Skip to comments.Palin envy at the governor's conference
Posted on 11/13/2008 7:01:23 PM PST by Josh Painter
From the we-haven't-hit-Palin-enough CNN News Ticker:
Some Republican governors tell CNN they were not particularly happy with the way the Republican Governors Association press conference was executed Thursday, saying that they agreed to go as a show of GOP governors unity but they ended up feeling like silent Palin supporters, since it was clearly a press conference called for her.Let me get this straight...
The GOP governors spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity.
One called it awkward: Im sure you could see it on some of our faces.
Another Republican governor eyeing a presidential run in 2012 told CNN the event was odd and weird, and said it unfortunately sent a message that she was the de facto leader of the party."
The press didnt ask questions of any other governor except Palin, yet it's Sarah's fault?
She reiterated that the GOP governors are a team, yet it's Sarah's fault?
She made her opening remarks at the press conference, she stepped back from the microphone, saying they were all open for questions, yet it's Sarah's fault?
Gov. Perry ended the press conference after only four questions (he later explained that was done because of time constraints), yet it's Sarah's fault?
Chalk up another one to the drive-by media, in this case CNN, which could find dissension in a one-man parade if it suits their purposes.
Once again Gov. Palin is being attacked, and again by nameless persons whose brickbats the drive-bys are only too happy to boost into orbit.
The breathless CNN blog entry continues:
There has been palpable tension among some GOP governors gathered in Miami that Palin has been sucking up all the media oxygen.Good for Gov. Barbour, who always keeps his common sense about him, even when others are losing their mud.
In an interview with CNN, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour shrugged off that suggestion.
"That's just somebody running down a rabbit trail. There's plenty of oxygen here, he said.
Allah says the Republican governors, just like the McCain campaign, can't even manage to show enough competence to stay on message for a couple of days. He's right.
This GOP rebuild job is going to take more time than we thought...
Me thinks the govorners are above this. The media, however, is not.
Takes longer to restore a rustbucket than it does to change the oil.
Let’s guess who was whining...I say Charlie Crist, and Ahnold. In other words, the RINOs.
Sounds like the guttersnipe who started the clothes issue is at the GOP Gov confrence stirring up trouble..g..d...them
Gotta love the media and their anonymous “sources”.
Kathleen Parker is still not a Palin fan:http://townhall.com/columnists/KathleenParker/2008/11/12/you_cant_get_there_from_here
They really think we are stupid!
I just lifted the following segment from HumanEvents.com, on the GOP governors pulling the plug on Palin’s press conference.
“Pawlenty, by contrast, rejected the return to our conservative roots theme of others at this conference and said,GOP principles must be harmonized with outreach to the new demographics of America, the GOP is fifteen years behind in the use of technology and the Internet, the GOP needs more than a political comb-over, and voters dont want our Party led by a crank. Unsure of to whom Pawlenty was referring in that last comment, there were some gasps from the crowd.”
Can anyone guess who he was referring to? Pawlenty sure sounds like he is one of these “reformist” Republicans who wants to reach out to certain groups of voters, rather than applying conservative principles and letting the voters come to us.
Progressive Action Item of The Day: Sarah Palin is “the de facto leader of the party”.
Distribute to all loyal media outlets.
Okay Govs, we’re going to find out you “anonymous” backstabbers and out you, like we’re doing to the anonymous MSM, McCain camp backstabbers, I like it, gives me something to do and VERY satisfying...
And they would be right.
Media seeks to cause more division in the party with crap like that. Their goal is to put a knife in the party, and blame Palin, effectively putting a knife in her too.
Hey its CNN. Take it with a grain of salt. Reporters are trying to keep their jobs knowing the cutbacks are coming.
cya wouldn’t wanna be ya.
Please, please tell me, who gives a damn who kathleen parker is or is not a fan of?!? In fact who gives a damn about kathleen parker, period?!?
Apparently the majority of us are Obama is our next president.
I must say, many alleged Republican leaders have turned into p—ssies because of a strong woman. I saw Palin’s remarks and she was acting like a team player. Clearly, she didn’t want to talk about the campaign anymore. There is a lot of jealousy out there, especially by a few governors who weren’t picked to be VP.
CNN. (Obama) Cult News Network.
GOP Governors themselves are "anonymous" sources?
Don't shoot the messenger. I believe every bit of this is true. The GOP has an elitist, insider attitude problem just like the Dems do.
These GOP Governors don't have the balls to say it outright, even though Palin shared the conference with them and frequently referred to them as a "group." All of these GOP Governors are nothing more than get-along to go-along RINO cowards who couldn't lead a group of ants to a picnic. If the GOP keeps backstabbing Palin they are going to be history.
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