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Secretary of Defense Palin: Another reason to fear a Gingrich presidency (Flop sweat alert)
The American Prospect ^ | January 19, 2012 | Patrick Caldwell

Posted on 01/19/2012 11:56:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Newt Gingrich has staked out a string of positions over the course of the campaign that should be enough to disqualify him from holding the nation's top political office. Gingrich can't grasp the concept of separation of powers and believes the president should overrule court decisions he dislikes willy-nilly. He's in favor of child labor and peppers his speeches with race-baiting language. About the only thing Gingrich gets right is his desire to reinvest in space research.

But this statement might resonate with voters more than any of those disqualifiers:

Certainly, she’s one of the people I’d call on for advice,” Gingrich said in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I would ask her to consider taking a major role in the next administration if I’m president, but nothing has been discussed of any kind. And it wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss it at this time.

Gingrich was speaking of his new supporter Sarah Palin, one of the most disliked public figures even in this era of general political disillusionment. Vice presidential picks rarely prove consequential, but Palin's spot on the ticket may have cost John McCain as much as two percent of the national vote in 2008, according to some political scientists. In the unlikely scenario that Gingrich wins the GOP nomination, he would be unlikely to offer that same position to Palin, but even hinting at a cabinet post for Palin should be enough to derail Gingrich in a general election.


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: gingrich; military; newt; palin
From your keyboard to God's e-mail, Pat! Hahahahaha! Many here expect her to be named Energy secretary, but I see VP, DoD, Interior or Labor, if not something else important.
1 posted on 01/19/2012 11:56:52 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Vice presidential picks rarely prove consequential, but Palin's spot on the ticket may have cost John McCain as much as two percent of the national vote in 2008, according to some liberal political scientists.


Fixed...
2 posted on 01/19/2012 12:00:33 PM PST by GQuagmire
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Allen West would be preferable.

Sarah can replace Broom Hilda Solis.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 12:00:36 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

so McCain loses 51-48, instead of 53-46. Big deal.

Bush’s 25% approval and the economic collapse cost McCain way more than she ever did.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 12:01:20 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Energy secretary would be great. Not sure she’d accept any position.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 12:01:36 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Claiming that Palin cost McCain votes...ha...
Sept. 13, 2008 (Bloomberg) — Senator John McCain has drawn some of the biggest crowds of his presidential campaign since adding Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to his ticket on Aug. 29. Now officials say they can’t substantiate the figures McCain’s aides are claiming.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0808/The_Palin_effect_crowd_size.html
http://bobmccarty.com/2008/08/31/huge-crowd-welcomes-mccain-palin-to-missouri/


6 posted on 01/19/2012 12:02:23 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: jeltz25
She didn't “cost” McNutjob anything.....that dipshit wouldn't have broken 30% without her.
7 posted on 01/19/2012 12:03:46 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Gov Sarah? Energy or Interior is very logical. I think EPA is under interior, and that would mean some EPA thugs would get a queasy feeling


8 posted on 01/19/2012 12:05:13 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: An American!
“Gingrich was speaking of his new supporter Sarah Palin, one of the most disliked public figures even in this era of general political disillusionment”

Response: By liberals and socialists.

She is actually one of the most admired people in US politics. The MSM set out to denigrate her, but has not succeeded with those who can think, rather than follow the filtered opinion of the MSM.

9 posted on 01/19/2012 12:06:48 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ooooh, good one.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 12:07:06 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


11 posted on 01/19/2012 12:08:17 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Newt Gingrich has staked out a string of positions over the course of the campaign that should be enough to disqualify him from holding the nation's top political office. Gingrich can't grasp the concept of separation of powers and believes the president should overrule court decisions he dislikes willy-nilly. He's in favor of child labor and peppers his speeches with race-baiting language. About the only thing Gingrich gets right is his desire to reinvest in space research.

Wow...these are so wrong on so many levels...

12 posted on 01/19/2012 12:08:16 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: GQuagmire

Actually, I know a LOT of GOP-leaning people who shied away due to Palin.

Outside the conservative movement, she’s a joke.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 12:08:44 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually I’d prefer Allen West as SoD.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 12:09:49 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’m thinking West would be a prime pick for VP as well, since:

1) He’s already offered
2) He’s ideologically compatible with Newt
3) Deflates the racial narrative
4) He’s quite potent when he talks, but without the dominating personality Newt has
5) Good catch for Florida delegates

Could be a very potent team IMO. And sets up West to continue the legacy after Newt’s 8 years.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 12:11:45 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Secretary of Defense Palin

Only because we can't resurrect Curtis LeMay.

16 posted on 01/19/2012 12:12:22 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: BigEdLB

No, EPA is an independent agency and it’s director is a cabinet-level official. BTW, the EPA was created by President Nixon, not a Democrat.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 12:14:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: BigEdLB
I think EPA is under interior, and that would mean some EPA thugs would get a queasy feeling

I think Interior Secretary would be perfect.Those EPA thugs? They better get their resumes polished up. Knowing Sara they will be history,or facing criminal charges!

18 posted on 01/19/2012 12:15:03 PM PST by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I LOVE Newt because he is in favor of “child labor”. It is what built me into a responsible, moral person who is capable of independence.

Zero wants to put people like my parents in prison—and my grandparents etc. ALL GREAT MORAL patriots who made America great.

These government people destroying the family-—particularly power of parents—is to destroy all the qualities that create independent, moral and responsible people—people who would state how evil sodomy is. Got to eliminate these type of people.

The type of homes that created Clarence Thomas and Thomas Sowell and Ronald Reagan and Abe Lincoln, Ben Franklin, Wright Bros., Thomas Edison, Mark Twain.

All above parents would have had their children removed and been fined and put in prison for “child abuse”.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 12:17:18 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

true.
better idea than mine.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 12:18:14 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

West could be the first African-American President, as opposed to an African-Un-american President.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 12:18:27 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! Not VEEP, old timer!

Secretary of Energy would be just fine for her.

She can then run for Senator of somewhere in 2014...


22 posted on 01/19/2012 12:18:36 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Perry 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: RockinRight

The senate hearings for either one will be a circus, especially if the Democrats retain control of that body.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 12:18:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey you want to know what’s REALLY scary..Vice President Joe Biden..wait, that already happened!!


24 posted on 01/19/2012 12:21:47 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: reg45
Imagine North Korea, Iran, Syria or Venezuela acting like they do today with either person you mentioned in that role...
25 posted on 01/19/2012 12:22:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More than likely she added ten points to his number!!!


26 posted on 01/19/2012 12:23:31 PM PST by ontap
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Put Palen in charge of the energy department, West in defense, Bolton as secretary of state and so on. There is an enormous pool of strong patriotic men and women to choose from.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 12:28:51 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Those who post leftist propaganda are leftist propagandists.

28 posted on 01/19/2012 12:32:09 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gingrich was speaking of his new supporter Sarah Palin, one of the most disliked public figures even in this era of general political disillusionment.

The PDS is oozing out Patrick's ears.

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29 posted on 01/19/2012 12:39:03 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: I see my hands

Really? 2ndDV is rock-solid so i hope that lefty accusation was a joke.


30 posted on 01/19/2012 12:39:06 PM PST by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: ReneeLynn

I was just thinking that head of Department of Homeland (in)Security might be an appropriate position for Palin and a great improvement over the current head. I would trust Palin with that.


31 posted on 01/19/2012 12:42:35 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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32 posted on 01/19/2012 12:44:25 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: RockinRight
Actually, I know a LOT of GOP-leaning people who shied away due to Palin.
Outside the conservative movement, she’s a joke.


Outside of the GOP establishment the whole GOP establishment is a joke.
33 posted on 01/19/2012 12:45:41 PM PST by brent13a (Freerepublic is a great site for conservative news, if you can stomach the cop hating.)
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To: I see my hands

They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” ~ John 8:7


34 posted on 01/19/2012 12:48:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Energy


35 posted on 01/19/2012 2:23:10 PM PST by larryjohnson (USAF(Ret))
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To: rightwingextremist1776

mcnutjob...MCNUTJOB?.....say rwe76...thats a pretty harsh sobriquet RE crazy mcqueeg...and a nasty swipe at MCNUTS everywhere....none the less it is apt....so....CARRY ON LAD....
i cant imagine SAINT SARAH not enhancing any ticket PRESIDENTIAL SLATE ....give her the VP spot on the 2012 TICKET and thereby secure the future of a republican presidency for 16 years...the last 8 are presided over by ...PRESIDENT PALIN...just as sure as GOD MADE US ALL...


36 posted on 01/19/2012 3:04:44 PM PST by flat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One could say that no matter what they do. Nonetheless A=A.

37 posted on 01/19/2012 3:54:02 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: corkoman
I made an unassailably true statement. Q.E.D.

38 posted on 01/19/2012 3:56:35 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Could not agree more. Newt/West would smash Obama and the MSM! That’s what I call a two-fer!


39 posted on 01/19/2012 4:13:22 PM PST by BusyBeeLA
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