Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, April 13, 2010


The Republican party's three leading lights here in Massachusetts were invited to the Tea Party demonstration and to appear with Sarah Palin on Boston Common this comingWednesday, and all three declined.

Senator Scott Brown,  (R-Mass.)who was seen by the GOPers as the Second Coming of Reagan, again turned down the opportunity to associate himself with Palin.  She had offered to campaign with him when he was running for US Senate last January, and he  said "thanks, but no thanks."  And now again he refuses to be seen with her as she takes her "Just Vote Them Outapalooza Traveling Show and Palm-Writing Extravaganza to Boston Common.

The other GOP hopefuls, gubernatorial candidate Charles Baker, and conservative congressional candidate Jeffrey Perry say they will not be seen with Palin either.

Palin's schtick may play well in other parts of the country, but here, where the original tea party was given,  the Republican politicians understand that her crude rhetoric and vast ignorance isn't all that thrilling to a majority of Massachusetts voters; and if they hope to be re-elected or elected, they have to keep their distance from curiosities like Palin and not be associated with her farcical brand of politics.

"[Gubernatorial candidate] Charles Baker has walked a fine line in his comments about the tea party.  In an online forum with readers of last week, he praised the movement as 'another example [of] civic engagement, which is always a good thing,' but pointedly avoided offering an opinion on Palin." --Boston Globe, 4/13/10, pg. A8.

I'll be there to see the show.

NOTE:  Sarah Palin Has Earned an Estimated $12 Million Since July

To all the Tea Partiers who love Palin because "she's just like one of us," I've got some news for you:  Unless you're making $12 million or more a year, she ain't nuthin' like you.  Sarah Palin is like David Letterman!  And Alec Baldwin and Sean Penn and Barbra Streisand!  She is EXACTLY like them.  Cashing in on her star quality for the big bucks.  If the tea baggers believe Palin's just like them, then they believe Letterman, Baldwin, Penn, and Streisand are all just like them, too. 

From Andrew Sullivan's blog, the Daily Dish:

Why Sarah Palin Quit

13 Apr 2010 10:55 am

"$12 million since July. In today's conservative world, being a well-oiled media celebrity* gets so much more respect than knowing how to govern a state."
*(Like David Letterman!)


Anonymous said...

I will be waiting with bated breath to hear what you have to say about her rally in your hometown. I wish I could go!

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Kevin Robbins said...

I thought Sarah herself was the second coming of Saint Ronnie.

As to the 12 million, better she should fleece the flock than have it go to candidates who might have a chance of winning.

Anonymous said...

You should see some of the riders some of the Democratic canidates had during the last election. You'll never see them in the main stream media. Pelosi is in love with Gulf Streams. Don't kid yourself by thinking Dems are humble.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous, you miss the point.

Palin's schtick has always been she's just a regular hockey mom, hunter, consignment shop clothes buyer, one of the little people, and her admirers love her because as they said "she's just like us."

That doesn't work anymore.

Sarah Palin is just like on of those Hollywood liberals, awash in millions and millions of dollars.

The only person she's like now is, well, David Letterman.

Nancy Pelosi never tried to pass herself off as one of the "little people" like Palin has and still does.

Palin is going to have to change her routine and start to identify herself with the country club millionaires.

She is no longer "one of the people."

She's now "one of the elites."

Leslie Parsley said...

Anon (Lisa?): It ain't true.

"The Democratic House speaker normally flies in a 12-seat Air Force jet, JUST AS HER REPUBLICAN PREDOCESSOR DID. This rumor stems from a request by the House sergeant at arms, NOT PELOSI, for a jet large enough to reach California without refueling."

Shaw Kenawe said...


Facts are anethema to some of these people. If they watch FOX News, they're listening to lies and liars.

Thayer Nutz said...

@Palin's perks vs. Pelosi's.

Pelosi is 3rd in line to the presidency of the USof A.

Palin is a celebrity and a private citizen.

Big difference. No comparison.

Oso said...

Sounds like those are reasonable Republicans there, who'd be able to discuss the issues from the viewpoint of knowledge rather than ideology.