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Krauthammer calls Palin tour 'eccentric,' doubts she'll run in 2012
The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 05/30/2011 9:11:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

With a lot of media attention, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited the nation’s capital over the weekend to kick off a bus tour, in which she will visit various national landmarks. But some see the trip as a campaign stunt for a possible 2012 presidential campaign.

On Monday’s “Special Report,” syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer offered his thoughts on the bus tour, but admitted he wasn’t clear on what was motivating it.

“I don’t know – it’s more eccentric than usual, this event,” Krauthammer said. “She says she is going around to highlight ‘the foundation of the country.’ I don’t want to be picky but generally we say the founding of the country. I know I’ll get e-mail on that.”

Regardless of the motivation for the tour, Krauthammer suggested it would keep Palin’s brand fresh. He also noted that it would be problematic if both Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Palin ran for president, citing an unscientific Fox News poll.

“But does the country need reminding about the Constitution and the Gettysburg — Concord, which is not in New Hampshire, it’s in Massachusetts? I’m not sure what she is doing except to say – I’m with Juan [Williams]. I think if she is still here with Fox, she is not running. She is not running. What I think she is doing to trying to keep the brand vibrant. During the next 18 months when all the attention will be to other candidates, and she showed what she can do. At Rolling Thunder she came, she saw, she sucked all the oxygen out of the room. There is nobody who can do that as she can. But as we saw in the poll, it looks as if she and Bachmann would be splitting this constituency that they have. And Bachmann, you know, this is unscientific poll but she clearly can represent that position and draw as Palin does, equally well.”

Later during segment, Krauthammer clarified his remarks, saying he confused a Palin gaffe with a Bachmann gaffe.

“Let me just say, it was Bachmann who slipped up on Concord, not Palin,” Krauthammer said. “I didn’t mean to imply otherwise. But Bachmann is a stronger and more organized candidate for that constituency.”

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To: bigbob

The Krauthead has his position as the holier than thou pundit on the 5pm Central Fox News show. He’s obviously a shill for Romney and/or Pawlenty so you should not expect any favorable comments about Palin. As a matter of fact, he despises her so much he was actually complimentary of Bachmann over her. Of course he had no use for Bachmann either, he just wants to trash Palin. His remarks on that show were absolutely disgusting. He is already aware that he is getting a lot of flak for his idiot remarks, as he so alluded in his commentary. Fox needs to dump him and the Weekly Standardless clowns that are on that show.


51 posted on 05/30/2011 10:42:05 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another useless Faux News tool.


52 posted on 05/30/2011 10:43:03 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (New Alias for Obama - Harrison J. Bounel - Surprise!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Krauthammer should walk these statements back... Oh... right.


53 posted on 05/30/2011 10:43:42 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Bigtigermike

What an absolutely delicious scenario!


54 posted on 05/30/2011 10:45:13 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: bray
You are correct.

Maybe people will finally wake up and see that FOX is not your friend.

FOX is not conservative. They dislike conservatives just as much as every other media outlet.
55 posted on 05/30/2011 10:46:16 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: secondamendmentkid

I noticed that too.
However, they just think Palin supporters are Palinbots.


56 posted on 05/30/2011 10:47:33 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: GlockLady
Shows she will manage the country’s resources and issues wisely.Sarah is not for sale. She can't be bought. That is why they think they must stop her.
57 posted on 05/30/2011 10:47:53 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: tommix2

you betcha!


58 posted on 05/30/2011 10:49:33 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Like a man thirsting in the desert, conservatives thirst for media that will truly represent the truth and when FOX exhibited the tiniest bit of that, they were crowned as the “conservative” network and fully embraced. I do think that FOX at one time tried to live up to their ‘fair and balanced’ mantra, but have pretty much embraced the true nature of most of the media today and do not report, rather they try to ‘make’ the news in their own image.


59 posted on 05/30/2011 10:51:28 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: GlockLady

And Sarah is the only one I trust.


60 posted on 05/30/2011 10:53:21 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: Catsrus

That’s highly vulgar, and uncalled for to a polite comment.

Go wash your mouth out with soap, and contemplate how you make the Palin-fan-base look with your remark.


61 posted on 05/30/2011 10:54:08 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

Her comment is pretty mild in comparison to what I have had said to me on FR. Why are you so concerned, it wasn’t aimed at you????? Are you tag-teaming with the person it was aimed at?


62 posted on 05/30/2011 10:56:59 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee

NAILED IT!

Too many cocktail parties.


63 posted on 05/30/2011 10:59:02 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: psjones

I think you’re wrong.


64 posted on 05/30/2011 11:00:58 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: antceecee

Good grief! I want to keep the discourse on FR from disintegrating to the point the “F” word gets used towards FReepers, and you’re accusing me of conspiracy....

I like Gov. Palin - and I truly fear the mob following her.


65 posted on 05/30/2011 11:01:03 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Bigtigermike
WHY? because: If a political novice nationally like Sarah comes on the scene in 3 shorts years and rips up the standard playbook for running for office that has been in place for over 40 years of modern politics and not only run but wins (they know that she can, that’s why they are oppose to her so strongly) then they are irrelevant, their advice is meaningless, and some dumb woman in their eyes not from a Ivy League school that didn’t joined their distinguish clique makes them look like they don’t know what they are talking about and embarrasses and humilate them publicly

So to prove they're not irrelevant, they're saying she won't run, while knowing they are going to be proven wrong by saying that?

Huh?

66 posted on 05/30/2011 11:07:53 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (You can't go! All the plants are gonna die!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
FOX is not conservative. They dislike conservatives just as much as every other media outlet.

Quite true. I tune into FOX only when I know that Sarah will be on. I can't take the increasing left tilt of FOX news.

67 posted on 05/30/2011 11:09:22 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: Prokopton

Discombobulated?


68 posted on 05/30/2011 11:12:01 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: AFreeBird

Yep, classic concern troll, no question.


69 posted on 05/30/2011 11:13:27 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Kirkwood

’ I don’t want to be picky but generally we say the founding of the country. I know I’ll get e-mail on that.”

Then why is he being picky? Did someone tell him to be picky, or what? I wouldn’t waste an e-mail on CK.


70 posted on 05/30/2011 11:17:14 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Yossarian

Mob? Let’s not get hysterical. The simple fact is that the “Ruling Class” exists and it has rules. Those who don’t follow those rules are disparaged and disowned. One thing that has not been noticed is that a great many men who sat in Congress fifty years ago, would not be considered “fit”by today’s Beltway Crowd should they dare run for office.


71 posted on 05/30/2011 11:21:12 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Yossarian

Wow... you have never experienced sequences of letters used to describe rather crude phrases on FR? Jeez... happens daily and sometimes they don’t bother to mask it. This post is rather mild in comparison to some that have been aimed at me lately, so you better get a stiffer backbone.


72 posted on 05/30/2011 11:25:05 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Your PDS ‘slip’ is showing again! You didn’t read what I said

If she wins it all by going unconventional and non tradition according to the book of politics then these guys are irrelevant

To them there is a “this is the way yo do it” political playbook and you are allowed to tweak it here and there, but clearly she is about to blow it up and make her own rules, so when they see it, she is going to Iowa, she ramping it up, they know she is about to run but are in denial because they can’t imagine anyone disregarding their rules “Naw, she isn’t running, she can’t be, right? It’s nuts to do it like that...etc”


73 posted on 05/30/2011 11:26:41 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: secondamendmentkid

get rid of him, Rove, Kristol, Parino


74 posted on 05/30/2011 11:28:39 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: antceecee

LOLOLOL.

Poor, pitiful, snooty Charles. Sarah Palin has him flustered. She’s has more organization than all the other *hopefuls* combined.

He couldn’t be more wrong on that front, if he actually knew what was going on.


75 posted on 05/30/2011 11:30:00 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Bravo, Mike!


76 posted on 05/30/2011 11:30:52 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: antceecee
This post is rather mild in comparison to some that have been aimed at me lately, so you better get a stiffer backbone.

My backbone is just fine, thank you. Indeed, having a spine is essential if we're going to keep FR from turning into a cesspool.

It looks like the Mods nuked the comment too (I alerted it to them), so it looks like their backbone is doing fine.

I honestly recommend that when you have the "F" word - or other such cuss - thrown at you in FR (I don't disbelieve you), that you show a backbone for smart and civic discourse by hitting the abuse button on those posts as well.

FR threads are around forever (we hope). Do you want people looking back in a hundred years, and drawing the kinds of conclusions about our cause that these vulgar posts - TO EACH OTHER HERE ON THE FORUM - imply?

77 posted on 05/30/2011 11:30:52 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“He also noted that it would be problematic if both Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Palin ran for president, citing an unscientific Fox News poll.”

That poll he was touting, showed at the time Bachmann ahead of Palin. But, the final results of the poll at the end, revealed Palin was favored by more than two to one over Bachmann.

Go home now and grieve Charlie, once again Lucy has jerked the football when you kicked and you have landed on your PDS butt.


78 posted on 05/30/2011 11:33:58 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At Rolling Thunder she came, she saw, she sucked all the oxygen out of the room.

She did? I didn't hear any fussing about it, except from the MSM.

79 posted on 05/30/2011 11:34:47 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: All
I don't see a problem with anything he said.

Conventional wisdom is Bachmann and Palin appear to the same constituency. There's nothing controversial in that assertion by Krauthammer. He doesn't believe she'll run because she's still with Fox. That's a credible point, made by more than one freeper as well, but Palin "fans" here dismiss the logic because they so badly want her to be running.

He said the others can't suck the oxygen out of a room like she can. No one here would dispute that.

The bus tour is certainly highly unusual. The day she announced her resignation from the governor's office, Krauthammer suggested she write, she speak, she campaign for others and come 2016 no one will care about the early resignation and she'll still be young.

For a guy who people are panning, he was very prescient in what she should do to keep herself in the spotlight. The Fox panel thought he was nuts and presumed the resignation mean she was finished. He was also right that there was not a scandal set to drop.

80 posted on 05/30/2011 11:39:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Ignores War Powers, signs by auto-pen, plays 70 rounds of golf. Can we take 4 more yrs?)
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To: Bigtigermike

“To them there is a “this is the way yo do it” political playbook and you are allowed to tweak it here and there, but clearly she is about to blow it up and make her own rules, so when they see it, she is going to Iowa, she ramping it up, they know she is about to run but are in denial because they can’t imagine anyone disregarding their rules “Naw, she isn’t running, she can’t be, right? It’s nuts to do it like that...etc” “

And, maybe more importantly from the elites standpoint, she did NOT ask permission to run. If you were to ask them, they are the king makers. They decide who runs. They make the rules. They hold the “real” power. (They think).

At this point, I wonder who the elite’s dislike more: Sarah or Barry? If Sarah runs and wins, they are all irrelevent. They no longer control things. It scares the crap out of them. And we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg.


81 posted on 05/30/2011 11:40:41 PM PDT by Mtner77
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To: newzjunkey
Conventional wisdom is Bachmann and Palin appear to the same constituency.

APPEAL, not appear.

82 posted on 05/30/2011 11:41:40 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Ignores War Powers, signs by auto-pen, plays 70 rounds of golf. Can we take 4 more yrs?)
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To: onyx

They just fear she will tear up their playhouse, like the Joplin tornado.


83 posted on 05/30/2011 11:48:12 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: newzjunkey

They may appeal to the same constituency but Bachmann has only been a Congresswoman, Palin a Governor and Oil/Gas Commissioner, Mayor, etc. The chattering class has always declared a Congressperson didn’t stand a chance of being elected Prez...think Mike Pence [who I like].


84 posted on 05/30/2011 11:52:50 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: Sea Parrot

At the sme time the host read the poll results on the air [saying MB was ahead of SP] I checked the poll results and she had the names reversed. Palin was ahead at that time too. I emailed FOX to point that out.


85 posted on 05/30/2011 11:56:01 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: GlockLady

Last I checked, Sarah was ahead more than 2 to 1.

I like MB: But she is no Sarah.


86 posted on 05/30/2011 11:58:53 PM PDT by Mtner77
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To: Mtner77

agreed
TERRIFIC!


87 posted on 05/31/2011 12:00:24 AM PDT by GlockLady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fact that she is still employed by Fox may say something. They got rid of others who were going to run, but not her.


88 posted on 05/31/2011 12:03:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: GlockLady
They do not want Sarah to get anywhere because she will cause them and others like the in the Beltway bunghole group to lose their lucrative positions.

If Sarah can pull this off they are through getting any jobs in DC. She will never hire any of these turncoat anti conservative woman creeps in a Palin White House, and she does not care what they have to say. She will cause others to realize they do not need the beltway bunghole group's advice on anything.

I have seen Kraut go downhill for years, and he is becoming an emotional cripple,and should probably start analyzing himself.

Sarah is right about traveling to all of our Historical Places because it will give notice, and highlight that most of the Country is not living up to the standards that these Foundations truly mean. Kids are not even taught a decent amount of our History, they are taught about freaking recycling instead.

Kraut is very wrong,but he does not care, he thinks he can get away with picking fly$hit out of pepper and nobody will notice. How low he sinks,and he is too tone deaf to realize it.

89 posted on 05/31/2011 12:08:10 AM PDT by samantha (Sarah has our back,and we sure have hers.. America the Beautiful...)
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To: Bigtigermike
"...then they are irrelevant, "

True for some. Rove's influence being primary. Krauthammer possibly, although he has played Palin somewhat safely, as opposed to Trump. More importantly Palin, IF she actually conducts some business rather than sitting on the pot, would prove to be a game changer.

90 posted on 05/31/2011 12:09:24 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: PghBaldy

She has neither declared for public office nor formed an “exploratory committee” to run for office. The other two had both formed “exploratory committees” making them candidates.


91 posted on 05/31/2011 12:10:01 AM PDT by Mtner77
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To: GlockLady

After the ride, Palin kept a low profile. She did not speak at the rally that followed the ride; she ate lunch with wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in a tent blocked off from the crowd. The Palins left the Mall in the early afternoon, destination unknown.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/palin-makes-ride-in-rolling-thunder-in-dc-her-kickoff-to-northeast-tour/2011/05/29/AGE93NEH_story.html


92 posted on 05/31/2011 12:10:38 AM PDT by GlockLady
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To: Bigtigermike

You nailed it.....Krauthammer and Will are repeating the only script they are allowed to say-— given by those above......or should I say by those in the depths of hell.


93 posted on 05/31/2011 12:12:22 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: samantha

You betcha! Correct on all counts.
Just spewed coffee at the flyspecks/pepper picking comment.
ROFLOL

fyi:
After the ride, Palin kept a low profile. She did not speak at the rally that followed the ride; she ate lunch with wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in a tent blocked off from the crowd. The Palins left the Mall in the early afternoon, destination unknown.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/palin-makes-ride-in-rolling-thunder-in-dc-her-kickoff-to-northeast-tour/2011/05/29/AGE93NEH_story.html


94 posted on 05/31/2011 12:13:19 AM PDT by GlockLady
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To: Yossarian

Really? Good for you.


95 posted on 05/31/2011 12:16:06 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That guy is an ass is and beginning to get on my nerves. He sometimes has some good things to say. But these latest outbursts toward the conservative field of GOP candidates show he is nothing more than a inside beltway, establishment Butt Boy.


96 posted on 05/31/2011 12:17:24 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Pakistan is playing both Arsonist and Fireman in the War on Terror)
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To: GlockLady

LOL. I believe you’re right.


97 posted on 05/31/2011 12:18:34 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: GlockLady

Good for you, keep’em honest.


98 posted on 05/31/2011 12:19:44 AM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush has said that they will tell us who they fear the most.


99 posted on 05/31/2011 12:22:32 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: dixiechick2000

I think they are telling us.


100 posted on 05/31/2011 12:24:42 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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