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DAVID BROOKS: Does Anyone Think Sarah Palin Can Handle A Crisis? White House Isn't American Idol
Business Insider ^ | 05/30/2011 | Glynnis MacNicol

Posted on 05/30/2011 8:39:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Plenty of Sunday morning airtime was devoted yesterday to Sarah Palin. George Will says it's common knowledge she shouldn't be trusted with nuclear weapons.

Andrew Sullivan says he's afraid she will run because there's a possibility she could beat Obama.

David Brooks essentially thinks she's a joke.

"Yeah. But, you know, being president is waking up, somebody hands you the crisis and said, "There's a crisis in Venezuela. What are you going to do about it?" Does any, does anybody think Sarah Palin's ready for that? I don't think so. So she can manage her brand.

But running for president is not "American Idol." And I, I think people may agree with her, they may like her, but that doesn't mean they're going to vote for her. And so I--you know, the other thing is she's just not a team player. This is a team sport. Just take one little thing she did this week. She's taking her bus up to New Hampshire.

She doesn't call the Republican Party in New Hampshire, tell, tell them where she's going to appear, what she's going to do. So you got to play as part of the party, you got to play as part of the team.

She's not a team player. I don't think people are going to think she's qualified."

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KEYWORDS: davidbrooks; palin; pds; potus; rinopurge; sarahpalin; smellthefear; waronsarah; whitehouse
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1 posted on 05/30/2011 8:39:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Rings hollow considering the farce we currently have in the WH right now.


2 posted on 05/30/2011 8:40:35 AM PDT by Chandalier
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To: SeekAndFind

Sarah has the national socialists more than worried. She scares the hell out of them.


3 posted on 05/30/2011 8:42:10 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is the media so afraid of Sarah Palin who according to them is so insignificant?


4 posted on 05/30/2011 8:42:24 AM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: SeekAndFind
She doesn't call the Republican Party in New Hampshire, tell, tell them where she's going to appear, what she's going to do

Sarah Palin clearly has not decided whether the GOP is part of the solution or part of the problem.

5 posted on 05/30/2011 8:43:11 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Does Anyone Think Sarah Palin Can Handle A Crisis?

Um, I do. She'd certainly do a better job than the present dunce in the White House.

CINOs in the media are in rare form lately.

6 posted on 05/30/2011 8:43:18 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Rush will do a media montage and we hear the phrase, “team player” on the air?


7 posted on 05/30/2011 8:43:27 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Palin doesn’t get the permission of the New Hampshire republican party to go to New Hampshire therefore she’s not a team player, ergo can not handle the presidency.
Brilliant analysis by an asshat.


8 posted on 05/30/2011 8:44:02 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Chandalier

You are exactly right. The current occupant of the White House starts a war while he is on vacation and seems to think that the golf course is the place where all of the people’s business must be conducted.


9 posted on 05/30/2011 8:44:49 AM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: SeekAndFind

David Brooks is miserable little faggot who voted for Obama because of the crease in his pants.


10 posted on 05/30/2011 8:45:13 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: SeekAndFind
As well, if not much better, than the last four Presidents, combined.

PALIN No Fear
11 posted on 05/30/2011 8:45:20 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure, the golfer in chief has done so well in crisis management.


12 posted on 05/30/2011 8:45:20 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Chandalier

The premise is nonsense to begin with. Yes, Presidents have to make choices in a crisis, but they have advisors, political appointees and career government employees, who will lay out the options and provide the intelligence on what is happening. Does anyone think that Obama handles a crisis on his own? His problem is that he is indecisive, which can be deadly depending upon the circumstance.


13 posted on 05/30/2011 8:45:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess being a governor qualifies you to run for Pres. and be able to handle a crisis unless your last name is Palin.


14 posted on 05/30/2011 8:45:43 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SeekAndFind

and Obama is qualified? what a load of crap. She has been a governor. She is ready as any of the other Republican candidates and better qualified than some.

After Obama got elected qualifications became less important. Remember? :-)


15 posted on 05/30/2011 8:45:43 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind

So it is NOT American Idol, but it is a “Sport”? Therefore it is American Idol in that it is a game? And the election PROCESS does seem a lot like American Idol to me of late. There is talk of what the candidates wear, their hair, where they shop and they play musical instruments on jokey talk shows. Yeah...then the insiders try to act like it is all dignified and official and way above the heads of people like Palin who are more like “American Idol.” They need to get over themeselves.


16 posted on 05/30/2011 8:46:06 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: SeekAndFind

From what planet is Mr. Brooks? He has the audacity to question Gov. Palin’s ability to handle a crisis when he hardly blinks at 0bama’s inability to handle, well, anything?


17 posted on 05/30/2011 8:47:39 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: SeekAndFind

“But running for president is not “American Idol.””

Um, I think you forgot to tell Obama that...


18 posted on 05/30/2011 8:47:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: SeekAndFind
I would rather have my bulldog in charge of this country over obama.( and she is scared of her own shadow)

Sarah, would be a breath of fresh air and I do believe she could handle the crisis.................the pretender we have now will probably get our collective asses handed to us. He needs to go now.

19 posted on 05/30/2011 8:48:24 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In life you pay your money and you take your chances. Do I *know* Sarah Palin will be a great president in a crisis? Of course not. Am I willing to take the chance to find out? In a heartbeat.


20 posted on 05/30/2011 8:49:41 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like “THEY” are scared to death of her.. (Meaning Libs and Rinos alike.)


21 posted on 05/30/2011 8:51:26 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: SeekAndFind
David Brooks fell for O’Slacker in a big way. He himself stated that one of the reasons that he was so impressed with Obama was the tight crease in his pant legs. That is political reporting genius that is unmatched! Brooks should ditch journalism and become a tailor.
22 posted on 05/30/2011 8:52:01 AM PDT by JPG (Bibi 1, O'Hamas 0.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sarah Palin has been married for many years, has 5 kids, ran a business, was a mayor and governor. She’s had plenty of experience handling crisis - IN THE REAL WORLD.


23 posted on 05/30/2011 8:52:05 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Crisis? Not above her pay grade.


24 posted on 05/30/2011 8:52:33 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: nuconvert

BINGO


25 posted on 05/30/2011 8:53:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lol! What do they think about how Obama handles any crisis?


26 posted on 05/30/2011 8:53:02 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: plain talk
Well, just remember what the gay stream media's response was when people said Obama wasn't qualified. . . " Jesus Christ was a community organizer "
27 posted on 05/30/2011 8:53:03 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Of course here’s he one thing we DO know about Sarah. There is no person in modern history who has had as much undeserved scorn, contempt, vicious obscene attacks heaped upon her and her family and she has handled it all with an astonishing grace, strength and vision. That much we DO know.


28 posted on 05/30/2011 8:53:50 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, she doesn't golf like a fool like someone we know. She doesn't partay with Eric "My People" Holder's 'people' at the WH every month sipping Krystaal and munching Kobe Beef, shrimp and Russian Caviar. She isn't 'conventiently' out of the country for nearly every disaster in America, or without for that matter. She didn't shoot Obama's brother, Osama, like he did. She didn't jet to Ireland [his homeland, you know] and get her dumb ass stuck on an embassy driveway in an overpriced hoopty limo....

No, she didn't do any of that or much much more that could be told. She didn't do any of it. What on God's green earth does she think she could be President of a free country for?

If we ever get this country back, we need to be hard, ruthlessly hard and rid ourselves of these traitors from every walk of life..

29 posted on 05/30/2011 8:54:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Scotsman will be Free
Palin doesn’t get the permission of the New Hampshire republican party to go to New Hampshire therefore she’s not a team player, ergo can not handle the presidency. Brilliant analysis by an asshat.

When it comes to the left, deductive reasoning and critical thought are not their strong suits.

30 posted on 05/30/2011 8:54:15 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: SeekAndFind
She's not a team player ...

I think she did the "team player" thing with John McLame and got stabbed in the back. She's able to do things on her own terms now.

31 posted on 05/30/2011 8:54:25 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Chandalier
Rings hollow considering the farce we currently have in the WH right now.

Yep. After the lack of research on the current occupant of the WH, the Monica Media has lost the right to ask such questions.

32 posted on 05/30/2011 8:55:39 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: Hoodat

True.


33 posted on 05/30/2011 8:55:52 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: SeekAndFind

But it was hunky-dory with the clueless “Independents” to vote for a left-wing Socialist in ‘08. No one can respect them after that enormous blunder, the effects of which will damage the nation for decades.


34 posted on 05/30/2011 8:56:02 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: SeekAndFind

The current resident of the White House can’t manage to make a toast correctly, doesn’t know what year it is (signed 2008 a couple of days ago), doesn’t care what the law says about anything, doesn’t know how many states there are, just to name a few problems. If the media were not sycophantic worshipers, he would have been forced to resign by now.


35 posted on 05/30/2011 8:56:05 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: SeekAndFind
The left's hypocrisy is both blatant and amusing to watch as they begin to get hysterical over even the possibility of Sarah Palin running for president and, very likely, defeating Barack Hussein in the upcoming election. The naysaying about Palin coming from the leftmedia's 'conservative' pets such as George Will and David Brooks is annoyingly vapid and devoid of substance, as usual when they try to denigrate Sarah Palin. As other FReepers have astutely observed, with Obama elected president, the bar has been lowered and a former effective governor and true conservative like Sarah Palin stands head and shoulders above what we have now; the indecisive and clearly inept Barack Obama, who never ran anything or was responsible for much of anything in his life.
36 posted on 05/30/2011 8:56:58 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey Brooks, you fool... here's you're American Idol-in-chief Obama working the crowd in Germany prior to the '08 election... what band opened for Obama?


37 posted on 05/30/2011 8:57:03 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whenever I see David Brooks on TV, I either turn the TV off or change the channel.


38 posted on 05/30/2011 8:58:29 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: SeekAndFind

The media hasn’t exactly treated her like an American Idol. Instead they’ve spent time attacking her and ignoring the utter failure that is the Obama administration.


39 posted on 05/30/2011 8:59:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the guy who was impressed by the crease in Obama pant, right? So who is it that can not be trusted? The evidence says Brooks.


40 posted on 05/30/2011 9:01:10 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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She's not a team player. I don't think people are going to think she's qualified."

Who but idiots thought Obozo was/is qualified. Ohhh! I forgot, the MSM talking heads thought he was the messiah.

41 posted on 05/30/2011 9:01:31 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SeekAndFind

And.....Mr. David Brooks, failed POTUS Obama is adept at handling a crisis? The “Republican Establishment” has to go. Of course, we must remember the likes of Brooks, etc. get no ear from anyone other then Obamabots!!!


42 posted on 05/30/2011 9:03:07 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: SeekAndFind

Management is not about knowing everything.

You hire people that are good at what they do.

A manager is someone that can take in information, be aware of the overall picture, know what the goals are, and then make a decision.

Unlike our current President who seems to have trouble making up his mind, or is too busy dealing with the details to understand the whole picture, I think Sarah would make a good President.


43 posted on 05/30/2011 9:04:53 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: SeekAndFind
DAVID BROOKS: Does Anyone Think Sarah Palin Can Handle A Crisis? White House Isn't American Idol

Of course it isn't David. It's not a golf course either.

44 posted on 05/30/2011 9:05:35 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Got toast?)
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Yes, David. As a matter of fact, I think she can. I wouldn’t be supporting her at this point if I didn’t think so. Unlike some people, I really do have higher standards for candidate selection than whether the prospect is young, hip, handsome and has immaculately pressed suits. I’m frankly more confident of Governor Palin’s ability to keep a cool head and make intelligent decisions in a crisis than that of at least some of her primary opponents, and certainly more so than the incumbent and his vice president.


45 posted on 05/30/2011 9:05:58 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In short: Brooks is an elitist, sexist ass.


46 posted on 05/30/2011 9:06:35 AM PDT by vortigern
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To: SeekAndFind
White House Isn't American Idol

No. Huh-uh.






47 posted on 05/30/2011 9:07:26 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sarah Palin knows David Brooks is a joke.


48 posted on 05/30/2011 9:07:54 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: kabar
Does anyone think that Obama handles a crisis on his own? His problem is that he is indecisive, which can be deadly depending upon the circumstance.

Yes. Although actually that's just one of the problems.

1. He is indecisive. He votes "present" for months while making up his mind which course of action will make him look good.

2. He is evil. He hates our country and wants to destroy it.

3. Although presidents rely on their advisers to run things, he has a habit of choosing idiots, extremists, Muslims, and Communists as his advisers. So that doesn't work very well either.

Obama thinks that they speak Austrian in Austria? None of his inner circle know any better. Obama thinks there are 57 states? None of his advisers know better. Obama wants to hand the world over to terrorists and dictators? So do his advisers. After all, he hand picked them.

49 posted on 05/30/2011 9:08:21 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

“She’s not a team player.”

Actually shje was very successful as a team player. But matybe she doesn’t have much interest in the establishment DC “team”.

And i’d like to see where Obama is a team player, where HE has handled ANY crisis well.
These criticisms ring very hollow when the dithering Kenyan marxist is in the white house.


50 posted on 05/30/2011 9:08:27 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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