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An Angry Sarah Palin Responds To Dick Cheney: He Is Buying Into ‘Lamestream Media’ Spin
Mediaite ^ | 7-31-2012 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 08/01/2012 4:48:29 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

On Fox News’ On The Record, Sarah Palin responded to Dick Cheney saying in an interview earlier this week that she should not have been chosen as John McCain‘s running mate in 2008. Palin said that Cheney made a rare “misfire,” and suspected that he had bought into the “lamestream media” spin on the election.

Greta Van Susteren noted that Liz Cheney made it clear that she disagrees with her father on Palin, before asking the former Alaska governor what she thought of Cheney’s comments. Palin admitted she was not happy with the former vice president’s thoughts on her qualifications.

“Well, seeing as how Dick — excuse me, Vice President Cheney — never misfires, then evidently he’s quite convinced that what he had evidently read about me by the lamestream media, having been written, what I believe is a false narrative over the last four years, evidently Dick Cheney believed that stuff and that’s a shame. So he characterized me as being a mistake.”

Palin said that she felt “honored” to accept the nomination to be McCain’s running mate, and that the true mistake would have been if she had decided to “hunker… down,” stay in Alaska, and serve out the rest of her term as governor.

Van Susteren noted that Cheney wrote in his memoir that Condoleezza Rice cried on more than one occasion, wondering why he would want to say things like that to prominent women like her and Palin. Palin said that Cheney just misfired, just as she believed the GOP establishment misfired when other Republicans made similar statements about her 2008 candidacy.

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1 posted on 08/01/2012 4:48:34 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Angry? She was not angry, just pointed. So I guess the new definition of angry is that you disagree with something.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 4:50:52 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

Everyone LOVES Raymond, and those of us who KNOW, Love Sara Palin. You GO girl. The REAL Olypiad politcian... The Gold winner in all categories. She is our winner, if the MISFIRES of the MSN would let her be recognized for what she is.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 4:56:14 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Sir Napsalot

most of the rino/establishment politicians get their news from liberal media, they don’t listen to radio or read blogs


4 posted on 08/01/2012 4:56:25 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Sir Napsalot

Cheney still doesn’t realise that it wasn’t Palin’s fault McCain didn’t win.

When a candidate backs his opponent instead of opposing him he cuts his chances of winning immensely.

Nothing to be afraid of in an Obama win McCain said.

Boy was that a stupid statement or what?????????????


5 posted on 08/01/2012 4:57:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sir Napsalot

The media has destroyed Palin’s image, just as they did with Dan Quayle and so many others.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 4:57:38 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: mazda77

ALL white female TEA Party Conservatives are angry b!tches. Don’t you read the news? The gop-e hates us and the left hates us and we could care less.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 5:00:08 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Venturer

Cheney is a flaming A-hole. I never trusted the guy, and when he was selected to be GWB’s running mate in 2000 it was obvious that Bush v2.0 would be nothing more than the same big-government “New World Order” globalist crap from Bush v1.0.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 5:01:52 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Erik Latranyi

bush/cheney have a approval rating in the 20s


9 posted on 08/01/2012 5:03:49 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Sir Napsalot

It was a stupid thing to say. 2008 was an Anybody But Bush year. 2012 is and ABO year.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 5:04:46 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley

>It was a stupid thing to say. 2008 was an Anybody But Bush year.

Should have said Anybody But a Republican actually.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 5:06:43 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Sir Napsalot

Cheney had it exactly reversed; McCain was the wrong candidate and Palin was the right one.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 5:07:10 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: mazda77

Bingo! She was, in fact, extremely graceful to Cheney considering how moronic and hateful his comments were. Anyone who actually LISTENS to Sarah when she speaks can’t help but walk away understanding that she far outshines the Repug establishment types and is THE class of Repug party.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 5:11:46 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Palin is 10x the pol and statesman that Quayle ever was.

That’s why she’s still the standard-bearer for real conservatives and the GOP base, whereas Dan never reached that status despite the lift that Poppy gave him.


14 posted on 08/01/2012 5:13:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Erik Latranyi

“The media has destroyed Palin’s image, just as they did with Dan Quayle and so many others.’

The LSM are like the Columbians. They don’t just destroy you.They also have to destroy your family so there can be no thought about revenge.

Romney can fix all that by putting Palin in charge of the EPA.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 5:14:11 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Sir Napsalot
My theory is if McCain had chosen Pawlenty or Romney, the resulting media scrutiny in election cycle 2008 would not be what we've seen against Palin.

But as soon as she burst onto the national stage, it will be existential hatred from both media and GOP establishment. Remember she got unbelievable scorns from GOP insiders and media happily 'reporting' along?

She would still get slanted coverage but not an all out war to destroy her.

16 posted on 08/01/2012 5:14:56 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“excuse me, Vice President Cheney — never misfires”

Touche!

LLS


17 posted on 08/01/2012 5:15:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Sir Napsalot
I think that Cheney made an uncharacteristic mistake and walked into a trap, partly of his own making, sprung by a media determined to reelect Obama and destroy Sarah Palin. So Cheney was thinking in terms of process and made the mistake of making a substantive observation. He was the director of the process and charged with the responsibility of leading the vice presidential candidate twice in his career and he scrupulously followed is indisputably correct sequence for picking a vice president with the first and indispensable qualification to be whether the individual was ready to be President.

In this context, a process context, Cheney was thinking about the people he had worked with and served under all of whom at the very top, like Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Gerald Ford, who were man of vast experience compared to Sarah Palin. If he had thought about it, he might have observed, as did his daughter, that Palin's experience, especially the quality of her experiences, was in sum greater than the combined experience of Obama and Biden.

On the other hand, Cheney's remark betrays a serious deficiency in the Bush administration, a phobia of partisanship, a hesitancy to plead one's own case, an utter inability to fully appreciate the evil motive of Democrats, a tendency to regard party politics as "smarmy," a tendency to throw fellow Republicans under the bus, a willingness to compromise fundamental conservative principles if regarded to be necessary to advance the war on terrorism.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 5:16:17 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Sarah has shot Caribou, Deer, Elk, Moose, Bear, skeet and targets... but Sarah has never shot a friend.

LLS


19 posted on 08/01/2012 5:17:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Alberta's Child

He was awful quiet during the amnesty debate. I will never forget that.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 5:17:19 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, Sadly Not the Presidency It Seems)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I agree. Both were unfairly treated and both would have a long way to go to reestablish their names on the mind of the general public.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 5:18:41 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Erik Latranyi

They damaged her temporarily but she is healing and she will conquer. She defends herself... Dan never did... he just quietly slipped back into private life... he is a good man.

LLS


22 posted on 08/01/2012 5:19:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I would like to see the two of them debate.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 5:19:53 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: nathanbedford

DANG, you are eloquent this morning.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 5:20:29 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: trubolotta; mazda77

I copied the following from the comments on another site, because it frames my thoughts exact -

“Dear Citizen Cheney,
We thank you for your patriotic guardianship during the Bush years.
However, the ‘big mistake’ that you should address is the existing RNC that has permanently clouded our nations path to conservative constitutionality.”

Thank you Lord, for guiding and strengthening us in this battle.
Tatt


25 posted on 08/01/2012 5:20:59 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: MestaMachine
ALL white female TEA Party Conservatives are angry b!tches.

Not yet.....

but if they keep this crap up, we WILL be!

;-)

26 posted on 08/01/2012 5:22:26 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: mazda77
So I guess the new definition of angry is that you disagree with something.

No, no, you've got it wrong.

Angry = A conservative with an opinion.

Hate = A conservative disagreeing with something.

27 posted on 08/01/2012 5:22:28 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

While I have the utmost respect for Dick Cheney,I MUST question his judgement on Sarah Palin!She is a TRUE CONSERVATIVE and a supporter of The US Constitution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 08/01/2012 5:23:39 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader

He never said she wasn’t a true conservative or a supporter of the constitution. He said she wasn’t ready for the job.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 5:28:03 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Erik Latranyi

And Dick Cheney....you would think he would realize that....I still love Dick Cheney but he’s just wrong about this. On another subject we need to get Liz Cheney in a contest soon!!!


30 posted on 08/01/2012 5:31:16 AM PDT by ontap
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To: nathanbedford
On the other hand, Cheney's remark betrays a serious deficiency in the Bush administration, a phobia of partisanship, a hesitancy to plead one's own case, an utter inability to fully appreciate the evil motive of Democrats, a tendency to regard party politics as "smarmy," a tendency to throw fellow Republicans under the bus, a willingness to compromise fundamental conservative principles if regarded to be necessary to advance the war on terrorism.

Very well stated. I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment.

No one McCain picked could have saved him from himself. He was a milquetoast candidate who had two strikes against him already because of the widespread animosity (from all corners of the political spectrum) against GWB. Palin made the ticket somewhat palatable to conservatives, at least. And she was more qualified to be president than O - no doubt about that.

I give McCain credit for bucking the GOP seniority system by picking Palin. Because of that, the false charge that the GOP is "chauvinistic" has been pretty much debunked.

31 posted on 08/01/2012 5:32:51 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: MamaTexan; MestaMachine

ALL white female TEA Party Conservatives are angry b!tches.

Not yet.....

but if they keep this crap up, we WILL be!

;-)
________________________________

LOL!

Heartwarming to read that spirited response.
TEA Party - It’s NOT about dainty cups and cookies.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 5:33:35 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I don’t think we’ll ever see again the kind of crowds that Sarah Palin drew to her campaign appearances. People loved her; folks were motivated, excited, so relieved and pleased to “see” and “hear” someone/something different than what the gop-e had been pushing our way for years. She was so refreshing, so “real” ... indeed! As I said, I don’t think we’ll ever see again, the crowds that she drew on the republican/conservative side of the political spectrum.


33 posted on 08/01/2012 5:33:44 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: mazda77

You are right! I watched the entire interview. She was NOT angry.


34 posted on 08/01/2012 5:33:48 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: Mean Maryjean

I think you are right. She just came to Michigan and a scant two hundred people showed up.

Glen Beck last weekend held a rally in Texas and 65,000 people were in attendance.


35 posted on 08/01/2012 5:48:46 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Sir Napsalot

I believe Sarah is a lot like Rush, he stated he is just being himself, decided not to be upset if someone don’t like him. Stay on track & don’t back down on his principals. That is one reason he won’t be likely to run for any political office. When Sarah makes a statement she sticks to it and it is evident in her actions. She lives the life she preaches.


36 posted on 08/01/2012 5:48:55 AM PDT by GrannyK
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To: Covenantor; MamaTexan

Thing is, we are comfortable in our own skin...and to the lame stream, that connotes anger. Theirs...not ours. Further, I think we prefer men who are also comfortable in their own skin and don’t surround themselves with politically correct nonsense.


37 posted on 08/01/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Covenantor
TEA Party - It’s NOT about dainty cups and cookies.

LOL! I like it!

Maybe we should come up with something to play off the female aspect of the Tea Party. It's not you mother's Sunday social ( or something like that )

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Sorry...I have that Freepathon picture stuck in my head. The one that says 2012 - It's not just an election - It's a restraining order.

Now my mind is awhirl coming up with catchy political slogans.

(When I'm not being PO'd by the spewings of the idiot talking heads of the GOP-e, anyway.)

38 posted on 08/01/2012 5:52:38 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I expect that Romney’s campaign appearances will be about the same, a scant few hundred here and there, occasionally a thousand or two. However, I just don’t see him drawing mega-crowds like Palin did. I also don’t see him selecting a running mate who’s going to overshadow him, like she did McCain.


39 posted on 08/01/2012 5:53:19 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: bandleader

And you don’t think that is why Big Dick wants to undercut her?

Perhaps you’ve not actually followed his career...


40 posted on 08/01/2012 5:53:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nathanbedford
I have never seen any evidence of Dick Cheney to have a "phobia of partisanship, a hesitancy to plead one's own case, [or] an utter inability to fully appreciate the evil motive of Democrats." One thing for certain is that Cheney was the slugger in the Bush Administration. Now, he may have been muzzled by GWB, but he has never been reticent about expressing his opinions. That's one reason he was held in such low regard, he was unwilling to refrain from expressing his true opinions.

Again, this is a ridiculous tempest in a teapot. What Cheney actually said was,
"The test to get on that small list has to be, 'Is this person capable of being president of the United States?'

I like Gov. Palin. I've met her. I know her. She - attractive candidate. But based on her background, she'd only been governor for, what, two years. I don't think she passed that test ... of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake."
It was a very carefully explained opinion and the mildest of criticisms. If Palin got angry over that comment, then she has no business being near the White House--she'd be too thin skinned to be granted that much power . . . but then, it appears that she wasn't terribly offended by what he said, she just chose to respond in kind--mildly and with good humor.

What I find most interesting in this whole kabuki theater is how calm Sarah was about Cheney's comments and how hysterical and hyperventilated Sarah's supporters got.

Clearly Sarah has a much better sense of proportion and is far more mature than many of her supporters--especially those posting on this forum.
41 posted on 08/01/2012 5:58:47 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: Sir Napsalot
“Well, seeing as how Dick"

Ouch that is gonna leave a mark, subtle but I think it was intentional. She does know how to use the language......

42 posted on 08/01/2012 6:00:23 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: MestaMachine
Thing is, we are comfortable in our own skin...and to the lame stream, that connotes anger.

Very true. That's part of the total irrationality of the liberal mindset.

If conservatives show anger, they're angry. If conservatives don't show anger, they're angry.

Why?

Because liberals are ALWAYS angry, they think everyone else is, too!

43 posted on 08/01/2012 6:01:19 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: bandleader

I think Mr. Cheny is running true to form. He’s a Washington Insider, has been since Nixon. The male Republicans in dc do not want a woman as vp or President. Period.


44 posted on 08/01/2012 6:04:19 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Erik Latranyi

The difference is: Quale shriveled up, Sarah has just gotten stronger and stronger. GOPee had better get with her program. The win in Texas has just cemented her strength. WMR now needs to come to her for support. His VP choice should be with her blessing if he is serious about winning.


45 posted on 08/01/2012 6:05:47 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
I think you are right. She just came to Michigan and a scant two hundred people showed up.

Oh please...

A local tea party that meets in a diner threw this together in a matter of 2 weeks, many volunteers worked their *$$es off to make it happen for days, and it was UnG_dly hot when she arrived, something like 97 degrees in the sun and some Seniors I know who love her said no-mas, ain't gonna sit in the sun for hours to see her, and I don't blame them.

Was I their, no it killed me not to in some ways, I had family matters HUNDREDS of miles away to attend too.

Were some of my best buds their as said volunteers you bet.

And it was way more than hundreds, my gnomes estimates are 1500 to 4000 way more than the lame streams will tell you and I have the photos and I really should count to get an accurate number...

46 posted on 08/01/2012 6:06:49 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: MamaTexan; MestaMachine

..I have that Freepathon picture stuck in my head. The one that says 2012 -

It’s not just an election - It’s a restraining order.

______________________________

Love that restraining order one!

Sadly the GOP-e House and Senate leadership grossly misjudged the mood of the people manifest in the 2010 elections. Their mandate was to restrain the dems, to act as a last ditch effort blocking force. Boehner and McConnell, weak corrupt men without honor or a sense of duty, have failed miserably. Unless the House class of 2010 stand up on their hind legs, the 2012 lame duck house will re-appoint Weeping John.

No one yet has explained how that “hold their feer to the fire” is going to work with Romney when it hasn’t even been trid against these good old boy GOP-e relics.


47 posted on 08/01/2012 6:14:00 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: trubolotta

AMEN!


48 posted on 08/01/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by thedrake
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
She just came to Michigan and a scant two hundred people showed up.

Glen Beck last weekend held a rally in Texas and 65,000 people were in attendance.

Even the far Left said that there were 400 to 500 attending the Patriots in the Park rally in Belleville, Michigan on July 14th, to which Gov. Palin spoke. Are you channeling David Frum today or just misfiring?

49 posted on 08/01/2012 6:22:31 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Covenantor
No one yet has explained how that “hold their feet to the fire” is going to work with Romney when it hasn’t even been tried against these good old boy GOP-e relics.

The thought that Romney's the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Obama doesn't comfort ME much, either. Although, to his credit, Romney has at least recently been acting like he's attempting to grow a pair.

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The fact that Cheny wants to declare Palin 'not ready' grates me too. Not ready for what? Fitting into the GOP-e mold?

That's WHY the people like her!!

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We are going to have to keep smacking the Establishment Republicans like Romney, Cheney and Dewherst HARD. At least until they get the fact they are not the solution, but a BIG part of the problem!

50 posted on 08/01/2012 6:25:42 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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