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Will rivalry make Sarah Palin run? (Beyond ridiculous)
The Politico ^ | June 9, 2011 | Professor Mark J. Rozell and Paul Goldman

Posted on 06/09/2011 8:17:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Will Sarah Palin’s intensifying rivalry with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) cause the former Alaska governor to run for president?

The first female Republican vice presidential nominee clearly believes she is the one who has paid the heavy dues by bearing the brunt of the “liberal elite” attacks to help build the tea party, social conservative wing of the GOP.

Palin’s bus tour had some of the hallmarks of a primal scream: “I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else,” she said. Looking at it through her eyes, she has a point.

But in 1932, former New York Gov. Al Smith must have felt a similar jealousy — believing he tilled the fields four years earlier only to find his protégé Franklin D. Roosevelt positioned to reap the rewards.

In this same way, certain elder pols clearly felt that Sens. John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama had not waited their turn and leaped over more deserving, seasoned leaders. Though the Democrats are far more likely to jump the line than Republicans traditionally have been. And that must make all the latest attention on Bachmann doubly infuriating to Palin. Republicans are expected to wait their turn!

But Palin clearly understands that her brand would be threatened if a presidential campaign by the upstart tea party sweetheart gets traction.....

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Minnesota; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bachmann; enemedia; goldman; palin; politico4obama; politico4romney; politicomisogyny; pollutico; rivalry; romneydirtytricks; romneysorostricks; romneyspew; rozell; sarahpalin; smellthefear
Consider the source:

Paul Goldman is former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Mark J. Rozell is a professor of public policy at George Mason University.

1 posted on 06/09/2011 8:17:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, the left seems to think rivalry between Palin and Bachman is “intensifying”. It is all in their heads. They want there to be a big cat fight but there is not going to be one.


2 posted on 06/09/2011 8:20:09 PM PDT by calex59
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin/Bachmann rivalry

If they been doin' some mud slingin' they need to stop. And git right to the mud wrasslin'.

3 posted on 06/09/2011 8:21:59 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( He put... creatures... in our bodies... to control our minds.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What idiocy.


4 posted on 06/09/2011 8:22:40 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (We're stuck between Obama's policies that suck and his ineptitude that blows.)
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5 posted on 06/09/2011 8:24:20 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else,” she said.
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Doesn''t sound like Sarah. Has anyone researched where this quote came from? Or did this “author” make it up out of whole cloth.

It just doesn’ sound like something Sarah would say.

6 posted on 06/09/2011 8:24:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

The pitiful writers *MADE IT UP*.


7 posted on 06/09/2011 8:25:41 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


8 posted on 06/09/2011 8:26:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Venturer
Just more MSM trying to bait her into doing something before she is ready.

Gov. Palin is extremely disciplined and she is going to do what she wants to do it when she wants to do it. Period.

9 posted on 06/09/2011 8:26:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I beg to differ with the first sentence. There has been no mounting competition from Sarah’s standpoint. Sarah has not hired a viscious old RINO retread to attack Michelle. It’s just the opposite. Michelle has been paying for a hatchet job to be done on Sarah, who has not yet even declared her candidacy. If there is any blame, or anything untoward going on, the criticism should be aimed at Michelle; not Sarah. The opening sentence, as-written, seems to be blaming Sarah for whatever increase in tensions there may be.


10 posted on 06/09/2011 8:26:48 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Venturer

I couldn’t find it in anywhere on the internet except for repostings of this article.


11 posted on 06/09/2011 8:27:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: Venturer

“I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else,” she said.
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Doesn’’t sound like Sarah. Has anyone researched where this quote came from? Or did this “author” make it up out of whole cloth.
It just doesn’ sound like something Sarah would say.


Fiction from the demented.


12 posted on 06/09/2011 8:27:35 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Venturer

Wanna bet that this “comment” was not recorded? LOL Bob


13 posted on 06/09/2011 8:27:53 PM PDT by alstewartfan (When you're fresh out of lawyers, you don't know how good it's gonna feel! Al Stewart)
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To: Venturer
He's probably “channeling” Gov. Palin. It's a technique they use more and more these days, and some of the sheeple will assume she actually said it. Kind of like “I can see Russia from house” and all that.
14 posted on 06/09/2011 8:28:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: Venturer
He's imagining what Sarah is thinking. Not even close. Sarah has had nothing but positive things to say about MB. When asked, she did mention that she had more executive experience but that's been it. Any sniping has come from the MB side with remarks from her campaign manager Rollins that she hasn't refudiated.
15 posted on 06/09/2011 8:32:52 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Beyond Ridiculous? This is past that. I saw it at the checkout in the grocery store today.

Sarah Palin’s Divorce Shocker

http://www.globemagazine.com/story/676

16 posted on 06/09/2011 8:34:07 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Tucker39

MB is disgraceful, and she claims to be a Christian? Attacking her sister in Christ Sarah Palin, who has campaigned for her....MB is behaving like a tramp, I have no use for her!


17 posted on 06/09/2011 8:35:14 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT...PALIN/HOLTZ 2012)
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m glad that my local supermarket recently decided to get rid of ALL of the supermarket tabloids.


18 posted on 06/09/2011 8:40:00 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: ari-freedom

The writer was projecting what Sarah Palin’s tour bus was all all about...Palin never said “I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else,”


19 posted on 06/09/2011 8:52:53 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Diogenesis

Champagne, ice cream, and smart food? Ballin.


20 posted on 06/09/2011 9:09:02 PM PDT by andyk (Interstate <> Intrastate)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Being so accustomed to have robots as constituents, again the media and the left try to "assign" personality traits to people to serve their propaganda purposes.

After days of the media not knowing whether to scratch their ass or wind their watch in trying to keep up with Palin, all of a sudden this numbnuts thinks he's got her all figured out. However, democrats prove daily that their claim to elitist mental prowess is part of their utopian dream.

I am convinced that Palin knows full well what challenges she would face as President - especially in era of a hostile American media. Don't think she hasn't had the time and drive to analyze it from most every angle.

They're down to reading her emails now to try and find the final "got'cha", as everything they've tried so far bounced back in their faces.

Comedians are threatening to assassinate her, the GOP good 'ol boys are in the smokey back rooms trying to figure out how to keep a "girl" out of the boys club, and the media is (get this) "feeling disrespected" by her. What a hoot.

Whether she wins - or even runs - the spectacle of her driving them bananas with a big grin on her face is one to behold.

It's become like a give scavenger hunt for the MSM of "who will find the fatal blow on Sarah". They've tried most every angle, yet she just gets more popular, and more powerful every day.

As Alaska's governor, she cleaned up her own party first, no doubt the looming dread hanging over the GOP-E (elites) like Karl Rove, et al.

If she wins, proper protocol will naturally dictate that more female Secret Service personnel will be buzzing around the White House - just keep them at a safe distance from Bill Clinton and for God's sake don't give Anthony Weiner their Twitter ID's.

So, as a motorcade of media tag along behind Sarah's bus - cussing her all the way for starting a "media frenzy" - we can witness the opus of the sissified and cowardly males left in Congress who just can't bring themselves to say "no" to the democrats.

But Palin will not tell them "no"...she will tell them "hell no".

But for now, Br'er Sarah...she lay low....
21 posted on 06/09/2011 9:09:49 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Tucker39
I beg to differ with the first sentence. There has been no mounting competition from Sarah’s standpoint. Sarah has not hired a viscious old RINO retread to attack Michelle. It’s just the opposite. Michelle has been paying for a hatchet job to be done on Sarah, who has not yet even declared her candidacy. If there is any blame, or anything untoward going on, the criticism should be aimed at Michelle; not Sarah. The opening sentence, as-written, seems to be blaming Sarah for whatever increase in tensions there may be.

Neither one, has ever said anything negative about the other, and they have both suggested that they are friends (which makes Ed Rollins idiotic rant even more stupid).

Bachman herself has always said positive things about Palin, and vice versa, this is pure stupidity.

22 posted on 06/09/2011 9:51:45 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: ari-freedom
Its bull, here is a Palin response....

http://sarahpac.com/posts/setting-the-record-straight-about-false-quotes-attributed-to-governor-palin

23 posted on 06/09/2011 9:59:11 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: PaleoBob

http://sarahpac.com/posts/setting-the-record-straight-about-false-quotes-attributed-to-governor-palin


24 posted on 06/09/2011 10:00:26 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Venturer

http://sarahpac.com/posts/setting-the-record-straight-about-false-quotes-attributed-to-governor-palin


25 posted on 06/09/2011 10:00:53 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Sonny M

of course, the “quote” will be repeated as fact by thousands of bloggers and journalists...


26 posted on 06/09/2011 10:10:44 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: ari-freedom
Yep, utter junk.

Occasionally they do hit one that is right, but the odds are very bad.

27 posted on 06/09/2011 10:23:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: ari-freedom
of course, the “quote” will be repeated as fact by thousands of bloggers and journalists...

And then believed many many more who will never see the retraction that that lib rag the Politico will surely make only after the damage has been done.

28 posted on 06/09/2011 11:37:50 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: ari-freedom

Isn’t it libel to claim (with quote marks) something said which wasn’t?

Sarah should sue.


29 posted on 06/09/2011 11:38:51 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Doofer

Man that post of mine didn’t come out right, but you know what I mean...


30 posted on 06/09/2011 11:39:14 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Retraction Request: Politico Fabricates Palin Quote in New Hit Piece

Friday, June 10, 2011 12:07:33 AM · by Syncro · 4 replies
BigJournalism.com ^ | Jun 9th 2011 at 10:12 pm | Retracto, the Correction Alpaca
Politico knew they likely wouldn’t get a quote from Sarah Palin for the latest hit piece they published so they made one up. One of the authors is the former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virgina.Politico wrote: Will Sarah Palin’s intensifying rivalry with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) cause the former Alaska governor to run for president?The first female Republican vice presidential nominee clearly believes she is the one who has paid the heavy dues by bearing the brunt of the “liberal elite” attacks to help build the tea party, social conservative wing of the GOP.Palin’s bus tour had some...

31 posted on 06/10/2011 12:18:51 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Sonny M

Cant she sue this SOB.?


32 posted on 06/10/2011 2:18:44 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's been Michele doing the backstabbing (through Ed Rollins), not Sarah. I have donated on a fairly regular basis to Michele Bachmann in the past but will never do so again.
33 posted on 06/10/2011 10:13:02 PM PDT by bwc2221
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