The lady is a reformer, not a politico. The goal is good government, not party. Just how this will play out in the election, not to mention among Democrats and Republicans, remains to be seen. But I hope it shakes up a bunch of folks who take their constituency for granted. Look for more Palin bashing from all sides.Posted by chuck at July 11, 2009 2:22 PM
1. Found a new party on the basis of classical liberal and conservative small government ideals.
2. Be the king/queen maker for deserving real Americans.
I hope that she takes the path that leads to a new party. Maybe under the cover of the Constitution Party or something we have not seen yet. We absolutely MUST find the end of the professional political classes in the US and away from the elitists of the Ivy League who have sold us down the river for a few scraps of silver.
I think Palin is just giving notice that the 'R' isn't enough to get her support. I doubt she will actually campaign for a 'D'.
Quite possibly Obama will be about as popular in 3.5 years as Brown is in England. So, what does that get us? In the UK it means that Cameron and his party will move into power. Big deal. Cameron - unless he is the world's stealthiest conservative - will be only a slight improvement. We don't want - we can't afford - the same thing to happen in the US. We need solid conservatives in Congress as well as in the WH.Posted by Brett_McS at July 11, 2009 6:42 PM
Incredibly smart, really. Rally people of good will from both sides using universal concerns. She may grow up to be President, that girl.Posted by ahem at July 11, 2009 7:13 PM
It should be mentioned that she also said the same thing in her resignation press conference. Despite all the talk and pundit analysis, it seems no one actually listened to it. This "breaking news" is already more than a week old.Posted by chuck at July 11, 2009 7:39 PM
There are no conservative Democrats, or they wouldn't be Democrats. After just getting back-stabbed by RINO's, she turns around and wants to make a new political party out CINO's. Eh.
Pull this weed out by the roots or don't even bother.
There are plenty of _uninformed_ Democrats, though.
Plenty.Posted by ahem at July 12, 2009 10:49 AM
Heads up -
The economy is fading fast, cap and trade is faltering and even MSNBC is beginning to grumble about who is actually going to like, pay, for all this shit.
The Gays have finally realized that yes, they did indeed take it in the ass by thinking The Won would actually do anything about DODA or DOMA... or anything to do with the LGBT community.
Besides laugh at them, I mean.
And suddenly - there may be TROOOOOTH commission trials for the Bush administration by way of allegations of CIA over reach.
Damn funny how that stuff comes up now, isn't it?
Almost like somebody said , "Ah, throw 'em a bone."
We are witnessing the opening acts of the most destructive administration ever elected.
I used to be equal measures depressed and outraged. However, since I can't do squat but vote one or two more times I have elected to spend my angst on being intrigued with the possibilities.
What will the world look like in two or four years? It will be interesting as all get out to see, won't it? Even if I'm cooking dinner in a refrigerator box.Posted by TmjUtah at July 12, 2009 4:35 PM
Any new political party will eventually have all the same problems as the current ones as soon as they get any real political power. A different approach to the current system is what is needed. I don't know if what Sarah is doing is part of this or not, but it seems to be a step in the right direction.Posted by Peter at July 13, 2009 11:27 AM