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Palin more pragmatic than friends and foes expect
AP ^ | 2010-06-13 | Becky Bohrer

Posted on 06/13/2010 11:56:17 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Edited on 06/13/2010 1:39:14 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Sarah Palin the political pragmatist? Go figure. With a few surprising endorsements in recent Republican primaries, the self-styled rogue of GOP politics has reaped an angry response from some of her own supporters and a fresh round of speculation about her own presidential ambitions in 2012.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: angrypalinbotshere; branstad; fakeconservatives; fallonyoursarahsword; fiorina; itsromneypalin2012; mccain; palin; palin4fiorina; palin4herself; palin4mccain; palin4palin; palin4rinos; palin4steele; palinlovesrinos; paulestinians; paulkucinich08; paulkucinich12; puritytest; rinopalin; romneybots; rontards; sarah4sarah; waronsarah
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But when there's a party establishment candidate in the running, or one who had some ties with the McCain-Palin 2008 ticket, "she'll go with that," Blakely said.


1 posted on 06/13/2010 11:56:18 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

She’s batting about 800, I’ll take that.


2 posted on 06/13/2010 11:57:30 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: rabscuttle385

I think she know how to win.


3 posted on 06/13/2010 11:57:38 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE

Mere winning is pointless (and even counterproductive) if you’re winning for McCain and his merry band of RINOs.


4 posted on 06/13/2010 11:58:45 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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She'd be a footnote if not for McCain.
Palin knows that. Which makes her smarter than her critics
5 posted on 06/13/2010 12:00:00 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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Is it better for a political party to be pragmatic & achieve power — or to remain an ideologically pure movement & criticize from the sidelines?
6 posted on 06/13/2010 12:00:07 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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Bump


7 posted on 06/13/2010 12:00:11 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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Political expediency...

Any way you spell it, it still comes out RINO.

So California and Arizona weren’t the only two states after all. Who could have guessed that after McCain and this.

http://www.hotr.us/data/mccainagain.html


8 posted on 06/13/2010 12:00:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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When she reaches across the aisle with McPOS, it’s a disaster. Conservatives never win with RINOs. It’s loser-ville.


9 posted on 06/13/2010 12:01:49 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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She'd be a footnote if not for McCain. Palin knows that. Which makes her smarter than her critics

How sexist.

10 posted on 06/13/2010 12:02:00 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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Leave it to you to carry the liberal media's water.
You think the AP cares about the Tea Party? They are trying to split the conservatives from Palin.
Branstad is not a RINO. He served 16 years before as Iowa's Governor and did a great job. The Tea Party candidate who was endorsed by Huckabee lost the race twice before.
She just endorsed Korster & Didier in WA state who are solid conservatives.
But if you feel that her endorsement of McCain (nevermind that many of Palin supporters understand the endorsement and will still support JD) makes her a RINO then I can't change your mind.
11 posted on 06/13/2010 12:03:25 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Is it better for a political party to be pragmatic & achieve power

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" —MARK 8:36, NIV

12 posted on 06/13/2010 12:03:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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So, an AP piece claims that somme conservatives are not happy with Sarah Palin. Does the AP ever report anything flattering to any conservative? No.

There is not a single conservative politician or figure able to satisfy all of the conservatives. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems totally counter productive to be constantly bashing Sarah Palin when this administration is a total disaster. Waste of energy.


13 posted on 06/13/2010 12:03:46 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: CaptainK

She was SECOND choice behind Lieberman. How telling.


14 posted on 06/13/2010 12:03:53 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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Unless and until Sarah can be cloned - there will never be other candidates who are in lock step with all of her positions.

Being a pragmatist shows humility and grace; essential qualities in leadership. Idealogue is just another word for tyrant!

Get real Blakely - or get elected!


15 posted on 06/13/2010 12:03:54 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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They are trying to split the conservatives from Palin.

Palin already split herself off by endorsing McCain and Fiorina.

16 posted on 06/13/2010 12:04:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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St. Sarah of Wasilla is at her core a politician. She will back the horse that is ahead as needed


17 posted on 06/13/2010 12:04:44 PM PDT by NCBraveheart (BARACK OBAMA....A GIANT SACK OF SUCK!)
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To: rabscuttle385

In the case if McCain, I’ll agree. I would rather she supported JD out at least just stayed out.


18 posted on 06/13/2010 12:05:47 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE

You’re correct...she should have stayed out, at minimum!


19 posted on 06/13/2010 12:07:04 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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“Obama pals around with terrorists” Palin.

She still has my support no matter how much you jump up and down and scream RINO...


20 posted on 06/13/2010 12:07:13 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompitence..)
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