Viewer Mail for Thursday, January 8
By: Factor ProducersJanuary 8, 2009
SARAH PALIN IN 2012?
The Alaska Governor gives an interview trashing the media for its unfair coverage of her during the election. The question... is she a viable candidate for the Republican party in 2012?
"Sarah Palin has integrity and common sense. Those traits alone qualify her for a run at the presidency."
Fulks Run, VA
"Sarah Palin may be shaky in her knowledge of how Washington works, but I'll bet she'll have a firm grasp of how it'll be working in 2020 when she's done with it."
Siler City, NC
"Sarah Palin's running a $70 billion surplus in Alaska. Tell me again she's not smart enough to work in Washington."
"Sarah Palin will never be smart enough for the mainstream media as long as she has an (R) after her name."
"I believe Sarah Palin was an intelligent, capable choice for Vice President. But she needs to convey her ideas in a less folksy manner."
Lake Forest, CA
"I am a conservative and I want no association with someone like the intellectual snob you interviewed who's opposed to Sarah Palin."
San Jose, CA
Conservative lightning rod Ann Coulter continues to make the rounds, promoting her new book.
"I think liberals are petrified to take on Ann Coulter. They don't even want for her to be heard."
"Ann Coulter is idiosyncratic. A bit of bite keeps us awake and thinking."
"No more Ann Coulter. She is more articulate, knowledgeable and funny than you. She leaves you looking and sounding confused."
"Conservatives need to stop apologizing. We need more Ann Coulters."
"Your only problem with Ann Coulter is that she's a female version of you!"
"I love Ann Coulter. She is a hero and stands in stark contrast to all the milquetoast conservatives who let the liberals walk all over them."
"The reason Ann Coulter engenders the left's rage is because she's right on the money every time -- and they know it."
"I'm a conservative man, raising a conservative family. I think Ann Coulter is a great role model for my girls."
"To answer your question, yes, Ann Coulter does hurt the conservative cause."
"Cut Ann some slack, she's doing the job the rest of the right should be doing -- taking on the left."
New York, NY
"Bernie Goldberg is wrong to say liberals only like conservatives who are dead. We also like Ann Coulter with her jaw wired shut."
Grand Rapids, MI
"Coulter is a satirist. She is using absurdity to illustrate absurdity. Some people should lighten up."
"Although she makes some valid points, Ann Coulter's shock jock style of delivery is unappealing to most people."
As we wait to see how the courts decide the Minnesota Senate race, fear and loathing grows among Americans who aren't thrilled about the possibility of Senator Al Franken.
"Senator Al Franken? Senator Caroline Kennedy? Give me a break. Next it will be Senator Mister Magoo, Senator Beetle Bailey and Senator Bart Simpson."
"Al Franken probably thinks he's entitled to steal the election because Bush did it."
Dave Barker, USAF (Ret.)
Mount Vernon, PA
"I think the harsh winters in Minnesota kill brain cells. First Jesse Ventura, now Al Franken."
"What's the big deal? Seems to me a professional clown will fit right in with all the amateur clowns in Washington."
"The people of Minnesota must be out of their minds to vote for Al Franken!"
Outgoing Vice President Dick Cheney claims he is misunderstood and is actually a warm and cuddly guy. Who's buying that?
"Dick Cheney is great. I'm disappointed you felt the need to get a last-minute slam on him. You're classier than that."
"I know first-hand that Vice President Cheney is lovable. He made my heart melt when I taught him and his wife to tango in 2001."
"Cheney shot a lawyer, he can't be all bad."
"I believe Dick Cheney probably is a warm, lovable human being. The media creates caricatures of politicians."
In the 1980s, Al Franken made a guest appearance on "Solid Gold," imitating Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. You've got to see this video!
"Linking Al Franken to Mick Jagger is very unfair to Mick. I think I would rather have Mick in the Senate."
"Let's hope Al Franken's impersonation of a U.S. Senator is more convincing than the one he did of Mick Jagger."
"I like the Rolling Stones, but was horrified by Al Franken's impression. It will truly be a sad day if someone as undignified as Franken becomes a Senator."