Skip to comments.How Palin's Resignation Makes Her the True Frontrunner
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 Fairs Todd Purdum about Sarah Palins rambling and incoherent vice-presidential campaign last September and October...
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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...
Seems to pretty well cover the waterfront!
Thanks for finding / posting. I find Batchelor to always be interesting.
You betcha (wink)
ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah!
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.
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!
Batchelor gets it.
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!!!!
Jeff - any comment on Batchelor’s analysis? To me, it rises to Mark Steyn heights!
I relsih the contrating display of Palin grace vs the White House viulgar we will see in months to come
I'm right with ya!
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.
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!
...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 Shays Rebellion in 1787. It is an accident of history, and of John McCains 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-couldve-been."
"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."
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.
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....
I read somewhere here last night it's due in September.
Jeff - what a FANTASTIC poster. I hope you can send to Palin’s people - or can we just send it winging around the globe??
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