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Palin lacks leadership to be president, Murkowski says
Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11/15/2010 | AP

Posted on 11/15/2010 10:06:48 PM PST by JohnKinAK

JUNEAU -- Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she doesn't think Sarah Palin has the leadership qualities to be president, nor the "intellectual curiosity" needed to make good policy.

Murkowski also told Katie Couric of the "CBS Evening News" that she doesn't think Palin enjoyed governing.

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: curiosity; intellectual; katiecouric; leadership; murkowski; palin; palin2012; rino; rinomurkowski; sarahpalin
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Murkowski doing her endzone dance?
1 posted on 11/15/2010 10:06:54 PM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: JohnKinAK

Wow. That is low even for her. The reason I say that is because she said it to Katie Couric who was one of people who destroyed Sarah in 2008.


2 posted on 11/15/2010 10:09:45 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: JohnKinAK

Murkowski is TOAST next time around. Hopefully, God willing, Joe Miller can prove the voter fraud that put the whiner/sore loser in again.


3 posted on 11/15/2010 10:09:50 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: JohnKinAK

FreeRepublic.com Mood Warning: Blind, Vein-popping Rage Commencing in 3, 2, 1.....


4 posted on 11/15/2010 10:09:55 PM PST by Andrea19
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To: JohnKinAK

She’s not a skallywag back bench witless bar hag whose days of whenching are now a distant memory like the whistle of a train off in the distance.


5 posted on 11/15/2010 10:10:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: JohnKinAK

And so speaketh a woman who would be barely known if she hadn’t been greatly affected by one Sarah Palin.


6 posted on 11/15/2010 10:10:20 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Joe Miller. Alaska Senator in 2016! We should start this now.


7 posted on 11/15/2010 10:10:35 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: JohnKinAK

Obviously she has issues with the fact that Palin defeated her dad and endorsed someone to run against her own seat.


8 posted on 11/15/2010 10:11:04 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Ever see a midget try and stop a 2 mile long freight train barreling down the tracks at full speed? That’s Lisa trying to sabotage Sarah.


9 posted on 11/15/2010 10:11:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: JohnKinAK

Its quite unfortunate to have to endure having murky in the Senate during half of Palin’s admin.


10 posted on 11/15/2010 10:12:02 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: JohnKinAK

Of all her negatives, Mrs. Palin does NOT lack leadership.

Murkowski is on a suicide run with this line of stated thinking.


11 posted on 11/15/2010 10:12:17 PM PST by freedumb2003 (In case you don't know, everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON!)
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To: napscoordinator

Begich’s seat is up in 2014.


12 posted on 11/15/2010 10:12:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: JohnKinAK
Murkowski also told Katie Couric of the "CBS Evening News"....

Well good, at least no one saw this crap.

13 posted on 11/15/2010 10:13:18 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: JohnKinAK
Quite the opposite. I think she is lashing out now that it seems things are looking bleak with the absentee ballots. Who the hell will want to hear her after she loses. She will be forgotten in 2 minutes.


14 posted on 11/15/2010 10:14:51 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ari-freedom

I am not aware of any reason Lisa Murkowski is a guiding light on who would be a good president.

Plus she is Palin’s enemy. Duh.


15 posted on 11/15/2010 10:16:06 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Did Katie ask Lisa how she liked it when Sarah took her Dad’s job?

Didn’t think so.


16 posted on 11/15/2010 10:17:38 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: JohnKinAK

I loathe Murkowski for how she handled her loss in the primary. It is unforgivable.

As for Palin, you know how I feel. Don’t need Lisa telling me anything.


17 posted on 11/15/2010 10:20:15 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: JohnKinAK

Why did Alaska reelect this RINO?


18 posted on 11/15/2010 10:24:39 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: JohnKinAK
Unless there's something weird going on in Alaska, reading the posts to the ADN's article makes me think that those who actually live there do NOT like Palin and actually like Murkowski over Miller.

Now, I've never been to Alaska, nor know anyone from there, but if so many of them are saying (adamantly!) that they do not like Palin, well . . . I just guess we're not seeing what they are. After all, they're much closer to what's going on than we are here in the lower 48.

Just as those who only watch the alphabet networks for their news get a skewed view of the world, it is possible that we're getting a skewed view of Palin and Murkowski. Now if Murki is a RINO, then she has to go. But what really is going on up there in Alaska?

19 posted on 11/15/2010 10:26:36 PM PST by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Interesting statement, from someone who doesn’t have the philosophy to be a Republican.


20 posted on 11/15/2010 10:26:56 PM PST by NYCslicker
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Miller by all rights can still win THIS time....lets pray....


21 posted on 11/15/2010 10:27:43 PM PST by cherry
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To: JohnKinAK

Interesting statement from a member of a branch of government that typically is regarded as lacking just those qualities with regard Presidential candidacy. The American people in their collective wisdom, generally don’t elect senators to the highest executive branch the country offers. That distinction would belong to Governors, a position that Sarah Palin has filled, while Murkowski hasn’t, so as Bette Midler said to George Costanza on Seinfeld, get some talent, then you can shoot your mouth off...


22 posted on 11/15/2010 10:29:21 PM PST by csense
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To: JohnKinAK

Murkowski is a skank.


23 posted on 11/15/2010 10:29:52 PM PST by skookum55 ("We can give up on America or we can give up on this president ...." D. D'Souza)
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To: Andrea19

You get a kick out of that?


24 posted on 11/15/2010 10:29:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: jeffc
newspaper readership is low every where.....you can't expect to get balanced opinions especially since the ADN is so biased....

we do know that many people voted for Miller....we do know that there was shenanigans in the villages and that federal contratrators were preaching to the union thugs ......

25 posted on 11/15/2010 10:30:48 PM PST by cherry
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To: Williams

The other implication is that Lisa feels confident that she has the votes.


26 posted on 11/15/2010 10:32:54 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: JohnKinAK

I’m disappointed in Alaskans


27 posted on 11/15/2010 10:33:19 PM PST by Tempest (I give up)
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To: WilliamHouston

Pork and lots of it.


28 posted on 11/15/2010 10:34:15 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Murkowski lacks leadership to be Senator, but she’s getting elected anyway.

Sarah Palin is obviously the strongest and most capable leader we’ve seen since Ronald Reagan.


29 posted on 11/15/2010 10:34:39 PM PST by devere
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To: JohnKinAK

Didn’t see it but if Scatty Cowlick was sweet on the Murk then that is proof positive that the Murk is a Lib/socialist.


30 posted on 11/15/2010 10:36:27 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: JohnKinAK

This is a catfight consisting of a kitten attempting to bring down a tigress.


31 posted on 11/15/2010 10:36:28 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: jeffc

Don’t worry about the ADN posts. They pretty much filter any conservatives from posting there. If you look at most articles it will say something like “30 comments” but usually only half or so are visible. If you’re a conservative they let fill out a comment but it’s never visible to anyone. It’s strictly the Envirowacko-CaliSeattle crowd. None of them are Real Alaskans.


32 posted on 11/15/2010 10:38:19 PM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: jeffc

I suspect it’s the usual silent majority.

Most of the media coverage of Palin has been negative. She was wildly popular in her state with some of (if not) the highest approval ratings in the country for a sitting Governor. Yet, the MSM and Alaskan subsidiaries of the MSM all of a sudden turned up all kinds of people with an axe to grind against her when McCain selected her.

We even heard from the Wasilla librarian (think this is right) for God’s sake! The woman had an axe to grind over some budget cut that Mayor Palin made and all of sudden she is all over the prime time news griping about Palin. This from a media that never interviewed a single tenant of the housing development that Obama “organized for” and his crook buddy/slum lord Tony Rezko managed and operated!!!!!

Murky brought home the bacon just like daddy did and that counts for alot in a state that is so incredibly dependent on Uncle Sam. I can’t speak for Alaskans but I suspect many of them are tired of the circus up there.


33 posted on 11/15/2010 10:38:43 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: JohnKinAK

She should go into hiding,,, before someone drops a house on her too!


34 posted on 11/15/2010 10:39:50 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: jeffc

Just as those who only watch the alphabet networks for their news get a skewed view of the world, it is possible that we’re getting a skewed view of Palin and Murkowski. Now if Murki is a RINO, then she has to go. But what really is going on up there in Alaska?

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Didn’t Sarah have an 80% approval BEFORE she got nominated for VP?

If so, then it might be a 24/7/365 smear campaign that’s driven Sarah’s popularity into the ground.


35 posted on 11/15/2010 10:42:18 PM PST by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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To: JohnKinAK

And what kind of leadership does Murkowski present. She is a sleazy elitist.


36 posted on 11/15/2010 10:44:23 PM PST by Exton1
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To: JohnKinAK

This is not surprising. Alaska politics is often personal - I know, since I was a political reporter for the media up here for many years. You need to remember that Sarah completely blew Lisa’s daddy out of the water in a gubernatorial election not long ago, and Lisa hasn’t forgotten that. Neither has Sarah, which accounts for the strong Joe Miller endorsement.

Sarah has always worked outside the party establishment. She’s still doing it. Let Lisa yip yip yip all she wants. One day she may have to call her rival “Madame President.”


37 posted on 11/15/2010 10:46:56 PM PST by redpoll
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To: JohnKinAK
Let's look at the quality of recent Democrat candidates. Obama? LOL. Kerry? LOL. Gore? LOL. Billy Jeff? Was he presidential? Carter? LOL.

When was the last time the Democrats fielded a presidential president? I suppose you could argue LBJ or JFK, but only because the mediots did a great job of hiding their foibles.

So, maybe Truman? Even he laughed at the idea that there were Communists buried deep within his administration, even though Venona proved otherwise. Please, when was the last truly presidential democrat president?

38 posted on 11/15/2010 10:48:12 PM PST by FlyVet
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Didn’t Sarah have an 80% approval BEFORE she got nominated for VP?

Sarah Palin was the most popular Governor in America, in 2007 The Weekly Standard wrote that Governor Palin was probably the most popular official in America, her approval ratings reached as high as 93%.

39 posted on 11/15/2010 10:50:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: JohnKinAK

With the rinos like McConnell she has nothing to fear. We need to get DeMint more people so that we can start to marginalize her and her ilk.

The only way to get rid of them is to starve them of any resources through the budgeting process. The incoming, and current conservatives, in the House have to start coordinating with Senate conservatives to run these backstabber’s out. Let them set up their own third party.


40 posted on 11/15/2010 10:57:08 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (November, yeah baby! Take that Pelosi.)
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41 posted on 11/15/2010 11:00:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: JohnKinAK

The thing is...Murkowski is too unbalanced to be a Senator!
Maybe unhinged is the correct word to describe this sore loser!


42 posted on 11/15/2010 11:01:31 PM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Andrea19; JohnKinAK

Noobs and Trolls Mood Warning:

Vein-popping venom commencing in progress.....


43 posted on 11/15/2010 11:02:27 PM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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“....she doesn’t think Palin enjoyed governing.”

Palin governed beautifully. She fought against republicans and democrats who were corrupt in her state. She saved Alaska millions by quitting the office of governor because she (Palin) was under CONSTANT assault by “progressives” and their frivolous lawsuits. Progressives KNEW she was a threat to their agenda. Filing frivolous lawsuits was their way of TRYING to stop her. (it didn’t work.)

Lisa is only interested in herself, but, also a useful idiot for the rinos....and the RINOS will pay for their treason, eventually—sooner than later. They STILL don’t know how angry voters are. We’re prepped for 2012. They think they’re safe, now. Silly RINOs.


44 posted on 11/15/2010 11:08:34 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: JohnKinAK

Sore loser Murkowski does not have the moral standing to be in judgement of others.


45 posted on 11/15/2010 11:08:54 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: This Just In; JohnKinAK
Actually, I just am amused by all the ensuing anger that is stirred up here by someone you should ignore.

Mirkowzky is the real troll, and you are the billy goats.

46 posted on 11/15/2010 11:14:53 PM PST by Andrea19
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IBTZ


47 posted on 11/15/2010 11:16:41 PM PST by This Just In (In America, RINO's belong in zoo's, not public office)
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To: Andrea19

Murkowski is not the one trolling here and mocking freerepublic, that would be you that recently signed up to do that.


48 posted on 11/15/2010 11:18:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Mitt Romney supporter, and anti-tea party figure, Eric Cantor, won this battle.)
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To: Andrea19

Funny, I don’t see any anger, just comments and conversation. Perhaps you came here for the wrong reason?

Cindie


49 posted on 11/15/2010 11:20:01 PM PST by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: This Just In; Andrea19

dang it!

I was just coming back to do that.

Oh well.

IBTZ +1


50 posted on 11/15/2010 11:22:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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