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What's behind Sarah Palin's surprise trip to the Iowa State Fair?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 11, 2011 | Peter Grier

Posted on 08/11/2011 12:51:59 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

Sarah Palin and her One Nation bus tour are making a surprise trip to Iowa, if you haven’t heard. In an email sent yesterday to supporters of her political action committee she said she’s going to “meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week.”

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Sarah Palin has proved that she is the quasi-political attention-getting master of the US media universe.

That’s because there just happens to be a debate in Ames, Iowa tonight among declared GOP presidential contenders. A straw poll follows this weekend. So hundreds of political reporters are already in Iowa – pre-positioned for a Palin drive-by. Pure genius.

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Plus, SarahPAC has posted a new one-minute Palin video that makes pretty much every other Republican contender’s commercials look underproduced.

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The sound track is Palin’s speech at the 2008 GOP convention. The overall impression it leaves is that Michele Bachmann is a good speaker, Michele Bachmann is a former tax attorney, Michele Bachmann is a tea party favorite, but Sarah Palin is still way better at lighting people on fire with words.

Does all this mean Palin is going to run for president? She’s still not saying. But it sure looks like she’s running for something, even if it’s only Queen of the Midway.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012; attentiongetter; familyvacation; ia2012; iadebate; iowa; mediahog; notrunning; onenation; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin; surprisetrip; trademark; whocares
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1 posted on 08/11/2011 12:52:08 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: JohnBrownUSA; Quill Pen; The Iceman Cometh; Norm Lenhart; Springfield Reformer; ...

(((((PING)))))


2 posted on 08/11/2011 12:53:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Bull, Hannity will be there she is going to work for fox news and appear on his show. And yes, Hannity has announced several times he will be there for FOX.
3 posted on 08/11/2011 12:54:58 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I think she just likes to mess with the media.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She loves her country and she supports conservatism and whatever conservative may run in 2012.

She did the same in 2010. If it weren’t for Sarah Palin we would not have had many of the victories we got in 2010.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 12:55:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: org.whodat

I heard that too. She cant run and be a commentator. I dont think she is running and that SUX!


6 posted on 08/11/2011 12:58:49 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

What’s behind Sarah Palin’s surprise trip to the Iowa State Fair?

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Surprise Trip? Really?? Just exactly WHO is surprised about this?

Isn’t this what presidential candidates do?


7 posted on 08/11/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: org.whodat

8 posted on 08/11/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If she appears on Fox News as a contributor to Fox News, which others here are saying she will do, on Hannity’s show, then she is not appearing as a Presidential Candidate and she would not be allowed to be both.

Fox News has asked their contributors who planned to run (Gingrich for ex.) to choose one or the other. Sarah chose to stay with them.

Could she still resign from them and run for President? Yes.

But right now she’s a contributor and has been told not to mix the two things but instead to “choose”.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 1:07:18 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

If she were going to be running, the time do jump in was many weeks past.

At this point, she will be more valuable organizing republicans and candidates against any and all opposition, including Obama. While doing so, she can be prepping and positioning for the future, including a cabinet position or even vice-president, and from that, she would become a more daunting candidate for the presidency in future elections. She would become even more “fearsome” to the democrats.


10 posted on 08/11/2011 1:09:21 PM PDT by adorno
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To: tsowellfan
If it weren’t for Sarah Palin we would not have had many of the victories we got in 2010.
Absolutely! The Main Stream Liars try to pretend that's not true but it's absolutely true.
11 posted on 08/11/2011 1:09:21 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: org.whodat

12 posted on 08/11/2011 1:10:46 PM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: org.whodat
RE :”Bull, Hannity will be there she is going to work for fox news and appear on his show. And yes, Hannity has announced several times SHE will be there for FOX

SHHHH, dont start a panic.

It seems there are more and more deserters sneaking from this camp into the Perry camp using the same arguments as they were before (like stealing and taking with them intellectual property LOL ) .

13 posted on 08/11/2011 1:11:02 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: adorno

Uh no the time has not passed....and won’t for a few months.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 1:12:44 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: GoCards

Perry is supposed to announce for POTUS on Saturday. Likely she is going there to endorse him. They have been pretty thick lately.


15 posted on 08/11/2011 1:13:27 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: samtheman
Absolutely! The Main Stream Liars try to pretend that's not true but it's absolutely true.

That's because the leftists fear Sarah Palin.

16 posted on 08/11/2011 1:15:48 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Sarah Palin "supporters" have actually called me a "Palin Basher")
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To: ilovesarah2012
I think she just likes to mess with the media.

Who doesn't?

17 posted on 08/11/2011 1:15:59 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 1:16:23 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Perry is supposed to announce for POTUS on Saturday. Likely she is going there to endorse him. They have been pretty thick lately.”

+1


19 posted on 08/11/2011 1:17:21 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: McGruff

Are you trying to make a silly statement that she is no going there for FOX News. If that is your position you are the one with the derangement problem. Hannity has been announcing all week his show would be from there.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 1:18:22 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I sure hope not. I have a lot of respect for Sarah Palin. But, I have no respect for Perry’s “open borders” position. There is a lot I like about him, but giving amnesty to tens of millions of socialism loving amigos would be difficult or impossible to undo. Far worse than a fuster cluck like RomneyCare.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 1:20:24 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GoCards
I heard that too. She cant run and be a commentator. I dont think she is running and that SUX!

Agreed. I was so looking forward to President Palin.

22 posted on 08/11/2011 1:20:45 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: org.whodat
Are u that stupid to realize that a talking head for Fox news does not coordinate a 100k vid spot and bus stop for 10 minute interview?

Dude take your obviously flawed assessments elsewhere...especially if ur going to call others out like you have.

23 posted on 08/11/2011 1:21:44 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: org.whodat

She’d be there even without FoxNews. If it weren’t for her we would not have even seen 2010 as we saw it happen for us. She’s into politics. She’d be there no matter what. Why wouldn’t she?


24 posted on 08/11/2011 1:21:53 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Sarah Palin "supporters" have actually called me a "Palin Basher")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Peter Grier could’ve just called her for an answer to his question, but no...he had to write a column about that which he has no clue.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 1:22:21 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: txrangerette; org.whodat
RE :"If she appears on Fox News as a contributor to Fox News, which others here are saying she will do, on Hannity’s show, then she is not appearing as a Presidential Candidate and she would not be allowed to be both. Fox News has asked their contributors who planned to run (Gingrich for ex.) to choose one or the other. Sarah chose to stay with them."

Santurum and Newt had to fess up and get suspended from FNC, Huck decided to stay at FNC for the money and fame. Those decisions were made last March about 5 months ago, 5 months and still counting...tick...tick...tick..

26 posted on 08/11/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Georgia Girl 2

yuck. Perry is entrenched, I promise. Someone I would be surprised Palin would back. But I have heard she likes him. (shrug shoulders)


27 posted on 08/11/2011 1:23:03 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Just heard on Fox radio news RICK PERRY IS RUNNING.

I wonder how Sarah is going to handle this?

GO SARAH!

28 posted on 08/11/2011 1:25:20 PM PDT by Spunky (WAKE UP AMERICA!)
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To: samtheman
If it weren’t for Sarah Palin we would not have had many of the victories we got in 2010.

Yep, John McCain for one.

29 posted on 08/11/2011 1:25:27 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

30 posted on 08/11/2011 1:26:57 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: GoCards

He can win.

We must win.


31 posted on 08/11/2011 1:27:33 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Spunky
I wonder how Sarah is going to handle this?

I think it's proof positive that she isn't running. Believe me, he doesn't enter this race if he thinks she is.

32 posted on 08/11/2011 1:28:12 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (The Tea Party didn't start the fire - they sounded the alarm!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She should follow Baraq’s bus tour thru the midwest and we can see who draws the best crowds....


33 posted on 08/11/2011 1:28:22 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Georgia Girl 2; All
Perry is supposed to announce for POTUS on Saturday. Likely she is going there to endorse him. They have been pretty thick lately.

You're kidding right?

Governor Palin Retweets Article Rick Perry Almost Tripled Texas’ Total Debt

Oddest way of endorsing I ever heard.

34 posted on 08/11/2011 1:29:26 PM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: tsowellfan

What is wrong with her working for FOX, that is what she has said she was doing. It is not her saying she is not working fox, it is people completely unrelated to her trying to run the woman life. I just do not understand where you are coming from.


35 posted on 08/11/2011 1:30:13 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She’s going to use the ‘paid by FOX’ time to keep herself out there, as well as the SarahPAC bus. She can press-the-flesh at the Fair; give her speech in Iowa on Labor Day; then announce her candidacy after all of the hoopla and bump of Perry and possibley Rudy is over. Late August or September she will announce. Very prudent. She will let everyone else battle and be eliminated by either the debate/straw poll or media mudslinging. Then step in to suck the oxygen away from whomever is left standing. That way she will have minimum investment of time and money with maximum exposure. Sun Tzu ‘The Art of War’. She will need to save her resources to fight Zero’s billion-dollar campaign of thuggery and destruction.


36 posted on 08/11/2011 1:31:44 PM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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To: TexasNative2000

Perry is just lining up to be Sarahs veep.


37 posted on 08/11/2011 1:37:21 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: org.whodat

If Sarah Palin said she’s doing FoxNews there then fine. But she’d be there anyways even if she was not.


38 posted on 08/11/2011 1:37:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Vigilanteman

What open borders position would that be sir? Governor Perry has put more law enforcement on our southern border than the federal government whom we PAY to protect it.

He never supported amnesty, nor even the North American Union. However he is a free trade guy as Texas is one of the US’s biggest exporters of goods.

Please stop drinking the democratic propaganda. Ask a Texan about our Governor instead and why we keep re-electing him.


39 posted on 08/11/2011 1:38:26 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: McGruff

Governor Palin Retweets Article Rick Perry Almost Tripled Texas’ Total Debt 08/05/2011

Yup


40 posted on 08/11/2011 1:39:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Vigilanteman

I hear ya. I’m a Bachmann fan. I was kind of hoping Perry would not run but it looks like he is.


41 posted on 08/11/2011 1:40:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RowdyFFC

I hope Perry picks Governor LePage to be his VP


42 posted on 08/11/2011 1:42:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Vinnie; GoCards

you do realize that unlike with Gingrich and Santorum, Fox depends on Palin for RATINGS — they BOTH benefit by allowing her to stay on as long as she can before she decides.

DUH


43 posted on 08/11/2011 1:43:54 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: RowdyFFC
I hope Perry picks Governor LePage to be his VP

Actually forget it. Maine needs LePage. It's the Presidency or nothing.

44 posted on 08/11/2011 1:44:34 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: GoCards

She could very well announce her official resignation and her candidacy in about thirty seconds of airtime.

For all you know she has already unofficially resigned.


45 posted on 08/11/2011 1:45:33 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Vinnie; GoCards
OOPS, I didn't mean to sound rude in my previous post by ending with "DUH" -- just got a little excited there and realized after posting that the comment may come off badly. Sorry about that. :)

you do realize that unlike with Gingrich and Santorum, Fox depends on Palin for RATINGS — they BOTH benefit by allowing her to stay on as long as she can before she decides.

46 posted on 08/11/2011 1:46:03 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: Prokopton

I’m going to let that one go. I agree with you, but I’m going to let that one go. Everyone is entitled to one mistake. Everyone.


47 posted on 08/11/2011 1:49:18 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

None taken :)


48 posted on 08/11/2011 1:49:18 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: winoneforthegipper
How dumb!!! Do you want a list of all the people in the media that only travel by Personal RVs. Some people do not like planes and some people do not wish to deal with the TSA.
49 posted on 08/11/2011 1:49:28 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Spunky
I wonder how Sarah is going to handle this?

By endorsing him? Discussing a position as Energy Secretary in his administration?

50 posted on 08/11/2011 1:51:00 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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