Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 290

"Feel it in the air" Edition

Freedom Fighter, at Joshuapundit:
“The Governor's tour is apparently going very, very well. So well, that she's making a detour into... Iowa, the site of the first presidential caucus, a place she hasn't set foot in for months. Apparently the bus tour is a sort of test run to see how things go and to get into the swing of things... I think also, that Sarah Palin draws strength spiritually from this country, its sacred places and its history and heritage , and it could just be that she's amping up her courage and strength by hitting places like Mount Vernon and Gettysburg. I've been to Gettysburg - you can't go there and not commune with some pretty courageous ghosts and spirits. You can literally feel it in the air, if you're at all sensitive to such things. I think this is a major sign that Governor Palin is a step closer to jumping into the race.”
Sally Heath, on the media circus following her daughter's bus tour:
“It was unexpected... because I know you all have a million other things to do, to cover.”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:
“Of all the complaints about Sarah Palin and her bus tour, this one’s easily the strangest. CBS reports that the media has begun to grumble that Palin’s decision to keep them out of the loop on the tour’s stops have created a dangerous working environment for reporters... This sounds like a whiny, pouting response to Palin’s decision not to cooperate with the media. That decision is certainly debatable, but not on the basis of public safety. And frankly, on the basis of sheer entertainment value, the decision’s looking brilliant at the moment.”
Pat Austin, at And so it goes in Shreveport:
“Why should she have anything but contempt for the press corps when that's all they've ever held for her?”
Carl Cameron, at Fox News.com:
“All of the candidates say they will run their own races irrespective of what Palin does. Of course, that is nonsense. Palin, known in high school as ‘Sarah Barracuda,’ was brought to the national political stage in 2008 for the expressed purpose of being a ‘game-changer.’ And any Republican who doesn’t have a healthy respect for Palin’s ability to actually be a game-changer in the 2012 GOP nominating race risks being run over.”
William Teach, at Pirate's Cove:
“Sarah Palin 1 – MSM 0.”
John Carey, at Sentry Journal:
“Why does Sarah Palin drive the left so crazy? Why do they attack her academic credentials, her intelligence, and even her family? In my opinion I believe it’s because she’s real. What I mean by this is with her what you see is what you get and this drives the left absolutely bonkers. She’s grounded in strong conservative principles, unwavering in her faith, and devoted to her family; all that the far left abhors and fears. And finally, she connects with the conservative base, and this troubles the establishment... Think about this if you would; if the establishment is against Sarah Palin and the left hates her so much that they’re willing to sink so low and attack her children one must ask why. The answer is simple; she’s real.”
Phil Jennerjahn, at The Jennerjahn Report:
“She's creating her own media... She's running. Get ready for it.”
Tea Party at Perrysburg:
“Apparently the press cannot understand why Sarah Palin isn't falling at their feet, begging them to cover her tour across the country. While the traditional Republicans continue to mock her, they'd kill for the kind of publicity she gets just by being who she is. Starting her tour with Rolling Thunder was a brilliant move, and now that she rolls across the country, the media are begging to find out HER itinerary. They can snot all they want, but she inspires people.”
John Nolte, via Twitter:
“Those of you who don't think Palin can beat Obama... You watching her outfox MSM and GOP Establishment, right now? We should all be so dumb.”
Jeff Goldstein, at Protein Wisdom:
“She won’t send advance teams. She won’t provide an itinerary. She hasn’t phoned ahead to the local GOP headquarters to let them know she’s coming. She doesn’t tell the media where she’s going to be or when she’ll be there. And it’s driving the mainstream press to distraction — giving her the media coverage she needs, on her terms, because they just can’t quit her, and because they can’t help but take offense at her audacity in ignoring them... David Brooks and George Will (among others) may want to rethink who comes to count as an imbecile in this new paradigm...”
Jim Funkhouser, at Tea Party Tribune:
“The earth has obviously shifted under the feet of the likes of George Will et al, and they don’t like it one bit.”
Patrick Roberts, at Irish Central:
“Will and other GOP heavyweights are suddenly running very scared that Palin is a legitimate contender. She represents their worst nightmare, a grassroots candidate who owes the old bulls in the GOP nothing and who is prepared to say so. Sarah Palin is actually looking better and better because of Will and others attacking her. She is showing that she has the real handle on how to shake things up in America, even within her own party. That is why Will and company are so scared.”
William Teach, at Pirate's Cove:
“If she’s so dumb, how does she get people to jump so quickly? How is it that this intellectually challenged woman has remained so relevant and a powerhouse?”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:
“Whether she’s running or not, Sarah Palin will have a big impact on the presidential race — and she demonstrated why today at a stop on her bus tour in Pennsylvania. Palin told Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics that not only should the US end subsidies for ethanol, but should end subsidies on all energy production, mainly because we can no longer afford to pay them... Palin’s position provides a direct rebuke to Romney, who tried to argue that ethanol deserves federal subsidies because it’s an ‘important part’ of America’s energy future. The problem with that position is that ethanol isn’t an emerging technology. It’s been subsidized for decades on the same basis Romney claimed last week. Subsidies aren’t going to R&D any more; they’re being used to artificially allow ethanol to compete against gasoline on a price basis, which puts government in the position of mandating winners and losers in technology and markets — with predictable results.”

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