Palin Dominates Obama

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    During the latest two-week news cycle, Sarah Palin has dominated the media's attention at the expense of Obama. While Obama flew across the globe shaking hands and making promises of future promises with various world dignitaries, Palin, from her home office in Wasilla Alaska, appears to be emerging from her governor resignation bombshell as the national conservative figure so many want her to be. Polling indicates the resignation has further improved her standing among conservatives, and nearly 50% of Independents would consider voting for her as well - a stronger showing than President Obama is currently receiving among that all-important voting group.

    And Palin's most recent pledge to travel the country speaking in support of all politicians who are fighting for what is right for America - be they Democrat or Republican, will likely play even more favorably among these Independent voters.

    Palin is proving a fascinating political spectacle - though it remains to be seen if it will ultimately form into a legitimate political movement that extends beyond the conservative base of the Republican Party.

    What is certain for now, is that she is currently the most fascinating figure in American politics.


    EXCLUSIVE: Palin to stump for conservative Democrats - Washington Times
     
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    Yay for Sarah!
     
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    That's probably by design. Obama (and the media) doesn't want the average American to question his policies; otherwise, they'll never pass.
     
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    Too bad she's an empty vessel...too lazy to even study for her botched interviews or her debate... she has a long history of quitting; college(s) 4 times, chair of Alaska's Oil and Gas Commission in less than a year, now Governor before her first term is up...


    A Farewell to Harms
    Palin was bad for the Republicans—and the republic.

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    By PEGGY NOONAN

    "In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn't say what she read because she didn't read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity. She experienced criticism as both partisan and cruel because she could see no truth in any of it. She wasn't thoughtful enough to know she wasn't thoughtful enough. Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence. "I'm not wired that way," "I'm not a quitter," "I'm standing up for our values." I'm, I'm, I'm.

    In another age it might not have been terrible, but here and now it was actually rather horrifying."

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124716984620819351.html
     
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    Botox killed Peggy Noonan's Conservative brain cells.
     
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    Train wrecks always lead.
     
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    Can you imagine Obama in a debate today having to defend himself from Sarah?

    What's he gonna say, "Can you still see Alaska from your house"?
     
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    Time will tell if Palin's unexpected resignation was a wise move, but it certainly did move her from growing obscurity onto the center ring in our political circus and made everyone on both sides of the aisle begin to reevaluate her political significance for the future, and it may be no coincidence that she made this decision just as Obama's $787 billion pork barrel bridge to nowhere is being exposed for the political boondoggle it is and as Obama's confident manner when promising us this giant increase in our national debt would prevent the catastrophe of 8% unemployment is being exposed as a triumph of style over substance.

    Even ultra liberal former mayor of ultra liberal San Francisco, Willy Brown, is smitten with admiration for Palin's political instincts in making this move at this time:

     
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    Democrats love it when she is in front of the cameras, it never works out well for her.

    Republicans just hate it, don't you Rs know that?
     
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    This could be the beginning of a new movement in politics, one that gets away from strictly following and endorsing candidates based on their party lines. I would be very happy to see independent candidates get a louder voice and support. If Palin shows she is non-partisan, maybe she can have a positive effect. I just hope she can bend a little and not sweat the little issue differences. We need to give candidates some flexibility and not be afraid to let them be honest in their views. But at the same time, our elected officials and future candidates, need to serve in accordance to the Constitution and in the peoples' best interest. It will be very interesting to see how the media and public react to Palin. It is obviously she can take the heat, because you know the media and her political enemies are going to continue to try and destroy her. You go Sarah!
     
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