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Romney Talks Sarah Palin with Jay Leno: “Did you See what She Did to the Halibut?” – Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 1, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 12/02/2010 5:29:23 AM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Mitt Romney on with Jay Leno last night where he discussed Sarah Palin with Leno. Romney called Palin a “qualified, capable person” who is influential “in my party.”

Leno asked Romney as a former Governor if could have ever envisioned himself “quitting” during his term as Governor the way Sarah Palin did. Romney responded that, “No” he could not, because he “loved the job” of being Governor. “But she had her reasons,” he said.

Romney closed his remarks about Palin by saying there is not way he is going to say anything negative about Palin because: “Did you see what she did to the Halibut on her show the other night? I’m not in for that.”

It’s pretty obvious there is very little doubt that Romney is running in 2012.

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1 posted on 12/02/2010 5:29:27 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Romneycare should sink his boat.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 5:34:13 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Federalist Patriot
If Romney is too much of a pu**y to stun a halibut with a club, there's no way he could protect us from a real enemy.
3 posted on 12/02/2010 5:34:27 AM PST by Niteranger68 (I am in the party of "HELL NO"!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Mr. Romney "Disses" Amateur Radio In Televised Town Meeting

versus

Gov. Sarah Palin, Governor of the state of Alaska, proclaimed the week of July 28 through August 3, 2008 as: Amateur Radio Week


4 posted on 12/02/2010 5:35:17 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Leno asked Romney as a former Governor if could have ever envisioned himself “quitting”

What a softball question. Sheesh!

5 posted on 12/02/2010 5:36:24 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Niteranger68

I think his point was that if he said anything bad about her, she would club him over the head, like she did with the Halibut.


6 posted on 12/02/2010 5:40:24 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Niteranger68
I agree.

If he is going to get all icky about banging a fish on the head with a large stick, than no thanks! You have to do a hell of a lot worse than that if you are going to be Commander of the Armed Forces. It makes me shudder when I have to admit that Obama is the current Commander of the Armed Forces! God help us!

7 posted on 12/02/2010 5:40:31 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: ClearCase_guy
Mitt is angling for the VP slot.
8 posted on 12/02/2010 5:41:23 AM PST by unseen1
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To: Federalist Patriot

Hope she does that to some RINOs. Who hasnt’t killed a fish?

Pray for America


9 posted on 12/02/2010 5:41:26 AM PST by bray (Sarah Palin will destroy the Repub Party, hopfully!)
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To: Diogenesis
According to a formal TSA gate agent report, Sarah has way bigger balls than lil' mitty.

Mitt is just a smarmy pussy and there is no way to defend his role in taxachewshits health insurance debacle.

10 posted on 12/02/2010 5:42:00 AM PST by USS Alaska
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To: ClearCase_guy
Don't you just love how the libs whitewash everything?!

She “quit” because she was tired of wasting the taxpayers time and money fighting fraudulent lawsuits and claims being brought against her by libs like Leno! She didn’t just “quit” because she got tired of the job. But as is typical, why should a liberal shill like Leno care about the facts.

11 posted on 12/02/2010 5:44:53 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Federalist Patriot
Romney knew exactly what he was facing in that interview with liberal Leno. He was coached by his team, and probably thinks that he did well. He got "face time", and appeared to rise above Leno's sleazy questions while at the same time actually welcoming them.

All in all, he and his advisors are likely congratulating themselves, because the audience that watches Leno hates Sarah. He and Leno conspired against Sarah in a most revolting way.

12 posted on 12/02/2010 5:45:18 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I was in MA when Romney served his ‘full term’ and that was a joke. He spent his last two years ramping up for his ‘08 run. Was mostly out of state, raising money and building up chits. The sickly state GOP probably withered more pathetically under Romney’s supposed watch than at any time in the last half century. He largely did the Democrats’ work and bidding, mostly nominating Democrat judges while he was there.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 5:46:17 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ClearCase_guy

Leno was definitely trying to tee Romney up to take some swipes at Palin. Romney tried not to be too obvious, but he was trying to get his digs in on Palin.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 5:46:25 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."

"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "


"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."

"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney - 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty"

Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."


15 posted on 12/02/2010 5:47:05 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Exactly. She knew that if she remained as Governor, the entire legislative agenda would be held hostage to the endless, frivolous ethics charges being brought against her by political enemies. Palin refused to let that happen. They also had to have the resources to defend themselves against all the lawsuits being brought against her as well.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 5:49:07 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: unseen1

I think so, too.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 5:49:47 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: Diogenesis

Interesting....I never knew this about Mitt Moron. It’s amazing that people with some intelligence and positions of stature can be so moronic. It says alot about there decision making process doesn’t it?


18 posted on 12/02/2010 5:58:47 AM PST by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

PalinWhite


19 posted on 12/02/2010 6:00:31 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Federalist Patriot
“Did you see what she did to the Halibut on her show the other night? I’m not in for that.”

Seriously, could you see Romney, Kerry, or even the Incompetent in Chief ever trying to stun a halibut, or even stand nearby when it was done? I have no doubt they'd behave like the wusses they are. you could see Kerry trying to do it while remaining dainty, little fingers up. They are more concerned with their haircuts and fingernails.

20 posted on 12/02/2010 6:05:54 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I think his point was that if he said anything bad about her, she would club him over the head, like she did with the Halibut.

I agree that this was Mitt's intention with the comment - self-deprecating, haha, and a subtle slam at this 'extreme' and 'radical' lady. I can see Mitt smile at himself for this practiced response, proud at his 'cleverness'.

But just stop and think about what this says about Mitt. He's very comfortable being "afraid" of a "quote/unquote" strong, radical extremist, opponent.

Putin, Ahmadinejad, Jong Il, Chavez, Obama, Reid, Schumer, Durbin ..... would club Mitty senseless and he'd be impotent to stop it.

Just Say No to the unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore!

21 posted on 12/02/2010 6:06:05 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Mitt has his surrogates to trash Sarah - while he can remain “above” such things. What a f-ing phony!


22 posted on 12/02/2010 6:17:08 AM PST by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: unseen1

“Mitt is angling for the VP slot.”

Or, Mitt is hoping Sarah will be his VP candidate.


23 posted on 12/02/2010 6:18:09 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: Federalist Patriot

I truly think all the also rans from 2008 are flawed and that someone else should be the 2012 nominee
Romneys flaw (among many) is Romneycare
Huckabee flaw paroled that pinnacle of the community who killed those cops
Palin - sorry the middle doesnt like her

i am hoping Thune or Daniels runs from what i know of them anyway they seem like good choices


24 posted on 12/02/2010 6:19:24 AM PST by DM1
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To: Niteranger68

I think he was implying that he didn’t want to get the same treatment.


25 posted on 12/02/2010 6:50:05 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: DM1

Your remark “what I know about them” is exactly why these guys may already be out of the race. 2 years is barely enough time to raise public awareness. Palin, however, has been doing a fine job at that, like her or not.


26 posted on 12/02/2010 6:52:10 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: I like the way the words "Palin for President" drive socialists absolutely crazy.)
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To: FrankR

LOL!


27 posted on 12/02/2010 6:57:34 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
"If he is going to get all icky about banging a fish on the head with a large stick, than no thanks! You have to do a hell of a lot worse than that if you are going to be Commander of the Armed Forces"

I think he said it jokingly and was complimenting her on how tough she was. Look, I'm not a Romney fan and would never think of voting for him over Palin in the primaries. In fact, I will go on record now and say that if Romney is our standard bearer in 2012, Obama will win the election. However, the one thing I will say about Romney is that I think he is a very classy guy. You can't take that away from him. Unlike almost all Demorats and some RINOs who have been taking shots at Sarah.
28 posted on 12/02/2010 7:16:52 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: DM1
"i am hoping Thune or Daniels runs from what i know of them anyway they seem like good choices"

I like them both, but I would take Daniels over Thune simply because of his executive experience. I think that is very important and he has gotten results in Indiana. However, I would take Haley Barbour over both of them. I think he has everything, plus the ability to raise vast sums of money. He can probably outraise Obama or at least raise as much. He has all the connections.
29 posted on 12/02/2010 7:22:20 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: theDentist
"“Did you see what she did to the Halibut on her show the other night? I’m not in for that.”

Palin didn't do it right...

Supposed to EAT the raw and beating heart before it stops beating....not drop it in the water.

30 posted on 12/02/2010 7:26:58 AM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: spokeshave

Well, maybe she’d done it before and didn’t care for it. I’ll give her a pass on it.


31 posted on 12/02/2010 7:34:20 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: DM1
i am hoping Thune or Daniels runs from what i know of them anyway they seem like good choices

I'm guessing you haven't been following them closely then.

John Thune not only sold out his country but did so in a cowardly manner when he voted for cloture on the fascist 'food safety' bill, getting it over the 60 vote hurdle, then voting against it when it only needed 50. That way, he gets to keep his ACU rating high while being there for his lobbyist buddies when they needed it. He was there for them again today when he signed a letter begging Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to continue raping us all with ethanol subsidies.

Then, there's Mitch Daniels who wants a 'truce' on social issues, which we all know is idiotic, because the left isn't going to be joining us in any 'truce'. He's also in favor of a VAT tax. Where do I sign up?

Both are a disaster area and really no better than Romney or Huckabee.

There's Chris Christie, whom I like, but has a number of flaws. But he's pretty adamant about not running. Bobby Jindal is the same way. DeMint doesn't appear to be running. Santorum is a lost cause. Mike Pence is okay, but going from congress to the WH is a big jump and I don't think he has the star power to do that.

So, absent the unlikely event of someone coming out of nowhere in the next 3-5 months, that's the field we've got and in that field Palin is our only viable option. I happen to like Sarah, but if there was someone who had an easier row to hoe with independents, I would certainly support them. I think she would too. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case.

32 posted on 12/02/2010 7:34:56 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

So, you’d take letting the left win all social issues while we foolishly are taking part in some ‘truce’ and a VAT tax over corruption and ethanol subsidies? If those are the choices, we’re all screwed.

Barbour is okay. Some folks don’t like him because he’s sort of the quintessential southern white guy, but I don’t have any problem with him. I look forward to seeing what he has to offer in the primaries.


33 posted on 12/02/2010 7:38:31 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Yes, we definitely need a real contender for 2012. Romney definitely wouldn't be it.

However, he did have the opportunity to defend her on Leno and did not go too far out of his way to do so. I believe that all he said was she had her “reasons” for quitting. He knew why she quit. If someone wants to open a conversation about it, he could have at least been honest with Leno and put him in his place. But, I guess if he has any real aspirations to run in 2012, he wouldn't want to help her out too much.

I will agree with you that he does seem like a nice enough guy, and he wasn't as vicious with her as some of the RINO’s have been. I will give him credit for that.

You are right about the halibut comment. However, I still don't think that he should have brought it up because that whole “drama” was being used by the left to portray her as a nut who likes to be cruel to animals. He should have just left it alone.

34 posted on 12/02/2010 9:19:11 AM PST by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
"So, you’d take letting the left win all social issues while we foolishly are taking part in some ‘truce’ and a VAT tax over corruption and ethanol subsidies? If those are the choices, we’re all screwed."

I'm not sure what you're talking about here. I never made any reference to anything concerning social issues, VAT taxes or ethanol subsidies.
35 posted on 12/02/2010 9:52:55 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Federalist Patriot
It’s pretty obvious there is very little doubt that Romney is running in 2012.

Well, then he better hire Lisa Murkowski as his campaign manager because he's going to need to know how she pulled off what she pulled off in Alaska.

36 posted on 12/02/2010 9:55:48 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

You did mention Thune, who has become the poster boy for slimy politics and ethanol subsidies. He voted for cloture on the fascist ‘food safety’ bill and then like a cowardly little slimeball, voted against the bill once he helped get it over the 60 vote hurdle. You also mentioned Daniels who has stated that he wants a ‘truce’ on social issues and is in favor of a VAT tax.

If these are the choices, we’re screwed.


37 posted on 12/02/2010 10:12:32 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Too bad she did it to a halibut and not Romney!


38 posted on 12/02/2010 10:14:15 AM PST by dalereed
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
"If these are the choices, we’re screwed."

Okay, I don't claim to be an expert on those two. What I've seen so far, I've liked. I don't know about the stuff you brought up. However, as I said previously, my true favorite is Haley Barbour. The only mark against him out of all the things that I've read on him is that he was a lobbyist for "Big Tobacco". If Obama could get elected with his main qualification as a street agitator, I don't see how being a lobbyist for a legal American company is so bad. Plus, I think he will be able to unite the tea party faction along with "establishment" Republicans. He'll also be able to raise a tremendous amount of money.
39 posted on 12/02/2010 10:59:34 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: eCSMaster
nah Mitt is a follower not a leader. That much has been made clear over the last 2 years. Mitt has never gotten in front of any issue. never taken any risk. Tell you the truth I don't really think Mitt is VP material. More like an undersecretary.
40 posted on 12/02/2010 1:54:10 PM PST by unseen1
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To: FrankR

I don’t think Sleepy will be in the race.


41 posted on 12/03/2010 1:36:27 PM PST by drubyfive
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To: FrankR

LOL. Wonderful pic of Dopey.
Perfect.


42 posted on 12/03/2010 1:43:49 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Mitt definitely gets his Man-card revoked over that comment, joining that inauspicous group of those previously condemned to Man-card revocation: Kerry, Algore and the ever-bending-over-to-muslim big shots, the imminently repressible President Barak Hussein Obama.


43 posted on 12/04/2010 9:16:58 AM PST by Radtechtravel
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