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  1. Palin Quits as Alaska Governor


    Palin Quits as Alaska Governor - Political News - FOXNews.com

    WTF!!!! If she thinks this is how she's gonna launch a presidential campaign, it's a huge mistake IMO. Giving up and quitting after 2.5 years as gub'na isn't going to bode well with most voters IMO. She's just giving ammunition to her opponents this way.


  2. Can't wait till she runs for office.

    Democrats will win again
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  3. I don't think this is why. I think any advisor would have told her to stay in office, I wouldn't be surprised to see something come out of the closet so to speak.

  4. Werd! Possible marital problems comes to mind. Maybe Mr. Sarah Palin isn't happy in ther marriage anymore or maybe HE has come outta the clost. Never know! Or, maybe just stress.

    Can't wait till she runs for office.

    Democrats will win again
    Yeah, might as well give them another shot at bankrupting the country.

  5. Some serious **** is gonna go down and she's doing some damage control.
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  6. Future
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    I do think she learned the hard way about ugly politics. As much as she took alot of heat she made herself a target. Many times alleging Obama was a terrorist etc along with some other character attacks against him. And I think she is lying about people making fun of her mentally retarded son. I havent heard anything about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roids1 View Post
    Palin Quits as Alaska Governor - Political News - FOXNews.com

    WTF!!!! If she thinks this is how she's gonna launch a presidential campaign, it's a huge mistake IMO. Giving up and quitting after 2.5 years as gub'na isn't going to bode well with most voters IMO. She's just giving ammunition to her opponents this way.
    Totally talking out of my ass here, but I think she caved under the negative media pressure she's been under lately.

    We had Dave Letterman make a moderately inappropriate joke about her and her daughters, she responded in a crazy way, she got trolled very effectively by Matt Lauer on national TV, and then there were the low-brow jokes about her MR kid. I think she caved under the pressure.

  8. Everyone (the media, us, etc) needs to stop giving her so much attention. It's a foregone conclusion that if she mounts a presidential run in 2012, it will fail. Perhaps if she's eyeing 2016 or 2020 (she's young enough to) then she's got some time to make mistakes, gain experience, rebuild her image and give it a shot.

    Although none of us would know her name or even think it feasible that she considers a run if McCain didn't throw the ultimate of hail mary's by selecting her as his running mate last year....which was not based on merit, intelligence, political skill or the best interests of the country. Just pure BS.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    Can't wait till she runs for office.

    Democrats will win again
    LOL, so true

  10. I really never understood why some people seem to hate her so much. Seriously, what did she ever do to earn it? I suppose, in a petty sort of way, I can see why the far left hates her. She's a female, a conservative, (until now) very successful in her political career. She's pro-life, pro 2nd amendment, family oriented, and if that weren't enough to anger the left, she's also extremely hot.

    Being a conservative female or a minority, with everything she has going for her, is generally seen by the far left as somewhat of a provocation. Look at Clearance Thomas. First AA US Supreme Court Justice and the most unknown historical figure in the country.

    I also wouldn't call Letterman's jokes about her 14yo daughter moderately innappropriate. Classless and perverted would be a more appropriate description, especially considering they were from a 62yo mand directed at a 14yo girl. As much as the left hated Bush, you never heard insults like that about his daughters. I can't even begin to imagine the outrage we'd see in the media if anyone made similar moderately innappropriate jokes about the Obama girls.
  11. keeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by roids1 View Post
    I really never understood why some people seem to hate her so much. Seriously, what did she ever do to earn it? I suppose, in a petty sort of way, I can see why the far left hates her. She's a female, a conservative, (until now) very successful in her political career. She's pro-life, pro 2nd amendment, family oriented, and if that weren't enough to anger the left, she's also extremely hot.

    Being a conservative female or a minority, with everything she has going for her, is generally seen by the far left as somewhat of a provocation. Look at Clearance Thomas. First AA US Supreme Court Justice and the most unknown historical figure in the country.

    I also wouldn't call Letterman's jokes about her 14yo daughter moderately innappropriate. Classless and perverted would be a more appropriate description, especially considering they were from a 62yo mand directed at a 14yo girl. As much as the left hated Bush, you never heard insults like that about his daughters. I can't even begin to imagine the outrage we'd see in the media if anyone made similar moderately innappropriate jokes about the Obama girls.
    The main thing of significance that I noted against her was her lack of knowledge of major national and world issues/policies. She bombed in sit-down interviews, including the one with Katie Couric where we got the blank stare in answer to several questions regarding her agreement or disagreement Bush's stance on specific major foreign policies. She let me DOWN there. I'd been very supportive of her til then. Her presentation of severe lack on critical fundamentals killed me. I credit her with McCain's defeat. Dumb choice of running mates. She freely handed large ammo to the media and those such as Letterman, Tina Fey, etc...

    She is a beautiful package for sure, but the space between those lovely little ears is lacking pertinent data. I'm intrigued by y'all's take on her reason for stepping down. I don't wish her or her family any hardship, but for the sake of our country's big picture, I'd rather it be that than the rumor bouncing around CNN yesterday... that she's being prepped as the next GOP presidential candidate. I nearly fainted when I heard that.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by roids1 View Post
    I really never understood why some people seem to hate her so much. Seriously, what did she ever do to earn it? I suppose, in a petty sort of way, I can see why the far left hates her. She's a female, a conservative, (until now) very successful in her political career. She's pro-life, pro 2nd amendment, family oriented, and if that weren't enough to anger the left, she's also extremely hot.

    Being a conservative female or a minority, with everything she has going for her, is generally seen by the far left as somewhat of a provocation. Look at Clearance Thomas. First AA US Supreme Court Justice and the most unknown historical figure in the country.

    I also wouldn't call Letterman's jokes about her 14yo daughter moderately innappropriate. Classless and perverted would be a more appropriate description, especially considering they were from a 62yo mand directed at a 14yo girl. As much as the left hated Bush, you never heard insults like that about his daughters. I can't even begin to imagine the outrage we'd see in the media if anyone made similar moderately innappropriate jokes about the Obama girls.
    I do think she became fodder for the media, however a lot of it she brought upon herself. She sounded ridiculously foolish in many of her interviews and in fact, while trying to seem like "the every day woman", she seemed to get lost in that.

    However, anything relating to her family should have been off limits. Regarding the Letterman issue, I am not certain it was ever discussed for certain that he addressed the younger or older daughter. However, it was inappropriate regardless.

    Regarding Clarence Thomas, he was not the first AA justice, just an fyi, it was Thurgood Marshall

  13. Oh man...I just realized something. As much as we'd all be happy to just see her go away (and I got my hopes up when she announced her resignation) she will probably re-emerge within a year with her own talk show. I fear we'll never be rid of her. Oh well...decent eye candy.

  14. Stand by for the other shoe to drop, the talk up here in The AK is along the damage control path.

  15. Interesting. I would also like to add I would **** the living **** out of her.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by keeper View Post
    The main thing of significance that I noted against her was her lack of knowledge of major national and world issues/policies. She bombed in sit-down interviews, including the one with Katie Couric where we got the blank stare in answer to several questions regarding her agreement or disagreement Bush's stance on specific major foreign policies. She let me DOWN there. I'd been very supportive of her til then. Her presentation of severe lack on critical fundamentals killed me. I credit her with McCain's defeat. Dumb choice of running mates. She freely handed large ammo to the media and those such as Letterman, Tina Fey, etc...

    She is a beautiful package for sure, but the space between those lovely little ears is lacking pertinent data. I'm intrigued by y'all's take on her reason for stepping down. I don't wish her or her family any hardship, but for the sake of our country's big picture, I'd rather it be that than the rumor bouncing around CNN yesterday... that she's being prepped as the next GOP presidential candidate. I nearly fainted when I heard that.
    She just wasnt prepped as well as other canidates conditioned to the national scene/larger statewide scene of politics. Believe me when I tell you, the only difference between her and someone else is shes a bit too open and honest and doesnt pretend to be someone else well enough. Politicians are some of the most average people who just did anything to get ahead in life.

    Quote Originally Posted by lozgod View Post
    Interesting. I would also like to add I would **** the living **** out of her.
    As would I.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by keeper View Post
    The main thing of significance that I noted against her was her lack of knowledge of major national and world issues/policies. She bombed in sit-down interviews, including the one with Katie Couric where we got the blank stare in answer to several questions regarding her agreement or disagreement Bush's stance on specific major foreign policies. She let me DOWN there. I'd been very supportive of her til then. Her presentation of severe lack on critical fundamentals killed me. I credit her with McCain's defeat. Dumb choice of running mates. She freely handed large ammo to the media and those such as Letterman, Tina Fey, etc...

    She is a beautiful package for sure, but the space between those lovely little ears is lacking pertinent data. I'm intrigued by y'all's take on her reason for stepping down. I don't wish her or her family any hardship, but for the sake of our country's big picture, I'd rather it be that than the rumor bouncing around CNN yesterday... that she's being prepped as the next GOP presidential candidate. I nearly fainted when I heard that.
    I agree that she was a poor choice for VP. McCain made a major mistake there. She was simply not informed on a lot of very important issues, particularly relating to foreign policy and it was obvious in her interviews. I can certainly understand and appreciate some of the satiring of her silly answers, such as "I can see Russia from my house." But, the left seems to have an inordinant hate for her for some bizzare reason. Sometimes, even more so than GWB. That's the part that I don't understand.

    I don't think she has a prayer of getting the GOP nomination after this, not that she did anyway. Things are looking good for my boy Mitt right now. Although a lot can happen over the next few years. Another empty suit could always emerge on the scene and steal the show.
  18. keeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasTitan View Post
    She just wasnt prepped as well as other canidates conditioned to the national scene/larger statewide scene of politics. Believe me when I tell you, the only difference between her and someone else is shes a bit too open and honest and doesnt pretend to be someone else well enough. Politicians are some of the most average people who just did anything to get ahead in life.
    I know a bit of what you speak. My brother-in-law is a current state representative. But good grief, she's been in the political game long enough to at least fake the rhetoric. She just gave the "um... what's that again???" look more times than not. Katie Couric was trying to help her get a clue throughout the interview and commented later that she did her best to help Palin represent herself better. Anderson Cooper made a similar comment following what he termed "an attempted hour long interview" with the lovely vp candidate. But yes, I agree with you guys about her beauty. She's exceptional.

    This morning CNN reported that yesterday, Palin posted on her blog that she "has a higher calling."
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    Quote Originally Posted by lozgod View Post
    Interesting. I would also like to add I would **** the living **** out of her.
    Were you born with a mental defect or did your mom drop you on your head...a lot?

    I don't know where you think you are but this kind of talk doesn't fly around here. Please end it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keeper View Post
    This morning CNN reported that yesterday, Palin posted on her blog that she "has a higher calling."
    There are much greater, worthwhile and influential things to aspire to than politics.

  21. I am curious what her calling is. As long as she is away from the white house, good luck to her
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    I would certainly agree she is not White House material.

  23. which is perfectly fine, and I wish her luck with whatever she does. Just glad to see her going in another direction. I will say this, the idea that she was the future of the party was frightening.

  24. She never was the future of the party. There's certainly no leadership in the party right now. Bobby Jindal seems to have some potential.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by keeper View Post
    This morning CNN reported that yesterday, Palin posted on her blog that she "has a higher calling."
    Something tells me that toiling away in some under-the-radar humanitarian capacity is not in her future. Whatever this "higher calling" is, I'll bet it will be somewhere near a spotlight.

    Oh well, I'm sure God has a plan for her. Everything happens for a reason, yada yada yada.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by roids1 View Post
    She never was the future of the party. There's certainly no leadership in the party right now. Bobby Jindal seems to have some potential.
    To be honest I think eric cantor might have a future if he can get more national exposure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    I would certainly agree she is not White House material.
    White House material... only in her own mind. I know that many key people, (both state and federal) in leadership positions depend on their advisers, but there comes a time in most every administration that a leader has to be quick on his/her feet.

    I've wondered if perhaps her "higher calling" has to do with making her family more of a priority. As in possible problems or issues at home that she can't attend while being the busy governor.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by keeper View Post
    The main thing of significance that I noted against her was her lack of knowledge of major national and world issues/policies. She bombed in sit-down interviews, including the one with Katie Couric where we got the blank stare in answer to several questions regarding her agreement or disagreement Bush's stance on specific major foreign policies. She let me DOWN there. I'd been very supportive of her til then. Her presentation of severe lack on critical fundamentals killed me. I credit her with McCain's defeat. Dumb choice of running mates. She freely handed large ammo to the media and those such as Letterman, Tina Fey, etc...

    She is a beautiful package for sure, but the space between those lovely little ears is lacking pertinent data. I'm intrigued by y'all's take on her reason for stepping down. I don't wish her or her family any hardship, but for the sake of our country's big picture, I'd rather it be that than the rumor bouncing around CNN yesterday... that she's being prepped as the next GOP presidential candidate. I nearly fainted when I heard that.

    She cant be much worse then that genius, GWB. I mean really, they are just puppets anyway........

    However, the gift of gab is a vital necessity in politics. Even if it is all BS.

    mullet for prez?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristofer68SS View Post
    She cant be much worse then that genius, GWB. I mean really, they are just puppets anyway........

    However, the gift of gab is a vital necessity in politics. Even if it is all BS.
    Good point about GWB. But most can fake it a little better than Palin managed.

    I don't mean to come off like a know-it-all in my statements. But for me as a woman, I had some hope that Palin could rep the female camp well before the nation. She SO blew the opportunity. Hilary comes off too brash and Palin came off a lovely ditz, so.... Oh, well.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by keeper View Post
    Good point about GWB. But most can fake it a little better than Palin managed.

    I don't mean to come off like a know-it-all in my statements. But for me as a woman, I had some hope that Palin could rep the female camp well before the nation. She SO blew the opportunity. Hilary comes off too brash and Palin came off a lovely ditz, so.... Oh, well.
    well put.

    The McCain/Palin ticket was dead in the water from the word go.........

    Its like they planned to failed, IMO.
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