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Palin Presidency Downgraded To Remote Danger [Based on the already disproven Politico smear]
The New Republic ^ | October 21, 2010 | Jonathan Chait

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 Palin’s 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 Grassley’s camp a two-hour window earlier that same day for an event.

Recognizing the money Palin can raise, Grassley’s team said it wanted to have her do a luncheon fundraiser. Palin, however, indicated that she didn’t 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 she’s 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 Palin’s camp leading up to her appearance at its fundraiser to have her do a rally in the state’s 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 wouldn’t 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.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; journolist; martin; martinantipalin; mittbotsattack; msm; operationleper; palin; politico; politico4obama; politicoantipalin; romney; romney4romney; romneyantipalin; sarahpalin
In the history of our Republic, has any single private citizen caused the ruling elites so much consternation? If so, please point it out to me. I'm something of a history buff, but I can't think of anyone.
1 posted on 10/21/2010 1:35:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


2 posted on 10/21/2010 1:38:10 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 1:39:47 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

mmmmm...I smell FEAR.


4 posted on 10/21/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: nhwingut

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


5 posted on 10/21/2010 1:42:53 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: nhwingut; GoCards; onyx; Josh Painter

Isn’t Politico the home of the journ-o-list and it’s successor?


6 posted on 10/21/2010 1:42:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: GoCards

Hey, if you ever run out of TP...


7 posted on 10/21/2010 1:43:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: MountainWoman
I smell backstabbing again. These two were planned in advance.

“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t 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 IFPC’s 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, didn’t 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 isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 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.

8 posted on 10/21/2010 1:43:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: GoCards

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.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 1:45:25 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 10/21/2010 1:46:52 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: MountainWoman
"mmmm . . . I smell FEAR."

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.

11 posted on 10/21/2010 1:50:21 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: GoCards
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

Fire away! jonathanchait@tnr.com
12 posted on 10/21/2010 1:50:34 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin continues to gain momentum at an astounding pace, but jackasses still continue to tell her what she is doing wrong and what she should do differently.....Worthless idiots!
13 posted on 10/21/2010 1:56:10 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: Diogenesis

A-Ha! Romney can’t stand that Palin is so powerful. HAHAHA. I love it.


14 posted on 10/21/2010 2:02:58 PM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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%

No: 54%


15 posted on 10/21/2010 2:07:18 PM PDT by techno
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To: sportutegrl

smells good...:)


16 posted on 10/21/2010 2:08:08 PM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: techno

Sounds like she needs to plan a trip to Georgetown — to go curtain shopping, if you catch my drift...


17 posted on 10/21/2010 2:10:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: sportutegrl
Jonathan Chait musing about Jonathan Martins' piece,

" Anyway, Jonathan Martin has a terrific piece..."

Fags of a feather...

18 posted on 10/21/2010 2:10:41 PM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 10/21/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: USS Alaska

I don’t need to add that the Martin piece is a total pantload.


20 posted on 10/21/2010 2:19:15 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: USS Alaska
(Belatedly getting your point.) I meant his article is a total pantload.
21 posted on 10/21/2010 2:21:34 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reagan... Palin... same end result. liberalism is going to get it's fat arse kicked so hard that the libs will have to untie their shoes just to pee.

LLS

22 posted on 10/21/2010 2:32:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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