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Greta Van Susteren Thinks Palin Will Run for President
The Atlantic Wire ^ | July 11, 2011 | Erik Hayden

Posted on 07/12/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Family friend and fellow Fox News contributor Greta Van Susteren is the only journalist we've noticed that has much access of any kind to Sarah Palin's inner circle. And this morning Politico pointed to her surprising prediction on her blog: "First, I have absolutely no inside track (despite what some may think) but I am guessing Governor Sarah Palin is running for President in 2012." That seems like a pretty bold prediction for someone without any "inside track."

But, despite Van Susteren's claim to the contrary, it does seem like she would be privy to the workings of a nascent Palin campaign. Remember, she was the only reporter Palin gave much access to while on her family vacation/historical "One Nation" bus tour. And she is the go-to Fox News person for a Sarah Palin interview, so much so that she's had to defend her unprecedented access to the family: Politico noted back in 2009 that she nabbed Palin's "first post-election sit-down, Todd Palin's first interview during the campaign and Bristol Palin's first interview since giving birth."

Still, the reasons that Van Susteren lists for her "she's running" guess on her blog are pretty thin, and they amount to this: we haven't heard from her since the bus tour (maybe she's planning something), "she has never said no" (maybe she's thinking yes), she seems to be getting a lot of media attention (maybe it's a strategy), she has a lot of volunteers in Iowa (maybe that's her organization) and finally, "Are there any signs she is not running other than that she is not physically in Iowa and has not declared a candidacy?" Well, sure, those reasons could be used to make arguments for and against Palin getting into the race. But the reasoning matters less than the mere fact that Van Susteren made a prediction.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; greta; palin; sarahpalin; thescientologyvote; vansustern
She's something of a family friend, as I understand it.
1 posted on 07/12/2011 11:38:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Governor Palin has been running for three years, has a national bus tour (still in place), a recent book, a movie due out in days, a cover on Newsweek, and is in contact with her Iowa organization and a had personal appearance there only last week or so.

She sure looks like a candidate to me.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 11:40:59 AM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Al B.; Brices Crossroads; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; ...
GAME ON!


POSITIVELY PALIN

2012

3 posted on 07/12/2011 11:43:37 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t get it. Palin is available for simple conversation-—she doesn’t live on another planet-—and can answer this question better than anyone. But let’s not ask her, that would be too easy...let’s speculate instead and sell some news print..


4 posted on 07/12/2011 11:47:18 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: ansel12

she is the ONLY candidate which will EXCITE America-!!!


5 posted on 07/12/2011 11:48:21 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: ansel12

she is the ONLY candidate which will EXCITE America-!!!


6 posted on 07/12/2011 11:48:30 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

here is a link to the blog post and poll by greta.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2747267/posts


7 posted on 07/12/2011 11:49:02 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Rudder

I don’t think Sarah would give a direct answer to that question until she herself is ready to make that announcement. I think she’s playing the media like a drum.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 11:53:41 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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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!

9 posted on 07/12/2011 11:55:35 AM 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: 2ndDivisionVet
Greta is the only one on FOX that was positively effected by Palin. Since Palin was picked by McCain I have watched Greta go from a CNN throw-away liberal mostly doing tabloid news on FOX, to her becoming much more conservative and a huge fan of Palin, and her show is much improved and the only evening FOX show that I will watch, now that Beck is gone.
10 posted on 07/12/2011 11:58:48 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Rudder

(I don’t get it. Palin is available for simple conversation-—she doesn’t live on another planet-—and can answer this question better than anyone. But let’s not ask her, that would be too easy...let’s speculate instead and sell some news print..)

She has to make a decision first......to run or not run and then an announcement. I am sure that when she has made that decision Sarah will quickly tell us what it is and I think it will be a dramatic occasion. In the meantime she is raising a beautiful ruckus in the gourds of all and I do mean all the libs and left leaners. For this, I truly love her.
Mahalo


11 posted on 07/12/2011 12:01:39 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Everyone needs to remember July 26th. July 26th was the date she officially handed over the reins of power 2 years ago. After July 26th, any frivolous lawsuits that are filed against her when she was Governor are invalid.

- She will give a preliminary announcement on the Bob and Ken show in Alaska on August 1st
- She will formally announce on August 29th, the date of her wedding anniversary to Todd and the date of her selection as VP three years ago.
- The announcement will be held at Cowboy Stadium in North TX. That weekend prior to her announcement (08/29 is a Monday is and ripe for prime-time viewing) there will be an "Announcement Convention" of some sorts featuring conservative speakers, and Palin may even invite the current presidential candidates to give a speech
- She will be the first presidential candidate to raise money by text messaging
- She will honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a powerful speech at Ground Zero
- She will be the first candidate to already introduce her running mate BEFORE the primaries
- She will raise $500 million by the end of this year

12 posted on 07/12/2011 12:03:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Grasping at straws, now back to Aruba and Greta, the democrat.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 12:05:36 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: imjimbo
. . she is the ONLY candidate which will EXCITE America-!!!

Amen to that! The whole country will go absolutely wild when she announces. I don't think the beltway, elites and GOP have a clue how much. She is the symbol of our Revolution! We're taking out country back!

14 posted on 07/12/2011 12:10:42 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Those predictions appear reasonable to me. I look forward to the crowfeast from the “she’s not running” crowd.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 12:11:34 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: imjimbo

She is the ONLY candidate which will EXPLODE LIBERAL TALKING HEADS’ HEADS!....................


16 posted on 07/12/2011 12:14:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Art in Idaho

Yup, Palin is the anti-Obama. She will stir up as much excitement and support as Obama and his minions did, only she will actually deserve it.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 12:16:13 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” But the reasoning matters less than the mere fact that Van Susteren made a prediction.”

Unless you are deaf, dumb, and blind...which politico appears it is. This sounds like kids talking in a schoolyard so the teacher won’t overhear them.


18 posted on 07/12/2011 12:19:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For someone “not running” for President, she sure looks like she has been running since 2008 to me.

In fact, this is the best noncampaign I think I have ever witnessed in my lifetime.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 12:24:46 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Greta Van Susteren Thinks” is such an outrageous statement..


20 posted on 07/12/2011 12:25:32 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ping 26


21 posted on 07/12/2011 12:31:02 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 2012 Iowa Caucuses are scheduled to take place on February 6, 2012.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 12:54:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NavyCanDo
Greta is the only one on FOX that was positively effected by Palin. Since Palin was picked by McCain I have watched Greta go from a CNN throw-away liberal mostly doing tabloid news on FOX, to her becoming much more conservative
The only times I've ever seen Rush on FOX has been on Greta's show.
23 posted on 07/12/2011 12:58:53 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: org.whodat
Have you missed criticizing Gov. Palin on a thread since 2008? If so, I'd be surprised.
24 posted on 07/12/2011 1:03:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

$2 million of it from me, FRiend.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 1:05:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
WOW! We have a psychic in our midst. I am going to save your predictions.
26 posted on 07/12/2011 1:07:20 PM PDT by Spunky ( “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Never criticized anyone, she is not running, all the spin you people keep throwing out will not change that.

Now was Greta the liberal in Aruba are not//????

27 posted on 07/12/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have to be crazy to think Sarah Palin is not going to enter the race.

For Palin it is a win-win situation even if she loses.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 1:24:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: ansel12

Palin and Perry of Tex. or Bolton for V.P. works for me OK. Marxists need not apply.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 1:28:09 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only hope for America is for Sarah Palin to be the next President of the United States.

That is not an exaggeration.

The corruption is so deep in DC, it will take an honest outsider to root it out and to preserve the Constitution. When Sarah takes an oath, she means it.

She has done it before—and she can do it again.

That is why the hatred is white hot for her—DC will never be the same and the political class knows it.

Don’t believe me? Even Ray Charles could see the kabuki theater being played today alone in DC on the nation’s finances is a crock.


30 posted on 07/12/2011 1:30:57 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: org.whodat

She reported on the Natalie Holloway case, but how does that make her liberal or conservative? It’s her job.


31 posted on 07/12/2011 1:31:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: All

If Palin runs for president the policians and the MSM will run out of depends in DC.


32 posted on 07/12/2011 1:33:59 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

She needs to announce on August 4, as a birthday present for Obama.


33 posted on 07/12/2011 1:43:57 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: basil

Well, she’s beating them like a drum, but playing them like a Stradivarius.


34 posted on 07/12/2011 1:48:18 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: exit82

Excellent post.

May it be so. But lets not stop at just the monolith of federal government.

Millions of Americans have been living on the backs of tens of millions of other Americans via bloated, unaccountable federal, state and local governments.

For example, have you seen how ridiculously over-equipped your local police and fire departments are lately? And lets not even talk about their pensions.

Commence firing, fire at will.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 1:55:33 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh, E3, from your keyboard to God’s ears!


36 posted on 07/12/2011 2:10:03 PM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
For Palin it is a win-win situation even if she loses.

How would it be a win if she loses?

37 posted on 07/12/2011 2:18:54 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Spirit of Liberty
She needs to announce on August 4, as a birthday present for Obama.

Wouldn't that be fabulous! That would be absolutely GREAT!!!

38 posted on 07/12/2011 3:56:03 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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39 posted on 07/12/2011 4:30:51 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: ansel12

“She sure looks like a candidate to me.”

Unpossible! She’s not running because she can’t win because she quit because she’s not running. Just ask the PDS brigade running round the maypole in circles ;)


40 posted on 07/12/2011 4:48:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

good video:
Putting the pieces of the Palin 2012 puzzle together
http://mrltavern.blogspot.com/
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c30KxbKcfg8&feature=player_embedded


41 posted on 07/12/2011 5:31:30 PM PDT by GlockLady (Remember when we were taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think? (Author Unknown))
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To: NavyCanDo

Agree, regarding Greta. She is the #1 best interviewer on FoxNews and she gets all sorts of Senators and Congressmen from both sides to agree to do her show, because they know she asks good questions and will allow them to answer. Bret Baier is the 2nd best interviewer on FNC, for similar reasons, but his show format doesn’t lend itself to doing a lot of one-on-one interviews.

O’Really is a horrible interviewer; tosses only softball questions to Obama and claims he was tough on him; seldom lets anyone give a full answer to his questions before he interrupts them. ....Loved it when Sarah cut him off in the middle of such an interruption so she could finish her answer. He was visibly pissed!!


42 posted on 07/12/2011 6:42:28 PM PDT by octex
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To: octex

O’Rielly with Bachmann yesterday was truly pathetic, snarky, smirking, dismissive, demeaning, he was an idiot.


43 posted on 07/12/2011 8:54:36 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: Sea Parrot

Yes Sir, I totally agree!


44 posted on 07/12/2011 9:25:19 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bold and detailed predictions! I would love for her to announce here in the great state of Texas. That was the most puzzling prediction of all...but seeing her announce on that huge Cowboy Stadium screen would be AWESOME!!!! I would camp out way in advance of that date!!! So do you think Perry is her running mate...I hope it is Allen West and not Perry.


45 posted on 07/12/2011 9:58:25 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: exit82

Dittos....

Those RINO and Democrat clowns are proposing band aids for a deep cut that’s bleeding.

Then add in Obama with his “eat your peas” line....sounds
more like “drink the Kool Aid” to me.

The 14 trillion plus national debt is a serious problem that demands a serious solution that will PO the political and business insiders who keep kicking the ball down the road with a steam roller bearing down on it.


46 posted on 07/12/2011 10:26:38 PM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: An American!

You bet!

Palin / West is the ticket...You Betcha!!!!!!!


47 posted on 07/12/2011 10:52:51 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: ansel12

Me too!


48 posted on 07/12/2011 10:55:15 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Be very very careful about date setting... She will announce when the time is right.


49 posted on 07/13/2011 12:20:42 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: All

ATTENTION:

To those attending this Weekend showing of “The Undefeated” make sure to bring O4P materials !!! A perfect time to sign people up !!! Also, after the movie, use your cell phone cameras and conduct impromtu interviews. Afterwards, post the interviews on YouTube, C4P or Facebook!!!


50 posted on 07/13/2011 7:41:45 PM PDT by ak267
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