Skip to comments.Palin 2016 and the Silly “Reality Show” Narrative
Posted on 03/22/2013 11:22:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Dustin Hawkins has a pretty decent article over at About.com under U.S. Conservative Politics titled Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016?
He begins by having a little fun with the left:
Democrats claim they would love for Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee in 2016. They constantly write articles of her irrelevancy, and mock her and write story, after story, after story about her. Because thats what you do with irrelevant people. Many Republicans are even wary of what her nomination would bring, noting that the media and entertainment industry assault on her has currently destroyed her public image.
He then notes her fearlessness when it comes to espousing her constitutionally-conservative positions:
If there is one thing about Palin, it is that she is not afraid to go after her opponents. She is tenacious. She would not back down. She would not apologize. She would not have conservatives hopping mad in her refusal to go on offense. McCain and Romney played nice while candidate Obama pounded them into the ground.
He then talks about the possible Palin-Clinton matchup:
She [Hillary Clinton] will get a free pass [on Benghazi], and the only person who can change the narrative is the nominee for president. But that nominee must also be willing to change the narrative. Palin might lose. But a week-kneed and safe Republican would be but a sacrificial lamb in the electoral slaughter that would be headed the Republicans way.
He goes on to talk about what he calls a myth that people dont like Governor Palin.
Many think a Palin candidacy would be DOA because of her poll numbers. But are those poll numbers a reflection of what people actually have seen of Palin or just a reflection of the portrayal and constant mocking.......
(Excerpt) Read more at conservatives4palin.com ...
I was thinking about this for a Bumper Sticker.
If Palin was President you would have a Job by now, and your Freedom.
And the pain at the pump would be gone. President Sarah Palin would enact common sense policies to encourage "drill baby drill", undoing the damage of the current regime's anti-energy regulations. The price per gallon will plummet to about a buck-fifty when President Palin becomes a reality.
McCain screwed up Palin’s political career by picking her for his running mate. She would be in the last 2 years of her second term as governor right now with an impressive record. It’s also possible MooCowSki would no longer be in the Senate.
Name the governor of Alaska now and before Gov. Palin and the last three governors of Hawaii without resorting to Google. See? Almost no one could. He didn’t “ruin” her, he made her a household name in 195 countries.
The economy would go through the roof.
Well, we can dream. Face it, we’re outnumbered by Commies who have no idea that their Commies.
They Live, and we’re the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.
If it didn’t happen, you and everyone else would be Posting “Sarah who?” if anyone mentioned the Governor of Alaska on a Free Republic Thread.
I have tried to figure out who the most dedicated enemy of Governor Palin is, the democrat party and media, or the GOP party establishment.
If they can make the goofy, cult leading lefty, failed governor of Massachusetts a presidential candidate, think of what they could have done with Reagan in a skirt.
Are you kidding? She was perhaps the most popular governor in history, a reformer, the first female and youngest governor of Alaska, an emerging personality in politics and already a topic on FR before McCain.
That speech of Palin's at CPAC a few days ago where she really ticked off Rove. I went through a roller coaster at first, drops and dips and crazies ... then heard what she was saying, the pure God-sent common sense and truth of it ... with humor and plain realness in every word, and found myself thinking how many people who despise Palin have never actually heard what she has to say, but instead allowed MSM gatekeepers to dictate their opinions to them?
God bless Palin and her family.
How does Murkowski figure in?
Before her being picked by McCain, Governor Palin was rarely mentioned as anyone who was a player.
She was an unknown to most people and would have remained that way without the National spotlight that was thrust upon her.
That's how I see it, so I guess we disagree. As Hillary Clinton would say, “What Difference Does It Make? LOL
Niki Haley as VP.
Palin/Haley in 2016
She is the only one!!!!
This nation can be saved by her if it survives until 2016!
The Most Popular Governor
Alaska’s Sarah Palin is the GOP’s newest star.
JUL 16, 2007
The wipeout in the 2006 election left Republicans in such a state of dejection that they’ve overlooked the one shining victory in which a Republican star was born. The triumph came in Alaska where Sarah Palin, a politician of eye-popping integrity, was elected governor. She is now the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating in the 90s, and probably the most popular public official in any state.
Her rise is a great (and rare) story of how adherence to principle—especially to transparency and accountability in government—can produce political success. And by the way, Palin is a conservative who only last month vetoed 13 percent of the state’s proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, “may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history.”
As recently as last year, Palin (pronounced pale-in) was a political outcast. She resigned in January 2004 as head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after complaining to the office of Governor Frank Murkowski and to state Attorney General Gregg Renkes about ethical violations by another commissioner, Randy Ruedrich, who was also Republican state chairman.
In 2005, she continued to take on the Republican establishment by joining Eric Croft, a Democrat, in lodging an ethics complaint against Renkes, who was not only attorney general but also a long-time adviser and campaign manager for Murkowski. The governor reprimanded Renkes and said the case was closed. It wasn’t. Renkes resigned a few weeks later, and Palin was again hailed as a hero.
In the roughly three years since she quit as the state’s chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the “body count” of Palin’s rivals. “The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah,” says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the Daily News called “Voice of the Times,” which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct.
One of her first acts as governor was to fire the Alaska Board of Agriculture. Her ultimate target was the state Creamery Board, which has been marketing the products of Alaska dairy farmers for 71 years and wanted to close down after receiving $600,000 from the state. “You don’t just close your doors and walk away,” Palin told me. She discovered she lacked the power to fire the Creamery Board. Only the board of agriculture had that authority. So Palin replaced the agriculture board, which appointed a new creamery board, which has rescinded the plan to shut down.
“She’s as Alaskan as you can get,” says Dan Fagan, an Anchorage radio talk show host. “She’s a hockey mom, she lives on a lake, she ice fishes, she snowmobiles, she hunts, she’s an NRA member, she has a float plane, and her husband works for BP on the North Slope,” Fagan says. Todd Palin, her high school sweetheart, is a three-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks. It’s the world’s longest snowmobile race.
Gov. Palin grew up in Wasilla, where as star of her high school basketball team she got the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her fierce competitiveness. She led her underdog team to the state basketball championship. Palin also won the Miss Wasilla beauty contest, in which she was named Miss Congeniality, and went on to compete in the Miss Alaska pageant.
At 32, she was elected mayor of Wasilla, a burgeoning bedroom community outside Anchorage. Though Alaskans tend to be ferociously anti-tax, she persuaded Wasilla voters to increase the local sales tax to pay for an indoor arena and convention center. The tax referendum won by 20 votes.
In 2002, Palin entered statewide politics, running for lieutenant governor. She finished a strong second in the Republican primary. That fall, she dutifully campaigned for Murkowski, who’d given up his Senate seat to run for governor. Afterwards, she turned down several job offers from Murkowski, finally accepting the oil and gas post. When she quit 11 months later, “that was her defining moment” in politics, says Fagan.
Palin describes herself as “pro-business and pro-development.” She doesn’t want the oil companies to sit on their energy reserves or environmental groups to block development of the state’s resources. “I get frustrated with folks from outside Alaska who come up and say you shouldn’t develop your resources,” she says. Alaska needs to be self-sufficient, she says, instead of relying heavily on “federal dollars,” as the state does today.
Her first major achievement as governor was lopsided passage by the legislature of the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, which is designed to attract pipeline proposals this summer. The state is offering $500 million in incentives, but the developer must meet strict requirements. The oil companies have said they won’t join the competition.
Palin’s tough spending cuts drew criticism from Republican legislators whose pet projects were vetoed. But her popularity doesn’t appear threatened. “It’s not just that she’s pretty and young,” says Dittman. “She’s really smart. And there’s no guile. She says her favorite meal is moose stew or mooseburgers. It wouldn’t shock people if that were true.”
Fred Barnes is executive editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
Since I always think in Political terms, there is a bit of friction going on. At Election time I tell her who to Vote for since she prefers to be a Low Information Voter.
She hasn't given me an argument about my choices in nearly 30 years, so it is what it is. The day she doesn't heed my advice will not be a good day in the KC Household. LOL
Of course being a Conservative (with a dash of Libertarian), means I deal in common sense, or what Rush calls Realville. Unicorns and Pixie Dust don't exist there.
I LOVE Sarah’s MOMENTUM. Is that Vogue cover real?
Not to change the subject, but since I already did, does Sarah ever take a bad picture? I mean really. Even wearing a Parka, she has it over any Libtard Woman I have ever seen.
I still stand by my opinion but thanks for the pics.
Time to turn in. Goodnight.
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