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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

VIDEO: Ann Althouse nails HuffPo editor on Palin

This video may be one of the most convincing arguments yet for a Palin candidacy, because it shows how the far-left establishment reacts to her. After dodging Althouse's questions about Palin for almost eight minutes, The Huffington Post's Rachel Sklar is finally forced to talk about Palin, and this is the only anti-Palin argument that she can muster:



I would note that Miss Sklar is the HuffPo's "media and special projects editor", which is not exactly a low-level job. If all that she can muster against Palin is a rant about her own opposition to pro-lifers, then we know that we have found a VP candidate who can sink the Democratic ticket. Sklar's repeated refusal to even mention Palin also proves a major point: Sarah Palin scares the living daylights out of her potential opponents. It is almost impossible to attack Gov. Palin without placing your foot in your mouth, so the only way to get out of the conversation is to change the subject. Just think about it, with Sarah Palin on the ticket, interviews like this one could become commonplace on national television! If we spend the election season watching stammering Democrats desperately trying to explain away McCain's bulletproof running mate, then I think that there is a very good chance that the GOP ticket will steamroll to victory in November.

Click here if you want to watch Sklar not answer Althouse for a full ten-minute segment.

11 comments:

Ted said...

Adam, wowowowowowow, you've hit "pay dirt" here!

Hello Senator McCain! (but it needs to be done before the Dems/Obama select theirs; so, as they say, "Time is of the Essence")

Steven M Nielson said...

My favorite part is when she says that women should not ahve a choice to be Pro-Life, because being Pro-choice is about having a choice...

So you cannot have a choice whether or not you want to be Pro-Choice. Another fine example of how idiotic theose on the left tend to be!

Rachel Sklar said...

Um, I didn't feel "nailed" - Ann was very enthusiastic about talking about Palin, I didn't have quite the fervor but I thought I was clear in saying that being pro-choice means being in favor of someone making a CHOICE. Obviously that means respecting Palin's own personal opinion on abortion, but disagreeing with a legislative stance on it. There is much that is appealing about her, to be sure, but I really don't need much more to make her unappealing to me.

Paul Zannucci said...

Count me as climbing aboard the Sarah Palin bandwagon. I think she would be such a great choice for McCain. She could be the budding superstar of the Republican Party.

Adam Brickley, aka "ElephantMan" said...

Miss Sklar,

Thanks for reading and commenting. That shows chutzpah, and I appreciate it.

Steven Neilson,

Actually, if you listen very carefully, Miss Sklar did NOT say that women should not be allowed to be pro-life. Actually, she was criticizing that idea, which she thought was implied by Althouse in a question. I had to listen to that one a few times myself, as I had originally singled that line out for criticism.

Ted said...

With all due respect to Rachel Sklar, a Sarah Palin must be a very very hard thing to swallow. (Her relaying her "not quite the fervor" as Ann to talk about Palin seems a bit of an understatement.)

In any case, Ms. Sklar deserves some sympathy.

Matt said...

I'm getting more excited about Palin for VP. With the oil drilling ban all over the news lately, now would be the perfect time for McCain to pick her, considering the fact that she fought for energy independence against both environmentalists and the oil companies.

I also bet that this issue trumps abortion in terms of importance in a lot of voters' minds.

matt said...

Oh, just to let you guys know there's another "veepstakes" poll. This one at Pajamas Media http://pajamasmedia.com/veepstakes

Ted said...

This just in (Muncie Free Press) from Indiana's leading political analyst and commentator, Brian Howey:

"My Prediction: A month ago, I would have been comfortable predicting a McCain-Romney ticket. But if McCain wants to attract Hillary Clinton voters, he might look at young, attractive Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin who is creating considerable buzz these days. If I had to bet: McCain-Palin. At this point, I think the gender opportunity trumps geography."

Ted said...

THIS is a very big deal [google blogs under "SARAH PALIN"]:

"(Breaking)McCain: "I’d be more than happy to re-examine my ...4 hours ago by wsjreader
But during today’s town hall meeting, McCain said he’d be willing to reconsider that stance. “I would be more than happy to examine it again,” McCain said. Drill HERE and DRILL NOW. Can we say Vice President Sarah Palin? ...
Redstate blogs - http://www.redstate.com/blogs"

Ted said...

Re the AOL/AOL news poll, keep in mind that AOL is a left/Democrat leaning/news slanting outfit.

The LAST thing they want is Palin to come out well in their poll. They know, along with the liberal/Dem-allied main stream media, that Sarah Palin as McCain's Veep is their #1 threat!
(Expect they'll downplay, bury, any positive news about Palin and build-up news about a McCain Veep-mate of no help, likely hinderance, to McCain winning the election.)


Still vote, but be aware.