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  • CURL: Palin still isn’t afraid to ‘rage against the machine’

    09/01/2012 11:17:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    TAMPA, Fla. — Four years ago almost to the day, Sarah Palin became a megastar. Overnight, she went from an obscure governor of a state 67 hours by car from the White House to the Republican Party’s second in command, a power player who, very likely, could run for president in 2016 — and win the nomination. But on the eve of Rep. Paul Ryan’s nomination as Mitt Romney’s running mate, Mrs. Palin was not in Tampa but instead on late-night Fox News, appearing from a remote location, perhaps her backyard in Scottsdale, Ariz., (which, if you’re keeping track at...
  • Palin, Fox at odds in contract negotiations?

    08/31/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31,2012 | Ed Morrissey
    One of the most curious developments at the Republican convention took place far away from the delegate floor. Two events appeared for a short time to be part of the same story: the announcement of the “mystery speaker,” and the sudden cancellation of Sarah Palin’s interviews on Fox News. Palin, the Republican Party’s previous VP nominee, would have provided some intriguing commentary on the night when her successor spoke, and so some — myself included — thought Palin’s spots must have been canceled because she had become a participant in this convention. When it became clear that Clint Eastwood had...
  • No Sarah at Republican Convention... TV Ratings Pludge!

    08/30/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 37 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/30/12
    Out of the midst of our nation have risen many - but one in particular today - whose love for God and country has placed her on the center stage of the conservative movement. One who the masses of common folk greatly respect and admire. One who has become a “mother” in these United States of America in an hour of crisis. One who has the vision and passion that our founders once possessed. One who has spoken out against to political machines of the Left and Republican establishment; and finally, one who has a fear of Almighty God to...
  • BREAKING: FOX News Cancels Sarah Palin's Interviews (8/29/12).

    08/29/2012 3:06:01 PM PDT · by Kolath · 56 replies
    FaceBook (Palin) ^ | 8/29/2012 | Sarah Palin
    I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight. Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain....
  • Arizon Election Results

    08/28/2012 11:41:57 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | August 28th, 2012 |
    Despite being outraised by his opponent, Flake, a six-term congressman, had seen strong backing from both establishment and tea party Republicans in his quest to win the open seat soon to be vacated by retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl....
  • Sarah Palin to provide comments on RNC actions to shut out conservative voices

    08/28/2012 4:20:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | August 28, 2012 | Mark Levin
    Mark is interviewing Sarah who will provide comments on this afternoon's actions by the RNC at the convention. Interview will be 7:30 p.m. EDT. Listen live: Mark Levin Show live stream
  • Palin: Voters Must Break Addiction to Obama 'Hope-ium'

    08/28/2012 8:07:04 AM PDT · by stevek1 · 20 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 10:59 AM | Greg McDonald
    Sarah Palin says Americans need to dump “the status quo” presidency of Barack Obama in order to free themselves from the “hope-ium” he’s been peddling since his 2008 campaign.
  • Ron Paul and Tea Party supporters rally before Republican National Convention

    08/27/2012 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2012-08-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . NBC News : Free Republic's Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" at the Tampa 2012 GOP Convention ... Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" in Tampa ...(click) Internet Link: .
  • Kirk Adams BBQ and Picnic with Governor Sarah Palin – Monday August 27th – 4:00PM

    08/26/2012 5:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Political Mafioso ^ | August 26, 2012 | Tony Goprano
    GILBERT, AZ- Kirk Adams and his campaign for Congress is proud and honored to announce Governor Sarah Palin will be in the Grand Canyon State Monday, August 27th, to support Kirk Adams. The event will include live music and a family BBQ. The BBQ is set to start at 3:30 pm and will be held at Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert, AZ. Adams and Palin will be serving the food as a way of saying thank you for all the support and encouraging people to get out and vote. Accompanied with the food will be refreshments, live music and several...
  • Sarah Palin: Sure There Might be a New 3rd Party Rise if the GOP Doesn’t Stay True to it’s Platform

    08/25/2012 9:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | August 25, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Sarah Palin was on Fox News earlier today talking to Uma Pemmaraju about the up coming Republican Nation Convention. She also fielded a few viewer questions ranging from how one should vote if they don’t like either candidate, to whether she’d ever run for Governor of Alaska again. She also noted, when asked, that if the GOP doesn’t get it’s act together, and start following the platform set out by it’s members, the party may very well go the way of the Whigs. (VIDEO AT LINK) When a lady asks what to do if you can’t get behind either candidate,...
  • Sarah Palin endorses third-party run if Akin won’t drop out

    08/22/2012 12:08:00 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 260 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 22, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Sarah Palin endorsed a third-party candidacy against Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., if he persists in his refusal to drop out of the general election campaign after making startling comments about rape and abortion. “We’ve got to take back the Senate and Missouri is a must-win state,” Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “The way we do that is to have someone like Sarah Steelman be able to run — even if it’s as a third-party candidate — to be able to run and help us take this back.” Palin endorsed Steelman in the primary, which was regarded as showdown...
  • MO Senate Race: Why Not a Write-in Candidate? It worked in Alaska

    08/23/2012 4:02:33 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 35 replies
    August 23, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    Well, this is a "Hail Mary" pass, but does anyone think it would be possible to pit a write-in candidate against McCaskill in the MO Senate race? It worked for Lisa Murkowski in Alaska 2 years ago. I'm thinking that with all the publicity the Todd Akin statement has brought to this race, it might work. Maybe Sarah Steel with strong support from Sarah Palin? I dunno. I don't really care who it is as long as they are Conservative. I know some folks on here think Sarah Steel in not Conservative "enough". But, at least she's not McCaskill. Anyhow,...
  • Sarah Palin takes the initiative

    08/22/2012 11:35:56 PM PDT · by onyx · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/12 08:23 AM ET | By Bernie Quigley
    It was an error for the Republicans to bring in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the key speaker at their convention. While all of the excitement and adventure in politics in the last three years has been among conservatives, Christie is the great, faithless bet against conservatives’ future and a futile attempt to institutionalize the past. At CPAC events these last three years, up to 40 percent of young conservatives yearned for Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano; STATES’ RIGHTS, SOUND MONEY AND CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. The other 60 percent — the National Review crowd, the neocons, the Bush...
  • An Ex-Democrat Posts an Open Letter to the GOP Tampa Convention Delegates Regarding Sarah Palin

    08/22/2012 3:33:29 PM PDT · by EandO1773 · 43 replies
    Essex and Orange 1773 blog ^ | August 20, 2012 | Ray Gross
    This is an open letter to all RNC delegates attending the GOP convention in Tampa next week. This was part of a campaign called The Goliath Project where almost half of the delegates were recently mailed a copy of this posted letter and another letter written by another great patriot, Brian of Berkeley. As the name of the project implies, we understand that the odds are great against taking down the giant Republican machine with our little slingshot and stones. But we cannot stop trying to defeat the giants, for they will surely win. If you know a delegate to...
  • Reince Priebus: Sarah Palin Offered Prime Time RNC Speaking Spot: What About Ron Paul Delegates?

    08/22/2012 3:06:51 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 6 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-22-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Mark Levin interviewed RNC chairman Reince Priebus and asked if Sarah Palin was offered a speaking position, in prime time at the Republican National Convention beginning next week in Tampa, Florida. Priebus said (snippet): (see video below) Photo: Sarah Palin PRIEBUS: Governor Palin was definitely invited to speak at the Convention, and it wasn't like in the afternoon or anything like that. She was invited to speak one of the evenings. I don't know if it got to the point of what time and date, and which particular period of time, but she was invited to speak and it just...
  • Sarah Palin Calls For 3rd Party Run In MO

    08/21/2012 7:36:25 PM PDT · by PhxTM06 · 96 replies
    Live on Greta. "We cannot quash this opportunity in Missouri!" She's more fired up than I've seen her in awhile, looks like she's ready to get up and start throwing stuff around the studio.
  • Why Ryan is the new Palin (Flawed premise warning)

    08/21/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Buenos Aires Herald ^ | August 21, 2012 | Patricio Navia
    VP candidates who outshine their bosses cause problems After the traumatic experience with the choice of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008, Mitt Romney wanted to appoint a running mate who would not embarrass his campaign as Palin embarrassed John McCain. Though Paul Ryan is a much more experienced, able and better prepared politician than Palin, their nominations share one negative externality for their respective running-mates. Ryan has become the central figure in the Republican camp just as Palin eclipsed McCain. Vice-presidents occupy one of the best known and least influential positions in American politics. They are...
  • Let Sarah Speak: The 20 Best Quotes from Sarah Palin

    08/21/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 21, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Sarah Palin was the GOP vice-presidential candidate in 2008. She's also the most prominent woman in the party, she may have been the MVP of the GOP's incredible 2010 election cycle, and she's one of the best speakers that Republicans have to offer. That's why it's such a shame that she's not being given an opportunity to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. If you think that Mitt Romney and the RNC should "Let Sarah Speak," you can sign a petition, contact the Republican National Convention, or just speak out on her behalf. If enough conservatives say, "Let...
  • Wayne Brady Apologizes For Trig Palin-Jeff Ross Joke

    08/20/2012 7:45:07 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 58 replies
    This letter has taken me a few days to compose because of the conflicting emotions that I've experienced since the day of the Roast and it's subsequent airing. The environment of the Roast is a comedic (hopefully), tasteless (mostly always), affair that encourages everyone to out-filth each other. Not normally what I'm known for, right? But, when I was invited, I jumped at the chance to play outside of my perceived "norm" and have fun. The Jeff joke was written for me and at the end of the day I take full responsibility for saying it. It wasn't meant as...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Bongino for Senate

    08/20/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matthew Hay Brown
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has made another foray into Maryland politics, endorsing GOP candidate Dan Bongino in what she calls his "uphill battle" for the Senate, his campaign announced Monday. In 2010, the former Alaska governor backed Republican Brian Murphy in his unsuccessful GOP primary bid against former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Bongino, a retired Secret Service agent, is challenging first-term Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin. "Dan has seen what politicians have done to our country, and he's decided, 'If I'm not part of the solution, I'm part of the problem,'" Palin said in a statement released...
  • Hannity to Akin: You know you could cost us the Senate, right?

    08/20/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, it’s important that people like Hannity, Coulter, and the boss emeritus are leaning on this guy too, not just Romney and Reince Priebus. Without pressure from all-stars on the right, he can dig in and turn it into a “weak-ass establishment RINOs are selling me out to the Democrats” populist attack on D.C. Republicans. That might be enough to rally grassroots conservatives to his side and keep him in the race, but not enough to prevent him from losing to McCaskill and, just maybe, dragging the ticket down with him. How lucky do you feel? Want to bet...
  • Martha Zoller: Let’s Get Her To Congress (Georgia runoff tomorrow)

    08/20/2012 3:45:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | August 14, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Then there is Martha Zoller. Martha is supported by Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, various tea party groups, and me. She’s been a talk radio host in North Georgia who, like me, has been just as willing to take on Republicans as she has Democrats. Doug Collins is beating the stew out of Martha, taking her words out of context, and distorting her record as a way to distract from his. I want you to support Martha Zoller because, unlike Doug Collins, we won’t ever have to worry about lobbying Martha to be with us once she gets to Congress. The...
  • Petition supports Sarah Palin America’s Heartland speech At GOP Convention

    08/16/2012 4:24:25 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 4 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 16, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    What is America’s mainstream republican leadership in the RNC or the Mitt Romney presidential campaign afraid of, by not letting Sarah Palin take the podium? Are they in dread that Sarah Palin will wow the convention and America by drawing from her deep well of passionate and fervent feelings for America’s families suffering in the heartland? Does the Romney campaign feel somehow skittish that she will make a better case against Obama’s growing nightmarish handling of America’s economy and his intentional goal to undermine the U.S. constitution, than Romney or Ryan can? There are a lot of questions but no...
  • Palin calls on Obama to dump Biden in favor of Hillary Clinton (22 days left - don't help O'Doofus!)

    08/15/2012 10:35:59 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 64 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 15, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Sarah Palin has said that Joe Biden’s controversial ‘put y’all back in chains’ comment should be the ‘nail in the coffin’ for his career and suggested Barack Obama replace him on the 2012 ticket with Hillary Clinton. She added that she hoped Obama would not take such a step because ‘an Obama/Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning’. There is virtually no chance of Obama replacing Biden as his running mate and it is doubtful that Clinton, who harbours ambitions to run for the White House in 2016, would even want to be the president’s running mate....
  • Palin calls on Obama to dump Biden in favor of Hillary Clinton (in their heads rent free)

    08/15/2012 6:03:31 AM PDT · by Kolath · 200 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 8/15/2012 | Toby Harnden
    Sarah Palin has said that Joe Biden’s controversial ‘put y’all back in chains’ comment should be the ‘nail in the coffin’ for his career and suggested Barack Obama replace him on the 2012 ticket with Hillary Clinton. She added that she hoped Obama would not take such a step because ‘an Obama/Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning’. But Palin’s unsolicited advice to Obama, while clearly mischievous, underlines the extent to which Biden has become a national laughing stock and a potential liability for the Democrats, despite his popularity among party activists and much-vaunted authentic style and...
  • Palin: Romney "Has A Responsibility To Take Gloves Off" Against Obama (video)

    08/14/2012 7:29:26 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 14, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "Governor Romney is on the right track and kind of taking some gloves off saying enough is enough of the failed policies of Obama, as reflected even by the failed messaging through their campaign," fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin said to Greta van Susteren on FOX News Channel tonight. "It is a negative, dirty campaign coming from the Obama administration," Palin explained. "There are only two people in this country who have ever had to run against Barack Obama and his machine and that's John McCain and myself when we ran in '08. I know what this is about. I know...
  • GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan (GOP operatives strike again like 2008)

    08/14/2012 11:22:58 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | Tuesday August 14, 2012
    “I think it’s a very bold choice. And an exciting and interesting pick. It’s going to elevate the campaign into a debate over big ideas. It means Romney-Ryan can run on principles and provide some real direction and vision for the Republican Party. And probably lose. Maybe big,” said former President George W. Bush senior adviser Mark McKinnon. Joked another: “The most popular phrase in Washington right now is: ‘I love Paul Ryan, but …’” And the more pessimistic strategists don’t even feign good cheer: They think the Ryan pick is a disaster for the GOP. Many of these people...
  • Will Romney/Ryan doubletalk stampede the conservative herd?

    08/13/2012 6:28:54 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 65 replies
    Alan Keyes is Loyal to Liberty ^ | August 12, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    What I called the Romney con is the culmination of the elitist faction’s strategy for using the GOP to carry American conservatives into oblivion. Apt word, oblivion; it means you’re gone and soon forgotten. This aim of the RINO (now Romney) Republicans has been clear at least since March, 2009. That’s when an article in the Washington Times reported Jeb Bush as saying that “it’s time for the Republican Party to give up its “nostalgia” for the heyday of the Reagan era.” He suggested “stealing the winning strategy deployed by the Democrats in the 2008 election.” What was that strategy?...
  • Palin's Absence From Convention May Expose Rift

    08/13/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    If one of Mitt Romney's goals in choosing a running mate was to mine the same mother lode of conservative excitement that John McCain tapped by picking Sarah Palin four years ago, there's one additional dilemma for Romney to address: Palin is still around. A day after Romney unveiled House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential pick, Palin suggested in a statement posted by her Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren that she would not speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.(snip) For this reason, it was notable when she initially offered only a lukewarm reaction...
  • Sarah & Todd talk about reality limelight

    08/13/2012 11:54:18 AM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 13, 2012 | SEAN DALY
    Todd Palin is finally getting his 15 minutes of reality show fame. After being reduced to supporting roles on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and daughter Bristol’s “Life’s a Tripp,” he’ll have a turn in the spotlight tonight on NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes.” Alaska’s former “First Dude,” 47, is one of eight celebrities competing in military-style exercise to earn money for charity. Palin and wife Sarah — now a consultant for Fox News — spoke with The Post in LA about the show, their family and life as reality TV stars. [...snip...] Q: What kind of effect have your family’s reality show...
  • Palin: Tea partiers have 'no choice' but Romney; 'Of course they're going w/ anybody but Obama'

    08/13/2012 1:19:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 145 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 13, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    After a long and sharply contested GOP primary battle, many Republicans, conservatives and tea-party types have been left questioning whether they can, in good conscience, vote for Mitt Romney in November. Romney’s statements as a former advocate of legalized abortion, his hotly contested record on same-sex marriage and his health-care reforms while governor of Massachusetts – sometimes maligned as “Romneycare” – have left conservatives uncertain if the presumptive Republican nominee is really one of their own. Tea-party darling and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, however, is basically dismissing the concerns, telling Fox News Channel’s Shannon Bream that Romney...
  • Statement from Governor Sarah Palin about the Republican Convention ...

    08/13/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    Gretawire ^ | August 12, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    ... As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members ...
  • Palin will not speak at Republican convention

    08/12/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 211 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/12
    Palin will not speak at Republican conventionWASHINGTON | Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:36pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will not speak at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa later this month, she said in statement on Sunday. "This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them," Palin, who was Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 election, said in a statement on Gretawire, the blog of Fox News's Greta Van Susteren.
  • Sarah Palin: We’ve got Paul Ryan’s back and will call out the media for their lies and distortions

    08/12/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 187 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8/12/2012 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Sarah Palin says that Paul Ryan is sure to be vetted and scrutinized, but that she among others has his back and will call out the media for their lies and distortions. She goes on to say that when she was thrust in that spotlight that she didn’t have a lot of support from people in the McCain campaign to defender her and explain what her record was all about because they were protecting their own future interests. But she says that we won’t let that happen to Paul Ryan:

    08/12/2012 3:59:54 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 171 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/11/2012 | Sarah Palin
    Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. President Obama has declared that this election is about “two fundamentally different visions” for America. Goodness, he’s got that right. Our country cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama’s fundamentally flawed vision. We must now look to this new team, the Romney/Ryan ticket, to provide an alternate vision of an America that is fiscally responsible, strong, and prosperous – an America that understands and is proud of her exceptional place in the world and will respect those who fight to secure that exceptionalism, which...
  • Give Palin the microphone

    08/12/2012 12:24:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The St. Tammany News ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    The GOP is slowly releasing the names of speakers for the upcoming convention in Tampa. This week it was announced that former presidential candidate Rick Santorum will address the delegates. Among the other confirmed speakers is former Republican Party presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). As the Republican Party prepares to challenge an incumbent president in November, it needs to have total unity in its ranks. One good way to solidify support from conservatives and Tea Party activists who are lukewarm toward presumptive nominee Mitt Romney is to invite former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to speak at the convention....
  • K Street Republicans’ war on Palin

    08/08/2012 11:59:43 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies ^ | 08/08/12 | Rick Manning
    I’m getting sick of the rewriting of 2008 presidential campaign history as K Street Republicans continue to assault Sarah Palin in the fear that a similarly conservative Republican will rise to the top of the VP sweepstakes. It has been so fashionable in D.C. Republican circles to bash the Palin nomination as a mistake, ill-conceived or even disastrous, that even Dick Cheney has gotten into the act. These self-serving attempts to change history are nothing more than a smear campaign designed to influence the Romney VP pick by obscuring the truth that the choice of Sarah Palin to be the...
  • Ted Cruz, Scott Walker to speak at GOP convention but Sarah Palin’s role still a mystery

    08/08/2012 1:40:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 8, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    Ted Cruz, the Tea Party-backed Senate candidate whose upset Republican primary win in Texas made national waves, will be speaking at the GOP convention this month, but the role of one of his biggest boosters remains up in the air. Sarah Palin has not been included on the three slates of convention speakers released by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus this week, even after he said Monday night that he wants her to play a role at the high-profile event. “I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. The former...
  • Superman T-shirt, towering wedges: New-look Palin ditches boxy suits as she backs Steelman in MO

    08/07/2012 4:41:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 7, 2012 | Olivia Fleming
    Sarah Palin stepped out in Kansas yesterday wearing a Superman T-shirt, skintight cropped pants and five-inch platform wedges - her political uniform of choice while campaigning for Republican Sarah Steelman. While mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri with television and radio ads, and then serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic, the 48-year-old ditched her suits for an entirely new look. Taking to the makeshift stage in the middle of a farm field, the former Alaska governor proved her new style seems to be nowhere near as conservative as her political views. After the former vice-presidential candidate was...
  • Romney, GOP: Call 9-1-1 and ask for Sarah Palin

    08/07/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 8 replies ^ | August 7, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    he GOP is slowly releasing the names of speakers for the upcoming convention in Tampa. Today it was announced that former presidential candidate Rick Santorum would address the delegates. Among the other confirmed speakers is former Republican Party presidential candidate U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ). As the Republican Party prepares to challenge an incumbent President in November, it needs to have total unity in its ranks. One good way to solidify support from conservatives and Tea Party activists who are lukewarm toward presumptive nominee Mitt Romney is to invite former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to speak at the convention.
  • Can Sarah Palin Win the Gold With Republican Endorsements?

    08/07/2012 2:42:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 7, 2012 | Amy Walter and Chris Good
    Analysis: Thus far, the former VP candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed four Senate candidates in competitive Republican primaries. All four have won. Tomorrow, she could extend that winning streak to five if Republican former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, for whom Palin stumped this weekend, wins a three-way GOP primary contest. Like any good athlete, Palin has an impeccable sense of timing. And, she's keenly aware of the environment in which she's competing. Despite the fact that the Tea Party failed to field a credible presidential candidate, the mood of the GOP primary electorate remains as anti-establishment as ever. Palin...
  • Reince Priebus Hopes Sarah Palin Speaks in Tampa

    08/07/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies ^ | 8/7/12 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus hopes Sarah Palin will speak at the Republican convention in Tampa. “I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Monday night. If Palin does speak, she would join other prominent GOP women whose national profiles have risen since Palin was pushed onto the national spotlight after McCain chose her as his running mate. In addition to Rice, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez also will be speaking. Palin told a reporter July 25 from The Tampa Bay Times...
  • Will Romney’s convention be Palin and Paul’s insurrection? (It's Reuters)

    08/06/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2012 | Nicholas Wapshott
    Barely three weeks before the Republican convention opens in Tampa, Florida, the party is deep in the throes of a barely disguised civil war. This is nothing new. The struggle for the soul of the GOP between conservative traditionalists and libertarian radicals has been going on now for more than 40 years, since Barry Goldwater briefly (and disastrously) wrested the presidential nomination from the corporatist Northeastern fat cats who ran the party for their own benefit. Ronald Reagan’s presidency was a breakthrough for the Goldwater stalwart, though now even Reaganites are finding it uncomfortable as they fend off the Tea...
  • Sarah Palin: Mama grizzlies united

    08/06/2012 6:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | August 6, 2012 | Diana Reese
    CLEVELAND, Mo—Sarah Palin did not disappoint. The crowd cheered and applauded repeatedly during her speech here Friday night, from her opening remarks about “mama grizzlies” on the Missouri state flag to her promise to stop at the local Chick-fil-A for a midnight snack. It was the first time I’d ever seen Palin in person, and it was well worth the 19-mile drive from my suburban Kansas City home to The Berry Patch, a you-pick blueberry farm near Cleveland, Mo., population 665, in rural Cass County. Not because I’m a fan or even agree with her ideology, but to see what...
  • Cheney walks back comments about Palin? (Even Darth Vader should be careful of 800lb grizzlies)

    08/06/2012 4:01:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2012 | Allahpundit
    I wonder if he tweaked her initially because he thought he could win this media fight (in the interest of working an angle for Rob Portman) or if he tweaked her because he didn’t expect any pushback from Palin and other conservatives, including his own daughter. A poor calculation from DC either way. Not especially convincing, but damage control rarely is: “It wasn’t aimed so much at Governor Palin as it was against the basic process that McCain used…my point basically dealt with the process in terms of that basic requirement, is this person prepared to step in to be...
  • Cheney walks back remark about Palin pick being ‘a mistake'

    08/06/2012 1:55:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2012
    Former vice president Dick Cheney on Monday backed off his comment that it was “a mistake” for the GOP to pick Sarah Palin as its vice presidential nominee, suggesting the comment was more about the VP process than about Palin herself. “It wasn’t aimed so much at governor Palin as it was against the basic process that (John) McCain used, “ Cheney told Fox News’s Sean Hannity in an interview airing Monday night. “My point basically dealt with the process in terms of that basic requirement: Is this person prepared to step in to be President of the United States...

    08/05/2012 10:22:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Bretbart/Big Government ^ | 8-5-2012 | Tony Lee
    August 5, 2012PALIN CAMPAIGNS WITH MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE SARAH STEELMAN by Tony Lee When Sarah Palin campaigned in Texas the Friday before Ted Cruz’s victory last Tuesday, her appearance swung the polls by 17 points in one night. Professionals said they had never seen anyone -- a politician, celebrity, or athlete -- have that much of an impact. Cruz won his victory because the Tea Party came out to support him, and these numbers showed nobody motivates Tea Party voters like Palin does. Friday in Missouri, Palin appeared with Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman at a picnic, hoping her appearance...
  • Palin visits Iowa for Rastetter dinner

    08/05/2012 2:02:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 5, 2012 | Alexander Burns
    Sarah Palin dropped in Saturday at a major summer dinner hosted by one of Iowa's top GOP businessmen, a source in attendance at the event says. The former Alaska governor paid a visit to the get-together hosted by wealthy energy executive Bruce Rastetter, mingling with a crowd of upwards of 750 people. Palin stayed for a full three and a half hours, the source said. She wasn't the only pol there — Gov. Terry Branstad and Reps. Tom Latham and Steve King were present — but she was the only national figure. In 2011, Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty and Michele...
  • Paradigm shift: Sarah Palin takes Texas

    08/04/2012 8:53:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    Establishment Republicans rally today to debunk Sarah Palin much as Letterman, Couric, Tina Fey and the vast info/entertainment culture did at the beginning. It is a measure of her success and the fear Grizzly Mama strikes in the heart of the timid. The Ted Cruz victory in the Texas Senate race brings substantive political change and Sarah Palin is behind the paradigm shift. It is, as The Washington Post called it, “a victory for the Tea Party.” Today, “the establishment” pushes further away from the main pulse of America and Sarah Palin holds the pulse. The paradigm shift can best...
  • Sarah Palin lunches in La Vista with Fischer (Nebraska US Senate race)

    08/04/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | August 4, 2012 | Rick Ruggles
    Sarah Palin heaped praise Saturday on Deb Fischer, the Republican running against Bob Kerrey for one of Nebraska's seats in the U.S. Senate. Palin had just eaten lunch with Fischer and was taking a look at items in the La Vista Cabela's, talking with a couple customers and signing a man‘s cap. She called Fischer a “hard-working, very grounded, down-to-earth, patriotic American woman.” Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate four years ago, said that as a Nebraskan, Fischer knows agriculture and could “help common-sense, constitutional Americans.” “We need more of that when it comes to regulation and policy,” Palin said...