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  • Palin’s star has crashed and burned (Again? LOL)

    05/17/2013 6:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Voice ^ | May 17, 2013 | Matthew Fahr, Voice Columnist
    It is hard to admit that one of the most cartoonish and self-aggrandizing figures in recent political memory actually could have been a contender at one time, but I am now willing to cede that point. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin actually could have been, at the very least, a respected political figure over the course of the last decade, but she has squandered any capital or potential she may have had by being a rudderless buffoon. The only reason this comes to light again is because Palin is polling ahead of two other candidates for a potential open Senate...
  • Why John Avlon Hates Sarah Palin

    03/29/2013 4:31:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | March 29, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Prominent among the clueless douchebags who thought Rudy Giuliani could be elected president, John Avlon by 2009 was faced with a problem: How could a pro-Obama liberal Republican hireling find work in a political environment where the Tea Party uprising demonstrated that the Charlie Crist collaborationist Vichy wing of the GOP had no natural grassroots constituency? So in 2010, Avlon co-founded the “No Labels” movement, funded by liberal donors and assigned the mission of helping Democrats destroy the Tea Party. And if Avlon’s constant smearing of conservatives as “winguts” damaged the Republican Party, so what? Nobody involved in “No Labels”...
  • Does Palin have a second act?

    03/16/2013 5:47:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | March 15, 2013 | Maggie Haberman and Manu Raju, The Politico
    In January 2009, Sarah Palin had the world on a string. A potential Republican presidential field-clearer for the presidency, every sentence she uttered was news. A Fox News contract awaited her. So did book deals. Four years later, Palin is without a clear option for elected office - or a clear sense she has an interest in any position of real public influence. She never took an active, leadership role in the tea party movement, beyond showing up at a scattered handful of events and talking it up on television. For many Americans, her name is now primarily a punchline...
  • At CPAC, Palin Has Not Gotten Any Smarter Since Her Disastrous Political Career Ended

    03/16/2013 4:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 16, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    Sarah Palin rocked a packed ballroom here at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday afternoon. The applause was roaring. The hollers many. The atmosphere crackling. In other words: Dog bites man. Palin's speech, if you can call it that, was Palin at her most Palinesque: heavy on one-liners and folksy charm; light on, you know, anything resembling substance and solutions. Here, a sampling of Palin's many zingers: "They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the middle class?" "They talk about rebuilding the GOP? How about restoring the trust of the people?" "Let's be clear about...
  • Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no

    02/08/2013 1:09:21 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-8-2013 | Paul Bedard
    February 8, 2013 Nuclear war over Rove's claims to work for Reagan; Gipper biographer says no Paul Bedard The war of words between conservatives and former Bush advisor Karl Rove has gone nuclear, this time over Rove's claim that he worked for Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign and on a Reagan advisory board. The bottom line: While Rove told The O'Reilly Factor Thursday that he worked for the Gipper, Reagan's acclaimed biographer Craig Shirley says there's no evidence to back Rove up. Worse: In an email Shirley is sending to conservative leaders, he reveals that Rove backed former President Ford in...
  • Sarah Palin: She still has Facebook!

    02/01/2013 10:50:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    The writing-off of Sarah Palin began not long after her departure from Fox News hit the newswaves last Friday. The Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote on Monday that Palin is now “officially gone,” at least from the national spotlight. And MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell bid the failed 2008 vice presidential candidate a self-satisfied adieu, saying that Palin had now lost the “slightest connection to political relevance.” Vincent Harris, a social-media consultant who helps Republican campaigns, wonders about O’Donnell’s conflict of interest in issuing those words: “He’s a … cable-news host! I mean, what else is he going to say? He’s speaking for...
  • Scarborough: Palin represented a time in politics that is passing us very quickly

    01/28/2013 8:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    MSNBC's Morning Joe ^ | January 28, 2013 | Drew Katchen
    Former Republican star and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and FOX news ended their partnership on Friday after three years, a source close to Palin told the Real Clear Politics Web site, the Morning Joe panel discussed Palin’s exit on Monday morning. “Sarah Palin represented a time and place in American politics and not 2008 so much as 2010. And that time is passing us very quickly. Party leaders are finally understanding that,” Joe Scarborough told the panel. Palin last appeared on Fox on December 19, 2012 when she spoke with the channel’s Greta Van Susteren about Benghazi and the two...
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • Sarah Palin In 2016? Conservative Columnist Says ‘Yes Please’

    11/19/2012 7:06:51 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 115 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | November 19 2012 | (unattributed)
    Should Sarah Palin run for president in 2016? Conservative columnist Charlotte Allen thinks so, arguing that the former Alaskan governor is just what the GOP needs to revitalize its campaign chances in 2016. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/404803/sarah-palin-in-2016-conservative-columnist-says-yes-please/#WsxLVCVOOZTMQYGW.99
  • Sarah Palin for President? A 2016 comeback that shouldn’t happen

    11/19/2012 4:20:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | November 19, 2012 | Joel Mathis
    One good thing about President Obama’s re-election: It seems to have prompted some sober thinking by Republican Party leaders and allies. Oh sure, there’s been some loose talk of secession, but mostly what you’ve found is top GOP leaders trying to figure out how to broaden the GOP’s appeal and shed its reputation for anti-intellectualism while staying true to their conservative values. This is a good thing. One sure way for Republicans to blow it: If Sarah Palin runs for president. You might’ve thought Palin’s political career pretty much ended when she decided not to run for president against a...
  • Governor Palin: “Who is running our country?”

    11/14/2012 10:42:16 AM PST · by Bratch · 135 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | November 14 2012 | Moira Crooks
    Governor Sarah Palin posed the question “Who is running our country?” in her latest Facebook note: Who is running our country? We’ve got a CIA Director sharing security info with his mistress using an unsecure gmail account. We’ve got the delusional Susan Rice blaming the death of an ambassador on a Youtube video. We’ve got Iran firing on one of our drones a week before the election. We’ve got the White House either ignorant of or covering up all of this. Who is minding the store? Everywhere we look we see the rank incompetence or corruption of the people who...
  • Governor Palin: Americans Deserve Answers

    10/25/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | October 25 2012 | Stacy Drake
    Governor Palin posts another Facebook note today laying out a list of questions that the media in this country SHOULD be asking the Obama administration.Via Facebook: There are many questions about the Benghazi attack that Americans deserve answers to. It’s been too long an “investigation” and too tragic for the families of lost loved ones for the White House and its friends in the media to ignore these questions:- When and why did the YouTube trailer of the anti-Muhammad movie surface as any kind of credible reason for the attack?- Where is the proof that that video was linked...
  • Anderson Cooper: Bristol Palin Needs To Get Off TV & Get Job(keeps survivng all-star elimination)

    10/10/2012 3:51:59 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Wet Paint ^ | about 5 hours ago | by Gina Carbone
    Anderson Cooper is on TV, but he thinks some people don’t belong there — like Dancing With the Stars All-Stars contestant Bristol Palin. In fact, Anderson and his Anderson Live guest co-host Deborah Norville had a blast ripping apart Bristol, especially her Week 3 fight with Mark Ballas. "You cannot tell that anybody's having a meltdown, because her face is completely frozen!" Anderson said on his show, E! reports. He and Deborah thought it was weird that Bristol showed no expression and her brow didn't wrinkle during the argument, even though she's only "17," (She's actually 21, turning 22 on...
  • Wrong about Romney, Right about Palin (Vanity)

    09/27/2012 9:29:49 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 88 replies
    Self
    I owe everyone here an an apology for falsely believing and then promoting the idea that Romney had the ability to unify the country and create a grander GOP coalition. He did not. I am fully behind him (only GOP candidate on ballot), but can only see a narrow GOP win (if we all pull the lever). Having said that, I am also certain that this was never a moment for a polarizing figure (like Palin). To defeat Obama by a big margin, we needed an inspirational/charismatic conservative (Paul Ryan type). We did not have that choice. Oh well....lest vote...
  • Exclusive - Sarah Palin: Did Joe McGinniss Condemn an Innocent Man?

    09/17/2012 9:08:09 AM PDT · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | September 17, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    So, how was the public convinced that MacDonald was guilty despite all of these “reasonable doubts”? Enter my old neighbor Joe McGinniss. MacDonald signed a contract giving McGinniss exclusive rights to his life story, and so McGinniss was given unprecedented access to the defense team – living with them, working with them, eating with them. But when the guilty verdict came down, McGinniss did a one-eighty on them. Apparently, falsely convicted men don’t make for good books. McGinniss decided it was a better story to agree with the jury. MacDonald wasn’t a sympathetic figure. He did himself no favors with...
  • Paul Ryan, worse than Palin (Unintentional Laff Riot!)

    08/18/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 17, 2012 | Russell Allyn
    True, Mitt Romney’s new nominee for vice president possesses certain attributes that Sarah Palin lacked, namely a wonky intellect and speaking voice that does not sound like nails on chalkboard. But Paul Ryan may actually turn out to be a worse veep choice than Ms. Palin for several reasons. 1. Ryan further delays, and perhaps permanently scraps, Romney’s move to the center. Eric Fehrnstrom, a top Romney aide, signaled that the candidate intended to reinvent himself as a moderate after winning the primary season. But we never got that promised Etch-a-Sketch moment and now, likely, never will. How is Romney...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • K Street Republicans’ war on Palin

    08/08/2012 11:59:43 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies
    NetRightDaily.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • RNC Convention Speakers Feature Rice, Martinez, Haley in Star-Studded Lineup

    08/06/2012 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Sounds like fun already ... the Tampa Bay Times released the names of some of the speakers slated for the RNC convention in Tampa later this month, and it looks to be a promising lineup. The Times reported that, as of now, it's unclear where these speakers are slotted, and the rest of the lineup--including the keynote speaker--remains unknown. Names so far include conservative powerhouses New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is also speaking. Here's a portion of the Times report: Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary...
  • Palin Wasn't the Mistake on That Ticket

    08/01/2012 2:00:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, last Sunday on this week, Jonathan Karl interviewed Dick Cheney, and this is the sound bite where Cheney says that picking Sarah Palin was a mistake. And this was a toughie. It's not a defensible comment. I wouldn't even try. The thing to note about this is that shortly after this, Liz Cheney sent out the following tweet. "Rarely do I disagree with the best VP ever, but Sarah Palin is more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. I have huge respect for all she's done for the GOP." So Liz Cheney tweeted that. That didn't...
  • Liz Cheney Splits With Father on Palin Remarks: ‘More Qualified Than Obama and Biden Combined’

    07/29/2012 10:10:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 29, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC‘s Jonathan Karl Sunday that Senator John McCain’s decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008 was a “mistake,” and one that Mitt Romney can’t repeat. “I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate. But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake,” Cheney explained. But now, Liz Cheney– who many respect as a conservative mind independent of her father’s former position–...
  • GOP Group: Sarah Palin IS Qualified to Serve in White House

    07/29/2012 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 96 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 07/29/12 | Lloyd Marcus
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 29, 2012 CONTACT: Ryan Gill at press@CampaignToDefeatObama.com or (650) 678-7732 Palin's Qualifications to Serve in White House Should Not Be QuestionedLloyd Marcus, the Chairman of leading conservative group Campaign to Defeat Obama PAC released the following statement today in response to an ABC news report that former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized Sarah Palin’s qualifications to serve in the White House: “To suggest that Sarah Palin does not possess the necessary qualifications to serve in the White House is ridiculous on its face. Ever since she was selected in 2008 by the Republican party’s...
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • Romney Campaign Disses Palin: Throws Party Unity Overboard

    07/18/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 112 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7.17.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here we go.So now come all these news reports (just for example, here, here, here, and here) that Team Romney has decided deliberately -- deliberately -- to trash Sarah Palin by not inviting her to the Tampa convention.And they expect people to rally to their candidate when they are out there sticking their finger in the eye of the party's base? Sending a message to the Tea Party to go take a flying leap? If this is true, and no less than Governor Palin herself has said she is uninvited, one can only wonder:What are these wizards of smart thinking?Historically, people...
  • Sarah Palin Deserves To Deliver Game Changer Speech At GOP Convention

    07/18/2012 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 59 replies
    Examiner ^ | July, 18, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Winning the presidency has a lot more to do with the charisma of the leader than it does with the policies that are brought to the American dinner table. Just look at the last sorrowful example the country was saddled with in 2008 with the current president. There is reportedly, current intrigue moving about in the backrooms of GOP political leadership within Romney’s campaign concerning Sarah Palin. It is suggested that Romney is sitting pat on the idea of not issuing Sarah Palin VIP credentials to the August RNC Convention in Tampa, let alone giving her any real speaking role....
  • Mitt Romney and the Conspiracy of Silence

    07/18/2012 12:58:02 AM PDT · by techno · 39 replies
    July 18, 2012 | techno
    10 Questions to ponder to why there has not been more discussion about these topics in this election cycle: 1) Have you ever wondered why there is little talk or discussion of the results of the 2010 midterm election in respect to the 2012 election, especially the fact that conservatives represented 42% of the electorate in 2010, 8 points higher than 2008 and that increase in self-identified conservatives should be exploited by Team Romney? 2) Have you ever wondered why there is little talk or discussion of Mitt Romney in most national polls not passing McCain's popular vote in 2008...
  • John McCain says Sarah Palin was a ‘better candidate’ than Mitt Romney for VP (Slap!)

    07/17/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The National Post ^ | July 17, 2012 | Staff
    Republican Senator John McCain says he chose Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney as his running mate in 2008 because she was a “better candidate,” not because of Romney’s much-discussed tax records. The McCain presidential campaign received 20 years of Romney’s tax records, much more than what the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has revealed to date. Democrats have suggested the McCain campaign passed over Romney because they found something politically damaging. “Of course not,” McCain told Politico when asked if the tax records hurt Romney...
  • How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off with loose cannon diva

    07/16/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 207 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign. But four years later Mitt Romney is facing one of the most vexing questions of his campaign: what to do with Sarah Palin? In an increasingly uncomfortable stand-off, he has not invited her to next month’s Republican national convention whilst she has failed to give him her full backing. Palin has also not appeared with the Romney on the campaign trail and prefers to use her Facebook page to bash Barack Obama. The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a...
  • Sarah Palin still waiting for her Republican National Convention invite

    07/16/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 16 July 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    'I’M SURE I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE ACCEPTING CONSEQUENCES FOR CALLING OUT BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY, PUTTING US ON THE ROAD TO BANKRUPTCY, AND ENGAGING IN CRONY CAPITALISM,' THE CONSERVATIVE FIREBRAND SAYS
  • Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)

    07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 156 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle
    [T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on...
  • Traitor Kevin Madden: Responsible for the anonymous attacks aired on FoxNews tonight

    11/05/2008 7:44:00 PM PST · by Charlie Fairbanks · 43 replies · 2,862+ views
    Men For Palin Blog ^ | November 5, 2008 | Charilie Fairbanks
    One week prior to the general election, former Romney spokesman Kevin Madden took to the airwaves (on CNN) and defamed Sarah Palin, setting off a media storm over an alleged fight between Team McCain and Team Palin. They were the very early opening salvos in the battle for the party. Fox News expanded on off-the-record anti-Palin comments tonight. Was traitor Kevin Madden for those comments?
  • Palin revives 'death panels' claim ahead of Supreme Court decision

    06/26/2012 1:32:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill's Healthwatch ^ | June 25, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday revived her inflammatory accusation that President Obama's healthcare law creates "death panels." Palin used her Facebook page to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court's upcoming healthcare decision. She said she wanted to take the opportunity to stand by comments in a 2009 Facebook post that touched off a firestorm of controversy. "I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin said in Monday's...
  • Romney adviser: Sarah Palin ‘poisoned the well’ (Updated)

    06/19/2012 4:27:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 82 replies
    The Sarah Palin Journal ^ | 6-19-2012 | Josh Painter
    An article by Michael O'Brien on MSNBC's First Read this morning quotes an "informal" advisor to Mitt Romney's campaign as saying that the presidential candidate is not likely to choose a woman as his running mate because Sarah Palin "poisoned the well" for women, with the possible exception of New Hampshire freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Palin goes back to the minors

    05/30/2012 10:52:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2012 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    Maggie and Emily write this morning on the new role Sarah Palin has carved out for herself in 2012 politics, picking the races she gets involved in more carefully and seeking out opportunities where she can have (or appear to have) disproportionate impact: "This year, Palin has become almost irrelevant in the context of the presidential race she once had a chance to dominate, and is seen more than ever as a sideshow by the Republican establishment. But after seeing her celebrity peak last year, Palin has settled into a role as something of a strong Triple-A political ballplayer, picking...
  • Romney and Palin

    05/25/2012 3:08:27 PM PDT · by bsdsan · 47 replies
    Each are Reaganest, in how they speak.
  • Margaret Cho Complains GOP is 'Against Our Rights,' Palin Tries to 'Beat Feminism Down'

    05/28/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    News /buster.com ^ | May 28, 2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry show, comedienne Margaret Cho wondered why some women are Republicans as she asserted that the GOP is "a party that's so against our rights, our reproductive rights, so many rights in so many ways." Cho also complained that Sarah Palin tries to "beat feminism down," claiming that "Sarah Palin wouldn't exist without feminism." After host Melissa Harris-Perry recounted a GOP drive to appeal to women, Cho wondered: What are women getting out of the GOP? That's, I always question that. I always wonder. This is a party that's so against our...
  • Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to be McCain's Campaign Manager?

    05/07/2012 4:18:26 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 51 replies
    Beitbart News ^ | 5-7-2012 | Whitney Pitchet
    Was Steve Schmidt Qualified to Be McCain’s Campaign Manager? by WHITNEY PITCHER www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/was-steve-schmidt-qualified-to-be-mccains-campaign-manager In a recent article at the National Review, John McCain’s failed 2008 campaign manager Steve Schmidt is quoted as saying “it will be a very long time before questions about capability and preparedness are not a part of the process.” The implication is that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was neither “prepared” nor “capable” to be vice president in the 2008 cycle, and that now hangs over the current vice presidential selection process.  In his comments about the VP selection process, Schmidt indicates a pretty simple concept--...
  • Sarah Palin Hits Back At Roger Ailes’ Remark That She ‘Had No Chance To Be President’ (Updated)

    04/15/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4-13-12 | Meenal Vamburkar
    Ahead of her Fox News special Paying at the Pump, Sarah Palin gave an interview to Breitbart.com. Discussing various aspects of energy policies, Palin’s final question was about the network’s boss Roger Ailes — and her response wasn’t exactly glowing. The question was: “Governor, many people were disappointed that you decided not to run for president this year, but are still hoping that you might one day run for the White House in the future. Roger Ailes was recently quoted as saying, ‘Sarah Palin had no chance to be President.’ What do you make of that?” “Interesting,” Palin said, before...
  • The GOP strategist behind 'Game Change' [Steve Schmidt]

    03/21/2012 12:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 21, 2012 | Dan Morain
    Some conservatives speak volumes as they try to pillory Steve Schmidt, the strategist who helped run John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and lately has been getting attention thanks to Woody Harrelson's portrayal of him in the movie, "Game Change."Pay a visit to Conservatives4Palin.com. There, you'll find everything critical about Schmidt. There's a link to a Washington Times piece that denounces him as "a longtime loser," and a broadcast by an angry New York-based radio talk show host, Mark Levin. "Steve you're quite the punk. You really are a punk," Levin said, incensed that Schmidt would dare to belittle McCain's vice...
  • Palin vs. Romney, as told by Nikki Haley (Ouch!)

    03/19/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 2+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 19, 2012 | Alexander Burns
    MJ Lee gets an early look at Nikki Haley's memoir, in which the South Carolina governor relates the difference in the way Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney handled allegations of infidelity that surfaced against Haley: She describes Palin in her memoir as someone with whom she enjoyed an “instant rapport” and an immediate “kinship,” as they talked about everything from their children and shoes to the hardships of being on the campaign trail. “She was very friendly and gregarious. She signed books and took pictures with people. There was not one thing about her that was high maintenance,” Haley says....
  • ‘Game Change’: A made-up narrative from two axe-grinders

    03/18/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    From watching “Game Change,” this much is clear: (1) Steve Schmidt is an absolutely brilliant campaign strategist who gave Sen. John McCain the idea to put “Country First” (it had never occurred to the war hero); and (2) Nicolle Wallace is a demure, yet quietly ingenious, media savant who can handle any crisis. Oh, but wait: Mr. Schmidt ran one of the worst campaigns in the history of presidential elections, losing to a first-term senator from Illinois with no experience governing anything, and Ms. Wallace let the entire message of the McCain campaign be overrun by — “Saturday Night Live”?...
  • McCain Staffers Sought To ‘Shield’ Steve Schmidt’s Reputation Days Before ’08 Election

    03/16/2012 10:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 16, 2012 | James Crugnale
    As reality began to sink in to the losing McCain presidential campaign in late October 2008, a senior communications adviser, Brian Jones, sent out a comprehensive strategic memo seeking to protect campaign manager Steve Schmidt‘s reputation, the central figure in the HBO political drama Game Change, Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports. “A week out from the election, named and unnamed sources are beginning to pin some of the blame for McCain’s likely defeat on Steve Schmidt,” Jones wrote in the memo. “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming to his defense (Rove, McKinnon, Scarborough), however...
  • Palin: Breitbart Is Here

    03/15/2012 7:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 15, 2012 | Governor Sarah Palin
    There is a new street art poster that’s being emailed around and will no doubt eventually be spotted on a street corner near you. It’s a gritty black and white image of Andrew Breitbart looking both battle-worn and ever vigilant with the caption: “BREITBART IS HERE.” Those three words express the instant connection many of us feel for our fallen friend. They express our identification with him, and our need to continue his fight for the good of our republic. With the death of Breitbart, the conservative movement didn’t just lose a General – we lost an entire Special Forces...
  • Memo: Shield Steve Schmidt from John McCain blame (plans to destroy Palin to save Schmidt)

    03/15/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/15/12
    Ten days before the 2008 presidential election, as blame was beginning to be laid out for John McCain’s “likely defeat,” a top communications adviser to the campaign wrote a detailed strategy memo focused on how to preserve the reputation of another key adviser, Steve Schmidt, POLITICO has learned. *** The protective maneuver sheds more light on the final days of the 2008 campaign, a period of low morale marked by tensions between the Palin and McCain camps and the expectation of defeat. *** “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming his defense (Rove, McKinnon,...
  • Sarah Palin challenges Obama to debate

    03/13/2012 1:17:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sarah Palin shot back at the Obama reelection campaign this week after it used footage of her in a fundraising video. "I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s 'enemy of the week' if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about," Palin wrote in a note on her Facebook page, posted late Monday. Palin was responding to a Web video fundraising for Obama that uses recent footage of Palin criticizing the president. Palin also offered a challenge to Obama. "I’m...
  • Mark Levin: Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt are Evil

    03/12/2012 11:58:26 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03-13-12 | Mark Levin
    Audio from Marks show this evening perfectly summing up who Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace are. They earn their living, since losing the McCain campaign, trashing Sarah Palin 24/7. Runs about 4 minutes.
  • Fmr. McCain Strategist Nicolle Wallace To Maddow: ‘Both Parties Will Forever Avoid A Palin Choice’

    03/12/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Frances Martel
    On the tail of Game Change‘s premiere on HBO, former McCain/Palin adviser Nicolle Wallace, prominently featured in the film, visited Rachel Maddow tonight to expand upon the lessons of the 2008 campaign, and made clear that she felt fairly guilty about working to make someone “fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job” the Vice President of the United States. Wallace noted that she was still in shock as to “how close we came to having somebody a heartbeat away from the presidency so fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job,” adding that, while she thought tossing around the term “PTSD”...
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...