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Palin gone, anything but forgotten
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/7/8 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 11/07/2008 7:44:36 AM PST by SmithL

GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin returned home in defeat to Wasilla, Alaska, on Wednesday night - leaving behind eyebrow-raising tales about towel-clad appearances and internal campaign feuds.

Palin had barely touched down when conservative Web sites began hawking defiant bumper stickers: "I'll keep my guns, freedom and money. You can keep 'The Change': Palin 2012." It's 1,460 days until the next election, and loyal Palinmaniacs have already kicked off the palin4pres2012.com Web site and mailing list.

Emerging from her plane, Palin was met with chants of "2012! 2012!" She left herself a very big open door when asked about her plans in four years.

"We'll see what happens then," she told reporters.

But even as she hedged, stories emerged this week that threatened to collapse Palin's carefully cultivated pit bull-with-lipstick, moose-hunter, hockey-mom, maverick image.

Among the stories reported by Fox News and Newsweek magazine:

-- She showed up in front of John McCain campaign aides "wearing nothing but a towel."

-- She sent campaign staff on a shopping spree for her family that insiders described as the "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast."

-- She was so shockingly ignorant of basic geography that aides prepping her for her single debate realized she didn't know that Africa is a continent and not a country, nor could she identify the countries that comprise North America.

Palin released a statement calling the accusations "so unfortunate and, quite honestly, sickening. ... The accusations we are reading are not true."

Conservative icon and author Richard Viguerie, who heads conservativehq.com - and who has called Palin "the new Ronald Reagan" - dismissed the reports Thursday and defended Palin as a figure who will continue to have enormous clout with conservatives.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin; sarahcuda

1 posted on 11/07/2008 7:44:36 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Support Governor Palin against the attacks. Join Operation Freep Palin.
2 posted on 11/07/2008 7:50:24 AM PST by mnehring
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To: SmithL

I found how the World had been misled by prostitute Writers,
to ascribe the greatest Exploits in War to Cowards,
the wisest Counsel to Fools,
Sincerity to Flatterers,
Roman Virtue to Betrayers of their Country,
Piety to Atheists,
Chastity to Sodomites,
Truth to Informers.

Jonathan Swift (III:8;5)


3 posted on 11/07/2008 7:51:00 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: SmithL

The McCain campaign staffers that leaked this trash need to have a white-hot spotlight trained on them and exposed for the cockroaches they are so they never work in the industry again.


4 posted on 11/07/2008 7:51:33 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: SmithL

Fox and Newsweak failed the most basic test of journalism: to report the “who, what, where, and when” - and to seek information on both sides of a story.

Instead they reported anonymous rumors from political operatives.

Fortunately Gov. Palin’s future is not up to them. It’s up to her, and us.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 7:54:44 AM PST by bigbob
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To: SmithL
Operation: Leper (keeping track of so-called "conservatives" smearing Palin)

Operation: FReep Palin -- Counter the Attack

6 posted on 11/07/2008 7:56:19 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (G-d watch over and protect Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: SmithL
Omigod, what a pile of crap, but since the story is printed out of San Francisco, I'm not surprised.

You know, anyone with a functioning brain would LAUGH at the IDEA that Ms. Palin would answer the door wearing a towel as reported, and that she would have so little modesty ("being part of the boys" my arse.), a married woman with children & soon-to-be grandchildren!

But the myth-makers move right along, don't they? It's not enough that they tried to destroy her BEFORE the election. No, now they want to bury the "corpse" for any future consideration. What a bunch of slimey, bottom-feeding, unethical, disgusting human beings they are.

7 posted on 11/07/2008 8:00:19 AM PST by Max7
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To: SmithL
-- She showed up in front of John McCain campaign aides "wearing nothing but a towel."

If she were a man, instead of woman, this statement would never have been made. As such, I infer the "campaign aides" are male-chauvinists. Furthermore, as the "campaign aides" actually complained of being greeted at the door by a beautiful woman wearing little more than in a towel, I infer they are also completely gay. So, either they are homosexual sexist pigs, or more likely, they are working for the "Romney in 2012" camp and feel the need to take her down. It's insidious either way and representative of why this election (and perhaps the next) ends poorly.
8 posted on 11/07/2008 8:00:56 AM PST by so_real
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To: Max7

Suppose sarah came to answer the door in a towel...Would you be upset?
I know I sure wouldn’t be!


9 posted on 11/07/2008 8:05:10 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: so_real

I am not usually a big supporter of the so-called sexism charge, but it is quite clear that there is definitely a gender-based, double-standard being applied to Governor Palin.

It is not just related to this current cheap “scandal”, but is used in criticisms of her qualifications, intellect and even her speaking voice and vocal inflection.

You can see it even here on FR.


10 posted on 11/07/2008 8:07:58 AM PST by EyeGuy (Obama will deliver America on a Leash to an envious world.)
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To: so_real
Furthermore, as the "campaign aides" actually complained of being greeted at the door by a beautiful woman wearing little more than in a towel, I infer they are also completely gay. So, either they are homosexual sexist pigs, or more likely, they are working for the "Romney in 2012" camp and feel the need to take her down.

I was going to say the exact same thing. What kind of man complains about being greeted by a beautiful woman in a towel at the door? It's most men's fantasy, so I submit that these are not men if the story is even true.
11 posted on 11/07/2008 8:12:00 AM PST by messierhunter
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To: randog; MinuteGal

McCain is silent while the media is going on and on saying Sarah was the cause of his loss according to “unnamed sources” in McCain’s camp! Simple conclusion: McCain/RNC used Sarah and then let her get trashed without a word of support because they must blame her. Besides, she just wasn’t liberal enough of a conservative!

It sure would be fun to see a vote result from all the 56,000,000 Americans I voted with in a choice between McCain vs Palin. I believe the result would be nice for McCain/RNC to see. Something like 55,999,990 votes for Sarah to 10 votes for McCain. But wait, I want to make sure my numbers are correct. Does McCain have more than 10 family members?

It is time to move on and continue to fight for real conservative candidates and I was ready to start at about midnight on November 4th!

Go listen to this interview with Joe the plumber. You might want to join his new watchdog organization like I did!
http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/joe_the_plumber/2008/11/05/148122.html?s=al&promo_code=7073-1

I wrote to Governor Palin at this address below. Many supporters are also doing the same to show their continued support.:)
governor@gov.state.ak.us


12 posted on 11/07/2008 8:15:12 AM PST by seekthetruth
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To: so_real
“If she were a man, instead of woman, this statement would never have been made”-so_real

Which is good the thought of Biden showing up in a towel...eeww!! Let's not go there.

13 posted on 11/07/2008 8:18:20 AM PST by skully (It's time to get going on 2010!!! Let's get some seats back)
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To: SmithL

I am glad Mccain did not win. I can’t imagine those aides in control of the White house and the party...

This is just sickening.


14 posted on 11/07/2008 8:20:54 AM PST by saga
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To: SmithL

So the “talking points,” jumped on by McCain weenie slimes and even Rendell, was that the “rube from Alaska lost the election for our guy.”

Man, that is beyond despicable! The election would have been a 50 state landslide without her! The only reason I sent them bucks was because of Palin.

Unreal... They go back to their next cocktail at the Palm, and she goes out and shoots and guts a moose. Guess who I want in my foxhole when the “incoming” starts?


15 posted on 11/07/2008 8:29:10 AM PST by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: messierhunter

They are all Homos!

One of my fondest memories is when I delivered Airline ticket for a travel agency. I used to drop some off at a very upscale house and it always seemed the beautiful college age daughter would answer the door in a terry cloth towel and her hair wrapped up.You could smell the pricey and fragrant shampoo she used.She was a real looker and it always made my day for her to answer the door.I always tried to deliver tickets at noon there because it seemed thats when she took a shower. 22 years ago and I can remember her exactly.
Yea they are gayest “Republican” weasels ever.And liars.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 8:33:50 AM PST by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: seekthetruth

Thanks for the e-mail address; I just wrote her a letter of congratulations and support.


17 posted on 11/07/2008 8:51:32 AM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: SmithL

The MSM has become so addicted to Palin bashing that they can’t stop now that the race is over.


18 posted on 11/07/2008 9:04:04 AM PST by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I found how the World had been misled by prostitute Writers,
to ascribe the greatest Exploits in War to Cowards,
the wisest Counsel to Fools,
Sincerity to Flatterers,
Roman Virtue to Betrayers of their Country,
Piety to Atheists,
Chastity to Sodomites,
Truth to Informers.

Jonathan Swift (III:8;5)”

Wow.


19 posted on 11/07/2008 9:06:34 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: EyeGuy

“You can see it even here on FR.”

Sad, isn’t it. They seem to be big McCain/Rino supporters, did you notice? Remind them of this:

Palin More Popular With GOP Voters Than McCain
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2126452/posts

[snip]Twenty-three percent (23%) of Republicans say McCain was not the right choice for the party, while 18% say the same of Palin.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of Republicans say John McCain made the right choice by picking Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate


20 posted on 11/07/2008 9:09:38 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: redstateconfidential

Sarah is completely comfortable with herself. She can decide for herself when a situation is dangerous. She actually trusts people and gives the benefit of the doubt to people. That’s what traditional women used to do.

Now we’ve got armies of feminists dressed like men in seamless black pants, ready to summon their lawyers and bureaucrats if men don’t act and speak correctly in their presence.

You’d think these idiots would be smart enough to know she actually paid them a compliment. Somebody said they must be gay. A woman like that would have real men completely mesmerized and willing to walk across hot coals for her.

If this is indicative of how McCain would have governed, it’s best to be done with him now. We might as well hit bottom and rebuild.


21 posted on 11/07/2008 10:26:59 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Holicheese
Suppose sarah ran the campaign in a towel...Would you be upset? I know I sure wouldn’t be!

It sure would have eliminated the clothing scandel.

22 posted on 11/07/2008 11:06:05 AM PST by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: norraad

I like the way you think!

By the way, how much did Michelle pay for that horrid dress? Was it an illegal gift?


23 posted on 11/07/2008 11:10:38 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: Holicheese

Good point, right out of the commie play book, always attack with things you are more guilty of to turn the play.


24 posted on 11/07/2008 11:12:40 AM PST by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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