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Chris Wallace on Palin Interview: First Time I Ever Thought ‘This Women Is A Serious Candidate’
MediaIte ^ | 6.5.11 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 06/05/2011 12:13:24 PM PDT by rface

After interviewing Sarah Palin, Chris Wallace talked about her with his panel of guests and revealed that he was very impressed with her appearance. Unlike previous times when he interviewed her, Wallace noticed “this wasn’t just ‘you betcha’ – she was pretty sharp on the issues.”

Wallace was eager to see if anyone else agreed with his review of Palin’s interview:

“I thought she was a boffo performance today. It was the first time that I ever saw her and thought ‘this woman is a serious – if she decides to run – candidate for President. And a serious possibility to be President.’”

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KEYWORDS: 2012; boffo; chriswallace; elections; obama; palin; romney; sarah; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 06/05/2011 12:13:28 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface

I missed it. What did the panel say?

Cindie


2 posted on 06/05/2011 12:15:50 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: rface

Piper, like most young ladies of her age, is sooooo sweet.


3 posted on 06/05/2011 12:16:32 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: rface

I’d love to know what Piper was saying. She’s inscrutable, that one.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 12:16:36 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: rface

I’ve noticed she has changed her speaking pattern to sound more professional, less folksy. I always thought it was holding her back. Right now she has to concentrate to do it, but with time, it will become more natural.


5 posted on 06/05/2011 12:17:27 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: ReneeLynn
I’d love to know what Piper was saying. She’s inscrutable, that one.

"Mom! That creepy-looking reporter from the NY Times is touching himself!"

6 posted on 06/05/2011 12:19:08 PM PDT by abb
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To: ReneeLynn

I think it will be a few years.....but Piper has something to contribute, and the sas that will take her far, if she learns to focus it for her own benefit. She is learning a lot of first hand experiences.


7 posted on 06/05/2011 12:19:17 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface

we were watching fox news sunday chipmunk and

palin really got to him for the first time, we think.

in previous interviews he was not a fan of hers.


8 posted on 06/05/2011 12:20:05 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: gardencatz

>>>I missed it. What did the panel say?

YOu din’t miss anything. The panel was their typical ‘crap on Palin’ selves.


9 posted on 06/05/2011 12:20:07 PM 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: rface

Ah, okay, watched the video but didn’t hear from the other panel members. Elitist snobs expecting Romney to ride to the rescue and the tea party people are just hoi polloi! Just wait...if the midterms didn’t teach them this will make their little highbrow brains explode.

Cindie


10 posted on 06/05/2011 12:21:11 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: rface

Chris, you’re a bit slow on the up take.

Piper won many a heart back at the acceptance speech. Such a little cutie.


11 posted on 06/05/2011 12:22:11 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: ReneeLynn

One of our clever FReepers needs to make up a Piper for president poster..LOL

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(Viral on YouTube, made it to Good Morning America)


12 posted on 06/05/2011 12:22:15 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: gardencatz

If you missed it then watch the interview and ignore just the Panel!

The Panel is full of Elitist, inside the beltway crowd that will never get or accept Palin no matter what she does and so you can tell they bashed her even after she gave an excellent interview. You have to remember that with these Sunday morning shows, all of the panelist have a Preset talking point coming into the day, if these clowns were to go off script, they would be lost in thought and babbling over each other


13 posted on 06/05/2011 12:22:20 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: rface

He’s saying that because he was wrong in thinking that she wouldn’t be running for president. It’s also wrong for Wallace to talk about her past interviews. Did Tim Russert say that he wasn’t impressed with people in earlier interviews?


14 posted on 06/05/2011 12:22:32 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: gardencatz

If you missed it then watch the interview and ignore just the Panel!

The Panel is full of Elitist, inside the beltway crowd that will never get or accept Palin no matter what she does and so you can tell they bashed her even after she gave an excellent interview. You have to remember that with these Sunday morning shows, all of the panelist have a Preset talking point coming into the day, if these clowns were to go off script, they would be lost in thought and babbling over each other


15 posted on 06/05/2011 12:22:32 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: rface
“I thought she was a boffo performance today. It was the first time that I ever saw her and thought ‘this woman is a serious – if she decides to run – candidate for President. And a serious possibility to be President.’” - Chris Wallace

Chris, we could have told you that months ago.

16 posted on 06/05/2011 12:23:07 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: gardencatz

Podesta said that Romney would bebefit most by Palin’s entry so it the race would be between him and Sarah.

Snarky, smug, Bill Kristol said that by September Paul Ryan and Chris Christie will run and that GOP ticket will be

Ryan/Rubio.

Kristol added that Sarah Palin was a wonderful VP candidate but her negatives are too high now.


17 posted on 06/05/2011 12:24:34 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike
"One of our clever FReepers needs to make up a Piper for president poster..LOL"

Yeah - I wonder how many REALLY voted for Piper. LOL!!

18 posted on 06/05/2011 12:25:01 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: Bigtigermike

And the panel is getting worse and worse — not even a Brit Hume any more. And adding John Podesta? WTF is Fox thinking? One semi conservative, one faux conservative, one screaming liberal and one Soros hack far far lefty.

That sounds like a Morning Joe panel to me.


19 posted on 06/05/2011 12:25:12 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: rface

If my history is correct, Reagan went through the same progression. If you naturally speak in such a way that connects with the South Dakota farmer or the Texas oil field worker or the Ohio housewife, the media elite are going to think you’re an idiot because you don’t talk like they do or the people they know. Sarah is an idiot in the same way that Reagan was an idiot - which in a way is a very good thing.


20 posted on 06/05/2011 12:25:31 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: gardencatz
I missed it. What did the panel say?

The panel was filled with two libs and two RINOs.

Take a guess?

For some reason FOX is becoming very anti Palin. They do the same during the weekdays with the All Star panel. They all hate Palin (Kraut, the fu man chu clown and the token lib chick).
21 posted on 06/05/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: jimfree

“Kick their butts, again, Mommy.”


22 posted on 06/05/2011 12:28:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: onyx

Kimberly Strassel didn’t say all that much IMHO but if you read her hit piece in the wSJ on Palin you get her take. She’s upset that Palin is not a rino. She claims she quit her job as governor and on and and on and on usual msm/DBM pap,sad little writer.


23 posted on 06/05/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: onyx

I take a backseat to no one, not even you, in my enthusiasm about a Palin candidacy. Having said that, a Ryan-Rubio ticket would excite me very much. And if those 2 did jump in, I believe that Palin would not declare. She has always said that she would jump in if there weren’t a conservative candidate in the race. Ryan and Rubio fit the bill.


24 posted on 06/05/2011 12:29:49 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

It was fine for FOX NEWS to semi get behind the TEA Party last year and in 2009 but as we approached the Presidential elections the “Establishment” in FOX NEWS is starting to read its ugly head, notice how they continue to push Christie, and Daniels when he was at the time the flavor of the month , and although they know that probably a majority of their viewers are probably not Romney supports, they continue to push him as well.


25 posted on 06/05/2011 12:31:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: rface

“Welcome to the Party Pal!”


26 posted on 06/05/2011 12:31:11 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: gardencatz

Panelist Kimberly Strassel (Princeton) panned Palin (Idaho). Thus she joins Krauthammer (Harvard), Frum (Dartmouth) and Will (Oxford and Princeton) in hammering Palin’s temerity in entertaining delusiuons that she too might sit in the thrones of power hitherto reserved to graduates of Ivy League institutions. Watch the vid if you like, but the condescension oozes from this conceited pseudo-intellectual pundit.


27 posted on 06/05/2011 12:31:20 PM PDT by Spartan79
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To: onyx

I have never understood what her negatives are.


28 posted on 06/05/2011 12:32:16 PM PDT by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: Bigtigermike

It is pretty much the same everydat. They have the same panalists on all the time especially the liberals. I get tired of Ron Williams and his constant “Your always picking on the oresident”, even when people are right. I can’t watch Colmes and his constant whining, Fox just seems to be getting more and more liberals to tyhe point it is starting top look like the view. Four liberals and one weak conservative.


29 posted on 06/05/2011 12:33:37 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: rodguy911

I didn’t read Kimberly Strassel’s essay. I’ve heard her express her Palin opinions on Paul Gigot’s Fox News Show, the name of which escapes at this moment.


30 posted on 06/05/2011 12:36:20 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

and what makes you think that Ryan would jump into the race? he already said this past week that its a no again


31 posted on 06/05/2011 12:36:20 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: rface

“boffo”?

Go stifle it Chris. she doesnt need your accolades.


32 posted on 06/05/2011 12:39:34 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: rface

Quite interesting that Kimberly Strassel would not answer Wallace’s question about his interview with Sarah. Kim on Friday apparently wrote about Sarah needing to discuss more policy and instead of telling Wallace Sarah did or didn’t do better on policy during his interview, she just reiterated what Sarah needs to do. IMO, Sarah is doing a much better job articulating her position and she is showing a much better command of policy issues. She will have to continue on this path to convince others, as she may have done with Wallace, that she is a smart enough and therefore, a serious candidate. People like Kim will just keep thinking what they have always thought because “they are” their positions and can’t be wrong so they can’t change their opinions. It takes a whole lot of self confidence to say “hey, perhaps I was wrong”. Clearly Wallace is rethinking his position on Sarah.


33 posted on 06/05/2011 12:39:34 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Spartan79

She said that Palin must talk issues/policy. That’s all she did in this interview and it’s typically all she ever does. I remember some time ago, she was asked (by Barbara Walters, I believe) what one good thing she could say about 0bama. The same question was posed to Liz Cheney by Chris Wallace. Till that answer/occasion, I had believed Cheney to be the sharper woman. Cheney responded, “He’s a good family man. He obviously loves his children, ....” This was Palin’s response: He’s a man of much charisma and great political gifts, and I would like to see him use those gifts to ..... (she inserted all his insufficiencies in the blank. It’s always all about policy to her. Kimberly Strassel’s either has never seen her on TV or just decided to repeat what she’s heard. Neither possibility lends her opinions any credence.


34 posted on 06/05/2011 12:39:34 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: MarkeyD

Check out Dame Thatcher early on.

She got much better.


35 posted on 06/05/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: Spartan79

BINGO!


36 posted on 06/05/2011 12:39:59 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Bigtigermike

I wonder if less influence from Hume is allowing this slippage to the center, now that he’s semi-retired. And of course you have to wonder about the Saudi influence too.

Roger Ailes is no dummy, but his network is now vulnerable on the right if someone with deep pox would scrap this “fair and balanced” crap and just have an unapologetically conservative network. What Fox has lost in ratings over the past year would by itself make a strong cable viewership.


37 posted on 06/05/2011 12:40:05 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: MarkeyD

I noted that today. She “sounded” different.


38 posted on 06/05/2011 12:41:15 PM PDT by janipa
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To: Bigtigermike

Nothing leads me to believe that he would jump in. All I said was that if he did, I would support his candidacy. In the interim, as far as Palin is concerned, I’m all in.


39 posted on 06/05/2011 12:41:58 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Pardeeville Liberator

MSM says her negatives are high, but you should note they never mention what those negatives are...In reality the negatives are that they don’t like her.....


40 posted on 06/05/2011 12:41:58 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Bigtigermike
Kristol's problem with Gov Palin could be as simple as...

Bill - Hey Sarah, if you run can I manage your campaign.

Sarah - What are you, flipping crazy???

41 posted on 06/05/2011 12:42:42 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Pardeeville Liberator
I have never understood what her negatives are.

She's not only pro-life, but her actions prove it. She is a fundamentalist Christian. She doesn't believe in most of the liberal hyperbole nor does she feel that we, the people and the country are doomed. She didn't go to the right schools, but even if she had, her ideas would alienate them. She's upbeat, smiles, is genuine.

They are all negatives to the beltway crowd and the media.

42 posted on 06/05/2011 12:43:15 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: goat granny
Any negatives she has are based on a caricature painted by the MSM/Dems/Pubbie traitors.

Nothing that a little bus tour can't take care of.

43 posted on 06/05/2011 12:45:48 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: onyx; definitelynotaliberal
Kristol added that Sarah Palin was a wonderful VP candidate but her negatives are too high now.

Funny, they keep saying that... as though they want to keep repeating it until everyone believes it's true.

by September Paul Ryan and Chris Christie will run and that GOP ticket will be Ryan/Rubio.

Ryan maybe... if I recall correctly, Rubio's not qualified because he's not a natural-born citizen.

44 posted on 06/05/2011 12:46:09 PM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: rface
I do not think Palin will run (in '12 anyway).

I think her strategy is to fake out the WH so they target their guns on her, leaving the GOP space to sort out their differences and give the candidates space to breathe and raise money.

I also think her aim is to force the GOP candidates to sharpen their rhetoric on top issues.

I could be wrong, of course. Whatever her strategy is...I know she's trying do what's best for the US of A.

45 posted on 06/05/2011 12:46:11 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: definitelynotaliberal
I take a backseat to no one, not even you, in my enthusiasm about a Palin candidacy. Having said that, a Ryan-Rubio ticket would excite me very much. And if those 2 did jump in, I believe that Palin would not declare. She has always said that she would jump in if there weren’t a conservative candidate in the race. Ryan and Rubio fit the bill.

First of all, *those two*, would not jump into the race. Rubio is definitely not running.

Paul Ryan could possibly be talked into running, but then the entire 2012 race would be all about HIS BUDGET, *not* obama's failures on ALL FRONTS.

Bill Kristol is often emotional and short-sighted.

Chris Christie is loved by the Beltway and the North East pudits, but not by Conservative, because he's not conservative.

IMO, ONLY, were Jim DeMint to get *fire-in-his-belly* he's the one I could easily support were Sarah Palin not to run.

46 posted on 06/05/2011 12:46:14 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: patriot08
Glad to see the Allen's hummingbird female is doing such a great job.

I have a desert area search plot that a survey (for birds) 2-3 times every ten days. I've got a black-chinned hummingbird female raising one chick in a nest in a desert willow (Chilopsis linearis).

She doesn't like it when I get near, though, so I check the nest status from about 20 feet away with my binocs.

Also been watching a brood of LeConte's thrashers turn into "punky teens."

I love my job!

47 posted on 06/05/2011 12:46:58 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: patriot08

48 posted on 06/05/2011 12:48:11 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface

Chris, you’re a little slow on the uptake; but, then, I understand, you’re in the media even if it is FNC.


49 posted on 06/05/2011 12:48:57 PM PDT by izzatzo (Palin2012, she's one of us.)
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To: Spartan79

I watched the Panel segment just for comic relief. After Wallace acknowledged that Palin gave a boffo performance, and he could see her both as a candidate for President and could easily imagine her as President, Strassel blubbered something about having to be more policy oriented and less interaction with people (as she did last week) if she wants to win. Has Strassel got wax in her ears? Does she think we’re all deaf?

And where does Strassel come off giving advice to a woman like Palin who upends sitting governors in the GOP primary by 32 points, beats two term former governors in landslides in big Democrat years and draws crowds of 60-70,000 on how to get elected? What has this Strassel woman ever done? Talk about hubris. Someone should ask Strassel that on one of these panels. And watch her squirm.


50 posted on 06/05/2011 12:49:46 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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