Shameless Political Exploitation Dept: The Cars of Sarah Palin's Youth

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer
shameless political exploitation dept the cars of sarah palin s youth

Hurry home Ed, I’m obviously running out of creativity and good judgment. Bit didn’t you always wonder what Sarah Palin drove in her younger days? MSNBC has posted a Sarah Palin Retrospective, and I should have guessed: one of my all-time least favorite cars ( CC here). And is it the “Grande” version even? Not a Maverick? Well, going back even further into her childhood reveals even more:

Now that’s more like it. And she already has that killer smile. Since we’ve slipped off the edge into the political/social abyss, here’s an interesting take on Sarah and Marilyn Monroe, whom I paired with something a bit more alluring than the Mustang.

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  • Daviel Daviel on Oct 21, 2010

    well what do you expect when a political/religion bait is on the hook? I'd like to put in a good word for the elegant Ms. Doud, a good Catholic girl.

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    • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Oct 22, 2010
      I’d like to put in a good word for the elegant Ms. Doud, a good Catholic girl. Dang if I could name all the fun I've had in my life while enjoying the company of a "good Catholic girl"...
  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Oct 22, 2010

    Can we just get this over and elect Palin? LOL! Maybe then people would see how good or how bad she is and we could move on to real tangible problems that need to be solved... GRIN! We waste SO much time on discussing politicians just like we debate sports but so little time demanding real answers and real results. I'd argue that some of the sports discussions I've heard lately had more facts in them than the left vs right, CNN vs Fox, Palin vs Obama debates! We do we bother interviewing politicians when we could look up their voting records? Why don't we actually pin this disaster or that on the party responsible? Oh politics could be so much more fact based that we ask of it. FWIW Palin is just a pretty smile to me. She knows how to charm her way through life and leaves the real work to the underlings. My question every time I hear some Obama bashing begin is what would McCain/Palin do? Obama ain't perfect but he inherited a historic mess. My guess is the McCain/Palin team would have made many of the same choices and same mistakes. This next election is going to suck b/c I don't want to vote for the Republicans who offered so LITTLE to us Americans just to run interference on the Dems. Don't want to vote for the Dems b/c I'm not sure they did everything within their power. Guess I'll just vote out the incumbents...

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    • Bluetick Bluetick on Oct 23, 2010

      The easiest way to win at tug-o-war is to let go of the rope.

  • JamesGarfield What charging network does the Polestar use?
  • JamesGarfield Re: Getting away from union plantsAbout a dozen years or so ago, Caterpillar built a huge new engine plant, just down the road here in Seguin TX. Story has it, Caterpillar came to Seguin City council in advance, and told them their plans. Then they asked for no advanced publicity from Seguin, until announcement day. This new plant was gonna be a non-union replacement for a couple of union plants in IL and SC, and Cat didn't want to stir up union problems until the plan was set. They told Seguin, If you about blab this in advance, we'll walk. Well, Seguin kept quiet as instructed, and the plan went through, with all the usual expected tax abatements given.Plant construction began, but the Caterpillar name was conspicuously absent from anywhere on the site. Instead, the plant was described as being a collective of various contractors and suppliers for Caterpillar. Which in fact, it was. Then comes the day, with the big new plant fully operationa!, that Caterpillar comes in and announces, Hey, Yeah it's our plant, and the Caterpillar name boldly goes up on the front. All you contractor folks, welcome aboard, you're now Caterpillar employees. Then, Cat turns and announces they are closing those two union plants immediately, and will be transporting all the heavy manufacturing equipment to Seguin. None of the union workers, just the equipment. And today, the Caterpillar plant sits out there, humming away happily, making engines for the industry and good paying jobs for us. I'd call that a winner.
  • Stuki Moi What Subaru taketh away in costs, dealers will no doubt add right back in adjustments.... Fat chance Subaru will offer a sufficient supply of them.
  • Dartdude Lorenzo, the reason for low manual transmission here is that most dealers won't stock them. I wanted a 2012 Kia Koup with manual tranny it was available, but no dealers ordered any from the factory hence there was none available. Go on any car manufacture's web site and price and build and build your model and you would be lucky if the model existed and was available.
  • The Oracle Good news is that based on the model years many of these have already been junked or experienced terminal engine failure.