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The End of Palin as Kingmaker (Flashback liberal rant from yesterday)
.prospect.org ^ | Wednesday August 25, 2010 | Alexandra Gutierrez

Posted on 08/25/2010 9:01:38 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

In early May, Todd Palin showed up at Joe Miller's first major fundraiser as a Senate candidate. A month later, Sarah Palin endorsed the challenger to incumbent Lisa Murkowski in typical fashion, on Facebook. She called Miller a "Commonsense Constitutional Conservative" and praised his true Alaskan values. Palin also insinuated that Murkowski was a corrupt abortion-loving hippie, all after wondering why anyone would imagine there was "bad blood" between them.

A square-off between the state's former first family and the popular senior Alaskan senator should have seriously altered the dynamics of the primary race. That is, if anyone in Alaska cared.

As Sarah Palin works to become nearly ubiquitous in the Lower 48, many of her former supporters in Alaska are trying just as hard to forget her.

When Joe Miller loses the primary today, hardly anyone in Alaska will be surprised that Palin's chosen candidate did poorly.

Palin's influence in the state started to slip when she agreed to be John McCain's running mate in August 2008, and it only eroded further when she resigned as governor last July. Now, Palin is mostly a reality TV nuisance in the very state she's always gushing about. The Washington Post may track her every endorsement, but this summer the Anchorage Daily News published more items on bears and caribou (45) than it did on Palin and her family (39). If Alaskans aren't paying attention to her, why should anybody else?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; joemiller; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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"When Joe Miller loses the primary today, hardly anyone in Alaska will be surprised that Palin's chosen candidate did poorly"
1 posted on 08/25/2010 9:01:41 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Oops.


2 posted on 08/25/2010 9:02:55 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Bigtigermike

I noticed her that her Monday column on Slate that made the exact same idiotic prediction had the comments feature wiped and disabled.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 9:05:03 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Bigtigermike
"The Washington Post may track her every endorsement, but this summer the Anchorage Daily News published more items on bears and caribou (45) than it did on Palin and her family (39)."

Really grasping at straws here, aren't we?

4 posted on 08/25/2010 9:05:12 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: Bigtigermike

I hope you are right
and reposting that silly article from yesterday is brilliant


5 posted on 08/25/2010 9:07:07 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Bigtigermike

Ms. Murkowski trailed her primary-election challenger, Joe Miller, by 2,555 votes Wednesday morning in incomplete returns. With 84% of precincts reporting, Ms. Murkowski had 48.6% of the vote to 51.4% for Mr. Miller, an attorney and former judge whose candidacy had been considered a long shot.

The outcome may be unknown until next week. The Associated Press reported that more than 16,000 absentee ballots won’t be counted until Aug. 31.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 9:09:09 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Bigtigermike

PDS Platoon in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...


7 posted on 08/25/2010 9:09:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I noticed their banner reads “The American Prospect” “liberal intelligence”, yes an oxymoron.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 9:10:43 AM PDT by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: Blennos

Geez, just heard Ari Fleisher on Palin. Palin must still have influence in Alaska not so much in the lower 48!!!! What a dick


9 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Bigtigermike

Oh Geeez, spare me. http://www.prospect.org/cs/about_tap/our_mission


10 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Put Alan West on the fast track, to the White House! Kick a$$ in 2010 and 12)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is written by a girl who’s just two years from her undergraduate education at Harvard. One can hardly expect her to have a clue as to how the world works—and Obamacare doesn’t consider her an adult for another couple of years.


11 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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Check the Washington Post crime report column tomorrow for a story about a hysterical, drunken woman vandalizing Palin books in the local Barnes & Noble.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:50 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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Her foot is really jammed tight into her mouth. I wonder if she lost any teeth.
13 posted on 08/25/2010 9:12:24 AM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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I noticed her that her Monday column on Slate that made the exact same idiotic prediction had the comments feature wiped and disabled.

There are more daily flights from Seattle to Alaska than any other US city. Seattle Rats stole at least 2 close races in the past few years. I'd be watching the for King County Rats in the Alaska Airlines departure gates today.
14 posted on 08/25/2010 9:13:26 AM PDT by rickomatic
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Check the Washington Post crime report column tomorrow for a story about a hysterical, drunken woman vandalizing Palin books in the local Barnes & Noble.

What does Kathleen Parker have to do with this?

15 posted on 08/25/2010 9:13:57 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Bigtigermike; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Avoiding_Sulla; Man50D; ...
Those liberals don't know what they are talking about. Palin successfully used her power to get John McCain to beat JD. That was quite a accomplishment.

My suggestion is she better stay in contact with him and make sure he doesn't go ‘Maverick’ again. That would destroy her influence. He owes her big time now. She doesnt want to be the Dr Frankenstien who couldnt resist reviving the Monster she cant control.

16 posted on 08/25/2010 9:14:39 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it’s at least a squad if you count those on sick call for PDS...


17 posted on 08/25/2010 9:16:14 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Bigtigermike

before I click that link ad give him a hit ... is there a comments section we could all go to and GLOAT ??????


18 posted on 08/25/2010 9:17:05 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Bigtigermike; Jim Robinson

Rush talking about this now... as usual, FR is Rush’s top “show prep” site! ;-)


19 posted on 08/25/2010 9:18:33 AM PDT by nutmeg (I can't wait 'til November...)
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To: Bigtigermike
She has EVERY Democrat, and all of the State-Run-Media scared sh*tless !

LOL

She's the only threat they can't overcome or buy.....

20 posted on 08/25/2010 9:20:42 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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