On Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, former Governor Sarah Palin took to her Facebook site to respond to a dubious compliment from liberal activist Noam Chomsky. She posted a SarahPac image featuring photos of both Chomsky and herself with text which reads:
- Noam Chomsy: "I don't usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this 'hopey-changey' stuff, she was right. There was nothing there."
- Sarah Palin: "I hear ya, Naom. I don't always agree with myself either. See, we agree on even more than you'd think."
As a political Facebook campaign, Palin's post was an overnight success. Within 23 hours, the image received 28,395 likes, was shared 3,719 times, and received 828 comments. Many of the Palin fans who commented bemoaned the fact that Palin was not their president, the only person many felt would strongly support the rights of the people and apply common sense solutions to governing.
Over on the site, Telling Sarah Palin she's full of crap (by Leftake.com), the very idea of Palin running for office, any office, poisons their air as well as their pen. They are begging voters in Alaska to intervene and stop any thought of a Palin bid for the senate cold. The site does admit that one poll has Palin at the top of Republican contenders. In contrast to Palin's popularity, their post calling for a "national intervention" has only 189 likes and 26 comments.