Sarah Palin

Politics & Policy |
October 5, 2011

Palin punts

She’s a media personality now. There was no way she could run for president when a majority of the Republican electorate doesn’t want her to.

Politics & Policy |
September 14, 2011

What is Palin up to?

I thought Perry and Palin were buddies. She came to Texas to endorse him against Bill White in December 09. But her “crony capitalism” attack on Perry was an indication that she sees an opening for her to be the nominee. If she can weaken Perry, and he falters, the

Politics & Policy |
July 14, 2011

Has Perry waited too long?

I would have said no, until Newsweek unleashed its megacoverage of Sarah Palin. She hints broadly that she is looking at running and that she can win. Palin eclipses Perry in every way — name ID, loyal following, fundraising ability, celebrity status. The Palin buzz created by Newsweek stepped all

Politics & Policy |
May 24, 2011

R.G.’s Take: The Nanny State of Texas

Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a faraway land called Pennsylvania, a woman named Sarah Palin brought 200 protest cookies to school for children at the Plumstead Christian School - because she had read a report – mistaken as it turns out – that the state was

Politics & Policy |
June 13, 2010

HOT news

In my never ending effort to keep readers er, abreast, of simmering controversies, I bring you this report from NEWSMAX, a conservative Web site, published after Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News: Sarah Palin shot down rumors Friday night that she had undergone an operation to receive breast implants. “Breast

Politics & Policy |
June 9, 2010

Election night commentary: women rule

This was the big takeaway from the pundits on election night: It was a great night for women and for Tea Party activists. Here is a sample of the punditry: --Mark McKinnon, writing in the Daily Beast: "Voters in 12 states expressed their anger with Washington and special

Politics & Policy |
February 8, 2010

At the Palin-Perry rally

I drove to Houston for the rally yesterday. The event was held at a huge complex called the Richard E. Berry Educational Support center on Barker-Cypress Road in northwest Houston. The surrounding area is entirely outside the Houston city limits and is unincorporated. A colleague at Texas Monthly who lives