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.
She does not strike me as the caving in type. Go Sarah!
Yahoo news should change its name to Yay-Hoo News.
True - but this hit job ain’t going to work unless conservatives like us forget her.
Palin should be the first Presidential candidate on a new party ticket in 2012. Perhaps a Popularist Party?
NOW the mainstream media discovers her history of bipartisanship, achievements, and high approval ratings in Alaska...
Second toilet on the right, first floor...
What the heck could that possibly mean? And why would her own state be flustered by a 2 month campaign that made hera super star? They quote a newspaper editorial. Total BS.
How about, she retuned to her home state, where she is popular? Period.
Leave her alone.
She did what she could.
While I don’t think you’re ready for the White House, you are certainly ready for the Governorship of Ohio. Please move here and help to instill conservatism back into a conservative state overtaken by RINOs and Socialists.
PS There are 8 presidents from Ohio.
I will never forget the hateful website directed at her and her family by the left.
Her treatment was abonimable.
The MSM will try to continue to destroy her because they know that she is a VIABLE candidate in 2012 to unseat the Chosen One.
Not worth reading.
I’m an expert, and I wasn’t asked. }:>)
I guess the MSM wants to make sure they destroy her completely...
to the MSM
expletive expletive expletive!!!
The woman has an 80% approval rating. Where did this guy find the Dems to bash her?
In other words they have nothing showing her with lower approval ratings but are really hoping
Ah, yes. The old “experts said” line.
The typical MSM way of trying to add validity to their hit pieces.
How can we strike back at the MSM, hit them where it hurts?
That’s easy - don’t buy MSM advertising - that’s where they get their money.
Bullshiite. I just wrote a post for my blog on this topic.
Governor Palin is going to be fine. The Democrats and liberals come to Alaska, and not having any real skills because they have never held real jobs, they slither into the political offices wherever they can, because the real Alaskans, the Conservatives, have real jobs and real lives. Eventually, there are so many liberals pulling the political strings up here that they think they own the state.
The majority of men in the Republican Party have Zero balls. Sarah, you have all the power you need, granted to you by your God.
Please do not leave your country, and she will not leave you.
Exactly, the MSM is already working on the next election.
Of course they do, they don’t want any viable contenders for his holiness.
His failure to actively stand up for her is appalling.
1. Establish and patronize alternative media sources
2. Fight any restrictions on free speech
Note to MSM:
You first. Elitist jerks. Apologize for the hateful, vile, ugly things you’ve said about the Palin family. Then your ‘experts’ can talk about ‘mending fences’.
I know times are tight right now, but anyone making vacation plans that can afford to, I would suggest a cruise or vacation to Alaska. Sent my parents there last year for their 50th and they loved it. Helping the Alaska economy (rather than a blue state) might help our Sarah!
I can't imagine that many of us are currently doing so willingly.
One thought that occurred to me is that we may want to refrain from hitting their websites, since the more hits they get -- the more they can charge advertisers. Is there a method of setting up our browsers to warn before surfing to a known list of web addresses?
The same one’s that started “Troopergate”. They’ll keep recycling them.