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July 05, 2009

Let Me Clarify My Statements

It seems that the product of my battle with insomnia EARLY on Saturday morning has caused a bit of a ripple in the blogosphere. Before I explain myself, I'd like to make one observation. I guest blog here thanks to the graciousness of Ace, the Blogfather. He's got a finger on the delete button 24/7/365, and he has yet to send my previous work into the phantom zone. That doesn't really sound like the actions of a RiNO who hates Palin with The Heat of 1,000 Suns, now does it?

It almost makes you think that he's really an advocate for the free exchange of ideas, now doesn't it? Think about it before you hit "SEND" on your next comment, mmmmmmKay?

(slight profanity warning for the expanded entry, so don't say you weren't warned)


Now, getting back to my original work. I know that I'll be called a "deluded Palin fanboy" or "Pollyanna" for choosing to look on the bright side here, but am I really looking at things from the bright side? I mean, really.....read the original piece again. I never said that the choice to resign the governorship is the only smart move Sarah Palin could make. I simply took her words in the resignation statement at face value and gave a few suggestions that I consider to be vital for her to consider IF she is considering a national run in 2012 or even 2016. I don't believe that any of these things will guarantee her success, but I do believe that ignoring even ONE of these concerns could be fatal to her political future. If she decides to throw in the towel on holding elected office herself & decides to work behind the scenes to help deserving conservative candidates, I'm cool with that. She's earned the right to do this, and I say more power to her.......BUT I'm going to wait to hear about Sarah Palin's future plans from.....Sarah Palin.

And as far as being the "deluded optimist" here.............how fucking dysfunctional have things gotten when I, Russ from Winterset, am considered to be a happy fucking ray of sunshine? People, here's the fact. I'm a pessimist by nature. When I hear an argument about whether or not the glass is half full/half empty, I ususally think to myself "BOTH, the glass is half full of warm urine!" I have simply chosen to take the facts as they are given to me and look for a possible positive outcome, just so long as that outcome is not a longshot.

Does this make me a sucker? Maybe. I consider being a sucker to be preferable to being a joyless drone that can see nothing but the worst in EVERY situation. If I were an EEYORE who thought that every contender on the Republican side of the aisle were fatally flawed (Newt: Divorces, his belief in Global Warming malarkey & his neutering in the '95 government shutdown.....Romney: His flip-flops on social issues, Romneycare, The inability of the Romney primary campaign to generate support without unloading dumptrucks full of money onto party operatives.......Giuliani: His hostility towards the base on social con issues & gun control & his continuing success outside of politics that takes away much of his motivation........Huckabee: His running away from politics into the insular world of a talk show, His inconsistencies on immigration, and his willingness to be the Christian Michael Corleone by playing dirty pool against his opponents ....... etc. etc. etc.) what's stopping me from dousing myself in 10% ethanol mix, firing up some "Ride of the Valkyries" on the stereo & then putting a match to a fine Cuban cigar? I'll tell you what. The possibility that things are not as bad as they appear to be. If there's no room for a little optimistic "maybe there's still a chance" viewpoint on the Right, then FUCK IT. Schedule the Lobotomy & get me some "Ron Paul in 2012" bumper stickers, stat.

Does that mean that I should ignore bad news? No. All that means is that I should consider the source of said bad news before I make up my mind. Sarah Palin is resigning because of an ongoing FBI investigation regarding the construction of her house? Ummmmmmm, OK......maybe not. Sarah Palin answered the door in a towel while staying at a hotel at one time? Yeahhhhhhhh, not exactly a lot of confirmation for that story, Sparky. Sarah Palin faked the birth of her youngest son Trig in order to cover for her unmarried pregnant daughter, who then managed to get pregnant again WHILE carrying Trig and give birth to another child eight months after Trig's delivery date? Sure, why not? Sounds reasonable to me!

I have chosen to believe that any negative story about Sarah Palin needs to be well researched with multiple ON THE RECORD sources before I'll even acknowledge its existence.

Now that I've said my piece, I'd like to slightly modify my original nine suggestions with one addition and one modification.

1a. Sarah Palin should stay positive in responding to all this criticism.....EXCEPT for criticism coming from that DNC/Soros sponsored Alaska blogger who has made a career out of filing frivolous ethics complaints against the Palin family. Sarah needs to go after this Snow Pig with pliers and a blowtorch. By the time the SarahPAC lawyers get done with this pitiful excuse for a woman, she should be metaphorically chained naked to a tree in the Denali National Forest with nothing within arm's reach but a raw caribou hide, a broken butter knife & a harmonica. And don't get me started on the bad karma Excitable Andy has earned for himself with his turn as an amateur OB/GYN.

10. Sarah Palin needs to work WITH the RNC but not THROUGH the RNC. Be polite, shake all the right hands at the right meetings, but NEVER rely on them for anything. NOTHING. Don't even let them feed Piper's goldfish when the Palin family takes a weeklong trip to the lower 48. Use them for everything you can get out of them, but NEVER let them be in a position of power over you. Never, never never.

Now, my list is complete. And it's a "Top Ten" which makes it corny and a cliche. SCORE! If she follows my advice, she MAY preserve her electability. At the very least, she'll help move the ball forward for the conservative cause - and if you believe her resignation statement, that's her #1 priority right now.

Well, maybe #2............right behind "Crushing Letterman, seeing John F. Kerry driven before you, and listening to the lamentations of Andrew Sullivan".

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posted by Russ from Winterset at 06:31 PM

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