Skip to comments.Palin returns to Alaska, urged to mend fences (Media continues to bash her)
Posted on 11/06/2008 1:51:27 PM PST by jerry557
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) After two months sharpening her conservative rhetoric on the U.S. presidential campaign trail, Gov. Sarah Palin returned to Alaska a star in the Republican party, but weakened at home where people had known her as more centrist.
Palin's "pit bull" campaign persona and her strident pitches to the conservative base of the Republican Party were a stark contrast to her nonpartisan, populist style as governor, leaving raw feelings among some Alaskans, experts said.
As speculation of a presidential run in 2012 builds, an editorial in Thursday's Anchorage Daily News asked which Palin will return to Alaska: the pragmatic centrist who was wildly popular at home or the highly partisan politician who drew huge crowds to campaign rallies across the United States?
"Her obligations as governor point her in one direction. Her national ambitions point her in another," the Anchorage Daily News said in an editorial.
Prior to joining Republican presidential candidate John McCain on the ticket, Palin boasted the highest approval rating of any U.S. governor, winning favor with her tough stance toward oil companies and championing a handsome payout to all Alaskans as a windfall from high oil prices.
Palin returns to an Alaska where oil prices are less than half the record highs that padded the state treasury with surpluses and where critics have launched various ethics probes alleging misuse of public funds and abuse of power.
This week, a state panel cleared Palin of wrongdoing in the abuse-of-power investigation.
She first ruffled some feathers in her introductory speech on August 29, when she claimed credit for killing the notorious "Bridge to Nowhere" - a contradiction of her past support for the project and her claim, during the 2006 gubernatorial race, that the nickname for the proposed bridge was insulting.
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The election is over.
I think Sarah Palin will outlast Reuter-Rooter
The MSM and McCain’s puppets are evil beyond description.
For the MSM, it is always election season.
hey the election is over..she is just a dumb hick right? why are you guys still obsessed???
She would be wise to fix holes in the wire.
Thank you very much, Sarah, for giving us hope and a reason to rally.
..but Sarah's career isn't, thats why the bashing
Literally. Unlike Al-Reuters propagandists she puts her faith in the Lord.
The media is scared s***less by Sarah and it shows. They are afraid of any step she may take to gain more name recognition and admiration among normal Americans.
They are afraid of what she may do in 2012.
How can we strike back at the MSM, hit them where it hurts?
He sure is getting alot of attention from the media these days.
I know, they could at least admit it...ha!
And just who are these experts? Some could mean one or two.
Mend what fences???????
What a laugh.
They better give it their best shot! Do they not remember the multitudes are her rallies? The MSM may stink themselves up even more in the eyes of us true Americans. I hope all their ratings go completely down the drain. More layoffs and more cutbacks...
I believe that Governor Sara Palin will be herself and if Alaskans don't like it then elect someone else next round... I don't think she will go all McCain and want to cross the aisle like he is now doing. She is our "energy governor" down here in the lower 48.
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