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Posted on 08/12/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT by Libloather
Palin will not speak at Republican convention
WASHINGTON | Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:36pm EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will not speak at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa later this month, she said in statement on Sunday.
"This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them," Palin, who was Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 election, said in a statement on Gretawire, the blog of Fox News's Greta Van Susteren.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizers plans to fundamentally transform our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and Im excited to hear them. As Ive repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wifes record and reputation, this is
the biggest fairy tale. For the sake of Americas solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November
- Sarah Palin
She won’t speak but McCain will. That’s real forward looking.
Insert eyeroll here.
Classy lady ... too bad they won’t let her speak — afraid she’ll outshine them, probably.
She DID quit. She can get back into the game thru a Cabinet post and/or running in 2014 for the senate seat. Otherwise she’s just an ornament-not serious.
Meanwhile, Governor Palin will support the top of the ticket, but she won't be campaigning for it. Mark my word, she will own the undercard and will be the de facto leader of the party, regardless of what the establishment tries to say.
Nowhere in her statement does Palin say she will not speak.
The headline and the lead are shoddy BS from Reuters hacks.
After one fake story about this already, I’m withholding judgement on this until someone other than “reuters” is claiming it.
Like until 10PM tonight at least.
She is always so gracious and has worked hard as hell to save this nation.
Not serious...but yet massively influencing the primaries all over the country. We need more people who are ‘not serious’, I guess.
Come on Sarah.
It won’t hurt ya to speak at the Rino Rodeo.
Lavish praise on Paul Ryan.
Maybe let him know what he is in for...?
Even though, I suspect he already knows.
After one fake story about this already, Im withholding judgement on this until someone other than reuters is claiming it.
Do you think Fox News and Greta Van Susteren are issuing fake stories? Palin will be on with Greta tonight.
For a nobody she seems to be getting a lot of Republicans elected to Congress!!!
How about Heading the EPA or Energy Dept.
Big mistake by the party, she is a great motivator.
That's my bet.
I certainly would concur in that, but I don't support Romney, and now I've got some serious questions about Ryan's seriousness.
That is the 10pm story I’m alluding to.
She’s so gracious. But why does McCain get to speak? What does he have to say, who wants to hear him? He needs to go as far away as is possible.
Maybe they saved their more perverted stuff up for this campaign ~ Ryan has young children.
Romney's technique is to take out the opposition before the campaign starts.
Yeah, and George Washington quit when he retreated from New York rather than face certain annihilation in an unfriendly environment (New York was full of Loyalists) that limited his maneuvering room.
One must sometimes reposition in order to strike back and eventually win. History is full of General Custer's who just refused to acknowledge reality and give up some ground when necessary. Sarah has handled things admirably in this regard and is now a more powerful force for conservatism than she could possibly have been in the Little Big Horn of the Alaska Governors Mansion.
To claim she's just an ornament simply doesn't compute given how she's dominated so many news cycles and positively affected so many local and national races.
I've got my own gripes with Sarah - things like her tendency to screech when she gets excited (she should study the delivery of ladies like Thatcher or the Queen Elizabeth who didn't need to scream to be heard) and tendency to focus on “girl power,” but calling her a quitter confuses tactics with strategy. She's executing a brilliant strategy.
No matter what Sarah thinks or feels privately, her public response, just like it is so far, will be a long run positive for her.
Sarah always takes the high road.
She instinctively knows which path is the right one.
So many could learn from her but they feel threatened by her insight and strength.
She wasn’t invited. All told, I think she’s being quite gracious about having been slapped in the face.
She has been very enthusiastic about Ryan and endorsed both of them yesterday.
She was the VP candidate the last time around, after all, and they should at least be courteous and invite her.
That said, members of polygamist sects have problems dealing with independent women, and I think Romney is displaying this and should reassess his behavior right now. He’d do himself a serious favor by asking her to speak, and if nothing else, he should remember that she has a lot of devoted followers and he doesn’t, so he needs them.
It would be unfortunate not to have Sarah speak at the convention. She is a star and the democrats fear her. She has a rare talent for connecting with folks. We need her voice and active participation these next 3 months.
This is just wrong.
I love Sarah! Always a team player, and yet not being watched closely nor held on a short leash. This ought to be good.
Sarah speaking at romney’s convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkey’s.
Greta says we need to tune in at 10pm tonight to find out whether or not she will speak.
Quote from Greta.
....GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN goes ON THE RECORD at 10pm is she going to the Republican National Convention? Find out tune in!...
Nothing about whether she will speak or not but rather is she going to the convention..
Really? GW quit his position, went back to Mt. Vernon, trademarked his name, wrote a book, went on a book tour and spent the rest of the war kibbutzing from the sidelines? I don't remember learning that part.
Real conservatives are persona non grata at the GOP-e convention. Yet we should all fall in line for these asses.
If she was a “D” and went around crying because GTown U wasn’t going to pay for her birth control, she would be invited to speak at the Convention.
Or if she wanted to be a ‘real hero(inne)’ she could camp outside BO’s home - Oh, wait, he doesn’t go to his own home anymore - These last two D’s we have had had NO home to go to, and relied on their ‘rich’ friends and cronies to accommodate them.....WJC gave his underwear to charity, maybe BO is renting his house out?
Sorry, Romney, like Obama, thinks you can buy all the followers you need.
Folding your hand does not mean you quit. All you do it wait for a better opportunity. The opportunity was not in 2012, but will be later.
Otherwise shes just an ornament-not serious.
You are quite incorrect.
GW owned slaves...you fell better now wtc911
Agreed! I hope to God she goes and tries to be just a bystander... And I hope she is ambushed by the crowd and that she STILL steals attention away from the RINOS.... YEA, I said it... ;o)
They’re quoting what she said on Fox News today and Greta has since posted to her site.
A couple of weeks ago Palin reported the convention planners had reached out to inquire about her interest in speaking, and she responded that she’d need to know more details.
So my guess is they never got back to her or they got back offering her 10 minutes at 4 PM on Tuesday afternoon.
Ed Rollins? Is that you?
By the way “not serious” is going to put a serious dent in the RINO population. Imagine what she could do to the dems if the libpublicans weren’t the dems biggest allies.
Maybe mccain will once again tell us about his “fighter pilot swagger”.
Then, it looks like this will be the first GOP convention on television since 1976 that I won’t be watching. And it’s probably a good thing I won’t, as it will only keep stoking the fires of my new and ever-increasing anger and distrust towards the Party, now that it has basically jettisoned every core conviction that it once drew me towards it. Romney/Rove and the whole GOP establishment want nothing of small-government, reform, traditional values, the Tea Party nor Palin. Well, then they can just go burn in hell.
"My friends, we have nothing to fear from a second Obama term."
more lies....she didn’t say she would not speak, and She’d better if they expect to win
I believe it’s her choice. She has bigger fish to fry!!
I don’t generally disagree...although I think Sarah let her supporters down. I never expected her to get a seat at the table. However, having McCain speak is just lame.
It is time to move on if you really want to get on with it.
That means no more Bush, no more Palin, and certainly no more McCain.
“ladies like Thatcher or the Queen Elizabeth”
LOL, so Sarah should try to emulate snooty formal British women who act like they have a stick up their azz? Please. And the Queen? A wacky combo of leftish monarchist British motherhood crap that is well-chronicled in “The Wall” by Pink Floyd.
I appreciate your take on Sarah’s effectiveness, but i’ve never heard her “screech”. The only time she spoke in a non-standard tone, is when she had to be heard above a yet another wildly enthusiastic noisy crowd.
That screeching accusation is nothing but code for, “she didn’t come from a school and class of society we approve of”. That and a fetish some people have for cold emotionless business CEO types. If she sounded like Thatcher, the Queen, Laura Bush, Elizabeth Edwards, or Carolyn Kennedy, i wouldn’t like her anymore.
I defy you to post a video of her “screeching” that doesn’t feature her trying to be heard, often in the rain, at some noisy rally.
She shall return.