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George Will: Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society
The Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | George F. Will

Posted on 02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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The elite, inside-the-beltway crowd are panicking. If experience is a criterion for the White House, explain Mr. Obama to me, George.
1 posted on 02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Will tries to protect his fellow Washington insider friends.


2 posted on 02/17/2010 8:30:40 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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governor quit the only serious office she has ever held,

he he. Makes me wonder what serious office George "Dinner Party" Will has ever held.

3 posted on 02/17/2010 8:31:48 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d rather read the inane ramblings of obvious libs like Mo Dowd or Thomas Friedman than drivel like this from the execrable self-ordained conservative, George Will.


4 posted on 02/17/2010 8:32:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There goes Will of topic again. Hey George, stick to writing about baseball; your good at that.

Hanging around the beltway cocktail parties all these years has you sounding like Peggy Noonan.

5 posted on 02/17/2010 8:32:39 PM PST by skully
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If experience is a criterion for the White House, explain Mr. Obama to me, George.

LOL! You just made his point.

6 posted on 02/17/2010 8:33:15 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The comb-over crowd prefers “experience” in a Republican ticket...

Probably single-handedly convinced Bob Dole to run in ‘96.

This is the Alan Colmes of conservative pundits, who lives out his pompous life as the token RINO of ABC.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 8:36:19 PM PST by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Isn't George the effete vacuous snob who had dinner for 0bama ?

8 posted on 02/17/2010 8:36:39 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was a coordinated hit by the beltway faux conservative elitists:

What Sarah Palin Doesn’t Know
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02-17-10 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2453755/posts


9 posted on 02/17/2010 8:36:43 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If experience is a criterion for the White House, explain Mr. Obama to me, George.”

we don’t need a Republican version of Obama


10 posted on 02/17/2010 8:37:17 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damn, it’s really got to suck being an elite trying to convince us to believe them or our lieing f**cking eyes!


11 posted on 02/17/2010 8:37:54 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
loathing largely born of snobbery

And the snobs use the language of losers.

12 posted on 02/17/2010 8:38:06 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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>>>>>She is not going to be president and will not be the Republican nominee unless the party wants to lose at least 44 states.

George Will is pure elitist.

I don't think Palin will run in 2012, 2016 is more likely. But I hope she does jump in. Without Palin representing conservatives and traditionalists in 2012, the GOP will offer up another round of stale old worn out candidates. Some rehashed leftovers from 2008. You know who!

13 posted on 02/17/2010 8:38:14 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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SHE ONLY HAS TO CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THAT SHE CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN OBAMA.


14 posted on 02/17/2010 8:38:20 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Jeff Chandler

No, he didn’t. Obama had no executive experience, Sarah Palin does.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 8:38:32 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more such articles appear, the greater the cacaphony of derision, the surer it becomes that Sarah Palin will be the next President. No such hue and cry would arise were that not the case.


16 posted on 02/17/2010 8:39:12 PM PST by sourcery (Socialism is the idea that the fruits of your labor belong to the State....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

According to beltway conventional wisdom, Obama was “qualified” to US voters, but Palin is not. Beam me up.


17 posted on 02/17/2010 8:39:42 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now, be nice to George.

His knickers are perfectly creased.

We are the uneducated class.


18 posted on 02/17/2010 8:40:44 PM PST by Former War Criminal (My senior Senator (who served in Vietnam) said so.)
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Obama And Conservatives Break Bread At George Will’s House
Huffpost January 13, 2009 08:37 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/13/obamas-dinner-with-conser_n_157701.html


19 posted on 02/17/2010 8:42:22 PM PST by jimbo123
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And a majority of American voters thought obama did —Damn this country has gone crazy


20 posted on 02/17/2010 8:42:29 PM PST by uncbob
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I’m not sold 100% to Sarah Palin, but the attacks of so-called conservative pundits, etc., are really sickening. The Republican nominee will be decided through the primaries; if they don’t like her, they better launch their own candidate that can gather as much support as Sarah Palin does.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 8:43:31 PM PST by paudio (Are you better off today than in 2006, when the Democrats took over the Congress?)
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/obama/1376683,obama-dines-george-will-011309.article

Obama dines with George Will
Comments

January 13, 2009

BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter
Talk about “reaching out.”

President-elect Barack Obama held an unannounced dinner Tuesday night at the $19 million home of conservative columnist George Will, according to a pool report.

Two other conservative columnists — William Kristol and the New York Times’ David Brooks — also were spotted there, the report said.


22 posted on 02/17/2010 8:43:56 PM PST by jimbo123
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George. You make a decent point or two, but your snobbery drips from every paragraph. You should go back to wearing those yellow coolats to baseball games, while telling us how bad jeans look.


23 posted on 02/17/2010 8:44:21 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Exposed so far: dyed in the wool liberals

Coming out of the woodwork: elitist RINOs

When are these idiots going to realize that when they align themselves with liberals against Palin, they align themselves against everyday Americans.

24 posted on 02/17/2010 8:45:18 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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And they can't stop talking about her.

George Will always reminds me of the Loyalists right before the Revolution. Oh so logical and refined...the kind up man who would tut tut the firebrands like Sam Adams and Patrick Henry...and give a hundred reasons why the taxes weren't so bad and it was better to stay a part of the British Empire.....but failing to see that the times had changed and the people were ready to throw off their "betters" and take control of their destiny...Sarah Palin doesn't speak for the George Will's of the world...men comfortable with the corrupt status quo of Washington...she speaks for us...and there are millions more of us than of him!!

25 posted on 02/17/2010 8:45:52 PM PST by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Will isn’t taking irrelevance very gracefully, is he!


26 posted on 02/17/2010 8:46:28 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly...lets hear it George about Biden and Ozero.


27 posted on 02/17/2010 8:48:58 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: jimbo123

How the hell does a columnist like Will afford a 19 million dollar home? I think Bill Gates’ home only cost something like 23 million.


28 posted on 02/17/2010 8:49:22 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"Makes me wonder what serious office George "Dinner Party" Will has ever held."

Class Dork, perpetual trophy, four years running!

29 posted on 02/17/2010 8:49:28 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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Dammit, got me again! Like a dummy, I keep coming back to Will hoping that he will have recuperated from that 2x4 that is lodged sideways up his butt.

And he keeps showing that not only is it there, but he's gotten to liking it there...
30 posted on 02/17/2010 8:49:34 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George, you elitist snob. You just keep on believing what you believe and have another cocktail.


31 posted on 02/17/2010 8:51:14 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: onyx

“SHE ONLY HAS TO CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THAT SHE CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN OBAMA.”

That needed to be said again. ;>)


32 posted on 02/17/2010 8:51:36 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: ari-freedom

Will would prefer a Republican version of John Edwards.


33 posted on 02/17/2010 8:52:42 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: skully
There goes Will off topic again. Hey George, stick to writing about baseball; you're good at that.

Thanks for taking the words right off of my keyboard. If you don't mind, I'll also stop by to wish George a good trip to Florida for spring training. Write us a couple of columns on "The American Game" and forget politics, George. You don't have any stuff left for The Show - try a slow-pitch beer league like covering a school board election.

34 posted on 02/17/2010 8:53:20 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Yet Sarah Palin ... is obsessively discussed as a possible candidate in 2012. Why?

... asks George Will, while obsessively discussing Sarah Palin as a possible candidate in 2012.

35 posted on 02/17/2010 8:53:23 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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Thank you!

That’s really all it comes down to, isn’t it?


36 posted on 02/17/2010 8:53:53 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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We are fast reaching the point where experience, qualification or skill will not matter.

The numbers speak for themselves.

Palin has some very, very heavy lifting to do to even win the GOP nomination.

37 posted on 02/17/2010 8:54:21 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Reagan Man
"I don't think Palin will run in 2012, 2016 is more likely."

Think it out a little better!

38 posted on 02/17/2010 8:54:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: onyx
"SHE ONLY HAS TO CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THAT SHE CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN OBAMA."

Done!

39 posted on 02/17/2010 8:55:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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"The more such articles appear, the greater the cacaphony of derision, the surer it becomes that Sarah Palin will be the next President. No such hue and cry would arise were that not the case"

Excellent analysis!
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40 posted on 02/17/2010 8:56:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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Sarah has never ran for president, hasn’t given her own detail ideas for America yet, hasnt faced any challengers to debate the issues and yet she shouldnt even consider to run, she isn’t worthy or qualified to run, she should just leave and go home because some want her to do that?


41 posted on 02/17/2010 8:57:52 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: editor-surveyor

:)


42 posted on 02/17/2010 8:58:19 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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Alaska's governor quit the only serious office she has ever held

George's short bus just left. Oops, looks like George missed it too.

Obama quit every job he ever held to move up the ladder. Shoot, he NEGLECTED his job to continuously campaign for the next. None of which was executive experience.

Oh George, you elected a motivational speaker as POTUS... and you want us to think that Sarah Palin, as the governor of Americas largest and WEALTHIEST state, one that PAYS its citizens to live there... that SHE doesn't have the EXPERIENCE for POTUS?!?!!

ROTFLMAO! No WONDER everyone thinks George Will is off his rocker! HE IS! LOL
43 posted on 02/17/2010 8:58:38 PM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These guys seem to do this every 3 to 6 months. They probably know that they need more readers, and what better way to get them than to write about Palin.


44 posted on 02/17/2010 8:58:55 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Georgie Will protects his Brie and Chablis invites. He has no idea how the other 85% of the Country thinks.

Pray for America and Gov Palin


46 posted on 02/17/2010 9:02:52 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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"Palin has some very, very heavy lifting to do to even win the GOP nomination."

Whoever wants to get by Palin has the heavy lifting to do. Nobody out there seems likely to do it.

47 posted on 02/17/2010 9:04:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will is another Washingtonian shill headed for the unemployment line.


48 posted on 02/17/2010 9:04:11 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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She is not going to be president and will not be the Republican nominee unless the party wants to lose at least 44 states. “

Hey George Will, what did you say about 0bama, 2 years before the 2008 elections, when CBS came out with this poll?

“According to CBS News, only 29% of registered voters considered then presidential candidate Barack Obama experienced enough to be President in August of 2007, just six months before the Iowa caucuses. This CBS News poll shows that a plurality of Democrat primary voters considered Obama to lack the experience to serve as President. By a almost a 2-to-1 margin, Independents answered the question negatively.”
http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2010/02/guess-what-only-29-of-registered-voters.html

49 posted on 02/17/2010 9:04:44 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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And a majority of American voters thought obama did

Not at all! They don't think that far - they voted for a black man.
50 posted on 02/17/2010 9:06:28 PM PST by presently no screen name
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