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Bristol Palin: Bill Maher is Much More Than a Comedian – Update

Bristol Palin published a new piece today on her blog titled "Responding to the Viral Sensation, Loving my Brother." She responded to some of the numerous comments people left on her "Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?" post, but she also pointed out how the left is giving Bill Maher a pass by stating that he’s merely a "comedian." She wrote:

Bill Maher is much more than a comedian. He’s a big-time political player who hides behind the “comedian” label whenever he gets criticized. His guest list represents a huge chunk of the Washington establishment and sometimes even includes prominent Republicans. And as I said in my original post, he’s put himself straight in the middle of presidential politics by giving $1,000,000 to President Obama’s SuperPAC. Bill Maher isn’t just some guy behind a microphone in a seedy comedy club in the middle of nowhere. He’s a comedian and political commentator like Rush is an entertainer and political commentator. He’s a little bit less popular, but his professional failure compared to Rush doesn’t make him any less accountable for his vile speech.

You can read her entire post here.

Also, John Nolte points out Bristol’s piece over at Big Hollywood.

Plus, check out this article over at NRO by David French, who is married to the editor of Patheos. It seems they had a little server melt-down yesterday, due to Bristol’s blog:

Nancy tweeted it to her few hundred followers (she and I have a rather pathetic contest for twitter followers; right now I’m barely in the lead with a whopping 776), and Bristol facebooked it. Within hours, it had been shared 8,000 times. Already it was taking off.

Then Sarah Palin tweeted.

Patheos’s server promptly melted down. One of the most-trafficked religious sites on the web, its server still spontaneously combusted. A small mushroom cloud was spotted over the server farm. Eleven additional servers had to be brought online to handle the traffic flow, and by the end of the day, 8,000 shares had turned into more than 85,000 (update: 100,000), and the story of Bristol’s challenge to the president had been reported not just in the political and mainstream media but also in the Hollywood media as well. Thousands of tweets, and tens of thousands more Facebook shares from Fox to the Huffington Post to the Hollywood Reporter took the post well beyond the familiar and comfortable enclaves of the conservative blogosphere.

That, in essence, is Palin power. No other name in the conservative movement can instantly break through the wall of separation between conservative punditry and popular culture. Bristol powerfully and concisely told the truth — and reached an audience so large it resides only in most pundits’ wildest dreams.


Update: A political scientist applauds Bristol for "setting up a perfect catch-22 for the president," in her piece on Monday.

(H/T: John Frank)

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  • friskyness

    Go get them Bristol!

  • Lou Gutnicki

    Palin Power: In New York we say, "Good for Huh!"

    One "Good for Huh" for Sarah and one "Good for Huh" for Bristol.

  • nkthgreek

    Go ahead, Bristol. Fight like a girl.

  • TXtse

     I never could understand why it’s OK for comedians — even Maher were one — to call women, especially conservative women vile and disgusting names. Why does comedy get a pass? I guess it’s the same mental  gymnastics used to give rappers a pass for using vile and disgusting language toward women.

    The distinction Maher and all the liberals make that Maher is a comedian and Rush is a political pundicit — or even the titular head of the Republican Party as Axelrod said, is totally bogus, of course. There is one test that needs to be applied. Would a comedian call Michelle Obama the c-word and get a pass.

    Good for Bristol for bringing out the hypocricy.

  • cjk09

    That pic of misogynist Maher looks like he just took a stiletto to the backside!

  • MarkRNY

    "his professional failure compared to Rush"

    Way to throw a right hand to his little jaw Bristol! (why are so many of them little guys btw??).

    Keep it up. You’ll have more traffic then he has viewers in no time (if you don’t already).

    Bristol defends family, backs the POTUS into a corner (where he belongs) and fights the culture war–all in one week! Not too shabby. 

    • Kjanlady

      Looks like Bristol knows how to use those stiletto’s that Sarah keeps borrowing……hopefully maher will be as offended as he is offensive.

      WTG Bristol……the Palin women……beauty, guts and talent….can’t wait to see Piper as a grown up woman.

      • MarkRNY

        Bet Maher’s huddled up with his bud Coulter figuring out a "devestating" response. That’s when you call in Piper.

        • stevethird

           Ann needs to figure out a way to get his political DNA off her rhetorical Blue Dress…………figuratively speaking.

    • susiepuma

      little men have Napoleon complexes – losers……………………………………

    • Guest

      Breitbart would be so proud!!!!!

      • MarkRNY

        Yes he would!

  • wpmwindsong

    It is interesting that the left gives Maher a pass for dissing the Palins for no other reason that getting a cheap laugh because he is a comedian while bashing Rush for his political speech that was based on making a political point about the attack by Obama and the Georgetown University student on the First Amendment.  As I remember, isn’t political speech protected speech and other types of speech is not, like slander?   The left always gets everything backward.     

    • alien4palin

      The disturbing reality….. it wasn’t even a joke. It was done with a deliberate hateful intent  to defile and denigrate a person. What a disgusting slimy degenerate!!! He earned his right to be among the rotten rubbish heap.

  • TEXs

    Just looking at Maher’s ugly face gives me creeps.

    Bristol The Pistol just rode in town like a new sheriff to clean it up from bad guys,
    and run riff raff out of town.

  • alien4palin

    They are nothing but bullies who picked on you and your family. Good for you for standing up to them and smack them twice as hard. 

  • John_Frank

    Stacy, thank you for bringing Bristol Palin’s latest blog post to our attention, along with the other articles you reference.

    Also see this article:

    Bristol Palin Sets Perfect Catch-22 for President Obama

    • StacyDrake

       Added it, Thanks!

    • bejocy

      The comments from the low-life who frequent yahoonews are vile, at best.

      • John_Frank

        These sorts of vile comments expose the individuals and can be used against them.

  • blueniner

    Bristol did the"Bristol Stomp".

    • Ryan

      Bristol learned those dance moves from her mom!

  • 01_Explorer_01

    Wholy smokes……and they have not even released the Piper yet.  It’s either genetic or it is something in the Alaskan water.  Cuda power! This is fun!

  • Terry Malpass

    Then Sarah Palin tweeted."


    Loki: I have an Army.
                      Tony Stark: We have a Hulk!

    Us: We have a Palin……..

    Hulk Smash! Hulk get mad, Hulk gets stronger! Hulk get really mad, Hulk fights like a girl!

    OK. I’m done…

    for now. ;)

  • Guest

    Good for you Bristol, don’t let up…….

    Game On !!!!!!!!!

  • Ryan

    Sarah Palin and her entire family haunt the Left all the time, day and night. Rent free, my friends, rent free. 

    Although they never say it, they tell us who they fear. 



  • socon

    Get him, Bristol!  Hahaha

  • palmerguy

    And Sarah said she can’t dance – well this looks like she can and did teach her kid to clog – with wooden shoes.  Love this family!!

  • Richard Frei

    What Bristol has been doing to Obama and his allies like Maher with her two posts is sort of like this::

    "Pop Pow Now!"

    :"That’s it!  That’s it!  No daylight!  Take to him!"

    "Another big right by Palin"

    "Get him, Bristol.  Knock him back to goddamn Chicago!"

    Guess at some point the referee is going to have to step in and stop the fight. After all, Bristol fights like a girl. 

  • Kay

    Bristol the Pistol!
    Palin Power! = DOUBLE!!

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