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Defending the “Palin Pick”
patheos.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Bristol Palin

Posted on 04/30/2012 9:41:23 AM PDT by Resettozero

Most of you know I’d rather post photos of my family and write about Alaska than talk about politics. But after reading and watching some recent commentary, I can’t help myself.

The chattering class is talking – endlessly – about Mitt Romney’s choice of a Vice Presidential running mate. Will he choose a Governor? A Senator? A Congressman? There are many good options for Governor Romney – and all of them have already been dissected in the media – with a list of pros and cons beside their names. One is too “northern,” another is too “boring,” another is too “white.” I’ve lived through the scrutiny the family will endure, and it can be a nightmare.

I don’t pretend to know the best pick for Governor Romney. But there’s one theme that keeps coming up, and it’s ridiculous: that Governor Romney should avoid Senator McCain’s mistake in his Vice Presidential running mate decision.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; palin; sarahpalin
Liking this young woman better all the time.
1 posted on 04/30/2012 9:41:30 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Me Too.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 9:43:49 AM PDT by keckkw
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To: Resettozero

Ditto! She is a very good speaker, much better than Petunia McCain.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Resettozero

Romney should pick a woman and someone that complements his beliefs... That would be Hillary Clinton then .. his best match...


4 posted on 04/30/2012 9:47:16 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Resettozero

Well Bristol.

I hope your Mom telll Romney she isn’t available.

She doesn’t need to assiciated with another loser.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 9:52:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Resettozero

Nicely done, Bristol Palin. You’re right, Sarah Palin would be a tough act to follow.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 10:00:31 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - And the correct answer is no one is entitled to a bailout.)
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To: Breto
Romney should pick a woman and someone that complements his beliefs... That would be Hillary Clinton then .. his best match...

Ouch! That will leave a mark.

I nominate Dick Cheney. With a new heart every few decades he could be the permanent Republican vice president.

7 posted on 04/30/2012 10:02:07 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Resettozero
Whoever it turns out to be, I don’t envy the next vice-presidential nominee.

After all… Sarah Palin is a tough act to follow.

You..Betcha'!

8 posted on 04/30/2012 10:04:45 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Resettozero
The left and the GOP-e have been busy rewriting history. The Palin pick was the only thing that saved McCain from an embarrassing wipe-out of historic proportions IMO.
9 posted on 04/30/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Resettozero

How is the “chattering class” defined?


10 posted on 04/30/2012 10:07:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Resettozero

Romney is in a real bad situation. He really needs someone who won’t outshine him as a running mate. That severely limits his options.

I’m thinking Pawlenty at this point.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Resettozero

Ha! Like Romney would ever even consider someone with such solid credentials as Palin... she was the most popular governor in the country with 80% approval, passed major anti-corruption reforms, lit a fire under the oil companies in pushing for energy independence, left her state with a $10-12 billion surplus, and routinely got crowds of tens of thousands during the election.

No, Romney and the GOP don’t want anything like that again! Better some establishment hack, who won’t upset the lefty media’s apple-cart. Have to please them. Can’t have the elitist coastal lib ruling-class get all upset at the potential of grassroots mid-America standing up and rebelling against their power.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 10:12:24 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Resettozero

I assumed the reason we don’t talk about Sarah Palin for VP is that she already said she had no interest in being a VP pick. Of course, that doesn’t stop people from mentioning Rubio every other day, but that’s more because we need to win Florida; it’s not like Alaska is going to go Democrat.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 10:14:35 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Resettozero
She is right on...I had decided to not even vote in 2009 because I couldn't stand McCain't...until he brought Sarah on board.

She supercharged his campaign and his ratings started, as that change brought us a little hope.

THEN, McStupid took off to D.C. to "solve" the financial crisis and sat across the table from obama who stole the show. McCain't just sat there with that stupid, appeasing look on his face.

"Hope" went out the window that day, even WITH Palin on board.

Then to top it all off, McCain't staff crucified Palin afterwards about clothes, and other stupid things to try and shift the blame over to her for the loss.

But she came back with a roaring vengance, firing up the TEA party in 2010, helping to drive them to victory by winning back the House and shoring up the Senate.

She is a solid force for Freedom and obama is scared of her...as the flak is always the heaviest when you are over the target.

Seems that her daughter, Bristol, is taking after her and has come roaring back, not biting her tongue, after the press had a field day grinding her up.

You go, Bristol.
14 posted on 04/30/2012 10:15:15 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Venturer
She doesn’t need to assiciated with another loser.

Come on..my candidate was gone after Iowa, but we need to get behind Romney and elect him. I think if we don't -- my tagline will come true.

Is Romney my ideal choice?? HELL NO, but I know if we don't get behind ROMNEY, we will lose...and I'm not just saying lose the 2012 election...but our RIGHTS and the CONSTITUTION!!!

If we elect TEA PARTY MEMBERS for the house and SENATE, we can keep ROMNEY from raising TAXES and helping OBAMACARE stay around. We need to get the F'ing MARXIST out of the White House!!

15 posted on 04/30/2012 10:21:07 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Seems she’s got some brains to go with her beauty. Anyone know what she is doing with her time now?


16 posted on 04/30/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Resettozero

WTG Bristol!!!


17 posted on 04/30/2012 10:31:26 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Perdogg
...Petunia McCain.

ROTFLMAO!!! Best. Nic. Ever.

18 posted on 04/30/2012 10:32:10 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Truth29
I agree with you.

The left still fears and loathes her. Why else would they spend so much time and effort giving the "Goldstein Two-Minute Hate" treatment.

19 posted on 04/30/2012 10:41:28 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Resettozero

Me too, Bristol!!! Your mom was the reason I voted for the ticket the last time. If McCain’s choice for a VP was a mistake then by God, we need more like it.

Enough with the media morons.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 10:42:47 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

They fear and hate all of us. She is one of us.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 10:43:07 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Resettozero

Excellent essay one glaring omission. She should have mentioned how Sarah kicked Biden’s butt in the debate.


22 posted on 04/30/2012 10:48:19 AM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: ExCTCitizen
HELL NO, but I know if we don't get behind ROMNEY, we will lose...and I'm not just saying lose the 2012 election...but our RIGHTS and the CONSTITUTION!!!

If Romney picks Rubio, I have double the reasons NOT to vote for him. The Constitution is already being trampled; the fact that Rubio, a non-natural-born citizen, is being proposed is proof of that. Obama will trample it even more quickly after the election. Better to get it over with, than have it blamed on a Republican.

23 posted on 04/30/2012 10:49:46 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: hoosiermama

Living in Wasilla in an apartment under her mom’s studio and working as a dermotoligist’s assistant or so I read somewhere earlier this year. Don’t know if it’s true or not.


24 posted on 04/30/2012 10:53:15 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Resettozero
Romney better find another Sarah Palin or he's sunk.
25 posted on 04/30/2012 10:57:05 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"How is the “chattering class” defined?"

See also: A$$hats, A$$clowns, RINO-e, Mindless Talking Heads, Inside-the-beltway elites, Romney-bots, turdburglers, PDSers, The list goes on.

26 posted on 04/30/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: deport

and working as a dermotoligist’s assistant ....AND working? Hmmmm .. I’m suspicious of anybody working.


27 posted on 04/30/2012 11:08:39 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: Perdogg

“Petunia McCain.” LMAO! Nice one!


28 posted on 04/30/2012 11:08:47 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

[”...it’s not like Alaska is going to go Democrat.”]

After having once lived in AK for several years, I would not place odds on that. AK voters can be a fickle lot.


29 posted on 04/30/2012 11:13:18 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: McGruff

Gov Susana Martinez (R-NM)


30 posted on 04/30/2012 11:14:25 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: backwoods-engineer
Rubio, a non-natural-born citizen,

He is.. he was born in the USA!!

31 posted on 04/30/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: backwoods-engineer
You may be right not voting for Mitt, as in “DEAD RIGHT” for the irreparable damage to the country a second Obama term will wreak
32 posted on 04/30/2012 11:21:23 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: deport
Bristol paid cash for a home here in AZ, she also gets paid very well as a speaker at events &C. IIRC, she also has her own radio show upcoming.

But the one Palin to watch in the coming years is Piper. If she doesn't mess up, the sky will be the limit for her.

33 posted on 04/30/2012 11:29:26 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Resettozero

Good article.


34 posted on 04/30/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

35 posted on 04/30/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Resettozero

What an elegant, well thought out and true comment concerning her inestimable mother’s service to our country as vice presidential candidate. I’m so glad Sarah showed up to show America we still can field the caliber of candidate she exemplifies from within our nation’s citizenry. And what a fine, thoughful young lady, Bristol turned out to be! I’d write a line or two comparing her to Mccain’s kid but that comparison is completely unnecessary. hahaaha. Bristol, judgeing by this comment is truly her mother’s daughter. I for one am proud of her. To tell you the truth her recount sounds like the kind of outcome you’d get if you let SARAH herself home school your child.


36 posted on 04/30/2012 1:38:26 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Resettozero

We can only pray that Romney picks Sarah.....he couldn’t do better.....she would energize the base, excite the world and take a lot of abuse for Romney......

Sarah Palin is the best choice for VP he could make......but does he have the balls to make it.......

Romney is an administrator, he needs someone with passion, and NOBODY does it better than Sarah


37 posted on 04/30/2012 4:02:51 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: The Wizard
"We can only pray that Romney picks Sarah"

I disagree. I was 100% in favor of Sarah for VP in 2008.

But I would like to see Romney do the following (assuming he's elected):

Abolish the Depts of Interior, Energy and EPA.

Combine these three into one smaller Dept.

Appoint Sarah Palin Secretary of this new Dept.

By the way, I'd also like to see him appoint Rick Santorum as Secy of HHS.

38 posted on 05/03/2012 9:08:58 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Resettozero

Palin looking better

Kimberly Atkins’ logic is flawed (“Palin factor puts women in back row,” April 30). To state that putting a woman on the ticket will seem like “gamey-changey” stuff does a disservice to hundreds of women in the political and corporate fields who could run rings not only around Joe “Foot-in-Mouth” Biden but around Barack Obama as well. In hindsight, after three-and-a-half years of the current dynamic duo in power, McCain-Palin doesn’t seem so bad now.

— Jack Zaccardi, East Boston

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/letters/view/20120504palin_looking_better/


39 posted on 05/04/2012 2:01:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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