Poll Finds People Want Sarah Palin & Jesse Jackson To Be Quiet
Sarah Palin has been getting a fair amount of press lately, whether it’s because her show was renewed or she’s irrationally going off about how President Obama should be impeached. Turns out no one wants to hear it.
A poll conducted by The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg finds that more than half of people, 52 percent, want Sarah Palin to pipe down. HAHA. This is so true.
Morning Joe also thinks the newspaper, which is typically right-leaning, got it right with this poll. “I’m sure one person who would like to hear Sarah Palin be quiet is Speaker Boehner,” said journalist Cokie Roberts this morning. “He’s got enough problems with his caucus without her stirring it up.”
Strangely, 45 percent of people also think Rev. Jesse Jackson should be quiet. “Mr. Jackson’s numbers are a bit of a mystery, given that he has not been in the national media much of late. More than half of people surveyed who are 50 years or older – who perhaps remember the civil rights activist when he was more prominent and a potential Democratic presidential nominee – said Mr. Jackson should be quiet. Only 35% of people aged 18-34 said the same,” says The Wall Street Journal.
Moreover, Rev. Jackson has been vocal on the issue of diversity in technology, or the lack thereof. Here’s the latest video from his Rainbow PUSH Coalition. We need more voices calling for this sort of change, so not so sure about that one.
Others on the list of people who need to be quiet are Newt Gingrich (39 percent) and Dick Cheney (42 percent).