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Karl Rove To Sarah Palin: Get A "Thicker Skin"
Real Clear Politics ^

Posted on 08/25/2011 9:01:23 AM PDT by indianrightwinger

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'm mystified," Rove said about reaction to 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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1 posted on 08/25/2011 9:01:25 AM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

Karl

begone I say


2 posted on 08/25/2011 9:02:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: indianrightwinger

Karl Rove to consumers of political news: Pay attention to meeeeeeee!


3 posted on 08/25/2011 9:04:04 AM 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: indianrightwinger

It’s not her skin thickness, Karl.

She doesn’t like you or the rest of the establishment RINO’s.


4 posted on 08/25/2011 9:04:25 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: indianrightwinger
Karl...Sarah's not upset with you except for the fact that you have turned against you principles and the Tea Party. (actually you were always against the Tea Party)

Get a grip and speculate all you want.

Another false premise reported as news from the MSM.

5 posted on 08/25/2011 9:05:40 AM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: indianrightwinger

There is no person, male or female, who has been attacked like Sarah Palin has. She has thick skin.


6 posted on 08/25/2011 9:06:08 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: indianrightwinger

I am a big fan of SP. Love her dearly. However, among the people I know who are not, they commonly cite the fact that she resigned her job as a governor of Alaska. I think this will come back to haunt her. My wife is an independent voter-—does not like BHO at all. But she said of SP, if she can’t handle all of the flak she was getting in Alaska, how is she going to handle it on a national level? I had no ready response.


7 posted on 08/25/2011 9:06:08 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: indianrightwinger

I have never heard Sarah say she was upset with anything Rino Rove had to say, he is just trying to keep himself in the spot light.


8 posted on 08/25/2011 9:06:21 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: indianrightwinger

9 posted on 08/25/2011 9:07:06 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: indianrightwinger

Sarah to Karl: “Grow a pair, Nancy”


10 posted on 08/25/2011 9:07:17 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: indianrightwinger

Yeah, I’m getting sick of Hannity and others calling him the Architect . . . He’s a RINO, hanging around well past his time, and playing into to hands of Keith Overbite and all the other worthless a$$holes on the left.

If he doesn’t have a job, then why not retire or something. All he does is give the left reasons to continue attacking Palin and Bachmann, two very lovely and well-accomplished women. What has he done?


11 posted on 08/25/2011 9:07:35 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
Karl Rove's measured and deliberate bad-mouthing of Sarah Palin instantly reminds me of his similar treatment of Katherine Harris' Senate bid here in Florida. He and the rest of the establishment GOP machine did as much to ensure liberal asshat Bill Nelson's reelection as much as anything the DNC did.

I don't trust the guy; I don't trust his motives. And I have not donated to the RNC since; I give funds directly to specific candidates only.

Florida Freeper


12 posted on 08/25/2011 9:09:15 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: indianrightwinger

turdblossom.


13 posted on 08/25/2011 9:09:15 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: indianrightwinger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGnR2iL4H2M


14 posted on 08/25/2011 9:09:27 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: indianrightwinger
Talk about the sewar pipe calling the garden hose dirty!

Karl, take your own advice. As your conduct over the 2010 Delaware Senate campaign shows, you are one of the top 5 thinnest skinned people in politics.

15 posted on 08/25/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: indianrightwinger

Sadly, I agree with Rove on this. For this voter, I’d really like to know if she is a candidate in 2012 or not. Can’t think of a reason why she is not letting the voters know one way or another. For me, this approach has gotten tiresome and I wonder how she would deal with a national emergency. No attacks please—I do not dislike her personally; in fact to me she is a very remarkable woman. I believe others feel the same way. IMHO


16 posted on 08/25/2011 9:09:58 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: indianrightwinger

Sounds like the right-wing Leftists (aka RINOs,) like RINO Rove, are getting a little miffed because she isn’t talking with them about what she is planning to do!


17 posted on 08/25/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: laweeks
...Yeah, I’m getting sick of Hannity....

I got sick of sycophant Hannity when he had leg tingles for Rudy Giuliani....back in the last presidential election season....

....I lost all respect for Hannity at that time...haven't listened to or watched him since.

18 posted on 08/25/2011 9:11:49 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: indianrightwinger
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."

Rove has a point. How can Sarah be upset at speculation about her potential candidacy when she is touring the country in a bus and shaking hands in Iowa? Her rabid followers on FR seem to have the same thin-skin as well if anything less than glowing is posted about her.

19 posted on 08/25/2011 9:12:32 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: indianrightwinger

RomneyBOT wussy, Tokyo Rove projecting is."

20 posted on 08/25/2011 9:12:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: indianrightwinger

We all remember how will the thick skinned approach helped GW


21 posted on 08/25/2011 9:13:18 AM PDT by aknkate (long time lurker)
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To: South40

Oh please. Palin has seen nothing like what Reagan and W. Bush received from their critics.


22 posted on 08/25/2011 9:13:34 AM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: laweeks

I wish he would just go away. I think Bush would have won the 2004 by more if he did not have Rove advising him.


23 posted on 08/25/2011 9:14:48 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: indianrightwinger

Texans are circling the wagons.

Karl-
Thank GWB for the $4 trillion debt.
You really did Republicans (Americans) proud.


24 posted on 08/25/2011 9:15:26 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: indianrightwinger
Both Rove and Palin know what the reality of a Sarah Palin GOP nomination would be.

Aug 22, 2011 ...Rasmussen Poll: Obama Crushes Palin Among Women Voters ..... A new Rasmussen poll shows Obama beating Sarah Palin 50 percent to 33 percent in a 2012 contest -- better than his performance against any other Republican. Among women, Obama is crushing Palin 56 percent to 29 percent. ..... Rasmussen polls tend to predict Republicans will perform better than they actually do on election night.

It would be an Obama landslide of Biblical proportions.

Rove wants to end the teasing game and has raised expectations that Palin will announce on September 3 in order to put Palin on the spot.

Palin wants to continue the teasing game as long as possible and is therefore upset at Rove.

Why does Rove want to end the teasing game?

Because it does nothing but increase attacks upon serious GOP candidates and that helps Obama.

Why does Palin want to drag out the teasing game as long as possible?

Because it hypes her celebrity status which means more TV contract money, more book sales and higher speaking fees.

25 posted on 08/25/2011 9:15:34 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: indianrightwinger

Conservative REPUBs to Rove: Find the freak’in latch on your flapping jowles.


26 posted on 08/25/2011 9:16:05 AM PDT by rod1
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To: famousdayandyear
I’d really like to know if she is a candidate in 2012 or not.

????

why?
why now? ...whats the hurry???

let the dead wood get each other out of the way(pawlenty is gone already)....I figure January or so is close enough...let the drooling news media wait and have their little nervous breakdowns waiting...it is hilarious to watch....

27 posted on 08/25/2011 9:16:12 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: indianrightwinger
Note to Fox: Whenever Karl Rove is on one of your shows, I will immediately change the channel to Jewelry TV, Outdoor Channel, or Gem TV.

I may or may not switch back for a few hours.

28 posted on 08/25/2011 9:16:12 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

If you had no ready response, it means that you had not yet familiarized yourself with the facts. This is true of any situation/argument. One must know the facts. I’ll leave it to you to obtain them. It is not hard to do. I could simply provide them, but I’ll spare you having to do a 2-step process of first hearing them from me and then going to the trouble of verifying them.

The facts are there. The reasons for her resignation are both valid and honorable. I have no doubt that you’ll find that to be so as well. And may I also say that if you don’t know those facts, then ‘loving her dearly’ is invaid. You should rightly see her as a quitter for as long as you don’t know the reasons behind her resignation.


29 posted on 08/25/2011 9:16:26 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, refudiate!)
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To: Joe Brower
I don't trust the guy; I don't trust his motives.

Same here. The guy is a slimy snake.

He is doing similar to Perry. He keeps repeating "You can't accuse someone of a crime punishable by death" in reference to Perry's Bernanke comments. Instead of just saying he said "treasonous" which everyone takes as rhetoric.

But no. He has to dramatize what he said to really throw him under bus.

He says it during every interview. He's a puke.
30 posted on 08/25/2011 9:17:09 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: indianrightwinger

If Karl was such a genius why did W barely squeak by an idiot loser like John Kerry-Heinz?


31 posted on 08/25/2011 9:19:10 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Carling

“Sarah upset at speculation”

She’s not upset at speculation. She’s upset at lies claiming that she’s revealed what she’s going to do.


32 posted on 08/25/2011 9:21:34 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: South40
There is no person, male or female, who has been attacked like Sarah Palin has.

She (and every member of her family)has been systematically trashed in the media and he thinks she gets upset with his bullsh!t??

She is much stronger than any politician I have ever seen. So many have retreated under a rock for far less scrutiny.

33 posted on 08/25/2011 9:21:40 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

I am well aware of her reasons for resignation: She had to fight off all of those bogus lawsuits. She needed to make money to defeat them.

We ALL know this. We ALL follow the inside baseball stuff. This is tough to explain to independent voters who don’t follow politics carefully like we do. Many see SP as an opportunist who wanted to cash in on her celebrity status and go on reality TV shows and write books and become an FNC commentator.

As for me personally, I am a big fan who supports all of her views and positions.


34 posted on 08/25/2011 9:22:28 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
My wife is an independent voter-—does not like BHO at all. But she said of SP, if she can’t handle all of the flak she was getting in Alaska, how is she going to handle it on a national level? I had no ready response.

You need to tell your wife that all those frivolous lawsuits cost Alaska voters $2 Mil. Should Palin have stayed and cost them $4 mil? 6?

Also point out that every suit was brought by a Dem and ALL were dismissed.

35 posted on 08/25/2011 9:22:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: famousdayandyear

I think Rove was just trying to get her to say one way or the other. I don’t see anything nefarious in his comments and people here comment all the time on whether person x will run or not.


36 posted on 08/25/2011 9:23:01 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: indianrightwinger
FU karl... when she becomes president... you become a dim... you are not welcome in our home any longer.

LS

37 posted on 08/25/2011 9:23:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Carling
Palin has seen nothing like what Reagan and W. Bush received from their critics.

Reagan and GW have never had their 2 yr old baby called a retard and much worse. Or their other underage children targeted by gossip, name calling and slander by "journalists".

Now have they?

38 posted on 08/25/2011 9:25:03 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: indianrightwinger

Is Rove trying to goad Gov. Palin into making a move? I suspect she will have one of two options: 1. Say/do nothing. (my choice) Why dignify this with a response? 2. An acerbic post to her facebook notes. Either way, she won’t let him control the dialogue in this, or any situation. He’s not the boss of her, and he needs to go over there, sit down, and shut UP.


39 posted on 08/25/2011 9:25:03 AM PDT by redhead (I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. —)
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To: Vaquero

Why now? Well, I’m very concerned about the way BHO is systematically taking the country apart—bit by regulatory bit, and I’m searching frantically for leadership that will champion my side loudly and urgently until election time (if that occurs). Right now, Perry is the one taking on that role, and because he is displaying the courage to take on that role, I will stand up for him. I do not know about Palin — whether she really wants the presidency or is better suited as a powerhouse on the sidelines. For me, I would like to know because I do not view the election as a game—but life or death for our representative republic. Thank you for your response.


40 posted on 08/25/2011 9:25:17 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: indianrightwinger

Or maybe like Karl Rove, Palin should get a fatter head. You could play basketball with that thing.


41 posted on 08/25/2011 9:25:17 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Vaquero
I got sick of sycophant Hannity when he had leg tingles for Rudy Giuliani

And then you add Hannity's love affair with the suspendered Clinton goon Beckel, and you wonder what's going on. I wouldn't be in the same room with the thug, but Hannity says he's a good friend of the hack.

Also, you might notice that the Right To Life cause has completely slipped from any and all notice on the Hannity show.

42 posted on 08/25/2011 9:25:20 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: famousdayandyear
Can’t think of a reason why she is not letting the voters know one way or another.

Why should she have to declare when the press demands it. And it is the PRESS that's going on and on. Palin has until November. You fell for the MSM's bull one more time.

43 posted on 08/25/2011 9:25:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: indianrightwinger

Karl Rove can KMA.


44 posted on 08/25/2011 9:26:41 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Carling
How can Sarah be upset at speculation about her potential candidacy when she is touring the country in a bus and shaking hands in Iowa?

Where did Palin say anything about being upset?

45 posted on 08/25/2011 9:27:05 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Where did Palin say anything about being upset?

Seems to me that Rove is projecting.

46 posted on 08/25/2011 9:27:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero
Hannity’s radio show is even worse. I had a 45 minute drive, but I had to change the station after less than 15 minutes I HAD to change the station. I couldn't take it any more.
47 posted on 08/25/2011 9:29:01 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Polybius

Take a sneak, troll.


48 posted on 08/25/2011 9:29:20 AM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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To: Polybius
Polybius: It would be an Obama landslide of Biblical proportions.

It would be Obama's dream come true to run against "George
Bush, III", which is exactly what it would be if Perry succeeds
in winning the nomination.

And BTW, despite popular belief among certain paunchy pundits,
Rasmussin is mediocre at best and has yet to be exposed.

49 posted on 08/25/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: famousdayandyear
Can’t think of a reason why she is not letting the voters know one way or another.

Hey noobie...the election is in November 2012 and NOT November 2011.

Get over it.

50 posted on 08/25/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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