Quotes of the day

posted at 10:46 pm on November 17, 2010 by Allahpundit

“‘I am,’ Sarah Palin told me the next day when I asked her if she was already weighing a run for president. ‘I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.’ Palin went on to say that there weren’t meaningful differences in policy among the field of G.O.P. hopefuls ‘but that in fact there’s more to the presidency than that” and that her decision would involve evaluating whether she could bring unique qualities to the table.

“‘Yes, the organization would have to change,’ Palin said during an hourlong phone conversation. ‘I’d have to bring in more people — more people who are trustworthy,’ she clarified. Palin said that her experience as John McCain’s running mate was for the most part ‘amazing, wonderful, do it again in a heartbeat.’ But she added, ‘What Todd and I learned was that the view inside the bus was much better than underneath it, and we knew we got thrown under it by certain aides who weren’t principled’ and that ‘the experience taught us, yes, to be on guard and be very discerning about who we can and can’t trust in the political arena.’…

“These actions bespeak a calculating shrewdness on Palin’s part. But then what to make of her inactions? Three months after endorsing Branstad, Palin visited Iowa for the first time since 2008 to deliver a speech but then left without scheduling any other events. And since 2008, Palin has yet to travel to New Hampshire, having turned down a triumphalist Tea Party Express rally in Concord the evening before Election Day. In both cases, her aides told me, Palin was overscheduled. But since Sarah Palin is the keeper of her own itinerary, we are left to wonder whether these omissions suggest disorganization, lack of foresight, ambivalence, distrust of politicos or some combination of the above…

“In a sense, Palin views Beltway Republicans as she does the Obama administration: aloof, self-interested and vulnerable to the populist power that she believes she wields. ‘They’re in an isolated bubble — Barack Obama mentioned that in his press conference, and I agree with him, he is isolated from what average Americans are talking about,’ she said, referring to the president’s words after the midterm elections. ‘But what he was meaning, of course, was that he’s not in touch with average Americans. I am — because that’s who I am. That’s who surrounds me, common-sense Americans who just want government on their side, not riding their backs. And I tweet to reach out to them.’”

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“And then it hit me. The reason Palin has become such a lightening rod, a kingmaker and a punching bag, a celebrity and a power player, is simple. It’s because she’s so gosh darn happy.

“For her fans, like the ones I had the pleasure of meeting in Chicago, she’s refreshingly upbeat and resilient, the bubbly friend from childhood who was always great at cheering you up and cheerleading you on.

“But for her detractors, nothing raises the ire of cynical liberals more than a happy-go-lucky, totally unburdened, freethinking and self-assured conservative woman who has everything she wants and then some. And without anyone’s help…

“Sarah Palin, more than almost any other public political figure, represents the ‘can do’ rugged individualism and self-reliance that liberals fear most. She’s not just running her household. She ran her state! And in her new documentary series, we see that independent streak clear as glacier water. Whether she’s casting for salmon or scaling the rockface at Denali, she’s smiling – and just won’t quit.”

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“Interviews over the last few months with numerous Tea Party and conservative voters in states around the country yielded no one who was enthusiastic about Palin running for president, though a handful said they were open to it. In addition, conservative and Tea Party leaders who are speaking to the grassroots regularly report that they have consistently heard the same thing…

“One significant conservative leader who travels the country frequently and speaks with grassroots activists frequently said that he does not see Palin as their choice in 2012.

“‘I think people love to hear her speak and love that she’s out there stirring the waters and challenging the status quo,’ the conservative leader said, asking that his name not be used. ‘But I don’t get the sense that they’re ready to say, ‘She’s the one we want to see as president.”

“‘You would think if people were going to coalesce around her that would be happening. And quite frankly I don’t see it,’ he said.”

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fossten on November 17, 2010 at 10:48 PM

‘I’d have to bring in more people — more people who are trustworthy,’

Sarah, just remember to keep John, Cindy, and Meggy FAR away from you.

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2010 at 10:50 PM

So, when history books record the years 2008-2012; will Obama or Palin be the one who garners the most attention?

lorien1973 on November 17, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Allahpundit, darling, are you on the nightshift now, or just an insomniac?
Plodding off to bed.

Fortunata on November 17, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Yes yes, we get it, she has no support/cannot win/etc. Problem is no one else has support either in November 2010. She’s got the biggest microphone right now. Watch her use it. 2 years is a long time in politics.

alwaysfiredup on November 17, 2010 at 10:51 PM

Sarah Heath Palin

mmmm mmmmmmm mmmmm

Inanemergencydial on November 17, 2010 at 10:51 PM

let the hate begin mwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. bathe me in the hate.:)

djohn669 on November 17, 2010 at 10:51 PM

So, when history books record the years 2008-2012; will Obama or Palin be the one who garners the most attention?

lorien1973 on November 17, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Of Thee I Sing will be the only history book we’re allowed to read.

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2010 at 10:51 PM

MAKE IT SO!

HondaV65 on November 17, 2010 at 10:51 PM

“Sarah Palin, more than almost any other public political figure, represents the ‘can do’ rugged individualism and self-reliance that liberals fear most. She’s not just running her household. She ran her state! And in her new documentary series, we see that independent streak clear as glacier water. Whether she’s casting for salmon or scaling the rockface at Denali, she’s smiling – and just won’t quit.”

I agree – this is her true appeal. It certainly appeals to me, and I’m very skeptical of her presidential prospects or qualifications. But keeping the above quote in mind, whatever shortcomings she has, she would probably be a vastly superior President than the current occupant of the White House (although, he is “present”).

peski on November 17, 2010 at 10:52 PM

AP has been chomping at the bit to post this all day…

Another good take here from Continetti:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/tale-two-palin-profiles_518075.html

davek70 on November 17, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Reagan was pretty crappy after his generation’s Jimmy Carter. /s.

BowHuntingTexas on November 17, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Funny this is, the lefties b!tched and moaned about her “lack of experience” all throughout the campaign, yet here we are. w

jawkneemusic on November 17, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Interviews over the last few months with numerous Tea Party and conservative voters in states around the country yielded no one who was enthusiastic about Palin running for president, though a handful said they were open to it.

No one? Really? I find this difficult to believe. No one.

Some of the contributors from the DC do not strike me as very conservative. Many, not all but many, of the articles have a distinct Beltway flavor to them.

This I find to be starving for credibility.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Drama queen.

Chudi on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Hey look – for anyone who’s skeptical of her being the “right” nominee for the party … consider this …

Put her out of your head for now. Watch when she runs in the primary – watch the debates. If, after watching her perform – you’re not CONVINCED that she’s the one – don’t support her.

But if you have that “moment” – when you see that she is the obvious choice over the others – don’t fret the American people because …

If you’re smart enough to figure it out – so will they.

No need for a war here. We just need to say there’s going to be a primary – and it’s going to be fair. Americans will be watching.

If Sarah doesn’t work the magic – then it’s over for her.

But I have a feeling … that she will succeed.

HondaV65 on November 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM

But for her detractors, nothing raises the ire of cynical liberals more than a happy-go-lucky, totally unburdened, freethinking and self-assured conservative woman who

… has the audacity not to kill her Downs-syndrome baby.

It’s all about abortion. Camille Paglia nailed it in the run-up to the 2008 election.

John the Libertarian on November 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

That’s pretty much an unsourced article – disregard it.

HondaV65 on November 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Sarah Heath Palin

mmmm mmmmmmm mmmmm

Inanemergencydial

Ah YES!!

Dan Pet on November 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM

How come the Daily Caller article lists the average joe’s names but not the TEA Party and conservative leaders that criss cross the Country talking to grassroots people that say Palin can’t be President?

Gohawgs on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Drama queen.

Chudi on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Don’t you post this a lot? Aren’t you the drama queen? Seriously, get a grip, man.

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM

That’s my girl…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM

This I find to be starving for credibility.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

No one, Brian. No one no one no one not a single soul no one no onety-one!!!!!11!!!1

John the Libertarian on November 17, 2010 at 11:01 PM

That’s pretty much an unsourced article – disregard it.

HondaV65

The Daily Article quoted a few named seniors who don’t like her, at least not for President. I can’t believe they couldn’t find one of the 16 – 20% of Republicans who do want to see her as president. On the flip side…since she and Mittens are really close in the polls, wouldn’t it make sense that there is a group of people that don’t see him as President. Bottom line….the article is crap.

Dan Pet on November 17, 2010 at 11:02 PM

How come the Daily Caller article lists the average joe’s names but not the TEA Party and conservative leaders that criss cross the Country talking to grassroots people that say Palin can’t be President?

Gohawgs on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Maybe they forgot how to spell Dick Armey……..

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Drama queen.

Chudi on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Dude, I don’t care if you can’t stand her– just get a new line, for the love of God.

Pasalubong on November 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

She cries about being thrown under the bus by McCain aides still?

She is a drama queen.

PrezHussein on November 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

That is why it must be you, Maximus!

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Drama queen.

Chudi on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Douche. Lord. If Sarah gets the nod, who are you going to vote for, DL? Obama?

HornetSting on November 17, 2010 at 11:04 PM

“‘You would think if people were going to coalesce around her that would be happening. And quite frankly I don’t see it,’ he said.”

Uh, ok. Then what the hell were those “Run, Sarah, Run!” chants I was hearing at the Super Bowl Sunday rally with Rick Perry earlier this year? There were 8,000 people in attendance, and many were screaming at the top of their lungs in support her.

The reason they’re not coalescing around her is because SHE HASN’T ANNOUNCED SHE’S RUNNING YET!!! The only thing close to a Presidential campaign this woman’s got going right now is SarahPAC, her TV series, her book tours, and her various public speaking engagements. Last time I checked, all of the above were huge successes. You’re telling me that won’t carry over if/when she enters the 2012 race?

Doughboy on November 17, 2010 at 11:05 PM

You betcha’.

CyberCipher on November 17, 2010 at 11:05 PM

She cries about being thrown under the bus by McCain aides still?

She is a drama queen.

PrezHussein on November 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Why is stating a fact that taught you an important lesson when asked about it “crying”?

It isn’t. You’re just a jerk.

Now go cry yourself to sleep in your RomneyCare pajamas.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Reagan gave one hell of a speech in 1964…one that could be given today (esp. the part about leftists always wanting a small cadre of elites to run the country…what is it with these people????…I mean there’s something really seriously wrong with them)

but anyway 16 years later he was president

in 2008 Palin gave a hell of a speech (which so terrified the Left that they had to try to destroy her…cf Tina Fey)

so I say 16 years…why not? I’m feeling cautiously optimistic…especially all the state houses that the R’s took. Many opportunities for future bright stars to work their way up…

We can have someone else…w/Rubio as VP…so that he can explain to Hispanics that the R party is the party of the hard working, conservative people…and don’t listen to Leftst wackos, they just want to suck your blood

r keller on November 17, 2010 at 11:06 PM

As for Palin, Reasin said, “She’s got too many negatives, not for me, but for too many people. So I think she’s better off on the outside looking in.”

Yup.

%35-38 nationally….tops.

The Republicans need a credible candidate who can get beneath the surface of the issues.

Ryan, T-Paw, Christie…etc..

(NO MITT!)

rickyricardo on November 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM

But for her detractors, nothing raises the ire of cynical liberals more than a happy-go-lucky, totally unburdened, freethinking and self-assured conservative woman who has everything she wants and then some. And without anyone’s help…

This is the quote that speaks to me. As I’ve said before, Sarah seems very comfortable in her own skin and happy to be where ever life leads her. Whether she runs or not, Liberals will always hate her for being self-reliant, straightforward, successful, conservative, and most especially for being happy. Happiness is the antithesis of what it means to be a Liberal.

anXdem on November 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Chudi proves, clearly, that Nigerians, do not like Sarah Palin.

Meanwhile I cannot think of one reason to think any Nigerian’s opinion is relevant to anything.

Inanemergencydial on November 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Don’t you post this a lot? Aren’t you the drama queen? Seriously, get a grip, man.

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM

“Chudi” is one of those Nigerian scam artists who happens to be a Romneybot as well. When you send out thousands of identical phishing emails you tend be a bit repetitive.

Norwegian on November 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM

If Sarah doesn’t work the magic – then it’s over for her.
But I have a feeling … that she will succeed.
HondaV65 on November 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Yes she will.

She will win – on the merits, mind you.

And will have a presidency worthy of Mt Rushmore.

My chips are on the table.

turfmann on November 17, 2010 at 11:08 PM

r keller on November 17, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Rubio hasn’t even been sworn in yet!

For crying out loud, all you Christie/Rubio types sure don’t mind resigning office as much as long as it isn’t Sarah Palin who did it.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:08 PM

“But for her detractors, nothing raises the ire of cynical liberals more than a happy-go-lucky, totally unburdened, freethinking and self-assured conservative woman who has everything she wants and then some. And without anyone’s help…

That right there is what kills liberals the most. They see their destruction in those characteristics! Whether it be a man or woman exhibiting them, it is the downfall of liberals/progressives alike, especially the being happy part on their own.

bluemarlin on November 17, 2010 at 11:09 PM

Sarah Palin For President in 2012

“Sarah Palin is the next Ronald Reagan.” — Richard Viguerie

http://www.palin4pres2012.com/

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Evening, my Canadian amigo.

Inanemergencydial on November 17, 2010 at 11:12 PM

A beautiful sunlit day in the early day frostiness of a late January. One million people stand on the Main Mall and facing the U.S. Capitol.

The throngs listen to the Patriotic music and wave flags and collectively celebrate on behalf of a nation (and free world) reeling from four years of America wandering in the Darkness, unsure of her mission to be a beacon of hope for a world threatened with tyranny.

But today, January 20, 2013 is a brand new day. Today is HISTORY…..The crowd senses it as Noon approaches. The Congressional delegations take the stage, Former leaders of Congress, the Leader of the Inauguration Committee and others.

Moments after the Senate and Court officials take the stage the crowd shouts in a chorus of celebration as outgoing President Obama takes his place to the left of the podium where the Chief Justice will administer the oath of office to the new President. President Obama yields the stage after a Landslide defeat at the polls just four short years after being hailed as “almost a God”.

But today, on this bright day the spotlight belongs to the unwashed masses below the platform and the new President-elect. At just a few minutes before noon the nations 45th President to be starts descending the steps towards a New America……a RENEWED America…….a REVIVED America…..and as the President-elect descends the steps the crowd erupts into Cheers of “U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A“.

The Chief Justice comes to the podium and so does the President-elect with THUNDERS OF APPLAUSE, from around the Mall, around Television sets in America, and in Karachi, Hong Kong, Paris, Riyadh, Jerusalem, Sydney, Manila and Capetown……..The world awaits a REVITALIZED AMERICA ready to stand for FREEDOM.

The Chief Justice looks down to see the tiniest hand ever to grace a Bible used for an Inauguration. It’s a symbol, it’s History it’s the hand of the youngest child of the new President-elect.

Finally America’s long slumber is over at noon AMERICA IS BACK, STANDING STRONG AND TALL…

The hand of the President-elect goes up and Sarah Heath Palin takes the oath of office as 45th President of the United States.

The silence is broken after the oath as cheers go up all across the globe among America’s friends and fear comes into the hearts of America’s foes.

There’s a new Sheriff in town……and she’s a MAMA GRIZZLY.

PappyD61 on November 17, 2010 at 11:14 PM

People are missing the real story here. Palin made the NYT buckle. she refused to interview with them until they agreed to a fair article. Palin kept the NYT on the string for months….Most Rinos rush to the NYT…..Palin made them come to her and write about issues and facts. Notice the article skips all the personal garbage. Palin beat the NYT. Who said not to pick a fight with those that buy ink by a barrel?

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM

I might remind people that Hillary Clinton had consistently gotten negative poll numbers in the %50-%52 range, and she ran for President anyway. If it weren’t for the strange confluence of coincidences, she would be the 44th President today. A campaign changes minds, for better or worse.

I would like to see Sarah Palin make a run for it, and see what happens. If someone else is so much better, let them beat her fair and square.

All you “she shouldn’t run” types don’t get much credibility from me at this point.

If she manages to win in Iowa, things change dramatically with the perception of the public, and not just among Republicans.

When Obama beat Hillary in Iowa, that is when the momentum really began among the wider public that he had a real chance to beat the Clinton machine.

Americans like a winner, nothing helps your image like winning an upset.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM

I stick with my observation months ago. Of course, she should run.

Throw her hat into the ring. Let the voters vote. It’s consistent. It’s valid. And if she can take this absurd heat, good for her.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM

The Double P Administration!

Pence/Palin/2012,

or,

Palin/Pence/2012!

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM

There’s a new Sheriff in town……and she’s a MAMA GRIZZLY.

PappyD61 on November 17, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Chills.
America NEEDS this.

HornetSting on November 17, 2010 at 11:17 PM

“Look, everyone has an opinion about Sarah Palin,” her friend John Coale says. “But suppose when she starts doing the debates during the primaries, she knocks it out of the park. That would cause an entirely different view of things, wouldn’t it?”

And she has been knocking it out of the park using Twitter and Facebook. Kept the Obama Regime off balance and off message. Whom else has been able to do this among the other Gallop Poll wannabes?

Palin a hero to many in Tea Party, but not their pick for president

Again with the Negatives, almost like the anonymous propagandists with testimonials of random people deflating the character of Palin without adding who they though was better qualified. Which brings the analysis back to square 1 BS.

Let the voters decide and stop telling me who I need to vote for.

Kini on November 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM

I knew you were at there somewhere. :)

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM

From the H/A Archives!!
=======================================================

Palin: Let’s shatter that glass ceiling that Hillary cracked; Update: Full video added

posted at 1:30 pm on August 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/29/palin-lets-shatter-that-glass-ceiling-that-hillary-cracked/

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM

I think the GOP needs to grow up. I’m hearing the most ridiculous stuff, like Rubio MUST be VP. The guy hasn’t served an hour yet as senator, but he’s suppose to pull the freight for the GOP in Latino votes?

This is the insane thinking from the establishment types. No, that’s not how voters vote.

GOP will pull in Latino votes and win back those states that are dominated by Latinos when they offer a humane, fair immigration reform bill.

And not until then. They have a lot to prove.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Thank you for breathing new life into a term that was suffering from semantic aphasia, vacuousness.

Inanemergencydial on November 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM

I was a huge Hillary supporter. I wouldn’t support Palin in the same way.

But if the current crop of GOP candidates are on the list, I could predict even now, I’d vote for her over them.

But it wouldn’t be the same feeling I had for Hillary. That’s a once-inalifetime deal.

And that loss was actually emotional. It was politics, but it wasn’t just politics for some of us.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:21 PM

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM
=================
I knew you were at there somewhere. :)

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Electrongod:

I’m currently embedded in the SarahCuda Alaska Armor
Brigade,heading towards DC,in the unstoppable drive
towards Washington,in the SarahCuda Ongoing Revolution!
-:)

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Meh. Even if she were elected POTUS by some sort of freak accident, I’d take comfort in knowing she’s bound to resign after a couple years.

crr6 on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Other news of the day is Drama Queen uses new book to complain about Levi Johnston past actions.

PrezHussein on November 17, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Ever notice that Palin’s detractors within the political professionals are always anonymous?

SouthernGent on November 17, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Meh. Even if she were elected POTUS by some sort of freak accident, I’d take comfort in knowing she’s bound to resign after a couple years.

crr6 on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Eight to be exact, and that is constitutional. I know you knew that leftist agitator.

Inanemergencydial on November 17, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Rubio hasn’t even been sworn in yet!

For crying out loud, all you Christie/Rubio types sure don’t mind resigning office as much as long as it isn’t Sarah Palin who did it.

Brian1972 on November 17, 201

0 at 11:08 PM

I agree. It’s another Brown move. Good gracious, he is like Harry Potter, throw him up, toss him down.

It’s desperation talk.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:24 PM

There isn’t a journalist alive that writes coherently about the Tea Party. No one. Most of what is written can be catagorized as “making things up”.

BetseyRoss on November 17, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Meh. Even if she were elected POTUS by some sort of freak accident, I’d take comfort in knowing she’s bound to resign after a couple years.

crr6 on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Yeah, you could sue her all you wanted to…’cept this time she’d wouldn’t be footing the bill…

Gohawgs on November 17, 2010 at 11:25 PM

It was politics, but it wasn’t just politics for some of us.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:21 PM

AnninCA:I understand,did you belong to the PUMA’s

“RATTY PATROL”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Happiness is the antithesis of what it means to be a Liberal.

anXdem on November 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM

I don’t really like bumper stickers on cars, because most of the people that put them on their cars are morons. But for the first time in my life, I saw a bumper sticker that I liked enough that I actually wanted it on my car. It was beautiful in its simplicity, viz. black-and-white, printed in sans-serif font — and it was just three words. It said:

“Attitude is EVERYTHING.”

My collie says:

You know what the best part about that bumper sticker is? It’s utterly incomprehensible to a liberal.

CyberCipher on November 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

“Look, everyone has an opinion about Sarah Palin,” her friend John Coale says. “But suppose when she starts doing the debates during the primaries, she knocks it out of the park. That would cause an entirely different view of things, wouldn’t it?”

Kini on November 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM

This is exactly what I’m saying.

Say the first debate is another smash hit for her like the RNC speech was. Numbers will be moving around across the board, and things will suddenly be very gloomy for Obama.

It is clear that on the issues, where she has stood all along is where the people have moved to. They have come her way from where most were in 2008.

All that remains is to prove to the public she can handle the national stage among the other heavy hitters. Once that sale is made, the sky is the limit.

I think she can do it, and I also think more of her detractors and critics think she can do it than will say so publicly. That is the root of the attack campaign, to prevent her doing what they sense she might do, on the left and some on the right.

I think it is her history with the GOP in AK that has many in the DCGOP worried about their own little fiefdoms.

They are afraid she means what she says about a more accountable, transparent, smaller smarter government.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

Ditto

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Thank you for breathing new life into a term that was suffering from semantic aphasia, vacuousness.

Inanemergencydial on November 17, 2010 at 11:19 PM

I take it you’re all about “electability?”

I disagree. I think even failed campaigns introduce important thinking into our society.

And I seriously think we need that.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Other news of the day is Drama Queen uses new book to complain about Levi Johnston past actions.

PrezHussein on November 17, 2010 at 11:23 PM

I hear Mittens got a new hairbrush….

HornetSting on November 17, 2010 at 11:27 PM

a. replaced winking Sarah with better pic — wtg AP
b. on whether she can beat Obama … “I believe so”. have to love her
c. anonymous high level Repub source says people don’t want her to run — OBLIGATORY
d. s.e. cupp — liberals can’t stand to see a happy conservative woman. More that they don’t understand how she sustains herself. It’s based on her public face and private self being more or less the same. Something beyond most people’s comprehension

Paul-Cincy on November 17, 2010 at 11:27 PM

Sarah Palin has already proven herself, I think. She’s just compelling. She needs to toss her hat in, if for no other reason than to give her own base/backers a real voice.

They matter.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Meh. Even if she were elected POTUS by some sort of freak accident, I’d take comfort in knowing she’s bound to resign after a couple years.

crr6 on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

This is just rank stupidity.

Thankfully, it doesn’t mean anything because you will vote liberal no matter what happens.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Drama queen.

Chudi on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Chudi: Barney Franks or Obama!(sarc).

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Meh. Even if she were elected POTUS by some sort of freak accident, I’d take comfort in knowing she’s bound to resign after a couple years.

crr6 on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM

This is just rank stupidity.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM

You’re right, you’re right. She’s bound to resign after 3 years.

crr6 on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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Ditto

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Electrongod: I won’t speak to loudly,in case AP hears,but,
I got two (Revolution)words through!:)

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

ROFL…..shows that for the beltway crowd until you get mentioned in the NYT you are nothing:

Over the past few days, Sarah Palin has rolled out a new phase of her political strategy — a full-blown use of all media platforms to keep herself in the public eye.

With the debut of her eight-part family series, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” which drew a record-high nearly 5 million viewers to The Learning Channel on Sunday (against Sunday night football and the CBS and ABC hits “Undercover Boss” and “Desperate Housewives”), Palin can chalk up another media victory.

But it is a mega-profile in the New York Times Magazine, released online Wednesday in advance of publication in print this weekend, that brings her to the cusp of media saturation — and recognition. In a cover story titled “The Palin Network,” writer Robert Draper sums up Palin’s stature today: “Having crawled from the wreckage of the 2008 presidential campaign and her much-derided resignation as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin had emerged as arguably the most captivating and influential Republican in America — and therefore a viable contender for the presidential nomination in 2012.”

Are these people really that isolated form the res tof the country and if so do we really want them in control of the media and government?

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Voters want Ron Paul to run this time, not Barbie (Palin) and Ken (Romney).

The Dean on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

The moron O’Reilly said tonight in his TPM that Palin’s “experience is scant”. Hey Bill, how do you rate a community organizer turned Senator for 125 days? How’s Obama’s “experience” working out for the nation?

Rovin on November 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Some of the contributors from the DC do not strike me as very conservative. Many, not all but many, of the articles have a distinct Beltway flavor to them.

This I find to be starving for credibility.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM

This may not win any friends here but I’m not a DICK ARMEY/STEVE FORBES fan.

PappyD61 on November 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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Evening, my Canadian amigo.

Inanemergencydial on November 17, 2010 at 11:12 PM

Inanemergencydial:And Good Evening too you as well,I hope
this evening is finding you well:)

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM

I was a huge Hillary supporter. I left the Dem party over that primary.

Today, I’d vote for Palin. I don’t think I’m interested in voting for Romney or, honestly, anyone from the GOP establishment.

I don’t trust them. It’s honestly not ideological. I simply don’t have a sense of trust.

And I don’t think polls quite have ever figured out how to caputure that intangible.

Trust is just one of those things, can’t be explained. But I don’t trust Romney. I trust Palin.

I trust that I won’t agree with her on a ton of issues. I trust some GOP establishment types, even, like Hatch. I don’t agree, but I trust the guy to say how he’ll vote, what he thinks.

I think that’s the real change. Tell us what you really think. Let us decide.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Voters want Ron Paul to run this time, not Barbie (Palin) and Ken (Romney).

The Dean on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

I’d take Barbie or Ken over Marshall Applewhite anyday, thanks.

Pasalubong on November 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM

Off topic, did anyone hear about this on RCP?

maynila on November 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Barbie/Bolton 2012

John the Libertarian on November 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM

The moron O’Reilly said tonight in his TPM that Palin’s “experience is scant”. Hey Bill, how do you rate a community organizer turned Senator for 125 days? How’s Obama’s “experience” working out for the nation?

Rovin on November 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

He did. and then he predicted that Rubio would be VP. Talk about scant experience. LOL*

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM

anyone else pick up in the NYT piece that Palin’s staff consist of 4 people. That she writes her own facebook posts and tweets. that nothing gets posted to sarahPac without her ok.

Or in other words the last two years has been all Gov Palin. She reinvented herself, she coined the theme of the 2010 elections and she is now in a postion to challege the nomination all due to her politcal skillz.

but but she doesn’t read…she’s stupid……

anyone that still thinks like this needs to be checked for the stupid gene.

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:35 PM

The moron O’Reilly said tonight in his TPM that Palin’s “experience is scant”. Hey Bill, how do you rate a community organizer turned Senator for 125 days? How’s Obama’s “experience” working out for the nation?

Rovin on November 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Palin’s experience(or lack thereof) is fair game. But I do take issue with the hypocrisy of the media when A)they never had a problem with Obama’s even thinner resume back in 2008 and B)they tout someone like Romney as a superior and more qualified candidate when he spent only 1 1/2 more years as governor.

Doughboy on November 17, 2010 at 11:35 PM

When Sarah is good and ready, she’ll come out with more specific policy positions. And everyone will know then President Palin is a real possibility. And all the silly criticisms of her will fade away, and she’ll finally have to be treated as a serious candidate, and it will be obvious she is the best candidate.

Paul-Cincy on November 17, 2010 at 11:36 PM

You’re right, you’re right. She’s bound to resign after 3 years.

crr6 on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

More stupidity.

If she gets elected President, she is bound to be re-elected by a larger margin and go out after 8 years with a legacy of success, and a VP winning the next election to carry on the prosperity returned to America by conservatism.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:37 PM

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:35 PM

oh yeah the NYT piece also confirms that Palin wrote most of her book. Having 20,000 words submitted at the begining of the process then working night and day for a month to finish it. another lefty meme shot down.

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:37 PM

There’s a new Sheriff in town……and she’s a MAMA GRIZZLY.

PappyD61 on November 17, 2010 at 11:14 PM

PappyD61: A superb masterpiece,I will enjoy re-reading it,
on January 21St/2013:)
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canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Rovin on November 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

BOR is just mad because Palin’s SPAK drew more viewer than any of his shows ever did.

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:38 PM

I got two (Revolution)words through!:)

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Including that one..and the one I just copied from your post. Times are changing.

Electrongod on November 17, 2010 at 11:39 PM

anyone else pick up in the NYT piece that Palin’s staff consist of 4 people. That she writes her own facebook posts and tweets. that nothing gets posted to sarahPac without her ok.

Or in other words the last two years has been all Gov Palin. She reinvented herself, she coined the theme of the 2010 elections and she is now in a postion to challege the nomination all due to her politcal skillz.

but but she doesn’t read…she’s stupid……
unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:35 PM

She writes most of her own speeches.

Paul-Cincy on November 17, 2010 at 11:39 PM

He did. and then he predicted that Rubio would be VP. Talk about scant experience. LOL*

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:34 PM

You need to wake up your other brain cell.

HornetSting on November 17, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Voters want Ron Paul to run this time, not Barbie (Palin) and Ken (Romney).

The Dean on November 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

What voters would those be? I can’t find them, except for you of course.

Ron Paul will never be President. He is too old, and his views on national security are frankly weird.

Anyone who teams up with Barney Frank and Denis Kucinich to propose legislation to gut the US Military will never get my support, or the vast majority of conservatives in America.

You should be grateful Paul is going to Chair the House sub committee overseeing the Federal Reserve.

It is all you are going to get.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:41 PM

I can see President Palin from my house.

tinkerthinker on November 17, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Numbers will be moving around across the board,

Brian1972 on November 17, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Brian1972:And the Map,jus try’n to help!:)

canopfor on November 17, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Sarah needs the money backing for a real run. That’s the deal.

Rove clearly is backing Romney. I can’t figure out why, but that’s not for me to understand.

Romney will get Rove funds. Sarah needs real money to make this real.

The rest of the candidates, in my opinion, are merely blogger fodder.

AnninCA on November 17, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Doughboy on November 17, 2010 at 11:35 PM

what about touting rubio and he has not sierved one minute at a national position nor has he every had any excutive experience. Palin’s experience is leaps and bounds ahead of Rubio’s but he has a kickstand so he is quailified to be VP.

Or christie served less time than Palin did has Gov has done less than Palin did in her first term as far as reducing spending yet he is quailified because he has a kickstand.

anyone saying that Palin is not quailified and then with a straight face says Rubio or christie is has geder issues IMO

unseen on November 17, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Heh, she calls her followers, lovingly “ordinary barbarians”. The “hooligans” must keep Obama awake at night.

Schadenfreude on November 17, 2010 at 11:42 PM

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