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Sarah Palin: Rick Perry has partcipated in "Crony Capitalism"
Fox - via RealClearPolitics ^ | 9/12/2010 | N/A

Posted on 09/13/2011 4:56:17 AM PDT by SueRae

Edited on 09/13/2011 5:27:32 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Sarah Palin says she is not afraid to call out fellow Republicans when she thinks they have been "part of the problem." On Monday night, Palin accuses Republican candidate for President Rick Perry of engaging in "crony capitalism." Perry, as governor of Texas, mandated that young girls get a vaccination for the HPV virus in an executive order. Perry is criticized for this in part because of his connections to the drug manufacturer Merck.


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She defends Michelle Bachman. Blunt, honest and unafraid. "She's got the bumps and bruises" from taking on the cronies in her own party over the last 20 years.
1 posted on 09/13/2011 4:56:20 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: SueRae

I’m not sure that Sarah is right on this one. How can motive be proven here?


3 posted on 09/13/2011 4:59:02 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SueRae

That’s interesting because Palin endorsed Perry after the Gardasil kerfuffle.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 4:59:07 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; thouworm; ...

(((((PING)))))


5 posted on 09/13/2011 4:59:23 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: SueRae

The establishment trembles in fear. (and rage)

I’ve been saying it all along. Politics as we know it is over and the “conventional wisdom” no longer applies.


6 posted on 09/13/2011 4:59:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: SueRae

Sarah caught double-speaking? Say it ain’t so..... /s =.=


7 posted on 09/13/2011 5:01:17 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SueRae

And thus pops the delusion that Palin will not run and endorse Perry instead.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 5:01:21 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Do you recall if Governor Palin ever mentioned the campaign contribution? I thought I only heard the CoS reference.

Interesting back story from her on the national full court press Merck was engaged in to get this drug to state markets.

9 posted on 09/13/2011 5:03:27 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: SueRae

I hope RealClearPolitics linked to the complete transcript, because the contention that Palin asserted “Rick Perry has partcipated in Crony Capitalism” is a figment of imagination or result of careless listening/reading.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 5:04:11 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: SumProVita
Not only that but if this $5 or 6 thousand that Perry got from Merck is his best example of crony capitalism, he's not very good at crony capitalism.

Were any laws broken? Does this differ from the behavior of any other candidate?

11 posted on 09/13/2011 5:05:07 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma ( You cannot elevate Palin by tearing down Perry)
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To: GatorGirl

Even more interesting considering the fact that Palin was a paid TV spokesperson for the company (Spenard) that got the contract to build the ice-rink to nowhere in Wasilla when she was mayor and other contracts when she was governor.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 5:07:02 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: SueRae
Make no mistake about it, GOP elitists are afraid of the TEA Party and Palin types. I remember an op-ed in the WSJ before the 2010 elections by Robert B Rieecccch. He warned the GOP insiders that although the TEA Party was fiscally conservative, they will go after big business/big government favoritism. He then said to support the Democratic Party because although they will screw you, at least we will throw you a bone once in a while. These are my words but the article was very blunt.

Perry is a 1/2 Tea Party 1/2 insider. That is why the elitists are moving to Romeny. IF PALIN gets into the race, the insiders will support Perry as the compromise candidate of Romney the insider and Palin outsider purist.

13 posted on 09/13/2011 5:07:24 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: GatorGirl
That’s interesting because Palin endorsed Perry after the Gardasil kerfuffle

Bkmk
14 posted on 09/13/2011 5:08:30 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: SueRae
Another day and another sea of Perry haters posts. Odd how we see only Perry hater posts here and nothing on Romney or Bachman or anyone else. Palin is wrong.
That was a federal vaccine program paid by Medicaid and SCIPS programs.
No one is making money off a Medicaid vaccine program.

Michele Bachman looked foolish and ugly last night and very unpresidential.
Her comments to Perry were way out of line.
She appears to be working with Mittens.
She gave him a BIG KISS and never attack him.
She is looking for a VP spot now.

15 posted on 09/13/2011 5:09:03 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: SueRae

Time for her to crawl back under her wasilla rock. She is destructive to the effort.

She as sat on the pot to long with no issue.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 5:09:41 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: SueRae
I would simply say, Sarah, how much cash did you and your family of 7 receive from your windfall tax on oil profits. 10,000 a year?

Since "Alaska's resources belong to Alaskans" why didn't you tax you and your husband's commercial fishing enterprise? Are the salmon of Alaska not "Alaska's resources?"

If you are such a fighter for justice, why did you quit when the going got tough in Alaska and do you think whatever reforms you implemented will have any staying power since you left after fulfilling only half your term?

Sarah if Perry is a crony capitalist, and you imply that Perry is for sale for as little as $5,000, why did you endorse him in the Republican Primary after he issued the EO?

Sarah why did you say there was "no way you would deport the 12-14 million illegals because it would be inhumane" and that you were for a path to citizenship in an interview with Univision in 2008 but just a couple years later you agreed with Bill O'Reilly that you would build a fence from Brownsville to San Diego and deport all 12 million?

Palin had only the illusion of virtue as her strong point.

17 posted on 09/13/2011 5:09:54 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cboldt

Play the video. About 1:20 see describes what happens then states “That’s Crony Capitalism.”


18 posted on 09/13/2011 5:10:04 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
-- Do you recall if Governor Palin ever mentioned the campaign contribution? --

She didn't, but Greta Van Susteren did. Palin's remarks are more focused on Perry's chief of staff. Palin: The Problem With This Country Is People Are Afraid to Call Members of Their Own Party Out on 'Crony Capitalism' - Van Susteren Transcript - Sept 12, 2011

19 posted on 09/13/2011 5:10:21 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
Thanks.
20 posted on 09/13/2011 5:11:15 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: wtc911

Hmmmm never heard that one. I thought her cheerleaders around here call her “fully vetted”.

Guess they haven’t scrutinized the fact that SarahPAC only spends about 10% on actual campaign contributions to Conservative candidates.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 5:12:10 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Perry would agree with you! He as much as said selling out for a measly $5K would give selling out a bad name!

He said he’s raked in $30M and the last thing he needs is for all those million-$-plus donors to think they could have bought the same influence for a mere $5K!

Too much of the system in TX and DC operates this way, and Perry’s long been recognized as one of the biggest pay-to-play players. Gov. Goodhair is something of a Blago of the South.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 5:12:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cboldt

She is not a good candidate.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 5:13:08 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Its kind of funny watching the Perrybots claim it didn’t happen but just in case it did, its OK.

Keep an eye on those TEF recipients.

http://governor.state.tx.us/files/ecodev/TEF_Listing.pdf


24 posted on 09/13/2011 5:13:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: novemberslady

Interesting that so many Perry supporters consistantly want to hinge Palin to endorsing Perry.....so they obvious see that Palin is indeed significant. However, Palin has not endorsed anyone for the Primary and those saying so are wishful thinking only.


25 posted on 09/13/2011 5:13:54 AM PDT by caww
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To: Cboldt
Your right.
Again the Romney bots or Paulites or Obama obots are twisting her words.
The elites in the DC medias like this edited tape are working for Romney or the Marxists.
26 posted on 09/13/2011 5:14:14 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: bert

Reluctantly, I have to agree. I’ve been on the Palin bandwagon for some time now. It is time for conservatives to unite behind Perry and for Palin to endorse him. After 30 years of politics, I’m sure we can find many things to nitpick Perry about. Palin had her chance, She chose not to run and take the slings and arrows of campaigning. The future is too serious not to coalesce early around a conservative candidate and push for absolute victory in 2012.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 5:14:23 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: SueRae

It is something that needs to be hauled into the light, and one of my minor worries about Perry, or indeed any politician, is how deep they are in the hip pockets of their big donors. We know all about that here, and it ain’t pretty.

While I wasn’t terribly impressed with Bachman in the debate (only just watched it now and, while passionate, she did not look like ideal President fodder to me) it is a valid charge and really needs to be discussed.

My biggest regret is that Palin didn’t join the debate, despite the invitation to do so. This sniping from the sidelines is not her style.


28 posted on 09/13/2011 5:15:00 AM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
He said he got $5000.00 .....BFD!

We were at the post debate party last night and Perry is FANTASTIC at retail politics!!! He had the crowd ROCKIN!! Mitt was STIFF.

29 posted on 09/13/2011 5:15:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 9YearLurker

If he has broken laws, he needs to be prosecuted. I hardly think this contribution makes him guilty of breaking a law. If this is the best his critics can come up with, it’s best to dig deeper and put the same scutiny on all the candidates.


30 posted on 09/13/2011 5:15:18 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma ( You cannot elevate Palin by tearing down Perry)
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To: SueRae

Not cool Sarah.


31 posted on 09/13/2011 5:15:25 AM PDT by Vide
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To: thackney
I haven't watched the video, just read what purports to be a transcript on the FoxNews website.

I agree, Plain is talking about crony capitalism; and that she points to the HPV Exec Order as a bit of evidence. But I don't think a fair reading of Palin's remarks admits concluding that she is accusing Perry. "Something was up," yes, and Palin had pointed to Perry's chief of staff.

Well, someone? That someone, as Michele Bachmann pointed out, was Governor Perry's former chief of staff, who then went to work for a drug company who made the drug that would be required of the Texan government to mandate that, that our young daughters would have to be inoculated against potential disease from the company that his former chief of staff was lobbying for. That's crony capitalism.

32 posted on 09/13/2011 5:17:19 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: cripplecreek

Bookmarked, thanks.


33 posted on 09/13/2011 5:17:22 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I don’t think he did it for a measly $5K either, but the likely crony connection is fairly strong.

I take it you either didn’t listen to Palin’s Indianola speech or you somehow didn’t hear the message. Crony capitalism may be hard to prove in a lot of cases—winks and nods are seldom captured as evidence—but it surely what makes lots of campaign donations go round and keeps DC ever expanding their budgets and spending.

If you want to stop the deficit spending that is killing this country you have to get at the root of it, and that is crony capitalism from both the GOP and Democrat sides. Electing for president the governor currently most famous for crony capitalism (and that predates Palin making a mention about it) is a necessary start if we are going to save our country.


34 posted on 09/13/2011 5:20:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I believe you are correct.

Clear indication that she will run....this break with Perry.

I hear that she has some kind of a contract clause with Fox that prevents her from announcing at this time.

35 posted on 09/13/2011 5:20:51 AM PDT by mickie (my grandson is in Marine boot camp)
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He said $5,000 and I've read $6,000, big deal. Bachmann overdid her "little twelve year old girl" drama last night.

Romney needs Bachmann in there to help him beat up on Perry. It's like a demolition derby. I'm not sure if these attacks will strengthen Perry for the run against Zero or weaken him.

If this $5,000 from Merck is the best example they can come up to use against Perry as being a "crony capitalist", then he's pretty squeaky clean.

37 posted on 09/13/2011 5:22:25 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma ( You cannot elevate Palin by tearing down Perry)
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And thus pops the delusion that Palin will not run and endorse Perry instead.

I thought I heard the sound of

last night.

38 posted on 09/13/2011 5:24:14 AM PDT by McGruff (Why settle for second best.)
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Perry... THE crony capitalist amnesty Governor.

LLS


39 posted on 09/13/2011 5:24:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

AMEN!!


40 posted on 09/13/2011 5:24:33 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 9YearLurker
Perry hater prove your smear here !

You fool, its Medicaid vaccine program !

41 posted on 09/13/2011 5:25:03 AM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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“...if this $5 or 6 thousand that Perry got from Merck is his best example of crony capitalism, he’s not very good at crony capitalism.”

Exactly. What I very much like about Perry is that he freely admitted he made a mistake in how he went about this. We don’t see that often among politicians.

This would be in STARK contrast to Romney who WILL NOT admit that he was wrong about his healthcare plan in Massachusetts.


42 posted on 09/13/2011 5:25:07 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Busted like a blister.

LLS


43 posted on 09/13/2011 5:25:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: GatorGirl

She endorsed Perry for Texas Governor as the better candidate. Wouldn’t read anything more into it than that.


44 posted on 09/13/2011 5:25:34 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: 9YearLurker
Gov. Goodhair is something of a Blago of the South.

Since you have already committed yourself to flat out lies and libel, why don't you just go ahead and accuse him of pedophilia and murder too? Then go back to DU and yuck it up with your fellow travelers.

Perry is not pure, but that is no reason to make the AP and MSNBC look honest in comparison to your evaluations of him.

45 posted on 09/13/2011 5:25:34 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: ncalburt

Earlier in the day we had been told that Romney and Bachmann were going to gang up on Perry regarding SS. That didn’t seem to materialize but it seems they ganged up on him on the Guardisil issue instead. It does look like Bachmann and Romney are a tag team.


46 posted on 09/13/2011 5:25:40 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma ( You cannot elevate Palin by tearing down Perry)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I don’t think anything was overdone. For the first time the candidates debated the Gardasil issue with passion and let the lines be drawn. I found it refreshingly candid. Perry’s explanation last night fell short of his previous comments on the issue. HE fell down. Whoever prepared him for last night did an awful job right along with Perry...alas, that is just one issue and he appears contrite on it.

Best debate so far. Loved the TEA Party questions.


47 posted on 09/13/2011 5:26:02 AM PDT by tioga
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To: SueRae
I found it interesting, that after about the 20th time of repeating “innocent 11-12 year-old little girls” (in the Tampa CNN-Tea Party debate, CNN post-debate, Fox News post-debate), when asked by Greta VanSusteren if she believed Gov. Perry used an Executive Order for the cervical cancer vaccine to get $6000.00 or because he believed it was a good idea and would help fight the spread of this cancer, Michele Bachmann actually stopped talking for a couple of nanoseconds, paused and said that she couldn’t look into his heart and know that answer.

The answer is obvious to any honest person, that Gov. Perry did it to help fight cancer and hold down future medical costs (not make money, reward a company (Merck contributes $Millions to political groups yearly) - encourage girls to become sexually active or even suggest that they do). The best time to administer the HPV vaccine is when girls are young (they can contract this cancer from their husbands – get oral cancer – thank you Bill Clinton for your part in making America's youth think oral sex isn't sex).

About deaths from vaccines – over 400 people die yearly in the U.S. alone from penicillin allergies. All medicine carries risks -- have you watched an Rx commercial disclaimer lately?

And it was opt out. The governor’s EO allowed easier payment due to insurance restrictions. And it was not opposed by Dr. David Stevens, CEO of the Christian Medical Association.

Why CMA supported Perry's HPV vaccination order

48 posted on 09/13/2011 5:26:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

“Were any laws broken? Does this differ from the behavior of any other candidate?”

But Mom... everybody else was doing it”.

LLS


49 posted on 09/13/2011 5:26:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

“Were any laws broken? Does this differ from the behavior of any other candidate?”

“But Mom... everybody else was doing it”.

LLS


50 posted on 09/13/2011 5:26:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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