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Sarah Palin: If I were campaigning for president...
The Washington Post ^ | December 31, 2011

Posted on 12/31/2011 11:58:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 12/31/2011 12:02:53 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

She isn’t running, but if she were, what would Sarah Palin be talking about on the trail?

Given the concerns I have for some of the Republican field’s focus thus far, I must implore the candidates to do something that sounds self-promoting, but whatever. Candidates, please turn to Chapter Three of “Going Rogue” and read what it takes for our country to step toward energy independence. Note the lesson I share in the same chapter about taking on the “elite,” the crony capitalists and the permanent political establishment to get a job done.


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


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; iowa; palin; sarahpalin
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I have no idea who the author of this piece is and whether they're quoting her or putting words in her mouth.
1 posted on 12/31/2011 11:59:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Poster with brains like a box of rocks to begin snarking in 3....2.....1.....


2 posted on 12/31/2011 12:11:08 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when does fan fiction qualify as news? LOL


3 posted on 12/31/2011 12:14:41 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Lakeshark
HEY! You resemble that remark! BWHAHAHAAA!!!

(just kidding of course)

Happy New Year! ;)
4 posted on 12/31/2011 12:15:01 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: mkjessup
Dang was I right or what?

:-)

A Happy New Year back to you and yours.

5 posted on 12/31/2011 12:17:18 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Since when does fan fiction qualify as news?

Since it's hard to find "articles" about the subject anymore.

6 posted on 12/31/2011 12:17:31 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
You really believe that the Washington Post are "fans" of Governor Sarah Palin? Seriously?
7 posted on 12/31/2011 12:17:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: humblegunner

You might want to do a Google, Bing or Yahoo search of the word “Palin” to disabuse you of your fallacious notion.


8 posted on 12/31/2011 12:19:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2nd Div...

Do you even know what FAN FICTION is?

Understanding the context of my post is difficult for you.

Here’s a definition that should help.

Fanfiction is a work of fiction written by fans for other fans, taking a source text or a famous person as a point of departure. It is most commonly produced within the context of a fannish community and can be shared online such as in archives or in print such as in zines. Writing fanfiction is an extremely widespread activity in media fandom; millions of stories have been written,[1] and thousands more are written daily.

Origins
From prehistory, stories were built on other stories, extending, extending, and sometimes subverting them. For example, Virgil’s Aeneid is explicitly a follow-on to the Iliad, linking the Roman origin myth to Greek heroes. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is partly a reworking of other stories, including some from Boccaccio’s Decameron[2]. Shakespeare’s history plays are like Real People Fiction, while many of his comedies and tragedies are based on Italian, classical, and other existing stories[3].

In 2004, the Writers University compiled a timeline of the history of fan fiction, starting (somewhat tongue in cheek) with the invention of paper and ending with the fanfiction.net archive. By 2008, a poll on EW’s PopWatch Fan fiction: do you write it? poll was answered by 35% as ‘yes’, and 37% as ‘I read it’.

Scope
Fanfiction takes a lot of forms and does a lot of different things. Some fanfiction seeks to close loopholes in a source text (see fix-its) or to explore character motivations; some fanfiction is designed to co-exist with canon (see Case Stories and Episode Tags), and some is designed to branch off from canon (AUs); some fanfiction turns minor characters into protagonists of their own stories, or uses minor characters’ eyes to see a different perspective on the major characters; some fanfiction translates a given story into a new genre (e.g. from television series into noir detective film, or epic poem into screenplay form.) Fanfiction can create backstory, or age up characters and leap into futurefic. It can show the depth of two partners’ knowledge of each other (see Broccoli Test). It can transform mundane shows into fantasy or sf, with attributes like Elves, Bodyswaps, Mpreg and Wingfic. Fanfiction can contrast and compare different shows by crossing them over or fusing them together.

http://fanlore.org/wiki/Fanfiction


9 posted on 12/31/2011 12:22:27 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did I nail it or what?
10 posted on 12/31/2011 12:25:50 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You might want to do a Google, Bing or Yahoo search of the word “Palin”

I'll leave that to you, since it seems to be a fetish thing of yours.

Why take on a task that someone already does for you?

11 posted on 12/31/2011 12:26:02 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
"Fanfiction is a work of fiction written by fans for other fans..."

Again I ask you: Do you believe that the WaPo is a hive of Palin fans? How can a non-fan write fan fiction?

12 posted on 12/31/2011 12:29:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The article you posted is by very definition a piece of fanfiction.

That’s why I want to know why it is considered news.

The Washington Post did its job. It got you to read this piece of drivel, post it, and link it back to its website.


13 posted on 12/31/2011 12:32:13 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Woulda, coulda, shoulda sweetheart.


14 posted on 12/31/2011 12:32:13 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

The Washington Post did its job.


As is often the case with the media..........


15 posted on 12/31/2011 12:34:37 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

Generating hits for the Washington Post while bitching about its content is ironic.


16 posted on 12/31/2011 12:37:14 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: SpringtoLiberty
"Woulda, coulda, shoulda"

Leave Coach Mora out of this thread.

17 posted on 12/31/2011 12:45:34 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

consider the source!


18 posted on 12/31/2011 12:46:01 PM PST by EverRight (So...what are we left with...Newt!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
The Washington Post did its job. It got you to read this piece of drivel, post it, and link it back to its website.

It is therapeutic, in an ironic way, to read the 150+ comments to the WP 'article' with more coming in every minute. It reminds us of the seething hatred for the truth out there. If I were Gov. Palin, it just might make me angry enough to reconsider.

BTW, the WP doesn't need hits.

19 posted on 12/31/2011 12:47:24 PM PST by Praxeologue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If it was me I would announce that I am toying with the idea to enter the race just to turn up the heat under the seethe pot.

But then, I like to watch a pot of seething libs, well, seethe.

20 posted on 12/31/2011 12:52:30 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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