"She couldn't hack it, she couldn't finish."

Via Maddow

Princeton University Prof. Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks with Rachel Maddow about the final stretch for the governor races in New Jersey and Virginia ahead of election day and what the results of those elections will say about the Democratic political machine.

The thing about Sarah Palin, that I suspect both of these Republican candidates are moving against in both New Jersey and Virginia, is not even so much her far right credentials, but the fact that she was someone who is so ill-suited for governing, so unwilling to do the difficult work, take the hard hits, make the compromises required for governing, that she quit her job before her term was out.

These are both Republican candidates who for whatever their problems, want to be taken seriously as potential lawmakers, Governors, administrators, chiefs of their state. They don't want to run next to someone who when she had the job they have, she couldn't hack it, she couldn't finish.

6 comments:

J said... / Nov 3, 2009, 11:56:00 AM  

Let's see, three elections going on today and what does Maddow and the Professor talk about? Sarah Palin's career! That is "off-topic", as you would say. She does facebook posts & a few endorsements and you guys go nuts...well maybe not left wing guys but the chickadees do. GINA ENVY!

Codester said... / Nov 4, 2009, 9:30:00 AM  

New York's 23rd Congressional District has ended with a kick in the teabags.

http://is.gd/4MYc2

J said... / Nov 4, 2009, 12:39:00 PM  

That left wing, pro-stimulus package, pro-cap & trade woman that endorsed the Democrat was still on the ballot. I think she was on the ballot twice and got 5%. She should switch parties and give you guys the monopoly on overweight women in politics you already have. 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Prediction: in November 2010, if Maddow is still on the air, she will be discussing something Sarah Palin said on facebook.

Codester said... / Nov 4, 2009, 4:04:00 PM  

J said... 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

2 out of 4 actually.

Wait, make that 2 new Congressional seats (and likewise 2 additional House votes for Obama HC reform)... as compared to your two new Governors. lol Congrats on your big win. Sorry about that whole 100yr old Republican NY district record thinghie.

Oh, and could you maybe get the pit-hockey-bull-mom to stump for Rubio down here in FL too?

She's like "lipstick on a kiss-of-death".

BTW. Here's another lil notion from the voters in your "center-right" nation....

And, in a rebuke to the "lower-tax-less-government-look-at-my-sign" crowd, voters in Maine and Washington said "No" to the so-called Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, which would have created spending limits and made every new tax or tax increase put to a vote of the people of the states, thus making representative democracy worthless. Fuck, in Maine, voters said, "Hell, no" to directly repealing an excise tax on vehicles. Guess those people actually trust government and want it to function. Damn them.

Codester said... / Nov 4, 2009, 4:08:00 PM  

Here's all ye know and all ye need to know about yesterday:
http://is.gd/4Nbik

J said... / Nov 4, 2009, 5:16:00 PM  

"Sorry about that whole 100yr old Republican NY district record thinghie"

They backed Obama in '08. And if Hoffman started out as the candidate, he probably would've won.

"Oh, and could you maybe get the pit-hockey-bull-mom to stump for Rubio down here in FL too?"

As if she was in ny-23 "stumping" for Hoffman? She did an endorsement & facebook post. And as far as I know, there is a big evangelical crowd down there in FL right? She could help, but she's a regional/cultural phenomenon to me now. She'd work some places and suck in others. Marc Rubio is a sexy bitch btw.

"BTW. Here's another lil notion from the voters in your "center-right" nation...."

Dude when I say "center-right", that doesn't mean that every fucking inch of the country is right-leaning. We've got little leftie outposts like Mass, Vermont, and the Pacific Northwest in general. But if we want to look at migration rates, people are moving to more "red" areas of the county.

http://www.newgeography.com/content/001153-numbers-dont-support-migration-exodus-cool-cities

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