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To: Gipper08

I’ll try and explain my statement to you in a way you might better understand. What I mean by “the status quo” is the inside-the-beltway elites. As good a conservative as Pence is, he is also tainted by serving in that cesspool. I’ve come to realize that those good ol’ boys are more interested in preserving their power than reforming the way government works. The place is so damned corrupt that an outside leader is needed to begin the arduous task of cleaning up the town.

Sarah Palin has a proven track record of rooting out corruption. She also went through the budgets of Alaska as governor and Wasilla as mayor,line by line, trimming unnecessary spending as much as possible. She adamantly supports energy exploration, a strong defense, support for Israel, cutting spending and taxes and reducing regulations on business. She has also taken everything the left has thrown at her while, at the same time, getting very little support from elected Republicans, including Pence. As to the elected Republicans not publicly supporting her, my question is why? Lack of courage? Afraid of the media? Or is it for the same reasons as the left, that they feel she is a threat to their base of power?

Now, as for Pence, he is a great conservative congressman, imo. If he truly wants to make a difference, he would stay in the congress and fight for needed reforms. Or he could, as some want him to do, run for governor of Indiana. He needs to prove he has administrative skills before he is ready for the presidency. Just being a conservative and holding conservative views isn’t enough.

BTW, typical GOP talking points have proven to be just that, merely talking points. If it weren’t for the tea party movement, there wouldn’t be anything accomplished and I need to yet see if the current members of congress have learned the lessons of the last election. The days of just saying what people want to hear to be elected and then discarded are over. Either produce or you’re fired!


39 posted on 01/18/2011 12:30:16 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: upsdriver

decent answer but it does not apply to Pence. Pence made his name opposing the leadership of his party and is actually loathed by the party insiders. He was actually blamed for losing the house in 06 because he told the truth about the GOp... he then ran for leader and received all of 25 votes...basically Pence spent 4 years running down (in public) the leadership (and president) of his own party(he obviously has toned it down since 08 but he did not sell out on TARP and other things)...put in another way...staus quo would be someone Ted Stevens could have gotten along with...pence certainly is not that (for now)


40 posted on 01/18/2011 12:43:15 PM PST by Gipper08 (www.travishankins.com...a real CONSERVATIVE)
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To: upsdriver

Has she ever named a single federal department or agency that she would get rid of?


47 posted on 01/18/2011 1:30:23 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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