It listed 100 mistakes its contributors claim President Obama will have made in his first 100 days in office. The set is a hodgepodge, though, and fails to document a lot of contentious claims made.
Hell - Even I could come up with 100 more interesting mistakes Obama has made.
In the Saturday evening version of the NYP article, item number 17 was listed as penned by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. For a few brief hours commenters at the NYP web site, the Conservatives4Palin site, and Ben Smith's niche at politico.com, believed that either Palin had written the piece, or that somebody had ghost-written it for her. The white-supremacist-linked site FreeRepublic's gushing praise of Palin was so embarrassing, they pulled the link.
Early Sunday, though, the article changed. Palin was no longer listed as author. It now appeared to have been written by conservative commentator, Meghan Clyne. Clyne, a Yale graduate, has written that, "I wrote my first column because I was enraged by the lack of patriotism displayed at Yale in the wake of September 11th."
Ben Smith and I both got emails from New York Post editor Steve Lynch, notifying us of the error, asking us to correct it. I modified my post, as did Smith.
Lynch claims that Palin never submitted an article for the series, and that the mixup occurred because he had confused Meghan Clyne with Meg Stapleton, the latter an employee of Sarah Palin. That is possibly true.
In our email exchange, Lynch seems to indicate Palin was asked for an article, that Lynch was in communication with Stapleton, and that - whatever the reasons might be that Lynch could have expected a Palin article - he never got one.
We probably will never know the real story. But for a few brief hours, thousands of Sarah Palin supporters saw the evidence they had always known would be there, once the media, the inept handlers, the White House basement political slime machine, the ankle-biting Alaska bloggers and ethics complaint filers, were kept at bay.
When these gullible people read the New York Post article yesterday, in their falsely great expectations, they were once again enraptured:
As I said on the open thread this is a major sarcastic shot across Obama's bow and significant that for the first time she brought up Obama's war room in 'undermining Michael Steele' but actually acknowledging she is fully aware of what is being done to her presently as well and also endorsing Michael Steele in the same breath.
Marvelous, just marvelous!
You Far-Leftist Extremist nutjobs are gonna be more angry than you've ever been when Palin turns out to be the next Margaret Thatcher...
Why is Governor Palin the only Republican who has the cajones to bitch slap Obama? Not that I mind, she does it oh so effectively.
I was just shocked cause I didn't even expect her to say anything. This is totally unexpected and WOW, she just whipped him like a Government mule..WOW..all I can say is U GO GIRL!!! Just donated another 25 bucks to her Alaska Defense fund just for schooling Obama
She is a genius! She gives a shout out to not only Steele, but also Limbaugh.
I don't think she is worried about ethics complaints...she knows she has plenty of money to counter attack them.
She will unite the Party. I can feel the shift as they all start looking to The Last Frontier and it's amazing Governor.
Talent will always win out in the long run. Isn't it ironic that she wrote this on the same day of the NFL draft?
Do you think if Sarah was a NFL player she would have been the number one draft pick today?
What Sarah has is a talent that few politicians possess: to know what the average voter thinks and to talk and write in those terms but being exquisitely cogent and eloquent at the same time without coming across as an egghead.
What a talent!
Obama...duh...uh...the man can't talk without the Mr. Tele. Verbally Clinton and Palin can run him in circles! He has to read it or it just doesn't come out. In 100 days he has destroyed the economy and put us in debt Trillions! He is the OWNER of this economy, he needs to stop pointing his skinny finger. Obama is not cut out for this job and it is a shame that some uninformed Americans didn't know this! What a shame.
The Akhanitsa, is pulling back the bow and firing volley after volley, showing command of the issues, but all with her trademark wit and charm. At a certain point, she's figured she's already a target, to give it all she's got. I really didn't expect this so soon, but it does validate the hopes we've had for her all these many months.
LOVE it. Haha. Smackdown. Yes, thank goodness Sarah's not completely out of the national political scene. She's staying in Alaska but using her pen to continue to be a player in DC. SWEET.
My favorite phrase was puppies and rainbows-- unless I'm out of the loop, I'm guessing Obama didn't exactly say that. But we who did not fall for that koolaid love to talk about unicorns, cupcakes and puppies as the theme of that illusive "Hope and Change" slogan.
Sarah calls it like it is. SARAH!! :)
this one will make the libs explode
Uh, oh. I'd better move away from these folks.
Anyway, once they realized the NYP cite to Palin was a mistake, the party ended. Or, at least politico.com ended their thread once Smith understood what Lynch's email meant. The other sites all dealt with it in their own ways. Like Free Republic, that just disappeared the thread.
PA's is staying up.
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