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Palin Responds To Fox News Chief Saying She Had ‘No Chance’ Of Becoming President
Talking Points Memo ^ | April 13, 2012 | David Taintor

Posted on 04/13/2012 6:17:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin, in an interview with Breitbart News, responded to Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ remark that she “had no chance” of becoming president.

Palin called the Fox executive’s comment “interesting.” She continued:

I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed. Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon’s The Undefeated. The theme of Steve’s film isn’t about me, but about the idea of not letting others dictate one’s path in life and never giving up when you’re fighting for something precious like our exceptional nation and our children’s futures. So, would you send a copy of The Undefeated to him?

Mediaite reached out to Fox News, and received this response from Ailes:

“When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President —I wasn’t referring to any of their long-term prospects, including Governor Palin. I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future.”


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1 posted on 04/13/2012 6:17:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox has only one possible choice for president.


2 posted on 04/13/2012 6:19:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An influential person in my life told me I’d never be a good guitarist because my handspan was to small. Guess what?


3 posted on 04/13/2012 6:21:21 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Oops—to small=too small


4 posted on 04/13/2012 6:22:19 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Pan_Yan

When she runs for president in 2016 and wins, she’ll show him.

Why does she let him get under her skin?


5 posted on 04/13/2012 6:22:56 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So having a firm grasp of the obvious is wrong? Geeez


6 posted on 04/13/2012 6:24:23 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think this has more to do with her appearamce on another network than anything else...


7 posted on 04/13/2012 6:24:50 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

“When she runs for president in 2016 and wins, she’ll show him.”

Make that 2012 in a brokered convention!


8 posted on 04/13/2012 6:25:07 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is young, Roger Ailes’ is not.. and I’m a patient man.


9 posted on 04/13/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT by Track9 ("Strength through peace.. oh wait, I mean.." Mit Romney)
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To: dalereed

BTTT!


10 posted on 04/13/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Faux News committing suicide on purpose or are they just stupid? I don’t get it. They are mass producing customer dissatisfaction.


11 posted on 04/13/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Silentgypsy

What?


12 posted on 04/13/2012 6:30:53 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: dalereed

There isn’t going to be a brokered convention.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 6:31:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

“There isn’t going to be a brokered convention.”

In that case enjoy 4 more years of obama!


14 posted on 04/13/2012 6:34:10 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Connect the DOTS to backstabber Bishop Romney
and his team of posers.

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> Chris Wallace RomneyBOT

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> Hyper-biased FOX NEWS ProRomney Panel on Sundays

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> McGinniss has been friends with Roger Ailes for 44 years

Conclusion: SMELLS LIKE MITT

15 posted on 04/13/2012 6:34:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Silentgypsy
An influential person in my life told me I’d never be a good guitarist because my handspan was to small. Guess what?

Get a small guitar?

16 posted on 04/13/2012 6:37:17 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There was something that convinced Palin not to run after all the groundwork and infrastructure she and her paid consultants laid down over the summer. I’m convinced it was her high unfavorables.

The difference between her and Newt is that Palin is an intelligent person who knows when there’s nothing to be gained from running a losing campaign. Newt ignored his high unfavorables and wound up in debt. That’s why Palin might someday be president and Newt never will.


17 posted on 04/13/2012 6:37:17 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Silentgypsy

You missed the “o” because your handspan was too small...LOL

Bet you’re a helluva guitar player...God Bless


18 posted on 04/13/2012 6:37:41 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: OrangeHoof

Both may be POTUS.

The problem is Romney exists only to make Obama
pRes_ _ent. Romney is ineligible like Obama
and supports ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE.

The GOP has NO chance with Bishop Romney.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 6:39:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
There isn’t going to be a brokered convention.

Of course not, but you may find it is better to let people figure that out on their own. It seems a lot of folks are not ready to accept the political realities in front of them yet and are hanging on to things like the "brokered convention" fantasy. The general election campaign has already begun and most everyone will accept this fact over the course of the next month or two.

20 posted on 04/13/2012 6:40:04 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: sonofagun

*snorkle chortle* :)


21 posted on 04/13/2012 6:43:29 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it would have been a historic landslide.


22 posted on 04/13/2012 6:44:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Silentgypsy

what, you became a riter instead?


23 posted on 04/13/2012 6:46:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Presidential and federal elections are as rigged as the day is long. If the candidate doesn't tow the socialist party line, they can forget about being elected for any federal office. Doesn't matter what party they are affiliated with, the powers to be are all aligned to the same goals. The D and R concept is nothing but smoke and mirrors. The people in power will stop at nothing to hold and accumulate that power. This isn't the first civilization that has gone through it, and we won't be the last. The only method that has proven to be effective against tyranny is the use of brute force, which in this case means exercising our constitutional rights to enforce the rule of law.
24 posted on 04/13/2012 6:52:32 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Silentgypsy

You mastered the ukulele?

:^)


25 posted on 04/13/2012 6:53:36 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Silentgypsy

Reckon anybody ever said that to Django?


26 posted on 04/13/2012 6:53:36 PM PDT by punchamullah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem is that we did not get Ailes’ complete statement regarding Palin.

I think he REALLY said, “She’ll never be President.....IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!” /Sarc.


27 posted on 04/13/2012 7:05:24 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, she didn’t RUN for President... that might have made it a bit more likely. lol.

Maybe a whole lot.


28 posted on 04/13/2012 7:53:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dalereed

If that happens, I vote Republican for the first time in 8 years.


29 posted on 04/13/2012 8:03:58 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: OrangeHoof

Ronald Reagan was bad mouthed continuously by the press during the Presidential election of 1980. In October of 1980 his poll numbers were around 30% - he had very high negatives.

Reagan was elected President in November 1980, because the public finally had a chance to see and hear him themselves without the MSM filtering his message.

The same goes for Sarah Palin and Newt Gringrich.

Newt Gingrich has been smeared and lied about for a very long time, mostly by Washington insiders keen to derail his plans for changing how Washington does business and by Democratic Party operatives trying to divert attention from the serial rapist named William Jefferson Clinton.


30 posted on 04/13/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

Okay, then why did Newt, whom I like policy wise, let stupid “conventional wisdom” about him linger for years and years? I was 16 years ago when he stepped down as Speaker.

Did it take that long finally take on the lie he “served divorce papers to his wife dying of cancer in the hospital”?


31 posted on 04/13/2012 8:21:08 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Let me guess, you are Eric Clapton?


32 posted on 04/13/2012 8:28:00 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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Hey Roger, while you’re jumping the shark, say hi to Ann Coulter.


33 posted on 04/13/2012 8:33:37 PM PDT by ak267
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To: OrangeHoof

Maybe she figured out people are just to fickle? One moment they are with you and the next they are not.

To bring it into sports, Doug Flutie my favorite QB said he does not read the papers even when good things are said about him, because he knew that the moment he had a bad game, it would be said of him that he was to short and that he had a weak arm or something.


34 posted on 04/13/2012 8:34:59 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

:)


35 posted on 04/13/2012 8:43:28 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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Well whether she could have won or not isn’t really relevant now. For her reasons she chose not to run and now we will be stuck with Romney as the only alternative to the marxist in the WH who is determined to destroy the country he hates.

She was positioned to win the nomination and couldn’t commit, why will 2016 or 2020 be any different we will be in worse shape because she didn’t step up for whatever reason.


36 posted on 04/13/2012 8:44:17 PM PDT by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: OrangeHoof

Agreed.


37 posted on 04/13/2012 8:44:39 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: punchamullah

“Reckon anybody ever said that to Django?”

They may not have had a chance - I think he was a certified whiz by about 12!


38 posted on 04/13/2012 8:55:11 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

No, that would be “Slow Hand” not “Small Hand”.


39 posted on 04/13/2012 9:00:31 PM PDT by 38special (Only fools believe the liberal media)
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To: 38special

Sarah Palin will run against Hillary Clinton in 2016 and win the presidency. After eight years of Chairman Obama in Washington DC and the United States turning into Eastern
Europe, no way another democrat will win. And no way will the establishment be allowed to run another liberal republican.


40 posted on 04/13/2012 9:36:14 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Guess all the nastiness towards Palin worked in the end. Sad.


41 posted on 04/13/2012 9:37:00 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Every once in a while Ailes will say something that convinces me he's an idiot.


42 posted on 04/13/2012 9:44:51 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: NKP_Vet
no way another democrat will win

Oh yes there is, the same way they did it in the old Soviet Union.

43 posted on 04/13/2012 9:52:39 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President —I wasn’t referring to any of their long-term prospects, including Governor Palin."

none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President

44 posted on 04/13/2012 10:04:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: Silentgypsy

You play a ukulele?


45 posted on 04/13/2012 10:05:48 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Longbow1969

Then stop the primaries right now. What’s the point of carrying on. Stop the farce of having them at all.


46 posted on 04/13/2012 10:08:30 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: OrangeHoof
There was something that convinced Palin not to run after all the groundwork and infrastructure she and her paid consultants laid down over the summer. I’m convinced it was her high unfavorables. The difference between her and Newt is that Palin is an intelligent person who knows when there’s nothing to be gained from running a losing campaign. Newt ignored his high unfavorables and wound up in debt. That’s why Palin might someday be president and Newt never will.

Way too simple an interpretation. Both Palin and Newt made their choices for their own personal reasons and we may never know all the dynamics. Newt stayed to try to thwart Romney, which I find noble. Especially after all the smears andother snubs because he's the only real conservative we have left. Just because someone stays in beyond the event horizon does not mean there isn't something good about it.

47 posted on 04/14/2012 4:24:59 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Longbow1969
I choose not to surrender to the inevitable but to look for any other means to be victorious. All Santorum would have to do is to pledge his delegates to Newt and it's Game On. I still haven't voted yet as is true with a lot of others. It's a two man race now, that increases the odds for Newt.
48 posted on 04/14/2012 4:40:37 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

When she runs for president in 2016 and wins ...

She won’t. Obizmal will be President for Life by then ...


49 posted on 04/14/2012 4:48:52 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: factoryrat

The only method that has proven to be effective against tyranny is the use of brute force, which in this case means exercising our constitutional rights to enforce the rule of law.

After which the cycle will begin anew ...


50 posted on 04/14/2012 4:51:24 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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