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Sarah Palin is on Time Magazine's PEOPLE WHO MATTERED IN 2009 List
TIME ^ | 12/16/2009 | Amy Sullivan

Posted on 12/16/2009 10:56:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind

She may not be the Person of the Year, but Time considered her influence significant enough to put her on the list of PEOPLE WHO MATTERED in 2009.

Here's their explanation :

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If you thought Sarah Palin was just going to fade back into the Alaskan wilderness after she and John McCain lost the 2008 presidential election, then you don't know Sarah. America's favorite Rorschach political figure is still going rogue, whether quitting her job as governor — who needs a bully pulpit when there's Facebook? — or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson. Will she run in 2012? Does it matter? In a Republican Party looking to be energized, Palin is the one drawing the crowds (even if they have to pay for a photo with her). She's their moose-huntin', "you betcha"–spouting, partisan jabbing sweetheart. Seventy percent of Americans may think Palin is unqualified to be President, but 100% of Palin supporters don't care.

— Amy Sullivan

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009; 2009review; 2012sarah; annieoakleysyndrome; palin; presidentpalin; presidentsarahpalin; sarahpalin; time; timemag; topten; women
TIME MAGAZIN'e LIST OF PEOPLE WHO MATTERED IN 2009

1. Neda Agha-Soltan

2. Glenn Beck

3. Lloyd Blankfein

4. Rahm Emanuel

5. Dr. Thomas Frieden

6. Jon and Kate Gosselin

7. Hamid Karzai

8. Adam Lambert

9. Jay Leno and David Letterman

10. Bernie Madoff

11. Alan Mulally

12. Barack Obama

13. Manny Pacquiao

14. Sarah Palin

15. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart of Twilight

16. Alex Rodriguez

17. Olympia Snowe

18. Sonia Sotomayor

19. Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger III

20. Taylor Swift

21. The Twitter Guys

22. Joe Wilson

23. Tiger Woods

24. Manuel Zelaya and Roberto Micheletti

25. Zhou Xiaochuan

1 posted on 12/16/2009 10:56:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No one reads Time or Newsweak anymore, so they don’t matter.


2 posted on 12/16/2009 10:57:30 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amy Sullivan raises “snarky” to new heights.


3 posted on 12/16/2009 10:58:03 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above put on their instruments.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just a casual review of the list... JON AND KATE?!


4 posted on 12/16/2009 10:58:15 AM PST by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: SeekAndFind

Besides Sarah Palin who are these other people on the list?


5 posted on 12/16/2009 10:59:05 AM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: Drango

No one reads Time or Newsweak anymore, so they don’t matter.”

If it weren’t for doctors offices, and dentists, they would both be bankrupt ;-)


6 posted on 12/16/2009 11:01:06 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Seventy percent of Americans may think Palin is unqualified to be President”

And I call BS on that statement. How can they say that if thousands upon thousands of people are turning out to see Sarah?

And, the scary thing is, how did so many people think Obama was qualified to be President?

SARAH PALIN IS FAR MORE QUALIFIED TO BE POTUS THAN OBAMA EVER WILL BE!!!!!!

I and millions of others support Sarah for President in 2012, 100%, wholeheartedly and without any hesitation or reservations. It is the liberal and RINO whackos who try to convince America that Sarah is nothing.

If Sarah is nothing, then why do they mention her, practically every single day and hang on her every word???

She scares the CRAP out of them!


7 posted on 12/16/2009 11:02:05 AM PST by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind; 2nd Amendment

I am glad to see Neda on the list, especially #1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Neda_Agha-Soltan


8 posted on 12/16/2009 11:02:12 AM PST by PrincessB (The comments written under this section shall not be treated as comments)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Amy Sullivan raises ‘snarky’ to new heights.”

And she lowers “lying” to new depths.

“spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson”

She in fact used only a small fraction of the hour mentioning Levi, and only when asked about him. And considering how viciously the punk attacked her, Sarah was relatively easy on him in the interview.

- Jp


9 posted on 12/16/2009 11:03:00 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki re: Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind
or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson.

Total nonsense. She spent only a very few minutes discussing the father of her grandson, and that in response to Oprah questions. And she hardly dissed him, but said he'd always be the father of her grandson and she hoped he'd always be a part of the family. Don't recall every word, but her words were measured and more hopeful than critical.

10 posted on 12/16/2009 11:04:24 AM PST by Will88
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh Amy, green is NOT your color, hon.


11 posted on 12/16/2009 11:08:49 AM PST by hoe_cake (A member of the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution.)
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To: Josh Painter

I notice that they didn’t put Levi Johnson on their list. But I see that Tiger Woods made the cut.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 11:09:46 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

“or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson”

Really? Was that the un-edited edition of Oprah that nobody else saw?


13 posted on 12/16/2009 11:16:57 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Cicero

Ben Bernanke will never be POTUS, but Palin just might.


14 posted on 12/16/2009 11:17:39 AM PST by library user
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To: SeekAndFind

all they care about is selling magazines, so they probably just took the top 25 google hits (surprise brittney is off the list).

clearly palin is far more influential in terms of policy debate than john and kate, but never accuse time of putting substance over $$.


15 posted on 12/16/2009 11:26:39 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: pgyanke

That’s what I was thinking.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 12:04:13 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Wee-Weed Up

*“or spending her hour on Oprah dissing the 19-year-old father of her grandson”

Really? Was that the un-edited edition of Oprah that nobody else saw?*

It’s all part of the Goebbelsian plot...repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth [i.e., “I can see Alaska from my house”]...it doesn’t matter that there is tape that disproves this lie, just you wait, soon it will be the truth.


17 posted on 12/16/2009 12:04:38 PM PST by j-damn
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To: PrincessB

I agree Neda should be on the list but our main stream News never seemed to care at the time.


18 posted on 12/16/2009 12:10:08 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Drango

AND THE ONE PERSON NOT MENTIONED, AND MAY NEVER BE, IS RUSHBO. RUSH LIMBAUGH DOES MORE GOOD FOR THIS NATION THAN MOST LISTED. LIKE HIM OR NOT HE MATTERS.


19 posted on 12/16/2009 12:38:49 PM PST by mulligan
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To: SeekAndFind

Someone who shouldn’t have mattered in 2009: Barack Obama


20 posted on 12/16/2009 12:41:08 PM PST by rightbrained
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To: SeekAndFind

I LOVE the first two, both as an Iranian American and a Conservative woman!


21 posted on 12/16/2009 12:41:44 PM PST by parisa
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To: Drango
I don't read those magazines either...

But Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina DOES matter since he helped to shake-up the TOTUS when he called out the 2 words heard 'round the United States of AMERICA.

Unless I've erred, his name is on the list.

22 posted on 12/16/2009 12:42:08 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Adam Lambert and Tiger Woods matter? There are a few on that list who have made a difference, but, do the perverts really matter? Not in my book.


23 posted on 12/16/2009 12:46:20 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: SeekAndFind

If you can stomach it go to the link and give her a rating


24 posted on 12/16/2009 12:59:32 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reading Amys’s sweet fawning explanation, Palin is turning the political world upside down and hence one of the “People Who Really Mattered” because she quit as Governor and charges for photos taken with her.

Spiteful women reporters who pander to their bosses in the media world always do well in journalism, despite losing their integrity and more. Amy is a typical case.


25 posted on 12/16/2009 1:40:01 PM PST by militanttoby
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To: UB355

Yes, I just noticed you can rate how important Sarah is at that link.


26 posted on 12/16/2009 1:43:06 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pgyanke

TIGER WOODS?!


27 posted on 12/16/2009 2:21:19 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege; onyx; Bob J

*ping*


28 posted on 12/16/2009 2:26:24 PM PST by hennie pennie (t)
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To: SeekAndFind
Seventy percent of Americans may think Palin is unqualified to be President, “

Rubbish!
Trust Time magazine to slip in their usual, obligatory anti-Plain snarky comment that is not backed by current polls, which have Sarah Plain, polling similat numbers to 0bama among US voter.
That nonsense about “Seventy percent of Americans think Palin is unqualified to be President” comes from this 24 year old loony left partisan vermin, one 24, Tom Jensen, who runs this PPP polling outfit. The same idiot from PPP who brought us this piece of garbage just yesterday:

Palin and the crazies (He means us, of course!)”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2407959/posts

29 posted on 12/16/2009 7:09:40 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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