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  • Palin will not speak at Republican convention

    08/12/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 211 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/12
    Palin will not speak at Republican conventionWASHINGTON | 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.
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • Romney Campaign Disses Palin: Throws Party Unity Overboard

    07/18/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 112 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7.17.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here we go.So now come all these news reports (just for example, here, here, here, and here) that Team Romney has decided deliberately -- deliberately -- to trash Sarah Palin by not inviting her to the Tampa convention.And they expect people to rally to their candidate when they are out there sticking their finger in the eye of the party's base? Sending a message to the Tea Party to go take a flying leap? If this is true, and no less than Governor Palin herself has said she is uninvited, one can only wonder:What are these wizards of smart thinking?Historically, people...
  • Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)

    07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 156 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle
    [T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on...
  • Romney Wins over Donors by Warning of Huckabee-Palin Ticket at Convention

    04/03/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 12 replies
    NRO Corner Blog ^ | 4-3-2012 | Katarina Trinko
    The Romney campaign, renowned for its oppo-heavy strategy, didn’t even have an oppo book on Rick Santorum a few days before the Iowa caucuses, so surprised were they by his surge. Jon Huntsman nearly decided in November to leave the GOP and run as an independent. And before one of the debates, Rick Perry sang “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” in a restroom. These details are from Mike Allen and Evan Thomas’ new e-book, Inside the Circus, as are these additional factoids below. Mitt Romney raised millions in March by warning would-be donors a brokered convention could mean a...
  • McCain Staffers Sought To ‘Shield’ Steve Schmidt’s Reputation Days Before ’08 Election

    03/16/2012 10:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 16, 2012 | James Crugnale
    As reality began to sink in to the losing McCain presidential campaign in late October 2008, a senior communications adviser, Brian Jones, sent out a comprehensive strategic memo seeking to protect campaign manager Steve Schmidt‘s reputation, the central figure in the HBO political drama Game Change, Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports. “A week out from the election, named and unnamed sources are beginning to pin some of the blame for McCain’s likely defeat on Steve Schmidt,” Jones wrote in the memo. “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming to his defense (Rove, McKinnon, Scarborough), however...
  • Moment Of Truth… Just Who Is Behind Those Palin Rumors? Palin 4 America

    Well, it is both but it started with Team Romney. They started the attacks as early as the convention. It wasn’t until later on that Team Rove saw it as an avenue to also clear the path for Jeb. Team Romney? or is it Team Rove/Bush? With the primary season in full swing and the HBO movie coming out, we have gotten a very clear view of how each candidate conducts their campaigns. There is only ONE candidate who has a clear MO of nasty, dishonest attacks and rumors using a tactic that overwhelms their opponents to not just have...
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • Fake CNN email used as dirty trick in South Carolina (Anti-Gingrich)

    01/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-20-12 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich's late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion. CNN did not send out the email alert. It's not clear how many people received the fake email, though at least two members of the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, who did not want to be named, were among those who found the missive in their inboxes this morning....
  • Is Ron Paul the New Lyndon LaRouche?

    01/15/2012 11:28:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/5/2012 | Michael Rubin
    Lyndon LaRouche was a prolific writer who developed a cult-like following and eight times, between 1976 and 2004, sought the presidency, seven times for the Democratic ticket. He wrote and spoke often about the economy and spun wild conspiracy theories. For example, he said Queen Elizabeth was a drug dealer. The Nation’s Bob Dreyfuss, a LaRouche acolyte who dedicated his first book to his former boss and had it published by LaRouche’s publisher, argued in it that Bernard Lewis, perhaps the most influential living historian of the Middle East, was a nefarious force behind Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran’s Islamic Revolution....
  • "Only Ron Paul.....Only Ron Paul......"

    01/14/2012 7:27:09 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 109 replies · 1+ views
    My borderline personality disorder | 1/14/12 | Alan Levy
    When one chooses to waste his valuable time on God's green (and not to mention cooling) earth by speaking to a Paultard, without fail, the following words will be spoken or typed: "Only Ron Paul....." "Ron Paul is the only....." The above lines are usually followed with an absurd claim, like "Only Ron Paul understands the Constitution!" or "Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who can break Wayne Gretzky's scoring records while teaching Gordon Ramsay how to cook!". (Some of the more hardcore cultists would never take their political savior's name in vain and only refer to the old...
  • Gingrich Unloads on Paul: Worse Than Obama

    12/27/2011 7:11:24 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 55 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | 12-27-2011 | Jill Lawrence
    Newt Gingrich has finally found a politician he considers even worse than the president he calls socialist, anti-colonialist and radical. That would be his fellow Republican Ron Paul. "I think Barack Obama is very destructive to the future of the United States. I think Ron Paul's views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American," Gingrich said Tuesday in a CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer. Could he vote for Paul? "No." If it came down to Paul vs. Obama? "You'd have a very tough choice at that point." Gingrich's fencing with Mitt Romney seems like an afternoon at...
  • What Ron Paul Thinks of America

    12/23/2011 9:15:58 AM PST · by mnehring · 85 replies · 5+ views
    It seemed improbable that the best-known American propagandist for our enemies could be near the top of the pack in the Iowa contest, but there it is... ...Hear Dr. Paul on the subject of the 9/11 terror attacks—an event, he assures his audiences, that took place only because of U.S. aggression and military actions. True, we've heard the assertions before. But rarely have we heard in any American political figure such exclusive concern for, and appreciation of, the motives of those who attacked us—and so resounding a silence about the suffering of those thousands that the perpetrators of 9/11 set...
  • Ron Paul: Bachmann Hates Muslims, Santorum Hates Gays

    12/18/2011 8:47:57 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 91 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12.17.11
    A day after a GOP presidential debate, White House hopeful Ron Paul upbraided rival candidate Michele Bachmann for disliking Muslims. "She hates Muslims," Paul said on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday. "She wants to go get 'em."
  • Rush Limbaugh: "Ron Paul puts on the Tinfoil Hat"

    12/16/2011 3:18:22 PM PST · by seanmerc · 112 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 16 Dec 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    Here is Ron Paul in the debate last night. This is Bret Baier. [SNIP] Bret Baier: "Congressman Paul, many Middle East experts now say that Iran may be less than one year away from getting a nuclear weapon. Now, judging from your past statements, even if you had solid intelligence that Iran, in fact, was going to get a nuclear weapon, President Paul would remove the US sanctions on Iran, including those added by the Obama administration. So to be clear: GOP nominee Ron Paul would be running left of President Obama on the issue of Iran?" PAUL: You know...
  • Which Title Doesn’t Governor Palin Need? (Theory: she was talking a third party run)

    09/30/2011 6:27:43 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 130 replies
    conservatives 4 palin ^ | September 29 2011 | Adrienne Ross
    Since Governor Palin’s On the Record appearance Tuesday night, the blogosphere and media outlets have been buzzing with opinions that she’s not running for president in 2012. Her conversation with Greta Van Susteren left some to ponder, perhaps more than ever, if she has decided not to relinquish her freedom–not to be shackled–for the sake of a title. Comments left in various and sundry places revealed that some people were angry, some were confused, some were frustrated, while some remained encouraged. No one was unmoved, however. No one was without some type of reaction. No one was neutral. It was,...
  • Sarah Palin had sex with basketball player, snorted cocaine and cheated on husband, book claims

    09/14/2011 11:31:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 189 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 14th 2011 | Larry Mcshane
    Sarah Palin bedding a budding NBA star, snorting coke and cheating on the First Dude? You betcha. The scandalous details are revealed in the highly-anticipated tell-all "The Rogue: Searching for The Real Sarah Palin," written by best-selling author Joe McGinniss. Palin bedded future pro hoops player Glen Rice while he was playing at the University of Michigan, the National Enquirer reports about the McGinniss book. The sharp-shooting Rice - who spent one season with the Knicks - was playing in the annual "Great Alaska Shootout" while Palin was a sports reporter with Anchorage television station KTUU, the Enquirer said. Their...
  • Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off 55 gallon oil drum and had affairs with NBA star and ...

    09/14/2011 5:17:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 522 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 14, 2010 | Unsigned - of course
    Complete Headline: Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off 55 gallon oil drum and had affairs with NBA star and husband's business partner: Sensational claims in new book Sarah Palin snorted cocaine off a 55 gallon oil drum while snowmobiling with friends and had elicit affairs with a top NBA star and one of her husband's business partners, a new book sensationally claims. In revelations which could strike a devastating blow to the controversial politician's hopes of joining the 2012 presidential race, Mrs Palin is said to have snorted the class A drug off an oil drum with her husband. Joe McGinniss's...
  • Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology” (Erick, grow up!)

    09/07/2011 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 270 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/7/2011 | William Jacobson
    I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear machine to the extent Palin has. So yes, I do take it personally when conservatives lash out at Palin not because of her policy positions or what she’s done or not done in her career, but with personal invective. It’s not religion, its a cold hard understanding of what is to come, and how those who call Palin...
  • Polling the Palin factor: Either way, former Alaska governor having impact in Alabama

    09/10/2011 3:51:27 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 149 replies
    Anniston Star ^ | 9-10-2011 | Editorial Board
    Polling the Palin factor: Either way, former Alaska governor having impact in Alabama by The Anniston Star Editorial Board Anniston Star Sep 10, 2011 The Capital Survey Research Center, which does polling for the Alabama Education Association, has surveyed Alabamians about President Barack Obama and the candidates seeking the Republican nomination. First, the president. Of the 841 registered voters who were polled, a majority said they did not like Obama and the direction he was taking the country. This comes as no surprise since a majority of those polled (488) said they would vote next year in the Republican primary....
  • Christopher Hitchens: An Atheist’s Gift To Sarah Palin

    09/09/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | September 9, 2011 | Michael Moriarity
    Odd how many Americans can agree with Christopher Hitchens on many issues, i.e. his rage at Henry Kissinger. I sympathize totally with such disgust. The Hitchens contempt for the Tea Party, however, is the grandest dividing line, largely due to the tea Party’s fervent belief in God and its faith in Sarah Palin whom Hitchens repeatedly heaps fear and loathing on. Hitchens, however, warns the world to not patronize Sarah Palin! He points out that his favorite film on American Presidential politics is Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. With an almost bottomless irony of ironies, he further adds that at...
  • Did Perry Always Jealously See Palin as a Threat?

    09/08/2011 11:58:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 201 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 8, 2011 | Tony Lee
    After Palin gave two speeches this weekend that positioned herself on the side of reform, with a proven and demonstrable record, and squarely against big government and crony capitalism that invoked the outsider spirit of Ronald Reagan​, the GOP establishment, along with Rick Perry​'s cheerleaders, immediately saw Palin as serious threat to their plans. But this was hardly the first time where the GOP establishment and Palin's competitors saw her as a threat. Soon after the 2008 election, in which Palin was forced to basically become a press secretary for a candidate who seemed to not know anything he stood...
  • The Palin "Cult"

    09/08/2011 8:15:58 PM PDT · by One Name · 108 replies
    vanity | 9/8/11 | One Name
    The Sarah Palin “Cult” I’ve been trying for awhile to get my mind wrapped around all this, and would like to offer these thoughts going into this election cycle…. I first stumbled across Free Republic when checking out Obama's eligibility issues prior to the 2008 election. I first experienced the Drudge Report after listening to Rush during the Lewinsky scandal. When I really got into FR I felt like I had found the mother lode of conservatism; an eclectic group that regularly mixed it up over issues I hadn’t thought of as issues before. For instance, I had never considered...
  • Palin Fatigue

    09/08/2011 7:13:05 PM PDT · by TomServo · 168 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09/08/2011 | PAUL A. GIGOT
    Sarah Palin must wonder what happened to her political glamour.
  • The Palin Uncertainty: How late is too late?

    09/07/2011 2:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 7, 2011 | John Hayward
    Ann Coulter​ appeared on Fox News Tuesday night to discuss the uncertainty surrounding Sarah Palin​’s presidential ambitions with Laura Ingraham. Neither of them thought much of Palin’s chances. (VIDEO AT LINK) Judging the fortunes of political candidates from polls is a tricky business, especially those who have not formally declared yet. Is it a sign of strength or weakness that non-candidate Sarah Palin shows up in third place behind Rick Perry​ and Mitt Romney? Whatever that says about Palin, it’s probably a more significant data point for the declared candidates chugging in behind her. Personally, I would not find the...
  • Coulter on Palin: Let’s face it, she’s probably not electable

    09/06/2011 7:25:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 271 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2011 | Allahpundit
    Interesting segment, not because Coulter’s advancing any new criticisms of Palin but because she’s willing to acknowledge openly the political risk on the right in criticizing her in the first place. According to Coulter, conservatives refuse to challenge Palin publicly because they don’t want to deal with the hate mail from her supporters. That’s part of it, I’m sure — by now, all columnists and bloggers know what awaits after criticizing Palin or, say, Ron Paul — but I suspect the better part is that there’s simply no faster ticket to RINOville among some grassroots conservatives than uttering a discouraging...
  • Coulter: Palin's fans are a liability, she has become 'the Obama of the tea party'

    09/06/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 500 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been three years since former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her splash onto the national stage as Sen. John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election. And since then she has acquired a very loyal following. But is that helping or hurting her? On Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” conservative columnist and author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” Ann Coulter expressed her concern over the Palin phenomenon. She was asked by substitute host Laura Ingraham if Palin can maintain her status as a tea party favorite by stringing people along about her potential 2012 candidacy....
  • The Big Tease. Sarah won't commit - but is still the life of the Party

    09/05/2011 10:41:59 PM PDT · by Clairity · 207 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 6, 2011 | Christine McConville
    A coy Sarah Palin talked a lot yesterday about the type of leader this country needs, but in what is turning into an extended national tease, she stopped just short of saying she will be that leader. "I don't know yet," Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate turned best-selling author, told the Herald yesterday after her rousing midday speech at a Tea Party Express rally. A fed-up Victor Luebker of the Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots [team stats] - a group of former military men and women who support the Tea Party's platform - said he's tired of Palin's...
  • N.H. Republican says Sarah Palin's window is closed (Surprise! Former McCain staffer!)

    09/05/2011 6:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2011 | Robin Abcarian
    Republican activists in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire generally speak of Sarah Palin’s presidential prospects in encouraging terms. She’s a star, they say. If she decides to run, she’ll shake up the field. Lately, the praise has been tempered with warnings about how her time is growing short. But on Monday, the day Palin appeared before a large and very enthusiastic crowd at a Tea Party Express rally here, and two days after her much-anticipated speech to the Tea Party of America in Indianola, Iowa, a plugged-in New Hampshire Republican said he believes her window has already...
  • What's Sarah Palin going to say in her big speech on Saturday?

    09/02/2011 1:58:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 66 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 2, 2011 | Peter Grier
    Indications are that Sarah Palin will sound increasingly like a presidential candidate at the Iowa tea party rally, with barbs aimed at both GOP rivals and Obama. But a formal declaration is apparently not in the offing.
  • Fox News Poll: 74% Of Republicans Don’t Want Sarah Palin To Run For POTUS

    09/02/2011 6:51:43 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 170 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com ^ | September 1, 2011 | Doug Mataconis
    While Sarah Palin continues to stoke the fires and keep people guessing about her Presidential intentions, Republican voters seem to be speaking loud and clear: All in all, most voters — 74 percent — think Palin should stay on the sidelines in 2012. Just 20 percent think she should run for president. The groups most likely to support Palin running are white evangelical Christians (30 percent) and Tea Party members (28 percent). Still, majorities of those groups do not think she should run (62 percent and 66 percent respectively). In addition, 72 percent of conservatives, 71 percent of Republicans and...
  • Reports: Palin won’t announce tomorrow — but might obliquely criticize Perry

    09/02/2011 2:09:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 201 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The bad news for Palin fans? If NRO’s Robert Costa and CNN’s Peter Hamby are right, tomorrow’s not “the day.” The good news? Per Hamby, “the day” may still be coming. The source said Palin is attempting to burnish her image as an outsider and a reformer, reminding the audience of her record in Alaska and specifically highlighting her battles against what she called the state’s corrupt Republican political class that was in cahoots with the oil and gas industry. Palin plans to unleash a furious criticism of “crony capitalism” and attack the “permanent political class” in both parties: thinly...
  • 60% Say Palin Run Would Hurt the GOP

    09/02/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 435 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/2/11 | Rasmussen
    A plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that Palin will enter the presidential race, but that includes only 13% who feel it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% think a Palin bid is unlikely, but just five percent (5%) say it’s Not At All Likely. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Only 18% of voters think it would be good for Republicans if Palin entered the race. Sixty percent (60%) say it would be bad for the party, while 11% predict...
  • John Fund: Why Sarah Palin Is Not Running

    09/02/2011 10:37:38 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 140 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09-02-11 | John Fund
    Sarah Palin will swoop into Iowa and New Hampshire to speak at tea party rallies this Labor Day weekend, whipping up talk she will announce her candidacy for president. After all, this coming Saturday will mark the third anniversary of her acceptance speech for vice president at the Republican National Convention – a speech which established her as both a conservative icon and a magnet for criticism. Her supporters are certainly encouraging talk she will be a 2012 candidate. Peter Singleton, her Iowa political organizer, told National Review’s Robert Costa last month: “I believe she will run. Labor Day will...
  • Karl Rove To Sarah Palin: Get A "Thicker Skin"

    08/25/2011 9:01:23 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 413 replies
    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...
  • "Sarah from Alaska" (Inside insight for today / tell me "she's not running")

    08/23/2011 4:27:44 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 104 replies
    The Factor with Bill O'Reilly ^ | Nov. 7, 2009 | Scott Conroy / Shushannah Walshe
    To gleam an insight as to what Sarah's intentions are now, take a brief look at this short clip from 2009 from two 'insiders' to Sarah's 2008 campaign who co-wrote the book "Sarah from Alaska": Scott Conroy writes for Real Clear Politics and is always a good source for Palin info.Shushannah Walshe is a reporter for ABC news.
  • How to make Sarah Palin disappear (Kornacki again!)

    08/23/2011 4:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | August 23, 2011 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The safe bet remains that Sarah Palin is simply engaged in a long and tiresome tease. Every few weeks comes some new sign of her supposedly imminent entry into the GOP presidential race, but nothing ever seems to happen. For the latest flurry of speculation, we can thank Karl Rove, who used several television appearances last weekend to argue that "I think she gets in" and to suggest that Palin's scheduled appearance at a Sept. 3 Tea Party event in Iowa might double as a campaign launch. Like each one that's come before it, chances are that this eruption will...
  • Palin's Time Has Come And Gone

    08/23/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 81 replies
    America Talks ^ | 8/23/11 | David Zublick
    There is much speculation about whether or not Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 GOP presidential race. Those who admire and respect her believe she wields a tremendous amount of power with regard to the choice of the candidate who will eventually end up facing Barack Obama in what can only be the most important election of our lifetime. But that candidate should not be Palin. And the reason is blatantly obvious. She can't win. It has nothing to do with any lack of political gravitas. Despite how her critics and detractors have attempted to portray her, Palin is intelligent,...
  • The left sees history's fist coming. Again.

    12/13/2010 12:56:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 118 replies · 5+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2010 | James Lewis
    Want to know why the Democrats in Congress are mumbling "f*** the president"?  Want to know why the Cancun mobsters are demanding world power for yesterday's climate fascism? This is Dunkirk, folks.  It's the Battles of Midway and Gettysburg rolled into one.  This is the watershed moment in history. This is where the Evil Empire gets its comeuppance. The next few years may be the most historic ones in our lives. The left is at the very peak of its power since the Evil Empire fell in 1991, with Obama occupying the White House today, surrounded by his commissars.  The...
  • The reasons Sarah Palin wouldn’t run for president

    08/22/2011 6:15:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011 | Aaron Blake and Rachel Weiner
    It’s the question that has been asked over and over for well more than a year now: Will Sarah Palin run for president? The former Alaska governor has people talking yet again after her PAC on Friday released an Iowa-themed web video teasing her appearance at a tea party rally there on Sept. 3. And former Bush adviser Karl Rove, for one, thinks she’ll do it. For what it’s worth, so too do an increasing number of Palin’s potential opponents in the GOP presidential campaign. But many others remains skeptical.
  • Lessons learned from the Palin debacle-to avoid another disastrous Republican nat'l nomination

    08/17/2011 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Week ^ | August 17, 2011 | David Frum, Canadian Bushbot
    This week, Sarah Palin stoked a late, brief flurry of speculation that she might enter the 2012 presidential race. I wont try to predict the former Alaska governor's decision. But I will predict this: If Palin does enter the race, she won't be any kind of factor. Over the past three years, Palin has systematically laid waste to the basis for a presidential campaign. By her own words and actions, she has discredited herself and alienated her one-time supporters. But before Palin vanishes into her hard-earned obscurity, Republicans need an assessment and an accounting. Had John McCain won in 2008,...
  • OUR OPINION: Decision day looms for Sarah Palin

    08/16/2011 9:16:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | August 16, 2011 | The Editors
    Turns out she didn't try the fried butter after all. But there was plenty of waffling to go around when 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin visited the Iowa State Fair on Friday. Upon arrival, Palin immediately headed to the livestock barns and the media cattle call ensued. Were there more cameras than cows? Maybe not (this is the state fair after all), but the scene was surreal. Palin and her husband, Todd, feigned amusement and surprise that the "lamestream" media was making such a spectacle of her return to the Hawkeye State. She merely accepted an invitation to...
  • Sarah Palin Is a Tease!

    08/16/2011 8:25:30 PM PDT · by TomServo · 140 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/16/./11 | Meghan McCain
    Sarah Palin Is a Tease! Even after Michele Bachmann’s win in the Iowa straw poll last weekend, Sarah Palin won’t go away. Is she really serious about running for president? As Meghan McCain sees it, not a chance. It’s the middle of August and we’re in the dog days of a political summer, when the Republican contenders for president are scrambling to figure out how to unseat Obama in 2012. The exaggerated importance placed on last weekend’s Ames straw poll isn’t a surprise. Michele Bachmann probably won’t be our next president, but the intense need for some sort of political...
  • Do you think Sarah Palin will run for President?

    08/14/2011 3:09:33 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 236 replies
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  • Whither Palin?

    08/14/2011 2:58:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2011 | Rick Moran
    There is a great line in "Godfather III" where the businessman/mob boss Don Lucchesi says, "Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger." In politics, timing is everything. And for Sarah Palin, the hammer is cocked, the round is chambered, and she appears ready to make the decision on whether or not to drop the hammer and launch her campaign: Sarah Palin has left Iowa, her "One Nation" bus tour stopping in Saturday at the birthplace of Ronald Reagan in Dixon, Ill., but looking back on her whirlwind visit to the Iowa State Fair on Friday,...
  • Redstate is at it again (deceptive Palin hit-piece)

    08/13/2011 8:11:19 PM PDT · by ak267 · 31 replies
    C4P ^ | 8-13-2011 | ak267
    Earlier today the Perry cheer-leading website ran with a post titled “Palin is not going to run“. That post is based on a response Governor Palin gave to David Brody on when she will make her decision whether she will be running for president. This is what the Governor said:
  • Sarah Palin, un-trending

    08/12/2011 11:15:09 PM PDT · by TomServo · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The latest trend in the media world is “trending.” That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly. Just as the unspoken sometimes reveals more than the spoken, what’s not trending suggests more than what’s trending. In all the many thousands of words written in the immediate aftermath of the Republican debate in Iowa, two words were scarce: Sarah Palin.
  • Diehard Sarah Palin Volunteers Still Believe She's Running For President (New attack Meme)

    07/05/2011 1:08:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 5, 2011 | Grace Wyler
    Although most political analysts have written off the possibility that Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012, a group of diehard Palin fans-turned-amateur political activists of Organize4Palin are convinced that the 2008 vice presidential candidate plans to throw her hat in the ring. RealClearPolitics' Scott Conroy reports today that the grassroots volunteer network is still trying to lay the groundwork for a Palin 2012 presidential campaign, particularly in Iowa, home to the first-in-nation caucuses. It is unclear just how many Organize4Palin volunteers are on the ground, but the group reportedly has a presence in the majority of Iowa's 99...
  • Editorial: Times' Bias Shows In Palin E-mail Affair (Great Read)

    06/17/2011 5:14:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 17, 2011 | Staff
    Media: No wonder last week's frenzy over Sarah Palin's old emails went as fast as it came. Not only did it turn out to be the nonstory of the year. It gave objective journalism one of its biggest black eyes yet. We don't remember anything quite like it. The state of Alaska was releasing more than 24,000 — or 300 pounds' worth — of emails that Palin wrote during her years as governor (2006 to 2009). The documents were a matter of public record, we were told, because Palin often used personal emails to cover state business. Whatever the case,...
  • Poll: Sarah Palin Surprisingly Leads 2012 GOP Contenders After Bus Tour

    06/10/2011 9:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Huliq ^ | June 11, 2011 | Norman Byrd
    She hasn't declared her candidacy yet. She showed up in New Hampshire the same day Mitt Romney declared he was running for president and garnered most of the press. And that was before the media got hold of her Paul Revere gaffe. And despite the fact that most Republicans won't vote for her, Palin has managed to top a poll. In what might be considered something more suitable to the strange-but-true section of the news, a poll released Wednesday by Reuters/IPSOS reflects something not seen in the results of any other poll -- Sarah Palin leading all other Republican 2012...