Now that Sarah Palin has joined the ranks of the unemployed, a poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC asks Americans if they'd like to see her get a new job someday.
Specifically, the one job for which she is well-suited, at least in the sartorial sense…
Two-thirds, 67%, said they don’t ever want the former Alaska governor to be president, compared with the 21% who said they would.
(The 12% who kept quiet on the issue are probably under summons from Sarah Palin's lawyers.)
Anyway, in typical drive-by fashion, the Wall Street Journal is framing this story as "a majority of Americans do not want Sarah Palin to become president," even though TWENTY-ONE PERCENT of people say yes, sure, give the deranged quittin' lady the nuclear codes.
That seems like a lot, no? Almost one-quarter of the people in the survey? On the other hand, Sarah Palin has a ton of relatives.
And who knows, maybe Tina Fey does too.
Tags: Sarah Palin, Wall Street Journal
Whose job does a basic cable host have to stroke to get on Keith Olbermann's Worst Person in the World list these days?
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
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Cheeto-stained keyboards all over the country were burning up this morning after The Wall Street Journal reported that President-elect Obama was flip-flopping on his pro-net-neutrality position and Google was in secret talks to buy preferential treatment for their content from service providers. But as it turns out, WSJ were just ObamaOpposesNetNeutralityRolling us.
The Journal story (which was strongly disputed by Google and many others) also suggests, based on scant evidence, that Obama's position may have softened. But the paper didn't appear to contact the Obama team for any comment.
So we did. Asked if the Obama camp had shifted its stance in any way on net neutrality or softened its commitment to it, Shapiro answered: "No." Even limited public declarations (such as this one) from the Obama transition team about the incoming administration's priorities have been few and far between.
Well that's a relief. I'm glad to know that instead of being sold to the highest bidder, top internet search results will still belong to those with the most effective content. My friend, Lindsay Lohan Nude Naked Sex Video Fucking Topless totally agrees.
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You know you did a good job in a vice-presidential debate when Famous Person has such grandiose praise for you…
I wonder what Competent Politician and Not Head Up Ass Pundit thought of her performance.
So, yeah, I guess I'd have gone with "Famous Person," too.
Tags: Peggy Noonan, Sarah Palin, Wall Street Journal
It was bad enough that conservative columnist and major dweeb George Will wrote a scathing critique of John McCain on Tuesday. Now, the venerable Wall Street Journal, the conservative bastion of the national news media, has apparently turned on the Republican ticket.
Despite a proud history of supporting the GOP, the Journal has a damning article in today's paper about McCain's efforts to intervene in the Wall Street bailout negotiations. After pointing out that the Senator only spent a few hours actually on Capitol Hill in his triumphant return to Washington, the paper was harsh…
Sen. McCain has gambled on a risky course with the high-wire attempt to help broker an agreement before financial markets collapse. If he helps bring about a solution, he could appear as a leader who is ready to tackle the toughest problems. If the agreement collapses, or if he comes to be seen as a barrier to progress, the impact could be harsh if he is he blamed.Sen. Obama, by contrast, has mostly kept to the side.
It appeared that what Sen. McCain cast as a bipartisan, above-politics move, had descended into raw politics. The White House meeting didn't end with a triumphant announcement, but with the parties pointing out blame.
This comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal Poll showing that a large plurality of Americans think Sarah Palin is unfit to be president.
What's next? Is Cindy McCain going to endorse Obama?
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