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Northern Star Rising- (WashPo Admits What we Know About Sarah)
Wasington Post ^ | 10-31-08 | Robinson

Posted on 10/30/2008 10:05:06 PM PDT by Wegotsarah.com

My view of Sarah Palin has changed in the two months since John McCain named her as his running mate.

I thought Palin was a lightweight; she's not. I thought she was an ingenue; she is, but only as long as her claws are sheathed. I thought she was bewildered and star-struck...; if she ever was, she isn't anymore. I thought she was nothing but raw political talent and unrealistic ambition; it turns out that she has impressive political skills. I thought she was destined to become nothing more than a historical footnote; I now think that Democrats underestimate her at their peril........

It's tempting to think of Palin as a kind of pop star, the latest flash in the pan who rockets to the top of the charts...[b]ut that smug assessment ignores the evidence that she has the chops to be much more than a one-hit wonder......

The McCain campaign gave her a job to do -- slash, burn, fire up the base... and she went out and did it.

McCain's campaign rallies often have a sense of purpose and duty about them; Palin's have a sense of electricity.

Some of McCain's people {put her down] and all of which reinforces my belief that Palin is a much more formidable politician than I first thought.

Ignorance isn't the same thing as stupidity. When Palin talks about economic policy these days, her sentences don't meander...She has more to say about foreign policy...She has learned much in a very short period.

And she will learn more. I predict we'll have Sarah Palin to kick around for a long, long time.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: palin
I had to heavily edit this piece, because it's Wash Po and you have to be registered. There's negative fig leaves in the entire article, but the point is- although the media print all this "drag on ticket stuff" they don't believe it. She's their worst nightmare.

www.wegotsarah.com

1 posted on 10/30/2008 10:05:07 PM PDT by Wegotsarah.com
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Go ask CBS/NYT. They seem to have an obsession with Palin. Sick obsession...They are scared of her, just like Reagan.


2 posted on 10/30/2008 10:07:37 PM PDT by CycloneGOP
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To: Wegotsarah.com
Wow... same day New York Times says Sarah hurts GOP. Washington Post says she's electrified the GOP ticket. They must not have coordinated their assault. LOL!

"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

3 posted on 10/30/2008 10:08:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

PHOTO FROM YESTERDAY'S RALLY--Gov. Palin looks like a determined WINNER to me.

4 posted on 10/30/2008 10:09:53 PM PDT by Wegotsarah.com (WE WIN- WE HAVE SARAH, AND THEY DON'T!)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Shes got “it”. Just like JFK and Reagan had “it”.


5 posted on 10/30/2008 10:10:51 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah for VP !)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

How about the bear pin! :)

From the profile looks like a polar bear, yes?

What a breath of fresh air.


6 posted on 10/30/2008 10:12:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 86 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: goldstategop

“Wow... same day New York Times says Sarah hurts GOP. Washington Post says she’s electrified the GOP ticket. They must not have coordinated their assault. LOL!”

The NYTimes have been trying to downplay the positive effects Governor Palin has had in this election ever since McCain announced her as his running mate. She has energized his ticket in a way that has them running scared. I love it.


7 posted on 10/30/2008 10:12:32 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Palin / Wurzelbacher 2012!


8 posted on 10/30/2008 10:14:18 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Wegotsarah.com

correction to your headline: the “WashPo” did not “admit” anything in this column

This is an OPINION piece by one guy, Eugene Robinson

It in no way represents any official stance of the paper, it’s one guy

This is a pet peeve of mine, I can’t count how many times various FReepers say “wow, the NY Times said THAT?” or “look the WaPo just agreed with us, finally”

Opinion columns are just that, opinion pieces, generally by one person or sometimes two...... they are not masthead editorials making some official statement for the paper.

/rant off


9 posted on 10/30/2008 10:19:00 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
Shes got “it”. Just like JFK and Reagan had “it”.

Yes she does, just as Obie does not. All of his charisma is contrived and strained. Only in rare moments does he actually seem like a likable enough fellow.

Even then, that's about all he comes across as. Nothing on the order of Ronaldus Magnus or Sarah Palin.

Those two people are great spirits, and it emanates from deep within their soul to the tips of their hair.

10 posted on 10/30/2008 10:19:17 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: Wegotsarah.com

I think the only reason they are writing stuff like this now is because their initial plan to diminish her obviously didn’t work, and they realize that to continue to do that just make them look like idiots, even to Democrats.


11 posted on 10/30/2008 10:26:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Windflier

“Those two people are great spirits...”

Amen!


12 posted on 10/30/2008 10:30:03 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: Enchante
I apologize, my friend. The thread has as it's author "Robinson"- The first line says "MY VIEW"--- I wrongfully assumed that everyone would understand that editorials are not generally written in the first person.

Now you're right. The more appropriate caption would have been--"Liberal Columnist writing in the Washington Post Acknowledges That Which We All Have Known About Governor Sarah Palin." You're right.

I regret having misled you as to the content of the article by the caption. It's 1:30EST- must be getting a little punchy.

13 posted on 10/30/2008 10:30:07 PM PDT by Wegotsarah.com (WE WIN- WE HAVE SARAH, AND THEY DON'T!)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
I thought Palin was a lightweight; she's not. I thought she was an ingenue; she is, but only as long as her claws are sheathed. I thought she was bewildered and star-struck...; if she ever was, she isn't anymore. I thought she was nothing but raw political talent and unrealistic ambition; it turns out that she has impressive political skills. I thought she was destined to become nothing more than a historical footnote; I now think that Democrats underestimate her at their peril........

Anybody who thought any of these thing wasn't paying attention to Palin. It was obvious from the first minutes of her convention speech that Palin is a political natural and a star - she will be the face of the GOP going forward, she will continue to drive the left into a frenzy of impotent hatred, and she will be sworn in as president in 4 or 8 years.

Even if McCain doesn't win this election, Republicans owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for giving Palin this shot - without Palin's rise the GOP could be facing 4 years out of power with the likes of tired hacks like Huckabee and Romney as the only possibilities for 2012.
14 posted on 10/30/2008 10:30:14 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Wegotsarah.com

no worries, it’s just that “WashPo admits” that I was objecting to..... and as I said a lot of people say it, but I like to remind people that even the most liberal/left columnist doesn’t necessarily speak for the paper, at least not every time...... :^)


15 posted on 10/30/2008 10:41:56 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

“Even if McCain doesn’t win this election, Republicans owe him an enormous debt of gratitude for giving Palin this shot - without Palin’s rise the GOP could be facing 4 years out of power with the likes of tired hacks like Huckabee and Romney as the only possibilities for 2012.”


No matter the outcome next week, McCain has elevated himself and his place in history by choosing Governor Palin.


16 posted on 10/30/2008 10:48:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

JFK may have had “it”, but he cheated Nixon out of the presidency. Read up on that some time. He was a media creation, much like Obama.


17 posted on 10/30/2008 10:51:32 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: CycloneGOP

She;s very different from Reagan in this way: Reagan married into liberal Republicanism and only his self-assurance and I think his own family experience allowed him to move to the right on social issues, despite what Nancy might think about abortion for instance. Palin made an existential choice in bearing a down’s syndrome baby, so it is not so much as matter of ideology as deep rooted conviction, conviction she shares with her whole family. Just as Reagan’s experience with the communists in his union made him a viseral anti-communist who could not be swayed by sophistry, so she is on this issue. Ditto her experience on the oil commission. She is not a thinker, she is a doer, but she seems to do things based on her gut reaction to events.


18 posted on 10/30/2008 10:51:38 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Ignorance is curable, stupidity is fatal.

That is the difference.


19 posted on 10/30/2008 10:55:11 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two wolves and one sheep deciding what's for dinner.)
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To: pissant

And we know how the media concealed his fillandering. Senator Ralph Yarborough’s office was next to Kennedy’s. One could tand in the hall and see a parade of beutiful women going into his office. Where are they going, say one. Someone says, nothing but gives the look that says, you don’t know. Oh, one says.


20 posted on 10/30/2008 10:55:44 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Heck y'all, I just can't help wondering if Ms Cindy McCain wasn't behind the selection of Sarah.

Little John, the maverick, does not seem the type nor have the history of including women in his circle jerk.

I recall how he snarled at Maria Shriver in 2000 when she was playing “reporterette for a day” and approached him backstage at one of the debates. I'm thinking he likes the company of real men, you know, big Joe Liberman and that real killer guy, Lindsey Graham.

I say put Sarah way up front with her family and bring Cindy along just leave John snoring in the back of the bus.

21 posted on 10/30/2008 11:00:13 PM PDT by carmelanne (Trump and Bolton please! Go immediately and clear out the UN building.)
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To: CycloneGOP

I wrote a letter to that idiot

Mr. Robinson:

I am glad to see that your eyes have been opened concerning Sarah Palin. The night she gave her acceptance speech I walked into my livingroom where the TV was on and found myself mesmerized by her. I never thought I would even consider a female for the position of President or Vice President. As a woman myself I didn’t think many women had the mettle for it, but 5 minutes into her speech I realized I was wrong. This woman is different.

Those of you on the left are so steeped in deception you wouldn’t know sincerity if it bite you on the toe. Truth is something that totally eludes you and the very thought of a politician that not only tells you what they believes but demonstrates it in their own life is something you could never understand. Governor Palin is not a fabrication of some political operative; she is a real person that has lived a real life with all its ups and downs. Everything she has and is she acquired on her own and did it honestly. That too is probably very difficult for you to understand.

You think you will have her to kick around for a long time? Well sir, she will indeed be around for a long time, but if you intend to do any kicking I will suggest that you wear steel toed boots to protect your feet.

In the meantime, how about vetting your candidate as well as you have vetted Governor Palin. I think it’s about time, after all the election is only 5 days away.

Most Sincerely,


22 posted on 10/30/2008 11:08:31 PM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: pissant

How long did it take after Kennedy was killed before we knew about the underground tunnels he used to shuffle his women in and out?


23 posted on 10/30/2008 11:11:15 PM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
Palin's have a sense of electricity.

And Biden's have a sense of ennui, sheer boredom, wonkishness and drear, all the while waiting for the next serious gaffe.

24 posted on 10/30/2008 11:12:07 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It’s a polar bear snd she wears it at almost every rally.


25 posted on 10/30/2008 11:30:07 PM PDT by mombrown1 (PA Coordinatior SAS The Second Amendment is the reset button for the Constitution)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Bump for Friday reading.


26 posted on 10/30/2008 11:32:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: carmelanne

I agree about Cindy picking her. I told some pol friends that when I returned from the rnc convention. Cindy ain’t no dummy.


27 posted on 10/30/2008 11:36:50 PM PDT by mombrown1 (PA Coordinatior SAS The Second Amendment is the reset button for the Constitution)
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To: carmelanne

Rush Limbaugh calls McCain “Yosemite Sam” and we have to pull him across the finish line.


28 posted on 10/30/2008 11:40:55 PM PDT by mombrown1 (PA Coordinatior SAS The Second Amendment is the reset button for the Constitution)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Sarah Palin is a leader. She’s not a community organizer; she’s not a mediater; she is a leader.


29 posted on 10/31/2008 12:08:00 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

This guy is such an a**hole. Talk about back handed compliments. He admits she’s a force to be reckoned with, but then paints her as a power mad diva who demanded all those fancy clothes. What nonsense. She’s nothing if not a team player. She went out of her way to defend Nicole Wallace in the WSJ article yesterday. She wouldn’t point the figure at anyone in the campaign.


30 posted on 10/31/2008 12:38:59 AM PDT by GipperGal
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To: Wegotsarah.com

The guy admits to her electricity, but he thinks she’s an idiot when it come to policy. While some may disagree, remember that he says he disagrees with her across the board.

He hates the way she is electrifying the crowd, undeniably the party.

Oh he’ll pay here some vacant compliments, but this stooge will sooner or later be back to attack her with every ounce of his energy.

To hell with dumb a—es like this.


31 posted on 10/31/2008 2:13:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Our nation is uncomfortably close to having B.O. We need to use a Republican roll on by 11/04.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

All the Palin’s-an-idiot is typical lib/Dem propaganda they use on every Pubbie. Of course Palin was behind the curve for a while on a lot of inside Washington folderol. Heck, she’s been governing a state for two years not palling around with the usual beltway morons. No governor, unless they’ve been in Washington as part of an admin or elected official, can possibly know all the ins and outs. Palin is a fast learner, but far more important she understands what makes the country tick.


32 posted on 10/31/2008 2:30:27 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Let’s see, good looking. Poised, confident, intelligent, a great speaker and I’d bet the farm Saracuda could kick either Biden or obammas ass in a fair fight.


33 posted on 10/31/2008 4:28:26 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
She has star power, that is for sure.

The DemocRATS are and will continue to be scared of her.

34 posted on 10/31/2008 4:37:53 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

bttt


35 posted on 10/31/2008 4:41:21 AM PDT by petercooper (I am a bitter clinger!)
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To: cynwoody

Palin/Coulter 2012


36 posted on 10/31/2008 4:48:51 AM PDT by rabidralph (Yeah, she's all that.)
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To: Hanna548

As I recall it was around 15 years. Maybe 20.


37 posted on 10/31/2008 5:04:40 AM PDT by John W (How can she be so smart and savvy, such a Hey Good Lookin' dish)
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To: Hanna548

Let me amend that. There was talk and maybe an obscure book or two much earlier, but, as “common knowledge” I would say 15-20 years.


38 posted on 10/31/2008 5:05:47 AM PDT by John W (How can she be so smart and savvy, such a Hey Good Lookin' dish)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
The Washington Post must think Obama's going to win - and their putting out a little "fairness" to try to salvage MSM damaged reputation. Well, IT'S TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.
39 posted on 10/31/2008 5:35:35 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Ayers’ “Prairie Fire” was dedicated to “cop killers” and Sirhan Sirhan - RFK’s assassin.)
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To: pissant
JFK may have had “it”, but he cheated Nixon out of the presidency. Read up on that some time. He was a media creation, much like Obama.

And it was the Chicago Machine that cheated the election for Kennedy and it's trying to do the same for Obama. (The FBI will stop them this time.)

40 posted on 10/31/2008 5:38:01 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Ayers’ “Prairie Fire” was dedicated to “cop killers” and Sirhan Sirhan - RFK’s assassin.)
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To: RobbyS

Interesting analysis.


41 posted on 10/31/2008 6:39:37 AM PDT by Eurotwit (WI - CS)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; All

POF, if you have the time and inclination, this piece on Biden summarizes the bias in a nutshell.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/31/us/politics/31biden.html?ref=us


42 posted on 10/31/2008 8:00:56 AM PDT by Wegotsarah.com (WE WIN- WE HAVE SARAH, AND THEY DON'T!)
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To: GipperGal

You’re right on once again. Sarah’s a total team player and EXTREMELY gracious - even to the idiots on SNL who have been ridiculing her for weeks. If, God forbid, this team doesn’t win, then she’s captain of her own ship next time, thank God.


43 posted on 10/31/2008 8:01:19 AM PDT by CharterOakie (Eph 3:20)
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