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  • Sarah Palin did the right thing for her country by quitting

    12/02/2009 10:16:23 PM PST · by militanttoby · 68 replies · 1,859+ views
    Tha Alaska Standard ^ | 01 December 2009 | Dan Fagan
    A reasonable argument can be made that Sarah Palin did the right thing when she quit after two and a half years into her first term as Alaska governor. Yes she let many down when she asked us for her vote and then quit after a couple of years on the job. And yes some would argue the only reason she quit was for more money and fame. But regardless of her motives, her quitting could end up saving the country. Even Palin critics would have to admit she is a mighty force on the political scene. Whether it’s firing...
  • Obama Leads Palin by 23 Points, 61 Percent of Americans Say Resignation Hurt Her Chances

    08/18/2009 12:30:26 PM PDT · by steve-b · 163 replies · 4,137+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 8/18/09 | David Weigel
    Even as the president’s approval rating slips, Republicans looking to beat him in 2012 — one of their frontrunners, one-time governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, might be unelectable. A new Marist Poll gives President Obama a 56-33 lead over Palin among registered voters, with the president taking 20 percent of Republican voters and easily winning independents. But Palin’s favorable rating with registered Republicans is still a very strong 73-16. In the South, Obama’s lead is a slimmer 49-38, and post-”Beerfest” Obama only leads by 10 points among white voters. But everywhere else, and among every other demographic group, he dominates...
  • The town halls: Revealing the wisdom in Palin’s resignation

    08/07/2009 3:31:07 PM PDT · by yongin · 40 replies · 1,873+ views
    Red State ^ | August 7, 2009 | izoneguy
    Amid the countrywide smack downs of various public officials in the form of town hall meetings, the wisdom in Palin’s resignation becomes clearer. While the Democratic majority, drunk with euphoria over the Sotomayor confirmation and the ensuing havoc her activist agenda will wreck with the constitution, sees the crowds as “angry” and “inauthentic,” there is a real truth to the passion and opposition to the Obama agenda that is felt throughout grassroots America. These “Brooks Brothers” mobs frighten the ivory tower dwelling liberal ruling class because they are more used to sycophantic adulation from the underlings. Seeing the look of...
  • SArah Palin is gone

    07/27/2009 1:30:27 PM PDT · by q_an_a · 21 replies · 1,499+ views ^ | 7.27.2009 | Bill Whittle
    Maybe the finest 12 minute video commentary explaining the crap from the left and the crap from ELITES on the right. Whittle makes it clear that there is a war on between fly over country and the inside the beltway elites. He ends with a story about Marines on Gaudacanal and Japanese war rules that are traps for decent people. This is a fighting words video well written and not afraid to punch elites in the nose.
  • Palin Formally Steps Down

    07/26/2009 7:26:05 PM PDT · by GVnana · 51 replies · 518+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2009
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Sarah Palin stepped down Sunday as Alaska governor to write a book and build a right-of-center coalition, but she left her long-term political plans unclear and refused to address speculation she would seek a 2012 presidential bid. In a fiery campaign-style speech, Palin said she was stepping down to take her political battles to a larger if unspecified stage and avoid an unproductive, lame duck status. "With this decision, now, I will be able to fight even harder for you, for what is right, and for truth. And I have never felt that you need a...
  • Palin's resignation day arrives, future unclear

    07/26/2009 12:33:19 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 48 replies · 266+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/26/2009 | Matthew Daly
    <p>FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin steps down Sunday giving few clues about her political future, which has been clouded by ethics probes, mounting legal bills and dwindling popularity.</p> <p>A few things are known: She is scheduled to speak Aug. 8 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, and has said she plans to write a book, campaign for political candidates from coast to coast and build a right-of-center coalition.</p>
  • Why Sarah Palin really quit us

    07/15/2009 7:35:30 PM PDT · by Korah · 95 replies · 2,723+ views
    Slate ^ | 7-8-09 | Dahlia Lithwick
    When America is finally ready to reckon with the phenomenon that was Sarah Palin, I suspect we will discover that whatever she represents actually had less to do with her gender, class, or ideology than we now believe. It's easy to look at the soon-to-be-former governor of Alaska as an iconic feminist, a path-breaking working mother, or noble rabble-rousing populist. But when the dust settles, the lesson may be that she was simply a woman who made no sense. Her meteoric rise and dubious fall will say less about America than you think, beyond the fact that America likes its...
  • Republicans Turn Hostile to Palin

    07/14/2009 5:57:24 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 86 replies · 2,013+ views
    American Spectator ^ | July 14, 2009 | Doug Bandow
    The latest poll ratings suggest that many Republicans have turned negative towards Gov. Sarah Palin after her surprise resignation announcement. Reports CNN: A majority of Americans think Sarah Palin is stepping down as Alaska's governor for political reasons, according to a new national poll, with a majority of Republicans now saying that they do not believe that Palin would be an effective president. Only 33 percent of Republicans questioned in a CBS News survey released Monday night say that Palin would have the ability to serve effectively as president. Last fall, 71 percent of registered Republicans felt that way.
  • The Only Big Loser in Palin Resignation

    07/14/2009 1:22:32 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 10 replies · 826+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | July 14, 2009 | Colette Moran
    Yeah, this story ain't new. But I haven't written anything in so long, it had to be the topic upon my return...So, Sarah Palin is stepping down. Not quitting. Not giving in. Not saying that the job was just too tough. Not abandoning the people of Alaska. Not totally ruining any future in politics.But of course, that's what all her opponents and the MSM are saying. Of course they are. They think they've won. They think that saying those things will a) make them true and b) tarnish her and prevent her from doing what they have feared all along: becoming President. (Shudder!)But of...
  • Levi Johnston says Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resigned because she couldn't handle the pressure

    07/13/2009 4:03:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 108 replies · 2,681+ views ^ | July 13, 2009 | Michael Saul
    Hockey hunk turned political pundit Levi Johnston doesn't think his baby's grandma Sarah Palin could handle the White House: She can't take the heat. "She's very smart," Johnston told NBC Monday morning. "But I just don't think she can handle the stress level as governor -- I don't think she can handle it as president or vice president." Johnston, the 19-year-old high school dropout and former fiancé of Palin's daughter Bristol, said on the "Today" show that he wouldn't vote for Palin if she launched a presidential bid. "If you would have asked that question a while back, I think...
  • Palin Right, Pundits Wrong

    07/13/2009 12:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 896+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2009 | John Tantillo
    By quitting as governor Sarah Palin stays true to her brand and is poised to grow. Everyone -especially the political pundit class- seems to be calling Sarah Palin a loser, a quitter, a committer of political suicide by leaving office mid-term. They are all very wrong. What's being missed is that the usual political calculations simply do not apply to Sarah Palin, one of the most unusual public figures to come along in years. With this decision and this announcement, Sarah Palin has been absolutely true to herself. Long-term, this will translate to a success that will leave most political...
  • Republican pundits open fire on Sarah Palin

    07/12/2009 11:14:59 PM PDT · by militanttoby · 66 replies · 2,176+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 13th, 2009 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Since announcing her resignation, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been pummeled by critics who have called her incoherent, a quitter, a joke and a "political train wreck." And those were fellow Republicans talking. Palin has been a polarizing figure from the moment she stepped off the tundra into the bright lights last summer as John McCain's surprise vice presidential running mate. Some of that hostility could be expected, given the hyper-partisanship of today's politics. What is remarkable is the contempt Palin has engendered within her own party and the fact that so many of her GOP detractors are willing, even...
  • Letter: Looking forward to voting for Palin

    07/12/2009 6:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,275+ views
    The Potomac News ^ | July 12, 2009 | Robert Dixon, Jr.
    Your editorial, “Away with GOP divas, princes, talking heads,” reminded me why I like Sarah Palin. At the mention of her name, so-called grown men and women wet their pants and begin shaking with fear. The effect the lady from Wasilla has on otherwise rational people is astounding, and a real hoot to watch. Mrs. Palin made her decision to resign without the advice of focus groups, polls, Washington pundits or Political “operatives,” and she gave her speech without the aid of a teleprompter. It’s easy to see how she frightens some folks. You say whatever detriment caused is entirely...
  • Palin says she's not leaving politics

    07/12/2009 6:24:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies · 2,236+ views
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she's not only staying involved in national politics, but she plans to jump back into the national scrum when she leaves office at the end of the month. The former Republican vice presidential nominee said she plans to write a book, campaign for political candidates from coast to coast — even Democrats who share her views on limited government, national defense and energy independence — and build a right-of-center coalition. "I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation," she said...
  • Tony Blankley: Sarah misunderstood (Spot On!)

    07/12/2009 12:28:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | July 12, 2009 | Tony Blankley
    Professional politicians and political journalists don't waste energy on political corpses. They reserve their energy -- positive or negative -- for viable politicians. Thus, an intriguing part of the Sarah Palin phenomenon is the intensity of response to her every word and move -- from both Republican Party and Democratic Party professionals and from the conventional media. The negative but sustained passion being expressed by the professional Washington political class against her tends to belie its almost unanimous assertion that she is washed up. I happened to be on CNN on July 3 just as the story was breaking of...
  • Levi Johnston: Palin resigned to cash in on fame

    07/10/2009 9:31:59 AM PDT · by LiveAnotherDay · 46 replies · 1,957+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Jul 10,2009 | MARY PEMBERTON
    A spokeswoman for Gov. Sarah Palin is scoffing at comments by Bristol Palin's former fiance, who says he thinks Palin resigned to cash in on her fame.
  • Palin Passes: Break's press' full-court press (Good one!!)

    07/11/2009 12:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,404+ views
    The Pulaski County Daily ^ | July 10, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    “When you come to a fork in the road, take it” Yogi Berra When Sarah Palin resigned as Alaska’s Governor, you’d have thought she confessed to having Muslim roots in three Islamic States while apologizing to the world for the atrocities committed by America. OOPS--I’m getting my stories mixed up with our president--silly me. My psychiatrist diagnosed me with multiple personalities. I was beside myself…and so was I. Unlike Sarah, the liberal press and a few conservatives could have been diagnosed with multiple personalities. The Sybil wannabes were filled with hubris as they spewed against the Palins. The newsies looked...
  • Palin is Not the Answer

    07/10/2009 12:37:29 PM PDT · by dr_who · 326 replies · 5,938+ views
    Reason Magazine online ^ | July 10, 2009 | cathy young
    Sarah Palin's announcement of her resignation as governor of Alaska may be the end of her political career or, as some speculate, the real beginning. What seems clear is that Palin is not conservatism's new hope but its dead end. In recent days, this has been amply confirmed by the arguments of Palin defenders, focused less on her presumed merits than on her presumed injuries at her enemies' hands.Thus, Ross Douthat, the new conservative voice at the New York Times, hails Palin as Everywoman—living proof you can aspire to the White House without an Ivy League degree—and deplores her abuse...
  • Palin Breaking Ground For Presidential Run

    07/10/2009 7:43:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies · 2,916+ views
    Moca Java ^ | July 10, 2009 | John Christy
    So you’ve all seen and kept up with the latest happenings on Sarah, right? A lot of people in the media and the blogosphere declared her resignation “bizarre,” and a lot of others thought that, frankly, she was insane. Even many of Palin’s supporters were puzzled by this decision at first. Why would this woman, who was doing perfectly well building her resume and experience as governor of Alaska, abruptly resign? It makes a lot more sense now. A few days ago, Palin scheduled a press conference, and none other than ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Time, and countless other media...
  • Palin confounds the Establishment

    07/10/2009 5:40:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,138+ views
    Spero News ^ | July 10, 2009 | James Shott
    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin continues to confound political observers. The woman whose sudden entrance onto the national political stage so badly confused the liberal machine last fall has just as suddenly announced her departure, unexpectedly announcing her resignation as Governor last Friday, less than three years into her term. You can evaluate Mrs. Palin’s political effectiveness by looking at how people reacted to her. The barrage of gutter-level personal attacks after Sen. John McCain chose her as his running mate was swift and vicious. So badly flummoxed was the opposition that they stooped to personal attacks that targeted the Palin...