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Palin: Grateful that a Movie Documents How Her Administration "Worked So Hard For Energy Security and Ethics Reform and Privatizing Businesses that Should Never be in Government’s Hands"





Here’s some of what the Governor had to say in Iowa.

Though she indicated that she is still not close to announcing her decision on whether she will run for president, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Tuesday said that she would fully commit to the traditional process leading up to the Iowa caucuses, if she does throw her hat in the ring.

"110 percent," Palin told RealClearPolitics before entering the premiere of a documentary that extols her accomplishments in office. "Doing as much as I can to garner that support. It’s necessary."

[...]

Asked about her daughter Bristol’s pronouncement during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday morning that her mother "definitely knows" whether she intends to launch a White House bid, Palin said that she texted Bristol after hearing about the remark.

"I said, ‘What did you say this morning, honey?’" Palin said with a smile. "I told Bristol, too, what is talked about on the fishing boat stays on the fishing boat."

[...]

As Palin finally made her way to the entrance of the opera house, she greeted Bannon with a hug.

"I’m very grateful that someone would bother to go to these efforts to make a documentary about the record of my team in Alaska that worked so hard for energy security and ethics reform and privatizing businesses that should never be in government’s hands," Palin said. "This film really is a great illustration of what it is that you can accomplish as a team, a bipartisan approach, just commonsense solutions to some tough issues. We tackled it, we succeeded, and someone went to the trouble of documenting what it was that we accomplished. I appreciate that, so that brings me to Iowa."



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  • http://twitter.com/JimForbes_Pasco ? Jim ?

    Lucky Bannon gets a ? hug ?! 

    • HuntingMoose

      well, go out, make another great documentairy movie and who knows, you may be the next lucky one.

  • ritachang2

    "Privatizing businesses?" Can someone explain? I’m sure Sarah’s right, but I don’t understand.

    • 01_Explorer_01

      As in not having state controlled businesses.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hung-Vu/100000190690982 Hung Vu

      How about this? "Privatizing Businesses" means the opposite of "Governmentizing Businesses" such as the way Obama has done to GM, Chrysler…

      • ritachang2

        How do you privatize a business? A business by definition is private (or publicly traded). Did she make publicly traded businesses buy back their stock?

        • Sapwolf

          No it’s not.  A business can be owned by a government.  Thousands of companies are partially or fully-owned by government.

          And that is the number 1 reason why they become inefficient, because with government there is no accountability.

          • ritachang2

            The Supreme Court said that businesses are people. The US Government can not own a person.

            • section9

              You have heard of crony capitalism, haven’t you? As in "Sachs, Goldman". 

              • ritachang2

                I don’t think Goldman Sachs is owned by the government. In fact, I’d argue the reverse.

                • Journeymen

                  Ok Troll……fun is over!

                  • ritachang2

                    Funny that when there’s a disagreement, I’m considered a troll. Look at the campaign contributions (in both parties, especially Obama) by Goldman Sachs. That’s ownership. I’m surprised that you’d find me bringing that to your attention makes me a troll. Just because you’re wrong on this issue doesn’t make me a troll.

                • section9

                  Right. Now you get it. So what’s your problem with the libertarian right. WE hate Goldman. They own Obama’s ass. Palin hates that. 

                  You’re starting to learn. Eventually you’ll get it. You’re halfway there, though.

                  Once you figure out that Obama and Bush are the flip side of the same coin, THEN you’ll understand why we support Palin.

                  • ritachang2

                    I already understand why you support Palin. I support Palin. And I’m crying right now. I’ve been flagged as a troll. It’s so unfair.

            • section9

              Which raises the issue of corporate influence in government, and political influence in businesses. It’s a two-way street. The fact that only the patsy, Bernie Madoff, went to jail and not people like Larry Blankfein, Barney Frank, and Franklin Raines.

              Please stop pretending to be ignorant. We know what you’re doing. Stop pretending that there’s no corruption when Democrats are in power. 

              Even David Brooks had to give up that ghost. 

              • ritachang2

                I’m not pretending that there’s not corruption. I’m talking about state-owned businesses. By our laws, there’s no such thing in this country — by definition. Businesses may be bailed out by the government, but the government doesn’t take them over.

                • CBDenver

                  Yes, government effectively takes over businesses via the regulatory process.  If a business is controlled by the government in how they can operate, they are effectively "taken over" by the government.

                • section9

                  Stop being a clown. The law has become an ass when the political class ignore the law and its intent. 

                • quidam65

                  Not true.  An example of a government-owned business is the Tennessee Valley Authority, which provides electrical service to a big chunk of the southeastern US.  The TVA was created during the FDR administration.

                  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QD2LDVA2DQZ4P2M3BRDZLUOU4M Vicki

                    Good point. But that is one case where I think you would want govt control. We have a dam in our county and the resevoir is controlled by the Army Corp of Engineers. It would be a bit frightening if private companies controlled dams that have thousands of people in their flood zone.

                  • ritachang2

                    THANK YOU!!! This is the first example I’ve found of what’s defined as a government-owned business. Was this what Sarah was talking about?

                • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QD2LDVA2DQZ4P2M3BRDZLUOU4M Vicki

                  If it ended at a loan, but, for example, with General Motors, the gov’t went in and determined how the business would be run and who would take the hits. They even broke the law by cheating share owners in order to benefit the union workers.

                  • quidam65

                    There’s a difference between Army CoE and TVA.  There is overlap but TVA also produces electric power (similar to Southern Company which also serves part of that same area).

              • lanahi

                And quit the crocodile tears, ritachang.

            • CBDenver

              The Supreme Court did not say businesses are people.  The Supreme Court upheld the long-standing definition of a corporation as having the legal status as a person. 

              • ritachang2

                I won’t split hairs with you on that one.

        • Caneman

          uh oh, looks like ritachang2 has PALIN DERANGEMENT SYNDROME

          • ritachang2

            Does being her biggest fan make me have Palin Derangement Syndrome? If so, GUILTY.

            • Journeymen

              My Mistake – you just trashed bristol in the other thread, you are no Palin supporter

              • ritachang2

                I have NEVER trashed Bristol. What did I say bad about her? This I have to see.

              • ritachang2

                You still haven’t provided any support to your claim that I trashed Bristol. I’ve never done that. I think you’re really lame for leveling that kind of accusation. I’ve never done anything of the sort. I want an apology.

            • Caneman

               maam, you are just being irrational and talking deranged whack, plain and simple

              • Min Max

                Maybe she just doesn’t have a clue about how businesses work…whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

                Sheesh…

                ———-

                Edit: sorry…after reading through about a dozen more posts…you’ve got a point.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hung-Vu/100000190690982 Hung Vu

          You privatize a business by making government intrusions as small as possible. The first step will probably be taxing it less, the second might be regulating it less…

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000503881077 Sabers WarDogs

          Matanuska Dairy has always struggled in Alaska, just you try raising dairy cows in the far North and see what happens. They never did well and Sarah got rid of em, end of story mam

          • ritachang2

            Sounds like the invisible hand of the market to me, if they were struggling. I don’t know why people are mad at me because I don’t understand what "privatizing businesses" means. I know what privatizing government functions means e.g. turning over our prisons to private businesses, hiring Halliburton to conduct "security" with our wars, etc. I just don’t know what privatizing businesses is unless it’s forcing publicly traded companies to buy back all their stock. Imposing regulations to ensure a level, and safe, playing ground isn’t the same. Didn’t we just see Wall Street melt down?

            • CBDenver

              " Imposing regulations to ensure a level, and safe, playing ground isn’t the same." — sadly, that is not what the regulatory state does.  Instead, it creates regulations that favor some businesses and punishes others, also known as "picking winners and losers".  See the work of economists like George Stigler here http://techliberation.com/2010/12/19/regulatory-capture-what-the-experts-have-found/

            • quidam65

              Or selling whatever stock (GM, Chrysler) is owned by a government.  Or if the entire business (see TVA comments above) is government-owned, selling it to private investors.

              • ritachang2

                The government never owned GM or Chrysler. Even when Chrysler was bailed out before with Iacocca, the government didn’t own it. And Chrysler paid the government back.

                • quidam65

                  Yes, they did.  There have been numerous reports about how the government was selling its stock back that it got in exchange for the bailouts.  The controversy was how the government was claiming that it would be repaid "every dollar" it invested, when in actuality the taxpayers would lose several billion on the deal.

                  • ritachang2

                    If the government was able to "sell its stock" it was a publicly traded company. Not a government owned company.

                • smokedaddy

                  A company can be both majority government owned and traded on the exchange. As with GM. Make sense?

            • ccrwm

              privatizing businesses means selling a government owned business to a private buyer so that the government is no longer involved.

              • ritachang2

                The government doesn’t run businesses. The government runs services. To argue otherwise would be like saying that the police department is a business that the government owns, and runs, for a profit. Selling off the police department to a private equity firm to be run like a squad of mercenaries? I don’t think so.

                • Sapwolf

                  Wrong Wrong Wrong.  Governments DO RUN BUSINESSES.  Duh!  Come on Rita, you’re new here and already losing your credibility.  You obviously don’t understand government, business, capitalism, or socialism.

                  • ritachang2

                    I am new here. And I don’t understand everything. Do you understand everything about government, business, capitalism, and socialism? Is that the price-of-entry to post here? If so, you’re being pretty elitist.

              • juju341

                Just don’t respond….geezzzzz….quit feeding the troll.

            • CBDenver

              If you are truly confused about "privatization", please educate yourself here http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/privatization

              • ritachang2

                Thank you! But the Cato Institute? They work for the Koch’s — they are part of the establishment.

                • CBDenver

                  Kochs are not part of the establishment.

                  • ritachang2

                    If the Koch’s aren’t establishment, who is? Christ Almighty, I’d argue they are more establishment than our President!!!

                • smokedaddy

                  riiiiight…

        • suehimel

          I think this is what she is talking about…happened in AK on her watch.

          http://www.adn.com/2008/03/21/351739/churning-up-hope-for-dairy-farmers.html

    • http://profiles.google.com/wisetrog wisetrog wt

      some businesses like the dairy farm were public and she off loaded them from the govt.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

      The term "private" is used to describe businesses that are owned and run by individuals. "public" is used to describe businesses that are run by the government, like public schools. So privatizing businesses is putting businesses in the hands of individuals instead of government. Paraphrasing what Palin said, she wants to make businesses private instead of public those business that never should have been public in the first place.

      • ritachang2

        Forgive me for being ignorant, but I’ve never heard public schools being called businesses. The government doesn’t run businesses.

        • CBDenver

          Well, they have "employees", don’t they?  Yes, public schools are a business.  They are paid for by taxpayers.  It might be better if we (taxpayers) paid the families for education of children and let private businesses compete for those dollars.  Much as college grants and scholarships from taxpayer dollars are paid to students who then select the schools of their choice to attend.  Such as plan is called "vouchers".  Through competition, schools would do a better job at providing an excellent education  because if they do not, the students would spend their dollars at another business.  As it is now, the publicly funded and run government monopoly schools do a mediocre job at educating students. 

          • ritachang2

            By your definition, public schools are not businesses because they don’t compete.

            • CBDenver

              No, incorrect.  Government monopolies are businesses.  The fact that they don’t compete make them very ineffective businesses from a consumer’s standpoint.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QD2LDVA2DQZ4P2M3BRDZLUOU4M Vicki

            Agreed. But, as we learned in college, you can’t give the money to the individual. You have to credit it to the college account.

        • Sapwolf

          Rita, get real.  Across this world and for hundreds of years governments have controlled, owned, coerced businesses.  An example would be many utility companies, oil companies, mining, etc.

          You’ll find many in the USA, but many are in other countries with very centralized economies and that are socialist economies.

          I will agree with you that public schools are rarely called quote "businesses", but most public school districts are terribly mismanaged and do a poor job educationg students and even with 3-4 times the funding in real terms compared to 50 years ago.

          • senator20526

            Anybody ever hear of the United States Postal Service…..a govt run business that cost taxpayers billions and billions of dollars.

        • GeraldGoff

          This is like a scene from the Shawshank  Redemption:

          Andy Dufresne: How can you be so obtuse?Warden Samuel Norton: What? What did you call me?Andy Dufresne: Obtuse. Is it deliberate?

          ritachang2…Are you playing the part of the warden?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QD2LDVA2DQZ4P2M3BRDZLUOU4M Vicki

          You are wrong there. During the late 90s (when I was working on my Ph.D.) there was a huge push in universities to have school administrators treat their school systems as if they were businesses and run them on business models. We studied all kinds of business philosophies and strategies. and in someplaces school districts hired independent companies to "run" their districts.

          Also, the post office was supposed to be run as a business, but they haven’t really allowed them to do so since congress still has to approve nearly every time they scratch their butts, and have therefore kept them from being able to function in the black.

          • ritachang2

            Running/administering institutions "as if they were businesses" does not a business make. I’m sorry. They are not businesses.

            • CBDenver

              They provide a service that people consume.  They are businesses.

              • ritachang2

                That would mean that the police, the fire department, the military, etc. are all businesses. You need to seek re-definement of business then. Providing a service does not a business make.

            • MaMcGriz

              Posting endless distractions here at conservatives4palin does not a palin supporter make.

              • ritachang2

                You know what else doesn’t a Palin supporter make? Those who criticize others for only trying to understand her meaning better.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNPT6E7XFDD4LACFSYYD23SNSY LS

      In the film, there was a state-owned dairy in AK that Palin managed to get sold off.

    • cvmoonshadow

      Let me give you an example of a bussiness that I help establish in the Pilot program of privatizing on the Marine Corps Base in Camp Pendelton. The maintenance and prepairing military housing units for Occupation was run by civil service employees who didn’t care what the conditions of the houses were becuase they could not be fired. Some of the officers had holes in thier roofs because they were told they would have to move to another unit, maybe one without the same veiw, in order to fix it. We went in with the help of a former Marine Colonel when it was privatized and gave our Military Family the type of housing they deserved in half the time and it was a great success and everyone won but the Civil Service guys who didn’t give a care. It is better to have competition rather than to work for the government unions. Comprende? 

    • quidam65

      When Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister, many operations (rail system, utilities, etc.) were owned by the British Government.  To "privatize" them means to sell them to individuals or other entities who can operate them instead of having bureaucrats run them,

      • ritachang2

        But those weren’t businesses, by definition. That’s what I don’t understand. A government-run rail system is not a business until it is sold.

        • CBDenver

          You continue to use your idiosyncratic definition of "business" but you are wrong.  Any organization that provides a service or product that people consume is a business. 

          • ritachang2

            You’re being simple minded. I’m not idiosyncratic. If my neighbor calls and asks me for a cup of sugar, I’m not a business. If the government pays for the funeral service of a fallen soldier that doesn’t make it a business. I don’t want to live in a world where the government outsources the funeral services of our service members. Call me a troll, a liberal, etc. Flag me. Some things don’t make sense to me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QD2LDVA2DQZ4P2M3BRDZLUOU4M Vicki

      I think she may be referring to their effort to privatize the dairy business in Alaska. The state had a dairy business to provide milk since it’s so expensive and hard to import or just have powdered milk. Gov Palin worked to get that privatized as I understand it.

      • ritachang2

        I was told that it wasn’t feasible as a business in Alaska. So it was a government service. Much like providing school lunches then, right?

        • CBDenver

          You do realize that school lunches are provided by private businesses that school systems pay for, don’t you?

          • ritachang2

            I would hope so. SYSCO is the one of the best food distributors in the U.S. I wouldn’t want my tax dollars going into providing a new way to distribute the food for our kids at school!

            • X250

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            • X250

              Liquor stores in Pennsylvania have been run by the government since the end of prohibition. These are "government businesses" and privatizing them would entail turning ownership of them over to private citizens.

              • ritachang2

                That is true. I’ve been to PA! Thanks for the example!!!

  • patnatasha

    I so wish I was there right now.

    • Rogue2012andbeyond

      Me too!!!

      PALIN 2012!!!!

  • RGinAlaska

    So unlike Obama more about Team not I, Me, My

  • Rogue2012andbeyond

    I wish there was a live steam at all of Palin’s events.  We do not need a person talking to us; just want to watch what is going on.  Live time as if I was there.  How hard is this to do and set up?

    • exodus2011

      I wonder if that ‘live streaming’ will be the major part of Gov Palin’s media strategy once she declares?

      She won’t be relying on any LSM or their biased commentary then …. perhaps she will have several websites set up to provide ‘live streaming’ of every event that her Campaign schedules …. then there will be fundraising buttons too, optional to use should any viewer want to participate in that way ….

      Could it be that her events will be publicised at the last minute even? …. and this live streaming providing the brunt of the coverage?

      Maybe that would be TOO unconventional, but you can see that I am really tryin to ‘think outta the box’

      *__*

      • http://twitter.com/JimForbes_Pasco ? Jim ?

        Since she and Todd have learned to operate studio recording and live satellite feed equipment, I would imagine a LOT of streaming.  Even then, the LSM will chop it before they air it.  At least the real/factual/truthful, in context, versions will be out via the net.

      • lanahi

        That makes sense to me, and a lot more can be done with the computer than is so far.  But there will still need to be an outreach to those without computers, or those who don’t spend much time on them.

        I wish all the conservatives could buy their own TV channel.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNPT6E7XFDD4LACFSYYD23SNSY LS

      We don’t want Steve Bannon to be unable to sell his movie tickets and make his money back.

    • http://twitter.com/Super_Sachiko Jasmine Clark

      there will be a stream http://live.cnn.com/

  • Nancy6

    That could have been like 15 ethics violations right there.

    1. Breathing.
    2. Speaking.
    3. Physically being out of the state of Alaska.
    4. Being seen/heard in movie form.
    5. Smiling.
    6. Showing gratitude.
    7. Talking in percentages.
    8. Texting.
    9. Considering throwing something.
    10. Doing.
    11. Hugging.
    12. Tackling.
    13. Being in a state at the same time as Obama.
    14. Looking FABULOUS!
    15. Being fully committed to something, instead of just being committed.

    • BostonBruin

      16. Eating a salad at Panera Bread.

    • exodus2011

      LOL

      yep Nancy

      and you forgot about her wearin that mighty fine, big, red, oval, unflippinbelieveable belt buckle!

      who KNOWS what she’s advertisin on that thing!

      that’s worth at least FIVE further ethics complaints on it’s OWN

      *__*

    • Sapwolf

      17.  Praying

    • Guest

      18. Looking SMASHING!!! (Sorry what can I say, am a man..!)

  • nkthgreek

    I like the way Bannon’s watching Sarah’s back, having ex-Navy Seals help with security!

  • JDCampbell

    "what is talked about on the fishing boat stays on the fishing boat.."

    Wait til I get you home…

    • Guest

      LOL!

  • Caneman

    livestream from Pella here:

    http://www.teapartyreview.com/

  • Caneman
  • http://911dj.com Greg Legakis

    she indicated that she is still not close to announcing her decision

    Gee, can’t she at least say "close" instead of "not close."  I’m getting antsy here.

    • gilamonster8

      Greg im going to sell u a depends

      • http://911dj.com Greg Legakis

        I’ll take a month’s worth, but it depends how much you charge me.  ; )

      • nkthgreek

        Just don’t wear ‘em when you fly. Remember what TSA did to the little old lady!

    • mainelysteve

      P   A   T   I   E   N   C   E    GREG  P     A     T     I     E     N     C     E              !

      • http://911dj.com Greg Legakis

        Cool posting style.  ?

      • senator20526

        She has to have the Palin 2012 posters printed and then she will announce

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Legge/100000581859671 William Legge

      She knows what she is doing. Timing is everything. Let the media pick on Bachmann for a while.

    • JLAdevelop

      It has been a great day but when she says she is not close to deciding it is a bit of a buzz kill.

    • stevethird

      She’s just trying to counter the partial bean spillage of her daughter.

    • Kalena

      Think 7/27 as her freedom day from ankle biters (24 months).  Let the movie create the buzz in the meantime.

    • senator20526

      She has made the decision, but not close to announcing it.

  • http://twitter.com/ps70ps64 AH

    gr8 job! Palin 2012!

  • http://911dj.com Greg Legakis

    Hey let’s play where’s Waldo?  Find Sarah.

    http://politicons.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/NewImage65.png

    Hint: She’s the cowgirl with her hands on her holsters.  Pow! Pow! Pow!

    She’s gunning for Romney and Bachmann.  Can anybody say crosshairs?

  • susiepuma

    Would someone please ban the troll ritachang2 – he/she/it is a troll – we don’t like trolls – swat it plz

  • ccrwm

    Can someone explain why Palin has to wait until eithr the 4th of July or the 27th to announce. I don’t understand why anyone could still file an ethics charge against her or is it somethig else.

    I saw the Iowa pics and it looks like she got a great reception!

    • quidam65

      She doesn’t have to wait until then.  The dates (July 3 and July 26) involve her decision in 2009 to resign as Alaska Governor (she announced her intent to resign on July 3 and officially did so on July 26).  Alaska law permits anyone to file ethics charges against a former officeholder for up to two years after their term ends; after July 26, 2011 any such charges will be dismissed as being outside the statute of limitations.

      It is the belief of some of us (myself included) that Sarah will wait until July 27 or thereafter, so as to not have any fool file another bogus ethics charge that has to be considered.

      • ccrwm

        But they can do it anyway… or are you saying that to punish her for running they would file? They can still do that before the 26th if they even think she will run so the whole nasty startegy by the Left makes no sense to me. They have to file on something she did while in office not the last two years as a private citizen and I think they are all out of ammo or they would have kept on filing. The Left knows no bounds on how to act on their hte. Someone else said that the purpose of the email crowdsourcing was to see if they could get something on her with which to file and they got nothing!. The law has changed so I don’t think they can do it anymore anyway.

        • gilamonster8

          My two cents if someone filed now it would backfire bigtime.

          • juju341

             It would be a distraction when Sarah is out campaigning…she probably rather not have that.

        • Kalena

          No need to give ankle biters an incentive.  Just wait them out until 7/27.  Meanwhile, let this movie create the buzz.  Perfect timing.

      • Lou Gutnicki

        I like July 27. It’s my birthday, but I’d like any other day for that matter.
        Go Sarah.

  • http://twitter.com/Dan1231 Walter Sobchak

    Why are you fools arguing with the most obvious troll ever? This jackass completely hijacked the thread playing games with semantics. Here are some comments from "ritachang2″ for those of you dumb enough to buy her "I’m not a troll act:
    I guess Sarah could announce for the Republican primary and just not go
    through interviews or the debates, that’s true. Maybe she’ll announce
    the day before the Iowa Caucus vote. But I still believe she’ll announce
    in November 2012. That way, she’ll have the bully pulpit of staying on
    at Fox News — while no one else will — until the day before the
    general election. It’s a genius strategy: not having to debate, not
    having any gotcha interviews… Heck, even when she’s president, she
    won’t have to do press briefings if she doesn’t want to. Or she could,
    and then only select the Fox questions. Anyway, all I’m saying is don’t
    stop doubting Sarah even when she doesn’t announce. I think she’s using
    the Luke Skywalker shooting the Death Star strategy. Use the Force,
    Sarah!!!

    I don’t mean to be
    disrespectful. I know people like goldenprez believe in Sarah. I’m just
    giving everyone a reality check, so they don’t give up on her when she
    doesn’t announce until November 2012!!! GO SARAH!

    Like I’ve said
    elsewhere, Lisa Murkowski showed Sarah (and God) the way to go. Do you
    think Sarah’s a procrastinator? She would have already entered the
    primary race if she were going to. She’s playing the long game: write-in
    candidacy announcement the day before the election. It’s as good as
    won.

    Let me ask you a question: who is the most unconventional "politician"
    in the history of America? What could she not do? It is not impossible
    for Sarah. Heck, even Lisa Murkowski beat Sarah’s pick of Joe Miller as a
    write-in candidate. People said that was IMPOSSIBLE. Obviously it
    wasn’t. And it won’t be impossible for Sarah either. If Sarah runs for
    the Republican nomination, people will expect her to be subject to LSM
    interviews and debates. We know how they misconstrue her words and
    victimize her. Sarah will not — and does not need to — lower herself.
    She doesn’t need any more Katie Couric sabotage interviews. She can sit
    on her couch and eat bon bons until November 2012. She’ll have the last
    laugh. And doubters like you will be red-faced indeed. Donate all you can to SarahPAC! Giving her money is the best way to let her know we still support her!!!

    Can
    I make a suggestion? For those who are going to be able to go to Pella,
    dress well (conservatively). You don’t need to wear a flag shirt or
    cap. Nothing garish!!! Have you ever seen Sarah wear something like
    that? OK, then! Also, no motor scooters. WE NEED TO LOOK YOUNG AND
    ACTIVE — not like your typical TEA Party!!!

    I’ve said it before,
    and I’ll say it again: let’s set up Bristol with Prince Harry! Oh
    wait… princes can only marry virgins, right? Oh well, THEIR LOSS!

    Because Tom Petty
    won’t let Michele Bachmann use "American Girl" anymore, she’s going to
    start using "Barracuda" from Heart, and Heart is OK with it because they
    hate Sarah. Can anyone confirm? Is this just a rumor??? If so, I’m
    calling for a community Heart CD/LP/MP3 bonfire!!!1@!!

    Bristol should be supporting her mother — NOT Minnesotans Bachmann and Pawlenty! What’s the world coming to?!?!
    Is it true Sarah Palin
    went to sign books in MN? Is this an implicit endorsement of Bachmann
    and/or Pawlenty? Why else would she go there? Say it isn’t so, Sarah!!! SP write-in campaign; she’ll announce her candidacy on 11/5/2012!!!

    • gilamonster8

      Rino. The Rino sniffer

    • Kalena

      Why are you repeating a troll postings here?

      • http://twitter.com/Dan1231 Walter Sobchak

        Because putting some select quotes from the troll together will remove any doubt it’s a troll.

        • Guest

          Thanks Hunter, this convinced me;

          "I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: let’s set up Bristol with Prince Harry! Oh wait… princes can only marry virgins, right? Oh well, THEIR LOSS!"

          It is a high-quality operator, normally they don’t come above level 3 in my book, (newbies from the Troll-academy of Media Matters/Soros School testing out the waters) this one is level 5 to 6 not a bad catch! :)

          NorCon

    • Min Max

      You’re like Eisenhorn the Inquisitor!
      Ban the Obamabot! Flag the MB Flakes! Purge the trolls!

      ____

      Edit: What? No 40k fans here?

  • westernhunter

    Notice she say’s everything with a "WE" not "I"

  • Min Max

    You gotta love Sarah’s grace and humility. It’s never ever about her. Note how she brings her team into play?

    With every other friggin’ politician in the whole wide world, all they ever go is ME and I.

    Man…when she’s done her 8 years in America, maybe we could convince her to migrate to Australia? We aren’t too concerned about being a native born.

    • Guest

      She should come to Norway, much more like Alaska and even her most precious child is named after a Norse name.. so there hmh.. ;) And come-on the toughest and best fisher on "the Deadliest Catch" is also a Norse-man yeah eat some fish-head MM ;D

  • Guest

    In Palin’s statement to Bannon, I hear echoes of Dubya who never took credit for himself, but thanked the troops. In terms of their humility, Palin and Dubya are much alike.

  • Min Max

    Sarah Palin: “Doing as much as I can to garner that support. It’s necessary.”

    —–

    C’mon Greg! Say you’re convinced she’s running! Who the hell does as much as they can to garner that support if they ain’t running?!

    C’mon Greg!

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    Sry…I don’t know why my comments are always orphaned :(

    • MaMcGriz

      disqus seems to play more nicely with some browsers than with others. Switching to firefox helps in some cases.

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