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Sarah Palin: What I've Learned
Esquire ^ | February 5, 2009 | Ryan D'Agostino

Posted on 07/04/2009 12:15:06 AM PDT by CutePuppy

Sarah Palin: What I've Learned

The full-length version of our controversial interview with Alaska's governor (first excerpted here last month) reveals the former vice-presidential candidate's perspective on John McCain's choices, her daughter's marriage, God's guidance, and her perceived "hotness."
UPDATE: Scroll down for Web-only quotes on wisecracks, American priorities, and more

By: Ryan D'Agostino

The full-length version of our controversial interview with Alaska's governor (first excerpted <a href="http://www.esquire.com/the-side/qa/sarah-palin-quotes-011309" alt="sarah palin quotes">here</a> last month) reveals the former

We had flutes and trombones around the house. For my siblings and me, music was important to give us some balance. If it weren't for music, our entire social life, our avocations, all would have had to do with sports.

Everything I've ever needed to know I learned through sports.

Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me.

I'll tell you, yesterday the Anchorage Daily News, they called again to ask — double-, triple-, quadruple-check — who is Trig's real mom. And I said, Come on, are you kidding me? We're gonna answer this? Do you not believe me or my doctor? And they said, No, it's been quite cryptic the way that my son's birth has been discussed. And I thought, Okay, more indication of continued problems in the world of journalism.

You have to let it go. Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go.

I would think we all tear up during the national anthem at the beginning of a baseball game, don't we? That's an alikeness between Alaskans and New Yorkers.

If I were giving advice to myself back on the day my candidacy was announced, I'd say, Tell the campaign that you'll be callin' some of the shots. Don't just assume that they know you well enough to make all your decisions for ya. Let them know that you're the CEO of a state, you're forty-four years old, you've got a lot of great life experience that can be put to good use as a candidate.

Maybe it's like when someone says, "I love you, you're perfect the way y'are, now let me change you." And I'm sure Senator McCain had to struggle with some of that, maybe early on in his campaign.

I'd been a fan of SNL for decades, and I have a lot of respect for the present talent. I knew it would be a good thing to be a part of. And also, of course, to let Americans know that I can laugh at myself, too.

My favorite place in Alaska is on a cold winter day in my own house, with fat snowflakes falling. In my nice warm home.

I eat, therefore I hunt. I want to fill my freezer with good, clean, healthy protein for my kids. That's what I was raised on. It is abundant and it is available here in Alaska, with caribou and moose and different game and lots of very, very healthy and delicious wild Alaskan seafood. That's what we eat. So that's why I hunt and why I fish.

A courageous person is anyone who loses a child and can still get out of bed in the morning.

This is what I've been telling Bristol, before she gets married, is, Bristol, there are definitely gonna be tough parts in marriage. You have to look at those tough times and remember that you have essentially a business contract with this person. You've signed an agreement: You're going to be together. And you look at it that way as you work through the tough times, because I guarantee the better time is there on the other side. That's how we've looked at it.

Fleece, lots of fleece, and skinny white-chocolate mochas. That's the best way to stay warm.

I know He hears me when I just call out to Him, which I do a lot. Oh, yes, I pray. I talk to God every day. I've put my life, so I put my day, into God's hands, and I just ask for guidance and wisdom and grace to get through one situation after another.

The secret to chili is you gotta have good mooseburger in there. I don't know if you can get moose commercially in New York. You'd have to come up here and visit me in my home, and I'll prepare it for ya.

Carmex. I'm addicted to Carmex. I don't go anywhere without Carmex.

The first place was an ice-cream store called Ferina's, in Wasilla. In a fishing village called Dillingham, I worked waitin' tables at a bar. Serving people, you learn patience. When someone's mad at you 'cause you're not serving them in the manner that they want to be served, and you've gotta be tempered and graceful.

Two meanings in Bristol's name: I worked at the Bristol Inn, and Todd grew up in Bristol Bay. But also, Bristol, Connecticut, is the home of ESPN. And when I was in high school, my desire was to be a sportscaster. ESPN was just kicking off, just getting off the ground, and I thought that's what I was going to do in life, is be one of the first woman sportscasters. Until I learned that you'd have to move to Bristol, Connecticut. It was far away. So instead, I had a daughter and named her Bristol.

Hot? If only people could see me as I come in from a run early in the morning without a trough full of makeup on, I think that they'd have a different opinion.

After a long day, if the weather's good, I like to take a long, hot run to unwind. Otherwise, lately, I take a bath with Trig, and I answer e-mails, and then we all fall asleep in my big bed while we listen to Piper read her Junie B. Jones books out loud. She's learning to read and she'll read for hours on end. It's idyllic. It's amazing.

Online Extra: Four More Quotes from Palin

I bite my lip when I'm tempted to wisecrack, because I'm always thinking of something that I'd love to say but know that I better not say it because of the position that I'm in.

There is one America, but there are different priorities reflected in individual Americans that certainly can stand in stark contrast with — I'll give you an example. Some people, money is the be-all, end-all to them. Money and power, prestige, a title next to their name is the be-all, end-all. Other people, the highest priority would be their character, their reputation, their word, and money has nothing to do with that. The beauty of America is that individuals making up this great country do have different priorities. And that's the contrast that I would point out.

We pulled out of some states that I believe we should have continued to campaign in and sent a stronger message that those states really mattered, regardless of the number of electoral votes there. The people mattered. I would have loved to have had more influence on where it was that we campaigned.

Running is my sanity. Sweat is my sanity. And that was a frustration of mine on the campaign trail, when we couldn't carve out a half an hour or an hour a day to run. The day never went as well as it would have had I had that time to go sweat.



TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: careerendingmove; cudaquotes; democratswin; gopimplosion; palin; quitter; quotes; sarahbarraquitta; sarahpalin; soroswins
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She can now form a PAC or another organization, make some money to cover the legal expenses and debt incurred while fighting baseless ethics charges (it's a shame that legal fund was not set up to help one of our warrior-women), be a political commentator on 3-letter networks and otherwise be free and flexible to have a family life and possibly help in fundraising and/or stumping for deserving Republican candidates for public office, in primaries and general elections.

And, unlike George W. Bush, that had no succession policy in place, she almost guaranteed her Lt. Governor a successful election in next cycle.

Also, if she decides at some point that she is prepared and is willing to put substantial effort, not just be "drafted" like Fred Thompson, into a presidential campaign, she'll be free to do it on her own terms.

Nixon and Reagan became Presidents running from "outside the government", after having serious experience in government service and then leaving to private life before running for President. Bushes are, of course, the family with a government service, it's in their blood, but they had some of Reagan's help in their 1988 and 2004 wins. Ford, Dole and McCain, running from "inside the government", have been decidedly unsuccessful. "Outside Washington" seems to be the more successful model for Republicans candidates.

Godspeed to you, Sarah, whatever you eventually decide to do.

1 posted on 07/04/2009 12:15:06 AM PDT by CutePuppy
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To: CutePuppy

Uhm... She already has SarahPAC. http://www.sarahpac.com


2 posted on 07/04/2009 12:21:23 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

3 posted on 07/04/2009 12:21:47 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: CutePuppy
Uh, she's already got a PAC and a legal defense fund....
4 posted on 07/04/2009 12:21:50 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: CutePuppy

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5 posted on 07/04/2009 12:25:18 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: CutePuppy

“Nixon and Reagan became Presidents running from “outside the government””

And after completing their elected terms, and after writing extensively about their political philosophies.

Time will tell if she even intends to pursue further elected office.

If she does, her resignation today without completing her term, or more of it, will be one strike.

The second strike will be her unwillingness to endure the attacks, which go along with political elected service.

Two strikes. Is she cut out to be a comeback kid?

I read elsewhere that she can stay out of politics for 8 to 12 years, and still be under 60—Hillary’s age when she tried for Pres.

If she writes and speaks over a period of years, that gives her family a chance to grow up.

That would be running from “outside the government” in the Nixon - Reagan mode. But would not be so, for 2012.


6 posted on 07/04/2009 12:30:07 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

that’s one legitimate way to look at it.

The other is to recognize that Sarah trancends the press, her reasoning is legitimate, and she could give a fig if the MSM believes her.

I know what version I’ll believe...


7 posted on 07/04/2009 12:44:40 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012! Sarah is the ONE to lead us)
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To: truth_seeker
And after completing their elected terms

Reagan was elected Governor of California 1967. In 1968 he was trying to run for President. He obviously has seen no problem in leaving the office just shortly after he was elected.

8 posted on 07/04/2009 12:44:53 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: CutePuppy

I don’t know how to put it more simply — if Palin aspires to elected office, then resigning elected office is the wrong idea.


9 posted on 07/04/2009 12:45:26 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: truth_seeker

you are correct in saying that in general resigning under heat is not a wise move, but in fact maybe that is not the only reason. maybe she wants to go national but AK duties are too much, esp considering the impact of travel from AK

what you overlook is how she can earn even much more political capital than she loses here

just suppose she takes on BHO once a week with a 30 min speech, carves him up a la Cheney, Rush and then she helps good candidates in IA, NH, SC, etc. She can do this

obviously i don’t know what she’ll do but if she gave clues in her speech I think it is going to be full speed ahead July 26, David against Goliath. she made specific references to national problems in a friendly but confrontational way—she is not going away. her invocation of the soldiers who don’t quit and stand up for what they believe in to the point of getting maimed—i am thinking she’s thinking “i’ve got to stand up for these brave men—they have suffered far more than me”

we shall see what we shall see


10 posted on 07/04/2009 12:46:53 AM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: TennesseeProfessor

you no doubt have won or consulted on many winning campaigns. please regale us with tales of your success.

We are all a flutter awaiting your wisdom


11 posted on 07/04/2009 12:47:40 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012! Sarah is the ONE to lead us)
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To: CutePuppy

What I’ve learned, distilled into two sentences:

1. Politics is a corrupt, venal sewer.

2. The MSM are @ssholes.

Simple.


12 posted on 07/04/2009 12:47:47 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: TennesseeProfessor

Per her speech: The poltical climate has changed for the worse, and fighting outside of her office for American and Conservative values will be more effective. The doors she’s opened by her decision far outweigh the one she closed.


13 posted on 07/04/2009 12:47:49 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: free me

so many nattering nabobs of negativism

SP could exactly follow the Country Clubs advice and get her head handed on a platter, or she can make her own decisions and live with consequences.

I too think that if this is her plan for national politics, it has a good rather better a chance as working as being chained to AK for 2-6 more years and coming up for air every now and then

There are no guarantees in politics (but BHO and ACORN are working hard on that one)


14 posted on 07/04/2009 12:53:58 AM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: CutePuppy; All
My take, from -our Canadian Sister Site?--

Bear a few things in mind... Sarah is the only, sole reason a former Democrat, union member-- wife Miss Emily- got energized over the last election.

For 25 years- indifference...

Sarah makes her speech- the first time, not the formal announcement-- and halfway through it, the formerly indifferent wife literally stands up and shouts,

"I want to vote for that woman!"

I would suggest to you- based on the vast crowds she drew, everywhere she went- that Sarah is the future... and every other Republican mentioned?

They are the past.

Like BobDole! ( not a typo ) and Cap'N Queeg...

Tired, old retreads.

Whatever Sarah ends up doing?

She'll have two supporters...

Deep in the Heart of Dixie...

Click the picture:




15 posted on 07/04/2009 1:00:54 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: truth_seeker

I would say you are looking at politics as it had existed up to 2008. Obama is now a place of worship within the current media. Prior to O, Bush was a man to be sacrificed.

It’s a brand new game with a field that shifts like a Matrix movie. We’ll have to wait and see if Sarah even wants to stay on the Grid.


16 posted on 07/04/2009 1:01:20 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman

well put


17 posted on 07/04/2009 1:01:46 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012! Sarah is the ONE to lead us)
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To: truth_seeker
“If she does, her resignation today without completing her term, or more of it, will be one strike.”

Compare Sarah Palin to Hillary Clinton.

Clinton repeatedly assured the votes of NY that she would not leave for another office if she got elected and then she wasted not a single moment in doing exactly that.

Meanwhile Palin is honest and acted in good faith.

That is not a strike.

18 posted on 07/04/2009 1:03:46 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (...and never forget that!)
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To: CutePuppy
These are the reasons I love here - everything she said. She's normal! She's like one of the ladies at the BBQ my family will attend tomorrow, not a wormy, squirmy, swishy, squishy denizen of DC. She's a mom with the rare and unusual gift of having the capabilities to run a state... or a nation...

Imagine: a normal person - someone like us, or our wife, our daughter, our sister, in charge! A very special woman in a unique way.

And free now, and on the prowl. Most wars are won with strong sweaty men with heavy equipment. This one may be won by one beautiful and charming woman, winning it not with the sword but with something far mightier: her wits.

Yeah, now that the pit bull with lipstick has broken off her chain, the political neighborhood had BETTER be worried.

19 posted on 07/04/2009 1:04:59 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: TennesseeProfessor
Palin’s political blueprint had already been altered when she accepted the invite to be on the McCain ticket. If they had won she would already be out of Alaska. So you are holding Palin to a standard that for her makes no sense.
20 posted on 07/04/2009 1:08:31 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (...and never forget that!)
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To: free me
"hat’s one legitimate way to look at it. "

Maybe you can see legitimacy in truth_seeker's discourse, but I can not.

Particularly since most of his/her basis was either false or a "stretched" fact.

21 posted on 07/04/2009 1:16:58 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SolidWood
Rush is working on a project...

How about Palin and Rush on another Rush to Excellence Tour, promoting her book and conservatism.

22 posted on 07/04/2009 1:20:57 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: TennesseeProfessor
Let's agree on the hypothetical premise: "Her aspiration is high office".

With that in mind, how does she get there?

Staying on in her current office would lead her to the foot of the next step. That is your thinking, right?

There's one tiny detail missing: circumstances. Her family was amassing a debt that, since late last year, has climbed to over $500,000, with no sign of change in rate. (We will leave aside the baseless nature of these charges for this discussion, and presume her innocence).

Now, let's call it six months, $500,000. At present accrual rate, you have three more $500,000 periods JUST TO HER RE-ELECTION in 2010. That's $1.5M in the hole. Take it out to 2012, that's $2.5M deficit in legal fees. Not a good way to start.

The political consideration: The political blood loss from so many wounds, cumulatively, as this fake charge or that one makes the news would bring the grim prospect of unrecoverability.

Thus, she stayed on, per conventional wisdom, and ends up deeply in debt and politically savaged. Not a good way to start a race!

Now, let us consider the alternative: Guerrilla warfare. She appears when she wishes, where she chooses, unshackled from the restraints incumbent on a governor, and the Left suddenly faces an enemy that attacks from nowhere, from the shadows, again, and again, and again. She begins the process of political payback.

Financially, she has adoring fans nationwide. She is a draw. These fans, loving her and having concern for her welfare, place money in the collection tray and not only wipe out the $500,000 debt, but begin building, bit by bit, a pretty substantial warchest.

Organizationally, she shuns conventional wisdom and instead goes outside the system. Remember Obama during the Primaries? You get the idea. She begins appearing at strategically-selected Tea Parties, and not only gets exposure herself (if she does this early), but awakens America from its slumber as it sees angry, energized, fired-up fellow Americans growing something BIG. "What is that? What is bothering them? Should I be concerned? Better yet, maybe I should be involved!"

You see how this works?

23 posted on 07/04/2009 1:26:20 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: SuperLuminal

“Particularly since most of his/her basis was either false or a “stretched” fact.”

Then correct the false items, and the correct the stretched facts.

His basis is NOT limited to the reactions people on this site that praise her every move. I am talking about how voters at large may react.

To win you need a whole lot of people UNLIKE freepers. Voters in the middle, independents, some democrats.


24 posted on 07/04/2009 1:28:48 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Lexinom

You got it and if that’s the strategy I like it a lot.


25 posted on 07/04/2009 1:35:24 AM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: truth_seeker
If she does, her resignation today without completing her term, or more of it, will be one strike. The second strike will be her unwillingness to endure the attacks, which go along with political elected service. Two strikes. Is she cut out to be a comeback kid?

Unwillingness to endure the attacks? Please name one other politician that has had to endure the intensity of the attacks, and they of attacks, that Sarah has had to endure. Even Quayle had it easier than she did.

She gave the reasons for resigning in her speech, if you don't believe her she can't help that. If you need to read it again go to Sarah Pac and read it. Pay especial attention to the last sentence.

Sarah has had unprecedented attacks on her and those of you who claim she caved easily against the standard political attacks are full of it. She didn't cave, she endured huge attacks on herself and family, lie after lie after lie, and usually the attacks were stepped up when something showed how popular she is with the people.

Case in point: Auburn NY, 20,000 people come screaming out to see her. They wouldn't have done that for anyone else. This is what drew Letterman's attacks on her child and several other smears. She gets 72% in a straw poll a few weeks ago and then the sh** really hit the fan, mainly from the people in her own party, does Vanity Fair ring a bell?

She has had more attacks from repulican RINOs than other republicans get from the news media.

So your, and several others, BS about her giving up and not enduring attacks is just the biggest load of crap on the net.

26 posted on 07/04/2009 2:33:31 AM PDT by calex59
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To: TennesseeProfessor
I don’t know how to put it more simply — if Palin aspires to elected office, then resigning elected office is the wrong idea.

Ethically, it is the right thing to do. I hate politicians who collect a government paycheck for one office, while concentrating all their time running for another.

27 posted on 07/04/2009 2:54:31 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: CutePuppy

http://www.teamsarah.org/

Team Sarah is a diverse coalition of Americans dedicated to advancing the values that Sarah Palin represents in the political process.


28 posted on 07/04/2009 4:12:53 AM PDT by seton89
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To: SolidWood

Wonder what happened when she visited the soldiers that helped make the decision?...Any press on it?...Her reception? May help put it all in prospective.

ALso, am not to certain the “hell yes” was from Todd. It could have been from either of the the older children.


29 posted on 07/04/2009 4:13:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming behind Sarahcudah!)
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To: Lexinom

Good analysis.


30 posted on 07/04/2009 4:18:13 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming behind Sarahcudah!)
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To: hoosiermama

I bet the “hell yes” was from her oldest son, the soldier.


31 posted on 07/04/2009 4:36:51 AM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin - we love you and can't wait to see you again.)
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To: RightFighter

That’s what my first thought was also. She’ll not reveal that till he’s safely at home or in the book.


32 posted on 07/04/2009 4:45:12 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming behind Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Always Right
Ethically, it is the right thing to do

Absolutely. Sarah is not politics as usual. Not only has she done the ethical thing, but she has done the smart thing the more I think about it. She has freed herself while doing the right thing for AK. Interestingly there has not been, so far as I can see, a universal slam, a consensus that she's a quitter and a loser. It has been, for the most part, a "Whoa...what's next?". Which tells me her future is alive and well.
33 posted on 07/04/2009 4:50:52 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman

I’m a Palin fan, but resigning to improve her chances in 2012 seems like a mistake. She’s done a great job governing Alaska…which helps counter the argument she lacks executive experience. She would be great in the cabinet of the next republican administration (hopefully in ’12).... Maybe Secretary of Energy, Interior, HHS, etc? However, it’s becoming pretty clear Romney is the best choice against Obama in 2012.

My guess is she’s just tired of politics. Having everybody portray her as an idiot (while Joe Biden is a policy genius) would be pretty tough, and the defense from her own party was pretty weak. She can make lots more money doing something else (talk shows, oil companies, etc), and I think a change of direction is totally understandable.


34 posted on 07/04/2009 4:52:20 AM PDT by oneill681
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To: oneill681
Excellent post on another thread said if she continued in office and the false charges continues, the Palins would be in debt for 1.5 million....with no recourse against the perpetrators.

This will allow her to finish the book earlier and get it to the presses faster. (seven figure advance: guaranteed best seller) Possible have time to write a second one just pictures of Alaska with stories in contrast to the political discourse.

Go on tour for book signing.
Appear on the talking head show-promoting the book

Speak for fee and for candidates of HER choosing.

Accept gifts until she declares her candidacy. (It was rumored that each of the Clinton had wealthy buyer buy tens of thousands of their books and then give them away) Sarah won't need it.

ITMT, Sarah has read the tealeaves and will provide leadership to fed up America. She's one of us! Fed up!

35 posted on 07/04/2009 5:09:28 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Lexinom
you forgot one other IMO big part.

She is really really pi$$ed. She has been attacked, her kids have been attacked, and her husband has been attacked, mercilessly. And this is a women that understand hunting. She has learned how lethal and dangerous her enemies are, and that to defeat them, it will take more than a pistol. She needs some big guns.

I believe that she will no more shy away from this fight than any other she has taken on in her career. She just wants to do it from a position that allows her freedom of movement. She will start hitting back and hard, with the intent of skinning her enemies and putting their pelts on her wall. That's what you do when there is a dangerous predator out there. And I believe she now views the MSM and the Dems as that kind of threat.

Just my opinion.

36 posted on 07/04/2009 5:19:32 AM PDT by ParadigmLost (Ayn Rand was right. - Atlas is going to shrug.)
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman

That is my take also. This is exciting — what will Sarah do next? Today, July 4th, 2009 — America is being reborn.


37 posted on 07/04/2009 5:44:25 AM PDT by carmody
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To: TennesseeProfessor

... or not.

LLS


38 posted on 07/04/2009 5:52:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: backhoe

She will have a hellova lot more than two.

LLS


39 posted on 07/04/2009 5:55:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: truth_seeker

Yeah... hussein blew his chances by bailing on his first term as Senator... oh wait... nevermind.

LLS


40 posted on 07/04/2009 5:58:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: CutePuppy

Thanks for posting and BTTT!


41 posted on 07/04/2009 6:22:20 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: TennesseeProfessor
if Palin aspires to elected office, then resigning elected office is the wrong idea.

How so? Please expound.

I don’t know how to put it more simply - Sarah Palin asked us to "trust" her; that all was "good". And that, is good enough for me.

42 posted on 07/04/2009 6:39:47 AM PDT by jla
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To: CutePuppy

“Carmex. I’m addicted to Carmex. I don’t go anywhere without Carmex.”

Funny. When I lived in Alaska, Carmex was in my purse, in my desk, in my nightstand, etc., at all times!


43 posted on 07/04/2009 7:35:37 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: CutePuppy
What she learned? Harry Truman's advice.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Unforturnately, a reputation for "getting our of the kitchen" isn't a qualification for higher office.
44 posted on 07/04/2009 7:57:16 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: hoosiermama
Wonder what happened when she visited the soldiers that helped make the decision?...Any press on it?...Her reception? May help put it all in prospective.

FWIW, an Alaskan who claims knowledge on another forum said that her trip to visit the troops was the tipping point in her decision to resign now and not complete her term. This poster said she was besieged with pleas for her help and that she was "shaken" by the indifference of the Obama administration toward national security.

45 posted on 07/04/2009 7:58:53 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sarah’s resignation surely makes me take a hard look at Biden. Talk about impeachment insurance!


46 posted on 07/04/2009 8:01:50 AM PDT by Loud Mime (It all makes sense when you understand that Obama is a stealth Muslim.)
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To: Al B.

The fact that she mention it in the way she did indicates something significant happened....More than just a warm reception.


47 posted on 07/04/2009 8:14:54 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Al B.
It also supports that supposition that the “Hell yes” was from her military son.
48 posted on 07/04/2009 8:17:23 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: ParadigmLost
"She will start hitting back and hard"

If you read her speech, she is already taking dead aim at Obama.

49 posted on 07/04/2009 10:58:56 AM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: free me

you no doubt have won or consulted on many winning campaigns. please regale us with tales of your success.

We are all a flutter awaiting your wisdom

It is true that I am not a political analyst. However, one fact is unassailable: on July 2nd, Sarah Palin was my first choice for Republican candidate for President. On July 4th, she is not.

50 posted on 07/04/2009 11:01:49 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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