September 26, 2008 |
If tonight's presidential debate takes place, an Irish bar in Center City will be in the limelight, hosting Gov. Sarah Palin at a pre-debate party. The Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St., will open its doors at 5 p.m. to receive ticketed guests for the private function. Paul Lindsay, the McCain campaign's spokesman, declined to release any details about tonight's event, or why the Irish Pub had been picked to host the Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee. All Lindsay would say was that Palin, who landed in Philadelphia yesterday, was here to do some preparation for her own debate against Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. But Mark O'Connor, one of the pub's three owners, said the McCain campaign told pub managers to expect 400 people, a number he said would fit in the tavern's five rooms.
October 5, 2011
Sarah Palin today said she would not seek the Republican nomination for president. Here is her statement: Wasilla, Alaska - After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.
September 5, 2008
"What is the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Lipstick. " - Sarah Palin, Sept. 3, 2008 TAKE that, Barack. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Hillary. Deal with it, Nancy - and Harry. Get ready to sweat. Sarah Barracuda is here. And she's headed to a town near you. On Wednesday night, the governor of Alaska showed the rest of America what John McCain already knew: She's definitely ready for prime time. And how. This pit bull in lipstick and stylish glasses made it clear that while she may have grown up in a small town, she has the instincts of a warrior.
August 28, 2012 |
Bomboy is editor-in-chief at the National Constitution Center Sarah Palin, the star of the 2008 Republican convention, will be in Arizona this week. So who will take her place in Tampa as the breakout star of the GOP's big show? Right now, it looks like the big attention-getter in Tampa could be Hurricane Isaac . But there are at least five young Republican stars who could grab the spotlight. Palin confirmed on Saturday she'll be in Arizona and some other locations campaigning for congressional candidates.
March 9, 2012 |
When authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann published Game Change in 2010, they proved that, despite an unprecedented level of coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign, there was much of the story remaining to be told. At the time, Halperin told me this was because "people aren't going to cooperate at the level we had during the campaign, when too much was at stake. " Instead, he said, "the key was to talk to sources immediately after the nomination fight and immediately when the election was over.
September 3, 2008
FROM THE GOP Convention: Tonight is the most important night of the Republican National Convention. Forget last night's satellite address by President Bush and tomorrow's much-anticipated acceptance speech by John McCain. It'll all be on the line this evening, when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is set to speak in prime time from the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis-St. Paul. This will be much of America's first real look at McCain's bold/courageous/visceral/crazy pick to be the nation's first female vice president.
October 22, 2008 |
Sarah Palin burst on the national political stage with an Alaska-size list of roles. Governor. Hockey mom of five - and that includes a baby with Down syndrome and a pregnant 17-year-old. Veep candidate. Former beauty queen and basketball standout. Tough talker. Even moose hunter (and eater) who found time to jog up to nine miles a day. Politics aside, she epitomizes the superwoman. Ever since her debut, Palin has fueled a highly charged debate, especially among younger boomers and Gen Xers, over whether the rest of working mothers should do it all, too, just like her. And the often uncomfortable corollary: If women do any less than all, have they somehow failed?
August 30, 2008 |
Republican Sen. John McCain yesterday introduced first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, picking a government reformer he said would "help me shake up Washington. " The choice of the 44-year-old governor stunned Republican allies and prompted many Democrats to allege that Palin did not meet McCain's oft-stated standard that his running mate must be ready to serve as president at a moment's notice. Republican strategists and political analysts said that Palin, a social conservative who staunchly opposes abortion, could help energize the right wing of the GOP, which has been cool to McCain.
September 5, 2008 |
Jennifer Bonawitz cried when she saw baby Trig cuddled in his sister's lap as his mother took the stage Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. "He was just so cute. And when she said you will have an advocate in the White House, I was like, 'Yes!' " said Bonawitz of Northeast Philadelphia, whose daughter, Vanessa, 3, was born with Down syndrome. Advocates for the disabled across the country are saying "Yes!" to John McCain's new running mate, Sarah Palin, and not because the Alaska governor is the first woman on a GOP ticket.
March 9, 2012
WHEN IT COMES to television and Sarah Palin, there is no winning. There is also no losing. This weekend, just a few days after the former Alaska governor told a CNN reporter who'd staked out her Super Tuesday polling place in Wasilla, Alaska, that "anything is possible," even a Palin draft at the Republican convention, she's the focus of two very different TV portrayals. In one corner, we have HBO's "Game Change," the elite liberal media entry you've probably heard about that stars Julianne Moore as Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain and Woody Harrelson as McCain adviser Steve Schmidt.