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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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you for pointing that out. I went and I voted, but I was in the 8% group, that admires her.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 2:49:36 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (If chocolate fudge cake could sing, it would sound like Barry White.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nicole Wallace??

That was Det. Bobby Goren's arch-enemy on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."

Bobby never caught her. His mentor murdered her as a gift to Bobby. (It's a long story.)

22 posted on 07/12/2014 2:50:01 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: no-to-illegals; Bigtigermike
We are the largest, most powerful army the world has ever seen, yet most of us don't realize it. The Chinese wish they had an army like this.
23 posted on 07/12/2014 2:50:12 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
How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock?

How does a "laughing stock" continue to live rent free in the minds of the libtards?

24 posted on 07/12/2014 2:50:23 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am even more sure that I will vote for Sarah now.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 2:50:26 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Mrs. Palin, you are clearly over target, judging by the flak.


26 posted on 07/12/2014 2:51:14 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this like 7 years old?


27 posted on 07/12/2014 2:51:29 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the GOP establishment fears Palin more than they fear Hillary. I would also go so far as saying, Palin is all that Hillary needs to go against her that will giver her the shakes. Rice/Palin together would make Hillary go totally ballistic. Fear not, the GOP will screw the 2016 election again with the same ole, same ole type of choice. No one in DC wants anyone who will go in and kill their golden goose.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 2:53:13 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: Raycpa

Maybe the politicians and the media are scared because we are fast becoming rebellious teenagers? GO FOR THE JUGULAR, SARAH!


29 posted on 07/12/2014 2:53:31 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Louis Foxwell
So when was Sarah high on Nichole’s list? Before she was nominated for VEEP, riiight.

precisely... and as far as the MSM is concerned, she has always been their laughingstock... she is relevant, and more so than head-case John McCain

you know, i wonder why they don't write such pieces on Al Gore or John Edwards... both of those once "prominent" politicians have devolved into irrelevancy... and true laughingstock status...

30 posted on 07/12/2014 2:54:01 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Raycpa

You’d think so, wouldn’t you. Nope, it was written today. BTW, I’m still trying to find Aliyah’s maiden name. She married Ben Frumin in 2012. I think that would be interesting to know, nicht wahr?


31 posted on 07/12/2014 2:54:16 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
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"


Romney: "Obama was born in the United States"

Romney: "Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate"

Romney: "The citizenship test has been passed"


Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."

Romney sends leftover pizza to Obama team

32 posted on 07/12/2014 2:54:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT US Congress remains COMPLICIT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin as a has-been. Joins Rush Limbaugh.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 2:55:14 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet another article on how “irrelevant” or “unthreatening” or “laughable” Sarah Palin is. For someone so ostensibly marginal, she sure seems to keep the Left’s interest.


34 posted on 07/12/2014 2:55:22 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I personally, know several people that has known Sarah from when she was a little girl..

All say she was special, honest, very smart, hard working, and spiritual all her life..

and so is the rest of her family and Todds(husband) family as well..

If someone does not like Sarah.. “mark them”... some thing is WRONG with them..


35 posted on 07/12/2014 2:55:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: latina4dubya

I can’t think of anyone who has posted more anti-Palin propaganda here than you. I am flabbergasted you’re still around


36 posted on 07/12/2014 2:56:01 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And yet Sarah Palin is still on Aliyah Frumin's mind, and I've never heard of Aliyah Frumin and likely never will again.

I am sure that I'll hear a lot more about Sarah, though.

37 posted on 07/12/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“How does one go from a national icon (as opposed to a local icon?) to a national laughingstock?”

Propaganda technique 121, called Affirming the Antecedent.


38 posted on 07/12/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

The biggest flame out in the World right now is the flaming fag in the WH.
Our enemies laugh at him and are friends despise him.
We need to build some more out houses...


39 posted on 07/12/2014 2:56:52 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well now the landing page for the Lean Forward network is hailing HealthCare.gov as the "website [which] might just save your life." The teaser headline links to msnbc.com staffer Aliyah Frumin's gauzy treatment of President Obama's latest speech plugging his troubled health care overhaul

Ben Frumin - husband

editor-in-chief of TheWeek.com. Previously, senior editor at Talking Points Memo. In 2009 and 2010, the adjunct faculty at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

studied psychology and political science as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley

40 posted on 07/12/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two questions:

1) How did we end up with so many people that hate America and freedom?

2) How did all the haters of America and freedom get the "loud-mouth" advantage of the media bull-horns and microphones?

(Maybe the answer to the second question is the "silent majority", those that love America and freedom, are busy living it not sniveling, bitching, and moaning about it.)

41 posted on 07/12/2014 2:57:02 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: be-baw; latina4dubya

Was that actually aimed at me?


42 posted on 07/12/2014 2:57:12 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: Blue Turtle

I’ll bet Eric Cantor isn’t laughing.


43 posted on 07/12/2014 2:58:18 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That poll needs some serious FReeping.

They shot themselves in the foot by providing two derogatory answers and only one favorable on.

Vote.


44 posted on 07/12/2014 2:59:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Wallace is the laughing stock..she wanted Mitt Romney to win so badly and what happened..the loser LOST..they refused to invite Sarah to the RNC convention..and they still lost..Obama could have lost easily in 2012 had we had a viable candidate..but hey let’s run Romney in 2016 again maybe this time he can win an extra state


45 posted on 07/12/2014 2:59:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Blue Turtle

Sarah’s so irrelevant that they can’t stop writing about her.


46 posted on 07/12/2014 2:59:57 PM PDT by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These creeps on the left from the Party Of Death love to write obituaries. They’ve been writing Limbaugh’s obituary every year for the past 20 years. LOL! Clowns!


47 posted on 07/12/2014 3:00:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, sorry latina


48 posted on 07/12/2014 3:01:09 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: BenLurkin

I just voted.

Palin has 9%. The thing is, I believe it is the very first time I have actually visited the site.

:D


49 posted on 07/12/2014 3:02:18 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Palin as a has-been. Joins Rush Limbaugh.

And still living rent free in your pea brain mind........LOL!

50 posted on 07/12/2014 3:04:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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