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Some Advice for Sarah Palin
Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2008 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 09/12/2008 10:05:25 PM PDT by Kaslin

A new Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll says that 50 percent of Americans believe John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin was the most effective pick in the campaign; 40 percent say Barack Obama's selection of Joe Biden was the smarter choice. That confirms the prevailing wisdom that Gov. Palin is dramatically helping McCain's chances of becoming president.

Going forward, Palin must consolidate her initial gains, and it will not be easy. First of all, the tabloid press is all over Alaska looking for dirt on Palin, and you can bet they'll come up with something. No human being is perfect. And then there's the mainstream media, which took a beating last week after trying to marginalize Palin as some kind of country bumpkin, a religious fanatic not fit to serve. The personal attacks against Palin and her family angered millions of Americans and, almost instantly, made the governor a folk hero in some circles.

Of course, that infuriated the establishment press, which doesn't like getting pounded in the court of public opinion. So you can take it to the bank that many left-leaning media members are lying in wait.

But Palin has some skills that can protect her against the inevitable attacks. She is a natural performer -- the TV camera loves the woman. She is also a plainspoken American who connects emotionally with the folks. Therefore, she can set her own agenda. As Ronald Reagan once did, she can go directly to the people and around the press.

If I were advising Palin, I would have had her defend Obama in the lipstick/pig incident. If Palin would have stated that she doesn't believe the senator would compare her to a pig, it would have been a compassionate gesture. Folks love compassion. Giving Obama the benefit of the doubt in the pig deal would have meant more votes in the barnyard, and also would have made it harder for the Obama campaign to lash her in the future.

In addition, I would tell Sarah to be Sarah: feisty, down to earth and funny. Don't try to be Henry Kissinger. Just demonstrate a grasp of the issues and a determination to look out for the folks. The key phrase for Palin should be: "Here's what we want to do." Then, using simple terms, state that.

Right now, American voters want to be reassured that their jobs are safe and that some crazy terrorist won't blow up their neighborhood. Palin has successfully dealt with economic issues in Alaska. On national security she has no record. But I'm sure there are things she wants to do in order to keep her five children safe. Just state them.

The elite media have little in common with everyday Americans, and Palin should laugh off their attempts to demean her. She can best capitalize on her incredibly fast start by simply keeping it simple. Nice goes a long way in life. And in politics.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lipstick; mccainpalin; oreilly; palin

1 posted on 09/12/2008 10:05:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Looks like he’s already licking the boots of the next person he wants to interview. O’Reilly has grown tiresome and his advice is not needed. Let him dwell on his lovefest with Obama


2 posted on 09/12/2008 10:13:57 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Kaslin

That’s nice, Bill. Now, please go back to looking into the connect-the-dots on the dangerous, radical self-portrait that is Barack Obama’s personal career path.


3 posted on 09/12/2008 10:14:20 PM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: Kaslin
If Palin would have stated that she doesn't believe the senator would compare her to a pig, it would have been a compassionate gesture. Folks love compassion.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Folks are sick of "compassion" (read: Kick Me sign). And they're sick of being told that what they see and hear is not really what they see and hear (read: MSM). Gov. Palin owed Obama nothing, and I hope she sticks to that philosophy.

4 posted on 09/12/2008 10:15:48 PM PDT by workerbee (Sarah Palin's very existence is a threat to the Left.)
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To: Kaslin
I can simplify it.

If you always do what you've always have done. You will always get what you've always gotten. In Gov. Palin's case, Do what you did that got you elected Mayor and then Governor.
5 posted on 09/12/2008 10:17:35 PM PDT by smug (smug for President; Your only real hope)
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To: Kaslin
If Palin would have stated that she doesn't believe the senator would compare her to a pig, it would have been a compassionate gesture.

WRONG move. The author thinks 'it's' qualified to give Sarah advice! How pompous plus it's bad advice. If she did that - it would be the worst move. Sarah doesn't lie in order to show compassion. This writer doesn't know how a truthful person acts. I believe this is a first for some to actually see a REAL person who happens to be a politician. Politicians need advice/coaching - Sarah doesn't - she is who she is and thank God!

Asinine article by a pompous writer. All this, in my humble opinion.
6 posted on 09/12/2008 10:21:12 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kaslin
My advise to Palin is simply ignore all the high filuting advise she is getting and keep being herself.

If she will just keep being herself, the MSN, DNC, Obama campaign, left wingers, liberal/marxists will wear themselves out trying to bring her down and never lay a glove on her, and the American people's esteem and love for her and her family will continue to grow.

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS OBAMA-BIDEN

7 posted on 09/12/2008 10:21:48 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Kaslin

Coulter’s Law: Never be nice to a liberal.


8 posted on 09/12/2008 10:21:58 PM PDT by Nachoman (East of Dallas.)
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To: Kaslin

Some Advice for Bill O'Reilly

Shut your pie hole, ya putz.
9 posted on 09/12/2008 10:22:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Eras will now be referred to as: BS: Before Sarah and AS: After Sarah)
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To: Kaslin
The tabloid press is all over Alaska looking for dirt on Palin,

Someone should film a short news-report satire, showing a TV journalist in Alaska reporting on the progress of the dirt digging efforts.

Show well-heeled Dem operatives in fancy shoes cursing as they wildly dig through cemeteries, throwing shovels of dirt in all directions, knocking down gravestones.

Then a war room, where the chief flying monkey is pointing to a reconnaissance map on the wall, telling the underling flying monkeys that every dumpster in Wasilla and Juneau has been located, with precise GPS coordinates determiend for each, and that a pair of them will be assigned to each dumpster.

When these fail to turn up anything, cut to scene of more of these same scum digging through an abandoned garbage dump that was used by Wasila over ten years ago.

Then a femme fatale talking seductively to an ugly old unshaven drunk in a bar, telling him that in order to keep the free drinks coming, and to get his way with her, all he has to do is sign this affidavit that he knew Sarah intimately in high school, etc, etc.

10 posted on 09/12/2008 10:23:30 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: workerbee

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Folks are sick of “compassion” (read: Kick Me sign). And they’re sick of being told that what they see and hear is not really what they see and hear (read: MSM). Gov. Palin owed Obama nothing, and I hope she sticks to that philosophy.

From one pig with lipstick. I agree wholeheartedly with you!!! Obama knew what he was doing and saying...he followed his lipstick/pig comment with the old stinky fish wrapped in a thin veil ...8 years...blah, blah. He also knew by the reaction of his crowd....they also got his comment. Obama is running for office and using bully tactics with no class. America is tired of it...he tried this on Hillary and she called him on it, but lost. We are paying attention now and his MSM/self-made “halo” has dimmed. A new star is out there and Obamas time has ended. Thank goodness.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 10:23:47 PM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: Kaslin

Duh - I didn’t know the author was BOR!! Trying to clean up his dirty boy - what groveling. Doesn’t this man - BOR - understand what he is doing to himself - I’m embarrassed for him.


12 posted on 09/12/2008 10:25:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kaslin
Bill, you have missed the entire point about Gov. Sarah Palin. She is not from Washington and is exactly like the majority of all Americans. The snobbish elites in Washington and the media can just all go to hell!
13 posted on 09/12/2008 10:27:31 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (82 Airborne 1/508th BN "fury from the sky")
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To: Jeff Head

Good post! It’s really funny - they are has beens - and no one really cares what they say; yet so desperate to give Sarah - who everyone wants to listen to - advice. What proof do they have she needs advice. LOL!! Such arrogance. She riding hide because she is herself - not a politician who needs coaching but herself! How refreshing.


14 posted on 09/12/2008 10:29:59 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MNlurker

“...If I were advising Palin, I would have had her defend Obama in the lipstick/pig incident. If Palin would have stated that she doesn’t believe the senator would compare her to a pig, it would have been a compassionate gesture. Folks love compassion....”

Gez...good thing Bill O runs a TV show and not a election.

Quite possibly, that is some of the worst advice I’ve read since Bill C told Monica “It’s cool...don’t worry about it”


15 posted on 09/12/2008 10:35:19 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: Kaslin

When 40 percent of the American people think the plagiarizer from Delaware is the better pick you know there’s something wrong.


16 posted on 09/12/2008 10:35:44 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Democrats spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Kaslin
If I were advising Palin, I would have had her defend Obama in the lipstick/pig incident.

Peace for our time, no doubt.

17 posted on 09/12/2008 10:36:27 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Good advice for BOR - but the trouble with BOR is that he can give advice but can’t take it. And he’s clueless that he needs it. Doesn’t he have family or someone to whisper in his ear or something.

Imagine him - advising Sarah to wash away the dirt on his boy - so Hussein can appear clean to the public and it would be a compassionate move.

This is so telling of BOR. He is clueless about conservatives. Conservatives make people accountable - they don’t clean up their mess. That compassionate crapola came out of the liberal PC handbook so they can do whatever - because they can, ala clinton, and be forgiven.


18 posted on 09/12/2008 10:40:00 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kaslin
What the Blow Hard of Body Language really wanted to say:

If I were advising Palin, I would have had her defend Obama talk about me, Bill O'Reilly... Folks compassion love me.

19 posted on 09/12/2008 10:40:49 PM PDT by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: presently no screen name

Bingo!


20 posted on 09/12/2008 10:53:36 PM PDT by Issaquahking (SARAH_CUDA is home!!!)
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To: workerbee

“”If Palin would have stated that she doesn’t believe the senator would compare her to a pig, it would have been a compassionate gesture. Folks love compassion.””

THIS IS THE REAL BUSH DOCTRINE!

It worked so well for him. /s


21 posted on 09/12/2008 11:00:11 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: AHerald
Yes Mr O’Reilly is laughing off all of the big O's gacks . The Obama man crush continues.
22 posted on 09/12/2008 11:02:44 PM PDT by fantom
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To: Kaslin

“40 percent say Barack Obama’s selection of Joe Biden was the smarter choice” ?????

I would like this 40 percent to tell me just how many new supporters did Obama get by selecting Biden. Zero. No worse than that - he got a Net Loss.

Case in point my Neighbor life long Democrats, took down their Obama yard sign just after the RNC and replaced with a Clinton/Gore 96 yard sign. I am thinking PUMAS


23 posted on 09/12/2008 11:03:28 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: AlaskaErik
When 40 percent of the American people think the plagiarizer from Delaware is the better pick you know there’s something wrong.
Especially when 99% of the American people STILL haven't ever heard of him.
24 posted on 09/12/2008 11:11:21 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Kaslin
BORe's writing above his pay grade. IMO.

If I were advising Palin, I would have had her defend Obama in the lipstick/pig incident.

Passable, but awkward. Less verbose and what he seems to intend is "If I were advising Palin, I would have advised her to defend...". Or, if he wants to keep it all in the past, "If I had been advising Palin, I would have etc."

If Palin would have stated that she doesn't believe the senator would compare her to a pig, it would have been a compassionate gesture.

But having gotten away with the blowhard "I would have had her defend...", he gets carried away and there's no rescuing this one. The first "would have" has to go. "If Palin had stated that she ..." works fine.
25 posted on 09/12/2008 11:23:36 PM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: Kaslin
BOR’s advice is faulty. Good thing he doesn't run the campaign. It wasn't Palin’s place to defend Barry on his stupid comments.

It was Barry's moment and he failed to seize it.

After this became a media “event” he should have said, “It really wasn't what is being portrayed. Sorry if anyone mistook the meaning.”

26 posted on 09/12/2008 11:29:55 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kaslin
Did Bill OReally call her hotel room late at night with his advice?

Bill, one hand on the phone and one hand on his...

What a self important Putz.

27 posted on 09/12/2008 11:32:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Biden, the new Ebony and Ivory.)
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To: AlaskaErik
When 40 percent of the American people think the plagiarizer from Delaware is the better pick you know there’s something wrong.

No joke. What a disappointing figure.

28 posted on 09/12/2008 11:51:20 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Fester Chugabrew

And even Joe knows he’s the default pick!


29 posted on 09/12/2008 11:54:11 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Kaslin
I thought this was a pretty good piece. The first half accurately assesses Sarah's popularity and the current political climate. It's called journalism. I rarely see it anymore.
If Palin would have stated that she doesn't believe the senator would compare her to a pig, it would have been a compassionate gesture.
I'm not disgusted by a friendly gesture. In just 2 months the McCain administration will begin the difficult task of assuring the 45% who didn't vote at all, and 40% of those who did vote for 0sama that All will be represented by McCain. A friendly gesture only says 0sama was too stupid to understand the implications of his words, and how they would logically be interpreted by women. 0sama is a amateur Chicago thug.
30 posted on 09/13/2008 12:25:36 AM PDT by Once-Ler (had I meant it this way, she would be the lipstick. - still disrespectful)
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To: Kaslin
First of all, the tabloid press is all over Alaska looking for dirt on Palin, and you can bet they'll come up with something. No human being is perfect.

I'm just waiting for it...you know it's coming...

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31 posted on 09/13/2008 2:27:35 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kaslin
My advise to Sarah. Ignore all of the free advice being given by blotivating pinheads...
32 posted on 09/13/2008 3:08:34 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: AmericaUnited

Hopefully Governot Palin will let BOR do his groveling in his quest for an interview....BOR another arrogant little media boy!


33 posted on 09/13/2008 5:00:52 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: unspun

Isn’t BOR still working on how to stick a loofah into a falafal or vice versa?


34 posted on 09/13/2008 12:24:03 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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To: berdie

At the moment Sarah is better off defending H! from that male chauvinist pig, 0be.


35 posted on 09/13/2008 12:26:10 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (PUMA))
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