Sarah Palin Thanks Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

In the acknowledgments of “Going Rogue,” Sarah Palin gives a hearty and extended thanks to conservative media figures, using only their first names.

To some media professionals whom I admire because you don’t let anyone tell you to sit down and shut up, please keep making the idiots’ heads spin. Thank you for not taking our Freedom of the Press for granted, you bold and patriotic, fair and balanced media folks. Keep calling it like you see it: Amanda, Andrew, Ann, Bill(s), Bob, Cal, Dennis, Dick, Eddie, Fred, Glenn, Greta, Hugh, Joey, John, Jonah, Larry, Laura, Lou, Mark, Mary, Michael, Michelle, R.A.M., Rich, Rush, S.E., Sean, Tammy, Walter… and there are more. I join you in standing up for what is right. Remember that as your voice is heard and your spine is stiffened, the spines of others are stiffened, too.

Who’s who? Here are my best guesses for most of them: Amanda Carpenter of The Washington Times, Ann Coulter, Bill Kristol, Bill O’Reilly, Cal Thomas, Dennis Miller, Fred Barnes, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren, Hugh Hewitt, Jonah Goldberg, Larry Kudlow, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Mark Levin, Michael Reagan, Michelle Malkin, Rich Lowry, Rush Limbaugh, S.E. Cupp, Sean Hannity, Tammy Bruce, and Walter Williams. Why not use their whole names? Good question.

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Comment posted November 17, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

Dick for Dick Morris, John for John Derbyshire (maybe)

Comment posted November 17, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

What? No Dave?! Don't take it personally.

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Comment posted November 17, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

Why not use the full name? I suppose on the one hand, if you can figure them out, you are part of the “in” crowd (or a keen observer of that subset of the populace). And on the other hand, if you were left out–but share a first name with one of the “fair and balanced” crowd like “Glenn” or “Sean”–then you don't KNOW for a fact she forgot you and you can continue to feel self-important (and won't go rogue on her and start another bloodletting on the right). No Shep? Not even a Megyn?!

Comment posted November 17, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

“Stiffen the spine?”

How do you stiffen the spine of a chocolate Easter bunny?

Comment posted November 18, 2009 @ 11:42 am

How's about Andrew Breitbart, Mary Katherine Ham

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