Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 321

“Take a Stand” Edition

Stephen Bannon, in The Arena via CNN:
“One of the central theses of ‘The Undefeated’ is that Governor Palin is an existential threat to the existing political establishment as she proved to be a threat to the Republican establishment in Alaska. At the same time, Governor Palin has succeeded in capturing the American political imagination because her story is a true American success story of someone who, out of her desire to make a difference and her commitment to her values, took a stand and got involved, and was unwavering against any headwinds that she faced in making great change in Alaska and through her involvement with the Tea Party movement.”
Craig Robinson, at The Iowa Republican:
“Todd and Sarah Palin have made their way to Iowa. They were spotted by a loyal TIR reader moments ago at the Panera Bread Store on 86th Street in Urbandale. The Palins were swarmed by lunch patrons.”
Craig Robinson, to The Daily Beast's Shushannah Walshe:
“Is [Palin] going to sit down and meet with the people you would go through if you were going to launch a presidential campaign? No, but I think she will interact with very conservative people, very active Republicans. She will be mingling with caucus-goers... In Iowa, in a caucus state, big-name operatives and consultants are overrated. You need your county GOP chair and people willing to make phone calls and organize your neighbors. That’s what caucuses are about. Those are the most important people she can meet, the people that are really Sarah Palin fans, not a potential campaign manager or potential caucus director. The people she will be mingling with are quite important.”
Jim Hoft, at Gateway Pundit:
“There will be a full house tonight at the premiere of the Sarah Palin movie ‘The Undefeated’ tonight in Pella, Iowa. Sadly, there weren’t enough tickets for all of the media cranks that wanted to attend the premiere.”
Paul Bond, at The Hollywood Reporter:
“Reporters from around the country that have descended upon tiny Pella, Iowa for the premiere of the Sarah Palin documentary ‘The Undefeated’ on Tuesday night are in for a rude awakening: So scarce are the tickets that there’s no room in the theater for journalists... Most of the 340 tickets went to Iowans and some of the commentators featured in the film, like Tammy Bruce and Sonnie Johnson. The most controversial cast member – not including Palin herself – is Andrew Breitbart, who is expected to be a last-minute arrival on Tuesday. ‘I didn’t invite all my right-wing Hollywood friends,’ Bannon said. ‘Jon Voight, Dennis Miller, I’ll have a screening for those guys later. I’d actually like them to buy a ticket, but they’re so tight… And you can quote me on that,’ he joked.”
Sheila Marikar, of ABC News:
“The new documentary about Sarah Palin has yet to debut, and already, it's caused more of a stir than most Hollywood summer blockbusters. ”
Shane Vander Hart, at Caffeinated Thoughts:
“There is rarely an event I go to where Peter Singleton and Organize 4 Palin is not. I can’t say the same about the other campaigns. So if she gets in she’ll be able to hit the ground running. I’m looking forward to seeing her politic at the cook off that will be held after the movie premiere at the Pella Opera House tonight, she will definitely be in her element there. She has the ability more than any other candidate, I believe, to enter this race late and still be competitive in Iowa.”
This Just In Blog, at CNN:
“Tuesday's live video events... 8:30 pm ET - Sarah Palin in Iowa - Following the premiere of a movie about her political career, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will address supporters and reporters in Pella, Iowa.”
Patrick S. Adams, at Patrick's World USA:
“They had her dead when they were filing frivolous ethics complaints. They had her dead when she resigned as governor. They had her dead when the tabloids (and by tabloids, I mean the LA Times, the Washington Post and Politico) were passing around rumors about divorce, Trig's birth, mental instability and hair loss. They had her dead when they accused her of pulling the trigger in the Arizona murders. Joe McGinness moved next door and wrote a hit book that failed. Frank Bailey's book failed. Those books were supposed to be the final acts of a well orchestrated three year smear campaign. Then came ‘The Undefeated.’ The smear campaign was a vicious air and ground assault on Palin. The daily shelling of vitriol and hit pieces was relentless. It was the Left's Vietnam. They napalmed Governor Palin incessantly. They leveled villages of conservative thought. They sent ground troops of writers like Andrew Sullivan and Jeanne Devon. They bombed from the air with the likes of Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Joe Scarborough. All it took to defeat these smear merchants was one nuclear weapon: ‘The Undefeated.’ ... At any time, Sarah Palin could announce her candidacy for the presidency and step right into the top tier of candidates in as competitive a position as they are. That's not bad for someone who should have been politically dead after the beatings she has taken from the media and the establishment.”
Bill, at BBCW:
“Sarah Palin in Iowa: Ready to Show Bachmann What a Real Conservative Looks Like...”
Pat Caddell,former Democrat pollster, to Neil Cavuto:
“They like to make her out to be an idiot, and she’s not. She’s a very smart woman... If you’re her, or Sarah Palin, or someone [the media] doesn’t like, any mistake you make is blown up.... People better start pushing back, and Chris Christie (R-NJ) proves that when you do, the people love it.”
Michele Bachmann, (R-MN), to David Brody:
“I like her a lot. We’re friends. I have great admiration for her, great respect for her, and we’ve never had a cross word between us.”
Donna Brazile, Democrat operative, via John Scotus at The Tree of Mamre:
“Palin is the candidate with the most crossover appeal between groups. She can talk to the tea partiers, the radicals — even the nearly extinct moderates. When scripted, she can be rather convincing, especially compared to other candidates. The others are too drab — in policy, in convictions, in media smarts. They just can’t compete with her star power. From here, 2012 looks like a slam-dunk for Sarah Palin.”
Lars Larson, at Oregon Catalyst:
“President Obama’s famous ‘Yes, we can’ victory speech... came in with a writing level of 7.4. Sarah Palin’s emails come in at 8.5, when you grade them according to the rules of the English language. Take that left-wing media.”
Noel Sheppard, at NewsBusters:
“It seems no matter what Sarah Palin does or doesn't do, she's going to be lambasted by America's press - even the supposedly ‘conservative’ ones. On Tuesday's ‘Morning Joe,’ co-host Joe Scarborough used Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's successful campaign launch as a means of bashing the former Alaska governor... People all throughout the liberal press were blaming the former vice presidential candidate for Giffords' shooting. Should she really have stayed quiet and not defended herself? The idea that Palin's response to that incident hurt her is largely in the minds of her detractors who will attack her no matter what she says or does. At this point in time, is there really anything this woman could do that would get the approval of folks like Scarborough and his colleagues?”
Exit Quote: Peter Marshall, Presbyterian pastor and US Senate Chaplain (1947):
“Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.”
- JP

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