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As GOP candidates make us yawn, Palin sits and waits (Barf alert)
The Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 2, 2011 | Paul Jenkins, Editor, AnchorageDailyPlanet.

Posted on 07/02/2011 9:48:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Here's a surprise: A New York Times/CBS poll shows Republican voters wish they had more GOP candidates to choose from in the 2012 presidential race -- and about two-thirds of them said they are enthusiastically unenthusiastic about any of the nine announced candidates.

The ennui is palpable and who could blame them? Cold mashed potatoes have more pizzazz then this bunch. History-impaired. Goofy. The same, followed by more of the same. Blah-blah-blah. The only way to liven it up would require at least a truckload of fairy dust -- or new blood jumping into the fray.

All of this plays out while Barack Obama stinks up the joint. The poll says only 47 percent of the respondents approve of Obama's job performance; 44 percent disapprove. The rest have been living under a bridge for the last few years. Respondents do not like Obama's handling of the economy, and 63 percent say the country is on the wrong track.

You would think those numbers would have Obama perched high on a ledge somewhere in Chicago -- but he likely is thinking: Why panic? The Republicans, after all, might do what Republicans do -- knock each other off. Everything could change. Quickly.

Meanwhile, in the hinterlands -- and Pella, Iowa, defines the hinterlands -- Sarah Palin the Unannounced is hard at work premiering "The Undefeated," an unsettling, 1930s-style, propaganda rehab documentary about her. She takes a few moments to fuel speculation that she might finally leap into the presidential contest, such as it is.

So far, she's been smart. Why get in early and get savaged? She already has taken body shots -- remember Paul Revere? -- without even putting a pedicured toe into the ring.....

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


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; sarahpalin
I'm guessing the Daily Planet is one of those free papers with ads for massage parlors and escorts in the back.
1 posted on 07/02/2011 9:48:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cain does not bore me.....McCotter does not bore me....Michelle B. does not bore me....the SCM is just ignoring the pub canidates by not reporting on them like they reported exclusively on zero for 2 years before the last presidential election....


2 posted on 07/02/2011 9:51:02 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

I hope she runs 3rd party. I am over the GOPS. No one can be nominated RAT or GOP at this point without being compromised and collaborating.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 10:02:06 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the sorry state that passes for joURINALISM today.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 10:09:19 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Body shots”? That’s an unfortunate turn of phrase, as anyone, oh, 30 or younger will realize. And Palin can sit it out, for all I care. I’m with Bachmann, a damn good candidate in my estimation.


5 posted on 07/02/2011 10:12:13 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another McClatchey trash paper, we should just ban them from FR.


6 posted on 07/02/2011 10:13:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’m guessing the Daily Planet is one of those free papers with ads for massage parlors and escorts in the back.”

Do they still feature the classic: “Death begins in the colon” ads?


7 posted on 07/02/2011 10:14:24 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: cherry

Quite honestly most of the candidates have serious flaws that cannot be eradicated overnight:

1) Newt Gingrich

“Foot in mouth disease.”

2)Jon Huntsman

“I am not in Obama’s hip pocket.”

3)Tim Pawlenty

“At least my wife thinks I’m exciting enough.”

4)Herman Cain

“I don’t need to bone up; that’s what advisers are for.”

5)Ron Paul

” I am not a kook, really!”

6)Rick Santorum

“Conservatives love an underdog.”

7)Michele Bachmann

“Hey, I’m really scholarly, notwithstanding John Wayne.”

8)Mitt Romney

“A man for all seasons.”

9)Rick Perry

“My name is not Bush.”

10)Sarah Palin

“A woman of distinction.”


8 posted on 07/02/2011 10:17:07 PM PDT by techno
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These journ-O-lists are like a bunch of little kids running down the street trying to catch the ice cream truck. They whine and cry as the truck fades into the distance.


9 posted on 07/02/2011 10:28:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: screaminsunshine

No “third party” crap. All it will do is guarantee a SOCIALIST everytime. There is no strong enough ‘third party’ (yet) to command enough votes to win a national election.


10 posted on 07/02/2011 10:28:58 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan

Whoa. Do you not see that to be nominated is to be compromised? Wake up!


11 posted on 07/02/2011 10:32:33 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“AnchorageDailyPlanet” is a Rat Rag that hates Palin because of what she stands for (which tells you what this Rat Rag stands for). Nuff said.


12 posted on 07/02/2011 10:33:08 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: eater-of-toast

Have you seen this?

Bachmann eyes cuts to veterans health benefits
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/28/bachmann-veterans-cuts/

Bachmann Takes Heat From Veterans’ Group for Proposing Benefits Cuts
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/29/bachmann-takes-heat-veterans-group-proposing-benefits-cuts/

Bachmann plan would cut veterans benefits
http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/01/military-michele-bachmann-veterans-budget-cuts-012811w/

I expect people like Mr. Obama and other leftists to go after veterans and the military, but so-called “conservative” Republicans?


13 posted on 07/02/2011 10:42:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think our fair Sarah is waiting until she see the “whites of their eyes..”


14 posted on 07/02/2011 11:56:26 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember the ADN very well from 40 years ago when lived in Alaska, they were rotten liberal to the core even then. They loved the political corruption and the lavish parties the ADN staff and reporters got invited to by the corrupt ones. They came to love the CBC with a passion and protected them at every step.

They later came to hate Sarah Palin’s guts when she ripped the corruption out by the roots and spoiled their good times. So never expect any semblance of honest reporting by the ADN, that way you won’t be disappointed.


15 posted on 07/03/2011 12:08:47 AM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Paul Jenkins has a very serious case of Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS). Anything he says about her must be taken with about a bucket of salt! PDS is quite common in the media up here.


16 posted on 07/03/2011 12:44:36 AM PDT by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century US Congress when he wrote 1984)
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To: smoothsailing
Another McClatchey trash paper, we should just ban them from FR.

Yep - the Biloxi Sun Herald was bought by McClatchey a few years back. It went from a fairly balanced paper to a left-wing rag and ended up begging people to subscribe due to the drop in readership.

17 posted on 07/03/2011 3:27:46 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the Anchorage Daily News he calls Pella, Iowa "the Hinterlands?"
18 posted on 07/03/2011 4:01:43 AM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

What most of these leftist Journos seem to forget, or perhaps they simply don’t realize, is that Sarah Palin has a sizable base just waiting for her to announce. After all, over 20 million people watched the Madison Speech on Ustream on a Saturday. No other possible candidate can draw that many eyes and the accompanying fund raising possibilities.


19 posted on 07/03/2011 6:01:23 AM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: cherry

Cain is OK.McCotter who? Michele B? Perhaps not boring? But not fit for the highest office in the land,sorry


20 posted on 07/03/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR BUST)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The MSM just keeps repeating the Paul Revere thing and calling it a gaffe. Palin was right. Revere DID warn the British as well as the colonists. You get that info from the Freedom Trail in Boston when you take the tour. Yet they repeat it. It is the Big Lie technique. Marx/Alinsky

AN d I notice that the Washington Times is doing it too, equating her accurate comments about Paul Revere with the load of gaffes that Bachmann actually has made.

It must be that they realize that Bachmann is not achieving lift off and they need to try another strategy: Just lump them together and hope the voters get confused and think Palin misspeaks just as Bachmann does.

What a bunch of losers.


21 posted on 07/03/2011 9:53:29 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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