Friday, September 9, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 372

“Lead On” Edition

Kempite, at White House 2012:
“Since the end of the 2008 election, Sarah Palin has been a cheerleader for the right. She has fired up the forces, fueled the TEA movement, and in 2010, was a major factor in Get Out the Vote operations for dozens of winning congressional candidates and numerous gubernatorial candidates. But on Saturday, Palin began to sound less like a cheerleader and more like a leader. Her speech demonstrated her understanding of the millions of disaffected Americans who have become angry with the political establishment’s polluting of our political system and the liberal big government mentality that is only digging us deeper and deeper in to an economic abyss and a corrupt, out of touch legislative process. Yet she also demonstrated that she has not only the right kind of anti-establishment attitude that the people want, but that she also has an idea as to how to legislatively improve our nation.”
Mark America:
“One result from the weekend trip is the indelible impression with which I’ve been left about the nature of Sarah Palin’s supporters... We’ve come to a moment of clarity about our world, our national future, and who will lead us there. Sarah Palin is that leader.”
Richard Falknor, at BlueRidgeForum:
“What we do believe is that the Palin speech in Iowa is well worth reading for conservatives. She brings up — or alludes to — a number of troubling concerns which have not yet become part of the national GOP conversation... Maybe nothing quite so new here about the permanent political or ‘ruling’ class for some of our conservative pundits. But what is important is that Governor Palin pushes this concern into the national GOP and conservative conversation to include so many who might not otherwise hear it... One fears that many — often understandably exasperated — conservatives do not understand that we need to drain the entire swamp — not just vote out the chief game warden. Palin gets it spot on...”
acorcoran, at Potomac Tea Party Report:
“Palin seems to be reading Angelo Codevilla. I wonder if Katie Curic reads Codevilla, or the NYT for that matter.”
Jack Curtis, at The Constitution Club:
“The sun hasn’t risen in the west, but the New York Times has complimented Sarah Palin’s political thinking. And no, she didn’t melt down into blubbering liberalism. She delivered a cogent, even-handed evaluation of our political pickle, so far, uncharted waters for candidates from either side and requiring confrontation of shibboleths of both left and right. The NYT approved... The Times found Mrs. Palin and so will other readers... she’s the first propsective candidate to start acting like a leader with a real destination in mind. ‘Interesting,’ indeed.”
Zara Golden, at Mediaite:
“What’s interesting about Giridharadas story is the reminder it serves as to how easy it is to get caught up in a media narrative.”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:
“I don’t want to take too many swipes at Anand Giridharadas for finally getting around to noticing this, but if the Gray Lady took three years to suddenly discover that Palin was an anti-establishment populist who takes on both parties, then that really says something about their approach to the news. Palin took on the Republican Party in Alaska, blowing the whistle on corruption in the GOP in Alaska as a member of the state oil commission. She rode that reputation to the governor’s office, where she fought the oil companies to protect Alaska’s interests in its natural resources. Did they not bother to find out these two basic facts about her political career when the Times and other national media outlets busied themselves reporting on the used tanning bed Palin bought with her own money?”
Public Policy Polling, via Twitter:
“Obama trails Palin by 14 with independents in North Carolina, that's when you know you're having a bad month.”
Stacy Drake, at Conservatives 4 Palin:
“Shaw maintains that there wasn’t a conflict of interest in doing the poll for Fox because Perry didn’t pay him and the other ‘eggheads’ for their services. Even though he and the others were very much a part of Perry’s political team, he claims that ‘we’re stupid, we never entered into any business relationship with Perry.’ The book states that Shaw was ‘moonlighting’ for the Perry campaign. I gather that one would have to go through Perry’s campaign disclosure forms to find out for sure. Given the huge numbers for Perry in the poll and the fact that Team Perry is determined to keep Governor Palin out of the race, something isn’t right with Fox using Shaw’s agency to gather numbers for a conservative audience. There is also the fact that the Fox poll numbers are very different from a poll that CNN conducted just this last July.”
Greta Van Susteren, at GretaWire:
“Sometimes the media has too much time on its hands…”
Tony Lee, at Human Events:
“If Palin intends on entering the race, she won this debate. Every candidate has now shown their cards and revealed parts of their strategy. This allows Palin to come in last after surveying the field. If she jumps in, all of the candidates will have damaged the other candidates, and she will have the added benefit of being more prepared and able to anticipate the various lines of defenses these candidates will use to defend their weaknesses. Palin can also come up with unique policy solutions that allows her to be the last candidate standing.”
Daniel Foster, at NRO's The Corner:
“She came from Alaska, to feast on your flesh!
Lance Thompson, at Canada Free Press:
“I believe Sarah Palin would be a strong, inspirational and galvanizing candidate. There may be good reasons not to nominate her, but the professed eagerness of the Democrats to run against her is not one of them. If Republicans believe another candidate will do better, they will make that choice during the primaries. And if Sarah Palin runs, and the GOP nominates her next fall, then we’ll see how eager the Democrats really are for a fight.”
Rush Limbaugh:
“Tormenting the media, Sarah Palin, who to Thomas ‘Loopy’ Friedman represents the apocalypse because she won't go away... They hate when they hear ‘Run, Sarah, run.’ They despise the Tea Party still being optimistic and uplifting.”
Mark America:
“Sarah Palin, as Mayor of Wasilla, and as Governor of her state, actually set out to do what none before her would do: She tackled Alaska’s version of the ‘Good Ol’ Boys’ and drove them from power. If you’ve bought the media’s narrative about her, you might have been led to believe she’s ‘an intellectual lightweight,’ or a ‘tease’ or any number of scurrilous claims they routinely make... Did they tell you that when she was Mayor of her small town, she was re-elected by 75% of the population? What did 75% of the people of Wasilla, Alaska know about her that the media has not told you? Did the opinion-leaders in your local paper tell you that as Governor, she attained an approval rating over 80% after her gubernatorial victory? ... Did they tell you she cut government spending in a time of surplus that she created by her good governance? Were you told that her tough stand against ‘Big Oil’ resulted in providing new wealth to the whole of the state, not to mention its people and its government? They told you she was a ‘quitter.’ Have you believed this stubborn lie, too?”
Exit Quote - Sam Walton:
“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.”
- JP

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