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Could Palin Use Speech to End Silence on Egypt?
NYT ^ | February 4, 2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Posted on 02/04/2011 1:18:09 PM PST by onyx

Could Friday night be one of those defining moments in the career — and potential presidential candidacy — of Sarah Palin?

Egypt is on the brink of a revolution that could transform American and global foreign policy for years — a crisis that is testing President Obama and makes clear the life-and-death stakes for anyone who might think about replacing him.

And as it happens, Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is scheduled to give a major speech Friday night at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., in honor of what would have been the 40th president’s 100th birthday.

It’s possible that Ms. Palin could use the opportunity to deliver a broadly conceived foreign policy speech that uses the turmoil in Egypt to advance an understanding of her national security beliefs that goes beyond her use of Twitter messages and Facebook posts.

Mr. Reagan, after all, was a onetime governor (and actor) who had little foreign policy experience when he ran for president. And yet his presidency was in some ways defined by the manner in which he confronted the changing world around him.

The history books recall Mr. Reagan’s confrontations with the Soviet Union, his push to build a missile defense system, his clandestine support of the Contras in Nicaragua, bombings in Libya and the brief war in Grenada.

Ms. Palin has likewise been criticized for a lack of sophistication when it comes to foreign policy. During the 2008 campaign, critics mocked an answer she gave about Russia so much that a phrase from a Saturday Night Live skit — “I can see Russia from my house” — took on an apocryphal resonance.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: better2besilent; egyptcrisis; enemedia; foreignpolicy; freepressforpalin; mubarak; muslimbrotherhood; nytimes; pds; sarahpalin; waronsarah
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I'll be posting a LIVE thread for her speech tonight.

This column is an interesting read.

GO SARAH!

1 posted on 02/04/2011 1:18:13 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

bttt


2 posted on 02/04/2011 1:19:29 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: onyx

Yeah, and the moment she says something this same NYT person will start bashing her “Why is she talking about Egypt” and “there she goes inserting herself into another story!”

Just wait...


3 posted on 02/04/2011 1:20:11 PM PST by WatchYourself (Palin or BUST 2012)
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To: WatchYourself

“at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., in honor of what would have been the 40th president’s 100th”

“Reagan forever” stamps out next week


4 posted on 02/04/2011 1:20:47 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; 6323cd; Abbeville Conservative; abigail2; ABQHispConservative; ...
SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST

5 posted on 02/04/2011 1:20:52 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; All
"Could Palin Use Speech to End Silence on Egypt? "

Ummmm.....Yes!


6 posted on 02/04/2011 1:21:40 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: onyx

What would you expect her to say?


7 posted on 02/04/2011 1:21:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
“Reagan forever” stamps out next week

!!!


8 posted on 02/04/2011 1:23:31 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I don’t think she will. It wouldn’t be classly to coop an event to honor President Reagan with your on campaign. Palin is too classly to do it.


9 posted on 02/04/2011 1:23:50 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: onyx

I look forward to the live thread as I am TV/radio deprived at the moment (and dialup on the internet isn’t reliable either.)


10 posted on 02/04/2011 1:24:01 PM PST by hattend (The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. - Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

LOL, apparently the NYT is so desperate to avoid any public praise of Reagan that they’re trying to get Sarah to rewrite her speech and talk about something else.


11 posted on 02/04/2011 1:24:18 PM PST by thatdewd
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To: onyx

I just hope she says something like “Dana Milbank is an effeminate liberal girlyman”. I want to see the idiot break his “Palin boycott” and maybe do a hunger strike or alcohol boycott instead.


12 posted on 02/04/2011 1:24:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare funds 16,000 new tax collectors but no new doctors. Now that's what I call "green" jobs.)
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To: musicman

WOO-HOO!
GO SARAH!


13 posted on 02/04/2011 1:24:42 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Is the speech on TV or being streamed somewhere?


14 posted on 02/04/2011 1:25:10 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: musicman

LOL! Good one! :)


15 posted on 02/04/2011 1:25:24 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx
I hope not. Its a lose-lose for her.

She undoubtedly knows its not useful for every public figure to render their opinion on the situation. John McCain.

16 posted on 02/04/2011 1:26:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: BenLurkin

Sarah only needs to honor Reagan’s foreign policy philosophy and then pause for applause.

She doesn’t need to embark on a criticism of the current crisis.....just ask a rhetorical “What would President Reagan have done?”


17 posted on 02/04/2011 1:26:39 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: trisham; onyx

18 posted on 02/04/2011 1:27:01 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: hattend

Can you get radio? There’s a *listen LIVE* link, too! It’s included in the text I have ready to post.


19 posted on 02/04/2011 1:28:06 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: jimbo123
Is the speech on TV or being streamed somewhere?

Yes, C-Span and streamed here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Young-Americas-Foundation

20 posted on 02/04/2011 1:28:58 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: "Buck up or stay in the truck.")
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To: onyx

From what I understand Sarah is going to apply Reagan’s political philosophy to today’s events. It won’t be just foreign policy but also domestic policy and what Reagan meant to both.


21 posted on 02/04/2011 1:28:58 PM PST by Clyde5445 (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

As a non-Palin supporter I have to agree that she has a great opportunity tonight to pick up some foreign policy credibility. I honestly hope she makes the most of her chance.


22 posted on 02/04/2011 1:29:24 PM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: musicman

Ha, great pix of her coming down the ramp of Air Force One. May I live to see this, Lord.


23 posted on 02/04/2011 1:29:48 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: onyx

I don’t think it would serve any useful purpose for Sarah to comment on Egypt.

This editorial is wincingly obvious. The Times wants to suck her into criticizing Obama’s Islamist support of the Muslim Brotherhood, and then they can blame her when everything goes wrong. As it will, if Obama has his way.

I’m hoping that the Egyptian Army can hold out and save their country from revolution and turmoil, but no question that Obama’s pals have been busy stirring up a Muslim/Nazi style revolution there. It’s not going to be easy to prevent another Iran, but this time one that would sweep through the whole Arab world.


24 posted on 02/04/2011 1:29:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jimbo123

YES LIVE on C-SPAN and also on ustream. I am posting the LIVE thread at least an hour prior to her speech. Maybe sooner. She doesn’t speak until 11:00PM Eastern.


25 posted on 02/04/2011 1:30:16 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

What time is she speaking?


26 posted on 02/04/2011 1:30:29 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: onyx
The comments are uniformly examples of liberal hate. And ignorance, at that.

I don't trust this "proposition" at all. The Slimes is expecting that Palin will say something stupid and embarrass herself and give them an opportunity to jump all over some faux pas. This wiseguy couldn't care less what Sarah really thinks.

Even so, it would be a good move, because I have confidence that she would do a good job. Better than the obama gang so far.

27 posted on 02/04/2011 1:31:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: trisham; musicman

Hi trisham!!! Our musicman always comes through!


28 posted on 02/04/2011 1:31:53 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WatchYourself

Yes, even this article is a set-up.


29 posted on 02/04/2011 1:32:12 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: BenLurkin

“In the spirit of this occasion I wish to announce my candidacy for the Presidency of the United States of America.”


30 posted on 02/04/2011 1:33:37 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cicero

I think she’s worked very hard on her speech and she going to honor President Reagan and the young people who invited her.


31 posted on 02/04/2011 1:34:34 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; musicman

He certainly does! :)


32 posted on 02/04/2011 1:34:52 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

If I have this right, Sarah speaks at about 10pm Central time.

I wonder if there is anything of interest to see on CSPAN before she speaks.

I hope they broadcast more of the festivities.

See you on the Live Thread later tonight!

: )


33 posted on 02/04/2011 1:35:30 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (President Sarah Louise Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: Earthdweller

11:00PM Eastern
10:00 Central
8:00 Pacific


34 posted on 02/04/2011 1:35:39 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: musicman; onyx

I hope she’s putting ON her running shoes! :)


35 posted on 02/04/2011 1:36:15 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cicero

I agree that Sarah would be stepping into a trap if she tries to make any specific predictions about Egypt at this point. It is too uncertain and no matter what she says she will be criticized for being “wrong.”

On the other hand, she could score huge points if she makes a good, broad-based, insightful and intelligent speech on mideast policy in general. That could make lib and RINO heads explode. But I don’t know enough about the venue to know if it is appropriate for her to make such a speech there or not. The timing may not be right. I just don’t know.


36 posted on 02/04/2011 1:36:27 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: onyx

She should keep her mouth shut. As badly as zero is doing on this one, it does no good to have opposition politicians carping at him in the middle of a crisis.


37 posted on 02/04/2011 1:36:47 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: onyx

For the NYT the article is surprisingly fair. However the headline is not. The headline, written by an editor usually and not the author of a story, implies she has improperly maintained a silence. As not in the administration in a Foreign Policy role or in the congress in a minority or majority role, her silence during the actual unfolding is proper as foreign policy is the role of congress and the executive and doesn’t need a lot of prospective candidate input during a critical period of a crisis in an allied country.

A week into it, sure, she can make comments now at a proper distance from the initial days, and I hope she does. But I hope she speaks broadly to the mistakes from Carter on in dealing with countries that are non-equitable with western mixed republics and democracies yet who we are allied from time to time and end up being strengthen in their reactionary existance by that alliance.


38 posted on 02/04/2011 1:38:44 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: Cicero
no question that Obama’s pals have been busy stirring up a Muslim/Nazi style revolution there. It’s not going to be easy to prevent another Iran

I think its worth remembering that Carter also helped to foment the overthrow of the Shah. This was in accordance with Zbigniew Brzezinski's grand scheme to use the muslim world against the Soviets. Brzezinski flew over and told the Shah's generals to stand down and to allow events to unfold. Within a couple months of taking power those same generals were executed by the Ayatollah.

Obama is following in Carter's path in more ways than one.

39 posted on 02/04/2011 1:39:48 PM PST by marron
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To: onyx

Hope we can get a live feed from somewhere. Perhaps from those radio guys in AK whose show is supposed to be the first to know ...


40 posted on 02/04/2011 1:40:51 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Unfortunately, not. I looked but I don't remember what C-SPAN is showing prior to going LIVE with Sarah Palin.

Here's part of my post for the LIVE thread.

C-SPAN

Sarah Palin Remarks on Ronald Reagan

LIVE

Airing Time: 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM EST

Looks like the prior program is about the FCC. Click the graphic to go to C-SPAN's schedule.

41 posted on 02/04/2011 1:40:56 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: bboop

Me too!!


42 posted on 02/04/2011 1:41:12 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: meadsjn
I have this included in the text for the LIVE thread. Same site also has *listen live*.
43 posted on 02/04/2011 1:43:09 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I’m so glad that someone at the New York Times is concerned about whether Sarah uses this speech to impart her grasp of foreign policy.


44 posted on 02/04/2011 1:43:23 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx
I think she’s worked very hard on her speech and she going to honor President Reagan and the young people who invited her.

I can't wait to hear her speech. I expect she is going to let The Kenyan and his Muslim Brotherhood collaborators stew in their juices and keep her speech all about President Reagan and not make any criticisms or policy statements on Egypt. Tonight is all about President Reagan.
45 posted on 02/04/2011 1:43:51 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: trisham; musicman

I hope we get a good look at the shoes she wears tonight!


46 posted on 02/04/2011 1:44:31 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
If she says the right things she could be on her way to the White House. The wrong things and she should go back to Alaska.
47 posted on 02/04/2011 1:46:23 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: onyx

The Slimes are TRYING to set her up. They come up short every time but keep insisting on getting themselves SLAMMED DOWN by her. Drop a dime on them again, Sarah. They’ve earned it.


48 posted on 02/04/2011 1:47:04 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: thatdewd

We now know what the NYT would LOVE Palin to do in her speech. The question is why?


49 posted on 02/04/2011 1:47:35 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: KC Burke

Iteresting column for sure, but the writer should know that she has already worked very hard on this special speech, so whatever she says won’t have anything to do with his column or input from any journ0lists or journalists.


50 posted on 02/04/2011 1:47:38 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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