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Manhattan Lefties Talk Palin

By Jedediah Bila

Jedediah Bila

Last week I attended a cocktail party on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It’s an unfortunate part of life every now and then for this prefer-a-basketball-game-and-soft-pretzel New Yorker. With that being said, any opportunity to mingle with members of New York City’s left-wing elite serves to provide both a wealth of amusement and—quite often—column-worthy entertainment.

This particular party happened to occur the same day it was revealed that Sarah Palin will be keynoting a tea party rally in Iowa on September 3. So, Palin came up quite a bit. What did some of Manhattan’s finest lefties have to say about her?

Here are the top five sentiments that were expressed throughout the two hours I lasted (special thanks to the veggies and dip for keeping me there long enough to overhear this fun):

5. SHE’S SCARY BECAUSE SHE’LL ACTUALLY DO WHAT SHE SAYS. That’s right, folks. They know she’s the real deal. They know that if she says it, she means it. And that scares the living daylights out of them.

4. SHE’S WAY TOO LIKABLE. They admittedly fell in love with Barack Obama’s charisma, and they know darn well that the only person in the GOP field who can match that—or, dare I say, surpass it—is Palin. P.S.—When someone brought up Mitt Romney, many found that awfully funny.

3. SHE’S NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK HER MIND. Palin’s fearlessness is what unnerves them the most. This group was all too excited for a “more subdued,” “less nervy” 2012 Republican alternative.

2. SHE’S “ANNOYINGLY REGULAR” AND PEOPLE LOVE IT. The fact that Palin would never fit in at their cocktail parties is a plus, and they know it.

1. SHE CAN WIN. “What do you think would’ve happened if Palin had been calling the shots in 2008?” I asked. One poor gentleman looked like he’d seen a ghost. “I think we could very well have had a President Palin,” he replied.

Interesting, isn’t it? Now of course they repeatedly retreated into their left-wing, media-fed talking points about how she’s “inexperienced,” how she’s “a quitter,” and how she’s “just not smart enough to be president.” But it was clear to me that they didn’t actually believe an ounce of it. Sure, they had to say those things. That’s their job—to echo left-wing talking points. But those talking points provided them with no comfort whatsoever.

It showed on their faces.

It showed in their voices.

And it showed in their panicked need to follow up so many of their statements with, “She could win. She could really win.” On that last point, I’d have to say I agree.

#GameOn

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Celia
4 years 5 months ago
Dear SarahThank you Sarah .This is the last time .I would like to say you are a nice,and very humble . Thank youYou knew my English not very well. But you didn’t cut-off my heart Anyway I can vote by cufarel . Because I can read newspaperI can say ,I can watch T.V to listen the news with my languagevery well . I can understand something about moralityhistory , and situations today in the world on the website with my language.I wish my English get well . But I grew-up in my country When I came to the U.S.A I can’t stay long time in the school . Because you know I need go to work for pay the bills. Anyway I’m so love the school I’m so sorry ! I wish and pray for you and for U.S.A The last my word I Love America I love American good… Read more »
Alex
3 years 11 months ago

there is a great answer peovidrd, but also companies find insurance brokers who will get you the best possible rates because why waste time energy enrolling a single person in the insurance when they can get employers with 50+ 100+ 1000+ employees.

Kitty
4 years 5 months ago

Sarah, My family and I psopurt you in all you choose to do. We don’t let the misleading media throw us off. We know you and your family are great with quality goals and values. We need you now more than ever in whatever capacity you decide to serve. You can expect the opposition to continue from all the sources that have been bombarding you. That is actually a good thing in that it shows that you are a threat and they want you out of the way so they can do their evil designs. My suggestion; let the opposition just roll off your feathers like water droplets off a ducks back and you should keep on going. You have the greater cause so keep going and we psopurt you. Let us know how we can help.

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4 years 5 months ago

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Charlie
4 years 5 months ago

I don’t recall Obama or Biden being asked what nspepawers or magazines they read. Why? I think she didn’t want to throw out names because she envisioned being branded a reader of the Alaska Dispatch only possibly. Definetely not handled good by her though. The McCain camp had some weird muzzle on her as well.

Priya
4 years 5 months ago

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4 years 5 months ago

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Miguel
4 years 6 months ago
Sarah,Three things,God has to come back to this cutrony,in schools,in goverment,and in the hearts of american people.We see what the lack of God has done to this cutrony,distroyed it.Its time to go back to basics.One,take the schools out of public hands,put in private hands.They have brain washed the children to beleive that the goverment will provide every thing.Two the goverment needs to be remved from the private industry of this cutrony,allow private industry ,invent and create jobs,stop regulation by the goverment.Third get goverment out of heath care stop regulation of medicine and development of cures.then stop the law suites go back to cutrony medicine allow people to have a choice of doctors allow people to make a doctor toe the line.If hes good he will have work if hes not he wont have work.The price will go down.Allow churches to play a role in helping the poor. Fourth,protect are elderly.protect… Read more »
Bill Taylor
4 years 10 months ago

Having lived in Texas for most of my life I think I can tell you about Rick Perry. First he is a Democrat in hiding. Second he is the reason we have the highest insurance rates in the nation. Third He is part of the WORLD ORDER. Fourth he is all about big money and power. Fifth he wants to give illegals education paid for by the tax payers.

Mainly he is for what puts money in Rick Perry’s pocket. Sounds a lot like a any politician.

We need a leader who will tear hell out of DC and reduce the Federal Govt. to about 10% of what it is now. Of course he won’t be there for a second term but he would be loved forever.

Josh
4 years 11 months ago

I’d vote for Jedidiah Bila before I’d vote for Sarah Palin. JB, you’re too smart and accomplished to stand behind Sarah….

Paul
5 years 13 days ago

She is one of us and she has my vote too.

Ginger
5 years 27 days ago

Palin/Bachmann – thats the ticket – -trustworthy women, honest,outgoing,knowledgeable,believe in small government,conservative, family oriented, and they believe in the Tea Party that has our forefathers foundation !!!!! They DO NOT believe in Global warming!!!

margaret
5 years 30 days ago

Who has been the losers since 2008? The American people who are being played against each other. What a shame that this person who poses as our President has chosen to tear apart instead of mend and heal. He has used and abused the race issue. If I were black I would so disappointed that this is the first whiteblack person to sit in the White House and acts more as president of some other country unfriendly to us than the US.

Shawn Curtner
5 years 30 days ago

Thank you AMAC for pulling the National Anthem radio spots! I will become a member and support your organization.

etexfisherman48
5 years 30 days ago
Ddut, ddut, ddut this just in: communist Trumpka AFL/CIO president announces they aren’t going to support Obama but instead are going to infiltrate the country with big bucks to unseat Republicans. Some tell him we are onto him and his pal Obama with this scheme. We know he is going to support a fellow communist and it is only because they fill assured Obama is going to win because of all the 45 million immigrants he brought over and the quick implementation of his “Dream Act” by fiat to vote for him plus the Latino vote, 25% liberals in America, the Mickey Mouse’s and dead people, which makes about 70 million votes before he walks out the door. That is not to mention the computer voting machines that are easily manipulated and leave no paper trail. Did I fail to mention the millions of dollars from rag heads all over… Read more »
etexfisherman48
5 years 30 days ago

Get a load of this; wait until those liberals see a Perry/Palin ticket. That will blow their heads plumb off. Even Soros might give up the ghost along with his buddies David Rockefeller, Peter Paul, Henry Kissinger, Warren Buffet and Bernarke. Bill Ayers may even leave the country for fear of finally justice coming to his door.

Shawn Curtner
5 years 1 month ago

Your use of the National Anthem in sleazy radio ads is despicable. Shame on you. I call on AMAC to IMMEDIATELY pull your radio ad that uses an announcer speaking over the music. By this grossly flagrant misuse, you desecrate our sacred National Anthem! I am a conservative who served in the military and I oppose AARP. But unless and until you cancel those radio advertisements, you will NOT receive my support.
PULL THOSE SPOTS NOW!

Genesis
4 years 5 months ago

Palin’s a good looking woman, but I think looks alone aren’t ellray enough to qualify you as the leader of the free world. An a non-american, I’m glad that the republicans got beat, I have no real issue with McCain, but god forbid something should happen to him and Palin ends up the most powerful person on the planet!

BillVilma
5 years 1 month ago

I was a aarp member for 20 years but droped them 2 years ago when I seen their direction. Just did a 5 year deal with Amac. Until Sarah jumps in I’m for Backmann. Buuut the Republican estabishment will not support a woman for president. They are no different than the Democrats. When we vote the dems out, we need to vote out the estabishment too.

Anna
5 years 1 month ago

I hope she runs, but I hate the cruelty of the media concerning her and her family…We need some new blood running this country. The career “establishment” needs to be eliminated, and new faces with some common sense and term limits replacing them.

Whiteboy
5 years 1 month ago

I hope she runs! She did the right thing when she steped down in Alaska
The left would not leave her alone and allow her to do her job. She had to spend all her time/money defending herself and family. The left has already dug-up all the dirt they can on her and will have to come up with new lies.

Jim B
5 years 1 month ago

Palin for Pres- a real leader!!

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