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Greta: The media and Governor Sarah Palin
GretaWire ^ | August 24, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren

Posted on 08/24/2011 2:32:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I did some research for my interview with Karl Rove for tonight’s ON THE RECORD at 10pm and I was surprised at all the recent articles about Karl Rove and Governor Palin. Apparently the other day he made a statement about whether she would be running or not — or whether he thought she would run or something like that — and the media went wild. He doesn’t know if she is running – only she does (and probably her family.)

Anyone who cover politics or is fascinated by politics or recognizes the importance of politics, wants to know who is running. We know who the Democratic nominee, but what about the Republicans? The field is growing…. and yes, we recently had some shrinkage (Gov Pawlenty.)

There is fascination about whether Mayor Giuliani is jumping in or not….whether Governor Christie will change his mind (seems doubtful) ….whether Governor Pataki is going to throw his hat in the ring…and the media is 100 per cent consumed with Governor Sarah Palin’s plans. Is she running or not? She sure doesn’t have to tell anyone but everyone sure wants to know…and some people are guessing like crazy.

It is amazing that after all these months, the media still can’t seem get enough of Governor Palin.....

(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2012; christie; giuliani; greta; karlrove; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 08/24/2011 2:32:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and some people are guessing like crazy”

Absolutely!

The most interesting story in politics in a long, long time!


2 posted on 08/24/2011 2:43:22 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump.


3 posted on 08/24/2011 2:48:12 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... the media is 100 per cent consumed with Governor Sarah Palin’s plans.

Greta must not watch her own network. Whenever the subject of who's jumping in, who's not, the name always left unsaid is "Palin."

4 posted on 08/24/2011 2:53:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Herbert Hoover never allowed US Bonds to drop below AAA rating.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GRETA’S LINK IS NO GOOD.

404 notice. Just dayum.


5 posted on 08/24/2011 3:05:13 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Hey, onyx! How are you?


6 posted on 08/24/2011 3:06:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The FUNNIEST thing...I mean the REALLY FUNNIEST thing...is that while we Sarah supporters have decided to just sit back and wait patiently for Sarah’s announcement, the perry supporters have gone apesh*t because we have stopped trying to guess WHEN she’s going to announce. One of them even posted a thread that looked downright insane wanting to know where the *Palin brigades* have *disappeared to* and why weren’t we setting the *new* date!
I didn’t even get chance to see who posted it because berween the time I first saw it and clicked on it, it had been pulled. Did anyone else see it? Who posted it?
I mean...what? Really!


7 posted on 08/24/2011 3:07:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Rove is the slimiest POS in all of politics.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 3:07:30 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: nhwingut
Your post reminds of of the scene in Dr. Strangelove where the President of the United States, played by Peter Sellers, is on the hotline to the Premier of the USSR, who happens to be drunk, to break the unfortunate news about General Ripper and the strategic bombers under his command...

Oh, no Dmitri, I know you're sorry, and I'm sorry, but you're sorrier than I am... (Or something like that.)

Who would be Dmitri to Karl Rove, you ax? Oh, that would be Ed Rollins.

9 posted on 08/24/2011 3:13:53 PM PDT by OKSooner (When someone tells you who they are, believe them.)
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To: MestaMachine
Dubya something, something went to Syria...
10 posted on 08/24/2011 3:14:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Dubya? REALLY?
Wow. Did you get to see the thread?


11 posted on 08/24/2011 3:15:28 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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To: trisham

Hi trisham!!! Trying to stay online! ATT&T DSL in my area has been down all day. When I called, the message said I might have to reboot more than once after 5:00PM today. So far, so good.


12 posted on 08/24/2011 3:18:09 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

What a relief! I was afraid that you were still terribly ill. How are you feeling now?


13 posted on 08/24/2011 3:23:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It’s probably just as well that the thread was pulled.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 3:24:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

READ TO THE VERY END! VERY ENLIGHTENING!!! AND VERY DISTURBING!!!

By Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman.
As posted in comments on Greta’s article referencing the MOVEON ad about Sarah Palin.
The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska . I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, it’s about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here.

1.Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican’s “Corrupt Bastards Club” (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, “la la la la” (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

2.Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called “ACES.” Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, “don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out.” They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3.The other thing she did when she walked into the governor’s office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as “pork.” She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the “when-hell-freezes-over” stack.. She let locals know that if we need something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor’s jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State-provided security force (never mentioning - I imagine - that she’s packing heat herself). I’m still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4.Now, even with her much-ridiculed “gosh and golly” mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5.For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6.President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewable by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona. Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won’t be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to Alaska after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better..

You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media, along with the Democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her.I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people, liars, womanizers, murderers, and bitter ex-presidents’ wives.

So “You go, Girl.” I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals. I rest my case. Only FOOLS listen to the biased media

NOWIf you’ve read this far .......................................now, open your eyes..........
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Servant List and Pay Scale

TheFirst Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants (Thats 22 Attendants to be exact)
1. $172,200- Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
2. $140,000- Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
3. $113,000- Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
4. $102,000- Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
5. $100,000- Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
6. $90,000- Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
7. $84,000- Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
8. $75,000- Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
9. $70,000- Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
10. $65,000- Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
11. $64,000- Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
12. $62,000- Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
13. $60,000- Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
14. $57,500- Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
15. $52,500- Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to The First Lady)
16. $50,000- Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special-2Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to The First Lady)
17. $45,000- Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
18. $43,000- Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
19.. $40,000- Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
20. $36,000- Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
21. $35,000- Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
22. $35,000- Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)(This is community organizing at it’s finest.)

There has NEVERbeen anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady’s social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense, when even Hillary, only had three;Jackie Kennedyone; Laura Bush one; and prior to Mamie Eisenhower social help came from the President’s own pocket.

Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and “First Hairstylist” Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One to Europe.

FRIENDS.....THESE SALARIES ADD UP TO SIX MILLION, THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS ($6,364,000) FOR THE 4 YEARS OF OFFICE????? AND WE ARE IN A RECESSION????? WELL.....MOST OF US ARE. I GUESS IT’S OK TO SPEND WILDLY WHEN IT’S NOT YOUR OWN MONEY?????

Copyright 2009 CanadaFreePress.Com http://canadafreepress.com/

Yes, Yes, I know, The Canadian Free Press has to publish this because the USA media is too scared they might be considered racist.
Sorry USA !


15 posted on 08/24/2011 3:38:07 PM PDT by radioone (Don't let the media pick our nominee. "Palin 2012")
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To: MestaMachine

yeah, the dude(tte) was bragging that a similar thread from yesterday hadn’t been pulled.


16 posted on 08/24/2011 3:47:23 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: radioone; onyx; MestaMachine; 2ndDivisionVet; trisham; Windflier; Virginia Ridgerunner
"Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State-provided security force (never mentioning - I imagine - that she’s packing heat herself).

By the way, she was content to return to Alaska after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.."

LOL. That's our Sarah.

Regards, Mr. Sol.

17 posted on 08/24/2011 4:29:50 PM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is amazing that after all these months, the media still can’t seem get enough of Governor Palin.....

And people say "she needs to get in and stop teasing us!!!"

Folks who say this, fail to grasp the obvious. Palin is stealing the spotlight by not moving a muscle - all the while staying far outside of the ongoing demolition derby of the early primary, AND conserving her supporters' strength and campaign dollars.

I was also worried about Palin taking so long to declare, but every day that goes by, her brilliant strategy becomes more clear.

18 posted on 08/24/2011 5:10:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: nhwingut
Karl Rove is the slimiest POS in all of politics

I hold him personally responsible for our predicament in the Senate. If he didn't sell out on Sharon Angle, Christine O'Donnell and Joe Miller there'd be 3 more Republicans and 3 less liberals.

19 posted on 08/24/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT by LoveUSA (You don't notice the night light until it gets dark.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
and yes, we recently had some shrinkage

Keep away from cold showers, swimming pools, and the ocean.

20 posted on 08/24/2011 6:12:26 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: radioone

Please KEEP POSTING THIS! Thank you. Bob


21 posted on 08/24/2011 6:23:55 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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Run Sarah, run!


22 posted on 08/25/2011 5:22:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Rove is a professional political strategist. And a major BS artist. His so-called analyses of things are really attempts to move the needle rather than explaining what is going on. What he says is fact is merely what he wants fact to be, and relies on “perception becomes reality” to influence the day.

As a political strategist, Sarah Palin cleans his clock. Rove could never get a client of his into the influential position that Palin has gotten herself into. His clients have never commanded the attention that Palin does. I’m sure in their private moments political strategists all over the country are in shock and awe as to how Palin does what she does. She is rewriting their job descriptions.


23 posted on 08/25/2011 2:57:50 PM PDT by 17ks
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