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Palin supports McCain '100 percent' [Palin pushes back at TMZ 'disprespect' meme]
Politico ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Mike Allen

Posted on 12/16/2009 4:38:39 PM PST by Al B.

Declaring that she “was honored and proud to run with him,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation.

The website TMZ accused Palin of “a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain” during a Hawaii vacation this week: “Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign -- a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate's name ... that is, until Palin redacted McCain's name with a black marker.”

But Palin said in a statement to POLITICO that she was just trying to “be incognito” -- to go unrecognized and shield her children and husband, Todd, from paparazzi.

The hotel where she was staying had to chase away five photographers, a friend said.

Palin said in the statement to POLITICO: “I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way. I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection. As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago. So much for trying to be incognito."

The Palins were taking a break from a three-and-a-half-week book tour for her million-copy-selling memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Palin has signed more than 59,000 books -- an average of 1,750 per stop -- and has traveled more than 19,000 miles by plane and bus. She has spent 115 hours -- or 4.8 days -- signing books in 33 cities in 25 states. Her stops have included five military bases.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 12/16/2009 4:38:40 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Oh my goodness...Mike. “DISRESPECT” IS NOT A VERB!!!


2 posted on 12/16/2009 4:41:13 PM PST by redhead (Redhead: That's me: Shovel ready, with the bullseye already on my back.)
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To: Al B.

Geez the damn press can’t leave her alone for one damn second. She will always feel a sense of loyalty to John McCain. I don’t know why, he didn’t allow her to be herself and he surrounded her with buffoons who trashed her non stop


3 posted on 12/16/2009 4:42:16 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Al B.

She sure blew that response.


4 posted on 12/16/2009 4:42:47 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Al B.

“You got to dance with them what brung you”


5 posted on 12/16/2009 4:44:24 PM PST by KansasCanadian (Joe the Plumber is the man!)
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To: Al B.

McCain may be running against an actual conservative (former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, should he decide to run). I hope that promise to support McCain’s reelection no matter what is a courtesy and not meant to be taken literally.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 4:45:15 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Al B.

She’s not endorsing a possible run by J.D. Hayworth for the seat in ! That’s the wrong move, Sarah.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 4:45:23 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Al B.

She would have been better off hiding all of her birth records, school records, medical records and passport records.

Then the press would have given her a pass.


8 posted on 12/16/2009 4:45:47 PM PST by airborne (Belial sits in the White House. The 'Sons of Darkness' sit in Congress. Come Lord Jesus and free us!)
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To: Al B.

“I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection.”

She could have gone all day without saying that.

Although I knew it was coming sooner or later. As much as I can’t stand McCain, I can understand why she might feel obligated to him... for now.

If it had not been for McCain, most of us would have never known her.... I will give him that.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 4:47:28 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

My computer is omitting words again! The last word in my post above should be “Arizona”.


10 posted on 12/16/2009 4:48:01 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Al B.

This will backfire on you Sarah. Bad move!


11 posted on 12/16/2009 4:50:50 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Al B.
a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation.

What's the big deal...I've blacked out his name on the McCain/Palin bumper sticker on my P/U.

12 posted on 12/16/2009 4:51:17 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“She’s not endorsing a possible run by J.D. Hayworth for the seat in ! That’s the wrong move, Sarah.”

It wouldn’t be wise to endorse Hayworth until he decides to run...


13 posted on 12/16/2009 4:52:35 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I would suggest you read her book to understand why she is contemplating helping McCain. She has a lot of respect for him, and she has too much class to throw him under the bus.


14 posted on 12/16/2009 4:54:41 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: babygene

It also wouldn’t be wise to endorse McPain before JD has decided whether to run. On the other hand, she did say “everything I can” which seems a little weaselly and may be designed to allow her to do the right thing later.


15 posted on 12/16/2009 4:55:21 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Gator113

“everything I can”

Shall we parse this? I did everything I could to stop global warming which was not a darn thing.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 4:57:31 PM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Why would it be classy not to throw him under the bus? He’s a RINO. Does class require giving up one of only 100 Senate seats to a RINO, regardless of what he’s done? If she absolutely must make a show of support for McCain, support Hayworth for Senate if he runs, then if she’s elected POTUS, make McCain ambassador to East Bumfuckistan or something.


17 posted on 12/16/2009 4:58:17 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Al B.
Come on, everyone. We all know what she's saying here.

She's thankful for McCain giving her the opportunity, and she supports McCain taking advantage of the opportunity to run again in his state for the office of his choice.

She is not endorsing McCain, or refusing to endorse anyone else.

She is simply saying that the supports anyone who takes advantage of the right and privelege to run for an office.

-PJ

18 posted on 12/16/2009 4:59:42 PM PST by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: babygene

Of course Sarah will support McCain. Look, as much as we don’t like McCain, she feels loyal to the guy. That will never change. Of course she supports his re-election bid. I don’t think she will campaign for him, I think she will just give him money.


19 posted on 12/16/2009 4:59:53 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Gator113
As much as I can’t stand McCain, I can understand why she might feel obligated to him... for now.

Sarah Palin is a woman of honor and understands the value of loyalty. She will stand by John McCain (who I despise personally) 'til the end.

20 posted on 12/16/2009 5:00:25 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Still Thinking

Because Sarah is a class act. Read her book, she has strong admiration for McCain, she will never throw him under the bus like his campaign staff did to her. She has more class then all of them put together


21 posted on 12/16/2009 5:01:18 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Still Thinking

I don’t like it either, but that’s the how I think she feels about it. We should wait and see what happens. I suspect she will throw her support until after the primaries and not before.


22 posted on 12/16/2009 5:01:23 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: Al B.
The funny part is, If McCant's name was on my visor, I'd cross it off too.

As far as thinking this will "come back to haunt her", I don't think it will; most everyone knows that Sarah's name on the ticket was the only surge McCant got, and then he blue it by chasing obama back to Washington to act like a bobble-head doll, nodding the TARP bill into existence.

I was VERY disappointed in the fact that he did not vehemently oppose that bill. He probably couldn't have stopped it, but it would have went a long way in showing his differences from obama.

I would not be surprised to find that in the world of state sponsored journalism, there is a BIG REWARD awaiting the typewriter turd who brings down Palin. They are analyzing everything from her nail polish to her shoe strings in an effort to find something that sticks.

The problem is, Palin's leadership and sterling integrity outshine anything they've been able to throw at her, including tomatoes.

Just ask one question, if John McCant was running against Sarah Palin, which would you vote for? I'd rather have integrity and honesty than all the years in congress and all the hero medals they made.

I think we all should buy visors, write McCant's name on it, "X" his name out, and write Sarah's next to it...just for the next tea party, ya know. You Betcha.
23 posted on 12/16/2009 5:01:44 PM PST by FrankR (oBAMA: I'd rather pay higher premiums and live, than sit before your Death Panels and die.)
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To: Al B.
OK, Finally something I disagree with Mrs. Palin....

Mr. McCain has my full support for retiring...

24 posted on 12/16/2009 5:06:19 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ABQHispConservative

But it could cost us a seat in the Senate that could go to an actual conservative. Plus (and THIS, as opposed to the potential loss of the seat, I don’t hold Sarah personally responsible for) McCain deserves to be punished for all the harm he’s done over the years.


25 posted on 12/16/2009 5:08:10 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: pissant

Yeah : I would have thrown that thing in the trash long ago.


26 posted on 12/16/2009 5:11:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Still Thinking

That RINO put Palin on the ticket. We wouldn’t know her name if he hadn’t done that. Yes it would be classless to throw him under the bus. I suspect you don’t know the difference between Classy and Classless....

Sarah is Classy....


27 posted on 12/16/2009 5:13:23 PM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Al B.

“I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection”

Wow. Finally something I disagree with Palin on. It was bound to happen.


28 posted on 12/16/2009 5:13:55 PM PST by Grunthor (There is no such thing as unconditional love.)
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To: ABQHispConservative
A very simple truth. But the Freepers who support, Mitt Say Anything Romney, Ron Paul, or Mike Huckleberry, will try to find anything against her. These posts are hilarious and obvious examples.
29 posted on 12/16/2009 5:14:44 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: Al B.

Sarah Palin has more class than the rats and their media mice can handle.
Those vermin wouldn’t know “class” if it stepped on their tails.


30 posted on 12/16/2009 5:15:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: redhead
Not to be a complete smartass, but according to Merriam-Webster, it is.

Main Entry:
1 dis·re·spect
Pronunciation: \ˌdis-ri-ˈspekt\
Function: transitive verb
Date: 1614
1 : to have disrespect for
2 : to show or express disrespect or contempt for : insult, dis
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disrespect

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

31 posted on 12/16/2009 5:16:34 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: Robbin
That RINO put Palin on the ticket. We wouldn’t know her name if he hadn’t done that.

Very true. But...worth a critical Senate seat? No freaking way. Like I said, put him out to pasture in some ceremonial post that allows her to say thank you, and mean it, without selling out the other 300,000,000 Americans.

32 posted on 12/16/2009 5:18:42 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Robbin

Oh, and the insults aren’t necessary, painful, or correct.


33 posted on 12/16/2009 5:20:52 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Al B.

If she runs, she will win... that’s what counts.


34 posted on 12/16/2009 5:20:59 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: liberty or death
...will try to find anything against her. These posts are hilarious and obvious examples.

Agreed. If you keep track of the "tsk tsk" scumbags who posted on this thread, you'll generally see the same names pop up on other, similar threads where some desperate rat media mouse thinks he's breached Sarah's armor.

35 posted on 12/16/2009 5:21:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Glad she came out for McCain!

I don’t care what you call it, loyalty is a good thing.

JD Hayworth is a dud!


36 posted on 12/16/2009 5:21:35 PM PST by JRochelle (Bill Belichick, secret Colts fan!)
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To: mazda77

You’re good. ;>)


37 posted on 12/16/2009 5:22:02 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: Still Thinking

So, now Sarah is a Sellout. Whey you attack Sarah, you should disclose who it is that you support. And calling her a sellout is certainly an attack....

Is that you Mitt?


38 posted on 12/16/2009 5:23:08 PM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Al B.
..will do everything I can to support his reelection

Uh Oh!

39 posted on 12/16/2009 5:24:14 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: Robbin

I didn’t say sellout. I said, and not in so many words, that she’s making the wrong decision, missing the opportunity to make the right decision for everyone.

I mentioned JD Hayworth as being preferable to McCain. Can’t you read? What the hell is wrong with you? You write like you need to up your meds or something. “Refuting” things I never said and asking questions I already answered.

And I wouldn’t support Willard the Giant Rat if he were running against Satan.


40 posted on 12/16/2009 5:26:08 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Still Thinking

I still didn’t hear you man up and tell the world who you support.... Cute DODGE, but still a dodge.


41 posted on 12/16/2009 5:26:58 PM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Robbin
JD Freakin Hayworth, you illiterate moron!

If you can't or won't read what I write, or can't understand it, please don't post to me.

42 posted on 12/16/2009 5:28:48 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Robbin
And apologies, I see where I did literally say "selling out", though I didn't mean it literally, in the sense that she was selling them down the river for some personal gain. What I meant was "letting down the other 300,000,000 Americans" by supporting McCain for a precious Senate seat.
43 posted on 12/16/2009 5:30:46 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Still Thinking

Really, did you HONESTLY THINK, while I’m talking about you calling Sarah a sellout, that I wanted to know who you support in the AZ Senate race? Please...


44 posted on 12/16/2009 5:31:34 PM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: pissant

She sure blew that response.

Tongue in Cheek....


45 posted on 12/16/2009 5:31:37 PM PST by stevecmd
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To: Still Thinking

Did you actually think for one second that she would support JD Hayworth over McCain, who gave her an opportunity that not many people are fortunate enough to have? Read her book, she is extremely loyal to McCain and that is never going to change. Do I support McCain, hell no, frankly after the campaign he ran and allowing his idiot handlers to diss and smear Sarah every chance they got, I will never look at him the same again, but you know what, she feels a sense of gratitude towards him. It’s all in her book, she admires him greatly. Anyone who thought she would support the other guy was living in a dream world. This is the one endorsement I disagree with but you know what, she has class and she will always be classy. She has more class then I would ever have living through what she has been through. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body.


46 posted on 12/16/2009 5:33:22 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Al B.
Oh dear, TMZ and Mike Allen in Politico, as earnest as the Ten Commandments.
47 posted on 12/16/2009 5:33:33 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
From her book, I get the impression that McCain was good to her personally, but that he had clearly lost control of his campaign-- run by dishonest lowlifes whom McCain apparently trusted way too much.

She had nothing bad to say about McCain anywhere in her book but was uniformly positive and respectful, even while questioning the strategy and tactics implemented by is a-hole "buddies."

That may have been too charitable of her--I would guess it was--- but it conflicts with any scenario of her doing some petty act of disrespect, especially this far after the fact.

Just more Media masturbation on the blogs.

48 posted on 12/16/2009 5:33:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

ping


49 posted on 12/16/2009 5:33:52 PM PST by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market ..." --George "Hoover" Bush)
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To: wku man

I thought it was, too. Thanks for confirming that.

(I frequently look up words in dictionaries, it’s been a long time habit. The free online dictionary is easy to use for quick reference).


50 posted on 12/16/2009 5:34:34 PM PST by Canedawg (Bring lawyers, guns and money.)
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