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Sarah Palinís big flame-out
MSNBC ^ | July 12, 2014 | Aliyah Frumin

Posted on 07/12/2014 2:33:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

How could someone filled with such promise plunge so far, so fast? How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock?

That’s exactly what has happened to Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

Once arguably the GOP’s most charismatic celebrity, Palin is now better known for “thriving in this role of right wing shock jock” as Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser for the John McCain-Palin campaign, now puts it.

It’s a far cry from Sept. 3, 2008, when Palin, then the largely unknown Alaska governor, confidently strode onto the stage at the Republican National Convention as McCain’s running mate and introduced herself to the world. It was a breakthrough moment – supporters saw in her a political outsider, a feisty advocate for conservative values, and a “hockey mom” with five children (including one son on his way to fight in Iraq and another born with Down syndrome).

On the campaign trail, Palin electrified voters portraying herself up as governor who stood up to special interests, lobbyists, big oil companies and the “good-ol’’ boys network.” And to the delight of the party’s base voters, she painted then-Democratic nominee Barack Obama, as an out-of-touch elitist who had nothing to offer but empty promises....

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Briefly an on-air reporter in California, Wallace started her political career working in California state politics.[1]

In 1999, she moved to Florida to serve as Governor Jeb Bush’s press secretary and then became the Communications Director for the Florida State Technology Office in 2000.[2] Wallace worked on the 2000 Florida election recount.[3]

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Wallace is a political commentator regularly featured on television news programs.[6]

In February 2013, Wallace publicly supported legal recognition for same-sex marriage in an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.[14]

White House novel series[edit]

She is the author of the 2010 novel Eighteen Acres (a reference to the 18 acres on which the White House complex sits),[15] a fictional narrative about three powerful women at the top of their careers – the first female U.S. President, her chief of staff and a White House correspondent. Wallace said, “It’s my best attempt at a story that I hope people will pick up and read and enjoy and maybe feel like they’re getting to see what it’s really like in the White House in this entirely fictional story.”[16]

Eighteen Acres received praise from several sources and across the political spectrum. The Washington Post book reviewer wrote: "To say that Nicolle Wallace's 'Eighteen Acres' is one of the best novels I've read about life in the White House may be faint praise -- there haven't been many good ones -- but her book is both an enjoyable read and a serious look at what high-level political pressures do to people."[17] USA Today said "Nicolle Wallace actually knows what she's talking about"[18] and The New York Times called the book "an engaging, easy read."[19] TV personalities such as George Stephanopoulos,[20] Rachel Maddow,[21] John King,[22] and Andrea Mitchell[23] also praised Eighteen Acres.

In September 2011, Wallace published the sequel to Eighteen Acres, It's Classified, about a fictional presidential campaign troubled by a mentally-ill vice presidential candidate.[24] Wallace said the premise was inspired by her experience as a Senior Adviser to the McCain/Palin campaign.[25]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolle_Wallace

1 posted on 07/12/2014 2:33:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not laughing. Except at Wallace


2 posted on 07/12/2014 2:34:58 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (If chocolate fudge cake could sing, it would sound like Barry White.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And their still writing about Palin. Laughingstock? From folks on the left maybe. But they don’t count, they have a brain disease called liberalism.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 2:35:14 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So when was Sarah high on Nichole’s list? Before she was nominated for VEEP, riiight.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 2:36:10 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Shimmer1

Oh, yeah, there’s a poll to FReep there, too.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 2:36:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Team Romney uses Nicole Wallace as surrogate to
attack Gov. Palin.

Like, Mississippi, Like ObamaCARE,
Like all protections of Obama,
Romney, BAIN and Soros are behind it.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 2:37:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT US Congress remains COMPLICIT)
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To: Shimmer1

Sarah “stands alone” for now in the political world but not for long. As we have and will stand with her as she stands with us. The Calvary is being called, who’s on board?


7 posted on 07/12/2014 2:38:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee MSNBC, if Sarah Palin is so irrelevant, why are you wasting your time talking about her..gee libs show us everyday who they are terrified of..and LOL Nicole Wallace..that chick is a LOSER


8 posted on 07/12/2014 2:40:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another day another wishcasting political obituary ... Palin still not dead.

Like Charlie Brown with the football, the establishment class never learns.

9 posted on 07/12/2014 2:41:06 PM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read the book. It’s really, really, bad. I mean BAD!


10 posted on 07/12/2014 2:43:05 PM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind."d)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a surprise, MSLSD or as Rush likes to call it “PMSNBC”. Yes, Sarah is a “National laughing stock” as if their God Obama is a pillar of respect.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 2:45:00 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion

They are so terrified of Palin


12 posted on 07/12/2014 2:46:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah “stands alone” for now in the political world but not for long.

Absolutely correct. Both sides (repub and democ) fear Sarah because they know Sarah's Army are the Silent that vote, obey the law, and see their lives, their children's lives and their grandchildren's lives being threatened and harmed by both sides. Both sides are arming themselves because they know a fight is coming. Both sides are interested only in holding onto power for themselves and their families. Sarah's Army sees this and has been organizing quietly. Scares both side when Sarah walks amongst her Army.

13 posted on 07/12/2014 2:46:07 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet they are still talking about her.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 2:46:38 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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15 posted on 07/12/2014 2:47:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BFL to Freep that poll!


16 posted on 07/12/2014 2:47:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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In September 2011, Wallace published the sequel to Eighteen Acres, It's Classified, about a fictional presidential campaign troubled by a mentally-ill vice presidential candidate.[24] Wallace said the premise was inspired by her experience as a Senior Adviser to the McCain/Palin campaign.

Sounds like an MSNBC wet dream. It doesn't surprise me it was written by a GOP operative.

17 posted on 07/12/2014 2:47:52 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Aliyah, remind again me who’s controlling this particular narrative right now?


18 posted on 07/12/2014 2:47:57 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What state were you governor of, Aliyah? Which major political party made you their vice presidential candidate? Which countries have invited you to speak to their movers & shakers? Which world leaders have you met with? Which state energy commission did you chair? How many political miscreants have you sent to prison? How do you poll for the 2016 nomination?


19 posted on 07/12/2014 2:48:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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Really, I can’t even read this, but really - coming from the people who did their utmost to destroy her?

It counts for a victory for Palin and a loss for them that she didn’t jump off some bridge in Alaska after the way she and her CHILDREN were treated.

Now, she has gobs of money and retains her many dedicated fans.

If she took part in the formation of a serious 3rd party I would at least seriously consider joining it.

This writer can just.....well, I try and eschew bad language here, and I’ve been a little lax on that lately, so fill in the blank the way you think best.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 2:48:49 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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