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Jabs at Sarah Palin only make her more endearing
Boston Herald ^ | July 26, 2010 | Joe Fitzgerald

Posted on 07/25/2010 10:34:33 PM PDT by militanttoby

If you wonder why so many Americans are attracted to Sarah Palin, just take a look at the crowd now nipping at her heels, doing its best to derail her appeal through personal attacks that are scurrilous.

She’s been a mayor and a governor, yet they say she lacks experience, though they remain enthralled by a loquacious president whose own resume was barren by comparison.

She’s a happily married mother of five, one a soldier who served in harm’s way, another a son born with Down syndrome, meaning she understands what it means to live life on life’s terms.

Of course, the kid who gets all the media attention is the one whose life was filled with the bumps and bruises of a rocky relationship, as if that should be the measure of her mother’s viability. It’s unconscionable. On either side of the political spectrum, common decency demands you don’t advance your cause by using a candidate’s kid as a punching bag.

Palin has many ways to incense her critics, yet they all seem to endear her to the masses.

She doesn’t believe in killing unborn babies, and feels marriage is the union of a man and a woman, an institution defined and ordained by God. For this, she’s called hateful.

She believes immigrants ought to submit to an established process that would lead to legal citizenship. For this, she’s called divisive.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: palin; romney; romneyantipalin; romneydirtytricks; romneyvspalin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 07/25/2010 10:34:35 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: militanttoby

2 posted on 07/25/2010 10:36:28 PM PDT by jessduntno (Each day, I await a fresh insult to America by this usurper...he never fails to deliver.)
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To: militanttoby

In the words of Dennis Miller, “She bugs all the right people.”


3 posted on 07/25/2010 10:39:55 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: militanttoby
Good article. The author invites skeptics to examine the critics of Sarah Palin.

They are the kinds of characters no decent person would trust.

4 posted on 07/25/2010 11:05:42 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn

Funny thing is the author isn’t an noted Palin supporter. People are coming around ... slowly :).


5 posted on 07/25/2010 11:07:37 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: DTogo; sarasota; NurdlyPeon; Do Be; PA Engineer; Jeff Head; kanawa; Dave W; fanfan; WVNan; ...

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6 posted on 07/25/2010 11:14:29 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
People are coming around ...

It is inevitable. Almost every person in this country has a vested interest in the survival of the USA. Every day, Obama and his circle stick another dagger into the nation's heart, and then laugh about it.

These people are monsters - killers without conscience.

7 posted on 07/25/2010 11:16:04 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: militanttoby

The author makes a good case for Mrs. Palin and I agree with his conclusion: Mrs. Palin is an admirable person for whom we can be very thankful.


8 posted on 07/25/2010 11:18:35 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: militanttoby
I like Mrs. Palin. I admire Mrs. Palin. I wish I was more like Mrs. Palin. I wish more people were like Mrs. Palin.

I do not think she should run for president.
She has not shown to me the experience or the intelligence for that job. She is competent for many other positions.

9 posted on 07/25/2010 11:24:22 PM PDT by FarmerW (Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. - Milton Friedman)
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To: FarmerW
Do you have a list of other people who have been more effectively leading the resistance against this communist onslaught?

Suppose for a moment that you are informed, as many who have been actually paying attention to the actions of this regime, to the types of characters who have surrounded and influenced Obama for decades, to the heros studied by those characters and the historical playbooks they mention in their speeches, etc., etc.

Which of those nutless, gutless RINOs on your list, those who have been so noticeably silent while this communist regime has ravaged our economy, government, and society, will be welcomed as a leader when the regime succeeds in escalating the conflict into violence?

Do you really believe one of those pretty boys will just jump right in and lead when there is a good chance they'll get their hair messed up, and their fancy suits shot full of holes?

Sarah Palin has been out there front and center for more than a year, day after day. That's a leader.

10 posted on 07/25/2010 11:45:01 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn

Sarah Palin is one of the few we can trust.


11 posted on 07/25/2010 11:58:56 PM PDT by tommix2 (<P>)
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To: meadsjn
I think those are really great, direct questions. I believe we are facing a communist onslaught.

I worry you are right to say, if not her then whom? I wish I had a torch bearer to give you. John Kyl? Maybe he has sat in the shadows because he refused to run against his senior senator. I like Kyl, I would vote for him, but when you get down to it, is he one of the problem?

I also liked Duncan Hunter. I don't think he is electable.

I can't jump behind Gingrich.

Romney just reminds me of Carey. Not that I wouldn't vote for him, but I can't think he is a Constitutional Savior.

Pawlenty..don't know him. First impression doesn't rock me.

Jendal I didn't think much of his experience until I saw some things he did with this spill. I am not going to vote for someone just because they are white or because they are brown. Jendal is a maybe / unknown on my list.

Fact is, Mrs. Palin stepped down. Site your reasons, I am sure they are valid, but she doesn't strike me as so intelligent she can serve without experience. I think if we run her, we could loose. I can't take another 4 years of Obama.

Christy?

I will pray for guidance.

12 posted on 07/26/2010 12:04:18 AM PDT by FarmerW (Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. - Milton Friedman)
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To: FarmerW
I think if we run her, we could loose.

I think you meant "lose", but I don't believe we will lose, assuming we will have normal elections in 2010 and 2012, which is a major stretching assumption.

The point you seem to be missing is that she is already leading, where none of the others you mentioned are.

Whatever "experience" they might bring to the table is in corruption, capitulating, and generally rolling over for the opposition.

13 posted on 07/26/2010 12:15:20 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: FarmerW
I do not think she should run for president. She has not shown to me the experience or the intelligence for that job.

Don't underestimate the importance of charisma, the ability to communicate and strong principles in making a strong leader. And Palin has more executive experience than Obama did when he took office.
14 posted on 07/26/2010 12:31:48 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
And Palin has more executive experience than Obama did when he took office.

And also more than McCain or Biden.

15 posted on 07/26/2010 12:42:58 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: militanttoby
If you wonder why so many Americans are attracted to Sarah Palin, just take a look at the crowd now nipping at her heels, doing its best to derail her appeal through personal attacks that are scurrilous

Could easily, and accurately, describe "15 or 16" people here at FR.
I notice a dearth of threads submitted, (from 1 of the "15 or 16"), that emphasize achievements of their preferred candidate, yet copious threads on Palin or the Palin family, most being nothing more than sensationalistic smears and attacks.

16 posted on 07/26/2010 2:30:20 AM PDT by jla
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To: jla

Ankle biters. Ha!


17 posted on 07/26/2010 2:58:01 AM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

She doesn’t have experience, from supporters of the man whose only experience was running for office.
What experience did JFK have? Or many POTUS?
As Rush says, she is not from the ruling class.
As I have said, she is one of us and not one of them.
Barbra ann

BTW the reference for my tag line is Joel 3:10 (KJV) I think it is past time!


18 posted on 07/26/2010 4:05:00 AM PDT by barb-tex (Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears: Let the weak say I am strong.)
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To: militanttoby
I believe that the essence of the Democrap Party is practicing the politics of FEAR, DIVISION, and HATRED!
19 posted on 07/26/2010 4:23:00 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: rintense

I imagine them running down the street, shouting profanities (’DAMN YOU, PRECIOUS!’) and pulling their hair out when she gets the nomination.


20 posted on 07/26/2010 4:41:23 AM PDT by jla
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To: FarmerW

“I do not think she should run for president.
She has not shown to me the experience or the intelligence for that job. She is competent for many other positions. “

Name us someone else you might like to see as President who has already reformed a state government and brought the oil companies into co-operative partnership with the citizens?

She excels in experience and intelligence!


21 posted on 07/26/2010 5:24:27 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest

You had me going there for a second. Good one!


22 posted on 07/26/2010 5:30:42 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: militanttoby
just take a look at the crowd now nipping at her heels

The guy must have been reading some threads right on this site. There are a few ankle biters right here.

23 posted on 07/26/2010 5:31:48 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: militanttoby
The fun part of this article is reading the comments of the left in the Boston paper. It sounds like a Journ-O-list reunion....all talking points straight from the liberal play book. Are all the people on the left so brain dead that they can't come up with a way of expressing themselves without looking it up on one of their favorite liberal blogs first?
24 posted on 07/26/2010 5:34:29 AM PDT by when the time is right
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To: FarmerW

“She has not shown to me the experience or the intelligence for that job....”

Lets see who else is on the horizon....

Newt Gingrich...serial aldulterer whio obligingly rolled for special interests on the Contract with America in 1994

Mitt Romney’s Mess in Massachusetts is what everyone in the country will be looking at regarding their own healthcare in 2012

Mike Huckabee..another Man form Hope....maybe...

The current President renders any meaningful argument concerning experience and intelligence moot on a national level.


25 posted on 07/26/2010 5:38:58 AM PDT by mo
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To: mo
Newt Gingrich...serial aldulterer whio obligingly rolled for special interests on the Contract with America in 1994

Details, please. . . about the "roll for special interests'.

26 posted on 07/26/2010 5:42:30 AM PDT by skeptoid
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To: militanttoby
I recall the MSM taking the pretext of the resignation of Palin from the governorship as an opportunity to savage her, saying, "If she can't handle a little criticism from the press, she is not presidential timber." Now, we have Obama bolting in a panic because of threat that Glen Beck might "destroy the administration" in reporting the Shirley Sherrod story.

Compare and contrast who is thin-skinned. Where is the media outrage over obamas terror of Beck? Could they at least give the same attention to the president as was given to the govenor of Alaska, a state which as about as many members of the house of representatives as has senators.

27 posted on 07/26/2010 5:44:47 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: skeptoid

http://www.fff.org/freedom/0896a.asp


28 posted on 07/26/2010 5:57:41 AM PDT by mo
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To: FarmerW
[ She has not shown to me the experience or the intelligence for that job. She is competent for many other positions. ]

Who then?.. McLaim?.. Romney?.. the Huckster?..
Did you read her book(Going Rogue)?... that might convince you..

I thought it would be a chick book... but its not..
Shes vulnerable.. honest.. intelligent.. savvy.. and in your face.. I liked it.. a good read.. Shes not as sneaky as Gingrich.. or as mysterious as Reagan.. but she can BUY those quality's in her cabinet.. and advisers.. Shes not prissy.. catty.. "butch" or ditzy.. Shes like your MoM, IF your Mom was intelligent, caring, industrious, a force to reckoned with, courageous, and loving.. She loves the right things, hates the wrong things and is not too cowardly to say it just like that..

She a pioneer woman like the ones that shot the hold-up man when he got the drop on the "big old" pioneer MEN.. Shes dangerous to all the Wrong people.. and a blessing to all the RIGHT ones.. She knows who she is... and knows who she isn't...

Palin / Gingrich... <<-----2012...

29 posted on 07/26/2010 7:19:38 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe
Looks like Palin to me if she wants to run....the person who has to cleanup after OBAMA will have a harder time than Reagan..I would love to see her at the EPA and energy dept..to take it apart.. then run for president...no energy no economy
30 posted on 07/26/2010 7:32:40 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: militanttoby

Sarah’s potential is directly proportional to the vehemence of the Left’s attacks. They are scared to death of her, her values and the people who will elect her. If the devil isn’t chasing you, there is a reason.


31 posted on 07/26/2010 10:19:18 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: FarmerW

Oh pleeeeaaaaaaaasseee! Enough of this lack of experience and intelligence. For crying out loud - Get your head out of your butt and look at her record.


32 posted on 07/27/2010 3:33:53 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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