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Report: Sarah Palin to Base Campaign in Scottsdale
KSAZ-TV ^ | March 9, 2011

Posted on 03/09/2011 7:48:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

SCOTTSDALE - Members of Sarah Palin's camp are considering basing her presidential campaign in Scottsdale, according to Politico.com.

She hasn't yet decided whether she will run, but Politico reports that sources within her camp think Scottsdale is a top headquarters location.

For one, Palin's daughter Bristol bought a home in Maricopa a few months ago.

In the wake of the Tucson shootings, Palin was blasted for a "crosshairs map" she released during the 2010 election that marked Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson as a Democratic to vote out. Some critics connected that rhetoric to the shooting, later leading her to release a Facebook video condemning the attack.

By setting up shop in Scottsdale, Palin could combat any lingering suggestions that her fiery political discourse somehow influenced the suspect in Giffords' shooting, Politico contends.

Arizona also leans Republican, and the Tea Party movement, of which Sarah Palin is identified with, is strong here. Last fall, Palin made a surprise visit at a Tea Party Express rally in Phoenix.

So why not stay in Alaska? No doubt travel between Alaska and the 48 continental states is tedious, and the time difference is another obstacle -- all things that Palin learned the hard way during her 2008 stint as a Vice President candidate on McCain's ticket.

Read more from Politico »

What do you think of this idea? Would you support Palin if she ran for president, and do you think Arizona is a good campaign headquarters location? Leave us a comment below.


TOPICS: Alaska; Arizona; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; arizona; freepressforpalin; giffords; mccain; mccainii; palin; sarahpalin; scottsdale
I trust the Politico about as far as I can throw them underwater, but even the National Enquirer was right about John Edwards, so who knows?
1 posted on 03/09/2011 7:48:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I belive C4P is dubunking it...


2 posted on 03/09/2011 7:52:09 PM PST by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
(BTW, praying for you.)

This may explain:

1. Bristol bought a house in AZ

2. Secret meeting with Jan Brewer while the latter was on vacation (possible VP pick?)

The mystery continues...

3 posted on 03/09/2011 7:53:42 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ben Smith over at Politico updated his story as follows:

UPDATE: SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford emails, “There has been no decision about where a campaign would be based.”

4 posted on 03/09/2011 7:53:52 PM PST by Al B.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wish she would base camp deep in the heart of Texas!


5 posted on 03/09/2011 7:54:55 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

probably more to do with being close to Bristol than Giffords or even mcCain.


6 posted on 03/09/2011 7:55:15 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can only imagine the comments at politico will be all negative? It`s not a place I visit.

I hope it`s true that she is seriously considering. I hope she has already decided to run!


7 posted on 03/09/2011 7:55:42 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 PLEASE LORD)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But.. but... but..

She can't run!

She's ineluctable!

8 posted on 03/09/2011 8:04:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: All

As long as she stays away from Juan McPain...


9 posted on 03/09/2011 8:06:26 PM PST by az_gila
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To: Friendofgeorge

IIRC, it’s one of the homes of the journ-o-listers that ran a list-serve dedicated to brainstorming attacks and smears on Gov. Palin, so a huge grain of salt is needed whenever they report on her.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 8:09:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Well who says one has to be electable to run? Howard Dean was a huge front-runner.
11 posted on 03/09/2011 8:10:05 PM PST by byteback
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To: byteback
Well who says one has to be electable to run?

I didn't say "unelectable."

I said...

ineluctable

12 posted on 03/09/2011 8:11:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: byteback

argh...


13 posted on 03/09/2011 8:11:48 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So why not stay in Alaska? No doubt travel between Alaska and the 48 continental states is tedious,


And they say Sarah is dumb, bet she knows that Alaska is on the same continent as the other 48 states.


14 posted on 03/09/2011 8:23:06 PM PST by momto6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could and would support Palin for President and I don’t care where she bases his campaign HQ.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 8:23:20 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Ticonderoga34
I could and would support Palin for President and I don’t care where she bases his campaign HQ.

That should read "her campaign HQ".

Its late at night. I'm though posting.
16 posted on 03/09/2011 8:25:01 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Ticonderoga34
She should rent a little office in SanFran just to make the Tards act out.
It would give her leverage in the eyes of America when the windows
are all broken, and bullets are sent through the windows. Of course, she
shouldn't have it manned, just there.
17 posted on 03/09/2011 8:28:12 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: backwoods-engineer
MY PREFERENCES:

Sarah PALIN – President
John BOLTON – VP

Steve Forbes – Sec. of State
General Patraeus – Sec. of Defense
Mark Levin – Attorney General
Thomas Sowell – Sec. of Treasury
Jan Brewer – Sec. of Homeland Security

Dept. of Veteran Affairs – Merge with Defense
Dept. of Interior – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Commerce – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Transportation – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Health & Human Services – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Agriculture – Merge with Treasury

Dept. of Education – ABOLISH
Dept. of Energy – ABOLISH
Dept. of Labor – ABOLISH
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development – ABOLISH

18 posted on 03/09/2011 8:29:30 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: MaxMax

Life size poster in the window.

19 posted on 03/09/2011 8:30:11 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Politico:The prospect of Sarah Palin running for president is, increasingly, dismissed by a political class that sees her facing weak poll numbers -- especially in key early states -- and doing nothing to correct them or to build the infrastructure for a run. But I'm told Palin's camp is, at least, holding preliminary talks about how a campaign would look if she decides to run. One early decision, a source says: It would be based in Scottsdale, Arizona, very near where Bristol Palin recently bought a house in Maricopa.

Ben Smith just writing stuff to make deadline. There is no evidence she is running. Some vague insider talking about what a campaign might look like? The only reason they have for picking Scottsdale is because Bristol lives there? What a bunch of BS. More wishful thinking from the left for a Sarah run.

20 posted on 03/09/2011 8:35:40 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“Secret meeting with Jan Brewer while the latter was on vacation (possible VP pick?)” - backwoods-engineer

Hummmmm... :)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2685844/posts?page=24#24


21 posted on 03/09/2011 8:37:19 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: leprechaun9
Hear, Hear! Great choices. What a dream team and yes, get rid of those depts. Can't wait until these socialists/communists are gone and the American adults are back in power. Will take several generations to get America back on track but Sarah et al can and will do it!
22 posted on 03/09/2011 8:37:45 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: leprechaun9

I think your plan is a keeper, especially everything under ABOLISH.


23 posted on 03/09/2011 9:12:41 PM PST by Colonel Blimp
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m in Scottsdale and this makes a lot of sense. Alaska is as far from the East Coast as Europe. Arizona has cheap office space, good connections and cheap airfares to the rest of the country, good weather that helps avoid flight delays, and a very Palin-friendly political climate. Scottsdale and Paradise Valley are full of wealthy Republicans who would love to host fund-raisers for her. We’d love to have her.


24 posted on 03/09/2011 9:46:26 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Wherever she plants there will start a grass roots wildfire that won’t be extinguished...

The intelligent, educated conservatives (pharisees) are huddling and murmuring.

Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools.


25 posted on 03/09/2011 10:06:16 PM PST by One Name
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To: ari-freedom

She would be smart to stay as far from McCain as possible.


26 posted on 03/09/2011 10:12:20 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Matchett-PI

And the wise move would be to pick a VP nominee 2 years out from the election instead of addressing her rapidly increasing disapprovals. VP’s are chosen right before or during the convention for a reason. So that the nominee can stand out alone and promote themselves. What if Brewer becomes radioactive? It would sink Palin. Remember Tom Eagleton? She needs to focus on getting a ground game together.


27 posted on 03/09/2011 10:29:24 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ccmay
We’d love to have her.

And think of the boost to business in the overall Phoenix area!

WOOHOO!


28 posted on 03/10/2011 3:50:54 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

I guess this could be the reason behind Governor Brewers recent visit to Alaska. I’d love to see her set up shot here in the area.


29 posted on 03/10/2011 3:53:33 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think its a good idea, anyone from Alaska is usually viewed as being out of touch with the lower 48, and Sarah Palin will not become like Pelosi commuting on the taxpayers dime eating truffled chocolates.


30 posted on 03/10/2011 3:55:37 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Additionally, Arizona borders three of the keys states that need to be flipped to beat Obama. New Mexico, Nevada, and the peoples republic of Colorado.


31 posted on 03/10/2011 4:54:27 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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