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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sarah Palin doodle vs. Obama doodle

Here's Sarah Palin's doodles from when she was running for mayor of Wasilla:

Palindoodles

Noam Sheimer, from The New Republic, found the doodles on the back of a piece of paper in the Wasilla city budget. There are more doodles by Palin, as well as the back story, here.

Sarah Palin's doodles wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't for the fact that a doodle by president-elect Barack Obama could be sold for six figures (and if CNN didn't make a big deal out of it by putting together this video). Wayne Berzon, a memorabilia collector, purchased an Obama doodle for $2,075 during an eBay charity auction in May of 2007. Here's that doodle:

Obamadoodle

From left-to-right, that's the Senators Charles Schumer, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein and Edward Kennedy.

While Berzon has been approached by a lawyer for some anonymous buyer who told him the doodle could fetch six figures in the open market, Berzon isn't interested in selling.  According to the Chicago Tribune:

"I'm not sure I would sell it for any price," said Berzon, a 50-something financial consultant. "I mean, how many times can you put up a piece of original artwork by a president of the United States who also happens to have made history? It's a wonderful conversation piece."

UPDATE: Here's the CNN video:

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on November 18, 2008 in U.S. politics | Permalink

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Thoughts about Palin's doodle:

(1) Her idea for a campaign slogan was "Time For A Change". It worked for her, too.

(2) In listing her "qualifications" she highlights in caps: TAXPAYER. Was she running against someone who did not pay taxes? Did they have a destitute mayor before her?

(3) Who needs to doodle a list of their "accomplishments"? Has she never made a resume she could refer to?

(4) One item on her campaign promise list was "use existing facilities". But as mayor, she approved building a massively expensive sports complex that took the town from no debt to an enormous one. So much for promises.

Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-11-18 10:46:32 AM


When Obama artculated ‘change,' he backed it up with a call for more personal responsibility.

Palin delivered for the people who supported her.

The question remains: will the radical left be satisfied with accepting more personal responsibility for their actions or was the change they believed they were voting for can best be describes as freedom from responsibility?

I predict it's going to be a rough ride for the loony left, which will once again become known as the lunatic fringe.


Posted by: set you free | 2008-11-18 11:13:57 AM


(2) In listing her "qualifications" she highlights in caps: TAXPAYER. Was she running against someone who did not pay taxes? Did they have a destitute mayor before her?

...

The mayor wasn't a taxpayer, Fact Check. He was a tax consumer. When your paycheque comes from the state, from tax revenue, you are a tax consumer. He didn't pay any taxes.

Of course, Palin now has to take that qualification off her resume, unless she refuses her salary.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-11-18 11:22:35 AM


electpalin.com

Posted by: Bob Heath | 2008-11-18 1:02:40 PM


Get your facts checked, Fact Check.
(4) One item on her campaign promise list was "use existing facilities". But as mayor, she approved building a massively expensive sports complex that took the town from no debt to an enormous one. So much for promises.

The decision to build a new sports complex was put to plebiscite and she did what the majority approved. It is called democracy.

Posted by: Jerri | 2008-11-18 1:05:34 PM


I wouldnt pay $5.00 for a Palin Doodle. She's desprate and I think the "poster" shows this.

Posted by: Boise Idaho | 2008-11-18 8:08:12 PM


Sarah's looks more like brainstorming ideas down instead of an actual doodle..

Barack's looks like he was bored in a committee meeting when he should have been paying attention.

Posted by: Dave C | 2008-11-18 8:47:14 PM



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