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Inside the Beltway: ‘Senator’ Palin emerges
The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2013 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 07/11/2013 8:06:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

And so it begins: Sarah Palin suggested she would run for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, and 72 hours later has fired the first volley against her potential opponent, one Sen. Mark Begich — a Democrat, former Anchorage mayor and spirited Palin-basher. He’s already questioned whether the former governor was even a resident of Alaska, then dismissed her as a viable candidate. Naturally, Mrs. Palin was charmed by the challenge, immediately deeming Mr. Begich the “Alaska chameleon” for his political track record.

“You have voted for Obamacare, for massive tax increases, for carbon taxes which could cost Alaskans 21,000 jobs, against pro-life legislation, and there’s so much more. You even flip-flopped to oppose the nation’s balanced budget amendment. You agree with, and vote with, ultra-liberal Senators Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid approximately 90 percent of the time,” Mrs. Palin said in an open letter to Mr. Begich.

“In the meantime, we suppose we’ll see much more playing of the ol’ Washington political game using those inside D.C. reporters each time you have to distract from yet another bad vote for Alaska in the U.S. Senate. It cheers us up and gives us good opportunity to remind Alaskans just how loyal to the Obama agenda you have been,” she concluded....

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


TOPICS: Alaska; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; markbegich; palin; senate
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1 posted on 07/11/2013 8:06:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This should be fun!


2 posted on 07/11/2013 8:07:22 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want to move to Alaska so I can vote for her.


3 posted on 07/11/2013 8:09:30 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmarking this thread.

I anticipate, this should get very interesting.


4 posted on 07/11/2013 8:09:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’d think this would be a great move, the whole country would be watching this race.


5 posted on 07/11/2013 8:11:01 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: rovenstinez

YES!! Senators Palin & Cruz


6 posted on 07/11/2013 8:18:27 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

did she really say she running for Senator? I think the presidential option was taken away if Rand Paul was running to become President


7 posted on 07/11/2013 8:18:46 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion; GeronL; gimme1ibertee; glock rocks; GOPJ; GOP Poet; good old days; ...
Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List

3rd Article Today... maybe more

8 posted on 07/11/2013 8:29:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She hasn’t said she is running for the Senate.

Liberals want Sarah Palin to run for the Senate or be on Fox, anything to keep her from running for President against Hillary. that is what they fear. As president she could veto a lof of the socialist agenda. as a senator she is one vote out of a 100. As president she could rein in the EPA to let capitalism use the unlimited oil in shale we have . that is just 2 examples but many more.


9 posted on 07/11/2013 8:33:42 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: 4rcane
did she really say she running for Senator? I think the presidential option was taken away if Rand Paul was running to become President

Do you mean Rand "Amnesty" Paul?

You really think a guy who proposed giving Amnesty to 2 million Undocumented Democrats (Illegal Aliens) Each and every year based on the "Certification" of Congress that the border is secured has even the remotest chance of garnering enough conservative support (the base) to win a Primary, much less the Presidency?
10 posted on 07/11/2013 8:33:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin suggested she would run for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska

Then make a formal announcement, and run. A Senator Palin would be good for Alaska, and good for the country.

But don't fence-sit, Ms. Palin. Begich is up for reelection next year. Decide, then follow through on your decision.

11 posted on 07/11/2013 8:33:51 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: onyx

Sarah ....living rent free inside their heads. Acid reflux is building among the highball crowd of navel gazers. Break out the Tums in the Senate chambers.


12 posted on 07/11/2013 8:34:20 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: All

An article in Realclearpolitics.com pretty much says that she won’t run:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/07/11/sarah_palin_for_senate_dont_bet_on_it_119162.html


13 posted on 07/11/2013 8:36:26 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: TADSLOS

Yep!


14 posted on 07/11/2013 8:37:03 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Democrats need to take this seriously, in fact, they should just ignore her. At their peril!


15 posted on 07/11/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: 4rcane

She hasn’t said she is running for the Senate. liberals just using auto suggestion technique.

Liberals want Sarah Palin to run for the Senate or be on Fox, anything to keep her from running for President against Hillary. that is what liberals fear,Sarah Palin running for president of the U.S.. As president she could veto a lot of the socialist agenda. as a senator she is one vote out of a 100. As president she could rein in the EPA to let capitalism use the unlimited oil in shale we have . that is just 2 examples but many more.


16 posted on 07/11/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Begich is out of touch.


17 posted on 07/11/2013 8:52:42 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So who would Senator Murkowski support?


18 posted on 07/11/2013 8:53:05 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Democrat_media

Why can’t Sarah do both?

Run for the Senate in 2014 and then, as a U.S. Senator, run for president in 2016.

Obama had been a U.S. Senator for only 180 days when he started the wheels turning for his 2008 run for president against madam Hillary.


19 posted on 07/11/2013 8:55:14 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: Alissa

They’d take first place as the dynamic duo ahead of Batman and Robin.


20 posted on 07/11/2013 9:09:10 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Democrat_media

But she did say she is thinking about it and may run if a better candidate doesn’t emerge.


21 posted on 07/11/2013 9:10:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MplsSteve

Yeah, but there is no basis to his theorizing in it.


22 posted on 07/11/2013 9:10:39 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: JaguarXKE

I can agree! lol, check profile


23 posted on 07/11/2013 9:12:02 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Note to the NSA: I approved this dissention. What are you going to do about it Punks?)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I think her having quit as guv makes it harder for her to get elected as Senator and then start a Presidential run two weeks later.


24 posted on 07/11/2013 9:12:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope so! For Prez, I’m holding out for Nugent/Paul 2016!


25 posted on 07/11/2013 9:13:16 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: 9YearLurker

I sort of like this idea.

As long as she wins that is. That is what she should pay a significant amount of attention to.

Right now, she’s got enough credibility to launch a real live 2016 run for President.

If she runs for Senate and wins, that increases her base with the people who look for anything to doubt her.

However if she loses, I think that is a big loss. Lots of decisions approaching.


26 posted on 07/11/2013 9:15:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 4rcane

LOL! Paul trumps Palin for pres? I don’t think so.


27 posted on 07/11/2013 9:28:53 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: MplsSteve

Pure speculation on their part. Not unreasonable. But pure guesswork.


28 posted on 07/11/2013 9:36:31 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

Joe Miller is running so she needs to either decide or back Joe now. It will be hard for him to run with her chanting that she MIGHT in the background.


29 posted on 07/11/2013 9:39:38 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Sarah Palin suggested she would run for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska..."

People are putting words into Sarah's mouth. She did NOT suggest that she would run for the US Senate in that interview.

I wish I had the transcript to hand, but I've read it a couple of times, and nowhere did she even slightly hint that she was thinking of it.

30 posted on 07/11/2013 9:54:34 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 9YearLurker
she did say she is thinking about it and may run if a better candidate doesn’t emerge.

I read here every day, and haven't seen that reported.

31 posted on 07/11/2013 9:56:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You can listen to the interview here:

http://palin4america.com/2013/07/gov-palin-talks-to-hannity-radio-2/


32 posted on 07/11/2013 10:16:32 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cowgirl

I agree, though she’s just brought it up and started targeting Bedich this week.


33 posted on 07/11/2013 10:17:40 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Democrat_media

She has said she’s considering it.


34 posted on 07/11/2013 10:21:16 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: fulltlt
"I want to move to Alaska so I can vote for her.

Dang! I wanted to say that!

35 posted on 07/11/2013 10:45:15 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"[S]he fights."

-PJ

36 posted on 07/11/2013 10:48:17 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: onyx

bump


37 posted on 07/11/2013 11:51:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I pity the person who goes up against Sarah Palin.He will end up bruised, beaten and belittled! And that’s just what “she” will do to him! What we will do to him is unspeakable!


38 posted on 07/12/2013 3:08:20 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Democrat_media

While that’s true we need more counters to the Rubio/McCain rinos in the Senate.Plus she could turn yet another seat from socialist to Republican.I think its a good move.


39 posted on 07/12/2013 3:10:56 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: MplsSteve

What a biased POS article. I wouldn’t pay too much attention to that pap.


40 posted on 07/12/2013 3:16:44 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: 9YearLurker

Her actual words were that she “considered it.” Past tense.

It did not sound to me like she was currently entertaining the thought.


41 posted on 07/12/2013 10:28:02 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Democrat_media; All
As president she could rein in the EPA to let capitalism use the unlimited oil in shale we have...

Not to mention the EPA's stranglehold on building new refineries and expanding existing ones.

And not only stopping all the roadblocks to deep water drilling (in the gulf and other ocean locations, such as between FL and Cuba, where the Chinese are planning to drill half way between Cuba and the USA,) but also re energizing all the oil pumping stations just off shore, such as off of Santa Barbara, CA, etc.

I've seen those, they are beautiful.

One day I was having breakfast in an ocean side restaurant in SB (outside patio, 10 ft. from the sand) and gazing lovingly at the pumps in the distance.

I asked a local guy what they were (which I knew) and he told me.

l mentioned to him how beautiful they were, and it was too bad they aren't pumping oil.

His jaw dropped, LOL!

42 posted on 07/12/2013 1:06:14 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there any indication that she could do 6 years of commuter parenting and marriage? This may not be the right time of life for this.


43 posted on 07/12/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT by married21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously, she’s running. Begich is toast, he turned into a DC retread.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 8:52:47 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Sarah absent on George Zimmerman, or have I just missed it? I have googled Palin on Zimmerman

Is it a political calculation to stay out of it?

I am disappointed that she has apparently not fired off some comments defending George


45 posted on 07/15/2013 1:48:43 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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Sarah Palin‏@SarahPalinUSA 10 Jul Unbelievable and misuse of public funds. MT @WashTimes DOJ helped facilitate anti-Zimmerman protests in Florida http://wtim.es/10NmUMv
46 posted on 07/17/2013 1:48:38 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Thank You, and I love Sarah! I have never ever said I was disappointed in Sarah, just said I was disappointed

She still I believe has kept out of this recently, perhaps it`s a political decision

I read all/most of her major statements, missed that one, but I dont hear her making any other noise, I guess there is a down side politically in so doing?


47 posted on 07/17/2013 7:58:13 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Google this: Trayvon Palin. In March 2012 Palin was bashing Obama saying he should not have jumped into the shooting and how there were too many other issues to get involved in.

Palin said she was “very, very surprised out of all the issues that are going on in our country today that the president” would have taken a question about the Martin case.

“I think it was orchestrated,” Palin said. “I’m going to get clobbered for even suggesting this, but it is what I believe.”
48 posted on 07/17/2013 3:28:03 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

I just think she wants to take the path Levin tried to take and she did call out Obama for doing getting involved. So if she gets involved in it now it would be a little hypocritical. There are too many other issues to be worrying about than what is happening with Zimmerman.


49 posted on 07/17/2013 3:32:58 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Obama and Holder are trying to distract people with the Zimmerman case. Palin isn’t falling for that.


50 posted on 07/17/2013 3:44:24 PM PDT by conservative98
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