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Political Science Professor Ken Blanchard: Palinís Powerful Magic
southdakotapolitics ^ | Monday August 30, 2010 | Ken Blanchard

Posted on 08/30/2010 9:49:00 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

...When Sarah Palin resigned as Governor almost everyone (yours truly included) thought it was a dumb, even move. Well, guess who looks smart and who looks dumb now. Had she remained a Governor with hopes of a Presidential run in 2012, she would have had to start all over again. She would also have left behind a Dan Quayle-like reputation. Palin guessed that this was her year to be a national force, and she guessed right...

- Ken Blanchard Political Science Professor, Northern State University South Dakota


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; military; obama; palin; politics; sarahpalin
There is no Karl Rove or Lee Atwater standing behind the curtains!!.....Remember she beat two governors of Alaska within months apart with very little money and support by the State GOP...No national campaign manager either...her poltical skills comes naturally....

no wonder she was smiling after she announce she was stepping down, she was reloading and all of the anxiety from others (even from FR) screaming that even going on Oprah was going to be an disaster it was going to be a trap, doing the Tea Party Convention speech was going to be an disaster, being Fox news contributor was going to be an disaster, of her picking long shots in the Primaries was going to be a disaster...well?

1 posted on 08/30/2010 9:49:04 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

....I can see 2012 from back of my house....


2 posted on 08/30/2010 9:52:27 PM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: spokeshave

Remember that Olivia Newton John song ‘I believe in Magic...” Only problem is.... she’s a Liberal. Is she still alive?


3 posted on 08/30/2010 9:54:40 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Bigtigermike

I, for one, applauded Palin when she announced she was stepping down as governor. It was a brilliant move. I like people who think out-of-the-box.


4 posted on 08/30/2010 9:55:55 PM PDT by upsdriver (ret.)
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yep.....staying in office would have been a death sentence not only on her politically but her state, her adminstration and her family would havd suffered by 2011....she was needed down here in the lower 48


5 posted on 08/30/2010 10:06:05 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: upsdriver

I was also on board quickly praising Palin. I pointed out how she had an opportunity like no other politician I had yet seen to endorse and build. It was a good move.


6 posted on 08/30/2010 10:17:02 PM PDT by Enterprise (As a disaster unfolds, a putz putts.)
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To: upsdriver
I, for one, applauded Palin when she announced she was stepping down as governor. It was a brilliant move. I like people who think out-of-the-box.

Numerous commentators and blog commenters have characterized Palin's resignation as her kobayashi maru moment, in which, emulating Star Trek's Captain Kirk, she realized that the only way she could win was by changing the rules.

7 posted on 08/30/2010 10:44:02 PM PDT by Spartan79 (Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Governor Sarah Palin keeps playing 3-D chess while everybody else is playing checkers.

Keep it up, LIBs. All that negativity does is make he look better and better. Besides, I love the smell of LIBs heads exploding.


8 posted on 08/31/2010 3:49:58 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: upsdriver

Sarah explained clearly why she was stepping down; otherwise Imam obama’s foot soldiers would have bankrupted her & her family with baseless ethics charges to defend and keep her too busy to focus on a 2012 run.

It also gave her the freedom to move forward (reload) and counter-attack her enemies.

Yet socialists (and some freepers) screamed “quitter” and demonstrated a lack of understanding and refusing to accept what she said as fact.


9 posted on 08/31/2010 3:58:16 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Bigtigermike

I like her - not sure about how high she will go, but she can make the most of life doing what she has done this cycle, pick some people to support, change the nature of “grass roots” and build something that has people inspired. I fear that she tries to make every speech a repeat of the convention, she can do more by going slow. Her Honor America speech seemed rushed not heartfelt. Maybe taht is her only style of making a speech. But as you said, she has beaten a lot of entrenced people.


10 posted on 08/31/2010 4:51:13 AM PDT by q_an_a (a)
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I didn’t applaud, but I didn’t think it was the end of her either. First off, I think she’s great, would vote for her tomorrow (or two years from November, as the case may be). BUT, she does things her own way. She does NOT defer to ‘the way things are done.’

Therefore, I was confidant that Sarah was doing what she saw as best. My hope was that her instincts were as good on this subject as they had been in the past, and frankly, they seem to have been.

My wife is wearing her Palin 2012 t-shirt every chance she gets. No negative responses yet, several thumbs up.

I can see 2012 from my house, too…

= )


11 posted on 08/31/2010 5:00:40 AM PDT by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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12 posted on 08/31/2010 11:47:49 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: Bigtigermike

White witch with fancy glasses has powerful ju ju. Hey, don’t laugh, it’s Poly Sci jargon.


13 posted on 08/31/2010 12:08:32 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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