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Kristol: Palin probably won't, shouldn't be nominee
Politico ^ | March 230, 2011 | Ben Smith

Posted on 03/23/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT by EveningStar

Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol was among Sarah Palin's earliest Washington admirers, and helped bring her to the national stage, but he said this week that while he still admires her, he questions her choices and doesn't think she should be the Republican nominee for president.

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1 posted on 03/23/2011 9:47:17 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I am to the point where I will support with sweat and money the most conservative candidate in the primary and whoever is the winner will have my vote over Obama.

He cannot be allowed a second term.


2 posted on 03/23/2011 9:48:30 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: EveningStar

The old RINO hacks should just be ignored


3 posted on 03/23/2011 9:49:54 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Grunthor

Kristol is correct, of course.


4 posted on 03/23/2011 9:51:14 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve decided that whenever I want to know what Bill Kristol has to say I will simply pull another few squares off the roll...


5 posted on 03/23/2011 9:52:21 AM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: EveningStar

That’s because Bill *hearts* McRomneycare most.


6 posted on 03/23/2011 9:52:36 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: GeronL

Do you seriously think she can win?


7 posted on 03/23/2011 9:52:43 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Well the debates over. Bill Kristol tell us so.


8 posted on 03/23/2011 9:52:44 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: EveningStar

Dear Bill Kristol:

Kiss my hairy arse.

I’m sick and (expletives deleted) tired of elitists like you thinking they get to call the shots. STFU, squirt up a rope, sod off, and take a long walk off a short dock. And take Karl Rove with you.

Insincerely yours,

Me.


9 posted on 03/23/2011 9:52:44 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: EveningStar

“Kristol: Palin probably won’t, shouldn’t be nominee”

Self: Kristol probably won’t, shouldn’t be conservative spokesman.

There, fixed it!


10 posted on 03/23/2011 9:52:51 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("All it takes for Evil to triumph is for good MEN to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: Grunthor

Mega dittos.


11 posted on 03/23/2011 9:53:26 AM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: EveningStar

I’ll support her if she is the candidate but I hope she isn’t. I think she is star struck at this point. It’s all gone to her head and it shows. I want someone a little more grounded. Quitting the governorship didn’t help at all.


12 posted on 03/23/2011 9:53:30 AM PDT by refermech
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To: EveningStar

Kristol stands with Rove, Krauthammer, et al — give Obama another term and run Jeb in 2016.


13 posted on 03/23/2011 9:53:40 AM PDT by aphid (I Stand with Palin)
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To: EveningStar
I want to be mean, but will only type Kristol, SHUT UP. Kristol .... Kristol ... I will be quiet now and observe Ronald Reagan's commandment.
14 posted on 03/23/2011 9:53:56 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: EveningStar

1) Politico is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post.
2) Kristol is a long time RINO.


15 posted on 03/23/2011 9:54:13 AM PDT by jimt
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To: EveningStar
he questions her choices

i.e. she hasn't sucked up to the DC "elites".

16 posted on 03/23/2011 9:54:50 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: EveningStar

Does anyone have any idea when she is going to announce. I think everyone is just excited about her beginning her campaign. She will be a great President and once she announces and becomes the Republican candidate everyone will rally around. They pretty much did for McCain. He lost that election himself and not the party hacks.


17 posted on 03/23/2011 9:55:07 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: EveningStar

If she: 1)enters the primary and 2) wins the nomination, then I’ll vote for her. Until then...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


18 posted on 03/23/2011 9:55:18 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: EveningStar

RINO barf.


19 posted on 03/23/2011 9:55:31 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: GeronL
Didn't Kristol support McCain over Bush in 2000?

Yeah... His judgment is suspect.

20 posted on 03/23/2011 9:55:51 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: EveningStar

My my...look who’s reared his elitist pubbie head again. Lil’ Billy Kristol.


21 posted on 03/23/2011 9:56:12 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: EveningStar

It doesn’t matter. She has just as much right to run for the nomination as Bolton, Cain, Trump or anyone else. I haven’t seen Kristol and Krauthammer writing and commenting against them running, have you?

The attacks on Palin are ludicrous.


22 posted on 03/23/2011 9:56:19 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t think she will run, but having some Romney hack roll out and push her decision either way is BS. We all know how irrelevant Bill is. Just read the mindless nitwittery that passes for Conservatism at the Weakly Substandard.


23 posted on 03/23/2011 9:56:54 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jimt

Wrong. Kristol is a pompous, condescending, ignorant RINO. I wish Fox News would flush him.


24 posted on 03/23/2011 9:56:54 AM PDT by eartotheground
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To: EveningStar
Sure, Bill, not while we still have the chance to get Dennis Kucinich.
25 posted on 03/23/2011 9:57:21 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: EveningStar

The pus brained PDS’ers should love this thread.


26 posted on 03/23/2011 9:57:24 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: aphid

Have these gentlemen ever heard of the Supreme Court? If Obama wins in 2012, it won’t matter any more. We’ll have total socialism in this country.


27 posted on 03/23/2011 9:57:34 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: EveningStar

“Do you seriously think she can win?”

Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way you are right. - Henry Ford


28 posted on 03/23/2011 9:57:34 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("All it takes for Evil to triumph is for good MEN to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: refermech

That is a ignorant statement - “all gone to her head”

She made more since in these past few Q and A in NY and India than a lot of the potential candidates hemming and hawing on the MSM about what they would do


29 posted on 03/23/2011 9:57:51 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: refermech
It shows? Really? Care to cite an example? An objective one if you don't mind.

More drivel from the Left or Politico will be met with nothing but well deserved derision.

30 posted on 03/23/2011 9:58:25 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Bigtigermike

since = sense?


31 posted on 03/23/2011 10:01:11 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("All it takes for Evil to triumph is for good MEN to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: EveningStar

Perhaps Mr. Kristol should declare his candidacy. Then he would see if anyone else wants to vote for someone with whom Mr. Kristol agrees 100%.

Doesn’t all this oh-so-kind concern come down to, “I want to vote for someone more like me.”?


32 posted on 03/23/2011 10:01:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: EveningStar
The GOP-ruling class hates her.

That is as resounding an endorsement as the fact that the entire Left goes insane every time they think of her.

It means Sarah is, indeed, "change."

They don't want change. They're in charge now. They won't be if there is change.

33 posted on 03/23/2011 10:01:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: refermech
Quitting the governorship didn’t help at all

Because if she was personally bankrupt, she would have a lock on the nomination and election?

34 posted on 03/23/2011 10:02:02 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Radioactive plume to hit USA. President Obama and family fly to Brazil)
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To: EveningStar

I’m convinced that she can and will win, even without your vote.


35 posted on 03/23/2011 10:02:13 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: EveningStar
"She has a very shrewd judgment about politics and policy and very good instincts -- but she hasn't done what Reagan ... did, which is really educate himself over a number of years," Kristol said.

That is exactly why we need someone like her to turn this ship around.
All of the inside the beltway bubble people want to "educate" her so that she will think like them.
We need a major makeover in Washington not just the little trim around the edges that we are getting from the insiders.

The only thing I question is why she would want to do this thankless job. She will have to fight tooth and nail to make the basic changes that will take a generation to see results.

36 posted on 03/23/2011 10:02:16 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: EveningStar

Well, that does it. If Kristol doesn’t like her, I’m getting my Palin2012 t-shirt asap.


37 posted on 03/23/2011 10:02:46 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: EveningStar

I guess you would have to watch Fox to hear what this guy has to say. I don’t anymore. I get my news here!


38 posted on 03/23/2011 10:03:23 AM PDT by Batman11
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To: aphid

If Obama wins 2012,there won’t be an election in 2016.


39 posted on 03/23/2011 10:03:36 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Dead Corpse

One example, she quit the governorship. Like it or not. She chose to pursue the golden ring. Abandoned the people who voted for her. You don’t think that will be used against her?
Like I said I’d still support her if she is the nominee.


40 posted on 03/23/2011 10:03:42 AM PDT by refermech
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; EveningStar

“RINO barf.”

And, PDS barf.


41 posted on 03/23/2011 10:04:44 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Al B.; Brices Crossroads; onyx; Lakeshark; sarah fan UK

Backstabbing GOP DC Elitist PING!


42 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:11 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: EveningStar

Billy Kristol really should go back to doing comedy and lame movies and hosting awards programs.


43 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:23 AM PDT by webheart (Just saying.....)
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To: EveningStar

Nina Easton, author of Gang of Five wrote about and praised Kristol. Kind of made up my mind about Kristol at that point. I don’t care what he has to say.


44 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:42 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: EveningStar

There is another reason to oppose Sarah e.g. her role in goading Obama into the Libya quagmire. This makes her damaged goods more than anything. Never forget! The GOP should only nominate a candidate who opposed intervention in that cesspool.


45 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:42 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: EveningStar

If she “probably won’t” be the nominee then why the continuous preoccupation with her? If she is unelectable, why all the concern about her running? I’m not understanding any of this...


46 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:46 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: EveningStar
"i think she's unlikely to be the Republican nominee, and to be honest I think she probably shouldn't be the Republican nominee for president," he said, adding that he thinks she's "unlikely" to run.

A bit late. She's been running since November 2008.

47 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:56 AM PDT by K-Stater
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To: EveningStar

“Do you seriously think she can win?”

Hell yes, in a landslide. And that goes double if the Stupid Party gets off their stupid butts and deploys fearless, aggressive poll watchers. People who will tackle and handcuff demonrat criminals and hold them for the police.


48 posted on 03/23/2011 10:06:00 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: EveningStar
Palin's negatives are way too high. She would likely lose to Barry. We can't afford to nominate another weak candidate and let that train wreck of a president get another term.

If she wanted to be taken seriously she needed to finish her term and then win Murkowski's Senate seat.

49 posted on 03/23/2011 10:07:24 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: EveningStar

“Kristol is correct, of course.”

Kristol is an idiot.


50 posted on 03/23/2011 10:07:33 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Why did we lose? I wasn't at the top of the ticket ." - Sarah Palin)
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