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Sarah Palin's emails underscore polarizing effect
Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2011 | By Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger, Washington Bureau

Posted on 06/11/2011 3:10:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

.....Taken together, the email correspondence underscores Palin's polarizing effect long before she was a ubiquitous figure on the national political stage.

Palin's disgust with the media was apparent as soon as she was tapped to be Sen. John McCain's running mate — a decision that happened with a suddenness that seemed to take her and her aides by surprise as much as it did much of the country.

"Can you believe it!" Palin wrote to one aide who had sent her a congratulatory email. "He told me yesterday — it moved fast! Pray! I love you."

She was much less in love with the media swarm that came with the nomination. She and aides objected when a blizzard of questions from reporters included queries about her favorite poem and the tanning bed in the governor's mansion. "Arghhhh!" Palin responded, noting she had paid for the tanning bed and was "dismayed at the media."

The darker side of her newfound fame was evident too, as the governor fielded several vicious threats against her life — all of which she forwarded to her aides without comment.

At the other end of the spectrum, the messages include many adoring missives from supporters around the country who, even before she joined the 2008 presidential ticket, saw her as a rising star.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2012; alaska; emails; palin; palinemails; privacy; sarah; sarahpalin
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It's a Resume Enhancer!

SO is this one:

Sarah Palin quotes: what she said in the emails

And this one:

Thousands of Sarah Palin's private emails released

"Can you flippinbelieveit?!"

There are other polarizing (more accurate placement of the term) news outlets, like the Washington Post that label Palin as a "polarizing figure."

The msm believes it will push us to choose Anyone-But-Sarah-Palin. The Left recognizes her as the Number One Obama rival needed to be taken out -- to be ruined and ridiculed, so no one will listen to her. And in the end, abandon a conservative candidate for the presidential ticket in 2012.

Rush Limbaugh: "Liberals always tells you which conservatives they fear most."

1 posted on 06/11/2011 3:10:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Rush Limbaugh: “Liberals always tell you which conservatives they fear most.”


2 posted on 06/11/2011 3:11:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Doncha see? Sarah MADE the State-Run Media dig up all those emails and make complete fools of themselves.


3 posted on 06/11/2011 3:15:04 AM PDT by abb
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WHERE ARE MITT ROMNEY’s emails
directing attacks on Gov. Palin and her children for Obama?


4 posted on 06/11/2011 3:16:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“the email correspondence underscores Palin’s polarizing effect”

So the media thinks the emails say what they think they say even if they don’t specifically say it.

No the intellectual tail chasing is even worse than that. Palin complains about the press in the emails and, to the media, this means that she is as polarizing as they say she is.

The media’s complaint about Palin is that the media complains about Palin.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 3:16:15 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What an outrage. She bought a tanning bed


6 posted on 06/11/2011 3:18:02 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

Doesn’t Palin know, you’re suppose to send the bill to the taxpayers? Palin’s such a dunce that she actually paid for it herself


7 posted on 06/11/2011 3:18:58 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am done. Palin in 2012. Our best chance. Rush is right. MSM fear is our best indicator of a good POTUS.


8 posted on 06/11/2011 3:22:14 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine
I am done. Palin in 2012. Our best chance.

I agree. No need to fool with any of the rest of them anymore. The quicker we all get behind her and focus on removing the Marxist from office, the better.

9 posted on 06/11/2011 3:25:07 AM PDT by abb
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To: screaminsunshine

Same here - I believe Palin is the best candidate, and Cain or West would be a great VP. The liberals’ use of the word polarizing is intended to polarize, but there is no politician more polarizing than Obama.


10 posted on 06/11/2011 3:34:52 AM PDT by drierice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Palin's disgust with the media was apparent

That's the big scoop after reading 24,000 emails? I could've given all that info in just one.

11 posted on 06/11/2011 3:39:34 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Palin's disgust with the media was apparent as soon as she was tapped to be Sen. John McCain's running mate ...

Uh no, Palin's disgust with the media became apparent as soon as the MSM decided to run her family through a shredder.

12 posted on 06/11/2011 3:40:01 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Libloather

Pathetic, isn’t it?

“....Around the same time aide Ivy Frye wrote to Mrs Palin and her husband Todd that she liked a television commercial they were in.

Mrs Palin responded that she and her daughter Piper had just watched it. She said: “Piper said I looked like I had a mullet!”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/sarah-palin/8569719/Sarah-Palin-fury-at-Vogue-shoot-leak.html

OMG!


13 posted on 06/11/2011 3:41:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
"“the email correspondence underscores Palin’s polarizing effect”

Ha...polarizing indeed....

The lefties got well and truly ELECTROPLATED.

14 posted on 06/11/2011 3:41:25 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: drierice

The leftwing liberals/socialists are so far left that anyone who embraces America, the Constution and our Judeo-Christian values/morals will always be polarizing to them.


15 posted on 06/11/2011 3:46:38 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: drierice

I must be stupid. I do not see how sending death threats she received on to her staff without comment is polarising.

What the hell are these people talking about.

Emailing that she is disgusted by the media because they ask stupid questions. The questions were stupid. Just about any Conservative is disgusted with the way Conservatives are treated by the press.That makes her Polarising? Only to the Press that is biased in the first place.

There is nothing damaging in the emails so the press is making stuff up.

Polarising my as_, They want to speak of Polarising , take a peek at the White House and Nancy the freak Pelosi. Now there are two polarising crapheads.


16 posted on 06/11/2011 3:47:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Here's a snippet from the New York Times:

Not two days earlier, Ms Palin had been dealing with the sometimes mundane matters of one of the nation's least populous states: a ballot initiative on mining, thorny personnel issues involving her ex-brother-in-law, and her personal request for "Alaska pins and governor pencils (or pens) to drop off at gladys wood elem school today after my afl cio speech."


1. Comment of an elitist turd from the Jayson Blair Gazette.
2. It may be the least populous state, but it is more than 10,000 square miles larger then all the land in the Eastern Time Zone of our country (where >50% of the population live). This is much larger than the territory of a neighborhood organizer!
3. These mundane tasks were probably more important than Senator Joe Biden hanging out at Home Depot on his weekends at home in Delaware!
17 posted on 06/11/2011 3:50:18 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 4rcane
~~~~And Newt offered her PR advice (I don't think she took it though).~~~~

[excerpt] Source • In February 2007, an adviser told Palin she should meet with another Alaska native, Pete Rouse, who was then Obama's Senate chief of staff. "I'm game to meet him," Palin replied. (Wall Street Journal)

• Palin wasn't on exactly the best terms with Alaska's congressional delegation. (Los Angeles Times)

• There were rumors about whether Palin was the mother of her son, Trig, from the start. In April 2008—just days before she gave birth to Trig—Palin emailed her husband and senior staff to alert them that a political rival was spreading rumors that it was her daughter, Bristol, who was actually pregnant. "I wish I could shame people into ceasing such gossip about a teen, but can't figure out how to do that," Palin said. (Washington Post)

• The Palins once hung out with an Elvis impersonator. (Atlantic Wire)

•In September 2008, a Palin aide suggested the governor should appear opposite Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live—which Palin later did. (Politico)

• It was reported long ago that Palin installed a tanning bed in the governor's mansion, but here'e the email proof. (Atlantic Wire)

• Palin was really into the Iditerod. (Wall Street Journal)

• Palin wasn't on exactly the best terms with Alaska's congressional delegation. (Los Angeles Times)

• The governor and her aides once emailed around a poem entitled, "An Indian with One Testicle." (The Atlantic)

• Newt Gingrich once advised the governor on her PR. (Politico) [end excerpt]

18 posted on 06/11/2011 3:51:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: screaminsunshine

“I am done. Palin in 2012. Our best chance.”

Agreed. I have to admit, I was wavering on her and looking at alternatives, but this email thing proves to me that the left is absolutely terrified of her. I don’t know anyone that’s more vetted than she is.What other dirty laundry could they possibly air?

I say we get behind her and run with our best. There really is no one else that’s right on all the issues with the guts to take it to Obama and call him what he really is.

I really pray that she’ll run, and if so, I’ll support her 110%.


19 posted on 06/11/2011 3:55:24 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: leprechaun9

Thanks for the quote.

Last night Fox News reported that “tweeting” on Capital Hill (I guess that means on federally paid for electronic devices) was down about 30%.

I’ll call it the Weiner Factor.


20 posted on 06/11/2011 3:56:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s rather funny all the excitement about these e-mails as if it was a smoking gun. Now that they have them the only thing they can play up is the tanning bed making sure to neglect to mention she paid herself and her distaste for the media. This is ironic since they recruited volunteers to go thru her recycle bin.
How many other politicians has the press done this to? I might even buy one of their worthless papers or watch their propaganda disguised as news if they had Nancy Pelosi’s e-mails during the Obamacare debates or Barney Franks during the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac days.


21 posted on 06/11/2011 4:01:01 AM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: Venturer

I agree. What I’m saying is “polarizing” is a manufactured term by the Left, apparently agreed to by the MSM. It’s a word they’ve applied over and over to Palin, and I can’t think of anyone else it’s been applied that often.

It’s the same as when Schumer said he was “instructed” by the DNC to call Republicans “extreme.” They want the word polarizing to stick to Palin, when Obama has polarized the nation.


22 posted on 06/11/2011 4:01:43 AM PDT by drierice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Any chance we can see Obama’s e-mails from his days in the Illinois legislature?
23 posted on 06/11/2011 4:01:56 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Herman Cain is the man in 2012)
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To: screaminsunshine
I am done. Palin in 2012. Our best chance. Rush is right. MSM fear is our best indicator of a good POTUS.

i have been one who has been fairly vocal that she cannot be the nominee...for various reasons.

But I am done too. Screw them. Palin / Cain in 2012.

There is a reason for this level of fear and hate...and I think the Madison, WI speech proved it to me. The media KNOWS that if she is the nominee...they will have to give her coverage and her message will resonate with everyone.

The MSM isn't stupid...they are corrupt and evil. They want to stop her before she can be nominated...because once she is...everyone in the middle pays attention and they will be electrified by her words...just as the middle was electrified (but in this case duped) by Obama's speeches in '08.

Yep...we must nominate her.

24 posted on 06/11/2011 4:09:37 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Palin's disgust with the media

My disgust with the media boiled over in 2003 when they reported that George Bush's surprise trip to Iraq in November to feed Thanksgiving turkey to the soldiers was just a political stunt. Then one day later when Hillary went to stand around in the green zone they said she was so brave and heroic. I hate, I hate, I hate TV news!

Banking On Your Neighbor's Misfortune: Your Local News

25 posted on 06/11/2011 4:18:17 AM PDT by conservativeimage.com ("Uh, let me be clear. Uh." - President Barack Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Remember these TWO AHOES Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger from the WAPO! We should get some dirt on them to see how "polarizing" of journalists they are!
26 posted on 06/11/2011 4:22:05 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: abb

She hasn’t decided if she’s running yet.


27 posted on 06/11/2011 4:24:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: screaminsunshine

I’m all in too.
Palin 2012. The only true hope.


28 posted on 06/11/2011 4:24:47 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Unexpectedly polarizing?


29 posted on 06/11/2011 4:25:52 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Libloather
Palin's disgust with the media was apparent

... as is mine.

The MSM jumped on these emails hoping to hit pay dirt. They got nothing.

I'd rate the MSM below used car dealers, even below pimps. Perhaps I'd rate the MSM slightly above murderers or rapists, but not by much, as the MSM practices murder and rape by proxy.

30 posted on 06/11/2011 4:25:54 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Remember these TWO AHOES Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger from the WAPO LA Times.

We should get some dirt on them to see how "polarizing" of journalists they are!

31 posted on 06/11/2011 4:26:49 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sarah, your mission, should you decide to accept it, (OH, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ACCEPT IT,) is to become the greatest president this country has seen since the days of our Founding.
We, the People stand shoulder to shoulder with you and in so doing, we WILL take our Country back.
The Second Revolution starts NOW!


32 posted on 06/11/2011 4:28:25 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: drierice
What I’m saying is “polarizing” is a manufactured term by the Left, apparently agreed to by the MSM.

Exactly. What the MSM are saying is Palin has views that are not their views. Anyone to the right of Stalin is "polarizing" to the MSM.

33 posted on 06/11/2011 4:32:55 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: ilovesarah2012
She hasn’t decided if she’s running yet.

I'm comfortable that she'll do the right thing. She has so far.

34 posted on 06/11/2011 4:35:12 AM PDT by abb
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Rush Limbaugh: “Liberals always tell you which conservatives they fear most.”....

Exactly! THEY fear HER because they know that, despite their best efforts to destroy her.... she could, and will, take out their guy... “the one THEY were waiting for.”

What really gets me is how many... so many.... who really believe they are conservatives...fall for their tactics, hook, line and sinker.

A couple of days ago I was listening to Rush and this woman, a conservative, called in. Said, in effect, that what she didn’t like about Palin was all the ‘drama’ she surrounds herself with. My mouth dropped open, I screamed at the radio...”You idiot! You’re falling for it... you’re letting THEM define who she is, not what SHE says.”

An establishment ‘R’ cannot defeat Obama. Any candidate endorsed by the ‘regulars’ will be chewed up and spit out as soon as the nomination is achieved.... Well they have been chewing on Palin, AND her family for quite awhile now. And they cannot beat her. The LSM is counting on us to do the spitting out. And so many of ‘ours’ fall for it. This SO ticks me off!

pattyjo


35 posted on 06/11/2011 4:37:53 AM PDT by pj_627
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To: abb

I am not getting my hopes up until she announces she will run. I am also praying West decides to run. We’ll just have to keep waiting.


36 posted on 06/11/2011 4:40:45 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

She’s running and I am supporting her. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


37 posted on 06/11/2011 4:43:01 AM PDT by abb
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"the Cambridge police acted stupidly..."

Hey MSM, tell me if that's POLARIZING!

38 posted on 06/11/2011 4:43:30 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think this might work to Palin’s favor. Everybody knows they would hate to have their emails gone through, and it’s so hypocritical that they’ve singled this one person out.

That being said, just a warning to ANYONE who works for a company or the gov’t (local, state, or federal) for that matter. Your emails can be looked at by your company (if you’re using the company email address), no laws broken. Now if you work for the government, then you’ve got Palin’s problem of “public information”...so the world can see them if they are released.


39 posted on 06/11/2011 4:45:35 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

the email correspondence underscores Palin’s polarizing effect long before she was a ubiquitous figure on the national political stage.


And Zero has always brought people together and has been a bridge builder between the left and the right.

Right?


40 posted on 06/11/2011 4:55:26 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Imagine if the MSM had been this curious about Clinton, Obama, or just about any Democrat legislator. Few of them would ever have been elected.

Imagine if the MSM took their job seriously, as being the purveyors of news to the public, without agenda or bias. The country would be in a lot better shape right now.

This whole business of getting all of Sarah Palin’s emails in the hopes of uncovering some dirt about her is disgusting. While the MSM loves to talk about women as if we are some monolithic mass, if we really were all prone to group think, we’d be unanimously outraged at how the MSM treats Sarah.


41 posted on 06/11/2011 5:03:49 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Taken together, the email correspondence underscores Palin’s polarizing effect”

Nothing wrong with that. “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” - Matthew 10:34

and :

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? (Baal)” - II Corinthians 6:14


42 posted on 06/11/2011 5:09:36 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: pj_627
.....A couple of days ago I was listening to Rush and this woman, a conservative, called in. Said, in effect, that what she didn’t like about Palin was all the ‘drama’ she surrounds herself with. My mouth dropped open, I screamed at the radio...”You idiot! You’re falling for it... you’re letting THEM define who she is, not what SHE says.”...

Exactly! Callers like that need to focus on what the Left thinks of their conservatism!

They have nothing in common, so Sarah Palin is polarizing.

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Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry: Lost 2004 Democrat Party U.S. Presidential race – Secretary of State in Waiting

How the MSM sees the Face of the Left: Cosmopolitan – Sophisticate !

Kerry Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee April 22, 1971

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Governor Sarah Palin, Former Alaska Governor: Lost 2010 U.S. Presidential race as VP with John McCain – Potential place on 2012 GOP U.S. Presidential ticket

How the MSM sees the Face of the Right: Bumpkin – Hayseed – Hillbilly – Hick – Yokel – Rube – Clodhopper.....

Target of Liberal Media. You Betcha!

The Left can not allow her influence to spread. After all she believes in God, Family and Country and the Left has worked their tails off to deny, denigrate and destroy God, Family and Country.

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A LIBERAL explains: Palin inhabits the the more populist, provincial wing of the party

Provincial: a person of local or restricted interests or outlook; lacking urban polish or refinement

Synonyms: bumpkin, chawbacon, churl, clodhopper, cornball, countryman, hayseed, hillbilly, hick, rube, rustic, yokel

Antonyms: cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, sophisticate

43 posted on 06/11/2011 5:12:05 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

-———Provincial: a person of local or restricted interests or outlook;-——

That pretty well describes the average Manhattanite


44 posted on 06/11/2011 5:19:25 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
See my new tagline.
45 posted on 06/11/2011 5:19:42 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cincinatus' Wife.
46 posted on 06/11/2011 5:24:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: screaminsunshine

Interesting post! Where were you before you came to this conclusion?


47 posted on 06/11/2011 5:31:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: exDemMom
This whole business of getting all of Sarah Palin’s emails in the hopes of uncovering some dirt about her is disgusting. While the MSM loves to talk about women as if we are some monolithic mass, if we really were all prone to group think, we’d be unanimously outraged at how the MSM treats Sarah.

That's how the Left looks at people, members of groups to be exploited.

They're not "curious" about Sarah Palin's emails they want to make her react to their assault on her and her family; they want us to not touch her candidacy with a 10 foot pole.

This is how the Left operates:

...............

[quote]

"I Just Want to Hear Him Deny It"

There is a story in politics, commonly attributed to Lyndon B. Johnson, about how LBJ wanted to circulate a rumor attacking his opponent in a Texas election. Johnson, it’s said, wanted to spread the story that his opponent liked to have sex with barnyard animals. One of LBJ’s aides said, “We can’t prove he’s a pig f——r.”

“I know that,” replied Johnson. “I just want to hear him deny it.”

"Rush Limbaugh was detained for several hours at the Palm Beach airport yesterday for having non-prescription Viagra (and maybe some other stuff as well, it’s not clear). He was returning from the Dominican Republic, a popular “sex tourism” destination where rich white men can have sex with underaged, desperate, sex-slave Dominican girls. Putting two and two together, I wonder: is that why Pigboy was down there, committing legal rape with the help of his non-scrip ED medicine?"

"I can’t prove it. I just want to hear him deny it." Source

**************

This week I heard the caller repeat the above “msm Limbaugh tale” to Rush on his radio show. Rush handled it well. Took on the creep and his attempt to take a shot at him.

The two "stories" above are instructive — that's how the Left operates.

And the MSM knows that Sarah Palin knows it too.

48 posted on 06/11/2011 5:37:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How can the LA times claim the emails show she’s “polarizing” without knowing what the norm is for a governor’s email? What is their basis for this claim? Have they considered that getting angry emails and the occasional death threat probably isn’t real unusual for governor? But for Palin it’s proof that she’s polarizing. Nevermind that when these emails were written she had something like an 80% approval rating in Alaska.


49 posted on 06/11/2011 5:37:32 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: McGruff
To "tagline" [Why do they fear her so?]

Because they are afraid (know) she will do what she says based on her rock solid beliefs.

Because they are afraid a majority of the country will listen to what she has to say about what the country needs and then go into the polling booth and vote for her.

50 posted on 06/11/2011 5:41:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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