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  • Serious Sarah

    12/11/2010 10:35:45 AM PST · by t-dude · 14 replies
    Time Swampland Blog ^ | December 10, 2010 | Jay Newton-Small
    Her reality show is nearly done, Dancing with the Stars is over as is her second book tour. Tomorrow, Palin is heading to Haiti with Franklin Graham -- a dual hit, according to Politico, that helps her with both foreign policy experience and amongst evangelical voters. Today, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, she endorsed Paul Ryan's road map. Palin, it seems, is moving away from brand-building celebrity to serious potential-presidential candidate. Finally, here's a compiled Q&A with Palin for my story.
  • Sarah Palin's Reading List: C.S. Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Newsmax, Wall Street Journal

    12/09/2010 1:05:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/09/2010 | Lauren Sher
    What newspapers do you read? It was the question that arguably did Sarah Palin the most harm during the 2008 election. When the Republican vice presidential candidate could not name for Katie Couric which magazines or papers she regularly read that informed her worldview, it fueled the perception among voters that she was not ready for national office. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Palin set the record straight. "I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on as I have since I was a little girl," Palin told Walters in an interview to air tonight on...
  • 'Refudiation' of $600 Billion Printed Out of Thin Air (Sarah Palin letter response to WSJ)

    11/18/2010 12:06:35 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | Thursday November 18, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    While on a United Airlines flight from New York City to Los Angeles this week, a fellow passenger handed me a copy of the The Wall Street Journal Nov. 15 op-ed by Alan Blinder—"In Defense of Ben Bernanke"—and suggested that I write a letter to the editor if I disagreed with the Princeton University professor's claims. Having read the piece, I told the passenger over my shoulder, "You bet I will." Prof. Blinder seems blind to the clear and present dangers of QE2. Instead of seriously discussing these dangers, he takes us on an excursion to a Keynesian utopia, a...
  • China's 'State Capitalism' Sparks a Global Backlash

    11/16/2010 3:59:14 AM PST · by Palter · 68 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 Nov 2010 | JASON DEAN, ANDREW BROWNE And SHAI OSTER
    Since the end of the Cold War, the world's powers have generally agreed on the wisdom of letting market competition—more than government planning—shape economic outcomes. China's national economic strategy is disrupting that consensus, and a look at the ascent of solar-energy magnate Zhu Gongshan explains why. A shortage of polycrystalline silicon—the main raw material for solar panels—was threatening China's burgeoning solar-energy industry in 2007. Polysilicon prices soared, hitting $450 a kilogram in 2008, up tenfold in a year. Foreign companies dominated production and were passing those high costs onto China. Beijing's response was swift: development of domestic polysilicon supplies was...
  • Bush Book Sells Well

    11/10/2010 10:02:47 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov.11, 2010 | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
    Former President George W. Bush's new book, "Decision Points," got off to a strong start on Tuesday, selling at least 170,000 hardcover copies plus an estimated 50,000 e-books. The results represent the largest first-day sale of any nonfiction title published by Random House Inc. in the past six years, said Crown Publishers, a unit of Bertelsmann AG's Random House. The figures don't include sales at the nation's independent bookstores or at Kroger Co., the grocery company.
  • Sarah Palin Shreds WSJ Reporter For Not Being Able To Read His Own Paper

    11/08/2010 6:10:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | November 8, 2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Yow! On her Facebook wall, Sarah Palin shreds WSJ blogger Sudeep Reddy over his response to her comments regarding QE: ------ Ever since 2008, people seem inordinately interested in my reading habits. Among various newspapers, magazines, and local Alaskan papers, I read the Wall Street Journal. So, imagine my dismay when I read an article by Sudeep Reddy in today’s Wall Street Journal criticizing the fact that I mentioned inflation in my comments about QE2 in a speech this morning before a trade-association. Here’s what I said: “everyone who ever goes out shopping for groceries knows that prices have risen...
  • Gallup's Advice for Dems: Duck and Cover

    11/01/2010 6:31:01 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-02-10 | JOHN FUND
    There are going to be surprises Election Day.... How tall will the Republican wave be tomorrow? Two leading political analysts for Gallup have gone through the House races and drawn up what they call the most pessimistic scenario for the GOP. Even so, Republicans end up taking 38 net House seats from Democrats, putting them one seat short of control. Their most optimistic scenario for Republicans is a GOP gain of 90 seats. Impossible? Seasoned Washingtonians don't think so. For 60 years, Gallup has released an amazingly accurate final pre-election poll showing which party is favored by "likely voters." It...
  • Why Obama Is No Roosevelt

    11/01/2010 6:17:38 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-02-10 | DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
    Roosevelt: 'Your government has unmistakable confidence in your ability to hear the worst without flinching and losing heart.'Obama: We don't 'always think clearly when we're scared.'. Whatever the outcome of today's election, this much is clear: It will be a long time before Americans ever again decide that the leadership of the nation should go to a legislator of negligible experience—with a voting record, as state and U.S. senator, consisting largely of "present," and an election platform based on glowing promises of transcendence. A platform vowing, unforgettably, to restore us—a country lost to arrogance and crimes against humanity—to a place...
  • GOP Set for Big Gains as Voters Voice Anger

    10/31/2010 8:19:27 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-31-10 | PETER WALLSTEN And DANNY YADRON
    Republicans are positioned for large gains Tuesday, likely retaking the House and picking up seats in the Senate, amid strong voter frustration with President Barack Obama and the Democratic-run Congress, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. In the new survey, Republicans held a six-point edge, 49% to 43%, when likely voters were asked which party they hoped would be in charge. Nearly half of voters who favored GOP control of Congress said their feelings reflected a vote of protest against the Democrats—an unusually high proportion that pollsters said reflected deep frustration among many voters. "The Democrats are...
  • A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP

    10/31/2010 5:57:08 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 67 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-01-10 | SCOTT RASUMUSSEN
    Voters don't want to be governed from the left, right or center. They want Washington to recognize that Americans want to govern themselves. In the first week of January 2010, Rasmussen Reports showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic congressional ballot. Scott Brown delivered a stunning upset in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election a couple of weeks later. In the last week of October 2010, Rasmussen Reports again showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic ballot. And tomorrow Republicans will send more Republicans to Congress than at any time in the past 80 years. This...
  • Obama Less Lofty as Rhetoric Shifts

    10/31/2010 5:44:00 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-31-10 | LAURA MECKLER
    CLEVELAND—President Barack Obama closed out his 2010 campaign season here with a mocking rebuke of Republicans, in stark contrast to the lofty, hopeful rhetoric that marked his 2008 campaign. With Democrats facing potentially big losses on Election Day Tuesday, Mr. Obama has projected a rougher tone than he did two years ago. The bad economy? Blame Republicans, he said. Bipartisanship to solve problems? No, the president said, the GOP has no interest. Bits of the 2008 spirit were still in evidence in a weekend of campaigning, but Mr. Obama's calls for change now came with caveats. He still exhorted, "yes...
  • ObamaCare and Voters. Clinton and Obama told Democrats it would be popular. Whoops.

    10/30/2010 2:14:41 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 30, 2010 | WSJ Editorial
    Midterm elections amid a lousy economy are usually bad for the President's party, but it looks as if a neutron bomb may detonate on Democrats in 2010. And one of the major reasons that this year shifted from ordinary losses to potential catastrophe is ObamaCare. This election is a referendum on an entitlement the public never wanted and continues to hate, as evidence from around the country is showing. Take almost any poll at random. Even this week's New York Times-CBS poll has repeal leading among likely voters, 47% to 43%. The latest Pew-National Journal survey shows that a majority...
  • Swing Voters Are Flocking to GOP

    10/29/2010 6:47:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-30-10 | PETER WALLSTEN AND NEIL KING JR.
    The Democrats' final push to woo undecided voters appears to have fizzled, potentially putting dozens of competitive House races beyond reach and undermining the party's chances in at least four toss-up Senate seats, according to party strategists and officials. Independents, a crucial swing bloc, seem to be breaking sharply for Republicans in the final days of the campaign. One nonpartisan prognosticator, Stuart Rothenberg, said Friday he thought the Republicans could pick up as many as 70 House seats—something no party has achieved since 1948. The Republicans need 39 seats to take the majority. Fading Democratic support among independents is also...
  • Suspicious Packages on Cargo Planes Intercepted

    10/29/2010 1:31:56 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-29-10 | ADAM ENTOUS And EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON—Authorities intercepted two U.S.-bound suspicious packages in cargo shipments from Yemen, raising alarm in the U.S. and Europe at a time when counterterrorism officials say they are closely tracking multiple suspected terror plots by al Qaeda and its affiliates. The discovery of the packages on UPS and FedEx cargo planes in the U.K. and Dubai prompted U.S. officials to conduct wider screening for potential bombs in airports in Newark and Philadelphia and in a delivery truck in New York City. No explosives were found. The White House characterized the incident as a potential terrorist threat, and officials said they believed...
  • The Gender Card: Hitting a Guy Where It Hurts

    10/28/2010 7:10:17 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-29-10 | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
    It's a male politician's nightmare. You're facing a female challenger. You're lagging in the polls, but a great debate performance could redeem you. Then, just when you think victory is within reach, your opponent hits you where it hurts. "Man up," she taunts. How do you recover from that? It's a tough one, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can attest. It took the Nevada Democrat a week to come up with a retort after GOP challenger Sharron Angle zinged him with a "man up" during a televised debate this month. (Ultimately he settled on, "From the street to the...
  • Early Voting in Pa. Shows GOP Tilt

    10/28/2010 4:36:35 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 29 replies · 2+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | Jonathan Weisman
    The latest absentee ballot statistics released this afternoon by the state of Pennsylvania show a strong Republican tilt in the Keystone State, a bad sign for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket. According to the secretary of state’s office, 53,226 absentee ballots have been returned by registered Republicans in Pennsylvania compared with 37,631 by registered Democrats.
  • Ky. Democrats to Air ‘Stomp’ Ad Against Rand Paul (VIDEOS)

    10/28/2010 4:24:14 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | Patrick O’Connor
    With the election five days away, politicians and their backers aren’t holding back. Kentucky Democrats will begin airing an ad over the weekend that features a supporter of Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul stepping on the head of a woman from MoveOn.org. The ad comes on the heels of another commercial aired by Democrat Jack Conway’s campaign that questioned Mr. Paul’s faith.
  • Whitman Banks on Big Ground Game

    10/27/2010 6:32:07 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | STU WOO And NAFTALI BENDAVID
    GOP's California Gubernatorial Candidate Plays Catch-Up With Sophisticated Voter-Turnout Effort in Campaign's Final Days. OAKLAND, Calif.—Volunteers for Republican Meg Whitman's campaign for California governor are calling voters in Farsi, Korean and two Chinese dialects. They are canvassing Latino voters in East Los Angeles. Ms. Whitman, trailing in every poll, has rolled out a big get-out-the-vote operation, funded with part of the $162 million she has spent on the race so far. The effort is a particularly sophisticated version of voter-mobilization pushes candidates and parties are ratcheting up with less than a week before Election Day. Many candidates believe get-out-the-vote drives...
  • Is Time Up for Ted? -- The Ohio gubernatorial race heats up.

    10/27/2010 6:06:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | STEPHEN MOORE
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Democratic Governor Ted Strickland is trying to mount a furious comeback campaign against challenger John Kasich, the former Republican congressman. The latest polls suggest Mr. Strickland has narrowed what had been a comfortable lead for Mr. Kasich in recent months. A new Quinnipiac Poll has Mr. Kasich ahead 49% to 43%. That six-point margin is down from ten points a week ago. "Gov. Ted Strickland has momentum and . . . has made the race for governor competitive," Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, was quoted as saying in the Columbus...
  • The Rage Against Citizens United

    10/27/2010 5:51:26 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | DANIEL HENNINGER.
    Why Barack Obama gave the Supreme Court a public tongue-lashing. Taking office in January 2009 as president, Barack Obama's achievement was everywhere called historic. He was at the pinnacle of American life. Two years later, he may be on the cliff's edge of another historic achievement—the electoral wipeout of his party with some of the Democrats' longest-serving and revered members of Congress disappearing in the avalanche. Presidencies and parties decline for lots of reasons, but looking back, one of the pivotal events in writing the history of the first Obama term is likely to be the tongue-lashing he gave several...