Mike Argento: Sarah Palin 'Going Rogu...

Mike Argento: Sarah Palin 'Going Rogue' on reality

There are 23 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Nov 20, 2009, titled Mike Argento: Sarah Palin 'Going Rogue' on reality. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

"For many reasons, this is by far the best book and greatest literary achievement by a political figure in my lifetime." -- Excerpt from conservative radio talk show host John Zeigler's review of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue." "'Going Rogue' is part cagey spin, part earnest autobiography, part payback hit job." -- From a review in The New York Times, ...

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JeffreyABrown

United States

#1 Nov 20, 2009
Gee, Mike, your last line would make an excellent blurb on the cover of Sarah's book.
DARK STAR

Fishers, IN

#2 Nov 21, 2009
Sarah appears on Oprah, one of her most viewed
shows ever. People camped out overnite at her
book signing, don't remember this happening for
a socialist (__*__). Certainly not Oblahblah,
the usurper.
JeffreyABrown

United States

#3 Nov 21, 2009
DARK STAR wrote:
Sarah appears on Oprah, one of her most viewed
shows ever. People camped out overnite at her
book signing, don't remember this happening for
a socialist (__*__). Certainly not Oblahblah,
the usurper.
Who was it said: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people"?
I think it was Mencken or Bierce, but some ideas are classics; they just never go out of style.
DARK STAR

Fishers, IN

#4 Nov 21, 2009
It was Alfred E. Newman said that. Who by the way,
had a birth certificate.
Frank

Port Huron, MI

#5 Nov 21, 2009
I believe it's "no democrat ever lost office underestimating the intelligence of the democrat base".
Frank

Port Huron, MI

#6 Nov 21, 2009
It's a shame that some piece of white trash from Podunkville gets on Oprah and makes millions selling her memoirs when the literary genius, Mike Argento is stuck writing a column that is only read by canaries and parakeets.
JeffreyABrown

United States

#7 Nov 22, 2009
Shame, shame, guys; your sour grapes are showing.
C A Brickner

Dover, PA

#8 Nov 22, 2009
Absolutely brilliant! Once again, Mike Argento proves that there is intelligent life in York County. I’m not surprised to find conservative criticism of his wit out here already this morning. In all the Republicans I’ve ever met, there’s a big, black hole where a sense of humor should be. From liberalism we get Stewart, Colbert, and Argento; from conservatism - Limbaugh, Malkin, and Palin. I’m sticking with the ones who know that what they are saying is a joke. Thanks for keeping us laughing, Mike.
DARK STAR

Fishers, IN

#9 Nov 22, 2009
O'Reilly's piece today Is spot on, the communists
are terrified of Sarah.
WE shall see

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Nov 22, 2009
Right on Brickner, what your gang is saying sure is a joke. But many of us do not feel that way. The joke was really brought to the front with last nights vote. Give those with such a strong sense of humor, enough rope, and they will hang themselves. That's why Argento's "newspaper" subscription rate is climbing through the roof. Their rope is beginning to tighten, along with the rope on those other humorous clowns. Stay tuned for proof. It HAS already happened in NJ and VA.
C A Brickner

Dover, PA

#11 Nov 22, 2009
And upon this humorless post from Dover, PA, home of intelligent design, I rest my case.
JeffreyABrown

United States

#12 Nov 22, 2009
DARK STAR wrote:
O'Reilly's piece today Is spot on, the communists
are terrified of Sarah.
If I meet any communists, I'll ask them if your assessment of their fears is correct, but the only people I've ever met who are "terrified" of Palin are Republicans who'd like to see their party back in power and have a realistic idea of what sort of candidate can win. Every Democrat I know hopes and prays the Republicans nominate her in 2012 because she'd essentially guarantee them four more years in power.
Semi-literate

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Nov 22, 2009
Congrats, Mike, on actually being able to finish this piece.
There must have been so many angles to take, so many phrases to turn, so many similes to, well, simile.
We have been blessed to have been given both Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin in the same lifetime. Our cups runneth over! How many beers did you need to steady your nerves before selecting your (very retrained afterall) words? It would be like standing in the middle of the vortex of the universe and attempting to choose just two or three directions in which to proceed. Oh, but wait: we are standing in the middle of the vortex of the universe: we are in YORK!
Ever get the feeling Sarah feels that way about Wasilla? Then again, she CAN see Russia from her back deck. Someone should point her in a different direction on said deck and have the cameras rolling when she tries to guess which different country she is seeing from that vector.
Impressive Vocabulary

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Nov 22, 2009
Semi-literate wrote:
Congrats, Mike, on actually being able to finish this piece.
There must have been so many angles to take, so many phrases to turn, so many similes to, well, simile.
We have been blessed to have been given both Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin in the same lifetime. Our cups runneth over! How many beers did you need to steady your nerves before selecting your (very retrained afterall) words? It would be like standing in the middle of the vortex of the universe and attempting to choose just two or three directions in which to proceed. Oh, but wait: we are standing in the middle of the vortex of the universe: we are in YORK!
Ever get the feeling Sarah feels that way about Wasilla? Then again, she CAN see Russia from her back deck. Someone should point her in a different direction on said deck and have the cameras rolling when she tries to guess which different country she is seeing from that vector.
But when Semi spins on his vortexial pivotal universal spot, all he ever sees is alley; spin, alley. But we still have the memory of Billy, vectoring wads at unsuspecting females. Mike always was, always will be, a pure A$$hole. Nice job, once AGAIN! You guys deserve each other.
Semi-literate

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Nov 22, 2009
Impressive Vocabulary wrote:
<quoted text>
But when Semi spins on his vortexial pivotal universal spot, all he ever sees is alley; spin, alley. But we still have the memory of Billy, vectoring wads at unsuspecting females. Mike always was, always will be, a pure A$$hole. Nice job, once AGAIN! You guys deserve each other.
Gee, Dover, I don't remember cc-ing you in on this; but hey, feel free to try and communicate! The trouble is: you just DON'T have command of the language in any form. Maybe you wanna step back and listen to the grown-ups a bit more?
The Drama Continues

York, PA

#16 Nov 22, 2009
What are the libs AFRAID of in Sarah ?? WHy the BIG deal if she is just a washed up has been ?
JeffreyABrown

United States

#17 Nov 22, 2009
The Drama Continues wrote:
What are the libs AFRAID of in Sarah ?? WHy the BIG deal if she is just a washed up has been ?
Because certain types of people simply can't abide ANYONE saying anything they disagree with. They're called "Chicken Littles" (in that the sky is perpetually falling) and, although you'll find them all over the political spectrum, they gravitate toward extreme left- or right-wing positions. So some on the left really ARE in a tizzy over Sarah Palin, but as they're always in a tizzy over SOMETHING I don't consider that a big deal. They'll be all bent out of shape about something else next week, anyway.
Some on the left, though, are waxing indignant because they WANT Sarah Palin to be the Republicans' nominee (this same crowd made a big deal out of Huckabee last time around because they viewed him as the easiest to beat). Their cries of indignation, while real, are also calculated to produce a desired effect. They WANT her to be the nominee, so they make a big fuss about her because they KNOW certain types (who seem never to realize that middle-of-the-road voters elect ALL our presidents) see the world as strictly left-vs-right and figure whoever the left hates most must be the most viable candidate.
So I wouldn't read too much into the furor over Sarah Palin. Some of it is Chicken Littles doing what Chicken Littles do and the rest is people who DON'T like her saying so PRECISELY they hope it will get her bandwagon rolling.
And if you think I think this means the Republicans should look elsewhere for a presidential candidate in 2012, go to the head of the class. I don't think she has a prayer of winning and I don't think she could handle the job if a miracle occurred and she somehow got it.
JeffreyABrown

United States

#18 Nov 22, 2009
Is it just me, or has "Impressive Vocabulary" thus far failed to deliver what his nom-de-plume implies?
Semi-literate

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Nov 23, 2009
The Drama Continues wrote:
What are the libs AFRAID of in Sarah ?? WHy the BIG deal if she is just a washed up has been ?
Actually, I don't think that many folks are "afraid" of her, per se, we're just having fun kicking her when she's down. Many a prize fighter in her situation would know to stay on the ground and take the count. Perhaps Palin can no longer count to ten either?
Having been in her area years ago, I saw certain Wasilla ruminents with more reasoning ability than Palin (Yeah, Dover, there's another of dem' big-type grown-up words). Whomever coined "Caribu Barbie" had no idea how absolutely spot on they were with the image.
Roy W

Spring Grove, PA

#20 Nov 23, 2009
Mike, I doubt that you will believe this, but I read the last sentence of this piece first,---and thought for a moment that you were describing your own lame attempts at satire.

Just goes to show you that one descriptive sentence can be applied to any number of different things!!!

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