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Romney Suggests Palin 'Beautiful,' Not Influential
Newsmax ^ | 5/4/09 | Dave Eberhart

Posted on 05/04/2009 1:21:03 PM PDT by pissant

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney joked about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s place on Time’s list of influential people, saying, “But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?”

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” broadcast Sunday, Romney was responding to a question from the moderator as to whether Time’s inclusion of Palin and talk show host Rush Limbaugh on their list of “The World’s Most Influential People” was a positive or negative thing for the Republican Party.

Romney added, “I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest.”

After his boss caught flak for his apparent dissing of Palin, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom spun the comment as just “a self-deprecating joke as to why there weren’t more Republicans on the list,” according to a report in Politico.

“I think there are 100 influential Republicans alone who have tremendous ideas and I hope that we can all work together to accomplish what we believe is best for America,” Palin said through a spokeswoman.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beautifulsarah; jealousromney; jerk; mittromney; palin; pursefight; rino; romney; sarahpalin; slickmitt
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Should make for a entertaining purse fight between the two ladies, anyhow.
1 posted on 05/04/2009 1:21:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
The GOP elite have such a surprise coming.
2 posted on 05/04/2009 1:22:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: pissant

“Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney joked about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...” - she’s not a socialist so she’s fair game for everyone to take pot shots at, including the guv...


3 posted on 05/04/2009 1:23:10 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: pissant

Mitt will send his hairdresser in his stead!


4 posted on 05/04/2009 1:24:09 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: pissant

If I was Romney I would say the same thing. Palin is the only person that will keep Romney from the nomination. It will be a war.


5 posted on 05/04/2009 1:24:18 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: pissant

>>Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney joked about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s place on Time’s list of influential people, saying, “But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?”<<

I don’t dislike Romney or Mormons - I just don’t trust him enough to vote for him.

But this is really stupid and objectionable of him.


6 posted on 05/04/2009 1:24:21 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: pissant

Romney is a horse’s ass.


7 posted on 05/04/2009 1:25:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: truthandlife

I sure as hell hope not. We need a conservative, not a flip flopper or a maverick


8 posted on 05/04/2009 1:26:00 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
..wouldn't it be something to watch all these “moderate” Republicans eyes roll back in their empty skulls when a massive movement starts for Palin in 2010?
9 posted on 05/04/2009 1:26:33 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: pissant

Two ladies? This wasn’t Mrs. Romney with the catty comment.


10 posted on 05/04/2009 1:26:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: pissant

Give it a rest Mitt! No one is going to bow down to kiss your hairbrush!


11 posted on 05/04/2009 1:27:28 PM PDT by avacado
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To: pissant

Mitt Romney is a complete ASS.


12 posted on 05/04/2009 1:27:49 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: pissant

All Rino’s may now leave the party!


13 posted on 05/04/2009 1:28:19 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: pissant
Hmmm....

Having seen this, methinks the article is taking some, shall we say, liberties.

I never got the impression Romney was dissing Palin on the show. I got the feeling he was off-handedly complimenting her, while trying to tie-in a little jab at Time for having so few Republicans considered “influential.”

Just my opinion. I saw it live, and never thought of it as a Palin jab. Never would have considered it such unless my only source was this article.

14 posted on 05/04/2009 1:28:19 PM PDT by TitansAFC (The retarded 1950s GOP of today still thinks the public wants statesmanlike losers. We want fighters)
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To: TitansAFC

That’s OK. It’s more fun to see a purse fight anyway.


15 posted on 05/04/2009 1:29:05 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Neither Romney or Palin is electable in 2012 as it stands today. Let them duke it out while a real candidate emerges.


16 posted on 05/04/2009 1:29:07 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If global warming didn't exist, Al Gore would have had to invent it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"The GOP elite have such a surprise coming."

Amen!

17 posted on 05/04/2009 1:29:10 PM PDT by uncommonsense (liberals see what they believe and conservatives believe what they see)
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To: gondramB

Romney is mush.


18 posted on 05/04/2009 1:29:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: pissant

“I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest.”

I have not seen the list, but I take it Willard Mitt Romney was not on it?


19 posted on 05/04/2009 1:29:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: AbeKrieger

Electable or not, we can certainly do alot better.


20 posted on 05/04/2009 1:29:52 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Mitt, not only a has been, but a never was.


21 posted on 05/04/2009 1:30:31 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: pissant

What a b*tch. Romney that is. Sheesh. I just wish he, the Huckster, Graham and McCain would go away.


22 posted on 05/04/2009 1:30:34 PM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: pissant
Romney spends more money on hairspray!

My Daddy taught me to be suspicious of any man who spends more than 15 seconds combing his hair!

23 posted on 05/04/2009 1:30:41 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: pissant
When Republicans aren't belittling Sarah Palin they're hoping Obama succeeds. I'm not Mike Murphy or anything but that doesn't seem like a winning strategy...
24 posted on 05/04/2009 1:30:56 PM PDT by exist
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To: AbeKrieger

Oh, I’m not so sure a do-over at this point would not have just about every former McCain voter, as well as a good 25% or more now-disappointed Obama voters, going for Ms. Palin.


25 posted on 05/04/2009 1:31:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: pissant

Hey Mitt Romney, thanks for the feedback. Go hang out with Arlen.


26 posted on 05/04/2009 1:31:25 PM PDT by MattMa ("Void of ideas, driven by hate, they voted the Democrat Party in 2008")
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To: pissant
Very lame, Mitt. This is projection at its finest. Coming from the 'pretty boy' himself, this is pretty funny.

p.s. I'm pretty sure that Sarah does not fight with a purse.


27 posted on 05/04/2009 1:31:35 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: TitansAFC

`And this Newsmax article is only following the tone and assumption of the HuffingtonPost article that preceded it.


28 posted on 05/04/2009 1:32:31 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: pissant

Listen here pretty boy Mitt Romney,
I’ll over look your slightly weird religion but I will not stand by and listen to you slight Mrs. Palin.
She is a REAL conservative Republican. Not one because of convenience.
So listen pal, ya ever want my sympathies? Hitch your wagon to Saracuda or get run the hell over.


29 posted on 05/04/2009 1:32:45 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: pissant

Does Romney know he just missed his chance?

I think the word for him is “tone deaf”. It tells me he sees her as a rival, which tells me he’s on the wrong side of our little intramural squabble for the soul of the party.


30 posted on 05/04/2009 1:32:55 PM PDT by marron
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To: pissant

Lets make the North American RINO and extinct species!

Palin/Bachmann 2012
“All I am saying is give estrogen a chance.”


31 posted on 05/04/2009 1:33:03 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: pissant

Romney better tread lightly. If he doesn’t like Palin, I don;t like him.

She represents ME and what I believe in.


32 posted on 05/04/2009 1:33:42 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: pissant

Go empty another can of hair spray onto your helmet hairdo, Mitt.


33 posted on 05/04/2009 1:34:01 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: truthandlife
"If I was Romney I would say the same thing. Palin is the only person that will keep Romney from the nomination. It will be a war."

Remember when Romney said that he had been a hunter for 'pretty much his entire life,' when the reality was that he had gone twice at a family farm as a youth? Contrast that with Palin, who is an actual hunter.

Pro-life? One talks about it (recently), while the other lives it.

Mitt is sinking himself. Even Rush was taking shots at this ridiculous 'listening tour' that Mitt and the lightweights are touting. Last summer, I had hoped that Romney actually believed what he espoused. It seems that Mitt believes in Mitt, and that's about it.

34 posted on 05/04/2009 1:34:11 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: pissant

Let me get this straight... Romney, who looks like a local TV news anchor, is deriding Palin for her good looks?


35 posted on 05/04/2009 1:34:25 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: pissant

Ya know, she has quite reshaped the political landscape in that little backwater we call Alaska, as well as managing to almost put John McCain over the top in his tepid Presidential campaign. I’d say that counts as influential....


36 posted on 05/04/2009 1:34:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Kartographer

Someone oughtta photoshop her with that new .50 moose gun the NRA gave her, taking out a R[h]INO.


37 posted on 05/04/2009 1:36:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: gondramB

I’m a Mormon that didn’t support Romney, but I see the Romney-haters have seized on this and come to the conclusion that it was a jab at Palin. It was not. It was a jab at Time and at the MSM for ignoring Republicans.

Hate him if you want, but hate intelligently.


38 posted on 05/04/2009 1:36:29 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: pissant
Maybe Romney is just looking for a third wife.

Or fourth? I forget how many he has.

I bet he has all of 'em wave those hankies!

39 posted on 05/04/2009 1:36:35 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: marron

Well, it would take a preening, vainglorious coxcomb like Mitt to make a statement like that.

Mitt, you’re beautiful too babycheeks.

Now, how about refunding MA some of that salary you collected while being the most no show governor this state has ever had.

Mitt attended to his gubernatorial duties like those guys we see on TV getting caught taking naps, visiting hookers and bars on State and local municipal time.


40 posted on 05/04/2009 1:36:39 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: pissant

Romney is terrified of Palin so he takes cheap shots at her, how juvenile.


41 posted on 05/04/2009 1:38:51 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Choose Ye This Day

DUH, he NAMED the Saracuda. Kind of hard to spin that away.


42 posted on 05/04/2009 1:39:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: pissant

Seems to me that she’s at least as influential as he is. He sure didn’t manage to get me out to vote for McQueeg.


43 posted on 05/04/2009 1:39:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: swarthyguy

Well, if being a pres__ent makes you a shoo in for POTUS, Mitt already has a strong running start!


44 posted on 05/04/2009 1:40:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: pissant
I certainly can't blame Romney for his statement. He obviously knows a threat when he sees one. And like the rest of the RINO’s, they have to get their shots in against Sarah when they can.

They know they would lose in a face to face competition against Sarah. I actually feel a little bad for them, lol.

45 posted on 05/04/2009 1:41:16 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (The beauty of the 2nd amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. T.J.)
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To: cripplecreek

Cmon now. According to Rush and Levin and the rest of the gum flappers, Mitt was the cat’s meow. Of course they only discovered that after McQueeg was closing in on the nomination. I just cracked up when they starting pimping for him.


46 posted on 05/04/2009 1:41:37 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

DUH, the magazine named Palin.

By your reasoning, Mitt also thinks Rush Limbaugh is one of the Most Beautiful people.


47 posted on 05/04/2009 1:41:47 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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To: Kartographer

LOL those two ladies would kick RHINO rear.


48 posted on 05/04/2009 1:41:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: ZULU

careful. Her take on GW is a disaster as is her take on Amnesty.


49 posted on 05/04/2009 1:43:07 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: humblegunner

One. Even you can count to just one.


50 posted on 05/04/2009 1:43:29 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Tu ne cede malis.)
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