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Palin Milks Georgia Runoff

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Posted on Dec 2, 2008
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As Sen. Saxby Chambliss squares off Tuesday against challenger Jim Martin in Georgia’s runoff election, a certain Alaska governor has managed to work her way back into the spotlight. Stumping for Chambliss, Sarah Palin continues to draw throngs of Republicans while others wish she would simply go away.


Washington Post / The Fix:

Palin’s decision to blanket the state with appearances—and the rock-star reception she is receiving—speaks to two basic facts about the former vice presidential nominee: she is beloved by the base of the party and she has absolutely no intention of stepping off the national stage any time soon.

While Palin has been widely derided by many political commentators and many Democrats, it’s hard to dispute that there is no more appealing face for the party faithful at the moment than her’s.

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By The Old Hooligan, December 3, 2008 at 9:36 am Link to this comment
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By all means, PLEASE let’s have Sarah Palin remain at the forefront of public consciousness for the next 4 years.

She’s the real reason John McCain lost the election, and she’s also the reason President-elect Obama will have a solid lock on 2012, should he decide to run for a second term with her as his opponent.

But look on the bright side: Sarah Palin can always clean up by appearing in a “Governor’s Gone Wild” direct-to-DVD video, should this political thing not pan out for “Caribou Barbie.”

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By Louise, December 2, 2008 at 5:00 pm Link to this comment

sharon,

“... yea Obama gets 500 d0llar hair cuts every two weeks and the rep party pays for her clothes legally just as the dems. pays for his clothes and haircuts, but i guess this isnt the same thing is it?”

$500 haircuts? That’s funny! smile

Uhh, can you document that?
Just curious.

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By skulz fontaine, December 2, 2008 at 11:54 am Link to this comment

“Palin milk?” Geez Truthdig, can you say that?

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By sharon, December 2, 2008 at 8:59 am Link to this comment
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yea Obama gets 500 d0llar hair cuts every two weeks and the rep party pays for her clothes legally just as the dems. pays for his clothes and haircuts, but i guess this isnt the same thing is it? i think you all are jealous of Palin and what she stands for. she is a beautiful woman, a mother and wife that loves her fmaily and country, YOU BETCHA WINK WINK. so you say what you want to say, and lets see who will be sweating in a couple of months. GO REPUBLICAN PARTY….........

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By Ham-Archy, December 2, 2008 at 8:58 am Link to this comment

America LOVES A BIMBO. You know, people are amused, and that’s what most are looking for, amusement. It’s the vidiot syndrome that got us here. Got to give the people what they want or you won’t sell any hairspray or perfume, and that is what lights up the tube. And the tube is what puts out the lights in your head.

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By purplewolf, December 2, 2008 at 8:46 am Link to this comment

Sarah has been AWOL for 4 months now and according to the news last night, the Alaskan population is starting to get upset by this. Good!. Things are starting to fall apart and where is their elected idiot?

Maybe they should just show her the door as she is not doing her job as Governor, then they should FIRE her and find someone more qualified, who will be on the job and not charging the taxpayers to pay for her to sleep in her own house at night.

Hey Sarah, you go girl. AWAY and stay that way. And we don’t want you in the lower states either. And who is taking care of her family, has Bristol had that baby yet? How about Levi, is he still on the scene?

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By Allan Gurfinkle, December 2, 2008 at 8:30 am Link to this comment
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There is a website purporting to tell how Obama got elected, at ..

http://howobamagotelected.com/

It features and extraordinary video showing interviews with persons who voted for Obama, and it shows that they don’t know who Nancy Pelosi is, which party controls congress, etc., etc., BUT…. they do know everything about Sarah Palin.  This video is a must see.

What does it mean?  Somehow the hoi polloi is receptive to Palin, even if they don’t want to vote for her, they know everything the media has broadcast about her, whereas they know absolutely nothing about Joe Biden, and not much about Obama.

I’m personally thinking that Obama is a fraud, and that ‘leftists’ will be looking for someone, anyone, to oppose the democrats in the near future.  And, just when the R’s are needed, Palin will be there to destroy them.

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By JMTAC, December 2, 2008 at 8:26 am Link to this comment

Apparently, Mrs. Palin is still under the delusion that one can still govern on autopilot. Obviously, Howdy Doody’s autopiloting down there in the White House hasn’t taught her anything.  Or maybe Alaskans don’t seem to mind that their state is run by the oil companies? They seem to be perfectly willing to look the other way when it comes to corrupt, incompetent politicians.  It’s too bad that her supports can’t see her for what she really is, a female Howdy Doody. As for that pitiful, draft dodging, incompetent fool she’s campaigning for, they deserve each other!

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By Catherine, December 2, 2008 at 7:24 am Link to this comment

I can see it now…Faux Noise’s new show…Huckabee and Palin, or will it be Huck and Pal?

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By Louise, December 2, 2008 at 6:56 am Link to this comment

“She’s been bitten hard by the political bug and is willing to endure long plane rides to stay in the national game,”

From the point of view of a Palin fan, that’s a good thing. Since she hasn’t crossed the thresh-hold of the office of Governor of Alaska for months, including not once since the general election!

After Alaska has a re-call election she’ll probably be looking for something to do! The trick will be finding someone dumb enough to bank-roll her for the next eight years!

Oh silly me!

After all, we are talking about republicans here. wink

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By Catherine, December 2, 2008 at 6:44 am Link to this comment

She was wearing that very expensive jacket, according to some reports, that was supposed to be the property of the RNC at the end of the campaign. I guess that as long as she’s “campaigning,” she gets to keep it…along with the kids’ underwear and Todd’s silk boxers!  Any stage, anywhere, and for anybody who will allow Palin to stay before the cameras, even if it means campaigning for a snake like Chambliss.  She isn’t “governing” up there in Alaska, that’s for sure, (also) but then the Alaskans might like that. You betcha…(wink, wink, wink)

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By Hulk2008, December 2, 2008 at 6:43 am Link to this comment
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With any luck Sarah-Baby will beat both Chambliss and Martin for that Senate seat in GA via write-ins.  She deserves something for her hard work, right?  Maybe she can go on tour with the Stones.

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By hippy pam, December 2, 2008 at 6:34 am Link to this comment

Dear JADED PROLE—-Yes-SHE IS THE VERY BEST “POSTER CHILD” epitomizing ALL that THE REPUGS STAND FOR…..

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By Jaded Prole, December 2, 2008 at 6:29 am Link to this comment

Palin should continue to be the public representative of the Republican party.

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By nrobi, December 2, 2008 at 6:08 am Link to this comment

Don’t the people of Alaska, deserve a governor that is in Alaska to serve their needs and protect them from the Russians that they can see?
I firmly believe that this, the dumbest bunny on the planet should return from whence she came, and give the people of Alaska what they deserve, a heartfelt, “You Betcha’”

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By Allan Krueger, December 2, 2008 at 5:44 am Link to this comment

Go Palin - 2012! We need a two term presidency from Obama! You betcha!

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