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Saturday, April 16. 2011
Here, with her strong message and her darn screechy voice.
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Yeah, the screechy voice thing has to go. I only noticed it previously with Hillary and it drove me crazy, but Sarah also has it, and Bachmann too. Am I a sexist for thinking this?
Totally, Big Al. You need to be sent to a re-education camp.
Slow is acceptable Big___AL long as yall get it.
Rino Sarah is shrill and ignorant and may continue feedin' from the compost pile back of the backyard.
Sorry it had to be woman's voice making this speech, I guess, but it was fantastic. Are any of the men up to such a speech? If so I haven't seen it. Maybe if Sarah had Cate Blanchette's voice people would take her seriously.
I wanted to listen to the speech cause I love what she says, but I too cannot listen to that voice for any period. At least I'm not alone.
I say Sarah should get Sigourney as coach and learn to sound like Ripley!
Whose voice would you give Sarah?
I want her to sound like the voice in my 1980s car saying, "Your door is ajar."
I don't mind her voice at all. Must I remind you all that she's a woman with female vocal chords, and women using flawed sound equipment at a political meeting are not going to sound like baritones -- Ernie Ford, for instance. So stop carping, folks, and listen to what she says. Anyone, man or woman, who can hit the bullseye on the target as she did when she described Obamacare with the phrase 'death panels' is someone to respect, and fear, if you're on the wrong side.
P.S. Big Al ... content is ever so much more important than mellifluousness.
I totally agree, Marianne, and I'd vote for her in a heartbeat.
Could not agree more Marianne.
Wish she could make it to the Oval Office. She is a Lady of Substance and Character who believes in the greatness of America and her people, unlike BHO.
I am afraid that the R's (the Democrat Lite Party) will nominate someone like McCain again, if left to their own devices.
Yall women may take women's opinions for conservativism but still be wrong.
But yall have that luxury because yall are only girls.
I resemble that remark.
I challenge y'all to a duel. Choose your weapon.
Well Like Sarah demands, yall Maybe, need to learn how to fight like a girl!
Yall may have not heard't for all her caterwauling but she screeched, "Maybe I should ask some of the Badger women’s hockey team—those champions—maybe I should ask them if we should be suggesting to GOP leaders they need to learn how to fight like a girl!"
Use ta have a woman who wanted to fight like a man but she couldn't.
You're always good for a laugh, Leag, so I appreciate your commments.
And if we did have a duel, I'd scratch your eyes out!
I'll take Sarah's screechy voice presenting the truth and offering solutions over Obama's duplicitous dulcet tones any day. Palin has has successfully led the fight with an 800+ seat win against the Left. Obama has taken our economy, three wars, and our foreign policy straight into the toilet.
Sarah has a sceechy voice that grates on my ears. I love her though. I hope the socialists hate her voice more. If we can elect her to VP, I think a lot of the left will just commit suicide. So she has my vote. (Ret) Lt. Col. Allen West for president and Sarah for VP, to make sure nobody messes with the Col.
I hate to be the odd man out again, but...Sarah has some major perception problems. 1 - She's got one of those voices that just grate on the nerves when she's on a microphone that has not been tuned to her voice - its called a mixer board and she could really use a sound man (or woman). 2 - its not the screeching - its the uneven tenor of her voice that drives most people nuts. Strangely, its a very mid-Western type of voice - you hear it a lot in the western part of Wisconsin and Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas and parts of Illinois. 3 - She does screech even when she's sitting in a one-on-one - she could really use some voice lessons on how to control her tone, pitch and volume. Its fixable and that kind of voice, with some training can become very attractive and pleasing to hear. Why she doesn't do any of this, I have no idea, but it would help with the perception of her being a bimbo.
I am not a Sarah Palin follower/fan/whatever. Its not a "hate women politicians" thing - I just don't see her in the same light as others who seem to like her. I appreciate her "down home girl-next-door" appeal.
I think, and I've said this before, she'd make a great organizer, out-front-promoter, fund raiser for the Tea Party/Conservative cause - pretty much like she's doing now. I honestly don't see her in office, but as a Chairperson of the RNC - that I could see - in particular if she took some voice lessons. She can deliver a stem winder speech and that is always good to have to rally the party, but that doesn't mean she's a good politician which is not how I view her. I might have changed my mind if she had finished her term as Alaska's Governor, but apparently the bigger national stage attracted her. That, by the way, is one of the things I like about Christie of New Jersey.
Among the many other things I don't like about Christie. :>)
Tom, perhaps if you'd spend a little time to educate yourself about why she resigned you'd feel a little differently.
Cliches and platitudes, playing the hot woman as good as a man card.
Rush's point in forwarding Trump is to point out that whoever takes it in your face to Obama wins.
He's commented on Palin the same way, that she'd be better than Obama.
So I guess you don't need perfection. That doesn't make Palin listenable. The hype is incomprehensible.
You don't need the right people to do the right things; you need the wrong people to do the right things.
Palin rides to the sound of the guns everywhere there is a battle, and in this case stood in front of ranting mobs of thug union creeps who surrounded that rally. WTF? And you're giving her stinkeye on account of her vocal range and texture? Where are the rest of the pansy-ass top shelf Republicans? I could give a sh*t what her tonal quality is. She's courageous and tough and would eat our Metro-sexual faux president for lunch.
And by the way, who are you kidding, Christie could be talked out of his no-president stance in ten minutes by the right leadership in the GOP.
Her courage is part of her act.
I look for some understanding of why things work and why things don't work; which understanding should be where the the platitudes are.
Christie for example does that. He's able to take the debate to the unions, as a result.
In fact I don't remember any Christie cliches.
Palin is better than Obama, no argument. But why not somebody who knows enough to popularize the actual reasons for things rather than the platitudes from the right.
All this commentary vindicates my opinion in a way - she can't be all things to all conservatives. If she is, then she is the conservative Obama.
If anybody's screeching here, honey, it's you. Criticize Sarah Palin on her substance or shut up.
@D: It's The Barrister, the OP, who made the claim about Palin having a screechy voice. TF agrees. So do others. So do I. I admire Palin's enthusiasm, but there is no getting around it: she has the voice of a squawking parrot. And although I love the way she lights into the Dems and the Libs, I prefer to read what she writes rather than listen to what she says. I confess I seldom liked to listen to a speech given by George Bush, but instead preferred to read a transcript. The writing was often uplifting and sometimes eloquent, rarely a disappointment. Now The One/Won is a different matter: he can barely deliver a decent speech, extemporaneous or prepared. Plus, the most cursory text analysis will always uncover a wealth of contradictions and deceptions in an Obama speech, which are obscured by the great theater production that the White House puts on whenever The One enters the spot light on the stage. I can't stand to listen to him either. That's why the mute button and channel changing button on remote controls were invented.
Maybe the perception of her voice is dependent on what each of us heard where we grew up, or have lived long enough after that to become familiar (if not necessarily comfortable) with the local speech patterns.
I grew up in the midwest and have lived in the southwest, north central, and northwest--I have no problem with her voice. I hear high pitch, but not screeching. Voice training would likely do her good for the ears that don't like her.
As Lincoln said about Grant--She fights. She continues to fight.
Remember Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke? George Kennedy kept knocking him down, and he kept getting up until George decided enough was enough. The Dems will never be like George, but Sarah will be Cool Hand Sarah.
I think more Sheridan than Grant. Lincoln didn't think much of Sheridan at first:
Sheridan's first meeting with the President left Mr. Lincoln unimpressed. He thought the short cavalry commander to be a "brown, chunky little chap, with a long body, short legs, not enough neck to hang him, and such long arms that if his ankles itch he can scratch them without stooping."
Of course, Sarah is better looking than Sheridan was. Lincoln eventually came to appreciate Sheridan's virtues.
"General Sheridan, when this particular war began, I thought a cavalryman should be at least six feet four inches high, but I have changed my mind. Five feet four will do in a pinch."
Where will the rest of the Republican field go to train how to grow a pair before it's too late?
So far Donald Trump, of all possible people in America, is holding classes in New York City.
Mitty? Timmy? Mikey? Time to get your applications in.
Sarah is one I would happily vote for.
I don't want to unhappily vote for a Newt, Huck, Mitt or Jeb.
I really feel sorry for all those people who object to her voice. They're going to have to listen to it delivering speeches from the WH for 8 years.
Some here have taken this thread way too seriously. I took it as a laugh, commenting on her irritating voice. I don't disdain her message at all, and neither do most conservatives. We'd surely prefer her to what we've got now, even though she is not "ideal." But who is?
She was shouting because all those nitwits who were screeching like banshees on amphetamines from the unions and commie parties. They tried to drown her out, failed. So yeah, she screeched a little bit.
Her message is what counts.
I remember when people told me what a great speaker Obama was, in 2008, I said so what, Hitler had the people mesmerized too (though even from the beginning, Obama turned me off with his mellifluous way of saying NOTHING or lying). Give us substance, not a beautiful speaking voice.
Reagan, who a lot of people like to try to compare Palin with, had both. But in Palin's case, I don't care if she has a screechy voice, or one that sounds like an opera singer...her substance is fantastic.
Here's the thing. She was NOT a perfect conservative, from what I understand, in Alaska, but she fought corruption and fought FOR the people of Alaska. She fought for their money, gave up perks, fought against the entrenched interests. THAT"S WHAT WE NEED, and that's why the pols in both parties and the pundits on the Left and Right are trying to take her down. She is the real maverick and they are thus terrified of her.
So, I don't give a crap about her screeching, listen to the SUBSTANCE, look at what's she has done. Read what she's written. SHE HAS BEEN RIGHT in substance. She did right by the people in Alaska (and her popularity only waned after she was besmirched, falsely, over and over).
I don't care about her accent. She is not a perfect speaker. She is not a perfect person. But she'd make a DAMN good President on her own merit, and not even in comparison to the Worst President in Modern Times (yes, stealing that "title" from Jimmy Carter, or at least right up there, tied with him).
I do think she would be attacked, mercilessly, as POTUS, but if by some miracle, we could get enough real Republicans in...not the Beltway and RINO men and women....the Allen Wests and Rubios and DeMints.....we could turn this country around.
Thatcher sounded like a cat sliding down a blackboard, too. Didn't hurt her.
Thatcher took voice lessons.
She still got the name Attila the Hen.
But Thatcher substituted explanation for cliches.
Palin, as far as I've seen from her, knows only the cliches.
Unfunded pensions must be put in the back yard with this, pup.
She doesn't get it because she is a socialist.
Cliches work in political speeches (see BHO). Does Sarah have more depth? I don't have a clue.
Since this girl is to difficult to listen too reading the text of her speech may get some of yall centrists some balance.
This girl is full supportive of teachers unions and pensions.
She needs to go home and have a passle more kids to pay for her favorite charity.
Don't really know how much depth Sarah has (like Obama's some deep sage?) but the way she's been trashed by the news media in this country since day one, compared to him, is a crime, and would be a source of deep shame for anyone in the Fourth Estate if they had any shame left. Those days are long gone.
Eric Sevareid, Lowell Thomas, Winston Burdett, Robert Trout, Howard K.Smith: Call your office.
The Journalist/Dumpster divers in Wasilla during campaign '08 were way to busy that summer to check on our boy Barry. I'll give you the Birth Certificate thing. I'm not ready to do battle about whether or not he's a "Natural Born U.S. Citizen". However, it doesn't matter if he was born to his mother on the U.S. Capital steps on July 4th. The standard for the Presidency is higher than "U.S. Citizen". "Natural Born" is the requirement. Look it up.
If, at the time of your birth, both your parents were U.S. citizens and at least one had a prior residence in the United States, you automatically acquired U.S. citizenship with no conditions for retaining it. If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 16.
Obama's mother was only 18 years old at his birth, not the 16 + 5 = 21 required because his Kenyan father was not a U.S. citizen.
You want to fight that in the courts? Good luck. But that's the statute for Natural Born Citizen.
I wouldn't mind a gander at the "most brilliant man to ever swear the oath"s other documents though.
We know Kerry's and W's GPA from Yale.
Columbia transcript anyone?
Accepted to Harvard Law without any honors? Really?
Can you spell, LSAT's?
Never. Going. To. Happen.