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Sarah Palin Hits Back At Roger Ailes’ Remark That She ‘Had No Chance To Be President’ (Updated)
Mediaite ^ | 4-13-12 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 04/15/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT by STARWISE

Ahead of her Fox News special Paying at the Pump, Sarah Palin gave an interview to Breitbart.com. Discussing various aspects of energy policies, Palin’s final question was about the network’s boss Roger Ailes — and her response wasn’t exactly glowing.

The question was: “Governor, many people were disappointed that you decided not to run for president this year, but are still hoping that you might one day run for the White House in the future.

Roger Ailes was recently quoted as saying, ‘Sarah Palin had no chance to be President.’ What do you make of that?”

“Interesting,” Palin said, before continuing on to say:

I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed.

Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon’s The Undefeated. The theme of Steve’s film isn’t about me, but about the idea of not letting others dictate one’s path in life and never giving up when you’re fighting for something precious like our exceptional nation and our children’s futures. So, would you send a copy of The Undefeated to him?

You’ll recall that last year Ailes made some headlines following a New York magazine profile. The piece quoted a Republican source close to Ailes as saying:

“Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.”

UPDATE: Mediaite reached out to Roger Ailes and he further clarified his remarks from last night’s UNC event in context::

He said, “When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President —I wasn’t referring to any of their long-term prospects, including Governor Palin. I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future.”

(H/T Breitbart.com)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ailes; dissingsarah; fnc; foxnews; palin; pds; rogerailes; sarahpalin; sarhpalin; statingtheobvious; theundefeated; waronsarah
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Hmmm .. didn't know Ailes had been so cutting in his comments.


1 posted on 04/15/2012 3:05:42 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...

So goes Faux News ...


2 posted on 04/15/2012 3:07:03 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

If it wasn’t for Palin, McCain would have lost by a greater margin.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 3:08:16 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: STARWISE
CONNECT THE dots, FReepers.

All the conservatives attacked have been for ... Bishop Romney.

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> Chris Wallace RomneyBOT

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> Hyper-biased FOX NEWS ProRomney Panel on Sundays

Fox News chief Roger Ailes ----> McGinniss has been friends with Roger Ailes for 44 years

Conclusion: SMELLS LIKE MITT AGAIN

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"


Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:

Novak: "Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign"

Said Novak: "The rumors were traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."


"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

4 posted on 04/15/2012 3:14:03 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Northern Yankee
If it wasn’t for Palin, McCain would have lost by a greater margin.

If it wasn't for McCain, Sarah probably would have won.

5 posted on 04/15/2012 3:14:27 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: STARWISE
He's right when he says she had no chance to be elected president. She most certainly would have entered the race if that were not the case.

Her two major resignations made her absolutely unelectable and she knows it. She's not dumb.

He's wrong if he did say she's stupid. Palin is not stupid and she has helped the conservative movement and the Republican party tremendously. I do hope she continues the good fight but she will never be president.

6 posted on 04/15/2012 3:14:27 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Northern Yankee

I, for one, would not have voted for McCann except for Palin.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: STARWISE

The only reason I held my nose and voted for McLame is so Sarah could establish herself for a run at the White House...

I had expected to be working for her campaign this time around, but instead we have...Well...What we have...


8 posted on 04/15/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: precisionshootist; STARWISE; onyx
"Her two major resignations made her absolutely unelectable and she knows it."

I know she resigned the governorship of Alaska due to dozens of frivilous lawsuits and ethics complaints which were taking up all her and her staff's time and effort, not to mention money. But you mentioned two resignations. Please enlighten all of us as to what you're talking about.

9 posted on 04/15/2012 3:19:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: STARWISE

Roger Ailes is a jerk..Fox News since day 1 has been the “Kiss Romney’s ass” network..the only “stupid one” is Roger Ailes..Sarah Palin is the best damn thing that has happened to the Conservative movement. Ailes is just pissed that Conservatives dont kiss Romney’s rump like the rest of the elitists have


10 posted on 04/15/2012 3:20:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: precisionshootist

Her resignation as Gov. was so that the Obots couldn’t bleed Alaska dry. If you remember, they were suing her and the state for a lot of little things, like the fact she did an interview with Greta on Fox while wearing a jacket with an emblem showing. If she didn’t resign, the lawsuits would have bankrupted her and the state.

Whatever she does or says, people listen. As Gov her hands would be tied, so I’m glad she can say whats in her heart.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT by mrsadams
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To: elteemike

Romney must step down now.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 3:24:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: precisionshootist
Her two major resignations....

Two?? Please explain.

13 posted on 04/15/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Diogenesis

The Elite Machines .. how many are we fighting?

Media
DC Beltway
Lobbyists/Pundits
Unions/ACORN,etc.
Race Baiters
Academia
Atheists
Global Warming Tree Huggers
Boneheads/Radicals

And Fox .. “fair and balanced” .. who’s hired former Acornite/BHO stooge, the cleaned up and made presentable, Jehmu Greene, and now Sanita Jackson (Jesse’s daughter) .. has deserted their so-called conservative flock .. all about $$$!

They’ll probably hire Fluke and Hillary Rosen next.

Beyond appalling and disgusting.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 3:25:35 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: mrsadams

And it still makes the lefties boiling mad.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; precisionshootist; STARWISE

S/he is referencing her resignation from the Oil/Energy board, the crook, then Governor Murkowski appointed her to, in which she exposed all the corruption that led to the ouster of both democrats and Republicans, and ultimately to his demise when she defeated him and went onto win the Governorship of Alaska against the democrat!

LOL.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 3:25:53 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: precisionshootist

You forgot to say, “in your opinion.”


17 posted on 04/15/2012 3:26:42 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: mountn man

She’s the ONLY reason I voted for McLame.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 3:27:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: precisionshootist
Gov. Palin Commands RESPECT, while the BISHOP Romney buys it.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



19 posted on 04/15/2012 3:27:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Damn. Does smell like him, doesn’t it. And here I was actually starting to have less than normal feelings of distaste for the man.

This is exactly WHY we must insist, somehow, that if Romney gets the nomination, he takes Sarah as his running mate. It’s totally certain that is the only way I would ever even consider voting for him. I’d want him watched like a hawk, and Sarah would do it.

She’s not the type to be stuck in an office and forgotten either. The first time he strayed off the Conservative reservation she would be in his office and in his face and ain’t no Secret Service agent with stones big enough to get in her way, either.

Now that’s an image that certainly makes me smile.


20 posted on 04/15/2012 3:28:48 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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