I hate to say it…

…but I told you so:

From Steve Benen at Washington Monthly this morning (Bold Emphasis added):

First, Palin was qualified for national office because she opposed the infamous “bridge to nowhere.” That turned out to be false. Second, Palin was qualified because she lives in a state near Russia. That turned out to be dumb. Third, Palin was qualified because she supported the president’s “surge” policy in Iraq. That turned out to be false.

Yesterday, the new top-of-the-list talking point is that Palin is the “commander in chief” of the Alaska National Guard. This was popular with the some conservatives on Friday, but by yesterday, “It was hard to keep track of how many Republicans on Sunday morning referred to Gov. Sarah Palin as ‘commander in chief’ of the Alaska National Guard.”

I can see these guys coming a mile away.


10 Replies to “I hate to say it…”

  1. What would Sarah’s qualifications have to be before she would be acceptable to the Left? Apparently, shattering glass ceilings is only a good thing when it is the Democrats.

    You know, I haven’t notices the microscopic examination of Biden. And, having said that, how about Hilary’s colonoscopy? What has she accomplished on a national level besides staying married to Bill long enough to have a coronation attempt? Bill ascended to power by being the governor of a small state that he ran like the dictator of a Banana Republic. What the hell experience did he have? More than Barak, that’s for sure.

  2. You’re getting over-wrought again. Colonoscopy? Banana Republic? Seriously.

    Rants aren’t arguments and they don’t encourage conversation.

    Why don’t you explain what Palin’s qualifications are (in concrete terms, not by attacking those of others) and we can go from there.

    You might start with explaining how all the emerging differences between what she has said she believes and the McCain campaign’s positions can be rectified. And how everybody, including the Alaska Republican party, says she was never vetted before being selected. Those things are okay with you?

    To really be helpful, please point up the extraordinary quality which made McCain choose her and soon refer to her as a “soul mate” even though he hardly knew her and had met her only twice (the second time merely in passing) before choosing her.

    That would be a more effective way of supporting Palin’s cause. Heck, you might even convince somebody to at least give her a longer look.

  3. Oh, I’m sure the choice by McCain is strategical. He chose her because he thinks the choice will resonate with the Republican base and garner more support. And, probably because his advisors are counting on her to attract “some” of the 18 million Hilary voters. McCain was not my pick. Mike Huckabee was. I’m definitely voting McCain because I consider him to be the lesser of two evils.
    As to explaining how/why John referred to her as a “soulmate,” I have no idea. The colonoscopy reference is regarding the inspection by the media that any and everyone who chooses to subject themselves to this level of scrutiny will have to endure. The attacks and symphony of opinions (both praise and vitriol) have been in full swing for the last few days. Have they not? I have absolutely no data on Sarah, except for what I’ve heard the last few days. My allegience to the Republicans (closer to Conservatism than the Democrats in my estimation) stems from my considering the issues; guns, abortion, illegal aliens, Islam (the ones who advocate beheading us) lower taxes, etc.
    Don’t think Bill ran Arkansas like a banana republic? Hell, just look at the list of Arkansas Highway Patrolmen who are deceased under suspicious circumstances. Back when he was playing slap and tickle with Gennifer Flowers, people disappeared for crossing him. (This rant about Bill is, in my mind, pertinent to Hilary, yes, I know she’s not the candidate, and therefore a factor of the Democrats en masse.)

  4. That’s better. You were coherent and reasonable up to the last paragraph wherein you wandered off into the land of right wing myths and hate screeds. It’s a step.

  5. Oh crap, J! Do you deny he was involved in these “fact checkable” murders and mysterious incidents of folks assuming room temperature?

  6. All of these folks are indeed dead and it might all just be a
    tragic coincidence— But I wouldn’t want to be on their list of
    associates (just to be on the safe side).
    This is what happens when you have dirt on the Clinton’s:

    1 – James McDougal – Clinton ’s convicted Whitewater partner
    died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He
    was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

    2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murder
    July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown . The murder
    happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual
    harassment in the White House.

    3 – Vince Foster – Former white House councilor, and
    colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock ’s Rose Law firm. Died of
    a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.

    4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman.
    Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close
    to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of
    Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the ti me of his death
    Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness
    to cut a deal with prosecutors.

    5 – C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Major players in the
    Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in
    July 1992.

    6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political
    Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992…
    Described by Clinton as a “Dear friend and trusted advisor.”

    7- Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in
    the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed
    Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill
    Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey
    was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
    8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security tea m in
    Little Rock . Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection
    outside Little Rock . Park’s son said his father was building a
    dossier on Clinton . He allegedly threatened to reveal this
    information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from
    his house.

    9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported
    that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of
    influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas .

    10- James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging
    suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
    11- Kathy Ferguson , ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was
    found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her
    head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed
    suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson wa s a
    co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

    12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson . Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at
    the grave site of his fiancee.

    13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton ’s friend Dan Lassater, died
    by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client
    was a convicted drug distributor.

    14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was
    related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died
    of three gunshot wounds.

    15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when
    she was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the
    back of the h ead, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her
    death. 16 – Paula Grober – Clinton ’s speech interpreter for the deaf
    from1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.

    17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena
    Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his
    wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

    18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena
    Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead
    on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death
    19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan
    Guarantee scandal.

    20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely
    with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

    21- Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

    Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee, died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton
    ’s advisory council personally treated Clinton ’s mother, stepfather and brother.

    23 – Barry Seal – Drug running pilot out ofMena Arkansas , death was no accident.

    24 – Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a c ar left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

    25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

    26- Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.

    27 – Kevin Ives and Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of
    death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports
    claim the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.


    28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988.

    29 – Keith McMaskle – Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988

    30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

    31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in Apri 1989.

    33 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his
    death was due to “natural causes.”

    34 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat ofhis pickup truck in June 1990.

    35 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was
    killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.


    36 – Major William S. Barkley Jr.

    37 – Captain Scott J. Reynolds

    38 – Sgt. Brian Hanley

    39 – Sgt. Tim Sabel

    40 – Major General William Robertson

    41 – Col. William Densberger

    42 – Col. R obert Kelly

    43 – Spec. Gary Rhodes
    44 – Steve Willis

    45 – Robert Williams

    46 – Conway LeBleu

  7. Gee, who compiled that list? It’s amazing he wasn’t afraid he’d be next. What a brave guy.

    Got a name?

    So let me get this straight: Bill Clinton somehow had all these people killed and got away with it, despite the fact that he was one of the most investigated presidents in American history and was succeeded by an administration that has shown it would do anything, including falsifying evidence, to get it enemies.

    Somehow, none of this ever came out from any reliable, hell, semi-reliable source, and he got away with it. 46 perfect murders and nobody talked, nobody found any usable evidence. Crimes committed by someone on the national stage for a goodly portion of the time whose enemies were legion and who spent millions to try and bring him down.

    Yet not a conviction, not even a charge.

    And you buy right in.

    You said you were a cop. Not a homicide detective, I hope.

    You’ve now moved well beyond overwrought and silly, just in case you’re keeping count. We’re in the Land of Dumb.

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