Quotes of the day

posted at 10:43 pm on June 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

“[K]ey early state players are tiring of trying to read the tea leaves about whether she’s in or out. They’ve reached the point where they just want to know the answer.

“‘Trying to figure out Sarah Palin reminds me of the ancient practice of extispicy, divination by examining entrails for meaning,’ said former New Hampshire GOP chairman Fergus Cullen.

“‘I’ve become convinced that there is no grand strategy behind Palin’s activity,’ Cullen added. ‘There is no rhyme. There is no reason. The only common theme to her schedule of activities, statements and appearances is her seemingly unending ability to attract media coverage.’”

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“Sarah Palin will run for the White House in 2012 and conduct an ‘unorthodox, grassroots campaign the likes of which you’ve never seen’, according to the man who has spent the past eight months organising for her in Iowa.

“Speaking to me after the premiere of the film ‘The Undefeated’ in Pella, Iowa, Peter Singleton, a California lawyer who has been assiduously courting Republicans across the state where the first contest of the 2012 election will be held, said it was ‘unthinkable’ she would remain on the sidelines.

“‘She’s the right person at this time,’ he said. ‘If you look back at Churchill’s time, in 1938 Churchill was unelectable, in 1940 he was indispensable.’”

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“Singleton and his team of Palin organizers have personally met with most of the county GOP chairs across the state. That is something that none of the current presidential campaigns can say that they have done. Instead of selling Iowa activists on Palin, they instead make sure that people understand that there is a possibility that Palin will run.

“The Palin organizers also soak up any Iowa political knowledge they can get. A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to a conservative breakfast club in western Iowa. After conversing with those in attendance for an hour or so, I noticed that one of the women was taking extensive notes. I was worried that I might have missed the fact that a reporter was present at the meeting. It wasn’t a reporter. It was a Palin organizer who I had yet to meet.

“Even though Sarah Palin doesn’t play by the same rules that seem to govern the rest of the field of Republican candidates, she has developed an extensive ground game in Iowa, even if it’s not being officially coordinated by her or her advisors. In many ways, I think that Palin is probably more organized in Iowa in terms of grassroots communication than most of the current field.”

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“Unlike Sarah Palin, who has brandished the feminist moniker and spoken of an ‘emerging conservative feminist identity,’ Bachmann told me in an interview Tuesday that she wouldn’t call herself a feminist—instead, she simply described herself as ‘pro-woman and pro-man.’ When I pressed her on the matter, the Minnesota congresswoman said she sees herself as an ‘empowered American.’…

“Unlike Palin, who frequently decries the ‘lamestream media,’ Bachmann doesn’t attack the attackers. ‘The media is what the media is,’ she says. ‘It’s part of the territory. A person has to accept that there are difficult questions and unfair questions and it is a part of this process and it is what it is.’”

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“Judging from Bachmann’s performance over the last few months, she had the luxury of observing [Palin] from the sidelines, and learning from her errors.

“Bachmann has message discipline. She’ll throw out red meat to her base but subtly and smartly so as not to be labeled a nut.

“She is deeply entrenched in the issues of the day from foreign policy to the budget and boasts an impressive resume that she has no problem touting, unlike Palin, who relied on McCain advisors to assist in her branding…

Lessons have been learned. She won’t give the press the fight that they want. She won’t let her gaffes (and all politicians make them) define her. And she will not resign from office to pursue her passions.”

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Via Breitbart TV.

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“Coulter also addressed rumors that Rep. Bachmann and Palin didn’t get along– ‘they like one another!’ These she attributed to sexism: ‘liberals are just so shocked that there are so many conservative women politicians,’ she argued, and assume ‘there are two girls in the race; they must hate each other.’”

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Via Caffeinated Thoughts.

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Yay! an (almost) Free Bachmann post!

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Please Sarah Palin, run and knock their socks off, if only for the perverse pleasure of watching the pundits’ heads explode.

cynccook on June 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM

And she will not resign from office to pursue her passions.”

Is that was Sarah did….huh.

Electrongod on June 29, 2011 at 10:48 PM

And she will not resign from office to pursue her passions.”

Ouch. There’s nothing wrong from stepping down from a job if you are busy doing something else, but 2 years as governor of Alaska is not enough executive experience to be president.

pedestrian on June 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Nothing more insufferable than the faux-humbleness of someone who plugs hagiographic movies about herself.

Pasalubong on June 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM

The only question I have of any GOP candidate is….

….Are you the next Reagan?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7v9sCDcEtg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

PappyD61 on June 29, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Ya know, if Sun Tzu was alive, he would be smiling and saying something like “excellent!” looking at her.

The confusion of the msm is so obvious it’s funny.

B Man on June 29, 2011 at 10:51 PM

but 2 years as governor of Alaska is not enough executive experience to be president.

pedestrian on June 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

Observing recent history…she is over qualified.

Electrongod on June 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I find it astonishing that Palinistas think that Palin is unstoppable and cannot lose, while the Anti-Palin crowd think she is a hopeless case who has no chance of winning anything. How about some middle ground here?

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

“‘She’s the right person at this time,’ he said. ‘If you look back at Churchill’s time, in 1938 Churchill was unelectable, in 1940 he was indispensable.’”

Wow. People that dumb should not be allowed to vote.

Moesart on June 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

1000 comments or bust. The troll bell has been rung!

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on June 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM

1000 comments or bust. The troll bell has been rung!

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on June 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Far away, across the fields
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees…

cynccook on June 29, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Ouch. There’s nothing wrong from stepping down from a job if you are busy doing something else, but 2 years as governor of Alaska is not enough executive experience to be president.

pedestrian on June 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

So being a door to door street rable rouser marxist wannabe like barrak husien obama is enough? You got the right name pedestrian.

jarhead0311 on June 29, 2011 at 10:57 PM

I find it astonishing that Palinistas think that Palin is unstoppable and cannot lose

That’s what happens when they stay on Palin friendly web sites all the time and never go anywhere else.

These people have a heck of a rude awakening coming. Either when Palin runs and gets stomped, or she doesn’t run at all.

She isn’t going to run. But, the second she says that all the publicity disappears. Who will buy her kid’s book then or watch her tv show?

Moesart on June 29, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Good grief.. this is getting tiresome.

davek70 on June 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

“‘I’ve become convinced that there is no grand strategy behind Palin’s activity,’ Cullen added. ‘There is no rhyme. There is no reason.

Chaos always wins because it’s better organized.

HalJordan on June 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

‘If you look back at Churchill’s time, in 1938 Churchill was unelectable, in 1940 he was indispensable.’”

This may be one of the most prescient statements about Palin that’s currently been uttered.

I believe it to be true too.

44Magnum on June 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

but 2 years as governor of Alaska is not enough executive experience to be president.

pedestrian on June 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

That means that Bachmann can go home now along with a few other potential candidates. She doesn’t even have that to fall back on.

ny59giants on June 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

The Tarantos tongue bath of the MiniMe Campaign is pure wishcasting, made up from whole cloth and worthy of the liars of far left media, and Faux News.

I feel bad for Bachmann in a way. She’s let the Rove and Rollins spinners and liars totally take over her campaign and project an image of her as a mere copycat with nothing to offer of her own, an image that will sink her like a rock.

At this point, I’d be hard pressed to vote for MiniMe for dogcatcher, never mind POTUS.

james23 on June 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

“‘I’ve become convinced that there is no grand strategy behind Palin’s activity,’ Cullen added. ‘There is no rhyme. There is no reason. The only common theme to her schedule of activities, statements and appearances is her seemingly unending ability to attract media coverage.’”
============================================

Maybe Sarah is acting like Red Adair and Hopey is the burning well,sucking up oxygen,and then Sarah comes on
the stage,er,road,and KaBlewys Hopey’s Well,and sucks all
his MSM Oxygen out!

canopfor on June 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

If not ‘mud wrestling’…

… how about a ‘slap and tickle’ pillow fight, wearing Victoria Secret, whilst covered in baby oil?

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

And she will not resign from office to pursue her passions.”
Ouch. There’s nothing wrong from stepping down from a job if you are busy doing something else, but 2 years as governor of Alaska is not enough executive experience to be president.

pedestrian on June 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

And two years as Senator from Illinois is??? PBHO has forever lowered the bar…

Khun Joe on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

They should both should leave the politics to men, keep the laundry caught up and the casseroles coming.

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Just waiting for a very anti-Palin comment to come through here any second from now.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Bachmann for Congress, Palin for Senate.

Both need more seasoning.

profitsbeard on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Is Palin gonna put Israel on the sponsored terrorism list? I don’t think so. It does not bode well for this nation if we turn our back on Israel. Bad, bad, mojo will be coming our way.

shomegirl on June 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Wow. People that dumb should not be allowed to vote.

Moesart on June 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Then you should unregister immediately.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

They should both should leave the politics to men, keep the laundry caught up and the casseroles coming.

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

I am sure that either could cook a mean casserole. They have so many kids, I am sure they both have extensive experience.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

I have noticed that Bachmann always says I, me and my. While Palin always says we and us…

Which one sounds more like Obama?

idesign on June 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

***
“Sarah Palin will run for the White House in 2012 and conduct an ‘unorthodox, grassroots campaign the likes of which you’ve never seen’, according to the man who has spent the past eight months organising for her in Iowa.
=======================================================

Maybe Sarah,is using her Road-Trip,as a Voter Tachometer,
er,or a Wheather Voter Barometer,to see,for herself,instead
of fake focus group data,or polls,but real-world gauging,to
make up her mind to run or not!!

canopfor on June 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM

I’m pretty excited about the way Palin is changing the game.

John the Libertarian on June 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM

That means that Bachmann can go home now along with a few other potential candidates. She doesn’t even have that to fall back on.

ny59giants on June 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

The year is still young.
If she reveals that she is friends with Marxists, America haters….there still maybe a chance.
Remember…in order to be a Conservative President, you have to have tons of experience.
To be a president that wants to transform….no experience is necessary. Just Hope….and Change.
Just what I have observed in my 40+ years.

Electrongod on June 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM

If not ‘mud wrestling’…

… how about a ‘slap and tickle’ pillow fight, wearing Victoria Secret, whilst covered in baby oil?

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Both

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Then you should unregister immediately.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Good one junior.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Just waiting for a very anti-Palin comment to come through here any second from now.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Yes, the troll bell has been rung.

Mirimichi on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Ouch. There’s nothing wrong from stepping down from a job if you are busy doing something else, but 2 years as governor of Alaska is not enough executive experience to be president.

pedestrian on June 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

That, plus her time as mayor and as head of a commission gives her years more executive experience than Obama OR Michelle Bachmann.

It is too bad that the vultures gave her no choice but to quit, I would have liked to see her complete her term, but she is no less qualified than Bachmann who has nothing to show for her 3 years in Congress.

It’s too bad the social cons blew off Gary Johnson. He was fabulous as governor of New Mexico, not to mention founding a successful construction company, but I guess if you want the government to stay out of your private business, you have no place in the Republican party.

Common Sense on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

If you look back at Churchill’s time, in 1938 Churchill was unelectable, in 1940 he was indispensable.’”

This may be one of the most prescient statements about Palin that’s currently been uttered.

I believe it to be true too.

44Magnum on June 29, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Yeah, Palin’s another Churchill.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

If not ‘mud wrestling’…

… how about a ‘slap and tickle’ pillow fight, wearing Victoria Secret, whilst covered in baby oil?

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

After they make my casserole and wash the dishes.

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

profitsbeard on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

For me more time in D.C. is a handicap not a bonus.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Dreadnought is Ziegler.

John the Libertarian on June 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM

I sense a nervousness amongst the anti-Palinites.

darwin on June 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM

For me more time in D.C. is a handicap not a bonus.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

+1000

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Yeah, Palin’s another Churchill.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Don’t you get the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Yeah, Palin’s another Churchill.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

I really don’t think that was the point.

darwin on June 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Just waiting for a very anti-Palin comment to come through here any second from now.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Why? None of the anti-Palin trolls have said anything remotely interesting or original for weeks. SOSDD.

trigon on June 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Good one junior.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Junior?

You got some problem with me I’m not aware of?

I don’t know, you’re not familiar.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

After that 2 year deal on filing ethics charges expires, we will know for sure.

Mirimichi on June 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

For me more time in D.C. is a handicap not a bonus.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Absolutely.

darwin on June 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

On a side note, if any politicians read this comment thread. Can you please do one of the following?

- Have a sex scandal
- Say something racist
- Say something sexist (unrelated to Sarah Palin or Bachmann)
- Viciously attack a political enemy (preferably verbally attack but physicial violence is also acceptable with moderation)
- Give a speech on the floor of Congress that has some unexpected end, like smashing a chair, burning a bill, or an endless slew of profanities

Your constituents will be very grateful. We have Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann fatigue.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Yeah, Palin’s another Churchill.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

I read this post and all I could think about were busts.

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Has anybody done a check on this Fergus Cullen character? Looks like he belongs to Mittens camp.

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

They’ve reached the point where they just want to know the answer.

This always confuses me. Why all the speculation over someone that they are certain has absolutely no hope of getting the nomination and certainly no hope of ever being elected? I don’t get it.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

This is going to be the most interesting election.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Churchill had busts? You learn something new everyday.

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Who the hell cares? The weak candidates would be just as weak with or without her, and the few viable ones – like Bachmann and Romney, would still be viable. Palin has the gravitas to make it, but if she thinks she can pull a Fred Thompson strategy without getting Fred Thompson results… well I hate to be the negativity spreader around here.

abobo on June 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

They’ve reached the point where they just want to know the answer.

This always confuses me. Why all the speculation over someone that they are certain has absolutely no hope of getting the nomination and certainly no hope of ever being elected? I don’t get it.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Why are they not demanding the same of Perry?

He’s doing much the same thing.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

This always confuses me. Why all the speculation over someone that they are certain has absolutely no hope of getting the nomination and certainly no hope of ever being elected? I don’t get it.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

You are good at the fallacious argument.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I read this post and all I could think about were busts.

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Ladies, you are being heavily baited.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Churchill had busts? You learn something new everyday.

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Okay Palin you said all the right things during that video now RUN!

PappyD61 on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

You are good at the fallacious argument.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Good one, spanky.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Yeah, Palin’s another Churchill.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

How do you know she isn’t? Churchill during the 1930s was a hopeless scapegrace…the kind you’d say should be banished from a party so they could win independents.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

When Sarah announces, I’m going to have a lot of fun. Bumper stickers and yard signs.

Mirimichi on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Junior?

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Actually the juvenile ” I know you are but what am I ” response you gave warranted the junior comment.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

This is going to be the most interesting election.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

:)
I haven’t seen anything quite like this.
Bankruptcy (Hope and Change) or economic freedom (drill baby, drill).
Time will tell.

Electrongod on June 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Why are they not demanding the same of Perry?

He’s doing much the same thing.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Probably afraid that Mittens is not getting much joy in that dollar tour he’s doing. Most big money is locked up until we know whether she’s running or not.

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Who the hell cares? The weak candidates would be just as weak with or without her, and the few viable ones – like Bachmann and Romney, would still be viable. Palin has the gravitas to make it, but if she thinks she can pull a Fred Thompson strategy without getting Fred Thompson results… well I hate to be the negativity spreader around here.

abobo on June 29, 2011 at 11:10 PM

How many people knew who Fred Thompson was in 08? Not many
How many people know who Sarah Palin is now?

Name recognition my friend. You are comparing apples to oranges. Sarah Palin has gravitas and name recognition. Fred was a boring old fart.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Good one, spanky.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

I see I got under your skin. Your age?

I think you might really be Brian1998.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

great off the cuff speach by Palin. those that underestimate this woman are in for a rude awakening.

unseen on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

They’ve reached the point where they just want to know the answer.

This always confuses me. Why all the speculation over someone that they are certain has absolutely no hope of getting the nomination and certainly no hope of ever being elected? I don’t get it.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I’m with you.
On another note. People who complain that politicians keep doing the same old thing, and then demanding that someone go to DC umm become “more seasoned”, are basically asking those they wish to fix a broken system to become more like that broken system. Been there, done that.

I don’t want another DC, Beltway approved politician running the show anymore. We need someone who is still for the most part a “citizen” and none DC-ized to clean it up.

Sharr on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Actually the juvenile ” I know you are but what am I ” response you gave warranted the junior comment.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:13 PM

But the juvenile comment I responded to did not.

Ok then, whatever.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

No matter what happens, you KNOW that Palin and Bachmann will campaign for the winner.

SouthernGent on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

You are good at the fallacious argument.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

You are bad at distinguishing “question” from “argument”. Do you have an answer? I don’t think so.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

darwin-t on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

I suppose your flame Bachmann doesn’t have them. I am so sorry.

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Fred was a boring old fart.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

not really but he allowed himself to be painted that way and thus the narrative stuck.

unseen on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

You are good at the fallacious argument.
CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Good one, spanky.
Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

You do realize that he used a fallacious argument right? My comment was not a joke nor sarcastic.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

SouthernGent on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Huh?

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

But the juvenile comment I responded to did not.

Ok then, whatever.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Oh I get it.” But he did it first”. Yeh my kids try to pull that one on me too.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Yeah, Palin’s another Churchill.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Don’t you get the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Yes I do. But the fact is that Churchill was the right person at the right time because of his experiences: his successes and his failures. He had forty years of public service under his belt. He wouldn’t have been the right person at the right time if he had been two years as an MP or Lord of the Admiralty, or something.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

If not ‘mud wrestling’…

… how about a ‘slap and tickle’ pillow fight, wearing Victoria Secret, whilst covered in baby oil?

/

Seven Percent Solution on June 29, 2011 at 10:59 PM

Seven Percent Solution:A Titanium Spine Baby!(sarc):)

canopfor on June 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

I see I got under your skin. Your age?

I think you might really be Brian1998.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Do the math.

Are you really going to start with the “you are obsessed with me” nonsense that other person tortures everybody with every single day around here?

Nevermind, I’ll just ignore you if this is all you’ve got.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

When Sarah announces, I’m going to have a lot of fun. Bumper stickers and yard signs.

Mirimichi on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Why stop there? you can always get a PA system attached to your car and announce to the world your support of Sarah Palin.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Most of us aren’t that easy.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

She is deeply entrenched in the issues of the day from foreign policy to the budget and boasts an impressive resume that she has no problem touting

Could one of bahcmann’s supporters please explain to me what “impressive” resume Bachmann has? She has the same resume as Obama accept in place of Senator she has congresswoman. Please explain to me how Bachmann has abetter resume than Obama had.

unseen on June 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

I think you might really be Brian1998.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Fallacious argument. Ad hominem. You’re good at them.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

You are bad at distinguishing “question” from “argument”. Do you have an answer? I don’t think so.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

You are hilarious . Please. You set up the question to infer that anyone who questions SP or her methods thinks she does not have a shot. You’re as dishonest as they come.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

hmmm Palin has 20 years of experience growing jobs and communities.

unseen on June 29, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Good one, spanky.

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

I see I got under your skin. Your age?

I think you might really be Brian1998.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Zing!

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:19 PM

Fred was a boring old fart.

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

Creepy, too, with that trophy wife of his.

Punchenko on June 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Brian1972 on June 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Seriously you are about as immature as they get. Grow up. You’re almost 40 years old? When are you going to tell me to look in the mirror? Pathetic.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Yeah, Palin’s another Churchill.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

How do you know she isn’t? Churchill during the 1930s was a hopeless scapegrace…the kind you’d say should be banished from a party so they could win independents.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Again, he had forty years of public service under his belt, in positions of high responsibility. Not two and a half years as Governor, and a couple of terms as mayor of a small town.

Sandhurst. First Lord of the Admiralty (twice), Chancellor of the Exchequer, Conservative MP, backbench and front.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Another Palin is so great/ bash Bachmann thread.

Well slap my a$$ and call me happy/

Knucklehead on June 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Fallacious argument. Ad hominem. You’re good at them.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Getting defensive now? You see that comment of mine was a joke. Not that you nut jobs with your unbelievably think skin would understand that.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Yes I do. But the fact is that Churchill was the right person at the right time because of his experiences: his successes and his failures.

Dreadnought on June 29, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Maybe, but he was also the right person at the right time not because of his age or experience but because of his personality and attitude, the main components of which can be traced throughout his life.

And given his failures and low public esteem, wouldn’t you have wanted to keep him as far as possible from the Conservative party in the 1930s? Of COURSE you would have. Not good politics to have such a loser hanging around.

pseudoforce on June 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Pawlenty, the new Lunesta on June 29, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Oh I don’t think Palin is unstoppable. I think her election is less likely than Romney by a substantial margin. But that is precisely the point. That is why it is so important that she wins.

The race is ours to lose. We lose by nominating someone like Romney or Huntsman, not because they would not win, but because when they win we gain nothing.

People look at polls, like Gallup’s DTP, and fail to see the relevant information. President Obama is the weakest incumbent president since Jimmy Carter.

Obama’s performance ratings drop significantly when the focus turns to his management of the economy, jobs and deficits. By a margin of 61 percent to 32 percent, Americans disapprove of the job Obama is doing to tackle the budget deficit. Fifty-seven percent of respondents disapproved of his efforts to create jobs and overall 57 percent disapproved of his handling of the economy.

So you have to understand we have an historic opportunity to elect an actual conservative, the best we have had in 30 years and maybe the best we will have for another 30 years (or perhaps ever based on demographic changes). We are also at a crucial juncture for the fiscal health of our government, with the crisis in spending on entitlement programs poised to accelerate as the baby boom retires. We are on a precipice, and an unprincipled compromiser like Romney costs us our most valuable commodity, which is time. If he wins we will not be able to get a conservative in the White House for at least 8 years, which will be too late. That’s why Palin must run and must win.

Ted Torgerson on June 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Seriously you are about as immature as they get. Grow up. You’re almost 40 years old? When are you going to tell me to look in the mirror? Pathetic.

CW on June 29, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Gingrich supporter?

darwin on June 29, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Huh?

promachus on June 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM

If Palin (or Bachmann) doesn’t win, which is unlikely I think, they’ll both campaign for the nominee. I have to wonder if the Establishment will do the same for them?

SouthernGent on June 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM

This is going to be the most interesting election.

Cindy Munford on June 29, 2011 at 11:09 PM

LoL!..It already is on Hot Air!.. :)

Dire Straits on June 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Why does anyone care what Palin is going to do? I thought Bachmann had replaced her.

NoLeftTurn on June 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Well slap my a$$ and call me happy/

Knucklehead on June 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Hi Happy!

darwin on June 29, 2011 at 11:23 PM

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