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Where Will Palin Go From Here?

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Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Sarah Palin

It’s time to add “former” to the Alaska governor’s title. So now that Sarah Palin is a free woman, what will she do with her time? Her friends and flacks aren’t giving anything away, but we already know she has plans to hit the rubber chicken circuit, campaign for like-minded politicians and write a book.

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A few things are known: She is scheduled to speak Aug. 8 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, and has said she plans to write a book, campaign for political candidates from coast to coast and build a right-of-center coalition.

She also plans to continue speaking her mind on the social networking site Twitter.

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By ardee, July 29, 2009 at 3:35 am Link to this comment

Those who pay attention immediately note the dichotomies,the untruths, the illogic and the naked appeal to our basest and most selfish instincts in every Palin speech.

Recently she bragged about the oil revenue monies every Alaskan receives ( about $3000/yr this last time out) and, without missing a beat went into a rant about how govt handouts are evil, sap ones lives and are not free at all. I kept waiting for the crowd to begin to mutter or scratch their heads in puzzlement. Of course they cheered her every word.

Only in the absence of investigative journalism, hard hitting editorial commentary, can a person this ignorant flourish.

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By RobertinWestbury, July 28, 2009 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment

On the one hand, I hope she is the Republican nominee in 2012.  It would be a nail in the coffin of the Republican party.  She’d sink it for good…

On the other hand, if she were the nominee - what would that say to the world about the intelligence of a large enough portion of the American population that gave her the nomination?  I mean, they nominated Bush and hoodwincked enough independants to vote for him.  But they would not be able to get independants to vote for her. 

I wish she would just go away.  I’m sick of her.  But, politically…  what a blessing to the Democrats if she were the nominee…

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By PatrickHenry, July 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm Link to this comment

Maybe she’ll pose for playboy.

Gals of the GOP.

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By Mary Ann McNeely, July 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm Link to this comment

Palin is an idiot.  Therefore, her chances of being elected president are quite good.  The speech announcing her resignation as governor was the most bizarre I have ever heard.  Ever.  Her election will hasten the decline of the United States and insure another four years of bloodthirsty, incompetent, near dictatorial government. To paraphrase GWB, bring it on.

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By diamond, July 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm Link to this comment

Ms. Palin is a very amusing woman. In her nasal, whining voice she called for the media (presumably the “Liberal Media” which doesn’t exist) for the sake of the military which currently occupies two sovereign nations it has invaded to, “stop makin’ stuff up”. I second that emotion: how about her cronies in the Republican party stop making stuff up about:
1. The war on terror
2. Abu Ghraib
3. Guantanamo Bay
4. Free market economics
5. Gun laws
6. Contraception
7. 9/11
8. The anthrax letters
9. The idea that Dick Cheney has a heart
10.The idea that George W. Bush has a functioning brain
11. The idea that Palin has now or ever will have the intellect or ethical standards to be allowed anywhere near the nuclear button and chemical and biological weapons
12. The fact that flight 93 was shot down
13. The fact that the 9/11 Commission didn’t investigate 9/11 and told numerous lies in its report
14. The idea that America has not only the right but the duty to rule the world
15. The idea that Christian fundamentalism can and should be used as a shield and a smokescreen for unimaginable evil.
16. Iraq
17. Afghanistan
18. Israeli ‘democracy’
19. Climate change
20. oil

The media should do the same.

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By RAE, July 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm Link to this comment

Now that she’s had a taste of the Big Leagues how’re gonna keep her up in the frozen land of fish & oil?

OF COURSE she’s climbing the corporate ladder to the land of glory and gold in Washington.

It’s just too damn bad for the American people that she isn’t (a)intelligent and (b)talented but then to get into the inner circle you really don’t need those qualities… you just need to LOOK GOOD, SOUND GOOD, and be able to be BOUGHT - it doesn’t matter who’s pulling the strings.

I sure hope I’m wrong.

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By mbh, July 27, 2009 at 11:28 am Link to this comment
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Why does anyone CARE about Palin? I think the media is wasting its time and energy even discussing this…Media articles keep this dead horse from dying off!

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By Rodger Lemonde, July 27, 2009 at 11:02 am Link to this comment
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Anywhere some one else is picking up the bill. That is where you will find her. She’s all smoke and mirrors, and the mirrors are on back order. That’s also why she can’t keep a consistent image to the world.
Isn’t it disgustingly sexist how many of her followers are compelled to say she is some variant of attractive?
Oh, is that because, just based on her appearance you wouldn’t think that?

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By felicity, July 27, 2009 at 9:37 am Link to this comment

She resigned to ‘spare’ Alaskans having to support a dead weight, a lame duck, a blight on the great landscape of Alaska?  Well, if that was what she intended to be her last year and a half in office, thank god she resigned.  Of course she didn’t have to be that but apparently that’s what she would have chosen to be?  Or would she be forced to be that? 

I’m confused.

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By hippie4ever, July 27, 2009 at 8:40 am Link to this comment

I know where I’d like her to go…

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By altara, July 27, 2009 at 4:14 am Link to this comment
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Would Sarah Palin’s expected 2012 presidential campaign have a better chance of success if she ran for only half a term?


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By catlady628, July 26, 2009 at 11:54 pm Link to this comment

I wish she would just go away. We have enough haters with microphones, we don’t need anymore.

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By Outraged, July 26, 2009 at 11:24 pm Link to this comment

I admit, I can’t wait to see Ms. Palin in her “Hoveround” invented by “Tom Kruse” (lol), seriously…. it’s got a 4” foam seat with I believe it was a “interspring” mattress or seat rather… and is AS COMFORTABLE AS A RECLINER…...that’s what they said!  Yes, they did… and for God’s sake I believe ‘em.  I mean, why sit in a recliner when you can enjoy yourself so SO much more in a wheelchair.

And listen up…. “if you call them” medicare will pay for it…. (if this, that or the other thing applies).  I don’t know though…. I think the thing should come with a free set of ginsu knives or maybe one of those “put your hair in a bun” things that are so..oo..oo easy to use.

What does this have to do with Palin?  Hey, I’m not a psychoanalyst, just an observer.

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By pgg804, July 26, 2009 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment

I think Sara Palin was a poor choice for vice President.  But I think she is as qualified as George W Bush for the job.  I think she’s a fairly intelligent lady that knows as much about foreign policy as the average American.  That does not qualify her to be president.

She’s a beautiful woman that from what I can tell comes from a nice family.  Like other families, there will be problems.

I don’t follow the media talk so much that loves to drag people down over things that are unimportant.  I didn’t follow the Clinton / Monica Lewinski thing years ago.  I just didn’t find it very interesting.  For anybody who has heard about Italian President Berluscon’s sexual escapades he almost makes Bill Clinton look like a saint.  Thats interesting.  I’m waiting for the movie to come out.

I would never go into politics.  I would not deal well with how the press drags your name through the mud.  If I was Ms. Palin I would get out of that game.  She can make the occasional speech if she wishes, but who needs the anxiety.  If I was her husband I would want her home with me and try to convince her to quit.

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By Dunga, July 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm Link to this comment
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I hope, for the good of the country, the answer to the question posed by the title is:  As far away as possible.  She is a quitter, can’t govern, has accumulated a stack of ethics complaints, and can’t put a coherent sentence together.  Which I guess makes her perfect for Faux and Friends or something.  But national politics?  Her?  Didn’t we learn anything from the eight year disaster that was Pres. Duh?

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By Monkeytime, July 26, 2009 at 7:17 pm Link to this comment
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Wow, if you just substitute Obama’s name for Palin’s you would have gotten it right

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By Lou, July 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm Link to this comment
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“write a book?”
I thought one had to read to write,,,,

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By ardee, July 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm Link to this comment

Where will Palin go from here? I can think of one particular place certainly.

She is an aberration one hopes, someone who appeals to a mass of folks all out of proportion to her qualifications or her qualities. I believe her to be both an embarrassment to the American political system and to America’s intellectual capacity.

I suspect that she will go on to talk show fame, make a pile of money and fade slowly from the limelight, at least I really,truly hope she fades…..

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