Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:37 am
Francesca --call me Bagdad Bob if that makes you happy. Who determines what posts "are trivial and inappropriate for Palo Alto"? Who are the "we" in "we are telling you"?
And even if they are "trivial and inappropriate" don;t I have the right to post them. Seems to me that on another thread you were complaining about the democrats planning to muzzle republicans/right wingers--aren't you trying to do the same thing,.
This is big time news--it goes to the heard of what Palin stands for and her hypocrisy and lack of ethics. Don;t forget also the other Plain event--her charging the state for her children's travel and then later trying to claim that they were there on official business:
Posted by fashion queen, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:34 am
I think Palo Altans are just annoyed that she dropped all that cash in places like Minneapolis instead of stopping by the Stanford mall where we have a Bloomies AND a Neiman's! Upscale duds for the first dude too!
What's not to like? I would vote for the Repulicans every time if I thought they would be spending our tax dollars on cool fashions instead of on nasty wars.
Posted by but seriously, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:36 am
It is always risky for those who tout themselves as excellent examples of perfect virtue to live in the public spotlight, since so often they are not what they claim to be. She will face a lot of questions when (not if -- when) she is thrown back to Alaska in November.
Q: What do you think Palin gained from her appearance?
I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she's had a huge impact. People connect to her.
Q: She's a ratings magnet, too — do you think she can land a development deal if this VP thing doesn't work out?
She could pretty much do better than development. I think she could have her own show, yeah.
He even goes on to sympathize with her rapid and rough introduction to the nation, and applaud her convention speech:
She was fresh casting. The fact that no one knew anything about her, the fact that the audience got to go with her from Wasilla to Minneapolis. Literally six weeks ago she was in another world. I think there's a lot of sympathy for anybody who can step forward and handle that level of pressure. That thing on a human level was fascinating to watch. She was characterized so quickly by the media. She got a really tough welcome. So when she introduced herself that way at the convention, people went, oh, I see. She gave a great performance.
"I'll tell you, that lady is five times better-looking than I am," she admits. "She's 44? She's got none of that droopy [expletive]. She's keeping it tight!"
All right, so that comment isn't as dignified as the one from Michaels, but it does come from Palin's tormenter-in-chief, and a woman who would have much to gain in her political circles for slamming Sarah publicly.
Such compliments from those who would gladly ridicule her, on or off the set, illustrate her power as a performer and a political figure moving forward.
Posted by Sharon, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2008 at 1:00 pm
$140,000 Spent on DNCC Podium and the Barackopolis
With all the hullabaloo surrounding the RNC's expenditures on Sarah Palin's clothes, I thought it would be interesting to find out how much money was spent on Obama's Greek-columned stage at Invesco Field.
You remember the BarackopolisWeb Link "styrofoam Greek columns"--don't you?