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Mark Levin Takes Charles Krauthammer to Task for His "Bizarre" Palin Smears





The Great One, Mark Levin, has had enough of Krauthammer’s attacks on Governor Palin, and takes him to the woodshed. Levin also correctly notes that Governor Palin is solid on every issue and makes the case that criticisms by Krauthammer, Karl Rove, etc., are not "substantive", a point we’ve been making repeatedly. Enjoy.

We linked to the article by Tom Rowan to which Levin refers earlier this week.  

(h/t Jeff Poor)

Update: More on Levin’s ‘refudiation’ of Krauthammer from Tina Korbe at Hot Air here.



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  • turfmann

    If you have not yet read Liberty and Tyranny then by all means pick it up.

    When you get to the epilogue, entitled A Conservative Manifesto, you might just be shocked,

    I think a pretty good case can be made that Palin’s game plan is, in no small measure, influenced by Mark Levin’s treatise.

    And, if so, good for her.

  • Amjean

    This "fight" if you will is not just about Sarah Palin; it is about conservatism vs. socialist/marxism/communism.

    Both Levin and Rush are staunch conservatives.  This is why they defend Palin – because her
    platform is pretty much identical to theirs.

    • Guest

      Bingo!

  • TENCOLE

    I love, love, love Mark Levin. There is no conservative pundit out there that is even half as passionate about our country as he is…..even Rush.  

    This is from yesterday ripping Romney a new one, if you haven’t heard it yet you should.
    http://www.therightscoop.com/levin-supporting-romney-in-gop-primary-would-compromise-my-principles/

    He’s supposed to be in the documentary about Sarah that’s coming out. :)
    Levin, Rush, Tammy and Jedediah….you can’t have more powerful supporters than them.

    • Guest

      Yes, you can have more powerful supporters.  It’s the MSM, which is the giant we have to kill.

      The MSM may be old news, but they are the news the O people follow or are tricked by.

      • TENCOLE

        Personally….I don’t want the MSM supporting anyone.  I want them to report the news…"fair and balanced" like.
        Unfortunately, reporters aren’t reporters any more….they all think they’re commentators.

  • http://twitter.com/vegconservative VeganPalinista

    I used to not watch Hannity, because he never seemed capable of doing anything other than recite talking points. But now, hes the only one on Fox News, along with Greta, who gives Governor Palin a fair shake. Listening to SourKraut pontificate on the field annoys me to no end.

    • Guest

      I still get tired of him and the Rev Wright thing.  He is still beating a dead horse with outrage and he is always weeks behind the curve.  I often shake my head that he thinks he can keep using the same old stuff to keep the public in an outrage.  Shallow and phony, but as long as he uses Palin to keep his ratings and base, fine, she is using him back.

      • http://twitter.com/vegconservative VeganPalinista

        Oh I know, he still uses talking points and dead horses all day, but at least he isn’t convinced Palin can’t win, or if he is, he keeps it to himself.

      • http://teamsarah.ning.com/profile/HymanRoth Hyman Roth

        And I assume Wright, Ayers, etc. are things we should just totally forget about?

    • Guest

       I stopped listening to Hannity as well. He claims to be conservative, but hires liberals (like that creep Beckel and the racist Juan Williams)  who come on his show and knock Palin and he does not go after them but claims them as friends!
      I was pleasantly suprized when he actually went after the sleaze who wrote the anti-Palin book.

  • heypiasano

    Yesterday was a very good day for Sarah and everyone involved.

    Rush uses the word " Palanize " to describe what Sarah is doing to the Media and the elites

    Levin calls out Krauthammer and asks for an explanation for his bizarre behavior

    Hannity closes his interview with Sarah with " Their is only one person left  and that is you Governor Palin"

    Today Sarah and her family are enjoying their new home in Scottsdale, Az. Taking in the sunshine and recharging their batteries for another fun filled week ahead.

  • nederlandbill

    One sometimes wonders why Mark Levin has been wrapping all of his radio shows around Sarah.
    Hes been part of the 2 hour documentary and kept it quiet for 10 months,as has Tammy Bruce.
    I don’t think Mark would stake his radio show on someone he did not think was running. Methinks he thinks he knows something. And the same thing goes for Tammy.

    Unlike many here , I think Sarah has been planning a run for some time and that her and her family’s decision has been made with only minute reservations and it is that little part along with that sign from God as to timing is what she waits for.

    • wodiej

      Why does everything has to be wrapped around Gov. Palin running? Maybe he is just a decent human being as is Tammy Bruce and they don’t like to see other good people trashed.

  • ramorywebb

    " Still rogue, Palin embraces media"

    This is a good story from CNN. Palin had a good relationship with the media in Alaska. Now on her turf, Palin seems to be taking Lincoln’s approach. " To defeat an enemy, make him your friend."

    Go here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/04/palin.tour/index.html

    • WilliamShipley

      It’s not "going rogue" if it’s your own plan!  Although Sarah’s plan is, itself a bit rogue and giving the media and pundits problems.  Listening to her interviews and watching her actions I am convinced that she is running, and that her plan includes promoting a level of uncertainty at this time.  Instead of railing against the pundits who think she isn’t running, realize they are falling for her fakes — she wants this, because she could end it in a moment if she didn’t.

      She’s getting lots of publicity, overwhelming poor Mitt’s big announcement, has the press pi–ing on the side of the road trying to keep up and generally dominating the media cycle.  She’s doing all this without getting into all the presidential finance rules and restrictions. The race is essentially frozen while people watch her in anticipation.

      Her plan is working, don’t be nervous about her announcement (it’s weeks now, not months), sit back and enjoy the show.  She has a great one planned.

      • ramorywebb

        You refer to Palin’s plan as being rogue, and I believe that is what CNN meant. 

        I wonder if the change up in timelines is related to FEC filing deadlines. 

        Seems to me FOX will have to cut Palin loose soon. Her tour is looking too much like a prelim campaign excusrsion, especially when she moves into Iowa and the rest of the early states. 

        Unless she announces she is not running.

      • Parsons

        Yep. That was what caught my ear, "months" has become "weeks".

        For some reason I’ve been humming Yankee Doodle ever since I saw the Hannity interview.

  • wodiej

    great commentary by Mark.

  • ramorywebb

    I am not sure how I feel about this piece from CNN:

    Take a look: http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/04/palin.tour/index.html

    • c4pfan

      Sarah has always been that way!  She’s always been nice and courteous to anyone who’s asked her a question.  Name me a time she hasn’t?  The GOP VP thing doesn’t count, because they controlled who she could and couldn’t speak to.

    • quidam65

      It’s CNN.  Nuff said.

  • DonRummy

    I don’t like the idea of just seeing politicians as a sum of their positions. Very little of what a President does is directly defined by a political platform. I remember the old Harold MacMillan quote about what the greatest challenge you face in office – "Events, my dear boy, events." Presidents have to respond to events, and the more wisdom, knowledge, and leadership, the better they can respond to those events.

    Krauthammer’s concerns stem from a lack of knowledge and insight on Palin’s part – and the fear that that could make her ill-suited to respond to events on a worldwide scale. Krauthammer himself is very strong on the knowledge and insight front, especially when it comes to foreign policy and history. So I take his concerns seriously.

    Palin has solid conservative credentials, and an amazing energy and enthusiasm, but that’s not all you need. Imagine if you need a leader for a major company – you don’t pick the person you most agree with, or the person who’s just the most charismatic. You need someone with serious skills, knowledge, and insight in that business. And Palin is far from the top in those categories.

    She can do some solid work in politics, but I agree with Krauthammer that she’s not suited for the Commander in Chief job, and I think his criticism is very "substantive" to the work of a President. Who cares what she believes and if she’s a good person – can she do the job? Is she the best person for the job?
    I know Krauthammer has no interest in politics (and little charisma) but I’d rather he take the reigns than Palin, because I trust his judgment more in a national or international crisis.

    • Guest

      Do some research, pay attention to "The Undefeated" movie that is coming out. She did her job quite well in Alaska. The sad fact is none of the others running have the guts that she does. What does Mitt, or any of them, have that she doesn’t? She does have something they don’t- courage. What difference does it make if you hire an Einstien, if they can’t dig up the courage to do what needs to be done? 

      • DonRummy

        How can I watch a movie that’s not out yet?

        The truth is that governing Alaska is a lot different than governing the U.S. Krauthammer is specifically concerned about foreign policy, and I think that’s reasonable. Maybe over time, she can improve her credentials and make a run as a more serious candidate. Right now, he’s right, she hasn’t shown an interest in improving her knowledge and insight of the world (not to say she’s not in touch with the American people, which is important, but the American people are no foreign policy experts.)

        Romney has displayed a deeper knowledge of foreign policy, and had more executive experience in both public and private practice. By no means a perfect candidate, but more qualified for sure. 

        Again, she may get better at the job at a later date. She’s got determination and charisma. But those traits alone, and courage alone, do not make someone a president. 

        Krauthammer has guts too. He has the guts to point out a legitimate concern even if it’s a concern with a well-liked and very talented figure.

        • Mr_Wednesday_Night

          It takes guts to go on TV in 2011 and suggest that Sarah Palin is dumb? So I guess Tina Fey belongs on Mt. Rushmore?

          • DonRummy

            It does if you’re a conservative. Just look at the hate Krauthammer is drawing. 

            • Reckoner_3

              "hate"  Ha, well you exposed yourself as troll because they called out your ridiculous statement.

              Are you a nephew of Krauthammer?  Get outta here.

              • DonRummy

                I’m interested in Palin as a conservative leader but not as a presidential candidate. 

                If you don’t want to hear opposing views, I will "get outta here." It’s sad that you’re all so focused on maintaining an echo chamber here instead of addressing concerns.

                It’s this kind of thing that makes me pessimistic for 2012. 

                • jerseymark

                  What makes Krauthammer such an authority on foreign policy? What candidate ever becomes President with a wealth of foreign policy experience? You completely misunderstand the crux of the matter. It is NOT about knowledge. It is about judgment. It is about clarity. It is about credibility and courage. She can surround herself with foreign policy experts for the "knowledge" as every President does and it is the strength of her core that will give her power in handling foreign policy issues. Obama is seen as weak because he has no core. His weakness breeds insecurity among our allies and bravado among our enemies.

                  • senator20526

                    Michele Bachmann talks foreign policy all the time…..NOT

                • NW_Smith

                  Go to Ace of Spades HQ; you’ll love it there.

            • socon

              SourKraut is hateful toward Sarah.  He started it.

        • johnfromcanada

          So what degree of foreign policy experience is sufficient? Just having a deep knowledge of foreign policy does not mean a President will necessarily do the right thing in a given situation. There have been lots of screw-ups in foreign policy by the "best and brightest." And no President works in a vacuum. Any President has lots of advisors, not the mention the Cabinet, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the State Department etc. to rely on for information and knowledge and policy options. What matters is being able to choose the best option and the best course of action. And that is guided more by one’s innate wisdom and one’s underlying values and political philosophy. 
          What makes you think that right now, Sarah would make worse or even different decisions on foreign policy than Romney?  (neither could make worse decisions than the current Administration).
           When Sarah faced tough policy issues in Alaska she mastered them very quickly and  made wise decisions.  Furthermore, in the V-P debate she was hardly embarrassed by Biden who is supposedly an expert on Foreign policy. In fact, I would say that she put him on the spot and exposed his shallowness more than once.  And how do you know that she hasn’t been studying up on foreign policy? How does Krauthammer know? Seems Sarah has been doing lots that many people don’t know about. I bet she’ll surprise a lot of people in the campaign.

          • DonRummy

            There’s no amount of foreign policy experience that’s sufficient. There’s just an amount that is necessary. And that’s a deep enough understanding of the nuances and history of foreign relations and foreign government to be able to discuss them with experts. You don’t need to be an expert; you don’t need to take experts at their every word. But you do need to be able to understand what they tell you and be able to have a back-and-forth conversation with them. 

            And you also need the maturity to make pragmatic decisions on foreign policy, not rule with your gut. Not to say you should be gutless, but it’s a lot more like chess than hockey.

            "And how do you know that she hasn’t been studying up on foreign policy? How does Krauthammer know? Seems Sarah has been doing lots that many people don’t know about. I bet she’ll surprise a lot of people in the campaign."
            If she does, she does. But the concern is that she hasn’t shown it. Basically his message is, "if you want us to take you seriously on foreign policy, show us you’re serious." And she hasn’t done that. 

            • jerseymark

              You have not paid attention to what she has been saying and writing for the last nearly two years. Neither has Krauthammer and he doesn’t care because he simply wants Sarah out of the picture as something irrational and personal, likely relating to his history with Reagan. If you had paid attention, you could not legitimately write these comments because she has been out front on all the issues that have arisen and has been proven right time and time again. It is just so ridiculous to listen to or read such comments from people who haven’t made the effort to know the facts.

            • socon

              How the hell do you know what Palin’s been studying up on?  You are obnoxious.

        • lanahi

          You don’t much keep up on her activities or what she says, do you, DonRummy?  You probably should do more research on her and listen to her instead of getting all your talking points from Krauthammer.

          • DonRummy

            I do. That’s why I’m at this site. I’m impressed by a lot but not enough to think she would make a good President. 

            • socon

              Guess what?  We don’t care and your opinion is worth exactly what we paid to hear it–nothing.

    • RedDaveR

      This argument may have had some validity in 2008. At that time she had been Governor for 20 months or so, and was primarily occupied with state issues and thus did not have the time to know all the details about current foreign policy. She tried to get up to speed quickly once nominated, but the MSM saw this as her weakness at the time and took full advantage.

      However, since her resignation in July 2009, she has written extensively on foreign policy issues, and has traveled to India and Israel.  Just reading her Facebook postings gives us a lot of information. Now, in the summer of 2011, there is no reason to believe that she does not have sufficient knowledge. And Krauthammer should have to tell us what knowledge does Romney, Pawlenty, Bachmann, or any of the others have that Palin does not?  He is holding Palin to a higher standard than any of the other candidates.

      • DonRummy

        Dave – was the media treatment of her in 2008 over the top? Yes. But they didn’t create her foreign policy weakness.

        And "written extensively on foreign policy"? That’s simply not true. She’s made some facebook postings that fall into the usual category of "like the conclusions" but don’t meet the higher standard of "impressed by the insight" (I know it’s subjective, but a lot of honest obeservers agree with me). 

        Traveling to two foreign countries doesn’t make anyone an expert at all. Most politicians have been traveling overseas for years. 

        Anyway, here’s the bottom line: The burden of proof is on Palin to prove she has foreign policy credentials, especially given the lack of knowledge she has displayed at times. Krauthammer is right to point this out. And the knowledge of other candidates (while I think it is greater than that of Palin) is not relevant to his point. It is early in the campaign season, and way too early to pick the lesser of several evils. We should be demanding a stronger candidate show up, or a current candidate show up strong. Krauthammer is an honest, exacting observer and he’s not going to say a serious weakness is o.k. just because people have placed a lot of hope in Palin.

        He’s not holding her to an unfair standard – just the standards that any serious candidate for America’s highest office should be held to. 

        All due respect to Rush, Levin, et al, Krauthammer is simply a more serious person.

        • Guest

          How does Kruathammer know what she has or hasn’t done? I doubt he even knows or remembers that she’s been to Hong Kong, India, Isreal (& met with Bebe). She doesn’t keep the talking heads informed about what she is doing. As far as executive experience, don’t forget that she was a mayor for eight years- then the oil/gas regulator job- then Gov. I contend that there is no more intimate ex. experience than being responsible for a small town- where everybody knows you, and has your home-number to complain to. As far as leadership- where have all these supposed leaders been in this fight? I simply have no intention of voting for Romney. He might as well be a blue-dog democrat. He has no courage, bends in the wind, and is not a conservative. It is all about getting the position for him, it’s what he was groomed for. Kraut’s an elitist and an establishment shill, he considers Palin beneath him. What is his deal about it being Bachmann’s turn-she’s brilliant, etc.  

          • DonRummy

            Again, the burden of proof is on her if she’s running for office, and travel doesn’t mean experience. 

            Small town experience makes her a likeable person, but the Presidency is not like that. I’m impressed by any person who can do well in local government, it means a lot, but it does not mean you can run a country. 

            • Guest

              As i always ask in these circumstances,tell us who is your candidate,or potential candidate,who you could throw your support to?

              • DonRummy

                I’m undecided. (I do think Romney, Pawlenty, and Bachmann are better candidates, but I’m not going to defend them here, because that’s not the point).

                That’s always your response to criticism of Palin? Because that’s not going to make her a stronger candidate. 

                You’re basically saying you always deflect the question.

                • Reckoner_3

                  You aren’t a serious poster on here. You havent’ been consistent in your posts, nor do you listen to people taking the time to engage the way a person interested in Palin would. You’re just a poser and you’re wasting time.

                  That’s always your response to criticism of Palin? Because that’s not going to make her a stronger candidate.

                  ROFL, nice go-to deflection, Mark19555 asked an honest question he didnt’ say you had an angle, he even said "potential". If you were a serious person, you wouldn’t be taking offense and it’s easy to lie and say "Romney, Pawlenty, Bachmann" as names to throw away, and most here would observe you’ve just picked arbitrary names. 

                  People won’t waste time with you

                  • DonRummy

                    Just one last comment – there aren’t names out of a hat. I’m just stating that I think she’s the least suited for the job of the leading candidates. I like Pawlenty better than anyone else I’ve seen so far (and it’s too bad he can’t get more of a following), but there’s plenty of time for someone else to emerge.

                • ripcurl2121

                  "I do think Romney, Pawlenty, and Bachmann are better candidates, "

                  well you just proved what was obvious – that your iq is your shoe size

                  go troll over on metrosexual mitt romney site if you love him so much.  see ya

                  • socon

                    He’s a Mythbot.  lol  Loser.

                • jerseymark

                  The fact that you would include the Palin wannabee Bachmann in your list proves your lack of credibility. What has she done to indicate any seriousness whatsoeever?

                • socon

                  You’re a Romney hack, a Mythbot.  Forget it–Myth will NEVER be POTUS.  RomneyCare has destroyed his chances.

            • lanahi

              "Running" a country is a lot like "running" a state, but on a larger scale and extended (foreign) concerns.  Sarah has shown more intelligence and knowledge than Obama on foreign affairs and will consult the best experts there are instead of putting in place those who only cashed in their chips to get a position and who are blinded by their failed ideology.

              No one person is big enough to be president of this country if you think he/she has to be an expert on everything he/she will encounter.  But that president must have firm foundations and the ability to listen, plus the important elements of common sense and ability to see the larger picture.  Sarah has all of those.

              The burden of proof is on ALL of our candidates.  Unfortunately Obama was not required to give us this proof, and you can see how that worked out.  Of all those possible for president, Sarah has the best record and knowledge in the multiple areas a president must have, and this includes the present one holding that office.  Not only do I have full confidence in her judgement,  but I have confidence in who she will choose to listen to.  That’s what cabinets are meant to be, not a wild extension of individual power.

              Aside from the usual duties of president, Sarah has one more important task that no other president was ever required to take on to this degree:  that of turning around a nation close to tyranny.  This takes more than knowledge…this takes an incredible amount of love and courage… nearly a superhuman effort to fight an entire government entrenched in corruption and self-power.  I don’t know if it can be done, but I do know that if Sarah can’t do it, no one can.  She does have the experience of doing it in Alaska, but this is a battle that no one has taken on before, and she will face powerful forces against her at every step.  They are coming out of the woodwork now but are just getting started, and Sarah knows this.  This is what would make the angels in heaven themselves tremble, so if she is a bit reluctant, who can blame her?

              Not only can no one else do it, but no one else would even be willing to start. Next to her, all others are a sad joke.

              • DonRummy

                Honestly, this kind of "good v evil", "only one" rhetoric bothers me. It really reminds me of the "chosen one" mentality on the other side when Obama ran. I really think that kind of attitude is fundamentally misguided, and I expect better from us. 

                But look, even if you believe that, why pillory Krauthammer for speaking his mind? Can’t you just disagree with him? He’s provided a lot of insight over the years and this is one time you think he’s wrong. The hostility that everyone seems to have towards him just seems out of place.

                Do you guys hate George Will, too?

                • ripcurl2121

                  george will is as schitso as krauthammer.  even levin said that.  like saying palin cant be trusted with nukes because of women mood swings. he’s a moron too

                  now leave troll. i already told you once.

                  so yes, along with mondale lover krackhammer, george will is a moron as well

                  • DonRummy

                    I have no problem leaving a place where only people who support Palin for president are accepted, George Will is disrespected, and trusting Romney over Palin is seen as a sign of unintelligence. 

                    We’ll all be on the same side eventually anyway.

                    • Kay

                      Not likely.

                  • http://twitter.com/nativevoice Nativevoice +

                    Sick of all of them. Gov. Palin was in charge of 8 or 9 military bases in Alaska. Two of them are nuke sites. Sorry guys don’t know the military language but you know what I mean. The governor during her time in office twice that I know of ordered jets to meet Russian fighter jets that came into US air space. Because Russia is that close, don’t you know. :)
                    Plus she had higher military crediations than Obama ever thought of having. So she has been in charge of nukes. Let me pinch myself, ouch! Yes I’m still here, the governor didn’t blow anybody up.
                    These guys just don’t like a woman in their space. Well they better get use to it. Because she is here and here to stay.

                • friskyness

                  yes

                  • socon

                    Yes, Mythbots like Rummy will be on our side soon enough.

                • lanahi

                  A lot of people have displayed insight over the years, maybe even him. He just isn’t displaying insight in this matter.  And we know how it is when everyone shows hostility toward a person  that is out of place…we see it with Sarah all the time…and Krauthammer just piles more on.

                  Our present government is "funadmentally misguided", DonRummy, and it is ruining us as a nation.   Some of us feel very strongly about that, and we feel strongly about those who help facilitate it, including Krauthammer.

                  See, the one thing so many are overlooking is that this is NOT politics as usual.  And it is not a game. Sarah cannot be replaced by a Romney, Bachmann, Cain, or anyone else, because they are playing politics as usual.  Sarah is not playing politics as usual.

                  Take a look at any of the other candidates:  Bachmann who just wants to be in the big house but would be easily swayed by anyone who spoke loudest.  Cain who thinks that by spouting words Sarah spoke first it should make him popular too.  Romney who is for sale to the highest bidders.  Pawlenty who would be pushed around by a 10 year old, Newt who just wants to be loved by someone.  Take any of them and put a different face and name on them, and they would be indistinguisable from any other politicians  we’ve seen in the last 100 years.  (Romney reminds me of Scott Brown).  They’re all playing politics as usual.

                  Like it or not, there IS a "good v evil" quality to this.  It is all about the survival of our values as a nation and the survival of our nation itself.  2012 very well could be our final battle.  Sorry, I’m not going to just take anyone to lead us through it…I want only the best we have, and I don’t need Krauthammer to tell me who that is.

                • socon

                  You sound just like every other Mythbot hack.  You’re a clown and Myth is a has-been.

            • friskyness

              What experience did Obama have in running anything???????????????

            • socon

              Everyone starts somewhere and Sarah started in her hometown.  Of course she’s capable of being our president–she’s brilliant.  GO SARAH!

        • friskyness

          What foreign policy experience did obama have?????????????

        • socon

          Krauthammer is an old Mondale hack.  Give me a break, troll.  He’s a liar, too.

    • Reckoner_3

      To respectfully blunt and up front, you don’t know your subject matter.

      Krauthammer if you are impressed with him you are being fooled. He is not even a conservative, and for you to suggest he would do better taking the "reigns" a mere pundit?you need to do more homework and read history.

      Palin’s got leadership skills in spades that you can’t gain by reading books or sounding smart. If you are a sincere "undecided" poster go look up how she instituted ACES how every office she’s held in her capacity, she’s TURNED around and improved from her city council , to mayorship, to gas regulator, to governorship. To say "she needs solid work" is to speak as an ignorant person on both Palin, and how our other great Commander in Chiefs have risen.
      If you want to see someone successful, you see how they conduct themselves how they discipline themselves in small things. That transfers over. It doesnt’ matter if she governed a small town to then the largest state geographically.

      As for your comments, you are WAYYYY off the mark people on here don’t support Sarah because she says things we agree with, or believes the things she’s done, it’s HER ACTIONS as a leader and the way she is able to connect with the people that is one of the skills that a president needs. Another is her ability to communicate. If people supported Sarah because she says the right things, they would have no problem interchanging her with Bachmann and Cain. The fact is Sarah WALKS THE WALK  and has a unique record of reform, that is not reflective of someone who just "says or believes" the right things. She WAS able to implement her beliefs in each of her offices and organize a whole team to tackle these goals. Look how she even addressed Global Warming in a balanced way in her governorship.

      You are falling for a false narrative about Palin from Krauthhammer. Dude, the guy is not as impressive as you think, and for you to suggest Krauthammer could be a good president?

      The guy supported Mondale, and Carter in his adult years. He writes as an elitist conservative to get paychecks. I’m sorry but your post is woefully ignorant on Palin’s flaws by swallowing the b.s. from Kraut, his criticism isn’t "substantive" at all, but reflective of a man who is too arrogant or lazy to know his subject matter.

      Kraut disregards her "beliefs" or "character" Character is the FIRST priority of a good CiC. Because Kraut fails in moral principles (he’s against pro-lifers, any type of Christian influence on the party) of course he’d say this. This guy is ego is so big.
      You need to stop listening to the Krauthammers and listen more to people like Mark Levin. Krauthammer is amoral, you can’t get any wisdom from amoral or immoral people.

    • lanahi

      I did not notice that Krauthammer was running for president.  It’s easy for the pundits to just talk, isn’t it?

      BTW, DonRummy, if you hadn’t noticed, this is a site supporting Sarah Palin.  If you are not here to do that, why are you here?

      Bye, DonRummy.

  • Stoneyjack

    Krauthammer, like Roger Ebert & Christopher Hitchens, has the face he deserves.

    • socon

      All three are terribly ill.  Interesting.

  • independents4palin

    I am so glad there are people sticking up for Governor Palin. Even most on Fox News seems to be going after Palin. Sarah Palin reaches the middle class voters and is a threat to the democrats and to the GOP establishment.

    • MaMcGriz

      Yes, it’s encouraging to see, isn’t it?

      I liked what Mr. Levin said about FOX: "This is not about FOX. It’s about some of the people there."

      I think that’s an important thing to remember going froward.

      Sarah Palin is the heart-throb of America. 

      • TexasRayGunner

        Yes – it is good to hear Mr. Levin make the distinction.  Although some would like to make blanket statements/accusations about the way Fox News has treated Sarah lately, I think it is unwise.  By all means, call out those who have mistreated her, but attacking Fox News (as a whole) and lumping it in with those media outlets who have made it their primary goal to destroy Sarah seems a bad idea, especially considering that she has chosen to continue her relationship and stay under contract for the time being.  We know their names, let’s go after them by name!

  • http://www.sheetanchor.org SheetAnchor

    There is no great course or seminar in foreign policy that will prepare a future president. The issue is whether an individual possesses the characteristics essential for making wise choices to protect this country.

    Governor Palin has certainly demonstrated leadership ability relevant to defending this country, She indeed possesses a fundamental understanding of this nation’s character and spirit; its role in the world as the bulwark and defender of liberty; its exceptional nature; its heritage; and the superceding imperative for the President to protect our vital interests, and our allies, by the use of force if necessary. By virtue of her extensive executive experience, she has demonstratred the ability to analyze and synthesize information; and to communicate issues, problems, and solutions in direct, succinct, and plain terms that most citizens can understand. In addition, she has demonstrated both insight and foresight as she articulates policy matters which would include, but not be limited to, her assessment of rising inflation early last year; the flawed Qe2 federal reserve policy; her assessment of China in her Hong Kong speech (see link below); and the unclear war policy in Libya.

    Governor Palin obviously possesses selfless courage, demonstrated by her willingness to stand firm in the face of adversity, whether political or personal, even to the extent of resigning as a Governor and jeopardizing her political future to protect the interest of her fellow Alaskans. This woman has moral courage, meaning that she will strive to do that which is right regardless of the circumstances. Her moral courage is rooted in her unwavering Christian faith – no small characteristic when Commander-in-Chief decisions in defense of this country and its people are at issue. Mr. Krauthammer is certainly right when he said "she has good instincts." Indeed, Governor Palin’s instincts move her to do that which is morally right in every circumstance. There is no need to fear entrusting Governor Palin with our security. She can be trusted to wield a rifle correctly, or to use the power of a Trident submarine, if necessary. She will vigorously stand up for this country she loves; the most blessed on the face of the earth; based upon sound moral convictions, and her clear understanding of our founding documents, namely, the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution. No one should be fearful of sharing a foxhole with Governor Palin.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/09/23/excerpts-of-sarah-palins-speech-to-investors-in-hong-kong/

  • MaMcGriz

    Thanks, Doug. I really enjoyed the audio clip.

    The only thing I’d take any exception to would be Mark’s letting these guys make him ‘sick and tired.’
    I want him to stop that right now, because he’s a spit-fire and we need him in top notch condition for the battles to come. Likewise with all of us Palin-loving barbarians.

    I know it’s only a figure of speech, but words count, and we can’t have any sick, tired barbarians on this march. It’s a phrase I gave up using years ago, after noticing people who used it tended to do so repeatedly over time, while the people I knew who never used it appeared to be generally happier and more positive in their outlook.

    No amount of impotent lies can make us sick and no amount of defeating
    them can make us tired, because we are an army of Davids whose number only God knows, and we follow Sarah Palin.

    Patience, barbarians….   

  • http://twitter.com/politics_blog PoliticalWorldView
  • http://twitter.com/nativevoice Nativevoice +

    Sick of all of them. Gov. Palin was in charge of 8 or 9 military bases in Alaska. Two of them are nuke sites. Sorry guys don’t know the military language but you know what I mean. The governor during her time in office twice that I know of ordered jets to meet Russian fighter jets that came into US air space. Because Russia is that close, don’t you know. :)
    Plus she had higher military crediations than Obama ever thought of having. So she has been in charge of nukes. Let me pinch myself, ouch! Yes I’m still here, the governor didn’t blow anybody up.
    These guys just don’t like a woman in their space. Well they better get use to it. Because she is here and here to stay.

    • jeaneeinabottle

      BINGO!!!!!!! Plus she owes zero to anyone.  I think she is a reformer and what she did with the oil company’s the boys in the beltway are pissed, plus they don’t want her in there finding out what they’ve been up to all these years.  You see the two parties are one with the same agenda playing this game of big government, where do you think Obama gets his ideas from, Obamacare is just like Romneycare and so on.  It’s all this one world government since daddy Bush, he was big on that and kept the ball rolling, mama Bush already told her to stay in Alaska. When Sarah gets in there and thanks to her we now know what’s up, it stops their plan, she has set the bar to which we all can now know who these people are, thank you Gov Palin!  Plus, we can’t have the girl in the igloo with a laptop who type type type sends, ruin them, she really does make this look that easy!! lol  She’s awesome and truly does have a servants heart, she is authentic, the world will see this when she runs.  Hang on boys she really is going to help us save the world!!! :) grrrrrr

  • howdy99

    I’m disappointed in Levin.  I don’t know how a brilliant guy like him could miss this.  Sarah Palin is "not" solid on every issue:  http://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/2012-presidential-hopefuls-immigration-stances.html   Darvin Dowdy

  • http://foxnation.com TeaPartyPatriot4ever

    I love Mark Levin.. He tells the truth. He’s a real patriot, and a true Constitutional Conservative..  unlike the arrogant self-proclaimed intellectual elitist journalists, commentators, analysts, and pundits, like Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Bill Kristol, Brit Hume, Bill O’Reilly, etc., etc.. 

    They were all wrong about Ronald Reagan in 1980, and they are all wrong now, today, about Gov. Palin..

    It is their absolute arrogant elitism, that gives them away, as they have absolutely no humility, no respect, and no idea, that they are, what they are, let alone why they are, the way they are..

    How dare they.!! How dare they even dare to think and state as such, their imperial intellectual elitist current opinion, is the fact and truth of the future, as decided for the People, because they see the People as too stupid to make the right decision, or to correct a bad decision they made in the first place..

    Only the people will determine the future, in the future.. and not these self-admired ball of fortune telling pimps.!!!

    Here’s my Prediction for all you Anti-American Socialist-Marxist Liberal Obamarat enemies of America, as well as all of you Fox News elitist, arrogant, self-serving ego’s..
    enjoy..
    -
    "Breaking News from Election HQ’s for Nov. 6th, 2012, America has just Elected it’s first ever, Woman President in U.S. History, Conservative Republican President Elect, Sarah Palin, is now the Nation’s 45th President of the United State of America".

  • Anonymous

    great post

  • Anonymous

    Not likely? 

    I’ll tell you what’s not likely:
    Me voting for Obama over Palin (despite my concerns) 
    You all voting for Obama over Romney/Pawlenty/Bachmann (despite your dislike of them)

    Maybe you really are that crazy that you’d go third party or abstain if Palin doesn’t win the primary.

    But I don’t think so. 

  • Anonymous

    Not likely? 

    I’ll tell you what’s not likely:
    Me voting for Obama over Palin (despite my concerns) 
    You all voting for Obama over Romney/Pawlenty/Bachmann (despite your dislike of them)

    Maybe you really are that crazy that you’d go third party or abstain if Palin doesn’t win the primary.

    But I don’t think so. 

  • howdy99

    Some better HispanicMom and thanks for the link.  But she never was very specific. Too many generalizations. Thats what all GOP candidates do, sadly.   And one thing she (and O’Reilly) totally ignored was E-Verify.  Punishing employers who hire illegals. Rather than trying to round up illegals on the street, etc.    If the jobs dry up, millions of illegals will peacefully self deport.  I wish she would talk about that or if someone in her camp could reach her and convince her to consider that.  She seems so uncomfortable talking about these immigration issues.  That bothers me and many other potential voters.  Darvin Dowdy

  • howdy99

    Some better HispanicMom and thanks for the link.  But she never was very specific. Too many generalizations. Thats what all GOP candidates do, sadly.   And one thing she (and O’Reilly) totally ignored was E-Verify.  Punishing employers who hire illegals. Rather than trying to round up illegals on the street, etc.    If the jobs dry up, millions of illegals will peacefully self deport.  I wish she would talk about that or if someone in her camp could reach her and convince her to consider that.  She seems so uncomfortable talking about these immigration issues.  That bothers me and many other potential voters.  Darvin Dowdy

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry about it, Dowdy Darvin, Sarah will do the right thing.

    Thanks for your concerns, condern troll.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry about it, Dowdy Darvin, Sarah will do the right thing.

    Thanks for your concerns, condern troll.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry about it, Dowdy Darvin, Sarah will do the right thing.

    Thanks for your concerns, condern troll.

  • Anonymous

    Buzz off, troll.

  • Anonymous

    Buzz off, troll.

  • Anonymous

    Buzz off, troll.

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