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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:17 AM
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Do you think that Sarah Palin has a future as a 'star' of the GOP, or was she a 15-min. wonder who
will slink off into the shadows of ignominy, shunned by the party that tried to pawn her off on us,
recognized as a failed Hail Mary pass that McCain threw in desperation but that no one wanted to catch?

I believe she has high aspirations for herself and Ambition with a capital "A." However, I'm hoping that once the Republicans
are roundly trounced on a national scale (which I hope and pray will happen on Tuesday), they will realize how ridiculous
a choice she was and will look elsewhere for their next saviour.

I'm curious: what do you all think?
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DemFromMem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:19 AM
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1. She will be the answer to a Trivial Pursuit question
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:20 AM
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3. Yep.
She is barely making it through her 15 minutes. In four years she will be forgotten, or on an anchor on FUX.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:23 AM
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9. That is my fervent hope. I even hope Alaskans desert her, now that they know how
duplicitous she is.
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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:27 AM
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16. I think her days in Alaska are numbered........as they say, "how you gonna keep 'em
Edited on Sat Nov-01-08 09:28 AM by predfan
down on the farm?" I have another question........are any of those kids in school? Are they home schooled?
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:30 AM
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23. Yes, they are being home schooled. Can you imagine??? The 16-year old is
working on her primary colors and memorizing the second half of the alphabet.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:22 PM
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83. They are homeschooled. Mom teaches them to read and then throws
a bible at them, and tells them everything you need to know
is in there.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 06:28 PM
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93. I guess those bribes, aka wealth-sharing,
can be done by any governor, so that alone won't keep her in power.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:23 AM
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11. Yup, and the last question you get for "game" ...
... as you sit there saying, "Wait - I should know this. Give me a minute here - I'll come up with it - "
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:24 AM
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14. That's music to my ears, Nance.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:32 AM
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25. IMHO, Palin's a goner after this ...
... the powers that be in the GOP have seen the negatives, and they are unlikely to make THAT mistake again.

On the other hand, if they ARE stupid enough to try and groom this halfwit for higher office, it'll just mean a clear Dem win for whoever she runs against.

Rock - Sarah Palin - Hard Place.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:43 AM
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33. And when they drop her, I wouldn't be surprised if Sarah becomes a televangelist
teaching "Palintology Theology" with Todd passing the collection plate and Sarah in a self-designed mini-skirted robe
and high heels, asking for believers to send in their donations in exchange for an on-air personalized wink!
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:49 AM
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38. I think you've got it!!!
She's been bitten hard by the 'fame bug' now, so she'll do something to stay in the limelight - and televangelist would be a likely option!

My guess is that as she sees her moment of fame slipping away, she will do and say increasingly outrageous things in order to stay in the headlines. It ain't gonna be pretty ...

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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:52 AM
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41. If she had her own Ministry: O, gee, I can see God from my backyard!
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:00 AM
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45. ...
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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sammytko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:52 AM
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40. Yes! This would give her the perfect excuse to spend money
on clothes, make-up, houses, etc. She'll be like Jan - the purple haired wonder...
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:20 AM
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2. Her adoring base will desert her within 3 weeks.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:20 AM
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4. She will fade into oblivion...
...and that cannot come too soon!

JMHO
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:23 AM
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12. Couldn't agree more!
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:21 AM
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5. She will attempt to be a star,
but she will be rejected by her own party.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:26 AM
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15. Are they smart enough to dump her, or will her appeal to the crowds make them keep her around?
They are, you know, a bunch of sickies.
And they love her in those peep-toe high heels.
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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:21 AM
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6. Don't think she'll be a political star ( think Dan Q.), but she will be the darling
of Fox News. Ann Coulter's worst nightmare, because as airheaded as she is, she doesn't come across as so damn mean........just smartassed, and that's exactly what they like.
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MANative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:22 AM
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7. She thinks she's hot shit that doesn't stink... but
how many other failed VP candidates have gone on to greater political success? Quayle? Ferraro? Edwards? Lieberman?

She'll try to foist herself upon us, but I think she's going nowhere but back to the cold of Alaska.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:31 AM
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24. She thinks she's "hot shit"? Well, I half agree with her.
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MANative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:08 AM
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51. You made me LOL!! And by the way, I agree
with YOU! :hi:
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:22 AM
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8. Her 15 minutes are about up.
As is Joe the plumber's.
I have a feeling she will go home to Alaska and finds she has ethics as well as tax problems to face there. Possible even criminal ones for charging the state for per diem and travel expenses for her children that she didn't have coming. I wouldn't want to be in her shoes for anything.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:28 AM
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19. It seems to me that she's gotten to where she is by never being properly vetted - until now.
I've read many articles by Alaskans who are sorely disappointed in her, now that they know more about her.

They don't like liars, so Sarah's future in Alaskan politics may be going the way of Ted Stevens'.
Or so we can hope.
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SDJay Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:10 AM
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53. Very possible. Don't forget Stenard either.
That's the contractor who built the Wasilla sports center, provided Ted Stevens with his free home upgrade that's about to land him in the can, and finally upgraded the Palin house in much the same way. Perhaps Churchy Spice can share a cell block with Stevens and Duke Cunningham. IMHO, this is going to be THE big issue that ultimately nails her.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:23 AM
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10. Just another
Katherine Harris.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:32 AM
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26. Ha. Love your sig line!
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:19 AM
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57. It's one of
Tom Waits' gems. :hi:
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:33 AM
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67. Yeah - and he's one of my all-time favorites. Love him!
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:24 AM
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13. She's the next Ralph Reed
classify that any way you want.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:31 AM
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65. Ralph was only slightly less Christian than Satan. Now that I think about it, Satan was much more
of a Christian than Reed. Reed's only faith was in greed.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:28 AM
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17. I think they'll blame the loss on McCain and Palin won't fade away.
The nutcase base is made of true believers who have never liked McCain. But the love Palin. So they'll continue to inflict her on us for years to come. Unfortunately.
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:28 AM
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18. Not after what the Merlot sipping repug intelligentsia said
about her.

I don't think she has the repug money machine behind her - she is embarrassing, even for them.
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tibbiit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:38 AM
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69. she may not have repug money people behind her
but she will have the fundy nuts who will give $100.00 at a time like we did Obama.
Unfortunately she will be around for a long time imo. In the pug party the money people are outnumbered by the nuts.
I hate saying this as an alaskan who once thought she was okay... she has lost the dems (and me for good) in alaska but the pugs and indies are still behind her 90 percent so her poll numbers have only fallen to 65.
tib
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 01:47 PM
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73. tib- her fundy base is about 25% of the party
they are pretty fragmented right now. Heard David Brooks on Charlie Rose last night lamenting, nearly in tears, how the repugs have a broken message and in fact he was turned on by the wacko base, himself.

They're digging a hole, let 'em dig.

Thanks for the insight into Alaska, glad to see her high numbers plummeting.
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1Hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:29 AM
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20. Dump Hasslebeck (or whatever her name is) and stick her on The View. n/t
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:33 AM
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27. No way. She'd eat those ladies for lunch!
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rubberducky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:29 AM
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21. I think that the GOP will have to make some very hard decisions.
Will they allow the religulously insane, the anti-education and science, the white supremisists, in other words the knuckle-draggers to take over the Republican name.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:30 AM
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22. Both. n/t
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:37 AM
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30. My fervent prayer is that the GOP will be decimated beyond repair. They will wake up,
look around and realize that they have to start from scratch - strike down all their failed concepts
and come up with something new and improved.

Sarah Palin has turned the Republican party into a laughingstock, worldwide.

Maybe their next candidate will be Benny Hinn.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:41 AM
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32. I agree. The religiously insane are stupid enough to
want to keep her around for 2012 where she'll become the next Huckabee. The monied elite will never allow her anywhere near a future ticket.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:13 AM
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55. I agree, she'll be both. And if we're lucky she'll be the wedge that finally breaks the Rethug party
into two pieces - permanently.

The religious right LOVES her. She's not going away anytime soon for this group. The money Rethugs and the intelligentsia of the party, must be getting pretty wary of her would be my guess. She's gone off the reservation too many times already in her short candidacy. They recognize and understand Sarah Palin's type of republicanism as dangerous imho. They know that if she were to ever gain real power, she would be as toxic for them and their plans, as any Dem. More so since she would "own" the Rethug label as she spread her poison.

I definitely see her star rising - prepare to see her on Fox a LOT. But even as that happens I would bet that the Sarah Palin cringe factor also rises demonstrably for many, many other Republicans.

The wild card in all of this will be how Alaska handles her ethics problems. If they go after her illegal activities all bets are off on how she evolves into a national figure.

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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:35 AM
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28. if SHE'S their star..
They are over, fucked, lost, toast, hopeless.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:36 AM
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29. She may run for Senate. But I doubt she'll ever be on a GOP presidential ticket again.
Look for Bobby Jindal and others who are more politically savvy and knowledgeable to shine in future years.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:45 AM
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35. They will definitely be looking for someone "different" and exotic, because they still don't
get it.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:39 AM
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31. She has a future as a speaker, as a brand name, and perhaps as a TV personality
I can see her becoming a Fox News Contributor.

I can see her becoming a speaker who gets $50K an appearance.

I can see her being an icon for some fundies, and if she's smart, she'll form Sarah Palin, Inc., and will market herself aggressively. She can get all those stores to provide her with their clothes AND pay her to promote their lines.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:49 AM
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36. She's an opportunist if ever there was one and will definitely try to roll-over her 15-mins.
to a bigger and better career. As I mentioned upthread, I think the perfect career path for her would be
for her to form her own ministry on tv as a televangelist.

Pastor Sarah and Minister Todd, catering to the base.
And isn't that what they're doing now?
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:03 AM
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46. You're right. She can wrap herself in a 501(c)(3) and get $ from all over.
It's even better than running as a politician.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:06 AM
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48. And she wouldn't have any constraints on her to tell the "truth" - she can just make shit up
as she goes along,



as she's been doing in all her interviews.
The more I think of it, the more perfect it seems.
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:44 AM
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34. I reckon her surrogates are developing their narrative for 2012 already
"Palin was a hugely popular True Believer in the Republican cause, but she was saddled with a RINO at the top of the ticket at a a time when no Republican could have won anyway, due to Jorge's unpopularity. Now that Obama's been doing all these horrible liberal things that we've been screaming and screaming and SCREAMING about for the last four years, the time is right for her to emerge from the wilderness to lead us to victory".

I expect this message to be amplified through the right-wing echo chamber and from there to filter into the Republican-controlled "mainstream" media. Whether it'll do her any good remains to be seen, though.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:49 AM
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37. with that voice, I can't imagine she could get a recording contract
but I could be wrong. Is there any country music arrangement that includes the flute?

I predict she gets a stink as political pundit on faux, but her voice grates on the nerves of her coworkers and producers so, that she transfers out of the station and does a political/celebrity outdoor sportswoman show. Sarah exercises the 2nd and other amendments. She can show how important those amendments are to her and real amurkins like her. Cheney and Scalia will be her first guests as they go hunting.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:09 AM
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52. Yes, but she could do tv ads for WD40.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:40 AM
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70. Or those noise reduction head phones
:rofl:
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sammytko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:50 AM
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39. She will be another Bob Barr or Ralph Nadar.,,nt
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:59 AM
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43. Nah - she wants to swim with the big fish. If she can't she'll find another way
to be the 'star' - not necessarily in politics. I think she'll just use that as a stepping stone
to something else. Something where she doesn't have to 'know stuff.'
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:55 AM
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42. 15 minute wonder
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:07 AM
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49. Gee, that gives me hope!
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 02:48 PM
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77. If all you want is 15 minutes of fame
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timontheleft Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 09:59 AM
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44. There is no precedent for failed VP candidates . . .
to be to have much of a future in presidential politics afterward

John Edwards
Joe Liberman
Jack Kemp
Dan Quayle
Geraldine Ferraro
Walter Mondale
Bob Dole
Sargent Shriver
etc, etc, etc
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:08 AM
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50. From your mouth to God's ears!
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:22 AM
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61. thats true looking at the past, but dont u think this year is different?
i mean, the base of the party will blame mccain for losing... the other half will blame her...
so depending on which faction emerges from the ashes...
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:05 AM
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47. I sure hope shes the future 'star'
sure would make the next 16 years easy.
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crazy_vanilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:10 AM
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54. if anyone can fully sink the GOP, it will be Sarah
so I say let her be the rising star of the GOP

it'll be worse than the Titanic, tell ya
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:18 AM
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56. Gotta admit - she's done a pretty good job of it so far.
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crazy_vanilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 11:23 AM
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72. yep, and as much as I hate to look at and listen to her
I know in the end it will make up for all the pain and annoyance I have experienced.
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:20 AM
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58. The religious right is not going away, may sense opportunity in the GOP void.
Sarah is their ticket.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:29 AM
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64. If the GOP is trounced to smitereens on Nov.4th, do you think there's a chance that
they may be forced to re-evaluate the importance of catering to their evangelical base?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:21 AM
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59. 14:55
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 11:08 AM
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71. Most concise answer, ever!
:thumbsup: :hi:
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:21 AM
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60. I *HOPE* that she's the best the GOP can offer for a long, long time.
Then we'll have no trouble winning elections for years and years to come.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:24 AM
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62. Palin is a Fundie Star, Not a GOP Star
Edited on Sat Nov-01-08 10:25 AM by Demeter
If there is any GOP left that isn't Fundie, she will be cast on the trash pile of history.

If the Fundies are the only members left in the GOP after this (which is entirely possible), they will try to run her, which should finish the party brand off entirely next cycle.

If there's any justice, she will be too busy breaking rocks or making license plates to be a further nuisance.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:27 AM
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63. Alaskans worth their salt will impeach her in 2009. I'd donate to that. Would you?
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:32 AM
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66. I'd donate to that in a heartbeat.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:33 AM
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68. They think she's a star (and so does the MSM), so it doesn't matter what we think
There will be a big push for Palin/Obama in 2012. Her every indiscretion will be shrugged of as a non-issue.
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maladjusted Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 01:54 PM
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74. Failed VP candidates don't usually get very far
...this was pointed out last night on Keith or Rachel (can't remember which one, too much MSNBC, everything is bleeding together now). One of the guests discussed the fact that a losing VP candidate has never been able to make a go of a presidential nomination later - Edwards, Liberman, Ferraro, etc. There are certain segments of the GOP that love her but she is a very polarizing candidate within her own party - I doubt that she would be viewed as "electable" during the GOP primaries.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:15 PM
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78. Hey, you don't sound a bit 'maladjusted' to me. Welcome to DU!
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Darian Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 01:56 PM
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75. Three more days
and her fifteen minutes will be up. After her concession speech, her goose is cooked.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:16 PM
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79. Typo? Did you mean 'her moose is cooked"?
:shrug: :hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 01:57 PM
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76. No future, Not even as a Porn Star
:puke:

RL
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:17 PM
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80. dupe/delete
Edited on Sat Nov-01-08 04:18 PM by hisownpetard
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:17 PM
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81. Not that you would know about that...
:hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 06:01 PM
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91. I am innocent. Completely Inncoent.
:9

RL
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:19 PM
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82. Back to obscurity in the great white north.
To face ethics charges!!
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smkyle1 Donating Member (170 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:22 PM
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84. I don't see her fading into obscurity, she's already demonstrated that
she can get crowds of adoring fans out in droves. I'll bet we see her pop up again but this time on a radical third party ticket.

http://www.laprogressive.com/
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 05:34 PM
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88. I don't think she'd go the 3rd party route. But I really can see her as Sister Sarah, running her
own evangelical telethons!
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:23 PM
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85. I think that she's going to end up in jail. She's even more corrupt than Ted Stevens.
The Republican Party of Alaska despises her and the Democrats there can't wait to get to work on her. She's filthy dirty. That house? The illegal purchases. Kickbacks, graft, corruption. She's in big trouble.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 05:35 PM
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89. Hey, yw - I agree. I don't think Alaskans knew as much about her when she was elected as they do
now! She really shot herself in the mukluks, if you ask me.
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Two Sheds Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:31 PM
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86. I'd love to never have to worry about her again but I think she'll be
around for a while.

The upcoming "battle for the soul of the GOP" won't be very interesting. There may be a lot of people in that party who would love to dump the fundies but they won't get far. The fundies ARE the Republican party.

I've posted this before and I'll do it again: I think that Palin has a shot at the nom in 2012. If Obama is doing well I don't see any GOPer volunteering to get his ass beat. Obama is pretty formidable now: as a popular incumbent President he'll be a terrifying candidate. The GOP can't dump the fundies and survive. They might as well toss them some red meat in the form of a Palin/some other nut ticket. She'd get massacred (the libertarians would bolt) but the GOP would live to fight another day with their base intact and somewhat thankful for the opportunity of fighting a lost cause.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 04:34 PM
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87. In two months, she'll release her autobiography . . .
.. . which no one will buy. Then she'll put out a study Bible, which no one will buy either. Finally, she'll release a gospel album of her favorite hymns, which she'll hawk on HSN. 4 people will buy that, and ask for refunds.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 05:37 PM
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90. she'll be on the scene for some time to come
But her appeal is likely to be constrained to the red meat wing of the repub party
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MJkcj Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 06:25 PM
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92. I hope she runs for president next time... the gift that keeps on giving
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