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megimoo
07-03-2009, 07:26 PM
No way to tell if this is a real window onto her mind or just spin to salve the wound of a tough day, but the Palinistas deserve some hope.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to remain extremely visible and will give serious consideration to running for president in 2012, but has made no decision, a close friend said after her startling announcement Friday that she will resign her office…

Those friends say she plans to give a series of paid speeches, and will also make free GOP appearances, raising money for the party and for issues. She also plans to help other candidates, collecting political IOUs for herself…

Friends said Palin brushes off hostile news coverage but feels that the ethics complaints in Alaska – accompanied by attacks in the legislature, and the relentless pounding she was taking at home – were taking a toll on her family and her state. So she believes the decision was selfless, the friends said.

But:

“She has never been able to deliver a succinct message and this one was all over the place when this really needed to be one of her best performances,” a Republican congressional official said.

“While it is absolutely true that people in Alaska were trying to tear her down with false charges, it doesn’t look good that when she was faced with adversity and attacks on her character that she threw in the towel. … She needed to go away for a while and bone up on issues. Truly bewildering.”


http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/03/close-friend-of-palins-shell-seriously-consider-running-for-president/

Apocalypse
07-03-2009, 08:03 PM
The only thing I can think of is she is prepping for a run for a senate seat come 2010, to gain the experience she will need. In stepping down, she can start putting together her comity for the Senate run. And by being out, in a lame duck Governor ship, she wont be blamed for nothing be accomplished.

CueSi
07-03-2009, 11:53 PM
The only thing I can think of is she is prepping for a run for a senate seat come 2010, to gain the experience she will need. In stepping down, she can start putting together her comity for the Senate run. And by being out, in a lame duck Governor ship, she wont be blamed for nothing be accomplished.

My theory is she struck a deal with Todd. . .if you want '12 bad enough, probably cut bait now. . .you'll need the time to rest and bone up on what you'll need to know.

~QC

megimoo
07-03-2009, 11:56 PM
Sarah what have you got in store for us? The liberal feminists are already foaming at the mouth.

In case you haven’t heard, Sarah Palin just resigned as Governor of Alaska. She will be ending her reign in a couple of weeks and the Lt. Governor will be taking over. Of course many pundits are coming out and trying to figure out her reasons – everything from ‘she couldn’t take it’ to ‘she’s going to run for President in 2012’. If you look at her speech to the people of Alaska, you will see that she is leaving for the good of the people. From her speech today below:

“Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I’ve been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations – such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters’ questions.

Every one – all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We’ve won! But it hasn’t been cheap – the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR tie and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to “opposition research” – that’s money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers – or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the “politics of personal destruction” … Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn’t cost them a dime so they’re not going to stop draining public resources – spending other peoples’ money in their game.”

http://www.examiner.com/x-9100-Boston-Conservative-Independent-Examiner~y2009m7d3-Sarah-what-have-you-got-in-store-for-us--The-liberal-feminists-are-already-foaming-at-the-mouth

satanica
07-04-2009, 08:32 AM
How do you fools make sense of this ?

She claims Obama doesn't have enough experience to be prez, so she quits her job before her first term is up ?

She claims Obama can't handle the media pressure, so she quits because of media pressure.

How does this help her ? ...how does quiting and cutting and running help her ?

Japandroid
07-04-2009, 08:40 AM
The only thing I can think of is she is prepping for a run for a senate seat come 2010, to gain the experience she will need. In stepping down, she can start putting together her comity for the Senate run. And by being out, in a lame duck Governor ship, she wont be blamed for nothing be accomplished.

Experience that is enough for Palin but wasn't enough for Obama? What?

lacarnut
07-04-2009, 09:30 AM
Experience that is enough for Palin but wasn't enough for Obama? What?

Experience as a Governor surpasses a community organizer and part time senator. That's what. You 2 mental midgets were not joined at the head were you?

Lager
07-04-2009, 09:42 AM
I think it might be time for Republicans to see the writing on the wall, that Palin is most likely not going to be the one to lead us out of the wilderness.

Japandroid
07-04-2009, 09:45 AM
I think it might be time for Republicans to see the writing on the wall, that Palin is most likely not going to be the one to lead us out of the wilderness.

You should've noticed that when she single-handedly tore apart the McCain campaign.

satanica
07-04-2009, 09:45 AM
I think it might be time for Republicans to see the writing on the wall, that Palin is most likely not going to be the one to lead us out of the wilderness.

Jeeesh, ya think ? :rolleyes:

Lars1701a
07-04-2009, 09:49 AM
You should've noticed that when she single-handedly tore apart the McCain campaign.

She is the reason he got as many votes as he did. :rolleyes:

Lager
07-04-2009, 09:50 AM
You should've noticed that when she single-handedly tore apart the McCain campaign.

McCain bears the brunt of that. It was his decision to pick her as a VP candidate.

Lager
07-04-2009, 09:53 AM
I think some positives came out of the whole Palin episode, and if conservatives pick up on them, they can turn it into a plus. And I loved the way she shook up the left, that was priceless.

satanica
07-04-2009, 09:53 AM
McCain bears the brunt of that. It was his decision to pick her as a VP candidate.


Agreed.

He really blew off vetting her.

Lars1701a
07-04-2009, 09:53 AM
McCain bears the brunt of that. It was his decision to pick her as a VP candidate.

You think it was Her that sank his chances? or was it the timid lets not bring up any dirt on the Magic Negro that did it? or the host of other things ?

Lager
07-04-2009, 09:58 AM
You think it was Her that sank his chances? or was it the timid lets not bring up any dirt on the Magic Negro that did it? or the host of other things ?

No, I don't think it was her that hurt him. 4 dollar a gallon gas had more to do with it than she ever did.

linda22003
07-04-2009, 09:59 AM
I think quitting midterm is not the way to position herself as a leader in 2012.

satanica
07-04-2009, 10:02 AM
I think quitting midterm is not the way to position herself as a leader in 2012.

Ya think ? :rolleyes:

In the next few weeks we will learn of a scandal involving corruption. Count on it.

Rockntractor
07-04-2009, 10:02 AM
I think quitting midterm is not the way to position herself as a leader in 2012.
I think she's going home to her family. She has had enough politics and I don't see her pursuing anything further.

djones520
07-04-2009, 10:03 AM
I think quitting midterm is not the way to position herself as a leader in 2012.

Personally, if she is planning on pushing her resources to running for President, I'd rather she did quit. Unlike President Obama who kept drawing a paycheck during his run, for doing none of the work he was elected to do.

Show's a level of class that you don't really expect from politicians, IMO.

satanica
07-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Personally, if she is planning on pushing her resources to running for President, I'd rather she did quit. Unlike President Obama who kept drawing a paycheck during his run, for doing none of the work he was elected to do.

Show's a level of class that you don't really expect from politicians, IMO.

Holy fucking shit is that a hard spin, you reached all the way up the horses ass for that one.

Ya, quiting on the people who elected you mid term is a show of class.

djones520
07-04-2009, 10:13 AM
Holy fucking shit is that a hard spin, you reached all the way up the horses ass for that one.

Ya, quiting on the people who elected you mid term is a show of class.

So you're saying you'd rather your elected officials kept being payed for not doing their job?

I just want to make sure we're clear on that.

satanica
07-04-2009, 10:17 AM
So you're saying you'd rather your elected officials kept being payed for not doing their job?

I just want to make sure we're clear on that.

I believe that quitting mid term on the people that elected you doesn't show class.

And ...you are implying she did this because she is running for the WH ...what gives you that idea ?

Rockntractor
07-04-2009, 10:21 AM
I believe that quitting mid term on the people that elected you doesn't show class.

And ...you are implying she did this because she is running for the WH ...what gives you that idea ?

You are just a picture of class dumb ass.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/rabiddonkeysontheloose.gif?t=1246717216

djones520
07-04-2009, 10:23 AM
I believe that quitting mid term on the people that elected you doesn't show class.

And ...you are implying she did this because she is running for the WH ...what gives you that idea ?

Do you have a reading comprehension problem? I said IF.

So, we are on the record that you think it shows more class to collect a paycheck for not doing your job, then to quit the job, and let someone else who will actually be there to handle it, do it.

Yep... that about sums up liberal idealogy. Who cares if the job gets done, as long as I'm still getting paid. :rolleyes:

Rockntractor
07-04-2009, 10:26 AM
Do you have a reading comprehension problem? I said IF.

So, we are on the record that you think it shows more class to collect a paycheck for not doing your job, then to quit the job, and let someone else who will actually be there to handle it, do it.

Yep... that about sums up liberal idealogy. Who cares if the job gets done, as long as I'm still getting paid. :rolleyes:

Oh but we all deserve paychecks! they are a right. actual work and being responsible are optional. Wait till satanica grows up and has to get a job.

satanica
07-04-2009, 10:52 AM
So, we are on the record that you think it shows more class to collect a paycheck for not doing your job, :

But, he DID get the job done. In his short time in the senate he wrote 890 bills and co sponsered over a 1000.

Now compare that to your senator and tell me if they did as much.

djones520
07-04-2009, 10:55 AM
But, he DID get the job done. In his short time in the senate he wrote 890 bills and co sponsered over a 1000.

Now compare that to your senator and tell me if they did as much.

And missed 75% of all the votes his last two years in the Senate. That's really doing his job alright. :rolleyes:

BadCat
07-04-2009, 11:12 AM
I believe that quitting mid term on the people that elected you doesn't show class.

And ...you are implying she did this because she is running for the WH ...what gives you that idea ?

Oh, a classless little cock sucker talking about class.
Fucking priceless.

linda22003
07-04-2009, 11:24 AM
Personally, if she is planning on pushing her resources to running for President, I'd rather she did quit.

Recently she said she would not run for re-election. I could understand that, in order to focus on a national run. Then she suddenly amends it to quitting this month? That's rather different.

lacarnut
07-04-2009, 08:47 PM
Recently she said she would not run for re-election. I could understand that, in order to focus on a national run. Then she suddenly amends it to quitting this month? That's rather different.

If you had a half a million dollars in legal bills because of frivolous lawsuits with more to come, what would you do? Note, you are only making a little over $100k as Gov. BTW, would you not get tired of defending yourself in court along with wasting time. I commend her choice to retire. She can focus on what is best for her and getting out of debt (write a book, speaking fees, run for Prez, etc). From my perspective, I do not see a politician alive today that could not be replaced and is not expendable in a heartbeat. Even dimwit Biden would be an improvement over the Magic Negro.

Japandroid
07-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Recently she said she would not run for re-election. I could understand that, in order to focus on a national run. Then she suddenly amends it to quitting this month? That's rather different.

It's desperate, and really an indicator of her trying to hide something.

lacarnut
07-04-2009, 09:07 PM
It's desperate, and really an indicator of her trying to hide something.

She is going to kick ass and take names in the next couple of years. Your boy is going to get stomped.

3rd-try
07-05-2009, 11:03 AM
I believe that quitting mid term on the people that elected you doesn't show class.

And ...you are implying she did this because she is running for the WH ...what gives you that idea ?


Yea. Keeping your tax-funded job while not even showing up for work is the classy way to do it. She should have just used the Edwards model. Hell, we're used to paying people for nothing in NC.

Also, don't rule out some serious legal retaliation on the part of Palin. The federal embezzlement claims, which the FBI flatly denies to exist are grounds for legal action. And, I hope she as anyone who has baseless attacks publicly made against them...I hope she burns them a new one!!!

It's beyond D or R. When BS is slung at you, I mean tangible actions that aren't up for interpretation that can be shown to be true or false...If the source of false allegations can be pin-pointed, I think they should held accountable.
Now, who disagrees with this?

linda22003
07-05-2009, 11:13 AM
If you had a half a million dollars in legal bills because of frivolous lawsuits with more to come, what would you do? Note, you are only making a little over $100k as Gov. BTW, would you not get tired of defending yourself in court along with wasting time. I commend her choice to retire.

She did not choose to retire, which would have been at the end of her term. She chose to quit, midterm. She might be tired of the hassles, but this does not make for a future in politics. Karl Rove pretty much said, "Stick a fork in her, she's done", this morning.

linda22003
07-05-2009, 11:14 AM
She is going to kick ass and take names in the next couple of years.


She might, indeed. It just won't be in politics.

satanica
07-05-2009, 11:20 AM
She might, indeed. It just won't be in politics.

Yep, her political career is over. I hope she shows up on TV next to Newt. It would only help the Democrats in the next election.

Please please give her a TV job

hazlnut
07-05-2009, 12:07 PM
Ya think ? :rolleyes:

In the next few weeks we will learn of a scandal involving corruption. Count on it.

The L.A. Times reported this morning that rumors about an investigation and looming indictment for embezzlement and corruption are untrue according to an Alaska FBI spokesman.

LINK (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-palin5-2009jul05,0,7018263.story?track=rss)


"There is absolutely no truth to those rumors that we're investigating her or getting ready to indict her," Special Agent Eric Gonzalez said in a phone interview Saturday. "It's just not true." He added that there was "no wiggle room" in his comments for any kind of inquiry.

BTW--I'd like to point out that while other media outlets and bloggers are 'reporting' on the rumors about the embezzlement charges, the L.A. times did call the FBI in Alaska and reported the rumors as false. Could we please remove my hometown newspaper from the liberal media list or at least criticize them more accurately on a story-by-story basis?

lacarnut
07-05-2009, 12:10 PM
She did not choose to retire, which would have been at the end of her term. She chose to quit, midterm. She might be tired of the hassles, but this does not make for a future in politics. Karl Rove pretty much said, "Stick a fork in her, she's done", this morning.

Quit or retire. Makes no difference to me. It appears that you are one of those Rockefeller Repubs that did not like her to start off with. Karl Rove should STFU; his time in the excutive branch of politics is gone and I don't think history will be that kind to the adminstration that he was a major player in.

BTW, you did not answer my question about what you would do with the mountain of debt she had. Stay in the office till the end and garner another half a million in debt on top of the 500k she owes now in legal bills.

I will eagerly await more of your stupidity.

BadCat
07-05-2009, 12:38 PM
Could we please remove my hometown newspaper from the liberal media list or at least criticize them more accurately on a story-by-story basis?

Hell no.
They're as moonbatty as you are.

Sonnabend
07-06-2009, 10:33 AM
How do you fools make sense of this ?

When you start making sense, we'll worry about the others.


She claims Obama doesn't have enough experience to be prez, so she quits her job before her first term is up ?

Obama didnt have the experience to run an ice cream stand. He still doesnt.


She claims Obama can't handle the media pressure, so she quits because of media pressure.

Media pressure? Obama? BWAHAHAHAHA


How does this help her ? ...how does quiting and cutting and running help her ?

She can concentrate on other things and these idiotic ethics complaints will stop. Now she can work..and plan.

Ever stop to think that maybe she just got fed up and decided "the hell with it?"

Sarah aint done...not by a long shot.

linda22003
07-06-2009, 10:43 AM
Ever stop to think that maybe she just got fed up and decided "the hell with it?"



It will be interesting to see what she does next. Getting fed up and deciding "the hell with it" rules out a successful higher political career, but she could do lots of other things.

Rebel Yell
07-06-2009, 11:30 AM
Unfortunately, the last election has now changed the rules about experience needed.

All one needs to become president is is the ability to look good and sound for the camera. "Conservatives" are foaming at the mouth for her the same way the moonbats did for Obama. It's pathetic, what has she done, really? She was "A different kind of candidate", sound familiar? She is the right's Obama, just most are too blinded by "She's shootong a gun" to see it. The left don't see Obama as the "Obama candidate", either.

lacarnut
07-06-2009, 11:53 AM
Unfortunately, the last election has now changed the rules about experience needed.

All one needs to become president is is the ability to look good and sound for the camera. "Conservatives" are foaming at the mouth for her the same way the moonbats did for Obama. It's pathetic, what has she done, really? She was "A different kind of candidate", sound familiar? She is the right's Obama, just most are too blinded by "She's shootong a gun" to see it. The left don't see Obama as the "Obama candidate", either.

We have a shitpot full of experienced politicians in DC. In my opinion, way, way, way, way, too, too, too, too, much experience. Also, you do not need an Ivy League Degree. You see how well all that experience has gotten us in the last 17 years. Someone with above average intelligence with common sense and conservative principals would work for me. Palin fits the bill for me. Romney and Newt do not.

Rebel Yell
07-06-2009, 12:01 PM
We have a shitpot full of experienced politicians in DC. In my opinion, way, way, way, way, too, too, too, too, much experience. Also, you do not need an Ivy League Degree. You see how well all that experience has gotten us in the last 17 years. Someone with above average intelligence with common sense and conservative principals would work for me. Palin fits the bill for me. Romney and Newt do not.

I don't trust anybody who WANTS to be President. I know that really limits my choices.:p

lacarnut
07-06-2009, 12:43 PM
I don't trust anybody who WANTS to be President. I know that really limits my choices.:p

I will take that a step further; I don't trust anyone that wants to be a politician from a dogcatcher on up to the Presidency.:)

Apocalypse
07-14-2009, 10:02 AM
Opposed to a new thread. I think this fits nicely here.


Palin PAC brings in another $200,000 since resignation




By Erika Bolstad, McClatchy Newspapers Erika Bolstad, Mcclatchy Newspapers – Mon Jul 13, 7:34 pm ET
WASHINGTON — In addition to the more than $700,000 that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee raised during the first half of the year, an additional $200,000 came in since her July 3 announcement that she's stepping down.


According to Federal Election commission reports filed Monday, the former Republican vice presidential candidate brought in $732,867 in donations through June 30 .


Another $200,000 came in after the deadline — all of it in the days following Palin's July 3 announcement that she's stepping down as Alaska governor, said Meghan Stapleton , a spokeswoman for her campaign.


It's "above par," said Steve Gordon , a Washington -based Republican fundraising veteran who works mostly on Senate campaigns.


The big question, however, is what she does with the money, Gordon said. So far, Palin has donated to just two candidates: $5,000 to her 2008 running mate,


http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20090713/pl_mcclatchy/3271492

noonwitch
07-14-2009, 12:20 PM
I don't trust anybody who WANTS to be President. I know that really limits my choices.:p



When my siblings and I were kids, we used to ask my dad why he didn't run for president. He said: "I love my kids too much for all that".

One should be a little suspicious of anyone who prefers political power to a peaceful existence for their children. That has nothing to do with party affiliation.

Elspeth
07-14-2009, 12:58 PM
Obama didnt have the experience to run an ice cream stand. He still doesnt.

.

AMEN!:cool:

Japandroid
07-14-2009, 07:12 PM
Opposed to a new thread. I think this fits nicely here.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20090713/pl_mcclatchy/3271492

It pays to quit your job!

lacarnut
07-14-2009, 07:23 PM
It pays to quit your job!

Two (2) other Governors quit their jobs to go work for the Magic Negro. According to liberals, that does not apply to them. BTW, what difference does it make. Only crazy fuckers like you and your liberal counterparts are making a big deal out.

Japandroid
07-15-2009, 02:21 AM
Two (2) other Governors quit their jobs to go work

Yup, to keep working. Maybe serve their former constituency on a broader national level even. Palin's story is a bit different with her SARAHPAC and impending book deal.

Related to Palin:


QWEN IFILL: But I just wanted to ask you, do you support capping carbon emissions?

PALIN: I do. I do.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/02/debate.transcript/

oooooooooooooooooooooooooops.

lacarnut
07-15-2009, 11:06 AM
Yup, to keep working. Maybe serve their former constituency on a broader national level even. Palin's story is a bit different with her SARAHPAC and impending book deal.

Related to Palin:



http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/02/debate.transcript/

oooooooooooooooooooooooooops.

Why do you care. Answer: lunatics like you are not content that the Magic Negro won the election; you want to smear her. She gave her reasons for stepping down. I respect her decision and it has to do what is best of her family and the state. Get over your hatred, loser.