Skip to comments.Sarah Palin soldiers on as a diminished figure in the Republican Party
Posted on 04/28/2014 8:21:31 AM PDT by GIdget2004
Inspired by the possibility of a Sarah Palin presidential run, Peter Singleton moved to this suburban community from California in November 2010 and booked an extended stay at the Days Inn on 114th Street. Palin was a tea party queen-maker at the time, and true believers like Singleton could sense a bid for the White House. For the next 10 months, he traversed his adopted state on her behalf, rallying Iowans to the cause.
But there would be no second political act for Palin, and these days many followers like Singleton have moved on. He said Friday at an ice cream social at nearby Faith Baptist Bible College that he still admires the former Alaska governor and follows her on Facebook, but, politically, she holds little sway over him. Singleton didnt even bother to attend Palins Sunday afternoon speech a short drive from here because he disagreed with her endorsement in Iowas Republican Senate primary.
Its one of those things, Singleton said, sticking his hands into the pockets of his leather jacket. I have great respect for her, but this isnt about a person, its about a set of principles and values.
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Wishful think by the Wash ComPost ...
Conservatives have Sarah and liberals have Hillary. I choose the one with actual integrity.
Not sure if diminished even remotely describes a reality TV star.
Bringing conservative ideas to the Jerry Springer crowd.
and by an author who until recently was with NRO ..
so irrelevent they never stop writing about her
You haven’t been paying attention to politics for the last 6 years?
For someone that supposedly is a ‘diminished figure’,She sure lives ‘rent free’ in their heads.
You just got to laugh at these people.
Well, they wouldn’t be running these articles if they weren’t still worried about her.
A Barf Alert is in order.......................
“I passed the test, I will diminish, and go into the West, and remain Galadriel.”
Wash Compost writer must be a Tolkien nerd.
Being a diminished figure within an ever more diminished party seems like a good thing.
Who would want to stand out in the GOP, which sucks more than anything that has ever sucked in the entire history of suck?
Why isn’t Jeb Bush considered a diminished figure? After all, he was gov once and now pretty much out of the scene and not have any influence on anyone opinion, so why not write a article about that. Just copy and paste that article and replace Palin with Bush
Don’t you just love all the FR subtle negative-to-Palin posting going on here these days. It tugs, tugs, tugs at one’s heartstrings, don’t you agree?
Who are they trying to convince, us or themselves?
Jeb can only dream of a Palin endorsement.
I would give my left arm to see her debate the Hildebeast666. Unlike the RINO pukes the RINO party will no doubt nominate, Palin won’t let Hitlery get away with ANYTHING!! “And just how did you turn $1000 into $100,000 in Cattle futures Ms. Clinton, and just why did you spend your entire time as Senator of New York on a book tour even after 911 in which you attended only ONE funeral for a firefighter..Was promoting your book more important? And why did you put the people of New york in danger by having your husband pardon the FALN? and why exactly did you allow 4 Americans to be killed by terrorists and why did you lie as a lawyer which resulted in your being fired..” OH! I would DIE to see that!
Politico recently called Costa a "breakout star" of the 2012 presidential campaign. Washingtonian, Washington Life, and Washington Monthly have also called him one of the best reporters on the political scene.
If she’s so ‘diminished’ why do they report on every single thing she does?
BTW, not a bad article overall, if you go and read it....
National Reconnaissance Office?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
I'll go sit in the corner now...
Jeb's the newest GOPe flavor of the month...plus, they don't fear him.
Is Costa the new Jennifer Rubin?
Note to the Washington Post:
Nice try but the people that Sarah resonates with have their own mind and actually use it to draw conclusions and make decisions. A quality your kind sadly lacks.
Did not read story.. no need really.
But when then Gov Palin left before end of term was NOT in my view a really good decision.
You may no flame at will.
not sure he’s man enough .
I would give my left arm to see her debate the Hildebeast666. Unlike the RINO pukes the RINO party will no doubt nominate, Palin wont let Hitlery get away with ANYTHING!!
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And HRC wont be able to ‘run away’ like she did in the Senate primary where she ‘cried’ about Lazio ‘bullying’ her.
But that won’t stop MSM as portraying HRC as some worldly, intelligent, beloved statesman while showing S Palin as some country bumpkin who couldn’t spell Cat if you gave here the K and A .....
Of course if SP is still in the ‘play along’ to get along mode, she will do nothing to embarrass HRC.
SP will take ‘giant steps’ in my mind when she quits ‘backing’ McCain for anything. I don’t expect here to bad mouth or put him down, just quit ‘standing by him’.
Sometimes, silence IS golden.
I know, and all these negative-to-Palin posts just fill my mind with doubts!
Oh wait...they're just the frantic rantings of PDS sufferers. Nevermind.
Sarah Palin seems to have a good life. She is living it just the way she wants and has made millions of dollars. Good for her why not.
But she has allowed herself to become less influential by endorsing a string of RINO’s for one thing. Teasing all of her followers for months about a presidential run she never intended to launch didn’t help. IMO she should run for the House or Senate where she can do some real good. Otherwise every year she is going to become less and less a factor except to her die hard fans.
Whoa, I knew that the Brits let the Soviets get hold of jet engine technology which quickly turned into the MiG-15, but selling Rolls-Royce engines to the Nazis!!?
And for the same reason, IIRC. Appeasement.
Works every time.
What we actually have here is an article proclaiming that a woman who isn’t even running for office is finding her political clout diminishing, in an environment wherein her political endorsement is regarded as the Holy Grail on the right. And apparently the author doesn’t perceive the disconnect. That tells you more about him than her.
It was a great show that served to highlight the grandure of Alaska. It was not the Kardashians. Jeez.
Sarah Palin has done more to move the GOP to the right than anyone else in politics today, and her endorsements are probably the biggest part of that, for instance Ted Cruz.
Palin has helped place many dozens of Senators, Governors and congressmen in office, and helped make the GOP right, bolder and stronger.
The media are already looking past Hillary to - guess who? - Chelsea. Yesterday at the supermarket I saw a magazine - one I was not familiar with - featuring a cover story on Chelsea, complete with teasers and rhetorical questions like: Her big plans; She’s next; Laying the foundations of an empire. Those aren’t exact quotes, but it was stuff like that, slobbering, hero-worshipping stuff.
It is up to her what she makes of herself now. She could reach for greatness, and indeed she just might seize it if she tried. Or she could remain a commentator. It really is up to her.
We have a surfeit of commentators and entertainers.
Leaders are thin on the ground.
Thousands of stories about Palin’s “diminished status” prove that she has a diminished status... only in the liberal mind would this make sense.
Another example that leftists (by any name) simply lack intellectual gravitas to grasp reality.
The Post is trying to call the kettle black ,,, now isn’t that racist ??? Who’s really on shaky ground here ??? It ain’t Sarah !!!!!
Harry Reid Soldiers On As Tainted Figure In Democrat Leadership.
“Palin has helped place many dozens of Senators, Governors and congressmen in office, and helped make the GOP right, bolder and stronger.”
You mean like John McCain, Jeff Flake and Kelly Ayotte? Oh and now backing Karen Handel in GA. I’m still laughing.
fiat that all what you say is is true. It does not matter to me greatly, the old saw about kitchens and heat comes to mind.
note the option to coutner claim in court is and was an option. That he State of Alaska changed the rules for sitting gov’s after says a lot too.
But ultimately for me, leaving instead of fighting is not a good feature in a political figure.
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