Palin at the fair: I’m surprised Perry’s running after saying he wasn’t

posted at 4:45 pm on August 12, 2011 by Allahpundit

Scott Conroy describes this as Palin having “dinged” him, but it’s so gentle a jab that it barely connects. In fact, given that it invites an obvious retort about her changing her mind on finishing her term, I doubt she meant it as a knock — even if his entry (and Bachmann’s) has obviously complicated her strategy of being the tea-party savior who smites Romney. How bitter can she be if she went on to say of Perry, “I would be extremely enthused about him” if he’s the nominee?

“I was quite sure that he wasn’t going to run, because he was adamant until about four months ago that he wasn’t going to run,” she said. But she was quick to add that Perry’s change of heart was fine. “I was surprised that he had changed his position on that, but I’m glad that he’s going to be in there.”

A reporter asked whether, if Obama had committed that sort of flip-flop, she would be more critical, she laughed. “I probably would, to tell you the truth,” she said…

Even with Perry in the race, she said, “I see room in the field. Definitely.”

“If at the end of the line he’s the one left standing, I would be extremely enthused about him because I’m a believer in ABO – anybody but Obama. So, absolutely. But there’s still a long time in this process,” Palin said, adding that Perry’s entry doesn’t affect her decision making.

She noted in the course of another answer that the governor’s role in Alaska is powerful whereas the governor’s role in Texas isn’t (true), which the press also tried to turn into an attack on Perry. She got exasperated at that, emphasizing that she was describing the positions in the abstract, not the inhabitants of them. Weigel has the full quote. Needless to say, if she jumps in, the barest hint of conflict between grassroots heroes like her, Perry, and Bachmann — replete with rhetorical bloodletting among their respective tea-party bases — will produce a full-body mediagasm. No surprise then that she also got a question today about supposed tensions between her and Bachmann, which she deflected.

To my surprise, there’s not much video floating around of her appearance. This clip, via C4P, is the best of a small bunch; she addresses Bachmann’s answer to the “submission” question last night at the end. The chairman of the Iowa GOP nudged her yesterday about making face time with the locals if she really intends to run, so consider this an early step in that process. (She told reporters today she’ll make a decision in another month or two so that her supporters don’t feel strung along.) Oh, and she was also asked whether she could support Romney if he’s the nominee. Answer: Yep. “I’m of the mind of ABO — Anybody But Obama, at this time.” Maybe tea partiers won’t be staying home after all.

Update: Just found a better clip at CNN than the one I originally posted. The “submission” answer is here too, as well as her comments about Bachmann.

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MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:21 PM

You forgot your sarc tag!

Wait a minute! I saw Bruce Bartlett on TV and he lost was little respect I still had for him when he stated that Perry couldn’t beat Obama in an election. Are you a fat economist who works for the NYT?

Al in St. Lou on August 12, 2011 at 6:32 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

“You guys didn’t do a good enough job vetting Barack Obama.” Awesome a jab at both the media and Obama all in one. And: “If Obama had been vetted as much as Sarah Palin had…” good line, points out the obvious which needs to be pointed out as it is always swept under the rug. She is the most vetted living politician we have.

Oh no, how dare she talk like a normal human being instead of a teleprompter/script ‘bot…

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

I forgot what “bunny boiler” means. I remember it came up a while ago …

gh on August 12, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I think that’s a reference to the Glenn Close character in the movie Fatal Attraction. She was a spurned lover who was stalking Michael Douglas’ character, and she snatched his kid’s pet bunny and boiled it on the kitchen stove in his house to send him a not-so-subtle message (“I’m not going to be ignored” . . . .)

AZCoyote on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Thanks for the clarification.

Al in St. Lou on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

No, it isn’t.

And of the three links you provided, they show that you are ignorant of what you write. The link to Free republic isn’t even about the claim you made.

cozmo on August 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

the hell it isnt. this quote is right from the link. try learning how to read

“until they dug deeper and found that Perry wasn’t just talking about seceding. He was aiming to hook up with Mexico in order to fulfill his “shared with [Mexican President] Vincente Fox for open borders.”

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

And hence Palin is despised by many Americans for acting like a petulant child on the one hand and demanding to sit at the adult table on the other.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Great thinking. Let’s continue to let the media walk all over us because some Americans (who will vote democrat anyway) don’t like people giving the media the same treatment they dish out to anyone who isn’t liberal.

No wonder we lose sometimes.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

They’re both unelectable.

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Are you trying to get this thread to 5 pages?

portlandon on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

The country loses.

derft on August 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Someone else wins the nomination?

Just a guess …

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Are you trying to get this thread to 5 pages?

portlandon on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Double digits or bust.

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Actually, his poll numbers had risen the week before she arrived to campaign for him. He’d have won just fine without her.

Your two posts

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 5:58 PM

and

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Are in direct contradiction to each other. First you say that Palin isn’t backing Perry because she knows he’s a big RINO and she’s “exposing” him for what he is, and then you post that she came down to TX to save “his ass”. If he’s such a big RINO, why did she campaign for him a mere ten months ago?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on August 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

The clocks will still run, Trains will still be late, the earth will still spin, and America will still be deficit spending.

portlandon on August 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

A lot of people, myself included, scream “what the f**k, Sarah???”

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

She looks like she’s bucking for VP slot again.

shawk on August 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 5:50 PM

His hidden agenda was to transfer your donations to his PAC which was run by his relative. Exactly what he did when he fooled around with his last senate run.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

and palin saved bachmanns ass last november too by getting 11,000 to show up at a rally. the welfare queen bachmann was going to lose that race, at a time when a freaking donut could have won as long as there was an R before it

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

She’s running….

idesign on August 12, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Wow … if she campaigns like that she will blow everyone away.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Those people who support her should hope she endorses someone. If she gets in, she, Bachmann, and Perry in the are going to have an all-out True Conservative bloodbath. And Romney’s going to win it.

KingGold on August 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

No wonder we lose sometimes.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

WRONG. Palin can’t even attract the indies. And remember that Reagan got dems to vote for him, so this “who will vote democrat anyway” silliness is an attitude you have adopted so you can justify her habit of poking the media to entertain herself.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

she, Bachmann, and Perry in the are going to have an all-out True Conservative bloodbath.

the welfare queen bachmann was going to lose that race

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Something like this, actually.

KingGold on August 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

I want to see more GOPers treat the establishment media like the Democrat allies which they really are.

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 5:43 PM

And hence Palin is despised by many Americans for acting like a petulant child on the one hand and demanding to sit at the adult table on the other.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

The media follows her around, waits on her every word as Barack Obama once fumed. I’d say she’s handling it right.

And I doubt your characterization of the situation, which seems to me more a projection of your own hangups then reality itself.

Those that despise her aren’t bothered by her standing up for herself, the adult thing, they despise because they either hate her politics, or have not yet been disavowed of the false image which the media itself created of her and was only able to do it, because GOPers let it happen when they should have been helping defend her.

Once again, I want more GOPers to treat the media like just another Democrat/Liberal stronghold and get their message out regardless of them, If they choose to follow OK, but they’re not needed.

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM

A lot of people, myself included, scream “what the f**k, Sarah???”

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

You would think after the ?fred? debacle, these folks would recognize when they are being played by a politician.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Palin can’t even attract the indies.

I don’t have the data, but I’m sure someone will be along shortly to demonstrate how this also is a dead meme…

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 6:44 PM

WRONG. Palin can’t even attract the indies. And remember that Reagan got dems to vote for him, so this “who will vote democrat anyway” silliness is an attitude you have adopted so you can justify her habit of poking the media to entertain herself.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Stupid.

“Indie”: OMG … Palin is poking a stick at the media !!!! Well, I don’t like her now”.

Dumb.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Those people who support her should hope she endorses someone.

KingGold on August 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Sorry. I make my own choices not Sarah. Hope you do too. No lemmings in SP’s camp.

derft on August 12, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Someone’s on a DI-et… :: ))

Observation on August 12, 2011 at 6:45 PM

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM

If this is all you have…

The article (not really an article, but similar to a Kos diary)was about judges in Texas and how a supposedly weak governor is gaming the system.

Just the same BS you tried with the ACORN story and how Perry would have lost in 2010 if not for Palin. The weekly Standard one was okay, if you actually know what it is about. But not a major flaw considering that nothing changed. Just an attention getting headline.

Perry has plenty of flaws, but you evidently don’t have what it takes to effectively argue them. Or, even find them.

cozmo on August 12, 2011 at 6:45 PM

sidewinder22 on August 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

If Bachmann is a “welfare-queen”, why did Sarah Palin endorse and campaign for her? If Perry is a big “RINO”, why did Sarah Palin endorse and campaign for him? According to you, neither of these horrible people would have won if not for Sarah Palin saving their “asses”. You must think then that Sarah Palin has TERRIBLE judgement running around campaigning for awful candidates.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on August 12, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Sarah Palin on CNN? I thought she was under contract to Fox News as a contributor. Does this mean she can appear on other networks?

Dr Evil on August 12, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Wow the rickrollers were. totally wrong about that endorsement. thing. shocked

unseen on August 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Once again, I want more GOPers to treat the media like just another Democrat/Liberal stronghold and get their message out regardless of them, If they choose to follow OK, but they’re not needed.

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Poking them to entertain oneself is not the way to deal with them. Reagan didn’t do that and neither does Bachmann or Romney. The trick is to use their habit of bias reporting against them. They report stuff they think will damage the candidate and then when they try to get the candidate on record, he/she turns the tables on them. Similar to what beck did with the rubber frog bit. but without the obvious setup part.

Palin calls the media to announce her tours etc, and then whines about the media following her around. That is childish and it turns people off.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

WRONG. Palin can’t even attract the indies. And remember that Reagan got dems to vote for him, so this “who will vote democrat anyway” silliness is an attitude you have adopted so you can justify her habit of poking the media to entertain herself.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

I am an Indie. I voted for her in 2008. I could vote for her in 2012.

Dr Evil on August 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Chris Cillizza from WaPo just tweeted:

TheFix The Fix
Sarah Palin has moved 10 feet in the last 30 minutes at the state fair. Being totally mobbed.
18 minutes ago

idesign on August 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Palin is worth the wait, in the meantime I’ll sit back and watch the show.

tinkerthinker on August 12, 2011 at 5:51 PM

I`m with you, but all the popcorn is starting to show in the waist.

NY Conservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Stepping away from your computer would be a wise choice. It’s going to get real messy around here with heads exploding.

Knucklehead on August 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM

her habit of poking the media to entertain herself.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

I’m going to send Mrs. Palin a nice stick in your honor. On it I’ll inscribe “csdeven Media Poking Stick”.

Next time she’s interviewed she can jab ‘em a few times.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Sarah Palin on CNN? I thought she was under contract to Fox News as a contributor. Does this mean she can appear on other networks?

Dr Evil on August 12, 2011 at 6:46 PM

She can’t appear on other shows.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

csd, the only petulant children here are the Sunshine boys, you and MJB. You like petulant. I bet you vote for the Cuda in the end.

Jayrae on August 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Palin wioll be on hannity tonight at 9 eastern

unseen on August 12, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Thought I heard 8:00 tonite

NY Conservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Dumb.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Yeah, she it is dumb the way she is handling them. She announces her tours and then complains that the media is following her. Rational people understand that Palin is simply poking the media to entertain herself and they are looking for a serious candidate that makes better use of their opportunities when they interacts with the media. Much like Reagan did and like Bachmann and Romney do.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Stepping away from your computer would be a wise choice. It’s going to get real messy around here with heads exploding.

Knucklehead on August 12, 2011 at 6:48 PM

I’m a big boy/crusty ol’ dude darlin’ and think I can take it…

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Great read at RCP!

Palin pledged to run a different kind of campaign if she jumps in.

“Each campaign that I’ve ever run in these 20 years of elected office has been kind of unconventional, right, Todd?” Palin said, turning to her husband. “I’ve always been outspent 2:1, 5:1, 10:1. I never won any polls heading into election night but usually won the election.”

“It would be unconventional and very grass-roots, very grass-roots,” she said. “I wouldn’t be out there looking for hires out of that political bubble that seem to result in the same ideas, same old talking points, the things that Americans get so sick and tired of hearing and kind of suffering through. We want new! We want new energy, we want conviction and passion and candidness, even if through that candidates make mistakes.”

idesign on August 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Palin calls the media to announce her tours etc,

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

BS She posts on FB and C4P. If they know anything they got it there.

derft on August 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

I bet you vote for the Cuda in the end.

Jayrae on August 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Try to catch up….it is no secret that I will vote for whomever is the GOP nominee.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM

What happens if SP doesn’t enter the race and declare?

OmahaConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

I thought we settled that earlier this week?…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Yeah, she it is dumb the way she is handling them.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Feel free to contact her and offer your savvy media skills. If you’re hired be sure to search her house and confiscate all her media poking sticks.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Palin calls the media to announce her tours etc, and then whines about the media following her around. That is childish and it turns people off.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Palin didn’t call the media, they sought her out… and it was the media whining not Sarah Palin on that bus tour.

Your perceptions of this recent bit of history is totally skewed.

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 6:53 PM

BS She posts on FB and C4P. If they know anything they got it there.

derft on August 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Nope. She announced her east coast tour to a media outlet. Then she 8itched the entire time that the media was following her around.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:53 PM

I thought we settled that earlier this week?…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM

I think OC is Bishops new fishing partner.

Knucklehead on August 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Caught this on CNN…LOL

WOW! She sure charmed that Don Admas and the coverage cnn gave her would knock yer sox off!

Right after SP, cnn shows MB and they pushed Don Adams, with Mr. Bachmann staff elbowing him! Wow. Is that a campaign cracking-up or what? MB was late to her scheduled appearance and only spoke for 3 mins instead of the scheduled 25.

idesign on August 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

She can’t appear on other shows.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Thanks

I was wondering how that works. I think it helps CNN in the ratings department, when they can promote any face time with her. I know Andrea Mitchell has interviewed her in the past on location in Alaska for MSNBC, but I think that was before she went under contract to Fox News.

Dr Evil on August 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM

More me, me, me, pay attention to me from the candidate who can’t make up her mind whether to run or not. She talked to Perry before he considered running. At least he made up his mind, he didn’t dither and play games and do a bus tour, he investigated his possibilities, talked to people, got their opinions, and made up his mind. Simple stuff, really. No one knows why she can’t decide if she wants to run or not so it’s left to speculation.

scalleywag on August 12, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Try to catch up….it is no secret that I will vote for whomever is the GOP nominee.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM

We thank you for voting for Sarah.

derft on August 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Nope. She announced her east coast tour to a media outlet. Then she 8itched the entire time that the media was following her around.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Please provide evidence for everything you just said … especially the part where she “bytched” the entire time.

Thanks.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

His hidden agenda was to transfer your donations to his PAC which was run by his relative. Exactly what he did when he fooled around with his last senate run.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

And so is that what every candidate who doesn’t get the nomination does, or just the ones with wives whose looks you disapprove of?

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

You would think after the ?fred? debacle, these folks would recognize when they are being played by a politician.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I would think that after four years, you might not be as bats**t insane. Clearly, that was a mistake.

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 6:58 PM

MB was late to her scheduled appearance and only spoke for 3 mins instead of the scheduled 25.

O…M….G!!!!

Bishop on August 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Feel free to contact her and offer your savvy media skills. If you’re hired be sure to search her house and confiscate all her media poking sticks.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM

She doesn’t need me….she is accomplishing exactly what she wants. She has no intention of running so she doesn’t care what the indies think of her. She is brilliant at keeping herself front and center so people like you will continue to send every disposable dollar you have to her PAC.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

WRONG. Palin can’t even attract the indies. And remember that Reagan got dems to vote for him, so this “who will vote democrat anyway” silliness is an attitude you have adopted so you can justify her habit of poking the media to entertain herself.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

She hasn’t declared, yet. The campaign has barely begun. You have no idea what the voters will do over a year from now. Nobody does.

What the hell is your malfunction?

trigon on August 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

She did not do a media splurge and ask the media along for the ride. I think the only thing Sarah Palin said about them following her around was “they’re welcome, if they can keep up, and maybe they’ll learn something about American history” or words to that general effect.

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Please provide evidence for everything you just said … especially the part where she “bytched” the entire time.

Thanks.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Why? You wouldn’t accept it anyway. She has you completely fooled.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM

She’s still the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

bflat879 on August 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Sarah Palin talks to CNN at state fair

A persistent Don Lemon got a lot of ‘Sarah time’ today at the Iowa State fair ground, giving us what amounts to a great interview. The one thing that surprised me was that when she was asked about the ‘submission’ question last night from the debate, she said that she thought it was fair game and that Bachmann handled it very well. Directly after that she was asked if Todd told her not to run for president, would she submit. Her answer to that ended up being rather cute, noting that Todd would never order her to do anything like that and then she ended up thanking him directly for basically being a loving husband that didn’t try and order her around.

They also talk about Bachmann, the downgrade, Obama, Congress, the media not vetting Obama in 2008, and her having grandkids. It’s a very fun interview:

http://www.therightscoop.com/sarah-palin-talks-to-cnn-at-the-fair/

idesign on August 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Why? You wouldn’t accept it anyway. She has you completely fooled.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Of course I’d accept it from you. Why would I doubt you?

Will it take long for you to dig it up?

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM

What the hell is your malfunction?

trigon on August 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Your inability to understand the election process makes you think facts are the result of malfunction.

Palin has a very limited time to announce. She cannot win the nomination with the dismal poll numbers she currently has. She cannot get in a race and hope she can turn it around by next year. She has to turn it around before she announces. She has maybe a month to do so and that is not enough time.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Looks to me like she is running. Early September announcement is my guess.

This will be the best primary battle since ’80. Should be epic! Sure, Sarah will be an underdog compared to the presumed media favorites and moneybags (Romney and Perry), but at least I finally have a primary candidate I am really excited about. I haven’t had that since Reagan.

May the best man (or woman) win!

Norwegian on August 12, 2011 at 7:07 PM

What a day…

It’s going to go really nuts when Palin announces.

Hobbits reloading…

idesign on August 12, 2011 at 7:08 PM

These threads are gold.

Palin is a worthless pile of dook.

Palin is the best thing ever.

The best part: Everyone not affiliated gets the chance to tinker on the edges, maybe use their new Ugly Stik with a Shad Rap.

Bishop on August 12, 2011 at 7:08 PM

She doesn’t need me….she is accomplishing exactly what she wants. She has no intention of running so she doesn’t care what the indies think of her. She is brilliant at keeping herself front and center so people like you will continue to send every disposable dollar you have to her PAC.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

So according to you, she’s 1) intentionally driving away indies by poking the media with sticks or something and 2) trying to get people to send her every dollar they have.

I’m confused. Wouldn’t she want Indies to give her money too?

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

The media plays the public for fools and we fall for it.

Where is it “etched in stone” that a candidate has to declare in May, June, July, August, etc.? We get tired
of ragging on her hair, pink suit, accent, etc. so we
start complaining that she hasn’t announced. Why? Because the media tells us to. Who wants an 18 month campaign?
Not me.

Her strategy may or may not be brilliant. Personally, I
think she should stay out as long as she can and let the others squabble.
And as for this Iowa debate, why should she let herself be
in for questions like “Are you submissive to your husband?”
I can see Todd Palin laughing loudly in my mind. (and, yes,
I realize the question was part of the MB/religion theme).

Let the summer be for picnics, baseball and soccer games with the kids, camping, etc. There is plenty of time for
politics when the kids go back to school.

Its her dime and her time. If you can’t stand to wait and are a fair weather friend,
then by all means support someone else. Admit it, some
of you would anyways. If you think she is the best candidate to lead the country; if her previous record and
her leadership, reform and ethical skills qualify her over everyone else, then wait, impatiently or patiently.

The fact that she hasn’t announced (yet) is part of her
strategy apparently. I am not smart enough to have my finger on the pulse of her campaign strategy.

So, I will wait impatiently like others.

Amjean on August 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I was surprised that she asked her dad if the rifle had much kick.

DarkCurrent on August 12, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Let’s cut her some slack on this. Sarah Palin is physically a very light person, so that a strong kick from a rifle would affect her more than a heavy person. She just wanted to know how well she needed to brace herself.

Steve Z on August 12, 2011 at 5:27 PM

I had the distinct impression this was a long-running joke between her and her father. That is, that she always asks if the rifle has a kick, and he always says, “No.” And of course, they both already know that every rifle has some amount of kick.

Maybe I’m reading too much into the episode, but I don’t really see, “Does it kick” as a very serious question. Of course it kicks. Some just more than others.

tom on August 12, 2011 at 7:10 PM

O…M….G!!!!

Bishop on August 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

She’s a terrorist and those eyes in Newsweek are real.

Schadenfreude on August 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM

So, I will wait impatiently like others.

Amjean on August 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I agree with you. I don’t understand why, just because others have jumped in early … she has to.

darwin on August 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Just one small comment on the timing. There is no reason for anyone to be in the race right now. The election is November of 2012, the first caucus is after the first of the year. The press keeps pushing this because they need time to tear down the candidate they don’t want Obama to face so, the sooner they figure out who that is, the more time they have to dig up dirt on them.

That would be one great thing about a Sarah Palin candidacy, there is no candidate that’s been vetted like Sarah Palin, no matter what CNN thinks.

bflat879 on August 12, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Why? You wouldn’t accept it anyway. She has you completely fooled.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Let the group know when you have something original to add.

csdeven on June 22, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Heed your own advice, Csdeven.

portlandon on August 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

I’m in China and had to watch it over a technically illegal international satellite feed. Give me a break ;)

DarkCurrent on August 12, 2011 at 5:26 PM

I hope you get a chance to see all of them It is a very good family friendly show.

unseen on August 12, 2011 at 5:30 PM

You can buy that whole season for about $15 at Best Buy or Walmart. I didn’t, because it was easier to just watch them all as they came on. But if the satellite feed is expensive, and you’re interested, it might be easier.

It can be a real hassle trying to keep up with a TV show when you’re living overseas.

tom on August 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Bishop on August 12, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Palin
Kirk
Picard

Level of ass-kicking: discuss.

MadisonConservative on August 12, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Its her dime and her time. If you can’t stand to wait and are a fair weather friend, then by all means support someone else. Admit it, some of you would anyways. If you think she is the best candidate to lead the country; if her previous record and her leadership, reform and ethical skills qualify her over everyone else, then wait, impatiently patiently.

Amjean on August 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Nailed it.

Kataklysmic on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

MB was late to her scheduled appearance and only spoke for 3 mins instead of the scheduled 25.

O…M….G!!!!

Bishop on August 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Don’t swallow that hook you “un-affiliated” master-baiter whose Bishing license is about to expire.

The Predator becomes Prey…Its a Circle of Life Kind of Thang

Hey DS loves the new shag carpet in your bunker; color coordinated to match the lava lamp.

./

Geochelone on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

She might announce in October? Way too late.

terryannonline on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Sarah is the best of all the Pubs at nailing the media. I couldn’t believe it, though, when the lamestream CNN guy tells her that “Some people say that Obama has been vetted more than you.” What??!?? It’s those “some people” (like those anonymous McCain staffers) that the lamestream always bring up to her since they have nothing else. She made a laughing stock out of this one. You go, girl.

Christian Conservative on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

The media plays the public for fools and we fall for it.

Where is it “etched in stone” that a candidate has to declare in May, June, July, August, etc.? We get tired
of ragging on her hair, pink suit, accent, etc. so we
start complaining that she hasn’t announced. Why? Because the media tells us to. Who wants an 18 month campaign?
Not me.

Her strategy may or may not be brilliant. Personally, I
think she should stay out as long as she can and let the others squabble.
And as for this Iowa debate, why should she let herself be
in for questions like “Are you submissive to your husband?”
I can see Todd Palin laughing loudly in my mind. (and, yes,
I realize the question was part of the MB/religion theme).

Let the summer be for picnics, baseball and soccer games with the kids, camping, etc. There is plenty of time for
politics when the kids go back to school.

Its her dime and her time. If you can’t stand to wait and are a fair weather friend,
then by all means support someone else. Admit it, some
of you would anyways. If you think she is the best candidate to lead the country; if her previous record and
her leadership, reform and ethical skills qualify her over everyone else, then wait, impatiently or patiently.

The fact that she hasn’t announced (yet) is part of her
strategy apparently. I am not smart enough to have my finger on the pulse of her campaign strategy.

So, I will wait impatiently like others.

Amjean on August 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Thank you!

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is launching a political action committee called “Reclaim America ”

Link: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60773.html

bluefox on August 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Geochelone on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

LoL!..It is all good!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Sarah Palin has moved 10 feet in the last 30 minutes at the state fair. Being totally mobbed.
18 minutes ago

idesign on August 12, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Heh heh, they hate that part. lol

wi farmgirl on August 12, 2011 at 7:20 PM

I’m certainly not an expert, but if Sarah Palin enters the race and wins one debate, she’ll attract the independents. No one dislikes Sarah Palin except the liberal Democrats, and that’s because they know she can win and she’s contrary to everything they tell voters women should be.

If Obama had the press Sarah Palin’s had, these past 3 years, his numbers would be in the teens. The fact that Palin’s numbers are not indicates she has a strong following and she can sway some others. I would only worry about her poll numbers if she got in the race, declared, won a debate, and her numbers went down.

bflat879 on August 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Geochelone on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

LoL!..It is all good!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:20 PM

That man is diabolical I tell you; even evil-er than Austin Powers’ nemesis—Dr. Evil *extends pinkey toward mouth*

Geochelone on August 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Proof that she’s running. Look at those guns.

faraway on August 12, 2011 at 7:26 PM

She might announce in October? Way too late.

terryannonline on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

I’ve noticed that the posters who complain the most about Palin not having jumped in already tend to be the posters who don’t support Palin anyway.

Aitch748 on August 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM

LoL!..:)

PS..katy the mean old lady wants her alligator back?..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Taste like chicken…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Geochelone on August 12, 2011 at 7:25 PM

LoL!..:)

PS..katy the mean old lady wants her alligator back!?!..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM

LoL!..:)

PS..katy the mean old lady wants her alligator back?..:)
Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Call the Hotline number: 1-800-GOHAWGS

Geochelone on August 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Taste like chicken…

Gohawgs on August 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM

LoL!..I hear you ..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:32 PM

WRONG. Palin can’t even attract the indies.

csdeven on August 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

What are you talking about. Not only does Palin do better with independents than anyone else who’s in the field, but she also attracts Dems. It’s so counter to the narrative that I’m sure you won’t believe it. But then, nothing you ever say ends up being based in reality.

MrX on August 12, 2011 at 7:32 PM

She might announce in October? Way too late.

terryannonline on August 12, 2011 at 7:17 PM

I’ve noticed that the posters who complain the most about Palin not having jumped in already tend to be the posters who don’t support Palin anyway.

Aitch748 on August 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Funny isn’t it? “We don’t want he run, she should endorse/cheer lead another person. Why hasn’t she declared yet?”

Why declare so soon? the media is already paying attention to her every move anyway. I mean you’d need to live under a bridge to not know who Sarah Palin is… err, well perhaps not all bridge dwellers…

Sharr on August 12, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Geochelone on August 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM

ROFL..:)

Dire Straits on August 12, 2011 at 7:33 PM

I saw an episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska yesterday. It took her 4 or 5 shots to finally take down a caribou that was just standing there.

DarkCurrent on August 12, 2011 at 5:01 PM

You should think about why she let that part be shown,
she could have edit that out like any politician, but she wanted to show the whole true story. But you dont.

the_nile on August 12, 2011 at 7:34 PM

It’s condescending more than anything else, and that’s hard to pull off successfully when you’re writing about someone of pretty great accomplishment who’s also twenty+ years your senior.

Kensington on August 11, 2011 at 2:33 PM
Lovin it! However, I wish she had more security. I
read that she only had two bodyguards/security persons
with her today. I saw one on video and he was a big bruiser! He was telling someone to “take a step back”
I think.

Amjean on August 12, 2011 at 7:37 PM

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