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Palin Backs Romney With a $5,000 Check
The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | November 2, 2012 | Brody Mullins

Posted on 11/03/2012 10:25:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

If money talks, then Sarah Palin has finally endorsed Mitt Romney.

Newly released campaign-finance reports show that Ms. Palin’s political fund donated $5,000 to Mr. Romney’s presidential campaign Wednesday.

Ms. Palin is normally known for her splashy endorsements, but the donation from SarahPAC was made without fanfare: It was buried amid hundreds of pages of donations disclosed on Form 6 of Mr. Romney’s “Filing FEC-831889” made public Friday.

Ms. Palin, a former Alaska governor who was the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008, declined to make an endorsement during the presidential primary, choosing instead to continue speculation that she might throw her hat into the ring at any moment. When Mr. Romney all but sewed up the Republican nomination, Ms. Palin continued to withhold her endorsement.

Interestingly, after Mr. Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Ms. Palin posted a statement on her Facebook page praising Mr. Ryan and bashing President Barack Obama. Some people viewed that statement as an endorsement of Mr. Romney, though she didn’t use the word “endorse” in the 1,175-word statement, which focused mostly on the president...

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: obama; palin; palin4romney; palinpac; romney; ryan; sarahpalin
Comments?
1 posted on 11/03/2012 10:25:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For all the crap Palin gets from the GOP punditry about self-promotion and whatnot (and I do agree that she’s not the most articulate), at least she steadfastly supports the cause... Unlike some other favorite governor of some pundits who felt the need to shamelessly kiss the president’s all week...because he “doesn’t give a damn about elections.”


2 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:19 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For all the crap Palin gets from the GOP punditry about self-promotion and whatnot (and I do agree that she’s not the most articulate), at least she steadfastly supports the cause... Unlike some other favorite governor of some pundits who felt the need to shamelessly kiss the president’s ass all week...because he “doesn’t give a damn about elections.”


3 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:54 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1

If Alaska was decimated like New Jersey was and Palin was still Governor there, she would have acted just like CC did this week. CC had no choice and neither would Palin.

Glad to see Palin contributing, though I do worry that these types of things get the left excited.

I would like Trump to go away the rest of the week and some other high profile, lefty lightning rods to lay low as well. They’re demoralized, don’t give them any reason to get excited and vote.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 10:38:22 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: muwarriors92

She would praise his response to the hilt before any response? I would hope not.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 10:39:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMCC1

She’s much more “articulate” today than when she was plucked from relative obscurity in 2008.

Part 1/5 of Sarah Palin’s Speech in India “My Vision of America”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5HH5OlxA0


6 posted on 11/03/2012 10:40:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

PALIN:" No no no no! Please go vote! Let me ask you — man, do me a favor. If this go-around you don’t know who you dislike more or like more, Romney or Obama — this go-around, give Romney a shot.

We don’t want to repeat the failed policies of President Obama. That’s insanity, to repeat the same failures over and over again and expect a different result."

7 posted on 11/03/2012 10:42:06 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just wondering where the money actually came from - SP’s personal funds or money from previous political donations?

If the 5K did not come from the Palin’s own resources, is it truly an endorsement, or is it more of an additional push across the finish line to rid ourselves of the Kenyan couple in the WH?

If it was Sarah’s own money than that sends a somewhat different message, imo.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 10:42:35 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

than = then ... sorry


9 posted on 11/03/2012 10:45:37 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice thought but a little late I would think. It’s not like another five large makes a difference. Romney has plenty of money.
You’d think they could have found a way to make her useful. Then again, I’m not sure I could pick a place to send her. We’d lover her in Idaho but it’s already in the bag.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 10:52:02 PM PDT by brewguru
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To: onyx

Hi Onyx!

I posted this on Friday—my two boys are in Ocean County NJ where Sandy hit hard:

“I have two sons pulling up to 22 hour shifts, one guarding downed power lines in Monmouth County, the other trying to get the phone system up at the Seaside Heights police station. One got his home’s power restored yesterday in Toms River, and one is still without power in Lakehurst.

They have put up with no heat, no gasoline, no showers—yet they get up each morning to do their best in the face of utter devastation.

We live in southern DE, and we got through Sandy with very few problems.

This afternoon we were in Dover, DE, and saw a fifteen truck convoy from Chain Electric from somewhere in Mississippi heading north

Well,I lost it, knowing they were on the way to help my sons and so many others in NY and Nj who need them so much. God bless them for coming to help, it was like watching the Cavalry come to the rescue.”

I later found out Chain Electric is from Hattiesburg, MS.

Thank you, Mississippi, for the help!!!


11 posted on 11/03/2012 11:06:04 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: MichaelCorleone

The article implies it is from her PAC, which she controls.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 11:15:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: exit82

God bless you and your two awesome sons.
I’m so sorry they were hit hard by this fierce storm, and good to know you’re OKay.

Very happy to know the good folks of Chain Electric, Hattiesburg, MS are helping out.

A team from Alabama were turned away because they were not union!


13 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:59 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: muwarriors92

You sir are full of it. She is the polar opposite of CC.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 1:25:42 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee

bump


15 posted on 11/04/2012 1:33:03 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hey assholes, it’s MRS. Palin


16 posted on 11/04/2012 1:36:00 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: SMCC1

Sarah Palin/Marco Rubio=our best secret weapons against tyranny,statism and communism.


17 posted on 11/04/2012 3:28:42 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: muwarriors92

Sorry, but that fat basturd is now personna non grata among most of us conservatives.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 3:30:38 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comments?

What's a "Palin" and how is it relaxant?

19 posted on 11/04/2012 3:55:51 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr
What's a "Palin" and how is it relaxant?

Ooops!

Should be: What's a "Palin" and how is it relevant?

20 posted on 11/04/2012 4:00:35 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SarahPAC’s October contributions through 10/17:
http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00458588/823866/sb/23

Mostly to good Tea Party House candidates.


21 posted on 11/04/2012 4:22:05 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: muwarriors92
CC had no choice

You're absolutely right.

22 posted on 11/04/2012 4:27:08 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: muwarriors92

though I do worry...

your “concern” is noted


23 posted on 11/04/2012 6:36:56 AM PST by Kolath
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To: rodguy911

And you and others said the same thing about Romney the last 4 years....yet you’re going to support him because we have to, because the alternative is horrific.

At the end of the day folks, if it comes down to CC and a liberal for the POTUS, I and most others on the right side of the aisle are going to vote for CC. His first constituency is the people of New Jersey, no one else. He did what he had to do. Bashing Obama or standing there being disrespectful would have hurt Romney terribly.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 9:22:37 AM PST by muwarriors92
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To: raybbr

Palin is who I voted for as President a few days ago in Texas.


25 posted on 11/04/2012 9:33:21 AM PST by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The article implies it is from her PAC, which she controls.”

I understand that, but where did the money originate - from her personal bank account or from supporters’ earlier donations?

Either way I am not being critical. To me the answer to that question tells a slightly different story of where SP’s sentiments truly are.


26 posted on 11/04/2012 10:25:15 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: muwarriors92
If Alaska was decimated like New Jersey was and Palin was still Governor there, she would have acted just like CC did this week. CC had no choice and neither would Palin.

Bullshit! Palin is not a spineless phony like Christie.

Christie could have just thanked the president for coming to his state and said he appreciates the president's concern for the citizens effected by the storm. Period. Instead, Christie gushed over Obama repeatedly and lavished unwarranted praise upon him.

27 posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:42 AM PST by CrosscutSaw
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To: CrosscutSaw

The people of New Jersey, his constituents, disagree. That is who he answers to first. The two spent several hours together. Do you expect him to just say “we appreciate your concern for the citizens effect by the storm”...and then not say or answer any questions the remainder of the day.

Dream land. This is the real world, with people watching every move under a microscope. He has to straddle a fence for his state as well as not look like a pompous blowhard that could cost his party if he goes to strong the other way.

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. If he went to hard and the national press killed Romney because of it, what does that accomplish? NOTHING


28 posted on 11/04/2012 10:42:41 AM PST by muwarriors92
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To: onyx

Thanks Sarah!

We will be in Lima, Peru on election day; I sure hope we have reason to return...


29 posted on 11/04/2012 10:56:29 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: muwarriors92

>> “The people of New Jersey, his constituents, disagree.” <<

.
We’ll see.

Obama and Cristie have set themselves up to fall below the level of expectation, and so far it doesn’t look good for either of them.


30 posted on 11/04/2012 11:00:07 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: muwarriors92

Sorry but thats bullshot.
All Christie had to do was complain to the media that loves him so much if zero didn’t come up with any money or help. It would have happened.He had and has no guts andhas no loyalty to the party.Outside of NJ he couldn’t be elelcted to dog catcher.


31 posted on 11/04/2012 11:26:35 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: MichaelCorleone

PAC and SuperPAC money almost always comes from numerous outside contributors, so I doubt if Palin household money went to Gov. Romney, if that’s what you mean.


32 posted on 11/04/2012 1:05:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: editor-surveyor

We’ll definitely see. This is a divided country and I think many independents are looking for people that can get things done, sometimes reaching across party lines. I know that doesn’t sit well with many here, but that is how many independents view it.

It is a strength for Mitt Romney in this race coming from Massachusetts which is dominated by Democrats. It is probably an asset for Christie as governor of another heavily Democrat state. The simple reason is the alternative.

I know a lot of people here don’t like Romney, but they hate Obama even more. I predicted this 8 months ago because the hard core conservatives will hold their nose and pull that lever for Mitt before they sit it out again and watch Obama wreck the whole place. If Mitt loses and Christie is the nominee in 2016, conservatives will vote for Christie or else they just give another 4 years to the Democrats.

Because of the divisive nature of our citizenry right now, these are the realities that we live in. Now, whether he can get through the primary season in 2016 (that’s if Mitt loses) is another story altogether.


33 posted on 11/04/2012 1:14:01 PM PST by muwarriors92
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, that's what I meant.

It matters not, however, for I was quite the strong Palinista back when I thought she was going to run, and I will enthusiastically support her should she have a change of heart.

As for Mr. Romney, I will be pulling that lever before high noon on Tuesday, and expect to be fully engaged to do what I can to support a President Romney as he navigates his way around the treacherous waters of the ‘Iron Triangle’ (unions, media, democrats; as pointed out by Reagan).

34 posted on 11/04/2012 2:03:06 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

You’re a good man.


35 posted on 11/04/2012 2:04:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: muwarriors92

Hate to tell you dude, or dudette, Sarah Palin would have never whored herself like Chris Christie did. Poor ole fat boy sold his soul for nothin’.I was never a Palin kook, but I can say her standards and balls were way above Blubba butt Chris Christie’s.


36 posted on 11/04/2012 2:15:09 PM PST by dforest
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To: MichaelCorleone

I’ll support President Romney as long as he governs as a Constitutional, small-government Conservative.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by RhodoliteRose
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To: exit82

Yep, Chain Electric is from Hattiesburg MS, my hometown!! Glad to know they’re ‘paying it forward’ after all the help received from all over the country, after Katrina.


38 posted on 11/04/2012 9:16:02 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx
Romney should make her the Ambassador to the United Nations to keep the liberal world in check. ;0)
39 posted on 11/05/2012 12:23:11 PM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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