Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 31, 2011 by Allahpundit

“In a Republican presidential field where no top-tier candidate offers a flawless resume, the question facing GOP primary voters is whether they can find a diamond in the rough — a standard-bearer who embodies the party’s conservative backbone and can give President Obama a run for his money.

“With former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the nominal front-runner in a wide-open field, set to formally enter the race Thursday, all of the top candidates have significant deviations from Republican orthodoxy on their records, while the second-tier hopefuls have yet to prove they can raise funds and energize base voters enough to threaten Mr. Obama’s re-election hopes…

“‘There is a reason why Republicans are so desperate to find another candidate and begging candidates to get into the race, because the current crop just isn’t cutting it,’ said Mo Elliethee, a Democratic strategist.”

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“Asked on her way into the restaurant about Trump’s past political donations, Palin responded, ‘I think I’ll go change his mind and make sure he’s contributing to constitutional conservatives.’

“‘She didn’t ask me [to run with her] but I’ll tell you, she’s a terrific woman,’ Trump said as they walked in. Trump’s special counsel, Michael Cohen, told reporters that the pair had talked in the past about meeting up whenever Palin found herself in New York…

“The first person who approached Palin outside the restaurant was Diane Barone, a union activist from Youngstown, Ohio in town for IUE-CWA contract negotiations. She shook Palin’s hand and would not let go, telling the former governor she disagreed with her positions on unions. Palin responded calmly that her father had been a union member and that making things better for working people ‘is something on which we can agree.’ She said afterwards that she doubted she could change Palin’s mind, but you never know: ‘I thought she would ignore me and she did not, she shook my hand.’”

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“‘This family has been tested,’ Palin said. ‘When people talk about how she was just plucked up out of Wasilla, you have to look at her career. Every step in her career is another step for the family, and we were prepared.

“‘These kids grew up around the mayor of a small town,’ he added. ‘Local politics is in your face every day. It’s not like you get on a plane and fly to D.C. or Juneau.’…

“Palin said there is a list of ‘pros and cons’ that the family is weighing. ‘But this country, we have to get back on the right track,’ he said.”

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“The conventional wisdom is that the Republican establishment will rally around whoever it needs to defeat Palin. But that might not be so easy. With Mike Huckabee, John Thune and Haley Barbour all skipping the race, Palin could claim much of the social-conservative vote. Yes, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann play in that space, but they’re chihuahuas. Palin is the big dog. Her support among Christian evangelicals would prove particularly valuable in Iowa, whose low-turnout caucuses reward intensity of support, not breadth. In Iowa, passion can beat organization: In 2008, Huckabee beat Mitt Romney there by nine points. And in Iowa, extremism is no vice: Pat Robertson beat George H.W. Bush there in 1988. It’s the perfect state for her.

“Palin would likely fare more poorly in New Hampshire, which leans towards economic conservatives, and where Independents and Democrats can vote in the GOP primary. And the Republican establishment would rally around the New Hampshire winner. But voters might not oblige. Romney, the early favorite both in New Hampshire and among GOP moneybags, has Hillary Clinton’s problem. In 2008, the thing grassroots Democrats most wanted from their presidential nominee was a thundering denunciation of the Iraq War. Hillary, because she voted to authorize force, couldn’t offer one…

“Goldwater and McGovern were far more substantive than Palin, to be sure. But they won because they inspired passion, because their opponents were weak, and because their party wasn’t in a tactical mood. Could that happen again in 2012? If I were Sarah Palin, I’d want to find out.”

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Alrighty,I have to check on the Battle Plans
for the upcoming SarahCudian Rebellion/Revolution!

(snark)

Nite all———————————-:)

canopfor on May 31, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Goldwater and McGovern were far more substantive than Palin

Goldwater and McGovern were also both losers, also-rans who continue to be feted by their respective parties. You have some expalining to do, cabbage pounder.

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM

I’m looking for the perfect candidate,but until the day that one comes along,I’ll string along with Sarah.

dragondrop on May 31, 2011 at 11:51 PM

It’s over now. She knows she can’t win. Too bad, because she’s a great lady.
I see lots of name-calling & hostility in this thread, but no one has refuted Charles K’s logical positions.

itsnotaboutme on May 31, 2011 at 11:33 PM

LOL…but we know Romney can, baby! Come on.

What logical positions? That Palin is “unschooled”? On what does he base this assertion? What evidence of superior “book learnin’ ” have any of the others demonstrated?

pseudoforce on May 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM

So says Charles Krauthammer, the brilliant speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. One of the masterminds of the Mondale landslide win over Reagan.

?? That has absolutely no basis in fact.

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 10:57 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/opinions/krauthammer.htm

In 1978, he quit medical practice, came to Washington to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration, and began contributing articles to the New Republic. During the presidential campaign of 1980, he served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.

So, he was never a speechwriter for Carter but he was a speechwriter for Mondale. You said he was a speechwriter for Carter and mastermind of Mondale’s campaign.

That said, I readily concede that I was unaware of his speechwriter background. Still, what he did is far short of what you said he did.

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM

see lots of name-calling & hostility in this thread, but no one has refuted Charles K’s logical positions.

itsnotaboutme on May 31, 2011 at 11:33 PM

That’s because the cabbage pounder’s “positions” aren’t logical. They are opinions with very little basis in fact. I could just as easily turn around and point out that he was a speech writer for a one-term Democratic president, and subsequently a Democratic also-ran, and if I claimed that those facts make him unqualified to comment on Sarah Palin, that assertion would have just as much basis in “facts” and “logic.”

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Wonder if Sarah’s parents shared with The Donald that just after 9/11 they worked at the Kills on Staten Island keeping rats, ets away from the rubble and body parts.

idesign on May 31, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Dang! Never knew that. There are some serious rats there. Shudder.

katy the mean old lady on May 31, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Copy and paste commentary.

MeatHeadinCA on May 31, 2011 at 11:49 PM

More like blatant, malicious lies and demagoguery. He’s sore because she called him “hoity toity” and he even admits it. Somehow he feels that gives him justification to spread lies and propaganda against her.

Pattosensei on May 31, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I stand corrected. He was in the Carter administration, but not a speechwriter. The rest of my statement stands.

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Drama queens.

Chudi on May 31, 2011 at 11:07 PM

There you go, talking about your soccer team again.

chemman on May 31, 2011 at 11:55 PM

So says Charles Krauthammer, the brilliant speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. One of the masterminds of the Mondale landslide win over Reagan.

?? That has absolutely no basis in fact.

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 10:57 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/opinions/krauthammer.htm

In 1978, he quit medical practice, came to Washington to direct planning in psychiatric research for the Carter administration, and began contributing articles to the New Republic. During the presidential campaign of 1980, he served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale.

So, he was never a speechwriter for Carter but he was a speechwriter for Mondale. You said he was a speechwriter for Carter and mastermind of Mondale’s campaign.

That said, I readily concede that I was unaware of his speechwriter background. Still, what he did is far short of what you said he did.

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Far short? No, it wasn’t. He was running in the Carter and Mondale circles. Let’s hope he completely threw off that baggage.

MeatHeadinCA on May 31, 2011 at 11:56 PM

That said, I readily concede that I was unaware of his speechwriter background. Still, what he did is far short of what you said he did.

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I admire Krauthammer’s “opinionating”, but having once been a speechwriter for Mondale is plenty bad enough. Plus I don’t recall Mondale ever having given any memorable speeches.

pseudoforce on May 31, 2011 at 11:56 PM

I admire Krauthammer’s “opinionating”, but having once been a speechwriter for Mondale is plenty bad enough. Plus I don’t recall Mondale ever having given any memorable speeches.

pseudoforce on May 31, 2011 at 11:56 PM

ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz

That’s about how memorable Mondale was for me.

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 11:58 PM

Also the follow up question, when the statement is made “Palin can’t win.” should be “OK, who can? And Why can they?”

So far no one ever does that. Why? Well most of the people saying it, either assume (wrongly) Obama is unbeatable, or agree with him.

These “smart” people must have some notion as to the right answer. Let them share it with us.

Sharr on May 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM

gryphon202 on May 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Goldwater was hated by the GOP because he beat out their country club RINO. The party turned against him big time leading to lots of GOP squishes voting for LBJ. That they may pay lip service to him now is just hypocrisy.

chemman on June 1, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Ever since BOR got smacked by the CUDA, he’s been attacking her.

What a little, little man…

idesign on May 31, 2011 at 11:25 PM

He has been attacking her sine before that. He’s a Romney shill.

promachus on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I like Perry,but the Twerp has him under house arrest.

katy the mean old lady on May 31, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Which is where he’ll stay until AFTER November 2012!
*wriggles nose*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

3. Fall of 2012 unemployment rate 8.5%? GDP Growth rate 2.5%?

That might be an “optimistic” projection.

thirteen28 on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Contrary to what Charles Krauthammer said “55-45 Bachman over Palin” on O’Reilly tonight, Michele Bachmann did NOT win the Special Report online poll. The results were:

Palin 71.4% 9,591
Bachman 28.6% 3,841

SheetAnchor on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Mark Levin,,,.

A couple of quick things: 1. As I demonstrated last week, remarkably George Will missed the Reagan Revolution not only in 1976 but as late as 1980.  In the 1979 Republican Presidential Primary, his first choice was Howard Baker, his second choice was George H. W. Bush, and his third choice was Reagan.  Not until days before the 1980 general election did he write on November 3, 1980 that Reagan deserved election.  For all his wonderful columns, the Republican electorate better understood the needs of the nation and the excellence of a potential Reagan presidency than Will.  It is hard to believe he was so wrong about a matter of such great import, despite Reagan’s presence on the national scene for many years.  2. Charles Krauthammer was not only wrong about Reagan, as late as 1980 he was a speech-writer for Vice President Walter Mondale.  Krauthammer, like Will, not only missed the significance of the Reagan candidacy, but was putting words in the mouth of a terribly flawed politician from a philosophical perspective.

idesign on June 1, 2011 at 12:03 AM

These two BOOBS have a nerve with the “we got fooled with Barry, we won’t be fooled again”.

Marcus on June 1, 2011 at 12:03 AM

He has been attacking her sine before that. He’s a Romney shill.

promachus on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I don’t know about that. I could hear the sadness in his voice as he couldn’t predict if Romney had a fighting chance after the “I’m proud of Romneycare” speech.

He might be a man with no man in the race – content only to rip others down.

MeatHeadinCA on June 1, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Anybody who did not recognize the genius of Reagan and supported Mondale is an idiot.

You would think that Sourkraut would have learned from his mistake the first time. No instead he doubles down.

He’s also lying. IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT PALIN ISN’T POISON IVY LEAGUE EDUCATED WITH THESE ELITISTS.

If anyone can get elected POTUS these ridiculously expensive country club schools are out of business and their pompous faculties are irrelevant.

Jayrae on June 1, 2011 at 12:05 AM

SheetAnchor on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Well, that refudiates one thing that Dr. K said…heh
I have not been a big SP supporter, but I swear these erudites are pushing me toward her camp.

d1carter on June 1, 2011 at 12:06 AM

no one has refuted cares about Charles K’s logical elitist positions.

itsnotaboutme on May 31, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Fixed it for you.

bw222 on June 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM

MM’s Chasing Sarah

d1carter on June 1, 2011 at 12:09 AM

“Chuckles” Krauthammer, born in Canada, his original degree, in political science and economics, at McGill University, in Montreal. He has been a LONG TIME ADVOCATE for RADICALLY higher taxes on energy, to encourage CONSERVATION. Please check his Wiki. He was not a speechwriter for Carter. He was a PSYCHRIATRIST for Carter.

bigmike on June 1, 2011 at 12:11 AM

CK and BOR: Nothing to see here folks move along. Gov Palin just outsmarted the entire MSM and GOp establishment but she doesn’t have schooling so ther eis nothign to see here……move along now. you didn’t se ewhat you have just seen over the last week. It was all in your imagination…..

Well the gop’s establishment’s counterattack is underway and I’m ROFL….because they are using the same talking points of 2008. they ar efighting the last war and Gov Palin’s genius is fighting this war. The establishment asr ethe redcoats in this engagement. Game on.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:11 AM

so if Trump calls up CK and tells him Gov Palin is smart will CK totally chang ehis mind. looked like CK is kind of starstruck with Trump

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:12 AM

William Teach, at Pirate’s Cove:

“If she’s so dumb, how does she get people to jump so quickly? How is it that this intellectually challenged woman has remained so relevant and a powerhouse?”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Mr. O’reilly and Mr. Krauthammer may want to review these recent PPP Poll numbers from “the” vital swing state of Ohio.

Independents in Ohio:
Palin 43%
Obama 42%
Undecided 15%

Overall in Ohio:
Obama 50%
Palin 40%

This may be the reason the Democratic and Republican establishment is worried about Governor Palin.

PPP surveyed 565 Ohio voters from May 19th to 22nd. The margin of error for the survey is +/-4.1%.

Note: PPP oversampled Democrats by 10%. Thus Palin is tied or ahead of Obama in the overall poll numbers based upon 2010 and 2008 Ohio election ratios of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

Link is below. Independent data is on page 12.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_OH_0524513.pdf

SheetAnchor on June 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Here’s the product of some of Dr. K’s great work.

Pattosensei on June 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

More like blatant, malicious lies and demagoguery. He’s sore because she called him “hoity toity” and he even admits it. Somehow he feels that gives him justification to spread lies and propaganda against her.

Pattosensei on May 31, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Krathammer’s even sorer because he wrote thousands of words denouncing ObamaCare and no one paid any attention. Sarah Palin said two words – death panels – and almost derailed it.

I love it when that University of Idaho education kicksw in.

bw222 on June 1, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I can’t be too hard on CK. He is a smart guy. But he has a gigantic blind spot when it comes to Palin and it seems to be because she didn’t go to the right schools or get the right degrees. It’s a cultural bias that he cannot see past. He doesn’t have such blind spots when it comes to some other issues. I don’t know why, maybe it’s just personal.

alwaysfiredup on June 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM

bw222 on June 1, 2011 at 12:15 AM

ROFL

Pattosensei on June 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Which is where he’ll stay until AFTER November 2012!
*wriggles nose*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

I’m not going to mess with you. Short people scare me. My business partner is barely 5′ and my two best buds couldn’t get that high in stiletto heels. 3 scary women.

katy the mean old lady on June 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM

bigmike on June 1, 2011 at 12:11 AM

Good points> Contrary to the belief of those who worship Charles Krathammer, he is not a conservative but a neocon – a socially liberal hawk.

bw222 on June 1, 2011 at 12:21 AM

It’s time to end open primaries. It is wrong to allow Dems to influence the outcome of Pub primaries. That is something that NEVER should have happened. It’s bad enough that we need to fight RINOs. We need to fight Dems too?

paul1149 on June 1, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Hoity-toity definition: Pretentiously self-important; pompous.

Sarah, you nailed it again!

Christian Conservative on June 1, 2011 at 12:22 AM

It’s bad enough that we need to fight RINOs. We need to fight Dems too?

paul1149 on June 1, 2011 at 12:21 AM

You repeat yourself.

Pattosensei on June 1, 2011 at 12:22 AM

I’m not beneath suggesting he has a fear of lady parts either. *lol

alwaysfiredup on June 1, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I think what CK fears is the sigle moment in a debate when SP makes a mistake about some inconsequential detail that the media then decides to jump all over and repeat continuously until election day. Palin will run and she will win the republican primary. So this will go one of two ways. She will either leave Obama speechless as she puts into spoken word before the nation all of what she’s been writing about the last couple of years as CK and crew express their sincere surprise over her mastery of the issues or she will make a mistake. It’s a risky road but I’m behind her if she is willing to subject herself to that senario. This could be the first presidential election our country has experienced that which the debates really matter. And I guarantee, if Palin is matched up against Obama, record shattering ratings for those debates.

Zetterson on June 1, 2011 at 12:23 AM

SheetAnchor on June 1, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Krathammer’s track record hasn’t been very good recently.

bw222 on June 1, 2011 at 12:24 AM

So, he was never a speechwriter for Carter but he was a speechwriter for Mondale. You said he was a speechwriter for Carter and mastermind of Mondale’s campaign.

That said, I readily concede that I was unaware of his speechwriter background. Still, what he did is far short of what you said he did.

Pythagoras on May 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I didn’t say it. I am just posting what Krauthammer was.

He was a Democrat and a supporter of Cater and Mondale and on the wrong side of the fight when it mattered. Sorry if I don’t take his advice as regards to the future because he has a poor track record figuring out who will actually change things.

sharrukin on June 1, 2011 at 12:25 AM

for more quotes check out

http://texas4palin.blogspot.com/

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:26 AM

I’m not beneath suggesting he has a fear of lady parts either. *lol

alwaysfiredup on June 1, 2011 at 12:23 AM

STOP THAT! I’ve already spent too much time peeing myself laughing.

katy the mean old lady on June 1, 2011 at 12:27 AM

I’m not going to mess with you. Short people scare me. My business partner is barely 5′ and my two best buds couldn’t get that high in stiletto heels. 3 scary women.

katy the mean old lady on June 1, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Each generation of women on my mother’s side was taller than the one prior. Before Ma got sick she was 5’8. I was supposed to be 5’10. Didn’t. Quite. Make it. On the + side I get away with all sorts of stuff because of my height and my adorable, innocent, little 4-eyed face.
*smiles sweetly and looks up for lightening strikes*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 1, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Zetterson on June 1, 2011 at 12:23 AM

YEah others won’t make those mistakes at all or the media won’t go after them. Remember George Bush? Remember MCcain who wasn’t attacked till he became the nominee? Media willa ttack everyone and anybody who’s using media as an excuse nto to support Palin i s being disingenuous.

promachus on June 1, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Trump redeemed. The guy is a marketing genius.

Schadenfreude on June 1, 2011 at 12:29 AM

How rich of Charles to speak of Palin not understanding world history and how she would have a grasp on how to deal…

The same Charles who defended Obama for the first year of his presidency when understanding world history and grasping it didn’t matter.

But Obama went to Harvard..right Charles? Isn’t that what you really meant?

Pi$$ a$$ elite double speak arrogant POS!

katy on June 1, 2011 at 12:29 AM

CK just needs to leave the room. He is a washed up has been that that has done nothing in the last 2 years to advanc econservatism. He has too big of an opinions about himself, he makes no sense and has major blindspots.

His spiteful words most likely cost us the Senate and if not for CK and Rove the GOP would have the Senate today. they are enemies from within and need to be kicked to the curb as quickly as possible. And hopefully they take that pompous windbag BOR with them…

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Tornado Victim: “Obama Came Here And Said ‘We’re Going To Help Everybody.’ That’s A Lie”

http://conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com/2011/05/tornado-victim-obama-came-here-and-said.html

Obama not getting any love from the black community in tornado damaged areas. Or at least none from Shirley, living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

Nearly Nobody on June 1, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Unseen, if you are here, what is the scuttlebutt about a foxnews memo that is being dropped tomorrow?

karenhasfreedom on June 1, 2011 at 12:33 AM

hmmmm I wonder if BOR is upset because Gov Palin has almost the same amount of facebook friends as he has viewers. Is it just envy that makes the little man attack the woman night after night. IS BOR ahab after his Moby?

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:34 AM

BOR sure had a stick up his behind about Sarah tonite, didn’t he?

karenhasfreedom on June 1, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Unseen, if you are here, what is the scuttlebutt about a foxnews memo that is being dropped tomorrow?

karenhasfreedom on June 1, 2011 at 12:33 AM

this is all I know ATM: (read from bottom up)

Sheya Sheya
@ @_Firelight Ailes isn’t stupid. He’s just used to getting his way. Miscalculated on this one. He doesn’t handle descent well
2 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
@ @_Firelight Ailes thought she’ll be his puppet and he’ll pull her strings. What he didn’t know is that Palin comes with no strings attached
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
After the Tucson shooting, to protect it’s brand, Fox decided to throw Palin under the bus.
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
Krauthammer lied about Bachmann / Palin poll results. The results were 71/28 for Palin see snapshot http://yfrog.com/h4hjgdej
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
@ @TheTonyLee @TheTonyLee Exactly
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
@TheTonyLee @kesgardner You’ll be shocked with what I have. Putting all the pieces together. Will post on it tomorrow
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
Fox memo to all contributors: Push that Palin isn’t running as hard as you can
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
Inside source: Foxnews deliberately out to sabotage Palin. It’s going to get ugly. I’ll have more on this tomorrow.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Interesting.

karenhasfreedom on June 1, 2011 at 12:37 AM

I used to respect Krauthammer, but he has shrunk in both influence and political insights in recent months.

The Trump prediction hurt his credibility quite a bit, and now he is basically just another tired old establishment pundit a la George Will and Pantscrease.

Norwegian on June 1, 2011 at 12:38 AM

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Uh oh.

katy the mean old lady on June 1, 2011 at 12:38 AM

And I guarantee, if Palin is matched up against Obama, record shattering ratings for those debates.

Zetterson on June 1, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I can see it now, “Can I call you Hussein?”

Christian Conservative on June 1, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Zetterson on June 1, 2011 at 12:23 AM

You do know that CK has attacked Gov Palin since the first day McCain picked her right? It has nothing to do with her actiosn over the campaign or her interivews or her resignation.

It has everything to do with her status, college, wealth and body parts.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:39 AM

Mr. Krauthammer really should examine Governor Palin’s policy articles on her Facebook page and elsewhere, and the transcripts of her speeches beginning with the one in Hong Kong to an international investment conference (CLSA Asia Pacific Markets Conference). Link to a WSJ article with excerpts of her 75-minute speech is below. For an understanding of the stature of this conference, previous speakers at this conference include President Bill Clinton; Vice President Al Gore, and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. Other speakers at this conference include Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and former Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisne. Governor Palin was the keynote speaker.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/09/23/excerpts-of-sarah-palins-speech-to-investors-in-hong-kong/

SheetAnchor on June 1, 2011 at 12:40 AM

Uh oh.

katy the mean old lady on June 1, 2011 at 12:38 AM

yeah if true Gov Palin will run the next day.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:40 AM

The Trump prediction hurt his credibility quite a bit, and now he is basically just another tired old establishment pundit a la George Will and Pantscrease.

Norwegian on June 1, 2011 at 12:38 AM

CK has been lost since before the 2008 election. I think he has a man crush on Obama.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:41 AM

I can see it now, “Can I call you Hussein?”

Christian Conservative on June 1, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Pffft…no need to go there. Sarah has much more class than that. It will go something like: “With all due respect Mr. President, I believe the American people want a president who understands the provisions of the War Powers Act and has the decency to get Congressional approval before committing U.S. troops. This is a nation of laws, not of men.”

Pattosensei on June 1, 2011 at 12:44 AM

Krauthammer said that Palin hasn’t schooled herself enough on history. That’s his argument, and he rations it to be like Obama’s On-The-Job-Training.

I’m not seeing that. Palin’s tweets, Facebook posts, on everything on the Middle East, to North Korea, has been well ahead of the political curve. Even talking heads are parroting her comments. So Charlies analysis, as well as Ted Baxter’s talking points, is without merit and any substantive examples to support their claims.

It’s easy to criticize, but not easy to back your claims, is it? Even in a 30 second sound byte? Yet, the darling in Charles in Charge’s world would grovel to sniff the chair where Romney once sat. Why, because he’s a great fund raiser? Never mind that Mass-ive Healthcare Albatross hanging around Mittens neck. And that’s a domestic issue, sheesh!

Palin is not only qualified, but she’s over-qualified, against the potential and non-potential boring candidates that are struggling to gasp for oxygen that Palin has already sucked out of the political arena. The trouble for the others is, that Palin can keep this up till 2016 and beyond.

Can she, Win The Future? You Betcha!

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Man, reading the comments, you’d never think he complimented her once in the video!

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 1:04 AM

F’kn Amazing,by the MSM!:)

canopfor on May 31, 2011 at 11:37 PM

I have a feeling in about a year or so…

… Obowma is going to turn off the Internet.

(had to tend to little 7%, sorry for the delay)

Seven Percent Solution on June 1, 2011 at 1:06 AM

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Ugh. The mountain she has to climb just doubled in size. My parents are avid FOX watchers and have already bought into all the “all star panel” memes about her. Its a full time job keeping their heads on straight as it is. This is going to be ugly. At least Beck is getting out of rinoville while the getting is good.

Kataklysmic on June 1, 2011 at 1:08 AM

I’m so done with Krauty it’s just crazy. I don’t read his stuff anymore and when he comes on Special Report, I change channels. What a dang moron.

Big Orange on June 1, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Sheya Sheya
@ @_Firelight Ailes isn’t stupid. He’s just used to getting his way. Miscalculated on this one. He doesn’t handle descent well
2 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
@ @_Firelight Ailes thought she’ll be his puppet and he’ll pull her strings. What he didn’t know is that Palin comes with no strings attached
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
After the Tucson shooting, to protect it’s brand, Fox decided to throw Palin under the bus.
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
Krauthammer lied about Bachmann / Palin poll results. The results were 71/28 for Palin see snapshot http://yfrog.com/h4hjgdej
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
@ @TheTonyLee @TheTonyLee Exactly
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
@TheTonyLee @kesgardner You’ll be shocked with what I have. Putting all the pieces together. Will post on it tomorrow
3 hours ago »
Sheya Sheya
Fox memo to all contributors: Push that Palin isn’t running as hard as you can
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Sheya Sheya
Inside source: Foxnews deliberately out to sabotage Palin. It’s going to get ugly. I’ll have more on this tomorrow.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Wow

If true, it will be a massive sh!tstorm coming FNC’s way.

Norwegian on June 1, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Man, reading the comments, you’d never think he complimented her once in the video!

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 1:04 AM

So we should focus on the backhanded compliments and ignore the snickering, lies, and condescension? I suppose next you’ll ask us to consider all the good things Obama has done while president. You’d think he’s never done anything good…

Pattosensei on June 1, 2011 at 1:14 AM

Man, reading the comments, you’d never think he complimented her once in the video!

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Charlie Krumplefish or Ted Baxter?

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 1:16 AM

This is going to be ugly. At least Beck is getting out of rinoville while the getting is good.

Kataklysmic on June 1, 2011 at 1:08 AM

I think Beck leaving is part of it also. Somewhere after the election not sure if it the Tucson shooting or not but somewhere after the election Foxnews changed, they mellowed on Obama, they downplayed the Tea party, they hid away Palin, they started to bad mouth the conservatives as being not team players and they played up the 1/2 of 1/3rd of the government among other things. When Beck started talking about the “arb spring” being crap. Ailes and him had a meeting and Beck decided he had other things to do.

Personally I think the results of the election surprised them at Fox and the rise of Palin scared them. They saw that the TEA party and Palin were a direct threat to themsleves as well as the dems and decided that they didn’t want to go that route…..

for whatever reason…..

But like you said….FOx is already doing it. as your parents attest to so the mountain will not get too high. Ailes can’t afford to pis* 30% of the GOP base. (more if Palin successfully ties herself to the TEA party)

Plus if Gov Palin can out foxnews to openly admit to what they are doing then BOR and CK and ROve will simply be seen as the mouthpiece of the establishment…..

I really don’t think Ailes is stupid enough to go fully against Gov Palin. That leaked “off the record” res[ponse by Ailes to gov Palin’s Blood libel was a “ballon” I think and his ratings took a hit. He had to issue a formal declaration that he never said that and put Gov Palin back on the air. So it’s not like ailes is all powerful here but he is very powerful and not a person you want to hav eas an enemy….but it will be what it will be….

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:20 AM

CK and BOR gave Obama, whose beliefs and intentions they ostensibly opposed, all the breaks when he ran because he could speak their same pseudo-intellectual academically-flavored blather and B.S.

And had a magical Y.T. Guilt absolution-granting skin color and post-racial schtick. They had no curiosity about the depth of his knowledge, or proven experience, or any normal journalistic inquisitiveness concerning the truth of his self-serving autobiographical claims, nor the equally self-excusing lacunae in his declared record (“Rev. Wright Who?”).

But Palin, whose ideas and beliefs and intentions they supposedly support, they trash, demean, diminish and deride.
Or backhandedly compliment, with smarmy and patronizing noblesse oblige.

She should ignore these bozos and run.

No one else will galvanize the field like she can.

And force the other candidates to man up.

The point is to attack Obama, not your own, Bill and Chuck.

Something they forgot last time, too.

profitsbeard on June 1, 2011 at 1:21 AM

I guess the story is suppose to drop at this link tommorrow might want to bookmark it and check later today. Like I said don’t hav eany addtional information just wa stold it would be posted here:

http://www.sheya.com/

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:22 AM

Man, reading the comments, you’d never think he complimented her once in the video!

blatantblue on June 1, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Do you have a list of the potential GOP candidates that are properly schooled?

Do you have examples of why these candidates are considered properly schooled?

Any links to in-depth policy interviews or policy speeches by these other potential candidates that will overwhelm me?

chief on June 1, 2011 at 1:26 AM

The point is to attack Obama, not your own, Bill and Chuck.

Something they forgot last time, too.

profitsbeard on June 1, 2011 at 1:21 AM

Addendum to the 11 commandment, let the people decide

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 1:27 AM

If true, it will be a massive sh!tstorm coming FNC’s way.

Norwegian on June 1, 2011 at 1:09 AM

yeap including FEC investigations….Obama will not let a chance like this go by without an “investigation”

If ther eis an internal memo by ailes directing his station to push a candidate or not push one that would IMO give Obam and his thugs a green light to call for investigations. Obama will be salivating at the chance to request Fox’s internal emails……

not to mention strike at their “fair and balance” theme. but the tweets say “contributors”. So I guess that would be the gueasts and not the main anchors……not sure.

this is all just speculation at this point. sheya isn’t known to fly off the handle and is pretty good about getting his facts straight before running with something. He must have a good case if he is saying this….

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:28 AM

awesome Palin photo

commodore on May 31, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Is that you in the pic with Sarah? If so…lucky you!

CCRWM on June 1, 2011 at 1:29 AM

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:20 AM

It’s in God’s hand at this point. But I can tell you that if FOX decides to go after Palin as a top down policy, they are finished. I’m sure there are many here (you and I included) who would make it our mission to see CNN eclipse them if this is how they want to roll.

Kataklysmic on June 1, 2011 at 1:31 AM

Perhaps FOX is feeling some heat from one of its donors

katy on June 1, 2011 at 1:34 AM

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Fox is trying to keep Fair and Balanced. Palin is a Magnet, with polar opposites. Just give Fox kudos for making that N/S direction public, because MSNBC is the poster for journalist abuse and bias.

Beck is a lightening rod also, but I believe non political, but more religious in finding the truth in politics. Beck’s show are educational and extremely informative on what the media, which Palin rightly points out, has not done the homework.

That will be Fox’s loss when Back leaves.

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Unseen, maybe Fox had to cut a deal with the loser in the oval office to get that live superbowl interview with obama. Maybe that is why this network has changed so much. Their pundits all seem to be parroting similar remarks, even monica crawley tonite on BOR very reluctantly agreed with bill that palin is not running. However her facial expression showed that she really hated saying that out loud. Something is up.

If fox does have this memo and it is leaked, I hope sarah announces on Thursday, in NH, and sucks all of the air out of mittens and then goes balls all out against obama and the elite establishment. GAME ON

karenhasfreedom on June 1, 2011 at 1:37 AM

It is Perry. Palin will anoint him King.

John the Libertarian on June 1, 2011 at 1:41 AM

It is Perry. Palin will anoint him King.

John the Libertarian on June 1, 2011 at 1:41 AM

Meh. My relatives in texas are not fans. I think he is more good-ol-boy’s club than tea party.

alwaysfiredup on June 1, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Maybe, Palin is the bait, and Obama is the big fish, and Fox is the fisherman?

In this scenario, if Palin announces she’s not running, then any charges against Fox is moot.

A distraction? A “Trump” Card?

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 1:47 AM

When Krauthammer ranted about how Palin knew ‘nothing’ about foreign affairs I found myself wanting to ask him one question. Would I still be wondering what the mission in Libya is if Palin were President?

It would be fun to see Krauthammer turn so many shades of red and green!

Freddy on June 1, 2011 at 1:51 AM

Perhaps FOX is feeling some heat from one of its donors

katy on June 1, 2011 at 1:34 AM

yeah I was thinking that but they aren’t real friendly wiht the muslim brotherhood so not sure why they would get rid of Beck. I could see them not wanting american to tap into their oil fields…

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:53 AM

As for BOR tonight, when he pointed to an AP poll that claimed 59% of the people hate Sarah Palin, I wanted to ask him a question as well. Why are you talking about an AP poll when you already know they are dishonest in their reporting?

Freddy on June 1, 2011 at 1:55 AM

That will be Fox’s loss when Back leaves.

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 1:35 AM

it’s more than fair and balanced. Fox has moved to the left. I think they saw an oppurtunity or a need. either way it has occurred.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:56 AM

Watching Greta’s interview with Palin on the bus, the questions ranged from domestic to foreign policy.

I thought Palin was very well informed and succinct in her answers.

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 2:00 AM

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:53 AM

I’ve been saying for a while now that Fox needs a competitor in the worst way. Maybe Beck saw this fight coming and decided to try to start one.

alwaysfiredup on June 1, 2011 at 2:01 AM

If fox does have this memo and it is leaked, I hope sarah announces on Thursday, in NH, and sucks all of the air out of mittens and then goes balls all out against obama and the elite establishment. GAME ON

karenhasfreedom on June 1, 2011 at 1:37 AM

I agree something is up. could be simply that ailes wants to be kingmaker in the GOP still. there are billions at stake for the crony interests…..

I mean Ailes and Palin could just basically fundementally disagree on the direction the country should go. nothing wrong with that. IF it is above board and all parties know where Alies and foxnews are coming from instead of making up crap about schooling and stuff.

Could be that foxnews/Ailes actually bought into the charges that they were responsible for the shoot by firing up the base. I don’t know don’t care. I simply want the truth so people can make thier own decisions instea dof a posibility of being lied too by people they think they can trust.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 2:01 AM

I’ve been saying for a while now that Fox needs a competitor in the worst way. Maybe Beck saw this fight coming and decided to try to start one.

alwaysfiredup on June 1, 2011 at 2:01 AM

I hope so but beck’s efforts look to be web based more than cable based.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Watching Greta’s interview with Palin on the bus, the questions ranged from domestic to foreign policy.

I thought Palin was very well informed and succinct in her answers.

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 2:00 AM

It was an outstanding interview. Palin even talking about her resignation.

I do like her ideas about foreign aid. Trust but verify. Not hope for the best…

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 2:04 AM

some pics of the tour

http://lockerz.com/s/106585349

from CNN

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 2:07 AM

it’s more than fair and balanced. Fox has moved to the left. I think they saw an oppurtunity or a need. either way it has occurred.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 1:56 AM

I am an avid (24/7) Fox News watcher, as with many of my friends.

None of us agree with your assessment that Fox has turned left. Even if Fox’s resident liberal, Alan Colmes, which get’s slapped down often, is appearing more often.

That’s programming and ratings.

However, I am still in wonderment as why a high ratings show like Beck’s is going away.

The conventional, and Beck’s reasoning, is that he want’s to do something else. The other is, advertisers, ratings, and lack of popularity. Which I have a hard time believing.

help me understand that reasoning.

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 2:08 AM

However, I am still in wonderment as why a high ratings show like Beck’s is going away.

The conventional, and Beck’s reasoning, is that he want’s to do something else. The other is, advertisers, ratings, and lack of popularity. Which I have a hard time believing.

help me understand that reasoning.

Kini on June 1, 2011 at 2:08 AM

the simple answer is always the best. Beck is going away becaus efox as moved to the left.

unseen on June 1, 2011 at 2:12 AM

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