Saturday, September 13, 2008


Left: South Carolina Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler. Photo from the Palmetto Scoop.


This week, Politico reported that Carol Fowler, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairwoman (and Obama superdelegate), harshly criticized Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, using some decidedly sharp language. Big flap all over the state. Fowler has apparently been forced to issue an apology:

South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

Palin is an opponent of abortion rights and gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, earlier this year after finding out during her pregnancy that the baby had Down syndrome.

Fowler told my colleague Alex Burns in an interview that the selection of an opponent of abortion rights would not boost McCain among many women.

“Among Democratic women and even among independent women, I don’t think it helped him,” she said.

Told of McCain's boost in the new ABC/Washington Post among white women following the Palin pick, Fowler said: "Just anecdotally, I believe that those white women are Republican women anyway."
In broadcast media, I first heard Brit Hume of FOX NEWS report this incident, and shortly thereafter, the proverbial shit hit the fan.

As stated, Carol has issued this apology:
I personally admire and respect the difficult choices that women make everyday, and I apologize to anyone who finds my comment offensive. I clumsily was making a point about people in South Carolina who may vote based on a single issue. Whether it’s the environment, the economy, the war or a woman’s right to choose, there are people who will cast their vote based on a single issue. That was the only point I was attempting to make.
We knew what you meant, Carol! CAROL FOWLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

In other news, we learn that Sarah Palin HAS NOT EVEN BEEN TO IRAQ!!! More lies, just like her false claims she didn't support the Bridge to Nowhere (she did) and just as she claims she fought those terrible EARMARKS (she ate earmarks for lunch with her mooseburgers, every day). And now we learn that she did NOT go to Iraq!

Well, what did we EXPECT?
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's visit to Iraq in 2007 consisted of a brief stop at a border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait, the vice presidential candidate's campaign said yesterday, in the second official revision of her only trip outside North America.

Following her selection last month as John McCain's running mate, aides said Palin had traveled to Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, and Iraq to meet with members of the Alaska National Guard. During that trip she was said to have visited a "military outpost" inside Iraq. The campaign has since repeated that Palin's foreign travel included an excursion into the Iraq battle zone.

But in response to queries about the details of her trip, campaign aides and National Guard officials in Alaska said by telephone yesterday that she did not venture beyond the Kuwait-Iraq border when she visited Khabari Alawazem Crossing, also known as "K-Crossing," on July 25, 2007.

Asked to clarify where she traveled in Iraq, Palin's spokeswoman, Maria Comella, confirmed that "She visited a military outpost on the other side of the Kuwait-Iraq border."

Left: Alaska governor and GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Photo from (of course!) FOX NEWS.

On the second day of the trip, he said, Palin was flown to the border crossing, about 100 miles north of Camp Buehring, where she spent the morning meeting with troops and presiding over a ceremony in which an Alaska National Guard soldier extended his enlistment.

But she did not venture into Iraq, Osborn said. "You have to have permission to go into a lot of areas, and [the crossing] is where her permissions were," he said.

Palin did not stay the night in Iraq, and spent the rest of the second day at Camp Virginia and Ali Al Salem Air Base, Osborn said.

Palin also told ABC that she had traveled to Mexico and Canada. Her campaign had previously mentioned a Canada visit, but not a trip to Mexico. Comella said yesterday that Palin had visited Mexico on vacation, and Canada once last year.

"We did not have 100 percent confirmation about the Mexico trip in the initial days we were being asked. It was a personal trip," Comella said.
And hey, how do you like this headline:

Obama camp in panic as ‘Xena’ Sarah Palin scythes through support

Palinmania has washed away the Democrat’s lead in key states

Times Online (UK)
Sarah Baxter, Washington
THE high-heeled, moose-hunting governor of Alaska has sent Barack Obama’s campaign into a state of panic as support for the Democratic presidential candidate haemorrhages in the battleground states he must win to reach the White House.

Sarah Palin, 44, continued to scythe through Obama’s support among women by taunting the first potential black president for declining to choose Hillary Clinton as his running mate and by declaring that questions about juggling work and family were “kind of irrelevant” in the modern age.

The mother of five, who has been called Xena, the warrior princess, said in a television interview: “I think he’s regretting not picking [Clinton] now, I do. What determination and grit and even grace through some tough shots that were fired her way - she handled those well,” Palin said.

She presented herself as a champion of no-fuss, no-non-sense working mothers. “Of course you can be the vice-president and you can raise a family,” she said brightly. “I’m the governor and I’m raising a family.”
I think I'm gonna shoot myself.


Edit: Also see Palin powers abortion groups' coffers.


Renee said...

Good God, the way that she is using Clinton is making me ill. She is not worthy to even say her name..DISGUSTING is what this is.

Bryce said...

i told you, i hate her already.

white rabbit said...

Carol Fowler sounds a hoot!

Reminds me of the Monty Python Pirhana Brothers sketch (amended for gender)

She used SARCASM!!! :-O

She apologised to everyone who found her remarks offensive, though? Since when has not being offended been some sort of human right?

Kim said...

Daisy: Please check your email!

Alyson said...

I say, to cheer yourself up, go watch the intro to Saturday Night Live from last night. You can find it at and I'm sure you can just google it.

Seane-Anna said...

I think you need to know that there are a lot women in this country who do NOT believe that having a vagina obligates them to be pro-abortion. Many women support Sarah Palin because they're tired of abortion-loving feminists arrogantly claiming to speak for ALL females. Pro-life women are proud of Sarah much like Blacks are proud of Obama. They feel that they're voice is finally being heard.

And White Rabbit, it was liberals who turned not being offended into a right so if you don't like it you should direct your ire at them.

Seane-Anna said...

And sorry for the misspellings in my first comment.

Daisy said...

I'm not pro-abortion either. Read my post here.

And excuse me, Seane-Anna, but Sarah is not "pro-life"--she hunts, kills and eats animals. On this blog, in these parts, sister, that ain't pro-life. That's t

Unlike Palin, I don't believe in forcing my child to have a baby, marry her boyfriend, and then get on a stage publicly and humiliate herself, after teaching her all her life that getting pregnant before marriage is a horrible sin. That is the worst idiot in the USA, and I don't trust her to wash out the poop-stains in her husband's underwear (she probably has SERVANTS for that, though, right?), much less be Vice President.

If you're proud of Stepford Veep, the country is in far worse shape that I ever thought possible.

JoJo said...

Yeah I'm really, really upset. I thought McCain intentionally threw the election when he picked her, but for some reason, normally intelligent women are flocking to the McCain side.

Palin is dangerous. She's a would-be bookburner. If McCain dies in office, she'll be our President and she's already said she'd go to war w/ Russia. Way to get us all killed.

I'm sorry but ANYONE who votes McCain/Palin is ignorant, uninformed and just another sheep.

chaos said...

Daisy please see:
and please pass it on
& nc polling data

Daisy said...

This is fantastic:

Palin/Clinton Saturday Night Live spoof

Alyson said...

I knew it would cheer you up!

Daisy said...

THANK YOU!!!! :)

"... and I can see Russia from my house!"