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  • Meghan McCain slams Sarah Palin; Prefers Mitt Romney

    03/15/2011 7:33:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 88 replies
    The State ^ | 3/15/11 | Staff
    Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain’s daughter slammed former Alaska governor Sarah Palin on Monday, saying she planned on supporting former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
  • Palin: The GOP's Pelosi?

    03/11/2011 10:33:39 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies
    WaPost ^ | 3/11/11 | Chris Cilliza
    Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating has spiked to a new high, adding further fuel to the argument that her presidential campaign may be doomed before it begins. A new Bloomberg poll shows the former Alaska governor is now viewed unfavorably by 60 percent of American adults. That's higher than any other poll has shown, but it's not even the entire picture. Of that 60 percent, nearly two-thirds - 38 percent of all adults - say they view the former GOP vice presidential nominee "very unfavorably." No other politicians tested even comes close, including President Obama (22 percent). What's more, Palin's unfavorable...
  • Palin will “probably” wait for other candidates to declare

    03/11/2011 10:39:40 AM PST · by pissant · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/11/11 | Henry D'andrea
    Sarah Palin said on FOXNews last night that she will probably wait to announce her 2012 plans until after other candidates announce. “Thinking along those lines is unconventional for me, because I’ve never waited for anybody else to line up and then I jump in at the end. In fact, in my races over the last twenty years, I’ve usually been the first one to jump in. But in this case — because it is so monumental and so affecting on a family — I probably would wait to see who is willing to put their name forward in the...
  • Palin has enormous favorability deficit, according to poll

    03/10/2011 6:46:50 PM PST · by pissant · 71 replies
    Steve Nelson ^ | 3/10/11 | Daily Caller
    A Bloomberg News poll released Thursday shows trouble for the potential presidential candidacy of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. A vast majority of respondents viewed Palin unfavorably. Sixty percent had an unfavorable view of Palin, compared with only 28 percent with a favorable one. President Obama had a personal favorability rating of 55 percent with 41 percent viewing him unfavorably. Two other potential Republican candidates for the presidency, businessman Donald Trump and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, had low favorability ratings. Trump was viewed favorably by 37 percent of respondents and unfavorably by 43 percent. Gingrich was viewed...
  • Analysis: Palin's celeb feuds don't lead to the W.H.

    03/07/2011 7:32:22 PM PST · by pissant · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/7/1 | Andy Barr
    Sarah Palin is making her priorities clear – celebrity feuds trump visiting early states and building an organization. Much was made of Palin’s hire of Mike Glassner as her chief of staff, but since then her operation has not begun to look any more like a campaign in waiting. Continue Reading She has yet to hire additional staff to make a political play. And the contrasting 2012 storylines today serve as good a reminder as any recently of just how far Palin is from running for president. In Iowa, five presidential candidates of various stature are participating in one of...
  • Palin Fights Back: Kathy Griffin a ‘50-Year-Old Adult Bully… Has-Been Comedienne’

    03/06/2011 9:44:40 PM PST · by pissant · 104 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3/6/11 | staff
    Well played by Palin. Griffin, like so many others on the left, relentlessly bully conservatives like Sarah Palin and even target her helpless children while simultaneously decrying other bullies. The hypocrisy is so painstakingly obvious it could only be overlooked by people incapable of thinking clearly. But Griffin, like so many others on the left, falls squarely into the “incapable of thinking clearly” category.
  • Indiana Gov. Mitchell wins Oregon straw poll, trailed by Romney, Palin

    03/06/2011 10:33:37 PM PST · by pissant · 39 replies
    The Republic ^ | 3/6/11 | staff
    SEASIDE, Ore. — Oregon Republicans attending the annual Dorchester Conference in Seaside, Ore., say they would vote for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels as a presidential candidate, while former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came in third. Thirty percent say they would vote for Daniels. He was praised Sunday for being fiscally conservative, having "core moral values" and running a state government with a budget surplus. The Daily Astorian reports that another 23 percent say they would vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and 18 percent would vote for Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee...
  • Tea Party 2012: Will Michele Bachmann Steal Sarah Palin's Thunder?

    03/05/2011 11:46:22 AM PST · by pissant · 91 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/5/11 | Lyndsey Boerma
    It's looking increasingly likely that tea party maven and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., will dive into the 2012 presidential waters. Among the evidence is a packed schedule for this weekend, including two suspiciously stump-like stops in Florida on Friday and a Sunday appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, where she’ll be asked about how “the campaign against President Obama’s reelection should be framed,” according to network previews. Most notable is Bachmann's involvement in the conservative Club for Growth’s annual winter meeting on Friday, where her name shared a guest list with those of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Govs....
  • Bristol Palin Signs Book Deal to Publish Memoir

    03/01/2011 7:32:47 PM PST · by pissant · 93 replies
    KTUU ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    NEW YORK — It's official: Bristol Palin has a book deal. The daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has signed with William Morrow to publish "Not Afraid of Life," to come out this summer. Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, announced Tuesday that the memoir would provide "an inside look at her life."
  • Did Ann Coulter reveal Sarah Palin's presidential intentions? (Video)

    02/26/2011 1:48:26 PM PST · by pissant · 156 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/26/11 | Ryan Whitt
    Yesterday Ann Coulter might have unintentionally, or possibly intentionally, let it be known that Sarah Palin will not run for president in 2012. Everyone has made their own best guess on whether or not Palin will run, but Coulter may have access to more "insider knowledge" given her position as an established conservative commentator. In an interview with Sean Hannity last night Coulter said that she "loved" Palin, but also took a slight verbal jab at the former half-term governor of Alaska. After praising Palin, Coulter goes on to say that she does not think that Palin will run for...
  • Political Circus: Jerry Springer to Palin's rescue

    02/25/2011 2:40:19 PM PST · by pissant · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/25/11 | Ed Hornick
    Washington (CNN) -- Politics is serious business, but not all the time. Sar-ah! Sar-ah! Sar-ah! Jerry Springer is known for a lot of things -- from being the former mayor of Cincinnati to ringmaster of an outlandish talk show where smackdowns are more common than humidity on South Beach. Now Springer can add another title: FOS (friend of Sarah). Well, sort of. "I don't want her to be president," Springer told radio station WABC. "I don't agree with her views. But I would never say anything mean about her. I think she is incredibly charismatic. I think she takes her...
  • Even GOP activists are turning against Sarah Palin

    02/24/2011 9:23:19 PM PST · by pissant · 244 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/24/11 | Steve Thomma
    ROCK HILL, S.C. — As Sarah Palin wonders whether to run for president, she might want to talk to people in places such as South Carolina. She'd find her star fading, and her prospects daunting. Republicans still like her, but now they openly question whether she could or should be nominated for president, let alone elected. At a recent gathering in South Carolina, the site of a crucial early presidential primary next year, party activists said the former Alaska governor didn't have the experience, the knowledge of issues or the ability to get beyond folksy slang and bumper-sticker generalities that...
  • Palin gets it right on birthers and Obama's faith

    02/17/2011 5:03:06 PM PST · by pissant · 90 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 2/17/11 | Jonathan Capehart
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the Tea Party Princess, played a noxious game of dodge ball with George Stephanopoulos this morning when he asked her whether she believed that President Obama was born in the United States and is not a Muslim. Leave it to the Tea Party Queen -- Sarah Palin -- to show Bachmann and others in the Republican Party the right way to answer the question. "Do you question his faith and citizenship?" Palin was asked today during an onstage interview hosted by the Long Island Association. Her answer was brief and to the point. "I don't, and...
  • Sarah Palin's wink at the homosexual lobby

    02/18/2011 2:18:06 AM PST · by pissant · 129 replies
    WND ^ | 2/17/11 | Alan Keyes
    I think American voters would do better to think about the influence political leaders exert by their words and actions, instead of treating their speeches (not to mention their sound bites and 60-second spots) as evidence of anything but what they think we want to hear. This came to mind last week as I read the report about Sarah Palin's non-appearance at this year's biggest conservative non-event (or should that be biggest non-conservative, pretending-to-be-conservative event?). She released a statement intended to keep her distance from the individuals and organizations whose non-appearance was meant to convey disapproval of CPAC's trendy surrender...

    02/15/2011 11:57:53 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies
    AZ Conservative ^ | 2/15/11 | Staff
    What's the best way to assure America of the right kind of leadership for the next several years? It's by getting behind the two leading presumed conservative candidates for president: Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty, the two former governors. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are calculating politicians who cannot ignite and unify the Republican base. Newt Gingrich has too much baggage. What isn't needed now is a 1990's leader. That's why Pawlenty and Palin are so appealing as the leaders who can turn this underperforming nation around. They represent the best bets to courageously battle against socialism in Washington. Romney...
  • Is Palin just a politician, after all?

    02/15/2011 11:51:25 PM PST · by pissant · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 2/16/11 | Linda harvey
    Sarah Palin told reporters that she would have no problem with the porn lobby being cosponsors and holding respected seats at the table at last week's CPAC meeting. Nor does she have a problem with Planned Parenthood. After all, these are "different, diverse groups involved in political discourse" – so why not allow them all to crowd in under the "conservative" umbrella? Actually, she didn't say these things, but instead told Fox News "gay" groups had a right to be at CPAC. But, why not these others as well? Don't they fit her broad qualifications, as stated above? Why not...
  • Donald Trump Vs Sarah Palin -- Republican Presidential Candidates 2012

    02/14/2011 1:24:34 AM PST · by pissant · 82 replies
    IB TImes ^ | 2/12/11 | staff
    As the 2012 presidential race approaches, the Republicans are exploring all possibilities to deny Barack Obama a second term. As the potential Republican candidates met in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the real estate mogul Donald Trump made a surprise appearance to reiterate the possibility of him running for president in 2012. Among the likes of Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, the real estate mogul will have to first beat out the ever popular Sarah Palin to even be considered. Although Trump flirted with the idea way back in 1999 when Bill Clinton was the...
  • Sarah Palin needs to rein in her harsh feminist rhetoric

    02/14/2011 7:42:57 AM PST · by pissant · 182 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/11 | Carey Roberts
    I applaud Sarah Palin’s passion, her adroit sense of humor, and her you-go-girl! gumption. But the more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more I become perplexed by her over-heated gender-bending rhetoric. I believe we can all agree that men and women should have equal opportunities. But let’s not confuse equal opportunities with identical outcomes. Just because a woman has the same right to an education and a decent job doesn’t mean she will pursue the identical career path, toil as long, or work as many years as a man. Men and women have differing proclivities and interests — most...
  • Palin hires a chief of staff ‎

    02/11/2011 9:08:30 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/11 | AndyBarro
    Sarah Palin has hired a veteran operative to serve as a chief of staff to her loosely organized team, one of the biggest indicators yet that the former Alaska governor is leaning toward a run for the White House. POLITICO confirmed late Friday night that Palin has hired Michael Glassner to serve the key role.
  • Palin: Mubarak Relationship “Not Moral or Ethical”

    02/11/2011 8:51:00 AM PST · by pissant · 181 replies
    Time ^ | 2/11/11 | staff
    On whether the United States should have been giving foreign aid to President Mubarak: “Over 30 years of standing by Mubarak’s side and he essentially standing with America on a lot of our interests it makes sense that we have a reciprocal relationship but no it is not moral or ethical. We are watching Mubarak and realizing the billions of dollars that have been spent, he’s become rich, a lot of the dictatorship has personally benefited. So where do those funds end up? We need to pull back on those countries where the money isn't doing any good."
  • Liberals like Palin candidacy

    02/08/2011 5:36:50 PM PST · by pissant · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/8/11 | Maggie Haberman
    Sarah Palin, liberal darling?! Continue Reading That was the outcome of a Harris Poll taken online at the end of January, with some 23 percent of self-described liberals saying they want Sarah Palin to run for the Republican nomination in 2012. Libs "may be looking at who they would like to see Barack Obama run against," according to the release from the pollsters, whose survey was among a group of 2,566 people taken Jan. 17 and Jan. 24. The pollsters didn't provide a margin of error since the sample size was self-selected — meaning it was only people who agreed...
  • Gays and the GOP: Palin and Pawlenty Explore the Hornet's Nest

    02/08/2011 9:47:44 PM PST · by pissant · 97 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 2/8/11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Sarah Palin did not say she supports gay marriage. She hasn't celebrated the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. But she also did not say that a gay Republican group should be banned from participating in a big Republican conference, and for that, social conservatives are begging her to "clarify." Controversy has been brewing for months over GOProud, a gay conservative group, and its participation in CPAC, one of the biggest Republican events of the year--a must-do for most aspiring presidential hopefuls. Many social conservative groups are boycotting the conference because GOProud was allowed to participate. But Palin said she...
  • Palin trails Obama in red Tennessee

    02/07/2011 12:08:05 PM PST · by pissant · 113 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/11 | Maggie Haberman
    Sarah Palin's big problems among the GOP faithful are on clear display in a new poll that shows large numbers of Republicans aren’t sure about her and the tea party darling trails President Barack Obama in a head-to-head matchup in Tennessee — even with the president's job approval numbers running low in the state. The poll in the solidly red state where she and McCain crushed Obama by 15 points two years ago is a warning bell that Palin, despite her following and appeal to conservatives, remains fairly radioactive to some Republican voters, who are far from convinced she can...
  • Bristol Palin: I’d ‘probably’ run for office ‘further down the road’

    02/07/2011 9:01:04 PM PST · by pissant · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/7/11 | Laura Donovan
    In an exclusive, in-depth interview with E! Online’s Giuliana Rancic, “Dancing With the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin talked about running for public office “further down the road,” son Tripp, ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston, her new boyfriend, and being a Maricopa, Ariz. homeowner. When Rancic asked if she would ever run for office, Palin said, “Probably. But that would be further down the road.” “If I saw something that needed to be changed, then I would step up to the plate and do something about it,” Palin said, addressing what would motivate her to enter elective politics. Palin said she would run...
  • Palin defends GOProud participation at CPAC (misleading headline)

    02/07/2011 7:21:00 AM PST · by pissant · 262 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/7/11 | Morrisey
    No great surprise here, really; Palin has quietly backed the end of DADT and expressed support for conservative gays and lesbians in the past. Speaking here with David Brody from the Christian Broadcast Network and excerpted by Breitbart TV, Palin doesn’t endorse GOProud but does defend their attendance at CPAC, and argues that the value of events such as CPAC is to debate the issues and provide as much information as possible to attendees:
  • Loving Palin, but not for president, cont'd

    02/05/2011 12:12:57 PM PST · by pissant · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/5/11 | Ben Smith
    Last Spring in New Orleans, Jonathan Martin and I picked up a very clear sentiment from Republican activists about Sarah Palin, reporting from the Southern Republican Leadership conference that "the wide admiration for Palin among the rock-ribbed Dixie Republicans gathered in the room wasn't matched by a confidence that she was ready to run." Jeff Zeleny picks up something very similar at the Reagan Library this weekend: Roy Billings, a Reagan admirer and a longtime contributor to the [Young America's Foundation], said he liked Ms. Palin a great deal, but he hoped that she would not run for president in...
  • Michele Bachmann emerges as face of Tea Party as Sarah Palin's star wanes

    01/26/2011 11:59:15 AM PST · by pissant · 93 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 1/26/11 | Tony Harnden
    With Mrs Palin's political star apparently on the wane after a much-criticised response to the Arizona shootings, Mrs Bachmann appears ready and willing to step into the breach. Although the official Republican response to Mr Obama's address to Congress was made by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Tea Party response by Mrs Bachmann was carried live on CNN. Mr Ryan, 40, a mild-mannered fiscal policy specialist, was scathing about Mr Obama's policies but maintained a measured tone, speaking with unadorned, straightforward language. At points, he even praised Mr Obama, stating that "some of his words were reassuring". In contrast,...
  • Bachmann Tea-Party Overdrive: Minnesota Congresswoman Positions to Take Palin's Place

    01/23/2011 11:18:14 AM PST · by pissant · 58 replies · 1+ views
    The Nation ^ | 1/23/11 | John Nichols
    This is the winter of Sarah Palin’s discontent. Her “don’t retreat, reload” rhetoric blew up on her when Americans started fretting about heated political talk after an Arizona gunman shot a congresswoman and killed a federal judge. Then she added insult to injury by trying to claim she was the real victim, of a “blood libel.” Her poll numbers now are lower than at any time since she came on the national scene, and when New Hampshire Republicans voted in a presidential straw poll at their annual meeting, only 7 percent picked Palin. A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests...
  • Giuliani Eyes Presidential Bid — If Palin Runs Too

    01/21/2011 4:39:53 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/21/11 | Dan Yadron
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he is “more likely” to run for president in 2012 if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes a bid, according to snippets from an interview to air on CNN Monday night released on Twitter. “The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have,” Mr. Giuliani is quoted as saying on CNN host Piers Morgan’s Twitter account. “My one chance, if I have a chance, is that I’m considered a moderate.” The implication being that Ms. Palin, a tea party favorite, is not...
  • Mike Pence, the Anti-Huckabee

    01/21/2011 5:13:35 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 1/20/11 | Sarah Posner
    # This Politico story about the group drafting Indiania Congressman Mike Pence to run for the GOP presidential nomination is full of interesting tidbits about Republicans' dissatisfaction with the rest of the field: An Indiana congressman with just five terms in public office, Pence is currently the subject of a draft movement—but he may well pick a gubernatorial run over a White House bid. . . . . The pro-Pence crowd consists of a group of traditional conservatives who, while sympathizing with her, don’t view Sarah Palin as a serious presidential candidate. They doubt Mike Huckabee will run again or...
  • Rudy Giuliani: I’ll Be More Likely To Run In 2012 If Sarah Palin Does

    01/21/2011 4:41:49 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/21/11 | Alex Alvarez
    Rudy Giuliani has already announced that he’s “considering” a run for president in 2012, but, as he tells Piers Morgan in Monday’s episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, he’ll be much more likely to run if Sarah Palin decides to as well. Giuliani says that running against Palin would position him as a “moderate Republican” in contrast to Palin’s views. Morgan called him the “acceptable face of the Republican party,” to which America’s Mayor replied, “Well. I don’t know if I’m acceptable. The way I got elected as mayor of New York City was not being acceptable. My slogan was ‘You...
  • CNN Poll: Palin unfavorable rating at all-time high

    01/19/2011 12:14:16 AM PST · by pissant · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/19/11 | staff
    Washington (CNN) -- A new national poll indicates that 56% of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor. That 56% unfavorable figure is up seven points from just before the midterm elections, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday morning. Thirty-eight percent of people questioned in the poll say they have a favorable view of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, down two points from October.
  • Palin is the Republican Obama

    01/19/2011 12:18:49 AM PST · by pissant · 58 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/19/11 | Jack Hunter
    When you ask Barack Obama’s admirers what they like most about him, you will typically hear of his personality traits before any specifics about policy. Obama’s fans say that he is so “smart… cool-headed… articulate…” To point out that in terms of policy, Obama isn’t that different from most other conventional Democrats–or even that different from George W. Bush–does little to dissuade the president’s most ardent champions, and any failure to live up to liberal ideals does little to change Obama’s current popular status as liberalism personified. Sarah Palin is the Republican Obama. When you ask Palin’s admirers what they...
  • Ted Nugent: I love Palin but I couldn’t vote for her right now

    01/06/2011 7:16:39 PM PST · by pissant · 172 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/6/11 | Allahpundit
    Dude, I think we just found our keynote speaker for RINOcon. “(Palin’s) coming from the street, she’s coming from the we-the-people rank-and-file, she makes sense when she talks, she says all the right things, she’s sincere, she’s knowledgeable , she’s articulate, she’s damn good-looking, plus she kills moose, how can you go wrong?” Nugent gushed. However, when Cooper pressed Nugent on whether Palin would make a good president, Nugent balked. “It’s too early to tell. Right know, if we had a vote, I couldn’t vote for Sarah Palin. And I love her. I love her madly, and I respect her.”...
  • More top Republicans join Sarah-can't-win caucus

    01/03/2011 7:58:45 PM PST · by pissant · 190 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/3/11 | Justin Eliot
    Two more prominent conservatives have gone public with the increasingly familiar view that Sarah Palin simply cannot win the presidency in 2012. The last few weeks have been very tough for Palin, with more and more conservatives voicing doubts about her fitness to be president (see Salon's guide to the criticism here) and her poll numbers dropping. The two latest doubters are columnist George Will and the RedState blogger Erick Erickson. They take two different routes to the same conclusion. Here's Erickson in a blog post today endorsing Rep. Mike Pence for 2012: But right now I am not excited...
  • Ronald Kessler: Tea Party Now 'Conscience' of Congressional Republicans (On Palin-I don't see it)

    01/03/2011 7:56:05 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/3/11 | Jim Myers
    Newsmax’s chief Washington correspondent Ronald Kessler says it’s not “in Obama’s DNA” to move more to the center following big Republican gains in the midterm elections. He also asserts that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “has blinders on” regarding the wishes of most Americans, calls the tea party movement the “conscience” of congressional Republicans, and doubts that Sarah Palin can win the White House in 2012. Kessler is a New York Times best-selling author whose latest book is “In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.” His next...
  • Did Sarah Palin Just Tweet Her Position on 'Homos'?

    01/03/2011 10:20:46 PM PST · by pissant · 220 replies
    Gawker ^ | 1/3/11 | Max Read
    Former vice presidential candidate and reality television star Sarah Palin has remained quiet over the recent repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. But she may have just made a statement... by re-Tweeting a conservative lesbian's columnist's Tweet about 'homos.' Around 10 p.m. Eastern time on Monday night, conservative pundit Tammy Bruce Tweeted about the recent repeal of the military's discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy: But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already—the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed Tue Jan 04 03:12:46 via web The idea being, one imagines,...
  • Sarah Palin hints support for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    01/04/2011 10:33:12 AM PST · by pissant · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/4/10 | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin – whose lips have been sealed about the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – is now hinting that she supports the move. Palin has not spoken publicly about the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the military, but she appeared to show support for the change via a retweet on Monday night of a gay conservative radio host.
  • The Re-Tweet heard round the conservative world (HomoGate)

    01/04/2011 10:41:14 AM PST · by pissant · 45 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 1/4/10 | Ian Dodge
    Its been a tough couple of weeks for the gay-loathing “social conservative.” First they have CPAC laying the law down, calling a boycott’s bluff by letting GOProud remain at the event and now this. The darling of many on the right and a far chunk of the tea party movement has caused a stir by a simple re-Tweet on her Twitter account. (Re-Tweet for those not Twitter au fait, means forwarding a Tweet by someone else to all your followers.) Palin re-Tweeted a comment from Tammy Bruce about DADT and the idea put forward by some to re-instate the policy...
  • Santorum Takes Aim at Romney, Palin

    01/04/2011 1:19:52 PM PST · by pissant · 62 replies
    Nat. Journal ^ | 1/4/11 | ALex Roarty
    Rick Santorum the senator didn’t shy from controversy. Apparently, neither will Rick Santorum the presidential candidate. The former senator from Pennsylvania speaks and acts like a man working diligently to become a dark-horse favorite for president. Dark is the operative word: During an hour-long interview with National Journal last week at a busy coffee shop just blocks from the Capitol, no one appeared to recognize the potential presidential candidate. Santorum is making up for his low profile by taking aim at better-known potential rivals: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In a race where nobody...
  • More Herman Cain Awesomeness

    12/28/2010 3:07:33 PM PST · by pissant · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The other McCain ^ | 12/28/10 | Stacy McCain
    The term “Herman Cain porn” was coined at Red State to describe videos like this one from Citizens4Cain: (see link for video) The “next Reagan” label is a heavy burden, but even if Cain is not equal to the Great Communicator — is anyone, really? — he is at least a Doggone Effective Communicator. Like I said, “Steve Forbes with charisma.” BTW, there were some negative comments on yesterday’s post — “Herman Cain: ‘We Have People on the Ground’ in Early Primary States“ – which I’m hesitant to describe as the work of outright trolls. To the one commenter who...
  • Is Herman Cain running for president?

    12/28/2010 12:12:53 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 12/28/10 | Bob Keefe
    WASHINGTON -- He dropped off most voters' radar screens after losing a 2004 bid to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. But conservative Atlanta radio show host Herman Cain has hardly forgotten about politics. In fact, he may be running for president in 2012. Cain, a Republican, said he is "one step closer" toward announcing a bid for president after the GOP's big sweep of the November midterm elections. For now, Cain said he is putting out feelers and "prayerfully considering" a run, and he will make a decision sometime early next year. "Right now I'm in the process of...
  • John Bolton: Obama Administration “Doesn’t Fundamentally Believe In National Missile Defense”

    12/28/2010 3:38:17 PM PST · by pissant · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/28/10 | Matt Schneider
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton appeared with Tucker Carlson last night on Hannity to discuss his strong disapproval of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Bolton believed the ripple effects of the treaty would cost America “for years to come” and Tucker even described alleged liberal rationale for the treaty as “grotesque.” The START treaty, if ultimately ratified by the Russian parliament, would require the drawing down of nuclear warheads of both the U.S. and Russia over the next seven years from current levels of 2,200 each to 1,550. Tucker was first annoyed that Obama rushed the...
  • The Day I Met Chuck Yeager & Duncan L. Hunter

    12/23/2010 5:43:09 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    The World is Raw ^ | Dec 19, 2010 | Rob
    Over the last couple months I have been bringing books, two sackfuls at a time to Maxwell’s House Of Books in exchange for store credit. So far, my schlepping of about 70 books has yielded a credit of $38. Yesterday I gobbled up twenty of it so I could own a copy of Duncan L. Hunter‘s new book, Victory In Iraq: How America Won. Why? Because that’s a great title and because Hunter was going to be in La Mesa, at Maxwell’s signing copies. The photo above shows Hunter signing my actual book. After he signed it we chatted for...
  • Hawaii's governor wants to reveal Obama birth info

    12/28/2010 4:03:29 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies · 4+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    HONOLULU (AP) — Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama's birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere. Abercrombie was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, and is deeply troubled by the effort to cast doubt on the president's citizenship. The newly elected Democrat will ask the state attorney general's office and health officials about how he can make public more of Obama's birth documentation from Aug. 4, 1961, spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Tuesday.
  • Huckabee Gaining Strength In New 2012 Poll

    12/28/2010 6:54:38 PM PST · by pissant · 112 replies · 4+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    (NewsCore) - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has the support of more Republicans around the country than three of his potential 2012 rivals, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday. The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found that 67 percent of self-identified Republicans were either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to support his candidacy in 2012. That compared with 59 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 54 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 49 percent for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It is the second recent poll to show momentum for Huckabee. A Public Policy Polling survey...
  • Conservative doubts still haunt Romney

    12/28/2010 6:58:59 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/10 | Aaron Guerrero
    Sooner or later the bubble had to pop. Mitt Romney has had a pretty swell time of it in 2010. The former presidential contender has been ambidextrous in his political maneuvers, carefully challenging President Obama on key economic issues that play to his own strengths as a pragmatic technocrat. The success generated by his book No Apology earlier this year seemed to verify his place as the GOP’s resident wonk. The book even won praise from detractors as a thoughtful policy manifesto. As Republicans rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction towards taking back the House, Romney faithfully played the role...
  • TRENDING: CNN 2012 Poll: Obama and Palin going in different directions?

    12/28/2010 11:51:52 AM PST · by pissant · 66 replies · 6+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    As the start of the next presidential campaign nears, a new national poll suggests that President Barack Obama's tax-cut compromise with congressional Republicans did not hurt his standing among Democrats, while former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may be dropping in the eyes of Republicans. According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday, 78 percent of Democrats questioned in the poll say they want to see Obama at the top of their party's ticket in 2012, with only 19 percent saying they would prefer someone else as the Democratic presidential nominee. The 19 percent figure is the lowest figure since...
  • In shift, Sarah Palin stresses electability as a reason to run for president

    12/15/2010 7:57:47 AM PST · by pissant · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/10 | Chris Heinze
    Over the past month, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has quietly altered her case for the presidency in a savvy shift of rhetoric. The lofty goal? Turning the main reason a Republican might oppose her into the primary reason for voting for her. If she can pull it off, the nomination might be hers, but she is up against a tough set of barriers. Every candidate must have a compelling reason for running, and until one month ago, Palin’s was simple. In October, she told “Entertainment Tonight” that she would only run if the field were missing a candidate...
  • Charles Krauthammer Tells Bill O’Reilly Sarah Palin Must Expand Policy Knowledge

    12/14/2010 7:28:22 PM PST · by pissant · 356 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/14/10 | Glen Davis
    Bill O’Reilly recently talked with frequent Fox News guest Charles Krauthammer to handicap potential GOP candidates’ chances in the 2012 presidential election. Krauthammer called Mitt Romney the front-runner” and said Mike Huckabee has established himself as a “major player”…but his most dissected comments will probably be his remarks on one Sarah Palin. Krauthammer compared Palin’s problem to Hillary Clinton’s in the late 1990s – strong support from her core base, virulent opposition from most others. O’Reilly asked if the level of opposition to Palin is the media’s fault, and while Krauthammer said they’ve “contributed enormously” and that “the animus to...