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Old 07-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #16
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First off like her or not its a sad day when a person in or running for office has her family attacked over and over again. People wonder why a normal person would ever run for office. If this is truly because of the on going attacks on her family then she did what was right for them. It strikes me how the left seems to take the low road of personal attacks because they disagree with someones politics. Its like they cannot when the battle on ideas.
No side has the monopoly on this tactic. To say otherwise is ludicrous. Hilllary is, and may forever be, Exhibit A for the right's use of the same method.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:30 AM   #17
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No side has the monopoly on this tactic. To say otherwise is ludicrous. Hilllary is, and may forever be, Exhibit A for the right's use of the same method.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:34 AM   #18
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As a Dem --well, as an American, I actually want the GOP to recover. Not anytime soon mind you, but I think they need to get healthy in the next five years or so. I don't like the idea of all the country's solutions coming from one party.
Good points by Bleed, 12th, and BringBackJoeT...y'all should comment more often in these political threads
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Good points by Bleed, 12th, and BringBackJoeT...y'all should comment more often in these political threads
When they do I think they tend to get drowned out by the craziness, unfortunately.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:14 AM   #20
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First off like her or not its a sad day when a person in or running for office has her family attacked over and over again. People wonder why a normal person would ever run for office. If this is truly because of the on going attacks on her family then she did what was right for them. It strikes me how the left seems to take the low road of personal attacks because they disagree with someones politics. Its like they cannot when the battle on ideas.
I agree but it's also important to note that it's not entirely unwarranted. You can't pull these kids out for every possible photo op, use them as proof of your conservative credentials and then bitch when people start sniffing around. Same goes for all of these family values pols who are caught banging the miscellaneous staffer/mistress/sheep and ask for "privacy at this difficult time."
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:34 AM   #21
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I agree but it's also important to note that it's not entirely unwarranted. You can't pull these kids out for every possible photo op, use them as proof of your conservative credentials and then bitch when people start sniffing around. Same goes for all of these family values pols who are caught banging the miscellaneous staffer/mistress/sheep and ask for "privacy at this difficult time."
I think the thing that makes Palin likable, her gritty nature, is also the very thing that has her hurt politically. I just flat out think the women has a difficult time taking outside advice. These campaigns are run and staged, to a great extent, to be very scripted events. Any advisor worth his weight in salt should have told Palin not to bring her kids in the spotlight at every given chance. You want them in the spotlight, wait 'til you get to the White House.

The politics of campaigning and the politics of governing are two different things, and I think Palin is learning this the hard way.

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Old 07-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #22
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I think the thing that makes Palin likable, her gritty nature, is also the very thing that has her hurt politically. I just flat out think the women has a difficult time taking outside advice. These campaigns are run and staged, to a great extent, to be very scripted events. Any advisor worth his weight in salt should have told Palin not to bring her kids in the spotlight at every given chance. You want them in the spotlight, wait 'til get to the White House.

The politics of campaigning and the politics of governing are two different things, and I think Palin is learning this the hard way.
Well said - I think you're probably right in your assessment of her. At the same time, while I am no Palin fan, I thought the media seemed to take considerable joy in attacking her family life.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:38 PM   #23
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I couldn't imagine anyone more dumb than W in the oval office. But Palin would top that, easily. I'd like to think the country isn't that stupid to elect this moron, but then again they did vote W in twice. Well, once at least.

Seriously though, she's too polarizing. I don't think she's what the right wants to hang their hat on for 2012.
Well the moron in office is doing just fine screwing things up even worse but now they are trillion dollar screw ups.
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Well the moron in office is doing just fine screwing things up even worse but now they are trillion dollar screw ups.
Now we're back on track here...reasonable comments be damned!!!
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:53 PM   #25
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Well the moron in office is doing just fine screwing things up even worse but now they are trillion dollar screw ups.

On second thought (this is a repost), is there at least one thing - just one- you actually think President Obama is doing well?

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Old 07-06-2009, 02:24 PM   #26
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She'll have a fox news show at the end of the week if she wants it. Too many nascar fans out there love her.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:33 PM   #27
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This is a stretch, but could she conceivably being trying to relocate to a "bigger" state (at least on the political map) than Alaska for a senatorial/gubernatorial run in 2010 to better position herself for a presidential run in 2012?
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #28
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She'll have a fox news show at the end of the week if she wants it. Too many nascar fans out there love her.

I really think she should take her time and think this one through. She only has two more big annoucements left. What she's going to do next and when she announces her for 2012. If she jumps on the talk show circuit too fast and deep, it could cut both ways. One, it will reveal how much she really knows or doesn't know about the issues and could potentially expose her in areas she doesn't want. And if she flops, then that will definitely be the end of Sarah Palin.

If I were her, I would take something with the title of "energy analyst and former Governor." Stick with an area that you are 100% comfortable with. That and be the Republican attack dog railing against Obama's policies.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:45 PM   #29
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This is a stretch, but could she conceivably being trying to relocate to a "bigger" state (at least on the political map) than Alaska for a senatorial/gubernatorial run in 2010 to better position herself for a presidential run in 2012?
I don't see it SS. Listening to her speech she said, "we know we can effect positive change outside government." She's running as the ultimate Washington outsider, so running for senator conflicts with that message. And running for governor of another state won't cut it either. She quits being governor of one state only to run in another? No one in their right mind would vote for her and the ads would be out of control.

She has two more big annoucements to make in the future, and one is that she's running for POTUS in 2012.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #30
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Actually truth is Tina Fey is going on maternity leave...so Palin will be filling in on 30 Rock.

I think, though, this might be a case of Occam's Razor here. She quit just 'cause
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