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Tag: Sarah Palin

September 29, 2011 | 11:13 am

Video: Sarah Palin in Praise of Herb Caen?

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Huh. Maybe Sarah Palin does read the papers after all. In the video below, is she unconsciously yearning for a candidate in the mold of the late whimsical Chronicle columnist Herb Caen, whose ellipses-laden prose won him a Pulitzer and the adoration of several generations of San Franciscans? Or is it just a random slip […]

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October 21, 2010 | 1:10 pm

Best of the Weeklies: Palin’s San Jose Visit, Mark Twain Autobiography, Operation Streamline

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What the alternatives are running this week: Grinding Justice (SF Weekly) – “Operation Streamline Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn’t Work” Mark Twain’s Last Stunt (East Bay Express) – “Suppressed for one hundred years, Autobiography of Mark Twain has become one of UC Berkeley’s biggest literary events of all time.” […]

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October 15, 2010 | 10:15 am

California Palin: Wait, there’s more!

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Yesterday Sarah Palin spoke in San jose. Today, she appears, even as I blog, in the Perspectives’ speakers series at the Sacramento Convention Center, along with–get this–Howard Dean. Still waiting for some Twitter action on this one. And by the way, if you’re a Palin fan–or the opposite–you may be interested in Scott Shafer’s Monday […]

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October 15, 2010 | 8:11 am

Palinpalooza Comes to San Jose

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The national fixation known as Sarah Palin landed at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts yesterday (insert ironic comment about venue here). Both the Mercury News and the Chronicle have reports. While my better self tells me to ignore this kind of thing, I have to admit, I would be disingenuous in claiming […]

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