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Charles Krauthammer Rips Liberal Media for Being Obsessed with Sarah Palin
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Posted on 11/27/2010 8:52:51 AM PST by Def Conservative

Charles Krauthammer on Friday tore into the liberal media for being obsessed with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

After Krauthammer scolded the "editorial judgment" of the producers of PBS's "Inside Washington" for week after week prominently displaying her as the "only representative of conservatism of any importance" in this nation, the Washington Post's Colby King proved his point (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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1 posted on 11/27/2010 8:52:54 AM PST by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

The amount of Palin posts, even here, seems to have reached DefCon 5. Palinmania is peaking.


2 posted on 11/27/2010 8:53:45 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist BRUTUS should be required reading.)
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To: Huck

Please supply all the details using the handy form above.

Cheers!

3 posted on 11/27/2010 8:56:16 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Huck

The key here is that the Democrats know that thirty percent of Republicans will not vote for Palin under any circumstance (similar to the same group who would not vote for McCain under any circumstance). The entire 2012 election campaign for Obama is dependent on Palin being the candidate...and thus easily beaten. Krauthammer is correct in that they really are focused on getting her name out. Take a look at the Washington Post over the past four months...almost weekly reports on Palin. Go over to NBC, CBS and ABC...they still report at least once a week on Palin. Go over to MSNBC, and it’s hour by hour that they report on Palin. They know who they want in November of 2012.


4 posted on 11/27/2010 8:57:30 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Def Conservative

We need to keep pushing our representatives to defund PBS/NPR. I’m tired of funding progressive causes.


5 posted on 11/27/2010 8:59:33 AM PST by willk
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To: Huck

“Palinmania is peaking.”

I think you’re right. Sarah is over exposed. I hate the phrase but she is damaging her brand.

The MSM vs Palin has taken a new turn with her attacks on the lame stream media. She’s stinging them.

I hope Haley Barbour runs. He’s got the right stuff.


6 posted on 11/27/2010 8:59:52 AM PST by y6162
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To: pepsionice

What about the 90% of Republicans who would never vote for ROMNEY?


7 posted on 11/27/2010 9:02:23 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Def Conservative
NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: (Laughter)

I'd get banned for posting what I'm thinking.

8 posted on 11/27/2010 9:02:33 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: pepsionice

EXACTLY, media is doing all they can to make Palin the nominee against dumbo. For the life of me I can’t understand the attraction people have to Palin.

The media is manipulating the nation. How did Juan McCain come from way back and almost broke, sure to drop out to become the nominee in about 3 short weeks? Why did Romney suddenly drop out?

Why have we not heard reports about how relatively vacant the airports were this holiday. Family accounts are that the airports were sparsely populated. All the media has reported is that “things went smoothly”. I saw none of the traditional reports of crushing crowds of holiday travelers. Did any of you?


9 posted on 11/27/2010 9:04:06 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: y6162
I think you’re right. Sarah is over exposed. I hate the phrase but she is damaging her brand.

So you think Duncan Hunter has a better chance of winning in 2012 since his brand is NOT overexposed?

Seriously, which conservative specifically has a better overall chance of winning in 2012 than Sarah in your opinion?

10 posted on 11/27/2010 9:04:11 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: y6162

She is over exposed because she is the only conservative who will say what she means and mean what she says. Whens the last time these metrosexual conservatives have ever said anything provokitive? The liberal media is obcessed with palin and if they can’t bad mouth her they pick on her kids what a couragous bunch of people.

Common all you other conservative politicians step up to the plate so we can see who you are or does Sarah have to show you how to be a man?


11 posted on 11/27/2010 9:04:23 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: pepsionice
“Take a look at the Washington Post over the past four months...almost weekly reports on Palin.”

Almost weekly reports? I can't remember the last time I looked at the Washington Post or New York Times and not found some reference to Sarah Palin. They are obsessed with her. She is everything they abhor in a woman.

12 posted on 11/27/2010 9:06:21 AM PST by animal172 (Where are you America?)
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To: pepsionice

“They know who they want in November of 2012.”

Really. If she is so easy to beat, why not hold your fire until she is safely nominated and then unload on her (which is exactly what they intend to do to Mittens and Huckster and Newt in the event they are nominated)?

the Fact is they have fired all their ordinance at her, and she is still the likely GOP nominee.

She’ll be easy to beat, you say? Which McCain states from 2008 will she lose to Obama? How is Obama looking in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Indiana, all states he carried in 2008 but which are out of his reach now, based upnon the polls and the 2010 midterms.

The elitist Krauthammer, former Fritz Mondale spechwriter and Jimmy Carter staffer, is embarrassed by Palin. I heard him yesterday on Bret Baier advising the GOP and the Tea Party to shelve the social issues in 2012, exactly the opposite strategy that Regan employed and advocated as far back as his 1977 speech to CPAC. Palin is not going to shelve the social issues. And she is a woman who is more powerful and gets more attention than any man. Neither of these realities is tolerable to Krauthammer.

She gets attention because she commands attention.


13 posted on 11/27/2010 9:07:13 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: Americanexpat


metrosexual conservative
14 posted on 11/27/2010 9:07:24 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Huck

Yah, just like Sarah Palin was going to go into obscurity when she resigned from AK governor. LOL! The pathetic PDS crowd never learns. Then again, they cannot think clearly over their absolute hatred for Palin, even if clear thinking and a calm reasoned approach would put Sarah back into obscurity. They are insanely driven to bash her regardless of their best interests and that keeps her in the limelight and then she grows stronger when she responds back and ridicules them.

For Palin fans, this is really fun to watch and it will even get funner as those that hate her grow more insane.


15 posted on 11/27/2010 9:07:44 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Sequoyah101

“Why did Romney suddenly drop out?”

Because he is liberal scum sucking POS that was getting his a$$ kicked at the polls?


16 posted on 11/27/2010 9:08:05 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: paulycy
Seriously, which conservative specifically has a better overall chance of winning in 2012 than Sarah in your opinion?

They won't tell you paulycy, they never tell you they just bitch about Palin. C’mon folks I am tired from reading all the reasons why Sarah can't win, who are you rooting for?

17 posted on 11/27/2010 9:09:06 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: Sequoyah101

Your points about Romney and McCain in 2008 are valid reasons why it’s just a pointless waste of time and bandwidth to speculate about this crap now. Sarah Palin is a private citizen who’s engaging in that great American pastime of CAPITALISM! That’s about all that can be said with certainty.

Meanwhile. I like that Butthurt form, and now realize that anyone who disagrees is just a big mean poopy pants ;-)


18 posted on 11/27/2010 9:09:10 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Brices Crossroads


Metrosexual conservative
19 posted on 11/27/2010 9:09:53 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Americanexpat

Take a deep breath. I am pro Palin and defend her every time I get a chance.

I’m just saying she’s over exposed. If she has ambitions, she should dial it back some.

There are other conservative voices in the new Congress. Let them emerge.


20 posted on 11/27/2010 9:11:27 AM PST by y6162
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To: Americanexpat

“They won’t tell you paulycy, they never tell you they just bitch about Palin. C’mon folks I am tired from reading all the reasons why Sarah can’t win, who are you rooting for?”

Most of them can’t say. It is Mittens Romney and rooting for him on FR is verbotten, as it should be. His small “Amen chorus” is at rightospeak and Hot Air, and it is outnumbered even there..


21 posted on 11/27/2010 9:12:07 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: Americanexpat
They won't tell you paulycy, they never tell you they just bitch about Palin.

Yes, FRiend, I realize this and it ticks me off something fierce. But I'll keep asking because it usually gets them to shut up and stop posting their bile for awhile.

If enough of us keep asking maybe enough of them will go away that we'll catch a bit of a break. It's all just troll behavior. And it is cowardice.

22 posted on 11/27/2010 9:13:47 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: HerrBlucher

We need a Paul Ryan figure to run in 2012. Redistricting will benefit republicans. Add in the fact we now hold states that went for Obama in 2008, we can pretty much run anyone and we should win the presidency.

Palin should start with something like CPAC. She would help conservatism by doing what she is doing.


23 posted on 11/27/2010 9:14:41 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: y6162

Deep breath, ahh. ;>) I hope they do emerge but we don’t have a lot of time the dem political machine is working hard and we need to get somebody out there and get ready to attack and fight back. Better? ;>)


24 posted on 11/27/2010 9:14:55 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: y6162

What do you mean Palin should dial it back? Most of her exposure is due her enemies bashing her and then her response which nearly always makes them look ridiculous. And if you are saying she should not fight back, well, that is how we got into this mess to begin with, and its certainly not the life path of courage, integrity, and devotion to principles.

No, Sarah should do exactly what she IS doing, fighting like hell for the cause of conservatism while other conservatives sit around with their thumbs up their arses.


25 posted on 11/27/2010 9:18:14 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

The milquetoast conservatives who trash Palin are rooting for Romney. And they’re cowards because they won’t even fess up for their support for Romney and RomneyCare. They’re cowards, just like Mitt.


26 posted on 11/27/2010 9:18:32 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Def Conservative

I do believe that Charles is angry because the media aren’t bothering to attack the Mittster or even the Huckster.


27 posted on 11/27/2010 9:18:59 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: martin_fierro
“I am holding Sarah Palin’s shoe, man...[snfff]...Do you know what Sarah does in these shoes, man? Bad things, man, I mean bad things! Things that I can’t, I can’t possibly talk about...Know what Sarah Palin would do if she found me messin’ with her shoes, man?...[gulp]...Bad things, man....”

[Dennis Hopper, R.I.P.]

28 posted on 11/27/2010 9:20:50 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: Don't Make Me Use My Cluebat.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“We need a Paul Ryan figure to run in 2012.”

Oh. You mean if Sarah Palin decides NOT to run. Because if she runs, no Paul Ryan figure or combination of Paul Ryan figures is going to stop her. And if you have one in mind that can beat her, I would like to know who it is. And exactly what his path the to the nomination would be. It is too late for the surprise candidate..

Paul Ryan will be duly considered for a cabinet post in Palin’s administration. He needs a little seasoning before he tries for the brass ring. His entire life experience has been as a staffer on Capitol Hill and a Congressman.


29 posted on 11/27/2010 9:20:56 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: y6162

“There are other conservative voices in the new Congress. Let them emerge.”

The only thing stopping “Them” from emerging is THEM.

Sarah being in the public eye doesn’t stop them from opening up their mouths.

The rest are just a bunch of panty waistes that are playing it ‘safe’ so the public doesn’t get the ‘wrong impression’ of them.

It’s B.S. to think anyone is holding back any other ‘conservative’ from being out in the public.

All it takes is enough guts to put your face out there.

Blaming that on Sarah is nothing more then a cop out.


30 posted on 11/27/2010 9:21:24 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: grey_whiskers

I cannot make your handy ButtHurt form work!


31 posted on 11/27/2010 9:23:38 AM PST by woofie
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To: HerrBlucher

I don’t think she’s going into obscurity any time soon.


32 posted on 11/27/2010 9:24:00 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist BRUTUS should be required reading.)
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To: jimbo123

“The milquetoast conservatives who trash Palin are rooting for Romney. And they’re cowards because they won’t even fess up for their support for Romney and RomneyCare.”

In a few short months, Mittens is going to have to dip his toe in the water; then they will come out of the closet. and they will have to defend his record of RomneyCare, $50 copay abortions, enabling gay marriage and the rest of his sorry legacy. Romney will wilt like a daisy under the withering fire he is going to receive.


33 posted on 11/27/2010 9:24:10 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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To: Cicero


Karl Rove, Granny Bush and the rest of the RINO overlords have anointed Romney-Huckabee as the ticket.
34 posted on 11/27/2010 9:25:57 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: y6162

Well she’s got a book AND a TV show out right now, so she’s peaking at the right time. By the time this campaign is through, it’ll be time for her to let us know her intentions for 2012. It’s going to be an interesting primary season.


35 posted on 11/27/2010 9:27:26 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist BRUTUS should be required reading.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Having watched what happened to Dan Quayle (I think he was a VP) I am not sure what the correct course is ...The media does not have the same power it had ...but it still has power.

Once a person has been Quayled it doesnt seem to go away


36 posted on 11/27/2010 9:28:17 AM PST by woofie
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To: Brices Crossroads

Mitt Romney will not come out of the closet until Karl Rove and his Gay Marriage mafia tell him it’s safe. Mitt is a coward, along with his enablers and supporters.


37 posted on 11/27/2010 9:28:34 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: pepsionice

Apparently so.


38 posted on 11/27/2010 9:29:48 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Def Conservative

I just get a little exasperated at the talk that Palin can beat Obama. I’m pretty sure she could...BUT...I don’t think Obama will run. The question then becomes can Palin beat Hillary, and I don’t think so.

I’d like to see a fresh face, not someone who the “masses” have already formed an opinion about due to the media. Face it, most people have already made their minds up about Palin and nothing is going to change their minds, and I don’t think she has enough voters “on her side” to win, nor do I think she could sway enough voters to crossover and change their opinion of her and vote for her.

I’ll say this, she is getting better at interviews. The interview she did with Beck was very good. I found the whole “feminism” discussion interesting. But Glenn’s a friendly interviewer...most interviewers won’t give her a chance to make her point and thus change minds. It would be an uphill battle to overcome all the bad press, and they won’t lighten up. Of course they’ll dig up bad press on whomever runs, but with Palin, it’ll be new stuff and rehash.

Like I said, I’m for somebody “new” in the sense that not on the national Presidential scene in the past (no Romney, no Huckabee, etc.) seems to me to have a much better chance as the GOP candidate in the 2012 election.


39 posted on 11/27/2010 9:30:32 AM PST by dawn53
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To: pepsionice

It reminds me of how conservatives were pushing Obama due to fear of the Clintons.

Note to libs: be careful what you wish for.


40 posted on 11/27/2010 9:32:14 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: dawn53

Obama will be the candidate.

He has already unleashed his DOJ thugs on Hillary’s big money donors in New York and Connecticut as a message to her other potential supporters.

These “insider trading” investigations are being used to keep her big dollar Wall Street supporters on the sidelines for the next 2 years.

Obama will be the candidate and Sarah will beat him.


41 posted on 11/27/2010 9:34:46 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: woofie

Quayle didn’t fight back like Sarah does, but he also didn’t have the new media to do it. However, I doubt if he would have been able to use the new media to his advantage. Sarah has not been Quayled, in fact, the reverse has happened. The attacks on her have made her stronger and a LOT more popular. Because of the attacks she is now one of the most influential and powerful private citizens in the U.S. and maybe the world. Quayle withered into oblivion never to return. There is absolutely NO comparison.


42 posted on 11/27/2010 9:35:38 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

The country is much more leftist than it was in 1977.


43 posted on 11/27/2010 9:37:30 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: dawn53

I don’t disagree with you that it would be nice to have a “new” face of conservatism to run. The issue is that the MSM will do exactly the same thing to any new, emerging front runner as they did to Palin.

Recall the interviews before the 2008 election: Palin was basically on quiz shows in every interview, having to prove that she knew who the head of state of Morocco in the 14th century was. Obama would get asked “how does it feel?”, “what does Michele think?”. It’s sickening.

So, my mind’s not made up, but maybe it’s better to power through with Palin. They still attack her because they know she’s a threat.

Whoever we choose, we had better all get behind them. We have to get this country back on track.


44 posted on 11/27/2010 9:38:45 AM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: HerrBlucher

you may be right but there are a lot of people who are trying to define her.
Sure Hope you are right


45 posted on 11/27/2010 9:42:37 AM PST by woofie
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To: Huck

Imagine how much money she could make in a minute if everytime someone thought of her, she earned a penny. I’d bet it would be at least a million bucks and hour.


46 posted on 11/27/2010 9:44:14 AM PST by B4Ranch (I have never met one, not one Veteran who enlisted to fight for Socialism.)
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To: Def Conservative

First Christine O’Donnell, now Guv Palin.

Methinks, Charles has an issue with women.


47 posted on 11/27/2010 9:45:49 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (McCarthy Was Right)
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To: dawn53
I’d like to see a fresh face, not someone who the “masses” have already formed an opinion about due to the media. Face it, most people have already made their minds up about Palin and nothing is going to change their minds, and I don’t think she has enough voters “on her side” to win, nor do I think she could sway enough voters to crossover and change their opinion of her and vote for her.

In 2008, we bitched and moaned because we believed the media and crossover liberal voters picked our candidate -- which left us with John McCain...and a case of nausea.

So, now, you propose to the let the media do the same: pick our candidate for us.

There is a reason why the enemy has spent so much time and effort demonizing Ms. Palin. It's because they're scared ____less of her. Note that little effort has been expended on Messrs. Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, et al.

Shouldn't that tell us something...???

48 posted on 11/27/2010 9:48:13 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Def Conservative; onyx

Sarah hasn’t kissed Charles’ “Ring of the Beltway Media Elites” and asked for his blessing on bended knee. That’s why he doesn’t like the wall-to-wall coverage of her.


49 posted on 11/27/2010 9:48:45 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Def Conservative
Krauthammer is disingenuous with Totenberg.
The malpracticing shrink (unable to diagnose the Imposter)
backed Obama (and has since backed ObamaCARE)
but says:
KRAUTHAMMER: "I never took a position on her candidacy."

RomneyBOT Krauthammer pleads for his new candidate:
KRAUTHAMMER ".... I think in the liberal imagination
she is and will always be the only representative of
conservatism of any importance.
... I should explain again as I do every week to the viewers
as a kind of a viewer's guide that this is the weekly Sarah Palin segment
in which the impression is given that the whole of conservatism
in America is encapsulated in this one glorious woman?"


pro-Obama RomneyBOT Krauthammer then projects:
KRAUTHAMMER: "Perfect evidence of how liberals
are obsessed with Sarah Palin."


"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.
"Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on," grumbled one veteran Republican strategist."


"Rove has made no secret of his support for Romney as McCain's VP. "

50 posted on 11/27/2010 9:50:28 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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