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Charleston City Paper ^ | 2009-07-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger

Posted on 07/28/2009 7:59:18 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

I’ve never been a big fan of Sarah Palin not because I ever thought she was exceptionally bad but because she never struck me as exceptional, period. By 2008, George W. Bush’s Republican Party had wrecked the Right and that Palin became famous by spending four months parroting the same, discredited agenda for John McCain didn’t exactly make her a credible conservative in my eyes, much less a new champion for the Right. Yet, I understood why grassroots conservatives’ desire for such a hero would lead them to Palin, whose beauty and backwoods charm, made her the perfect symbol for so many frustrated, middle-class Americans to rally around.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
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1 posted on 07/28/2009 7:59:19 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m seeing visceral hatred coming from supposedly loving, tolerant liberals when it comes to Sarah Palin. That tells me there’s good reason to like her.


2 posted on 07/28/2009 8:00:54 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: SlowBoat407

Yeah, there is no such thing as a tolerant liberal. They are only tolerant of you if you support their commie agenda, otherwise they smear you and do whatever it takes to destroy you. They say they are all about peace and love yet they trash a woman whose son is right now fighting for OUR freedom. Oh yeah, I forgot, the far left hate America and hate our troops so that is another reason why the libs hate her


3 posted on 07/28/2009 8:06:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The left is only tolerant of THEIR causes - any disagreement will not be tolerated.

I lost my best friend over this. I accepted her opinions but she didn’t accept mine.


4 posted on 07/28/2009 8:10:00 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: rabscuttle385
backwoods charm......... what an arrogant thing to say.
5 posted on 07/28/2009 8:17:02 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: rabscuttle385
Palin became famous by spending four months parroting the same, discredited agenda for John McCain didn’t exactly make her a credible conservative in my eyes, much less a new champion for the Right.

Something to be said for that.. In any event, his comments on the "elite" are right on.

6 posted on 07/28/2009 8:17:33 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: rabscuttle385
"I’ve never been a big fan of Sarah Palin not because I ever thought she was exceptionally bad but because she never struck me as exceptional, period".

That southern boyis neglecting to address Palin's considerable, even superior, communication and political skills.

She also has the right philosophical moorings.

Like some in the blogosphere, I too thinks she could use a little study hall. And some time to write credible opinion in major publications. And time speaking and raising money on the trail.

If she puts her talents to work...and does her homework...she'll be president in 2012.

I'm already thinking about who she'll pick for VP.

7 posted on 07/28/2009 8:20:49 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: rabscuttle385

“More symbolic than substantive.”


8 posted on 07/28/2009 8:23:59 PM PDT by GOP_Lady (Champagne makes the world a bubbly place!)
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To: bamahead

fyi


9 posted on 07/28/2009 8:27:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Who is Jim Thompson?)
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To: Mariner

Does anyone ever tell Romney or Huck to do there homework?
She knows more then Obama and Biden put together. Such a media created bunch of bull.


10 posted on 07/28/2009 8:27:42 PM PDT by Brimack34 (I hate people that hate Palin and calls me a birther.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Excellent...


11 posted on 07/28/2009 8:27:45 PM PDT by luckybogey
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I agree. That wuss sissy boy couldn’t handle living in AK!


12 posted on 07/28/2009 8:28:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Brimack34
Such a media created bunch of bull.

Exactly! We know where some here get their talking points!
13 posted on 07/28/2009 8:30:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GOP_Lady
“More symbolic than substantive.”

I take it this is describing our esteemed TOTUS?

14 posted on 07/28/2009 8:31:16 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Arizona Carolyn; Sarah Barracuda

Jack Hunter is the usual anti war, L Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin loon.


15 posted on 07/28/2009 8:34:00 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Brimack34
She can have no more gaffs like seeing Russia from Alaska.

She needs to demonstrate command of facts and data, if only sparingly.

She needs to be able to carry the agenda of liberty and enterprise in debate against the pros and hacks the commies send at her...press included.

16 posted on 07/28/2009 8:34:05 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: rabscuttle385

Very good. Thanks for posting.


17 posted on 07/28/2009 8:34:44 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: SoCalPol

figures, I found his comments insulting.


18 posted on 07/28/2009 8:35:01 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Mariner

You are spoofing us.
Don’t tell me you think Tina Fey and Sarah Palin are the
same people

IF so, you have been had. Need to bone up on the facts.


19 posted on 07/28/2009 8:36:28 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: presently no screen name

You know something else that bugs me is how east coast libs mock her manner of speaking, fact is when you start to pay attention, her “accent” is very normal in the upper mid-west, up into Canada and across to the upper west coast.


20 posted on 07/28/2009 8:36:32 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SoCalPol

Thanks for the info. Never heard of him til now


21 posted on 07/28/2009 8:37:06 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mariner

she doesn’t ‘have’ to be president. imagine her bringing out huge rallies around the country, much larger than the tea parties. That will drive obama and the libs crazy NOW, not years from now


22 posted on 07/28/2009 8:37:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn; Sarah Barracuda

check your FRmail


23 posted on 07/28/2009 8:38:02 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

Your advice was worthwhile.

His point that you don’t have to be a Sarah fan to understand her popularity is certainly a fair statement.

And his disgust with and mocking of the elite media was very entertaining and a sound assessment.


24 posted on 07/28/2009 8:38:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoCalPol

Yep, got it, thanks so much


25 posted on 07/28/2009 8:38:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rabscuttle385
http://www.youtube.com/user/Ma3lst0rm

Resist Government Enslavement via kwout


26 posted on 07/28/2009 8:40:33 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Why are those who claim to have open minds so afraid of open debate?)
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To: smoothsailing

The establishment loathes anyone who dares step outside what they define as “mainstream,” whether it be Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Duncan Hunter, or Mark Sanford. Some are just easier to ignore (or shut up) than others.


27 posted on 07/28/2009 8:42:49 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Who is Jim Thompson?)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Well, they deprecate anyone with a southern accent AND conservative views.


28 posted on 07/28/2009 8:47:16 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: rabscuttle385

Duncan Hunter and Sarah Palin and Bachmann understand
the fact that the IslanOfascists have declared war on America, unlike the other named


29 posted on 07/28/2009 8:47:51 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: RobbyS

The loon is an anti war, L Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin suporter


30 posted on 07/28/2009 8:49:20 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: SoCalPol
The high point in the history of the paleo"conservative" movement was Neville Chamberlain selling out the Sudetenland at Munich to Hitler. Paul, the current leader of the rump faction that calls itself paleo"conservative," would like to repeat Chamberlain's sellout in our time. He need not bother trying because we are not going to allow the conservative movement to degenerate into paleoanything.

We may as well prepare for the inevitable death rattles of the paleos as they scrawl obscenities and falsehoods with their grease pencils on the outhouse walls of American politics attacking any and all actual conservatives. Like the loonybin left whose surrender monkey foreign policy they so passionately admire, the paleos will particularly attack someone like Sarah who will keep conservative priorities in order while Paulie stuffs the federal budget with pork for Galveston, runs from every enemy facing our nation, is generally a two-faced character with weird policy obsessions who poses for holy pictures as though he were conservative while often doing the precise opposite of what he claims.

The elimination of the Paulistinians won't be pretty but it will be necessary and it will be accomplished.

31 posted on 07/28/2009 8:51:16 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin was literally PUSHED out of the mainstream. McCain picked her because her views were very like his. But she had the job of pointing out how radical Obama is, and so the media shot the messenger.


32 posted on 07/28/2009 8:51:19 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Mariner
She can have no more gaffs like seeing Russia from Alaska.

I hate to bring this up, but you do know you can see Russia from Alaska? Little Diomede Island, Alaska, is a couple of miles from Big Diomede Island, Russia. Russia is clearly visible from Alaska on a clear day.

33 posted on 07/28/2009 8:51:38 PM PDT by Old North State
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To: Mariner

For the truth on the Russia/Alaska comment, watch Media Malpractice by John Ziegler. He shows a clip of what Governor Palin actually said and then what the media portrayed it as. You’ll be appalled at what this country’s media has sunk to.


34 posted on 07/28/2009 8:54:12 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Mariner
She can have no more gaffs like seeing Russia from Alaska.

She never said that.

It was Tina Fey, impersonating her, on Saturday Night Live.

35 posted on 07/28/2009 8:54:59 PM PDT by airborne (Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions! PITTSBURGH PENGUINS RULE!!!)
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To: SoCalPol

Paul is not looney on all counts. When he talks about the fed and its friends, he tends to be right on mark.


36 posted on 07/28/2009 8:59:25 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: SoCalPol

Paul is not looney on all counts. When he talks about the fed and its friends, he tends to be right on mark.


37 posted on 07/28/2009 8:59:27 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: BlackElk

Well Said!


38 posted on 07/28/2009 8:59:36 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: GOP_Lady

What’s your feeling on Palin?


39 posted on 07/28/2009 9:00:51 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: airborne
She can have no more gaffs like seeing Russia from Alaska.

She never said that.

Actually she did say that...because it's true. You can see see Russia from land in Alaska (Little Diomede Island).

Tina Fey's spoof on it was "I can see Russia from house".

40 posted on 07/28/2009 9:01:32 PM PDT by Al B. (Dennis Miller on why he loves Sarah Palin: "She bugs all the right people")
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To: Brimack34
Does anyone ever tell Romney or Huck to do there homework? She knows more then Obama and Biden put together. Such a media created bunch of bull.

LOL...Obama, Biden, Romney, Huck? Let's not set our ambitions so low.

I'd like to see Sarah know has much has Rush, Hannity, Levin and many of us Freepers.

Look, she has great appeal, a strong following and she has always worked hard and succeeded.

I agree with that poster. I hope she does her homework.

41 posted on 07/28/2009 9:05:59 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: BlackElk

Ron Paul attacks Sarah Palin as ‘country club’ Republican

When RINO Paul is a member of the Lake Jackson Country Club in Texas


42 posted on 07/28/2009 9:07:35 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: RobbyS

Everyone has an accent to their region, I was listening to something on H&GTV last night set in Canada and all the people spoke in the same type of accent as Sarah Palin, one thing they do is end each sentence in an up pitch, almost like a question mark. Because Sarah speaks with an Alaskan accent does not make her stupid or a ditz, in fact I am learning from reading comments from people who worked with her that this is one very bright woman,..


43 posted on 07/28/2009 9:08:11 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Mariner

Yo, Mariner: Perhaps you could consult one of your nautical
charts to find the close proximity of Alaska and Russia.
You, Sir, are out of line.


44 posted on 07/28/2009 9:08:25 PM PDT by gigster
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To: SoCalPol

got it... replied.


45 posted on 07/28/2009 9:08:31 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: rabscuttle385; 2nd Amendment; andy58-in-nh; Arizona Carolyn; Bishop_Malachi; CharterOakie; ...

There is a name for people that don’t like Sarah Palin, but I think that I might get banned for posting it here ;o)


46 posted on 07/28/2009 9:10:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: SoCalPol

Awww, shucks!!! (blushing elk shuffles hooves, exits stage right!)


47 posted on 07/28/2009 9:13:49 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Al B.
But it was so much out of context that the stories repeated could hardly even be considered out of context. They were, and are, of mythological proportion now.

It's so far from accurate (and intentionally so) that it is, in my opinion, a deliberate distortion (LIE!)

And of course, there are no Republican politicians sticking up for her, and insisting on making the left tell the truth about the matter.

Sorry, but it pisses me off!!!!! I used to send money to these creeps!

48 posted on 07/28/2009 9:14:46 PM PDT by airborne (Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions! PITTSBURGH PENGUINS RULE!!!)
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To: Mariner
"She can have no more gaffs like seeing Russia from Alaska."

No Gaffe. The governor of Alaska is the only gov routinely included in all national security briefs. The proximity makes Alaska the most strategically important state. The gaffe was the idiots that failed to understand that.

49 posted on 07/28/2009 9:15:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Al B.

“You can see see Russia from land in Alaska (Little Diomede Island).”

And Alaska is the only state, out of all 57, that you can say that about!


50 posted on 07/28/2009 9:16:33 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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