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  • Mixed Views as Sarah Palin Leaves India

    03/20/2011 8:21:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 20, 2011 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Sarah Palin left India on Sunday and word on the street is that she is “very smart” and “I’d go to see her speak anywhere” or…”she is very dumb” and “no one cares about Sarah Palin,” according to the Youtube page of India Reloaded, here, interviewing the locals as Palin lives Asia’s biggest democracy. Palin praised India for its progress and called for stronger US and India ties. She was the Saturday evening dinner keynote speaker at the India Today Conclave , a gathering of political and business leaders that took place in New Delhi Friday and Saturday. During her...
  • A “mama grizzly” for president?

    03/20/2011 4:21:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fav Stocks ^ | March 20, 2011 | Jennifer Caballero
    Speaking to a group involving policy talk on Latin America, Hillary Clinton said it’s about time the United States has a female president. Although she may be talking in the general sense, one can’t help but speculate whether she is talking about Governor Sarah Palin or Representative Michele Bachmann. Both women seem to have interests in 2012. When it came to Palin, Hillary never uttered a bad word about her, nor vice-versa. Via Politico: “I must say, I’m far enough away from my own career in electoral politics that I will not take too much heat for suggesting that these...
  • Palin Jets to India and Israel This Weekend

    03/17/2011 1:16:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times' The Caucus ^ | March 17, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, leaves this weekend for a three-day trip to India and Israel. Ms. Palin, who is considering whether to run for president in 2012, is scheduled to give a paid speech Saturday night at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi as the keynote speaker for the “India Today Conclave.” Her speech is titled “My Vision for America.” “On her first visit to India, Governor Palin shares her vision of the country she may aspire to lead, and of America’s place in the world,” the group’s Web site says of Ms. Palin. After the...
  • Marine Le Pen And Sarah Palin: Who Is More Extreme? ('When did you quit beating your wife?')

    03/11/2011 3:46:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | March 11, 2011 | Bruce Crumley
    As her popularity and credibility as a presidential candidate has grown among a rising number of French voters, National Front (FN) party honcho Marine Le Pen has seen detractors draw negative comparisons between her and extreme-right figures elsewhere in Europe—a notorious crowd including Dutch politician Geert Wilders, British National Party leader Nick Griffin, and Italian Gianfranco Fini before he shed his overt fascist trappings to gain more mainstream influence. But there's another well-known foreign politician blazing new trails on the rightist fringe of her country's political spectrum who Le Pen could also be measured against: American Tea Party darling Sarah...
  • Report: Sarah Palin to Base Campaign in Scottsdale

    03/09/2011 7:48:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    KSAZ-TV ^ | March 9, 2011
    SCOTTSDALE - Members of Sarah Palin's camp are considering basing her presidential campaign in Scottsdale, according to She hasn't yet decided whether she will run, but Politico reports that sources within her camp think Scottsdale is a top headquarters location. For one, Palin's daughter Bristol bought a home in Maricopa a few months ago. In the wake of the Tucson shootings, Palin was blasted for a "crosshairs map" she released during the 2010 election that marked Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson as a Democratic to vote out. Some critics connected that rhetoric to the shooting, later leading her to release...
  • 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...