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Sarah Palin, Forbesian
Nation Review ^ | Sunday June 13, 2010 | Jane Nordlinger

Posted on 06/13/2010 8:20:54 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

A few days ago, I did a post in which I linked to an article about Sarah Palin. The article was published shortly after Palin was nominated for vice president. My purpose in citing the article was to say something about Palin and Israel. But I noticed something else in the article that I thought I’d bring up here.

In the 2000 presidential cycle, Palin was mayor of Wasilla. And she was formally with . . . whose campaign? Steve Forbes’s. I think that most people think of Palin as a “social conservative,” as indeed she is. But she’s also a raging free-marketeer — in fact, one of the most robust, full-hearted, and full-throated proponents of a free market in American politics today.

Funny that she’s so seldom described this way. Many of the “cool” Republicans disdain her. You know the type of Republican I mean: the type that wants the party to drop abortion and other icky, discomforting issues. But, if entrepreneurial capitalism’s your thing, Palin is your woman, or at least someone to appreciate. She ought to have the appreciation of the entrepreneurially minded everywhere. It’s just that some people can never forgive her for not aborting a Down-syndrome child. Believe me, I know such people (I’m sorry to say).

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; elections; forbes; freemarket; freetrade; nationalreview; nordlinger; obama; palin; reagan; reaganomics; sarahpalin; srahpalin; steveforbes

1 posted on 06/13/2010 8:20:54 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Tell you something I appreciate about Palin — one more thing. In the general election of 2008, the candidates talked a lot about the home-mortgage crisis, as well they should have. And they said how evil Wall Street was — how evil the lenders were. They had hoodwinked the people and all.

But Sarah Palin did something quite unusual — she certainly did this in the vice-presidential debate. She said that the borrowers had a role to play too: something to answer for. Didn’t our parents tell us to live within our means? she said. “We need to make sure that, as individuals, we’re taking personal responsibility through all of this.”


2 posted on 06/13/2010 8:23:13 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Why do I get the feeling that once she starts rolling down the tracks nobody will be able to stop her...


3 posted on 06/13/2010 8:30:30 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative ("I would rather be hated and be a pain in their side than hated and act classy".. me)
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Here is the whole text.


Sarah Palin, Forbesian [Jay Nordlinger]

A few days ago, I did a post in which I linked to an article about Sarah Palin. The article was published shortly after Palin was nominated for vice president. My purpose in citing the article was to say something about Palin and Israel. But I noticed something else in the article that I thought I’d bring up here.

In the 2000 presidential cycle, Palin was mayor of Wasilla. And she was formally with . . . whose campaign? Steve Forbes’s. I think that most people think of Palin as a “social conservative,” as indeed she is. But she’s also a raging free-marketeer — in fact, one of the most robust, full-hearted, and full-throated proponents of a free market in American politics today.

Funny that she’s so seldom described this way. Many of the “cool” Republicans disdain her. You know the type of Republican I mean: the type that wants the party to drop abortion and other icky, discomforting issues. But, if entrepreneurial capitalism’s your thing, Palin is your woman, or at least someone to appreciate. She ought to have the appreciation of the entrepreneurially minded everywhere. It’s just that some people can never forgive her for not aborting a Down-syndrome child. Believe me, I know such people (I’m sorry to say).

P.S. I apologize to The Atlantic magazine for the gullible assumption that Palin is actually Trig’s mother. You know how in the tank we are, enchanted by Palin’s winkin’ eyes and can’t-stop comeliness.

P.P.S. Palin is what I’d call a true-blue Reaganite, a Reaganite across the board: a free-marketeer, a social conservative, and a hawk. Beautiful.


4 posted on 06/13/2010 8:32:40 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

I hear that train a comin’...comin’ round the bend....mmm,mmm,mmm


5 posted on 06/13/2010 8:33:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Bigtigermike

‘Jane’ Nordlinger? Mr. Nordlinger has been a rare supporter of Palin, writing from Manhattan, for the last couple of years. He deserves better than that!


6 posted on 06/13/2010 8:34:36 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

Steve Forbes would be the first person I’d call to ask for help turning the economy around. Larry Kudlow would be a quick second.


7 posted on 06/13/2010 8:35:07 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: rodguy911; Canedawg; TexasCajun; Brices Crossroads; free me; justsaynomore; ...

(((((((Palin Ping)))))))


8 posted on 06/13/2010 8:35:13 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Bigtigermike

Palin has always understood that first and foremost “it’s the economy, stupid”.

Most politicians forget this, and start engaging in sexier policy issues or politics. Not Palin, she’s like a laser on this and always has been as Mayor or Governor, and a more true conservative in the sense of letting the private sector drive growth than any conservative I have known in the recent past, including Daniels (who I like).


9 posted on 06/13/2010 8:36:06 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: Bigtigermike; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; VRWC For Truth; stephenjohnbanker
Well Mike, apparently you didn't get the memo.
Palin's support for McCain pretty much nullifies any presidential aspirations she has, and voids her 16 years of accomplishments in public office.
Now let's just shut up and support one of the other potential Republican candidates, whom I sure have used Facebook to speak out against the corrupt Obama administration, have picked winning conservative candidates in primary elections, and can rally conservatives at the drop of a dime.

< /Wicked sarcasm >

10 posted on 06/13/2010 8:36:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: militanttoby

As Palin stated today in a FB note energy jobs and national security are all tied together.


11 posted on 06/13/2010 8:41:17 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: militanttoby

One couldn’t read her book & not get this about her.


12 posted on 06/13/2010 8:42:25 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Yep, She will suck the air out of all the others potentials!


13 posted on 06/13/2010 8:43:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Just wait till the public see the retail side of Palin’s politcs. Nobody on our side can match it.


14 posted on 06/13/2010 8:45:14 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Bigtigermike

Dang. I read “forbesian” as four-bezian...and thought it was a new kind of lesbian. I got a little exited.


15 posted on 06/13/2010 9:10:16 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: anniegetyourgun

My wife bought into the media attacks, Tina Fay, etc., two years ago. I bought Going Rogue, left it around the house and today she started reading it. Got a long way into it too. Has it bookmarked.
So, there’s hope others will start to realize ugliness of those who attack her.


16 posted on 06/13/2010 9:30:17 PM PDT by namvolunteer (End American communism in our lifetimes)
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To: Bigtigermike

Dude, you are high. Duncan Hunter is so going to kick Sarah’s butt in 2012.

/s


17 posted on 06/13/2010 9:35:03 PM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: militanttoby

Palin comes close to being a libertarian, but —as the man says,—her decision to give birth to a down’s syndrome child—is regarded as an existential threat to
radical feminists. It was as if a candidate for governor of Mississippi in the 1940s was revealed to have had a black great grandnother. Never mind that he looked like a Swede, the shock to his constituents would have sunk him immediately.


18 posted on 06/13/2010 9:36:42 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I was always under the impression that Steve Forbes is/was a prolife social conservative.


19 posted on 06/13/2010 9:44:28 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: mamelukesabre

I wanna see Sarah in a rematch with Perky Katy, and the other interviews, where mastery of basic geography and being clueless on the division of North Korea from South Korea was seen as not much of a resume maker.

Sarah has the cash for hiring the kingmakers now, and she’s hired them. With consultants and speech writers, she’s looking dang good, while preaching to the choir ...in the absence of a test and safely out of the line of fire from anyone. It’s my hope that she has been taken to school on basic foreign study and international politics since she is clearly not slow. Good luck to her, but a lot of us are waiting to see her field some issues that aren’t soundbites.


20 posted on 06/13/2010 9:48:30 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Bigtigermike

Meh.

I’m a Misesian.


21 posted on 06/13/2010 10:08:34 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Bigtigermike

One of the dizzier complaints I’ve heard anti-Palinists make against her is to compare her to Reagan. They say because Reagan wrote volumes about conservatism in his private letters and Palin didn’t, that somehow disqualifies Palin. Well then, if that were so, every Republican candidate for prez should have written tons of words concerning conservatism. Obviously, the great majority of them haven’t. What a good prez candidate needs is a basic understand of American history, the constitution, free-market economics, and the backbone to stick to principles under fire. These qualities Palin seems to have in spades. The photogenic qualities are an added bonus.


22 posted on 06/13/2010 10:15:06 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: driftless2

what do think a Facebook post is? A modern form of letter which can be disseminated to a lot more people.


23 posted on 06/13/2010 10:29:31 PM PDT by techno
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To: mamelukesabre
Dang. I read “forbesian” as four-bezian...and thought it was a new kind of lesbian. I got a little exited.

24 posted on 06/13/2010 10:41:47 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Sarah Palin may endorse a moderate Republican, which conservatives will lament is a RINO or someone who does not pass the X-ray screening one would get at the airport. Those who are ignorant of the workings of a political campaign must not forget that Sarah Palin is building a coalition of Republican supporters beyond her base of populist-conservatives. She is networking and building an army of fellow patriots who know how to make things happen and will put some oars in the water to bring about history. Where Ronald Reagan brought about the collapse of Communism, Sarah Palin is preparing to bring about the collapse of socialism.

Those who want to put up the X-ray scanners up to Sarah Palin to see if she is clean of any liberal WMDs, would you vote for her anyway? Or, do you bite your leg off to cure yourself of a mosquito bite?

Those who focus on Sarah Palin’s coalition building efforts may be trying to derail this effort. This coalition is now bigger than any of us imagine and too strong to oppose the momentum that it has created.

Sarah Palin will step up her dialog with the American public with her next book, “America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag.” It will talk about the patriotism that have influenced the cause of liberty in this country and the world. It will be released November 23, which I would have liked to have seen released before the elections this November. However, it will set the stage for the race to the White House. I believe that Sarah Palin will have been light years ahead of anyone thinking of running. Those who have had thoughts of running will regret that they did not start earlier.

The Left has shown that they willing give up their freedom to those who work to destroy the Right and use those who will spin a dream world of Utopian fantasies and lies. Those in their lust for power see their minions of the Left as useful tools and no more. They fail to understand that Sarah Palin is on to their game of deceit. They also fail to understand that the American public loves Sarah Palin and understands the nature of the Left’s shallow attacks. They have watched how the Left has led this nation down a rabbit hole to a realm that has no reality. Sarah Palin is the anecdote to America’s drift to non reality where nothing works and the America who got man to the Moon is being water boarded in the sewage lies and dysfunction.


25 posted on 06/13/2010 11:08:41 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Bigtigermike; rabscuttle385; VRWC For Truth; stephenjohnbanker
Well Mike, apparently you didn't get the memo.
Palin's support for McCain pretty much nullifies any presidential aspirations she has, and voids her 16 years of accomplishments in public office.


Does that include her 2/3rds term as Governor before she quit?

Now let's just shut up and support one of the other potential Republican candidates, whom I sure have used Facebook to speak out against the corrupt Obama administration, have picked winning conservative candidates in primary elections, and can rally conservatives her groupies at the drop of a dime.

Ohhhhhhh FACEBOOK, I'm sure Comrade Zero trembles at the almost 1.7 million people who 'like' her page. (and let's not include the ones giving her Hell about her tilt to RINO-ism).

[/Wicked sarcasm]

Noooo not you Triple-E, sarcastic?

Nah, can't be.
26 posted on 06/14/2010 12:44:43 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah Palin here, RINO Carly WON in California, let's make it 2 for 2 and re-elect McCAIN!)
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To: jonrick46
Love your final paragraph in this post:

"The Left has shown that they willing give up their freedom to those who work to destroy the Right and use those who will spin a dream world of Utopian fantasies and lies. Those in their lust for power see their minions of the Left as useful tools and no more. They fail to understand that Sarah Palin is on to their game of deceit. They also fail to understand that the American public loves Sarah Palin and understands the nature of the Left’s shallow attacks. They have watched how the Left has led this nation down a rabbit hole to a realm that has no reality. Sarah Palin is the anecdote to America’s drift to non reality where nothing works and the America who got man to the Moon is being water boarded in the sewage lies and dysfunction"

27 posted on 06/14/2010 12:50:48 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: mkjessup
Noooo not you Triple-E, sarcastic?

Nah, can't be.


Coming from you, that's a tad bit of projection on your part, correct?
29 posted on 06/14/2010 1:40:44 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Nooo, not a sarcastic bone in my body. ;)


30 posted on 06/14/2010 3:53:04 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah Palin here, RINO Carly WON in California, let's make it 2 for 2 and re-elect McCAIN!)
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To: mkjessup

NR has been taken over by neo-cons. WFB, RIP.


31 posted on 06/14/2010 4:56:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; SoConPubbie
Looks like the Pdb clown posse showed up with all their petulant pissiness.
32 posted on 06/14/2010 6:15:49 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: techno
"facebook"

I'm aware of Palin's posts on Facebook. What is your point? The people knocking Palin complain that she doesn't write about conservative philosophy and not specifically that she doesn't comment about current affairs.

33 posted on 06/14/2010 7:14:19 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: mkjessup
Does that include her 2/3rds term as Governor before she quit?

Did you complain when she was picked for VP after only 1.5 years in office?

Ohhhhhhh FACEBOOK, I'm sure Comrade Zero trembles at the almost 1.7 million people who 'like' her page.

Let's see, her Facebook pages stopped cap and trade, it nearly derailed Obamacare, and it forced Obama to talk to the BP CEO. Not bad huh?

34 posted on 06/14/2010 9:38:34 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Does that include her 2/3rds term as Governor before she quit?
Did you complain when she was picked for VP after only 1.5 years in office?


As a matter of fact I did. My concerns then (which have not been alleviated) were that she did not have the necessary experience to step into the role of Commander-in-Chief in the event that McLame kicked the bucket. Being in charge of the Alaskan National Guard doesn't equate to being ready to step up to commanding the largest and most extensive military machine on the planet Earth.

Ohhhhhhh FACEBOOK, I'm sure Comrade Zero trembles at the almost 1.7 million people who 'like' her page.
Let's see, her Facebook pages stopped cap and trade, it nearly derailed Obamacare, and it forced Obama to talk to the BP CEO. Not bad huh?


Yeah, not bad. Just like all those roosters on farms across America that are convinced that if it were not for their crowing every morning, the Sun would fail to come up in the East.

You keep right on with the blind faith Triple-E, it is admirable in a little-kid-trusting-Santa kinda way.
35 posted on 06/14/2010 10:02:44 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah Palin here, RINO Carly WON in California, let's make it 2 for 2 and re-elect McCAIN!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Obama slithered into office partly (mostly?) because of his use of the www.

That combined with the use of the illegal activities of ACORN and their millions of actually illegal votes and the illegal alien criminal insurgent invading colonists’ illegal votes.

Not to mention the democrat lawmakers allowing black panther thugs to chase away conservative voters from polling places with baseball bats.

Facebook has turned into the pretty much premiere place to put up comments if as a politician you wish to have them disseminated widely.

Palin is making good use of that venue as well as other internet linkups.

36 posted on 06/14/2010 10:24:54 AM PDT by Syncro (November is hunting season. No bag limit-Ted Nugent)
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To: mkjessup
Ohhhhhhh FACEBOOK

Sarcasm aside, she's been using it to get an unfiltered message out, which is then echoed in the more traditional press, who feel compelled to "report" on it.

She's controlling her message, and bypassing the media filters. And it seems to be working. Let's face it, trusting the media to accurately report (or report at all) what you're saying on their own hook would be the true naivete.

37 posted on 06/14/2010 10:33:15 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: mkjessup

mkjessup, why don’t you shut up or ‘fess up to who your Messiah Conservative of the Universe is?

Let’s see if he - and I’m sure it’s a he - and you, can stand up to the scrutiny of resume comparing and effectiveness proving.

Short of doing that, you are merely tiring...

And nothing more than a cosmic YAWP!

In fact, whenever you post without coming out of the shadows as to your candidate, and I see it (I don’t spend gobs of time here), I shall respond with a cosmic YAWP of my own.

Consider this my inaugural response.

YAWP!


38 posted on 06/14/2010 10:56:52 AM PDT by hrh40
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To: onona

Too bad Steve Forbes lost to W in the primaries, he would have been a much better president, much better.


39 posted on 06/14/2010 11:01:08 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: hrh40
mkjessup, why don’t you shut up or ‘fess up to who your Messiah Conservative of the Universe is?

First of all, I don't shut up for the likes of you, only JimRob if he so requests. So go pound sand.

As for my "Messiah Conservative", it's too early in the game for that. I'm not hitching my support to anybody's wagon at this point, but feel free to join the hordes of Sarah-zombies as they plan her coronation.

Let’s see if he - and I’m sure it’s a he - and you, can stand up to the scrutiny of resume comparing and effectiveness proving.

When I decide upon a candidate to support, you won't be the first to know, as I have no reason to ping you whatsoever.

Short of doing that, you are merely tiring...
And nothing more than a cosmic YAWP!
In fact, whenever you post without coming out of the shadows as to your candidate, and I see it (I don’t spend gobs of time here)


A person has to know their limitations, glad to see you know yours.

I shall respond with a cosmic YAWP of my own. Consider this my inaugural response.YAWP!

Whatever gets your rocks off bud.
40 posted on 06/14/2010 12:57:19 PM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah Palin here, RINO Carly WON in California, let's make it 2 for 2 and re-elect McCAIN!)
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To: RitaOK
I don't think it's the "substance" of Sarah you should be worried about. It's her style. She's a LOT smarter and a LOT more knowledgable than she appears.

She was perfectly qualified in 2008, not just for the Vice Presidency but for the Presidency as well. Unlike Obama however, she was busy running a state. You know? Like actually accomplishing things. Being a LEADER. Doing things like holding Big Oil accountable, discussing trade with Canada, instituting ethics reform, and figuring out how the state was going to handle the Darfur/Sudan divestment. (I can't believe power-hungry insiders got away with the lie that Palin didn't know Africa was a continent *rolleyes.*)

So yes, Palin was busy LEADING, not rehearsing for a campaign and learning how to kiss up to the cameras.

That, plus being a beautiful, pro-life woman in the media world of envy-ridden liberals only adds to what she has against her. NOW that she understands this, she's able to be prepped and act accordingly.

In the case of the Katie Couric interview, her annoyance from the intuitive condescension she sensed from Katie definitely affected how she responded. Plus it was clearly edited and produced to show Palin unfavorably. I'm not going to excuse it. It was a bad interview, but honestly it was the Tina Fey impersonations that ultimately affected people's perceptions, the actual interview itself wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. Obama and Biden and McCain all had worse moments and gaffes.

So yes, your points are valid, don't get me wrong--but I encourage you to look beyond the surface and acutally measure her by her record and how she's actually LED. I read another post of yours in another thread and think you overestimate legislatures such as Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan. They may be good at writing Phd dissertations on the Constitution and voting "Yea" or "Nay" on the floor of the House--but they do not bring the executive qualifications, resume, and gravitas Palin has.

I heard Cantor has a coach to improve his poor public speaking qualities...He is NOT ready to go head to head with someone like Obama.

41 posted on 07/04/2010 3:10:24 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: Bigtigermike
"In the 2000 presidential cycle, Palin was mayor of Wasilla. And she was formally with . . . whose campaign? Steve Forbes’s. I think that most people think of Palin as a “social conservative,” as indeed she is. But she’s also a raging free-marketeer — in fact, one of the most robust, full-hearted, and full-throated proponents of a free market in American politics today."

Great post. Palin and Forbes will hopefully do some good work together in the future.

42 posted on 07/04/2010 3:13:42 PM PDT by Christian_Capitalist (Taxation over 10% is Tyranny -- 1 Samuel 8:17)
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To: RitaOK
I don't think it's the "substance" of Sarah you should be worried about. It's her style.

THAT being said, while I understand Palin's "style" might give people the impression that she knows a lot less than she really does, I do believe her way with words, her pointed language, and her boldness will be an asset to her up against OBAMA specifically. Obama's tactic in '08 was to blur every issue with indulgent nuance so he won't have to take a strong stance and try to appeal to everyone...that won't work anymore. The Presidential debate in 2012 will be about the basics. The core differences in principle which divide us. It won't just be about the intricacies of policy. (Though Palin can most certainly handle the latter as wel.)

Palin's greatest strength is putting everything in clear terms. Summing up principles. Clarifying the "big picture" of what's at stake. I would want her to be the nominee if only to just have her be the one to debate Professor Obama.

43 posted on 07/04/2010 3:20:11 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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