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'Mama Grizzly' Sarah Palin back on the prowl (Politico Deeply Saddened!)
Politico ^ | April 18, 2011 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 04/19/2011 7:43:42 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

It's a fool's errand to use traditional indicators as definitive evidence that Sarah Palin is or is not running for president. If nothing else, she's made clear since her national debut two-and-a-half years ago that she plays by her own set of rules.

But her pugnacious speech over the weekend in Wisconsin, promotion thereof and re-launch of her PAC's website today, suggests that she very much wants to stay in the political conversation. As has been well-documented, Palin reads most everything written about her. So she surely didn't miss recent stories about her declining poll numbers and relative quiet. For one who relishes the fight, and the attention that comes with it, there is something far worse than being criticized and that's being ignored or written off.

After the last three days, that's not likely to happen again.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; benedictromney; martin4romney; miltromney; palin; palinistaparanoia; paranoidpalinistas; politico; politico4milt; politico4romney; politicoflack; politicoprrep; romney; sarahpalin; smelllikemilt; stenchofromney
Jonathan Martin is stunned that Sarah is back after all his DC in-crowd buddies declared her finished (yet again) last week...
1 posted on 04/19/2011 7:43:44 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Reddon; gimme1ibertee; BCEagles; secondamendmentkid; RINOs suck; johncocktoasten; Maine Mariner; ...
(((((PING)))))
2 posted on 04/19/2011 7:45:21 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didn’t I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 2008 caucus campaign.”
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



3 posted on 04/19/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Palin’s influence is unprecedented, and I mean that sincerely. And interesting group of numbers to examine...

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/04/19/hot-air-candidate-favorability-results/

Notice that Palin, Bachmann, and Cain, all have similar curves that seem to suggest little disagreement among conservatives about their beliefs. The others find little consensus and this presumes little solid support. A famous Laugh-In quip comes to mind... Verrrry interesting.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 7:49:30 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You should have put up a barf alert! This is a terrible piece of bias bull**** fill with snarky comments


5 posted on 04/19/2011 7:50:56 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I agree with what others have said on other threads; when Sarah officially announces, all of the others will free-fall in the polls.

The media has been desperately trying to push others.....it’s an “Anyone but Sarah Palin” attitude.

I love the new SarahPac website......there’s just something so “campaign-ish” about it!

I just watched her Madison speech. She blew the left out of the water and issued a blunt and direct challenge to Obama. “MR. PRESIDENT: GAME ON!!!!!!”


6 posted on 04/19/2011 7:50:59 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("Mr. President: GAME ON!" ---Sarah Palin)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
GAME ON!

7 posted on 04/19/2011 7:52:29 AM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

It should go without saying that “Politico” = “Barf.”


8 posted on 04/19/2011 7:53:52 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Oh! I forgot. LOL


9 posted on 04/19/2011 8:00:06 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
You should have put up a barf alert!

Politico means barf alert.

10 posted on 04/19/2011 8:03:21 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Bigtigermike; Virginia Ridgerunner
Polutico needs no barf alert.

They own the top barf-o-meter score ever!

11 posted on 04/19/2011 8:04:46 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Bigtigermike
It should go without saying that “Politico” = “Barf.”

I think it's easier to just remember that Politico is an unofficial-in-name-only PR agency for the Obama administration.

12 posted on 04/19/2011 8:06:19 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“As has been well-documented, Palin reads most everything written about her.”

Oh really? Documented where?

“She’d have real work to do within the ranks of conservatives to become viable.”

Bullsh!t.

- JP


13 posted on 04/19/2011 8:09:15 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: kevkrom
Pollutico is also the medium of choice for beltway GOP "hitmen" who're trying to Stop Sarah.
14 posted on 04/19/2011 8:16:47 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: wk4bush2004

I was floored by the Wisconsin speech. She’s stepped up her game, while remaining true to her core principles. The establishment types and the left have got to be shaking in their boots at this point: just when they thought she was ready to ride off into the sunset, she comes back “ready for prime time”.


15 posted on 04/19/2011 8:41:43 AM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The insane left thought they had shut her up. All they did is stir up the internal engine of Palin and watch out crap heads, SHE'S BACK!
16 posted on 04/19/2011 8:51:10 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: RedMDer

Say, y’know, since they’re both basketball aficionados, maybe they could play a winner-takes-all one-on-one match. Wonder who would take that contest, eh? Barracuda much?


17 posted on 04/19/2011 8:57:40 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yes, this bozo paints Palin, a true patriot, as an attention seeker, but Politico is just fine with Rats that truly are attention seekers.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 9:00:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
God bless Sarah Palin, our real last hope for this Country, if Americans are serious about reforming the Nation and demanding our representatives operate within the confines of the Constitution!

Eight deuce on the loose!

19 posted on 04/19/2011 9:00:48 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: RedMDer; All

Hey Obama, she’s ready to play. Are you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hcoGtRoyvE


20 posted on 04/19/2011 9:07:17 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer
Say, y’know, since they’re both basketball aficionados, maybe they could play a winner-takes-all one-on-one match. Wonder who would take that contest, eh? Barracuda much?

That is a great idea! :)

21 posted on 04/19/2011 9:13:41 AM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Logical me

“SHE’S BACK!”

She’s their Poltergeist, or was that from Freddy?


22 posted on 04/19/2011 9:14:53 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
"It's a fool's errand to use traditional indicators as definitive evidence that Sarah Palin is or is not running for president. If nothing else, she's made clear since her national debut two-and-a-half years ago that she plays by her own set of rules."

He should have stopped right there.

23 posted on 04/19/2011 9:28:06 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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24 posted on 04/19/2011 9:32:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Springfield Reformer

WooHoo Sarah!
25 posted on 04/19/2011 9:51:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Springfield Reformer

A pagan ritual like this with a witch-doctor type does not enhance Sarah’s reputation. Invoking the name of our Lord Jesus does not change the nature of this nonsense.

I pray that she admits to some emotional distress at the time and walks away from this.


26 posted on 04/19/2011 9:55:26 AM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

How is this a negative article?


27 posted on 04/19/2011 11:13:35 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Diogenesis

What does this have to do with Romney? He’s not even mentioned in the article.


28 posted on 04/19/2011 11:14:55 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: saltus

Well, if she does get to the general, I expect the Muthee Blessing to come forward again and be rebutted again. First, while it is arguable that Kenyan preacher Muthee (what’s the deal with Kenya, anyway?) is not in the mainstream of Christian belief, and that he may have been involved in some crazy mischief back in Kenya, there is no reasonable case to be made that he is a “Witch-doctor” type in the sense of being pagan.

You can argue he is heretical, but to be pagan one must adopt at least some obviously pagan ideas and practices, and praying over a local politician in hopes that God will use them to increase righteousness in the nation is not a pagan sentiment. Indeed, the left flipped out over it because to them, what they heard was a threat of distinctly Christian theocracy, which of course was also a mistake on their part, but the dead opposite of what you are saying.

For evidence, I offer the exacts words of Muthee’s prayer over Palin, shown below, which do not betray any obvious paganism per se, though for the sophisticated theologian there are hints of the Word of Faith paradigm and a strong aroma of postmillennial triumphalism, which many Christians, including myself, reject as poor interpretation of Scripture (though I do not reject the idea that Christians should be salt and light in every walk of life, as God calls them, per Calvin):

“Thank you, Jesus. Let’s all pray. Let’s pray for Sarah. Hallelujah! Come on, hold your hands up and raise them. Hold them and raise them up here! Come on, talk to God about this woman! Come on, talk to God about this woman we declare favor from today. We say favor, favor, favor! We say praise my God! We say grace to be rained upon her in the name of Jesus. My God, you make your judgment, you make room. You make ways in the desert, and I’m asking you today, we are asking you as the body of Christ in this valley, make a way for Sarah, even in the [inaudible]. Make her way my God. Bring finances her way, even in the campaign in the name of Jesus, and above all give her the personnel, give her men and women that will back her up in the name of Jesus. We want righteousness in this state. We want righteousness in this nation. Because you say [inaudible] in the name of Jesus. Our Father, use her to turn this nation the other way around. Use her to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers so that the curse that has been there long can be broken. In the name of Jesus. Father, we thank you today. We come in the hindrance of the enemy, standing in her way to there. In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus! Every form of witchcraft, it will be rebuked in the name of Jesus. Father, make her way now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

So, unless you are expecting her to write a treatise on the theological errors of the remnants of the Latter Rain movement as they appeared in the sermon and prayer of a visiting minister from Kenya, I do not see that she has anything to repent of. Indeed, considering who she is up against, seeking God’s intervention against profound spiritual evil seems highly appropriate. I have often thought that the foaming mouth railing against her went so wildly beyond rational precisely because it had it’s origins in the darkest recesses of Hell.

And as we know from Scripture, a prophet does not have to be a good prophet speaking from good motives to issue a blessing to one chosen by God for a special purpose. I refer you, of course, to Baalim, who would have cursed Israel if he’d had his own way but God wrung a blessing out of him despite himself.

Bottom line, if you have trouble with Sarah over Muthee, the problem is mainly Muthee, not Sarah. I have also heard, but have not yet been able to confirm, that her church affiliation has changed. Based on what we know about her, she is soundly Christian, if not a seminary theologian, and has the good sense to put her faith in Jesus and let the “professionals” duke it out over the fine points of prophetic speculation.

Peace,

SR


29 posted on 04/19/2011 11:18:24 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: EveningStar; Diogenesis
What does this have to do with Romney? He’s not even mentioned in the article.

Diogenesis is providing context of the author's previous connections to politically-motivated reporting regarding Palin. I think that's appropriate when evaluating the article. Don't you?

30 posted on 04/19/2011 11:20:13 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

How can you be back if you’ve never left?


31 posted on 04/19/2011 11:24:21 AM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: kevkrom; Diogenesis; Virginia Ridgerunner

This thread reeks of paranoid hooey.


32 posted on 04/19/2011 11:31:44 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

33 posted on 04/19/2011 11:37:37 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Mama’s going hunting.


34 posted on 04/19/2011 11:41:18 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: EveningStar
This thread reeks of paranoid hooey.

Then stop posting, so we don't get any more of it. ;)

Sorry, but you did walk right into that one...

35 posted on 04/19/2011 11:42:39 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: Springfield Reformer

I guess you’ve never been to a Pentacostal service before.


36 posted on 04/19/2011 12:07:38 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: curth

Yeah, you’re right. The only place she has really “gone” to is to India and Israel. And then she took a two-week break of sorts, and all her critics and attackers declare that she’s disappeared. Too funny!


37 posted on 04/19/2011 12:33:10 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She posted an oil policy post on Facebook on March 30

She left a blistering Facebook post about the military on April 8

She was on TV with Judge Pirro on April 9

She appeared at Women Of Joy in Oklahoma on the April 18

This was just another Journ-o-list/Republican Cocktail Party meme , intended to convince “somebody” that she has faded and is not interested in running for President.

Be aware of this weeks new meme: She has a bad voice! It started here last night and was repeated verbatim by Kirstin Powers earlier today. I think the bottom of the barrel has been scraped.


38 posted on 04/19/2011 12:47:17 PM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: curth
It started here last night and was repeated verbatim by Kirstin Powers earlier today.

Yeah, the PDS'ers sure know how to feed the libs. Concerning her voice, I like to point out that Abraham Lincoln's was shrill and tinny, with a hick accent.

39 posted on 04/19/2011 12:55:50 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Au contraire, my Friend. I’ve attended Assembly of God churches many times. I did eventually quit and go back to my Baptist roots, but the years of my fellowship among them were mostly a positive experience. I understand and do not want to get tangled up in a prolonged discussion about whether the gifts have ceased, but I don’t see any Scripture that creates an absolute barrier to modern works of the Holy Spirit that would resemble those of the early Church.

OTOH, the reason I quit this church, among other reasons, is that A) tongues was being “taught” in classes (utter nonsense, if you’ll pardon the pun) and B) while many of the purported prophetic utterances were wholesome, Biblically sound encouragements, others drifted off into obvious error and were not being corrected by church leadership.

See, to me, as an attorney and a Christian, that’s bad, but it’s a far cry from the charge of paganism, which I regard as a serious and specific charge that requires specific and credible evidence. Paganism is an identifiable set of theological beliefs and is accompanied by practices that support those beliefs. Some of those practices have abandoned their pagan roots and been grafted into Christian practice, such as Christmas trees. Other practices actually occurred in both a pagan and a Christian setting, such as tongues, and as a result have an entirely different meaning and mode of operation for Christians.

So, unless you can show me anything in Muthee’s prayer that gives credence to pagan deities, or pagan monism, or at least something that has zero basis in New Testament teaching, then I have to consider the case unproven. I think hard-core Word of Faith teaching is provable error, and that you can trace it, with some effort, to a pagan theory of monism. But that is not evident in or obvious to most folks who attend these groups. They are, or were when I was going, basically just Baptists who believe God can and still does the miraculous among His people if they invite Him to do so. I have nothing against them for believing that, but I do wish they would do the discipline that goes along with that, using Scripture to defend against the encroachment of error. Like Paul, I would rather know what everyone was saying than have to worry whether a given tongues-speaker was God-impelled or self-propelled.

Therefore, in general, I’ve concluded that while some incidents here and there do bear the marks of the truly miraculous, most of what goes on in these fellowships is driven, not by the incursion of an insidious paganism, but by the desire to be as much like the early church as possible, even if they have to do a little pretending to make it so. I don’t think the pretending is harmless, but many of them were and are excellent people, with whom I would gladly share a fox hole in battle, and who would give the shirt off their back to make your life and mine better. So writing them all off in a single stroke is not as straightforward for me as it apparently is for you.

Peace,

SR


40 posted on 04/19/2011 1:35:45 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Covenantor

If nothing else, she’s made clear since her national debut two-and-a-half years ago that she plays by her own set of rules.”

He should have stopped right there.


That’s really a good compliment coming from Martin. It admits that she has extraordinary leadership skills and the ability to think outside of the box. When you think about it, what other politician has been able to re-write the rules for campaigning? Who has ever survived such a media onslaught? Who has ever survived being attacked both by the democrats and the establishment Republicans? Maybe Reagan. She’s in good company.


41 posted on 04/19/2011 3:04:46 PM PDT by excopconservative (organize4palin.com (what are you doing to save your country?))
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To: Bigg Red

I would hardly call Gov. Palin an “attention seeker.” It seems it’s attention that seeks her out. These media guys just can’t help themselves, they are always writing about her.


42 posted on 04/19/2011 3:22:11 PM PDT by EDINVA (wh)
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To: saltus

This reminds me of the story in which the disciples complained about Jesus allowing the woman to wash his feet. Who are you to say how others honor the Lord?


43 posted on 04/19/2011 4:20:13 PM PDT by Sarah-bot (What would Edward Rooney do?)
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To: EDINVA

No, I don’t think she is an attention seeker; the writer of this piece seems to be calling her that. I am a proud Palinista!


44 posted on 04/19/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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