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Palin is no Dan Quayle
http://www.timesunion.com/ ^ | Monday, May 11, 2009 | By JOAN VENNOCHI

Posted on 05/16/2009 6:00:44 PM PDT by Maelstorm

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To: Yankee
His father Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was an alcoholic, wife-abusing bigamist. When he married Barack Junior's mother he already had a wife and children in Kenya. At the time Barack Jr. was conceived his mother, Ann Dunham, and Barack senior were not yet married.

Actually, those are considered positive attributes by the left...

51 posted on 05/16/2009 6:55:24 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: Last Dakotan

Dan really took an undeserved beating. He was too nice of a guy.


52 posted on 05/16/2009 6:55:52 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Envy, not greed, is the vice that caused angels to fall.)
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To: gleeaikin
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t she cancel the bridge, keep the money and use it for other Alaska highway projects which enabled her to put money in the pocket of everyone in the state? Was this the state’s money, or the nation’s money which she did not give back to the rest of us?

Paul Begala!! What are you doing lurking in here?

53 posted on 05/16/2009 6:55:52 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: WVKayaker
You left out the best part! Sarah is a threat to this woman writer from BOSTON!

Joan Vennochi is another Globe hack. This is like the NYT saying that the GOP should run McCain for pres.

54 posted on 05/16/2009 6:56:58 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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To: SoCalPol

That is what I find amazing. The guy had a huge head start. Tons of money and still failed horribly. I’m just sick of him. He has a beautiful family and seems nice enough but that aside I want someone I know is with us not someone who wants our votes but doesn’t want to be seen in public agreeing with us.


55 posted on 05/16/2009 6:57:56 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Envy, not greed, is the vice that caused angels to fall.)
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To: Always Right

Palin is indeed a smart lady and interestingly enough they never applied their standards of smart to Joe Biden or the Chosen One but they never do. I personally don’t care how smart someone is, everyone has their specialties. What I care about is that they understand the basic principles upon which this government was founded and understand that like Reagan the government is not the solution but often the problem. Palin is dangerous because she isn’t afraid of them and she could very well be President.


56 posted on 05/16/2009 7:03:45 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Envy, not greed, is the vice that caused angels to fall.)
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To: Maelstorm

Both Mitt and Sanford will never get to first base.
They are both bean counters and shysters


57 posted on 05/16/2009 7:04:58 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Peter Libra

Peter it is just horrible the damage the left does and gets away with. They have foisted lies upon the public. It is horrible how they have lifted up the broken and the disheveled not to make them better or even encourage them to be so but to take away the stigma involved with their falling short while tearing down those who do succeed in producing stable loving two parent Mom and Dad families. Dan was just a nice guy and not the fighter he needed to be to win against the media. Sarah doesn’t have that problem.


58 posted on 05/16/2009 7:08:32 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Envy, not greed, is the vice that caused angels to fall.)
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To: Last Dakotan

AND...it was successful...Dan Quayle, despite being Vice-President of the United States, fell off the political radar, never to influence politics again...the writer is spot on...the parallels are there...the question becomes, what can Palin do to break away from this situation? Become a U.S. Senator? Spend time on the rubber chicken circuit, making her case to the Republican power elites that conservatism can win? Move to a more influential state to become governor?...magritte


59 posted on 05/16/2009 7:14:23 PM PDT by magritte (When it comes to questions of science...the hotter the chick the “truer” the facts.)
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To: SoCalPol

I generally like Sanford but I don’t see him being able to marshal what it takes to make a real national run. What we need to be careful of is the Huckabee type candidate the media used Huckabee as a wedge which led to dividing the conservative vote.


60 posted on 05/16/2009 7:17:19 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Envy, not greed, is the vice that caused angels to fall.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If she runs, I will campaign for her, raise money for her, walk over hot coals to do whatever it takes to help her get electedMe too. Already working on it.
61 posted on 05/16/2009 7:17:27 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: Maelstorm

Fact is, Dan Quayle is not Dan Quayle. He is a intelligent conservative upstanding guy who got the “Palin” treatment, same as Palin is getting the “Palin treatment”.

I would prefer quayle over palin as president.


62 posted on 05/16/2009 7:30:24 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

He would have made a great President.


63 posted on 05/16/2009 7:32:15 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: ponygirl
Until the GOP denies independents a vote in our primaries,- This is what we must work on first, and also reducing vote fraud. And as Hugh Hewitt said, "If it's not close, they can't cheat."
64 posted on 05/16/2009 7:33:43 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: tommix2

Get rid of same day registration too.


65 posted on 05/16/2009 7:37:44 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin 2012 - Saving America)
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To: Maelstorm
The line Palin walks as a mother of five and new grandmother continues to trip her up as a presidential candidate.

Trip her up??? Foolishness...Those are some of her assets...She's just like (most of) us...We can relate to her and she can relate to us...

She may not be my first pick but she'll be miles ahead of anyone the RNC will dredge up...

66 posted on 05/16/2009 7:42:34 PM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: gleeaikin

she did cancel it, but the state kept the money


67 posted on 05/16/2009 7:42:44 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Maelstorm

Complete agreement - nicely stated!


68 posted on 05/16/2009 7:44:55 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Palin/Bachman 2012: Conservative Viagra)
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To: Always Right

Smarter than reporters? Hmmmm...I dunno.

She didn’t look too smart in those ambush “interviews”.

Now, before the flames, let me state that I absolutely LOVE Sarah; NOBODY was happier than me when McLame chose her; and there is no one I consider better qualified to be president.

BUT, those interviews will come back to haunt her. I was devastated when I saw them...I was seeing Sarah die before my very eyes. If she couldn’t defend herself any better than she did agains those two twerps, well...


69 posted on 05/16/2009 7:46:40 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: Mr. K

“I hope she gets involved in the 2010 race to point out the RINO’s she thinks should lose IN THE PRIMARIES”

I hope one of those is John McCain!


70 posted on 05/16/2009 7:47:37 PM PDT by klamath ("Forced benevolence never was charity")
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To: SolidWood; euram; Al B.; Diogenesis

71 posted on 05/16/2009 7:50:35 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Maelstorm

Another hate laced rant from a libtard.


72 posted on 05/16/2009 8:03:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Maelstorm
What we need to be careful of is the Huckabee type candidate the media used Huckabee as a wedge which led to dividing the conservative vote.

Exactly.
73 posted on 05/16/2009 8:34:24 PM PDT by Uncle Ivan (Thompson Conservative)
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To: magritte
the question becomes, what can Palin do to break away from this situation?

She has to find a national role. Senator - maybe.

74 posted on 05/16/2009 8:41:03 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: OpeEdMunkey

I don’t know about that, DR. Savage claims he was pulled out in place of McPain to save face & maybe perhaps run in 2012? Savage seems to think that the financial mess would have destroyed the GOP completely had Romney won. Who really knows though?


75 posted on 05/16/2009 8:59:54 PM PDT by BrianE (The Republican party may not exist 40 years from now-host Fred Flannigan WKRS 1220 am on Oct. of 04)
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To: Maelstorm
Everyone is piling on Sarah Palin, even though she will never be president of the United States.

Does this chick imagine herself to be Nostradamus or something? Just why does she think she knows the future?

76 posted on 05/16/2009 9:11:53 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Maelstorm

P got to personally shake her hand and talk to her today. I told her I was proud of her, and her family. She was nice and sincere, and yes, she is a beautiful woman!


77 posted on 05/16/2009 10:00:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Texas Eagle
"Palin faces an ongoing family soap opera that continues to undercut her political message. Bristol Palin broke up with Levi Johnston, the father of their child."

Meantime the guy that did end up as VP gets a pass. His beer-bottle-throwing daughter is invisible, his hedge-fund scandal-ridden son is unknown and his own stinginess ($389 in annual charitable giving was his high-water mark in 10 years) goes unexamined.

But the people need to be insulated from that sort of thing, you know.

78 posted on 05/16/2009 10:24:07 PM PDT by cookcounty (He who controls the Language controls the Debate.)
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To: Maelstorm

Wow. I haven’t seen the libs this scared since Reagan was in the Whitehouse. They’ve been at it nearly a year and she’s still standing. IMO, she’s going to crush them when she gets her turn.


79 posted on 05/16/2009 11:12:20 PM PDT by CowboyJay (How does one 'eff' the 'ineffible'?)
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To: gleeaikin
You want to see a real, live "Bridge to Nowhere"?

A bridge in Colorado, built, that they don't need, can't use and yet they've requested another FIVE MILLION DOLLARS of stimulus money so they can build an off-ramp to it? Huh? And is this is a Republican district? Of course not! Otherwise you'd be hearing about it on a daily basis. It's in Democrat Ken Salazar's district. Who, feeling a little heat now that money is tight, put out an inquiry into the bridge being built.

Hey Ken, it's in your district. You gonna question the other $5mil too?

80 posted on 05/17/2009 12:08:23 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama has raised gas prices 40%. Thank you Obamination!)
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To: cookcounty

Hmmmmm.....I’m starting to think Big Media is a little biased.


81 posted on 05/17/2009 10:08:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Last Dakotan

I’ll go one more...for a national stage, she needs to move away from Alaska and run for Governor of Texas or Florida...major state governor would be a fantastic springboard...magritte


82 posted on 05/17/2009 4:04:42 PM PDT by magritte (When it comes to questions of science...the hotter the chick the “truer” the facts.)
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To: Maelstorm

The writer of the article didn’t take into account a number of things as many GOP handicappers are not. First and foremost the GOP electorate of 2008 won’t be the same in 2012.

How will those who have reached age 18 between Dec ‘08 and primary time 2012 vote? How will those young ladies vote that were too young in ‘08?

How will disaffected Obama voters/Dems vote in ‘12? How about sorely disappointed Hillary voters? As the poll numbers rise among pro-lifers who will they line up behind?

Personally, Palin is the only GOPer who will motivate me to move from independent to the GOP to vote for her in my state’s primary in 2012.


83 posted on 05/17/2009 6:50:16 PM PDT by Obushma
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To: Obushma

You make a good point and I’ve been pointing out that it isn’t that the Democrats have gained ground in party affiliation as Republicans have increasingly shifted into the Independent column. Even the recent poll on whether the GOP is leaderless or not a huge number 37% say yes and I’m betting the majority of them are social/fiscal conservatives.


84 posted on 05/17/2009 8:25:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: Maelstorm

Obama is, according to most bogus polls somewhere between 68-59 %. Realistically he’s good come election time for about 55% or less. The excitement that Sarah will bring to the GOP primary season alone will shift about 3 to 5% of his wobbly/fadish supporters to the latest trendy thing (Cuda-mania).

But serious voters like yourself and me know that the person to take back the White House must be dead serious about taking back the country.

That person must be able to not only articulate conservative philosophy, but also articulate policy, demostrate executive experience and above all (politically speaking) motivate/electrify huge swaths of the American electorate in a “Tea Party-like” revoly against the Wahington status quo.

Okay, that having been said, who fits that bill on all fronts? Who already has a massive movement in place ready to take marching orders?

What GOPer can bring Hillary Dems, Libertarians, conservative Gopers, religious voters, feminists, a few moderates and the military ranks together to confront Obama’s minions in 2012?

I’ll give you one guess-—he’s a she and her nickname is The Cuda!


85 posted on 05/17/2009 9:01:56 PM PDT by Obushma (Obama=Bush 3rd Term)
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To: Mr. K

I hope she gets involved in the 2010 race to point out the RINO’s she thinks should lose IN THE PRIMARIES

She will have her own primary to contend with and then state election that she will have to be paying attention too.


86 posted on 05/18/2009 4:14:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: BrianE

Personally I think Romney is better off and best used in a position where he can solve problems. It’s what he does best. Politics? Of the nature required by the presidency? Not so much.

He gave it a shot for 2 years in Mass but we are so liberal we’re probably the most dysfunctional state in the union.


87 posted on 05/18/2009 5:13:56 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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