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Palin says she was doing her civic duty (Has jury duty)
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer / The Politico ^ | June 22, 2011

Posted on 06/22/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Via POLITICO's Juana Summers, Sarah Palin is throwing water on reports she'd ditched her "One Nation" bus tour, with a Facebook post saying she will be performing her civic duty:

"As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I'm looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan."

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


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bustour; freepress4palin; juryduty; onenation; palin; pds; sarahpalin; waronsarah
Watch the jourbalists turn this into a scandal of some kind.
1 posted on 06/22/2011 6:33:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PDS - “PALIN IS A BIASED JOURER!!!”


2 posted on 06/22/2011 6:35:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Journalists would be happy to make a scandal out of anything under the sun, except for the misdoings of democrats.


3 posted on 06/22/2011 6:36:02 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The PDS Pantsload Patrol thoroughly humiliated themselves with this today, completely and utterly unaided.

It. Was. So. MADE. Of. Awesome. ;)

4 posted on 06/22/2011 6:38:10 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were guilty, I surely wouldn’t want her on my jury!

I can’t imagine that any lawyer for either side would want her on the jury. The court house would become a mob scene....


5 posted on 06/22/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is doing a terrible thing by actually performing jury duty? If she got out of it by lying and scamming like a lot of people do, they’d be cracking her about that. I say the media sucks.


6 posted on 06/22/2011 6:40:23 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: basil

i’m sure she could get out of it if she wanted. it does seem like she’d bring more attention than was needed. unless she already did it and it’s over with. I think Gov Palin would rate a not guilty among freepers.


7 posted on 06/22/2011 6:44:39 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She gave them enough rope to hang their credibility and objectivism!!!


8 posted on 06/22/2011 6:44:46 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Osama and Obama both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Could be a plan devised by leftists in the legal professon to tie her down in some long trial to keep her away from the presidential race.


9 posted on 06/22/2011 6:46:44 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

3 weeks ago I thought she was definitely running, now I’m 50/50 on it. It feels like she’s losing momentum honestly. I wish she’d announce tomorrow.


10 posted on 06/22/2011 6:48:30 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: basil

I with you. I could see the defense using it.

I’m assuming she’s only talking about jury selection where I think either side would want her removed.


11 posted on 06/22/2011 6:50:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Teflonic
If you were charged and knew you were guilty, would you want Sarah Palin on your jury?
12 posted on 06/22/2011 6:51:08 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, typical. The media puts out headlines to trash her (’quitting’ her bus tour), and the usual message-board scumbags use it as an excuse to pile on. All the while, she’s up in her home state fulfilling her civic duty.

I’m pretty much to the point that nothing could cheer me more than the sight of these media slugs all hanging by their necks from lampposts, from coast to coast. God knows they richly deserve such a fate.


13 posted on 06/22/2011 6:54:07 PM PDT by greene66
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To: jsdjason

Patience Danian-San........wax on, wax off


14 posted on 06/22/2011 6:56:19 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

June 1, ABC News, in part:

Palin confirmed that she’s going to Boston after New York and that after the northeast, SHE’LL GO BACK TO ALASKA BEFORE RE-LAUNCHING THE TOUR - called the “One Nation Tour,” after all - on the West Coast.

She told ABC News about her plans after she leaves the northeast:

“Go back to Alaska - in fact today, Willow [the middle Palin daughter] already had to get back to work so she had to leave - go back to Alaska, come back on the trail again, and take the tour west as the summer progresses.”

Asked if she’ll go all over the country, Palin said, “that is our plan, our tentative plan, anyway.”

Also....she’s been called up for jury duty.....AND IF YOU THOUGHT THE OJ TRIAL WAS A CIRCUS!!!!


15 posted on 06/22/2011 7:01:22 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would definitely be a first, as far as I know, if she were to actually sit on a jury in Alaska. Wonder if she’d be named jury foreman? Is there any reason why she wouldn’t pass the selection process other than it would create a media circus full of slobbering journalists from all over the world, waiting and baiting for scraps of info? On the basis of what, except the usual , uh, “bias” perceived by one side and agreed to by the other, would she be deemed unacceptable?I hate to even BEGIN to think about the media coverage no matter whether she was part of a unanimous verdict, or was the lone holdout out of principle.


16 posted on 06/22/2011 7:07:11 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: jsdjason

She’s on freaking jury duty. she can’t do anything being tied down anyway waiting on a call form the courts!! what’s your problem?


17 posted on 06/22/2011 7:08:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: jeltz25

It is Alaska. They are used to seeing her.


18 posted on 06/22/2011 7:09:10 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: jsdjason

I don’t know — she’s got a little guy, so little. I love Sarah, but if she waits til he’s a bit older, she’ll be fine.


19 posted on 06/22/2011 7:12:42 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as Sarah kept it quiet long enough, at least for these moonbats to hit their head in the kiddie pool, it’s all good with me. :^)


20 posted on 06/22/2011 7:15:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: supremedoctrine

She will be dismissed because of her well known status and political standing. Either side could use that against the ruling independent of the outcome of this trial.


21 posted on 06/22/2011 7:20:03 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: bboop

Her kids are great and I can't wait for Trig to see his sister Piper take her oath of office. But we can't afford for the mom to sit this one out. Remember who is in there right now!!

22 posted on 06/22/2011 7:27:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam." ~Gen. Al Haig)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure it was ‘random selection’ that got her on the jury

Kind of like the random selection the IRS uses and just happens to select Rush every year


23 posted on 06/22/2011 7:31:53 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Bigtigermike

She’s on freaking jury duty. she can’t do anything being tied down anyway waiting on a call form the courts!! what’s your problem?


I don’t have a problem. I’m just growing impatient. I doubt she’s “tied down waiting on a call from the courts.” Do you have any idea how jury duty works? I doubt it takes any more than 2 or 3 hours out of her life.

Anyways, my comment was more directed more at a general impatience. I don’t see how it benefits the campaign against Obama to go another Bus tour. I think a campaign tour would be much more effective.


24 posted on 06/22/2011 7:34:49 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: jsdjason

Growing impatient because she isn’t meeting YOUR time table? Wow. Sounds like the MSM.


25 posted on 06/22/2011 7:37:12 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And they wonder why Palin supporters think the press is a bunch of idiots, not her.


26 posted on 06/22/2011 7:47:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: rintense

Growing impatient because she isn’t meeting YOUR time table? Wow. Sounds like the MSM.


No, you’re wrong. Growing impatient because I think the bus tour, while great the first time around, would just be a side-show the 2nd time around, and 3rd time around. It’s never a good thing to overdo something and I think a 2nd and 3rd leg would just be overkill. It would just get the focus off Obama, which isn’t good IMO. I think with 90% of the candidates in the race it’s time to focus on beating Obama. It would be great if Sarah could have a campaign tour rather than a bus tour. Basically if she wants to wait until November fine, but please no more bus tours taking the focus off Barack Ofailure.


27 posted on 06/22/2011 7:54:58 PM PDT by jsdjason
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Yes I do know how jury duty works and I get mad as H*ll when people people jump to conclusions when they clearly don’t know what they are talking about, in fact in Alaska you get called for jury duty for a month...you are assigned a number and have to call in daily....sometimes you are just called but ‘not picked’, and still must call in daily.....


28 posted on 06/22/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media can’t wait to sink her ship at every turn. It’s ridiculous!


29 posted on 06/22/2011 8:21:45 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Bigtigermike

Yes I do know how jury duty works and I get mad as H*ll when people people jump to conclusions when they clearly don’t know what they are talking about, in fact in Alaska you get called for jury duty for a month...you are assigned a number and have to call in daily....sometimes you are just called but ‘not picked’, and still must call in daily.....


I will admit I didn’t know that. That’s pretty crazy. But I still don’t have a problem thank you.


30 posted on 06/22/2011 8:31:28 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: Bigtigermike

Maybe up on the North Slope, but in Anchorage or Mat-Su you are only in the panel for 5 days.


31 posted on 06/22/2011 8:38:13 PM PDT by stormer
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Two or three hours?

ARE YOU SERIOUS ?

They keep you sitting there, for hour after hour, until/if you get called for jury selection and then it's even more waiting!

And for those of you who claim that she could get out of it, not so! Many states have now disavowed allowing mothers with young children from getting out of serving.........even if you don't have any family, frinds, or nanny ( not so in her case )to care for the child/children in question. About the only "legal"excuse, is a severe health problem, that you have to jump through hoops to get.

32 posted on 06/22/2011 9:01:35 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL That’s where I was all night last night. 24 hr. virus. Yuk.


33 posted on 06/22/2011 9:31:34 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah says jump!...Higher!!


34 posted on 06/22/2011 10:09:38 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They let famous people sit on juries?


35 posted on 06/22/2011 11:36:52 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: bboop

Gosh.

That’s original.

/s


36 posted on 06/22/2011 11:41:41 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: jsdjason

So we can put you in the “concern” column then.

Check.


37 posted on 06/22/2011 11:43:46 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: jsdjason
3 weeks ago I thought she was definitely running, now I’m 50/50 on it. It feels like she’s losing momentum honestly. I wish she’d announce tomorrow.

Rest assured that Sarah going to run, at least that seems to be her intentions right now. I think she's playing this very smart. She purposely stays on the peripheral just enough to let her base know, among others, but not enough to get entangled with the current pool of candidates, because history has shown that those early candidates (at least most of them) do not do very well in the long term. The risk far outweighs the benefit if you already have name recognition.

Personally, I think she is sharp enough to understand that the momentum of the voter is what is important here strategically. What I mean by that is, the average voter hasn't become emotionally involved in the race yet. The voters momentum hasn't caught up to the candidates momentum, and when that starts to happen, that is when she will officially announce. At the right time, and not a day sooner or later.

Now, that voter momentum could happen anytime between the middle of summer and next spring, but when it happens, she will be there to throw her hat in the ring, of this I have no doubt.

38 posted on 06/23/2011 12:16:36 AM PDT by csense
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To: sten

EVERY conservative group or compny got audited by the IRS while Clinton was President....EVERY ONE OF THEM!! Coinky dink?? I think not.


39 posted on 06/23/2011 4:36:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jsdjason

Did it ever occur to you that perhaps Palin is using the bus tour as a means of deciding whether or not to run? As for sideshow, once again, that is created and pushed by the MSM. And if you’re concerned its taking attention from candidates, perhaps you should be more concerned that those candidates can’t generate appeal to be newsworthy.


40 posted on 06/23/2011 6:17:21 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense

Did it ever occur to you that perhaps Palin is using the bus tour as a means of deciding whether or not to run? As for sideshow, once again, that is created and pushed by the MSM. And if you’re concerned its taking attention from candidates, perhaps you should be more concerned that those candidates can’t generate appeal to be newsworthy.


Not so much concerned that it takes attention off the other putrid repubics (I would vote Ron Paul before any of the others, that’s how sad the group of candidates are), just think it takes the pressure off Obama when the media hounds her up, down and across the country, whether it was intended or not. I really don’t think she is undecided; I don’t think the bus tour is helping her make any decision. She knows she has a ton of support. I think she is just delaying announcing for whatever strategic reason.

The Palin-mafia on here is ruthless. I like her probably just as much as anyone on here, but I mean LOL.


41 posted on 06/23/2011 4:22:15 PM PDT by jsdjason
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I view it the opposite: it puts the pressure ON him. Palin is out connecting with people. Obama is playing golf.


42 posted on 06/23/2011 4:26:22 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense

I view it the opposite: it puts the pressure ON him. Palin is out connecting with people. Obama is playing golf.


Yeah maybe so, but that’s Ofailure’s own fault. He has ignored America for 2 years basically. Worst-President-Ever.


43 posted on 06/23/2011 5:41:01 PM PDT by jsdjason
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