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Bush 'Thinks' Sarah Palin 'Unqualified'
The Economic Times ^ | 6 NOV, 2010

Posted on 11/07/2010 11:23:53 PM PST by nickcarraway

George W Bush has suggested that Republican leader Sarah Palin is "unqualified" and she spoiled the party's 2008 presidential election campaign, a top aide of the former US President has said.

"Naming Palin makes Bush think less of McCain as a man. He thinks McCain ran a lousy campaign with an unqualified running mate and destroyed any chance of winning by picking Palin," a Republican official close to Bush was quoted as saying by the 'New York Daily News'.

Bush suggested that the 46-year-old glamorous former Alaskan governor is not at all qualified to be President and criticised Senator John McCain for picking her as his Running Mate in 2008, the report said.

Matt Latimer, former special assistant to Bush, wrote in a book released last year: "'I'm trying to remember if I've met her before. I'm sure I must have'. (Bush's) eyes twinkled, then he asked, 'What is she, the governor of Guam?'"

Bush has been disparaging about Palin in the past.


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What a joke. What qualifications did Bush have to be have to be president? That his father dismantled 75% of Reagan's legacy and he would trash the remaining 25%? That his domestic policy was stolen from Tip O'Neill and his foreign policy was stolen from LBJ?
1 posted on 11/07/2010 11:24:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

And what are the stunning qualifications of Obama?

Oh, never mind.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 11:24:52 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe this anonymous nonsense is a good thing. It could force Bush to acknowledge that Sarah is more qualified than Obama, she can at least produce a real birth certificate.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 11:26:55 PM PST by Kevmo (Has Obama resigned yet?)
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To: nickcarraway

Or that he couldn’t get even a minor reform of social security passed, couldn’t speak grammatical, let alone inspiring English, and in general, couldn’t lead his way out of a wet paper bag.


4 posted on 11/07/2010 11:27:45 PM PST by GunsareOK
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To: nickcarraway

Ok this story has been floating all over the place the past couple of days and I have a question: Is GW on tape anywhere at all saying this during an interview? He’s been giving interviews right and left but with this particular story it’s always some ‘unnamed’ republican source. I’ll believe it when I hear it with my own ears. Until then, I attribute it to that jackass Rove.


5 posted on 11/07/2010 11:28:12 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: nickcarraway

so the big govt rino doesn’t like the small govt conservative?

**shocked**


6 posted on 11/07/2010 11:29:11 PM PST by sten
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To: F15Eagle

“And what are the stunning qualifications of Obama?”

Well, “a Republican official close to Bush was quoted as saying by the ‘New York Daily News’ ... (as reported by this other guy in his hit piece) is not exactly a real quote, I don’t think.


7 posted on 11/07/2010 11:29:23 PM PST by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: nickcarraway

But he is respectfully silent about 0baMao’s qualifications.


8 posted on 11/07/2010 11:32:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: jessduntno

This story is just a rehash of an unverified hit piece from a couple of days ago. I doubt whether President Bush will bother responding. It is complete crap.


9 posted on 11/07/2010 11:33:46 PM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: nickcarraway

Bush should look in the mirror.


10 posted on 11/07/2010 11:34:05 PM PST by taxtruth
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To: nickcarraway
The Bush family makes my ass really tired.
For 25 years they've undermined/destroyed what Reagan did.

By the way, should Bush be talking about anybodys intelligence?

Please go away Bushes.

11 posted on 11/07/2010 11:34:31 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. (False) Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: nickcarraway

Story is Crrrahp!

Unnamed sources? Like who? Rove? Mutt?

Gimme a break.


12 posted on 11/07/2010 11:34:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Kevmo

Yes, we freepers are going to be seeing lots of these “anonymous” sources implying all sorts of negatives from Republican higher-ups. We have to sift through these, and hope that there is a swift rebuttal from those maligned.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 11:35:31 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: nickcarraway

It looks like the organized crime connected drunkards at the New York Daily News think they have a hope of stealing national attention from the cocaine addicted homosexuals at the New York Times by fabricating news stories of national interest.


14 posted on 11/07/2010 11:35:47 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,600 threads and 9,503 replies.)
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To: Kevmo

He’ll probably let his pork-faced atheist, “advisor” do take Palin to the woodshed publicly because he’s too much of a coward to do it himself. All conservatives should disavow Bush.


15 posted on 11/07/2010 11:35:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: fireman15

“It is complete crap.”

That’s what I heard from a high official in the previous administration that once told a guy on a bus who repeated it to my nephew said.


16 posted on 11/07/2010 11:37:07 PM PST by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: nickcarraway

a Republican official close to Bush was quoted as saying

enough of this crap. For all we know, that guy was Scott Mclellan.


17 posted on 11/07/2010 11:37:48 PM PST by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: jessduntno

Let Bush come out and sincerely support Palin or any real conservative. Oh, I forgot, he is too busy praising Obama, the man he made a TARP with, so Obama could get elected. Let’s face it, Bush makes McCain look like Goldwater.


18 posted on 11/07/2010 11:39:02 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Shrub (i.e. little Bush) is right.

Let's face it, the Sarahcuda would have never:

All of that more than disqualifies Sarah from admission to the ranks of RINO's.
19 posted on 11/07/2010 11:40:18 PM PST by Zakeet (Like the wise Wee Wee said, "We can't be broke ... we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: nickcarraway

I am no Bush fan but this hit piece smells to high heaven. Bush was not a great President but he is one of the most polite politicians we have ever seen and this whole smear piece is probably bullcrap.

People are far too fast to believe hit pieces like this with unnamed sources on both sides.

Just my .02.


20 posted on 11/07/2010 11:40:34 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: jessduntno

lmao!!


21 posted on 11/07/2010 11:41:06 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: ResponseAbility

And any who are designated as the miligners(sp).


22 posted on 11/07/2010 11:41:29 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Ok this story has been floating all over the place the past couple of days

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Right ... the BS detector is up sky high on this
piece of junk.

Think of scummy people like the fired Scott McClellan
as the type who would do this. Not buying at all that
this is from Pres. Bush.


23 posted on 11/07/2010 11:42:20 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: volunbeer

You are right, he was polite. He didn’t come out and criticize Palin. He said it in a private conversation. He should have the honesty to say he would never support a presidential candidate who was more conservative than John McCain.


24 posted on 11/07/2010 11:44:36 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: volunbeer

Many hit pieces from here on out. Lots of freepers expect and demolish these hit pieces. Game is always afoot.


25 posted on 11/07/2010 11:44:39 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: TigersEye

I think I will write Bush a note. Couldn’t find an e-mail address except the Bush Presidential Library. But here is his mail address:
President George Bush
P.O. Box 259000
Dallas, TX 75225-9000


26 posted on 11/07/2010 11:44:47 PM PST by WVNan (>)
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To: nickcarraway

As governor of Alaska, Palin had a higher clearance than the other three candidates.

Aside from as governor being the governor of the furthest north state, the furthest east state, the furthest west state, and the only state with a border on two countries.


27 posted on 11/07/2010 11:45:14 PM PST by donmeaker ("Get off my lawn." Clint Eastwood, Green Ford Torino)
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To: volunbeer

Normally, I would agree, that you shouldn’t jump to conclusions about stories like this. But we’ve let things go for too long. Time to back any and all Republicans into a corner.


28 posted on 11/07/2010 11:46:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: WVNan

meant to say that he needs to know that if he does not refutiate this rumor it’s going to cost him a whole truck load of book sales.


29 posted on 11/07/2010 11:46:27 PM PST by WVNan (>)
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To: STARWISE

And the part that he said ‘he thinks less of McCain as a man’ sounds nothing like Bush; nothing.

Personally, I wish he’d just stay silent, I know he is out trying to sell a book though. Whoever released this garbage knew because Bush is out giving interviews that it’s believable that he said this recently. I’m not buying it until I hear it from him. My gut says it’s that fat maggot Rove. I never liked him but now despise him after finding out how he tried to sabatoge the tea party in DE plus his rant on FOX. He’s trash.


30 posted on 11/07/2010 11:49:34 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: nickcarraway

According to a “top aide”.


31 posted on 11/07/2010 11:49:58 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: nickcarraway

Go Sarah, don’t let anything stop you!


32 posted on 11/07/2010 11:50:16 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: nickcarraway
Wake up folks. This keeps getting posted here and elsewhere over and over. First this crap and then stuff about the governor of NJ having supported the “other guy” in Delaware.

Recognize concerted BS for what it is. This is just the opening rounds of the same subtle crap that worked so well for the democrat fascists during he Bush years. The fact that they're at it again is no surprise but the fact that so many comment on it is a surprise. Look, Bush said openly on Oprah that he wasn't taking sides in the presidential or any other election and that he didn't want dragged back into the swamp. When you're so bored that you're leafing through the democrat propaganda, quit doing so and dig around to see why and when Bush might have called politics a swamp before.

If anyone should be taking shots for not supporting anyone else, it's a huge number of Republicans who should be taking shots for not supporting Bush and then when he was between a rock and a hard place based on everyone eating up democrat propaganda, those same Republicans wondered why he didn't try and do anything about domestic issues. How the hell could he? Over half of those calling themselves “Republican” in Congress were taking shots at Bush to distract the folks back home from how busy they were stealing all they could get.

The point isn't that Republicans need trashed for not supporting Bush, either. The point is that if you're going to keep watching he rear view mirror and lapping up obvious democrat propaganda how are you going to hang together until 2012? You better damn well hang together, too, because if the fascists ever again get even a simple majority in both houses at the same time that they hold the executive branch you can kiss your chances of another Tea Party movement working goodbye along with what few freedoms you still have left.

Look folks, we're fighting tooth and nail to try and unravel the total socialism fiend unleashed on us so couldn't we wait a while to fight each other? Like, until we've at least repealed Obamacare, put GM and Chrysler back in private hands, reigned in or shut down Fannie and Freddie, shut off the fire hydrant of money flowing to the democrat “education” system, and a few other tidbits?

JMHO

Regards

33 posted on 11/07/2010 11:50:37 PM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: nickcarraway
.......don't fall for this BS folks, the article don't even name an AUTHOR, TYPICAL LIBTARD HIT PIECE BY THE "HIT AND RUN" MEDIA
34 posted on 11/07/2010 11:51:21 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nickcarraway

Lunacy ...


35 posted on 11/07/2010 11:51:44 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: nickcarraway

Why are you posting bullshit on Free Republic?


36 posted on 11/07/2010 11:53:31 PM PST by Chunga (The Democratic Party Is A Criminal Enterprise)
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To: nickcarraway

It seems to there has been a lot of disnformation that serves to sow disagreement within the Conservative movement from anonymous sources quoted in the Press recently.


37 posted on 11/07/2010 11:54:02 PM PST by Outrance
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t get swayed by what is being reported in the lamestream media.

It’s just another HE SAID HE SAID game of the left and the RINOs.

Let’s believe it if we actually hear GWB saying the same thing. NO PROOF EXCEPT THE RINO’s allegations.

By the way, Perrino (also a Palin-basher) has already debunked this lie ‘bout Guam meme.


38 posted on 11/07/2010 11:56:47 PM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance.)
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To: nickcarraway

Palin is a big target these days. I expect we will continue to see lots of hit pieces like this in the future.

Levin has exposed a couple of articles that suggested things like this.

Clearly the media wants to attack Palin and pit the Tea Party against establishment Republicans and create any type of chaos they can.

Keep your eye on the target.


39 posted on 11/07/2010 11:59:20 PM PST by Outrance
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To: nickcarraway

Not Bush’s style at all. He has too much class.

Cindie


40 posted on 11/07/2010 11:59:38 PM PST by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: nickcarraway

“The Economic Times”, from India. I stopped reading right there.


41 posted on 11/07/2010 11:59:43 PM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Outlaw Woman
My gut says it’s that fat maggot Rove. My gut says that it is a bunch of very average looking people who work always to control it all. I'd propose a bet with you, but Rove might end up the only voice on America's Airwaves.
42 posted on 11/08/2010 12:03:41 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Agreed!


43 posted on 11/08/2010 12:13:07 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Finalapproach29er
Please go away Bushes.

Thank you The Reverend Jackson.

44 posted on 11/08/2010 12:14:26 AM PST by Chunga (The Democratic Party Is A Criminal Enterprise)
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To: nickcarraway

The Bush family thinks they own the US presidency...the only person he thinks is qualified is Jeb...

Bad news for Dubya, he was never qualified.

As the saying goes, Obama is merely Bush on steriods when it comes to spending..

Expect Dubya to start lobbying for amnesty next..


45 posted on 11/08/2010 12:16:14 AM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: nickcarraway

What some people on Free Republic need to understand is that their an elitist group inside the Republican party. They do not like outsiders.

Any real conservative that will puts conservatism above the party. Bush is a party first type and not conservative first. That is why for instance, why we gave money to Africa, prescription drugs benefits and the Bush Kennedy no child left behind was passed. Many freepers mistake Bush for being a conservative. He is a Republican first and always.


46 posted on 11/08/2010 12:17:43 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: Outrance
It seems to there has been a lot of disnformation that serves to sow disagreement within the Conservative movement from anonymous sources quoted in the Press recently. Get ready for years of it. How the only chance that Western Civilization has to reassert itself and become viral will take many paths. You can be part of it. Spread the word that Government has become too powerful because it empowers its favorite(silver spoon) sons that want to harness our energy to its own pocketbooks through inflation.
47 posted on 11/08/2010 12:19:37 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Sprite518

Why do most anti-Bush posters on Free Republic read like students from an English-As-A-Second-Language crash course?


48 posted on 11/08/2010 12:20:06 AM PST by Chunga (The Democratic Party Is A Criminal Enterprise)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Agree 100%.... Just like you have Obots (Obama Kool-Aid drinkers)... You have Bush Bots. They drive me up the wall. We will never be conservatives if we turn our backs when a conservative gets slammed.


49 posted on 11/08/2010 12:21:05 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: nickcarraway

I see you are still buying the drive-by BS to divide conservatives and to attack Palin? Buying into such BS is to help Dhimmicrats while letting your neurons be devoured by the Bush Derangement Syndrome.

They tried the same during the 2008 campaign but the truth was that Bush was supportive of Palin and held her in high esteem. How many more threads on this garbage do we need?


50 posted on 11/08/2010 12:22:08 AM PST by fabrizio (Restore the Republic!)
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