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Don Lemon: Watching Palin's transformation
cnn ^ | 09/12/11 | Don Lemon

Posted on 09/12/2011 6:50:10 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

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Interesting read....
1 posted on 09/12/2011 6:50:16 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner

Some CNN thoughts..


2 posted on 09/12/2011 6:53:00 AM 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: winoneforthegipper

She was already accomplished long before McCain chose her.
She was that tree in the forest that no one heard. ;^)


3 posted on 09/12/2011 6:54:50 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Sanitized for your protection)
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To: Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; thouworm; ...

(((((PING)))))


4 posted on 09/12/2011 6:58:58 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: winoneforthegipper
They said it but Palin is using it to write her own script and lyrics in just what might turn out to be the presidential campaign of the future.

I'm probably just seeing what I want to see (because I like Sarah) but I have a suspicion that Palin is running a very deliberate campaign, the first really 21st century campaign. I think she understands old media and new media. I think she is operating within her opponents' decision cycle. I think she knows who John Boyd is.

5 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Perhaps by sheer shrewdness or sheer luck, Palin spotted an opportunity early on with a growing chorus of other self-proclaimed outsiders, the tea party, and seized on it.

Or, and this is just a crazy idea here, she believes what she says and instead of it being an opportunity seized, it was an honest expression of her beliefs.

6 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:47 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: ozark hilljilly

Yep.....the book ‘Sarah takes on Big Oil’ came out before McCain picked her. Word was already spreading about her accomplishments as governor that even to this day some FReepers refuse to even look into


7 posted on 09/12/2011 7:00:52 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: winoneforthegipper

Every time I read an article written by a liberal media-head, I come away with the conclusion that these people know virtually nothing about conservatism or the Tea Party. Lemon is no different. He thinks to himself and wonders how all this (Palin, Tea Party, etc.) could happen. No clue does he have.


8 posted on 09/12/2011 7:01:03 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Not just the liberal media....the so called Conserv is just as bad....

However Lemon owed Palin for the Iowa time she gave him....he did okay by her considering it’s for CNN.


9 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:05 AM 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: ozark hilljilly

Agreed.


10 posted on 09/12/2011 7:03:35 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: driftless2
I come away with the conclusion that these people know virtually nothing about conservatism or the Tea Party.

I say this to Liberals all the time. I know their position. I know their justification of their position.

Oppose the war on terrorism? Support abortion? Support homosexual marriage? Support minimum wage? High taxes for the rich?

I've heard it all, and I can make those arguments just as well as my opponents -- but I don't agree with the arguments.

My side? Do they understand my side? No. That a chance. Based on my conversations with Liberals here in MA, the Republican platform is summed up this way: Force people to be Christian, kill homosexuals, bring back slavery, let the rich own everything.

And you cannot discuss these things. They don't want to hear how we might try to justify our heinous policies.

11 posted on 09/12/2011 7:08:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I share your opinion and your bias.


12 posted on 09/12/2011 7:11:25 AM PDT by GBA
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To: winoneforthegipper
ineluctable

13 posted on 09/12/2011 7:15:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: driftless2

He thinks the Tea Partiers are “outsiders”, we are sure we are the “silent majority.” May they continue to underestimate us all until after the election. Will be so delightful to watch their heads explodes!


14 posted on 09/12/2011 7:22:19 AM PDT by PoplarBluffian
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To: winoneforthegipper

I remember Don Lemon interviewed Palin in Iowa last month. He wnet in thinking she was going to trash him (i.e. lamestream). But she treated him very cordially.

He then went live on CNN and gave Palin a fawning profile, saying “she answered every one of my questions, Wolf” and was “very personable and sharp.” Then he tore into Bachmann for having her body guards trample him.

I think he may be a secret Palinista.


15 posted on 09/12/2011 7:26:34 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: nhwingut

Exactly...

The take away from anyone that has covered her more than a sound bite or two is that she is Real....course that’s because she is.....!


16 posted on 09/12/2011 7:33:17 AM 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: nhwingut

I think you might be correct.


17 posted on 09/12/2011 7:35:21 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: nhwingut

what I just posted on another thread....I think it’s an example of what can happen everywhere:

My son, a liberal who is still defending Obama, read the article in the NYT that praised Sarah (to their own stated amazement) and my son said that Sarah is right and he agrees with her.

This is really quite incredible. However, he thinks that since the Gifford’s shooting that she has no chance - of course on this I disagree.

Sarah changing the mind of my son - not to mention the NYT - is stunning to me.


18 posted on 09/12/2011 7:39:10 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

...instead of it being an opportunity seized, it was an honest expression of her beliefs.

&&&
Pundits are incapable of comprehending such a concept.


19 posted on 09/12/2011 8:02:20 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You should ad a third picture, one of Myth saying “SOLD”


20 posted on 09/12/2011 8:03:28 AM PDT by fantail 1952 (They don't make 'em like Reagan any more. Now it takes a woman to do a mans job!)
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