August 12, 2011

Comment of the Week: Newton Wants Palin to Pull the Trigger

Sarah Palin should run for the Presidency.

It doesn't matter if her campaign lasts only a few days or a few weeks. If she's out of the contest by the primaries, that's fine and dandy. I won't cry over it, and neither will she, I bet. But she must, MUST give it a try.

"The biggest risk is not to take one." I heard that quote somewhere, a long time ago. She cannot live with "What if's". She must try it. Who knows what may happen? What's the worse part - the she might not be nominated? Heck, even if she's not, that would be a blessing in disguise for her.

I still think, after all of these past months, that Sarah Palin is, among the Republican candidates, The Only One With Steel-clad Testicular Fortitude that could have only been inherited from Margaret Thatcher. (The same kind that kicked British unions in the rear to never recover; kick-started a long time of prosperity; kicked the Argentinean Army into disgrace in the Falklands War, and provided one third of the Triumvirate that dismantled the Iron Curtain.)

Today, it is just like in the late 70s: perilous times, which called for extraordinary fortitude to face extraordinary challenges. Thatcher knew what needed to be done in Britain, and did it. And (I am quite certain about this), so does Sarah Palin in America.

-- Newton: Comment on Sarah Palin Takes in the Iowa State Fair

Posted by Vanderleun at August 12, 2011 11:27 PM
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At age 58(2008), and as a life long Scoop Jackson Democrat, I cast my very first vote for the Republicans. Now that I am 60, I cannot wait to cast my vote for Sarah Palin for President! The moment she declares I am going to take a leave of absence from my business and dedicate my time and energy to her campaign. This may be our last chance to put a stop to this insane Big Brother/Nanny State government these domineering Progressive Control Freaks are imposing on us in the name of "Transforming America".

Posted by: Greg at August 13, 2011 2:32 AM

I think Palin's going for it:

A couple of weeks ago, her daughter told reporters that her mother had 'very definitely made up her mind' about whether or not to run. This week, Palin says she's 'still considering' it. Therefore, she is running.

Smart move to wait until the bitter end. Very smart. Keep the dogs off until she absolutely has to face them. Let the Republican field clear out. Don't divert attention to O as he is shooting himself in the foot.


Posted by: ahem at August 13, 2011 6:11 AM

I meant 'from'.

It's a crafty person who realizes the role time plays in fighting a battle.

Posted by: ahem at August 13, 2011 6:13 AM

I love her, but it's a mans job. We need to repeal the 19th Amendment too.

Posted by: Casca at August 13, 2011 6:39 AM

I think she's running too. She's doing it in her own way and in her own time. She doesn't care about "conventional wisdom" or "the way it's always been done".

Usually, a candidate has to declare early so they have time to get their faces and names before the public, who may not be familiar with them. Sarah knows she doesn't have to do that since everybody already knows who she is. Therefore, she loses nothing by waiting for the last possible minute. Not coincidentally, she is at the same time generating lots of buzz and anticipation.

Regardless of who is the Republican nominee, we can be certain that he or she will be dragged through the mud by the Democrats and their lapdog media. Pretty much everybody has said or done something in their past that could come back to haunt them, and could derail their campaign. The opposition is already working overtime to dig up dirt on every potential Republican candidate, to be used when the time is right.

The thing is, Sarah has already been through that crucible. She's been "vetted" like no other candidate, thanks to the media dumpster-divers in 2008. And don't forget the Shocking! Revelations! in her e-mails that were recently released. (Oh, right, there weren't any.)

It's her choice, of course, and after what she has already been through, I wouldn't blame her a bit if she decided to go back to Alaska and spend the rest of her days whacking halibut. She's already done more than most of us.

But I do hope she runs. These are perilous times, and the fate of the Republic is hanging in the balance. She is simply the best we have, hands down. It's time for a Hail Mary pass. I've said before that she may turn out to be America's Joan of Arc, and I believe that.

Posted by: rickl at August 13, 2011 6:54 AM

Would love to see Sarah and Rick Santorum run together

Posted by: DaveinPhoenix at August 13, 2011 11:11 AM

Sarah Palin and Allen West.

Posted by: Jewel at August 13, 2011 11:38 AM

Gerald, I'm speechless! Never expected this! What else can I say, but "Thank You". I'm honored.

Posted by: newton at August 13, 2011 11:41 AM

"I love her, but it's a mans job. We need to repeal the 19th Amendment too.

Posted by Casca at August 13, 2011 6:39 AM"

"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."

"If you want someone to make a speech, ask a man. I you want something done, ask a woman."

Both quotes come from Margaret Thatcher.

If Sarah Palin were to make one campaign commercial using the latter quote as its anchor to tie up Barack Obama in his pretty princely neck with it, she will SINK him into the Marianas Trench of History. I guarantee it.

I'm speaking as a woman. I do not have even one fifteenth of her "gonads", but again, neither does the rest of the Republican field... including Rick Perry, I suspect... (He's my Governor. Ahem.)

Posted by: newton at August 13, 2011 11:53 AM

Sarah and anyone. Sarah and Herman - although the "experience" issue will hurt that ticket - How about Palin-Perry? I love Santorum but he's not going to pass muster. I say, considering the way the WI recalls panned out, she could very well pull a Thatcher if we take the Senate as well. Will be tough for her to get much done otherwise and she's too valuable to waste. I'd like her for two terms. She's certainly proven her grit and even voters who questioned her in 2008 have to acknowledge her strength and character. I'd have said no a months ago, because she'd fire up Obama's base in 2012, but Obama is really defeating himself at this point. I'm a little nervous that average voters are growing weary from the WI battles and the Debt battle - and the easiest target to blame is the Tea Party. We need to crank it up.. a lot. Palin excites the base but other voters are still unsure of her, regardless of how much we potential we see in her. She's got my vote. In fact, she had me at hello.

Posted by: RedCarolina at August 13, 2011 8:31 PM

Sarah needs to wait for two reasons.

First, everybody already knows her. Everybody knows her platform. Thats what these preliminary "meet and greet"s are all about. For her to wade in now is pointless and a waste of her time.

Second, As soon as she says shes in, the press, the elites from both parties, even foreign interests in the form of money will descend and do their worst - or atleast try to. Too bad they are out of legitamate ammo. But that won't stop them.

I agree with Red Carolina: Almost any ticket (minus the lapdog Republicans like Romney) with Sarah Palin will be a winner. Bolton, Bachman, West, Cain... they are all pretty good.

Posted by: Cond0010 at August 14, 2011 10:24 AM

Sarah's the one who draws the crowds. Even the press, who love to hate her, were so busy on the chase during her bus tour that they were reduced to relieving themselves on the side of the road. I like Bachmann, Cain, West, am curious about Perry, but would LOVE to put a big SARAH sign across the tailgate of my pickup!!!!

BTW Ron Paul is a nut and he's the one out of the GOP field that I could NOT abide at all. Iran wants a nuke to be respected? Lots of people are on the Ron Paul bandwagon thinking it's cool, but it would NOT be cool to see Israel go through what a Ron Paul presidency would bring in the Middle East. Some sanity, please.....

Posted by: Eunice at August 14, 2011 4:21 PM

Dan Riehl agrees with me.

"While always open to the idea of one day supporting Sarah Palin for President, since 2008, I've gone back and forth on whether or not I thought it was smart for her to run next year. Re-visiting my thoughts yesterday, what with Palin's appearance in Iowa, not only am I convinced she should run, she needs to run and, regardless of one's preferred candidate, all Conservatives should encourage her to run and welcome her into the race, assuming she does.

Put aside the purely Republican primary politics of it for a moment. Also, I'm not endorsing her, or anyone at this point. But what happened in Iowa yesterday was electric, not just for any Palin faithful, but for many Conservatives and especially the media. For better, or worse, Sarah Palin has star power - whatever that is. But she does have it; that's for sure."

There's more...

Posted by: newton at August 14, 2011 7:13 PM

One more time. I like Mrs. Palin, but she failed the first test when she could not complete her term as Governor of Alaska. If that was too much for her, running for President and being President are too much. That is OK.

None of you Palin acolytes will go home and sit on your hands if the GOP nominates someone else. Repeat after me:

"I will vote for a syphilitic camel, to prevent Hussein from having another term."

And you know it is true.

The winter book on the GOP nominee right now:

Romney: 60%
Perry: 30%
Bachman: 5%
Field: 5%

Any of those people would be better than Hussein Insane.

Posted by: Fat Man at August 14, 2011 7:37 PM

"I like Mrs. Palin, but she failed the first test when she could not complete her term as Governor of Alaska."

The day you're falsely accused of ridiculous and frivolous matters by ten different people (some covering themselves under fictitious characters) and then the accusations multiply by five or ten;...

... then, bring you to the point of dragging your co-workers and friends into the same pit, and you find yourself unable to defend yourself with attorney fees that are ten times greater than your ability to pay and little to no personal fortune of your own (especially if you're not born into a great political dynasty like the Kennedys), not to mention that the laws of your state do not give you any kind of support to fight those charges;...

... and then, you notice that precious time that you could use for more important matters is wasted in fighting pests (cockroaches!) like these, and then you are so trapped in their (falsely weaved) web that you have no other choice than to cut your loses and fight guerrilla-style like a mercenary, to recover your unjustly lost honor...

... Then, and ONLY then, you can come back and talk to me - or any of us - about how Sarah Palin should not run for the Presidency.

Posted by: newton at August 15, 2011 9:10 AM

The heat in Alaska will be nothing compared to the scorched earth campaign that will be waged against her if she runs for President. If she couldn't stand it up there what makes us think she can handle it in the White House.

The task that faces the next President will be to dismantle the welfare leviathan that threatens to eat us all. They -- the permanent government and their peg boys in the MSM -- will die in the last ditch to preserve their phoney baloney jobs.

Palin is a nice lady, with good political instincts, but she flinched once. We cannot afford to give her another chance.

Posted by: Fat Man at August 15, 2011 1:17 PM


All the will in the world won't do you a damn bit of good when you just don't have the resources necessary to conduct the battle.

Besides, Federal Law does not have the same weapon as used by people in Alaska to drive Palin from office. To make this short, the Federal arena is a more level playing field, and here Palin has the resources she needs to counter her enemies.

Different battlefield, different war, and this time the forces marshaled are more equal. Palin has the chance now to win, where she didn't before, so I say let her take her chances and let us see how she does.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at August 15, 2011 1:32 PM

Amen, Alan!

Even the State of Alaska and its Legislature realized the evil perpetuated against her - and reformed their laws, so that such a thing would never happen again to another governor.

What has been done to her and her family has been nothing less than abominable, reprehensible, unjust, cruel, evil. I want to see justice done for this woman, that no enemy of hers can ever again gloat after it is done.

Fat Man,

I said it before and I'll say it again: walk a mile or two on her shoes, and then come back and talk to us. Period.

Posted by: newton at August 15, 2011 1:48 PM

"The heat in Alaska will be nothing compared to the scorched earth campaign that will be waged against her if she runs for President."

Sauce for the goose, Fatman.

She is one of us - the great unwashed. But now she is a multimillionaire with the money - and the fanatical following - to beat the elites at their game.

The harder they hit her, the more followers she will gain.

These elites have beguiled us and put us in our place for decades and we have been asleep to it. Now with the internet, the mask they wear has been torn and we are angry.

No more dumbing us down with the lame education system (DOE must go).

No more hand-picking our elected officials by manipulating us through the media.

No more Bilderberg wet-dreams of a 'New World Order'.

If they continue with their hammering of Palin, they will spark a division between the common man and the so-called elites that may never heal. Yet in their arrogance and power, I think they might just do that.

What I worry about now, is her assasination because they really have used up all their ammo: Shes so clean she squeaks.

Posted by: Cond0010 at August 15, 2011 11:17 PM

I found this on Facebook. There is a reason why the Elites fear her. She is uncorruptible and competent. Enjoy!


The Real Truth About Sarah Palin -- Ouch! by Jane Crawford on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 8:48am

Very interesting facts on Sarah Palin Whether you're a Democrat, Independent, or Republican...


The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.

1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican's "Corrupt Bastards Club" (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, "la la la la" (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES." Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, "don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out." They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the
name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as "pork." She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the "when-hell-freezes-over" stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we'll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor's jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State-provided security force (never mentioning - I
imagine - that she's packing heat herself). I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed
while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

6. President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewable by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona. Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that's just a cover-up. I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won't be holding my breath.

By the way, she was content to return to Alaska after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn't let her. Now these adolescent
screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media, along with the Democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people,
liars, womanizers, murderers, and bitter ex-presidents' wives.

So "You go, Girl." I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals. I rest my case. Only FOOLS listen to the biased media

Still think this Sarah is a wimp? Guess again.

Both political parties are scared to death of her.

By Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman.

As posted in comments on Greta's article referencing the MOVEON ad about Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Cond0010 at August 15, 2011 11:40 PM

That's a good one, Cond0010.

Posted by: newton at August 16, 2011 9:22 PM