March 8, 2012 |
TV Review Game Change 9 p.m. Saturday on HBO. In the political docudrama Game Change , Sarah Palin is dealing with the whirlwind of being named John McCain's running mate in 2008 with unearthly assurance. Until, that is, she sees Tina Fey spoofing her on Saturday Night Live . Seeing herself held up as an object of ridicule on national TV plunges the Game Change Palin into a bitter spiral of withdrawal and anger. Thanks a lot, Tina! The real-life Palin, now a commentator for Fox News, has already expressed her ire with this HBO film.
February 25, 2013
Unlikely Liberal Sarah Palin's Curious Record as Alaska's Governor By Matthew Zencey Potomac Books. 209 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Steve Weinberg The word liberal carries lots of meanings in the realm of electoral politics. But none of those meanings would seem to apply to Sarah Palin, who during 2008 rocketed to renown as the Republican Party vice presidential candidate. Palin and presidential candidate John McCain positioned themselves as "conservatives," which carried the connotation of "anti-liberal.
September 3, 2008
IREAD WITH utmost concern Fatimah Ali's Sept. 2 column extolling the virtues of an Obama presidency. Her opening, where she bemoans the fact that the GOP will not somehow acknowledge a looming recession - as if noting the possibility in spite of evidence to the contrary would somehow make her feel better - makes it clear that logic is not her strong suit. According to Ali, "we've lost 3.2 million jobs" and "our economy continues to crumble, while crime, homelessness and poverty continue to soar.
December 20, 2008 |
Bristol Palin's future mother-in-law arrested Bristol Palin's future mother-in-law, Sherry L. Johnston, 42, was arrested by Alaska state troopers in Anchorage on Thursday and charged with six felony drug counts. Bristol, 18, whose mother, Sarah Palin, was the GOP's vice presidential candidate, is expecting a child with Sherry Johnston's 18-year-old son, Levi Johnston. (In fact, the baby is due today.) The couple have said they plan to marry in the summer. Cops say Sherry was arrested after an undercover investigation.
September 3, 2008 |
AFTER WRITING way more than 1,000 Tattle columns, we've been called every name in the book by angry e-mailers and anonymous callers. We've been criticized often by conservatives and occasionally by liberals. We've been accused of being racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-[insert ethnic group here, but the Irish and Italians top the list], anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic and lacking sympathy for alcoholics. Angry parents have said that we glorify teenage sex, and we're frequently asked to apologize for the lack of morality in Hollywood.
October 25, 2008 |
Live, from Hollywood, Sarah Palin? So, what if she doesn't get the job as vice president of the United States? Word in L.A. is that GOP candidate and newly minted mega-celebrity Sarah Palin may soon have the chance to take her unique skill sets to that other dream factory, Tinseltown. The Hollywood Reporter says agents and TV execs "are convening strategy sessions" to find the perfect vehicle for Palin's talents, which insiders say include the ability to boost ratings on shows as varied as Saturday Night Live and the evening news.
October 17, 2008
TO ALL those who have become politically active for the first time during this campaign cycle: We who've been active for years admire your enthusiasm, and hope that more of you than usual will remain engaged in the political process. Election Board workers, committeepeople and ward leaders are graying rapidly. We are heartened by all the new registrations, and optimistic that some of you will actually vote not only this time, but in all elections. Local elections probably have a greater impact on your life than who occupies the White House.
September 12, 2008
AS A Daily News reader, I'm trying to figure out if there is an idiot contest going between the staff. First, I read a column by the queen of motherhood, Jill Porter, who stated that Sarah Palin failed as a mother because her daughter is pregnant. I'm sure she raised such wonderful little angels. Then I read an article by the great comedian Stu Bykofsky. I think he was trying be funny when talking about Rush Limbaugh being the speaker of truth. Well, Stu, let me know when you get 20 million readers and then we can talk.
September 20, 2011
I READ Ronnie Polaneczky's column about the book on Sarah Palin and was disgusted at the viciousness and hatred that poured from each sentence. Polaneczky starts by saying "look who just got interesting. " That a woman who ran for vice president, was a governor, and was a New York Times best-selling author, all while raising a family with a Down syndrome child, didn't get interesting to Polaneczky until nasty 25-year-old rumors come out about sex and drugs reveals a lot of ugliness in this writer.
October 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin, former Republican vice presidential candidate and a prominent voice of the right, has endorsed New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan, his campaign announced Wednesday night. Palin's endorsement took aim at Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic candidate, who leads in polls. She said unemployment, taxes, and violent crime all have grown during Booker's term in office. "In fairness, [he] may not have noticed these facts between his constant tweeting and trips to Hollywood," Palin said in a statement released by the Lonegan campaign.