Skip to comments.Karl Rove questions Sarah Palin's suitability for president (in the British "Telegraph")
Posted on 10/27/2010 5:17:05 PM PDT by Will88
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Nonsense Governor Palin has about 19 very successful years in politics, she was one of the leading candidates for veep before she was chosen, there was already a book written by oil industry experts about her record in dealing with big oil, and she had already become America’s most popular Governor, and probably the most popular official in America according to The Weekly Standard in 2007.
Palin challenged the GOP and McCain himself during the 2008 campaign, and she immediately set out to rebuild the conservative movement in November of 2008, after the election, when there was only a shell of a GOP after the Obama Tsunami. Palin resigned her office after 32 months of effective, popular leadership, there was no way that she could bring her leadership nationally, in the face of the most hostile media, Democrat party, and GOP establishment efforts from the remote distances of an Hawaii, or Alaskan governorship.
If you like where we are today, and if you were against Mitt Romney taking over the GOP, and gutting conservatism, if you like it as Palin’s boldness started rubbing off on the Rick Perrys, Jim DeMints, and all these newly bold conservatives that we have seen move increasingly to the right in the last year, then give some thanks for one of the boldest, most effective conservative leaders that we have ever seen.
You are ignorant of who she is, and your snippy little goofy posts show that.
How does one get a hold of this asshole.
I have no problem with doing her thing and activating the GOP base.
But I can’t support her in the Presidential primaries. Again, I am more into what people “do” versus what they “say” and I think most Freepers feel the same way. Sarah is a “talker” and her past history doesn’t tend to demonstrate that she sticks things out when the going gets tough.
There is a personality red flag out there in someone who attends four colleges in six years and then runs for Governor but quits after two years. Your post indicates that she was facing “hostile” forces and that is why she quit. Frankly, being President means you face the most hostile situations of any job in the Country, so if the situation in Alaska got too tough for her......
I know some of you are not liking my posts, but to be honest some of us on Freep like to inject some contrasting opinions into these Sarah threads. She’s not going to win the Presidency with the votes from Freeps. She’s got to win at least a 60-40 split of the “independents” who all broke Obama’s way in 2008. And that demographic tends to not have a great opinion of her at the moment.
I said 32 months, but you lied to say "but quits after two years".
You said >"Your post indicates that she was facing hostile forces and that is why she quit. Frankly, being President means you face the most hostile situations of any job in the Country, so if the situation in Alaska got too tough for her......",< and what I actually said she did, was to come down here to the lower 48, and confront her enemies and defeat them, she has been doing that in spades and she is the leader of what might be the biggest conservative victory in over a 100 years.
You are so out of touch that you imply that the majority of freepers are against her, you are wrong, it is you that is in the minority.
Sarah Palin's lifelong political reputation is as a doer, not a talker, you really just don't know the woman at all. Do you think that oil book was written about her because she talked? She is famous for being effective.
You mean the "eleventh commandment," right?
hehe good catch!
thanks, your right.
How dare you attack another Freeper because he does not support mitt romney bot.
carl rove admits that he and jorge bush did not fight against zero because it would have been too hard.
carl rove is a backstabbing, lazy, shiftless, elitist bastard and not the magnificent kind.
You say “a engaging person without much experience behind it”.....How is this experience compared to Obamas prior experience?
Governor Sarah Palins Accomplishments.
Energy Independence, Development, and Environmental Stewardship
*Governor Palins cornerstone accomplishment is AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). During the Palin administration, TransCanada and Exxon formed an alliance to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48. Under Governor Palins governance, the project was expanded and revised from what previous governors had proposed with an open policy process for the Alaskan people. More progress was made on this effort than in the previous 30 years. This is the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history and helps put us on the path to energy independence.
*Governor Palins administration opened up drilling for oil and natural gas at Pt. Thompson for the first time in decades.
*Governor Palin created the Alaskas Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee all aspects of energy development and to make sure oilfield equipment was safe to operate and a Climate Change Subcabinet to comprehensively and honestly evaluate climate change.
*Governor Palin reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration, requesting only earmarks that would benefit the country as a whole.
* Governor Palin reduced spending in her budget for Fiscal Year 2010 by more than one billion dollars from the previous governors Fiscal Year 2007 budget, a 9.5% real reduction in spending. Her FY2010 budget was $10.57 billion compared to Governor Murkowskis FY2007 budget of nearly $11.7 billion. At the same time, she fulfilled her campaign promise to forward fund education, allowing districts greater flexibility and predictability in their planning.
*Governor Palin opposed much of the “stimulus”, wanting only to accept 55% of the money allocated to Alaska, specifically only dollars dedicated to infrastructure [projects. Although the Alaskan legislature ultimately overturned her veto, she stood firm on her commitment to help Alaska to become more self-sufficient while not adding to not add to the skyrocketing national debt.
* Governor Palin invested $5 billion in state savings.
Walking the Walk on Fiscal Responsibility
*Governor Palin sold the private jet purchased by the previous governor. She state it was an unnecessary financial burden on the state and was unable to land on many of the states landing strips.
* To cut costs that would be incurred by continuing to use a personal driver like previous governors, the governor drove herself from Wasilla to her office in Anchorage. She also dismissed the governors personal chef stationed in Juneau, Alaskas capital.
* Governor Palin accepted less state per diem for herself and her family than her predecessors even though she had a larger family.
10th Amendment Advocacy/Promotion of State Constitution
*Showing that she is a strong supporter of the 10th amendment, Governor Palin advocated for the sovereignty of the state of Alaska.
*Governor Palins administration sued the federal government for placing the polar bear on the endangered species list, as this restriction affected energy development which would increase energy costs.
*A Constitutionalist, Governor Palin signed Alaskas Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) bill into law. The Alaska constitution states that the Alaskan people own the oil and other resources. This law ensures that the “owners”, the people of Alaska, receive a clear and equitable share of oil profits.
*Governor Palin supported ground-based missile defense Ft Greely and other Alaskan Bases around to protect America from Americas enemies. She criticized the Obama administration for cuts that they made to this national defense system.
*Governor Palin, with Senators Murkowski and Begich, fought for retirement benefits from the federal government that were due to the Alaska Territorial Guard members who fought during World War II. These benefits were eventually rewarded to these veterans by the federal government.
* Governor Palin visited Alaskan soldiers in Kosovo and Kuwait.
*Governor Palin signed bipartisan ethics reform legislation into law that helped to hold both the legislative and executive branches accountable.
*Governor Palin put the state checkbook online, allowing all constituents to see how state money was being spent.
*Governor Palin introduced health care transparency legislation which aimed at putting information in the hands of consumers about cost and quality of health care as a way to make health care consumer driven and accessible.
Sanctity and Dignity of All Life
* Governor Palin strongly supported both parental consent and parental notification legislation.
*Governor Palin increased educational funding for special needs children.
*Governor Palin implemented the Senior Benefits Program to support low income seniors.
Positions Held while Governor
* Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
*Vice Chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Committee.
* She served as chair of the Alaska Conservation Commission, which regulates Alaskas most valuable non-renewable resources: oil and gas. She was elected by her peers to serve as president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. In this role, she worked with local, state and federal officials to promote solutions to the needs of Alaskas communities.
She exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Several went to jail.
Governor Palin signed several pieces of legislation and resolutions during July 2009. They were:
SB-125: Encourage aerospace development in AK
SB-177: Extend sunset for sport fishing guides and address harvest data collection
Pro-energy development and missile defense resolutions
HJR-27: Alaska a Sovereign State
HJR-25: Hydro-Electric a Renewable Resource
HJR-28: Oppose Federal Restriction on Oil and Gas Development
HJR-12: Support Missile Defense System
SB-88: Power cost equalization
Defending Second Amendment rights.
SB-201: Extends Concealed Carry Permit Expiration to 5 Years from Birthday
HJR-17: Urges Congress not to pass HR-45.The federal legislation would put burdensome licensing and registration controls on individual gun owners.
SJR-10: Urges Congress to pass S-371. The legislation was to ensure that citizens of each state who are licensed or authorized by their home state to carry a concealed weapon, could do so in another state as long as they comply with the laws of that state.
SJR-3: The resolution expresses support to Congress for repealing the ban on carrying a firearm on National Park Service lands.
SB-3 Requiring information sharing between two agencies.
HRJ-19 Supports requirement of escort for loaded tankers traversing Prince William Sound.
The Governor appointed 29 people to boards, commissions and councils and made three judicial appointments between July 6, 2009 and July 26, 2009.
Governor Palins total appointments for 2009 was123, including 116 to boards, commissions and councils, five judicial appointments, one legislative and one attorney general. Governor Palin averaged one appointment every 1.67 days during 2009.
The Governor vetoed $28.6 million in stimulus money that would have involved federal interference with the state of Alaska.
Governor Palin signed bills removing experience caps on teachers salaries and extending boat safety programs.
Governor Palin signed legislation that gave struggling charter schools a one-year grace period to increase enrollments or integrate with other charter schools. She also signed legislation that authorizes Alaska “to enroll in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.”
Governor Palin signed legislation granting birth certificates for stillborn babies
Governor Palin signed legislation authorizing the state to fund retirement benefits for Alaska Territorial Guard veterans. The federal government ceased funding benefits on April 1, 2009
Governor Palin signed legislation safeguarding student loans
Sarah Palin was Commander of the Alaska National Guard. Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the first line of defense unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. Its on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units in the United States. As governor of Alaska, Palin was briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism daily.
Governor Palin was the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Securitys counterterrorism plans
Wow, that’s a keeper. Thanks
Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.
In fact, that’s now my tagline.
The RINO bastard doesn't give a f(ig).
I have an idea or two:
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