Skip to comments.New York Post: Truman, Ike, Reagan: Next Up, Sarah Palin!
Posted on 03/17/2010 7:46:25 AM PDT by MaxCUA
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True, but Ronald was never the target of a constant barrage of frivolus lawsuits that risked putting his family into bankruptcy. Those lawsuits cost Palin *half a million* dollars. At the time, she and Todd only made about 200,000. They even had to put a second mortgage on their house, if I’m not mistaken. Also, she was so busy fending those lawsuits off, that she had less and less time to do her job as govenor.
“What is your deal bud. Do you hate Christians ? Do you hate women ? Are you Pro Abortion ? I am trying to figure out what column to put you in.”
The usual ad hominums from those who have no argument and have run out of ideas.
If you want to put me in a category than place me in “those who want a candidate who can beat Obama or whomever crawls out from under the rock in 2012”.
Palin may win the GOP nominatin but she’ll lose by 8% in the general to most anyone the dems put up.
You have never been a Palin supporter.
Your mantra is QUIT even with dozens of documented
posts started with that of Sarah’s atty.
The quit mantra comes from those who run on empty
with no intellect.
The tighter you grip this "Palin Derangement Syndrome" of yours, the more of a laughing stock you become.
I have already stated that I understood that. There are those out there that she needs to win over that would have been happier if she had stayed. She still could have wrote her book. She still could have made speeches.
I am not who Palin has to win on this issue. It is the indies and moderates she has to win. Maybe she is doing that in her support for McCain. Who knows?
“Reagan wasnt required to resign at the time., Palin really had no choice.”
I tell you what. If Ardent Palin supporters go to Jim and tell him you want a real debate and discussion about Palin and for him to place a moratorium on bannings, time outs and retribution against Palin critics, then we can talk.
But I have a good idea that will never happen.
“What is your problem with Sarah Palin ?”
This is something I don’t think you will ever get. Our problem isn’t so much with Palin as it is with you.
“ANY warm body will be able to beat Obama. Palin has the the best potential to do do.”
For once I agree wih you.
I guess you didn't learn your lesson then.
“And she still has more executive experiance than our current President.”
Since Wasila she has quit every job she has had.
“Who would you pick Ol Wise One who knows more than most?”
“Sarah put her State before herself, in that a State needs a full time Governor not being jammed by the left wing to take her out totally using up her time with Frivolous law suits.”
So when the libs jam her with POTUS complaints, bogus accusations and impeachment threats, will she quit again?
“The tighter you grip this “Palin Derangement Syndrome” of yours, the more of a laughing stock you become.”
Maybe, but only to the insane clown posse.
“I guess you didn’t learn your lesson then.”
A lot of puffed up bufoonery hiding behind Jim’s gavel. I wonder how you would do in the real world.
Eh, Glad you’re back. I get the hook every once in a while myself.
You are right, Bob J. Palin is not Reagan.
Palin is what Reagan could only aspire to being. Real. Reagan’s chosen career was acting, remember. He did a truly amazing job to put fantasy behind him, still Palin would REALLY RIF — reduce the Federal government, and Palin would have never run from Beirut.
Palin also wouldn’t have us playing footsie with the ‘right-wing’ nacroistas against the Sandistas.
The posse here exists on vapid insults, go ahead and amuse yourselves.
The adults will just snicker at you.
Wow. Big words for someone who's just returned from a big suspension by the boss.
I'm doing just fine...thank you very much.
The adults have already snickered at you.
Man you are a tough one. I won’t sleep tonight.
Once again, I don't have a problem with Palin. I have a problem with people like you who don't live in the real world. I thought conservatives were supposed to be realists.
Who have I missed?
I see the 'hidden agenda' crowd is out tonight...LOL.
The person you responded to is a Mitch Daniels supporter...or he/she is an ObamaBOT. Not sure which.
Interesting that he/she is so active bashing Palin supporters recently. Yesterday (coincidentally, wink wink), an article on 2012 GOP prospects in the "Daily Beast" anointed Daniels as "The Man to Watch", while calling Mitt Romney "Tanned, Rested, Rich, Ready, Re-loaded, and Re-Branded".
They called Sarah Palin "Most Likely to Replace Oprah." LOLOL.
The article was written by David Axelrod's BFF Mark McKinnon. McKinnon and Axelrod worked together in the '90s here in Houston and as 'the Beast' said, "McKinnon and Axelrod remain the closest: 'There the bond developed and never broke,' says McKinnon."
Like I say, maybe he/she is a true Team Bush/Romney/Daniels guy. Maybe an ObamaBOT. We'll see but I don't believe much in coincidences. One thing for sure, the Left and its organs like The Daily Beast are hard at work pickin' GOP candidates again and they're getting plenty of help here.
Gawd you went to so much trouble for all that drivel. Daniels is the Governor of my state, so I chimed in on him. I also didn’t give him a clean bill of health, not that that would matter to a bot.
Is Palin your Governor? Are you from Alaska?
I am having trouble finding where you point out my Romney support. Never mind. Insanity rules in the posse.
Keep your kookiness to yourself. You are getting boring.
“Palin is what Reagan could only aspire to being. Real.’
Agreed. There is nothing more real in this world than sports broadcasters with an anemic GPA from six colleges.
“Reagans chosen career was acting, remember. He did a truly amazing job to put fantasy behind him...”
Agreed. Putting “Bedtime for Bonzo” behind him took everything he had. Me too.
“...still Palin would REALLY RIF reduce the Federal government...”
Like she did in Wasilla AND Alaska. She left Wasilla in debt and all the Federal earmarks she denied in Alaska don’t equal the money she took for the brige to no where, you know, when she was against if after she was for it.
“...and Palin would have never run from Beirut.”
I see. Now you’re calling Reagan a pussy. I thought Palin was Reagan reincarnated?
“Palin also wouldnt have us playing footsie with the right-wing nacroistas against the Sandistas.”
What are “Sandistas”?
Time to take a break or I’ll be in another time out..or worse.
You're lying about her record again, Bob. Cut it out.
I've never complained to management about you, Bob, but if you don't stop lying about her record that's gonna change.
And what is that? Is it ike a “necroista”?
So your saying she didn’t keep the 250-400 million Congress gave Alaska for the “BTNW”? Seems to me I read where it was deposited into the general highway fund never to be seen again.
If Palin was against it she should have returned the money to the other 49 state taxpayers no matter when it came into Alaska.
“The controversy began with the 2006 National Appropriations Bill. This was an omnibus spending bill covering transportation, housing, and urban development for the next year. On October 20, 2005, H.R. 3058 [109th] act’s first version passed with 93 votes for, 1 against.
On October 21, 2005, Sen Tom Coburn (R-OK) offered an amendment to remove funds for the Gravina Island and Knik Arm bridges, and divert the funds to rebuild a bridge over Lake Pontchartrain that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska became the object of strong media criticism when he strongly opposed diverting the Gravina and Knik Arm Bridge funds to help in the disaster aid. In his speech on the Senate floor, Stevens threatened to quit Congress if the funds were removed from his state. On November 16, 2005, Congress stripped the specific earmark allocation of federal funds for the two bridges in the final edition of the omnibus spending bill, without changing the amount of money allocated for use by Alaska. The Coburn Amendment was defeated with a heavy bipartisan majority, 82-15 in opposition.
On September 20, 2006, Sarah Palin visited Ketchikan on her gubernatorial campaign and said the bridge was essential for the town’s prosperity.In September 2006, during her campaign for Governor, Sarah Palin visited Ketchikan to express her support for the Gravina Island Bridge project. At a public forum, Palin held up a pro-bridge t-shirt designed by a Ketchikan artist, Mary Ida Henrikson. The legend on the shirt was “Nowhere Alaska 99901”, referencing the buzzword of “Bridge to Nowhere” and the primary zip code of Ketchikan. In her public comments, referring to her own residence in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, she said: “OK, youve got Valley trash standing here in the middle of nowhere. I think were going to make a good team as we progress that bridge project” in response to an insult expressed by the state Senate president, Ben Stevens.
In October 2006, when asked, “Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges?”, she answered: “Yes. I would like to see Alaska’s infrastructure projects built sooner rather than later. The window is now while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist.” Later that month, at a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Wasilla, Alaska, Democratic candidate Tony Knowles criticized Palin for supporting the Knik Arm Bridge, the Gravina Island Bridge, and a road north out of Juneau instead of rebuilding the Parks Highway. The Ketchikan Daily News noted that, of the gubernatorial candidates, “Only Palin is consistent in support all of the projects”.
During her inaugural address on December 4, 2006, Governor Palin pledged responsible spending. On January 17, 2007, she sent a revised budget to the president of the Alaska Senate that would restrict capital spending and rescinded the $185M state share of the bridge funding.
In August 2007, Alaska’s Department of Transportation stated that it was “leaning” toward alternative ferry options, citing bridge costs and the reluctance of Governor Palin to pay the state’s match to the appropriated federal funds. A month later, in September 2007, Palin formally canceled the project. Palin stated:
Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer. Despite the work of our congressional delegation, we are about $329 million short of full funding for the bridge project, and its clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island. Much of the publics attitude toward Alaska bridges is based on inaccurate portrayals of the projects here. But we need to focus on what we can do, rather than fight over what has happened.
Asked why she initially supported the bridge, Palin’s communications director Bill McAllister said, “It was never at the top of her priority list, and in fact the project isn’t necessarily dead there’s still the potential for improved ferry service or even a bridge of a less costly design”. She changed her mind, he said, when “she saw that Alaska was being perceived as taking from the country and not giving”.
The city of Ketchikan has already begun to develop roads and a small amount of infrastructure for Gravina Island’s 50 inhabitants. However, residents continue to seek funding for the Ketchikan-Gravina span.
 2008 campaign issue
On August 29, 2008, when introduced as Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s running mate, Governor Palin told the crowd: “I told Congress, thanks but no thanks on that bridge to nowhere” a line that garnered big applause but upset political leaders in Ketchikan. Palin’s campaign coordinator in the city, Republican Mike Elerding, remarked, “She said ‘thanks but no thanks,’ but they kept the money.” Ketchikan’s Democratic Mayor Bob Weinstein also criticized Palin for using the term bridge to nowhere, which she had said was insulting when she was in favor of the bridge.
Although Palin was originally a main proponent of the bridge, McCainPalin television advertisements since September claim that Palin “stopped the Bridge to Nowhere”. Howard Kurtz called this a “whopper”, writing: “She endorsed the remote project while running for governor in 2006, claimed to be an opponent only after Congress killed its funding the next year and has used the $223 million provided for it for other state ventures.” These claims have been widely questioned or described as misleading in several newspapers across the political spectrum.”
You’re right, I was wrong. It was 223 million that was never returned to the US taxpayers.
Palin canned the project because she didn’t want to spend the matching funds out of the Alaska budget...she could care less about the taxpayers in the lower 48.
So, Palin canceled the project because she didn’t want to pony up any Alaskan sheckles for it AND after it became a political hot football, then stole the 233 million advanced from the US taxpayer. How much to did she cut out of the Alaska budget the two years she was Governor before, you know, resigning?
Tis is what bugs me. Alaska is so rich in it’s natural resources and the royalties they generate, it has NO INCOME TAX, NO SALES TAX, does abyone know if they have a property tax?
Not only that, they have so much ectra cash lying arounf hey can afford to give EACH AND EVERYRESIDENT a check, every year in the amount of 1000-3000.
WHY DOES ALASKA GET ONE RED CENT FROM THE TAXPAYERS OF THE OTHER 49 STATES? We send Alaska hundreds of millions of dollars in support via earmarks, federal spending projects and “assistance” to the indiginous Inuit tribes and their politicians are writing checks to voters to buy support.
The economics of Alaska is a fantasy land and it nor the actions of it’s Governors can be compared in any rational way to way the rest of us “real americans” have to operate. Talking about or comparing Palin’s economic policies in Alaska to any other politician is like comparing Midas to Oliver Twist.
The Palinsistas are furiously thumbing through their copies of Going Rogue to find the “truth” about my statements.
I think I’ve seriously gone over the “time out” deadlne, buh bye.
Dear eska, perhaps you can address some of BobJ’s concerns.
Turn on Hannity. Palin is on there. Actually this is a nice serious interview with her.
Before I respond further, please provide a link to the Wiki article you quote and specifically as it pertains to your WaPo/CNN buddy Howard Kurtz, I need a link to footnotes 32-34.
I keep referring to state of Alaska info and reputable journalists like Matthew Continetti at 'The Weekly Standard' who have interviewed Alaska state officials not related to Palin. You use Alaska bloggers and Howard Kurtz. I think I get it...LOLOL.
Hey Bobbo exactly how is Reagan’s California these days? Palio’s Alaska is STILL doing great!
Regan was a great speaker and thinker, too. And he stared the USSR down. Freed the Eastern Bloc. All things that made him a great President.
But not the top. I rank Grover Cleveland higher than Reagan, in living by, speaking of and acting on Conservative Core Values.
And yes Reagan should’ve hit back at IRAQ and SYRIA for Beirut and maybe even for Lockerbie, and also for the whole hosatge thing. Why didn’t he?
Palin grew up living in wolves territory — she’d know what to do.
I believe the people of Alaska pay Fed Income Taxes and like every other State in this UNION deserve to get some of that back.
Looks like you have gone on a rampage Bob... first attack Palin..fair because she is a politician... but now attack the people of Alaska! Get a grip.
They’re more willfully blind than even the worst of the Giuliani-bots and Romney-bots.
98% of the land mass is not in public ownership; parks, bio-zones, native lands, military bases, on and on. Imagine if the fed's took 98% of the land in your state; how would that affect your economy?
When you have a huge state with lots of fed employees trying to run the show and their holdings, low population 650,000 people, you end up with a high per capita payout.
First you need to educate yourself quite a bit more than you already think you seem to know about Alaska. Second, you need to look at Palin's record of state accomplishments, her high rating with her constituents, and then get to know the real person rather than who you think she is. I first met Palin in early 90s, watched her go against the corrupt local politics & win, watched her fight the corruption in her own party & win, then watched her become one of the best Governors I've seen up here. She fought them all from the Repubs to Big Oil, but more than anything political corruption that prevents good government from occurring.
The PFD goes up and down, might be 200 bucks in 2 years not 3000. In our state compact, resource wealth is owned by the residents, not by the politicians. It is actually a good thing that the residents get a small part of the interest generated by the rainy day fund; they watch the politicals real close. I'm sure in your state, you all prefer letting the crooks in government steal it all though. I think we have a better plan.
When we lived in the matsu, I talked to Palin every month, we now live out in the sticks and I even had the chance to talk to her last spring. We had a flood, washed half the town away at ice out. Palin flew in, walked all over the community by herself, no film crew or news people, just her style. She then jumped on a 4 wheeler and rode out a mud bog trail 7-8 miles by herself to visit the Indians who had lost everything they ever owned. That's how for real Sarah Palin is. I'd vote for Palin if she was a dang democrat; that's how honorable she is, one of a kind and I wish she was still our governor.
I still can’t figure you out. You are definately not a team player. Eating our own is not productive. Reguardless of what you think, Sarah Palin does have an important place in the US. Will she be President ? Time will tell. but she is an important person and instead of trashing her, lets work along with her to get this country back to what it should be.
Where am I not a realist ?
Welcome back to the world of the living.
Thank you, Eska! I’m glad I checked the thread.
I always learn about Alaska from you.
>So when the libs jam her with POTUS complaints, bogus accusations and impeachment threats, will she quit again?
Please bear in mind that, at least at the time, she had to pay for her own legal defense against each of those alleged ethics violatons. She was *half a million* dollars in debt, and those lawsuits showed no sigh of stopping. At the time, she and Todd combined made only about $200,000 yearly. In fact, if I’m not mistaken, they had to take out a second mortgage on their house. They probably feared that their family was going to be driven into bankruptcy. I’m sure that the Presidency probably has safeguards against stuff like that (I hope).