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Iowa Ruckus Exclusive:Palin Will Not Run for President(?)(Perry supporter Ken Crow)
The Iowa Republican ^ | August 30th, 2011 | Jason Geiken

Posted on 08/31/2011 11:38:35 AM PDT by Conservative Firster

As I jumped in my car yesterday and headed home from work, I immediately recognized the raspy, Texas-seasoned voice coming across Newsradio 1040 WHO. It was Ken Crow, founder of Tea Party of America, the organization sponsoring this weekend’s “Restoring America Event,” which will feature former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

I recognized Crow’s voice because, while attending the Polk County GOP Summer Picnic on Saturday afternoon, I had been approached by Crow who was hoping to arrange a meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry, a presidential candidate and one of the speakers at the event. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I was at the event as a Perry volunteer, signing people up to receive additional information about the candidate. Crow, apparently not realizing that I was a nobody who has never even met Perry, let alone someone who has any sway whatsoever with his campaign (in fact, I’ve not endorsed any candidate and I was simply there as a favor to a friend), told me he wanted to meet with the Texas Governor and perhaps endorse him in the near future.

“I love Sarah Palin,” Crow told me, “but I know for a fact she ain’t gonna run.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: backstabberperrybots; indianola; kencrow; palin; pds; perry; perrydirtytricks; sabotage; sarahpalin
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Ken Crow invited Christine O'Donnell to sabotage Palin.
1 posted on 08/31/2011 11:38:38 AM PDT by Conservative Firster
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To: Conservative Firster

I’ve got it!

The evil witch, Sarah Palin, is planning to make a killing by having her minions make huge bets on Intrade as to when she’s announcing. It’s all too fiendishly simple.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 11:42:34 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Conservative Firster

They are out to reduce the crowd Sarah will draw to this event in hopes of getting her not to run. A known Perry supporter, saying this no less.

Perry must be very worried indeed.


3 posted on 08/31/2011 11:43:16 AM PDT by stockpirate (Is Perry an establishment Republican, New World Order Socialist, NWOS...let's verify)
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To: Conservative Firster

AHHH the “plot” thickens!!!!


4 posted on 08/31/2011 11:43:29 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Conservative Firster
“I love Sarah Palin,” Crow told me, “but I know for a fact she ain’t gonna run.”

That's credible.

</sarcasm>

5 posted on 08/31/2011 11:43:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Conservative Firster
"Ken Crow invited Christine O'Donnell to sabotage Palin"

You are wrong!!

Don't spread lies.

6 posted on 08/31/2011 11:44:28 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: PALIN SMITH

Why not tell Crow to stop spreading lies?


7 posted on 08/31/2011 11:46:36 AM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: Conservative Firster

If Sarah does not run and Michele doesn’t get the nomination than we are so doomed (I would actually say the f word if allowed). Perry is so much a snake oil salesman that I can’t believe how intelligent FREEPERS are falling for him. I don’t necessarily blame them because it has happened over and over again.


8 posted on 08/31/2011 11:46:44 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Conservative Firster
Ken Crow invited Christine O'Donnell to sabotage Palin.

And I thought Christine O'Donnell and Palin were pals.

If Palin is backing out because she doesn't want to share the stage with another conservative woman, then she is going to destroy her own credibility. Palin would certainly appear to be petty if that is the reason.

Let us hope that is not the reason.

9 posted on 08/31/2011 11:46:55 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Conservative Firster
Ken Crow invited Christine O'Donnell to sabotage Palin.

How does having Christine O'Donnell sabotage Sarah? Didn't she endorse O'Donnell in 2010?

10 posted on 08/31/2011 11:48:52 AM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: Conservative Firster

“I love Sarah Palin,” Crow told me, “but..”

Nuf Said. Think I will be simplistic and stupid and wait to see what Sarah says. I bet she knows better than anyone.


11 posted on 08/31/2011 11:48:57 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Conservative Firster
So the PerryBOTs have taken a backstabbing page from Romney.

RINOs.

Jealous, misogynist RINO Governors Attempt to Silence Gov. Palin

"GOP Governors Pull the Plug On Palin's Press Conference
The Republican Governors Conference Press Guidelines promised
that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would “take approximately
20 minutes of questions” at today’s morning press conference.
Instead, this press conference, attended by 150 local and national media
and taped by 26 video cameras, disintegrated into a fiasco
when Texas Governor Rick Perry shut it down after
only five minutes and four questions.
"

"Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed
visibly uncomfortable with the “Palin at center stage” format.

When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce
it was over just as it was getting started, Palin looked irritated,
and the media shouted, “You’ve got to be kidding,”
“This is ridiculous,” "Come on,” and
“We were promised more questions.”


12 posted on 08/31/2011 11:49:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: US Navy Vet

Ah, remember Palin inferred that she believed Perry wasn’t going to run and was surprised when he announced?

I think Palin is using their own trap against them. And Crow will be eating, well, himself.


13 posted on 08/31/2011 11:49:17 AM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: American in Israel

Everything before the BUT is Bull. It’s a typical liberal qualifier.


14 posted on 08/31/2011 11:51:18 AM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: napscoordinator
If Sarah does not run and Michele doesn’t get the nomination than we are so doomed

Well, it is beginning to look like neither of those events is going to occur. I guess we're all doomed.

15 posted on 08/31/2011 11:52:03 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Conservative Firster

I think Palin is on Perry’s team. I think she’s going to be tapped for Energy Secretary.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 11:52:42 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Conservative Firster
I'm a T.E.A. Party guy and I have no idea who Ken Crow is and don't care!

I'm sick of all these so-called T.E.A. Party leaders and their organizations.

17 posted on 08/31/2011 11:53:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: American in Israel; Bikkuri; texassonofww11vet; MarkAmerica; sillsfan; duckman; redver; ...

(((((PING)))))


18 posted on 08/31/2011 11:54:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: rintense

I believe Sarah would elect not to appear if so-called Perry supporter, Ken Crow, had the nerve to announce that he “knows for a fact she ain’t running”. Certainly, she would come down on him as hard as she did the Rove arrogance in second guessing her.

In fact, Rove may behind this whole fiasco. He can’t stand Palin or Perry.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 11:55:47 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: jersey117
I think Palin is on Perry’s team. I think she’s going to be tapped for Energy Secretary.

Considering that both Palin and Perry would like to see the entire Energy Department scrapped, I don't see that happening.

20 posted on 08/31/2011 11:56:24 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: jersey117

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21 posted on 08/31/2011 11:58:10 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Conservative Firster

Not sure why so many Freepers keep getting their panties in a bunch with every She is / She isn’t story. It’s early in the game, and if she jumps in all the better for our side, and if she doesn’t then Perry can sure use her to help him on his run for the White House. Maybe we are so fired up to get this election started, we are in a hurry to rally around someone right now.


22 posted on 08/31/2011 11:59:52 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: rintense

Ooo. Disinformation 101. Crow has Perry loyalty, but sets up an event for Sarah. It’s a trap. Sarah figures out the potential for setup, and feeds Crow bad information, which he then dutifully disseminates, exposing his true loyalty. Then there’s the hint of a Rovian element. All this increases the pressure for her to announce, in order to relieve the pressure of intense expectation, yet another attempt to pull her off side, make her act prematurely.

Yes, it’s all surmise, but rather fun. Spy vs Spy. And a good way to audition for President, too.


23 posted on 08/31/2011 12:00:24 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Conservative Firster

I don’t think Sarah is going to run. She is having way too much fun yanking the media’s chain.

The field is set, the nominee will be Perry with Mitt and Bachmann running neck and neck for second. Perry will have to chose a running mate from a battleground state like PA, WI, or OH. I would love to see Bachmann supplant Boener as speaker. with republican control of both houses. Then maybe we can undo all of the damage done by the Libtards.


24 posted on 08/31/2011 12:00:28 PM PDT by BobinIL
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To: RitaOK

We can all agree Rove is a Romney snake.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 12:00:44 PM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: Conservative Firster

26 posted on 08/31/2011 12:02:35 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Conservative Firster

Eat Crow


27 posted on 08/31/2011 12:03:06 PM PDT by woofie
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To: P-Marlowe

Whatever. I still think the two of them would make a great drill team when it comes to tapping the resources here in America.


28 posted on 08/31/2011 12:03:06 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: BobinIL

Not buying it Bob. Wanting the field to be set isn’t the same thing as the field actually being set. This is the fog of war. Palin will tell us whether she’s in or out, and no one will know anything certain about it until then. Put me down for betting she’s in.


29 posted on 08/31/2011 12:03:36 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: rintense

No we cant agree


30 posted on 08/31/2011 12:03:58 PM PDT by woofie
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To: TexasCajun

” I’m sick of all these so-called T.E.A. Party leaders and their organizations. “ <<<

Sure, it’s a fiasco but don’t be so hard on an average Joe, who is no pol, trying to put together a huge event, dealing with the various versions of over the top egos, demands and their political posturing. Think if you were him. Maybe he leans Perry, maybe not. Heck, Crow may not even know that it’s all over the net that he is a Perry supporter, if he in fact is. Ordinary people are still not used to their private remarks and preferences going viral.

I feel sorry for O’Donnell. She too is an ordinary Joe who lacks experience and has been pummeled by both sides for bloopers that would be common to anyone of us who weren’t churned out of the “machine”.


31 posted on 08/31/2011 12:04:41 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: RitaOK

Hmmm, a rare moment, to be relished, in that we actually agree on this, at least as a possibility.


32 posted on 08/31/2011 12:06:42 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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For those not bothering to read the article.

For whatever reason Crow believes Palin is not running and was interested in possibly supporting Perry.

Ken Crow had never met Perry. He approached the author of the article in an effort to meet Perry.

There is absolutely no evidence Crow booked O'Donnell in an effort to sabotage Palin. I seriously doubt it would have achieved that goal anyway.

33 posted on 08/31/2011 12:07:09 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: woofie

OK, he’s just a snake.


34 posted on 08/31/2011 12:07:32 PM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: rintense
Everything before the BUT is Bull. It’s a typical liberal qualifier.

That's silly.

Just because you can't hold two separate thoughts in your head simultaneously doesn't mean it can't be done.

35 posted on 08/31/2011 12:09:10 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

How would this guy know when her own “insiders” don’t?

Cindie


36 posted on 08/31/2011 12:10:44 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: NavyCanDo
Maybe we are so fired up to get this election started, we are in a hurry to rally around someone right now.

I'm only fired up to help Palin win the presidency. If that isn't to be, I'm saying goodbye to all politics and just enjoy my retirement.

37 posted on 08/31/2011 12:11:29 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Getting in a SecEnergy would be the PERFECT spot to start decimating the ENTIRE Org!


38 posted on 08/31/2011 12:12:37 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: upsdriver
I'm only fired up to help Palin win the presidency. If that isn't to be, I'm saying goodbye to all politics and just enjoy my retirement.

Ditto. She is the only candidate with a track record of fighting corruption...if she chooses not to run; I'm done.

39 posted on 08/31/2011 12:13:32 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Springfield Reformer
One thing missing in all of this... somewhat signally, might I adduce... is any word directly from Sarah Palin.

Until and unless I hear anything directly from Palin, this is all just a pack of PDS warp-horroids playing in the mud.

Don't fall for it. We all have higher aspirations, I'd like to think, than to behave like a bunch of string-hung puppets for Machiavellian filth like this to jerk around at their diseased whim.

40 posted on 08/31/2011 12:13:35 PM PDT by Gargantua ("I'm voting for Palin whether she runs or not. I admire her attitude.")
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To: Conservative Firster
Perry better keep his pep-squad's mouths shut before he screws up the good think he and Sarah have going.

I believe those Palin & Perry are talking strategy.

It will be an interesting to see how this unfolds.

41 posted on 08/31/2011 12:13:50 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: NavyCanDo

” Maybe we are so fired up to get this election started, we are in a hurry to rally around someone right now. “ <<<<

You diagnosed the whole situation in a nut shell. WE NEED A LEADER. Now. That is why getting in early and hitting hard was necessary. We need our potential nominee to emerge early in this cycle for all the obvious reasons. We may not make it to the election if we can’t pull up our power source soon. The in-fighting is not comforting and because of the urgency, we will soon be looking around in larger numbers toward who exactly is responsible for it.


42 posted on 08/31/2011 12:14:31 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Conservative Firster
Ken Crow invited Christine O'Donnell to sabotage Palin.

...now the question is "who put him up to it?"

43 posted on 08/31/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Conservative Firster

Lots of people predicting that Palin will run. Lots of people predicting that she won’t run. Once her decision is known, lots of people will have been right and lots of people will have been wrong.

And few if any of those people will have done anything but make lucky guess.


44 posted on 08/31/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT by Will88
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To: rintense

I will go with nice snake


45 posted on 08/31/2011 12:15:02 PM PDT by woofie
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To: NavyCanDo

You are correct, there is plenty of time for her to jump in the race. The reason it is so hotly debated is because she is very polarizing, and many here have staked everything on her.

To me, it is obvious that she is not running, for many reasons. But I have no inside information. She may decide to run, in which case I will support her. I’m closer to Bachmann ideologically, but Bachmann’s gaffes are giving me pause. I’m lukewarm on Perry. Don’t love him, but will support him.


46 posted on 08/31/2011 12:15:21 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

Being tweeted and reported that this guy planted the false stories this morning about Palin not coming to rally saturday , Perry dirty trick.


47 posted on 08/31/2011 12:18:06 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Conservative Firster
So let me get this straight: Palin supported Perry, Palin supported O`Donnell, and Palin supported the Tea Party [heck, she put it on the map].

We`ve been hearing for weeks that this shindig is The Big One, and Palin is going to announce.

Now the folks who`ve been cheerleading all of that are saying Tea Party leaders are out to get Palin, and while Palin had no trouble supporting RINO McCain, somehow appearing onstage with O`Donnell is `backstabbing` her, Perry is aRINO, and everybody`s out to get her.

Either Palin is so lacking in judgment that she can`t possibly be considered a legitimate possibility for the WH, she`s paranoid to the point of near-insanity [I don`t believe either of those]...or everyone is out to get Poor Sarah! [I don`t think Palin is `poor` anything.]

Bailing on this is her version of McCain `suspending my campaign.`

48 posted on 08/31/2011 12:18:47 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: jersey117

Perry is going to load up his cabinet witrh Texas cronies. Trhey own him.


49 posted on 08/31/2011 12:20:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Retired Greyhound

You should listen to Mark Steyn explain the phrase. He does it much better than I (and did so a while back when he sat in for Rush).

But he’s right. And I’ll bet you if/when Palin jumps in, Crow will be singing a different tune.


50 posted on 08/31/2011 12:21:49 PM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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