Shorting Sarah Palin?


Snarkista hasn’t ALWAYS been your eyes and ears on all things in pop culture… years ago, she spent her time making people fabulously rich managing their investment portfolios. Stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, futures…you get the picture. One can make money in any type of market, IF one is on the right side. If you think your investment of choice is going up…you buy- or go LONG. If you think your investment of choice is going down, you sell- or go SHORT. There are a gazillion ways to do this, and as this isn’t an investment site, Snarkista will end the lesson there.

Dublin-based Intrade is a place for betting enthusiasts to turn a small profit on everything from the latest auction of a painter’s works to Britney Spears’ chances of landing in rehab. Contracts on a possible future event are bought and sold by users of the site, like a stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

One of the newest contracts is on Sarah Palin withdrawing from the Republican Party ticket. Yes, you can roll the dice on Sarah just like you can on Exxon! Right now, a contract representing the odds of Palin dropping out (or being dumped) is trading at about a 15% probability.

This is pretty astounding, considering a veep hasn’t been dumped off of a presidential ticket since George McGovern announced and later withdrew Thomas Eagleton as his running-mate in 1972. McGovern and Sargent Shriver went on to win a whopping 17 electoral votes. In other words, DISASTER.

Still, people make money on disasters every day! Just ask the papz! Intrade just gives the average Joe more ways than before. So, will Sarah Palin stay…or go? Her big speech at the RNC is tonight. Place your bets ladies and gentlemen!

Levi Johnston Is Pretty Effin’ Hot

Since VP nominee Sarah Palin’s future son-in-law Levi Johnston has now been thrust into the limelight, AND since his Myspace has been scrubbed squeaky clean (except for the “I don’t want kids”, pronouncement and the stupid profile pic), Snarkista wanted to point out that Levi is pretty damn hot. So hot some are calling him “sex on skates”! Levi’s on his way to the Republican National Convention right now…and it will be all the papz can DO to restrain themselves once he gets there. Meaning they probably won’t.

He’s a bit of a hellraiser, a hockey stud, a self-described redneck, and has a criminal record from poaching salmon. Beats a DUI! Oh, and “dont f*** ” with him. No effin’ here, Levi! You’re the best looking scandal-maker around, and you beat the HELL out of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter. Happy shotgun!

Pictures of Levi at the RNC for Sarah Palin’s Speech:

Sarah Palin’s Daughter Bristol Is Pregnant

The McCain-Palin campaign has announced that Bristol Palin, Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter, is pregnant. Bristol Palin, age 17, will marry the father of her baby shortly. The internet has been on fire with rumors about Sarah, Bristol and pregnancies, calling it “Babygate”.

A spokesperson for McCain says that he knew about Bristol’s pregnancy, and did not consider it to be a problem for the campaign. For the past several days, The Daily Kos and many other websites have been spreading rumors that Sarah Palin was NOT the mother of Trig Palin, the infant son with Down’s Syndrome, rather that Bristol was. There were also rumors of a boyfriend of Bristol’s, a boy named Chris Ray, who before the news hit professed his love for Bristol on his Myspace. NOW, apparently her baby-daddy is Levi Johnston. US magazine says his Myspace (since taken down) reveals “He doesn’t want kids”. The beauty of Google is the cache, however, and here’s Levi’s Myspace. (NOT his pic at the top!) Apparently, Levi is in Snarkista’s extended network! WTF! It also seems Levi has scrubbed out most of his friends, but still has the “not for me” quote about kids. Genius. This trainwreck just gets worse by the minute.

Snarkista abstained from posting any rumors, as she felt any facts that were relevant would eventually come out. McCain’s aide says:

“Senator McCain knew this and felt in no way did it disqualify her from being vice president. Families have difficulties sometimes and lucky for her she has a supportive family. Bristol Palin, a senior in high school, is about 5 months along, in her second trimester, according to the aide. The aide said they decided to reveal this information now because of rampant Internet rumors that Sarah Palin’s four month old baby, who has Down’s Syndrome, was actually Bristol’s. In the course of correcting that, we needed to get the truth out,”

The official statement from Sarah and Todd Palin says:

“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support. Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates.”

Snarkista honestly feels like Bristol should not be a target for anyone, no matter which side of the aisle they sit, politically speaking. Bristol is 17 years old. Unfortunately, she has felt the heat of the speculation, and has been outed by the press.

Barack Obama released a statement that the issue is “off limits”, and if he finds anyone in his campaign helped spread the smear attempts, they will be fired. That should shut up some of the paranoid, scorched-earth asshats at the Kos.

Snarkista hopes that people can now be civil about this issue, as she has read UNTOLD crass, nasty posts about the questions this weekend. Sarah Palin is in the public office limelight, and should sink or swim on her OWN merits. John McCain looks like he didn’t do his vetting homework. Nonetheless, leave her daughter out of the fight.

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Sarah Palin To Be McCain’s VP: A Maverick Picked By A Maverick

“The women of America aren’t finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.” -Republican VP Nominee Governor Sarah Palin

Tough, smart, gorgeous and making history! Alaska Governer Sarah Palin is going to be John McCain’s Vice Presidential pick, edging out Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Tom Ridge and others. Fox News confirmed the pick from inside the McCain campaign and the official announcement is due shortly.

Sarah’s a marathoner, former sportscaster, hockey player, mother of five…and a very sharp cookie. She was elected Alaska’s youngest and first woman governor in 2006. Sarah and husband Todd Palin have five children: boys Track, 19, and Trig, 4 months, and daughters Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, and Piper, 7. Track Palin joined the Army last September and will deploy to Iraq on Sept. 11. Governor Palin gave birth to Trig, who has Down syndrome, in April.

Palin, 44, has an 80% popularity rating in Alaska…they absolutely adore her. Sarah flies commercial, drives her own Jetta, and has saved the state of Alaska hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel costs. She’s known for working with both sides of the aisle, taking on her OWN party on many issues, and being fiscally conservative.

More details as they come, and congratulations to Governor Palin!! Women everywhere have scored a BIG one today, and McCain has managed to pull off the biggest surprise of the campaign!

Here’s Governor Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech from this morning: