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Perry is Bush lite and Sarah Palin in a skirt: GOP guru Alex Castellanos
Dallas Morning News ^ | 8-7-2011 | Todd J. Gillman

Posted on 08/07/2011 12:37:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Perry is Bush lite and Sarah Palin in a skirt

Todd J. Gillman

August 7, 2011

GOP consultant Alex Castellanos dumped all over Gov. Rick Perry this morning on NBC's Meet the Press, calling him "Sarah Palin with a skirt" and a lesser version of George W. Bush - and not in a good way.

"He has some challenges. One of them is that people think he's a little bit of a coffee table book. He's kind of Sarah Palin with a skirt. Not a substantive candidate," Castellanos said when host Dick Gregory asked if Perry could give the current front-runner, Mitt Romney, a run for his money.

Castellanos - who has advised Romney...

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KEYWORDS: 2012; alexcastellanos; backstabberromney; castellanos4romney; coffeetablebook; elections; goodhair; gorescampaignmanager; notsubstantive; palin; perry; rickperry; rinoalert; rinos4obama; romney; sarahpalin
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The Left and the RINOs are getting worried and fearful.

It's time for conservatives to send in the Big Dogs!

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1 posted on 08/07/2011 12:37:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
That's a first. ..never seen that pic.

My call from way back. One way or the other.

2 posted on 08/07/2011 12:41:55 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: smoothsailing

Who is this Alex Dillhole?

Frankly, I am willing to give Perry a look-see. His state has been more successful than Alex’s presumed heroes—Arnold Schwarzaneggar, a RINO whose state is in the crapper...or Mitch Daniels who really isn’t interested in the social issues.

Alex can cram it hard and deep.

Perry would be a helluva lot better than Hussein, regardless of his problems.


3 posted on 08/07/2011 12:43:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: smoothsailing
calling him "Sarah Palin with a skirt"

WTF? The man is an idiot in more ways than one.

4 posted on 08/07/2011 12:48:41 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: smoothsailing

perry the rino??

I’ll stick with Palin and Bachmann


5 posted on 08/07/2011 12:52:13 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Hugin
calling him "Sarah Palin with a skirt"

I know Perry is in Austin, but I didn't know that he picked up the transvestite lifestyle.

WTF? The man is an idiot in more ways than one.

They said that Reagan was suffering from dementia and Bush was an idiot, while Clinton, Lurch, Algore and Obamaa+ are geniuses.

If that is the criteria for fools and geniuses, give me the drooling moron any day.

6 posted on 08/07/2011 12:52:42 PM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: smoothsailing

Who is this Alex guy? A Romney supporter?


7 posted on 08/07/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT by miele man
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To: smoothsailing

Dallas Morning News, Star Telegram and NYSlimes are all the same.


8 posted on 08/07/2011 12:53:48 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The democRATS—just doing the groundwork for al Qaeda?)
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To: smoothsailing

Sarah Palin with a skirt is Sarah Palin.


9 posted on 08/07/2011 12:54:08 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: smoothsailing
"Palin in a skirt"
I fear the fellow has his analogies a bit confused.
10 posted on 08/07/2011 12:54:50 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: reflecting

He might have said Sarah Palin without the skirt.


11 posted on 08/07/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; miele man

He is the problem between Perry and Romney.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/08/02/romney-perry-feud/


12 posted on 08/07/2011 12:56:32 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: smoothsailing

Have you lost your minds?? Perry is an old-time liberal and big-time Gore supporter. He never saw an illegal alien he didn’t like. You want illegals voting in more socialism or what?


13 posted on 08/07/2011 12:58:12 PM PDT by Leonine
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To: Genoa

Behave!


14 posted on 08/07/2011 12:59:03 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: smoothsailing

Its really funny seeing leftists and RINOS going after Sarah Palin and Rick Perry..especially with the way things are now..the leftists really should keep their big mouths shut they are embarrassing themselves. I mean really Sarah and Rick would make horrible Presidents right, God help us all if they won, can you imagine, our credit rating could get downgraded..wait a second..that already happened!!


15 posted on 08/07/2011 12:59:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: reflecting

and the GOP wonders why their donations have tanked...

wake up GOP you can be replaced...

I stopped all donations to them four years ago...


16 posted on 08/07/2011 12:59:57 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Genoa

Now, now, that would conjure other images that I am sure he was not aiming for.


17 posted on 08/07/2011 1:00:04 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: smoothsailing

Shouldn’t he have said ‘Sarah Palin without a skirt?’

He can’t even get his attacks straight..a Romneyite. Figures.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 1:01:10 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: smoothsailing

Palin/Perry 2012.

I’m listening. Go on...


19 posted on 08/07/2011 1:02:31 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You’re not fooling anybody. Palin is a true conservative; Perry is a liberal piece of garbage!


20 posted on 08/07/2011 1:06:24 PM PDT by Leonine
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To: reflecting

That’s what I was thinking.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 1:06:32 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: smoothsailing

No, Palin in a skirt is Palin in a skirt...

22 posted on 08/07/2011 1:06:34 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: miele man
Who is this Alex guy? A Romney supporter?

Yep...worked for the Romney campaign in '08. He also advised Perry rival Carol Keeton Strayhorn in '06.

He despises Sarah Palin as well, so he saw the opportunity for a two-fer with his comments this morning.

23 posted on 08/07/2011 1:07:27 PM PDT by Al B. ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SueRae

Maybe he meant to say Rick Perry is Sarah Palinn with a shirt.


24 posted on 08/07/2011 1:08:49 PM PDT by ngat
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To: smoothsailing
What does he mean "Sarah Palin with a skirt?" Doesn't he think Sarah Palin wears skirts?
25 posted on 08/07/2011 1:09:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Snickering Hound
Well played, sir.

THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how you wear a skirt.

26 posted on 08/07/2011 1:09:22 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Al B.

Yep. And Perry worked for Al Gore’s campaign.


27 posted on 08/07/2011 1:10:29 PM PDT by Leonine
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To: Genoa

Rick Perry in a skirt is Rudy Guliani.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 1:10:57 PM PDT by rintense (God made me a conservative. FR made me a better one. :))
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To: Leonine

I was just making the point that I think its funny how the left are going after the both of them claiming they would be bad leaders..considering the idiot they have in the White House now..in no way was I endorsing Perry..my support is 10000 percent in Sarah Palin..she has my vote if she runs and if she doesn’t run I will write her name in


29 posted on 08/07/2011 1:13:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Leonine

Perry worked for Al Gore’s campaign? I did not know that


30 posted on 08/07/2011 1:14:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rintense

—wouldn’t go that far, but he is VERY liberal—just hope the people aren’t fooled AGAIN


31 posted on 08/07/2011 1:14:42 PM PDT by Leonine
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To: Leonine

I’ve lived in TX a long time. I understand exactly who Rick Perry is. I support Sarah Palin.


32 posted on 08/07/2011 1:14:57 PM PDT by Al B. ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

check it out: Texas chair


33 posted on 08/07/2011 1:15:45 PM PDT by Leonine
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To: smoothsailing


RomneyBOT backstabber Castellanos ripping into Palin
the week the Governor became the GOP VP candidate.



"Alex Castellanos, Romney media consultant "


"Alejandro "Alex" Castellanos (b. 1954, Havana, Cuba) is a U.S. Republican Party political media consultant who specializes in television advertising, and was a top media adviser to Bush Cheney '04 as well as Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.[1][2]."


"In late February 2007, the Boston Globe obtained a leaked copy of an internal Romney campaign document describing the campaign's plan to win the Republican nomination.[1] That document, produced by Castellanos, drew attention by implying the campaign's poor view of the sitting president.[2] Specifically, the document advised that that Romney should create distance between himself and President George W. Bush by focusing on the separating factor of "intelligence."[1]"


"The plan, which top Romney strategist Alex Castellanos helped to draft, charts a course for Romney to emerge as the nominee, but acknowledges that the "electorate is not where it needs to be for us to succeed."


The McCain/Palin ticket was up 8 pts. days prior to September 18th.
Obama was losing until the DNC played their October surprise on the economy
and the RomneyTeam attacked Gov. Palin and her children to throw Election2008.

David Frum: "Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 (2008) Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician.
Let me say for the record: If Romney emerges as the Republican nominee, I will support him without qualm."


Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House,
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin.
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
He's in charge on November 5th.'"
The Prowler added: "Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Romney supporters in the McCain campaign had access to internal polling which indicated well in advance of the November 4 election that McCain had no chance to win.
So they began working to position their man Mitt for a run in 2012. Just two days after the election,The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
These aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"Here’s what I think: I think there are some staffers on the McCain campaign who seriously screwed up the roll out of Sarah Palin, to which Governor Palin herself objected.
These staffers are now out trying to finish her off thinking, as typical D.C. types do, that if they don’t do it to her, she’ll do it to them. They just never understood who Palin is or what she is about."
"Likewise, I do think there are some staffers and others who expect Mitt Romney to run again in 2012,
they decided McCain could not win, and decided to undermine Sarah Palin and her chances hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?(Mark Wallace)
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?"

34 posted on 08/07/2011 1:16:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Vaquero
I’ll stick with Palin and Bachmann.

The only two consistently worthwhile so far.

I'm behind 'em or between 'em as necessary.

35 posted on 08/07/2011 1:18:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: smoothsailing

RESTORE AMERICA.

What does that mean?
Present a point-by-point agenda as how this may be accomplished. Words are cheap and plentiful.

1. Will we continue to send financial aid to countries that hate us? Has that “aid” benefitted any of them?
2. Will we effectively close our borders to illegals?
3. Will we allow immigration of people without skills and who have no intention to ever assimilate?
4. Will sharia law become acceptable when we already have a law? Which one of the two will override the other in the end?
5. Are we going to pursue “One-world-government” foolishness or do we intend to keep US autonomy?
6. Will we expand the welfare state?
7. Will the current tax structure be revised?

All these questions and more should be addressed by presidential candidates — a vague promise of “hope and change” is not sufficient. Put the f*cking cards on the table or disappear from the political scene.

Attended Perry’s prayer session at Reliant Stadium yesterday. (I thought that I and my car were about to melt on the parking lot.)

The idea was great and the crowd truly showed a deep desire for a better America and were willing to pray for it. But, here again, even the prayers were politically correct IMO.

The generic statement was made that America had wandered away from God and that it should reverse that direction. Very true, but how this was to be accomplished was left hanging in mid-air. Neither was it uttered how we got away from God.

The words “abortion”, “same-sex marriage”, were never mentioned because that would be politically incorrect. So you see, we are back at square one.


36 posted on 08/07/2011 1:19:45 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Leonine

Working for Gore’s campaign is the ultimate kiss of death. I had no idea that he did..I did not want u to think I was endorsing Perry or anything like that..I was trying to be sarcastic and I guess it failed a little bit LOL. Was just trying to say that after the epic fail Obama is its hilarious seeing the leftists and RINOS going after Sarah..considering what kind of HUGE failure Obama is..they should be hiding right now


37 posted on 08/07/2011 1:20:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Leonine
According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry, "Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries as chairman of the Gore campaign in Texas.[16][17] In 1989, The Dallas Morning News named him one of the most effective legislators in the 71st Legislature. That same year, Perry announced that he was joining the Republican Party.[18]"

Your post is misleading in that you make it sound that Perry supported Gore in the 2000 Presidential Election, when, in fact at that time Perry was a Republican and the Texas Lieutenant Governor.

38 posted on 08/07/2011 1:24:45 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (The original "Cash for Clunkers" program: the DNC Campaign fund)
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To: smoothsailing

Hey you guys leave Katy Perry alone!!!!!


39 posted on 08/07/2011 1:24:59 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A teaspoon of sugar?


40 posted on 08/07/2011 1:25:34 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: smoothsailing

Alex Castellano=(!) {no, make that (?)


41 posted on 08/07/2011 1:25:34 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (Truth is a virus!)
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To: 353FMG

I’ve read that 30,000 folks were there. Is that about right or is the media lowballing it?


42 posted on 08/07/2011 1:26:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yes, Rick Perry, who at the time was a Democrat, was Gore’s campaign chairman in Texas for his 1988 campaign.


43 posted on 08/07/2011 1:28:16 PM PDT by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: miele man

Law! I’d take Perry over Romney any day!


44 posted on 08/07/2011 1:28:26 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: smoothsailing

Excuse but isn’t Sarah Palin usually in a skirt so that comment makes no sense. The comment on him being Bush lite doesn’t really make much sense either given that the Bush people were for Kay Bailey Hutcheson (sp?) in the 2010 Texas republican Gov. Primary. Maybe instead of fact-check we need common sense check. (I’m not endorsing Perry I dont know that much about him other than the NR article a few months ago. He seems to come across as a baptist preacher more than a governor and that might not play very well nationally).


45 posted on 08/07/2011 1:28:31 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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“Perry worked for Al Gore’s campaign? I did not know that”

That was when Perry was a Democrat and Gore was a pro-life conservative Southern Dem.

In 1989 Perry switched parties and became a Republican and never looked back. He was 39 when he switched, vs. Reagan, who was 51 when he switched from Dem to R.


46 posted on 08/07/2011 1:29:25 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: clashfan

Thanks for the info I appreciate it


47 posted on 08/07/2011 1:30:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Snickering Hound

Allright! Outstanding! :-)


48 posted on 08/07/2011 1:31:30 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Al B.

Palin endorsed Perry during his re-election campaign as Gov. and campaigned with him.

“Rick Perry is true to conservative principles even when others think the party needs to go a different direction. I like that about him: he doesn’t care which way the wind blows, he acts on his beliefs.

That’s why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election. He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns - and you know how I feel about guns!”

http://www.rickperry.org/palin-letter


49 posted on 08/07/2011 1:32:21 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: ngat

nah. Either way Sarah wins.


50 posted on 08/07/2011 1:32:51 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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