Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Is her caribou cooked already?
Posted on 10/03/2011 6:31:13 AM PDT by Slyscribe
Eleven days before Michigan's candidate registration deadline. And we still don't know if former Gov. Sarah Palin is going, as she puts it, to toss her name into the hat.
Here's Palin's problem: We don't know. She likes it that way. It's late by contemporary announcement standards. And many of us, even those fascinated by her refreshing rogueness, have stopped caring. Certainly her would-be Republican opponents have moved on, as they should.
So, does it even matter now if SP drives her beautiful bus straight through the gates of tradition into a rogue race?
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I do think she could do that! She would even get the press to cover it..... even if only to try to defend the administration.
“O”’s supporters would not even listen to the issues. I have friends(?) who completely block all the facts. They just will not budge, or even listen, and think the media support them. Most have drawn into a shell and no longer contribute or volunteer. They are now hoarding everything they have and not looking forward at all.
Needless to say I am having trouble keeping long term friends! I am happy they are the ones depressed!
I know. I hated the way George W Bush PLAYED all of us by not attacking the Taliban on Sept 12th, 2001. All that crap about "engaging our opponents at a time of OUR choosing". I hate the way he played us.
I speculated that just to be charitable to the author, as in Oct 15 not being a date just picked from air. The author of the article is in the best position to divulge the authority used, for MI having an Oct 15 presidential primary filing deadline.
Once I find a source that I think is credible (in this case, a website maintained by the state of MI, recording its legislative activities), I figure I'm accurately informed, and that's the end of my chore. Sometimes, like this time, I do more by posting my finding and source for others.
Call it PDS, but...
“The most recent FOX News polls show 74 percent of voters think Palin should not run, 71 percent of GOP voters think the same, and most surprisingly 66 percent of self-described Tea Party members agree.” - Fox News
So the author is right. Many people don’t care any more.
You are right in that IBD is a quality publication. And at least once upon a time, journalists had to check their facts before publishing them.....so definitely fair to give the author the bene of the doubt here!
The filing deadline for South Carolina's GOP primary is the following day, November 1. Other states with November filing deadlines include Michigan and Missouri, which require candidates to file paperwork by the 15th and the 22nd respectively.
If a contention matters, NEVER trust the media to get it right. Find the authority, and read it directly.
No trouble at all Weeder. I knew that you needed to get a good laugh first thing on this Monday morning.
The only counter to that would be if she turned it around and focused on these scandals like the others have been afraid to.
And look at the landmines and distractions she’s avoided...gay G.I., Perry’s rocks, racism, etc. Given her record against corruption in Alaska, it seems many are overlooking that strong point.
Fast and furious may be her first target. But there are so man;y it may be hard to choose.
They all seem to have gotten the same date someplace. Not that that means that it’s accurate.
No organization? Organize4Palin has volunteer groups established in all 50 states. In some states (like Iowa), they have a group in every county.
Fox News employs a polling outfit based in Massachusetts of all places!
What does THAT tell you about their alleged polls?
With all of the intelligent, if conflicting opinions around here, its hard to believe any of them will be wrong. Everyone seems to be such wise guessers! Unfortunately, time will tell who of the wise is the wisest.
My favorites are the opinions whose wisdom comes from a lack of patience and a perceived internal time clock, the springs of which are winding down.
I would really like some of the guessers here to explain why things have to be the way they have to be. That is, without stating another opinion supporting the first opinion.
Facts are harder to grasp...
BREAKING: South Carolina to hold primary on January 21 (Thank you Florida)
Always a Marine...but a 60 day Palin supporter.
Always a Marine...but a 60 day Palin supporter.
It tells me that no amount of reasoning that Palin is a bad choice in 2012 will get past the foaming, rabid “rationality” of some people.
I just went to (the State of) Washington’s page at Organize4Palin...and there ISN’T one. No state contact, not state blog, no state events...nothing.
If there’s an organization in this state, it’s so far underground as to be invisible.
The moment she announces everything will suddenly become visible — it will be a Tsunami
Well, IBD and CNN both said the 15th, if that's the "same date," then okay.
But IBD narrowed it down to October 15th, and CNN to November 15th, so not exactly the same ;-)
So clue me in. Who are the Palin organization people in Ohio? Please, let’s hear it.
.35 seconds to find:
So this is "Organize4Palin?" Really?
0.16 seconds to discover:
LS, you sure you want to play this game?
I get “not found” on that one.
You are the 5th person I’m going to say this too: I’m not going to baby a lazy person when mos if not all of the info you need has been posted on FR for quite awhile, a lot of FReepers choose to ignore and then b*tch and moan about how they don’t know what’s going on
Got it. The Organize4Palin folks probably just didn’t have the link. Thanks.
I did go to the page, but there’s a message that says the site won’t really be active until Sarah makes an announcement.
See Covenator's post 73. There's a Palin organizing group there.
Oh, she’s going to run. Did you listen to TODD Palin’s interview with Steve Bannon, the producer of “The Undefeated”? He doesn’t strike me as the kind to enjoy doing interviews and I doubt he would be doing them if Sarah were not going to get in it and win it. We like her because she is unconventional so have patience. She is setting the stage in subtle ways and when she thinks the time is right she will announce and all heck will break loose. Pray for her as she is an existential threat to a lot of very powerful people.
And if FR is your source of "organization," then you're reaching about 80,000 people nationally---of whom many support other candidates.
You’re right. I read it wrong. Forgive me. Trying to post while on the phone with an hysterical friend.
I hope your friend was hysterical in the meaning of "funny," and you two were having a good laugh; but if not, I hope whatever trouble she is having works out quickly and favorably.
No need to ask forgiveness, I figured it was a simple mistake. We all make 'em.
I hope you’re right. I most definitely pray for her and her family every day. They have been through so much garbage!
Unfortunately it was hysterical crying. I did the search while she was calming down enough so I could understand her.
Several things indicate there is not only room but need for Palin.
Every new favorite jumped on by freepers has self-destroyed.
First it was Michele Bachmann. I don’t need to tell you why she bombed out.
Then it was the savior Rick Perry, who shot to the top of the polls only to self destruct (hopefully not permanently) by his clumsy handling of the school tuition and border issue.
Now, the next flavor of the day is Herman Cain. We’re all over him.
However, he has now self-destructed for me, at least, by unfairly attacking a fellow Republican on a phony issue.
I think this desperation for someone new and perfect shows that there is a void that hasn’t been filled yet.
Sarah could do it.
Consciously or sub-consciously I think people are waiting for her to get in so we can see what happens.
Ummm, OK Andrew.
Sure makes me wonder why a guy who has "stopped caring" continues to milk Gov. Palin's name for yet another article.
Andrew, apparently you "care" enough to continue to make money writing about her.
To the concern “she quit” people.
You hold a position, in this position you can have endless frivolous lawsuits brought against you at little or no cost to the subsidized plaintiffs.
You earn $125,000.00 a year, you must personally pay all legal defense costs out of your own pocket. Said legal costs are now at $500,000,00+ and rising everyday.
Most all your time is now devoted to fighting the lawsuits and you cannot properly perform the work your position demands and your staff is thrown into turmoil with their constant researching and presenting evidence to rebut the lawsuits.
You attempt to start a legal defense fund, but immediately there are lawsuits brought stating that it is illegal for one in your position to do so, and a judge rules you must shut it down until the issue is decided in court.
You have taken out a second mortgage on your home, it is evident the legal costs are bankrupting your family.
Your staff under you are brought into the lawsuits, they too must obtain lawyers, their salaries cannot sustain these costs and it threatens their families economic well being also.
You can bring it all to an end by resigning, now tell me honestly, what would you do?
“Stuck on Stupid” is just code for PDS sufferers.
I find it difficult to believe that $2 million for the State of Alaska was a major problem. And I find it equally difficult to understand how these matters “brought the government to a standstill.” Lastly, if Sarah Palin is such a conservative icon, how would her “relinquishing her power for the good of the people” actually be a “good thing for the people.” I don’t know what her motivation was. Was it altruism or self preservation? Personally, I’d gladly have paid the money to keep her as governor. Just saying.
If she gets in the race. She has to get in breathing fire and nail Romney, Perry and Co to the wall quickly...
It would be too late for a lot of people.
But we are talking about Sarah Palin so that should be no problem for her.
She said it would be unconventional.....
I think her plan for winning is to get in, ride her entry wave, rip the current front runners to pieces just as she did Obama in her 08 RNC speech... and then see what happens.
By resigning, she accomplished several things. First, Sean Parnell wasn't on the hit list so he would be able to carry on as the governor, setting him up to be elected to a full term in 2010, which he was. Alaska was spared the onslaught of dirty politics of the Establishment Elites hellbent on destroying Palin.
Secondly, now Sarah Palin was completely free to fight back, which she has. She was now able to travel about the country, speaking out on the issues, pointing out Obama's flaws and endorsing and campaigning for solid conservatives. For all intents and purposes, she became the most known and effective face of the tea party movement. I doubt that our victory in 2010 would have been quite as big without her.
She never "quit" anything. Those who think that have a problem understanding the events before, during and after her resignation. A good exercise for people to do is come out and name someone in the Republican party who was more relentless in taking on the Obama regime on every issue. That doesn't sound like a quitter to me. The battle rages on, the front has moved all because Sarah Palin refused to allow her enemies to define or defeat her. I, for one, am damn proud of her.
They were trying to legally and financially bar her from leaving her state. How would she campaign ?
If by "rip" you mean confront directly and verbally tear to shreds, I don't think so. I think she will campaign similar to her Indianola speech, where she rips into Obama, but uses themes that also apply to her Republican competition (Corporate Crony Capitalism). At the same time, she will talk about her plans for the country's future. Just as she did with CCC, she will set the agenda being discussed. Notice how less than 24 hours after that speech, everyone in and out of the media was talking about crony capitalism.