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  • Could $5-Per-Gallon Gas Be What Palin Needs?

    03/07/2011 7:28:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 8, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    As gasoline prices shot up for the 13th straight day on Monday to a new national average topping $3.50 and oil prices rose to over $106 a barrel, the cost of energy seemed poised once again to rise to the forefront of the political discourse just as the 2012 presidential campaign generates steam. Of all the prospective Republican candidates, none may have a better opportunity to benefit politically from a nominating cycle in which gas prices take center stage than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Marginalized by critics in 2008 over her perceived parochialism and lack of foreign policy experience,...
  • Palin Says 'No!' on Cutting US Aid to Israel

    03/06/2011 3:40:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 6, 2011 | Gil Ronen
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin came out strongly in favor of continued U.S. foreign aid to Israel in a Sunday interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Foxnews. "You know I'm sure that there's some waste and fraud in our foreign aid we need to find efficiencies and not give to any regime that would seek to harm Americans in any sense of the word 'harm,'" Palin said, "I don't support that kind of foreign aid at all. but when it comes to Israel - NO... I stand strong with Israel and unapologetically I say that America should keep this strong...
  • Palin: Obama 'appalling' on DOMA

    03/01/2011 1:06:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 1, 2011 | Andy Barr
    Sarah Palin on Tuesday called the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court “appalling.” “I have always believed that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Palin said in a statement provided to Maggie Gallagher, the head of the National Organization for Marriage. “Like the majority of Americans, I support the Defense of Marriage Act and find it appalling that the Obama administration decided not to defend this federal law which was enacted with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by a Democrat president,” Palin said...
  • Karl Rove Now Openly Mocking Palin…

    02/28/2011 7:12:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 186 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | February 28, 2011
    Rove represents the worst of the elitist GOP establishment. Via NY Mag…One week before the 2010 midterm elections, Rove took aim at Sarah Palin, questioning the wisdom of her appearance on a reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, if she really wanted to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate. Palin lacked the “gravitas” to be president, went a subhead in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph. Rove later tried wriggling out of his comments, as well as observations he made in a German magazine that tea-partiers weren’t “sophisticated,” being unfamiliar, as Rove was, with intellectuals like the economist Friedrich August von Hayek....
  • Palin's India trip build-up to Prez bid?

    02/27/2011 4:06:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 28, 2011 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    America's political theater is spewing snickers and sarcasm over Sarah Palin's proposed trip to India next month amid uncertainty over whether she will run for the White House in 2012. While state governors bidding for Presidency typically make overseas trips to shore up their foreign policy credentials, Palin, ex-governor of Alaska and former vice-presidential candidate, is famously shy of foreign travel. She got a passport only in 2006, and before signing up with John McCain for the Republican ticket in 2008, she had travelled overseas only once, to visit US troops in the Middle East. Since then, she has gone...
  • Iron Dog Finish Live

    02/26/2011 6:44:41 PM PST · by sdpatriot · 16 replies
    just had an interview with sarah, todd and eric are in 1st or 2nd right now
  • Is Sarah Palin qualified to be President? Yes.

    02/25/2011 4:54:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Politicons ^ | January 26, 2011 | Henry D'Andrea
    Let me start off by saying, I have no political power or have ever been in a position of the people. However, I am an American who can elect people into that power. And the greatest election of them all is the office of the President of the United States. So what do all voters ask themselves before voting for a Presidential candidate? Are they qualified to do the job. Now the main point I want to talk about is the upcoming 2012 presidential election. And specifically Sarah Palin. This election has already been widely publicized by the media. There’s...
  • Sarah Palin Despises Newt Gingrich (If they're trying to make me like her more, it's working!)

    02/22/2011 9:22:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 22, 2011
    There are a lot of interesting tidbits to be found in the tell-all penned by Frank Bailey, an aide to Sarah Palin while she was governor of Alaska, which draws on Bailey's firsthand experiences and Palin's own e-mails. Much of it confirms what we already know about Palin — namely, that she's obsessed with her portrayal in the media, with gossip about her family, and with slights from her enemies. But of all the book's revelations, one that might actually be relevant/entertaining going forward, if Palin runs for president, is the nasty e-mail she wrote about Newt Gingrich. Here's what...
  • Book: Palin used to mispronounce 'Mitt' (Unintentionally funny)

    02/22/2011 9:01:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 22, 2011 | Andy Barr
    Sarah Palin used to pronounce Mitt Romney's name "M-I-L-T." In one of the many embarrassing anecdotes about the former Alaska governor, former aide Frank Bailey writes in a leaked manuscript that Palin actually argued with some of her staffers about how to correctly pronounce Romney's name. During her own 2006 campaign for governor, when Romney was chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Bailey writes that Palin didn't seem to know much about the then-Massachusetts governor. “During the campaign for governor, when Romney was in the background of our Republican Governors’ mess, Sarah didn’t even have a clear idea who he...
  • An Open Letter To Sarah Palin (Past And Present)

    02/15/2011 6:28:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CounterCurrents ^ | February 15, 2011 | Gregory Vickrey
    Dear Sarah, You and I first crossed paths on a fairly pleasant day in Ketchikan, Alaska, during the lonely part of your effort to unseat the deplorable Governor Frank Murkowski in 2006. Like you, I had a booth at the Ketchikan Blueberry Festival - and neither of us were very busy. You were the “outsider” tracking down the hometown boy, Murkowski, and I was the “radical” environmentalist undermining his work. The conservative town on Revillagigedo Island didn’t care much for either you or me at the time. I approached you on your stroll of solitude around the festival, and you...
  • Is Palin Presidency Predicted?

    02/10/2011 1:12:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    24-7 Press Release ^ | February 10, 2011
    The author of the new book, "The Sarah Palin Rogue Revolution, Taking America By Storm", believes he has the answer. The book, which explores Palin's 2012 aspirations, debuted in the best sellers in Kindle Political and Elections categories. Tony Reynolds, the author, originally wrote the book specifically to be included in the Kindle singles program. A Kindle Single is a short book between 30 and 90 pages written about a specific subject and is very concise and to the point. "Kindle sent a call for authors to submit their work," Reynolds said. "I submitted this and even though it did...
  • Reagan vs. Palin? Patti Davis Says the Sarahcuda Would Make Her Dad Spin in His Grave

    02/07/2011 6:04:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 7, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Leftists are generally happy to get a hold of so-called conservatives who are willing to bash the Right, but their favorite mouthpieces are the relatives of high-profile Republicans who are willing to go against the grain. A couple weeks ago, they paraded Ron Reagan Jr. around to suggest his father’s Alzheimer’s began in the Oval Office, and one of the Gipper’s other left-wing kids, Patti Davis, recently sat down for an interview with The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove, in which she tried to argue that Reagan wouldn’t be much of a Sarah Palin fan if he were alive today: "When...
  • Our misplaced obsession with Sarah Palin: Calm down, she’s a celebrity, not a future president

    02/03/2011 12:57:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 3, 2011 | Walter Rodgers
    Sarah Palin is like a good movie that you don’t want to end. To tea party supporters and millions of Republicans, she epitomizes Frank Capra’s drama “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” – in which the Washington elite shun the hero, whose straight talk and rogue style win the hearts of ordinary Americans. To others, she calls to mind the 1963 comedy “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” – in which a pack of comedians pursue an elusive treasure that makes fools of them all. Not presidential material The mere mention of her name can trigger hysteria in polite company....
  • Give Palin more credit

    02/02/2011 12:33:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | February 2, 2011 | Tom Williams
    When Sarah Palin gave her electrifying speech at the RNC convention in 2008, she stole the spotlight from Barack Obama, John McCain surged ahead in the polls and Team Obama panicked! The Democrat attack machine met behind closed doors and concluded that McCain wasn't their problem. It was Sarah Palin they must destroy. With the aid of the liberal media, they orchestrated the most vicious, unwarranted attack ever against a public servant. This current administration's relentless drive to socialism has driven our cherished republic to the brink of fiscal and moral bankruptcy. A free and prosperous future is under attack...
  • Palin is potential ‘sleeper’ candidate

    01/20/2011 12:51:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Tri-State Defender ^ | January 20, 2011 | George E. Hardin
    Managing the message you present and controlling your image is crucial for a person in politics. Sarah Palin is a sterling example of someone who is raising that strategy to unparalleled heights. She restricts her statements largely to social media and self-produced video clips. She has learned what Marshall McLuhan said—“the medium is the message”—and has mounted an approach that could wreak havoc on both the Democratic Party and President Barack Obama. Obama, by contrast, gracious as he is, seems to spend more time trying to cooperate with his opponents and win their support than promoting his own accomplishments. That...
  • Alan Grayson Blames Palin, Collects Cash

    01/19/2011 2:44:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 19, 2011 | Tricia Miller
    On Wednesday, controversial former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) mocked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, outlined death threats he and other Members received last year and detailed inflammatory rhetoric, asking his supporters to “stand against it.” “[T]here has been a stream of violence and threats of violence by the right wing against Democrats. [Rep. Gabrielle Giffords] warned against it, and then became a terrible victim of it. Palin has instigated it, and then tried to pretend that it doesn’t exist,” Grayson wrote in an e-mail to supporters. Grayson said it was Palin’s appearance on “The Sean Hannity Show,” where she complained...
  • Rhetoric will intensify when 'Palin Express' gets rolling

    01/18/2011 2:46:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Gloucester Times ^ | January 17, 2011 | Stuart Diamond
    Thinking there will be a moderation in the tone of political rhetoric in America after the tragedy in Arizona is wishful thinking. Instead, I believe there is about to be a huge intensification — like when a hurricane goes from Category 1 to Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricanes strengthen as they pass over bodies of warm water. The swirling left-right word-war metastasizing into every hamlet, town and city across the USA is about to pass over a body of cold land — which will strengthen it to the 49th power. That's because I believe someone...
  • Is Sarah Palin Making An Important Announcement On The Radio?

    01/10/2011 12:56:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | January 10, 2011
    Sarah announced on last night’s episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska that she will make her decision to run — or not to run — for U.S. President on small-town Alaskan radio station WKHL! It’s no surprise Sarah Palin would want to make such a controversial announcement as to whether or not she’ll be running for president to the people in her home town of Wasilla, AK first. They are, after all, some of her biggest supporters! Plus, the politician and reality star has devoted a lot of time and energy to convincing the American public that she’s just a down-home...
  • Sarah Palin has both political parties and the media unhinged over her probable primary run

    12/25/2010 10:58:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 21, 2010 | Jim Campbell
    Yesterday, the Oregonian featured an editorial and excellent hit piece called, “ A prediction for 2012: Sarah Palin will toss her hat into the ring.” The article written by featured columnist, Todd Huffman, a Eugene, Oregon pediatrician was entertaining to say the least. Sadly for Dr. Huffman, virtually everything he wrote about Governor Palin cannot be factually proven. Huffman is quite the dilettante writing on a plethora of topics. When he veers to his obsession, the need to assassinate the character, background and education of Sara Palin perhaps his time would be better spent in his office taking care of...
  • Palin's year of living fabulously (More free advice from the "friendly" MSM)

    12/19/2010 1:36:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 19, 2010 | Terry Keenan
    This year has been a banner year for Sarah Palin -- if her goal was to become rich and famous. The cash comes courtesy of a break-out reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" (just try to turn it off), a best-selling book, a TV news gig, and a stage-mother cameo on "Dancing with the Stars."No wonder that for the third time in as many years, the Alaskan dynamo made it onto Barbara Walters' list of the year's most fascinating people. But if Palin wants to be not just rich and famous, but also president of the United States, 2010 might turn...
  • Miller Appeals Vote to Alaska Supreme Court

    12/13/2010 9:57:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    JUNEAU, Alaska—Republican Joe Miller is taking his challenge to the Alaska Senate race to the state Supreme Court. The court confirms that Mr. Miller filed an appeal Monday. Arguments are set for Friday....
  • Sarah Palin Goes Abroad

    12/09/2010 3:11:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2010 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sarah Palin is planning her first real foreign trip—a move that could burnish her foreign policy credentials in advance of a 2012 presidential run. The Daily Beast has learned that Sarah Palin will be traveling overseas in the new year. At the top of the list: Israel and England, both countries she has said she wanted to travel to in the past. The schedule and itinerary is still fluid, but an overseas trip in 2011 will boost her foreign policy credentials, something she can turn to in a potential 2012 presidential run. Up to now Palin’s travel outside of North...
  • Obama, Palin met fame before they could grow‎

    12/07/2010 10:37:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 7, 2010 | Noemie Emery
    Two years ago, two superstars lit up a dazzled political universe -- young, stunning, lissome, and bursting with talent -- and were propelled ahead of their time into prominence, after a minimal time on the national scene. Two years later, it seems as if this has done them no favors: President Obama is widely seen as "overwhelmed" by his office, and Sarah Palin is meeting resistance establishing her credentials as a possible candidate against rivals with rather more seasoning. On election day 2008, Obama had been in the Senate for less than four years, two of which he had spent...
  • Mike Huckabee Wonders Why Sarah Palin Gets So Much Attention (And NPR Pimps Gomer)

    12/06/2010 2:12:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    National Public Radio's It's All Politics ^ | December 6, 2010 | Frank James
    Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who had a good run during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries before Sen. John McCain went on to win the nomination, is thought by some in the White House to be the likely GOP nominee. But he hasn't been getting the kind of excited frequent media attention of Sarah Palin and this has apparently begun to bother him. According to which interviewed Huckabee, he expressed some consternation: “The polls are consistently favorable, putting me either at the top of every poll or right near it. It’s hard to ignore that, having swum in...
  • She Who Must Not Be Named (Blow swears off covering Governor Palin, or so he claims)

    12/03/2010 9:12:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 3, 2010 | Charles M. Blow
    <p>This is it. This is the last time I’m going to write the name Sarah Palin until she does something truly newsworthy, like declare herself a candidate for the presidency. Until then, I will no longer take part in the left’s obsessive-compulsive fascination with her, which is both unhealthy and counterproductive.</p>
  • GOP: Will no one rid us of this troublesome Palin?

    12/03/2010 10:08:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 3, 2010 | Cynthia Tucker
    Sarah Palin is a serious problem for the Republican Party. She is making several moves that suggest she will seek the presidency in 2012, even though it’s quite unlikely she could win a general election. He negatives her high. Nearly half of Americans have an unfavorable view of her; only 22 percent view her favorably. Furthermore, the vast majority don’t believe she is electable. Though she recently told Barbara Walters she would defeat President Barack Obama in a head-to-head matchup, most Americans disagree. Sixty percent don’t think she would win. But Palin has an adoring base that would make her...
  • Sarah Palin criticises Michelle Obama and Barbara Bush

    11/25/2010 10:21:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | November 25, 2010 | Toby Harnden
    Mrs Palin, the 2008 vice-presidential nominee who is considering a 2012 White House bid, told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that Mrs Obama's anti-obesity push reflected a belief that parents can't be trusted "to make decisions for their own children". She said: "Instead of a government thinking that they need to take over, make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife's priority, just leave us alone, get off our back, and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions, and then our country gets back on the right track." Mrs...
  • The Much Maligned Sarah Palin: Hype or Fact?

    11/24/2010 9:57:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Technorati's The Palin Report ^ | November 24, 2010 | Tina Case
    To be in the public eye is a double-edge sword. When an opinion is formed and shaped as fact then spread by all forms of social media like a pandemic, how can anyone shake off what's false? In the case of Sarah Palin, there is rarely an article that paints her formidable achievements above the notorious and farcical anecdotes they’d rather publish (after all, what sells better?). How many people, let alone moms or women, can claim all of this in a mere 46 years: first female Mayor of Wasilla, first female Governor of Alaska, first female Vice Presidential candidate...
  • Palin, blueblood-bashing and Mitt Romney (Bushes endorse Myth)

    11/24/2010 12:54:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Sarah Palin wasted little time firing back at Barbara Bush, who used an interview with Larry King early this week to express her hope that Palin will stay in Alaska. "I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods," Palin said on Laura Ingraham's radio show on Wednesday. "And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners." While it's true that Barbara Bush remains a well-liked figure, particularly within...
  • On ‘Late Night,’ Christie Rolls Eyes at Prospect of Palin Presidency

    11/23/2010 10:20:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 161 replies
    The Wall Street Journal' s Metropolis ^ | November 23, 2010 | Lisa Fleisher
    Faced with the prospect of a President Sarah Palin, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Republican party’s darling from another coast, shook his head and rolled his eyes. “I don’t know, but it’s an amazing world,” he said to Jimmy Fallon during a taping of Tuesday’s Late Night show. Christie brought his sharp tongue to the talk show Tuesday after the two traded barbs over Twitter when the Republican governor canceled a long-planned Hudson River train tunnel. Fallon had joked that New Yorkers would now have to get to New Jersey as they usually do — by accident. “You think...
  • Sarah Palin Grabs Another Moment: Unique Blend of Celebrity, Politics Looms Over 2012 Contenders

    11/21/2010 4:00:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21, 2010 | Rick Klein
    We interrupt your regularly scheduled politics for another moment brought to you by Sarah Palin. Palin is set to dominate yet another week. Her unique blend of celebrity, media, pop culture, and -- yes -- political engagement is again delivering near-ubiquity that's all the more remarkable for the fact that she does not actually hold any public office -- and that she's coming off of an election cycle with an endorsement record that's spotty at best. That aside, the cable program about her family is setting records for TLC. Her daughter is a finalist on the TV sensation "Dancing with...
  • A Reply to Mona Charen’s "Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Run"

    11/21/2010 12:52:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 21, 2010 | Jedediah Bila
    In a National Review Online column on November 19, Mona Charen provided an explanation of why she believes Sarah Palin shouldn’t run for President. She argued that after the 2008 campaign, Palin “quit her job as governor after two and a half years…and seemed to chase money and empty celebrity.” She asserted that “Palin seems consumed and obsessed” by the media, labeled Palin’s new TLC show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, a “cheesy entrant in the reality-show genre,” and took issue with the fact that Sarah and Todd sit in the Dancing with the Stars audience “cheering on their unwed-mother daughter.” She...
  • Sarah Palin Could Win GOP Today

    11/19/2010 5:55:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    World News Insight ^ | November 20, 2010 | Gloria Williams
    Sarah Palin says she is “seriously considering” a run for the White House, and she believes she could beat President Obama in 2012. Well, first things first though, could she win the GOP ticket. According to the latest Gallup poll, although it would be a close race, if the GOP convention were held today, Sarah Palin would be the GOP nominee. All this comes on the heals of the former Alaska Governor learning that her reality show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” turn out to be TLC network’s highest rated show ever and that her daughter Bristol Palin reached the finale of...
  • The 800-Pound Mama Grizzly Problem (Her Internet footprint is Hugh & Series!]

    11/19/2010 5:35:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 19, 2010 | Nate Silver
    In last week’s article on Tim Pawlenty, we noted that Mr. Pawlenty’s Google search traffic — which may be a reasonably good proxy for how much interest the candidate generates among the public at large — somewhat lags behind that of several other potential Republican contenders, such as that of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. These differences are small, however, as compared with the gap between Mr. Pawlenty and Sarah Palin. And the same goes for every other Republican candidate: (GRAPH AT LINK) Ms. Palin’s search traffic, since the start of 2010, is roughly 16 times that of Mitt Romney,...
  • Palin or Obama: Who would win in 2012? [Poll to FReep]

    11/19/2010 4:15:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 19, 2010
    Sarah Palin tells Barbara Walters that she could beat Barack Obama in 2012, if she were to run for president. Ms. Palin tells Ms. Walters that she is "seriously considering running."
  • Sarah Palin: I Could Beat Obama

    11/17/2010 3:57:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she could defeat President Obama if she seeks the White House in 2012. In an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Wednesday, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee says she's considering a presidential run. When asked directly if she thought she could defeat Obama, the former Alaska governor replied, "I believe so."
  • Palin versus Obama for President in 2012? If so, the GOP will have an image problem (Poll to FReep)

    11/17/2010 1:08:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 17, 2010 | Joshua Greenman
    After the latest round of cheap family drama, how could Sarah Palin possibly position herself to go toe-to-toe with President Obama, as she appears to be gearing up to try to do? During the 2008 campaign, John McCain rapped Barack Obama as the world's biggest celebrity. And since taking up residence in the White House, Obama has been slammed for going on "The View," "The Daily Show," ESPN, and the list goes on. Two years from now, this is how the GOP's argument could go (and it's not an argument I subscribe to): Obama's much more flash than focus, more...
  • What If Sarah Palin Was Elected America's 45th President? (They're wooried)

    11/16/2010 3:38:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post | November 16, 2010 | Sheldon Filger.
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  • A Political Persona as Big as the Crowd Will Allow (Gov. Sarah Palin a "crowd-sourced" candidate?)

    11/15/2010 9:33:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 15, 2010 | Matt Bai
    The premiere of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on cable television this week felt more like a formality than a new career direction. In any meaningful sense, Ms. Palin has starred in her own reality show since she left the governor’s office last year, functioning more as a cultural symbol than as a politician and earning a Hollywood-size fortune in the process. What made all this possible, when you think back to Ms. Palin’s debut as a national figure in 2008, wasn’t actually her recognizable identity as a scourge of liberal government and values, but rather her lack of a political identity...
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Sen. DeMint will have to make first move for 'making up'

    11/13/2010 1:08:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 12, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    If Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is interested in apologizing to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), he'll have to make the first move, Murkowski said Friday. The Alaska senator, who appears poised to win reelection as a write-in GOP candidate for Senate, suggested she's not eager to reach out to DeMint, who backed her challenger Joe Miller in the Alaska Senate race. DeMint, who has said he and Murkowski might have "some making up to do" if she wins reelection, would have to act first. "He has suggested that he's got some making up to do," Murkowski told CNN's "John King,...
  • Meghan McCain Has Doubts About Sarah Palin's 2012 Electability

    11/12/2010 1:20:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Associated Content ^ | November 12, 2010 | "Saul Relative"
    It seems that every time one sees Meghan McCain anymore, someone is inevitably going to ask her what she thinks of something Sarah Palin has said or done or is talking about doing. Even though Senator John McCain's daughter has been cautiously open about her feelings about the former governor of Alaska and what she meant to her father's 2008 bid for the presidency, it is evident to most that she thinks the Palins are nothing short of white trash. But Meghan McCain realizes just how powerful Sarah Palin has become, and she is very indirect with her comments regarding...
  • Maine Sen. Susan Collins Rips Into Sarah Palin

    11/10/2010 3:15:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Lez Get Real ^ | November 10, 2010 | Bridgette P. LaVictoire
    It is beginning to look like the GOP has declared open season on Mama Grizzlies- or at least one Mama Grizzly. Many Republicans are losing their willingness to stay silent about Sarah Palin, and the latest is Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins who has always been a moderate politically. New England’s Republicans have been reluctant to cater to the Tea Party because it is not a very strong movement in the region. Vermont’s Tea Party rallies have attracted around a hundred people, for instance. Senator Collins feels that former Governor Palin cost the Republicans control of the Senate with her...
  • If Palin runs for presidency, it will be 'to win it'

    11/09/2010 9:36:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | November 9, 2010
    PLUMSTEADVILLE, Pennsylvania — Sarah Palin teased yet another audience about whether she will seek the presidency in 2012, but the US conservative powerhouse insisted that if she did run, she would be "in it to win it." Palin, the Republican 2008 vice presidential candidate, told several hundred people at a fundraiser for a Christian school in Pennsylvania that she would need to take "prayerful consideration" of a White House bid and acknowledged such a move would require "great sacrifices" from her family. "I wouldn't do it just to shake it up," she said when asked whether she was considering a...
  • Clinton Vs. Palin in 2012? You Betcha!

    11/09/2010 4:34:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2010 | John Tantillo
    Imagine this scenario. In early 2012, President Obama realizes that he can’t possibly win the presidency again. He announces that he will not seek another term because he achieved his goals: health care for all; energy awareness; and expansion of government programs for those in need. He knows he has spent all his political capital on an expansion of American Liberalism not seen since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs. Like Johnson, he makes the announcement early enough to leave the field wide open to would-be candidates. Enter Hillary Clinton, the woman denied the nomination by the “Change” candidate in 2008....
  • Is Sarah Palin Running for President?

    11/07/2010 7:59:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Liberty Musings Blog ^ | November 7, 2012
    The Sunday before the midterm elections, Chris Wallace interviewed Sarah Palin on Fox News Sunday. It was a great interview. As expected, Chris tried to pin her down on presidential aspirations. I was struck by how she handled the question. She answered, “I would decide after discussing it with my family and just checking out the lay of the land and seeing who else is interested in doing it because I don’t need to run for office. I don’t need a title.” Chris followed up, “I think you’re having too much fun. I think you’re making too much money. You’re...
  • Sarah Palin: Thin-skinned, smartly strategic (or both)? [They've no clue how to handle her! LOL]

    11/01/2010 5:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 1, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Via her Facebook page, Twitter account and regular appearances on Fox News Channel, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is everywhere these days -- and regularly takes the sort of potshots at other politicians and the media that most of her colleagues shy away from. To wit: * In an appearance last night on Greta Van Susteren's show, Palin took direct aim at two Politico reporters -- by name no less! -- for a piece they wrote detailing the behind-the-scenes effort of the GOP political establishment to kill her presidential ambitions before they grow. She called the reporters "jokes" for using...
  • Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

    11/01/2010 4:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 31, 2010 | Mike Allen and Jim Vandhei
    Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin. Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns. There is rising expectation among GOP elites that Palin will probably run for president in 2012 and could win the...
  • Rove's Palin criticism provokes backlash from supporters who label him Biden of the Right

    10/30/2010 10:55:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jon Ward
    Sarah Palin and her allies have not taken kindly to comments by Karl Rove this week that the former Alaska governor is not ready to be president, firing back at the former Bush White House political adviser in a fight that illustrates the simmering tensions within the Republican Party. Palin herself made a crack about Rove Thursday but refrained from making pointed comments. But nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin went after Rove with passion. “I have to say, nice guy aside, this guy needs to get off the stage. He is yesterday’s operative,” Levin said. “There...
  • Chris Matthews Explores Sarah Palin’s “Maybe” Run For President

    10/28/2010 8:41:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 28, 2010 | Glenn Davis
    Remember when Sarah Palin said she’d run for president if no other candidate wowed her? Chris Matthews saw it, as did the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein and USA Today’s Susan Page…and all three of them read Palin’s “maybe” as “she’s doing it.” Matthews noted, though, a recent article from London’s Daily Telegraph in which Karl Rove said the following about Palin: “With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office’.” Matthews pointed out that...
  • Palin gives strong indication of 2012 presidential run

    10/28/2010 7:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | October 28, 2010 | Andrew Gully
    Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin gave the strongest indication yet that she is preparing a 2012 White House bid, saying Thursday she would run for president "if there is nobody else to do it." The former Republican vice presidential candidate, who was lampooned in the media for her political naivety in the hard-fought final weeks of the 2008 campaign, is now among the most popular conservative politicians in America. Palin, who left office midway through her first term in office as governor of Alaska, told Entertainment Tonight it would take someone willing "to make the tough choices and not care...