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Chris Wallace After Palin Interview: First Time I Ever Thought ‘This Women Is A Serious Candidate’
Mediaite ^ | June 5, 2011 | Matt Schneider

Posted on 06/05/2011 4:04:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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.’”

Besides a somewhat strange historical discussion of Paul Revere, Palin spoke confidently on issues ranging from the debt ceiling and foreign affairs, to her unequivocal support for Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. With Wallace now convinced that Palin can be a serious candidate, if she wants to be, it will be interesting to see whether other skeptics might be swayed now or if Palin still needs more detailed policy talks, and less Paul Revere, moving forward.

Watch the clip below from Fox:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; paulryan; sarahpalin
What say you?
1 posted on 06/05/2011 4:04:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What did the other panelists have to say?


2 posted on 06/05/2011 4:07:01 PM PDT by Eva
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say Chris Wallace’s opinion counts for very little.


3 posted on 06/05/2011 4:07:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver; onyx

Bump to you dd and a Sarah ping to onyx.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 4:09:44 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wallace is a marxist, treasonist drip. Who the hell cares what his opinion is. I like the “you betchas”. They beat our current “you’ll do as I say” BS we’re putting up with!


5 posted on 06/05/2011 4:10:10 PM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She performed great and sounded like a candidate to me.


6 posted on 06/05/2011 4:12:10 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re playing checkers; she’s playing chess.


7 posted on 06/05/2011 4:14:10 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: driftdiver

And so you would prefer he trashed her?


8 posted on 06/05/2011 4:14:26 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: brytlea

“And so you would prefer he trashed her?”

No, although that is what he usually does. She’s not a Washington insider so that makes her unqualified in his mind.

I’m sick of these traitors.


9 posted on 06/05/2011 4:16:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What say you?

I say: "Duh! Hello Chris...hello...". Chris is such a dullard.
10 posted on 06/05/2011 4:18:33 PM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: albie
Who the hell cares what his opinion is. I like the “you betchas”

I know a guy who is a college graduate, retired from the banking industry and "seemingly" intelligent. He voted for Obama because he didn't like Sarah's "you betcha". What a friggin' meat head. I stand amazed at how many stupid people there are in this nation.
11 posted on 06/05/2011 4:21:43 PM PDT by no dems (If the GOP nominee has no fire in the belly in 2012, we're going down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah did very well today!


12 posted on 06/05/2011 4:22:00 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

72:1:12

13 posted on 06/05/2011 4:23:16 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Betis70

The LSM, the left and the Palin haters on the right will have to be committed when she does run and beat the arrogant pos that currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania in a landslide like you have never seen


14 posted on 06/05/2011 4:24:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: no dems
You see that former Clinton fool and current Soros’s employee John Pedesta say that Sarah is gaffe prone, Obama and gaffe king Joe Biden.
15 posted on 06/05/2011 4:24:14 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: no dems

“I stand amazed at how many stupid people there are in this nation”. 50% of Americans are below average.


16 posted on 06/05/2011 4:26:26 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: fantom

And the other half are conservatives.


17 posted on 06/05/2011 4:29:10 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: albie

Sure you don’t have Chris Wallace (not a treasonous marxist drip) with Chris Matthews (well attested treasonous marxist drip)?


18 posted on 06/05/2011 4:30:54 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Eva

Well, the one blond bi@tch said “Sarah is going to have to talk more on policies”.

She obviously doesn’t follow Sarah. In that video, the blond was the only one who spoke, besides Wallace.


19 posted on 06/05/2011 4:31:49 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded.")
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To: driftdiver

Yes but I’m glad to see anyone say good things. Let him take her seriously. It’s better than what’s been said. I saw part of it. She looked relaxed, and she looked great and sounded great. And easily Presidential. :)


20 posted on 06/05/2011 4:32:09 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it would be wise to wait until she decides to run. People are getting way to carried away with Mrs. Palin when, up to this day, she hasn’t decided to be a candidate. She seems to be a very nice lady.


21 posted on 06/05/2011 4:33:12 PM PDT by Racer1
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To: no dems

I’m not crazy about the “you betchas” but it’s because I’ve never lived where it was a speech pattern. They don’t come into play about whether or not I would vote for her. They are certainly not as annoying as the Obama whistle or some other speech patterns I can think of.
I’m much more concerned about the candidates beliefs, political views and policies, etc.


22 posted on 06/05/2011 4:36:18 PM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: Eva

“What did the other panelists have to say?”

Well CNN went to play a clip of Palin and the clip didn’t work.


23 posted on 06/05/2011 4:36:40 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - SheÂ’s living rent-free inside the MSMÂ’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

There is another thread running with an article about the panelists bashing Palin, including Billy Kristol. It was not a nice discussion.


24 posted on 06/05/2011 4:42:22 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Wallace being a true go getter in the MSM finally takes the bull by the tail and faces the situation like a man.


25 posted on 06/05/2011 4:44:26 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: no dems
He voted for Obama because he didn't like Sarah's "you betcha"

That may be what he told you, but I seriously doubt that was the real reason, it was just a simple answer to cover his real feelings.

26 posted on 06/05/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Progressivism, Support Palin, or get used to it.)
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To: NoGrayZone
Well, the one blond bi@tch said “Sarah is going to have to talk more on policies”.

She also said Palin feels compelled to speak to every issue, then she said she should shut up and talk more on issues. Color me ?????

27 posted on 06/05/2011 4:47:04 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Progressivism, Support Palin, or get used to it.)
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To: Raycpa
And the other half are conservatives.

Ba-da-BOOM! Nice one!

28 posted on 06/05/2011 4:47:41 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Thank you, Dubya and U.S. military. You did not falter. You did not fail.)
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To: ASA Vet
BTTT !
Run Sarah!

29 posted on 06/05/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: no dems

“I know a guy who is a college graduate, retired from the banking industry and “seemingly” intelligent. He voted for Obama because he didn’t like Sarah’s “you betcha”. What a friggin’ meat head.”

What’s remarkable about arguments from the left is, you take the most so-called intelligent ones and you take the most flaming stupid ones, and they are pretty much the same.


30 posted on 06/05/2011 4:48:11 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: WellyP
Sarah did very well today!

I wish the pres_ent could be told the same with true sincerity for a change. (outside of the golf course)

31 posted on 06/05/2011 4:49:43 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Note: To all those suffering from PDS, please do not read the following comments, as they may cause your head to explode.

In one question, Wallace said, “What would a President Palin do under those circumstances?”

She didn’t argue with the “President Palin” title, she just answered the question.

Anyone who thinks she’s not running is in for a rude awakening.


32 posted on 06/05/2011 4:52:55 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: fantom

“50% of Americans are below average.”

Hey... I copyrighted that phrase 30 years ago.


33 posted on 06/05/2011 4:59:37 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: driftdiver
I say Chris Wallace’s opinion counts for very little.

Then why is he on TV all the time, giving his opinion?

It would seem to me that this is the beginning of a string of talking heads who suddenly 'see' that Palin is a good candidate.

It's all about the money (their popularity rating).

34 posted on 06/05/2011 5:01:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: EGPWS
I wish the pres_ent could be told the same with true sincerity for a change. (outside of the golf course)

Have you seen him golf?

35 posted on 06/05/2011 5:03:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: scooby321
You see that former Clinton fool and current Soros’s employee John Pedesta say that Sarah is gaffe prone, Obama and gaffe king Joe Biden.

No one told Podesta that Tina Fey said the line about "seeing Russia from my house".
36 posted on 06/05/2011 5:05:50 PM PDT by crosshairs (The left's hatred of Christianity has blinded them to the REAL threat which is Islam.)
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To: fantom
That's funny, a statistical impossibility, but funny anyway.

Yogi Berra would be proud.

37 posted on 06/05/2011 5:27:40 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My wife and I watched the interview, and we thought Chris Wallace was very fair and that Sarah Palin handled herself extremely well, almost perfectly. We both noticed the point, late in the interview, when Wallace appeared visibly impressed with one of Palin's answers. It wasn't a "gotcha" question, but Palin's answer drew a clear nod and a broad smile from Wallace. It was a knockout punch after a series of solid hooks and jabs, and it was clear at that moment that Palin had won his respect.

On a side note, there seems to be a tendency among some Freepers to condemn anyone who might be convinced to agree with us on anything. Since we were here first, anyone who disagreed with us in the past in therefore ineligible to be an ally in the future. If this had been the standard in years past, "real" Conservatives would have rejected that old Hollywood union organizer, Ronald Reagan.

38 posted on 06/05/2011 6:13:31 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

So true. Chris Wallace may lean left, but he has always seemed like an honest and fair man, unlike his dad. Bob


39 posted on 06/05/2011 6:21:50 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Trains. Who'll remember the ones who only rode in them to die? Al Stewart)
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To: driftdiver

I feel a purging of historic proportion is in order.


40 posted on 06/05/2011 6:32:30 PM PDT by mcshot ("...of the people, by the people, for the people..." but we aren't "his people".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah hasn’t changed.

Where was he in 2008?


41 posted on 06/05/2011 7:02:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet, additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2730249/posts


42 posted on 06/05/2011 7:07:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: driftdiver
"I say Chris Wallace’s opinion counts for very little."

Counts a lot for me. Chris has excellent instincts.

44 posted on 06/05/2011 7:45:15 PM PDT by cookcounty (Would someone PLEASE give the President a calculator for his birthday???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course is you’re Big Media, the discussion about Palin will concern trying to make her historically correct statement about Paul Revere warning the British into the BIG ISSUE!!! ...not the economy, jobs, education, energy, or foreign affairs. That they will ignore as much as possible.


45 posted on 06/05/2011 9:07:04 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nhris Wallace has woken up. Others will follow. But me thing is sure. Wallace and others in the LSM still think they can make or break any candidate.

With Sarah Palin, they are dead wrong. She doesn’t need them at all.She can win without the LSM behind her.Her popularity has increased despite ALL the LSM could do to her.

Yes, Sarah made a fine appearance in Wallace’s interview. But the real realization is simple.Wallace has realized that the LSM cannot stop her, if they have not after all they have done to kill her politically.

You betcha!


46 posted on 06/05/2011 10:34:32 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One additional thing I meant to add,Sarah Palin is not only sharp on the isses. She has driven the issues from her Facebook Page for more than two years. The Health Care debate is one example. Her initiatives with nomenclatures , now in standard use, such as “death panels”, reflects this fact.

Its nice that Wallace has awoken to the Sarah Palin who we conservatives all know so very much more comprehensively than Wallace does.In fact most in the media simply have been blind to her role in actually shaping the national debate on issues from her Facebook Page, against an administration and Lame Stream media that has billions to spend in convincing the US public on Obama’s initiatives. Its David vs Goliath, and Sarah has won that type of battle repeatedly over the last two years with comparatively miniscule resources, compared to her detractors.Imagine what would be happening if she had an even playing field.I have no hesitation in saying that America has evolved its own version of Britain’s Margaret Thatcher or Israel’s Golda Meyer.

Yes,Sarah Palin is not only sharp on the issues. She has created many of them.

So I do not buy the context of Wallace’s conclusion that *finally*she has become sharp on the issues. She always has been and has created many in the sphere of national debate. That puts her head and shoulders above anyone else running for the office in 2012. She arrived a long time ago, and people like Wallace just did not know it. Despite their self assumed sophistication, the LSM is way behind the learning curve on Sarah Palin, dumber than dirt.If anything Wallace has the courage to face that fact. I am not so sure others will but lets see. Sarah can have a very powerful transformative effect, a necessary quality for a President of the United States.


47 posted on 06/05/2011 11:10:09 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: itsahoot

Sarah has their heads spinning, they have no clue!


48 posted on 06/06/2011 7:57:34 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded.")
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To: babygene; fantom
“50% of Americans are below average.”
Hey... I copyrighted that phrase 30 years ago.


Actually that assumes a Normal distribution centered on 100. Chances are that is not the case. The Mean and the Median are not the same. If I had to guess I would say more than 50% are below average. This is because there are probably more extremely smart people than vegetables. I could be wrong, it might go the other way. But it is not 50/50 above and below 100.
49 posted on 06/06/2011 9:01:27 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ

“Actually that assumes a Normal distribution centered on 100.” You are correct if you consider only IQ. The average IQ in this country is just over 100, or so it’s said.

However “average” is close enough for government work...


50 posted on 06/06/2011 10:12:22 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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