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Palin Plots Her Next Move (Newsweek released article early because of high demand)
Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 10, 2011 | Peter Boyer

Posted on 07/10/2011 1:13:27 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

'I believe that I can win a national election,' Sarah Palin declared one recent evening, sitting in the private dining room of a hotel in rural Iowa. The occasion for her visit to quintessential small-town America was a gathering of the faithful that would have instantaneously erupted into a fervent campaign rally had she but given the word. Instead, it had been another day on the non–campaign trail, this one capped by a sweet victory: she had just attended the premiere of a glowingly positive documentary about her titled The Undefeated.

“The people of America are desperate for positive change, and deserving of positive change, to get us off of this wrong track,” she told me during a conversation that lasted late into the night and, inevitably, kept returning to the subject that has titillated the media and spooked Republican presidential contenders for months: her political intentions. “I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around,” she said. “But I do believe that I can win.”

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If Palin doesn’t end up running, the reason will be simple, she said. “Family. If it came down to the family just saying, ‘Please, Mom, don’t do this,’ then that would be the deal-killer for me, because your family’s gotta be in it with you.”

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The mainstream press is becoming less and less relevant,” she said, adding that she would have no hesitation in shunning media outlets she does not trust.

“I would say no to those who have lied about me. There is no need to reward bad behavior. I’ve learned. You know, once bitten, twice shy. I have learned.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cover; debt; democrats; gop; iowa; msm; newsweak; newsweek; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 07/10/2011 1:13:35 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
'I believe that I can win a national election....'

So do I.

2 posted on 07/10/2011 1:16:21 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Bigtigermike

Fairly positive and fair. Not much in the way of new information...but a couple of great quotes.


3 posted on 07/10/2011 1:16:38 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Bigtigermike
ineluctable

4 posted on 07/10/2011 1:17:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Bigtigermike
Our Lady of the Tundra.

Cheers!

5 posted on 07/10/2011 1:17:19 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I would say no to those who have lied about me



That'll be the shot heard around world, right there. Go, Sarah, go!

6 posted on 07/10/2011 1:20:37 PM PDT by papasmurf (War is hell, but not the worst hell. Having a PRES__ENT comes close!)
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To: Bigtigermike
“I would say no to those who have lied about me. There is no need to reward bad behavior. I’ve learned. You know, once bitten, twice shy. I have learned.”

That doesn't sound good for MSNBC...

7 posted on 07/10/2011 1:24:37 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bigtigermike
“I would say no to those who have lied about me. There is no need to reward bad behavior. I’ve learned. You know, once bitten, twice shy. I have learned.”

That doesn't sound good for MSNBC...

8 posted on 07/10/2011 1:24:57 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The elites are scared. They know their power is eroding, and will do everything they can to cling onto their wealth and influence at the expense of society as a whole. Get ready, because they’re going to try and destroy the country before they are willing to give it up.


9 posted on 07/10/2011 1:25:01 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner

MAJOR ((((PING))) 8 pages long!

Thanks in advance


10 posted on 07/10/2011 1:25:06 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I like Palin a lot. FWIW she would be my first choice to be POTUS.

That being said, it worries me that she is so hated by the left and the MSM and that she could really engergise their base.

Also I cringe at the liklihood of the MSM trashing her to the point that it destroys her personally.

I have mixed feelings for sure.


11 posted on 07/10/2011 1:26:52 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Bigtigermike
O o .

Hi! Remember Me?


12 posted on 07/10/2011 1:28:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Bigtigermike
The media continues to pick our candidates.
13 posted on 07/10/2011 1:30:23 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: NormsRevenge

You’re, Milt, Milt, Milt....uhhhh.... Rumsfeld!


14 posted on 07/10/2011 1:31:08 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("One day he just washed up on the shores of his regrets. May his soul rest in peace." Al Stewart)
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To: traderrob6
Also I cringe at the liklihood of the MSM trashing her to the point that it destroys her personally.

They already have. And she got right back up!

15 posted on 07/10/2011 1:31:11 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: Bigtigermike

LMAO......the LSM MUST post their article earlier than planned due to high demand!

Sarah is SO 2012!


16 posted on 07/10/2011 1:32:01 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: NormsRevenge

IBPDS


17 posted on 07/10/2011 1:32:15 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what ?)
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To: traderrob6

What?!!!!!!!!!!!

What more could they say? They accused her of being complicit to murder! How more personal can one get? They attacked her family for 2 years now! It’s over with the left and MSM!

All they got to claim is that she is stupid! that’s remedied by her just debating and campaigning and talking about the issues


18 posted on 07/10/2011 1:32:34 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: CommieCutter

“They already have. And she got right back up!”

Yes, but should she announce or become the Republican nominee, it will get worse, a lot lot worse.


19 posted on 07/10/2011 1:33:11 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Shadow44

I agree with you. This is the most critical juncture in our history since the days of the founders. We regain the representative republic the founders fought for, or fragment into divergent states, or succumb to a single modern police state. The latter is the preference of both party machines.


20 posted on 07/10/2011 1:33:39 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: Carry_Okie

The media is picking palin?


21 posted on 07/10/2011 1:34:27 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: traderrob6
If we're fearful of what the MSM will do (which their going to do to anyone receiving the nomination) then we may as well not even have a nominee.

I wouldn't worry about the base of the Left. I would be concerned with our base and it's turn out.

There seems something very special about Gov. Palin, the likes of which I haven't seen before in politics in my lifetime (including President Reagan).

I guess I have no mixed feelings.

22 posted on 07/10/2011 1:35:23 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: NormsRevenge

That is an amusing image. By count, there are twice as many signs as there are people there to support Romney.


23 posted on 07/10/2011 1:35:48 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: Carry_Okie

and they still have Trump in reserve..


24 posted on 07/10/2011 1:36:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Carry_Okie

and they still have Trump in reserve..

WASS!

unless..


25 posted on 07/10/2011 1:36:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

26 posted on 07/10/2011 1:37:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Bigtigermike
From the end of that Newsweek article:
...Moreover, Palin plainly thrives within that very tight circle she has drawn around herself, with Todd at its center, acting as gatekeeper and principal adviser.

A campaign—even one as defiant of conformity as Palin’s would likely be—would require expanding that circle to include political professionals of uncertain loyalty. And it would mean opening the door to news organizations with which she has been openly feuding for the last couple of years.

Or not.

“The mainstream press is becoming less and less relevant,” she said, adding that she would have no hesitation in shunning media outlets she does not trust.

“I would say no to those who have lied about me. There is no need to reward bad behavior. I’ve learned. You know, once bitten, twice shy. I have learned.”


27 posted on 07/10/2011 1:38:04 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Rational Thought

“There seems something very special about Gov. Palin, the likes of which I haven’t seen before in politics in my lifetime (including President Reagan).”

Perhaps, but I feel a special connection with and concern for Palin that I’ve never felt with any other politician, including Reagan.

I just don’t want to see her destroyed.


28 posted on 07/10/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah said that her family would have to be on board for her to run. Todd has already said that the family has been ‘tested’ and Bristol said she'd like to see her Mom run. I'd guess that Track and Willow would be for it. Piper? Only if she'd be allowed to stiff-arm a few more reporters and run interference.
29 posted on 07/10/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah is ready to rock 'n roll!)
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To: glock rocks

I hope she announces at a Nascar race .. just hope the McCains ain’t there .. *-o


30 posted on 07/10/2011 1:39:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

nice.....


31 posted on 07/10/2011 1:40:26 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Bigtigermike

From the article:

[SNIP]

But before we began, she and Todd, both working their omnipresent BlackBerrys, conducted a bit of urgent family business.

SARAH: I have to answer Piper real quick. She is not going to get her hair cut. What is she thinking?

TODD: No, she’s not.

SARAH: You need to tell her that, she’ll obey you … You told her no, Todd? OK, I’m puttin’ mine away.
[SNIP]

ROFL!!!


32 posted on 07/10/2011 1:40:26 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: traderrob6

I think Sarah enjoys the crucible.

She’s definitely found a way to balance family and ‘business’ that you have to admit has proven both financially and politically sound.

Control the media when ya can where ya can and leave ‘em in the dust otherwise.


33 posted on 07/10/2011 1:43:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: JPG

It means that she will run, Sarah said as far back as last December on Hannity that her family (children) was on board and that Todd was leaning to yes (at that time)

I believe part of the New England tour was for her parents to see that it was safe for her if she ran (they both had once said that they were concerned about her safety)


34 posted on 07/10/2011 1:44:29 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Shadow44
The elites are scared. They know their power is eroding, and will do everything they can to cling onto their wealth and influence at the expense of society as a whole. Get ready, because they’re going to try and destroy the country before they are willing to give it up.

We'll see about that.

35 posted on 07/10/2011 1:44:40 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((((unite))))
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To: traderrob6
We are in a knock down drag out war with Marxism, Sarah is the best commanding general we'd got.

War is hell and it is going to be hell here in the USA for quite some time. Get ready to fight cause like it or not the battle is about to be joined.

36 posted on 07/10/2011 1:44:50 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: traderrob6

Eventually that’s going to backfire. Remember the 20k emails? All this did for me was have me believe she’s about as squeaky clean as a politician can be.

I’m not sure how much more worse it can get. They followed her every move when she became a public citizen. Not to mention the fact, bozo has a record to run on now.

They’re going to have to hide bad bozo news and trash Palin at the same time. I think this country is going to get much worse—economically speaking— that it’s going to be a different dynamic.

I know what you mean though, one really bad verbal mistake or email, and it may be all you hear about.However, when UE is 10% and gas 4 dollars a gallon, I’m not sure how many people are going to care what the latest SNL skit is trying to convey. One thing I have 100% faith in: Obama’s economic policy is not working and it’s getting worse. Advantage Palin.


37 posted on 07/10/2011 1:45:04 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: traderrob6

That’s when they hit the law of diminishing returns.

There is really nothing left that these people can throw at her after they accused her of shooting a congresswomen, and mocking her children and calling her a bimbo.

The only ting left to do is for the MSM to literally sh*t on a photo of her on-air.


38 posted on 07/10/2011 1:45:16 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newsweek is heading for their largest weekly sales in history, but they know that.


39 posted on 07/10/2011 1:45:39 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Psalm 144

Worse than the Civil War? It’s bad now, but we’ve been on a downward path for decades. Obama just sped it up.


40 posted on 07/10/2011 1:45:56 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: papasmurf

Probably the best article ever coming from Newsweak. It was fair, balanced and gave the reader enough information where a decision about who she really is can be made.

If I didn’t know who Palin was and I read the article, I would be asking why people dislike her.


41 posted on 07/10/2011 1:46:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Three words: “Holy Flippin’ Crap!!”


42 posted on 07/10/2011 1:46:43 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: grey_whiskers
Our Lady of the Tundra.

Very nice. I like that.

43 posted on 07/10/2011 1:46:54 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That caracature of Mochelle looks like James Brown.


44 posted on 07/10/2011 1:47:04 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

agreed! They know who can bring home the bacon even though they don’t like her! LOL!


45 posted on 07/10/2011 1:47:28 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Psalm 144
That is an amusing image. By count, there are twice as many signs as there are people there to support Romney.

A variation of all hat no cattle....

All Signs no Candidate...

46 posted on 07/10/2011 1:49:47 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Bigtigermike
The media is picking palin?

You bet they are. Remember, to a politician, air time is like oxygen; bad PR is far better than none. If the mediots didn't want us to fall for her, she wouldn't get a minute of it. This way, they can build her negatives (especially among jealous women), while simultaneously getting all the love-struck conservatives adamant in charging to her defense.

It's a twofer.

For the record, I do not have a preference for a conservative nominee. As far as I'm concerned, they're all sub-par for various reasons. Palin is clearly honest, courageous, and capable of standing up to pressure; all of that counts for a lot. After her marvelous convention speech I was hopeful that she could step up to the job. Unfortunately, IMO she blew it through over-exposure while simultaneously failing to cure her obviously deficient preparation. Nor am I convinced from her record as governor of Alaska or mayor of Wasilla that she is truly that prudent an administrator. I see support for her as a lost cause because of her unwillingness to do the work necessary to cure her negatives, some of which are her own fault. It is a not uncommon weakness of beautiful and successful women that they believe there is "nothing to fix" and I believe there is some of that in her case. To quote Andy Grove, "Only the paranoid survive."

47 posted on 07/10/2011 1:49:47 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Spirit of Liberty

I am TOTALLY all-in for Piper as President Palin’s press secretary.


48 posted on 07/10/2011 1:50:06 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Those flowers you see before her in the picture are “Fireweed” and have great meaning to many Alaskans, and it is not by accident they appear in so many photos with Sarah Palin. The fireweed is a plant of many uses, from medicinal, to a food source. When we lived in AK, the Wife and many others made fresh salads and cooked the tender leaves in the spring. From the flowers all kinds of jams, jellies, syrups and fireweed honey are made. Forgive me while I brag, but when we lived in AK, the Wife made the best fireweed honey ever.


49 posted on 07/10/2011 1:53:44 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: onedoug; All

Wouldn’t Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell, (to name a few) absolutely crap down both legs if Sarah Palin does become the next President of The United States of America?


50 posted on 07/10/2011 1:55:15 PM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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