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Something is definitely up: Palin is setting the stage for SOMETHING today
hillbuzz.wordpress.com ^ | October 29, 2008 | hillbuzz

Posted on 10/29/2008 11:36:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Sarah Palin was just in Toledo, Ohio this morning and talked about the LA Times protecting Obama by refusing to release the tape it’s holding of him enjoying himself while anti-Semitic comments were made at a dinner honoring Palestinian Rashid Khalidi in 2003.

It feels to us like the pump is being primed for something to break on this tomorrow.

It also seems like FOX anchors know more about what’s on that tape than humanly possible without actually seeing it.

We personally believe tomorrow morning that tape will indeed be released, to steal the thunder of whatever Obama’s doing tonight on his big TV special. The exact same way McCain stole Obama’s thunder from the last night of the Democrats’ convention by announcing Sarah Palin as his VP the next morning.

Nobody talked about Obama’s speech the next day, because they were all talking about Palin.

Our hunch is nobody’s going to be talking about the Barack Obama Variety Half Hour TV Extravaganza tomorrow morning because they are going to be talking about the Khalidi tape instead — and quite possibly showing Obama nodding, laughing, and maybe even cheering as anti-Israeli remarks are made by Palestinians at this dinner.

Palin’s remarks today were very well crafted, and expertly delivered. Her choice of words was careful, deliberate, and somewhat out of normal syntax for her. We can usually spot the lines in a speech a candidate’s been given by campaign writers — and those the candidate incorporates from her or his own personal style. Everything to do with the Khalidi tape and the LA Times was straight Steve Schmidt. The rest of the speech was Palin being herself.

So, something is up with that. The speech in Toledo was on energy needs, which is not a natural point of departure for Palin to go off the reservation and start talking about Khalidi on her own. Plus, she’s too good of a politician to do that anyway, and we’ve seen her in person a handful of times (as well as watching her speeches on TV), and she’s never veered off script before. She’ll toss in little jokes to the crowd that are spontaneous and of the moment that she’s in, but she’d never just start talking about Khalidi because she suddenly felt like it.

So, we expect FOX to start airing the tape tomorrow. But, in the public’s mind, the tape’s 100% associated with the LA Times. There’s also been offers of rewards for the tape circulating the last day or two, with the price tag on that up to over $125,000 from what we last saw.

To us, that looks like great cover for someone to bring that tape forward without it smelling like an “October Surprise”, when that’s exactly what the Khalidi tape is.

There are two other possibilites that we can think of as well, which are both less likely, though plausible:

(1) There’s nothing on the tape at all, and the Republicans know it; they also know the Times won’t release it, so they are making noise about the tape just to plant doubts about both Obama and the media in the public’s imagination. Horror movies from a generation ago are more terrifying because they didn’t have the budgets to show you the aliens or monsters that lurked in the closet or deep in the woods: your imagination took care of what could be out there, and it was far worse than anything the director could have shown you. That’s why today’s CGI-fests are so unfulfilling…there’s nothing left to imagination anymore. The unreleased Khalidi tape, however, is a great mystery — it sticks in your craw and won’t go away; you’re left wondering how bad this tape could REALLY be for Obama if the Times refuses to release it because it will devastate him. So, not only do you imagine Obama doing all sorts of terrible things at this dinner, but you also resent the media for once again protecting their favorite candidate. All of this inspires negative feelings towards Obama, and a net positive for McCain the underdog. It’s brilliant strategy, really…and watch, this is what’s going to end up being the most likely explanation for pushing the story about the Times and its mystery tape.

(2) The other possibility is that there is nothing bad on the Khalidi tape, but the Republicans want people to just think about tapes in general, which might either make them remember Reverand Wright or focus more intently on the Chicago audiotapes of Obama advocating socialism and maligning the US Constitution. Obama does not want his name appearing in the same sentence as “tape”, not when there are thousands of YouTubes out there of Jeremiah Wright damning America and talking about chickens coming home to roost. So, once again the motive behind pushing the LA Times story is for psychological gamesmanship, focusing the public on all the various tapes out there that reveal Obama for who he truly is.

Somewhat on a tangent, but we don’t see how the LA Times ever recovers from this — at this point, it should really be held in the same regard as a high school or college newsletter, and not an actual newspaper. We bet it ends up being the first major daily to end its printed run and go 100% online in the next 5 years. Because after this, people probably won’t want to even wrap fish with the LA Times. On the airwaves, MSNBC will be the first to share a similar fate. When the books are written on this campaign, the LA Times and MSNBC will be recorded as the two biggest cheerleading protectors of Obama — and we think, two of the main reasons he loses next week.


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KEYWORDS: khalidi; palin; tape
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1 posted on 10/29/2008 11:36:58 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My thoughts this morning. Both Mac and Sarah hitting this hard over the past few days.


2 posted on 10/29/2008 11:38:12 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fox has the API tape from Kenya...


3 posted on 10/29/2008 11:39:21 AM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IMHO, this indicates that the Clinton’s have a copy of the tape and the tape will “mysteriously” be available very soon.


4 posted on 10/29/2008 11:39:51 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (USMC- Guarding freedom around the world since 1775)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I do think Obama has set himself for something big to come out right after his informercial.

A lot of people have been praying that “truth” would be revealed and God’s timing is perfect. We will have to wait and see.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 11:40:50 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So, we expect FOX to start airing the tape tomorrow. But, in the public’s mind, the tape’s 100% associated with the LA Times. There’s also been offers of rewards for the tape circulating the last day or two, with the price tag on that up to over $125,000 from what we last saw.

To us, that looks like great cover for someone to bring that tape forward without it smelling like an “October Surprise”, when that’s exactly what the Khalidi tape is.

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Oh, baby. Please!

7 posted on 10/29/2008 11:41:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I do think Hillary has something.


8 posted on 10/29/2008 11:42:20 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I pray that your right and we expose the Messiah for the Bigot he resembles.


9 posted on 10/29/2008 11:42:36 AM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stick a fork in Bambi. He is done.

The only thing that is going to save him are the same morons who would vote for Hitler if there was a (D) next to his name.


10 posted on 10/29/2008 11:43:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sergeant Schmidt you magnificent bastard!


11 posted on 10/29/2008 11:43:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

From your keyboard to God’s eyes!


12 posted on 10/29/2008 11:44:20 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Lord please bless our nation with John McCain as president and Sarah Palin as Vice President! Amen.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

By “the tape”, I mean the Obama/Khalidi party tape.


13 posted on 10/29/2008 11:44:30 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (USMC- Guarding freedom around the world since 1775)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rove, you magnificent bastard!


14 posted on 10/29/2008 11:44:44 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: xcamel

I’ll believe that when I see it. :o/


15 posted on 10/29/2008 11:45:28 AM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (Country first!)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

I know He’s ALWAYS watching!


16 posted on 10/29/2008 11:45:50 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (USMC- Guarding freedom around the world since 1775)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope the LATimes announces their intent to release it to MSNBC/NBC and ABC. Then, when they refuse to to air it,a unmarked copy will “happen” to show up in the mailroom at FNC. I just want the world to see (one more time) how the MSM plays politics with the American people.


17 posted on 10/29/2008 11:46:56 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What conservative in their right mind watches or reads this garbage. How can they make money pandering to liberals only?


18 posted on 10/29/2008 11:47:33 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: xcamel

BUMP!


19 posted on 10/29/2008 11:47:36 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: truthandlife

Let it be so, Lord.


20 posted on 10/29/2008 11:47:52 AM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle (Country first!)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Well, then... it should be “bombs away” with this breaking-news October Surprise at precisely 15 minutes before “the 0ne” gives his infomercial.


21 posted on 10/29/2008 11:48:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: null and void; Chet 99; DesertRhino; ExTexasRedhead; Frantzie; GOP_Lady; HamiltonJay; ...

ping


22 posted on 10/29/2008 11:50:12 AM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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To: Thane_Banquo
If anyone has a youtube for Sarah's speech referred to in this article, I'd appreciate it.

Nothing on tape? Well, why wouldn't the Times release it?

Something on tape? LA Times is a newspaper no more. There won't even be much trust from the left left.

23 posted on 10/29/2008 11:52:15 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: ScottinVA
For weeks was have heard about a Michelle tape, then there was the birth certificate hunt , then there was Rico and the Acorns now it's a anti semite tape at the LA times. Boo Bait.
24 posted on 10/29/2008 11:53:33 AM PDT by fantom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe it is quite possible that there is more than one tape out there. Stands to figure.

The pressure on the LA Times will be to point out the fact the LA Times was hiding this, but it doesn’t matter, there is another.


25 posted on 10/29/2008 11:54:59 AM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: fantom

Yeah, I agree. What about the birth certificate, Michelle’s tape, this tape, Ayers...blah blah blah. None of this does any good if the American people can’t see it. Of course the MSM will do their best to keep it all under wraps. I’m not hopeful unless it gets out. It does no good just sitting there not getting out.


26 posted on 10/29/2008 11:58:38 AM PDT by dormee
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To: fantom
There IS an LA Times tape, though. They admitted it, but won't release it.
I'm not sure it will be played.
27 posted on 10/29/2008 11:58:52 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: fantom

I understand being skeptical after all the wild goose chases but the Republican ticket are actually talking this one up. That in itself makes a huge difference to me.


28 posted on 10/29/2008 12:00:18 PM PDT by redk
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To: snarkytart

Yes there’s a tape but we don’t have any idea what’s on it. It could be nothing. We’ll never know if it’s not released.


29 posted on 10/29/2008 12:00:49 PM PDT by dormee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pass the popcorn; it’s gonna get fun!


30 posted on 10/29/2008 12:01:57 PM PDT by piperpilot
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pass the popcorn; it’s gonna get fun!


31 posted on 10/29/2008 12:01:57 PM PDT by piperpilot
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To: redk
Good point: If Sarah mentioned it in a speech, it's real. Very real.
32 posted on 10/29/2008 12:02:10 PM PDT by Dansong
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To: Reagan69

Hitlery HATES Obama but she won’t commit political suicide for him. She will keep her mouth SHUT. Just wait and see. She would be DEAD in more ways than one if she thwarted the Obomination’s chances.


33 posted on 10/29/2008 12:05:49 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: truthandlife

Do we know for sure that this is the Poet!

Also does he have two informercials planned. One now and one on Sunday or Monday?


34 posted on 10/29/2008 12:09:44 PM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Our hunch is nobody’s going to be talking about the Barack Obama Variety Half Hour TV Extravaganza tomorrow morning because they are going to be talking about the Khalidi tape instead — and quite possibly showing Obama nodding, laughing, and maybe even cheering as anti-Israeli remarks are made by Palestinians at this dinner.

The punditry should keep this up.

If the tape is not released, they should just describe what they think is on the tape, and let the public soak on that as if they actually saw the tape.

Only the LAT releasing the tape can "correct" any incorrect imagery that pundits place in people's minds.

-PJ

35 posted on 10/29/2008 12:10:06 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: xcamel

Wouldn’t it be cool if the API tape ran during or just after Obama’s infomercial?

Except a lot of us will be watching ABC or cable or DVD’s tonight instead


36 posted on 10/29/2008 12:12:53 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Somewhat on a tangent, but we don’t see how the LA Times ever recovers from this — at this point, it should really be held in the same regard as a high school or college newsletter, and not an actual newspaper.

This is the same newspaper that published the Schwarzenegger 20-year-old grope story on the "Thursday before the Tuesday" of the recall election that got everybody so mad.

-PJ

37 posted on 10/29/2008 12:14:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: trisham

I have been swamped with other things. Is this tape one of those purported Mel Gibson irrational moments of the candidate? Is that all the fuss?

Frank


38 posted on 10/29/2008 12:15:36 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If there was nothing on the tape, Obama would talk to the people who attended and REQUEST that the tape be released.

That's not happening ...

39 posted on 10/29/2008 12:16:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (ACORN signed up Snow White and the dwarfs - - the FBI's gonna take them far, far away...)
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To: silverleaf; All

The bounty on the LAT tape is now at least $200K


40 posted on 10/29/2008 12:16:52 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Whatever it might be the optimum day to drop damaging material on the BHO juggernaut would be tomorrow, no question. Anything beyond Thursday may get lost over the weekend. Monday is to late ...
41 posted on 10/29/2008 12:18:40 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: redk

Ok . I hope you are right. But . you know what i’m saying..


42 posted on 10/29/2008 12:22:22 PM PDT by fantom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My thoughts on the video tapes....

At this point, who cares what's on them, the highlighting of the LA Times blatant bias is what will get the attention. People know that most MSM hold nothing back when it comes to McCain/Palin, yet they see one more example of the double standard applied to Obama. Over and over again we see stories that shed bad light on the Republicans while glowing reports are shown about "The One", and people do realize this.

So whether the video shows Obama praising the PLO, or shows him condemning them, it doesn't really matter. The point is that it should be up to the American voters to decide if it is important or not, and not the MSM!

43 posted on 10/29/2008 12:23:47 PM PDT by codercpc
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The mud queen is still holding on.

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44 posted on 10/29/2008 12:24:57 PM PDT by Stentor (Obama is Bill Ayers' Renfield.)
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To: xcamel

Do your really think that MO called some outfit in Africa and yelled at them for 1/2 hour? She’s a marxist, but she’s not that stupid and not that interested in what was printed in some rag in Africa.


45 posted on 10/29/2008 12:25:34 PM PDT by Defiant (NY Times carried the world's commies on its back but then...... Ad-Less Shrugged)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
if someone else (eg Fox) has the tape and is delaying it's release for effect, then the LA Times would release it to preempt, and to reduce the hit they are taking to their credibility.

Since the LA Times doesn't seem to be budging, Fox likely doesn't have the video.

46 posted on 10/29/2008 12:25:41 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: codercpc

I would prefer Friday am..when the temple of Owama show is over....why release it when he can use the airtime to refute...Friday better imho


47 posted on 10/29/2008 12:26:25 PM PDT by travelagent (Ohio)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

48 posted on 10/29/2008 12:27:59 PM PDT by McGruff (Grid your loins!)
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To: dormee

If there was nothing on it, Obama’s camp would not be silent. They would have wanted it to be released.

The fact that McCain/Palin have ignored the other stuff and hammered this is what makes it different.


49 posted on 10/29/2008 12:30:42 PM PDT by redk
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To: ps2

Over 80 first cousins? Damn, I have 7 and thought that was alot.


50 posted on 10/29/2008 12:31:45 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Stand Up Chuck!)
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