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Karl Rove To Sarah Palin: Get A Thicker Skin (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 24, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 08/24/2011 7:49:40 PM PDT by i88schwartz

Karl Rove responds to controversy over his speculation if Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin will indeed enter the GOP field. Rove said chances are she will jump in, but was not definitive in his observation.

"I mystified," Rove said about his speculation. "Look, she is all upset about this saying how I am trying to sabatouge her in some way. How do I speculate on her future."

"Look, if she doesn't want to be speculated about a potential presidential candidate there is an easy way to end the speculation. Simply say 'I'm not running.' Instead, every time she pops up in the public eye like she did on CNN, at the Iowa State fair a short number of days ago. she said 'I haven't made a decision.'"

"I'm just speculating that more likely than not she is going to be a candidate."

"Now I said 'I wouldn't bet a lot of money on it' because it is such a close thing and I am not privy to her thought-making process. But it is sign of enormous thin-skin that if we speculate about her, she gets upset. And I suspect if we didn't speculate about her, she would be upset and getting ways to get us to speculate about her."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; backstabberrove; benedictrove; greta; karlrove; misogynistrove; palin; rove; rove4romney; sarahpalin; thinskin; tokyorove
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1 posted on 08/24/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Typical republican in fighting.

Why cant we just beat up Obama and the Dems?


2 posted on 08/24/2011 7:51:36 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: i88schwartz

No Rove, you have a long history of undermining Tea Party candidates which is exactly what this nonsense is about. No she won’t hire you to run her campaign like Mitt Rino likely will.

Pray for America


3 posted on 08/24/2011 7:53:12 PM PDT by bray (The Country Club opens with prayers against Palin)
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To: i88schwartz

Hey, Porky Pig Face STFU and go away. You are irrelevant!


4 posted on 08/24/2011 7:55:15 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: i88schwartz

Rove, your credibility was blown awhile back. You are now officially a was.


5 posted on 08/24/2011 7:56:20 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: i88schwartz

sabatouge ???


6 posted on 08/24/2011 7:56:57 PM PDT by hemogoblin (We're all on Flight 93 now.)
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To: i88schwartz

Shut the hell up PORKY!!


7 posted on 08/24/2011 7:57:28 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: i88schwartz

I’m sure as soon as she announces, Rove will say she can’t win.


8 posted on 08/24/2011 7:57:45 PM PDT by 38special (For real...)
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To: Batman11

If he was sprayed with de-greaser, would he disappear?


9 posted on 08/24/2011 7:58:08 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: i88schwartz
So Tokyo rove is still under delusions of relevance?

So sad.

Someone needs to take him by the arm and lead him into the pasture, his day is long past.

10 posted on 08/24/2011 7:59:07 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: i88schwartz

Trivial nonsense.


11 posted on 08/24/2011 7:59:36 PM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: Psalm 144
If he was sprayed with de-greaser, would he disappear?

Hard to say, unfortunately some stains are permanent.
12 posted on 08/24/2011 8:01:09 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: i88schwartz

Thicker skin, if my kids would have been made fun of, someone would be hurt. Palin demonstrates control.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 8:01:54 PM PDT by svcw
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To: i88schwartz

Thicker skin, if my kids would have been made fun of, someone would be hurt. Palin demonstrates control.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 8:01:54 PM PDT by svcw
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To: i88schwartz

Karl, she sucked up a lot of s**t starting Labor Day weekend 2008 and continuing to one extent or another right up to now, and still managed to do a lot of good for the GOP and the conservative movement, while you and a bunch of folks who are now strolling in and trying to take advantage of it were sitting on the sidelines and letting it happen, if not actually helping to throw the s**t at her. So you know, you can shine it up real good, turn it sideways, and stuff it.


15 posted on 08/24/2011 8:02:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: i88schwartz

When did Sarah ever mentioned Karl’s name? he’s the one with the thick skin


16 posted on 08/24/2011 8:02:26 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: i88schwartz

I think it makes Sarah more popular that this ass clown is hated on BOTH sides of the isle. Karl Rove despises Sarah Palin, always has..can’t stand the fact that his butt buddy Mitt Romney is hated by Conservatives so he goes after her..I bet Tokyo Rove huffed and puffed to the polls in 2008 to vote for Obama..he should just change parties already, he is a disgrace to the GOP


17 posted on 08/24/2011 8:03:03 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: i88schwartz

Moron Rove is expecting vetting of Palin. What is happening for last 2 yrs Tokyo Rove?


18 posted on 08/24/2011 8:03:06 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: i88schwartz
Why does anyone even listen to this has-been loser? Easy to talk about "thicker skin" when you're the one shooting at your own side.

Someone pleae send this asswipe back down to Texas, where they say jobs are plentiful.

19 posted on 08/24/2011 8:03:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: i88schwartz

Poor Karl, winning “prom queen” seems out of reach for him again this year, but nice try!


20 posted on 08/24/2011 8:04:18 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: i88schwartz
Yeah Karl. Ya know who had a REALLY thick skin? George W Bush.

His skin was so thick he allowed the crooked liberal media to make up outright lies and repeat them so often -- without protest or rebuttal -- that the American people let those lies harden into "fact". Which destroyed his Presidency and paved the way for Obama.

IMHO, Sarah's skin is about PERFECT.

21 posted on 08/24/2011 8:04:21 PM PDT by sklar
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To: i88schwartz

Aaahhh Rove Queenie,Sarah will be just fine,now run along down to RINO ville.


22 posted on 08/24/2011 8:04:30 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: i88schwartz

It all has to do with who Rove’s financial backers are. They want no part of Palin. Romney is their guy.


23 posted on 08/24/2011 8:05:22 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: mylife

Isn’t that the truth. Remember learn to identify your enemies.


24 posted on 08/24/2011 8:06:47 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Bigtigermike
he’s the one with the thick skin

Nah, Rove's thick in the head and thin of skin.

25 posted on 08/24/2011 8:09:11 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: i88schwartz

Interesting....it seems to me that Rove is always the one whining about Sarah Palin. A sure sign that the thin skin belongs to Rove!


26 posted on 08/24/2011 8:09:27 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: i88schwartz

We should be thanking Karl Rove, not slamming him. Karl Rove taught conservatives the most valuable of political lessons...that is to Not trust people like Karl Rove when it comes to conservatives ;)


27 posted on 08/24/2011 8:09:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 38special

She can’t win. If she could win, she’d have announced by now, especially after her bus tour.


28 posted on 08/24/2011 8:10:11 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: i88schwartz

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Me to Karl the Karot:

G T F O H !
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29 posted on 08/24/2011 8:11:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012!)
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To: Carling

>> “She can’t win. If she could win, she’d have announced by now” <<

Ah, the Colonic gas breather has weighed in.
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30 posted on 08/24/2011 8:13:53 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012!)
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To: Carling

She can’t win. If she could win, she’d have announced by now, especially after her bus tour.
________________________________________________

Please tell us why she can’t win...and be specific...NO MSM talking points??


31 posted on 08/24/2011 8:14:18 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Bigtigermike
he’s the one with the thick skin

It's called "fat" not skin.

32 posted on 08/24/2011 8:15:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: i88schwartz
To be fair, I didn't see Rove claim to have inside info or try to mislead the public.

All he said was it looked like she might be running. Not a big deal.

33 posted on 08/24/2011 8:16:55 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: i88schwartz

1. He is right; IMO Palin “swings downward” at all sorts of gutter trash, like Bill Maher, when it would be better to keep silent and “above the fray.”

but

2. Who the ****?!!! is Rove to talk about having a thicker skin, when he is the one taking a cheese grater to 40% of the Republicans out there??


34 posted on 08/24/2011 8:17:59 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: i88schwartz
??????????????????????

If there's one thing she has, it's a thick skin.

35 posted on 08/24/2011 8:20:23 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama: "I'm fittin' to start to commence to begin to write a draft of a jobs plan speech.")
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To: RichInOC

“Karl, she sucked up a lot of s**t starting Labor Day weekend 2008 and continuing to one extent or another right up to now, and still managed to do a lot of good for the GOP and the conservative movement, while you and a bunch of folks who are now strolling in and trying to take advantage of it were sitting on the sidelines and letting it happen, if not actually helping to throw the s**t at her.”

Yep Rove was no doubt one of the “eunuchs” in the Republican establishment that did not come to her defense that Andrew Breitbart referred to about half a dozen times in the movie The Undefeated.


36 posted on 08/24/2011 8:20:41 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: i88schwartz

Hey Rove: Get a New Face!


37 posted on 08/24/2011 8:20:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Artcore

Dunt ta dunt ta dunt ta da. Just putting on the kevlar here.

Sayyyyy....didn’t she stand next to John McLame and pronounce him to be one upright...dude?


38 posted on 08/24/2011 8:22:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: All
I posted this on another thead. I'm posting it again here.

I will personally make every effort to raise the level of discourse on the Palin and Perry threads. We must hold ourselves and each other accountable to the standards we expect of FReepers. This is an important election season. The liberals want nothing more than to divide us. If we keep the discussions focused on the candidates, we can avoid division.

I haven't been here long enough to exerience a purge and I certainly don't want to experience one now. If things continue down hill between Perry and Palin supporters, it could lead to that. A purge of one group or the other will weaken FR. Let's not put Jim in that position. We need all the conservatives we can muster to defeat Obama and his minions. Let's encourage civility and discourage personal attacks. We shouldn't have to ask Jim and the mods to police these threads.


39 posted on 08/24/2011 8:24:27 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: mylife
Karl Rove wants in fighting between the Tea Party folks so his Romney can win.

Larl Rove is irreverent. Yesterday he attacked Perry but the Perry supporters paid no attention because they know where he's coming from. The attacks just dropped off like Teflon because Karl Rove is a Romney supporter who hates Tea Party candidates.

40 posted on 08/24/2011 8:25:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: i88schwartz

Rove jumped the gun and made himself look like the a$$ that he is.

I long for the day when Rove is caught in a motel room, alone with some poor helpless farm animal.


41 posted on 08/24/2011 8:25:36 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: i88schwartz

Rove sounds like an old lady with nothing better to talk about than other people.


42 posted on 08/24/2011 8:27:03 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: Siena Dreaming

Sarah nor did anyone of her staff ever mentioned Rove’s name in all of this!


43 posted on 08/24/2011 8:28:10 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: i88schwartz
Ole fart blossom Karl Has the Perry Fairy, Palin bash thing going on, another Texas Governor, maybe he is looking for RINO work?
44 posted on 08/24/2011 8:28:42 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Siena Dreaming
To be fair, I didn't see Rove claim to have inside info or try to mislead the public. All he said was it looked like she might be running. Not a big deal.

No, that's not all Rove said.

Rove said "This (Sep 3) is her last chance".

45 posted on 08/24/2011 8:31:33 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: i88schwartz

Funny thing about Rove.

Even if he says something that I agree with, I still want to tell him to STFU!


46 posted on 08/24/2011 8:32:02 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Obama is anti-american. He's the closest to Chavez we ever had. He by-passes Congress on very important issues and policies. He ignores the US Constitution. He went to the United Nations and made a complaint against a US State (Arizona). Look how he passed Obamacare and Work Visas for illegals. By setting presedence he is destroying the way policies are put into law in this nation. What other changes to our process is he going to make before 2012 let alone before 2016?

God forbid if a RINO wins the nomination like Karl Rove would like to see but I have to agree with you, BuckeyeTexan...

Whoever wins: Perry or Palin (who has yet to even announce). Either one has my vote over CHANGE that we've been seeing these last 3 years.

We should not be throwing the baby (our political system) out with the bath water (the imperfect GOP Candidate).

48 posted on 08/24/2011 8:35:32 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: pogo101

“1. He is right; IMO Palin “swings downward” at all sorts of gutter trash, like Bill Maher, when it would be better to keep silent and “above the fray.””

GWB and all the crap going down with the libs’ 24/7 media hate frenzy...bushitler, chimpy, the rise of the antiwar movement/lib control in DC, et all, is the direct result of him refusing to swing downward and call it for what it was. He himself recognized that mistake in his book.

Like it or not, a person in high places MUST defend themselves or be perceived as weak. A catch 22, but better to err on the side of self defense IMO.


49 posted on 08/24/2011 8:36:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: i88schwartz
Will this Idiot Rove ever go away !

He is the fat kid who is desperate to be liked by the IN clique (Left Wing DC Media elites) and he thinks smearing Palin will get him in. Palin and her children have been smeared and jeered in waterfall of non stop hate that would have put Tokyo Rove in a nut house two years ago. She has cool and calm.

50 posted on 08/24/2011 8:39:21 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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