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Palin's Rumored New Home in Arizona Revives 2012 Speculation
The Atlantic ^ | May 21, 2011 | Ujala Sehgal

Posted on 05/21/2011 5:53:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin has deliberately left the question as to whether or not she will run in 2012 open. For those who believe a bid for the GOP nomination is still a possibility for her, The Arizona Republic provides some further evidence: after months of rumors, Palin may have purchased a house in Scotsdale, Arizona.

A deal on a secluded, 8,000-square-foot home in far north Scottsdale was recently closed by Safari Investments LLC for $1.695 million cash. The terms of the deal hide the identity of the owner, and when the attorney listed on the property records, Alan Kierman, was asked if Palin was the buyer, his response was an intriguing "no comment."

According to the Republic, Palin has been rumored to be considering headquartering her 2012 White House campaign in Scottsdale, if there is a campaign. A anonymous source from her camp also told Ben Smith at Politico that she would base a potential presidential campaign in Scottsdale, near where Bristol Palin recently bought a house in Maricopa. Palin has also been mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jon Kyl.

But there are many reasons why Palin might leave Alaska that have nothing to do with a bid for 2012 or a run for a seat in the Senate. Joshua Green described in The Atlantic that Palin's popularity in her home state is rapidly dwindling. A rumored Democratic poll showed her to be less popular in Alaska right now than Barack Obama. Green writes that though Palin, "still lives in Alaska, she has all but withdrawn from its public life, appearing only seldom and then usually to film her reality-television show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska."

If Alaska "has moved on" from Palin, as Green suggests, she may very well be ready to move on from Alaska. As a public figure, no doubt it is difficult for her to fly back and forth from Alaska to appearances around the country, and Arizona would be a more convenient location. There seems to be little keeping here in state. Her son Track is still in Alaska, but he recently married his high school sweetheart, People reports. Palin may also want to keep an eye on Bristol in Maricopa. Or maybe she's just sick of the cold weather.

In any event, buzz surrounding Palin's supposed purchase were enough to prompt Public Policy Polling, a Democratic company based in North Carolina, to ask Arizona voters in an automated survey whether they would like Palin to move to their state. Fifty-seven percent said no, 27 percent said yes, and 16 percent were not sure. Just like in the political polls, Palin has her work cut out for her.


TOPICS: Alaska; Arizona; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; arizona; palin; sarahpalin; scottsdale
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Funny that the Atlantic quotes Daily Kos' PPP but never mentions this poll:

Sarah Palin Leads Potential Pack of Republican Senate Candidates
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2718586/posts

I don't know why she needs a house, she lives in their heads rent-free!!

1 posted on 05/21/2011 5:53:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know why she needs a house, she lives in their heads rent-free!!

Statement of the year award should be yours 2DV!

To the point and oh so on target!

2 posted on 05/21/2011 5:58:15 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know why she needs a house, she lives in their heads rent-free!!

LOL I read about them purchasing an Arizona home months ago.. not new news

3 posted on 05/21/2011 5:58:56 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Palin gets in the race she will lead this pack of candidates immediately. The idea that she is “unelectable” is absurd. Anyone who has been around awhile and threatens the establishment suffers the same thing. Reagan was supposedly “unelectable” too. This election is Palin’s for the taking in my opinion. She is the natural candidate to unite the Republican party, movement conservatives, Tea Party folks and people generally fed up with the establishment. The economy sucks and will continue to suck right through 2012. If Palin enters, her negatives will diminish over time and she will defeat Hussein. President Palin has a nice right to it eh?


4 posted on 05/21/2011 6:00:25 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So she buys a house in Arizona. So what. These leftwingers are getting really creepy.
5 posted on 05/21/2011 6:00:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shakin’ in their boots.

But why Arizona of all places. From very cold to very hot temps
among other things. The bed of illegals?

Maybe she’ll pick Sheriff Joe for VP.
That would really loosen some screws.


6 posted on 05/21/2011 6:00:49 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So far, this seems to be a rumor spread by the liberal media. It’s certainly possible, but as yet no reason to really think it is true.

As for running in 1012, I think Sarah probably will, since I don’t see anyone else who can do the job that needs doing. But she doesn’t need to move to do so.


7 posted on 05/21/2011 6:01:45 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Run Sarah, run!


8 posted on 05/21/2011 6:02:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Clyde5445; Virginia Ridgerunner; everyone
SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST, already pinged to this similar thread about the House

9 posted on 05/21/2011 6:05:09 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moving to Arizona was like moving back to America after living in South Florida for 20+ years. Who can blame her for wanting to live here?


10 posted on 05/21/2011 6:05:20 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why buy a house when she will be moving into government housing in 2013?


11 posted on 05/21/2011 6:06:02 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Longbow1969

President Palin, first white, married, ethical/moral, mother of a non-aborted child.

Stew in that juice, lefties.


12 posted on 05/21/2011 6:07:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A rumored Democratic poll showed her to be less popular in Alaska right now than Barack Obama

the rumored democratic poll, how about the rumored gop poll that showed her very popular


13 posted on 05/21/2011 6:11:06 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Cicero

Yes she does need to move in the lower 48 for awhile if she is running, Alaska is too far to fly back and forth....renting a place is a waste of time. By the way, I heard that many Alaskans own a second home in the sunbelt area during the harsh winters of Alaska


14 posted on 05/21/2011 6:11:09 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Longbow1969

... after Obama anyone is electable.


15 posted on 05/21/2011 6:11:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So why is no one talking about the one they just purchased in West Des Moines Iowa?
16 posted on 05/21/2011 6:12:12 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Longbow1969

Wow, just wow. You even got a Reagan reference in there as well.


17 posted on 05/21/2011 6:12:48 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The terms of the deal hide the identity of the owner, and when the attorney listed on the property records, Alan Kierman, was asked if Palin was the buyer, his response was an intriguing "no comment."

Well talk about grasping at straws. Naturally the guy is going to say no comment since the deal required no disclosure of the owner, regardless of who the owner is.

18 posted on 05/21/2011 6:13:55 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Bigtigermike

Could be, of course. But I think I’ll wait and see. Arizona doesn’t have a lot of electoral votes, and it’s not a key primary state. And it’s kind of on the edge of the lower 48.


19 posted on 05/21/2011 6:17:15 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is on FOX with Judge Jeanne and called Obama our temporary leader. LOL!


20 posted on 05/21/2011 6:17:35 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: trumandogz

Because she wouldn’t be a desperate climber, like Clinton and Barack, vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard—or renting a big house in Hawaii. AZ’s a fine red state for her to adopt.


21 posted on 05/21/2011 6:17:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 4rcane

“A rumored Democratic poll”

There’s some fine journalism for you. I sure hope she runs, just to watch the leftists heads explode! Cain, Bachman, Palin, Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm


22 posted on 05/21/2011 6:18:52 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Is it not true that Scottsdale is in a little higher elevation so that it does not get as hot as some of the other parts........or is that Flagstaff?


23 posted on 05/21/2011 6:23:36 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


24 posted on 05/21/2011 6:25:53 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t help wondering what Todd thinks about a move to AZ


25 posted on 05/21/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT by famousdayandyear (On the 18th of April 75 hardly a man is now alive who remembers)
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To: Tucker39

I don;t know but AZ is warmer then what she’s lived in for years. I think that’s why she looks so good and healthy.

AZ of all places. yuk, I wouldn’t last an hour.

Been looking at Iceland. Looks good. You think I could get in there? Maybe get some food stamps and with my age, I’d have to have free healthcare of course.


26 posted on 05/21/2011 6:40:02 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: calex59

Plus there’s the small matter of “client/attorney privilege” which he could be disbarred for breach of fiduciary responsibilities.


27 posted on 05/21/2011 6:40:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com


28 posted on 05/21/2011 6:41:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After reading these Palin house buying threads, I have to say that people over analyze the hell out of things. If you live in the north and have the money, you buy a house in the south so you can escape the winters. A little winter weather can be tolerable but after a few months, it gets damn old. I’ve toyed with the idea of buying a home in AZ as well. Housing is really affordable down there at the moment. Golfing in January is appealing to me. Beats shoveling snow.


29 posted on 05/21/2011 6:45:44 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: famousdayandyear

The future First Dude can trade in his snow machine(s) for water toys and the family can enjoy the Colorado River.

I’m sure he’d be comfortable and well-received just about anywhere he goes. Seems like a genuinely great guy.


30 posted on 05/21/2011 6:48:42 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A rumored Democratic poll showed her to be less popular in Alaska right now than Barack Obama.

A "rumored Democratic poll"? Is that how the commie "media" does business now? Report on "RUMORED DEMOCRATIC POLLS"?

I think it's time to start drug testing anyone who works in the state run MSM. Those bastards are nuts! The Obama tingle has infiltrated not only their "leg" but their brains also.

31 posted on 05/21/2011 6:52:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: Bigtigermike

It sounds like this will not lead to a McGinness situation.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 6:56:15 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: FlingWingFlyer
...buzz surrounding Palin's supposed purchase were enough to prompt Public Policy Polling, a Democratic company based in North Carolina, to ask Arizona voters...

I think Ujala needs to go back to working as a cab driver, renting trailers and moving vans or working at a 7-11. He/she is an idiot. THESE ARE DemocRAT "polls" Ujala! Comprende?

33 posted on 05/21/2011 6:58:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...buzz surrounding Palin's supposed purchase were enough to prompt Public Policy Polling, a Democratic company based in North Carolina, to ask Arizona voters in an automated survey..."

Oh yeah I'll bet that was a fair sampling of likely voters.

"Hola. ¿ Hágale vota ?
¿ Hágale odia Sarah Palin también ?

34 posted on 05/21/2011 6:58:53 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

57% who said “no” are Democrat hacks and illegals.

.....mehh, come to think of it....same thing.


35 posted on 05/21/2011 7:35:13 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent post


36 posted on 05/21/2011 7:48:17 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: trumandogz

Because she is not a democrat.


37 posted on 05/21/2011 7:52:16 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: randomhero97
Wow, just wow. You even got a Reagan reference in there as well.

I'm a big Palin fan, I guess you can tell ;)

Anyway, your right to call me out. She isn't that yet, I just think she has that potential is all.

I could be wrong and I don't hold it against anyone for disagreeing, but I'm still going to argue on her behalf!

38 posted on 05/21/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Tucker39

I think Flagstaff is a little higher elevation and a little farther north, farther from the Mexican border.


39 posted on 05/21/2011 7:55:35 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Cicero
As for running in 1012, I think Sarah probably will. . . .

Kick that Aethelred the Unready out of office!

40 posted on 05/21/2011 7:59:45 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (A Bridge to the 11th Century)
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To: Tucker39

Flagstaff is North....and gets a little snow in winter....and does stay a little cooler in summer...Scottsdale....is near Phoenix....very hot in summer. Also closer to services, ie air travel.


41 posted on 05/21/2011 8:59:10 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“So she buys a house in Arizona. So what. These leftwingers are getting really creepy.”

Creepy does not even come close, least if she runs, she and her family will get SS protection.

I went to the AZ Republic’s story, some of the gentle, tolerant and peaceful liberals in the comments section are wishing and hoping she gets shot dead.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/05/21/20110521sarah-palin-home-scottsdale-arizona-brk.html

“lhall55 May-21 ...@ 3:13 PM Report abuse149

Yeb..and with any luck She will end up in someone “cross hairs”. I think she would look good mounted on the wall of that new house”

“lhall55 May-21 @ 3:15 PM Report abuse83
Yep - HATE HATE HATE HATE this F*&% B*&^% - Cant wait till she ends up in the “cross hairs” of a someone only I hope the plug her right in her mouth...”


42 posted on 05/21/2011 9:49:28 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

We live on the Colorado River and love it. Water toys are nice, but think dirt machines, miles and miles of off-road trails, and washes which are like a dirt lover’s super highway.

http://hstrial-rchambers.homestead.com/Photo_Gallery.html


43 posted on 05/21/2011 10:08:08 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: Sea Parrot

Cool. I have a vacation pad just northwest of there, at the north end of BHC. You ever try your hand at prospecting out near Oatman?


44 posted on 05/21/2011 10:46:31 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Used to take the metal detector out, never found anything but empty .22 shells and rusty nails.

But never around Oatman, too many jackasses there. (;>)


45 posted on 05/22/2011 1:49:14 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
If she does that?

Sarah on Spending, Sheriff Joe on the Illegal Aliens.

47-State Landslide. She'd lose Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Maryland.

Cheers!

46 posted on 05/22/2011 6:23:22 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Kick that Aethelred the Unready out of office!

Post of the YEAR!!!!!!!

47 posted on 05/22/2011 6:26:03 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

You forgot Vermont. :-)


48 posted on 05/22/2011 6:27:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Nice dream, but there is a slight problem. It’s called the Constitution.


49 posted on 05/22/2011 6:41:44 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Is there anyone that Obama won't toss under the bus?)
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To: who knows what evil?
All the gay men there will vote for Sarah in a futile hope of attracting Todd's attention.

Cheers!

50 posted on 05/22/2011 6:54:59 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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