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'I can win a national election': Palin insists she could be prez, won't reveal if she's going to run
The London Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2011 | Fiona Roberts

Posted on 07/10/2011 4:31:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin has long refused to reveal whether or not she will run for president in next year's election. But today the former Alaska governor has revealed if she doesn't, it certainly won't be from a lack of confidence.

In an interview, the Tea Party favourite said she believes she can win a presidential election - but still refused to be drawn on whether she will launch White House campaign.

Appearing on the front cover of Newsweek for the fifth time in three years, she said: 'I believe that I can win a national election.

'I'm not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around. But I do believe I can win.'

It's the latest hint she may still run. The comments follow a campaign-style bus tour and, most recently, the premiere of a documentary about her life, The Undefeated, in the key election state of Iowa. Despite not having declared her candidacy, she has 16 per cent of Republican support according to the latest Gallup poll, and is second only to Mitt Romney, on 24 per cent.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: msm; palin; polls; sarahpalin
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She's not playing the jourbalists game, she is doing things her way.
1 posted on 07/10/2011 4:31:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Run, Sarah, Run!
Click the Pic!

2 posted on 07/10/2011 4:34:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Matthews will be going into overdrive ...


3 posted on 07/10/2011 4:36:11 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>She’s not playing the jourbalists game, she is doing things her way. <<

The question is, is her way an effective way?

We all enjoy tweaking the MSM’s nose. But, as you know I have asked int he past, is this a good strategy (not the tweaking, the playing coy)?

This could either be a 200 MPH blast past the grandstand to the checkered flag or a major crackup that takes other cars out, with shrapnel and tires hurting people in the stands as well.

I’ll say this — she doesn’t leave much between the two.

Oh, uh — IMHO. YMMV.


4 posted on 07/10/2011 4:40:44 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can easily vote for her again.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 4:41:08 PM PDT by mountainlion (AMERICA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I'm not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around."

I agree with Palin. I do not think our candidate has to be "ONLY SARAH." There are several good candidates and potential candidates out there. I would support Palin or just about any other Republican over Obama.

6 posted on 07/10/2011 4:44:28 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rogue mama grizzlies can really make life rough for the metrosexual, girlymen “journalists” in Barry’s state run “media”. If she does decide to run, she can count on my support and my vote. I’m just waiting for her to say it’s time to go!


7 posted on 07/10/2011 4:47:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jon Kyl is retiring from the Senate. Sarah moves to Arizona. Hmmmmm......

IMO, it would be a cake walk. GOOOOOO, Sarah !!!!!!!!!!!!

8 posted on 07/10/2011 4:49:56 PM PDT by jmax
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To: All; FReepers

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9 posted on 07/10/2011 4:50:51 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Messrs. Romney and Huntsman are Barack Obama in white. Other than that, I don’t have much problem with any of them.


10 posted on 07/10/2011 4:51:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: jmax

I think the Arizona Peoples’ Republic comic book has already promised Kyl’s seat to Giffords and/or her husband.


11 posted on 07/10/2011 4:53:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

How about Senator Todd Palin of AZ and President Sarah Palin?

That would fry the AZ Socialist Republic’s cookies, now wouldn’t it?


12 posted on 07/10/2011 5:03:46 PM PDT by webschooner (Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure - Robert LeFevre)
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To: freedumb2003

...is this a good strategy (not the tweaking, the playing coy)?

Not that I'm an expert on strategy, but given that the election is 17 months away, and the GOP convention more than a year, it seems to me that a lot of people are getting really, really (over)exposed.

She certainly doesn't need the name recognition, and when and if she decides to run, the money will pour in.

Further, I don't doubt that she is prepping like crazy in the event she does choose to go.

13 posted on 07/10/2011 5:04:58 PM PDT by norge (Sarah says jump...Higher!.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin insists she could be prez,

Damn straight!!!!IMHO

14 posted on 07/10/2011 5:12:30 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: norge

>> it seems to me that a lot of people are getting really, really (over)exposed.<<

And that is certainly a possibility. But it gets people irritated when you signal “come closer” with one hand “get away” with the other.

And I know we have a cadre of solid Gov. Palin supporters who may not see what many others perceive. I honestly believe America is skeptical of her and this adds to their skepticism.

Maybe it is a 200 MPH last dash for the flag (to mix metaphors) but it seems, let us say, risky — perhaps beyond the tipping point against success.

As always, IMHO. YMMV.


15 posted on 07/10/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

And what if she has no intention of running but wants to keep her name in the limelight? She makes a lot of money from her speaking engagements, books, etc. and she might just want the role of kingmaker.

Always remember that politicians are politicians. The majority of them have large egos and flexible principles. Conservatives, of all people, ought to remain skeptical of political figures.


16 posted on 07/10/2011 5:20:17 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: jmax

In an interview with the ABC affiliate at the Phoenix Airport, Sarah was asked if she was considering a run for the AZ senate set. She said NO and added that that was not in her future plans.


17 posted on 07/10/2011 5:27:52 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah is ready to rock 'n roll!)
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To: norge

I agree. The race is likely to come down to Palin and Romney and Romney’s own team has said he’ll try to lay low to avoid overexposure before Labor Day.

And yes, Palin is undoubtedly doing her homework—and will be ready to outwonk her competition come the actual race.


18 posted on 07/10/2011 5:35:17 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The longer she delays announcing her candidacy, the longer she keeps the ruling-class RINOs, state-controlled media, DemocRAT and Republican opponents, etc. in complete and total disarray.

Why should she give up her strategic advantage?

To make it "fair" for the RINOs and 'Rats?

ineluctable

19 posted on 07/10/2011 5:57:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Pining_4_TX

The majority of them have large egos and flexible principles.

Palin is not of the majority.

You can’t be an artist without an ego...
Just because you have an ego...doesn’t
mean you’re an artist.
Tet68.


20 posted on 07/10/2011 6:00:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pining_4_TX
And what if she has no intention of running but wants to keep her name in the limelight?

That means that there was no other candidate who was able to distinguish him/herself to the point that anybody gave $hit.

If Sarah Palin not declaring is a disadvantage to your chosen RINO, then that chosen RINO is a loser anyway and does not have a snowball's chance in Hell.

21 posted on 07/10/2011 6:00:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she doesn’t run, but instead throws her support to Michelle Bachmann, I predict it will be a huge, huge boost to Bachmann. (or would that be “hugh”?)


22 posted on 07/10/2011 6:04:05 PM PDT by Nabber
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To: freedumb2003; 2ndDivisionVet
The question is, is her way an effective way?

The eneMedia is part of the Liberal establishment. The left treats elections like war. In war, you do not allow your opponent to set the rules. You do it your own way. That's what Sarah is doing.

This is why Sarah has both the liberal/progressive/commie and spineless/nutless/RINO members of the political elite freaking out.

23 posted on 07/10/2011 6:08:15 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Charles Henrickson
I would support Palin or just about any other Republican over Obama.

Even Mitt Romney? He's like Obama only paler with nicer hair.

No more RINOs!

24 posted on 07/10/2011 6:10:05 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Nabber

Not gonna happen, I dont believe. Palin has already pointed out Bschmans lack of experience. It would be a bit hypocritical to endorse her after highlighting that. IMHO


25 posted on 07/10/2011 6:11:17 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: Grizzled Bear
Even Mitt Romney?

My wife and I had this discussion yesterday. She asked me if I would really vote third party if Romney got the nomination knowing it would most likely help Obama win a second term. I turned it around and asked her to say the words "I'd vote for Mitt Romeny." She couldn't do it.

26 posted on 07/10/2011 6:13:24 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Grizzled Bear

>>The eneMedia is part of the Liberal establishment. The left treats elections like war. In war, you do not allow your opponent to set the rules. You do it your own way. That’s what Sarah is doing.<<

That may be well and good, but it doesn’t remove the question whether her version of an asymmetric war makes sense. It may be pleasing to the heart of Conservatives, but does it make sense?

I agree with the War analogy, but that does not mean that the response tactic is proper. I might suggest this is more like Jousting — combatants with strategies, but the crowd draws its own conclusion in the absence of a clear skewering.

It just bothers me that Gov. Palin plays this game. And if it bothers me, a died in the wool Conservative, mightn’t it bother others?

And please, I ask the gallery not to attack my bona fides because I point out some (again) serious issues with how Gov. Palin’s approach may be problematic.


27 posted on 07/10/2011 6:20:29 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003
I agree with the War analogy, but that does not mean that the response tactic is proper. I might suggest this is more like Jousting — combatants with strategies, but the crowd draws its own conclusion in the absence of a clear skewering.

Most on FR would agree, Sarah has skewered the hell out of the eneMedia.

It just bothers me that Gov. Palin plays this game. And if it bothers me, a died in the wool Conservative, mightn’t it bother others?

Do you think she would get a fair shake if she tried to play kissy face with them? Get a clue!

Instead, she has had them jumping through their own butt-holes trying to get ahead of her, AFTER they called her irrelevent.

They stack the deck against any conservative who tries to play fair. Screw that. I want her to rip their arm off and beat them with the wet end.

28 posted on 07/10/2011 6:47:41 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

>> I want her to rip their arm off and beat them with the wet end.<<

I need only say “be careful what you wish for, you may get it.”

A pleasing emotional result with a negative political result is just a negative political result.


29 posted on 07/10/2011 6:51:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

This has nothing to do with “a pleasing emotional response.” This is about stopping the presstitutes from choosing our candidate yet again.


30 posted on 07/10/2011 6:57:19 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

I am merely suggesting you look at things objectively. From outside, as many people see the situation.

You left out the latter half of the equation...


31 posted on 07/10/2011 6:59:27 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Pining_4_TX; E. Pluribus Unum

>>If Sarah Palin not declaring is a disadvantage to your chosen RINO..<<

P4T, you sadly crossed the line (and may have crossed the Rubicon).

Although you have endorsed no candidate nor even suggested Gov. Palin is less than the best candidate, you have been tagged as supporting “your chosen RINO” — thus suggesting either 1) Sr. Unum can read your mind and has divined your candidate; or 2) anyone whose candidate is NOT Gov. Palin is a RINO (I beg to differ, see my tagline, but that may be a different thread).

If there is a 3rd option that I have missed, then I am open to be informed accordingly.


32 posted on 07/10/2011 7:06:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

I can’t make heads or tails of your gibberish.


33 posted on 07/10/2011 7:10:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: freedumb2003
The question is, is her way an effective way?

Who knows?

Are you suggesting we keep doing the same freaking thing we've been doing for the twenty years?

34 posted on 07/10/2011 7:11:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: freedumb2003

Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.

That’s what the GOP has been doing.

Sarah is changing the game. Many conservatives, particularly those on FR, really like this.


35 posted on 07/10/2011 7:12:15 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

>>Sarah is changing the game. Many conservatives, particularly those on FR, really like this.<<

Great. Liking and results may not meet in the long run.

I just suggest people stand back and look from the long view. You get a news article that says “I can win.” You (not a Gov. Palin supporter) asks “then why are you not running?” You (as Gov. Palin supporter) may not like your (as the other person) internal answer (since Gov. Palin is not answering).


36 posted on 07/10/2011 7:20:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

Thanks for the support. I was warned that I would be flamed for even suggesting that Mrs. Palin might be anything short of a saint.

I am suspicious by nature, but I wonder when people will begin to think Palin might be toying with her fans.

No, I don’t support RINOs. In fact, even though I volunteered for the campaign of GWB the first time he ran, I did not vote for him the 2nd time, nor did I vote for McCain. If that is the best the Republicans can do, we might as well resign ourselves to an increasingly out-of-control government.


37 posted on 07/10/2011 7:22:23 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Your use of the term “ your chosen RINO” suggests anyone who doesn’t support YOUR candidate (in this case Gov. Palin) is supporting a RINO.

Is that understandable and is there any other possible interpretation?


38 posted on 07/10/2011 7:22:56 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

I really don’t give a damn.


39 posted on 07/10/2011 7:28:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Pining_4_TX

>>Thanks for the support. I was warned that I would be flamed for even suggesting that Mrs. Palin might be anything short of a saint.<<

You can also climb aboard as “a victim” for pointing out yuo are getting flamed.

I go on these threads to help supporters see the broader picture but it is really for the open-eyed like you that I post.

I have coined the term Reverse-PDS — I think it applies.

Soon this thread will be useless. The Gov. Palin supporters will arrive en legion, and will say that anyone who suggests realpolitik may be in play or that Gov. Palin may not run (or other mortal sins) are liberals, RINO-supporters (you, clearly, were the first of these), liberal operatives, “victims” (for pointing out reality), socialists, communists, rustlers, cutthroats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglars, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh**-kickers, and (worst of all) Methodists.


40 posted on 07/10/2011 7:30:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>>I really don’t give a damn.<<

I’ll take that as a “No.”


41 posted on 07/10/2011 7:31:51 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

Oh, goody! I haven’t gotten to play the victim in a long time.. or did I just repeat playing the victim? ;-)

That’s quite a list of offenders you have there. Haven’t found myself on it yet, but I’ll keep looking.


42 posted on 07/10/2011 7:33:33 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: freedumb2003

Soon this thread will be useless. The Gov. Palin supporters will arrive en legion, and will say that anyone who suggests realpolitik may be in play or that Gov. Palin may not run (or other mortal sins) are liberals, RINO-supporters (you, clearly, were the first of these), liberal operatives, “victims” (for pointing out reality), socialists, communists, rustlers, cutthroats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglars, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh**-kickers, and (worst of all) Methodists.

That is one heck of a list! I’m going to have to remember some of those:) Thanks for the chuckle!


43 posted on 07/10/2011 7:39:08 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: freedumb2003

So who is your RINO of choice that Sarah Palin is disrespecting?


44 posted on 07/10/2011 7:48:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>>So who is your RINO of choice that Sarah Palin is disrespecting?<<

I was quoting you — it was your term “your RINO of choice” that started the discussion.

Maybe you didn’t type it? That happens sometimes...


45 posted on 07/10/2011 8:01:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Bulwyf

>>That is one heck of a list! I’m going to have to remember some of those:) Thanks for the chuckle!<<

I have to admit — most of it is from “Blazing Saddles.” One of the top 5 funniest movies ever.

And that movie could never be made today. Even though it is the most biting indictment of racism ever, today’s liberals could never understand the subtlety in its being over the top.


46 posted on 07/10/2011 8:05:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Pining_4_TX

>>That’s quite a list of offenders you have there. Haven’t found myself on it yet, but I’ll keep looking.<<

You have got things sort of reversed — you are the one accusing (as you have already done).

Are doing your own posting tonight?


47 posted on 07/10/2011 8:07:37 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: freedumb2003

haha, I actually have that one on blue-ray, but I haven’t watched it yet, I think I’m due for a view. Top Secret is also pretty funny if you’ve never seen it heh.


48 posted on 07/10/2011 8:15:23 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have been following as many other forums as I can defending Sarah. In the last few days the PDSers have ramped up from rabid to slobbering rabid. Say some thing positive and they come out a dozen at a time. Did I miss something?
49 posted on 07/10/2011 8:19:43 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: freedumb2003

I’ll ask the question again: Who is your RINO of choice that you believe is being unfairly treated by Sarah Palin because she chooses not to declare on a schedule that your RINO likes?


50 posted on 07/10/2011 8:35:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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