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Palin returns to Alaska, urged to mend fences (Media continues to bash her)
Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/06/08 | Yereth Rosen

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; elections; palin; propagandawingofdnc
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I guess the MSM wants to make sure they destroy her completely...
1 posted on 11/06/2008 1:51:28 PM PST by jerry557
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To: jerry557

Dear MSM,
The election is over.


2 posted on 11/06/2008 1:53:03 PM PST by lnzog (I can't wait to blame the president.)
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To: jerry557

I think Sarah Palin will outlast Reuter-Rooter


3 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:03 PM PST by kidd
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To: jerry557
Help out.. Join Operation Freep Palin
4 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:11 PM PST by mnehring
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To: jerry557

The MSM and McCain’s puppets are evil beyond description.


5 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:16 PM PST by madison10 (Pray for Sarah Palin, her family, and Alaska.)
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To: lnzog

For the MSM, it is always election season.


6 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:16 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an expiration date 11-4-2012)
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To: jerry557

...experts said...


7 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:20 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: jerry557
i think the msm cant let it go
they need ratings...lol

hey the election is over..she is just a dumb hick right? why are you guys still obsessed???

9 posted on 11/06/2008 1:54:46 PM PST by housedeep
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To: jerry557

“...mend fences...”

She would be wise to fix holes in the wire.

Thank you very much, Sarah, for giving us hope and a reason to rally.


10 posted on 11/06/2008 1:55:37 PM PST by frog in a pot (Is there a definition of "domestic enemies" as used in federal oaths, or is that just lip service?)
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To: lnzog
Dear MSM, The election is over.

..but Sarah's career isn't, thats why the bashing

11 posted on 11/06/2008 1:56:03 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jerry557
Evidently Mr. Rosen doesn't listen to Rush. The last few days Rush has been teaching us that trying to be one of “them” is why McCain lost the election. The true winner was Sarah Palin BECAUSE she stuck to her conservative values. If she caves on that, by 2012 she will go nowhere.
12 posted on 11/06/2008 1:56:22 PM PST by fish hawk (Atheism is a non-prophet organization)
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To: kidd

Literally. Unlike Al-Reuters propagandists she puts her faith in the Lord.


13 posted on 11/06/2008 1:56:38 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: jerry557

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.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 1:57:16 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: housedeep

How can we strike back at the MSM, hit them where it hurts?


15 posted on 11/06/2008 1:57:58 PM PST by rivang
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To: jerry557
At which think tank does this 'Experts' fellow work and what is his first name?

He sure is getting alot of attention from the media these days.

16 posted on 11/06/2008 1:58:10 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
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To: Doogle

I know, they could at least admit it...ha!


17 posted on 11/06/2008 1:58:11 PM PST by lnzog (I can't wait to blame the president.)
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To: jerry557
...leaving raw feelings among some Alaskans, experts said.

And just who are these experts? Some could mean one or two.

18 posted on 11/06/2008 1:58:22 PM PST by SuperSonic (I voted against BIG SOCIALISM!)
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To: jerry557

Mend what fences???????

What a laugh.


19 posted on 11/06/2008 1:59:08 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: jerry557
"I guess the MSM wants to make sure they destroy her completely..."

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.

20 posted on 11/06/2008 1:59:08 PM PST by KriegerGeist (Hey Hussein! REDISTRIBUTE THIS!)
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To: fish hawk
If she caves on that, by 2012 she will go nowhere.

She does not strike me as the caving in type. Go Sarah!

21 posted on 11/06/2008 2:01:05 PM PST by Corporate Law (Palin/Jindal 2012)
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To: jerry557

Yahoo news should change its name to Yay-Hoo News.


22 posted on 11/06/2008 2:01:24 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: madison10

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?


23 posted on 11/06/2008 2:02:58 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: jerry557

NOW the mainstream media discovers her history of bipartisanship, achievements, and high approval ratings in Alaska...


24 posted on 11/06/2008 2:03:17 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: skeeter
At which think tank does this 'Experts' fellow work and what is his first name?

Second toilet on the right, first floor...

25 posted on 11/06/2008 2:03:39 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher; Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: jerry557

“experts said.”

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.


26 posted on 11/06/2008 2:05:13 PM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: jerry557

Leave her alone.

She did what she could.


27 posted on 11/06/2008 2:05:28 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: jerry557

Dear Sarah,

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.


28 posted on 11/06/2008 2:06:02 PM PST by gotribe (obama just sucks - your wealth away)
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To: jerry557

I will never forget the hateful website directed at her and her family by the left.

Her treatment was abonimable.


29 posted on 11/06/2008 2:06:27 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Little known fact: Barack Obama translated into Kenyan means "Jimmy Carter")
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To: jerry557

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.


30 posted on 11/06/2008 2:06:48 PM PST by chippewaman
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To: jerry557

Not worth reading.


31 posted on 11/06/2008 2:07:02 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: freekitty
When a republican wins the presidency, the MSM says they have to mend fences after the election, offer outright concessions to the liberals. When a democrat wins, the MSM says the republican has to mend the fences after the election, offer outright concessions to the liberals... See the pattern?

It's so insane, asking the defeated party to "mend fences" 4 years after asking the victorious party to "mend fences." What does Palin have to apologize for? Questioning the messiah? How dare she have an opposing opinion! How dare she question the messiah's alliances!
32 posted on 11/06/2008 2:08:10 PM PST by messierhunter
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To: jimfree

“...experts said...”

I’m an expert, and I wasn’t asked. }:>)


33 posted on 11/06/2008 2:08:24 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: jerry557

I guess the MSM wants to make sure they destroy her completely...

to the MSM

expletive expletive expletive!!!


34 posted on 11/06/2008 2:08:30 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: jerry557

The woman has an 80% approval rating. Where did this guy find the Dems to bash her?


35 posted on 11/06/2008 2:09:33 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: jerry557
What's sad is on Yahoo's main page they have this story titled as "Palin returns to Alaska with possibly lower approval ratings"

In other words they have nothing showing her with lower approval ratings but are really hoping

36 posted on 11/06/2008 2:09:44 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: jerry557
It kills me that people in Alaska are supposedly ticked at her for campaigning hard. What the the hell does that have to do with her job as Governor.
37 posted on 11/06/2008 2:10:15 PM PST by redk
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To: Williams

Ah, yes. The old “experts said” line.

The typical MSM way of trying to add validity to their hit pieces.


38 posted on 11/06/2008 2:10:16 PM PST by Free Bee
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To: jerry557
She defended your loser rear end.
Where are you?


39 posted on 11/06/2008 2:10:27 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: rivang

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.


40 posted on 11/06/2008 2:11:10 PM PST by bopdowah (Time to buy guns)
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To: jerry557
"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."

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.

41 posted on 11/06/2008 2:12:33 PM PST by redhead (ALASKA; Step out of the bus, and into the food chain)
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To: lnzog
Sarah Palin owes McCain and The RNC nothing. Stay faithful, do not waiver from your Conservatism. Next time around, Sarah, you run the table and tell any handlers and the POS RNC to GO TO HELL!!!

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.

42 posted on 11/06/2008 2:13:10 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38
They are afraid of what she may do in 2012.

Exactly, the MSM is already working on the next election.

43 posted on 11/06/2008 2:14:28 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: jerry557

Of course they do, they don’t want any viable contenders for his holiness.


44 posted on 11/06/2008 2:18:55 PM PST by Bruinator (It's the Media.............Stupid)
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To: I see my hands

His failure to actively stand up for her is appalling.


45 posted on 11/06/2008 2:19:11 PM PST by TheFourthMagi
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To: rivang

1. Establish and patronize alternative media sources

2. Fight any restrictions on free speech


46 posted on 11/06/2008 2:20:56 PM PST by TheFourthMagi
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To: All

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’.


47 posted on 11/06/2008 2:21:53 PM PST by NC antifeminist (Reaganite forever.)
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To: rivang

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!


48 posted on 11/06/2008 2:21:55 PM PST by jupiterbob
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To: bopdowah
That’s easy - don’t buy MSM advertising.

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?

49 posted on 11/06/2008 2:22:00 PM PST by rhinohunter
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To: popdonnelly

The same one’s that started “Troopergate”. They’ll keep recycling them.


50 posted on 11/06/2008 2:24:02 PM PST by Jackson57
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