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Did Perry Always Jealously See Palin as a Threat?
Human Events ^ | September 8, 2011 | Tony Lee

Posted on 09/08/2011 11:58:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

After Palin gave two speeches this weekend that positioned herself on the side of reform, with a proven and demonstrable record, and squarely against big government and crony capitalism that invoked the outsider spirit of Ronald Reagan​, the GOP establishment, along with Rick Perry​'s cheerleaders, immediately saw Palin as serious threat to their plans.

But this was hardly the first time where the GOP establishment and Palin's competitors saw her as a threat.

Soon after the 2008 election, in which Palin was forced to basically become a press secretary for a candidate who seemed to not know anything he stood for and perhaps the most disastrously and incompetent presidential campaign in the history of the United States, she spoke at a Republican Governors Association meeting.

Unshackled from the constraints of the McCain campaign, Palin was at ease, and it was clear she was a threat then to the GOP establishment and, in particular, current presidential candidate Rick Perry, who abruptly, awkwardly, and prematurely ended Palin's press conference 15 minutes before it was supposed to, when it was clear Palin was not the bumbling idiot many had assumed she was.

Should Palin enter the 2012 presidential contest, she would threaten Mitt Romney​ and Perry, and this moment may be symbolic of where the rivalry between Palin and Perry began even though reports have said that Palin and Perry remain friends, especially after Palin's endorsement of Perry during the 2010 election cycle enabled Perry to essentially win his primary against Kay Bailey Hutchison​ and get elected again.

In the few minutes Palin had to speak at the RGA conference in 2008, Palin said now that the campaign had ended, she was essentially free to do press conference. When a reporter referred to her "political celebrity," Palin, without batting an eyelash, shot the notion that she was a celebrity and focused on substantive issues such as domestic energy production and the Republican governors working as a team to balance budgets and work on health care and immigration reform in the states. When a reporter cluelessly, and in a condescending way, referred to Palin's news conference as her first formal news conference, Palin reminded those in the room that she had been doing press conferences for years in Alaska (this was perfectly symbol and harbinger of a national media that did not know anything about her record of reform and fighting crony capitalism in Alaska).

One thing that was striking was how often Palin called for everyone to be on the same team while Perry seemed jealous that Palin was shining. Since then, Palin has been trying to unite the GOP while her rivals and purported teammates have done everything to try to not be good teammates.

Jack Thompson, who covered the event for HUMAN EVENTS, described the scene from that day:

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.”

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Later, Palin gave remarks, described by Thompson, that eerily resonates today, especially her reliance on her husband Todd and her warnings about the Obama Adminstration being addicted to "OPM (Other People's Money). Here's Thompson's account of Palin's speech:

Palin, after the truncated press conference, gave a prepared twenty-minute speech in a large hall to approximately 400 members of the RGA ... and the media. Palin recounted what it was like to go through the campaign and what lay ahead for the GOP. Some quotes of note:

--She began by joking that she filled the last two months “with a few speeches, meeting important people who change the world, like Tina Fey​, and opportunities to expand my wardrobe.”

--She thanked President Bush for having discharged, over the last eight years, his most important duty of office -- keeping us safe. This was met with long applause.

--“God is in control, and He decided it was not our time and not our moment.”

--“We wish President Obama well, but as the chief executives of the various states it will be our job to lead by example, to oppose any more unfunded federal mandates and the growth of the federal government. All Republican governors embrace the federalist principle that the government closest to the people is the most responsive and most responsible.”

--She took a swipe at what she called the addiction to “opium (Other People’s Money),” found in bail outs that reward bad corporate decisions.

--Finally, in the area of policy, she repeatedly noted that the Republican leadership in Washington had over the last decade betrayed the conservative principles and values of the Party, and that it is up to Republic governors, not to the failed GOP leadership in Washington, to lead the GOP back to power.

To conclude her prepared comments, she got very personal in tone. She said that, during the campaign, her “real right hand man was my husband Todd, and, in the future, I am to rely upon him more and on others less."

She received sustained applause when she remembered all the teenaged girls who came up to her and told her they were excited she had shown “[t]here is no glass ceiling on achievement” and “[o]ne day, a woman will be President.”

Palin has formidable skills when she is her own person and candidate. It is something another formidable politician (much in the way an aging quarterback gets threatened when he sees someone younger and better get drafted), Perry, saw immediately. Should Palin enter the race and be a challenger to Perry, another video clip that will probably be played endlessly is the one below in which Palin, while delivering a substantive speech on energy policy in Texas, playfully referred to Texas as Alaska's "little sister state."

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; generalgardasil; misogynistperry; palin; perry; rga2008; rinoperry; rinorick; sarahpalin; smellthefear
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1 posted on 09/08/2011 11:58:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
by Tony Lee S***stirrer
2 posted on 09/09/2011 12:03:35 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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Yes, you're a Palinbot.

3 posted on 09/09/2011 12:03:50 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You know, I had completely forgotten it was Perry who pulled the dirty trick that day> But once memory was jogged, I remember it clearly now, and I will remember it well in the future.
4 posted on 09/09/2011 12:11:20 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: AAABEST; 2ndDivisionVet; Carling

Careful 2dv,

Don’t dare tell the truth or raise questions about the Messiah of the Establishment/moderate republicans, they’ll resort to all kinds of name calling.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 12:11:29 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Carling

I would say what Carling truly is, but it would get me zotted.


6 posted on 09/09/2011 12:13:46 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Sea Parrot

Do you guys all ping each other on these Palin threads? Just curious? I’ve been called every name in the book by your gang, so let it fly.

Your excuse could be that you’re just a parrot!


7 posted on 09/09/2011 12:14:58 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, I had never heard about this little one-upmanship by Perry. Somehow, I’m not surprised. As usual, Gov. Palin gave insightful answers to fair questions. I hope to God she whips Pander Perry’s and Milt Romney’s butts. Bob


8 posted on 09/09/2011 12:17:07 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: Carling; Sea Parrot
Do you guys all ping each other on these Palin threads? Just curious? I’ve been called every name in the book by your gang, so let it fly.

Your excuse could be that you’re just a parrot!


What is it about Perry Apologists and Projection?

It just seems to go hand in hand.
9 posted on 09/09/2011 12:17:17 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Did you even watch Obumbles’ speech tonight? I haven’t seen you comment on it in any thread.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 12:20:42 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: Carling

Whatever name that one wishes to call me, and I’ll bet that others feel this way, as long as it signifies that we are part of Sarah’s Constitutional Brigade, it’s OK with me. I’m proud to be on her team, whether it’s as a Palinista, Palinbot, Palindrone or a Sarahcuda Buddha! Bob


11 posted on 09/09/2011 12:21:52 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: SoConPubbie

Did you even watch Obumbles’ speech tonight? I haven’t seen you comment on it in any thread.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 12:22:08 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: Carling
Did you even watch Obumbles’ speech tonight? I haven’t seen you comment on it in any thread.

Carling, there is more important stuff to do then waste my time listening to a socialist.

There was nothing to gain from that speech.

I'm more concerned that the best GOP candidate, you know, a real conservative is nominated.

Everything else is unimportant to me and I don't like wasting my time "Preaching to the Choir".
13 posted on 09/09/2011 12:23:14 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Carling

Someone starting a thread that is “pro Palin” is probably also “pro palin”. Astute observation. Pinging it to others that also like Palin is typical I would think.

Of course this article also has a lot about Perry in it. So I would think a discussion of how Perry really acted at the event, or other observations of his actions would also be warranted.


14 posted on 09/09/2011 12:24:05 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Sea Parrot

Reminding us that politicians have large egos, and male peacocks especially do like to strut.


15 posted on 09/09/2011 12:24:21 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Didn’t bother with the Socialist Mao-baby’s speech either.


16 posted on 09/09/2011 12:24:47 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: alstewartfan
Whatever name that one wishes to call me, and I’ll bet that others feel this way, as long as it signifies that we are part of Sarah’s Constitutional Brigade, it’s OK with me

Well, then I'll call you Ignoramus, since you couldn't even take the time to bash Barry Obumbles' joint session of Congress tonight on FR.

17 posted on 09/09/2011 12:25:13 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Carling, there is more important stuff to do then waste my time listening to a socialist.

Yes, like spending every post on bashing Rick Perry for Sarah Palin, who hasn't even entered the race. Quite the "important" stuff you're doing there, pal.

18 posted on 09/09/2011 12:26:37 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: Carling

I had the luxury of being at “work” as a telemarketer.

Oh_Bumber’s speech was piped in via overhad speakers simultaneoulsy w/Radar Love.


19 posted on 09/09/2011 12:26:43 AM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: 21twelve

Would that include a person who supports another candidate to make a simple post (as his or her first post) just calling the opposing candidate follower a name, and leave it at that? :/

(We both know the mature answer to that one :p )


20 posted on 09/09/2011 12:27:20 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Carling
You are as bad as Ann Coulter, you attack another as a Palinbot, but under return fire, you give your old standard, what, moi, I have done nothing wrong, I'm innocent.

I just watched that video, and it confirms what the jealous Perry did on that stage, and it was contemptible.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=46056

21 posted on 09/09/2011 12:28:01 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: raygun

I was fortunate enough to have been one of the millions experiencing the power outage in San Diego County so I missed it. Too bad.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 12:28:45 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: antceecee; SoConPubbie

The Take Home tonight is that you two would rather divide the GOP field instead of going after the real political enemy.

Got it. G’nite everybody!


23 posted on 09/09/2011 12:29:03 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: Sea Parrot
You are as bad as Ann Coulter

I take that as a compliment. Now, back to bashing Rick Perry for you!

24 posted on 09/09/2011 12:30:13 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: Carling; SoConPubbie

Huh??? You’ve got your panties in a wad because I didn’t bother to listen to Obama’s speech? WTH???? How does not listening to propaganda divide the GOP field????? Are you drunk or crazy?


25 posted on 09/09/2011 12:32:08 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee

Ditto here, only watch re-runs when they are interesting,


26 posted on 09/09/2011 12:34:00 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All the Washington (District of Criminal) Establishment pols (and their Local Acolytes ), are gunnin' for anyone who expresses their shared belief in the Founding Fathers Supreme Documents....the U.S. Constitution / Bill of Rights

they really seek to diminish the importance of these Documents....therefore they seek to diminish any candidates who express those sentiments.

27 posted on 09/09/2011 12:34:57 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: Carling

One could ask the same question about you. You seem to not like her, not support her and yet, here you are. Why bother? However, there is a Palin ping list as I’m sure there is for Perry. You come on a thread where someone has posted an opinion piece that shows Palin in a positive light and immediately start in with a smart ass comment. What do you expect? You make yourself a lightning rod in one of the first few posts and then act surprised and indignant when people respond.

Cindie


28 posted on 09/09/2011 12:35:46 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: Sea Parrot

I had never seen nor heard about that... THAT was RUDE.. She helped him out in a BIG way and he pretty much just pushed her to the side :/


29 posted on 09/09/2011 12:37:41 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Carling

Cicero Grimes, meet John Russell, nuff said.


30 posted on 09/09/2011 12:37:48 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: gardencatz
I'm not acting surprised nor indignant that people are trashing Rick Perry on FR. I am merely commenting on it.

I expect this infighting these days. What were you talking about again?

31 posted on 09/09/2011 12:38:51 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: South40

Geez... you need reparations!


32 posted on 09/09/2011 12:40:00 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Sea Parrot

Lame analogies, me Sea Parrot.

‘Nuff said!


33 posted on 09/09/2011 12:40:00 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: South40

Forgot the ; ~ )!!!


34 posted on 09/09/2011 12:40:53 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Carling
Yes, like spending every post on bashing Rick Perry for Sarah Palin, who hasn't even entered the race. Quite the "important" stuff you're doing there, pal.

Well, you are right there Carling, even with all the negative spin.

I don't want to get stuck with another Amnesty loving, Corpatist, Crony Capitalist like GWB, and that is what Perry is.

All the money he has taken from big-money corporate interests who need the cheap, reliable, tax-payer subsidized Illegal Alien labor force that Open Borders provide, which is why he is:

1. For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
2. Against using E-Verify for purposes of limiting Illegals to get Jobs
3. Against a Border Fence/Wall.
4. Against Interior Enforcement as provided at the state level by laws such as AZ1070.
5. Has the same Sanctuary Policies at the State Level for the State Police as the City of Houston has and he complained about the City of Houston.

Oh he talks a good game and uses the same phrases like "Secure the Border" that both GWB and McCain like to use to fool the rubes that they are serious about Illegal Immigration, but when it actually comes down to it, he is against every effective tool that can be used to cut back and even stop illegal Immigration.

Instead, we get the same ol' same ol' tired "Boots-on-the-ground" statements, an approach that has never worked that has not solved the problem, in fact, Illegal Immigration has only increased as successive Presidents have put more boots on the ground while not finishing the border fence, while not Using tools like E-Verify, while not doing a lot of things.

If he was serious about securing the border, he'd be in favor of using all the tools available to him to fix the issue, he isn't in favor of securing the border because his big-money donors don't want the border sealed, it's not good for business.
35 posted on 09/09/2011 12:41:26 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: gardencatz

And I am starting to smell some ozone building up... Some of these people are such hypocrites..

I just ignore them anyway (o,o) , it’s like talking to a “terrible 2” child >.<


36 posted on 09/09/2011 12:42:24 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jack Thompson.....

Why does that name ring a bell?


37 posted on 09/09/2011 12:43:07 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perry is threatened by Palin because?


38 posted on 09/09/2011 12:43:16 AM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: raygun
Reading the article might answer your query.
39 posted on 09/09/2011 12:44:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: antceecee

Naaa... reparations are for those who either don’t bother or don’t want to fend for themselves. It wasn’t the best experience of my life but being prepared made it a different experience for me compared to most.


40 posted on 09/09/2011 12:45:11 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: Sea Parrot

Wow, she smiled as she regained her footing.... amazing.


41 posted on 09/09/2011 12:46:00 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: South40

Spoken like a true patriot and conservative!


42 posted on 09/09/2011 12:47:13 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Bikkuri

I was grounded when you said that.


43 posted on 09/09/2011 12:48:27 AM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: Carling

Missed my point completely, why am I not surprised! What difference does it make if some of the people on this site prefer Palin to Perry? I like scrambled eggs better than over easy, herding dogs to terriers. It’s just an opinion piece. It’s not going to determine the fate of the world or even influence a primary election that is months away. Seriously, it’s like a fly to fly paper. Why make your snide, holier-than-thou comments among people who clearly like Palin if not to start some kind of an argument. If you honestly believe Perry supporters are so much better than do the mature thing and act like it instead of stalking Palin threads and putting her supporters down. In other words, grow up and realize not everyone is going to think like you or like the same candidate you do. Even if Palin doesn’t get in the race, doesn’t mean these people are going to automatically gravitate towards Perry. There are people here who don’t support either Palin or Perry. Do you stalk their threads and post vitriol too?

Cindie


44 posted on 09/09/2011 12:49:12 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: antceecee

Thank you kindly. :-)


45 posted on 09/09/2011 12:50:11 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Sea Parrot; SoConPubbie; Carling; alstewartfan; 21twelve; RobbyS; antceecee; ...

What a silly op-ed, speculating “jealousy” that wasn’t in view this day or at later events. Tony Lee tells us more about himself and his agenda than about those of Governors Palin and Perry.

The story is not the press corps, no matter how much they interject themselves.

And it looks like when they can’t be the story, they’ll just make one up! If they can’t tear at the flesh of a campaign that is over, they’ll make up division, sexism, and “jealousy.” And we trust the bleating press corps since when?

Several times, Governor Palin tried to redirect the questions and the attention back to the event and to the Republican governors. Look at the way she steps back, anticipating another type of question for the panel. Listen to her control when she’d asked about an election that is “over,” her “political celebrity,” and her “first press conference.”

Listen to her speak of the Governors’ intention to present their unity and unified goals! She reminds them that the RGA is a team.

This writer is no better than the yipping press corps trying to draw blood after the 2008 election and worse than the media Newt rightfully went after for trying to divide Republicans in the 2012 election.


46 posted on 09/09/2011 12:50:44 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.orgI've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.Patrol the border 2 control)
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To: Carling
since you couldn't even take the time to bash Barry
Obumbles' joint session of Congress tonight on FR.

well...not really.... I work 2nd shift.....
Heard parts of Oblahblah speech / details, during breaks
nothing new....I've heard it all before
417 Billion spending / more new taxes.


He's in fine company.......


47 posted on 09/09/2011 12:51:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: raygun

Lol.. hope it’s for the day and not a full week ;)


48 posted on 09/09/2011 12:53:19 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: hocndoc
This writer is no better than the yipping press corps trying to draw blood after the 2008 election and worse than the media Newt rightfully went after for trying to divide Republicans in the 2012 election.

Short / concise.....to the point. ....
a smoke screen / red herrings....
keep fighting amongst yourselves...
don't talk about OBlahBlah


49 posted on 09/09/2011 1:00:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: alstewartfan
Sarahcuda Buddha! Bob

You made a new name for yourself ;)
Sarahcuda Buddha Bob
50 posted on 09/09/2011 1:08:47 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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