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How Palin's Resignation Makes Her the True Frontrunner
The Daily Beast ^ | Jul 4, 2009 | John Batchelor

Posted on 07/04/2009 7:04:31 AM PDT by skimbell

Rather than a blow to a career, Sarah Palin's decision to resign underlines her self-awareness, writes The Daily Beast's John Batchelor. She is now unmatched for the 2012 primary. The early excuse for the Republican circular firing squad of the holiday weekend is that Weekly Standard editor and party brainiac Bill Kristol claims that pugnacious McCain campaign enforcer Steve Schmidt has been caught gossiping to Vanity Fair’s Todd Purdum about Sarah Palin’s rambling and incoherent vice-presidential campaign last September and October...

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KEYWORDS: batchelor; craparticle; fedindictmentcoming; gopimplosion; nopalin2012; palin; palin2012; palinattacks; quitter; sarahbarraquitta; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 07/04/2009 7:04:31 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: skimbell
Resignation Makes Her the True Frontrunner

I don't think many really get how tough and smart this woman is...don't let the "you betcha"s fool you....this is no country bumpkin...

2 posted on 07/04/2009 7:07:05 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: skimbell

Seems to pretty well cover the waterfront!


3 posted on 07/04/2009 7:08:31 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: skimbell

Thanks for finding / posting. I find Batchelor to always be interesting.


4 posted on 07/04/2009 7:08:59 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: Niteflyr

You betcha (wink)

ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah!


5 posted on 07/04/2009 7:09:31 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: skimbell

as governor of alaska, sarah would have to be in alaska most of the time.

now she is free to hawk her book in the lower 48 and to fill the

republican leadership vacuum.

later, she’ll announce.


6 posted on 07/04/2009 7:10:03 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: skimbell
I listened to her entire announcement. It was honorable, it was direct, and it punctuated the insane politics of our day...it also punctuated her personal commitment to fight, and to do so when it would not distract further from her job as Governor and the foundation she has built there.

I am proud of her and support her. She is a great American.

I think Sarah has just turned, like a fed-up mama Bear, on her detractors. She has put things in order, she has left them in the hands of capable people, and she has now turned to face her enemies directly.

...and I think they are going to be sorry. We have smelled the fear in them for a long time. Good on her!

I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.

GO SARAH GO!

SARAH PALIN TURNS TO CONFRONT HER DETRACTORS DIRECTLY





7 posted on 07/04/2009 7:11:27 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: skimbell

Batchelor gets it.


8 posted on 07/04/2009 7:12:50 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: skimbell

Here is hoping after a couple of days the commentary will change a bit more positive (at least in the conservative circle)about what she has done. Commentators and bystanders have reacted to quick and havent really thought about what she said. I think she has seized the door and she is going to kick the %%^^^ door in! Its time to fight hard and she knows it as well as Rush and Levin does. This is a fight for our country!
This is Independence Day today. Lets Roll!!!!


9 posted on 07/04/2009 7:13:19 AM PDT by GoCards
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff - any comment on Batchelor’s analysis? To me, it rises to Mark Steyn heights!


10 posted on 07/04/2009 7:13:49 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: skimbell

I relsih the contrating display of Palin grace vs the White House viulgar we will see in months to come


11 posted on 07/04/2009 7:14:08 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: GoCards
This is Independence Day today. Lets Roll!!!!

I'm right with ya!

12 posted on 07/04/2009 7:14:20 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: skimbell

I’m with her 1264%

Enough with the left and these Nancy-boy GOP “journalists” who all have signed pictures of George H. W. Bush on their desks.


13 posted on 07/04/2009 7:15:29 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: skimbell
McCain campaign enforcer Steve Schmidt has been caught gossiping to Vanity Fair’s Todd Purdum about Sarah Palin’s rambling and incoherent vice-presidential campaign last September and October...

Steve Schmidt clearly is talking about himself in a rambling and incoherent way! The nonsense written about Sarah Palin could fill many garbage trucks. What a disappointment that so few, if any responsible journalists are still around! Who is paying these character assassins? They are all over the place! Amazing!

14 posted on 07/04/2009 7:19:12 AM PDT by olezip
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To: skimbell
Of a number of smarmy and put-down light comments, this remains the most telling of the piece: "The darkest revelations about Palin are that she didn’t like preparing for the tedious TV interviews; she treated the dull Biden debate as irrelevant; and she wanted to make her own concession speech on election night. In sum, the governor does not like losers, does not like to lose, and was liberated the moment she shed the burden of bootless John McCain...

...the governor does not need much more than a ballot line from the aimless, tongue-tied, villain-rich GOP. She certainly does not need the GOP to do well in the congressional mid-terms in 2010; she does not need the party to improve its flabby polling on health care or trust; she does not even need the Republican Party to raise a voice to explain her positions on the burning controversies on Capitol Hill. Palin does not need to prove anything at all about wise government, because she appeals directly to the anti-authoritarian crowd that has been with us since Shay’s Rebellion in 1787. It is an accident of history, and of John McCain’s whimsy, that Sarah Palin caught Potomac Fever in September ‘08, and it will carry her either to the White House or to that place even rarer, where the Kingfisher dwells, called what-could’ve-been."

15 posted on 07/04/2009 7:19:58 AM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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To: skimbell; KarlInOhio; All
KarlinOhio's got the moneyline for the weekend:

"Sink? She was getting bombed in the harbor where she couldn't maneuver in a thousand and one Pearl Harbor-type sneak attacks, so she's moving out to the open ocean where she can fight."

16 posted on 07/04/2009 7:20:38 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: ken21

When is her book due out? I can imagine that without the weight of being in public office she could make it a bit more incisive.


17 posted on 07/04/2009 7:20:58 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: skimbell

Sarah drew a line-in-the-sand. Now, let’s see how long before Hillary starts to make a move. Hillary will come out ‘strong’ Obama, and now she is pressured to come out soon. Hillary has a machine in the MSM in place, so look for it to start spinning faster soon. Sarah was not supposed to do thei, or so they (Hillary’s camp) thought. Now Hill is being forced....


18 posted on 07/04/2009 7:21:17 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo
When is her book due out?

I read somewhere here last night it's due in September.

19 posted on 07/04/2009 7:22:21 AM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff - what a FANTASTIC poster. I hope you can send to Palin’s people - or can we just send it winging around the globe??


20 posted on 07/04/2009 7:22:23 AM PDT by Elkiejg (GO SARAH GO!!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Sink? She was getting bombed in the harbor where she couldn't maneuver in a thousand and one Pearl Harbor-type sneak attacks, so she's moving out to the open ocean where she can fight."

Good analogy....I say the "gloves are off"....


21 posted on 07/04/2009 7:22:52 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Jeff Head
Right on, you sized it up perfectly. My whole family; husband, children, grandchildren, in-laws, all love her. And I mean both sides of our family and their family.

She is fearful to the hatemongers.

22 posted on 07/04/2009 7:23:05 AM PDT by rose
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To: Niteflyr

She faked left and then went end around RIGHT. She is standing in the end zone giving the left the finger and they don’t even realize she scored. How KEWL!


23 posted on 07/04/2009 7:25:20 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: ken21
"as governor of alaska, sarah would have to be in alaska most of the time. "

Also, the dems and the media are holding the state of Alaska as a "hostage" to force Palin to spend too much time on defense. I think this move is her move to total "offense" (based on her basketball analogy), without the fear of her beloved Alaska being punished in the process.

Sometimes, when your enemies are pushing the hardest - a step to one side will remove their prop and they will fall on their faces.

As a public official, Palin would be somewhat obligated to react to the media and their ridiculous charges, but as a free agent she call tell them to go suck a rope.

Besides, with the personal debt of $500,000 that the dems have caused her to endure, the only way she can retire that debt is through book sales, and she could not be as candid in the book as she'd like without it reflecting on Alaska.

I believe this woman, and I believe she is sincere. She is tired of the people she loves being dragged through the swamp while she is gagged by the constraints of office and protocol. After she leaves office, the gloves are off and the left - and even McCain't and his minions - might wish they'd kept their collective mouths shut.
24 posted on 07/04/2009 7:25:22 AM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity we receive....INCUMBENTS OUT!!!)
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To: 70th Division
She faked left and then went end around RIGHT. She is standing in the end zone giving the left the finger and they don’t even realize she scored. How KEWL!

People are getting use to the predictability of the Barry Hussein Dog and Pony Show...they just have to get use to seeing real "strategery"....:o)

25 posted on 07/04/2009 7:27:57 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Ping!


26 posted on 07/04/2009 7:28:33 AM PDT by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: devane617

This is getting interesting.

Look next at Romney. What will his move be? He and maybe Huck, were the only ones “free” to grab the Republican leadership.

Will he change his plans now? Move up his appearances?

If he does then that means his people think she is a serious contender.


27 posted on 07/04/2009 7:29:25 AM PDT by roses of sharon (We must get a grip on what we can, and hold on. Hold on with energy, imagination, and ferocity)
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To: Niteflyr

OH Ya! I was taught by a builder and I watch Bobby Flay on FNTV. Don’t EVER get into comparing apples with apples. Give them something different.


28 posted on 07/04/2009 7:29:41 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Batchelor gets it.

Indeed. he does. Here's my fav line of the piece:

What Palin begins with an announcement from Wasilla is not only a campaign, it is an Iditarod of a crusade.

Like Todd, she can win this Iditarod.

The comments thread below the Batchelor article give you a good idea of what she has been fighting, while being muzzled.

Now, the gloves come off.

29 posted on 07/04/2009 7:30:18 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: skimbell

Thanks....pinging for later.


30 posted on 07/04/2009 7:30:51 AM PDT by troublesome creek
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To: 70th Division
Don’t EVER get into comparing apples with apples.

That's the problem with Republicans...trying too hard to be "Demowit Lite"....

31 posted on 07/04/2009 7:31:16 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: skimbell

Awesome article - thanks for posting it!


32 posted on 07/04/2009 7:31:33 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: skimbell

I’m beginning to think the GOP doesn’t want Palin and will not let her run.

They would be idiots if they did that and might as well not spend money on a candidate because I’m not donating anything. I’d assume a lot of others wouldn’t either.


33 posted on 07/04/2009 7:32:24 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Niteflyr

Lets celebrate “INDEPENDENCE DAY” not the Obummer “DEPENDENCE DAY” !


34 posted on 07/04/2009 7:33:12 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Niteflyr

I just stated on another post. All conservatives step forward. All RINO’s leftists in conservative clothing, and democratic light, hold your ranks. We do not NEED you. Dismissed.


35 posted on 07/04/2009 7:33:42 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: skimbell
Don't know about front runner as of today but she now has more
time to train for the race;


36 posted on 07/04/2009 7:34:00 AM PDT by deport
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To: 70th Division
Don’t EVER get into comparing apples with apples. Give them something different.

Yeah...a choice between soul-crushing socialism...or American exceptionalism...:o)

37 posted on 07/04/2009 7:34:07 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: skimbell

The Mark Levin show from yesterday is worth listening to. She’s running. Oh yea, she’s running.

See post #18 for archive link.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285386/posts


38 posted on 07/04/2009 7:35:32 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: GoCards
Here is hoping after a couple of days the commentary will change a bit more positive (at least in the conservative circle)about what she has done

Those making the commentary, both liberal and "conservative" can go to H3ll! Sarah is taking it to the people, where it really matters.

39 posted on 07/04/2009 7:35:43 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (What's the difference between God and Obama? Liberals LOVE Obama)
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To: skimbell; SoCalPol

John Batchelor has a well written article on Palin’s resignation.


40 posted on 07/04/2009 7:35:53 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Bono-Mack, Castle,Kirk,Lance.LoBiondo,Reichert,Smith,McHugh..WE ARE COMING...)
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To: devane617

The contrast between Hillary and Sarah is enough to almost make one laugh. Hillary is old and dirty and so yesterday—Sarah is bright and clean and today!


41 posted on 07/04/2009 7:36:09 AM PDT by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: olezip
Who is paying these character assassins?

Pay no attention to the Mormon behind the curtain...

42 posted on 07/04/2009 7:36:30 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: NavyCanDo
The Mark Levin show from yesterday is worth listening to. She’s running. Oh yea, she’s running.

I listened live....yep he sees this the same way I do....

43 posted on 07/04/2009 7:36:32 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: skimbell

the comments by the lib/dem posters are extremely rich. they are clueless walking through bear country. they won’t get it until the claws hit and the fangs sink in.


44 posted on 07/04/2009 7:38:24 AM PDT by fortunate sun (Beer Hall Politics didn't work in Germany. ACORN Politics won't work in America.)
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To: skimbell
Schmidt = Gossip Queen meow...
45 posted on 07/04/2009 7:39:22 AM PDT by databoss (Keep The Change....)
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To: don-o
He nails it. Palin is on a crusade and it is a crusade to save this nation. The establishment RINOS, the left, the media, the DNC ALL fear her and that tells me she is smack dab over the target.

GO SARAH!

46 posted on 07/04/2009 7:40:17 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Republic Rocker
Lets celebrate “INDEPENDENCE DAY” not the Obummer “DEPENDENCE DAY” !

Or Obummer's Depends Day?!


47 posted on 07/04/2009 7:40:20 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: Jeff Head

Spot on!


48 posted on 07/04/2009 7:40:54 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: skimbell

I think almost everyone in Washington is using the “round peg” analysis on a “square hole” politician.

Palin is so far out of the paradigm of Washington politics and commentary, that they can’t even begin to do an accurate assessment.


49 posted on 07/04/2009 7:41:25 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

A great word picture!


50 posted on 07/04/2009 7:41:49 AM PDT by Guenevere
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