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    Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    If Sarah Palin does run the attacks from the 5th column Lame Stream Media will be none stop and even more vicious than they have been up to now.

    I don't think I can vote for Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich.

    http://http://www.reuters.com/articl...68G0M920100917

    By Steve Holland

    WASHINGTON | Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:25pm EDT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Will Sarah Palin use her Tea Party power to launch a run for president in 2012? Nobody knows, but her trip to Iowa on Friday may provide some clues.

    Palin speaks at the Iowa Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner in Des Moines, her influence among Tea Party activists strong after conservative candidates she backed won in Delaware and New Hampshire Senate primary races on Tuesday.

    The former Alaska governor, who was Republican Senator John McCain's vice presidential running mate in the 2008 campaign, remains coy about whether she will join what could be a long list of challengers to Democratic President Barack Obama.

    But her visit to Iowa for a speech at a high-profile party fund-raising event for November 2 congressional elections will doubtless feed speculation the self-styled "hockey mom" might seek the White House in 2012.

    "I think what she's doing there is what she's doing in a lot of places -- she's tickling the political community. I think for any politician to show up in Iowa is to fuel speculation," said David Yepsen, a longtime Iowa watcher who is director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

    Iowa and New Hampshire cast the first votes in presidential nominating campaigns and potential candidates routinely stop in each state in hopes of propelling themselves into the national spotlight.

    Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, pondering a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, has already blazed a trail across Iowa and is planning a sixth trip there in October.
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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If Sarah Palin does run the attacks from the 5th column Lame Stream Media will be none stop and even more vicious than they have been up to now.

    I don't think I can vote for Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich.

    http://http://www.reuters.com/articl...68G0M920100917
    Should she run, she's proven she can handle the heat, and she has scared the living crap out of the Journolists. Folks are fed up, and people believe what she and her candidates say... that's what scares the leftists. These folks are on a mission to take the country back, and they tell the electorate what they want to do... something Dems can't.

    Look at the candidates she's backed! Folks the "experts" said didn't have a chance.

    She's elevated her stature big time. I hope she runs.

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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    Is Palin's Rise Part of God's Plan? | Politics | Vanity Fair
    ~snip
    Sarah Palin has often suggested that she believes her rise to power is divinely ordained. She is, moreover, the only contemporary American politician whose admirers openly describe her as a modern-day version of a biblical character.

    On the main pro-Palin blog, Conservatives4Palin, many postings contemplate Palin’s resemblance to Queen Esther, the eponymous hero of a short book in the Hebrew Bible. And Palin herself encourages the analogy. This past April, for instance, she told a Christian group in Louisville, Kentucky, that she often reads the book of Esther to her daughter Piper at bedtime.

    Palin seems first to have gotten the idea that she might be a new Esther shortly after being elected governor in 2006, when she asked one of her former pastors for an example of biblical leadership that she could emulate. Quoting scripture, the pastor told Palin that she, like Esther, had “come to the Kingdom for such a time as this.”


    Plus: “Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury,” by Michael Joseph Gross;, Gross’s response to critics of the article; and “Sarah Palin’s Shopping Spree: Yes, There’s More. . . .”
    The reference requires some unpacking. Due to her extraordinary beauty, Esther, a Jew, was taken as a wife by the Persian king Ahasuerus. When an adviser named Haman persuaded Ahasuerus to proclaim that all Jews in his kingdom should be killed, Esther’s Jewish cousin Mordecai (who raised her after she was orphaned) told her that she had to persuade the King to spare her people: “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

    A 2008 e-mail obtained exclusively by Vanity Fair, which appears in full below (with its original spelling and punctuation), offers the clearest evidence yet made public of how seriously Palin and her advisers take this analogy. The e-mail was written by Lou Engle, a right-wing pastor and political activist who founded a movement known as the Call, which has coordinated widespread prayer and fasting to protest health-care reform and same-sex marriage. Of the latter, he has said, “What happened to California will release a spirit that is more demonic than Islam, a spirit of lawlessness and anarchy. And a sexual insanity will be unleashed into the Earth.” Engle’s e-mail was sent to Palin as a last-minute exhortation just before she took the stage for her vice-presidential debate against Joseph Biden on October 2, 2008. It is an extraordinary document, referring to legalized abortions as a “holocaust,” and casting Engle in the role of Mordecai to Palin’s Esther. The message was handled by Palin’s advisers with a gravity (subject line: “URGENT Fwd: From Lou Engle – Urgent for Sarah to read...”) that suggests it was a message they knew Palin would want to see.

    Dear Sarah,

    Many thousands are fasting and praying for you. I know you’ve heard it, but I believe this is an Esther moment in your life. Esther hid her identity until Mordecai challenged her to risk everything for such a time as this. Your identity is “Sarah Barracuda”. Esther removed corruption from the Persian government and Haman fell. She didn’t have experience, she had grace and favor. Sarah, don’t hide your identity tonight. There will be questions given to you that you don’t know, and I have been weeping over you. I believe the Lord would have you be real. If they ask you a question that you don’t know, don’t be ashamed to say: “I don’t have the experience of 30 years of politics like Senator Biden, but what I have is character, truth, and integrity, and I haven’t been seduced by 30 years of political and moral compromise like these men in DC. I believe America is not looking for more knowledge, they are looking for more character and more truth, and that is who I am. I refuse the politics of neutrality. I will stand for the family, I will stand on foundations of truth and this nation will be better for it.

    Sarah I’m sure you’re doing this, but take a moment to still yourself before the Lord. The Lord is a shield about you. To those who have no strength, the Lord will show Himself powerful.

    Sarah, I could be wrong, but I’ve been praying for five years for an Esther, with dreams of being a Mordecai to that Esther. I believe you’re the one and I think you’re even wearing a life band. Tonight don’t be ashamed to plead for the life of the unborn and all the wounded woman who have gone through this holocaust. You can throw this email away, but I have 50 young people fasting and praying day and night who are shouting tonight: “Grace, grace to you!”

    We love you,
    Lou Engle

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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    I don't think she should run.


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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    I would want her to run just to see the Dems win. If this nation voted Palin in as POTUS I would be speechless; and then I would be intrigued to see how long she lasted.

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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Should she run, she's proven she can handle the heat, and she has scared the living crap out of the Journolists. Folks are fed up, and people believe what she and her candidates say... that's what scares the leftists. These folks are on a mission to take the country back, and they tell the electorate what they want to do... something Dems can't.

    Look at the candidates she's backed! Folks the "experts" said didn't have a chance.

    She's elevated her stature big time. I hope she runs.

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    lol...she can't handle a simple question like "what do you read?"....how do you think she'll fare in a debate with obama? btw...i sincerely hope she runs as well.....it should be fun seeing her tweets balsted everwhere.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    lol...she can't handle a simple question like "what do you read?"....how do you think she'll fare in a debate with obama? btw...i sincerely hope she runs as well.....it should be fun seeing her tweets balsted everwhere.
    She handled Biden, and Obama now has a record he can't weasel from as he did in 08. Obama has a record of mass economic destruction, incompetence and hostility to America.

    She'd chew him up and spit him out.

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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    Would love to see it, sincerely; though not believing she would be chewing or spitting.

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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    She handled Biden, and Obama now has a record he can't weasel from as he did in 08. Obama has a record of mass economic destruction, incompetence and hostility to America.

    She'd chew him up and spit him out.

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    Re: Palin to make high-profile visit to Iowa

    She lost the debate to Biden, badly. And she just might quit halfway thru the campaign like she did as Alaska Governor. You want a tiny town mayor and half term Governor as POTUS? Why did you turn against your own country?

    If she quits do we get the second place Republican to run in her place? It's never happened that a party's nominee has quit. But we all know, even if some are in deep denial, that she can't take the heat and runs screaming from the kitchen. Why is THAT anything to fear? It isn't, to tell ya true.

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