Palin to Arnold: How’s that green economy working for California, pal?

posted at 12:15 pm on December 16, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

After Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized Sarah Palin’s stance on global warming yesterday, few thought it would take long for Palin to respond.  She launched a broadside on her Facebook page, and reminded California’s governor that the “grain of salt” the Governator recommended should be taken with economic advice from the leader of a state in free-fall and unable to budget its money properly.  Even if the world is warming, it doesn’t mean that the warming is either anthropogenic or catastrophic — and conservation doesn’t mean killing the economy:

Why is Governor Schwarzenegger pushing for the same sorts of policies in Copenhagen that have helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? Perhaps he will recall that I live in our nation’s only Arctic state and that I was among the first governors to create a sub-cabinet to deal specifically with climate change. While I and all Alaskans witness the impacts of changes in weather patterns firsthand, I have repeatedly said that we can’t primarily blame man’s activities for those changes. And while I did look for practical responses to those changes, what I didn’t do was hamstring Alaska’s job creators with burdensome regulations so that I could act “greener than thou” when talking to reporters.

As Allahpundit noted, the attack on Palin seems pretty strange, from a political point of view.  After all, Palin has been a bit of a moderate on climate change, not a “denier” or even a skeptic.  Having her as an arms-length ally would make a lot more sense to the AGW True Believers, who could (a) leverage her influence on the Right to get some momentum for action, and (b) marginalize skeptics and “deniers” by using Palin in that sense.  Even “practical changes” could give enough movement to declare some victories in the US.

This demonstrates that Schwarzenegger cares more about the electoral politics involved than the climate change issues, and he’s not the only one.  The AGW True Believers aren’t interested in working with people to build consensus towards a compromise; they want to dictate their solutions and use questionable science and sky-is-falling hysteria to get it.  Sarah Palin is the canary in the coal mine, so to speak, that demonstrates this.

And Palin’s right to skewer Arnold on economics.  When California shows that it has the fiscal responsibility to actually cut its spending and bring its budget into balance while not overburdening its citizens with oppressive taxes and regulation, then perhaps its governor can offer advice on economics and policy.  Until then, Arnold should mind his own store and save his wit for the state legislature.


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(a) leverage her influence on the Right to get some momentum for action

This.

True Believers should be using Palin, not criticizing her.

Abby Adams on December 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Oh, to be a private citizen and not have to take any crap from anyone anymore. Let’s see if they can take it as well as they can dish it out.

Mirimichi on December 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

The governator is a warm-monger.

BadgerHawk on December 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Now that is going to leave a mark!

Johnnyreb on December 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

This demonstrates that Schwarzenegger cares more about the electoral politics involved than the climate change issues, and he’s not the only one.

If true, he is behind the times.

Vashta.Nerada on December 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Pow!

HornetSting on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Game. Set. Match.

Fletch54 on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Though Palin is too classy to do it, I would have loved a short letter from her where the layout of the paragraph left each sentence starting with an ‘F’. Then a ‘U’, a ‘C’.

You get the picture.

Ahnold, proving not all actors make good politicians.

Thunderstorm129 on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

California is hotter than Alaska. There, global warming exists.

angryed on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Not that California’s not a train wreck, but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers. Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.

Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Arnie commenting on anything Palin is pretty stupid but consider the source.

ORconservative on December 16, 2009 at 12:21 PM

“greener than thou”

heh

cmsinaz on December 16, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Don’t get in a fight with the Palinator…she’ll be back…
Arnold, your state is the laughing stock of the nation, you shouting off your mouth, while your state is barely “alive” economically.
You should take whatever time you have, and concentrate on leading a California recovery…but you won’t/can’t.

right2bright on December 16, 2009 at 12:21 PM

True Believers should be using Palin, not criticizing her.

Abby Adams on December 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Except Palin wouldn’t go along with the whole job-killing, wealth distribution, dictating, Global Gov’t the True Believers really want.

The AGW crowd has killed their own message by making it about wealth distribution and fear instead of evironmental conservation (which everyone is supportive of).

uknowmorethanme on December 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Ahnold is an example of what happens when you hang around the Kennedy Family too long. Smackdown by the Artic Fox.

kingsjester on December 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM

they want to dictate their solutions and questionable science data and sky-is-falling hysteria to get it.

There. Now you can cut and paste that same sentence in a post about health care. It’s a pattern, the very pattern the president accuses the GOP of using. In fact, you could use that sentence on just about any issue coming out of this administration.

scalleywag on December 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM

And to think I stayed in California long enough to vote for the Ahnuld recall before moving to AZ.

*facepalm*

Scott P on December 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM

The sooner you can get your point across the better.Sarah and Rush do this splendidly :)

ohiobabe on December 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Yet she made the hard decision to cut expenditures last year anyway…

phreshone on December 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

So you say that federal government spending and taxes on energy producers is a bad thing?

Interesting.

Abby Adams on December 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Somebody should clue Ahnold in that the best way to stem global warming in California would be to keep his big yap shut.

Wind Rider on December 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Not that California’s not a train wreck, but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers. Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.

Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Unless you actually want to do real work, you won’t get a job in Alaska.

It’s actually the socialist workers’ nightmare.

uknowmorethanme on December 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Palin terminated Arnold.

mizflame98 on December 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Sarahcuda from downtown… Threeeee!

TXUS on December 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Not that California’s not a train wreck, but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers. Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.

Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

So buy a parka and move there.

angryed on December 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM

kingsjester on December 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM

ya got that right!

the girlie man needs to mind his own beeswax

cmsinaz on December 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Palin may not be Presidential material but she sure can take on all sides of the political spectrum and I dig that about her.

booter on December 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Sarah terminated Arnold

mizflame98 on December 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Arnie can’t entirely complain that his hands were tied by the legislature in that he pushed through some unnecessary big budget items of his own.

One thing that better not happen again is California refusing to pay their venders while they continue to pay themselves. I and others went 4 months without a paycheck while they just kept living the high life.

Blake on December 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Not that California’s not a train wreck, but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers. Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.

Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

In fairness, the Feds own most of Alaska, and prohibit development of the land. Were this reversed, the federal subsidies would be unnecessary.

BPD on December 16, 2009 at 12:27 PM

It’s actually the socialist workers’ nightmare.

uknowmorethanme on December 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Good point. The tough Alaskans fish and work on the Slope. The wimps make up crap about conservative politicans while blogging in their mama’s basement.

NebCon on December 16, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.

Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

You’ve clearly never lived in, or governed, Alaska have you? Life as a troll isn’t so tough is it, little fella?

t.ferg on December 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I can only thank God Allahpundit is not writing this.

rlwo2008 on December 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM

As the saying goes, “You know your over the target when you’re taking flak”.

Palin has been over that target for more than a year.

Palin may not be Presidential material but she sure can take on all sides of the political spectrum and I dig that about her.

booter on December 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM

Not Presidential material? You mean not like OUR ACTUAL F*****G PRESIDENT?

CC

CapedConservative on December 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM

It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there. (Alaska)

Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Your rant is wrong in 2 ways Bleeder.

1.People in Alaska Work twice as hard for everything.
2.Socialists don’t work.

portlandon on December 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I love it any time someone attacks her, not for the attack, of course, but for the resulting b!tchslap they’re going to receive.

And Sarah’s in a league of her own in this arena.

TXUS on December 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM

http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/2009/12/states-revenues-1.html

CA state revenues running $1 billion below forecast.

Mark1971 on December 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM

How to Succeed as a Governor, Lesson 1 ……

1. Study everything Schwarzenegger has done in California

2. Do the opposite.

fogw on December 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Palin to Schwarzenegger – “Oh I’m sorry, did I break your concentration? I didn’t mean to do that. Please, continue. You were saying something about best intentions. What’s the matter? Oh, you were finished. Oh well, allow me to retort. What does your economy look like?”

steveegg on December 16, 2009 at 12:30 PM

I don’t think you can spit without hitting a federal employee up in Alaska.

Blake on December 16, 2009 at 12:31 PM

I can only thank God Allahpundit is not writing this.

rlwo2008 on December 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM

You will Praise Allah & like it!!!! /s

portlandon on December 16, 2009 at 12:31 PM

So you say that federal government spending and taxes on energy producers is a bad thing?

Interesting.

Abby Adams on December 16, 2009 at 12:23 PM

No. Within reason, I love those sorts of things. I’m just saying that it’s easy for Palin to act all fiscally responsible when Alaska’s finances are buttressed by luck and federal largess to a degree not enjoyed by any other state.

So buy a parka and move there.

angryed on December 16, 2009 at 12:24 PM

I’m more of a city kid. All due respect to those who do choose to live there, I hear its a great place.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Another opportunity for Palin to remind the “boyz” that she will smack back.

They will avoid her soon.

AnninCA on December 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

California has more natural resources then Alaska, it has plenty of oil, and contributes (or used to) about 18% of the nations economy, great harbors for export imports…yet the dems are determined to destroy it.
Funny you choose a Republican led state and laud it for being successful, and admit that a liberal run state is a complete disaster…yet the liberals state has so much more resources…of course your analysis of Alaska economics is not very well thought out (expected from you), but California could have done the same…but didn’t.
You see, Palin can see a balanced budget from her backyard…

State Balanced Budget Requirements: Provisions and Practice:
Alaska is required to pass a “balanced budget”. Section
37.07.020 of the state law mandates proposed expenditures
may not exceed estimated revenue for the succeeding fiscal
year.

Something that democrats can’t quite grasp as being important…balance your budget.

right2bright on December 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

His improvident comment isn’t hard to understand if you imagine what his wife must be saying out loud everytime “Sarah Palin” is mentioned on the news or in conversation. He’s just being a good husband.

rrpjr on December 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Frankly, her comment, “Greener than thou,” was a flat-out homerun comment.

Even the progressives liked it. Of course, they are saying, “she didn’t write it.”

But it hit home.

AnninCA on December 16, 2009 at 12:33 PM

The “Artic Fox”.

Nice. I’m gonna use that one.

LtE126 on December 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

They can’t compromise. They WON’T compromise. They are right. Everyone else is completely and totally wrong.

Haven’t you figured that out yet?

This is why reaching across the aisle is so dangerous. You always go their way, they never come yours.

UnderstandingisPower on December 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

From one of Arnold’s most recent movie “Eraser”

Arnold, you’ve been ERASED.

technopeasant on December 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Boom! kiss the night stick.

.

I get the feeling this is going to be a repeating theme.

WisRich on December 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

And what the hell did Arnold do for business? Wasn’t that one of his pitches – that he was a businessman and could see that people were being taxed to death? All he did is raise taxes and fees. When they can’t raise taxes in this state they raise the fees, sometimes tripling them. We are being taxed to death.

Blake on December 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Arnie
should
shut up.

csdeven on December 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Sarah terminated Arnold

mizflame98 on December 16, 2009 at 12:26 PM

He doesn’t have very good luck with babes named Sarah.

thomasaur on December 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Poor Arnold, I guess the ghost of Ted Kennedy visited him 3 times. He musta woke up and mistook Maria as Skeletor and crapped himself.

Kini on December 16, 2009 at 12:37 PM

LtE 126 on December 16, 2009 at 12:34 PM

I picked that up from my good friend Manly Rash.

kingsjester on December 16, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Another opportunity for Palin to remind the “boyz” that she will smack back.

They will avoid her soon.

AnninCA on December 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Nah, they will just hit her harder.

Blake on December 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Gov. Palin is on the side of the environmental angels. We seem to beset with some demons and imps who are tormenting us with visions of man-made climate hell. Turns out you can take an aspirin and the visions go away.
Randy

williars on December 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Not that California’s not a train wreck, but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers. Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.

Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Guess what? If California allowed off shore drilling and new inland drilling rigs, they would be able to TAX them, and get more money than Alaska. Wonderful how that works isn’t it?

Johnnyreb on December 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM

….but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers….

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

An option that California has, but chooses not to try. There’s plenty of oil off the coast to make their financial woes not so severe.

If that doesn’t work, they could always burn hippies for electricity. Plenty of them, if you can stand the smell.

TugboatPhil on December 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM

best part is the last 40 seconds

blatantblue on December 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Something that democrats can’t quite grasp as being important…balance your budget.

right2bright on December 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Yeah but Bush, etc. etc….
Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Youngs98 on December 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM

The thing about Sarah is that she tells it just like it is. That’s why people love her!

Cinday Blackburn on December 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM

Bleeds Blue on December

You mean because Alaska actually uses their natural resources to better the lives of the citizens, unlike Cali

Daveyardbird on December 16, 2009 at 12:44 PM

This is why Palin could weather the flak that took Bush down…She has her rifle locked and loaded at all times–and has no problems getting the target in sight. She’s not afraid to pull the trigger!
Then she winks….

lovingmyUSA on December 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

He doesn’t have very good luck with babes named Sarah.

thomasaur on December 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM

+1000

excellent

cmsinaz on December 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

MORE PROOF PALIN WON’T BE RUNNING IN 2012

Name one single politician that comes back and doesn’t put up with crap like her?

If she was really running she wouldn’t be violating the so-called 11th Commandment of GOP politics.

She either isn’t going to run and doesn’t have to care about stepping on toes or she’s going to run the most unconventional campaign in recent American History.

PappyD61 on December 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

If the AGW types priority was addressing global warming, they would push for nuclear power plants. Period.

exhelodrvr on December 16, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Not that California’s not a train wreck, but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers. Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

That’s a non-sequitor, isn’t it? We weren’t trying to establish which Governor has it easier. All of what you say could be true (it isn’t) and it still wouldn’t negate the fact that California’s governor has no right in lecturing anybody considering the utter mess and utter lack of leadership out of that hell hole for years. Before Schwarzenegger it was Gray Davis and his mishandling of government to the point where they actually had rolling blackouts since demand was exceeding supply. Throw in the nutjobs liberals and the whole stinking mess wouldn’t be missed if it were to be dropped into the Pacific.

highhopes on December 16, 2009 at 12:46 PM

OT:

Senator Coburn (R) has forced the clerk to read the entire Sanders amendment (single-payer) that is currently up for vote on the floor. The amendment is either 366 pages, or 760+ (there are conflicting reports).

I’ve never seen this done before. It’s quite shocking.

Enoxo on December 16, 2009 at 12:46 PM

pwned

D2Boston on December 16, 2009 at 12:47 PM

I just love reading Palin spin and hedge on Climate Change. Funny stuff. Plus, saying that California’s environmental policies are what caused the current economic problems in California is kind of like saying letting Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 caused World War II. Epic logic fail, Palin.

Proud Rino on December 16, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Have buyers remorse Californians?

I have for quite a while.

Arnold is not that much different than Grey.

dragondrop on December 16, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Schwarzenegger, like Carter, is working on his “legacy”. The dumb-ass RINO, along with the Democrats in the legislature have ridden this state into the ground. Kalifornia’s bond rating is worse than most 3rd world countries right now.

GREAT JOB Arne! NOW STFU!

GarandFan on December 16, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Youngs98 on December 16, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Yes Bush had that problem also…he forgot where he placed the veto pen. He let the dems run the budget up, and I don’t think you will find too many conservatives happy about that.
The difference is, we called Bush out on that, and the liberals worship leaders who overspend…

right2bright on December 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Looks like Sarah returned that grain of salt, grown to fist size, and inserted using GLSEN approved methods.

GnuBreed on December 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Enoxo on December 16, 2009 at 12:46 PM

most excellent

cmsinaz on December 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Hitchens gets to the essence of Palin once again…”a disgraceful opportunist and a real moral coward”.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe#34429103

Doesn’t speak well for many of you being played by this vacuous populist.

dakine on December 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM

I’m not going to give Arnie a pass on his boneheaded policies, but he’s nearing the end of his second term as Governor.

It’s probably quite easy to criticize others when you leave office after HALF of one term.

YYZ on December 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM

He won’t be back.

SouthernGent on December 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM

The governator is a warm-monger.

BadgerHawk on December 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM

“warm-monger”, very catchy.

I also like this latest Palinism: “Greener than thou.”

Its a take-off on “Holier than thou”. Most apt since the greenies got their own form of TV evangelism. The priest in the pulpit is the snake-oil climatologist Al Gore.

Geochelone on December 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM

The tough Alaskans fish and work on the Slope. The wimps make up crap about conservative politicians while blogging in their mama’s basement.

NebCon on December 16, 2009 at 12:28 PM

+1

Fletch54 on December 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Love love love her.

carbon_footprint on December 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Palin should have said:

“You better leave enough room for my fist before I ram it into your stomach and rip out your spine!”

blatantblue on December 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Spoken as one who obviously has never been to Alaska, experienced the work ethic behind working 72hr shifts in some of the most inclement conditions on earth. Alaskans survive on the blood, sweat and tears of their independant resourcefulness and fortitude of spirit.

The exact opposite of your typical “bleeds-blue” collectivist, nanny-state proponent of tyrannical policies. BB, you are a disgrace to humanity.. oh wait, if you “bleed blue”, perhaps humanity isn’t what you can actually claim yourself a part of.

Archimedes on December 16, 2009 at 12:51 PM

It struck me while reading her comments, she was giving Arnold an education in how things really are in the world…perhaps SHEis the true “Kindergarten Cop”. That seems to be the level from which Arnold is operating.

manateespirit on December 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

I love this women…

mmcnamer1 on December 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Nah, they will just hit her harder.

Blake on December 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Bring it on. Negative stuff always backfires.

Eventually.

AnninCA on December 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

most excellent

cmsinaz on December 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM

The clerk has been reading since 12pm EST–close to an hour now.

Enoxo on December 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Arnold Kennedy Shriver has been officially p*wned.

He was already emasculated.

Take that ‘roid boy.

bill30097 on December 16, 2009 at 12:52 PM

”a disgraceful opportunist and a real moral coward”.

dakine on December 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Are you talking about Obowma?

Juno77 on December 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Not that California’s not a train wreck, but no governor has it easier than Alaska’s, where the entire economy is underwritten by massive federal government payments and taxes on energy producers. Their hardest decisions are how to give money away. It’s practically a socialist workers’ paradise up there.
Except for the weather.

Bleeds Blue on December 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

BS Alert

bill30097 on December 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Like every other Palin Thread, the Trolls are coming out in force. The smell of fear is a sweet aroma.

kingsjester on December 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM

blatantblue on December 16, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Damnm, you could’ve at least offered a warning…now I have to wash my eyes out!

lovingmyUSA on December 16, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Oh, one more thought. Unlike Arnold, she didn’t have to get paid to portray a strong character, she IS one.

Why is Arnold getting so wee wee’d up about some woman from Alaska? Who really wears the pants in this skirmish?

manateespirit on December 16, 2009 at 12:54 PM

PappyD61 on December 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Reagan’s 11th Commandment was for a different time and different people. The RINOs back then did not side with the Dems in trying to destroy America like they do now. There are some similarities but not very many.

Sporty1946 on December 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Smart Pwnage.

MNHawk on December 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM

MORE PROOF PALIN WON’T BE RUNNING IN 2012

Name one single politician that comes back and doesn’t put up with crap like her?

If she was really running she wouldn’t be violating the so-called 11th Commandment of GOP politics.

She either isn’t going to run and doesn’t have to care about stepping on toes or she’s going to run the most unconventional campaign in recent American History.

PappyD61 on December 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

You got the last part right.

She will run in 2012, I have no doubts about that. Anyone who read her magnificent book would know. It contains numerous hints to just that.

And yes, it will a an unconventional but spectacular campaign.

Norwegian on December 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

What continues to amaze me is that Palin is pretty much still controlling the political agenda in this country from Facebook posts. She has no backing, no big staff, no army of advisors, but she is running the debate on many things. That I think is why Democrats are terrified of her. They think about what she could become with a political machine behind her now that she is out from behind McCain’s shadow.

Johnnyreb on December 16, 2009 at 12:56 PM

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