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Sarah Palin's Problem
Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2009 | Carol Platt Liebau

Posted on 02/23/2009 9:42:53 AM PST by EveningStar

I like Sarah Palin...

Recently, however, my confidence in Governor Palin’s judgment has begun to ebb – most dramatically, this week...

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: judgement; judgment; judgmentnotjudgement; palin; palinattack; romneyattacksquad; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 02/23/2009 9:42:53 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Sarah Palin is far brigher and more competent than this writer. Sarah for POTUS 2012!


2 posted on 02/23/2009 9:44:31 AM PST by utahson
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Fairly or unfairly she has been Quayled while Jindal is stepping up to the plate.

Whether Jindal decides to give it a go this time around is a question, but I think the advantage for the next conservative leader is clearly to Jindal right now. He has been more impressive than Sanford also...thus far.

Still way early though.


3 posted on 02/23/2009 9:44:32 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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4 posted on 02/23/2009 9:45:23 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Beware of ANYONE who claims to be conservative ...yet dislikes palin...

They are most likely a MODERATE Like Powell.


5 posted on 02/23/2009 9:45:41 AM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: EveningStar
What in the world was she thinking to allow her daughter Bristol, an eighteen year old unmarried mother, to proffer a national interview?

Please.

6 posted on 02/23/2009 9:45:43 AM PST by frogjerk (NO TAXATION FOR REAMORTIZATION!)
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To: EveningStar

Media will have Palin for lunch. Not her fault. Look at the job they did on her family. Enough that it will give a lot of idiots second thoughts about her.


7 posted on 02/23/2009 9:47:48 AM PST by mel
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To: EveningStar
For Governor Palin, the interview was an unforced error. What’s most disturbing is that it hasn’t been the only one. Others include accepting and then declining the offer to address the Conservative Political Action Committee in person, and failing to pay taxes on her per diem expenses (although, in other circumstances, such an oversight might make her a prime candidate for an Obama Cabinet position). And let’s not forget the now-infamous footage of Governor Palin pardoning one Thanksgiving turkey as another was slaughtered behind her.

Do we have to rip this person's "evidence" to shreds once again? I mean, this is getting very tedious.

8 posted on 02/23/2009 9:47:54 AM PST by frogjerk (NO TAXATION FOR REAMORTIZATION!)
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To: EveningStar
By now, it’s obvious that Sarah Palin has many of the qualities that would make her a compelling leader – most notably, an enviable degree of self-confidence. But self-confidence unsupported by judgment, knowledge and savvy is nothing but arrogance.

Yeah. Palin is arrogant. Sure.

Despite what this writer says, I don't believe she has ever liked Palin.

9 posted on 02/23/2009 9:48:15 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: EveningStar

They said these things about Reagan also... Palin IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT.

LLS


10 posted on 02/23/2009 9:48:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Crimson Elephant
She has not been Quayled. Some would hope. Most in the media would, some conservatives and some on FR. Some of those are trolls posing as conservatives too.
11 posted on 02/23/2009 9:49:20 AM PST by utahson
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To: Crim

Powell’s not a moderate. He’s a liberal.

And the writer doesn’t dislike Palin. She just questions her judgment.


12 posted on 02/23/2009 9:49:29 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
The writer of this piece must be an idiot. There are so many troubling things going on in this Country and she chooses to come down on Gov. Palin, disgusting!
13 posted on 02/23/2009 9:49:40 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: frogjerk

Exactly. Some states allow 14 year olds to get an abortion without parental permission, yet somehow Bristol needs Mom’s permission for an interview.


14 posted on 02/23/2009 9:49:45 AM PST by Sir Clancelot
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To: EveningStar
I love it when the piece starts, "I like Palin.... but."

It is not only the democRATs that Republicans have a problem with, it is the 5th column rats in the party itself.

15 posted on 02/23/2009 9:49:53 AM PST by Nachum (Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
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To: EveningStar

The author is dishonest.


16 posted on 02/23/2009 9:50:05 AM PST by Eagle Eye (Libs- If you don't have to play the rules then neither do we...THINK ABOUT IT!)
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To: frogjerk

Agreed! The last time I looked, Eighteen was the age of Adulthood in the U.S.! What was Sarah going to do, send her to her room?!


17 posted on 02/23/2009 9:50:14 AM PST by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: Crim

Beware of ANYONE who claims to be conservative ...
_____

Beware of ANYONE who claims to be able to determine whether or not one is a conservative based on their stance on a single issue.


18 posted on 02/23/2009 9:50:19 AM PST by dmz
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To: EveningStar

How’s her confidence in Obama and Congress doing?


20 posted on 02/23/2009 9:51:21 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: Crimson Elephant

I really think Jindal will serve two terms in Louisiana.


21 posted on 02/23/2009 9:51:23 AM PST by Melpomene
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To: utahson
It's supposed to be "OF the people, BY the people and FOR the people".

Not "Of the LAWYERS, by the LAWYERS and for the LAWYERS" !!

Palin 2012 !

22 posted on 02/23/2009 9:52:26 AM PST by SENTINEL (SGT USMC GWI)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Palin IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT.

A lot of people said that about Rudy in 2004.

23 posted on 02/23/2009 9:52:39 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: frogjerk
PERHAPS THE DAUGHTER WANTED TO DO THE INTERVIEW NO MATTER WHAT HER MOTHER DESIRED. gRETA WANTS VIEWERS AND HAS HAD Sarah BE THE MAINSTAY OF HER PROGRAM SEVERAL TIMES.

oppppsssssss!!! Sorry about the caps.

Having to come up with programs of interest to viewers 5 times a week is no small task.

They (most) want tabloid type shows to attract the audiences.

A sign of our age.

The daughter might very well loved the opportunity to appear on a national popular show. The chance of a lifetime.

Who knows?

24 posted on 02/23/2009 9:53:25 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: EveningStar
judgement judgment
25 posted on 02/23/2009 9:53:53 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
"And the writer doesn’t dislike Palin. She just questions her judgment."

Quit defending the author. You do not know her intentions, unless you are her. Palin is far from arrogant. She is true, unlike the fake arrogant Zero the author does not feel the need to critique.
26 posted on 02/23/2009 9:54:10 AM PST by utahson
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To: Crimson Elephant
"Fairly or unfairly she has been Quayled while Jindal is stepping up to the plate."

Nonsense!

The liberals wish to 'Quayle' her but nothing has stuck, and with good reason: She is who she seems to be.

Jindal, a liberal republican, cannot 'step up to the plate' because he has no idea where or what the 'plate' is.

27 posted on 02/23/2009 9:54:39 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: skippy love

Piss off troll.


28 posted on 02/23/2009 9:54:44 AM PST by utahson
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To: skippy love
Welcome to Free Republic!

Many of you must be drinking the same kool-aid that was given to Obama supporters in regards to Palin.

Is her daughter not 18? Do we believe that parents should be controlling their children's lives by what they say and do when they are 18?

29 posted on 02/23/2009 9:55:15 AM PST by frogjerk (NO TAXATION FOR REAMORTIZATION!)
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To: Crimson Elephant

I completely agree, unfortunately, as I had supported her completely. After the election, I wrote her a letter of thanks and support. I started to watch the interview with Greta, and had to turn it off. I am sure that very few agree with me, but I think that is was not the wisest choice. (granting the interview.)


30 posted on 02/23/2009 9:55:28 AM PST by biss5577
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To: utahson

Quit defending the author.
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Quite right! We must all be of the same opinion around here!


31 posted on 02/23/2009 9:55:37 AM PST by dmz
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To: Crimson Elephant
Rinos need a butt whipping in the primaries.
Time to make them an extinct species IMO.
32 posted on 02/23/2009 9:56:10 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: frogjerk

“And let’s not forget the now-infamous footage of Governor Palin pardoning one Thanksgiving turkey as another was slaughtered behind her.”

Kinda makes you wonder if this ignorant ahole writer understands WHY one turkey is getting a pardon?

The point is quit obvious, the pardoned turkey doesn’t get it’s freaking head cut off!


33 posted on 02/23/2009 9:56:33 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Nachum
I love it when the piece starts, "I like Palin.... but."

Just like every liberal who writes an anti-gun screed starts out with I believe in the second amendment, but...

I question the ideology of the writer here.

34 posted on 02/23/2009 9:56:59 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Crim
".yet dislikes palin"

I can't say that I dislike her but I'm sure having a hard time finding out her positions vs. those of McCain.

For instance do you, or anyone for that matter, know her position on illegals other than what she said during the last cycle?

If those are her own views I just couldn't support anyone, beyond voting for them if they were the only alternative, that supports amnesty.

Or is amnesty the new conservative?

35 posted on 02/23/2009 9:57:23 AM PST by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: mel
"Enough that it will give a lot of idiots second thoughts about her."

You supplied the reason the your first statement was false in your second statement.

36 posted on 02/23/2009 9:57:35 AM PST by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: EveningStar

It is only the losers that can’t take a bit of criticism now and again. Sarah Palin, imo, is a winner.

So like any other winner in society today she will undoubtedly take this article, and others like it, and use it to make her an even stronger candidate come campaign season.


37 posted on 02/23/2009 9:57:35 AM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Crim

Good point.


38 posted on 02/23/2009 9:58:29 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: EveningStar

And who is this? Never heard of her but she sounds stupid. How exactly was Governor Palin supposed to “stop” her EIGHTEEN-year-old daughter from giving that interview? This same person would have complained about Sarah being a tyrant if she had tried!


39 posted on 02/23/2009 9:58:51 AM PST by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: EveningStar
I question Palin's judgment on the Bristol interview, too, and I loved Palin.
40 posted on 02/23/2009 9:58:55 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: EveningStar; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; EternalVigilance; Reagan Man; Elsie; MeanWestTexan; ...
Surprise. Surprise. Connect the dots......
Carol Platt Liebau is yet another Romney supporter,
in to attack Gov. Palin this month, for backstabber Carpetbagger RINO Mitt Romney.
There are enough attacks against Gov. Palin that this effort is concerted (p < .001)


"Mitt Romney has been the most consistently excellent debater overall in the two meetings of the Republican candidates.
He is personable, clearly well informed, incredibly well-funded, and surrounded by a crack staff.
All that, taken together, goes far to explain why his numbers in Iowa -- and elsewhere -- are looking better and better."


"But the other candidate who's very compelling is Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney."


"Romney supporter turned Obama man Douglas Kmiec indulged in quite a litany of name-calling,
finger pointing and demagoguery against the GOP that would have been amazing from the same man only one year ago.
"

"Kmiec was named by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
to head the Romney for President Committee
on the Courts and the Constitution in 2007."


"Cal’s Surprising Suggestion: ‘I Wish The Palins Would Leave The Stage For Awhile’"

"Romney obviously hopes that a growing number of Americans
accept the view of Cal Thomas, a popular journalist and an evangelical."

"Writing in his syndicated column, Cal Thomas commended Romney
for standing "on principle" and putting "more noble things ahead of self-interest." "


Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney

Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?

Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?

Romney Supporters Trashing Palin

Romney advisors sniping at Palin?


Similar to Romney's other scortched earth tactics:

Novak: Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign

Said Novak: The rumors were "traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."

"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Romney) lost Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

41 posted on 02/23/2009 9:59:14 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: EveningStar

Bristol is 18 and legally able to offer her own interviews which is what Greta and Bristol stated in the interview.

What should have Gov. Palin stated on national TV about her daughter?!! The media has been out there slamming this girl from day 1.

As a mother, Gov. Palin should defend her daughter. If Gov. Palin wants to call Bristol amazing for stepping up and doing the right thing by choosing to have her baby rather than aborting, holding up against the media onslaught and now trying to complete school while raising a baby, then so be it. I personally would agree with her.

How many people would have withstood what that then 17-year-old went through in the international spotlight?

The author of that article needs to get off of her case.


42 posted on 02/23/2009 9:59:27 AM PST by Texas56 ("Our republic is on its knees and gasping for breath.")
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To: skippy love

skippy love
Since Feb 19, 2009


43 posted on 02/23/2009 10:00:37 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Crimson Elephant

Jindal has been impressive, but as POTUS he is not qualified as a natural born citizen. He may be a citizen but not a natural born citizen.

Even if you believe he is qualified, you risk division among conservatives because many will not believe him constitutionally qualified. Don’t go this route.

I like him a great deal but I would never vote for him.


44 posted on 02/23/2009 10:01:25 AM PST by daylilly
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To: utahson; skippy love
Piss off troll.

Grow up.

45 posted on 02/23/2009 10:02:23 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: from occupied ga

I like Palin’s but..


46 posted on 02/23/2009 10:02:32 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: BibChr

I happened to see a clip of this, Greta stated that Bristol set this up on her own. Sarah stopped by and surprised them and Greta said “I didn’t know you would be here”.


47 posted on 02/23/2009 10:03:39 AM PST by stevestras
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To: Nachum

Remember Kathleen Parker? The “conservative” columnist for TownHall? The one that attacked Sarah Palin almost daily during the election?

Laura Ingraham read a recent Kathleen Parker piece written about her wonderful adventure on Air Force One with the Obamas.

Laura had the violins going in the background.

The kindest thing I can say about the Parker piece is that it was pathetically, sycophantically maudlin.

Even without the violins.


48 posted on 02/23/2009 10:03:52 AM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: EveningStar
The writer is a moron.

That said, the MSM is accomplishing their 'destroy' Sarah campaign quite effectively if even freepers are believing their spew. There seems to be quite a few on FR who:

1. can't vote for her because she can't control her family

2. can't vote for the mother of a teen mother

3. can't vote for her because the MSM has already damaged her beyond repair

4. can't vote for her because she should be a full time mom, not a politician

5. can't vote for her because she's the reason McCain lost

And I'm sure there are more. Now, look at all those feeble arguments. What do they have in common? I'll tell you what... they're all excuses a liberal posing as a conservative would use. Think about it... what better way for liberal trolls to engrain themselves in a conservative forum than to 'blend in on every topic EXCEPT Sarah Palin' only to be bolsters by other trolls 'who feel the same way'. They tried it at Team Sarah. And it looks like they're already here.

49 posted on 02/23/2009 10:04:01 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: daylilly

Good try. Knocking the eligibility of Jindal. Jindal is qualified to be POTUS. Far more than Zero is. Boy you trolls are out in force. Losers


50 posted on 02/23/2009 10:04:06 AM PST by utahson
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