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Karl Rove questions Sarah Palin's suitability for president (in the British "Telegraph")
The Telegraph (Britain) ^ | 10/27/2010 | By Alex Spillius in Washington

Posted on 10/27/2010 5:17:05 PM PDT by Will88

"Expressing the strongest public reservations about the conservative star made by any senior Republican figure, Mr Rove said it was unlikely that voters would regard someone starring in a reality show as presidential material."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: karlrove; palin; romney; romney4romney; rove; rove4rinos; rove4romney; sarahpalin
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Well, Karl Rove is at it again, this time expressing his doubts about Sarah's suitability to be president. And he chose Britain's "Telegraph" as his forum today. Just what it this guy trying to do? Maybe he's trying to damage the candidates he objects to, but you'd think he'd have learned to keep his mouth shut after his trashing of Christine O'Donnell.
1 posted on 10/27/2010 5:17:08 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Rove, the bastard.


2 posted on 10/27/2010 5:18:31 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: Will88

Mark Levin just mentioned this on is who, and I couldn’t find that it had been posted yet.


3 posted on 10/27/2010 5:18:39 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Rove is afraid of Sarah. If she prospers, he will no longer be one of the most powerful insiders.


4 posted on 10/27/2010 5:19:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Will88

Yeah, and I would never vote for a former Hollywood actor for President either. /s


5 posted on 10/27/2010 5:20:08 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Will88

I agree with Rove.

Go Chris Christie. Go Marco Rubio. I would like to see Christie or Rubio for 2012.

Somebody needed to serve out their term as Alaska Governor. This reality show stuff is nonsense.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 5:20:53 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: Will88

Glad to see Rove going after Palin the way he went after Obama and his ilk ... oh, wait ..... never mind ...


7 posted on 10/27/2010 5:20:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: Will88

Rove should take a hike and retire from politics, now!


8 posted on 10/27/2010 5:21:40 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Will88

Looks like Rove is Mitt’s bitch now. I wonder what he cost.


9 posted on 10/27/2010 5:21:49 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Will88
Mr. Rove, we no longer require your services - We The People
10 posted on 10/27/2010 5:22:27 PM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Cicero
If she prospers, he will no longer be one of the most powerful insiders.

I think the problem is bigger than that. The problem is that both parties are strongly influenced by the Globalists. I am not saying there is no difference in the parties, but there was a "fix" prior to the last election and there were those (many) in both parties that were in on it. They are scared to death that someone is going to spoil their little party. Palin is not one of them, yet. Nor are TEA Party supporters.

11 posted on 10/27/2010 5:23:15 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Will88

It was already posted.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2615914/posts


12 posted on 10/27/2010 5:23:16 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: Will88
Karl it is unlikely that voters would make President a Socialist community organizer who never accomplished one thing in his resume.

Oh but damn, here we are with the worst President in history and thanks much to your cowardly, compassionate conservatism. Now that thar Karl-man was the failure that gave us the Democrat/Socialist gift now destroying our nation. You sir can STFU.

13 posted on 10/27/2010 5:24:46 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Will88

Who cares what that toad Karl Rove says. He paved the way for 0bama. If the GOP wins next Tuesday it will not be any of his work that made it possible. Also, I can’t stand the way he pronounces “Warshington.”


14 posted on 10/27/2010 5:24:49 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Will88
It is obvious that he is self centered egotistical slime.
16 posted on 10/27/2010 5:26:01 PM PDT by phobia-dude
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To: Fox

I really don’t think Fox News should be providing a platform for someone who can’t resist his urge to trash candidates he doesn’t approve of. He is no longer an analyst (if he ever was), but is some sort of political operative trying to damage Republicans who don’t meet his approval.

Fox should can this guy and let him do his dirty work without Fox as his major platform.


17 posted on 10/27/2010 5:27:08 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Will88

Heck with this stuff. I think anyone who wants to make a run, should run. Lets let the campaign’s and debates decide who we prefer.

Don’t forget we also need to change how our candidates are picked.

The usual states need to go to the back of the line. We also need to restrict who gets to vote in the primaries.


18 posted on 10/27/2010 5:27:26 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Will88
Listen Rove...

NO ONE is going to hand Palin the nomination.

She will have to earn it like anyone else.

If she is up to it (which I believe that she is) she will do well in the primaries, if she is not, she will get run over.

You stating your negative opinion about her now does NOTHING but harm her further, and gives democrats talking points against her in the future (ie. Even Rove doesn't think she is qualified, ect..)

So please follow the golden rule in regards to all future or potential republican nominees

19 posted on 10/27/2010 5:28:14 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: SteveAustin

Somebody had to get down here to the lower 48 and lead this 2010 Tsunami, and that somebody hosting an 8 part documentary on Alaska is smart to do it, as the former Governor of the state, the show will be positive for her and her state of Alaska.

It isn’t like she is the host for the TV cowboy shoot em up, Death Valley Days.


20 posted on 10/27/2010 5:29:11 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: forgotten man
"Who cares what that toad Karl Rove says?"

Not me, that's for sure, but FOX News and Hannity have him on every 20 minutes it seems.

21 posted on 10/27/2010 5:29:46 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Will88
In this case, Karl Rove is making a mistake. He's a pretty astute human being, but by the time the 2012 elections roll around, she will have the notoriety of a 1980 Ronald Reagan. She is building by the minute with common sense responses to the Democrats perversions of the Constitution. And with each thing they throw before her, she gains notoriety by debunking them. She is head and shoulders above anybody else out there right now. Unless somebody more stellar shows up, she's it.
22 posted on 10/27/2010 5:29:53 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Will88

He is part of the ruling class. The will be purged on 11/2/10. That is a promise. No more.


23 posted on 10/27/2010 5:29:54 PM PDT by Shady (The Ruling Class will be overruled 11/2/10...AMEN!)
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To: Will88

Why is Karl doing this NOW, 6 days before the election???!!!!! Palin has done far more than Karl to promote real conservative candidates, effect the election outcome, and hopefully get a more conservative Congress in 2011 that can bring real change.


24 posted on 10/27/2010 5:30:25 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Will88
Yes, you're right, Rove is trying to slam Sarah Palin, with that old canard and he chose that willing British jounr0list who doesn't like her. Imagine that!

Rove timed this spewing to coincide with Sarah Palin's appearance on Fox News Sunday this weekend. Clever, Karl, clever and too cute by half.

:)


25 posted on 10/27/2010 5:30:51 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Will88

Yeah, electing a reality TV star to be US president is nearly as bad as electing an actor.


26 posted on 10/27/2010 5:31:15 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: super7man

GMTA


27 posted on 10/27/2010 5:32:05 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Girlene

She’s the guest on Fox News Sunday and Rove wants attention.

He is an a##hat deluxe.

Never mind that Tuesday *is thee* election.


28 posted on 10/27/2010 5:32:31 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

I wonder where all the Mitt folks are that keep playing that “11th commandment” stuff at freepers for their posts?

It seems like they would have something to say about Karl Roves’s war against GOP candidates and front runners.


29 posted on 10/27/2010 5:32:41 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: phobia-dude

Hey karl, it’s time for you to rove - all the way back to that rock you crawled out from. And be careful on the way, pissants end up getting stepped on - and squooshed.


30 posted on 10/27/2010 5:32:56 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: SteveAustin

We have to bring back some dignity back to the position of President.

Next we’ll be seeing them on Jerry Springer or America Idol.

Honestly ... .


31 posted on 10/27/2010 5:32:56 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: SteveAustin

We have to bring back some dignity back to the position of President.

Next we’ll be seeing them on Jerry Springer or America Idol.

Honestly ... .


32 posted on 10/27/2010 5:33:08 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: SteveAustin

We have to bring back some dignity back to the position of President.

Next we’ll be seeing them on Jerry Springer or America Idol.

Honestly ... .


33 posted on 10/27/2010 5:33:27 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: indylindy

Palin will continue to run circles around Rove and the ruling class, regardless if she runs or doesn’t run for president.


34 posted on 10/27/2010 5:33:27 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: maxwellsmart_agent
Unless somebody more stellar shows up, she's it.

Maybe for many conservatives, but we should never forget that the blue states can pick the Republican nominee if conservative votes are split among several candidates. The blue states basically picked McCain, and that might be the audience Rove is playing to in his attempt to diminish Sarah.

35 posted on 10/27/2010 5:35:37 PM PDT by Will88
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To: jazusamo
Rove should take a hike and retire from politics, now!

I know!

How DARE he have an opinion different from yours?!

The NERVE of him!

36 posted on 10/27/2010 5:37:47 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Will88

Rove is an idiot. Hey Rove, we have a guy in the White House who needs a teleprompter in order to wipe his nose, you really don’t think Sarah Palin could do a better job as President..I would not be surprised if Rove voted for Obama..its just like Mark Levin said, some in the GOP voted for Obama in 2008, and would again in 2012


37 posted on 10/27/2010 5:38:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Will88
Why is anyone still giving Rove, "The Architect of Destruction", a platform from which to grind his establishment Pubbie axe?

Scouts Out! Cavalry ho!

38 posted on 10/27/2010 5:40:17 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: Will88
Sarah Palin has proven she is not loyal to elites in her own party when they are doing wrong.

Sarah Palin is a populist and such people scare the hell out of political hacks like Rove who make a living as Washington DC parasites.

39 posted on 10/27/2010 5:40:56 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: ansel12
It isn’t like she is the host for the TV cowboy shoot em up, Death Valley Days.

LOL!

41 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:00 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Texas Fossil

I agree. We need a good solid dose of Nationalism not more internationalist sell outs. I understand that we live in a global economy but free trade has become as irrational a religion as the “global warming” pimps. We need to trade but we need to WIN that trade.

We need a government that puts the interests of this country first. I may not approve of the actions of Russia or China but the governments of those countries are not confused about their priorities. Our security, our prosperity, our influence in the world is what is important to me.

Rove, Bush, etc. are decent well intentioned men but they saw the chessboard from too high a perch. Down here in the mud things are looking ugly.


42 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:23 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Will88
Anyone that Rove is against I am now all for.

He's a sleazy bastard and Bush's presidency will be rightfully seen as weak and hapless because of Rove's personal ambitions.

43 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:31 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Will88

Bedtime for Karlro!


44 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:31 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( A window seat, a jug of elderberry wine, and thou.)
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To: forgotten man
Spot on!

Rove was such a genius that he lost the popular vote in 2000, saw the Senate flip during his first year as Chief of Staff, lost the House in ‘06, all while supporting bigger Government and Amnesty. Now, because of this “genius”, who was so good he helped his President to an approval rating in the 20’s, we have Obama.

Now this Genius and ultimate Washington insider is going to help Romney the way he helped the former President? Fine with me.

45 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:35 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: humblegunner

LOL! Still your jovial old self, Humble.


46 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Rational Thought

I still think Rove has Jeb Bush in mind.


47 posted on 10/27/2010 5:44:22 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SteveAustin

A documentary on Alaska is a reality show?

Guess you don’t get out much.

Christie......favors illegal immigration, for cap and trade, for the mosque at Ground Zero, soft on the 2nd. amendment.......tells me all I need to know about your priorities.


48 posted on 10/27/2010 5:44:23 PM PDT by Carley (VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES)
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To: humblegunner

Rove is at war with conservatives, this is his version of an October surprise, it does not help anyone that Palin has endorsed, and it steps on the campaigning that she is doing this week for two Senatorial candidates that the GOP has already acted against, Joe Miller, and Christine O’Donnell, not to mention how it hurts conservative chances against Mitt Romney for 2012.

Karl Rove and the Romney wing of the GOP really should not be the benefactors of your trolling nonsense at all, but especially, only days before the election when he is working against us.


49 posted on 10/27/2010 5:45:19 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Will88

“Americans would never vote for a man who appeared in BEDTIME FORE BONZO”.
-Libs in 1979-80.

Rove, you and your boss helped wreck the USA. You guys just aren’t that bright.


50 posted on 10/27/2010 5:45:35 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. (False) Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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