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Sarah Palin: ‘Is a Title and Campaign Too Shackle-y?’
ABC News ^ | 9-28-2011 | Sheila Marikar

Posted on 09/27/2011 10:33:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Sarah Palin: ‘Is a Title and Campaign Too Shackle-y?’

Sheila Marikar

September 28, 2011

A Palin presidency: Too “shackle-y?”

That’s what Sarah Palin suggested on Fox News’ “On The Record with Greta VanSusteren” tonight, saying that she’s concerned jumping into the 2012 presidential race will muffle her message.

“Is a title worth it?” she asked, rhetorically. “Does a title shackle a person? Are they someone like me who’s maverick? I do go rogue and I call it like I see it and I don’t mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively.”

“Is a title and a campaign too shackle-y?,” she continued. “Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country? That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”

Palin expressed a concern about “being caricatured” if she runs, and asked again “whether a title is needed to make a difference or someone can be rogue, can be maverick, can be passionate about issues and can get people to think very wisely about issues.”...

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1 posted on 09/27/2011 10:33:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

This seems like she’s leaning against running.


2 posted on 09/27/2011 10:37:50 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: smoothsailing

I can’t wait for her to finally say she isn’t running. She is beyond tedious.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 10:37:53 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: smoothsailing
Boy. This is going to be a quiet thread with one or two posts.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 10:38:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: smoothsailing
“Is a title worth it?” she asked, rhetorically. “Does a title shackle a person? Are they someone like me who’s maverick? I do go rogue and I call it like I see it and I don’t mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively.”

“Is a title and a campaign too shackle-y?,” she continued. “Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country? That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”

Well, I honestly think she doesn't know if she's going to run yet, but if she is concerned with "titles" and "handlers" and "donors" after leveling charges of crony capitalism, I think she is leaning hard toward not running. Plus, calling herself a "maverick" and "rogue" is a little off-putting to me, considering she has been anything but rogue in her continued support for Juan McLame, and her silence when he attacked the Tea Party just a few months ago.

5 posted on 09/27/2011 10:39:20 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: Lazlo in PA

shhhh!


6 posted on 09/27/2011 10:40:10 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est (Palin 2012)
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To: Huck

Your posts regarding Palin are beyond tedious.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 10:41:49 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: smoothsailing
IMO, Sarah HAS to run. The fact that Conservatives are now trying to get all lathered up about Herman Cain, who we looked at and discarded months ago, is an indictment of how weak the GOP field is.

Cain's "rise" is directly connected to Perry's fall. We don't want Romney, and Perry just doesn't have what it takes, so... WHO?

The Wheel landed on Cain this week. Maybe next week we'll all profess our undying devotion to... Santorum?

Sarah HAS to run. If she loves this country she will run, and win. IMHO, of course.

8 posted on 09/27/2011 10:42:09 PM PDT by sklar
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To: Lazlo in PA
Boy. This is going to be a quiet thread with one or two posts.

Wrong. The PDSers are already flocking to it.

9 posted on 09/27/2011 10:42:54 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Huck
If she enters and is an also-ran, does she still get millions of dollars for a TV series and $1 million/year from FoxNews? Finishing third or fourth in the GOP primaries, which could happen, would damage her media career and earning potential.

I happen to think she likes one title very well right now.

FoxNews Contributor Sarah Palin. It pays well, the work is easy, and the adoring fans still get to put her on a pedestal.

10 posted on 09/27/2011 10:42:54 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: Huck

Ssshhhh.

The Palinites are watching us.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 10:44:11 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Carling
FoxNews Contributor Sarah Palin.

Clue you.

Greta didn't introduce her as a Fox News Contributor tonight. Only as "Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin."

12 posted on 09/27/2011 10:45:05 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Carling

“Finishing third or fourth in the GOP primaries, which could happen, would damage her media career and earning potential.”

it didn’t stop Huckabee


13 posted on 09/27/2011 10:45:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: smoothsailing
The entire interview topical to this thread is here.
14 posted on 09/27/2011 10:46:03 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Carling

Who knows? I agree that she risks her fortune if she actually lays her cards down. She’s milking it for all it’s worth. She makes Huckabee look like an amateur.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 10:46:15 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL! I’ve been HazMatatized by Lazlo!


16 posted on 09/27/2011 10:47:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country?

Give me a break. Does she think we're all children?

17 posted on 09/27/2011 10:47:25 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Huck

>> She is beyond tedious.

Absolutely not. She’s inspirational.

Palin is consistently advancing Conservative goals, and only speaks to candidacy when asked. So it’s not Palin that’s being tedious.


18 posted on 09/27/2011 10:47:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Jonty30

I know. It’s late. I’ve been guzzling wine since I got home, against the admonitions of Proverbs. My loose tongue will be the end of me! I’m just sayin’.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 10:47:44 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: smoothsailing

I saw this. She is either preparing us for the let down of her not running or after watching the Republican Straw vote she realizes they don’t want either of the two front runners and she has to run to save the republic and knows it will be very hard on her and her family.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 10:48:25 PM PDT by ynotjjr (Palin/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: smoothsailing
I can't believe this article is accurate. She sounds like a freaking moron.
21 posted on 09/27/2011 10:48:44 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: Sun

“This seems like she’s leaning against running.”

Just wait for the official deadline to pass. No point speculating and trying to microanalyze every single word she says. If, in the end, she decides not to run, a lot of people won’t be happy but it’s her decision.


22 posted on 09/27/2011 10:48:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: onyx

Well, that’s disingenuous, then.

She is paid by FoxNews right now. FoxNews contributor and former governor of Alaska would be the accurate way to introduce her on a FoxNews show, wouldn’t it?


23 posted on 09/27/2011 10:49:54 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: sklar

Lots of wisdom in your post.

If this is our field, I will have to back Herman Cain and hope and pray he wins the nomination and goes onto beat obama.


24 posted on 09/27/2011 10:52:57 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: ari-freedom

Huckabee makes at least half of what Palin makes ($1m+ Palin/$500k Huck) and has to schlep his own weekend show, in addition to making appearances on other FoxNews shows during the week. Palin hadn’t been on the air in over a week, and now makes news with her appearances in MSM outlets.

Hypothetically finishing behind Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Mittens Romney in the GOP primaries isn’t going to make her pay go up, is it?


25 posted on 09/27/2011 10:53:45 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: smoothsailing

I want her to run but if she doesn’t my money stays in my account and life will go on.


26 posted on 09/27/2011 10:55:09 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: Carling

>> I happen to think she likes one title very well right now.

She probably has reservations about continuing the grotesque abuse the Left has waged against her personally.


27 posted on 09/27/2011 10:55:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Huck

Why should she feel shackled, if she is running for president? She would be in charge of her campaign, unlike when she was the VP candidate and the McCain people held her back, and dictated where she should go and what she should say.


28 posted on 09/27/2011 10:55:20 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: Carling
Well, that’s disingenuous, then.
She is paid by FoxNews right now. FoxNews contributor and former governor of Alaska would be the accurate way to introduce her on a FoxNews show, wouldn’t it?

You don't know that. Her contract could have expired yesterday or the day before or anytime in between her last appearance and this one.

I have been watching for this *clue*.

29 posted on 09/27/2011 10:55:32 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Nonstatist
Give me a break. Does she think we're all children?

Obviously you did NOT listen to the whole interview.... I did and her point was that she has yet to decide IF she wants to harness herself into a campaign and allllll that requires. She pointed out how she was boxed in by the 'campaign' and the 'media' in her 'titled' role as GOP TITLED nominee for veep. I also think (my opinion) given what 'help' old Rollins did for Bachamnn is NOT the path Sarah intends to follow.

30 posted on 09/27/2011 10:55:40 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Carling

“Huckabee makes at least half of what Palin makes ($1m+ Palin/$500k Huck) and has to schlep his own weekend show, in addition to making appearances on other FoxNews shows during the week. “

Yes...but he’s Huckabee.


31 posted on 09/27/2011 10:56:05 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Carling
Well, I honestly think she doesn't know if she's going to run yet,

I really don't understand what she is doing, but surely she knows what her own plans are. The game is getting insulting.

32 posted on 09/27/2011 10:56:28 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Huck
I’ve been guzzling wine since I got home...

LOL. You should catch my act here at FR late on a Friday or Saturday night. Single malt scotch would have had me Zotted already if I was anywhere near making coherent posts.

33 posted on 09/27/2011 10:56:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Gene Eric

BTTT.

Of course, you’re right.


34 posted on 09/27/2011 10:57:00 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: ynotjjr
watching the Republican Straw vote she realizes they don’t want either of the two front runners and she has to run to save the republic and knows it will be very hard on her and her family.

This is exactly my take on it. Cain's win in Florida IMO, is a "no Confidence" vote against the top tier candidates. Sarah knows that Cain is not ready to be President of the United States.

35 posted on 09/27/2011 10:57:26 PM PDT by sklar
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To: re_nortex

Thanks for the link! :)


36 posted on 09/27/2011 10:58:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Roklok

As I just mentioned, I’m deep into the vino tonight. My attorney advises me not to comment further on the matter.


37 posted on 09/27/2011 10:58:14 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: onyx

Wait? So her contract expired? When did that happen. It was reported when it was signed that it runs through 2012?

Do you know of some sort of opt-out clause?


38 posted on 09/27/2011 10:58:22 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL!!! Love it man! I know we don’t agree on everything, but I love ya just the same (yeah, it’s the wine talkin’)<>

Seriously, thanks for that.


39 posted on 09/27/2011 10:59:30 PM PDT by Huck (But the glass IS half-empty!)
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To: Carling

R U also drinking? Reread my post and stop wasting my time.


40 posted on 09/27/2011 11:00:10 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

There’s a link to her appearance on Greta tonight at post #14.


41 posted on 09/27/2011 11:01:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: sklar

Cain has much more executive experience than Palin, and has the added benefit of not quitting an elected job mid-term.

Palin should strongly consider backing Cain, though.


42 posted on 09/27/2011 11:01:04 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: smoothsailing
I'm still hoping Sarah will run.
We are fast reaching the point of $#!+ or get off the pot for her. If she doesn't get in, her relevence will fall off quickly. She's only important because she was the Republican VP candidate for McCain last election. She will become the Alaska Governor who quit and the VP candidate that didn't run the next election cycle if she doesn't get in soon.
43 posted on 09/27/2011 11:01:17 PM PDT by Freeper Fanatic
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To: sklar

I am just interested in seeing her up on the stage with the others. We knows that she has deliver a heck of s stump speech, but exactly what are her positions on certain issues? I don’t think we know.


44 posted on 09/27/2011 11:02:45 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: onyx

I know her contract runs through 2012. You apparently do not. So, either she was fired or she quit.

That would be newsworthy on its own, wouldn’t it, and a big sign about her immediate political future.


45 posted on 09/27/2011 11:03:04 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

It’s accurate I saw it. Understand what she said but I think it was ridiculous. A title? Oh you mean actually being president?

IF Sarah Palin ever listened to anyone else, someone needed to tell her long ago to stop running her mouth on shows like Greta. Going on Greta is not real leadership, and Sarah P needed to learn to say less and make it count. A lot less.


46 posted on 09/27/2011 11:03:54 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: sklar

I am with you on this one. I think she hoped against hope that someone would shine so she could relax. She had great words for Herman Cain as the “only consistent conservative” in the race. I think she was hoping he could overcome but his luster is already fading too. The FLA straw poll was to send a message ro romney and perry, and maybe even to Palin. The current field stinks.


47 posted on 09/27/2011 11:04:08 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: onyx

I know her contract runs through 2012. You apparently do not. So, either she was fired or she quit.

That would be newsworthy on its own, wouldn’t it, and a big sign about her immediate political future.


48 posted on 09/27/2011 11:04:22 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: smoothsailing
Thanks for the link! :)

You're welcome...it's a special service I do for those in, near and about little Warsh-ington. :-)

And thank you for the Rick Perry lip-reading clip. "Save a pretzel for the gas jets."

49 posted on 09/27/2011 11:05:45 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: MestaMachine

Wait, so she wanted someone to shine, yet she smeared Rick Perry with “crony capitalism” slime from her media chair? What the heck did she expect would happen after that? That her supporters would get all ‘shackle-y’ and not go after Perry?


50 posted on 09/27/2011 11:06:41 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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