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Rick Perry Loves Stealing Other People's Limelight (The Left tries to use Palin to beat-up Perry)
The Atlantic ^ | September 13, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve

Posted on 09/13/2011 4:32:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When Rick Perry announced he was running for president the very same day Michele Bachmann won the Ames straw poll in Iowa -- and then proceeded to chat up Republicans in her hometown of Waterloo -- some saw it as a genius move. Others saw it as a dick move. But it looks like Perry has a record of stomping all over everyone else's dress on her big day. In 2008, the Texan literally grabbed Sarah Palin by the arm and yanked her out of the spotlight.

The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan highlights this video from a Republican Governors Association press conference just after the 2008 election. At the time, as John Scotus explains, the event would have offered Palin "first chance to defend herself" apart from the McCain campaign. But the other governors -- seven in attendence are or were at one time 2012 presidential candidates -- didn't want to let Palin soak up all the press.

At the time, Human Events' Jack Thompson explained that though the conference had been billed as Palin-centric, with 20 minutes of questioning for the Alaskan, just two hours before the event began, it was changed to allow just 5 minutes of Palin time....

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


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When I saw Andrew Sullivan's name, alarms went off. He is no friend of Sarah Palin's, in any way, shape or form. So why would he care if someone else "stole" the spotlight from her, unless he wants to use her to get at that person?
1 posted on 09/13/2011 4:32:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sullivan is the worst kind of media whore.


2 posted on 09/13/2011 4:40:43 PM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once Sarah announces Perry is ancient history. We will have it put upon us to prove that patriots are up to the task of saving our nation. The prescription will not include Perry.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 4:48:16 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle. He is not presidential.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

no but michele will be history.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 4:50:50 PM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Once Sarah announces Perry is ancient history.

And if she doesn't it 2008 all over again with the Kenyan defeating the RINO.

5 posted on 09/13/2011 4:51:40 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry = the liberal's choice to replace Obama)
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To: South40

If you can believe anything about a PPP poll, the more people get to know Perry, the less they like him.


6 posted on 09/13/2011 4:54:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The article used Sullivan. But you are right, the little @*%$$ never has anything good to say about Palin.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 4:57:29 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
the more people get to know Perry, the less they like him.

I don't believe polls but I do believe that the more people get to know about RINO Mitt Perry the less they will like him.

8 posted on 09/13/2011 4:58:19 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry - the liberal's choice to replace Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has Crazy Andy finally found someone who scares him more than Sarah?

When is this HIV weirdo with an arrest record going to be deported?


9 posted on 09/13/2011 5:01:41 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Perry is unused to anyone actually calling him out and SUCCEEDING, let alone on the national stage. He is a mean campaigner and will not react well to having his own tactics used against him. He belongs to Texas...and they should keep him.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 5:02:57 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Human Events' Jack Thompson

Is that the same Jack Thompson that is a nutcase from Florida?

Is that the same Jack Thompson that Jim banned from Freeperville because he was a nutcase ?

11 posted on 09/13/2011 5:03:30 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: MestaMachine

Amen, and Ping.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 5:05:15 PM PDT by Hillary's Folly (Imagine there's no Hillary. It's easy if you try.)
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To: MestaMachine; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; truthfreedom; CowboyJay; ...
He belongs to Texas...and they should keep him.
13 posted on 09/13/2011 5:07:13 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry - the liberal's choice to replace Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Left tries to use Palin to beat-up Perry

Well, judging by Palin's comments on Greta last night, she's accepted the job.

14 posted on 09/13/2011 5:09:05 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: South40

What’s this I heard about CFR-Ric giving in-state tuition to illegals?


15 posted on 09/13/2011 5:10:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I have to say, I’ve seen him in 2 debates, and I am not impressed.

In the tea party debate, his statement to Bachmann “If you think I can be bought off for $5000, I’m insulted” just reeked of amateurishness. Michelle could have leveled him by replying simply “how much does it take to buy you?”

I fear if he is our nominee we lose.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 5:14:24 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: South40

I look at Rick Perry the same way I do my governor.

For the most part he’s doing a good job but no way in hell would I send Rick Snyder to washington.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 5:14:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“If you can believe anything about a PPP poll, the more people get to know Perry, the less they like him.”

Um, I don’t think these polls really prove anything other than what is common sense to anyone with a clue. It’s true of EVERY candidate that the more people get to know of them, the more negative impressions people develop.

Since every candidate has flaws and the media will be more than happy to highlight them, higher negatives are inevitable as the campaign progresses-and this goes double for whoever is perceived to be the frontrunner, since we all know that the MSM will do everything they can to protect their precious “One.”


18 posted on 09/13/2011 5:17:07 PM PDT by lquist1
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To: GunRunner

First perry stabbed her in the back, and when she turned around, he slapped her in the face. It was he who threw down this gauntlet. IF you are going to begin a duel against someone you THINK can’t shoot, which he did, then you deserve every shot you take.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 5:20:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What’s this I heard about CFR-Ric giving in-state tuition to illegals?

But RINO Mitt Perry's supporters say those ILLEGALs deserve instate tuition

20 posted on 09/13/2011 5:21:07 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry - the liberal's choice to replace Obama)
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To: ari-freedom; Louis Foxwell
Once Sarah announces Perry is ancient history. .... Louis Foxwell

no but michele will be history. .... ari-freedom

Palin and Bachmann are both history. Both are tied for dead last in Favorability ratings among Republicans and both are still heading South.

They only thing they have accomplished is to help Romney.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 5:26:01 PM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: Polybius
Intensity is not favorability. CNN had her at 78% favorability among Republicans and Republican leaning Independents during the same period of time. An increase since February.
22 posted on 09/13/2011 5:31:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[ In 2008, the Texan literally grabbed Sarah Palin by the arm and yanked her out of the spotlight. ]

Anyone who has watched the video - as I have several times - knows that is a big LIE!

She answered each question and would step back each time after she replied. Rick Perry stepped forward to point to another person with a question and took Sarah's arm to urge her forward to the podium to reply!!

After that, he stepped forward to talk and Sarah was smiling and talking to someone to her right. There was no “grabbing”, no rudeness and Sarah did not look unhappy as some have said. Watch the video everyone!!

23 posted on 09/13/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
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To: Polybius; lquist1

Fond of polls, are ya?
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Um, I don’t think these polls really prove anything other than what is common sense to anyone with a clue. It’s true of EVERY candidate that the more people get to know of them, the more negative impressions people develop.

Since every candidate has flaws and the media will be more than happy to highlight them, higher negatives are inevitable as the campaign progresses-and this goes double for whoever is perceived to be the frontrunner, since we all know that the MSM will do everything they can to protect their precious “One.”

18 posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:17:07 PM by lquist1


24 posted on 09/13/2011 5:42:29 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Others saw it as a dick move

That's what passes in The Atlantic these days ?

25 posted on 09/13/2011 5:49:37 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the 1 Tru Conservative that can unite us all and Save America" ;)
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To: Louis Foxwell
Once Sarah announces Perry is ancient history. We will have it put upon us to prove that patriots are up to the task of saving our nation. The prescription will not include Perry.

Once Sarah announces her endorsement of Rick Perry, some heads might explode. I just hope the the GOP won't be too fractured to unite against the real enemy next November.

26 posted on 09/13/2011 5:51:15 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: potlatch

In all fairness, you are right about this video. I think it was the reporters themselves who were upset...and that shows as well.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 5:53:46 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Raycpa

>> “Is that the same Jack Thompson that Jim banned from Freeperville because he was a nutcase ?” <<

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I think you’re talking about “Jack Peace.”

He’s not from florida, he’s from Memphis.

He is a bit wierd, and extremely self-important, but he has a powerful memory, and for what its worth, his heart is really in the right place.


28 posted on 09/13/2011 5:55:30 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: MestaMachine

I don’t have a clue as to what you’re talking about so you’ll need to explain yourself. How exactly did Perry stab Palin in the back?


29 posted on 09/13/2011 5:58:05 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: GunRunner

>> “Well, judging by Palin’s comments on Greta last night, she’s accepted the job.” <<

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Palin has accepted the job of getting this country out of the mess the elitists have us in.

That job definitely includes exposing Perry for the jerk he is.


30 posted on 09/13/2011 5:58:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: MestaMachine
Thank you Mesta!
I hate lies above all things. I do try hard to be accurate and often go to much trouble to verify things. I responded because I have seen others post the same falsehoods this author did.
31 posted on 09/13/2011 6:00:20 PM PDT by potlatch (Two Eyes, Two Ears, One Mouth - Use Them Proportionately)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
seriously, is anyone else getting as tired as I am of these constant nonsensical attacks on our candidates?
32 posted on 09/13/2011 6:00:28 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Polybius

quote “They only thing they have accomplished is to help Romney”

THANK YOU!

finally someone gets it! the only one that is benefiting from all these attacks in Romney.


33 posted on 09/13/2011 6:02:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I saw in that video was a total obliteration of the lies and blackguarding that some of the Perrywinkles and others have been posting on FR; that Sarah Palin can’t string two cogent sentences together.

What I saw and heard was a dignified lady giving succinct, informative, sensible answers to audience questions without ONE incident of hemming or hawing around, or frantically groping for a thought with which to spin something resembling an answer!

For MY money, not only is Sarah the smartest and most experienced IN THE AREAS THAT MATTER....SUCH AS ENERGY......but she has the stoutest, most unbending titanium backbone, and by some miracle of nature, she operates and stands her ground as if she also has a giant set of stainless steel cohones!

In MY book, anyone else we’ve seen so far is merely low grade second-best.


34 posted on 09/13/2011 6:02:28 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: editor-surveyor

No, I’m talking Jack Thompson from Florida.


35 posted on 09/13/2011 6:04:07 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Always A Marine

There won’t be any endorsements of Rick-the-dick Perry.

His day came and went this week.

The exposure of his Gardasil Gambit has him falling like a chunk of Kryptonite.


36 posted on 09/13/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

>> “is anyone else getting as tired as I am of these constant nonsensical attacks on our candidates?” <<

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Perry is not one of “our” candidates.


37 posted on 09/13/2011 6:09:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wait until his embrace of President Fox’s vision for open borders gets wide play.


38 posted on 09/13/2011 6:10:55 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: editor-surveyor

good freaking grief.

I can’t wait until the primary is over, comments like “Perry is not one of “our” candidates.” are driving me freaking insane!


39 posted on 09/13/2011 6:12:41 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: editor-surveyor
Palin has accepted the job of getting this country out of the mess the elitists have us in.

Nah, more like highly paid professional Monday morning quarterback. It sure beats debating.

40 posted on 09/13/2011 6:13:40 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: potlatch; MestaMachine
You are indeed both right.

In addition, the 2008 Republican Governors conference was held in Texas, so Governor Perry was host and in this instance was acting like one.

A pox on Andrew Sullivan.
41 posted on 09/13/2011 6:14:12 PM PDT by kenavi
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To: Raycpa
Human Events' website said that their contributor ran against Janet Reno for State's Atty and took on Ice-T.

I'd sometimes tune into FR just to follow those three-way flame wars he'd get into with Navigator and harrowup.

42 posted on 09/13/2011 6:16:24 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Then maybe its time people stop attacking Palin.


43 posted on 09/13/2011 6:16:49 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: unseen1

who the hecks attacking Palin? I don’t give a flip about Palin, she isn’t even running!


44 posted on 09/13/2011 6:18:43 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Truth is not an attack. There is a vast difference. WE the PEOPLE want, need, and should HAVE the truth...and I don’t care WHO you are. I mean that. No matter WHO you are.
Coming on a thread and calling a candidate, or potential candidate, stupid, irrelevant, a liar, or worse, does not help your argument whatsoever, especially when it is merely your opinion not backed up by the facts and simply meant to agitate. By the same token, if facts are presented and you whitewash them, make excuses for them, and are downright dishonest about it, who does THAT help? Most of us aren’t stupid.


45 posted on 09/13/2011 6:20:01 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: kenavi

It was in FL not TX not sure what you are talking about


46 posted on 09/13/2011 6:21:22 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: editor-surveyor
There won’t be any endorsements of Rick-the-dick Perry. His day came and went this week. The exposure of his Gardasil Gambit has him falling like a chunk of Kryptonite.

Wow, there's nothing quite like substantive debate! It will be great if Sarah runs, but I just don't think she is going to do it. I just hope that her most ardent fans will be able to support the eventual nominee against Obama.

As for the Gardasil issue, I don't like it either. But I heard today (from Rush) that the measure included an "Opt Out" provision for parents -- something that nobody mentioned last night. Doesn't make it good in my eyes, but not Orwellian, either.

I plan to support the GOP nominee, and will continue to observe Reagan's 11th Commandment until he or she is chosen...

47 posted on 09/13/2011 6:21:45 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Palin has been attacked by supposed conservatives many on this site for the last three years. Not sure where you have been.


48 posted on 09/13/2011 6:23:30 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: TexasFreeper2009

No need to drive, you were short walking distance.


49 posted on 09/13/2011 6:24:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: Always A Marine

>> “But I heard today (from Rush) that the measure included an “Opt Out” provision for parents — something that nobody mentioned last night.” <<

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This “opt-out” nonsense is getting ludicrous. Linbaugh is either just ignorant, or trying to cloud what is a clear issue.

There was no reason what-so-ever for his executive order. He was trying to side-step the legislature’s power to ingratiate himself with the powerful and wealthy Pharma political advertising clique.

Whatever happens, he is in their pocket for sure, and that is bad across the board.


50 posted on 09/13/2011 6:33:25 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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