December 22, 2009, - 3:42 pm

Sarah Palin Wrote WHAT?!: Kid Rock’s “Common Sense Ideas”

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s sad that Associated Press used so many reporters to debunk Sarah Palin’s book, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” yet missed so many silly, hypocritical, and ignorant things she wrote in it.


That’s Conservative?

Sarah Palin Pimps the Kid Rock/White Boy Rick Drugs & Hos Culture

One of the glaring ones is her statement in solidarity with a thuggish former drug dealer and pimp who continues to promote drug use and pimping.  He’s no different than Snoop Dogg or Ludacris, but he’s a White guy.  And because he visits the troops, I suppose that makes this–and his urging of attacks on a judge who bothered to sentence him for one of his many physical attacks–all okay.  Yup, in her book, Palin falls prey to yet another rookie mistake other lesser-than, intellectually-challenged, ignorant Republicans make, falling for Kid Rock a/k/a Bob Ritchie.

On page 300 of the book, Palin wrote:

Kid Rock, for instance is very pro-America and has common sense ideas. . . .  The kids were happy–they got to talk to him on the phone.

Translation:  I am clueless, so I’ll go ahead and praise a piece of trash rapper and, since I’m really not that devoted to protecting my kids while I pursue my selfish ambitions, I’ll let them talk to this guy who promotes pimping, underage sex (forgot about Bristol, already?), and illegal drugs.  Because, hey, I want to be my kids’ friend, not their mom.  So, I’ll let them consort with America’s most prominent White purveyor of the Pimp, Drug & Ho culture.

Did Rush Limbaugh really praise this book as one of the best policy books he’s ever read? Come on.

Palin writes that she wanted Kid Rock to do a rally with her, but the McCain camp actually had the good sense to nix it. Gee, I wonder why. Apparently, they had the decency to do the background check on him they failed to do on her.

I could very well substitute the names “50 Cent” or “Snoop Dogg” into Palin’s sentence, because they all rap about the same stuff, brag about smoking the same amount of pot and being former drug dealers, and say they are pimps. Only Kid Rock, though, has a video circulating of his getting oral sex from groupie fans on the road. Yup, just who ya want your underage kids talkin’ to on the phone. Uh-huh.

Please, Sarah Palin, tell us one “common sense idea” of Kid Rock.  Perhaps modeling himself–as he’s always said–after convicted drug kingpin and murderer White Boy Rick a/k/a Richard Wershe, Jr.? Or threatening a judge because Kid Rock doesn’t want to do community service after his gazillionth attack on a restaurant patron?  Or maybe it’s some of these lyrics and statements made by this “common sense American patriot”:

* “Bill Clinton … a [expletive] pimp. … The guy’s my hero.”

(He told this to Rolling Stone and told the magazine he was stoned on drugs when he met Clinton at the White House.)

* ” I’m a pimp. You can check my stats . . . . Smack all the hos.”

* “Because I do so much pimpin’, one day I’ll probably walk with a limp . . . one day, watch, I’ll be the pimp of the nation.”

(Or maybe just get pimped on the nation by Sarah Palin.)

* “I be the early-mornin’ stoned pimp, straight-limpin’, Boone’s Farm-drinkin’, at the party big-booty pinchin’.”

Ritchie–the self-proclaimed “Pimp of the Nation”–likes to give the one-finger salute in every publicity shot and toured the country in his “White Trash on Dope Tour.” He used the thuggish Michigan chapter of crime-prone “Outlaw Biker Gang” as security at a video shoot. Members of this gang have been convicted of murder, drug-dealing, and assorted other serious crimes throughout the country.

Hmmm . . . maybe that’s what Sarah Palin was talking about when she spoke of Kid Rock’s “common sense ideas.”  Or maybe it’s forcing Michigan taxpayers busting their buts in a rotten economy to fork over nearly a million dollars in porkulus to fund a vanity beer bearing his name.

News reports said that Palin and John McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, bonded when Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” came on the radio and Sarah Palin knew and sang all of the lyrics.  Yup, “great song.”  Too bad it’s about Kid Rock having sex with a 17-year-old and illegally underage drinking hard alcohol all summer long (not to mention that it’s a cheap rip-off of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”).  Uh, I guess she forgot about her own then-17-year-old’s predicament very conveniently.

Yes, that’s what Kid Rock is all about–sex, drugs, prostitution, and drug kingpins.  When my local Republican county sheriff, the pan-Islamist Arab Michael Bouchard (Hezbollah’s candidate for Michigan governor) was running for U.S. Senate and featured Kid Rock at his rally, I wrote about who Kid Rock really is (since someone didn’t do his homework), and it got quoted all over the Detroit media.  Bouchard had egg on his face and had to apologize.  But don’t expect that from St. Sarah of Palinmessiahdom, who can do no wrong.

And I wonder, dear Palinmessiah, just what are some of Kid Rock’s “common sense” ideas?  Could it be praising Drug kingpin and mass murderer White Boy Rick in his songs?  Or trying to get the guy paroled “so we can smoke pot together on tour”?  Or his promotion of pimps, prostitution, underage sex, and illegal drug use?

Yup, Sarah Palin is yet another ignorant American mom who wants to be like her kids and helps contribute to the cultural and moral decline of the country.  That’s conservative?  Only if you’re an idiot.

Fortunately, the rest of those ignoramus, harmful moms aren’t being promoted as the leader of America’s conservative movement or the next Republican Presidential candidate. But Sarah Palin is.

It’s so indicative of the level of desperation of the conservative movement.  They want to win so badly, they’ll take anyone . . . even if she really doesn’t stand for anything they claim to be looking for. And hasn’t a clue.

“Just win, baby” might work for the Oakland Raiders’ Al Davis.  But isn’t enough to beat Obama.  And if it is, we’re in for an even worse disaster in the aftermath.

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Debbie, do you have editorial control over your site or do you really have to carry the link to her book via Amazon? FWIW, I too, am wondering what common sense ideas Kid Rock has. If they existed you would be able to name ONE of them from Palin’s book. One would think conservatives are more clued into the popular culture. The pretenders among them clearly aren’t. Palin is to the GOP what Obama is to the Democrats. A celebrity phenomenon.

NormanF on December 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I think it was Ronald Reagan who said a movement cannot be all things to all people and cannot swell its numbers for expediency or mere popularity. A movement is based on a core set of beliefs. People are attracted to those and seek to help it change society. A movement based on nothing will go precisely nowhere. If conservatives don’t stand for anything more than getting elected, they will have no real impact upon the country. The last GOP Congress simply kept the status quo rather than getting government out of our lives. That’s why government is now poised to run our lives to an extent unprecedented in American history. Palin and her followers don’t have a clue on how to even reverse it. That says it all.

NormanF on December 22, 2009 at 4:14 pm

wow, I am surprised to hear this about palin…a bit dissapointing to learn,since I havent read her book yet…I am surprised so many others have overlooked this,but I still think she has more morals&patriotic values than obama ever will…and she is not an anti-Israel candidate.I do fear the negative coverage she has had will harm her as well…allen west is my new upcoming candidate,but I don’t know if he has any presidential ambitions…

F: She doesn’t have any values except what is good for Sarah Palin. And it’s not like she has a clue on Israel. She told Barbara Walters that Israel should be able to continue building settlements b/c they need a place for their expanding population to live, while acknowledging that it’s Arab land. That’s bunk. It’s not Arab land. And just because a people expands, doesn’t mean they can take someone else’s land. It’s Jewish land. And Jewish owned, and Jews should be able to build and live wherever they want. But she’s so clueless, she didn’t know to say that, b/c her puppetmasters hadn’t trained her on that line yet. We don’t need a puppet. We need someone who has a clue. DS

@freedom4usa on December 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I know this will sound totally old fashioned and out of touch but I don’t give a damn. If you see a 17 year old unwed mother, there is a backstory of parental neglect and cluelessness. I’m sorry but that’s the way it is. And I speak from experience. My daughter was 18 when she gave birth. She wasn’t promiscuous, was independent and in what she thought was a committed relationship. Yes, I know Debbie, please don’t stick the knife in further. I said “she thought.” She didn’t tell me but she had the guts to not abort and gave the baby up. She felt I did such a poor job with her, she didn’t want to risk her only daughter to me. She’s gone on to have 4 sons and when I found out about my granddaughter just a couple of years ago (she’s now 20) I was devastated but convicted. I had failed MY baby. I didn’t try to be her “friend” but her dad did and my failure was in sticking with him as long as i did and not realizing what it was doing to her. We are not what you would call “trailer trash” but it happened. It made me realize we were pretty imperfect however and there were major dysfunctions despite supposed education and “good breeding.”

    The one and ONLY one thing I can praise Sarah for is that she acted on her belief that abortion is wrong the two times it hit home with her.

    That is no small thing. I could forgive my daughter for the pregnancy because I take responsibility but I could never forgive her for an abortion. I can tell my story because obviously there was something redeemable in my parenting or she would not have had the strength to resist the pressure she go to do so, but it is incredibly painful.

    Sorry if I went OT here. Sarah will face more of the same from her daughters unless she learns the lessons of character.
    Why should we be surprised she commends Kid Rock? She whores her candidacy out with a “wardrobe makeover” that is more suitable to being on “Dancing With the Stars” than in the Oval Office and calls herself a ”good Christian.” Right, like that other good Christian girl, Prejean.

    mk750 on December 22, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    DS: JEWS don’t even know that it is not Arab land.

    lexi on December 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm

@freedom – you need to take the time to think about what a political figure stands for. Victor Hugo wrote “popularity is the crumbs of greatness.” True greatness is measured by your beliefs and your holding to fast to them no matter how bad things get. Resignation in the face of evil is never the answer for good people. As Edmund Burke put it, “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Exchanging one empty suit for another empty suit in the WH won’t get America back on the right road.

NormanF on December 22, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Yes, the book does not have policy; nothing about affirmative action, illegal immigration, nothing substantive about foreign policy, etc., a few general non-analytical comments about health care.

This book is symbolic, however, of the Republican Party as a whole. Except maybe for a few scattered, obscure politicians, no one has a better position, although a few Republican leaders with law degrees or the equivalent are more articulate.

No major comments against affirmative action, illegal immigration, etc. Romney had a health plan in Massachusetts which is a welfare-state disaster. None of them is clearly against the ‘peace process’ (sic) or really discuss what needs to be done about Iran, or make comments about Lebanon similar to your post yesterday, etc. etc. Who has gotten up and compared the global warming movement to the dominance of Lysenko in the Soviet Union (sic)?

That is, to me, the real crisis of the conservative movement. Now, by somewhat of a historical accident, it is experiencing a revival because of Obama and the Democrats’ dread tax and welfare policies. But this revival is narrowly based, and avoids discussion of a very broad range of policy issues. The Republicans, the conservatives, and the country will suffer from this.

Partly because of attacks on her by the media, Palin has proven capable of attracting a populist base, but does not really have the substance to take advantage of it. I don’t know if any of the other Republican politicians will do any better. I’ve seen no sign of it. The opportunity is waiting for someone to leap in.

Similarly, the talk show hosts, even Rush, go with the main day-to-day headline issues, and except for a few “make the record” comments on a couple of other issues, avoid the complexities of the issues we need to deal with. The closest they come is having someone like Bolton as a guest sometimes.

Maybe it reflects the dumbing-down of this country, that in the face of what is going on, the Republicans are so out of it. Of course, it also reflects opportunism. That is one reason I am pessimistic about the Republicans’ ability to correct the course of this country. Reagan did it partially; his successors were clueless. The fact that there is so much of an intellectual vacuum is also partly responsible for the ascendency of Ayn Rand’s resurgence.

There’s a mass movement waiting for a leader. Hopefully we will get one somewhere.

Little Al on December 22, 2009 at 6:09 pm

littleal, there may be a populist movement but there is no intellectual conservative movement. If there’s a principled argument from Republicans about the direction they would like to the country to move in, I haven’t seen it. Our side has to do more than simply say “no.” What do conservatives have to say about the issues of the day that would make people want to vote for THEM? There’s a dumbing down in this country and conservatives are not doing any good by complicit in it instead of challenging people to be the best they can be.

NormanF on December 22, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Norm F, that is exactly what I was saying. We agree on most issues, so I don’t like to disagree with you, but you really need to read my posts more carefully. This is the third time.

Little Al on December 22, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Mrs Palin has demonstrated an inability to police her family, and shown very poor judgment in highlighting her family’s dysfunctional behavior in public. Her decision to “quit” Alaskan politics in order to somehow play on the national stage is questionable, at best. It was a rather bizarre decision, and one must consciously ignore its peculiarity in order not to call her on it. Many “conservatives” are (or appear to be) attracted to her “aura” and not so much her substance, a substance that is really lacking in intellectual rigor, or behavioral propriety. I have been critical of “black” names that divorce offspring from a mainstream cultural heritage; the fact that Palin’s kids are named Trig, Track, Bristol Marie, Willow, and Piper is interesting in this regard. Finally, she comes across as quite an opportunist; perhaps this is to be expected of any politician, though, and therefore cannot be held against her because of it.

Anent Ayn Rand: the author has a place for youngsters inasmuch as her two-dimensional characterizations crudely define a certain kind of philosophical-like thinking and can act as an introduction to same. But she can be recommended only as a starting point in this regard. The worst thing would be for a youngster to read her books, and then wind up in the “Objectivist camp,” an almost cult-like and mentally stifling group of suspects. Ayn Rand should be approached only under the guidance of a suitable teacher.

Michael on December 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    “Police her family” – are you living on the planet earth? Do you think that people “control” kids who are in their teens? I will bet that you do not have children. It is always the ones who don’t have kids and never will, who are so free to condemn and give advice!

    JJ: Get a clue. She has two kids that are NOT teens. And, yes, it is a parent’s job to police her family, as opposed to being too busy chasing her own selfish ambitions and letting them alone to do whatever and get into trouble. Are you that that willing to say anything to defend Sarah Palin? Hilarious. You sound like a mindless liberal. And not only doesn’t she raise her family, when she’s there she’s busy having them talk on the phone with a guy who promotes illegal drug use and underage sex, pimping, and prostitution.

    Are you really that ignorant? Having kids or not has nothing to do with having common sense. Guess what? I’m against suicide, too. But, yet, I’ve never tried it. By your warped logic, that means I’m not allowed to be against it. Incredible. Oh, and by the way, have you ever criticized anything or anyone–the Obamas, the Clintons? Well, stop doing that because then I’ll have to lecture you about being “so free to condemn and give advice.” Having judgment and morals is underrated . . . unfortunately, these days, especially by so-called conservatives who’ve abandoned all moral compass and values to embrace an empty vessel in a skirtsuit. DS

    JulieJ on December 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

      :“Police her family” – are you living on the planet earth? Do you think that people “control” kids who are in their teens? I will bet that you do not have children. It is always the ones who don’t have kids and never will, who are so free to condemn and give advice!:

      Generally I do not think it appropriate to bring family into my own posts, especially since you wrote in ignorance, and in a rather emotional manner. However I will reply to you in good faith.

      I do have a daughter. She earned a degree in computer science, and is working at a major university medical center as a database manager. I am very proud, but her success is her own. Still, I like to think I had something to do with it, at least foundationally.

      It is the parent’s obligation to monitor, direct, and educate their children. The fact that some parents abandon this responsibility is rather beside the point. Today, children are brought up on the idea of “freedom,” yet they really need to understand the notion of “discipline.” They need to be brought up under standards (and not “values” which are mostly subjective and relative).

      Now, while my next statement may sound quaint or naive, a woman’s obligation within the family is to provide for the children’s immediate care. This is natural, no matter how much liberalism denies the fact. Mrs. Palin, for her part, appears to have relegated her children’s care to others. I’m not sure who? Maybe it is her husband. I hope not, because this would be a complete inversion of what ought to be the case.

      I suspect you will not understand my words. Many years ago I thought like you (as I understand you). But, if you meditate on the meaning of what I write, perhaps you, too, will begin to understand.

      Michael on December 23, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Debbie you say this nation needs someone who has a clue. I have two words for ya


Bob Porrazzo on December 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Preach it Debbie. You are spot on about Palin. What we are seeing now in politics is not a battle over ideas but rather a popularity contest. King Hussein Obama won a popularity contest. People didn’t care what his policies were or whether he should be vetted. For the conservatives they are doing the same thing with Palin. Political expedieceny to beat King Hussein Obama allows a fool and a quitter like Palin to flourish. She praises sKid Rock because she knows there are people who listen to his music and they must compete for the dumbed down voter.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 22, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Re Who Does Debbie Like? — two points.

First, her criticism of Rush is not total. She has said a number of times that there are very positive things about Rush. This is just one of the negative things.

The broader and more important point though, is that this is just what it means to have a vacuum of leadership. That the self-appointed leaders are opportunists, or have fatal anti-Semitic flaws, or, in one or two cases, are just numbskulls as well as any or all of the above.

If any of these people could be pointed to as a model, we would be well on our way to having adequate conservative leadership.

Little Al on December 22, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I will vote for Sarah Palin.

Jim on December 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm

“I will vote for Sarah Palin.

Jim on December 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm”

And I will vote for Ron Paul, PALINBOT!!

Bob Porrazzo on December 22, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Ron Paulbot – is he still accepting endorsements from neo-Nazi groups?

    JulieJ on December 23, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I was watching Steve Forbes last night being interveiwed about his flat tax and other concerns I admit I did like him when he ran for Pres. in the 90’s only he’s probably not as politically connected.

seahawker on December 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm

This story on Palin is pretty much the last straw for me. Sarah (like most ppl) is clueless about the culture war going on all around her.

Brian on December 22, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I’m tryin’ real hard to figure out why I should give a hoot about Sarah Palin.

There is NO Santa Claus on December 23, 2009 at 12:13 am

Unfortunately Steve Forbes will never be President. He wont play the game.

Allen on December 23, 2009 at 12:18 am

The wall on which the prophets wrote is cracking at the seams,
…will no one lay the laurel wreath
when silence drowns the screams*

When I first heard about Sarah Palin it was “WOW! she’s actually accomplished something in office”. Unfortunatelly it’s been all downhill from there.
I hate Rap and totally despise that ignoranus Kid cRock. Idiots like these is the reason why so many people can’t identify with conservatism, even though their core values are conservative.
Weed them out Deb, weed those bastards out! We need real Statesmen that will stand up for us and not hack politicians with only one main agenda: themselves 🙁

Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules,
The fate of all mankind I fear is in the hands of fools*

Epitaph – King Crimson

theShadow on December 23, 2009 at 12:34 am

Ron Paul,aka: Douche Bag

icenomore on December 23, 2009 at 5:34 am

“Ron Paul,aka: Douche Bag

icenomore on December 23, 2009 at 5:34 am”


Bob Porrazzo on December 23, 2009 at 6:09 am

    FEMA camps? I had no clue others “knew”. Guys, Rush made me sad mentioned Palins books, I was like PLUUSEASE! Palin now goes ga ga for Kid R? disgusting. I was happy to see his run in music go away. that is, when his music left radio.

    lindapolver on December 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

Frum, Noonan and Brooks? Content outweighs form; the form is criticism of the Republicans, and the content is the nature of this criticism.

Little Al on December 23, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Frum, Noonan and Brooks are faux conservatives who are trotted out by the NY Slimes and the MSM to “represent conservatives”. They don’t – occasionally they are right on an issue but they have not been right in a long, long time. Noonan should retire and garden. Brooks never was a “conservative”. I am not even sure if he is a Republican. The other disgrace is Kathleen Parker.

    JulieJ on December 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Her description of Alaska makes you want to get on a plane and go there! Best vacation my husband and I had was a cruise to Alaska in 2003. She really worked hard in Alaska to fight big oil, use free market principals, and complete transparency within the government. She truly was a governor for the people. I wish Jenny from Lansing had half of what Sarah has going for her.

S: Wow, you are gullible. She helped her preferred cronies get big oil contracts when they worked as lobbyists for big oil. Please do research, instead of falling for her phony story. A governor for the people doesn’t quit after a year-and-a-half. Since when is raising taxes on big oil “free market principals [sic]”? What Palin has going for her that Jennifer Granholm doesn’t is a cult of mindless worshippers. You wish Granholm had that? DS

sharon on December 23, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Her husband WORKED for big oil! Oy! The naivete! Where has good old American common sense gone to? There’s an article I think on from yesterday talking abut how RAISING taxes on big business seems the intuitive thing to do but in fact has the opposite effect by sending business leaders to countries where labor is cheaper. Israel has so far beaten the current downward trend but LOWERING corporate taxes and keeping business’ here and hiring Israels.
    If Palin raised taxes, the great “Conservative saviortrix” participated in one of the biggest socialist strategies concocted to bring private business to it’s knees begging for Government bailouts. It is the ANTI-capitalist move, par excellence.

    mk750 on December 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

      In case you miss my point, the business of business is business. Anything that infringes on the bottom line and profitability is tossed out so when taxes, minimum wage forced benefits cut too far into that profit, and jeopardize the secure capital base of the business, it has no choice but to cut what it can and that means jobs and/or salaries. Raising the taxes of one industry to benefit another is stealing from the one you raise taxes on. It is the government being Robin Hood.

      mk750 on December 23, 2009 at 11:40 am

I believe Kid Rock leans to the conservative side. He is definitely not a liberal. His political opinion is what she was getting at, not his personal life. None of us live our lives like the Hollywood elite or the Rock stars for that matter.

S: Just like you believe the BS in Sarah Palin’s book. Sorry, but despite your fantasy, his lifestyle and the things he supports are LIBERAL. WAKE. UP. DS

sharon on December 23, 2009 at 9:55 am

    “You shall know them by their fruit” works for all, not just Christians in their spiritual life. in other words, it if walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, guess what????

    The filth this “man” spews and wallows in is his fruit. It is putrid and diseased (and why am I thinking of Christian quotes today?) and rotten fruit comes from a rotten tree which can never bear good fruit. It must be cut down and burned.

    mk750 on December 23, 2009 at 11:44 am

I’m a little disappointed but she certainly wouldn’t have been trying to smash this left wing agenda down our throats if she’d have made it in. I see the Ron Paul Zombies are still lurching around. Morons bigger than Sarah Palin.
I’m not a Kid Rock fan or big Nugent fan, though I was as a teen. When I heard out of his own mouth how he dodged the draft, I was done. Not to mention his downing of prison guards. I’d like to see him walk a beat. Engage an angry lifer.

Joe on December 23, 2009 at 10:34 am

I like Sarah Palin. She’s not perfect but she’s the best we’ve got. Unless some of our other rising stars step up. Like Jim DeMint, Steve King, Paul Ryan, Tom Coburn. Get the picture?

L: Hilarious. Saying she’s “not perfect” is kinda like saying the Salahis and Obamas are “not perfect.” The understatement of the year. That airhead ignoramus is “the best we’ve got”? Speak for yourself, as anyone saying that clearly hasn’t been looking too hard. She’s the worst we’ve got. Unless being a totally clueless celebrity-lite is “the best.” This woman brags about letting her kids talk on the phone with a piece of garbage and about his “common sense ideas” and you want her to lead America. Clearly, you aim low. DS

lexi on December 23, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Thats the exact same argument made about fixed news. Its not perfect but its the best we have. Dealing with people like this is very depressinng seeing the moronic people on our side.

    tyler on February 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Debbie, ““Just win, baby” might work for the Oakland Raiders’ Al Davis. ”

Actually, it hasn’t worked for the walking dead Al Davis in about 10 years or more.

It’s embarrassing to see people support Palin. She’s hot and probably a fun gal but she’s going to get embarrassed big time in the next election along with her supporters.

I don’t have a clue who I want to see in office these days. I feel like writing in Ronald Reagan.

Jeff_W on December 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Agreed. I still don’t understand or sympathize with anyone who would choose to live in the cesspool that is Michigan. I spent time in Michigan in the 70’s and it was grim even then. A drab state teeming with Muslims. Dull and drab. U-M? Big whoop. It’s still in Michigan.

Sarah Palin is no stupider than John McCain, Bob Dole or the Bushes.

L: Wow, so you aim for another John McCain, Bob Dole, or the Bushes. Uh, don’t you get it? They were horrible for America and conservatives. You want more of that? Like I said, you aim low. And, sadly, as bad as they were, they are all smarter than she is. So she’d be even worse. She’s a moron. But, hey, let’s be soooo desperate we embrace a moron. Yeah, that’s the ticket. DS

lexi on December 23, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    She might be a hick/redneck/hillbilly/cracker but she’s not a moron.

    I never liked Bobdole, McCain or the Bushes. Pawlenty, Romney and Huckleberry are no better.

    L: No, she’s a moron. Hasn’t a clue. This isn’t about where in the country she came from or her upbringing. It’s about total ignorance and incompetence, both of which describe her. The sooner you face reality on that and stop making excuses about Dole, McCain, and the Bushes, the sooner you’ll achieve sanity and reality. Next, you’ll be telling me how she’s better than Jeffrey Dahmer, Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton. Sorry, but they aren’t the benchmark for who should be the leader of conservatives or a Presidential candidate. People like you who make excuses that they are are the problem in the first place. You are the reason we had the Bushes. Because of absurd excuses like these. DS

    lexi on December 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

The review is from Reason Magazine. The title is called “Sarah Palin and the Decline of Conservatives.

“Reagan likewise made the thinking person’s case for conservatism. Between 1975 and 1979, after he had finished two terms as governor of California, he did some 1,000 radio commentaries, most of which he wrote himself. They were later collected in Reagan, In His Own Hand, which provides the texts of his handwritten manuscripts and proves that, far from being the “amiable dunce” of liberal mythology, he thought hard and clearly about the issues of his time.

Palin? Her new memoir, Going Rogue, fills up 413 pages, but it has less policy heft than a student council speech. Where Reagan dove into the murk of arms control and Goldwater fathomed federal farm programs, Palin skims over the surface of a puddle.”

she sets aside space to lay out her vision of what it means to be a “Commonsense Conservative.” It takes up all of 11 pages and leans heavily on prefabricated lines like “I am a conservative because I deal with the world as it is” and “If you want real job growth, cut capital gains taxes.”

“No one could be more pleased with her than she is with herself. Reading the book is like watching Palin preen in front of a mirror for hours on end, as she tirelessly compliments herself for courage, gumption, devotion to family, and maverick independence.

Who needs policy? In her world—and the world of legions of conservatives who revere her—the persona is the policy. Palin is beloved because she’s (supposedly) just like ordinary people, which (supposedly) gives her a profound understanding of their needs.

That attitude used to be associated with the left, which claimed to speak for the ordinary folks who get shafted by the system. Logic and evidence about policy, to many liberals, were less important than empathy and good intentions. Now it’s conservatives who think we should be guided by our guts, not our brains.”

CaliforniaScreaming on December 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm

The only talk show host that has never been thrilled about Sarah Palin that I am aware of is Michael Savage. The rest of them are just lap dog’s for Palin and sad to say and if socialism is OK because it is done by a woman (Sarah Palin) we are in a lot of trouble. She supports big gov’t and at the end of the day she would not other women getting abortion although when it came to her own daughter she did care.

I only just wanted to mention I just found this out recently and wanted to pass it on that Ronald Reagan was governor and signed the first bill allowing no fault divorce which the first state to allow it was California in 1969.

adam on December 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    You obviously hate pro lifers. You sound like a troll – and the hatred toward Pres. Reagan? You have got to be kidding! Pro lifers do not want abortions – we encourage life and embrace it.

    JulieJ on December 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Why this vitriol against Palin? Eleven “fact checkers” but none for Obamacare? Get real.

JulieJ on December 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm

No I am not a troll. Please, Ronald Reagan had many good points but he was not G-d.

adam on December 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Julie. If you had a little morality you wouldn’t be worshipping any politician and recognize even the best of them are human. But most feminist turn the government to replace having a husband.

adam on December 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Government? Nope: I actually raised my child, thank you. And RR was a great president and terrific person.

    JulieJ on December 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Debbie isn’t the only conservative that isn’t convinced by Palin. Dr. Alan Keyes has a problem with Palin and her lack of convictions. Debbie and Alan Keyes have been around longer than Palin in writing about conservative ideas and ideals. Alan Keyes tears into her so called pro-life credentials. She doesn’t grasp the concept of inalienable rights, she goes on her feelings about being against abortion.

As Keyes states:

So if we reduce the pro-life cause to reliance on personal emotional conviction, we surrender the rational basis for the fight to achieve legal protection for the unalienable right to life of the unborn child. Sarah Palin’s statements and actions are rationally inconsistent with the moral logic of unalienable right which, if true, binds all levels of government and all US public officials to the goal of securing the unalienable rights with which God has endowed our humanity. If we accept her as a pro-life leader we abandon the rational moral basis for the pro-life position. I cannot do this without betraying the principles of liberty, and the will of the Creator God whose authority establishes them as the basis for human justice. Nothing Sarah Palin has said or done supports the view that she is pro-life as a matter of justice, law and public policy. So far as I can tell, she is just a pro-choice politician who turned a laudable personal choice into a seductive, but false pro-life public image. All the choices and statements she has made in her public capacity support this conclusion. If I’m wrong, show me the facts and statements that indicate something beyond the “I’m personally pro-life” position so common among the so-called “pro-choice” promoters of “abortion rights”.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 23, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Give the woman a break! My goodness how perfect we all are,NOT!
I will vote for Sarah Palin. Her bumper sticker is on my car along w/a sticker that says “Choose Life Your Mom did. She’s a woman, wife, mother,and if America’s got any sense they will make her President of USA!!

D: Uh, this woman isn’t even close to perfect. She’s an epically ignorant fool who succeeded in fooling naifs like you. So what if she’s a woman, a wife, and a mother? Those are now qualifications to be President or leader of the conservative movement, rather than a brain and moral values? Then, if that’s the case, perhaps we should pick Michelle Obama for President. A vagina is not a Presidential qualification, nor is lack of any intelligence and some brains cells. Oh, and by the way, the wife and mother in the Palin family is Todd Palin, not her. So, by your weird logic, he should be President, right?

In your eyes, no matter what idiocy Sarah Palin says or does, she can do no wrong. If she committed murder or was convicted of a serious crime, you’d say, “give the woman a break, we are not perfect,” and all the same BS you’d never say about any liberal. If Americans had any sense, they wouldn’t allow stupid women like you to vote. Sadly, as evidence by you, they don’t. DS

Darlene on December 23, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Darlene, Uh, I haven’t seen her being a Wife OR a Mother. That’s what this discussion is about in part. As for being a woman, hmmmm, plastic, blowup boy toy in inappropriate ho clothing? I guess in America that passes for “woman.” In the rest of the world, it represents plastic, blowup, boy toy in ho clothing. Real WOMEN dress appropriately and conduct them selves with dignity and demand respect for their status as wives and mothers first among other things.

    mk750 on December 24, 2009 at 10:08 am

Who can beat Obama?
Does that matter?
At what price?

BobHaze on December 24, 2009 at 9:58 am

You nailed it on the head Debbie. There is a huge vacuum of leadership on the Conservative side and people are desperate for a leader. Sarah Palin is a good looking airhead with kids and a family. I think that her daughter’s ex-boyfriend said it best that she is all about Money, Power, & Prestige. She is a puppet on a string and will do what her handlers (and puppetmasters tell her). Sadly, we already have this today with Obama (nice, good looking guy, nice family, gives a great speech, accomplished nothing in his life—ie PUPPET).

What we need is a leader. I hope and pray that a dark horse candidate comes out soon, but I don’t see anyone right now who can lead us.

jimmyPx on December 24, 2009 at 11:24 am

Debbie, you certainly don’t play favorites. You were never a fan of Palin and you are giving excellent proof of your convictions. Thanks!

PDMac60 on December 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

On Mark Levin’s show a couple weeks ago, he made the comment that “We can do better than this!”, referring to the current band of leftists in government. What is the fate of the country if we can’t do any better? The country clamped onto obama, a large portion of the conservative movement is clamping onto Palin. In both cases, the movements don’t know what they are getting and don’t know what they want. Across the board, the nation is ignorant of its founding, the basis for our freedoms and is incapable of making an informed decision on who should lead us. There are occasional successes, usually at the local or state level. However, as a whole, we are seeing the fruits of 50 – 60 years of leftist control of our educational system. The electorate is unable to select a sophisticated candidate to deal with difficult or complex issues.

The 21st century will be especially cruel to this country. We are only seeing the beginning.

Randy on December 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Mark Levin is a fox news sean vannity hack. I listened to his show every night until he had a caller call in and say how pathetic fox news coverage of huckabee pardoning the cop killer was. Levin cut off his mic and hung up on him. I havent listened to him a second since. That cop killing happened about ten miles from where I live and really shook up the community. Mike huckabee and mark levin can rot in hell for all I care.

    tyler on February 4, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Debbie as much as I dislike your stance on the Middle East, I can’t agree with you more on this PHONY palin

JohnDelaney on December 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

All:Who is Sarah Palin’s handlers/puppetmasters? If you have inside info, could you name names?

mk750: Palin’s clothing is inappropriate ho clothing? I don’t get it. I’m not aware of her ever wear any you-can-see-thru cloth in her public appearance. Care to explain what’s the standard for ho clothing and standard for appropriate dress? Is the sport clothing she wear on newsweek magazine the standard for ho clothing ? Or probably you are basing your judgement on some fake pics bikini with the head of sarah palin pasted? Or perhaps you watch tina fey and think she’s palin?

passerby on December 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I want to be a cowboy, baby!

Christopher Nelson on March 26, 2010 at 1:24 am

So you found one thing you could focus like a laser in on, a misguided appreciation of Kid Rocks supposed patriotism, coupled with her kids desire to speak to him, and took it to mean she agrees (by not demonizing him) with Kid Rock and his comments, actions, etc.

Thanks for the open mind, Debbie. I’m not ra ra for Palin but I’m sure if someone bothered to dig deep enough they would find loads of reasons to bash and abuse you, based upon associations, stupid or uninformed comments and friends of friends you might have met once.

Keep to the movies if you are just going to offer a single diatribe about irrelevance in lieu of a book review.

patriotone on May 14, 2010 at 10:53 am

I would say it’s not Sarah Palin that failed to do her research It’s you people. And I have no doubt that Bob Ritchie AKA Kid Rock has done more good for his country and the people of Michigan than most of you will do in your lifetime.

You take the words of a song written 20 years ago by an 18 year old kid and judge him with that. Arent you special. Do you even know what happened with the Judge Wong fiasco? I doubt it!!!

Senator McCain did appear with Kid Rock at Sturgis during the campaign. Kid Rock speaks for the Blue Collar working man in this country. The ones that Pay the bills for the rest of the you!

I am so disgusted to read this kind of Crap by supposedly intelligent people. Well get ready hypocritical morons. I dont know if it will be Sarah palin, but the people are going to take this country back.

God Bless Kid Rock and all the great things he does.

Angel Bryant on March 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

Kid Rock, Heroic Detroit Officers To Be Honored By NAACP
Posted by WebCrew
March 1, 2011

Kid Rock, the officers targeted by the shooting at the Detroit Police Department’s Northwestern District last month and a local community group are to be among those honored at this year’s NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.

During a press conference today at the NAACP office in Detroit, chapter president the Rev. Wendell Anthony said Kid Rock, who is to receive the group’s Great Expectations Award, has been an important booster for Detroit.

“He’s a champion for Detroit,” Anthony said, noting “this is not just about black folk. This is about all folk who believe in freedom and equality.”

This year’s dinner, the 56th annual event, is set for 5 p.m. May 1 at Cobo Center. “Access Hollywood” anchor Shaun Robinson will moderate. The theme is “We’ve changed the guard, now let’s guard the change.”

In addition to Kid Rock, Cmdr. Brian Davis, Sgt. Ray Saati, Sgt. Carrie Shultz and Officer David Anderson, along with other members of the Detroit Police Department’s 6th Precinct, are to be recognized with the group’s Mary White Ovington Freedom and Justice Award. The officers were injured when a gunman, who died in the incident, walked into the station and opened fire unexpectedly.

And Detroit 300, a group of residents credited with helping bring a serial rapist to justice, is to receive the Ida B. Wells Freedom & Justice Award.

SOURCE: Eric D.Lawrence / Detroit Free Press Staff Writer

Angel Bryant on March 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

I am in no way a supporter of Sarah Palin; very, very far from it, but I have to chime in to defend Kid Rock (Bob Ritchie). He’s a wonderful person who does a lot of good for the city of Detroit. Yes, his performer style is a white trash, rapping, party boy, but keep in mind that’s an image. He definitely lived that lifestyle for many of his years, but in no way does that make him as bad as you are making him out to be. I would never compare him with gangster rappers.
Do your homework on how much good he does. He is proud to be an American and not afraid to say it. I think he’s a great role model in that arena. He performs for the troops many times over, honors them at his concerts and he gives back to his community as much as he can. He supports arts and music in schools and much more. He’s also a wonderful father.
Take your own advice and do your research before jumping to conclusions about a person.

Michele on March 3, 2011 at 10:31 am

From Kid Rocks album Born Free
(feat. Martina McBride, T.I.)

[Kid Rock]
Day by day my life gets colder
My eyes grows thin, as I get older
Peace in peaces, bloody and bruised
I feel so helpless and confused

Cuz I hear screamin on the left
yellin on the right
I’m sitting in the middle tryin to live my life

Cuz I cant stop the war
Shelter homeless, feed the poor
I can’t walk on water
I can’t save your sons and daughters
I can’t change the world and make things fair
The least that I can do
The least that I can do
The least that I can do is care

I pray and pray for life’s salvation
Faith is tried and true in tribulation
Love is lost and lonely, check the news
And with these open arms I’ll wait for you

Cuz I hear screamin on the left
And yelling on the right
Im sitting in the middle trying to live my life

Cuz I cant stop the war
Shelter homeless, feed the poor
I can’t walk on water
I can’t save your sons and daughters
I can’t change the world to make things fair
The least that I can do
The least that I can do
The least that I can do is care

For the life of me, I can’t see how the devil keeps enticing me
All u sees a felon, I know god can see whats right in me
How I can be labeled as a villain in the first place
When the worst case senario is my birth place
Im just tryin to keep from fallin victim to the murder rate
Take my life lesson convincing the adolecents
There’s a god up in heaven, sending down blessins
And ur furture ain’t brighter than ur present
Quit Stressin

They re screamin on the left
Yellin on the right
While im sittin in the middle trying to live my life

Cuz I cant stop the war
Shelter homeless, feed the poor
Cant walk on water I cant save ur sons and daughters
I cant change the world to make things fair
The least that I can do is care

Yeah I cant stop the war
Shelter homeless feed the poor
I cant walk on water
I cant save ur sons and daughters
I cant change the world and make things fair
The least that I can do
The least that I can do
The least that I can do
Oh is CARE

Angel Bryant on March 3, 2011 at 10:37 am

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