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Posted on Nov 22, 2010
AP / Alex Brandon

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” rally on Aug. 28 in Washington.

Could reality television be a legitimate steppingstone to the White House? Well, in at least one case—guess who?—that could be true, according to a newly released national poll of GOP voters.

The survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University, puts Sarah Palin atop the heap of potential contenders with a slim lead over Dudley Do-Right Mitt Romney. This is gonna be a long two years.  —KA

Los Angeles Times:

Palin, the party’s 2008 nominee for vice president, receives 19% of the vote in the national survey of Republican voters. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who finished second to John McCain in primaries and caucuses won in 2008, is backed by 18%.

Another 2008 candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, gets 17% of the vote, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finishes with 15%. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a distant fifth at 6%, a respectable showing at this point as he builds a national profile.

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By SteveL, November 26, 2010 at 1:04 am Link to this comment

Some who like to predict the future speculate the United States will eventually split up into regions.  President Silly Sarah would hasten this.

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By PatrickHenry, November 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm Link to this comment

Palin is a looker, too bad she has to open her mouth and ruin it.

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By Jimnp72, November 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm Link to this comment

of course she will run-she is power mad and when elected will start a nuclear war.
where is oswald when he is needed?

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By purplewolf, November 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment

QuestionAuthority: Don’t be to certain she will not run.She has her aids already looking into buildings/property on Iowa for a major campaign headquarters. Besides can’t let all those t-shirts she had printed up in 2008 “Palin in 2012” go to waste now can you, you betcha!

I thought the last presidential campaign was to long at about 20 months length, this one that has been going on since before Obama’s election, is just to damned long at over 48 months-taking the next year into that time frame. There needs to be laws against campaigning for any office longer than 3-6 months at the max, as these so called elected servants who serve Wall St. only spend all their time on the campaign trail and not in office doing what they should be doing for the good of America and not just the rich either.

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By fearnotruth, November 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment

This woman serves only to antagonize Left/Right destructive, hate-infused, self-loathing within the underclass - she is a bleeding psy-op - indeed the very face of the Tea-Party co-intel, psy-op.

Again, do yourselves the favor of walking away from the frivolity of bashing this useful
fool, propped up, side show distraction - the neo-con faction is plotting a
refurbished Eisenhower strategy.

Petraeus for President? He Says, ‘No way!’

POLITICS DAILY - NBC News program “Meet the Press.”

Just to be sure, Gregory asked, “No way, no how?”

Petraeus replied, “No way, no how!”


translation according to W.G. Tarpley: not the vulgar process of “running,” 
rather, an overwhelming “draft” — insightful analysis here

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By RayLan, November 24, 2010 at 12:04 am Link to this comment

Palin makes stupdity an exact science.

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By bEHOLD_tHE_mATRIX, November 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm Link to this comment
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Why not?  She epitomizes the intellectualism of the
American electorate that has brought us to our current
situation.  Exceptionalism has yielded to market
numbers and empire.  Why innovate when you can just
cash in on cheap overseas labor and taxbreaks.

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By squeaky jones, November 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm Link to this comment
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George W. Bush proved that a chimpanzee could play the role as U.S. President.

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By John Hall, November 23, 2010 at 5:56 pm Link to this comment
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Dumbocracy in action.

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By Richard Cranium, November 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm Link to this comment
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I am so glad I quit watching television in 1983. No wonder most of the Western world things we are ‘dumbasses’, we are. Yippee! Pass the mushroom tea Alice I am late for that bus to Tepic! Adios idiotas.

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By QuestionAuthority, November 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t think the’ll run for two reasons:

1) The Republican Party will go after her with everything they have, because they have no control over her. We might even see the Republican Party split in two over her candidacy. The Democratic Party will do the same, just like they would do to any candidate.

2) She won’t run because it would cut into her revenue streams and she’d have to account for her campaign money. I think she’d shy away from that. She’ll lead her followers on and tease them as much as she can to keep their wallets open, but Sister Grifter won’t actually run.

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By Hammond Eggs, November 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment

” . . . thinking adults know that SP is neither qualified or deserving of a leadership position in this country.”

That may be precisely why she can be elected.  Another commenter called the American political state of mind “unhealthy”.  It’s downright sick.

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By mrfreeze, November 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm Link to this comment

At a time of real political, social, cultural and economic crisis, Americans waste time pondering the utterly inept and inane opinions of a Media-created charlatan. It is the worst kind of “self-deception” and is, simply put, unhealthy.

If SP’s book is supposedly some sort of message that she’s going to run for higher office, why then aren’t the following authors/public persons receiving even more attention?

Anthony Bourdaine- Smarter, more articulate, more well-travelled….
Robert Reich - Smarter, more articulate, actually knows government…..
Dr. Seuss - He doesn’t even need to be alive to be a better candidate….
Barbara Ehrenreich - Smart, more articulate, deeply thought-provoking
Naomi Klein - Naomi makes SP seem Neanderthal

I could go on. As so many have expressed on this (and many other) thread, thinking adults know that SP is neither qualified or deserving of a leadership position in this country.

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By reynolds, November 23, 2010 at 11:54 am Link to this comment

having observed the process for over half a century,
i’d say reality television might be the most legitimate
path to the white house.
she is not educated, experienced nor especially bright.
she’s a shoo in.

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By Allan Krueger, November 23, 2010 at 11:51 am Link to this comment

I have come to the conclusion that voters in our beloved country, are just dumb enough to elect that buffoon, president. The sound of her voice makes my skin crawl!

How about Bristol Palin? Now there’s a Palin that I could wrap my head (and other body parts) around!


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By CJ, November 23, 2010 at 8:36 am Link to this comment

Recently, Americans (some of them) took out their frustrations by once again voting for Democrats and Republicans. (I sometimes think that all we really want is something or someone to complain about.) But really, voting for either is a little like waging war on Iraq when al Qaeda is elsewhere. The two creeds aren’t what matters, capitalism is. Libertarians are confused when they think capitalism possible without government. Capitalism is what makes government absolutely mandatory, and the more the better if a significant number of citizens are to avoid starvation or any of a number of other kinds of plagues. Any who doubts that hasn’t been or isn’t capable of paying attention—in general or to China in recent decades.

Still, Palin is in a different class—in more ways than one. Should she become comrade Palin, eligible along with the rest of her government cohort for commie benefits, aka, welfare for pluto-aristocrats (who, by the way, are not “oligarchs” as some commentators have been misleadingly referring to them and their sponsors), and knowing of her and other comrades’ plans for…oh…Medicare and Social Security, and so on, I plan to travel across our northern border to ask political asylum, or for asylum on grounds of human rights. Because in Canada some commie benefits are available to all, despite conservative government and still capitalism. Canadians have long had a better understanding of the corrosiveness of capitalism on minds, hearts, bodies in general. I suppose Canada has always been more post-Modern in some ways. If not Canada, then the real deal, Bolivia, where they might actually take me. Canada wouldn’t, of course.

What’s more, I’d recommend we all do this en mass on the election of all unavowed pinkos in America, thereby and at the same time depriving them not merely of power over we the governed and otherwise dumped on but also of the good life including commie bennies provided them by we the exploited.

Since, after all, a population is necessary to perform any kind of governance at all, Palin and, I suppose, her veep, Michele Bachmann, might then be free to govern as the crackers they truly are without doing too much more damage than has been done already by their predecessors, about half of whom were not or are not crackers, though all were or are pluto-aristocrats. (Palin’s anti-intellectualism really does seem to be unique, even beyond G-Dub’s.)

All we need to is deprive these unavowed of that population by moving elsewhere, especially as we’re so corralled by what we refer to as “freedom.”

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By dsmith, November 23, 2010 at 8:34 am Link to this comment
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And Mama Grizzly now says she will not talk with a NY socialite posing as a news anchor, Katie Couric. What would she do if she met Putin or anyone who might not bow down to the former queen?

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By expat in germany, November 23, 2010 at 7:59 am Link to this comment
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This is why I can no longer live there. Did someone put something in the water?!

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By fearnotruth, November 23, 2010 at 4:16 am Link to this comment

sorry for the curt crudity… don’t know what came over me - contemplating the
‘MSM’ I guess - seriously, forget this distraction. Paterus is the go to guy - GOP
back-stage machinations will emerge, proposing a draft of ‘the thinking man’s
War Monger’ - not original, but from an incisive analyst: read here,

comment from

August 20, 2010 at 11:14 am

“A thinking man’s War Monger” indeed!

He warned us about ‘obama’, & Tarpley was
dead on. Petraeus {Betray-Us} will be offered
as a strong military leader marching into the
dark, mechanized future that lies ahead. That
is, IF we make it to the 2012 election…
3:32 to 5:27 All true. “Palin is a reactionary imbecile,
Huckabee is a Clown”… lmfao

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By fearnotruth, November 23, 2010 at 4:03 am Link to this comment

RE: ...see less of her on the MSM.

who the hell follows the MSM?

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By Rico, November 23, 2010 at 3:41 am Link to this comment
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She will never be president. There will be unprecedented (and righteous attacks)
on her record and she’ll suffer a worse defeat than in 2008. Democrats from all
corners of the nation will rise up like never before and will wipe her from the
scene. Her popularity is a mere construct. Even right-leaning americans are sick of

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By SteveL, November 23, 2010 at 12:45 am Link to this comment

If she ever holds a political office again thank the media that decided to make
something out of nothing.

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By RayLan, November 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm Link to this comment

Power is not taken - not in America yet anyways - it is given - Palin’s freak show succeeds because American culture is a freak carnival.

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By Leefeller, November 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm Link to this comment

I could really look forward to Palin becoming president, only because I would hope to see less of her on the MSM. At least here on truth Dig, we are lucky and do not have to listen to her scrawling fingernails on the chalk board voice!....Yeah,... I think I will vote for her, so lets eliminate with the flicking campaigning.

Take Palin…..please!

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By reynolds, November 22, 2010 at 10:42 pm Link to this comment

mama dizzily

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By SheHunter, November 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm Link to this comment
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I’m with you aacme88.  the man of change I voted for is an all talk no action loser so let’s just get this show on the road.  Missy Failin’ would dump us over a cliff and we’d stand up, shake off the dust and get on with re-builing our country.  Overdue.  Enough of the safe path.  I’ve had it with the spinless tip- toeing that is now the Dem party.

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By driving bear, November 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm Link to this comment

first off back in October a official of NOW talked about a poll NOW conducted with a head to head race between Obama and Palin and Palin won the male vote but was lost the female vote by 13 %. with this TV show she can win over some of the female vote.

Second back in Feb 09 the unemployment rate was 8.2 % ; now its 9.6%  If the Sept 2012 ( the last one before the 2012 election ) unemployment 8.2 or higher Obama would lose to Garfield the cat

Third ; back in the spring the foreign ministry of Israel said that Palin would be president in 2013.

So Hail President Palin !!!!!!

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By Queenie, November 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm Link to this comment

Living in a country that makes a fetish of the mediocre and bizarre, a President Palin would not seem out of sync.

The perfect end, the last humiliation our country would suffer before she hits the red button.

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By Lincoln, November 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm Link to this comment
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This time around four years ago,  Ruddy Giuliani was the sure winner for 2012.  Chuckle. Run, Sarah, Run!

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By aacme88, November 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm Link to this comment

“according to a newly released national poll of GOP voters. “

GOP voters notoriously live in a bizarre and twisted world that doesn’t apply here.

But, what the hey? I’ll vote for her. Might as well bring it all down and start over.

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By PatrickHenry, November 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm Link to this comment

President dancing bear.

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