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Todd Palin Endorses Newt Gingrich
ABC News ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | ABC News Santina Leuci and Z. Byron Wolf reporting

Posted on 01/09/2012 10:13:50 AM PST by US Navy Vet

Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News today.

But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and John McCain’s 2008 Republican running mate, has yet to decide “who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,” Todd Palin said.

Palin said he has not spoken to Gingrich or anyone from the former House speaker’s campaign. But he said he respects Gingrich for what he went through in the 1990s and compared that scrutiny in public life to what Sarah Palin went through during her run for the vice presidency.

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To: Da Coyote
And you know this how?

I got a funny feeling you wouldn't say it to his face........

101 posted on 01/09/2012 11:35:51 AM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: US Navy Vet

I really don’t know Todd Palin that well. He endorses someone because they went through public scrutiny in the 1990’s? He identifies it with his wife’s experience? Is that what he said? I must have missed a lot because I don’t think what Gingrich experienced comes close to what Sarah went through.


102 posted on 01/09/2012 11:35:51 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: US Navy Vet

Thank you former First Dude of AK.


103 posted on 01/09/2012 11:39:08 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: RitaOK
You just can't help yourself can you?

The jealousy you have for Sarah Palin is obvious in every comment you make about her.

It must be awful living with that green eyed monster gnawing at you 24/7

104 posted on 01/09/2012 11:40:10 AM PST by hwkbeer
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To: Lakeshark

I read and replied to you on the other thread.

Todd is his own man, and I’m very happy he’s for Newt Gingrich!

I’ve thought all along that Sarah Palin liked Newt best, and knowing she is partial to governors, I ‘ve always thought she was hoping Perry would catch fire.

She is CLEARLY NOT for Romeny.

Sarah Palin has always been one of us.

She wants a fighter to take it to Obama and a fighter who’s withstood smears,lies and vicious attacks and knows how to fight back.

Election 2012 is no time for a compromising wussy.

Newt Gingrich has the radical solutions necessary to save and restore our Republic.

I also think Perry’s policies come close and Santorum would be all right too. He can fight.

(Rush is making the excellent, dead-bang supreme point about Romney and all the bootlickers following and endorsing him = they hated him in ‘08 for his scorched earth ads but are not endorsing him - PARTY FIRST)

STOP ROMNEY!

GO NEWT!


105 posted on 01/09/2012 11:40:58 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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bttt


106 posted on 01/09/2012 11:41:07 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: Da Coyote

“Todd P is just only slightly dumber than Nancy Bimbo-osi.”

Why? Because you say so or because he praised Newt? I think you’re dumber than Nancy.


107 posted on 01/09/2012 11:42:17 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Windflier; onyx
It's really important for us as conservatives to coalesce in the next two weeks behind the most conservative candidate that can win, right now I'm thinking (hoping) it's Newt.

Onyx, I think you could ping the Palin list on this thread and it would be a good thing.

108 posted on 01/09/2012 11:42:21 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: gramho12
"Ah, someone here who actually reads an article before commenting - kudos to you, and no sarcasm attached."

Thanks. However, as Windflier noted to me. Rush has declared it on his radio show and it's up on Drudge report as Todd endorsing Newt. As the reporter said in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance". When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. Todd is somewhat of a neophyte in dealing with the media. If an endorsement of Gringrich is not what he intended I hope he has learned a lesson. In this sound byte world, ipso facto he has endorsed Newt. As Winston Churchill whimsically noted, A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get it's pants on.
109 posted on 01/09/2012 11:43:14 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: AAABEST

“I didn’t think he had a life beyond carrying Sarah’s purse around.”

Come on, face it, you’d carry her purse with a dress on if she asked you to.


110 posted on 01/09/2012 11:44:36 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: US Navy Vet

IMO the creme de la creme have endorsed Newt ..from Steele, the commander of Black Hawk Down to Thomas Sowell, JC Watts, the up and rising star in SC..the majority leader and McFarland. Also, Lafferty. Palin appears to be a strong conservative too. Let’s ROLL!!!!!!!! GOOOO NEWT!!!! WOOT WOOT...GOTTA LOVE NEWT


111 posted on 01/09/2012 11:44:58 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Lakeshark

YES, now that this is the one thread, I guess I should!


112 posted on 01/09/2012 11:48:22 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Lakeshark; LibLieSlayer; little jeremiah; Mama Shawna; mazda77; McGruff; MestaMachine; meadsjn; ...
Apology for the late ping. This is the one thread now.


Sarah Palin's New Ping List


113 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:53 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Sarah said this:

Palin said the mainstream media would take a hands-off approach to Romney “in order to bolster Romney’s chances” to “finally face Obama.”


114 posted on 01/09/2012 11:52:32 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: editor-surveyor

?


115 posted on 01/09/2012 11:56:09 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: onyx

Thanks, Did you bring the antivenom?


116 posted on 01/09/2012 11:57:00 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: US Navy Vet

It appears Sarah has a difficult time making decisions.


117 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:03 AM PST by vortigern
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To: gov_bean_ counter; Lakeshark

Sharkey is here to handle that!


118 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:11 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Parley Baer

That’s for sure. I count about three or four Rombots in disguise so far.

Who do the Willardists think they’re fooling?


119 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:20 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: americanophile
Palin is a paid political anaylisist if she endorses someone; how can she properly and objectively analyze the rest?This just in Megan McCain,Bo Obama and Chelsea will endorse SOON!
120 posted on 01/09/2012 11:59:20 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: txrangerette

Incorrect.

GIYF


121 posted on 01/09/2012 12:01:14 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Windflier

I agree in that I think this is Sarah’s roundabout way of boosting Newt without having to endorse herself at this point.


122 posted on 01/09/2012 12:01:14 PM PST by Proudcongal
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To: CodeToad

Winning Ticket:

Newt/Palin (Todd)

Perfect combination of Inside Man with Outside common man.

You get Sarah too.

and yeah I’d wear a dress, carry her purse . . . . .. . if Sarah asked me :)


123 posted on 01/09/2012 12:03:06 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation

No matter what anyone thinks of Todd Palin.

He can’t be dumber than Biden.


124 posted on 01/09/2012 12:04:10 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

She’s a paid commentator. She editorializes. That’s not the same as being a ‘journalist’ or analyst. She can and will endorse when the coronation is over and there’s no risk to her.


125 posted on 01/09/2012 12:04:29 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: onyx

“She is CLEARLY NOT for Romeny.

Sarah Palin has always been one of us.

She wants a fighter to take it to Obama and a fighter who’s withstood smears,lies and vicious attacks and knows how to fight back.

Election 2012 is no time for a compromising wussy.

Newt Gingrich has the radical solutions necessary to save and restore our Republic.

I also think Perry’s policies come close and Santorum would be all right too. He can fight.

STOP ROMNEY!

GO NEWT!”


100% right on! Fight on!


126 posted on 01/09/2012 12:05:50 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: lonevoice

Yes he is!


127 posted on 01/09/2012 12:06:28 PM PST by notaliberal
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128 posted on 01/09/2012 12:06:52 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: americanophile

Okay that sounds about right I guess but why are people playing along with the MSM in thinking Palin’s husband endorsed anyone;when he didn’t?


129 posted on 01/09/2012 12:07:18 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: editor-surveyor

Why do you say that? Todd endorsed Joe Miller ahead of Sarah’s eventual endorsement of him in 2010.


130 posted on 01/09/2012 12:07:26 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: katiedidit1

“IMO the creme de la creme have endorsed Newt ..from Steele, the commander of Black Hawk Down to Thomas Sowell, JC Watts, the up and rising star in SC..the majority leader and McFarland. Also, Lafferty. Palin appears to be a strong conservative too. Let’s ROLL!!!!!!!! GOOOO NEWT!!!! WOOT WOOT...GOTTA LOVE NEWT”


Bingo!


131 posted on 01/09/2012 12:08:30 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Boing.


132 posted on 01/09/2012 12:10:31 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Da Coyote

Get back to me when you’ve beat him in the Iron Dog competition next month.

Oh wait, you don’t have the gnads for that, do you?


133 posted on 01/09/2012 12:12:04 PM PST by Valpal1 (It is tyranny is to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it good for him.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Did you miss the first line of the excerpt? It says flat out it was an endorsement.

Maybe you're unhappy he endorsed someone other than your choice of candidate.

134 posted on 01/09/2012 12:12:10 PM PST by newzjunkey (Just say no to the big gov't, neocon, socon statist.)
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To: Da Coyote
As if anyone gives a smelly Obama about what comes out of his pie hole.

Then what brings you to this thread my friend?

135 posted on 01/09/2012 12:12:50 PM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Because it's tantamount to an endorsement. Just like George H.W. Bush didn't ‘officially’ endorse Romney, but if one goes out of their way to make laudatory comments about someone, it's effectively an endorsement because it's made within the context of a competitive primary.
136 posted on 01/09/2012 12:12:50 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: txrangerette

Evangelical denotes a style as much as a set of beliefs.

As a result, groups as disparate as black Baptists and Dutch Reformed Churches, Mennonites and Pentecostals, Catholic charismatics and Southern Baptists all come under the evangelical umbrella-demonstrating just how diverse the movement really is.

Praise the Lord!


137 posted on 01/09/2012 12:13:23 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: 9YearLurker

You saw how that turned out.


138 posted on 01/09/2012 12:16:40 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: don-o

It means that it was for his wife basically, so I see little Christian committment in it. Wrong reason.


139 posted on 01/09/2012 12:20:03 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

After his wife being in politics for 20 years and both of them campaigning nationally for approaching 4 years, and his wife being the most attacked, reviled conservative in American history, I don’t think that I would describe Todd and his intimate cooperative media relationship with his wife’s political image as one of being a neophyte with the media.


140 posted on 01/09/2012 12:24:30 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh my goodness! I’m thinking that’s going to have an impact! No I am not being sarcastic. I truly think it will.


141 posted on 01/09/2012 12:26:38 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: US Navy Vet

ABC loaded up the (short) article with partial sentence quotes, but conveniently left out an actual quote where Mr. Palin specifically says he has endorsed anyone. Therefore maybe he did and maybe he didn’t.

Glad to see FReepers don’t let that bother them as they trash each other based on a dubious ABC piece.


142 posted on 01/09/2012 12:27:01 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: FryingPan101

The Palins are trying to boost Gingrich, more will come, and a lot more will come if he moves up.


143 posted on 01/09/2012 12:27:52 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: newzjunkey
"Did you miss the first line of the excerpt? It says flat out it was an endorsement."

Here's the first line of the article:

Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News today.

Notice how there is no quotations around that first line. Why? Because Todd never said it!! It's a summation of the article and very misleading. One of Sherlock Holmes favorite chidings of Dr. Watson is you see the same things I do, but you do not observe. I chide you with that. He may very well have meant it as an endorsement, but the article does not have quotes where he definitively is supporting Newt Gingrich. The article merely points out that he had some laudatory words for Newt. No endoresement. The article then goes on to take those laudatory remarks and expounds upon them. That's not a reporters job to make the news. It is to report it and by the remarks given, Todd Palin did not endorse him.
144 posted on 01/09/2012 12:28:52 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ansel12
"Todd and his intimate cooperative media relationship with his wife’s political image as one of being a neophyte with the media."

How many interviews with major media outlets has Todd given? Not his wife, Todd. It's very different to be standing by while your wife is interviewed and to be under the spotlight yourself having to think on the spot, cameras rolling while questions are being asked of you.
145 posted on 01/09/2012 12:33:44 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: editor-surveyor

When during her 20 years in politics has Todd ever been anything but an asset to Sarah.

The Palins are clearly backing Gingrich.


146 posted on 01/09/2012 12:36:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: AAABEST

LOL, but you do have a point.


147 posted on 01/09/2012 12:40:58 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Todd has been very active in her campaigns, traveling and speaking on his own, You are way off base thinking that Todd Palin is some new guy to all this, a beginner.

Todd has been involved in this stuff for decades, and a Republican vice presidential race and the tea parties sure put them in the national spotlight over the last few years.

The Palins are clearly backing Newt.


148 posted on 01/09/2012 12:42:43 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: montag813
What is important here is, ???????? trying to find out who Limbaugh's cook plans on endorsing.
149 posted on 01/09/2012 12:44:51 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: hwkbeer

This jealousy makes it my job to imitate Sarah, by stating the already obvious and making futile stabs at sounding insightful and politically astute on matters beyond my comprehension and experience. If some sucker wants to pay me to hear me parrot platitudes to hide my lack of originality, and wants to buy my crap, ie., bumper stickers, books, videos and paraphenalia, and then wash it down with sending cash to my PAC, all the better. I’m jealous I can’t do that, but you hang right in there.


150 posted on 01/09/2012 12:46:17 PM PST by RitaOK (Sarah makes my head explode.)
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