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Palin will not speak at Republican convention
Reuters ^ | 8/12/12

Posted on 08/12/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT by Libloather

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Not too good. This should change. LOVE YA SARAH!
1 posted on 08/12/2012 4:51:34 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Sarah's words.........

“…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 Organizer’s 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 I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve 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 wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”- Sarah Palin

2 posted on 08/12/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: Libloather

She won’t speak but McCain will. That’s real forward looking.
Insert eyeroll here.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 4:56:04 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: Libloather

Classy lady ... too bad they won’t let her speak — afraid she’ll outshine them, probably.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 4:56:31 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Libloather

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.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 4:57:40 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Libloather
The GOP-Es will soon be promoting Ryan as the real future of the Republican Party. I say "Not so fast". It remains to be seen how he and his family will respond to the sh!t storm that will be coming his way. He may or may not be up to it.

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.

6 posted on 08/12/2012 4:58:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Libloather

Nowhere in her statement does Palin say she will not speak.

The headline and the lead are shoddy BS from Reuters hacks.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 4:59:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Fast Moving Angel

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.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 5:00:03 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Libloather

She is always so gracious and has worked hard as hell to save this nation.


9 posted on 08/12/2012 5:01:47 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Not serious...but yet massively influencing the primaries all over the country. We need more people who are ‘not serious’, I guess.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 5:04:22 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: Libloather

Come on Sarah.
It won’t hurt ya to speak at the Rino Rodeo.
Forget Romney.
Lavish praise on Paul Ryan.
Maybe let him know what he is in for...?
Even though, I suspect he already knows.


11 posted on 08/12/2012 5:04:39 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

After one fake story about this already, I’m 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.

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/statement-from-governor-sarah-palin-you-see-it-first-right-here/

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2012/07/31/governor-sarah-palin-goes-on-the-record-at-10pm-is-she-going-to-the-republican-national-convention-find-out-tune-in/


12 posted on 08/12/2012 5:04:58 PM PDT by deport
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

For a nobody she seems to be getting a lot of Republicans elected to Congress!!!

How about Heading the EPA or Energy Dept.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Libloather

Big mistake by the party, she is a great motivator.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 5:06:54 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Fast Moving Angel
...afraid she’ll outshine them, probably.

That's my bet.

15 posted on 08/12/2012 5:06:54 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If I read this right she said she supports Romney and Ryan's "efforts to remove Obama".

I certainly would concur in that, but I don't support Romney, and now I've got some serious questions about Ryan's seriousness.

16 posted on 08/12/2012 5:07:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: deport

That is the 10pm story I’m alluding to.

Thanks.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 5:08:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Libloather

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.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 5:08:00 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: deport
Do you think Fox News and Greta Van Susteren are issuing fake stories? Palin will be on with Greta tonight.

Read your sources carefully. Greta says we need to tune in at 10pm tonight to find out whether or not she will speak. The Reuter's story is jumping the gun. It may or may not be correct.
19 posted on 08/12/2012 5:08:07 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Leep
The crowd around Romney and McCain are a tad strange. They were counting Sarah's underwear from the beginning, and lord only knows what indignities they had in store for the children.

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.

20 posted on 08/12/2012 5:10:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: zencycler
Greta says we need to tune in at 10pm tonight to find out whether or not she will speak. The Reuter's story is jumping the gun. It may or may not be correct.

Good deal.

21 posted on 08/12/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
“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.”at’

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.

22 posted on 08/12/2012 5:13:41 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: Libloather

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.


23 posted on 08/12/2012 5:14:42 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Libloather

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.


24 posted on 08/12/2012 5:15:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Leep

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.


25 posted on 08/12/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by livius
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To: Libloather

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.


26 posted on 08/12/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Libloather

This is just wrong.


27 posted on 08/12/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather

I love Sarah! Always a team player, and yet not being watched closely nor held on a short leash. This ought to be good.


28 posted on 08/12/2012 5:18:20 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Libloather

Sarah speaking at romney’s convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkey’s.

LLS


29 posted on 08/12/2012 5:20:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: zencycler

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..


30 posted on 08/12/2012 5:25:52 PM PDT by deport
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To: LaserJock
Yeah, and George Washington quit when he retreated from New York...

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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.

31 posted on 08/12/2012 5:26:32 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Libloather

Real conservatives are persona non grata at the GOP-e convention. Yet we should all fall in line for these asses.


32 posted on 08/12/2012 5:28:37 PM PDT by Third Person (A man's got to know his limitations.)
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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?


33 posted on 08/12/2012 5:31:34 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: livius

Sorry, Romney, like Obama, thinks you can buy all the followers you need.


34 posted on 08/12/2012 5:32:59 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: DIRTYSECRET

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.


35 posted on 08/12/2012 5:33:44 PM PDT by sagar
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Otherwise she’s just an ornament-not serious.

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You are quite incorrect.


36 posted on 08/12/2012 5:36:11 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: wtc911

GW owned slaves...you fell better now wtc911


37 posted on 08/12/2012 5:38:11 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Libloather

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)


38 posted on 08/12/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


39 posted on 08/12/2012 5:40:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DIRTYSECRET

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.


40 posted on 08/12/2012 5:40:57 PM PDT by Waryone (Definition of insane: nominating the father of socialized medicine to replace socialized medicine)
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To: smalltownslick

Maybe mccain will once again tell us about his “fighter pilot swagger”.


41 posted on 08/12/2012 5:41:29 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Libloather

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.


42 posted on 08/12/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by greene66
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To: smalltownslick
But why does McCain get to speak? What does he have to say

"My friends, we have nothing to fear from a second Obama term."

43 posted on 08/12/2012 5:42:14 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Libloather

more lies....she didn’t say she would not speak, and She’d better if they expect to win


45 posted on 08/12/2012 5:43:07 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I believe it’s her choice. She has bigger fish to fry!!


46 posted on 08/12/2012 5:43:15 PM PDT by ontap
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To: deport
Nothing about whether she will speak or not but rather is she going to the convention..

Right, and nothing that says she won't be going, or won't be speaking either, as Reuters is misreporting. We'll see at 10pm whether or not she's going, as possibly whether or not she's speaking.
47 posted on 08/12/2012 5:43:15 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Past Your Eyes

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.


48 posted on 08/12/2012 5:44:00 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: LaserJock

“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.


49 posted on 08/12/2012 5:44:46 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

She shall return.


50 posted on 08/12/2012 5:44:58 PM PDT by MikeNJ
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