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The Next Sarah Palin?
The Daily Beast ^ | August 19, 2009 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 08/19/2009 8:05:45 AM PDT by Lou Budvis

Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire’s GOP rising star, is a folksy, gun-loving mother of two who has her eyes on a Senate seat. And, you betcha, she married a dude who puts Todd to shame.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


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KEYWORDS: kellyayotte; newhampsire; sarahpalin
Even if SP never makes it to the White House, she'll have opened the door for many great conservative women.
1 posted on 08/19/2009 8:05:46 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis
There is only one Sarah Palin, and her name is Sarah Palin.

(Lame 'Fight Club' joke)

2 posted on 08/19/2009 8:07:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Prepare for her to be Alinskyied.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 8:10:30 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Lou Budvis
It will be a great thing if the Republicans can get several conservatives into powerful offices.

True constitution loving conservatives. If we do not ... find them or if God does not provide them as a choice ... we can kiss America and the life we have known goodbye.

God help us in our day, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

4 posted on 08/19/2009 8:12:31 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Lou Budvis
Kelly Ayotte


5 posted on 08/19/2009 8:13:42 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Without a picture of her it is hard for me to judge!


6 posted on 08/19/2009 8:13:57 AM PDT by stockpirate (Barack Obama, America's last black president!)
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To: SolidWood

or Joe the Plumbered...


7 posted on 08/19/2009 8:13:59 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now....not next month... now)
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To: Lou Budvis

Right on!

If Ms. Ayotte wins, she can be my defacto US Senator. I might have to throw a few $$$ her way.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 8:14:44 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: Lou Budvis

I agree there is only one Sarah.


9 posted on 08/19/2009 8:15:15 AM PDT by stockpirate (Barack Obama, America's Usurper-in-Chief)
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To: Lou Budvis

The Democrats compare her to Palin. They actually ran an ad calling her and Palin “Two of a kind”

That seems like a weird move... It more like a positive than a negative, and without the ad, she would probably still be an unknown figure.

GO DEMS!


10 posted on 08/19/2009 8:15:23 AM PDT by Twofortea (Yes, I often differ from "accepted" Conservative views. So sue me.)
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To: Lou Budvis

The author cites an unfavorable comparison of Todd P. in her headline but I found no mention of him or Ayotte’s spouse in the text. Hmmmmmm!


11 posted on 08/19/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: Lou Budvis

The anti-gambling stance mentioned in the article sounds the “just another big-government RINO” alarm....


12 posted on 08/19/2009 8:17:29 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: Lou Budvis
Only one Sarah Palin for sure!

Who would trust a candidate from a state that has turned over the reins to Democrats and other assorted socialists who have moved into NH and poisoned the well?

13 posted on 08/19/2009 8:17:57 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Caltholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: Lou Budvis

The subject of the article may be fine but the writer is lousy and lazy and a little nasty for no reason, being foul to people that have nothing to do with the story unless it is meant to be another excuse to throw insults at Governor Palin and her family.


14 posted on 08/19/2009 8:18:05 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Lou Budvis

Typical Democrats - how is resigning from her job as AG putting her political career ahead of the public? Would they prefer she runs and does her AG duties? They would have highlighted that too, probably filed ethics charges against her.


15 posted on 08/19/2009 8:22:20 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: Lou Budvis

I’ve seen Kelly Ayotte on a few occasions here in Concord, NH, on Main St. outside the State House. She’s not in Sarah Palin’s league looks-wise (who is?), but she’s very smart and acceptably conservative, by all accounts.


16 posted on 08/19/2009 8:22:48 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Liz the author is just jealous because she is uglier than a mud fence, therefore she finds need to bash palin. Ayotte isnt in Palins league, but who knows?, maybe she would make someone a good vice president......


17 posted on 08/19/2009 8:26:07 AM PDT by Concho
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To: downtownconservative

pg. 2...He’s a guardsman, Iraq vet and started a landscaping/snow removal company. Oh yeah, the author mentioned he doesn’t have any of Todd’s “separatist tendencies”.


18 posted on 08/19/2009 8:30:35 AM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: stockpirate

Where’s a picture of her husband?


19 posted on 08/19/2009 8:30:54 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Lou Budvis
We need to get behind ALL CONSERVATIVES who are willing to serve.

The National Republican Party had better pay attention to it's base - at their own peril. WE will pick & support our own candidates.

NO MORE RHINOS!!

I hope Sarah campaigns for her!

20 posted on 08/19/2009 8:31:17 AM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Concho
I don't know... she's not that bad-looking...


21 posted on 08/19/2009 8:31:42 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: downtownconservative
...but I found no mention of him or Ayotte’s spouse in the text

Try page 2

"Ayotte is the wife of Joseph Daley, a National Guardsman and Iraq war vet, who “founded a small landscaping and snowplowing business,” according to the Concord Monitor. He’s got the earthiness of Todd without any obvious separatist tendencies"
22 posted on 08/19/2009 8:31:56 AM PDT by chrisser (Jim Thompson is the the finest, bravest, most honorable American I have ever known...)
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To: chrisser
Ah, thanks. Glad to see she was so forthright and objective in her characterization of Todd./sarc!
23 posted on 08/19/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

In the pic on post #5 she looks about 15 years older and 20 pounds heavier. Is your picture current?


24 posted on 08/19/2009 8:34:20 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: andy58-in-nh; Lou Budvis; GOPsterinMA; downtownconservative; ansel12

As a previous NH resident, I now use two initial sources: Concord Monitor (lib) and Manchester Union Leader (not lib).

Neither, in todays ‘search’, seem to be adverse to Ayotte. That alone is unique, if not positive.


25 posted on 08/19/2009 8:34:37 AM PDT by This_far
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To: freekitty

I have no interest in her husband, but to be fair they should post both.


26 posted on 08/19/2009 8:35:30 AM PDT by stockpirate (Barack Obama, America's Usurper-in-Chief)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Oh, I see your pic is not of Ayotte, but the writer.


27 posted on 08/19/2009 8:38:30 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: andy58-in-nh

So you like the writer, Ms. Goodwin? Cause that pic you posted isn’t Kelly Ayotte.


28 posted on 08/19/2009 8:38:41 AM PDT by Waryone (II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: This_far
Those are still the two largest circulation papers in the state. The Union Leader, now known as the New Hampshire Union Leader is reliably conservative, as always, and has printed op-eds by Ayotte in the past.
29 posted on 08/19/2009 8:43:10 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Waryone

That’s a picture of the writer, as by now I think you’ve seen.


30 posted on 08/19/2009 8:44:34 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Both She and SaraCudda appear to have more background for the position than Al Franken does


31 posted on 08/19/2009 8:45:06 AM PDT by tsali
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To: Waryone
Sarah is in a league of her own.

Michelle Backmann is a close second.

Bottom line those are the only two GOP tat will get my money.

32 posted on 08/19/2009 8:45:12 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: IbJensen

Wasn’t that guy from NH who had the guts to use his legal right to bear arms and went to town hall where Zero was speaking?


33 posted on 08/19/2009 8:47:27 AM PDT by mel
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To: mel

There are a few conservatives left in NH.


34 posted on 08/19/2009 9:00:40 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Caltholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Got a Fosters article forwarded last week. Thought they had died.

It is interesting to compare Monitor and Union articles.

I’ve noticed that comments in the Monitor are more in line with those, previously, of the Union.


35 posted on 08/19/2009 9:10:24 AM PDT by This_far
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To: This_far
Got a Fosters article forwarded last week. Thought they had died.

I think the Concord Monitor is somewhat more politically "moderate" than it used to be. The other paper you are referring to (for the benefit of non-New Hampshire folks) is Foster's Daily Democrat.

Many of us in these parts refer to it as Foster's Daily Communist, which ought to be self-explanatory as to their editorial policy.

36 posted on 08/19/2009 9:19:19 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: stockpirate

I want to see what he looks like.


37 posted on 08/19/2009 9:19:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: scooby321

Sarah is in a league of her own.

Michelle Backmann is a close second.

Bottom line those are the only two GOP tat will get my money.

***********

You’re forgetting Nikki Haley.


38 posted on 08/19/2009 9:29:10 AM PDT by big_pale
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To: stockpirate
I agree there is only one Sarah.

I agree as well, but I'm thrilled to see another like her. Here's a pic of Kelley Ayotte.


39 posted on 08/19/2009 9:29:59 AM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Many of us in these parts refer to it as Foster's Daily Communist, which ought to be self-explanatory as to their editorial policy.

(clears throat)... An elderly neighbor got tired of the door to door proselytizers. Told one to leave, don't come back, I've got a dog (she did).

He said he was from Fosters, she said, my Son's got a gun.

40 posted on 08/19/2009 9:30:52 AM PDT by This_far
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To: This_far

Good to hear!


41 posted on 08/19/2009 9:32:23 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: Lou Budvis

Thanks- but when we need the media to pick our next candidate for us we’ll whack ourselves over the head with a picture of John McCain until we come to our senses


42 posted on 08/19/2009 9:37:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: This_far

LOLOL.


43 posted on 08/19/2009 9:38:34 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: mlizzy

Easy enough on the eyes and she’d easily be the most conservative woman in the next Senate (unless Palin primaries Murkowski)


44 posted on 08/19/2009 9:38:39 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (has created or saved 150,000 posts, sure.)
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To: NeoCaveman

How would a failed primary bid affect the final composition of the Senate?


45 posted on 08/19/2009 9:49:50 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: downtownconservative
The author cites an unfavorable comparison of Todd P. in her headline but I found no mention of him or Ayotte’s spouse in the text. Hmmmmmm!

Ayotte is the wife of Joseph Daley, a National Guardsman and Iraq war vet, who “founded a small landscaping and snowplowing business,” according to the Concord Monitor. He’s got the earthiness of Todd without any obvious separatist tendencies.

As if separatist tendencies was a BAD thing . . . Let's see, 10th Amendment wasn't on the writer's reading list?
46 posted on 08/19/2009 9:55:36 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: Lou Budvis

Well I hope she asserts herself but really, Sarah Palin has my support. She didn’t follow on ANYONE’S coattails, she is fighting this mega-Socialist monster basically all alone, with a loyal cohort of FReepers I might add.

I may be off track here but I’m not interested in any “Me too!” pols.

Was this lady defending Sarah when her family was being trashed, insulted and maligned incessantly???


47 posted on 08/19/2009 1:09:08 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Twofortea
2 of a kind, I agree more + than -

I can see an ad with Sarah singing 2 of a kind, no more abortions, 2 of a kind, no more deficit spending, 2 of a kind, no govt health care, 2 of a kind, end with the two of them shooting 2 polar bears.

48 posted on 08/19/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: steve-b
How would a failed primary bid affect the final composition of the Senate?

Failed?

You slay me.

49 posted on 08/19/2009 6:29:38 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (has created or saved 150,000 posts, sure.)
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