WSJ: Palin to launch new political group

posted at 5:37 pm on October 14, 2009 by Allahpundit

SarahPAC isn’t enough?

“There will be an announcement about it coming up,” Palin associate Tim Crawford said Wednesday.

The New York Post reported this week that Palin’s new group will be called “Stand Up For Our Nation.” (News Corp. owns both the Post and The Wall Street Journal as well as HarperCollins Publishers, publisher of Palin’s book.) Crawford, who is treasurer of Palin’s existing political-action committee, SarahPAC, refused to provide any details about the new organization’s purpose or structure.

But Palin supporters say the former Alaska governor and last year’s GOP vice presidential nominee is eager to keep the public’s attention, even as she rakes in big earnings. “She wants to continue to be in a position to help causes dear to her heart and help people close to her,” said Fred Malek, a former fund-raiser for Sen. John McCain.

I figured Conservatives 4 Palin would have the skinny on what this is about, but nope. Just the basic facts over there so far. I’m assuming it’ll be the domestic-policy equivalent of Liz Cheney’s new group: Anti-tax, anti-bailout, anti-ObamaCare, anti-statism. The big question is whether it positions itself as fundamentally libertarian, replete with attacks on the Fed per the Paulnuts’ favorite hobbyhorse, or fundamentally Republican and in line with mainstream GOP talking points. My guess is the former, given how she’s trying to cast herself as a populist/purist conservative outsider as an alternative to Mitt and Huck. You’ll know she’s serious when she comes out for legalizing weed.

Exit question one: Would someone set up two political action groups if they weren’t thinking seriously about running for president? Exit question two: How come she didn’t end up partnering with Liz Cheney on Keep America Safe, anyway? It would have been an amazing force multiplier among the grassroots to see their two favorite hawkish women on the same team. Maybe each was afraid that the group would end up being primarily a vehicle for the other? Or maybe Stand Up For Our Nation is itself a group aimed at foreign policy that’ll end up competing with Cheney’s for donations. Which would be … weird.


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Two things that could stop Sarah Palin from getting the nomination.

1)ACORN and voter fraud.

AND

2)Open Republican primaries where some democrats could cross over and vote for a moderate against Sarah.

Crux Australis on October 15, 2009 at 5:55 AM

Techno, thanks for your assessment. Powell is out for his support of Obama. Pence and Demint are heavyweights as are the Cheneys. Goodell is probably out because of his comments about the Limbaugh bid to buy the Rams. Patraeus is a possibilty, but whether he is willing to get in the political fight is a question. Forbes might be willing to run as a VP. Lewis I am not familiar with (Sorry).

One question is can any of these individuals draw a crowd apart from being on the campaign trail with Sarah? What states can they deliver? And can the Republican party continue to ignore Americans who are black? Michigan is in the 2nd floor of the economic basement. Is there some reason the Republicans cannot take this state away from the Democrats by going after their base? I happen to believe that Watts could draw a crowd by himself and go after the Democratic base with credibility. It would scare the Democratic party, free Sarah up, allowing the ticket to cover much more ground, and force Democrats to invest heavily to protect their base in key Democratic states on the electoral map. My view is the Republicans need to have a formidable campaign, and need a VP candidate who can create some additional excitement/electricity in the campaign. In addition, Watts removes the race question from equation, freeing Sarah to attack Obama without any concern for the Democrats and the media attempting to hamstring the ticket by raising race as the underlying motivation for any attack on President Obama.

SheetAnchor on October 15, 2009 at 7:06 AM

tigerlily on October 15, 2009 at 2:14 AM

gary4205 on October 15, 2009 at 3:06 AM

I mean really, it’s like talking to a wall.

“Specifics and facts are needed to back up your assertion.”

“Sarah made the same promise. BUT, unlike the rest, she actually had an idea.”

Specifics? You take the word of a politician as gospel yet you want me to provide specifics? Why don’t you provide some specifics that a pipeline is going to be built? Only thing TransCanada agreed to was look into it, you know if the state of Alaska gave them 500 million dollars. Nobody agreed to build anything. And what’s with this “Palin had an idea”, what idea? To locking the producers, the people that will pay for the pipeline, out of the process?
I don’t think you guys understand the role the state of Alaska plays in any pipeline. The only thing the state can do the make it more feasible for the producers to build it is to provide assistance in the permit process and adjust the tax structure to terms agreeable to the producers, that’s it. And the tax structure was one thing Palin wouldn’t even consider. The state and the producers were a hell of a lot closer to an agreement on a pipeline before Palin ever showed up and torpedoed it. AGIA was nothing but a populous piece of legislation with no hope of accomplishing anything.

lowandslow on October 15, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Crux Australis, those two methods are exactly how we ended up with McCain in 2008.

SDN on October 15, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Two things that could stop Sarah Palin from getting the nomination.

1)ACORN and voter fraud.

AND

2)Open Republican primaries where some democrats could cross over and vote for a moderate against Sarah.

Crux Australis on October 15, 2009 at 5:55 AM

You forgot!

3) Being exposed as a complete moron on national TV. i.e. “As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.”

simplesimon on October 15, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Meanwhile, it seems that none of the power players (Palin, Cheney,etc) were listening to Steve Wynn on Foxnews Sunday, last. Wynn gave the Repub’s solid gold. Sage wisdom. But these politico’s aren’t listening.

This sounds like another rah, rah, rah goofy “United We Stand” concept. Well meaning/intentioned, for sure, “but” not a large enough ladel to scoop the votes required for any sort of win. Sarah had best strive to keep the emotion out and put cold, steely-eyed determination in. DD

Darvin Dowdy on October 15, 2009 at 8:41 AM

I want to join her group and Lynne Chenney’s, too.

ACORN was barely wounded. As I’ve previously posted, they are still getting a lot of money. The ban voted on only lasts a month. Last week, Homeland Security gave them a million dollar grant. Private business, get shaken down and told to give money to ACORN.

Blake on October 15, 2009 at 8:50 AM

Meanwhile, it seems that none of the power players (Palin, Cheney,etc) were listening to Steve Wynn on Foxnews Sunday, last. Wynn gave the Repub’s solid gold. Sage wisdom. But these politico’s aren’t listening.

Darvin Dowdy on October 15, 2009 at 8:41 AM

You’re joking, right? You really can’t be whining because these two women didn’t happen to catch Wynn on a news program last Sunday, can you? Jeesh, you are impossible to please! LOL

Blake on October 15, 2009 at 8:52 AM

I think Sarah has better sense that to chop the other GOP fund raisers off at the knees. Even if that inadvertently happened, it would be promply stopped I think. Sarah is too practical for that.

jeanie on October 15, 2009 at 8:53 AM

In 2013, I want Sarah Palin to appoint Ron Paul as Fed Fiscalizer Czar. Let Ron Paul be given the power to prove his accusations. Let the Fed defend itself.

TheAlamos on October 15, 2009 at 5:16 AM

WOW. That would be better than an eight second ride. Sarah Palin in the White House and Ron Paul RIPPING THE FED TO SHREDS! That’s beautiful.

Blacksmith8 on October 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Crux Australis, those two methods are exactly how we ended up with McCain in 2008.

SDN on October 15, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Then look forward to another 4 years of Obama.

What are you doing to fix your flawed voting system?

(see my post above)

Crux Australis on October 15, 2009 at 8:56 AM

But…but..but..she resigned and stuff. She was done! caplooyee, I tell you, done. /sarc

Crow eaters have to come home to roost. Bwaahh.

Geochelone on October 15, 2009 at 9:26 AM

Exit question two: How come she didn’t end up partnering with Liz Cheney on Keep America Safe, anyway?

Keep America Safe sounds like it’s aimed at policy, while Stand Up For America sounds like an appeal to heartland values voters. As Cheney and Palin are totally different creatures, despite their shared gender and party identification, I’m not sure why AP is confused here. Perhaps he believes fund-raising is for women and they should make a little cheerleading team for the men on the team.

The problem is there isn’t a Republican man running in 2012 I’d give a nickel for. Once again, the GOP is the party of creepy old white men, and after the intra-party backstabbing and anonymous quotes once Palin was selected as VP, it’s a deserved reputation.

alliebobbitt on October 15, 2009 at 9:26 AM

simplesimon on October 15, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Hey, I love your posts. Fun to watch.

Palin is your worst nightmare. She keeps you busy and immensely frustrated at your own inadequacy. And she continually proves you wrong. Its fun to watch you twist in the wind. Seems that you have underestimated her and overestimated your own skills.

Geochelone on October 15, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Go Rogue and Stand Up For Our Nation.

Geochelone on October 15, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I don’t understand why asking for closer scrutiny of the Federal Reserve makes you a conspiracy theorist, either. They exist and print our money, don’t they? The Annenberg Foundation’s Factcheck.org acknowledges the Fed played a role in our financial crisis.

The Real Deal

So who is to blame? There’s plenty of blame to go around, and it doesn’t fasten only on one party or even mainly on what Washington did or didn’t do. As The Economist magazine noted recently, the problem is one of “layered irresponsibility … with hard-working homeowners and billionaire villains each playing a role.” Here’s a partial list of those alleged to be at fault:

The Federal Reserve, which slashed interest rates after the dot-com bubble burst, making credit cheap.

Home buyers, who took advantage of easy credit to bid up the prices of homes excessively.

Congress, which continues to support a mortgage tax deduction that gives consumers a tax incentive to buy more expensive houses.

Real estate agents, most of whom work for the sellers rather than the buyers and who earned higher commissions from selling more expensive homes.

The Clinton administration, which pushed for less stringent credit and downpayment requirements for working- and middle-class families.

Mortgage brokers, who offered less-credit-worthy home buyers subprime, adjustable rate loans with low initial payments, but exploding interest rates.

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, who in 2004, near the peak of the housing bubble, encouraged Americans to take out adjustable rate mortgages.

Wall Street firms, who paid too little attention to the quality of the risky loans that they bundled into Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS), and issued bonds using those securities as collateral.

The Bush administration, which failed to provide needed government oversight of the increasingly dicey mortgage-backed securities market.

An obscure accounting rule called mark-to-market, which can have the paradoxical result of making assets be worth less on paper than they are in reality during times of panic.

Collective delusion, or a belief on the part of all parties that home prices would keep rising forever, no matter how high or how fast they had already gone up.

alliebobbitt on October 15, 2009 at 9:41 AM

This group Palin is forming is no doubt focused on her political philosophy (common sense conservatism) meets main street. Liz Cheney on the other hand will no doubt focus on foreign policy. I think it a two pronged attack on O’. The Palin group will be rooted in the grassroots and punctuate the positive (optimistic) can do of America while at the same time slamming O and his destructive policies. This is Palin way to reorganize the GOP and help elect like mined candidates to her common sense philosophy. Palin mention are was thinking about this group when she stepped down in July. In the interview with Fox Sarah was ” thinking out loud” about getting rid of the RINO and returning the GOP to its true principles. This is Sarah’s way of doing it.

Clyde5445 on October 15, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Clyde5445 on October 15, 2009 at 9:57 AM

What many people don’t realize or overlook is that Liz Cheney has no history of being involved in domestic policy and no grassroots supports like Sarah Palin does.

I do not know if Sarah and Liz were in cahoots but if they were it wouid not surprise me in the least. These women both know their strengths and their limitations. Could this be a preview of coming attractions where they both work together in the future to defeat Obama. Stay tuned.

technopeasant on October 15, 2009 at 10:04 AM

O/T:

CJ is one weird, wacked out, paranoid freak.

Ace has a thread on CJs latest attack on our beloved Allah @ HotAir.

I’ve sent a formal complaint to WordPress.com.

Also, Allahpundit has taken no action to remove the comments at Hot Air that falsely accuse me of being a child molester. So I have no choice but to complain to their web host, Rackspace, since this is a very clear violation of their Acceptable Use Policy.

-Charles Johnson

CJ is now attacking HotAir’s web host and has complained to wordpress.

There is no limit to CJs jackassery. MENTAL CASE

I don’t want to ruin this thread. So go to Ace and comment their.

Note: We are the ones who get to criticize Allah and tweak him on occasion. If anyone else does it, then Grrrrrr, they are dog meat.

Geochelone on October 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM

I have been here for close to two years and have watched the language change during this time. The abandonment of the Republican base by the party has been the topic of many discussion. Yes, I a registered Republican. I have watched AP call Libertarians names and mock their beliefs on many occasions. What I find odd is how many people comment in a Libertarian vein without realizing they support most of those ideals.

I just have one question. What do each of you think is going to save this country? The country club Republicans you can never get rid of? Talking about it does not make it happen. They continue to get re-elected in droves. How about actually finding the third-party alternative who espouses what is supportive of many of the comments made here on Hotair. I believe the time of being dismissive to another alternative is over. You may not agree with every plank of the alternative but to coin a phrase used against Obama; how is the other alternative working out for us?

AP needs to take a moment and evaluate the direction of the country. Evidence points to a collapse of our country due to excessive spending, taxation, inflation if we continue on the usual path with the usual politicians as the hope for salvation. When do we wake up and change the course of elected officials?
Continuing to moan and grown about our sorry elected officials will not change a thing. Until we are willing to put our vote where our mouth is we are dooming the country to collapse, revolution, breakup, or worse.

Talk is cheap and done often here. Not by all but by a large percentage.

I took an oath for 22 years against all enemies, foreign and domestic. In my opinion we are in greater danger by a domestic enemy and it resides in Washington D.C.

Take you best shot now.

usarmyretired on October 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM

usarmyretired on October 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM

I agree with you completely. One of the most unbelievable occurrences is that RINO Lindsay Graham did not receive a serious challege after the “amnesty” fiasco and basically breezed to re-election in 2008. We’re stuck with him for another 5 years. He is a prime example of all talk and no action.

McCain is up 2010. Will he receive a serious conservative challenger? Even if he does Sarah will go in and help him win the primary because she feels she owes him.

That is the main reason McCain will win re-election IMHO.

technopeasant on October 15, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Exit question one: Would someone set up two political action groups if they weren’t thinking seriously about running for president? Exit question two: How come she didn’t end up partnering with Liz Cheney on Keep America Safe, anyway?

Do you remember what John McCain said to John King about the Republican Hopefuls in which he included Sarah Palin? They don’t want to consolidate they want to multiply.

“Let’s let a thousand flowers bloom”

Who believes, there isn’t any Republican coordination going on behind the scenes?

Dr Evil on October 15, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Actually McCain’s comment was first made by Mao.

In 1957 made the comment, “Let a hundred flowers bloom” and it has been misquoted ever since.

Mao was purportedly trying to elicit many ideas from dissidents in a spirit of open-mindedness but after the fact it was determined that these folks who did speak up were eventually executed.

Was McCain expressing a Machevellian desire to flush out Republican “dissidents” so the party can eventually purge them or was he just expressing his thoughts that contributions from all parts of the party were welcome?

technopeasant on October 15, 2009 at 11:04 AM

technopeasant on October 15, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Interesting historical factoid Techno. I am hoping McCain gives a smackdown to Steve Schmidt et al. But it won’t happen. Hope there is some juicy yet tactful stuff in Going Rogue which exposes the sedition on the part of McCain insiders.

We all know what they were trying to do.

Geochelone on October 15, 2009 at 11:24 AM

I would really like to know when Sarah found out that Schmidt believed that McCain could not win and when she did find out how she reacted to such a defeatist attitude.

Perhaps that is when Sarah decided to “go rogue”.

technopeasant on October 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM

And while Palin and Cheney assemble their organizations, the ‘rats continue cementing ties with their euro-comrades:

http://www.foundingbloggers.com/wordpress/2009/10/exclusive-democratic-party-coordinates-with-european-socialists-in-bid-for-global-new-deal/

Actually, I think their ties go back before ’06, but this the first ‘documented’ essay on the matter.

Color me ‘not surprised’.

CPT. Charles on October 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Exit question two: How come she didn’t end up partnering with Liz Cheney on Keep America Safe, anyway?

So because they’re both conservative females, they need to partner up? That’s kind of silly, Allah. The other side has dozens and dozens of activist groups, many of which overlap. Do NARAL and Emily’s List compete for pro-choice dollars? Or do they fan out and work their constituencies in differing, but equally effective ways? They seem to be doing all right, I’m sorry to say.

Back on our side, it’s more the merrier at this point. Best of luck to both groups.

Missy on October 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Unqualified, unaccomplished, built up by a wacky fan base. That’s Obama.

That’s Sarah Palin, too. She too, is just a celebrity. It’s particularly amusing how some refer to her as Sarah, like you know her personally.

Moesart on October 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM

“A thousand sparks of genius.”
– Ronald Reagan

Sarah, Liz and more smart conservatives like them.

publiuspen on October 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Moesart on October 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Yeah! Just like nutcase liberals and even media personalities refer to Hillary as Hillary, like they know her or something. /sarc

Sultry Beauty on October 15, 2009 at 12:44 PM

lowandslow on October 15, 2009 at 8:01 AM

You really are a seminar poster, aren’t you? How you like those pre-paid Visa cards?

Yes, everyone knows that Alaska invested $500 million into this project. A small amount considering the $40 billion cost of this deal.

Here is a detailed history of this deal courtesy of Ron Devito, who catalogs pretty much everything Palin has done since day one in office, and beyond.

http://sarahs-accomplishments.blogspot.com/2009/06/transcanada-exxonmobil-agreement-moves.html

http://sarahs-accomplishments.blogspot.com/2009/06/ak-gov-sarah-palin-lauds-agia-progress.html

http://sarahs-accomplishments.blogspot.com/2009/04/agia-milestone-for-governor-palin.html

http://sarahs-accomplishments.blogspot.com/2009/03/general-information-package-governor_18.html

http://sarahs-accomplishments.blogspot.com/2009/02/general-information-package-sarahs_10.html

BTW, here is a Master List of every thing she did as Governor, in 2009. It’s rather lengthy:

http://sarahpalininformation.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/master-list-of-governor-palins-2009-accomplishments/

AGIA, the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act is what brought all of the parties together on the pipeline. It’s a brilliant plan, that worked.

Now of course, a couple of Republicans up there, Jay Ramras and Craig Johnson, tried to play the “good old boy” games.

Ramras, who purchased a considerable amount of BP stock, tried some hanky panky to edge TransCanada out of the picture for fun and profit.

http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/07/jay-ramras-gregg-renkes-redux.html

This is where the “trouble” with the pipeline was coming from. Pure corruption.

But as far as the pipeline getting done, it is right on track.

Now run back to you handlers, sock puppet, and see if they can give you some new talking points, because so far, the ones you have are an EPIC FAIL!

gary4205 on October 15, 2009 at 12:53 PM

technopeasant on October 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM

I believe, along with others, that Palin resigned because of the onslaught of criticism against her (which came in the form of ethics complaints). Because of this criticism, she was not able to maintain her commitment as being Governor. She resigned if not wholly, partially because of this criticism. When looking at a candidate and whether or not they’ll be able to “handle” a campaign and stay committed, I look at past experiences. Resigning as Governor over criticism TO ME is a clear indicator she will not survive the primaries, and will ultimately drop out.
DanStark on October 14, 2009 at 8:14 PM

She didn’t resign because of criticism. She had been dealing with that for a long time already. Not to mention attacks from BOTH sides up there. The relentless and frivolous ethics complaints(allowed by law) were impairing her ability to function as Governor and she found a way to defuse that and have someone in office who would continue her agenda. In other words, Alaska was more important to her than her own ambitions and ego. I understand libs have a tough time getting this type of thing but oh well.

She’s already been vetted now anyway and if she becomes President, it wouldn’t be every Tom, Dick, and Harry filing ethics complaints, Congress would have to do it, which is something even they know would backfire on them.

She handled the situation with class and creativity.

Dongemaharu on October 15, 2009 at 12:58 PM

That’s Sarah Palin, too. She too, is just a celebrity. It’s particularly amusing how some refer to her as Sarah, like you know her personally.

Moesart on October 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM

It’s almost as though I do. In my line of work, I meet people like her several times a day.

jimmy2shoes on October 15, 2009 at 1:01 PM

That’s Sarah Palin, too. She too, is just a celebrity. It’s particularly amusing how some refer to her as Sarah, like you know her personally.

Moesart on October 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM

She speaks the language of my Mom, Granny, Pop, and GrandPop.

Yes, I know Sarah Palin very well.

TheAlamos on October 15, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Obviously she needed another PAC if she wanted to expand. What was she supposed to do – just parter with people named Sarah?

Ronnie on October 15, 2009 at 1:45 PM

partner, that is

Ronnie on October 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Perhaps he believes fund-raising is for women and they should make a little cheerleading team for the men on the team.

The problem is there isn’t a Republican man running in 2012 I’d give a nickel for. Once again, the GOP is the party of creepy old white men, and after the intra-party backstabbing and anonymous quotes once Palin was selected as VP, it’s a deserved reputation.

alliebobbitt on October 15, 2009 at 9:26 AM

+1

james23 on October 15, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Homeland Security gave them a million dollar grant.
Blake on October 15, 2009 at 8:50 AM

Speaking of grants from them-
our tiny local volunteer fire dept got a grant from them a couple years ago for a new fire truck bcs we’d had a terribly fire season that previous year.
When they ordered it, there were all these costly rules associated with buying it that it ended up costing much more than it should have.
A lot of govt grants are a pure joke.

Badger40 on October 15, 2009 at 2:01 PM

CA Tea Party Group is ALSO starting a new organization to promote — A PROPOSITION TO FREE CA STATE EMPLOYEES FROM BONDAGE TO UNION/POLITICAL ELITES!

Mutnodjmet on October 15, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Two or more groups following different approaches, connected only by common beliefs, are far more effective than one group that appears to be splintering.

I do not want to hear of the candidates that failed do defeat McCain in the primaries, as a viable alternative to Palin ever again.

Slowburn on October 15, 2009 at 2:29 PM

Resigning as Governor over criticism TO ME is a clear indicator she will not survive the primaries, and will ultimately drop out.
DanStark on October 14, 2009 at 8:14 PM

The True Mark Of A Leader …

A true leader puts the people he leads above himself. When he can no longer lead effectively – he relinquishes leadership. It doesn’t matter the circumstances. It doesn’t matter if it’s his fault, or if it’s someone else’s fault – he passes the flag onto someone more capable. He, or she, does this – for the good of the unit – for the good of the group they LEAD. Some of the most honorable officers I ever met in the Navy were officers who resigned their post when they could no longer be effective in it – and through no fault of their own.

That is what Sarah Palin did.

If Sarah Palin had resigned the Alaskan Governor’s office and then gone back to Wasilla for the rest of her life – you could call her a quitter. You could say things got too tough for her.

She didn’t do that.

But, for the sake of argument, let’s take the popular line that she “quit” the governor’s office. What? Was being Governor too hard for her? Nope – she handled the job easily until the ankle-biters came along. She didn’t “quit” the office.

And she didn’t “quit” fighting the anklebiters either – she passed the torch and went straight after the Ankle-biter In Chief himself – like a PITT BULL. She’s got her teeth into him and she’s not letting go. She’s moving fast.

What Sarah Palin did – was hand over the Governor’s office to a very capable LT of hers. This solved the leadership issue the Alaskans were being cheated out on by the anklebiters who couldn’t be stopped.

But now she’s stopped them.

And it’s bad news for the RINO’s and the Libbies. Too bad – here’s a crying towel. Calling Sarah Palin a “quitter” isn’t going to work any better than calling the American people “Nazis” did – so get ready for a tremendous whipping at the polls for the next few years! Who cares what the MSM says? The MSM says that Olympia Snowe is a “maverick”. The MSM says that ObamaCare “adds up” and won’t lead to rationing or to illegal aliens receiving it. The MSM says that Rush wants to be a plantation owner. The MSM says they get “thrills” up their legs from Obama. The MSM didn’t care about Van Jones and they don’t care about the pediphile Czar. The MSM really doesn’t think Roman Polanski did a damn thing wrong. The MSM says the recession is over – even though they pinned the term “recession” to Bush when he was GROWING the economy. The MSM are liars – they are laughable – they are whores who are easily spotted on the streets as they look nothing like us – nor even make an attempt to be. They are IN-SIGNIFICANT.

Fox News rules the roost with more viewers than any other news outlet. They have more viewers at 3 am than CNN does at PRIME TIME! They are dead folks – the MSM is DEAD. We can march all over them – and we will. Don’t be concerned for their words – they no longer mean anything to anyone. Even the libbies watch Fox News.

MSM = Dead Cat.

HondaV65 on October 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM

gary4205, HondaV65 et. al.

Don’t forget about this little gem

Daniel S. Sullivan was appointed Attorney General of Alaska by Governor Sarah Palin on June 16, 2009. . . . Prior to becoming Attorney General, Sullivan served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs. His nomination by the President for this position was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2006 and he served until January 2009. In this role, he was a senior advisor to the Secretary of State and other top U.S. government officials on the formulation and execution of international economic, energy, trade, finance, transportation, telecommunications and Arctic policies. Sullivan also led and managed the 200-employee State Department Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs.

As the Assistant Secretary of State, much of Sullivan’s work focused on international energy issues.

http://www.law.state.ak.us/department/ag.html

This guy at the time “just happen to apply” for the AG job. I could see Sullivan providing indirect policy advice to Gov. Palin. with the possiblity of becaming a major adviser to her later on. Sec. of State.

Clyde5445 on October 15, 2009 at 9:01 PM

AGIA, the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act is what brought all of the parties together on the pipeline. It’s a brilliant plan, that worked.

But as far as the pipeline getting done, it is right on track.

gary4205 on October 15, 2009 at 12:53 PM

What is wrong with you? It wasn’t a brilliant plan and it’s not on track. It was destined for failure the minute it was wrote because it wasn’t based on the realities of what it will take to make a pipeline. It’s seems everyone but you, Palin’s successor and a few in her administration that wrote that monstrosity believes it will work. Exxon, BP, Conaco, hell even TransCanada knows there will never be a pipeline built under it.

I don’t get it. What is with these fantasies you people construct in your head? You’re willing to deny reality to elevate some politician in your mind, what normal person does that? The reality of it is Palin was not good at governing and she sure as hell didn’t govern as a conservative. Yet you’re going to believe your little fantasy about her. Strange.

lowandslow on October 15, 2009 at 9:28 PM

What is wrong with you? It wasn’t a brilliant plan and it’s not on track. It was destined for failure the minute it was wrote because it wasn’t based on the realities of what it will take to make a pipeline. It’s seems everyone but you, Palin’s successor and a few in her administration that wrote that monstrosity believes it will work. Exxon, BP, Conaco, hell even TransCanada knows there will never be a pipeline built under it.

I don’t get it. What is with these fantasies you people construct in your head? You’re willing to deny reality to elevate some politician in your mind, what normal person does that? The reality of it is Palin was not good at governing and she sure as hell didn’t govern as a conservative. Yet you’re going to believe your little fantasy about her. Strange.

lowandslow on October 15, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Yawn…..

Facts moron, put up some FACTS.

The talking points who ever is paying you to spout ain’t making it man. Too many of us know the truth.

Conservatives ain’t like loser liberals. We can actually read, and comprehend what we read.

If there is “trouble” there’s NOTHING searchable to read about, except for the corrupt attempts by Ramras and others to line their pockets with the Denali deal, which ain’t gonna ever happen.

It would also seem to be news to TransCanada that there is an issue.

FROM THEIR WEBSITE:

STATUS AND TIMELINES

2008

* December – TransCanada issued AGIA license by the commissioners of Natural Resources and of Revenue.

2009

* April – TransCanada submitted a pre-filing request to FERC for the Alaska section of the project. The request was submitted approximately two years earlier than originally anticipated in the AGIA license schedule.
* May – FERC accepted TransCanada’s pre-filing request for the Alaska section of the Project.
* June – TransCanada and ExxonMobil announced plans to work together on an Alaska gas pipeline.

2010

* July – Conclude initial binding open season.

2012

* October – Apply for FERC certificates of public convenience and necessity to authorize the construction and operation of the Alaska Section and gas treatment plant.

2014

* November – Project sanction.

2016

* April – On-site construction expected to begin.

2018

* September – Anticipate Alaska Pipeline Project in-service.

http://www.transcanada.com/company/alaska_pipeline_project.html

Unless you can come up with some CREDIBLE something, STFU, you bore me with your stupidity and sock puppetry.

gary4205 on October 15, 2009 at 11:23 PM

BWA HAHA HA HA HA!!

Stand Up For Our Nation. Them’s fighting words. My bet is the beauty queen also has a mean right hook! Ding! Ding Ding! Will Obama even step into the ring?

I doubt it. Obama fights like a girl. That is why it will take Women to win this fight. Palin and Cheney 2012!

bitsy on October 15, 2009 at 11:42 PM

gary4205 on October 15, 2009 at 11:23 PM

You’re freak’n unbelievable. TransCanada signed a contract to do preliminary planning and permitting and to bring a pipeline proposal to open season, nothing more. They are under no obligation to build anything. They can’t build anything, they don’t have the resources or anyway to obtain the resources. The producers will pay for and more then likely build the pipeline only when the tax structure along with the economic viability of one is favorable to them. Leave the roadblocks Palin put in front of them aside for minute, with the advancement of gas shale extraction in the past few years the odds a pipeline will even be needed in the next fifty years, let alone make economic sense to invest in one are nil. There will be no gas pipeline under AGIA, it’s that simple.

lowandslow on October 15, 2009 at 11:43 PM

How come she didn’t end up partnering with Liz Cheney on Keep America Safe, anyway?

KAS is foreign policy, right? SUFON sounds like it will be mostly domestic. Maybe they ARE working together; each one is focusing on her strengths. Who ever’s group is the most influential by the primaries gets to lead the ticket. It sounds like a plan to me.

bitsy on October 15, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Stand Up For Our Nation. Them’s fighting words. My bet is the beauty queen also has a mean right hook! Ding! Ding Ding! Will Obama even step into the ring?

I doubt it. Obama fights like a girl. That is why it will take Women to win this fight. Palin and Cheney 2012!

bitsy on October 15, 2009 at 11:42 PM

unlike Obama, Palin actually made and played on her HS basketball team.

The future of this country wears high heels…

Ohhhh yes.!

ted c on October 16, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Go Sarah!

Khun Joe on October 16, 2009 at 12:21 AM

Gallup just released a poll on Sarah Palin’s F/UF:
F UF
SARAH PALIN
OVERALL 40 50
DEMS 14 72
GOP 69 25
INDY 41 48

COMMENT:

IN July Palin’s F/UF were 43/45 so she has only lost 3 points in the her F, which is the margin of error.

In addition there were 1013 ADULTS polled, not REGISTERED VOTERS OR LIKELY VOTERS. Thus Palin’s numbers are probably better than Gallup has reported.

technopeasant on October 16, 2009 at 7:05 AM

How long before this dopey woman up and quits like she did her last job? You idjits really support your own kind, I’ll grant you that!

simplesimon on October 16, 2009 at 8:02 AM

simplesimon on October 16, 2009 at 8:02 AM

By the way notice that Palin’s F/UF in this poll among indies is 41/48.

Obama’s F/UF among indies in the Fox poll is 42/47.

Palin is dangerous how matter how dopey you think she is.

Are you afraid that the America voters will wake up to realize that Obama is not as smart as they thought he was and that Palin is certainly clearly not dumb hick, for no unsophisticated idiot could have gotten this far without making a lot of right moves.

technopeasant on October 16, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Are you afraid that the America voters will wake up to realize that Obama is not as smart as they thought he was and that Palin is certainly clearly not dumb hick, for no unsophisticated idiot could have gotten this far without making a lot of right moves.

technopeasant on October 16, 2009 at 8:09 AM

They know that Obama is on the ropes. Hillary is more popular now that Obama and if there were a “do-over” in the Democratic party it would be Hillary winning the nomination for them.

The Palin haters should chill. Palin isn’t running for President yet – and she may never run for President. Everyone seems to be reading a crystal ball or something and jumping to the conclusion that she’s running. Therefore … She must be attacked.

It’s pretty shallow and stupid to attack her – considering the fact that she’s one of the few Republicans who are out there FIGHTING OBMAMA and actually landing blows. It’s a sad state of affairs when a Conservative can’t cheer on a Republican who’s winning a fight simply because she isn’t their preferred 2012 candidate – particularly when she hasn’t even indicated she intends to run.

It’s quite frankly like looking a gift horse in the mouth – it’s ludicrous.

Go cheer on Mitt while he’s out there extolling the virtues of RomneyCare – g’head have fun with that – it’s doing our cause SOOOOOOOO much good don’t you know!

Go cheer on Cornyn … Who’s telling you which Republicans are acceptable for you to vote for – and which aren’t. Go back Charlie Crist – the “tanned one” – hell he even looks like a Used Care Salesman – go back him – he’s the future of the party. Right.

But let’s all take a big shi’ite on Sarah – because even though she’s inspiring people and beating the hell out of Obama – she might get too powerful and sweating GOP masses might be stupid enough to vote for her.

May I ask? If you’re afraid of a democratic outcome in the 2012 primaries – how in the freaking hell can you call yourself a conservative who believes in the democratic process?

HondaV65 on October 16, 2009 at 8:56 AM

OH GOD YES DO IT PALIN

You’ll attract half of Hotair clowns to your side.

Then you’ll split the party and destroy the GOP.

Thanks for doing this for America.

Dave Rywall on October 16, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Palin and Cheney? Nah*….that’s for indendent groups to provide all-purpose groups.

AnninCA on October 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

May I ask? If you’re afraid of a democratic outcome in the 2012 primaries – how in the freaking hell can you call yourself a conservative who believes in the democratic process?

HondaV65 on October 16, 2009 at 8:56 AM

I doubt it matters much. The traditional GOP aren’t faring well. There is simply too many people fed up with politics as usual.

AnninCA on October 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM

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