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Ann Coulter Explains Palin's Exit
Women of the Web ^ | July 4, 2009 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 07/05/2009 10:17:12 PM PDT by SolidWood

I’m confused by all the confusion among the chattering classes about Palin. I thought her press conference explained it very clearly – though she couldn’t put it precisely this way without sounding vain, but it’s obvious.

Even though she’s just a state governor, she’s a HUGE national star who is both sought after and attacked as if she is already a president (a Bush, not an Obama). But she basically can’t participate because she’s tethered to the governor’s office up in Alaska. Consequently, she has to fight with one hand tied behind her back and she also can’t go around the country campaigning for candidates and principles she believes in – because she’s governor and would be accused of neglecting the state.

Meanwhile, the Lt. Gov. is a great guy, so she’s leaving the state in good hands and now she can go on to be an even bigger star.

It’s a weird Washington insider perspective to be perplexed by what she’s doing. Contrary to Mark Sanford’s e-mails to his mistress, no one was really impressed with him; 99.99999999999999999% of Americans didn’t know who he was. Who is more influential: Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Bill O’Reilly, or Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford (before the fall)? As Palin said, God bless people who run for political office, but – and she didn’t say this part – she’s too big to be a lame-duck governor stuck dealing with fishing licenses in Anchorage right now.

She’ll be much bigger now and can play on the national stage without constantly setting off state ethics investigations by loons, parasites and liberals. None of this applied to McCain or Kerry – both of whom went back to the Senate – because their national campaigns diminished them. Palin’s national campaign made her a major star. As she said, she’s not retreating, she’s advancing in another direction.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; coulter; gopimplosion; infiltrators; palin; palinresignation; sarahpalin; trolls; waronsarah
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1 posted on 07/05/2009 10:17:12 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Ping!

Where are the Palin rumors coming from?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2286264/posts

Sarah Palin Declares Her Independence
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2286166/posts


2 posted on 07/05/2009 10:19:26 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: SolidWood

Woo hoo! Double rules apply! This could easily be my all-time favorite thread.


3 posted on 07/05/2009 10:20:01 PM 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: SolidWood

I do sincerely hope to see her sworn in as POTUS one day. Sarah Palin is IDDG!


4 posted on 07/05/2009 10:20:11 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: SolidWood

No surprise. the brilliant Ann Coulter is absolutely right on.
It’s basically an “Arcum’s razor” thing.


5 posted on 07/05/2009 10:20:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I think thats Occam’s razor


6 posted on 07/05/2009 10:21:42 PM PDT by Mom MD (Jesus is the Light of the world!)
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To: SolidWood

This is so right on. The Republican Party is a shambles, and needs an energizing force to bring it back together and give it some power.

This is precisely what Rush has been saying for several months now.

There is NO national leadership at the GOP.

Sarah brings it.

And Sarah will “bring it”.


7 posted on 07/05/2009 10:21:52 PM PDT by norge
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To: Lancey Howard
Or "Occam's razor" for that matter.

Heh, heh.

8 posted on 07/05/2009 10:21:58 PM 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: SolidWood

No surprise that Ann gets it!


9 posted on 07/05/2009 10:22:06 PM PDT by TXBlair (White-knuckling my way through the next three and a half years.)
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To: SolidWood

Makes more sense than most of the opinions that have offered.


10 posted on 07/05/2009 10:24:31 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: SolidWood

Just watched Ann Coulter defending Sarah Palin on FOX and had a wonderful thought, President Palin putting Ann on the Supreme Court. :)


11 posted on 07/05/2009 10:24:46 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: SolidWood

Ann is spot on, again.


12 posted on 07/05/2009 10:26:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: norge
Fred Thompson would be great as a national leader.....Micheal Steele will do well once he learns the ropes...he is no shrinking violet...

but we need media.....

we need the very few conservative and America loving rich people to buy media.....local, and national...

start somewhere, but do it....

13 posted on 07/05/2009 10:26:54 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Texas Eagle

I believe the foundation of that razor is when all other things are equal.....I do not think that exists in this case.

I’ll call it Coulter’s Razor = exposing politics for what it truly is.


14 posted on 07/05/2009 10:27:06 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Hatred has found its host organism in liberals)
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To: Lancey Howard
Great minds think alike - I was going to refer to Occam's Razor, too: the answer based on the fewest assumptions is correct. Gov. Palin has stepped down from the governorship in order to step up elsewhere.

BTW, there was some harridan on Fox this morning - the older woman who comments on the media ( I can't recall her name) - who was going after Gov. Palin hammer and tongs, just raving about how it was all her fault: she was poorly educated, poorly trained for political office, and Vanity Fair was right. She was so deranged she was almost frothing at the mouth. The anchor (that bland-looking guy) was really taken aback, as was I.

15 posted on 07/05/2009 10:27:22 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: upsdriver

Be still my heart. YES... what a wonderful fantasy.


16 posted on 07/05/2009 10:27:47 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: SolidWood

Ann Coulter has nailed it! The media must be dense along with some so-called conservative pundits not to understand.


17 posted on 07/05/2009 10:29:45 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 ! Sarah for President 2012)
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To: cherry

I love Fred, but, seriously, he wimped out on us the last cycle.

The media will come through Sarah...we may not like it, but the press didn’t like Reagan, hence my new addage:

The amiable dunce is back, in a skirt and high heels.


18 posted on 07/05/2009 10:31:03 PM PDT by norge
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To: SolidWood
she’s advancing in another direction...

I agree with Ann Coulter. Ms. Palin will recruit, assist and prepare new members of the Republican Party. I hope she asks me to help.
19 posted on 07/05/2009 10:32:32 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: SolidWood

I wish Sarah could be President. But because I like and respect her so much, I really don’t want her and her family to go through the cruelty the MSM would bring on if she ran for that office.

She could still do much good from the “outside” for this country and even the world just by speaking out for conservative and righteous causes. She is a great influence.


20 posted on 07/05/2009 10:33:01 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: hsalaw

That had to have been Liz Tratta, former NBC reporter. Usually she’s pretty good.


21 posted on 07/05/2009 10:33:08 PM PDT by norge
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To: SolidWood
With the Palin detractors it's becoming more of a
game. Each dirt bag tries to outdo the other with
his/her remarks. The benefits of such a strategy is
President Palin won't owe them a thing.

Unfortunately, Odumba with ACORN's help will be trying
to change the 22nd Amendment. Perhaps Palin will be
able to help elect some strong conservatives in 2010.
At least enough to thwart his grab ala Chavez & Zelaya.

22 posted on 07/05/2009 10:33:26 PM PDT by cliff630
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To: SolidWood
She’ll be much bigger now and can play on the national stage without constantly setting off state ethics investigations by loons, parasites and liberals.

Ann's only flaw in this article is repeating herself twice at the end of this sentence.

23 posted on 07/05/2009 10:33:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: SolidWood

The Great One, Mark Levin had the same take on it. His July 3rd show is Worth listening to.

http://rope.zmle.fimc.net/player/player.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpodloc.andomedia.com%2FdloadTrack.mp3%3Fprm%3D2069xhttp%3A%2F%2Fcitadelcc.vo.llnwd.net%2Fo29%2Fnetwork%2FLevin%2FMP3%2Flevin07032009.mp3


24 posted on 07/05/2009 10:33:57 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: hsalaw

She certainly was the epitome of harridan ... name was Troller, Trotts, something like that. Just popped out of the woodwork, don’t recall ever having seen her, or reading anything from her before.


25 posted on 07/05/2009 10:34:38 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: hsalaw
You don't possibly mean Kathleen Hall Jamieson?

http://www.bing.com/search?srch=105&FORM=AS5&q=Kathleen+Hall+Jamieson

26 posted on 07/05/2009 10:38:17 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: hsalaw

Sorry, mispelled her name...it’s Trotta.


27 posted on 07/05/2009 10:38:39 PM PDT by norge
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To: SolidWood; Texas Eagle; DieHard the Hunter; Lancey Howard; Mom MD; norge; TXBlair

Every now and again, Ann Coulter reminds me that she’s more than just a pretty provocateur...

The only explanation that makes sense. Other conservative commentators have pointed out that the Alaskan system seems to lay governors open to endless gratuitous ethics complaints. Anyone with a computer, an envelope and a stamp can file one, and it still costs the accused official thousands to deal with it. The usual suspects had figured this out, and were firing away systematically in an organized fashion. So of course, she was running up unsustainable legal bills.

However, the Soros gang is dancing the Mamooshka (re: “The Addams Family” movie) way to early. This also frees her up go national, as well as start studying for the big time (not to mention make some real $$). As Ann said, she leaves behind an excellent replacement.

The libs may be celebrating now, but they will live to regret this big time.


28 posted on 07/05/2009 10:39:11 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: All

What is great about these “sea change” moments is that you know which operatives you can trust, which insiders have conservatives’ backs, which commentators are part of the establishment and which one’s are real conservatives.

It doesn’t suprise me that Coulter and Levin are at the foregront...


29 posted on 07/05/2009 10:39:16 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Liz Trotta has been around for a long time, got her start back when with NBC.

Usually she takes a pretty conservative, media-cracking line.


30 posted on 07/05/2009 10:40:09 PM PDT by norge
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To: SolidWood

I think Ann is right, and I think the nattering nabobs are too stupid to realize that Palin is bigger than any of them. She was pretty clear what her intentions were. You just had to listen and take her at her word.

They don’t know whats about to hit them.


31 posted on 07/05/2009 10:40:22 PM PDT by marron
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To: norge

That’s right: Liz Tratta. And I was surprised because I’ve seen her before and she usually is pretty good. She early on commented on the media’s love affair with the Obummer. But today she was just unhinged. The anchor (wish I could recall his name) was so taken aback - when Tratta was complaining about how Gov. Palin doesn’t have enough experience for national office, he tried to hint that maybe the Obummer didn’t have all that much, either, and Tratta just rolled right over him. Must have not taken her meds.


32 posted on 07/05/2009 10:40:32 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: rbmillerjr

...at the forefront.


33 posted on 07/05/2009 10:40:58 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: norge
That had to have been Liz Tratta, former NBC reporter. Usually she’s pretty good.

Oh. Thought her name was Liz Trotter.

http://www.bing.com/search?srch=105&FORM=AS5&q=Liz+Trotter+%2bNBC

34 posted on 07/05/2009 10:42:28 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SolidWood

Thank you Ann! I was getting tired repeating the obvious. Maybe know they will listen.


35 posted on 07/05/2009 10:42:38 PM PDT by 4Godsoloved..Hegave (Never explain yourself, Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Make that "Trotta", ouch, my bad.
36 posted on 07/05/2009 10:43:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: norge

Oh, now I remember her, she’s the one that made the crack about Osama bin Laden and Obama. I’m not going to post the entire phrase, not up for a middle-of-the-night visit, lol.

Quite the sea change in her attitude, or perhaps she’s just another NE media corridor victim like Noonan or Parker.


37 posted on 07/05/2009 10:44:26 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: upsdriver

“...had a wonderful thought, President Palin putting Ann on the Supreme Court.”

OR AT THE VERY LEAST—THE PRESS SECRETARY!

LET’S PUT THAT WITTY TONGUE AND HER GOOD LOOKS TO OUR BEST ADVANTAGE!


38 posted on 07/05/2009 10:46:34 PM PDT by davandbar
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To: hsalaw
...when Tratta was complaining about how Gov. Palin doesn’t have enough experience for national office...

No excuse for that. Trotta's old enough to remember that nobody held it against Slick, when he was rapist governor of Arkinsaw, that he had Zero experience in foreign policy.

Same thing was true of Jack Kennedy. Lyndon Johnson was no paragon of world affairs, either. Jimmuh? Don't make me laugh.

Dan Quayle, on the other hand, could run rings around all those guys on foreign and defense issues, issues like nuclear weapons policy and disarmament. Did that count? Noooo!

39 posted on 07/05/2009 10:47:03 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: hsalaw

Funny thing, I can’t remember his name either, and he and she have a bit every Sunday AM.

He is bland, isn’t he?


40 posted on 07/05/2009 10:47:11 PM PDT by norge
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To: lentulusgracchus

Yeah, me too.


41 posted on 07/05/2009 10:48:38 PM PDT by norge
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To: SolidWood

If you can’t fight off jive attacks with the power of the Governorship, how less so without that power. Time will tell.

If she thinks she is being attacked now, she needs to know it is much worse when you live on Pennslyvania Ave, and you just go and resign from that when it gets nasty.

Hell, she did a wonderful job. She gave McCain political CPR. But she will have to take the lipstick off now.... if she wants to start chewing up obambi in 2012.


42 posted on 07/05/2009 10:49:18 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: SolidWood

Annie, I love ya.

You can always be counted on to puncture the worn out, over-patched balloon of hot air from the left.


43 posted on 07/05/2009 10:50:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: hsalaw

Dang, it just came to me.

Eric Shawn.


44 posted on 07/05/2009 10:51:18 PM PDT by norge
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To: SolidWood
It’s a weird Washington insider perspective to be perplexed by what she’s doing. Contrary to Mark Sanford’s e-mails to his mistress, no one was really impressed with him; 99.99999999999999999% of Americans didn’t know who he was. Who is more influential: Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Bill O’Reilly, or Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford (before the fall)? As Palin said, God bless people who run for political office, but – and she didn’t say this part – she’s too big to be a lame-duck governor stuck dealing with fishing licenses in Anchorage right now.

People who don't get that entire paragraph are just not paying attention.

45 posted on 07/05/2009 10:51:26 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: SolidWood

Yep, Ann does easily grasp it. No blinders on this gal.


46 posted on 07/05/2009 10:51:29 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Lancey Howard

That’s “Occam” my misinformed correspondent.

And gag me with a spoon. I don’t care what Miss Coulter has to say, Palin is a frickin blight on the Conservative movement. Has nobody noticed how everybody in the Democrat party is drooling over the prospect of Palin running in ‘12? Gimme a break. I say go back to Alaska, Sarah, and take care of business. She is a pathological liar and about the most calculating personalitiy to take the national stage in memory. This latest move is obviously a grab for money, and I mean hers. I will be very surprised if she attempts to raise funds for anybody except her family.


47 posted on 07/05/2009 10:52:33 PM PDT by grantinev
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To: upsdriver
...had a wonderful thought, President Palin putting Ann on the Supreme Court. :)

Wouldn't Press Secretary suit her better? I think the DBM would be too scared to even show up at WH press conferences! LOL

48 posted on 07/05/2009 10:52:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: norge

I would have agreed with you, until she made this announcement.

I believe that this move on her part, would be the death nell to any national campaign! She has just ended her career!

She couldn’t even finish ONE term! Why in the world would anyone vote for her as President, when she has so little experience, and she quit the governor’s job, which was hardly even started! She has let down the people of Alaska; she has let me down. She has broken her oath of office....she is a quitter. She is putting her own ambition before the duties she pledged to complete.

Oh how I wish she would reconsider. Change her mind! Finish what she started. Stick with it. This action goes against everything she has ever said she stood for.

She is finished in politics.

Whoever advised her to make this move is not her friend, but an enemy, looking to get her OUT of the 2012 race.


49 posted on 07/05/2009 10:53:59 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: Windflier
Wouldn't Press Secretary suit her better?

She can make turns with Rush. Or joint pressers. LOL!

50 posted on 07/05/2009 10:54:11 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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