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    07/04/2009 12:03:03 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 89 replies · 5,180+ views
    I absolutely hate liberals....
  • Palin Commits Political Suicide

    07/04/2009 9:41:18 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 185 replies · 4,906+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 4 | Jazz Shaw
    There have been a number of seminal queries which our elders used to define game-changing moments in America’s cultural evolution. Where were you when JFK was shot? Where were you when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon? For me, although it will likely wind up as a Trivial Pursuit bonus round question, one of the treasured turning points may well be: Where were you when Sarah Palin decided to commit political suicide? The odd thing is that I was up in the mountains, forcing myself into a period of decompression from the political theater. I likely wouldn’t have even...
  • Dole Quits Senate To Campaign Full Time

    07/04/2009 3:10:43 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 215 replies · 4,201+ views
    ALL Politics / CNN / Time ^ | May 15, 1996 | AllPolitics
    WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, May 15) -- Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.) electrified Washington today, resigning from the Senate to campaign full time for the White House (256K WAV sound). "I announce that I will forego the privileges not only of the office of the majority leader but of the United States Senate itself, from which I resign effective on or before June 11th," a choked-up Dole told a Capitol Hill news conference, flanked by Republican lawmakers and a few Democrats. "And I will then stand before you without office or authority, a private citizen, a Kansan, an American, just a man." ......
  • Analysis: Palin's resignation hurts her future (Ass. Press, of course!)

    07/04/2009 1:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies · 1,982+ views
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's abrupt and unscripted holiday resignation is an odd way to launch a potential presidential bid and certainly no help for a party battered by scandal and fighting for relevancy. From a folksy figure who catapulted from obscure governor to conservative darling and vice presidential nominee, it's merely the latest move in a political drama that has left Republican elders scratching their heads. --snip-- "If this is her launching pad for 2012, it's a curious move," said John Weaver, a former senior strategist for McCain's presidential bids. "Policy is politics, and she has no real accomplishments as...
  • Ed Rollins Says Timing of Palin Resignation "Suspicious" - Video 7/3/09

    07/03/2009 6:57:35 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 56 replies · 2,368+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of GOP Strategist Ed Rollins giving his assessment of Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to resign as Governor of Alaska. Rollins calls the timing of her resignation announcement "suspicious," referring to it coming on a Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend, and because she is not finishing out her term. He does not believe this is any way to start a campaign for President. (Watch Video)
  • Sarah Palin Breaks The Mold Again

    07/03/2009 8:10:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 2,635+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 03rd 2009
    July 03, 2009 Sarah Palin breaks the mold again By Thomas Lifson. At this point there is much speculation about why Sarah Palin abruptly announced her impending resignation from Alaska's governorship. Her critics are already calling her "erratic" but she is consistent in one respect: she cares little for the established ways of doing things when she thinks she has a better course of action. The conventional wisdom holds that you bury news when it is announced at 4 PM on Friday of a holiday weekend. But the comparative news vacuum seems to be only amplifying the echoes reverberating through...
  • Palin 2012: The Crystal Ball

    07/03/2009 9:37:28 PM PDT · by Al B. · 166 replies · 2,309+ views
    race 4 2012 ^ | July 3, 2009 | Alex Knepper
    Palin 2012. Hypothetical narrative. If this is what she runs on — and does it well — then watch the hell out: I’m Sarah Palin, and I’m running to be Citizen-In-Chief. I entered politics to change something. I ran to serve my state, the great state of Alaska, and then for the vice-presidency because I care about this country. I saw first-hand the viciousness and pettiness that have made Americans fed up with politicians, politics as usual, and the destructive personal attacks that also go on far too often. Those sorts of things that public service should never be about....
  • Sarah Palin For President

    07/02/2009 9:30:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 700 replies · 9,582+ views
    Macleans ^ | July 2, 2009 | John Parisella
    Sounds far-fetched and, to some, totally implausible. But the Republicans are losing potential candidates at a pace that is downright alarming if you believe in a healthy two-party system. The demise of John Ensign’s political career a few weeks ago and the surreal downfall of Mark Sanford last week is enough to send chills through the even the most optimistic Republican strategist. We know that of the 2008 crop, only Mitt Romney seems likely to stay on as a contender. The old stalwarts like Newt Gingrich may get a lot of press, but it is unlikely they can mount a...
  • Palin's Dereliction of Duty

    07/03/2009 2:15:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 301 replies · 6,954+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | July 3, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    Knowing that many, many conservatives will absolutely dump on me for saying this, I can't help myself: Sarah Palin's resignation is an appalling dereliction of duty and a highly cynical move to set herself up for a presidental run for which she is manifestly unqualified.
  • Kristol: A Contrarian Take (Palin 2012)

    07/03/2009 10:26:07 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 150 replies · 2,908+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 3, 2009 | William Kristol
    If Palin wants to run in 2012, why not do exactly what she announced today? It's an enormous gamble - but it could be a shrewd one. After all, she's freeing herself from the duties of the governorship. Now she can do her book, give speeches, travel the country and the world, campaign for others, meet people, get more educated on the issues - and without being criticized for neglecting her duties in Alaska. I suppose she'll take a hit for leaving the governorship early - but how much of one? She's probably accomplished most of what she was going...
  • Palin resignation splits GOP

    07/03/2009 10:48:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 224 replies · 7,058+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 4, 2009 | Jonathan Martin
    Sarah Palin’s jaw-dropping announcement that she is quitting her job as Alaska governor before finishing even her first term has divided Republican ranks and the wider political community in a very familiar fashion. Many establishment GOP operatives and political commentators of various stripes were withering, both about the decision and the way she announced it—in a jittery, hyperkinetic news conference that rambled between self-congratulation and bitter accusations at the foes she says are eager to destroy her. The performance, by these lights, adds credence to the claims of some associates that Palin—burned by the intense scrutiny on her and the...
  • Sarah Palin: What I've Learned

    07/04/2009 12:15:06 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies · 1,478+ views
    Esquire ^ | February 5, 2009 | Ryan D'Agostino
    Sarah Palin: What I've Learned The full-length version of our controversial interview with Alaska's governor (first excerpted here last month) reveals the former vice-presidential candidate's perspective on John McCain's choices, her daughter's marriage, God's guidance, and her perceived "hotness."UPDATE: Scroll down for Web-only quotes on wisecracks, American priorities, and more By: Ryan D'Agostino We had flutes and trombones around the house. For my siblings and me, music was important to give us some balance. If it weren't for music, our entire social life, our avocations, all would have had to do with sports. Everything I've ever needed to know...
  • NBC News: Palin Out of Political Office For Good

    07/03/2009 2:54:59 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 315 replies · 12,337+ views
    Andrea Mitchell reporting a number of sources tell her that Palin has notified her staff that she is done with political office for good.
  • Unsinkable Palin eyes run against Obama?

    07/04/2009 1:37:50 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 1,536+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/4/2008 | Tony Allen-Mills
    ~snip~ Palin ended 2008 with a striking run of personal successes in high-profile popularity polls. According to a poll by Gallup she was the second most admired woman of the year, after Hillary Clinton. Time magazine chose her as the world’s fourth most influential person, behind Barack Obama, Henry Paulson of the US Treasury and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. Last week she triumphed in an annual poll, commissioned by a property website, as the person Americans would most like to have as their neighbour. She finished ahead of Oprah Winfrey, the television chat show queen, and Michael Phelps, the...
  • Democrats Call Sarah Palin's Cryptic Resignation 'Bizarre'

    07/03/2009 5:01:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 4,018+ views
    NewsMax / The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2009 | Donald Lambro
    Republican Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska announced Friday that she will resign her office July 26, fueling speculation that she intends to spend the next four years pursuing her party's presidential nomination in 2012. Mrs. Palin made her stunning announcement at her Wasilla home with Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, who will be sworn into office at the end of the month, she said. She did not take questions from reporters and only cryptically referred to her future plans. In her announcement, she said it "hurts to make this choice," but compared herself to a point guard in basketball. "A good...
  • Sarah Palin Explains Her Decision to Resign

    07/03/2009 1:25:20 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 200 replies · 7,868+ views
    CampaignSpot ^ | 7/3/09 | Jim Gerahgty
    "I know when it's time to pass the ball for victory," soon-to-be-former Governor Sarah Palin says at a press conference with her family, standing before a picturesque river and seaplane. She says she's looking forward to the swearing in of Lt. Governor Sean Parnell. "All I can ask is that you trust me with this decision," she says. "I cannot millions of dollars and time go to waste just so I can remain as governor of Alaska. "This decision has been in the works for a while. It comes after a great deal of prayer and deliberation." She said when...
  • Cutting bait (Steyn on Palin)

    07/03/2009 10:57:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 354 replies · 7,046+ views
    NRO ^ | 7/3/09 | Mark Steyn
    With respect to many of the Palinologists below, I think they're getting way too hepatomantic over the entrails. As a political move for anything other than the 2010 Senate race, today's announcement is a disaster. And I'm not sure it's a plus for the Senate - and, even if it were, the manner and timing suggest it was not a professionally planned event and therefore is unlikely to have any grand strategy behind it. So Occam's Razor leaves us with: Who needs this? In states far from the national spotlight, politics still attracts normal people. You're a mayor or a...
  • POLITICO: Palin plans to stay visible

    07/03/2009 5:26:05 PM PDT · by GVnana · 269 replies · 11,044+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/3/2009 | Mike Allen
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to remain extremely visible and will give serious consideration to running for president in 2012, but has made no decision, a close friend said after her startling announcement Friday that she will resign her office. Friends say Palin plans to spend time writing her book, which is due this fall, then promote it heavily when it comes out in spring 2010. Palin is by far the Republican Party's biggest draw for fund-raisers and conservative events, and the friends say she plans to spend a lot of time traveling in "the lower 48" states, as Alaskans...
  • Welcome to the Right, Mr. Mamet

    03/19/2008 2:01:40 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 5 replies · 319+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/19/08 | Andrew Klavan
    David Mamet's public coming-out as a political conservative -- done in a 2,500-word essay in the Village Voice last week -- is wonderful news for the culture, far better, I fear, than many conservatives will appreciate. The left has monopolized the arts for so long that some on the right have lost the knack of them. We love to denounce Hollywood and indulge in paroxysms of rage about the latest artistic insults to patriotism and God. But when it comes actually to producing mature and complex works of art -- or supporting the people who produce them -- a good...