election, I was hoping that I would never have to hear Gov. Palin's voice or horrible use of syntax again, but no such luck for me.
She is promoting herself to the news media, and they are falling all over themselves to make nice with her. As a woman, I think she has set women back 20 years in the political field.
Because the religious right is still looking for a new leader. It doesn't matter that she is an embarassment to the moderate faction of the Republican party, if she's anti-abortion, that's good enough for the God squad.
Because the media is keeping her in the spotlight! Please stop scheduling interviews with her!
She's very naive and shallow. After the huge success of Tina Fey and Saturday Night Live we need her to come out once in awhile in the media to continue entertaining us. We need a few laughs in this time of economic difficulties.
Myself personally I read and listen to stories about Sara Palin for the same reason I watch the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. It's the best way to entertain yourself with lots of laughs.
I wish I knew. But then, I was never interested in her. In her post election interviews she says people within the campaign who are commenting about her are "mean spirited", but it seems to me that's exactly what she did to Barack Obama. She would have to make a lot of changes to represent our country and I don't see that happening. You can take the Governor out of Alaska, but you can't take Alaska out of the Governor.
Because McCain's people had to start opening their mouths. She would have ridden off into the sunset but these people had to start trashing her. They should put their names out there with their stories. Now ,that is about the only way to put Pandora back into her box. She is not Presidential material and never will be!
She is like that nightmare you keep having over and over again.
She really doesn't get it, she does not have what it takes to be the President of the United States and never will.
There is still an interest in Sarah Palin, because there is still a rage at how John McCain could right up to election day say that Sarah was definetly qualified to be President, when his campaign new almost immediately after she was picked, that she was woefully not. Sarah seems to think that it was voters need for change, that cost the Republicans the election, and that not a single vote was lost because of her lack of knowledge. For me closure will be when someone in the McCain campaign finally admits this.
It's in the nature of this nation to be interested in stupid people. If you do not want to talk or her of her again then the media needs to stop putting her in the spotlight. There are more important issues going on today that need attention and Sarah Palin is not one of them.
There's not Jack. Her 15 minutes of fame timer is at 14 minutes and 58 seconds, soon to disappear off the screen for good.
To the social conservatives she represents one of their own, a true believer in the word. To the intellectual left and right, she represents the culmination of a culture that shuns intellectual curiosity and scholarship as elitist. Given that people who believe in the bible literally are more vocal in the GOP than people who believe in scholarship, there is no wonder why she is still in the media eye.
Ultimately, she represents a choice the republican party must now make. Some long for the return of the era of Buckley, Goldwater, and great conservative thinkers but that era is gone. The choice, now, is whether to restore conservatism through merging libertarian ideals following intellectual leaders like Ron Paul... Or to continue trying to fit the square peg of legislating morality and state intervention in markets into the round hole of conservatism.
Sarah Palin represents the latter.
Lets face it – she makes for good (generally car crash) news and this question could be exhibit A. When you have a walking 'headline maker' that is generating interest from all sides there isn't much incentive for the media to stop covering her.
It's not the public that is interested in her. It's the media. I have heard so many people, mostly Republican, that wish she would go back to Alaska and disappear from media coverage. I, personally, feel Sarah Palin insults my intelligence as an educated woman. She has been and continues to be an embarrasment to women throughout the United states. If the media has any integrity, they will let this woman fade into oblivion. Please stop the insanity!
Now we know that the secret service have blamed her for the unprecedented number of death threats to the Obama family, with her hate rallies, why is she not being prosecuted? I always thought that it was a crime to incite violence against anyone, let alone the future president.
It's because, like a spoiled child that can't have their way, she refuses to hush about it. The sooner she grows up and accepts the responsibility that she lived it up with fancy clothes, expensive makeup people, and clothes and etc for hubby and family at the expense of other Republicans running for office, the sooner we can get her off of our TV sets and the sooner the better.
Because the Republican operatives (on the condition of anonymity) are throwing her under the bus. They built her up as a means of reviving the campaign, only to tear her down upon their defeat. The operatives will be around again in four years if they aren't blamed as the fall guys for the Republicans' failures. She won't be. At this point she's expendable.
The only reason she is stil making news is because the media keeps reporting about her! Enough already!
She is lovely, personable, with a "down to earth" attitude. I am not a political supporter of hers, but would love her family as neighbors.
She was thrown into " the lion's mouth", unprepared for the job at hand and "backstabbed" by those to blame. She is a survivor... and as McCain, Schmidt, and Salter lick their wounds...she is complimentary of those backstabbing handlers. McCain's lack of leadership throughout his campaign is truly coming to light as he should of squelched this gossip immediately.
Why is there still so much interest in Governor Sarah Palin?
Is there still interest in her? I didn't notice..
While dwell on the loser when we are looking forward with the winner!
I can't believe it is still going on. They need to dump the "garbage", lipstick, betcha, gotcha and all!!! Keep the stench up in alaska.
The democrats have Hillary so the republicans went out and recruited Sara Palin. The talking heads are maintaining the countries interest in her and besides she aint bad on the eyes.
I have always had a great respect for John McCain. That respect ended when he named Sarah Palin as his running mate. She is so very obviously uninformed, uneducated, and fanatically right-winged that she scares me. Please, please, please stop giving her any more media coverage!! Let her ride off into the sunset......forever!
According to Palin herself only God knows, but we won't find out for sure until 2012.
National "rubbernecking ". It is like driving passed an accident, you don't want to look , but somehow you just can't help looking even though common sense tells you not to.
It is mostly media interest. Not much else to write about!?! But then again, it is a form of entertainment
I would love to see her try to hold a conversation with the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Now that would be real entertainment!!
Jack watching Sara Palin is like watching a new version of the Beverly Hillbillies. She is the gift that just keeps on giving for the 24 hour news networks.
I can't wait until 2012 when her and Joe the Plumber run for the Presidency but at his time it's difficult to see which one of them would be on the top of the ticket.
Jack: When was the last time a beauty pagent queen ran for Vice President of the United States? Americans were taken by her "beauty,"–but beauty is only skin deep, Jack.
There continues to be so much interest because there is so much controversy that surrounds her. It's a bit like driving past a car wreck – you can't help but look and be curious. Of course, we are all going to want to see how the various situations surrounding Palin all play out.
who's sarah palin ?????
Because she is beautiful, smart, couragious , lucky,a new entrant in the national poilitics of the strongest country in the world and probably a woman on the verg of making history just like president elect barack obama as the first female president of the united states of america come 2012 or beyond after all she got age on her side.
Nigerian residence in spain
The day will come when she is only seen as an object of beauty and hopefully we will not confuse that with her being competent to be president. She mentioned she may run in eight years. If so, it would be exciting to also have Hillary on the Democratic ticket.
Same reason people like to watch NASCAR races; they keep waiting for a car to crash and burst into flames. Palin is a character. And she apparently is a REAL character. People like real. Will she ever get anywhere on a national level? Not a chance. But she does "sell tickets." And she will make her share of cash on the Republican speakers' circuit. In the meantime, she will be entertaining fodder for SNL.
I don't get it, I don't get it, I don't get it. Please send her go back to Alaska and do the grandma thing.
Ninety nine percent of the interest in Palin is the media looking for news. The election is over so most Americans are interested in the future not the past. We want to know about the economy,the war plus other items such as education and our children's future.
Jack, there is no interest at all in Palin. Only you "newshounds" and pundits are interested – the rest of us would sooner forget.
I am really, really tired of hearing about Palin.
It matters not how some people try to spin Palin's part in this election – I cannot be alone when I say my vote went to Obama based on the sole reason of McCain having chosen her for VP on his ticket.
After the debacle of an interview with Katie Couric there was no chance I'd vote for McCain and take the chance something would happen and this Ego Ridden Female would wind up President.
I am a life long Republican and remain so – for the first time since 1960 I voted for a Democrat for President.
Jack, probably because we're expecting her to run for President in four years. Have you also noticed that nobody is talking about John McCain anymore? Probably because he'll never run for President ever again.
Jack, I believe it is because many people still can't believe why John McCain picked such a glib and superficial person to be his vice-president. At this point, she is simply being exploited by the media for her foibles. The only people who consider her to be fit for high office are those who are fundamentalist and anti-intellectual, much like George Bush and John McCain. The media should leave her alone and accept her for who she is and wait until they have real news to fill the airwaves.
Palin is a joke
It's to take the attention away from the big problems this country is facing.
Do we know the status of the Palin family's and her own wardrobe and accessories paid for by the RNC. Does she get to keep the cosmetics and jewelry?
There are two reasons. First of all she keeps talking and the press continues to cover her every word. Secondly, she too is a symbol of change. However I feel positive change represented by President elect Obama is positive compared to the negative shallow, attention seeking represented by Ms. Palin.
It's the media's fault, Jack. But I really can't blame them- first we got to see her car wreck and now we're watching the car slide down a cliff.
Jack, Sarah Palin is a celebrity and as one knows quite well, people can't stop obsessing over celebrities.
For the same reason people watch the really bad singers on American Idol: train wrecks are fascinating. Palin is staying in the news by choice, but it's too late. She's the one who called her opponent a Marxist, a Socialist, a pal to terrorists, and insinuated 'real Americans' wouldn't vote for him. But it's all great for Tina Fey.
Who ever forgot Dan Quayle? We still remember Abbott and Costello , jokes and funny people are just hard to forget!!!
For the same reason people seem fascinated with Britiney
Sarah Palin is the source of much of my laughter throughout the day. It turns a bad day around completely. All you have to do is youtube "Sarah Palin Interviews" and you have hours of entertainment.
It is because no one understands. The world is still wondering how in any conceivable way she was qualified to be picked as McCain's running mate, how she could be elected Governor, how she made it through high school with out knowing where Africa is and how she could be thinking of running in 2012. Everyone is looking for answers.
Iowa City, Iowa
They should leave this woman alone. Nobody cares how many countries there are in Ohio.
Some people are surprised and disappointed with the trashing of Palin. They shouldn't be. This is what Republicans do and this is what Palin did to President-elect Obama. You can call it poetic justice or her getting a taste of her own medicine. I bet it kinda makes her gag.
I think we as humans sometimes enjoy verbal torturing when someone has deceived us and some of us enjoy the thrill of gossiping too.
Sarah is great entertainment. I like to hear her talk, it squeaks. If only she were as smart as she thinks it would be worth listening to.
It's like watching a train wreck, you just can't turn away.
I dunno, I guess some people just like the sound of finger nails on a blackboard. You betcha.
Palin was a badly needed comic break in an otherwise boring political campaign. let's just hope the series ends before it becomes a hit.
Sarah Palin could be the future of the GOP. We knew virtually nothing about her before she was chosen to share the ticket. We still know very little about her. From what I know of her, I know that I don't trust her to lead the country I love. We need to know more about her and we need to ensure that others know more about her as well.
It is clear that Sarah Palin united the GOP base much more than we could have imagined. We honestly need to know more about her. We should not underestimate her.
We learned some of what the GOP is capable of during 2000 and 2004. We got a glimpse of what Sarah Palin is capable of during 2008. They could combine to become formidable opponents. I don't believe that she has the wherewithall to run the show on her own, but we have seen how she can fire up an angry mob.
Sun-tzu, a Chinese general & military strategist (~400 BC) is credited with the quote "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."
I too don't know why Gov Palin is still being discussed, but keep it up. Maybe we'll see a Palin/"Joe the Plummer" ticket in 2012 – and anyone that vote for them will get free clothes and pluming work while they are in office.
Very simple, Jack. Media is looking for something to talk about after the election. Palin, after all, did run for Vice-President. But if she were not such a pretty woman, and so "outspoken" shall we say– if she were some ordinary guy with glasses and a hum-drum personality, I doubt if we'd be hearing a thing about the losing Vice-President by now.
She can now speak her own mind with out someone telling her what to say. And the media wants all the dirt they can cover on what she ws told to say and do. Free at last!
Scott – Dover, De
For the same reason that people like to rubber-neck a car accident.
Since the media are the ones who followed her home, I'd say they're the ones who are fascinated with her. The rest of us couldn't care less. They should be paying more attention to Michele Obama than her.
Well golly gee gosh darn it I don't know Jack. Maybe it's to find out if we really can see Russia from her backyard after all?
Jack, it's because professional wrestling is only on TV a couple nights a week. Folks need something to watch the rest of the time.
People remain interested in Sarah Palin for the same reason they pay money to see a two-headed calf at a carnival or slow down to look at a car wreck. There must be some mysterious psychological requirement to breakup our otherwise humdrum everyday lives. I personally, however, never get that bored.
She's just a tabloid story at this point.
Have you ever passed a terrible wreck on the highway and couldn't look away because you realized the horrible fact that this might have been you - that such a catastrophe could actually happen. The wreck in this case is Sarah Palin. There, but for the grace of God and the intelligence of the majority of American voters, could be our country. It behooves us to look and congratulate ourselves at avoiding a calamity we could ill afford.
Maybe it's because she can see Russia from her house!!!!!!!
There isn't except in the Media. She didn't want to be interviewed before the election – we don't want to hear from her now. She has her own agenda – now CNN is giving her a platform. I'd rather hear from Quail.
Arlington Heights, IL
Jack, the truth is I really don't know unless people want to have a good but sad laugh by seeing or hearing what is going to come out of her mouth next. SNL and all of the late night talk shows are drooling over her gaffes.
I dont think she was ready to lead the high office but people attack her with out thinking about giving her any respect .What happen to her becoming more fit to serve will be her joice.She was personable enought to get people attention .I alway though real people could make better descions than lawers.
Unfortunately she is still being used by both the Republican party and the media. The Republicans who picked her for their VP candidate are using her as a scapegoat and blaming her for their candidate's loss. That makes tabloid- like news that the media eats up. She is good for ratings. McCain picked her for all the wrong reasons and the gamble didn't pay off. She still has a strong following among the far right Evangelical Conservatives and they certainly will stand up for her and try to make a case for her political future. She is starting to do too many interviews that are just adding to the problem. She continues to make controversial statements that do not help her image at all. She needs to take a low profile, get back to business in Alaska and learn a lot about economics and global politics before she even considers running for a high office again. Let people forget some of her horrible interviews, negative rallies and gaffes. She is charismatic, can deliver a good written speech and has obviously done some good things in Alaska. That's where she needs to be right now.
There is so much interest because we have never seen anyone so uninformed, inept and whiny attempt to obtain such a high political office. It is the same reason we are so interested in Bush.
Probably because Gov. Palin spoke the ideas of the Republican conservative base and because she wants to foster that interest.
I believe that one should choose a candidate (2012? or 2016?) based on the issues and not on race or gender. As a result, I wish she would go away. Based on issues, personal characteristics and readiness, her first impression with me as a candidate was horrible. Even if she studied hard and became prepared in the future, I am sure the Republican party could find a lot of other people who would be much better. I am not a Sen. Clinton fan, but given a choice between these two, Sen. Clinton would get my vote in a heart beat.
I think it has something to do with the 57,838,800 and counting, who voted for this ticket. That's scary!
She is not a candidate I would ever support, but I believe if she ran, many of my fellow citizens would.
It is important for me to figure out why this is true in order to understand how we elect officials who get us into such messes.
That's why I'm "interested" in her. Notice I didn't say "attracted" to her.
it seems that she was so much over her head on the National scene, people can't get enough of her stories.
I bet, you'll see her on "Dancing with the Stars" next season ! she might get a perfect score 10-10-10 !!! That's another way to get National attention and media coverage !
The country is going through election withdraw Jack!
This female should take care of her state and get out of the news.
I am so tired of hearing all of the nasty and disrespectful remarks that go on 24/7 and there is more in the country to be concerned about.
She was the best think for America. Without her McCain could have been elected, hence 4 more years of agony. Thank you Sarah.
Because Jack she is the gift that keeps on giving and so are the people in the McCain camp. We need something to hold us over until Obama gets in office.
Because people need some fun in between all serious news. Now, at the end of G. W. Bush's career in White House we can be sure there is always "worse option". She makes Bush look like smart person and inteligent politician. Electing Sarah Palin would be total Tsunami.
There isn't any interest, let go back to Wasilla and disappear
There is an interest in her, because right now, people have a strong need for laughter, and they know, that almost everytime she opens her mouth, the nonsense that comes out is hilariarously funny. That's why Tina Fey doesn't have to change a word of what Sarah Palin said
She is better looking than her alter-ego Tina Fey.
The only people that is interested in her is the media, she will never get re-elected to anything, she's washed up, like Geraldine Ferraro. once you run, and you don't succeed, it's rather dificult to try it again.
There are two warring factions of Republicans that are keeping her in the news. Those who want Republicans to have more widespread appeal are savaging her so that she'll be blown away and their future candidates will veer from the extreme right. On the other hand, the more extreme right-leaning faction is trying to resurrect her. The convergence of these two competing groups is keeping her in the news.
It's obvious, she might be a major player in Ted Steven's Senate race recount or finding his replacement should he win the recount and be expelled from the Senate for his seven felony convictions.
Gov. Palin needs to take responsibilty for and heal the hate, fear, and divisiveness that she promoted and allowed during the campaign, especially at her rallies. The (McCain-) Palin campaign is responsible for increasing racial tension in this country. Now, many of Palin's supporters are engaging in racist activities and wish the president-elect harm. I find it difficult to comprehend why "so-called Americans" are this angry because Democracy worked. Take responsibility Gov. Palin! Be a good American, and heal this mess that you ultimately created!
We all enjoy Sarah Palin for the same reasons we enjoy Letterman and Leno – we all enjoy a good political joke.
Jack, plain and simple, flavor of the day.
We all need a good laugh! The truth is I'm sick of hearing about her. When she comes on the TV, I change the channel. Enough already!
sarahs comedy hour
Sarah Palin just keeps stirring controversy so her name stays out there. She doesn't want to be forgotten. She does, however, want us to forget the Katie Couric interviews – never gonna happen.
Same reason as why people stare at car wrecks and major accidents, morbid curiosity.
She is still seeking media attention as much as the media is willing to give it to her believing it is still somewhat profitable. It's dying down and will continue to do so until all that is left for her is to watch Russia from her backyard.
An excellent question and I don't know the answer. I've rarely seen anyone generate such strong feelings on both sides. The attacks on her by many in the media were unfair and puzzling. They seemed to go beyond whatever concerns may have been justified by her perceived lack of qualifications. Perhaps they don't like strong willed, middle-class fast risers with close family ties – but then, that's President elect Obama, isn't it.? Likewise, her supporters saw her a new "Joan D'Arc" , being burned at the stake by the forces of darkness. Whatever it was, she was polarizing but we'd better get used to it because she will probably be back. Could it be that she was too much of a fresh face?
well jack she's making her case for 2012 alaska is so far from the rest of us she has start early to make on time for 2012.
Time for Sarah Palin to move on.
She continues to try to take the attention with interviews. It is sad she
d id not run for President McCain did. What is her problem take care of her family and her governorship. ......our focus is on the country and our new President Barack Obama.
I guess since she finally admitted to not following the rules, we are hoping that she would also admit it was her that helped bring down the defeat of McCain
She is being used by the media and the Republican Party. A woman with a big ego, who has some strange thought that she matters. I do hope she runs in 2012 though, Obama will be a shoe-in
Please tell all reporters "enough" with stories on Sarah Palin. Just give her some history and geography books and send her back from where she came.
I wouldn't have the faintest idea why anyone other than Alaskans would have any interest in her.
It is like watching a train wreck.... dont want to look, but just can not stop yourself ! You just can't wait to hear how she tops the last ignorant remark.
This woman is disgrace. Willow didn't even go school while her mother was campaiging with Mccain. Palin thought it would a better education for Willow to be wilth her on the campaign trail. Now Willow is having hard time catching up in school. Palin puts poltical ambitous over what best for her family. Palin, the counrty don't need you,go back to Alaska devote yourself to your family and stop thinking about herself.
I don't know about anyone else, but I keep reading about her in fear that she will run for president in 2012. Where is Hollywood when you really need them? Why don't they make her an offer she can't refuse and spare the country of any political future?
It is like watching a train wreck…. dont want to look, but just can not stop yourself ! You just can’t wait to hear how she tops the last ignorant remark.
If all of these things being said about Sarah Palin are lies why has John McCain not come out to support her? I did not support the McCain and Palin ticket. The McCain Palin ticket was pretty dirty when they were running against Obama. It is only fair and just they would turn on each other in the end. It was politics at its worst. They missed the issues that most Americans wanted to hear about and found comfort in pointing out what was wrong with the other guy. Lets hope they have learned from their mistakes.
It's just absolutely crazy to me why any party would want this woman to be their "leader" . Although I don't agree on ganging up on her – I do and have always believed that she is not comptent to run for higher office and the fact that the republican party want to choose her as their white horse after 8 years of Bush tells you how incomptent they are as a party!!!!!
The media needs to stop hyping this lady up, it's insulting to well educated, well qualified women all across this nation!!!
Falls Church, VA
She's Bush in skirts.
People still love to watch train wrecks.
Because she's the female version of George W. Bush......
Jack, the only reason why people are still interested in Palin is because she's the laughing stock of the republican party and they want to see more of her stupidity.
Because we want to see what foot she will put in her mouth next. We can’t wait.
Jack, it's like driving by a bad auto accident. You try not to look, but invariably you can't help yourself.
It's fun to find out all the things that she doesn't know squat about ....
well jack she is so interesting because she has a lovly personality and could make a very good president.
Because Palin's a never-ending source of drama and scandal. Let 'em at her – I don't want to see her anywhere near another race for the White House.
I'm not sure the American public is interested, it is the media that can't wait for her to say another stupid thing that will liven up their news broadcast. Personally, whenever she appears on the TV, I either change channels or go do something till its over. The media pushes stories and the poor public has to put up with it. Maybe, now that we will have an intelligent President in the White House, the news media will find some intelligent people to run their organizations that will understand that just because the TV is turned to their station, it doesn't mean that we are actually watching it. I leave mine on because the dog is quieter and doesn't bark at every noise outside when it is on.
We go to a nascar race not because of the cars, but because we want to be there when the crash happens. It is the same with Sarah, we show up to see what is going to come out of her next.
I think because of she is a laughing stock and it is easily known. Her lack of knowledge on key issues have made her such a media frenzy and I think that she is loving the attention. Sarah Palin isn't going away. She has now become this political household name and she has the label of being everyone loves to hate.
Why? Because now that Gov Palin is not being restrainted by the McCain campaign most intelligent people would like to really understand what she is about, her positions, etc. It's pathetic how many of the people in this forum "pretend" to know her and sit in judgement criticizing a person they really don't know. Shameless!
Robert in Denver
The Republicans are trying to hold on to any hope of a comeback in 2012. But if that happens I believe the Mayan Calendar will come true.
Palin is the Republican court jester. She helps ease the pain and grief that conservatives live with caused by Obama's win. She is a buffon that generates a good laugh whenever she opens her mouth. Hopefully the media will soon leave her alone and let her build an igloo in a remote part of Alaska and we never have to hear or see her again. Bob in Lincoln NE
We are still waiting to see if she can top the Katie Couric interview!
Ok, so she made a hit with the Ladies, but why doesnt she realize that shes way out of her league....trouble is it all went to her head and now it has settled there.
William N.B. Canada,
The fact that you even ask this question shows the interest of
the media only. She is all over Fox Snooze, Today show,
Larry King, on and on and on. They ask the same questions,
get the same self-serving answers, and it is disgusting.
She has an agenda, and you are eating it up.
Why were people interested in Britnet and lindsay?? Because they are trainwrecks??? Oh Lord please let her be the nominee in 2012...this time it will be and LBJ landslide.
It's amazing to me after her failure to be taken seriously–even among the most hopeful conservatives–she remains a seriously contender for national office.
I guess–the press just can't get enough of her. She's attractive, fairly well spoken, and has the ability to suspend disbelief to the masses when she wants to.
I think the interest in Governor Palin was due to Mrs. Clinton running for president even though both women did not get the recognition they both were seeking
I'm sorry Jack, who?
It's the last gasp of her 15 minutes of fame before she total disappears into the Alaska ether.
Whether people are willing to admit it or not, Michell Obama is more like most Americans than Sarah Palin. I have never understood the fascination. I guess it can be attributed to the American Idol mentality of the general public these days. People love to latch on to the next new face on the screen (can you say Joe the plumber?) and then move on. Hopefully they'll both return to their respective hometowns never to be heard from again, but somehow I doubt it.
I have no idea why she is still in the news. Even Tina Fey has said she's retiring her wig...
Mertis in Atlanta.
She is creating her own interest in the hopes of furthering her political aspirations while keeping her visage in the public eye. The size of her ambition is matched only by the size of her ego. Unfortunately, the size of her intellect and her vision for the country are sorely lacking.
Upper Montclair, NJ
She is just the cocktail of the evening, the world will wake up in the morning with a hangover and wonder what the fuss was all about
Like it or not, Sara Palin is an authentic celebrity. Photogenic, confident, and ready to say something ridiculous at any given moment. The idea that she is being suggested as a possible candidate for 2012, a rising star in her party, and still having obvious ignorance regarding world affairs, geograpy, the constitution, the role of vice president, abuse of power, and on and on, just magnifies and compounds the wonderful irony of her comedic answers to elementary questions.
Because she is like an automobile wreck, you don't really want to see it, yet you can't take your eyes off it.
She's so bound to put her foot in her mouth that combined with her unusual background and her so-called "charisma" she makes great press.
Personally I also think there are some male members of the press who must live pretty mundane lives and can't get over thinking she was winking at them during the VP debate.
I think it's the media, not the people, who haven't had enough of her. I think they are just killing time until January 20. Most of us have moved on. Wondering if the media will ever notice that the US is going down the toilet as the congress is fiddling.
It’s a real life version of “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?”
For the same reason there's so much interest in Paris Hilton:
We're not sure where she came from or why she deserves her notoriety, but we just can't wait for her to do something ridiculous in public and confirm our suspicions that she's undeserving of all the praise that publicity implies.
Someone is still trying to convince us that picking her was a good decision to justify their position for the New Republican Party.
Because it boggles the mind how inadequate people can gain access to public office. We must continue to remind the people the dangers of hungry politicians with religious ideologies that do not represent the country as a whole must be stopped. We must remind the people excellent judgment trumps over experience with no results. America is a unique nation that embodies the promise of the future and does not believe in the politics of the dark ages. Palin is a reminder of why our country had fallen behind the rest of the free world and why many soldiers die in unjust wars, and how an economy can crumble as followers continue blindly in their support with such ignorance.
Election is over and she is the dumbest thing out there to beat up on. Just listening to all her excuses is like listening to a soap opera. If this is the best the republicans have to offer the democarts will be in the white house for the next hundred years. Then again the republicans are not noted for picking someone with any smarts, example Bush, McCain need I go on.
Jack, Why do people gawk at car wrecks? You just don't see something that bad everyday. You know you shouldn't stare because it demeans you, but you never know if you'll see something like that again. The republicans are self-destructing and we're curious about how bad it will be and how long it will last.
Perhaps the republicans are going to sell magazines and she'll be on the cover, that issue could well be blank inside. To fall in line with the rest of the party platform.
Because it was so dumbfounding that she could have been put in a position where she might have had to take over the presidency. Scary yes but downright fascinating also.
If the media will stop covering her, we will lose interest. Even a terrible natural disaster lasts only a week or so in the media.
There's not, Jack. The only people that are still interested in her seems to be those of you in the media. I really don't get why, since she snubbed you, then criticized you as being "liberal elites", and now is calling you names such as "jerks" and "rotten apples". Perhaps all of that just makes you more interested, I don't know. What I do know is that most of us wish she would take her run-on sentences and mean remarks and go away for a while.
The media is going for the interviews they didn't get during the campaign. Two types of people are watching. The ones who want to see her defend herself and play up to the religious right. The second group who want to see her put her foot in her mouth and end all chances of her run in 2012. Put me in the second catergory because I am tired of politicians using "home spun" terms and seeming illiterate. It's like fingernails on a blackboard.
Jack, while I supported Barack Obama I ultimately feel sorry for Sarah Palin. Yes, she proved her incompetence time and time again but she was sort of thrown onto the national stage without any warning. I'm sure that nobody on John McCain's short list would have had the humility either to say "Hey, I think you might want to pick someone else." I'm sure we haven't seen the last of her yet; she might get better with time.
over 50 million americans voted for the mccain/palin ticket, why, is still beyond me, to these voters, ms palin would be their choice for 2012. god help us all!
All losing teams try to showcase their most popular player, even if that player is clearly not the best one on the team.. It sells tickets, but it also guarantees you keep losing..Everyone knows she is not equipped to lead, but let them keep trying to win with a losing player..
not a dup
i am not interested in palin but the GOP are sore losers and have to have some news for their tribe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is no interest only in the media and you won't let it go!!!
Jack; sounds like the media is already covering the 2012 campaign.
She's good for a laugh. God knows we need some humor these days.
The real interest will come in seeing how Sarah Palin competes against fellow Republican contestants who wish for her brief party reign to end... also.
It's like Britney Spears or Paris Hilton; we, as Americans, love our villains, and we all want to see her fall from grace. Just put a microphone in front of her, and watch her take the plunge. This is a lady that mainstream media can generate serious Nealson Ratings from, and I suspect, the race is on for those points. I loved the cooking demonstration on how to cook "Moose Stew," but the ingredients weren't displayed so that unemployed people such as myself could concoct such a nutritious meal for our families as she did for hers. Perhaps her endorsements from clothing industry that draped her in their overpriced monikers, or the endorsement for the companies that provided her with $10,000 in cosmetics she needed to get through the general election help her "get by" in this toughest of (Republican) economies.
First, they have nobody else. Second, she's a good looking woman. If she were old and ugly, nobody would care!
Why is there still so much interest in Governor Sarah Palin? Simple, Jack. The huge chunk of the base in the Republican party that still thinks, beynond all logic, that Bush 43 was a good presisdent. Let's face it, Palin is basically Bush 43 with different chromosome.
. . .For the same reasons the scientists are interested in Roswell and
area 54 in Nevada, Jack.
Because she won't shut up. There really is no other choice but to listen. If no one interviews her, she cries liberal bias. If she gets called out on her lies, she cries liberal bias. If she gets complimented, she'll turn it into a conspiracy and cry liberal bias.
She is the end result of years of Republican strategy. She is the logical final result. It's no wonder many Republicans love her.
Because we are all anxiously waiting for her to open her mouth and insert her foot again. Everyone loves to watch celebrities screw up!!
It's been a week since the Election... she was on the losing ticket! Yet, she is getting more attention than Joe Biden or John McCain! It's the media giving her all the attention. Stop with the interviews and she will go away – or at least I pray she goes away! She is a very annoying person and worse, she can't seem to tell the truth!
Sara, is just doing what she did on the trail, Blab-bla-blah she is still and empty vessel. I think she learned that Republican/Conservatives eat their young. she needs to be very aware of her misguided obsession with power as i could see her becoming obsolete. Remember empty vessels make the most noise, I will suggest that she actually read something worldly and stop listening to the conservative pundits. and take a look at the real world.
I find it very ironic that the Obamas are given ONLY $100,000 to
redecorate in the WHITE HOUSE and Sarah Palin was given
$150,000 just to buy clothes. I see an inequity in the system.
ALASKA IS SUCH A BIG STATE WITH FEW PEOPLE. I WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT LESS THAN ONE HALF A MILLION
PEOPLE ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND APPROX 350 THOUSAND VOTED. SARAH PALIN WAS MAYOR OF A TOWN WITH LESS THAN 2 THOUSAND. MOST OF AMERICAS SMALL CITIES HAVE MORE PEOPLE THAN THE STATE OF ALASKA. HOW HARD IS IT TO GET ELECTED UNDER THOSE CONDITIONS? ITS A BIG STATE BUT NOT SUCH A BIG DEAL. SARAH PALIN IS STILL IN THE NEWS BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO BE IN THE NEWS.
the big secret is SNL writers are paying Palin to be in the spot light so Tina Fey could continue making fun on Palin. It's a win win situation for SNL. Just don't tell Palin.
PS we all owe Palin for keeping an eye on Russia for us.
She keeps granting interviews and trying to get the last word in with the media. So much for governing Alaska.
You know the old saying, Jack. "Normal people are boring."
what is your problem with sarah palin. other tv channels love to report on her. she is an interesting woman. if you would get those thoughts out of your mind about all the things you say she did, but actually didn't do, maybe you could report fairly. it is stuck in your mind even tho she is on t.v. saying all those things weren't true but YOU STILL won't believe it. isn't it funny how media is so different.
For some bizarre reason, people are always attracted to a freak show. She still can't answer a question or make a point in a complete sentence, and the freaky part was that she was nominated to be vice president on a ticket headed by a 72-year-old man.
I certainly am not interested; I can't imagine why anybody else is.
I have no interest in Ms. Palin. Each neighbor I've asked has no interest in Ms. Palin. If that pattern pretty much is indicative of the average suburban neighborhood it would suggest that only the media is still interested in Ms. Palin because she puts eyeballs in front of the screen. Malia and Sasha's hyper-dog is a more interesting subject. Please move on....there's no future for Sarah in America maybe not AK either.
Sarah Palin-Jack, any politician that can skin a moose and looks better any politician I have ever seen is bound to get attention, especially in the Republican party where they are hurting profoundly!
As long as she keep allowing the news to get in her face, she will always be on top of the media's agenda. She adores this attention and the they love giving it to her.
It seems funny that prior to the election everyone(including the media) just wanted to dismiss her. Now the same media who were so critical of her are standing in line to interview her. Why? Maybe because she is someone many of us can relate too. Just a simple person who brought some freshness to the presidential campaign.
Maybe some people actually like her and still want to hear what she has to say.
Even you posted this question on her.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Because she is quite a mystery, Jack. You know, where did she come from? Why hadn't we heard of her before? Why is John McCain the only one who knew of her? Why are the Alaskans keeping quiet about her?
Kind of like the mysterious spaceman in "The Day The Earth Stood Still".
It's simple: she's trying to extend her fifteen minutes long enough so that she'll still have a shot in '12.
She is different and therefore a good media interest item. When things settle a bit more Sara Palin will fade for the media spotlight.
i just sent in a comment and i will bet you will read only negative ones. thats the way it was with john mccain. only negative. you got your choice of people on your forehead where we can all read it.
I’m not interested; the Wasilla wonder is back in Alaska where she belongs. She was trotted out because she was a woman and that ploy didn’t work. The whole Mccain campaign was predicated on smoke and mirrors.
It's the same paparazzi syndrome people have for celebrities. Palin is the Britney Spears of politics. Once she gets into rehab or shuts her mouth (we can only hope), people will grow tired of her and move on to the next New Kid on the Block.
Like someone else said it is like watching a car or train wreck. Many people are fascinated by disasters. As for me I am reminded of a line from an old song "How can we miss you if you won't go away?"
Jack, The election is over now and we dont care what Palins doing. Its the press that cares and not us. Lets get back to regular news and stop all this useless political news we have had for 21 months plus. Enough is Enough!!!!!!!
Terry ,Piscataway, NJ
We need more material for Saturday Night Live!
Who else do the republicans have to talk about?
Gov Palin is in the news because she wants to be. She could say no. I will keep watching her because of the joy it brings me when she screws up and then blames others for her mistakes and\or shortcomings.
KEEP IT UP SARA! By the time I sit down to watch the news I need a good laugh.
Now we know why Sarah Palin had "handlers" in the McCain campaign. She is nothing but a loose cannon
People like stories about people who are unqualified getting so close to a job they would fail at.
She is the newest star in that arena.
First of all the press won't let it stop. I watched her on TV last night and "I just don't understand how those people can lie like that!" Well, she certainly told a lot of stories on the campaign trail regarding Barack Obama. Has she ever thought of looking into a mirror? I think there is some justification to her mistakes....she's obviously very immature for her age.
Virginia Beach, VA
It's fun to watch her go on and on, hoping for her next gaffe-especially now that we know she will NOT be a heartbeat away from the presidency.
You know, she's not so bad......as a person or a politician. She just has to go back to school for a lot of stuff. I like her, and I am a Democrat. She has an innocence about her. She's a plain jane, like a Jimmy Carter but not one tenth as smart. I love her "shucks" and "golly gee" and all the rest of her back woods personality.
unfortunately Jack, I don't think she's going away anytime soon. I understand why comedians want her to stick around, she provides them with endless material. I have to admit I would like her to become the GOP leader because that would ensure democrats staying in power. Her nomination really was one of the saddest days for American politics.
Good Question...there is no reason...and it should stop.
I think there is so much interest in her because so uneductaed and unqualified as ever run for VP. McCain nailed shut his own coffin for me on that choice.
ps The media did not influence that decision she earned those comments all on her own.
back to the tundra she should go!
I noticed that when questioned about the purchases above and beyond what the RNC authorized and having others purchase additional outfits for her, she first said that had not happened, but then less than a minute later offered the alibi that she was too busy to buy the clothes she needed. Frankly, she is not even very good at talking out of both sides of her mouth. Let, her run again she is the dream opponent!
The same reason we care about Brittany Spears applies to Sara Palin, we enjoy watching people self destruct in public. Both are attractive, have high profiles in their professions but yet remain clueless about the world they live in. Sara has joined Brittany in the constant need for the attention of the press. Can you say narcisiss? Palins desire for higher elected office is the train wreck we all want to watch.
I'm really tired of Palin getting all of this attention. It's ridiculous! Obama won, McCain lost... get over it! Sarah Palin needs to go back to being Alaska's "#1 hockey mom". ("Don't you know?")
She is such an arrogant train wreck-everyone is hoping she will say something even more outrageous that will get her into more hot water and then they can feel superior. She is so George W Bush-say something stupid then smirk-Nailed it!!! Her political career is over but she is fighting hard against that reality hoping she can pull it out, and we watch, knowing that she has put the last nail in that coffin.
Jack, let everyone on the planet try this ...
No conversation about, reporting on, or mentioning Sarah Palin for two weeks. We'll have moved on, and she'll be the miniscule footnote in history she deserves to be.
I really don't understand it. We all have John McCain to thank for this.
Governor Palin is being tested by the media and the Republicans to see if she can play real political hardball by 2012.
She is the proverbial train wreck that we can't turn away from, that NASCAR race that people watch just to see the accidents, and a blooper reel all rolled into one. The Republican Party will never be taken seroiusly again as long as her level of incompetentcy is their standard.
I don't know others reasons but here are mine: I am still amazed that there was a possibility for this woman to become president of the United States. So... I have to see if my impression was real or maybe I made a mistake and she has something I have missed.
Having said so, I have to tell that I was a Hillary supporter. I am of the opinion that our society needs more women in high-level workplaces.
It's very simple Jack. She makes everyone feel good about themselves. We all know that as long as Sarah is around to open her mouth, there's at least one other person dumber than us in the world.
There's no interest in her. She just keeps talking, and the media is reporting it. If she finally shuts up, we'll forget about her. I'm tired of hearing her talk already. It's like she's a sore loser. Be quiet and go away.
There is such an interest in Sarah Palin because the Media won't drop it - she is a has been – lets worry about her in 2012 if the Republicans are stupid enough to bring her back in the spotlight – the election was over a week ago lets leave her in Alaska
SNL must have some incredibly persuasive lobbying going on.
America wants more Palin b/c we love Tina Fey and she's going to need new material
Train Wreck, plane crash, bad accident on the freeway, Paris Hilton. We just can't help ourselves when we view something or someone that makes us think "there but for the grace of god go I."
The only people interested in Palin seem to the Media. The rest of us would like to see her stay in Alaska.
Although it is fun to watch her double speak in interviews. Have a fun Wolf.
I honestly don't know. She is as dumb as a doorknob. I'm not surprised though. It seems that Republicans prefer dummies to head government...ie George W, Sarah Palin.
It's like a 50-car pileup, Jack. So spectacularly awful it's fascinating. Where's the traffic cop telling everyone to "Move along" when you really, really need one?
Because the media love soap operas. Spare me...
I have no idea! She is most un-interesting person in the world to me, but I'm not a conservative republican. I guess she has appeal to a great many people, espeacially in her home state, but the election is over now and interest should be centered on Obama and not Palin.
The same reason Paris Hilton keeps showing up in the news. Not bad to look at and your guaranteed that she'll put her foot in her mouth if you wait long enough...
Simply because although train wrecks are a horror, we can't turn away from watching them
Jack, she thinks, she is running fro miss popularity, to run te freeworld you need some brain. we did that mistake with George Bush. Not again
Why is there still so much interest in Sarah Palin? That's easy: although it's unpleasant and nobody likes to watch, no one can turn away from a train wreck.
Some people need a hero. The person that has victory regardelss of their true knowledge and abilty to run a country. I hope she has learned the value of educating herself as a leader if she wants to hit the rink against Obama in 2012. Or maybe the republicans are just putting out their losing tickets and saving the best for 2016.
The answer is easy: No matter how gruesome, it's hard to take your eyes off a train wreck, especially when you realize how close you came to being in it.
Steve, Kelowna, BC
Sarah Palin is a female Dick Cheney, let the buyer beware!
Because she's Hot!
sarah palin is like a big car wreck
you just cant take your eyes off of it.
Someone said that this woman is very vendicative,...she cannot lose, and she lost. She is the most ignorant person in the politic world!!! She has to feel lucky she has her position and she has to stay in Alska and don't go out ! Media are talking more about her than the president! she is a joke....and she is damege the party.
There isn't any interest in Sarah Palin, except in the media. We are sick and tired of hearing about her. She is uninteresting. Stop following her around, and she will hopefully fade into Alaska's wilderness.
The same reason we follow Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Americans just can't get enough of stupid women.
You reporters are the only ones continuing to be interested in Sarah Palin. The public is very tired of hearing about her.
Do us a favor and turn the page.
Sarah Palin was NEVER in the media spotlight for her keen understanding of Politics, Jack... she is, and always will be a celebrity of the Republican Party. The difference between her celebrity and Obama's is, however, the fact that he has substance, intellect and a complex understanding of what makes this country work. Sarah Palin is the Madonna of politics. She's famous for being famous. She's already begun reinventing herself. Behind that hockey mom smile, there is clearly an agenda.
let's just leave her alone and hopefully she'll go away. i can't stand her, with each passing day. i find it ironic that at the RNC, they blasted Obama for being a celebrity but look how Palin has always been treated (and still is) – like a celebrity! except she's absolutely ignorant and just blinded by her own ambition. i really am at the point of hating her.
I think the Republicans should plan to run Palin and Joe the Plumber (if he can get that pesky tax problem taken care of) in 2012. That would insure continuity and maybe give Obama time to really accomplish something for the American people.
You've heard of the "dumbing down" of America. When someone like Sarah Palin can become the VP candidate, you have proof.
It's like driving past a car accident...although one doesn't want to want to look, it's just irresistible. It's like tabloid magazines, a guilty pleasure for so many hence the subscription and sales rates. It's human nature. God save us from ourselves and from the moron known as Sarah Palin.
For the same reason we slow down to gawk at a traffic accident.
I personally do not care to hear any more about Palin, her views and whacked thoughts do not help me with my increasing mortgage, the lay-offs that are occurring all around me, or the global events that ultimately effect my life. Please enough of the election, can we please just move on to the next page?
the interest exists because it is like watching a horrible car accident taking place. We don't really care, but can't look away either.
Jack, If you had a "Pig with lipstick" wouldn't you expect everyone to be interested in it?
I think the interest remains because so many people are still so astonished as to how someone so completely unqualified and – well, let's face it – utterly laughable could ever be chosen for a running mate. She's such a walking farce that there's too many funny stories still popping up to just let her fade away. I can see Staten Island from my house, Jack. Maybe I should run for office?
Its unfortunate, but Its because of the "Reality TV trainwreck effect". People like watching people surrounded by drama, just like watching a HORRIBLE reality television show. She is the last thing that anybody should be concerned with right now!!!
President Bush has shown that Americans love politicians who are less smart than they. Or at least they did in 2000 and 2004. Palin is another great example.
she has been the most interesting political figure in this election. she keeps me laughing and many others we need comedic relief in these hard times.
Because something twisted inside all of us loves to watch a good clean trainwreck
Jack, it is the media that has so much interest in her. Heaven only knows why!! The woman isn't capable of completing an intelligent thought. She rambles, and jumps from one thought to another. Please, spare us and leave her alone.
The interest is motivated by the news media- as for me I am glad she is back in Alaska and I hope she stays there to do her job as governor if she can.
I think it has become increasingly clear to both the media and the public that Governor Sarah Palin was posed and propped up by the RNC and McCain's camp every step of the way. She may not be the smartest politician in America, granted, but she is the country's most popular governor. She must have something to say. Palin's most lucid moment on the campaign trail was when she explained her expensive wardrobe – and she got lambasted for it. Now, with the puppet strings cut, Americans can finally hear what the governor has to say for herself and can make up their own minds.
Christopher, New York
People are still interested in hearing how dumb she really is.
I think a lot of us are still trying to figure out what excactly it was that John McCain saw in her that led him to choose her as his V.P. running mate.
Sarah Palin is an accomplished woman...in her own arena...that does not mean she is material for national/international representation of our country. Every interview shows that. She represents all of the nasty divisiveness that has been a part of politics and issues that are just as divisive. I have a feeling that she would not be a negotiator...it would be her way! I thought she was very impressive...at the first rally...from there it was downhill. If any woman is going to get the highest office it should be Hillary Clinton who is far more accomplished and a negotiator as well.
Because no matter where people are from, they are all interested and stare at freaks of nature.
Jack, have you heard that its the squeky wheel that gets attention?
This young lady is an acomplished Liar. All one has to do is really listen to her.
Palin is still around because people continue to shove a mic in her face and keeping the cameras running. She's not running away from anyone and she should get kudos for that. However, she will fade to black as soon as the media can find a new subject to focus on.
Jack, two reasons. One, Sarah Palin is an easy story for the media. Two, she allows the conservative movement to reamin in denial.
I was hoping she would go back to Alaska and never be heard from again. If she is the new face of the Rep. party they are in BIG trouble.
Sarah Palin represents exactly what is wrong with the toxic right wing of the Republican Party: people who are ruled by emotion rather than reason, ideology rather than rigorous intellectual analysis, and faith rather than fact and scientific evidence. After eight years of governance by a person of questionable intellectual capacity and based on these principles, I doubt that the American people will travel this road again. But the far right will continue to swoon. She is their perfect candidate.
Most of us have no interest and wish she would not appear on TV again; however, at the same time, a lot of us can't stop paying attention to her because we are dumbfounded that she is in this place to begin with! So there's this paradox: complete annoyance with her on one hand and complete fascination on the other. It's kinda like not being too fond of Bush but still paying attention to him due to the fact that it leads to some good laughs.
The news media's continued interest seems baffling until you take into consideration the republican party's obsession with her, for better or worse, because they obviously need something to look forward to...or dread...in the next election. And really, what do we expect from a party who can embrace a Dick Cheney, anyway? God bless our veterans!
I'm writing fromNew York city................The Republicans are loving all of this attention on the ridiculous Ms Palin so that they can avoid the real "news" which is that they were swamped! If she's their hope I'm delighted. I'm hoping that stupidity nolonger fools the public!!!
Believe me Jack, fewer Republican will know Sarah Palin in 2012 than Democrats did 2008. What an airhead.
Jack, it's simple. Americans love humor. As long as she keeps giving us a laugh, we will keep laughing. You see Jack, now that the election is over the media has limited political drama to report. So who better to get drama from than the "Diva" herself? By the way, thanks for reporting the FACTS throughout the primary and the election Jack. God bless America!!!
Sarah Palin is a train wreck and that is why people are interested, to see her put her foot on her mouth again. She is also good for some laughs, quite a few actually. If republicans think anyone with more than half a brain would let this woman become elected to any office on a national level, they are even more dysfunctional than I thought. She is nothing more than a joke and should thank her lucky stars that there are people in Alaska that apparently think she is actually good for something.
She has very quickly become Dan Quayle in a skirt. If it's her hope to recover some of her credibilty, a good strategy would be to lay low. "Silence is Golden", Sarah PLEASE be golden!!!
I find this media interest in this ignorant woman quite astonishing. They probably know there is no limit to her medieval thinking, mangled grammar and hillbilly ways, and are scrambling to get her on the record with the next major gaffe. Although I find her totally unfit for the national or international scene, I think the media have a kind of macabre fascination with her. I am sure that the intellectuals left in the GOP want to see her hit by the final political iceberg...of her own making.
It the media they can get enough of this elementary school minded governor. This is the first time in my life I see where we are so interested in a loser. This is why we can say Americans have truly lost there way. She should be consider a non player in national politics for good. Can you say are you smarter than a fifth grader, I'm sure she can't.
Why is there still interest in Sarah Palin? Because when you drive by a train wreck, you can't keep yourself from looking at it no matter how hard you try. The portrayal of Palin as an uncorrupted "maverick" was a false one, and the truth continues to unravel.
Hi, Jack: Hate to tell you but the only interest in Sarah Palin is from the media. Just like Britney Spears, we all have to endure the coverage in order to get to something of substance. I would be more interested in Alaska’s election process and why, unlike the rest of the country, the polls didn’t reflect the apparent vote tally.
It still makes me laugh to think that Palin actually made the Republican ticket, but it actually makes me sad to think that she has a shot at the nomination in 2012. Clearly the only reason she got the nod as the VP nominee is because she is cute. Unfortunately a good portion of the country lacks either the common sense or education to know what it takes to be a politician. Cuteness is simply not enough... Hey republican party, i got an idea, how about Jessica Alba in 2012?
It's her vulnerability that's so intriguing. Though the media may not understand it fully, there is something about her that someone, somewhere identifies with. American education is at an all time low and so too is self confidence. I think it sits well with people to feel that applying knowledge is not a prerequisite to success. To know that critical thinking can take a back seat to sincerity, no matter how ill informed that sincerity might be.
It's like a car accident. You can't look away. You're sure she's going to say something stupid and she fulfills each and every time.
Our society is consumed with pretty packaging even if the substance inside is somewhat lacking. Somehow we can't seem to get pass the misadventures of Paris Hilton, Brittney Spears and now Gov. Sarah Palin. I wish her the best – in Alaska.
Jack, because she ran for Vice President of this US and didn't utter a word but those we did not understand.
It is very easy to understand. The Republicans thrive on supporting candidates that don't ask many questions and don't have the intellectual capacity to think "outside of the box". That is why there has been so much support for President Bush the past eight years. If Palin is elected President in 2012 corporate America can go back to the powerful position it has had the last eight years and the rest of us can wonder if our president is smarter than a fifth grader.
For me, regardless of how much I dislike her, I guess I'm trying to find in her words, actions, body language, etc. what the heck her supporters see. So far, I'm still clueless.
Why is there still so much interest in Gov. Palin? Because she was so stunningly unqualified and willfully ignorant. But I'll make a prediction... Sarah Palin will fall into the Dan Quayle waste bin of history in about 5 more minutes.
70 days till the end of the Bush administration.
With Bush leaving office soon we are going to need someone to be the subject of ridicule. With her outrageous and ignorant remarks she is an easy target. Which leads me to think that maybe she was intentionally chosen to take the focus off of President Bush...conspiracy? Good try Sarah but Bush is way too ridiculous to overlook.
I believe Interest in Sarah Palin comes from her consistant blunders and mis-informed statements to questions from the Media. I believe that people are still watching her to see just how many more idiotic statements she makes before she fades out into the Alaskan sunset. Just because you are different DOES NOT make you right for the job! And thank god, she not one heartbeat from the presidency.!!!
I think we're waiting to see which one of you reporters is going to take her down. Sooner or later one of you reporters is going to show us just how much she knows. Katie Coric's in the lead.
The people interested in her can be broken into two groups.
– Extreme Republicans who are the only people she appealed to
– Everybody else who saw how incompetent and unqualified she was for the highest office
To simply answer your question, everyone loves to see a train wreck, even though we know we shouldn't be paying attention to a tragic situation, we cannot help oursleves.
Mostly because now that she is not held in check by the McCain campaign we my be able to see what she really is about, after all she is the "golden child" of the GOP right now and most likely their next pick to run for President.
The continued interest in Gov Palin illustrates the infatuation with personnality over insight and understanding of issues within our society. The GOP doomed it hopes in 2008 by latching onto this empty wagon of substance and now considers hitching up to a more publicized version in 2012. Seems a ringing endorsement to get out the early vote.
The media needs to stop the coverage of Palin so that she will go away. She's not smart enough to know that the only interest in her is rubbernecking by individuals who can't believe she's still around. It's like the tabloids delighting in the demise of celebrities.
Palin bought the clothes. Now she tells a different story. She changes her story every time she is called out on something. Maybe we should all ingore her because we will never get an ounce of honesty from this opportunist who cares more about her own celebrity than the job she was elected to do as Governor of Alaska.
It's sort of like when you slowsdown on a highway to see a bad car wreck, you don't know why you have such an interest, but you find yourself, along with most others hitting the break to get a better look. Being that she is the biggest wreck in politics in years, I suppose it is sort of the same thing.
Jack...it is like watching a terrible accident that has occurred in front of you...it is awful and quite sickening to watch but you can't seem to tear your eyes away from it....Sarah is a very compelling train wreck
Because people enjoy talking about people who have lower I. Q.s than they themselves do.
It's like a car wreck on the freeway. Everybody has to slow down and take a look. Some are sympathetic, some are sickly entertained, but all of them are making less progress than when they were focused on the road ahead.
It’s sort of like when you slow down on a highway to see a bad car wreck, you don’t know why you have such an interest, but you find yourself, along with most others hitting the break to get a better look. Being that she is the biggest wreck in politics in years, I suppose it is sort of the same thing.
i don't know how she got to be john mccains running mate,she is unqualified in every way and has been built up by the media.with her low intelligence she will never be qualified for the presidency in 2012 or any year
Please ask her to reveal her cumulative grade point average (GPA) while trying educate herself at the various schools she attended. We know McCain was 5th from the bottom of his class. We'd like to know how important Palin's attempts at higher education were to her and what she did to excel.
Train Wreck Syndrome.
I really have no idea, but I wish she would just go away. She is such a joke, and trust there will be no 2012 for her in the lower 48.
Because we're waiting to see what inane offering falls out of her mouth next!
Like most accidents, people will contine to stop and stare until all remnants off the accident are cleared. In Palin, the GOP created a toxic mess, a GOP experiment gone horribly awry. Interest in her will not wane until a bigger accident occurs.
Sarah Palin is an accident waiting for a place to happen and until she stops being Sarah Palin, people will always turn around to see if anyone got hurt. The potential for damage is still there in 2012.
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