Skip to comments.The Model Political Spouse: Todd Palin can handle another campaign
Posted on 05/15/2011 8:48:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Jim Palin met both me and calamari for the first time at lunch last month at Evangelos, the best Italian restaurant in Wasilla, Alaska. Jim Palin, Todds father, has been hunting and fishing in his state for almost 50 years, but somehow he had never crossed paths with a squid, alive or fried. As for reporters from the lamestream media, he had met a few, but had never actually sat down to break bread with one before.
I had come to lunch hoping to learn a little about Jims elusive son, Todda figure of enduring fascination who just might, if Sarah Palin decides to make a presidential run, become the countrys first first husband.
Jim Palin, retired general manager of the local electric company and a Phil Donahue look-alike, talks about how Todd won Alaskas Iron Dog snowmobile race four timesmaking him a legendary local badass. We talk about his sons basketball prowessTodd was a star on the boys varsity in Wasilla, and played for Missouri Valley Collegeand how he would fare in a one-on-one matchup with the president. Up against Obama? Jims blue eyes sparkled behind his bifocals. Interesting question. Lets just say that Todd would handle himself pretty well. What Jim doesnt much want to discuss is Sarahs political career. He says that he will, of course, support Sarah if she runs. But I got the distinct impression he believes she wont. Todds close friends are hoping, for his sake, that she doesnt.....
(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...
Their fear of her is delicious to me, like a perfectly cooked prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce.
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
Is that it? Looks like the article cut off in mid-stream, not that I need to read the rest of the story since it’ll be more barely biased tripe hoping she doesn’t run and certainly not win.
” (Both Todd and Sarah had made it clear they didnt want to talk to me.)”
Gee, what a shock. He makes the Palin’s out to be living in two separate places on the same property. Todd has his own space. Geez, there must be something wrong with that!
the sotry had no ending. sometimes I wonder if the writers at newsweek no how to write.
no i know that. I went to the link. the story itself has no ending. It just cuts off in the middle. Like the writer got bored or something.
I love how the writer uses the term “Palin compound” like she’s Osama Bin Laden or something. I mean, compond is only used with terrorists or the Kennedys after the rape case back in the 90s.
Not positive though to see his father say he doesn’t think she’ll run. When you hear similar things from Franklin Graham and Greta Van Susteren it adds up.
That was all before Huckabee stood down, though. Things are a bit easier without him in the race. I think she’s reluctant and she’d rather have someone one she could support. But I still think she has the drive and ambition. I think she’ll wait until the summer and if no one has really taken off and things still look open, I could see her getting in.
I’ve always found Todd interesting. I don’t want to use the term whipped but he always seems rather differential and subdued around her. Maybe it’s just that quiet strength, stoicism. They seem such opposites personality-wise.
Ever hear about the Obama compound in Chicago? The Clinton compound in Chappaqua? The Bush compound in Crawford or Kennebunkport? The McCain compound in Sedona? Both Bush, McCain and Reagan for that matter all had “ranches”. Newsweek says Palin has a compound like she’s living in Abbotabad or something.
No wonder Sarah or Todd didn’t want to talk to him. He sure makes a lot of ASS umptions don’t he?
His father DIDN’T say that. The “journalist” “assumed” it.
Goes out into what he calls Todd's separate wing - and goes into the plane hanger. Duh...
They aren't living separate...they have separate wings for their separate activities...
she does her broadcasting from the main building - that takes up room. He does things, like his plane and snow ‘machines’ that require a lot of maintenance - noisy, dirty maintenance.
Love the snide remark about the rusty old trucks etc...
They didn't want to see him? boo hoo. they must already know what a poor excuse for a reporter he is. Dad Palin should have ignored him and NOT have taken him to the house. And you notice he used the worst photo I've ever seen of Todd. You'd have to work hard to get a bad pic of that man. Another trick the lameStream type uses.
From the supposed unbiased journalist: “But I got the distinct impression he believes she wont.”
And to even insinuate that Todd Palin MIGHT be “whipped” is ridiculous and misogynistic. How many wives go “reluctantly” into the White House? Including Laura Bush.
Is it so hard to imagine that a strong man who obviously loves his wife is no less a man?
“You’d have to work hard to get a bad pic of that man.”
Oh, hear hear! and amen. And everystuff.
well, he said he got the distinct impression and also mentioned hearing from some of Todd’s friends, although they said they were hoping she doesn’t. If they knew one way or the other they wouldn’t be hoping. And it sounds like they think she will or why would they be hoping she doesn’t. If they thought she wouldn’t run there’d be no need to hope.
The bigger ones for me were Greta and Franklin Graham. They know her as well as anyone in the media and have spent time with her and if they don’t think so I think that’s telling. Maybe she’s just at keeping secrets. After all, no one had any clue we were trailing OBL for the last year and were right on his tail.
But the use of the word compound just jumped out at me.
Ping the list, please!
probably the wrong word to use. He just seems so quiet and reserved and she’s the opposite. You’re right that in politics we’re all used to alpha males and more laid back and reserved wives and I guess it just stands out when you see it in reverse.
Anyone who has read Sarah’s books know that Todd is her rock.
Her own Mother and Father said they have no idea as to her poilitcal plans. I believe them, so why should I think Greta or anyone else knows.
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