Joe Scarborough Rips “spoiled brat” Sarah Palin and her “gaudy circus sideshow”


    It’s about time a prominent Republican said what needs to be said about Sarah Palin. A few highlights from Joe Scarborough’s demolition of the half-term former governor and losing VP candidate in 2008. Enjoy!

    *”It’s time for the GOP to man up” and “say in public what they all complain about in private” about Palin.

    *”What man or mouse with a fully functioning human brain and a résumé as thin as Palin’s would flirt with a presidential run?”

    *”One can only guess what comes next on Palin’s bizarre road show.”

    *”Palin mocked Reagan’s credentials” and then bashed George HW Bush, who “was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, three air medals and the Presidential Unit Citation for bravery while in combat,” as a “blue blood.”

    *She is a “spoiled brat.”

    *She “does not know what she does not know.”

    *Presidents Reagan and Bush are “great men [who] dedicated their lives to public service and are too good to be fodder for her gaudy circus sideshow.”

    *”If Republicans want to embrace Palin as a cultural icon whose anti-intellectualism fulfills a base political need, then have at it. I suppose it’s cheaper than therapy.”

    *”But if the party of Ronald Reagan, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wants to return to the White House anytime soon, it’s time that Republican leaders started standing up and speaking the truth to Palin.”

    Also, check out the video on the “flip” of Joe Scarborough talking about Sarah Palin.

    • libra

      good Republican journalist that he is, is reading tealeaves in poll results like everyone else. May even have seen this poll:


      Given what’s been happening in the last 6 months or so — plenty of Tea Potty wins in primaries but less than half of it in general (with some of the losses, like in Delaware and Nevada directly traceable to unelectable T-baggers) — GOP is certainly seeing the possibility of Palin getting the nomination as well as seeing the risks of her run in general elections. And it’s in their own interest to discourage her from running at all, while still trying to keep the Tea Potty’s discombobulated and directionless discontent harnessed to itself.


    • Hugo Estrada

      The GOP must feel that they got a chance in 2012, so they must push aside Palin now. Most establishment Republicans never liked her, and the rest dislike her as they got to know her, so she has plenty of enemies.

      But does she have political teflon with her base? I guess we will see.