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Palin Will Draw a Contrast With Obama in Her Visit Next Month to India
The New York Sun ^ | February 27, 2011 | Praynay Gupte, Contributing Editor

Posted on 02/27/2011 7:42:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin’s choice of an international venue to deliver an address on “My Vision of America” is canny. She will speak in March before India’s business, political, diplomatic, academic and media elite at the annual India Today Conclave. The gathering arguably possesses the biggest private-sector megaphone in the world’s largest democracy. And while the delegates may not be a microcosm of the country’s 1.2 billion mostly poor people, they certainly make decisions that matter.

Mrs. Palin’s choice is also shrewd because her visit to India will come barely three months after a celebrated one by President Obama. Her appearance is certain to elicit comparisons, however superficial. A presidential visit, replete with pomp and pageantry, is far more of a visual and verbal feast than that of a private citizen, even if she happens to have been an erstwhile governor of Alaska and a former running mate in an American presidential election.

Nevertheless, Mrs. Palin’s India journey is an important one. For one, Indians would like to hear a clearly defined sense of America’s political and economic trajectory. Mr. Obama’s message during his trip last November was replete with predictable bromides and the usual rhetoric of bilateral friendship. He announced some major business deals that would enhance American exports, but these had been anticipated. Indians were less than happy that, however subtly, the president sought to underscore that, in Washington’s view at least, there was parity between an economy of $1.4 trillion, and a neighboring one – Pakistan – whose GDP is $167 billion.

The Obama Administration’s concept of parity, however, has less to do with economics than with a hope — becoming increasingly vain — that Pakistan will be a robust ally in the global fight against Al Qaeda’s terrorism.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; freepressforpalin; india; obama; pakistan; palin; presidentpalin; sarahpalin; takeboltonwithyou; wot
I love how the MSM keeps telling us she's not running even after reading articles like this. Hilarious.
1 posted on 02/27/2011 7:42:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wouldn’t saying that she isn’t running because of the money et al and she turns around and actually does run upset their meme? It would be a sacrifice then? Heh!


2 posted on 02/27/2011 7:45:59 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think she would serve her country better by addressing how the U.S. government can help stop the deterioration of the American middle class, the massive outsourcing of jobs and a business plan to restore America back to her manufacturing greatness.

I am frankly kinda sick and tired of our leaders prancing around the world talking about how America plans to facilitate business in foreign countries rather than the country of their birth.

America's in trouble and unless we wake up, there will be no turning the ship around.

Just sayin

3 posted on 02/27/2011 7:59:44 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She will make a very favorable impression, if not take India by storm.

I wonder how many American Indians (from India, not Native Americans) will, as a result, donate millions to SaraPAC.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 8:03:17 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A lot, if I have anything to say about it. It’s going to take at least a billion to finance this next go-round and you know Mr. Soros will be contributing to the Democrats.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 8:09:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What, she will fail to bow to foreign leaders?

How novel!


6 posted on 02/27/2011 8:23:37 PM PST by bigbob
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To: servantboy777

I hate to sound like a broken record... India may be our most important ally in ten years. Either Palin has very good advisors, or she is looking far into the future.


7 posted on 02/27/2011 8:28:09 PM PST by HMS Surprise (I fear we are lost.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Its probably the hand of John Bolton, for sure.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 8:32:52 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (IF Obama is REELECTED (not an impossibility) then what'll that have said re: what America's become?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
PALIN No Fear
9 posted on 02/27/2011 8:34:29 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: HMS Surprise

with her and John Bolton, it’s a slam dunk


10 posted on 02/27/2011 8:52:28 PM PST by bareford101 ("Aslan's on the move." The Last Battle-CS Lewis)
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To: FrankR

Effective Leader? Let us pray for God’s sake! This last bunch of pubbies elected are not enough! Sarah, from this vantage point, IS our only hope out of the dismal/depressing field of pubbie presidential candidates; and, her fellow pubbie legislators, always looking for “compromise” would be her biggest challenge! Why? Because in the next ten years the marxist/socialist party (the dims) are proposing to add 13 trillion to the debt of these here United States! The spineless pubs are planning in the same timeframe to add 11 trillion! As uber liberal Mondale once said.......”where’s the beef”?

Literally, there are belated but growing EXPERT/EXPERIENCE OLD HANDS beginning to shout that “the debt” is the single biggest threat there is to national security far outpacing Mr. Bin Laden or nuclear attack! Sarah may be the only politician around today besides Rand Paul who understands the stakes for America and has the guts to tackle the debt head on! Our political system as we know it simply may not be up to the task! 1776 and Boston Commons here we come again! Thank you forefathers for the second ammendment!!


11 posted on 02/27/2011 9:15:45 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: servantboy777; MichaelCorleone

What if Sarah Palin ran for President and picked Bobby Jindal for Vice President?

Palin/Jindal 2012

We vitally need India as a solid ally.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 9:21:54 PM PST by Aroostook25
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To: AmericanInTokyo
MY PREFERENCES:

Sarah PALIN – President
John BOLTON – VP

Steve Forbes – Sec. of State
General Patraeus – Sec. of Defense
Mark Levin – Attorney General
Thomas Sowell – Sec. of Treasury
Jan Brewer – Sec. of Homeland Security

Dept. of Veteran Affairs – Merge with Defense
Dept. of Interior – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Commerce – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Transportation – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Health & Human Services – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Agriculture – Merge with Treasury

Dept. of Education – ABOLISH
Dept. of Energy – ABOLISH
Dept. of Labor – ABOLISH
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development – ABOLISH

13 posted on 02/27/2011 9:52:21 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Aroostook25

I have no problem with that ticket. Not sure what jindal brings to the ticket has far as EV politics but he would bring some assets to the ticket.........


14 posted on 02/27/2011 10:04:46 PM PST by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Clyde5445
Ka-Ping .......................... FRegards
15 posted on 02/27/2011 11:47:55 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: leprechaun9

Pretty good there.
I think Patraeus is Petraeus, but I could be wrong on that, though. ;-)


16 posted on 02/27/2011 11:50:00 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (IF Obama is REELECTED (not an impossibility) then what'll that have said re: what America's become?)
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To: servantboy777

“I think she would serve her country better by addressing how the U.S. government can help stop the deterioration of the American middle class, the massive outsourcing of jobs and a business plan to restore America back to her manufacturing greatness.”

She already talks about this. She’s just bringing the show on the road. I don’t see this as a speech about “how India can be the best phone support center for the U.S.”, but more “a strong and healthy and free America is good for a strong and healthy and free world.”

By the way - was it really that recently that Obama was in India? I pretty much forgot about that trip! (Of course, I ignore any of the MSM news on him, so....)


17 posted on 02/28/2011 12:01:41 AM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: FrankR
Photobucket
18 posted on 02/28/2011 12:28:24 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: unseen1

In this increasingly dangerous world we can not go it alone or with only the support of the United Kingdom.
We need India as an stong military ally in that part of the world.

I’m wary of teaming Palin up with a RINO or establishment Republican who could succeed her and undo much of what she accomplishes.
Witness what Bush I did after Reagan.


19 posted on 02/28/2011 12:30:17 AM PST by Aroostook25
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To: Aroostook25

In June of 2008, I posted that ticket here on FR.


20 posted on 02/28/2011 1:13:03 AM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Aroostook25

While I like Bobby Jindal, he’s not constitutionally eligible to be in line to be a President of the US. Although he was born in the US, both of his parents were citizens of India at the time and here on work visas.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 3:33:25 AM PST by octex
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To: 21twelve

Yea, his trip was just a couple of months ago if I remember correctly.

Didn’t make much news because a photo of him bowing to the Indian prime minister wasn’t caught.

I dunno....just sayin.


22 posted on 02/28/2011 6:25:53 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: gonzo; 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; 6323cd; Abbeville Conservative; abigail2; ABQHispConservative; ...
SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST

23 posted on 02/28/2011 6:40:00 AM 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: leprechaun9

I think John Bolton would be better as Sec. of State and Steve Forbes at the FED


24 posted on 02/28/2011 6:50:31 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Aroostook25
the best of both worlds would be if Palin picks a RINO friendly VP for 2012 (to heal the party) and then kicks him off and selects a real conservative in 2016 to continue the conservative leadership in 2020.......Much like Obama is planning to do to biden next year....
25 posted on 02/28/2011 11:39:42 AM PST by unseen1
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To: octex; rocksblues
What has Jindal's parents being here on work visas when he was born have to do with Bobby Jindal being elected for Vice President?

As Rocksblues said on this forum last November in the 1,339 post thread
Is Bobby Jindal Eligible To Become President If He Was Born Before Parents Were Naturalized?

He’s a Republican so he wouldn’t be eligible, but if he was a Democrat that would be OK. /S

26 posted on 02/28/2011 11:41:58 AM PST by Aroostook25
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To: unseen1

You mean a ticket such as
Palin/Romney (retch, gag, barf)
or
Palin/McCain (double retch, gag, barf)


27 posted on 02/28/2011 11:45:32 AM PST by Aroostook25
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To: Aroostook25

I would hope for neither. I was liking Palin/West but west folded during the spend cut bills last month. But maybe Palin/Palewntey for 2012 and then in 2016 Palin/Jindal


28 posted on 02/28/2011 12:25:46 PM PST by unseen1
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To: Clyde5445; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000

The contrast could not be greater.

Sarah Palin is energetic and promotes energy-development which leads to prosperity.

Hussein Goat Boy exhorts his tire-burning macheteros to lay waste to prosperity.

India is our counterbalance to China rampant--along with re-armed Japan joining us, and Taiwan, and South Korea--

--with the proper entreaties and incentives, signals and substance--

--which will come from Sarah Palin's personal principles--

--and John Bolton's aggressive pursuit of our national interest through the valid diplomacy of strength and freedom.


29 posted on 02/28/2011 3:20:07 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Aroostook25

>> “What if Sarah Palin ran for President and picked Bobby Jindal for Vice President?” <<

.
Jindal’s parents were not US citizens when he was born, so he is not elligible. This is no minor issue.


30 posted on 02/28/2011 4:20:44 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: The Wizard

>> “Steve Forbes at the FED” <<

.
Are you joking?

Forbes is a Keynesian mush head. We need hard money, and we need it now!


31 posted on 02/28/2011 4:31:03 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: leprechaun9
RE: Your preferences...

Perfect. Simply perfect.

8^D

32 posted on 02/28/2011 6:30:01 PM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Cain 2012... Demand Exceptional--America deserves the best)
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To: PhilDragoo

Fabulous post! Thank you!

I can think of no greater contrast to The Won than her!


33 posted on 03/01/2011 12:03:51 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: leprechaun9
Dept. of Education – ABOLISH
Dept. of Energy – ABOLISH
Dept. of Labor – ABOLISH
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development – ABOLISH

And don't forget:

The Federal Reserve - ABOLISH

34 posted on 03/01/2011 1:30:13 AM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An interesting article from the great NY Sun (which I used to get for free, before it closed shop partly because it gave away too many subscriptions for free.)

I’d take issue with this line, however:

“Mrs. Palin will get to see first hand how the politics of the Subcontinent work. She may even want to make an unscheduled stop in Pakistan, which wouldn’t be such a bad thing.”

Pakistan is currently holding an American CIA agent hostage; perhaps this isn’t a great time for an American ambassador - official or not - to placate these people.


35 posted on 03/01/2011 5:50:08 PM PST by BCrago66
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