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Sarah Palin is wreaking havoc on the campaign trail, GOP sources say
Politico ^ | October 21, 2010 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 10/21/2010 8:00:04 AM PDT by Al B.

The election is two weeks away, but the campaign trail reviews of Sarah Palin already are in, and they aren’t pretty.

According to multiple Republican campaign sources, the former Alaska governor wreaks havoc on campaign logistics and planning. She offers little notice about her availability, refuses to do certain events, is obsessive about press coverage and sometimes backs out with as little lead time as she gave in the first place.

In short, her seat-of-the-pants operation can be a nightmare to deal with, which, in part, explains why Palin doesn’t often do individual events for GOP hopefuls.

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


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1 posted on 10/21/2010 8:00:08 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Politico. The finest democrat spin machine that money can buy.......


2 posted on 10/21/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Would you buy a car from these people at Politico?


3 posted on 10/21/2010 8:02:55 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: Lakeshark

Would you buy a car from these people at Politico?


4 posted on 10/21/2010 8:02:55 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: Al B.

Another chapter in the Politico book of discrediting all conservative women as flukes and flakes.

Don’t forget that Politico is made up mostly of ex-Washington Post reporters who quit before that failing paper had to lay them off.


5 posted on 10/21/2010 8:03:37 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Al B.

That’s why all of her candidates are winning....


6 posted on 10/21/2010 8:03:42 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: Al B.

What a load. Probably two log-cabin Republicans who are bitching and moaning about her.


7 posted on 10/21/2010 8:03:42 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445

FYI...Mark Levin has already tweeted this morning that the statement that Palin backed out of an interview with him is a “flat-out lie”. I’m sure Levin will be commenting further on this. Look out...LOL.


8 posted on 10/21/2010 8:04:22 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

The fashionistas on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy were less bitchy than the pillow biters at Politico.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 8:04:22 AM PDT by relictele (Me lumen vos umbra regit)
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To: Al B.

I have heard rumors that she eats her young and tortures small fur bearing animals as well. /Sarc


10 posted on 10/21/2010 8:04:22 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Al B.

Yeah, I’ll bet the GOP will be crying in November—all the way to the bank.

Mostly, they’re upset that she won’t take their direction. She’s dragging them to victory.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 8:04:31 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Lakeshark
Mark Levin has already responded that the reporting regarding Gov. Palin and him is a lie.
12 posted on 10/21/2010 8:04:41 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Al B.

Just shut up and do your jobs you republican functionaries. You are well paid to defeat democrats, not smear republicans.

Hey National Party!! Call me and ask me to contribute. I dare you.


13 posted on 10/21/2010 8:05:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Al B.

I like her now more than I did. She doesnt answer to the Republican Party. HELLOOOOOOO


14 posted on 10/21/2010 8:06:09 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Al B.
“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didn’t I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 2008 caucus campaign.”
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.


SSDD

Carpetbagger, death panel-imposing Mitt ("I am Myth") Romney:
"You will embrace these attacks on the GOP now, throwing the Election.
Create, then support, these attacks from our northern lands,
the media, and some of mine on the Obama team who will join you.
I will gain GOP favor by condemning the attacks and
ordering them opposed from our lands in the south.
Whichever way the tide runs, we will rise and be left standing.
"

15 posted on 10/21/2010 8:06:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Al B.

“In short, her seat-of-the-pants operation can be a nightmare to deal with . . .”

Whereas scripted, controlled, hyphenated conservatism has been a pure dream.


16 posted on 10/21/2010 8:07:15 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Al B.

I love the smell of desperation in the morning...It smells like VICTORY!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 10/21/2010 8:07:15 AM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: Al B.
Translation: Republican candidates are sweeping the nation. Democrats are imploding. But the most popular Republican figure on the scene today is a total failure.

Riiiiiiiiight.

18 posted on 10/21/2010 8:07:46 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Al B.

How did you beat pissant to post this?


19 posted on 10/21/2010 8:07:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Al B.

Not a single named source. I’m tired of these unattributed hit pieces.


20 posted on 10/21/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Lakeshark

Please.......politico, more Republican sources? Sarah said herself that she is careful not to interject herself too much in these races because then it will be all about her, taking the focus off on the democrat running, her staff even said that they told some campaigns not to mention her too much if it does more harm than good from ralling the dems


21 posted on 10/21/2010 8:08:38 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Al B.

Mark Levin FB:

This is a flat out lie. Sarah Palin never backed out of any interview with me. Period. And John Martin, the reporter, never contacted me to ask me directly. I insist on a retraction.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 8:10:01 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: MrB
Because I was online and saw this piece of crap. It's being talked about elsewhere and needed to be posted.

BTW, I ain't no pissant.

23 posted on 10/21/2010 8:11:38 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.
I’m sure Levin will be commenting further on this. Look out...LOL.

As I read that I felt a slight quake in my home....lol!! I feel a 'Levin Rant' coming. HA HA

24 posted on 10/21/2010 8:11:50 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: Al B.

The Republican primaries HAVE BEGUN!

The questions is:

Which camp is talking to Politico?


25 posted on 10/21/2010 8:13:16 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Al B.

Mark Levin has already called foul on his mention in the article:

marklevinshow This is a flat out lie. Sarah Palin never backed out of any interview with me. Period. And John Martin, the... http://fb.me/IOcElEoI 12 minutes ago via Facebook


26 posted on 10/21/2010 8:13:23 AM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Lakeshark

Poltico = online version of WaPo....pure socialists and a part of the old marxist media.


27 posted on 10/21/2010 8:14:30 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Al B.

She’s the best thing to hit the Republican party since Ronald Reagan. If she wins Christine O’Donnell could very well be the second. We love anyone who can stick it in the eye of the lefties and a successful Republican woman ticks them off more than anything. Sarah Palin would most likely been just another Vice Presidential candidate if they had not been so dirty to her in their attacks!!


28 posted on 10/21/2010 8:14:50 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Outlaw Woman

I do too, Outlaw Woman. There is nothing like a good Levin rant to round out one’s day.
Jonathan/Politico is going to get it in the proverbial arse! Yay...


29 posted on 10/21/2010 8:16:40 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it" Sarah Palin)
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To: Al B.

No offense. Just expected pissant to be scouring the web for anything negative on SP.


30 posted on 10/21/2010 8:16:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Al B.

I’m wondering if the ‘multiple Republican campaign soures’ are from candidates where Palin couldn’t or wouldn’t put in an appearance, or couldn’t do it at the exact moment they wanted it done?


31 posted on 10/21/2010 8:16:46 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: Mountain Mary

It’s great isn’t it? lol lol! I love it. Think I’ll drop in and see what his FB page says hehe


32 posted on 10/21/2010 8:20:09 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: Lakeshark
Politico. The finest democrat spin machine that money can buy.......
33 posted on 10/21/2010 8:21:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Al B.

TRANSLATION:

She won’t join the system and play by their rules.


34 posted on 10/21/2010 8:21:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take any more beatings.)
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To: BradyLS; onyx

“Mostly, they’re upset that she won’t take their direction. She’s dragging them to victory.”

Exactly. The same GOP faction hates her for the same reasons they hated Reagan before her.


35 posted on 10/21/2010 8:22:28 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: MountainWoman; Clyde5445
I love the smell of desperation in the morning...

I expect a war against Sarah Palin by the Romney/Bush/Rove people after the election, but what really bothers me is that these people don't even have the integrity to wait until Nov. 3 to start this vendetta. Hell with all of 'em...

36 posted on 10/21/2010 8:22:30 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.
He framed it as a matter of Palin putting her family first. “People lose sight of the fact that this is a woman with certain responsibilities that other major figures in the Republican Party don’t have — in her case, five kids, one of whom is very young,” Goldfarb said.

All over the country, Republican candidates and Democratic operatives have just written that statement down and will use it against Palin if she runs in 2012.

37 posted on 10/21/2010 8:24:34 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: Al B.

Politico gets it right again./sarcasmoverload


38 posted on 10/21/2010 8:26:24 AM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: Lakeshark

Who reads politico? I don’t think i’ve ever visited the site.


39 posted on 10/21/2010 8:27:44 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I don’t do Facebook(have four children and don’t want to know stuff: can you relate?) so let me know what he says.
I write to Jonathan often. He usually responds briefly whilst defending Politico’s leftie stances.


40 posted on 10/21/2010 8:29:57 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it" Sarah Palin)
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To: Al B.

Funny. If true (it isn’t), it would bring even more support for Our-Next-President Palin. She is unconventional. The “party” machine can’t stand her... So, what is wrong with all of that?


41 posted on 10/21/2010 8:30:37 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Al B.

Ah, Jonathan Martin again. One thing that’s always guaranteed: if you see a Jonathan Martin byline, and the story revolves around Sarah, it’s always a LIE. Take it to the bank.


42 posted on 10/21/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT by greene66
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To: All
Palin just tweeted:

SarahPalinUSA Johnny, Johnny, Johnny...ya just made big mistake lying about Levin, Beck, Rush...U can lie about me, but taking on the Big Guns? Not smart

43 posted on 10/21/2010 8:31:29 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Don't believe anything coming from Politico.

44 posted on 10/21/2010 8:35:07 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: Al B.

Thats funny. I need to get myself on Twitter and Facebook, I just am so hard headed and hate the change we are going through. I still have a land line, who knew.


45 posted on 10/21/2010 8:35:32 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: roses of sharon

“The Republican primaries HAVE BEGUN!

The questions is:

Which camp is talking to Politico?’

“Governor Romney, I should have expected to find you holding Politico’s leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.”


46 posted on 10/21/2010 8:37:42 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (You know it's bad for them when Obama's #1 enemy is the Chamber of Commerce)
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To: Al B.

Oh no, she won’t cooperate with the establishment RINOs by giving them advance intelligence they can use to attack and discredit her.

Boo-freakin-Hoo!


47 posted on 10/21/2010 8:38:52 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Yes, I can relate on FB. I have it strictly to ‘follow’ politics and very seldom socialize. Actually it’s kind of creepy (imo) to use it for that purpose. :O

Here’s what TGO has on FB:

Mark Levin: This is a flat out lie. Sarah Palin never backed out of any interview with me. Period. And John Martin, the reporter, never contacted me to ask me directly. I insist on a retraction. http://politi.co/ac12rC


48 posted on 10/21/2010 8:38:54 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Live Free or Die)
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To: skeeter
LOL.

Chastened.....

49 posted on 10/21/2010 8:39:30 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Al B.
Jonathan,

Sarah's playing nice right now. You just wait till after November 2nd.


50 posted on 10/21/2010 8:40:12 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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