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  • Palin's Foreign Policy Embraces Instinct, Shuns Doctrine (Long)

    05/07/2011 4:30:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 6,2011 | Scott Conroy
    In a speech at Colorado Christian College earlier this week, Sarah Palin laid out a five-point set of standards by which the United States should commit its troops to military action. Bearing the palpable influence of her new foreign policy adviser -- Peter Schweizer, a scholar at the conservative Hoover Institution who has been on SarahPAC's payroll for less than three weeks -- Palin's criteria for military action seemed at first glance to be less aggressive than the hawkish foreign policy she has consistently espoused. As recently as February, Palin had been among the first prominent Republicans calling for a...
  • Palin cuts ties to Soros-linked aides

    05/03/2011 7:01:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/3/11 | Justin Elliott
    The big Sarah Palin news today is that she has lost her longtime foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann. Scheunemann is a well-known neoconservative who worked for Jesse Helms and was intimately involved in the push for the Iraq war. He later became an aide to John McCain on the 2008 presidential campaign, where he met and linked up with Palin. He's been associated with her ever since. The question is: Why did they Scheunemann, who runs the lobbying firm Orion Strategies, leave Palin now?
  • Palin splits with neocon advisers

    05/03/2011 8:24:13 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 183 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/03/2011 | Ben Smith
    Sarah Palin has parted ways with the neoconservative foreign policy advisers who had been writing speeches and advising her on policy since she joined the McCain campaign. An aide to Palin, Tim Crawford, confirmed that Orion Strategies' Randy Scheunemann and Michael Goldfarb are no longer working for her PAC. They parted, both sides said on good terms. "Randy flat out said, 'We can't give you the time,'" Crawford said. (snip) Crawford said they've been replaced by Peter Schweizer, a writer and fellow at the Hoover Institution who blogs regularly at Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace. The personnel shift carries an ideological...
  • Real Leadership: Sarah Palin Calls on NATO to Save Libyan People – NATO Responds

    The difference between voting present and real leadership. (Big Hollywood) Yesterday, Sarah Palin called on NATO to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya. From her Facebook Page, via FOX Nation: It’s a little perplexing looking at the White House today. There was a statement on the horrible earthquake in New Zealand, and certainly our hearts go out to all those affected by this horrible natural disaster. But nothing on the slaughter in Libya? The protests in many places in the Middle East affect regimes that have cooperated with the U.S. on issues from peace with Israel, fighting al Qaeda, hosting...
  • Does Sarah Palin have a George Soros mole in her inner circle?

    11/13/2010 4:14:44 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | November 13, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Does Sarah Palin have a George Soros mole in her inner circle? The answer may very well be "yes" according to federal disclosure forms unearthed just a short time ago. A Republican lobbyist by the name of Randy Scheunemann operates a consulting firm in the Washington, D.C., area called Orion Strategies. Scheunemann has been with Palin ever since she was picked by John McCain to be his running mate for the 2008 presidential election campaign. Currently, Scheunemann is Palin’s foreign policy advisor and one of her top aides. Since 2008, Scheunemann’s influence in the Palin camp has only grown larger;...
  • Glenn Beck's George Soros Expose Missed One Surprising Thing: His Big Sarah Palin Connection

    11/12/2010 9:51:35 AM PST · by aimhigh · 315 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/12/2010 | Courtney Comstock
    Glenn Beck's epic takedown of George Soros left out something interesting. One of Sarah Palin's top aids, Randy Scheunemann, has been on Soros' payroll for years. From Salon: Given Soros' alleged role plotting to destroy the United States, Beck and his Fox viewership might be surprised to learn that one of Sarah Palin's top aides, [Scheunemann], has been on Soros' payroll for years.
  • Palin adviser worked for foreign governments

    10/04/2010 6:24:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 315 replies · 1+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 10/4/10 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin, seen as a possible Republican presidential candidate, has paid tens of thousands of dollars for foreign policy advice to a U.S. firm that represents three overseas governments, campaign finance documents show. While legal, the adviser’s work as an agent for other countries raises questions about whether Palin is receiving impartial information about foreign relations and could be become a subject of debate if she runs for president or another elected office. Financial reports filed by the former Alaska governor’s fundraising committee known as SarahPAC, show that between December 2009 and the end of May 2010, it...
  • Scheunemann advising Palin for 'wide-ranging' Hong Kong talk (Politico)

    09/22/2009 6:10:16 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies · 959+ views
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 22 SEPTEMBER 2009 | POLITICO.COM
    John McCain's campaign foreign policy advisor, Randy Scheunemann, has emerged as an advisor to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as she attempts to build a serious public profile and begins to build a network of aides and advisors typical of a national politician. Scheunemann confirmed this evening that he's with Palin in Hong Kong, where she is delivering a paid speech at a conference hosted by the brokerage house CLSA, which has in the past heard keynotes from Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
  • Sarah Palin begins to build her network of advisors

    09/23/2009 12:24:22 AM PDT · by meadsjn · 53 replies · 2,115+ views
    Texas for Palin ^ | Tuesday, September 22, 2009 | Josh Painter
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Sarah Palin begins to build her network of advisors Politico's Ben Smith reports: Randy Scheunemann, has emerged as an advisor to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as she attempts to build a serious public profile and begins to build a network of aides and advisors typical of a national politician. Scheunemann confirmed this evening that he's with Palin in Hong Kong, where she is delivering a paid speech at a conference hosted by the brokerage house CLSA, which has in the past heard keynotes from Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Rich Lowry recounts how the McCain...
  • Sources: McCain aide fired for 'trashing' staff

    11/06/2008 8:31:01 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 79 replies · 4,397+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 11/05/08 | Dana Bash
    (CNN) — Randy Scheunemann, a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain, was fired from the Arizona senator's campaign last week for what one aide called "trashing" the campaign staff, three senior McCain advisers tell CNN. One of the aides tells CNN that campaign manager Rick Davis fired Scheunemann after determining that he had been in direct contact with journalists spreading "disinformation" about campaign aides, including Nicolle Wallace and other officials....
  • How Internal Battles Divided the McCain and Palin Camps

    11/05/2008 8:53:08 PM PST · by mathwhizz · 95 replies · 4,964+ views
    Advisers in the McCain campaign, in suggesting that Palin advisers had been leaking damaging information about the McCain campaign to the news media, said they were particularly suspicious of Randy Scheunemann, Mr. McCain’s top foreign policy aide who had a central role in preparing Ms. Palin for the vice-presidential debate. As a result, two senior members of the McCain campaign said on Wednesday that Mr. Scheunemann had been fired from the campaign in its final days. But Rick Davis, the McCain campaign manager, and Mr. Salter, one of Mr. McCain’s closest advisers, said Wednesday that Mr. Scheunemann had in fact...
  • CNN: Sources: McCain aide fired for 'trashing' staff

    11/05/2008 5:04:23 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 227 replies · 19,355+ views
    CNN ^ | 11-05-2008
    <p>One of the aides tells CNN that campaign manager Rick Davis fired Scheunemann after determining that he had been in direct contact with journalists spreading "disinformation" about campaign aides, including Nicolle Wallace and other officials.</p> <p>"He was positioning himself with Palin at the expense of John McCain's campaign message," said one of the aides.</p>
  • And None Dare Call It Treason - RE: McCain's foreign policy adviser

    08/22/2008 5:01:13 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 35 replies · 519+ views
    Human Events.com ^ | 8/22/08 | PAT BUCHANAN
    Who is Randy Scheunemann? He is the principal foreign policy adviser to John McCain and potential successor to Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski as national security adviser to the president of the United States. But Randy Scheunemann has another identity, another role. He is a dual loyalist, a foreign agent whose assignment is to get America committed to spilling the blood of her sons for client regimes who have made this moral mercenary a rich man. From January 2007 to March 2008, the McCain campaign paid Scheunemann $70,000 -- pocket change compared to the $290,000 his Orion Strategies banked in...
  • McCain Adviser Was Lobbyist for Georgia

    08/14/2008 12:29:23 AM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 139+ views
    WSJ ^ | 11 Aug 2008 | MARY JACOBY
    John McCain's top foreign-policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, is a leading expert on U.S.-allied Georgia -- and was a paid lobbyist for the former Soviet republic until March, in the run-up to what has become a major battle between Georgia and Russia. Democratic rival Barack Obama's presidential campaign was quick to try to paint Mr. Scheunemann's dual roles as a conflict of interest after Sen. McCain swiftly took Georgia's side in the dispute, and cited it as evidence that Sen. McCain is "ensconced in a lobbyist culture," as Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan told reporters over the weekend. But given the rapid...
  • Who got Georgia into this? (LA Times blames Bush!!)

    08/14/2008 12:00:08 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 11 replies · 116+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 14, 2008 | Rose Brooks
    The Georgians have now been punished enough, declared Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday. Or maybe not. At press time, Russian tanks were reportedly rolling through the Georgian city of Gori, in violation of a cease-fire agreement. So there could be more punishment in store for the Georgians, who were stupid enough to imagine that if they picked a fight with Russia over the disputed region of South Ossetia, Uncle Sam would come riding to their rescue. Puh-lease. Haven't the Georgians noticed that we're sort of busy in Afghanistan and Iraq? That even if we had any available troops, we're...
  • ‘Invasion of Georgia’—a ‘3 a.m. moment’

    08/09/2008 7:54:03 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 55 replies · 379+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/9/08 | Ben Smith
    When the North Caucasus slid into war Thursday night, it presented Senators John McCain and Barack Obama with a true '3 a.m. moment,' and their responses to the crisis suggested dramatic differences in how each candidate, as president, would lead America in moments of international crisis. While Obama offered a response largely in line with statements issued by democratically elected world leaders, including President Bush, first calling on both sides to negotiate, John McCain took a remarkably-and uniquely-more aggressive stance, siding clearly with Georgia's pro-Western leaders and placing the blame for the conflict entirely on Russia. The abrupt crisis in...