Skip to comments.Palin Presidency Downgraded To Remote Danger [Based on the already disproven Politico smear]
Posted on 10/21/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I've been assuming for a while that Sarah Palin is fairly likely to run for president, and reasonably likely to get the nomination if she does, and then if the economy is still bad she could win and then the country will crumble and suffer some apocalyptic disaster and the survivors will envy the dead. Anyway, Jonathan Martin has a terrific piece collecting some reporting about the flakiness, bordering on total dysfunctionality, of Palin's political operation. This is a huge relief:
Take, for example, the case of Palins interaction with the campaign of Sen. Chuck Grassley, an iconic figure in the Iowa GOP who has served continuously in elected office since 1958.
After contributing money from her political action committee, Palin indicated that she would also be willing to campaign for him. With the Alaskan coming to the state last month to raise money for the state GOP, a Palin aide offered Grassleys camp a two-hour window earlier that same day for an event.
Recognizing the money Palin can raise, Grassleys team said it wanted to have her do a luncheon fundraiser. Palin, however, indicated that she didnt want to raise money, but preferred a message event on a policy issue. So no event took place.
Grassley aides remain puzzled as to why she would offer her help, then refuse to do what the veteran senator thought was most beneficial to his bid for a sixth Senate term.
It says to me shes not serious about running for president, said a source close to Grassley, suggesting that a real White House hopeful would not have snubbed a figure like the senior senator in the state that begins the nomination process.
Similarly, the Iowa GOP was in discussions with Palins camp leading up to her appearance at its fundraiser to have her do a rally in the states conservative northwest corner. Rep. Steve King, who represents the area, got involved, and Palin indicated she was open to it. But she never gave the party confirmation. Finally, on the Wednesday before what would have been a Friday event, she indicated that she wouldnt do it.
This is in Iowa! And Martin has numerous other examples. Either Palin has no interest in running for president -- ever -- or she is so terrifyingly disorganized she couldn't win in even the most friendly landscape. Okay, "couldn't win" is too strong. But even if she can get organized, she is digging a very deep hole.
Can someone email them all of the rebuttles to this Politico article they are stating. If I read correctly ALL came out and said this article was incorrect, am I correct?
Fatboy Martin used about 20 unnamed sources... and 5 actual names. I think every name so far has come forward and debunked.
Politico is a joke.
mmmmm...I smell FEAR.
Do you have to sign up and receive The New Republic magazine to respond to this crap? How does one comment on this jokers article. grrrr
Isn’t Politico the home of the journ-o-list and it’s successor?
Hey, if you ever run out of TP...
And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politicos Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a news story about an organization paying for a speaker when you dont even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask journalist Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPCs fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didnt I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isnt running for president) getting paid a speakers fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then weve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romneys 2008 caucus campaign.
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.
She doesn’t need the ‘insiders’ nor the ‘handlers’. She’s going directly to the ‘people’. Who gives a crap about a ‘luncheon’ and speaking to a bunch of ‘who-you-knows’? Go Sarah, don’t bow down to these lumpkins.
Palin’s voice hits me like fingernails on a chalk board. But I swear I will crawl across burning coals to vote for her so I can sit back and watch the exploding heads. I think I would really LOVE a PALIN\O’DONNELL ticket. I would invest all my money in Pop Corn and Easy Loungers.
Anyway, Jonathan Martin has a terrific piece collecting some reporting about the flakiness, bordering on total dysfunctionality, of Palin's political operation. This is a huge relief:
The whole article reeks of fear.
A-Ha! Romney can’t stand that Palin is so powerful. HAHAHA. I love it.
Here is why the WH is ordering its surrogates now to take Palin down:
AP-GfK poll yesterday of Palin’s F/UF: 49/50
Gallup finding of Obama’s F/UF now: 47/50
Also from Gallup:
Obama deserves to be re-elected: 39%
Sounds like she needs to plan a trip to Georgetown — to go curtain shopping, if you catch my drift...
" Anyway, Jonathan Martin has a terrific piece..."
Fags of a feather...
I am convinced that Jonathan Chait lives in his mothers basement and that any neighborhood parent should keep their young boys away from him.
It is with great anticipation that I await the sound of exploding heads.
I don’t need to add that the Martin piece is a total pantload.
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