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Bill Kristol Backs Off Palin Comments: ‘I Don’t Think She Has a Future’
Mediaite ^ | August 20, 2013 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 08/20/2013 11:53:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Kristol appeared on Morning Joe Tuesday morning and distanced himself from comments he made on an ABC online interview Sunday about Sarah Palin’s path back into political power, saying he gave a dispassionate answer to a question about her political future, and was not actually encouraging her to run.

“I was asked, ‘Does Sarah Palin have a future?’ and I just tried to give an analytical answer, which is I don’t think she does having resigned as governor,” Kristol said. “I said, ‘I’m not urging this.’ This is useful to think outside the box, not just accept the conventional wisdom…If she wants to have a serious future in American politics, as opposed to giving speeches occasionally, causing a ruckus with Facebook posts, she should run for office. Running and winning takes away a lot of the baggage of the past.”

Which isn’t to say Kristol was against the idea of her running.

“You don’t think if she ran in the Republican primary in Alaska and beat a couple of good candidates and the incumbent senator, it would be interesting?” Kristol asked. “It would fun to have her in the Senate in January 2015. Good to have a Republican vote there, lively young senator.”

“I promise you that what she heard out of what you said was ‘how to,’” said Nicolle Wallace, the John McCain aide who was assigned to Palin during the latter’s tumultuous 2008 campaign as the GOP running mate.

“She really disappointed me when she quit the governorship,” Kristol admitted. “Until then she had been a popular governor. Fine, you’re a defeated vice presidential candidate, you have couple bad interviews, you can survive that. Quitting the governorship in your first term? People don’t understand that.”

Watch the full clip below, via MSNBC:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
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He runs a site that, although it has advertising, has to entice "fans" to go on as cruise every year, to keep the doors open. That's how he met Gov. Sarah Palin and recommended her to his friend, Sen. John McCain. And you go on MSNBC and talk with Nicole Wallace about Sarah Palin? Was Steve Schmidt at a pride parade or an HIV/AIDS quilting bee?
1 posted on 08/20/2013 11:53:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Krystal must have gotten an angry phone call from GOP-E central last night.


2 posted on 08/20/2013 11:55:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
People don’t understand that.

Only those who choose not to understand do not understand. Moron.

3 posted on 08/20/2013 11:57:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like I’ve always thought. Little Billy K. is a simpering wimp who can’t even defend what he’s said to Joe Scarborough....

He’s one of the reasons why I don’t watch Sunday morning TV anymore. They are all colluding, appeasing, pussy cowards with no moral character. There is not one of them that I’d believe.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 11:59:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I was asked, ‘Does Sarah Palin have a future?’

...obviously concerned she just might, they’re probing to find out if they need to continue their unabashed, shameful and untrue attacks on Palin and her family.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 11:59:48 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He goes on liberal Joe to bash a Conservative...got it.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 12:00:28 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is so “irrelevant” that they are always talking about her. If she had no future, why does she get so much attention from her enemies?


7 posted on 08/20/2013 12:00:29 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awwwwwwwww poor Billy, he doesn’t think that Sarah Palin has a future, I bet somewhere Sarah is huddled in a fetal position over this news..NOT..Hey Bill, I said this last night, no one gives a crap what you think


8 posted on 08/20/2013 12:01:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They thought Palin would be a good-looking pushover. Boy, have they ever been disappointed.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 12:01:50 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
People don’t understand that.”

Sarah was sued by many demoRat liberals for nothing things. One demoRat sued her 19 times and lost all 19 suits. She still had to pay millions of legal fees to fight and was running out of money.

10 posted on 08/20/2013 12:03:47 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he watched the movie “Undefeated” he WOULD understand. Her enemies made it impossible for her to govern with hundreds of frivolous lawsuits. She resigned because she believed the people of Alaska deserved a governor who could actually fulfill the obligations of the office.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Certainly she has a future the question is whether Kristol has balls. :-) Hell Democrats can be impeached for being the Commander in Chief of sexual harassment and even some GOP can be found using Prostitutes (Vitter) and its Palin that is a has been? I’m not supporting her for President in 2016 at this point. I think she hurt herself by not running and she hurt the chances of having someone other than Mitt by dragging the decision to run or not out for so long. I appreciate everything she has done as far as her being an often lone populist voice of reason against the insanity that is Obama but if she wants to run she needs to make that decision early in the Presidential race cycle not later. I’d personally like to see her run for Senate in Alaska because I think that race is entirely winnable for her. She has the personal fortune now to fight the idiocy that led to her resignation but the ball is in her court.


12 posted on 08/20/2013 12:08:52 PM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
BILL KRYSTOL IS A LIBERAL
13 posted on 08/20/2013 12:09:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: RginTN
He goes on liberal Joe to bash a Conservative...got it.

Nicolle Wallace is subbing for Mika this week...she needed a break, and Kristol was happy for the face time.

I wonder if he received Roger Ailes' approval?

14 posted on 08/20/2013 12:09:08 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

path “back to” political power???

She has more political power in her little finger right now than Bill Kristol ever had


15 posted on 08/20/2013 12:10:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: gaijin
BILL KRYSTOL IS A LIBERAL

That's another thread, we're talking about Bill Kristol.

16 posted on 08/20/2013 12:14:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GeronL
Ann Coulter:

"She's like the ex-girlfriend they're SO over, never want to see again, have already forgotten about -- really, it's O-ver -- but they just can't stop talking about her.

Liberal: Ha, ha ... Sarah who? She's over, she's toast, a future Trivial Pursuit answer, nothing more. Can you believe she just resigned the governorship like that? What a quitter!

Normal person: Speaking of quitting, how's work?

Liberal: Did you hear she might get a TV show? There's no way Sarah Palin's getting a TV show! No way! I can't believe stupid Sarah Palin could get her own stupid TV show now. Well, I'm sure not gonna watch it -- that's for sure!

Normal person: Okay, then! Not watching her TV show.

Liberal: How does she think she can run for president in 2012 if she can't finish her term as governor of a Podunk state? She's finished.

Normal person: You don't have to vote for her.

Liberal: I was never going to vote for her! But now I'm not going to vote for her twice. And I will never watch her TV show. I am so over her.

17 posted on 08/20/2013 12:14:20 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a limp noodle that guy is. Betcha he can’t even fight like a girl.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 12:16:00 PM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Sarah Palin runs for president, I will vote for her.

ANYTHING that Kristol might have to say has no relevancy.


19 posted on 08/20/2013 12:20:02 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Sarah, but she has NO FUTURE in national politics as a stand-alone candidate, outside of Alaska. She would be a GREAT appointee by a Republican President (if we ever have another one.) to a cabinet position, though.

If you walk in to ANY public place, and ask 100 people who said, “I can see Russia from my house!”, 99 will answer “Sarah Palin”. They don’t know that it was actually Tina Fey that said that on Saturday Night Live, quoting an article title from Daily Kos.

Such is the deepness of Big Media Programming.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

So the answer is to let them win? Got it.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 12:26:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Kristol is such a pliable fool and so is Morning Jerk Scarborough.

Why would ANYONE with reputed “conservative” credentials appear on that liberal trash show anyway?


22 posted on 08/20/2013 12:30:12 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who’s letting? They alreay won. Or haven’t you been paying attention?

We lost control of the language, LONG AGO....


23 posted on 08/20/2013 12:31:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

kristol is a typical progressive beltway rump humper... he is not now nor has he ever been Conservative.

http://www.ask.com/wiki/William_Kristol?o=2798&qsrc=999&ad=doubleDown&an=apn&ap=ask.com

“In 1973, Kristol received an A.B. from Harvard, graduating magna cum laude in three years. In 1976, he worked for Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s successful U.S. Senate campaign, serving as deputy issues director during the Democratic primary. Kristol received a Ph.D. in government from Harvard in 1979.”


24 posted on 08/20/2013 12:31:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh, how many more times do we have to beat this drum:

SARAH IS NOT A QUITTER! SHE WAS RAILROADED OUT OF THE ALASKA GOVERNORSHIP BECAUSE SHE WAS FORCED TO USE HER OWN RESOURCES TO DEFEND HERSELF AGAINST FRIVOLOUS ETHICS COMPLAINTS FILED BY DEMOCRAT PARTISANS!!!!

For God's sake, people on our side, STOP BUYING INTO LEFTIST MEMES and put an end to the lie about Sarah Palin being a 'quitter' once and for all!

25 posted on 08/20/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um, yes. Palin has a future.

Better questions to ask would be: Does the GOP have a future? Does America have a future? Now, those are some questions I have serious doubt over.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 12:42:03 PM PDT by greene66
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To: gaijin

Ya think?


27 posted on 08/20/2013 12:57:39 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gee....

I bet he wishes he could take back his comments that the Arab Spring in Egypt was gonna be a good thing... I am gonna try to turn a new leaf here and hold back on what I really think of him lately...

28 posted on 08/20/2013 1:00:14 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“She really disappointed me when she quit the governorship,” Kristol admitted. “Until then she had been a popular governor. Fine, you’re a defeated vice presidential candidate, you have couple bad interviews, you can survive that. Quitting the governorship in your first term? People don’t understand that.”

She has a young, special needs, child. Resigning is the thing I admire most about her. That so many of us think it's a failure is sick.

29 posted on 08/20/2013 1:08:55 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

This idiocracy doesn’t deserve Sarah Palin.


30 posted on 08/20/2013 1:19:23 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

This guy also sucked in Shorty’s Revenge.


31 posted on 08/20/2013 1:21:13 PM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He runs a site that, although it has advertising, has to entice "fans" to go on as cruise every year, to keep the doors open.

Kristol? That's to get money -- plus it's like a free vacation for the staff. National Review does it. The Nation does it. Unless you've got billions in your portfolio, if you run a political magazine, you probably try something like that, since those magazines really aren't designed to show profit and barely break even most of the time.

What Kristol said is what a lot of people have wondered about. If a "political future" means being a commentator and giving speeches, Sarah Palin has a political future. If it means running for president, she's probably going to have to get herself elected to the Senate and serve there before that happens. It's not clear that she wants a "political future" of that sort, but does anybody really think higher office is going to fall into her lap or be given to her by acclamation?

32 posted on 08/20/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT by x
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To: Maelstorm

As much as I’d love to see Sarah as President, I don’t think she hurt herself by not running in 2012. If she had and lost, then she would be forever known as former presidential candidate. As much as I disliked our candidate, and held my nose to vote for him - I think she saw the handwriting on the wall and what she was up against. She would have lost too because of all the fraud.

Seems to me zero quit his Senate seat too, and had much less experience than Sarah, so why does Billy have his panties in a wad?


33 posted on 08/20/2013 2:01:07 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

She could’ve seen the writing earlier and endorse someone that is my only beef. I’m not going to wait for her to make up her mind and hoping for something that isn’t going to happen. I agree the quitting meme is really shallow. These guys would never use that against one of their favored candidates. Kristol hasn’t been a serious commentator in sometime.


34 posted on 08/20/2013 2:10:27 PM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Quitting the governorship in your first term? People don’t understand that.”

Especially when idiots like Bill Kristol, who know perfectly well why Palin left her post, refuse to tell them.

35 posted on 08/20/2013 2:12:02 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Weekly Standard is still being published? Who knew?


36 posted on 08/20/2013 2:21:11 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: tcrlaf

I disagree.


37 posted on 08/20/2013 2:56:00 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someday, there will be statues of Palin, and people will say “Bill who?”


38 posted on 08/20/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Mediaite writeup is unduly negative—watch the whole clip. Bill actually repeated and stood by his comments, despite having Joe and Mika and Nicole Wallace all egging him to reneg.


39 posted on 08/20/2013 3:03:48 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kristol's right.

Now, I like Sarah -- I'd vote for her in a heartbeat. But most people, including a substantial number of Republican,s don't. It's not fair; it's not sensible; it's not logical.

But it's the case. Spare us, please, the de rigueur smearing of Kristol for pointing out the obvious.

40 posted on 08/20/2013 4:34:10 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: BfloGuy

A New York Republican is like an Egyptian Mennonite.


41 posted on 08/20/2013 4:42:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Billy boy, you change your tune more often than the octagon mom changes diapers. Truly, few are interested in what you think. Such a shame you turned out the way you are. Just one question before we totally cast you aside... Are you planning the same fate for Liz Chaney that you had for Sarah? You and McLame are certainly a pair. Throw in Grahamnasty and we’d have three of a kind.


42 posted on 08/20/2013 6:08:20 PM PDT by V K Lee
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