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What’s Next for Sarah Palin?

Original post made by Cindy Cross, Parkside, on May 26, 2011

What’s Next for Sarah Palin? By Cindy Cross
Speculation is circulating whether Sarah Palin is seriously considering a run for president in 2012.
A statement posted Thursday on Palin's political action committee website, “Starting from Washington, D.C. and going up through New England Governor Palin and the SarahPAC team will begin a trip through our nation's rich historical sites. The 'One Nation Tour' is part of our new campaign to educate and energize Americans about our nation's founding principles, in order to promote the Fundamental Restoration of America."
Palin’s recent purchase of a $1.7 million estate in Scottsdale, Arizona, leave many wondering what her next move will be. Some speculate that Palin is getting herself ready to take over the senate seat soon to be vacated by retiring Arizona republican Senator Jon Kyl.
Palin may be testing the waters with her ‘One Nation’ bus tour through popular American cities by getting a temperature check on how well she is received. Similar to how Donald Trump’s orange hued face appeared all over the internet with polls asking you to click ‘yes’ or ‘no’ if The Donald should run. The difference is that Palin is much better in person, and she knows it. I foresee huge crowds of adoring republicans clamoring to see her.
A lot has changed for the unknown Palin from 2008. By mid-2009, she negotiated a deal for $25 million to write two books, gives lectures for over $100,000 a pop, stars in her own show, ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’, and is a political pundit on the right-wing Fox News Channel. The un-known from Wasilla, Alaska has morphed into a political media phenomenon.
A Gallup poll released Thursday showed Palin nearly tied with Mitt Romney in a national survey of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters. Palin was supported by 15% and Romney by 17%. In Arizona, a Public Policy Polling recently surveyed voters there on whether they would like to see Palin move to the Grand Canyon State; 57% said no, 27% said yes, 16% were unsure.
Maybe Palin would be a good side-kick for Romney? Stay tuned.


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Posted by Crystal
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on May 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

What most stands out for me is Sarah's attempt to unify the nation under one nation. "One Nation Tour." That really says it all doesn't it? We have One Nation. Not a whole lot of nations. We have One Nation under One God. Not a whole lot of nations under all kinds of gods. We were founded as One Nation with one national people. We were not founded as One Nation and then let everyone else in. John Locke said it best: "First come first served. My property is my property and no one else's. My money is my money and no one else's." We are One People. Keep those who threaten our Oneness away.

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Posted by Clifford
a resident of San Ramon
on May 26, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Sarah Palin's One Nation speeches don't mince words. They are as pure and forceful as the driven snow. We need a strong leader who will Fundamentally Restore us to our foundationally pure Christian state. IMHO she is Snow White compared to the other dwarves who think they have a chance against her.

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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on May 26, 2011 at 11:26 pm

She is rolling, that is, on selling her book. Sorry folks, but she is a shyster.

Let's move on to serious citizens who care about America.

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Posted by Night Owl
a resident of Birdland
on May 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm

No, dublinmike, you terribly underestimate her. "Shyster?" Yes, perhaps. But beneath her photogenic smile and Barbie-like wardrobe exists a Fascist whose views can be understood as nothing less than Fascist in their contents.

You underestimate the appeal of her Fascist message to sizable numbers of right-wing yokel racist fruitcakes who are in search of a leader to unite them to "restore us" under One Nation, under One God, under one religion, under one race. No you say? More evidence you desire? Read Crystal and Clifford above. Go back and watch video clips of the kinds of worshipping crowds she was attracting and pandering to during her McCain-Palin campaign days. McCain backed off from the message those crowds were demanding; Palin never did but instead fed the fire of hate.

You're so right, she is selling books. Which means people are actually buying it. Her adoring minions are sizable; and she's got plenty of corporate backing as well -- e.g., Fox News. She isn't the superficial airhead that posters like Sam from Oak Hill claim she is. Interspersed with the seductive winks and folksy "you betchas" is a sickening set of appeals to the darkest elements in our society.

I think this calls for a very close and critical observation from those of us who remain sane in the face of this very real development.

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Posted by Scared Bloodless
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 27, 2011 at 7:40 am

"I think it's the emergence of a potential race," said Karl Rove on the possibility that Palin could make a run for the White House. "Look, I don't think she thinks the rules apply to her."

Nuff said.

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Posted by Pietra
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on May 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

I believe if she were selected the nominee I would vote for her. Obama has done absolutely nothing to help anything and has proven to be maybe our worst President ever so now I believe it is time to get a woman in there.

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Posted by The Chunkster
a resident of Happy Valley
on May 27, 2011 at 8:24 am

She'll stair down the Democratic Mayors.

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Posted by Blossom
a resident of Stoneridge Orchards
on May 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

@ DublinMike

What about her famous "Fire in her Belly" speech? I don't think she was asking for a packet of Tums, do you?

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Posted by Doug Millef
a resident of Country Fair
on May 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm

You can always tell who the liberals fear the most by the hysterical nature of their comments.

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Posted by Ted
a resident of Foothill Farms
on May 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Doug Millef's tells it like it is. He shows how the left-wing agitators only use clichey. We throw words of wisdom at them like Pearls before the swine and they suffer no embarrassment irregardless. Sarah's tour will illuminate all who stand in her graces.

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Posted by Just Askin'
a resident of Danbury Park
on May 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

@Night Owl

What do I care if Palin is a facsist or not? As long as she doesn't raise my taxes she's okay by me.

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Posted by RUDY's BACK
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm

"Many Republican voters quizzed in the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released on Friday said they were not very satisfied with the current crop of candidates who will battle for the right to take on President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.

Giuliani, with 16 percent support, narrowly edged former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, currently seen as the party's front-runner because of name recognition and a large campaign warchest, with 15 percent."

I really like this guy. Before the 9-11 thing he was really good at keeping NYC blacks and other entitlement groups in there place.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Having lived this long, I realize speculation in politics is an entertaining but largely meaningless activity.

I also realize that anxiety about the outcome of presidential races is unnecessary. The nation's vast mixture of competitive forces largely guarantees that by the time we narrow the choices down to two candidates, the differences between the two will be more theoretical than functional because of the compromises needed to garner sufficient support.

We're Americans. We muddle through.

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Posted by Jean
a resident of Downtown
on May 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Your insight is spot on brilliant Mike. I mean Obama v. Palin. At the end of the nomination process they'd be like the bobsey twins. Excellent post!!!

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Downtown
on May 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Yeah, one's a Christian who is going to unite us and the other one is a Muslem who is plotting a Marxist coop. Regular tweedle-dee and tweedle dumb.

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Posted by cee
a resident of another community
on May 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I would hate to think that someone would vote for Palin, the pretty face, just because they dont like Obama. Folks, there will be other candidates to vote for. The woman does not promote unity at all, she is very devisive in her tactics. I do believe she would not stop at anything to get what she wants. I actually feel sick thinking about that cute little twinkie trying to run anything outside of Wasilla.

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Posted by char
a resident of another community
on May 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Ned, Ned, please tell us where you get your info, so we can shut them down, Please get real. Obama is not a Muslim, who are you trying to fool.
Everyone knows this, I guess you are the last one to find out.

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Downtown
on May 28, 2011 at 2:45 am

Osama-Obama said 'THats why I am a moslim.' On youtube. You haven't seen it? What a dunce! George Stefanopolis interview. Where have you been? Trump just announced that Osama-Obamas birth certificat is faked. I suppose you didn't know about that either,. We need to get wide awake because of whats coming. Grab your life preservoirs and run away from this liberal mess. Palin/Trump in 2012!

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Posted by pablo
a resident of Downtown
on May 28, 2011 at 10:01 am


anybody but Obambi

and I mean anybody

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Posted by John
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Ned Pablo,

Your both right of course, but I think it will be Palin/Bachman. The liberals can't handle it when 2 good lookin gals are conservative patriots. They will have no answer!! Obambi is a Moslem and he faked his college diplomos to. Didn't you see what Trump said about it? Born in Kenya. Learned to hate America in Moslem madrassa that is a school for Moslems where they learn terrorism and how to hate America. The voters have to take America back from these kinds of people and we will in the election.

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Posted by hoops
a resident of Danbury Park
on May 29, 2011 at 10:56 am

It is interesting that Palin buys a home in Arizona.How do all of you who think she is the second coming rationalize the fact that she has such low approval ratings in Alaska where people know her best?The one compliment I will give her is that she is very good on stage and has a lot of charisma.She is also very smart in terms of deciding that she wanted to be very rich and very famous and has been a master of self-promotion.She is someone that knows the right buzz words and sound bytes to appeal to her base to make them love and adore her.The problem is she has no real depth,knowledge or substance.Read the new book about her by her long time assistant that has all the emails she sent and verified.It does not paint a pretty picture.What kind of a serious person is only interviewed by friends and wants to know the questions beforehand?How can a serious person get so upset by a question of what do you read when she is running for VP.Would any of you honestly be offended if you were running for any local office and you were asked what you read to keep informed on the issues??I think Palin besides being unqualified is not really genuine and is taking all of you to the bank.She reminds me of a hollywood starlet who craves adoration,attention and lots of money.I truly do not like her and it is not because she is a conservative,because I have many conservative beliefs.I think she is all about Sara and I believe she is the most undeserving person in terms of her fame and following in the history of America.

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Posted by hoops777
a resident of Danbury Park
on May 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

It might do people such as Pablo some good to expand your mind a little and force yourself to listen to,watch or read something from somewhere other than the far right fringe groups.The people on the far left can be wacko's but the far right has them beat by a mile.Stand back and take a deep breath and really think about all of b.s. you are espousing.Hatred combined with ignorance can be a very dangerous thing.Really.Flex those muscles you have in your brain and use a little common sense.If all you ever listen to is one point of view tell me how you can form an educated opinion on anything.

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Posted by HOOPS777
a resident of Danbury Park
on May 29, 2011 at 11:34 am

I hate to say this but all of those people who want government to keep out of their lives and not pay any taxes....If you lived in Joplin and you just saw your house disappear who would you be asking for help?Just a point to be made.My heart goes out to all the people devasted by the tornado.

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Posted by Pablo
a resident of Downtown
on May 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm


I am sorry but Obama is the worst President in the history of the United States and we need anyone but him. Actually even if he wins he has no power as the libs have taken themselves out completely. Gas will drive the election and so far he is so very imcompetent it is beyond believe and seems not to know what to do except to go to Europe everytime we need help here. I can only imagine if Bush has been sucking a beer in Europe during Kartrina. He is terrible and I voted for him so makes me a recovering moron.