Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Last Election Update 2008

I am off to the Republican Party party. As I leave the states that have been called do not look good for America. I am not truly convinced that some of the states that have been called will be reversed as was Florida in 2000. I can't imagine the people of Pennsylvania would really support a man who made so clear that he despises everything about them and seeks to destroy an industry that supports so many of them, their families and their neighbors and friends. At this point PA has been called with exactly zero percent of the vote counted. We'll see.

At this point an American hero still has a chance -- albeit, if the states have gone the way the networks have called them, it's a long shot -- and I will sign off remaining optimistic.

I will write tomorrow about my beliefs about the meaning of this election, what it says about America and what it means to the future of the world. For now, the election is far from over and I implore everyone who still can to get out and vote.

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr Sayet, you are one of a shrinking number of decent and honorable men. The people have chosen the leader of their country as if it were just another episode of American Idol. The superficiality of Obama supporters is profound. Please keep up your excellent work.

Anonymous said...

It's looking VERY unlikely that we'll win this one. Hopefully we can manage to retain enough seats in Congress to prevent some of the destructive policies Obama has planned. An Obama presidency is scary, but what's more scary is the uneducated masses that voted him in - uneducated on what really happens when Governments go socialist. We are in for it now. Prepare yourselves.

Good Riddance said...

Mr Sayet, you are one of a shrinking number of nutjobs and deniers of the truth. The people have chosen the leader of their country by seeing through all the lies, hate and bigotry you have seemingly dedicated the rest of your life to spreading. The sudden awakening of the American people is profound. Go to hell, I'm sure you'll end up seeing a lot of people you know over there.

go away said...

"...some of the states will be reversed..." !!!

There aren't enough states out there where your theft and thuggery would prevail and reverse one of the greatest and most uplifting moments in American history...the country that your kind hates and repudiates.

He can't imagine that Pennsylvania.....blah blah blah...would give Obama a landslide of then percent.


Poor, sick, weak asshole.

You have been repudiated in one of the greatest landslides in our country's history as your monstrous, little chimp of a president slinks away with the LOWEST RATINGS in AMERICAN history...I wonder why?

twist said...

In the meantime, the "racists" put Murtha back in in a major victory, and voters threw Chris Shays out in New England, cleansing it of one of the last remaining GOPs.

:-D Shea said...

Hey Evan,
So a new President has been elected and we as Americans have to wish him well but also we have to hold him to the high ideals of the office. I hope Obama is everything we as a nation need him to be. So now he'll get a chance to prove himself and either rise to the challenge or prove all the skeptics were right. I for one will be listening with an open mind but a critical ear.

The next 77 days will be interesting...
:-D

John said...

"The people have chosen the leader of their country as if it were just another episode of American Idol. The superficiality of Obama supporters is profound."

Very well put. And those are just the useful idiots.

Dora said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Ahem, sorry.

Well, don't be sad. Most of you will be the beneficiaries of this new Barack Obama Patented Muslim Terrorist Communist Wealth Redistribution Program, so there is no reason to pout.

Plus, you can be proud of the fact that you are in the patriotic minority of Americans who don't hate America.

FJ said...

Congratulations to the winners of this historic election. May the support you provided our last president be visited upon the current president elect a thousand fold!

Dora said...

Should not you provide to Obama the kind of support you demanded from the left when Bush was in power? Would it not be hypocritical to not do so, in other words, to demand unquestioning devotion to your president on pain of being called a traitor, but not to provide the same devotion to barack obama that you demanded for your guy?

Anonymous said...

Obama has closed the deal.

FJ said...

What does "unquestioning devotion" have to do with treason? What does "unquestioning devotion" have to do with anything?

America does not require "unquestioning devotion" of any of its' citizens during either peacetime or wartime.

In fact, America has until now been governed on the principle's inherent in the practice of "negative" liberty.

Unquestioning devotion is something one demands under progressive and "socially just" models of "positive liberty". And until you and Barack change the Constitution to reflect this more "progressive" Constitutional interpretation, Achilles can choose to sit out or support whatever fights he wants to. He just can't go give aid and comfort to the Trojans, as you and your ilk chose to do. Traitors.

d. simes said...

I just came by to see the psycho's final breakdown.

Or, did they put him in a strait jacket and remove him already?

Maybe we can visit him in his cell and listen to his disordered thoughts on reversing the election results.

That would be most amusink.

suze said...

An Obama presidency is scary, but what's more scary is the uneducated masses that voted him in

wrongo. those having post-grad degrees voted 70% for oman and 30% for jammacain. those having "some college" voted for mccain only by a couple of percentage points. those having "some college" are hardly the most educated group.

FJ said...

Enjoy your turn at leadership's helm, simes. It is now you and yours who will be wholly responsible for each and every injustice perpetrated by this government upon the American People and the world.

It's good to see that you have no qualms against inflicting injustices. That's the spirit!

albert pierrepoint said...

They're so uncomprehending. Apparently he missed the fact that you're just referring to the kind of unquestioning devotion, aka mindless ass kissing, that they give to GW Bushmonkey.

And then he used the word ilk.

I prescribe lethal injection for the poor ape.

Hanging is no longer fashionable.

FJ said...

Ah, we are finally going to be governed by the "educated" classes of Americans. I look forward to learning some of the new wisdoms to be implemented throughout American society. A Golden Age surely awaits!

simes said...

"...some college..."

that would be the dropouts...and the kicked outs.

The quitters.

simes knows the crimes said...

Is the ewe farmer saying that placing the psycho in the nurturing and protective embrace of a good psych ward an injustice?

Yes, they're soo uncomprehending.

FJ said...

I can hardly wait for the application of your remedy, pierrepoint.

To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.--Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember'd.

noosemaker said...

You are incapable of learning, hence the conservative mindset.

We are not interested in teaching.

Just place yourself on the fringe which is your natural place and keep out of the way.

Why do you think the American people flushed you away?

FJ said...

Is the ewe farmer saying that placing the psycho in the nurturing and protective embrace of a good psych ward an injustice?

I'm sure under the basic and essential tennets of social justice, it's a perfectly "just" sentence. Perhaps that's why Stalin imprisoned so many of his "politicals" in mental institutions.

Whom the gods would destroy they first drive mad.

simes said...

Haha...is the eweman preparing for suicide?

Then, you must convince as many of your reactionary friends as possible of the wisdom of this course of action.

I think it's the best solution for you, after all.

And certainly for us.

FJ said...

We are not interested in teaching.

Perhaps your inherent incapacities should not be so openly revealed.

Besides, Kratos and Bias never much depended upon persuasion to accomplish their ends. What need had they of it? The blond beast dictates. The rest must follow his command.

pierrepoint said...

So, what would a reactionary do for him...just leave him lying, drunk and naked in an alley, mumbling incoherently about evil leftists and reversing the great reversal?

We believe in rehabilitating even the most far gone protoplasm.

FJ said...

Haha...is the eweman preparing for suicide?

LOL! Why would I wish to make your job easier for you. No, you'll have to put me on for a morning performance of non-Christians vs lions at the Coliseum if your looking to dispose of me. I always wanted to join the ranks of martyrs. Who knows, maybe I'll even take a lion or two with me.

FJ said...

We believe in rehabilitating even the most far gone protoplasm.

Good luck w/that.

a. pierrepoint said...

Lions gobbling up goofy, religiously insane monkeys...the Romans knew that that was life as the gods intended it.

Higher forms feeding on the lower.

I would never kill a lion...even in self defense.

FJ said...

Again, revealing your incapacities... shame on you.

FJ said...

What will the masses think if one of their "higher forms" reveals himself a mere mortal?

karin said...

Here's what a sane and constructive Republican had to say:

"We have got to clean up, reform and rebuild the Republican Party before we can ask Americans to trust us again. This must begin with either a change of command at the highest levels or our current leaders must embrace a bold new direction," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said in a statement moments after Obama clinched the election. "Our party must start today to admit our mistakes, fight for our convictions and encourage new conservatives to run for office."

sceptical karin said...

Yes, he is a higher form but lotsa luck trying to drag a lot of effing trogs like you people along.

That's always the catch.

suze said...

Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe 05 Nov 2008 Barack Obama's election as America's first black president unleashed a renewed love for the United States after years of dwindling goodwill, and many said Wednesday that U.S. voters had blazed a trail that minorities elsewhere could follow. People across Africa stayed up all night or woke before dawn to watch U.S. history being made, while the president of Kenya -- where Obama's father was born -- declared a public holiday. "This is the fall of the Berlin Wall times ten," Rama Yade, France's black junior minister for human rights, told French radio.

World leaders quick to congratulate new US president 05 Nov 2008 Many world leaders have applauded Barack Obama's election victory. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso used the occasion to call for a new deal between the United States and the rest of the world in order to solve problems such as the credit crisis. French President Nicolas Sarkozy wrote a letter to Mr Obama congratulating him on his "brilliant victory." He said: "The American people have chosen change, openness and optimism."

Obama's Win Eclipses National News In Britain 05 Nov 2008 Britons awoke Wednesday to headlines like the Daily Express’ "A New World Dawns," and The Independent’s "Mr. President" in bold print below a full-page picture of Barack Obama wearing a winning grin. From all-night television coverage to special, late editions of the morning papers, not printed until most polls had closed, the U.S. election has eclipsed all national news here.

FJ said...

I'm so glad that the world is so willing now to bow to Barack Obama's every command.

Who knows, maybe we'll be able to add a few states as a result...

FJ said...

This must begin with either a change of command at the highest levels or our current leaders must embrace a bold new direction," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C

Yep, it's pretty evident that "compassionate" conservatism's a bust. I think the bold "new direction" can be seen pretty clearly in the rear view mirror.

Wolaboga said...

"Who knows, maybe we'll be able to add a few states as a result..."

I think Obama has his eye on Cuba.

FJ said...

NEW YORK (AP) - Michelle Obama's striking red-and-black dress worn Tuesday night as her husband became president-elect of the United States was designed by Narciso Rodriguez.

A flower blooms in Chicago. Finally, no more need to wear off the rack $79 sundresses from the Gap!

FJ said...

I think Obama has his eye on Cuba.

Or turning us into its' socialistic economic equivalent.

Anonymous said...

Look for a few weeks of hilarious shit like this coming from the drowning GOP:

Palin spent more on clothes than previously reported, McCain aides furious at her ‘outrageous profligacy.’»
In a new 50,000 word article on the presidential campaigns that will come out tomorrow, Newsweek reports that Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) spent far more on clothing than the $150,000 reported last month. According to a preview by Politico’s Mike Allen, “McCain’s top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy“:
One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family — clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent ‘tens of thousands’ more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband.
Newsweek reports that McCain “rarely spoke to Palin during the campaign, and aides kept him in the dark about the details of her spending on clothes because they were sure he would be offended.”

freckles said...

yeah, we can't get enough of that naive, "free market" magic.

Amazing how that is so powerful and "self correcting."

Anonymous said...

I really don't know what all my fellow conservatives are complaining about; this is a very exciting time in American history. It's tantamount to the plane losing all hydraulic control, both pilots committing suicide to escape a painful and horrible death and we're all headed toward the water at near the speed of sound. Might as well pull of the drink cart and enjoy the last couple of minutes as this plane goes down. This is the first time in history that we've elected a president that has the same experience that most law graduates have. This is going to almost be fun. Talk about flying blind by the seat of your pants. If you love roller coasters or the high wire without a net then this next four years is going to be your kind of party. We're headed for both economic AND foreign crisis. WOW!!! A double whammy, no need to watch any more episodes of Survivor or the Amazing Race because to get your thrills all you’re going to have to do is watch the news. Under President Bush, sure for the first few years all you had was a silly old war, but at least the economy was going strong. Toward the end of Bush’s presidency, the Iraq war is pretty much, for all intents and purposes, over and now the economy is in the toilet. But with Obama, there’s no need to despair, we’re going to get both at the same time. Get your popcorn ready, and all you Obama supporters if you have any more of that Kool Aid left, now’s the time. We’re in for one hell of a ride.

Buyers remorse is a bitch ain't it folks.

suze said...

Palin spent more on clothes than previously reported, McCain aides furious at her ‘outrageous profligacy.’

did they hide the damned silver?

suze said...

where's sayet? off muttering about how mccain really won?

FJ said...

According to the Center for Responsive Politics study, House and Senate candidates raised a combined $1.5 billion. Democrats were on track to bank 59 percent of that money...

Yep, there's a lotta money to be made in politics...

FJ said...

...especially from panicky nervous nellie dhimmicrats.

FJ said...

btw - I can hardly wait for the Obama centrally planned economy to replace the inefficient and unpredictable "free markets". The "smart" people will FINALLY be in charge. The shelves will all be empty like in the old USSR, but we'll all damn well learn to appreciate the availability of food where/when it happens to sporadically appear. Or wait... shouldn't we be able to ENSURE the ready availability of food...

I can hardly wait for my "ration" book.

Anonymous said...

Obama's performance with white voters Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 9:43 PM by Mark Murray

From NBC's Mark Murray

One of the biggest secrets to Obama's success tonight have been his overperformance among white voters -- especially among college-educated whites.

In 2004, Bush defeated Kerry among whites by 17 points, 58-41 percent.

But according to the exit polls so far, McCain is leading Obama among white by 10 points, 54-44 percent.

And what has helped improve Obama's margins here is among college-educated whites. Nationally, McCain is leading Obama by just one point among college-educated whites, 50-49 percent.

By comparison, McCain is leading Obama among non-college-educated whites, 58-41 percent.

the tide said...

Future as dark as the present for the Reich:

Young voters diverged sharply from the population as a whole, preferring Obama/Biden over McCain/Palin by 66% to 32% in the NEP. This is by far the highest share of the youth vote obtained by any candidate since exit polls began reporting results by age categories in 1976. In past elections from 1976 through 2004, young voters diverged by an average of only 1.8 percentage points from the popular vote as a whole. 2004 had set the previous record for an age gap

Thanks to George W. Bush, who crystallized the effect of conservatism on this country, there's a whole generation of truly progressive voters out there. And thanks to Barack Obama, these young voters are energized and organized, and will remain so even though the election is over.

the coroner squinted and said...

"We're headed for both economic AND foreign crisis. WOW!!!"

Unabashed moron pretending that's not where we're at now.

How long will this site stay up after they find Sayet's corpse hanging in his roach infested kitchen?

Did you see his last night's posts? The moron was still "optimistic" about four hours after it was called for Obama!! hahahahahahahaha

luminata said...

"...did they hide the silver?"

Alaska will soon have two convicted felons after Young is indicted and found guilty. And it could be three with all the scandals around Palin.

What a disaster for Alaska this has been. Now, its bloodthirsty, greedy, leeching yokels are the laughing stock of the world.

Anonymous said...

"Unabashed moron pretending that's not where we're at now."

I always find it amusing when the dim witted always laugh at their own, ever so unfunny jokes. Truth is...it's going to get a lot worse. And we have an imbecile like you to thank for that. More ice for your Kool Aid, sucker?

anon II said...

I think they were laughing at you, "anon."

FJ said...

Thanks to George W. Bush, who crystallized the effect of conservatism on this country, there's a whole generation of truly progressive voters out there.

You mean he successfully demonstrated that the Democratic value of "compassion" is for liberal fools and "affirmative action economics" in the form of "government sponsored enterprises" like Fannie and Freddie are ultimately incompatible with real sustainable economic growth.

But then, you're fishing for the whole magila of government sponsored economic and medical care rationing, so you'd be hard pressed to define the term "conservatism" without mentioning Joe Stalin five times in your first run on sentence.

suze said...

hahahahha, mccain lost a looong time ago, evan. everybody knew except mccain...and you.


-- On the Sunday night before the last debate, McCain's core group of advisers--Steve Schmidt, Rick Davis, adman Fred Davis, strategist Greg Strimple, pollster Bill McInturff and strategy director Sarah Simmons -- met to decide whether or not to tell McCain that the race was effectively over, that he no longer had a chance to win. The consensus in the room was no, not yet, not while he still had "a pulse."

who the hell does she think she is? said...

-- McCain himself rarely spoke to Palin during the campaign and aides kept him in the dark about the details of her spending on clothes because they were sure he would be offended. Palin asked to speak along with McCain at his Arizona concession speech but campaign strategist Steve Schmidt vetoed the request.

suze said...

the reason mccain wouldn't speak to her is because, while he was asleep and snoring away on the plane, she removed his gold fillings.

loose cooze said...

Of course, no one could sleep on the Obama plane, for the stink...

Anonymous said...

anon ii - you are a true liberal, you enter into a discussion without knowing all (or in this case any) of the facts and think that pretending that you do won't stop others from seeing right through you.

anon 3 said...

Sayet's corpse hanging in his roach infested kitchen..

auto-erotic-aphyxiation?

Dora said...

What does "unquestioning devotion" have to do with treason? What does "unquestioning devotion" have to do with anything?

America does not require "unquestioning devotion" of any of its' citizens during either peacetime or wartime.


Oh FJ, you have no shame, i know. Remember all those years that the Right called anyone who dared critizie Bush or his actions "traitors" and accused them of hating America and wanting the terrorists to win?

Or have you forgotten so quickly?

Anyway, it really doesn't matter. This election is the death knell for your whole way of thinking, if it was alive at all before. Like the way the John Birch society was marginalized and taken out of the mainstream, so too will your views now be marginalized.

Get on the change bus, or enjoy being viewed as a wacko.

Dora said...

This is the first time in history that we've elected a president that has the same experience that most law graduates have. This is going to almost be fun. Talk about flying blind by the seat of your pants.

Wait, most law school graduates have been state and US senators? Which law schools are these? lol

btw - I can hardly wait for the Obama centrally planned economy to replace the inefficient and unpredictable "free markets". The "smart" people will FINALLY be in charge. The shelves will all be empty like in the old USSR, but we'll all damn well learn to appreciate the availability of food where/when it happens to sporadically appear. Or wait... shouldn't we be able to ENSURE the ready availability of food...

I can hardly wait for my "ration" book.


If this happens, I will eat my hat.

You mean he successfully demonstrated that the Democratic value of "compassion" is for liberal fools and "affirmative action economics" in the form of "government sponsored enterprises" like Fannie and Freddie are ultimately incompatible with real sustainable economic growth.

But then, you're fishing for the whole magila of government sponsored economic and medical care rationing, so you'd be hard pressed to define the term "conservatism" without mentioning Joe Stalin five times in your first run on sentence.


Why, you're absolutely right, FJ. Dubya's whole presidency was not made of policies and actions he truly believed in, but was one extended demonstration for the liberals in this country of how much their policies suck.

It seems quite cruel to do this to a country for a whole 8 years to make a point, though, don't you think?

anon II, a true liberal said...

Why do they need to speculate about the performance of a well regulated economy when we have the decades after the New Deal reforms as a historical record...and it displays the greatest years for the greatest number in American history.

Tax rates were much higher and the financial sector was tightly -- but accurately -- regulated.

But when reality clashes with their naive ideology, fantasy wins...and America loses.

FJ said...

Remember all those years that the Right called anyone who dared critizie Bush or his actions "traitors" and accused them of hating America and wanting the terrorists to win?

Oh, you mean all those cut and run traitor Democrats who openly supported al Qaeda prisoners in Gitmo like you? Treason involves "positive actions" of aiding and abetting. Doing "nothing" to "support" isn't treason.

You're a lawyer wannabe. How come you don't know the definitions of simple words?

FJ said...

Why, you're absolutely right, FJ.

Thanks.

Dubya's whole presidency was not made of policies and actions he truly believed in, but was one extended demonstration for the liberals in this country of how much their policies suck. ...as it relates to setting (and raising) HUD targets for uncreditworthy loans to be made by Fannie/Freddie from 50% to 60% in the midst of a housing bubble... ABSOLUTELY.

Dora said...

Dubya's whole presidency was not made of policies and actions he truly believed in, but was one extended demonstration for the liberals in this country of how much their policies suck. ...as it relates to setting (and raising) HUD targets for uncreditworthy loans to be made by Fannie/Freddie from 50% to 60% in the midst of a housing bubble... ABSOLUTELY.

You've got to be a total nut to believe that Dubya was not doing tehse things because he thought it was the right thing to do, but instead to show liberals how bad their policies are.

Seriously, you have to be totally crazy.

Oh, you mean all those cut and run traitor Democrats who openly supported al Qaeda prisoners in Gitmo like you? Treason involves "positive actions" of aiding and abetting. Doing "nothing" to "support" isn't treason.

lol yeah. me and 5 members of the US supreme court and the majority of this country, we're all traitors.

Gawd, really. Shut your face, you're embarrassing yourself.

albert pierrepoint said...

Yeah, but...uh...SOME of those Gitmo guys might have actually been guilty of something.

Of course, usually they were guilty of fighting against a foreign invader who came into THEIR country based on a pack of lies.

How dare they?

Anonymous said...

We never had a chance after the Palin pick. Didn't Peggy Noonan say it was all over when that happened?

From NewsMax:

McCain Camp Feared, Smeared Palin Over Goals
Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:42 PM

By: Jim Meyers

McCain campaign aides have launched a full-scale smear attack on Sarah Palin to blunt criticisms that they bungled a winnable election.

The McCain campaign reportedly was furious over moves by running mate Sarah Palin indicating that she was looking beyond the 2008 race and setting her sights on the White House in four or eight years.

A “civil war” raged between the McCain and Palin camps from mid-September up until McCain’s concession speech on Tuesday night, The New York Times reported.

Already McCain aides have been leaking negative stories about Palin, citing, among other stories, that the Republican National Committee paid $150,000 for clothing and accessories for her and her family.

McCain advisers have claimed she didn’t prepare for a Katie Couric interview, and she refused to take advice from the McCain campaign.

But the Times even had to acknowledge the real reason for the post-election sniping.

“But beyond those episodes may be a greater subtext: anger within the McCain camp that Ms. Palin harbored political ambitions beyond 2008,” Elisabeth Bumiller disclosed in The Times.

As late as Tuesday night, Palin was lobbying to deliver her own speech before McCain’s concession address, even though vice-presidential candidates traditionally do not speak on election night.

Palin actually had the text of her speech in hand when she met up with McCain, but was told she could not deliver it by McCain advisers Mark Salter and Steve Schmidt, according to The Times.

McCain staffers also were irked because of suspicions that Palin campaign advisers were defending her to the press.

In particular, they suspected Randy Scheunemann, a McCain policy aide who played a major role in preparing Palin for the vice-presidential debate.

CNN reported that Scheunemann had been fired from the campaign a week before Election Day for “trashing” McCain staffers to the press over their handling of Palin.

But McCain staffers Salter and Rick Davis said Wednesday that Scheunemann had not been fired.

Nevertheless, McCain advisers still believe Scheunemann was leaking negative information about McCain’s top aides and their efforts to smear Palin to William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard and a New York Times columnist.

The “civil war” between the two Republican campaigns came to a head several days before the election, when news broke that Palin had taken a call from Marc-Antoine Audette, a comedian notorious for prank calls to celebrities.

Palin apparently believed she was talking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

At one point, the caller suggested that Palin would make a good president someday, and Palin replied: “Maybe in eight years.”








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