Palin has last laugh on PBS host, Kos

Palin has last laugh on PBS host, Kos

Sneering commentators thought they caught tea party leader in history
gaffe


Posted: October 21, 2010
12:35 am Eastern

By Art
Moore

© 2010 WorldNetDaily
WASHINGTON - APRIL 15:  Gwen Ifill, moderator of PBS's 'Washington Week,' listens during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC Studios April 15, 2007 in Washington, DC. Ifill spoke on the controversy that was created by radio talk show host Don Imus' racial and gender comments to the players of Rutgers University women's basketball team.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
Blogger Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos and PBS host Gwen Ifill could
barely contain themselves when they came across an apparent elementary
historical-knowledge gaffe by tea party favorite Sarah Palin, but it turns out
the left-leaning commentators were the ones with egg on their faces.
Moulitsas – a major power-broker in the Democratic Party’s left-wing base –
dashed off a message to his thousands of followers through the Internet social network Twitter after Palin told tea party
activists in Nevada, “Don’t party like it’s 1773 yet,” reported
the blogger who uses the pen name Cuffy Meigs
.
Moulitsas
sneered
, “She’s so smart.”
Ifill wrote:
“Sarah Palin: party like its 1773! Ummm.”
Others mocked Palin with comments such as “uhhh” and “[expletive] happened in
1773?”
Palin presumably knows the U.S. was born in 1776. But what Moulitsas and his
crew didn’t recall was that 1773 was the year of the Boston Tea Party, the
inspiration for the grass roots movement that is threatening to sweep the
Democratic Party from power in Congress next month.

WASHINGTON - APRIL 15:  Gwen Ifill, moderator of PBS's 'Washington Week,' listens during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC Studios April 15, 2007 in Washington, DC. Ifill spoke on the controversy that was created by radio talk show host Don Imus' racial and gender comments to the players of Rutgers University women's basketball team.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)

Who is more unpopular than Obama?

Who is more unpopular than Obama?

Rick
Moran

 

As always, Gallup
has the answer:

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s favorable rating is down
seven percentage points since May to 29%, a new low for her since assuming the
top congressional post.

Pelosi’s ratings were 2-to-1 positive, 44% to
22%, when she first assumed the speakership in January 2007, but they became
closely divided by March of that year and remained so in November 2008. Views
became more negative than positive for the first time in the first half of 2009,
possibly because of Pelosi’s public stance against the CIA’s use of “enhanced
interrogation” of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay prison, and her dispute
with the CIA over whether she had been briefed on the matter. Spanning the
period these issues were in the news, her favorable rating fell from 42% to 32%.
Pelosi’s favorable rating recovered slightly in the first half of 2010 to 36%,
but it has since tumbled to the new low.
Independents in particular have become more negative about Pelosi, with her
favorability dwindling nine points among this group since May, to 21%. Nearly 6
in 10 independents (58%) now view her unfavorably, compared with 86% of
Republicans and 22% of Democrats.

With her own members running re-election ads trashing her, those numbers
aren’t surprising. There is little doubt that she will have a much easier time
managing things next January when her decimated caucus looks up from the
minority benches.

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