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Sarah Palin Hits Back At Roger Ailes’ Remark That She ‘Had No Chance To Be President’ (Updated)
Mediaite ^ | 4-13-12 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 04/15/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT by STARWISE

Ahead of her Fox News special Paying at the Pump, Sarah Palin gave an interview to Breitbart.com. Discussing various aspects of energy policies, Palin’s final question was about the network’s boss Roger Ailes — and her response wasn’t exactly glowing.

The question was: “Governor, many people were disappointed that you decided not to run for president this year, but are still hoping that you might one day run for the White House in the future.

Roger Ailes was recently quoted as saying, ‘Sarah Palin had no chance to be President.’ What do you make of that?”

“Interesting,” Palin said, before continuing on to say:

I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed.

Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon’s The Undefeated. The theme of Steve’s film isn’t about me, but about the idea of not letting others dictate one’s path in life and never giving up when you’re fighting for something precious like our exceptional nation and our children’s futures. So, would you send a copy of The Undefeated to him?

You’ll recall that last year Ailes made some headlines following a New York magazine profile. The piece quoted a Republican source close to Ailes as saying:

“Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.”

UPDATE: Mediaite reached out to Roger Ailes and he further clarified his remarks from last night’s UNC event in context::

He said, “When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President —I wasn’t referring to any of their long-term prospects, including Governor Palin. I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future.”

(H/T Breitbart.com)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ailes; dissingsarah; fnc; foxnews; palin; pds; rogerailes; sarahpalin; sarhpalin; statingtheobvious; theundefeated; waronsarah
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To: onyx
Sarah has been fighting the Leftist Republicans for years.

Talk about fighting for the people sticking it to the corruptocrats that infest the government!

Go SARAH!

21 posted on 04/15/2012 3:29:29 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: STARWISE
Faux News...the spin starts here, we distort, you decide!
22 posted on 04/15/2012 3:29:58 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: STARWISE; NoGrayZone; NonValueAdded; One Name; PA Engineer; Pegita; PoloSec; P from Sheb; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

23 posted on 04/15/2012 3:31:08 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: STARWISE

Nothing More Important Than God and Faith
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/01/13/beck-interviews-palin-god-politics-future#ixzz1PxLHFbhW

24 posted on 04/15/2012 3:36:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: precisionshootist
Palin is not stupid.

She has also helped the Conservative movement, especially in 2010. Her whole career has been about small, limited government and individual liberty.

She is most certainly electable to the Presidency. She would have won it this year had she gotten in the race.

25 posted on 04/15/2012 3:37:47 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: STARWISE

If she ran 3rd party this fall I would vote for her; but perception is reality in politics, and right now people don’t think she’s Presidential timber.


26 posted on 04/15/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Ronin

Romney will be Romney no matter his running mate.

He is still not electable.


28 posted on 04/15/2012 3:46:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: libertymaker

She had absolutely no chance because she didn’t take a shot. We can lament that all we want, but she had an opportunity and chose not to put her hat into the ring.

We had excellent candidates who did, who didn’t garner enough support. If Conservatives want a conservative to enter the nomination then they are going to have to actually support conservatives that do run instead of hoping for their preferred candidate.


29 posted on 04/15/2012 3:46:50 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: libertymaker

If she were stupid, she would have run for President, a favorite pastime of stupid people. For examples, see Barak Hussein Obama, Joe Lieberman, Al Gore, John McCain, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, Lyndon Larouche, David Duke, Jesse Jackson, Ron Paul...


30 posted on 04/15/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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31 posted on 04/15/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Bikkuri

Beautiful!


32 posted on 04/15/2012 3:50:36 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

I forgot the quotes >.< .. will redo..


33 posted on 04/15/2012 3:53:44 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Ronin
I think Sarah would be better as Energy Secretary than as VP.

Better still: merge three departments, Energy, Interior and EPA into one smaller unit and put Sarah as head of it.

34 posted on 04/15/2012 3:54:34 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: STARWISE

35 posted on 04/15/2012 3:59:08 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...
Ping for 35..


;)
36 posted on 04/15/2012 4:02:45 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Diogenesis

Just a public thanks - I knew Romney was bad, but pretty much ignored him, since I just don’t like the guy.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 4:05:13 PM PDT by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: Bikkuri; onyx; DJ MacWoW; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...

38 posted on 04/15/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Bikkuri

Fabulous!


39 posted on 04/15/2012 4:11:45 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Ailes is for Romney. Nuff said.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 4:13:56 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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