Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Palin Was Terrific
The American Spectator ^ | January 17, 2011 | Quin Hillyer

Posted on 01/17/2011 8:15:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

I continue to believe that Sarah Palin is not yet qualified to be president, but my admiration for her continues to grow. Her interview with Sean Hannity, just aired, was almost pitch-perfect. It was dignified. It was well-modulated. It was strong. And it was thoughtful. She kept her composure even as Hannity put on the screen some of the vilest, most vicious attacks against her -- the sorts of things that were so bad that if they were said about me they might shake me to my core. She explained her thought process after hearing about the shooting in Tucson, and explained the timing of her videotaped message, and explained her use of the term "blood libel." She insisted, rightly, that strong and honest -- but respectful -- political debate should not be stifled, and noted that it only seems like the right is asked to stifle its views. She was correct on all counts.

The truth is, there is almost nothing this lady has ever done or said that merits the sorts of venomous vitriol to which she has been subjected. Her rhetoric is sharp but not hateful. Her views -- and even more, her actual record -- are mainstream conservative, not extremist. And her story of a plucky, self-made rise from unlikely (for a politician) origins, on the basis of hard work and gumption, is remarkably admirable. And, frankly, whom has she hurt along the way? The feelings of those who are appalled that she wouldn't abort her Downs Syndrome baby? The ideology of those who thought she should force her daughter to get an abortion? The corrupt old-boy network who plagued (and effectively robbed) Alaska....

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; arizona; beat2death; duplicate; elections; freepressforpalin; giffords; groundhogday; hannity; incaseyoumissedit; letsreaditagain; obama; palin; politics; rerunpost; samethreadagain; sarahpalin; searchisyourfriend; spammingfr; tucson
She's my choice.
1 posted on 01/17/2011 8:15:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
The very fact that state-run media obsesses over Sarah Palin tells you who they fear.

You gotta ask yourself: "Why are they so afraid of her?"

The answer, of course, is because they know that she is eminently electable, and that her election would mark the beginning of the end of their authoritarian-socialist dreams.

ineluctable

2 posted on 01/17/2011 8:17:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mine too!!!! Keeping her and her family in prayer. Most important thing we can do.


3 posted on 01/17/2011 8:17:18 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I continue to believe that Sarah Palin is not yet qualified to be president...

And I continue to believe that the author is a pin-head.

4 posted on 01/17/2011 8:20:01 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: E. Pluribus Unum

Did you see the guy on Hannity tonight? The far left are out of their minds. Now they are trying to blame Sarah for the type of rhetoric that was thrown at her. It was Chuckie Schumers(sp?) campaign manager I think. I was yelling so loud at the tv my hubby was getting scared...lol I could not get over how they were trying to twist this now to blame Sarah for the lying rhetoric against her. It was more then appalling it was obscene.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 8:22:20 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really worry that someone is going to take a shot at her.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 8:22:20 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MsLady

I want her and her family to get some good personal protection agents (aka “bodyguards”) and armed security for their home.


7 posted on 01/17/2011 8:22:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup.

Only got to see part of it but she did very well, and while Hannity wasn’t adversarial, the questions certainly were not softball ones.

What should register with everyone is how reslilent and strong this woman is. After all the crap they’ve thrown at her, all the personal stuff, the smears, and the flat-out lies that she later gets called “thin-skinned” for setting the record straight about - - she hangs right in there.

If you ever wanted to see a preview of what a President would be like under the stress of that 3AM phone call, just watch Sarah Palin in action.


8 posted on 01/17/2011 8:25:11 PM PST by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dump the 'Messiah'

Elect 'MissSarah' . . .
9 posted on 01/17/2011 8:32:29 PM PST by trailz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no doubt she is the real deal.
Question is, can she outrun the propaganda in the eyes of Joe Schlub and Suzy Sweatpants?


10 posted on 01/17/2011 8:32:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more they attack her, the more opportunities she has to show her strength.


11 posted on 01/17/2011 8:33:44 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I continue to believe that Sarah Palin is not yet qualified to be president . . . .

Get over yourself, Quinn. A LOT of conservatives are WAAAAY ahead of you and ready to make her our next president in 2012!!

Mark your calendar!

12 posted on 01/17/2011 8:44:51 PM PST by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: trailz

Her parents named her well—Sarah means “Princess.”


13 posted on 01/17/2011 8:47:44 PM PST by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope they have it. God will also protect her and her family, we need to keep her and her family in prayer. This is getting scary. The left doesn’t seems to have a shortage of violent mentally disturbed people on their side.


14 posted on 01/17/2011 8:49:20 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy
I really worry that someone is going to take a shot at her.

I do, too. The leftists' messiah has fallen, they want for someone to be sacrificed, and Sarah is their first choice.

If it happened, the underlying message of MSM coverage would be "Sarah Palin got some of her own medicine. Ha, ha, ha! And the days of civilized political discourse would be over.

I'm glad that Sarah now has some money, and I hope she spends plenty of it on her own security.

When she speaks in public, her supporters should look less at Sarah and more at their neighbors in the crowd.

15 posted on 01/17/2011 8:49:59 PM PST by TChad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: MsLady

If they don’t, I implore them to contact me, because I have a recommendation. I’ve worked in security off-and-on since 1978.


16 posted on 01/17/2011 8:51:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
The truth is, there is almost nothing this lady has ever done or said that merits the sorts of venomous vitriol to which she has been subjected.

Almost nothing? Name one thing she has ever said or done that does merit the venomous vitriol, lies and threats she has been subjected to, Quinn.

17 posted on 01/17/2011 8:57:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Whom has she hurt along the way?

She's hurt the Dems, the Republican Elite, and the lamestream Media, all of whom hate her. They're scared silly of her and the Tea Party - much more so than of Islamic terrorists (see reaction to Major Hassan).

The political elites were not amused by the drastic losses that Democrat insiders incurred in the Congress, Governorships, and State Legislatures, or by losses old-time Republicans incurred in the primaries.

Sarah Palin is a Joan of Arc type figure, inspiring newcomers to run for office and kick out old-time, corrupt politicians.

18 posted on 01/17/2011 8:59:46 PM PST by BusterBear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
>"I continue to believe that Sarah Palin is not yet qualified to be president, "

She's far more qualified than the current usurper!

19 posted on 01/17/2011 9:06:20 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give her a little time, Quin, and you might just be surprised one day to realize that she is, indeed, qualified to be President.


20 posted on 01/17/2011 9:07:36 PM PST by SuziQ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought she did a great job.


21 posted on 01/17/2011 9:09:10 PM PST by Texas56
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JaguarXKE
I continue to believe that Sarah Palin is not yet qualified to be president... And I continue to believe that the author is a pin-head.

Yeah, i guess he thinks Obambi is qualified, eh?

22 posted on 01/17/2011 9:15:36 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: eaglesiniowa

I continue to believe that Quin Hillyer is not a qualified, objective writer, but my admiration for him, in fighting his own Elitist beliefs, continues to grow.


23 posted on 01/17/2011 11:19:48 PM PST by Rational Thought
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; Brices Crossroads; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Lakeshark; Virginia Ridgerunner; ...
The author from a previous essay --- his concluding *reasoning* why she's still not ready:

By historical standards, Sarah Palin is extremely young to be considered for president. In 2024, a full 14 years from now, she will be still be four years younger than the elder George Bush was when he became president in 1988.

The problem with Palin is that she's not ready for the presidency. The promise of Palin is that she has plenty of time to prepare -- if, that is, she and her fans will both accept the prudential virtue of patience. Sometimes progress requires a pause. And the perspicacity to use it productively."

In this essay, he's right in her defense and praise f her, but like all the weenies, he stops short, so his words are almost meaningless.

Time is of the essence. Our Republic is at stake.

Tick Tock.

24 posted on 01/17/2011 11:45:09 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

nice piece...


25 posted on 01/18/2011 3:01:47 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx; All
Hmmmm....Quin Hillyer...now where have I heard that name before.

Oh yeah...

Palin's Dereliction of Duty

The Problem With Palin

With the winds shifting in Sarah's favor, he's now trying to climb on the bandwagon he had no problem shooting at this time last year.

26 posted on 01/18/2011 3:38:23 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: TChad
If it happened, the underlying message of MSM coverage would be "Sarah Palin got some of her own medicine. Ha, ha, ha! And the days of civilized political discourse would be over.

I think a lot of people would interpret it as "the left chooses suicide".

27 posted on 01/18/2011 4:34:08 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm guessing maybe that even if they have security, they may not say so. I will say one thing, I've never seen her look like that. She's was clearly upset. I sure in the heck would be. The safety of my kids and family would be my biggest concern. How can these people threaten her like this? It's evil. I also believe those that threatened her on twitter should be arrested, thrown off twitter. And well, if it was up to me, they wouldn't be allowed back on the internet for quite some time. The death threats are more then disgusting. The bible says what comes out of your mouth is what's in your heart.

I realize that heated rhetoric comes from both sides. But, the left hands down, has got us bet by a million to one when it comes to hateful, lying, evil speech.

28 posted on 01/18/2011 4:47:51 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx

Months ago, I wrote a pretty harsh rebuttal of one of Hillyer’s attacks on Palin, so I am wary of him. I did hear him a few months back on Mark Levin and the two seemed like old friends, which definitely makes me feel better about him.

The two observations I have taken away from this Tuscon tragedy and Sarah Palin’s “pitch perfect” (Hillyer’s phrase, borrowed from David Broder, who called her message—in a burst of alliterative flourish— “pitch perfect populism”) response to it is that two figures—one major (Michael Savage) and the other minor (Quin Hillyer) have confessed that they were re-appraising their former dim views of Governor Palin. In other words, the left’s tactic of trying to link Palin with Tuscon has backfired. And her brilliant and dignified responses to it have intensified the effect.

The leftists detest her, but they can’t stop talking and writing about her both because: 1) She is likely to run and win, thereby ending their grip on power; and 2) Perhaps even more importantly, she is personally interesting-—a larger than life figure awash in a sea of political pygmies.


29 posted on 01/18/2011 6:31:43 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: MsLady; onyx; Brices Crossroads

There is an active prayer thread going on for Sarah, sorry I don’t have a link. Onyx does, or Brices Crossroads.


30 posted on 01/18/2011 6:35:22 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Judith Anne

Thanks, I was wondering about that.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 6:36:47 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: MsLady; onyx; Brices Crossroads

Okay, I got it, here you are:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2656700/posts

A bunch of us are concerned. This is a case where vitriol may spur a nutball into action...


32 posted on 01/18/2011 6:40:12 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Judith Anne

Found it, thank you again :)


33 posted on 01/18/2011 6:49:38 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Judith Anne

I agree, and if the left has done nothing else, it produces some of the most vile, demented people I’ve ever seen in my life. This is what happens to people who live godless lives.


34 posted on 01/18/2011 7:00:35 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: MsLady

If you pm Onyx, she will put you on her ping list and remind you to pray for Sarah Palin each day.

God bless, FRiend.


35 posted on 01/18/2011 10:14:01 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Judith Anne

Thanks, I just mailed her :)


36 posted on 01/18/2011 10:22:34 AM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE :”Her interview with Sean Hannity, just aired, was almost pitch-perfect. It was dignified. It was well-modulated. It was strong. And it was thoughtful. She kept her composure even as Hannity put on the screen some of the vilest, most vicious attacks against her — the sorts of things that were so bad that if they were said about me they might shake me to my core.

Yes, and Hannity can be quite aggressive and annoying during an interview, but she stood her ground never blinking an eye. Handling this stressful situation is proof that she cant stand up to the world's worst dictators and stare them down.

37 posted on 01/18/2011 7:39:11 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry : “Handling this stressful situation is proof that she CAN stand up to the world’s worst dictators and stare them down”

typo


38 posted on 01/18/2011 7:53:11 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: calcowgirl; indylindy; pissant; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
There was a little bit of unintentional humor during the interview in a reply to Hannity’s question, it came in :

HANNITY:
And the second one was the term — “but especially within hours of the tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.” And, you know, some of your critics saying, you didn't know the historical significance. ....

PALIN: I don't know how the heck they would know if whether I did or didn't know the term “blood libel,” nobody has ever asked me

39 posted on 01/19/2011 5:59:02 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sickoflibs

Typo, eh? ;-)


40 posted on 01/19/2011 9:54:11 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker
RE :”Typo, eh? ;-)

YES, she stood up to Hannity and kept her composure. Didn't you read the post? If she was president in 1933 there never would have been another World War,.

41 posted on 01/19/2011 10:06:27 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson