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Palin urged to give up candidacy
The Star ^ | September 27, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/27/2008 9:21:31 AM PDT by Raebie

Edited on 09/27/2008 9:27:10 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON–A conservative columnist who welcomed Sarah Palin's entry in national politics says she's proven to be a dud and should step aside as Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate.

Kathleen Parker, writing in the National Review Online, says her "cringe reflex is exhausted" after watching the Alaska governor stumble through TV interviews and it's become clear to her that Palin is out of her league.


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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; hatinpalin; kathleenparker; mccainpalin; palin; parker; rinorevolution
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1 posted on 09/27/2008 9:21:32 AM PDT by Raebie
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To: Raebie

ROTFLMAO!


2 posted on 09/27/2008 9:23:04 AM PDT by Principled (Vaporize the "Divide and Conquer" taxes - Have everyone pay the same marginal rate!. NRST!)
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To: Raebie

That’s funny. (They wish)


3 posted on 09/27/2008 9:23:11 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (..)
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To: Raebie

Parker is getting her 15 minutes of fame. Hopefully she’ll disappear from the public eye after that ... maybe go off and write a book that no one will ever read


4 posted on 09/27/2008 9:23:41 AM PDT by tx_eggman ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule" - Mencken)
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To: Raebie

Parker just jumped the shark.

Anything she says from this point forward can safely be dismissed as the ravings of a lunatic.


5 posted on 09/27/2008 9:24:01 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.")
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To: Raebie

“CONSERVATIVE”?? Must be a socialist Democrat MOLE!


6 posted on 09/27/2008 9:24:10 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: Raebie

Ms. Kathleen Parker thinks Sarah Palin is outmatched..hmmmm...I am supposed to believe little Kathleen is conservative because f’ing AP says so? Bullshit.


7 posted on 09/27/2008 9:24:27 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: Principled

Kathleen Parker is wrong. Did she want her 15 of fame like W’s former press secretary? Looks like she has it.


8 posted on 09/27/2008 9:25:03 AM PDT by libbylu
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To: Raebie

Kathleen, Kathlenn, Kathleen. Now you run along and play and let this race unfold. Gov. will do just fine. Of course she is nervous. Look what the press has done to her. Can you not say this is a pile-on?


9 posted on 09/27/2008 9:25:55 AM PDT by healy61
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To: Raebie

Another Canadian IDIOT so called journalist.


10 posted on 09/27/2008 9:26:01 AM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: Raebie

Gee does Kathleen Parker want to blow the election? Can you imagine the reaction if Palin were dropped from the ticket? The same uproar that we all thought would happen if Joe Biden were replaced by Obama would happen if Palin were replaced. All the questions about the judgement of picking her in the first place, plus how excited the base will, or won’t be, excited about any replacement will dominate the news cycle for a week. With only five weeks to go, you can’t realistically replace your running mate.


11 posted on 09/27/2008 9:26:08 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Raebie

LOL, I’m sure this simple pantload Parker didn’t MEAN to hand the scumbags at AP this headline.


12 posted on 09/27/2008 9:26:28 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Raebie

The only time any conservative is given credence by the MSM is after he/she jumps the shark.


13 posted on 09/27/2008 9:26:49 AM PDT by CASchack
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To: Raebie
The people who don't like Palin were not going to vote for McCain anyway. Palin's place on the ticket has energized the conservative base like nothing else would have.

And it's the conservative base that supplies the volunteers that McCain needs. Giving the conservative base a reason to ALL go to the polls in November will do more to ensure victory than anything else.

14 posted on 09/27/2008 9:27:32 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: Raebie

McCain/Palin will have 270 electorals by 600pm on election day..


15 posted on 09/27/2008 9:27:52 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Hussein, produce the REAL Birth Certificate!)
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To: Raebie

Can anyone recall the last time the AP made a news story out of the opinion of one mid-tier columnist?


16 posted on 09/27/2008 9:28:37 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Raebie

MEOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Media Expoitation of A Real Woman

This is another clinical case of an
aging female writer disabled through jealousy
of a REAL journalist, Governor Palin. She
reads CBS’ faked transcripts and goes
out on a delirious limb, revealing the emptiness of herself.


17 posted on 09/27/2008 9:28:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: tx_eggman

“Parker is getting her 15 minutes of fame. Hopefully she’ll disappear from the public eye after that ... maybe go off and write a book that no one will ever read...”

Yes. She and Nancy Pelosi could form a book club, then they’d both each sell a book:)


18 posted on 09/27/2008 9:29:27 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: libbylu

Parker is an idiot. Palin out, means Mccain dont have a chance, Nov4. Alot of Republicans won’t vote for Mccain without Palin.


19 posted on 09/27/2008 9:29:33 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Raebie
after watching the Alaska governor stumble through TV interviews

Shove it, katie. Give me a frickin' break. Compare if you dare the softball interviews and the way the msm has handled the magical negro to the way they have blasted Governor Palin. Sufferin' cats, lady, pull your head outta the mud.

20 posted on 09/27/2008 9:29:50 AM PDT by new cruelty (I don't want my daughters punished with obama.)
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To: CASchack

Her piece from yesterday:

http://townhall.com/columnists/KathleenParker/2008/09/26/the_palin_problem


21 posted on 09/27/2008 9:29:53 AM PDT by Raebie
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To: Raebie
These people really have some deep rooted fear of her. She has them curled on the floor in full fetal position. Not saying she is Reagan just yet but the potential is there judging from the response of her enemies.
22 posted on 09/27/2008 9:30:01 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Raebie
This is yesterdays news.

Today's news is that Parker was scammed by seeing a heavily edited version of the interview (Couric’s direct involvement) that was designed to discredit Govenor Palin.

After Gibson/ABC scam, why hasn't the GOP figured this out and provided a crew to film and audio every interview as a backup?

Nazi propagandist Goebbels and other great propagandists in history would be proud of the work done by Katy Couric and CBS. Perky has become very very dark.

23 posted on 09/27/2008 9:30:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: tx_eggman
she already wrote a book, "Save the Males" (Amazon Sales Rank: 35,045, trailing such literary masterpieces as Pelosi's "Know your Power" Amazon Sales Rank: 22,513 ) Nothing more than the rantings of an elitest wannabee with a heavily airbrushed photo in the WashPost.


24 posted on 09/27/2008 9:30:47 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: Raebie

Hey,Kathleen...watch it. Sarah’s a good enough multitasker that she can bring home the bacon after hunting it down and field dressing it,fry it up in the pan with a baby on her hip, be an outstanding VP AND whip your a$$ all at the same time and look gorgeous doing it!

w-what’s that....? HUH! I didn’t think so!!!


25 posted on 09/27/2008 9:31:06 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Sarah...it's all up to you,girlfriend!)
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To: Raebie
Yea, lets get rid of the only person to energize the conservative base.
What a moron.
26 posted on 09/27/2008 9:32:12 AM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: Raebie

I find many of National Review Online’s writers to be complete duds. They have a neocon agenda with liberal tradeoffs which I feel is the last thing we need right now.

If they had their way, JulieAnnie would be the nominee.


27 posted on 09/27/2008 9:32:15 AM PDT by FreeInWV (A moose bit my sister. Then Sarah Palin shot it.)
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To: Raebie
I have heard similar rumblings this week from some East Coast residents. They seem to think that Sarah Palin is a dumb redneck - and these are not left-wing moonbats talking. It's a cultural issue, perhaps - they hear her speak and to their ears she sounds uneducated and out of her depth. Perhaps it is because of her accent or idioms, but Palin is definitely turning off some people who might otherwise be tempted to vote for McCain.

Just an observation, so please don't shoot the messenger. I like her. I think she's got a good deal to learn about the details of national policy, but that's not a fatal flaw for a 1st-time VP.

28 posted on 09/27/2008 9:34:34 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“With only five weeks to go, you can’t realistically replace your running mate”.

...BO might.


29 posted on 09/27/2008 9:35:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: Raebie
Palin will pave the road for Obama. She makes me cringe every time she is interviewed. The debate will expose her once and for all as the dumbest move by the stupid party in recent history.

Bookmark it.

30 posted on 09/27/2008 9:36:36 AM PDT by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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Jealousy, thy name is Woman, or more specifically, Kathleen.

If Sarah is having some difficulties in her interviews, FIRST, let’s realize that she’s sitting across from people who are DISPLAYING OPEN CONTEMPT FOR HER. Ever try to be interviewed by someone who shows no respect, isn’t even trying to be cordial.

Second, the McCain SHOULD have prepared her better. Or just taken the stance, ‘we’re not going to sit her down with the drive-by because they are biased.’

I can flat out guarantee you, the only people who would scream about it are the MSM and the lefties. We supporters could care less that CBS gets to interview her. All it did was give them more to use to make fun of her.

We like GOVERNOR PALIN precisely because she isn’t one of them, that same WASHINGTON CROWD that Miss Kathie is part of.


31 posted on 09/27/2008 9:36:50 AM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: Raebie
When the MSM agrees with a conservative, you know the MSM's opinion is worthless!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

32 posted on 09/27/2008 9:38:02 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Perhaps it is because of her accent or idioms, but Palin is definitely turning off some people who might otherwise be tempted to vote for McCain.

I would say you are wrong on this point. People do not in general vote VP.

If you are correct, she is bringing more people to JM than she would be losing.

Palin has energized the conservative base. Candidates who draw crowds in tens of thousands are not driving people away.

33 posted on 09/27/2008 9:38:38 AM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: Raebie
I wonder what this nitwit is getting paid by the DNC to write this stuff..Now if she was talking about Obama I could understand he is such an idiot..Looks like he is caught in the headlights of a car when he has to get up and debate anyone..If anything happened to McCain,Sarah would do a grand job in Washington and I really think she could handle those snotty democrat idiots..
34 posted on 09/27/2008 9:38:44 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Raebie
Kathleen Parker needs to put the hallucinogens away.

As well as the space bong, Demerol and Quaaludes.

Whhhheeeeeeeeeewww.

35 posted on 09/27/2008 9:39:14 AM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: Raebie

This is bulletin board material for SP.

She needs to use this to her advantage.


36 posted on 09/27/2008 9:40:10 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (McCain/Palin 08...Dont stop believin...)
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To: Raebie

Methinks the democrats doth protest too much.


37 posted on 09/27/2008 9:40:42 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Afronaut

“Palin will pave the road for Obama. She makes me cringe every time she is interviewed. The debate will expose her once and for all as the dumbest move by the stupid party in recent history. Bookmark it.”

In your dreams. She did fine in her interviews. The liberals were hoping and looking for a mistake, but the best they could come up with were duds (i.e., what was the Bush foreign terror policy, etc.). She is a winner and will win this election for McCain.


38 posted on 09/27/2008 9:41:12 AM PDT by HwyChile
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To: svcw
It would be a huge mistake to dump Palin, but, she is not loved by all republicans, no matter what anyone wants to think. My father, a life long conservative republican, doesn't think she is qualified and thinks she was a bad choice. There are some questions about her now, and to ignore those -or to make light of those- may well not be good in the long run. She has to get out in front of the narrative that is developing about her in the press-or they will bury her.
39 posted on 09/27/2008 9:42:37 AM PDT by dollmaker
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To: Raebie

The SeeBS and abc editors won’t be able to do a hatchet job on Governor Palin during the debates. Let’s wait and see. What we saw with Couric and Gibson is what the Obama supporters at abc and SeeBS wanted us to see.


40 posted on 09/27/2008 9:43:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill")
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To: dirtboy
"Can anyone recall the last time the AP made a news story out of the opinion of one mid-tier columnist?"

Oh sure, haven't you read any of the AP articles that run daily on the hundreds of Web postings and comments by political pundints saying Biden will be replaced by Hillary due to his gaff-a-minute and his 180% difference with Obama over several key issues?

What's that you missed them, er hold on let me find them I'm sure I remember reading these stories under the AP byline.....

41 posted on 09/27/2008 9:44:41 AM PDT by marlon
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To: Raebie

I made the mistake of perusing a People Magazine in a medical office. I was reading the movie/media reviews, and they announced the upcoming televised VP debate by saying that “the Tina Fey look alike” was going to be debating the “Senator from Delaware”. Good grief...no bias there.


42 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:06 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Raebie
Well, Kathleen Parker isn't alone. I've heard that Obama and Biden would like her to give up her candidacy too.
43 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:16 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Raebie

I read this mostly as Parker being in business for herself. The idea for a columnist is to be noticed and talked about. Well, an article like this will do it for her.

A while back we had Peggy Noonan do a post mortem on one of Dubya’s speeches and she gave him a hard time. That’s a similar dynamic, I think - now and then she has to go in business for herself and be talked about.

In Noonan’s case it worked, she had a media buzz for about a week. Parker will get a similar treatment.


44 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:32 AM PDT by Don Blake
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To: Raebie
even if the premise is correct, and I don't believe that it is, it is too late. I agree with the general consensus of: let Sarah be Sarah...

I've seen the Alaskan debates for gov, in which she was quite good. Admittedly she knew her subject matter..

let the chips fall where they may.

45 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:47 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: andy58-in-nh

“...Palin is definitely turning off some people who might otherwise be tempted to vote for McCain.”

No candidate will turn every one on. For every person she turns off on the “east coast”, she will pick up 10 everywhere else that would not have voted for McCain. She nets a lot more than she loses. I have been around politics a very long time, and I have not seen a candidate that has energized people like this since Reagan. She is a winner.


46 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:51 AM PDT by HwyChile
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To: cardinal4
"McCain/Palin will have 270 electorals by 600pm on election day.."

Very Possible but the MSM won't report that as fact till after Wednesday or Thursday.

I hope Drudge reports results this time.

47 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:52 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: dollmaker

hi and welcome.

Just what questions about her, specifically, are you referring to?


48 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:54 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: Raebie
Kathleen who? Never even heard of her, but I know who Sarah Palin is. Jealousy is a terrible thing. Obviously that skank is jealous of Sarah. Sarah Palin will be our next Vice President and Kathleen will still be a nobody!!
49 posted on 09/27/2008 9:46:39 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: dollmaker

The press will never bury Palin.By the way-great first post/not.


50 posted on 09/27/2008 9:47:56 AM PDT by fatima (Put your lipstick on girls and go vote.)
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