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  •  Sarah Palin will never run for office again (6+ / 0-)

    there is no money and too much work on it.

    Among other things she will have to deliver on her promises, that takes work,you know meetings, read boring documents, talk to people that might be mean to her.

    And for what less than $500k a year?

    Yeah the motorcade is cool but surely Roger Ailes and Murdoch cool rent a few black suburbans to take her from her hotel to the studio.

    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by IamTheJudge on Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 07:28:01 AM PDT

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    •  She Has to PRETEND To Run! (0+ / 0-)

      She has to have an exploratory committee to ponder the question. She has to keep her hat in the ring as long as possible.

      Remember that millions of Tea-baggers will be wildly disappointed if/when she announces she isn't running and that could cost her money.

      Yes it's more money to sit on the sidelines and bitch, a lot more. But she's only relevant as long as she can PRETEND to be running for something.

      If she were really serious about actually WINNING, she'd have stuck out her term as Governor and not quit. She'd be doing what SERIOUS candidates (like Obama) did to prepare for the office: getting position papers on every possible important issue, getting to know foreign leaders and gain foreign policy experience and writing a serious book.

      Not a "tell-all" book about the campaign filled with vapid griping about how "unfair" everybody was to her. A serious POLICY book with IDEAS about what she would want to accomplish in office.

      Of course the Republican party has become more like a beauty pageant than a serious attempt to govern, so the path to the nomination is different.

      But, notice they picked McGramps in 2008, who already HAD foreign policy experience (of a sort) and could at least understand what you were talking about when discussing major issues.

      That's probably the last time they go with traditional "experienced" candidates. Next time it's going to be someone as close to Bush as they can find (empty suit who looks and sounds good on TV). But even he had to be able to PRETEND to understand policy (although he needed a wire to a concealed ear-piece so they could whisper advice in his ear whenever he started screwing up the debates).

      •  wisest words (0+ / 0-)

        Of course the Republican party has become more like a beauty pageant than a serious attempt to govern, so the path to the nomination is different.

        the simple fact in the GOP is that the fundies and tea baggers have a disproportionate influence in their primary process, forcing  any potential candidate to go  hard right in order to get elected (See: Rubio v Crist in FL)

        ergo most GOP candidates will follow Palin's template of vitriolic, empty rhetoric and  unthinking repetition of slogans

        "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

        by IamTheJudge on Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 10:03:15 AM PDT

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      •  The GOP is the Pretend Party (0+ / 0-)

        They "pretend" to defend conservative ideals (but they just fund raise on them, GOTV on them and funnel viewers to FOX news on them)

        They "pretend" to want bipartisanship (but all the do is vote NO, and their ultimate goal is the failure of all Opposition initatives.)

        Their standardbearers "pretend" to have "family" values (but for many "the flesh is weak" often displaying the behavior they rail against in their stump speeches)

        Their standardbearers "pretend" to put country first (but its really about the attention, the power and most of all, the gravy train)

        They "pretend" to be a party of "qualified individuals" (but have created a generation of barely qualified meatbots that spout identical talking points and look good in front of a camera)

        So, Let's Pretend that the GOP is still relevant.

        "Reason is six-sevenths of treason," said one of his neighbors. "Intelligence is what the enemy uses," said another.

        by Misterpuff on Tue Mar 23, 2010 at 11:04:12 AM PDT

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