Sarah Palin at CPAC: “Mr. President, you won. Accept it.”

posted at 2:31 pm on March 16, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Amidst the inevitable “Why is Sarah Palin invited to CPAC?”-type media buzz, Sen. Ted Cruz — in advance of his keynote speech later this evening — volunteered his own reasons for Palin’s presence on Saturday and made it clear that he has no plans to try and stealthily unhitch his wagon from the anti-establishment mentality that helped blaze his trail into office. Making a surprise celebrity shot just before Sarah Palin took the stage, Cruz reminded the crowd of Sarah Palin’s role in helping our current roster of young, conservative rock-stars get elected in the first place: “The mainstream media is absolutely convinced that women cannot be conservatives. … That’s why Gov. Palin drives the mainstream media bat-crap crazy. It shakes up their entire world view, and you know what, she can pick winners. Sarah Palin jumped in early and supported Rand Paul. She supported Marco Rubio. She supported Tim Scott. She supported Pat Toomey. She supported Nikki Haley. And this last election cycle, there were three Republicans who won new seats, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, and myself. She supported all three of us. Let me tell you something: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin. She is fearless, she is principled, she is courageous, and she is a mama grizzly.”

Cue Sarah Palin, who definitely did not shy away from slamming the shady, back-room, crusty old Washington power structure, but also took President Obama to the cleaners on his utter bankruptcy of leadership skills: “We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington. We have reality television. … Well, the election came and went. But, the campaign never stopped. At a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign. … Leaders reach across political differences, campaigners double down on those differences. … Leaders seek to bring Americans together to confront our challenges, and campaigners, they seek to divide and conquer and orchestrate crisis after crisis after crisis, to exploit. Mr. President, you won. We accept it. Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job.” Heh.


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Just doing a quick search this morning of websites and newssites and It really is amazing to me how much attention this speech got considering we have been told how irrelevant and outdated Gov Palin is today. she has more written about her than almost all the “real” politicians who gave speeches at CPAC. I’m glad to see Rand Paul and Ted Cruz got a lot of coverage also. what stikes me as weird is how there was almost no coverage of Jeb bush and rubio got very little in relation to the massive coverage of people like Palin Paul and cruz.

So if the intention of SPAC was to shine a spotlight on conservatives and dim the liberal gopers like fatso loserMitt and Jeb three times your out Bush I think it worked.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:34 AM

The queen of the Mittbot’s still hasn’t learned a thing. If I had picked a guy who lost a layup presidential campaign I would keep a discreet silence and do penance instead of running my mouth about someone who actually picks and backs winners like Palin does.

SurferDoc on March 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Wait but….why did she do so poorly in the straw poll. At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

If I had picked a guy who lost a layup presidential campaign I would keep a discreet silence and do penance instead of running my mouth about someone who actually picks and backs winners like Palin does.

SurferDoc on March 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Oh, for a “LIKE” button I could promptly click, 1,000,000,000x. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Every time one of us posts that, the Palin-haters… die inside, just a little bit more. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Considering that they have done EVERYTHING in the last 5 years to make sure sound bites like this never saw the light of day I can understand why. the GOPe never wanted to give Gov Palin any credit for 2009 and 2010 results. They tried to dimish her and her brand at every oppurtunity going so far as co-opting people who Gov Palin helped liked Gov haley. I lost a lot of respect for Gov Haley over the years but Ted Cruz made me proud to know there are still men of honor in this country.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:39 AM

At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

you really don’t how straw polls work do you?

CPAc the place Ron Paul won 2 years in a row and Mitt the loser won last year.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Just doing a quick search this morning of websites and newssites and It really is amazing to me how much attention this speech got considering we have been told how irrelevant and outdated Gov Palin is today.

Yep. “Irrelevant” enough to generate a 1,000-comment thread on a site that usually has trouble generating 100 comments anymore.

Right Mover on March 17, 2013 at 10:42 AM

on a site that usually has trouble generating 100 comments anymore.

Right Mover on March 17, 2013 at 10:42 AM

reminds me of how Hollywood is in shock at how the show “the bible” is beating American Idol. Maybe one day people will figure it out that liberalism and moderation might seem cool and the wave of the future most people like the tried and true. Change for the sake of change is never good.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Not surprising.

She’s not a candidate. The top finishers are always the certain candidates.

rrpjr on March 17, 2013 at 10:47 AM

on ABC just in order to show the rift in the Republican party they showed a clip of Sarah saying that the Republican party doesn’t need a fresh coat of paint. We need to stick to our principles. Then they showed a clip of Jeb Bush and his big tent.

renalin on March 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Oh, yes. She has always been irrelevant according to the Left and jealous Republicans. In their dreams. They have tried and failed. She is relevant because she doesn’t pander and her message is the Constitution. Her message is to all Americans….follow the Constitution. It’s what works. She doesn’t pander to identity groups. That is her appeal. Too bad the Left can’t figure it out. Too bad the Republicans can’t either.

BetseyRoss on March 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM

for those that don’t get or know what a straw poll is. It is basically a poll in which you “buy” votes. You offer people something for their vote be it free tickets, accomadations, etc. It is suppose to show the organization strengths of a politician being able to get people that agree with you to the event and seeing that they vote for you. the ames Straw poll in IA and CPAC are the two biggest that I know of. Most politicians who win they actively try to win them. I always thought it was funny when Ron paul would beat Mitt every year at CPAC up until last year. If people were paying attention at that point it would have told people how utterly unorganized Mitt and his team were since they were really trying to win CPAC every year yet little Ron Paul beat them year after year. It was like the keystone cops old videos.

It seems Rand has learned from his father. And Rubio showed some good organization ability also to come in second. It would also explain why Jeb took his name out of the running to boost Rubio’s chances of winning and getting Rand Paul’s name out of the headlines. there were some deep currents going on in this year’s straw poll at CPAC by the establishment and they lost. that should tell people something. I doubt most people will hear the message.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM

renalin on March 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM

the rift is there and all things point to it growing larger in the coming months and years instead of smalller. I wouldn’t be surprised if the GOPe tries to run a John anderson in 2016 if a conservative like Ctruz Palin or Paul wins the nomination.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Thanks Jedediah..:)

@JedediahBila: Here we go again… Karl Rove Responds To Palin’s CPAC Thrasing, Rips Her For Quitting As Governor: http://t.co/xgyEud34ui via @mediaite

idesign on March 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Wait but….why did she do so poorly in the straw poll. At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

And why should they? It would only feed the character assassins on the left and set them into another frenzy.

zoyclem on March 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

That is her appeal. Too bad the Left can’t figure it out. Too bad the Republicans can’t either.

BetseyRoss on March 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM

I think both have figured it out and that is why they try to dimish her at every opputunity because if people really listened to what Gov Palin says and see what she accomplished the establishment both the left and the GOPE would be out of business.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

SHOCK POLL: PALIN ATTEMPTED COMEBACK A FLOP
Sarah Palin Trounced in 2013 CPAC Straw Poll, Barely Besting “Undecided” and Topped by Even Uninvited Christie

Palin said to be fuming after learning results. All the ugly details below:

Rand Paul – 25%
Marco Rubio – 23%
Rick Santorum – 8%
Chris Christie – 7%
Paul Ryan – 6%
Scott Walker – 5%
Ben Carson – 4%
Ted Cruz – 4%
Bobby Jindal – 3%
Sarah Palin – 3%
Undecided 2%

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/16/rand-paul-washington-times-cpac-2013-straw-poll/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Who is to blame for Palin’s humiliatingly bad showing at CPAC?

Why do so many conservatives not think highly of Palin, even if they agree with her on many issues? Is it her childish demeanor or her incompetence or the fact that she quit as governor or her petty, attention-seeking antics? Or all of the above?

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

idesign on March 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Such a small little man rove has become

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Too bad the Left can’t figure it out. Too bad the Republicans can’t either.

BetseyRoss on March 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Given what the GOP-e fumblingly finagled onto the top of their national ticket, these past two election failures: the actual, quantitative difference between the two seems less and less substantial, every day.

Golda Meir famously said, of Israel: “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” Similarly, the presidency will come when the Republican party finally decides they hate losing more than they hate conservatives, and conservatism.

Not before.

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Thanks Jedediah..:)
@JedediahBila: Here we go again… Karl Rove Responds To Palin’s CPAC Thrasing, Rips Her For Quitting As Governor: http://t.co/xgyEud34ui via @mediaite
idesign on March 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Good for Rove. Few people take that woman seriously. Thanks for sharing, idesign. Palin deserves all the criticism she gets over her shameful abandonment of her office before even completing a single term.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Palin got 7 standing ovations during her speech. Mitt got one when he said he was leaving.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Cdseven grew gills? What a jealous little biatch.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

You need an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, and some soft toys to play with.

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

First!

Can someone explain if the Big Gulp that Palin is holding was meant to be a prop of some kind for part of her speech?

Bishop on March 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Who is to blame for Palin’s humiliatingly bad showing at CPAC?

Why do so many conservatives not think highly of Palin, even if they agree with her on many issues? Is it her childish demeanor or her incompetence or the fact that she quit as governor or her petty, attention-seeking antics? Or all of the above?

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

And just like cockroaches, Palin’s detractors crawl from under the woodwork whenever her name is mentioned…

zoyclem on March 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Lolz. Now that is both true and funny.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Why do so many conservatives not think highly of Palin, even if they agree with her on many issues? Is it her childish demeanor or her incompetence or the fact that she quit as governor or her petty, attention-seeking antics? Or all of the above?

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I think that’s it’s the fact that Palin is a Moose-eating snowbunny without a shred of dignity, yes?

Bishop on March 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM

The poll, sponsored by The Washington Times and conducted by Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates, surveyed 2,930 CPAC attendees between Thursday and Saturday. Of those, 41 percent were students, suggesting a crowd skewed toward younger conservatives — a theme of this year’s conference.

Voters also decidedly leaned toward the libertarian wing of the GOP, as opposed to defense hawks or social conservatives: 77 percent said their chief goal was promoting individual freedom by reducing government intrusion, while just 15 percent said they are focused on traditional values and only 8 percent said they focus mainly on national security.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/16/rand-paul-washington-times-cpac-2013-straw-poll/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS#ixzz2NoG5iA42
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM

It stinks like rotting fish in here.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Palin got 7 standing ovations during her speech. Mitt got one when he said he was leaving.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Heh. It’s only funny because it’s true. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM

A Sarah blackout on NBC. they chose to use rand paul vs rubio as the disparate camps in the republican party.

If look closely at David Greroy’s eyes you see two Big Gulps.

renalin on March 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM

At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

…you’ve been here long enough…you know there’s a lot of “I don’t get it”…with you!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Wait but….why did she do so poorly in the straw poll. At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Because she isn’t running in 2016 and everybody knows it.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Wait but….why did she do so poorly in the straw poll. At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….
libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Because most conservatives do not worship her like a handful of regular commenters on this site do.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Governor Palin, you quit. Accept it. Now go away.

urban elitist on March 17, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Translation: Why the f___ won’t the quitter QUIT???

Reminder: The quitter fulfilled every single one of her campaign promises before quitting. The quitter DIDN’T quit until AFTER she did everything she got elected to do. The quitter was a better governor than all of the various squishy-moderate clinging-to-power seat-warmers the Palin haters want us to support instead. Chew on THAT, Palin haters.

Aitch748 on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Good for Rove. Few people take that woman seriously. Thanks for sharing, idesign. Palin deserves all the criticism she gets over her shameful abandonment of her office before even completing a single term.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Yeah, good for Rove, who spent hundreds of millions of other people’s money this cycle and didn’t win a single race, you hate-mongering psychopath.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I think that’s it’s the fact that Palin is a Moose-eating snowbunny without a shred of dignity, yes?
Bishop on March 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM

You are making it into a class thing. That isn’t it at all. It is more that she is incompetent and a bit embarrassing. Most know that we can do a lot better than her.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Because she isn’t running in 2016 and everybody knows it.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM

2016 is a long way from here. She is gearing up for 2014. If she runs in 2016 or not we will have a better grasp of it after 2014 results are in.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:12 AM

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Your mother and I have discussed it, sweetheart; and we’ve both decided you need to go out and start looking for some sort of fast food work again — they way you promised, remember? — instead of sitting alone in your room all day and night, with the lights out, jabbing the eyes out of Sarah Palin photographs with that little pin.

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Wait but….why did she Willard do so poorly in the straw poll Election.
libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Because most conservatives do not worship her him like a handful of regular commenters on this site do.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:14 AM

You are making it into a class thing. That isn’t it at all. It is more that she is incompetent and a bit embarrassing. Most know that we can do a lot better than her.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Agreed. I’m pretty tired of people who would embarrass us trying to break-in to the group of political reps we have now.

Bishop on March 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM

…when someone is DENSE and doesn’t know it…what do we call that?…in the politically correct term?

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Scrumpy is gone for now but Lance man is back. Someday they will be on the same thread again like back in the old days.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

…when someone is DENSE and doesn’t know it…what do we call that?…in the politically correct term?

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

“Karl Rove.” ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM

…when someone is DENSE and doesn’t know it…what do we call that?…in the politically correct term?

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

“Karl Rove.” ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM

nice one

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM

You are making it into a class thing. That isn’t it at all. It is more that she is incompetent and a bit embarrassing. Most know that we can do a lot better than her.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Incompetent? You mean like spending hundreds of millions of dollars in consulting fees and getting a GOTV mechanism and ad-buying strategy that failed catastrophically in return after running for President for the last decade?

Embarrassing? You mean like talking in Biden-esque fashion about being “severely conservative” and how “the trees are the perfect height”?

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Why do so many conservatives not think highly of Palin, even if they agree with her on many issues? Is it her childish demeanor or her incompetence or the fact that she quit as governor or her petty, attention-seeking antics? Or all of the above?

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I think that’s it’s the fact that Palin is a Moose-eating snowbunny without a shred of dignity, yes?

Bishop on March 17, 2013 at 11:03 AM

That’s why I can’t stand her, Bishop. Her and that awful rack.

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Palin CPAC quotes: http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/03/sarah-palin-takes-cpac-by-storm/

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

from your link

Just yesterday the dimwits at Politico were writing her off in their usual demeaning terms.

I don’t expect she’ll be a candidate again, but today she took CPAC by storm, playing an important role outside the Republican Party structure in saying what needs to be said and motivating an important part of the base.

Don’t take my word for it, here’s how Business Insider described the speech, Sarah Palin’s Brilliant CPAC Speech Shows She Can Still Work A Crowd:

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

You are making it into a class thing. That isn’t it at all. It is more that she is incompetent and a bit embarrassing. Most know that we can do a lot better than her.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Shame on you, bluegill, for making comments like this and others you’ve been making! I know you think it’s fun to get everyone on this site wee weed up to such a high pitch of excitement, but in my opinion it’s just cruel on your part. I hope you realize that many of the people who visit here are seniors and may very well have high blood pressure. How do you sleep at night knowing that there are some here who might get early strokes or heart attacks just because they can’t stand the fact that you have such a completely and totally different opinion than they do?

Okay, yes, I did what you’re doing now in my youth. It’s true that I used to take big sticks and stir up anthills and watch the ants all dash around in angry, lunatic panic. But that was when I was eight years old! I grew up, and so should you. This is a serious blog with serious matters to discuss and adjudicate, and your little fun at the blog’s expense is just plain mean and juvenile.

Burke on March 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I sure hope Romney writes a book telling us all his mistakes so that we don’t do them again. The 7 volume opus could be called

Rino politics for dummies, things not to do unless you want to piss away 50 millions dollars and lose to the worst president ever.

SparkPlug on March 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Another incompetent, irrelevant, plantation-jumper: http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/03/mia-b-love-laying-groundwork-for-rematch/

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Sarah Palin’s Brilliant CPAC Speech Shows She Can Still Work A Crowd:

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Yet another thing no one ever has stated — nor ever will — re: the last two GOP-e anointed candidates for the presidency. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Sarah Palin is a LIBERAL, that is how she governed in Alaska

Sarah Palin, passed the largest tax increase in my state’s history – by socking it to the state’s big oil companies. It hurt independent oil companies more than “Big Oil.”

She “spread the wealth” from that oil tax increase by giving an extra $1,200 to every man, woman and child in Alaska.

She got Alaska’s state government to commit a half-billion dollars of public money to an energy project that has never moved off the drawing board and has not produced a single BTU of energy.

She appointed a pro-choice justice to Alaska’s Supreme Court against the outcry of Christian Conservative groups.

As governor, she created a sub-cabinet on climate change, because she could “see” first-hand how the climate of the Arctic was “warming.”

She tried to rescue a failing government owned business – the Matanuska Maid dairy – but it went bankrupt anyway and the state lost another $600,000 trying to save it. The GOP led state legislature had recommended privatizing the company.

Kermit on March 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

First!

Can someone explain if the Big Gulp that Palin is holding was meant to be a prop of some kind for part of her speech?

Bishop on March 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/03/16/sarah-palin-at-cpac-mr-president-you-won-accept-it/comment-page-12/#comment-6807806

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

…when someone is DENSE and doesn’t know it…what do we call that?…in the politically correct term?

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:16 AM

“Karl Rove.” ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM

…that was good!…that’s the kind of answer I expect… from Sparky
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Is this going to be become a new Sarah’s Gulch?

For those who don’t know, the original Sarah’s Gulch is a top secret hangout for devoted Palin worshipers to discuss all things Palin. It was founded in protest over what the Palinistas saw as anti-Sarah bias among HotAir bloggers they believed were trying to bury a Sarah-themed thread. The Palinista cultists believe that HotAir is involved in a conspiracy against Sarah. Think I’m making this up? I’m not. I infiltrated the Gulch and observed their habits and expressions of anti-HotAir feelings firsthand. I would give the link here, but I’m afraid the Palinistas might flip out.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 6:13 AM

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Guess we’ll have to change the secret password, to keep ‘gill out.

listens2glenn on March 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

She tried to rescue a failing government owned business – the Matanuska Maid dairy – but it went bankrupt anyway and the state lost another $600,000 trying to save it. The GOP led state legislature had recommended privatizing the company.

Kermit on March 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

You’e a liar. Every single point you attempt to make has been debunked numerous time.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Oh dear, that is some serious concern.

Thanks for the view from the oil drum.

tom daschle concerned on March 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

bluegill on March 17, 2013

…you need to go on a Carnival Cruise…with a berth right underneath a public bathroom…were someone can penny your door in… so you can’t open it…like we used to do in college.

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Gee, we’re up to 1155 comments. Hmmm, I wonder if there might be some kind of lesson here, Erika (and Allah), like, maybe if there were more postings centering around Sarah Palin and what she has to say, traffic on this blog might increase?

Just a thought. I know I would probably visit and comment more. That’s just me, though.

Burke on March 17, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Kermit on March 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

rove is that you.?

the tax she passed was in regards to repealing the crony corrupt tax bill the GOPe passed before her. Infact it was one of the main reasons she beat the sitting GOPE gov in the primary.

the tax moves with the price of oil as oil goes up the big oil companies pay more in taxes as the price drops the oil comapnies pay less.

the liberal judge she selected was the lesser of two evils that were forced on her by the state repesenatives.

a committee to study climate change hmm why would a leader want to know if climate change was real or fake?

the maid dairy thing has an answer also but I can’t remember all the details. but I do know milk is now arounf $8/gal in AK since they have to import all their milk.

v

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

She tried to rescue a failing government owned business – the Matanuska Maid dairy – but it went bankrupt anyway and the state lost another $600,000 trying to save it. The GOP led state legislature had recommended privatizing the company.

Kermit on March 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

You’e a liar. Every single point you attempt to make has been debunked numerous time.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

If you look real close you can see Karl Rove’s lips moving.

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 6:13 AM

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Guess we’ll have to change the secret password, to keep ‘gill out.

listens2glenn on March 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

…read tha postt!…if you need any proof that she is nucking futs!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Wait but….why did she do so poorly in the straw poll. At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Probably because people understand that Palin isn’t running for office and probably won’t be in the future. Probably because people are getting comfortable with the idea of her as a kingmaker rather than as a presidential candidate.

“Let me tell you something: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin.” — Senator Ted Cruz, introducing Sarah Palin at CPAC

Amazing. She only got about as many votes in a straw poll as Bobby Jindal, yet her speech at the very same event went over so spectacularly well that we’re all still talking about it on the day after. Gosh, that woman is irrelevant, and political poison to boot. Palin WHO??? /sarc

Aitch748 on March 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Phyllis Schlafly laments GOP establishment’s ‘series of losers’

Hopefully, Mittens’ increasingly marginalized Tiger Beat squadron won’t retaliate against one of conservatism’s treasures by launching violent jihad against the poor woman, whose only “sin” (in this instance) was pointing out the glaringly obvious. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM

PALIN 2016!

Pork-Chop on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Governor Palin, you quit. Accept it. Now go away.

urban elitist on March 17, 2013 at 6:23 AM

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Translation: Why the f___ won’t the quitter QUIT???

Reminder: The quitter fulfilled every single one of her campaign promises before quitting. The quitter DIDN’T quit until AFTER she did everything she got elected to do. The quitter was a better governor than all of the various squishy-moderate clinging-to-power seat-warmers the Palin haters want us to support instead. Chew on THAT, Palin haters.

Aitch748 on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

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Aitch’ ! … That’ll be enough truth outta you.

listens2glenn on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Hopefully, Mittens’ increasingly marginalized Tiger Beat squadron won’t retaliate against one of conservatism’s treasures by launching violent jihad against the poor woman, whose only “sin” (in this instance) was pointing out the glaringly obvious. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:41 AM

I wouldn’t be surprised if Rove and CO tried to tell yes the 88 year old was a secert communist spy or something.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Rand Paul walks onto CPAC stage with this playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY3LAFJbKyY

Say your prayers little one
Don’t forget my son
To include everyone
I tuck you in
Warm within
Keep you free from sin
‘Til the sandman he comes

Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to never never-land

Something’s wrong, shut the light
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren’t of snow white
Dreams of war
Dreams of lies
Dreams of dragons fire
And of things that will bite, yeah

Sleep with one eye open
Grippin’ your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to never never-land

(Whisper)
Now I lay me down to sleep (x2)
Pray the lord my soul to keep (x2)
And if I die before I wake (x2)
Pray the lord my soul to take (x2)

Hush little baby don’t say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It’s just the beast under your bed
In your closet in your head

Exit light
Enter night
Grain of sand

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to never never-land

We’re off to never never-land

Take my hand
We’re off to never never-land
Take my hand
We’re off to never never-land

We’re off to never never-land

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Wait but….why did she do so poorly in the straw poll. At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

.
I always thank you for your honesty (when you give it).

So, thank you.

listens2glenn on March 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Another incompetent, irrelevant, plantation-jumper: http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/03/mia-b-love-laying-groundwork-for-rematch/

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM

…I’m glad!…I like that lady!…and you have to wonder about the 768 vote margin nowadays!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM

She tried to rescue a failing government owned business – the Matanuska Maid dairy – but it went bankrupt anyway and the state lost another $600,000 trying to save it. The GOP led state legislature had recommended privatizing the company.

Kermit on March 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

By the way, here are the emails that prove you’re a liar:

http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/18134.pdf
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From : Sent: To:
Cc: Subject:
gov.sarah @yahoo.com Friday, June 08, 2007 8:49 AM Joseph D Schmidt; Tom E Irwin; Martha K Rutherford; Tibbles; Michael A (GOV); Bitney; John W (GOV); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Meghan N Stapleton; Sharon W Leighow; Talis J Colberg Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Clark; Christopher G (GOV); Katz; John W (GOV) Re: MatMaid
Thanks Commissioner Schmidt.
And sorry, all, for cursing in that email – but doggone it that board ripped the rug out from under us – and more importantly the farmers – and it gives Alaskans one more reason to distrust state government, unfortunately.
—–Original Message—– From: Joseph Schmidt
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 08:37:50
To:gov.sarah@yahoo.com, ‘Tom Irwin’ ,’Martha K Rutherford’ ,’Michael A Tibbles’ ,’John W Bitney’ ,’Joseph R Balash’ ,’Meghan N Stapleton’ ,’Sharon W Leighow’
,’Talis J Colberg’ Cc:’Kristina Y Perry’ ,’Christopher G Clark’
,’John Katz’ Subject: RE: MatMaid
Good Morning All,
Corrections has some ties to the dairy farmers through our Point Mackenzie Farm, and our Farm contractor. Marty and I talked recently about some Meat Plant issues and tying them to the Point Mack Farm . We also may have cheap labor to offer.
Anything we can do to help….
Thanx
Joe
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PRA GSPO1 _0002286
—–Original Message—– From: gov.saraheyahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com] Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 8:25 AM To: Tom Irwin; Martha K Rutherford; Michael A Tibbles; John W Bitney; Joseph R Balash; Meghan N Stapleton; Sharon W Leighow; Talis J Colberg; Joseph D Schmidt Cc: Kristina Y Perry; Christopher G Clark; John Katz Subject: MatMaid
Hell no will MatMaid close in a couple of weeks . Not on our watch will this happen . Dairy farmers were told their last day to deliver milk is June 27th. No back up plan for them , no notice except the assurance I’ve given them that we were working on a plan and supported the 600,000 dollars to figure out what to do next . The state just broke its word again if we were to roll over for the board’s ridiculous vote to shut it down without proper notice.
Vantryck has got to be removed today . Managers must be held accountable for disasters like this. Any investigation needs to take place re : what has happened with this terribly poor management.
Farmers will be dumping their milk in the parking lot of DNR if we don’t step in and show the leadership they’re craving and deserving . Trust me, I know their frustration.
MatMaid will not shut down and we need to get that word out TODAY be folks are panicking and quiting and there won’t be time to rehire.
Can BAC and Creamery Bd be replaced at the request of Governor ? These folks need to go . We need to regroup and get good business minds in there to figure out close-out plan in next yr or so, or re-vitalization plan for Ag.
Pls respond asap so I know my email was received. 2
PRA GSP01 _0002287
Searchable Analytics at http://www.CrivellaWest.com Posted by msnbc.com, Mother Jones and Pro Publica. http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com
Ivy- pls check on both bd’ s replacement policies.
Meg- pls figure out new messaging that conveys my committment to sensible plan -vs- going with the flow of the bd’s ridiculous decision to devastate farmers in two weeks . That ‘s bull and we’re going to step in a help.
Talis and Mike- Privileged or Personal Material Redacted Privileged or Personal Material Redacted

http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/12763.pdf
From :
Sent : To: Subject:
Frye, Ivy J (DOA) [/O=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=IJFRYE) Friday, March 07, 2008 7:21 AM ‘gov.sarah@yahoo.com’; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); ‘ftb907@yahoo.com’ Re: Mat-maid
Word. I’ll get her something before 9
Original Message —– From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com To: Frye, Ivy J (DOA); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Frank Bailey Sent: Fri Mar 07 07:11:11 2008 Subject: Re: Mat-maid
Yes pls send to Sharon asap but give all credit to Kris kristan joey the board and others Kris knows. Thanks
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One
—–Original Message—– From: “Frye, Ivy J (DOA)”
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 06:52:06 To:gov.sarah@yahoo.com, “Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)” ,ftb907@yahoo.com
subject: Mat-maid
Nice job governor! Despite the critics, namely halcro, mat-maid closes its books with money in the bank and there’s still equipment and facilities to sell. Alaskans should know YOUR decision to put a new board in place, 600.0 to help w the transition, essentially granting an extention to the livelihood of farmers after the previous mngmnt and bd decided to abruptly close the doors, etc. Perhaps you have somebody working on this, if not I’m happy to send a draft to sharon. Kris, I’m sure, could get some good comments from kristan and joey, etc.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM

PALIN 2016!

Pork-Chop on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

CRUZE with PALIN
………..2 0 1 6…

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Wait but….why did she do so poorly in the straw poll. At CPAC of all places? I don’t get it….

libfreeordie on March 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Probably because people understand that Palin isn’t running for office and probably won’t be in the future.

I agree with this 100%. And I fully believe she will continue her “well, here in Iowa you don’t need to declare until….” act this time too. And then Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham are going to be on Fox News telling her “Listen, s*** or get off the pot”. Again.

Marcus on March 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Why do so many conservatives not think highly of Palin, even if they agree with her on many issues? Is it her childish demeanor or her incompetence or the fact that she quit as governor or her petty, attention-seeking antics? Or all of the above?

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

WOW.
I actually really like her. I do not see her as childish nor incompetent, given her record as AK’s governor (there’s your quitting meme again). I see her ‘quitting’ as making sense.
But you, of course, are entitled to your opinion.
I happen to respect & admire this woman’s accomplishments & I think she is a good stateswoman.
But keep on hating. Bcs that is so fruitful.

Badger40 on March 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

…I’m glad!…I like that lady!…and you have to wonder about the 768 vote margin nowadays!

KOOLAID2 on March 17, 2013 at 11:48 AM

U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., calls a mysterious 4,000-vote swing late on Election Night “unconscionable” as he continues his fight to challenge his razor-thin apparent loss to Democrat Patrick Murphy.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/allen-west-unconscionable-vote-shenanigans/

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

She tried to rescue a failing government owned business – the Matanuska Maid dairy – but it went bankrupt anyway and the state lost another $600,000 trying to save it. The GOP led state legislature had recommended privatizing the company.
Kermit on March 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM

BTW, here are the emails proving you’re a shameless liar:

http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/18134.pdf

http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/12763.pd

As you can see, the situation was almost the opposite of what you described, you shameless lying liar who lies.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Has that draft-dodging metrosexual Ken-doll you worship ever had a 93% approval rating at any time in his life, stinkfish?

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Could be this is why Rand Paul won the straw poll: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/10/curl-13-hours-changed-republican-party/

davidk on March 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

As you can see, the situation was almost the opposite of what you described

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Meh. Palinphobes, lying and spluttering ineffectually. So, what else is new…? ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

We all know what this about by now. You’ve left a clear trail. That Sarah Palin is a bright, accomplished, charismatic middle-aged woman who has balanced a large family and a successful career, has a stalwart husband, has brushed off the worst that the worst elements of elite society could hurl at her and at age 50 still has a great body and rack, drives you to distraction.

Metasticized catty envy.

rrpjr on March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I am actually surprised at the retraint sunfish-thinks-it’s a trout showed, floundering around in the same old schizoid PDS in a post that was actually about Sarah Palin.

S. D. on March 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Marcus on March 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

The mainstream media is absolutely convinced that women cannot be conservatives. … That’s why Gov. Palin drives the mainstream media bat-crap crazy. It shakes up their entire world view, and you know what, she can pick winners. Sarah Palin jumped in early and supported Rand Paul. She supported Marco Rubio. She supported Tim Scott. She supported Pat Toomey. She supported Nikki Haley. And this last election cycle, there were three Republicans who won new seats, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, and myself. She supported all three of us. Let me tell you something: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin. She is fearless, she is principled, she is courageous, and she is a mama grizzly.”

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM

.
What I said to Aitch’, earlier:
.

Aitch748 on March 17, 2013 at 11:10 AM

.
Aitch’ ! … That’ll be enough truth outta you.

listens2glenn on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

listens2glenn on March 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

“Let me tell you something: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin.”

Every time one of us posts that, the Palin-haters… die inside, just a little bit more. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Yeah, that worked out so well for Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle.

I laugh quite a lot out loud.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

What’s up with Karl…LOL

@TwitchyTeam: Sarah Palin zings Karl Rove at CPAC; Karl Rove whine-attacks, ‘I’d serve out my term’ [video] http://t.co/FM4SX2kjQs

idesign on March 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

PALIN 2016!

Pork-Chop on March 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Because losing elections with a stunningly embarrassing candidate never gets old!

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Rove-affiliated groups spend $175 million, lose 21 of 30 races

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

It stinks like rotting fish in here.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM

That’s your upper lip you’re smelling, Wally.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

“Let me tell you something: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin.”

Every time one of us posts that, the Palin-haters… die inside, just a little bit more. ;)

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Yeah, that worked out so well for Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

What “worked out so well for Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle?” Ted Cruz being elected to the Senate, thanks to (by his own stated admission) Sarah Palin? Ted Cruz publicly acknowledging his indebtedness to Sarah Palin?

What on earth are you gibbering about, you odd, angry little man…?

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Sarah Palin is an effective communicator and a happy warrior, that loves to stick it in the crawl of the Ruling classers in the republican party.

Will she ever run for public office again…….mmmmm, not likely. She specializes in bridge burning and that’s never been the secret to success anywhere. However, it could get so bad in D.C. that people might want someone that essentially did an 1814 and figuratively burned down the city.

Until then, she’s entertaining, effective, throws red-meat, and shows stones that we wish 99.99% of the men in D.C. had.

If it wasn’t for her and Cruz and to a lesser extent Rand Paul there would be NO effective OPPOSITION to the President in the gop at all.

THAT is why the left hates her (she’s effective). Well they also hate her because she didn’t kill that unborn defective kid of hers right Lefties?

Keep it up Palin, maybe someone in the gop will get a clue that we want a REAL FIGHTER next time, not some Common Core Education Nazi like Crown Prince Jeb of the House of Bush.

PALIN!!!
PALIN!!!
PALIN!!!
PALIN!!!
PALIN!!!

PappyD61 on March 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Who the hell in the Republican party has a problem with Sarah Palin “supporting candidates”?
Most people draw the line at her thinking she can go from half a governorship to reality tv to the White House. She’d be taken a lot more seriously if she’d drop her tired Hamlet act.

Marcus on March 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM

For your viewing pleasure, bluegill getting eaten by a pike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1lagLHHu20

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Because losing elections with a stunningly embarrassing candidate never gets old!

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Funny, that’s what Phyllis Schlafly said about Mittens and the rest of Team Rove, just the other day.

Kent18 on March 17, 2013 at 12:15 PM

PappyD61 on March 17, 2013 at 12:13 PM

bridge burning? did you listen to her speech? it was 180 degrees opposite from bridge burning. she called for a big tent agains tthe ruling elites.

unseen on March 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Yeah, that worked out so well for Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle.

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Palin didn’t endorse Sharron Angle in the primary, dumbass.

Walter Sobchak on March 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Bluegill was in Romneycare’s pants for 4 years at this site. Rove is a hoar, who would sell his mother if their was a buck in it for him. The bushie’s since the 1920′s have controled the republican party. nothings changed!!!

Oh wait, Sarah Palin, comes on the scene. She isn’t part of the beltway permanent class. She talks for the little people, the unrepresented.

So what do the ratswill in the washington crapzone do, they tried to destroy her. You can’t go off the reservation. Only the elites, can pick our candidates, get favorable crony deals, tell us how to live etc…

Any wonder why the Bush family and their hanger-ons are doing this for generations. We on the other hand try to survive.

I stand with sarah!!!!

Danielvito on March 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM

At CPAC, Sarah Palin Shows She’s Still Got It

http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/at-cpac-sarah-palin-shows-shes-still-got-it

Pork-Chop on March 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM

chumpThreads on March 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

And yet you can’t stop talking about her. The need to prove to yourself and others that she’s embarrassing and irrelevant and a quitter is too overwhelming not to betray the fear and truth.

rrpjr on March 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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