Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 282

"Runner" Edition

Mark Whittington, at Yahoo.com's Associated Content:
“Unconfirmed reports that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has bought a home in Scottsdale, Ariz., is fueling talk that she will sooner or later jump into the 2012 presidential contest on the Republican side to unseat Barack Obama... Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Mitch Daniels have decided to decline the honor of being a candidate. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich has, by most accounts, fatally damaged himself by attacking Paul Ryan's Medicare reform proposal and then by trying to take it back. That leaves as Palin's main rivals, Tim Pawlenty, a good man but duller than dirt, and Mitt Romney, also a good man but forever tainted by his own health care reform debacle. Add to that a general discontent among Republican voters over the makeup of the list of people running, then one can see a splendid opportunity for Palin.”
Tom Abrahams, at KTRK-TV's The Vote:
“As they say in real estate: location, location, location.”
Devonia Smith, at Examiner.com:
“Palin is a Washington outsider, with star appeal among the Tea Party grass root organization and unequaled conservative populace appeal. Now that not one, but two fence-straddling conservatives, Mitch Daniels and Mike Huckabee, have announced they will not run, this latest news that Sarah Palin may be breaking political ground in Arizona is sure to startle the Washington insiders - who all fervently hope Palin will not run.”
Allahpundit, at Hot Air:
“Once Palin is in and presumably wins Iowa, the establishment strategy will shift towards producing the strongest possible centrist candidate for the showdown in South Carolina to try to stop her there.”
Ed Ross, at EWRoss.com:
“What Sarah Palin most likely will do is enter the race before the first debate in which Romney, Pawlenty, Daniels, Bachmann, and Gingrich will all participate. That would be either the June 7, 2011, debate in New Hampshire or more likely the Aug 11, 2011, Fox News and Republican Party of Iowa debate. All Palin has to do is perform well and her poll numbers will rise dramatically as would her showing in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, both in February 2012. There are a great many evangelical Christians who supported Mike Huckabee who would likely support Palin when she runs along with her solid conservative base that has never abandoned her.”
TMH, at NoisyRoom.net:
“McKinney and the progressive left are terrified of Palin, because she IS everything that is good and right about this nation. She will wipe the floor with them.”
Larry Perrault, at Texas GOP Vote:
“Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann could provide that electricity that Republicans need. But only Sarah Palin would bring an ardent established following and name-recognition... I’ve never ever seen a Republican candidate draw fervent crowds like Palin did in 2008 and since at book-signings and campaigning for others. She was an assertive executive in Alaska. I point to her profit-sharing plan for oil leases in Alaska, which shared profits with taxpayers. When she laid out the plan, ExxonMobil, one of the largest corporations in the world, objected. Like Reagan with Gorbachev in Reykjavik, she told them to take it or leave it. And like the Soviets, when they saw she meant business, they took it. I ask you: who do you want negotiating with Iran, North Korea, Russia, China and others?”
Rush Limbaugh:
“Sarah Palin is a attacked as if she were a baby killer. But of course the fact that she isn't a baby killer is one of the things that drives them crazy about her.”
David Limbaugh at Human Events:
“Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are strong, unapologetic conservatives, qualifying as conservatives on all three legs of Reagan's three-legged stool: economic, social and foreign policy issues. They have both been savaged as inexperienced, extremist, divisive lightweights. But the media never cast Barack Obama's inexperience in a negative light. They conserved their ammo for use solely against Palin, who wasn't even running for the main spot on the ticket and who had far more executive experience than Obama.”
David Limbaugh, via Twitter:
“There are many candidates out there who I am not confident wouldn't turn into disappointing RINOs. I have zero fear of that w/ Sarah”
Merv Benson, at PrairiePundit:
“The conceit of people like Mathews is that if you were really smart you would be a liberal. While this conceit is not supported by the facts, it is prevalent among liberals, especially those in the media. What Mathews is also implying is that those who agree with Palin are ‘stupid’ too. These debates are never on the issues. On most issues Palin is smart and articulate. But I think we can expect more insults from the left as they try to defend Obama's poor record of achievements.”
John Coale, via Politico:
“I know both Roger and Sarah quite well, and nothing could be further from the truth than the unnamed ‘Republican’ who said Roger thinks Palin is an idiot.”
John Ziegler, at The Daily Caller:
“How exactly did someone who less than two years ago was mired in legal debt, had a family in crises, and was written off politically when she ‘suddenly’ resigned as governor make millions of dollars, write two best-selling books, lead a political movement that helped take back the Congress, produce a hit documentary series, endure an unprecedented media onslaught, and maintain her presidential viability, all while seemingly having her family now in a great place, if she is remotely dumb?”
“You would never hear the end of it if Sarah Palin had done this.”
Michael Walsh, as "David Kahane" at NRO:
“And so the word went out, from that time and place: Eviscerate Sarah Palin like one of her field-dressed moose. Turn her life upside down. Attack her politics, her background, her educational history. Attack her family. Make fun of her husband, her children. Unleash the noted gynecologist Andrew Sullivan to prove that Palin’s fifth child was really her grandchild. Hit her with everything we have: Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, taking a beer-run break from her quixotic search for Mr. Right to drip venom on Sister Sarah; post-funny comic David Letterman, to joke about her and her daughters on national television; Katie Couric, the anchor nobody watches, to give this Alaskan interloper a taste of life in the big leagues; former New York Times hack Todd “Mr. Dee Dee Myers” Purdum, to act as an instrument of Graydon Carter’s wrath at Vanity Fair. Heck, we even burned her church down.”
- JP

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