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    Is Palin's political career over?

    I was just reading a few articles about Palin... It seems she is arguing with Fox News, Roger Ailes, and Bill O'Reilly.

    Analysis: Sarah's static with Fox - Andy Barr - POLITICO.com

    Weekly Standard says, she is becoming Al Sharpton.

    Palin: "Cocked-Fist Self-Pity And Whining" - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

    What do you think, does she have a chance to be president or to have a political career?

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    I do think any real aspirations of her having a political career at the national level were over long ago.

    That being said, it is irrelevant. She is benefitting far more by being a celebrity and media sensation, and if I were her I wouldn't give a damn about a real political career.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    It seems to me that the only people who think she is interested in running for any office, ever again, are people who would like her to run because she is damaged goods.

    To put it another way, if all her moves since leaving the governorship were calculated to set up a future in office, she is as dumb as the left says. Every move she is making is for personal gain. She really couldn't make a greater effort to become unelectable than she already has.

    And I agree with most of her views.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    The thing that's interesting is that Roger Ailes advised her to lay low... and not make herself a story when the Tuscon shooting happened. She didn't take his advise and made that blood libel video... how disastrous.

    I really do think that video hurt her, and killed her political career...

    But this is what the McCain camp said about her, she didn't take advise and she went rouge.. When she goes rouge, she hurts herself but blames everybody else around her. Now she might lose her job at Fox (some are saying), but she is definitely losing favoritism. As always, Bill O'Reilly says she won't answer questions... haha, and she gets pissed when she's pressed to answer the questions and demands that he stop interrupting her. I am glad the Gop is kind noticing she doesn't answer questions and rambles on in circles...

    Good riddance. I will miss the lulz.
    Last edited by SheWolf; 03-14-11 at 05:03 PM.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    It seems to me that the only people who think she is interested in running for any office, ever again, are people who would like her to run because she is damaged goods.

    To put it another way, if all her moves since leaving the governorship were calculated to set up a future in office, she is as dumb as the left says. Every move she is making is for personal gain. She really couldn't make a greater effort to become unelectable than she already has.

    And I agree with most of her views.
    If she is unelected now, and her personal gain is what motivated her then how could you possibly think she was a good candidate when McCain picked her? She is still the same person. She was unknown to everybody except Alaskans, and she was a mess on the national stage...

    She was a horrible VP pick... The left never thought she had what it took...

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I do think any real aspirations of her having a political career at the national level were over long ago.

    That being said, it is irrelevant. She is benefitting far more by being a celebrity and media sensation, and if I were her I wouldn't give a damn about a real political career.
    How long till that lasts though... and will she try to make a come back?

    I think the GOP may eventually tire of her, paying her to go around to speaking events... but I could be wrong. IDK. She can't keep writing crappy books either, it's just going to get old.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    How long till that lasts though... and will she try to make a come back?

    I think the GOP may eventually tire of her, paying her to go around to speaking events... but I could be wrong. IDK. She can't keep writing crappy books either, it's just going to get old.
    I really don't care. If I were the GOP, personally I have a crop of other more qualified and intelligent candidates to choose from. I never agree with Ed on anything, but he's right: she's damaged goods.

    Edit: So, yes I would say her political career is over. But not her pundit career, nor her media personality.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 03-14-11 at 05:10 PM.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    If she is unelected now, and her personal gain is what motivated her then how could you possibly think she was a good candidate when McCain picked her? She is still the same person. She was unknown to everybody except Alaskans, and she was a mess on the national stage...

    She was a horrible VP pick... The left never thought she had what it took...
    She wasn't a horrible VP pick, nor is she the same person she was then. Being thrown to the wolves of the national media while joining up with a bungled Presidential bid definitely changes your public image and taints you. She was a pick that was handled horrendously.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I really don't care. If I were the GOP, personally I have a crop of other more qualified and intelligent candidates to choose from. I never agree with Ed on anything, but he's right: she's damaged goods.

    Edit: So, yes I would say her political career is over. But not her pundit career, nor her media personality.
    I really don't care either, for her sake... but I like to hear intelligent predictions... I guess I am bored.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    She wasn't a horrible VP pick, nor is she the same person she was then. Being thrown to the wolves of the national media while joining up with a bungled Presidential bid definitely changes your public image and taints you. She was a pick that was handled horrendously.
    she was a desperation pick.

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


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