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Palin and Hillary: Bad Interviews and Presidential Aspirations
American Thinker ^ | June 16, 2014 | Steve Flesher

Posted on 06/16/2014 2:40:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

If bad interviews can truly be used to determine someone’s readiness for the highest office in the land, then pollsters can save themselves a lot of time by removing Hillary Clinton from their list of 2016 contenders.

Back in 2008, after Hillary’s own party sold her out, the conservative movement was energized by the selection of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. Accordingly, her political head found itself in high demand by the left.

Critics began by questioning her experience. But once they got a hold of her true record of reform and budget-cutting in Alaska, they knew it wouldn’t work, considering that their golden boy (Obama) had absolutely no executive experience whatsoever.

So they turned to the media. Remember the Charlie Gibson interview? In that interview, VP nominee Palin made a statement to the ABC host saying, “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska” to describe Alaska’s proximity to the foreign country. The remark was informative. Most people in the lower 48 didn’t realize that. Yet, when the writers at SNL decided to bludgeon the statement, it became “I can see Russia from my house.” And to this day, some low-information voters still believe that Sarah Palin said it in the way SNL portrayed it....

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; hillary; msm; palin

Governor Sarah Palin, 50 and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, 66.

1 posted on 06/16/2014 2:40:46 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy, Hillary looks like an old hag in that pic. Touchup needed.


2 posted on 06/16/2014 2:51:05 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because Palin was unknown in 2008, SNL mockery was particularly effective. It allowed the low information types to dismiss her, without evaluation.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 2:59:04 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: flaglady47

Funniest comment I heard on this forum, when someone said of Diane Sawyer that she’s looking like Ms Haversham, when in reality, Clinton does.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 3:49:26 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: flaglady47

You can’t fake it, and the MSM has taken such a beating, giving Obama a pass, that I assure you they are going to go after anyone else, conservative or liberal, unless it’s another minority candidate.

I’m thinking more than ever that Ben Carson can hold his own with the media, and will be above reproach. I think he’s are strongest candidate right now.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 3:54:10 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I still recall the easily visible “cuts & jumps” in editing the tape before ABC broadcasted the interview...not unlike the editing NBC has been doing. It was disgusting!

In addition, Charlie appeared to be sitting higher and actually looking down at Sarah with those glasses sitting low on his nose. Horrible optics for Sarah but typical of the arrogance of the Marxist media.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 3:55:23 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: newfreep
Primary points in the article....

Yet despite such massive blunders and aside from the slight challenge Hillary got from Diane Sawyer, the “idiot” narrative just doesn’t seem to dominate throughout the entire media, as it did with Sarah Palin back in 2008.

Meanwhile, Palin continues to call it with accuracy and clarity on matters like Bowe Bergdahl’s exchange and the White House’s cover-up of Benghazi.

This happens because the media cannot stand strong conservative women, though there isn’t any need to cry for Palin when one considers how far she’s come. There are many candidates she helped to victory in 2010’s midterm elections. This continued in 2012 with the election of fine senators like Ted Cruz and Deb Fischer and today with the momentum she’s brought to great 2014 Senate candidates like Ben Sasse, Chris McDaniel, Joni Ernst, and T.W. Shannon. Additionally, Palin’s been spot-on in calling out ObamaCare’s death panels, predicting Obama’s use of health care to further assault our Second Amendment rights as well as the Ukraine invasion.

7 posted on 06/16/2014 4:01:28 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: flaglady47

Looks like, she is.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 5:23:30 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It hacks me off a little bit when people don’t even say that Gov. Palin was the CIC of the only full time Air & Army National Guard in the country. That Guard controls a lot of nuclear missles. She regularly received high level briefings from the Pentagon on National defense issues (which she did attend).

Rant over.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 5:32:26 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To me, Palin was taken down by the progressives of both parties.

Her efforts made her very popular with voters in Alaska and intensely hated by the Alaskan political powers that were, and still are, the progressive GOPe.

McCain chose a "win-win" strategy by picking her.

It's debatable, but he might have actually wanted to be POTUS and Palin certainly could have helped him win the election had he used her effectively. (She's the only reason I voted for McCain)

But, most importantly to those PTBs, it got her out of Alaska and thrown into the maw of a hostile msm mosh pit while McCain and the eGOP kicked back and enjoyed the show.

Fast forward past the election and their Palin problem is over and it's back to business as usual.

10 posted on 06/16/2014 6:07:14 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: flaglady47

Hillary IS an old hag.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the VA.)
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