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Ted Cruz, Scott Walker to speak at GOP convention but Sarah Palinís role still a mystery
NY Daily News ^ | August 8, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee

Posted on 08/08/2012 1:40:50 PM PDT by iowamark

Ted Cruz, the Tea Party-backed Senate candidate whose upset Republican primary win in Texas made national waves, will be speaking at the GOP convention this month, but the role of one of his biggest boosters remains up in the air.

Sarah Palin has not been included on the three slates of convention speakers released by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus this week, even after he said Monday night that he wants her to play a role at the high-profile event.

“I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee remains a favorite with the Republican base and conservatives like Newt Gingrich, although she still raises eyebrows among the GOP establishment.

She reminded many why she is so colorful – and controversial – by showing up at a Republican Senate candidate’s campaign rally in Missouri on Friday wearing a tight Superman t-shirt, oversized sunglasses, slim cropped black pants and sky-high platform sandals.

Last week, Palin told Van Susteren that she has been approached about a possible role at convention, but is waiting for more details before making a decision.

“Of course there’s some interest there, but you know, we just kind of want to know more details, what they have in mind, and we haven’t heard back,” Palin said.

One rising Republican star who will be speaking at the RNC is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who became a national GOP hero for slashing collective bargaining rights for unions and then fighting off a recall effort...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; gope; palin; patriotpalin; romney; romneyagenda; sarahpalin; scottwalker; tedcruz
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1 posted on 08/08/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Cheer leader ?


2 posted on 08/08/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: iowamark
Sarah Palin’s role still a mystery

She's supposed to be the candidate but instead has become some sort of UFO.

3 posted on 08/08/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Nobody wants to listen to her...


4 posted on 08/08/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: iowamark
Indecision? Nope. SSDD

The fact is that Mr. RomneyCARE OWES Gov. Palin
but as usual he is vicious against conservatives not on their knees to H*I*M.

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

5 posted on 08/08/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
What ignorant thing are you going to spam if and when she cuts a deal with Romney?

It's highly likely they already have, and the details are going to be released for maximum exposure during the convention, or right beforehand.

6 posted on 08/08/2012 1:50:54 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: goseminoles
I want to listen to her, because she almost always hits the bulls eye. She says clearly and unequivocally in a few words what others are unable to express in long-winded speeches.

But it's painful for me to listen to her because she's bailed and it's a reminder to me of what might have been...if only...

7 posted on 08/08/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: iowamark

Maybe the big tent, all inclusive GOPe is scared of her. She’s very popular, hard working and effective. Who would want someone like that associated with their party? Not the GOPe, that’s obvious enough.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 1:58:57 PM PDT by GBA
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To: iowamark

Is the GOP COnvention is that where everyone gives grand speeches about conservatism?


9 posted on 08/08/2012 2:07:31 PM PDT by Leep
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To: iowamark

We’ll I want to listen to Rush and Sarah both on primetime slots


10 posted on 08/08/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: Lakeshark
Cut a deal?
Like maybe she could be "Queen of the GOP Death Panel"?

How about Czarina of Romney Revisionism?

No? Then, how about Mr. RomneyCARE's Ambassador
to Chick-a-fil?


11 posted on 08/08/2012 2:10:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: GBA

File for future reference. Richard Nixon was not invited by Goldwater to speak at the 64 Convention in(are you ready??) San Francisco. But he did make it to the convention 4 years later and gave the convention’s final speech.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 2:14:50 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: iowamark
Ted Cruz, Scott Walker to speak at GOP convention but Sarah Palin’s role still a mystery

Oh, next nominee, I should think.

13 posted on 08/08/2012 2:15:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: xkaydet65

It looks like Sarah was invited. Did you read the article?


14 posted on 08/08/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: iowamark; All

If Romney takes her as VP, I am that much more inclined to vote for the ticket.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 2:28:09 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: PapaNew

“Still missing from the list of convention speakers are the high-profile Republicans that Mitt Romney is reportedly considering to join the GOP ticket as his running mate. They include Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.”

Sarah’s missing too. Maybe it’s too much to hope for.......


16 posted on 08/08/2012 2:33:55 PM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: iowamark

From looking at the photo, that superman t-shirt she’s wearing does not meet my definition of “tight” as stated in the article.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 2:43:48 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: PapaNew
But it's painful for me to listen to her because she's bailed and it's a reminder to me of what might have been...if only...

She could have SMOKED the primaries, brought Newt on as VP and kicked the traitor's ass all the way back to Kenya.

I'll never believe otherwise.

18 posted on 08/08/2012 2:52:18 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Diogenesis
LOL.

It would be fun to watch you have a melt down if, as is likely, she does.

She, unlike you, understands ABO, she coined the phrase.

19 posted on 08/08/2012 2:57:26 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: iowamark

I’d also like to hear Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, and Ted Nugent speak, but I won’t hold my breath for that to happen, either.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 3:02:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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