Jul 03 2009

Forget All The Palin Nonsense – She Running For President

Published by at 8:00 pm under 2010 Elections,Sarah Palin

Final Update: For all those who think a bold move is a handicap, that is why you are in the peanut gallery and Sarah Palin is the talk of the weekend across this nation. I send this especially to some armchair experts in the conservative blogosphere who scratched their heads and claimed Sarah made a mistake. Hate to say this folks, but the mistake is assuming Americans would agree with you – now that you are also part of the useless and inept political chattering class. We have seen years of ‘experts’ hit DC and blow it on many fronts. Claiming Palin did not do what was best for her and Alaska because it doesn’t fit some mold or theory or history is really assuming we know all we need to know about politics and people.

For all those who smear her with asinine conspiracy theories – the mirror is on you. For example, Iran’s revolution not withstanding, Andrew Sullivan sunk from an interesting political commentator to all out scum over Palin. His hate of her destroyed him, and left Sarah completely untouched and a sympathetic victim to Sullivan’s mad ravings.

And to the Palin’s. Good luck in life. I agree with the decision. Sarah had accomplished a lot, and the muck loving Sullivans in the world had made it nearly impossible to do more  for Alaska. They have a Phyrric victory, but again, you can destroy something for the moment, but the act itself destroys you 100 times over.

I strongly hope Sarah will be back next year, building her Congressional base in 2010 that will lift her into 2012. I know she is wondering if it is all worth it. I can only give her this advice. Your son is in Iraq trying to make the world better for all of us. He is risking it all. All of our families will be suffering for decades to come if the Democrats are pulled from office for the ineptitude and failures. You too may have to sacrifice a lot for this country. But at least it will not be the same as those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the war on terror.

You will lose your wonderful life if you become President. It doesn’t mean you won’t enter into another kind of wonderful life. It will never, of course, be as wonderful. That is the price that always must be paid to make things better. – end update


All the crotchety conservatives and muck-spewing liberals are attacking Governor Palin’s decision to step down and prepare for what I believe is a run for President on 2012. I won’t go into all the bizarre theories from the chattering political addicts – not worth a sane person’s time.

But if you are a Main Street, average person you can clearly see how you might grab the chance to make history if you were in her place. The decision process is straight forward and simple, which is why the naggers are all flummoxed and left with dumb insults.

  • First off, the Palin’s live very simple and inexpensive lives. They can probably live better than ever before off political events and speeches, than on the typical governor’s salary. This gives them income so they can focus on one thing, and one thing only.
  • Secondly, Palin has wrapped up her big issue for the year – the natural gas pipeline project. It is now in the hands of companies and the Canadian and US governments to complete. She did her part and can declare huge successes in her term this and many other big wins. She can move on confident that her marks on Alaska will be providing benefits for years and years to come.
  • Third, the national spotlight and ankle biting muck rakers have blunted what she could do in Alaska in the future. Most Alaskans like Alaska off the mainland’s radar map. It is an easy decision to walk away and give Alaska back to her people. It much better than to keeping the media circus mucking things up and spoiling the environment there. Only those who cannot live without a fawning press would not understand.
  • Fourth, she has time to settle back, think this out, and get Trig through his first two years. She has the time and money to get him through the tough parts, so she can then do what it will take to get on the national campaign trail again. This is the perfect time to take control of the tempo, and focus on Trig for a while.
  • Fifth, Obama and the Dems sealed their fate when they blew the stimulus bill by relying on the sluggish federal bureaucracy to stimulate the economy. It is now an unavoidable economic disaster for the Dems. There is no way to turn it around any more,and there is no way for Dems to blame the successful Governor from Alaska for their utter failures. The opportunity to ‘excite’ the economy back into forward gear is gone. No one is going to buy any more BS from DC. Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice – ain’t going to happen. There days are numbered. All it takes to remove them are some centrist conservatives.

The low lifes in America will spin their ugly fantasies about Palin – all the time bolstering Palin in the eyes of families and women of all ages and all across this great nation. It is the attack on this average American mother from Alaska which has America rejecting the fringes left and right. Enough is enough.

Palin can sail through the middle of the maelstrom as far right and far left keep self destructing. Only those willing to moderate their views and respect diversity of opinion will survive the coming cleansing of politics. 

She has plenty of time to strategize and prepare for the grueling tests to come, to arrive at a time where the Dems will be crippled and the far right only marginally less scarred. It is a common sense move – too subtle for all those arrogant know-it-alls who, in the end, have accomplished basically nothing. But they do know how to insult others. That much we all know very well. It is a trait we don’t need any more in this country. It is a poor trade for real, honest leadership.

Allah Pundit has a great overview of useless speculation!

Update: Here is the video. She is not the lame duck type, she made that clear. I am more convinced after hearing the speech she is actually setting the stage for the Lt Governor to reap the incumbency benefits, allowing the GOP to hold the state house, as she prepares for 2012.  


Folks, I put together the bullets above before I saw or read the speech. Seems I was damn close. The delusional ranting from the left is quite humorous. Hope they enjoy crow. She is not going quietly into the night – that much is clear.

BTW Todd and Sarah – sign me up!

29 responses so far

29 Responses to “Forget All The Palin Nonsense – She Running For President”

  1. kathie says:

    I have no idea what Sarah might do, but I find the politics of very personal destruction abhorrent. Especially when it is aimed at her children. They are now photo shopping the most ugly pictures of her young son. The maliciousness aimed at her is costing her family a ton of money. All in all her family must be turned upside down. I’m sure Todd would want to kill somebody.

    My bet, she takes a job around the pipe line and gas company she brought to Alaska.

  2. Mike M. says:

    I don’t know…

    If she were headed for Presidential politics, the best move would have been to complete the term as Gov. This makes her look like a quitter.

    I concur with the Anchoress…this smells like family issues.

    Although there is an off chance – that Sarah Palin is planning to go on an all-out attack for the 2010 Congressional campaign. To do the Second Contract With America. It would leave her with a lot of support for a 2012 run.

  3. kittymyers says:

    “I concur with the Anchoress…this smells like family issues.”

    I don’t agree with her. I take Sarah Palin at her word, that the she’s stepping down because most of her time was taken up with the trivial pursuits of a few idiots with too much time on their hands and too much hate.

    She could be running for prez in 2012, as Mark Levin believes, but that announcement is better made at a much later date. Not even Her Royal C declared early.

    The half-vast left-wing protect their guys while the right-wing eat theirs. What a waste.

  4. penguin2 says:

    Excellent AJ.

    I agree with your bullet points. I don’t see her as a quitter. She put up with the most vitriolic attacks from the left, MSM and back-stabbing from the elitist GOP. Yet, she remained her own person. This move allows her to be a private citizen, able to exercise her First Amendment rights, and go after Obama. At first, when I heard she was stepping down, I thought she was done on the political scene. Now, I’m rethinking this. Maybe she is ceding the battle, in order to go for the bigger victory.

    Whether she runs in 2012 or not, she will be able to be out there, assisting candidates for 2010 races and so on.

  5. GuyFawkes says:

    Heh. That’s not a bad attempt at spin, AJ.

    But really – when I think of who I want leading this country through its tough times, I definitely think first of someone who quits midway through their governship of the 47th most populous state in the country.

    Someone who can’t handle criticism from the press and blogs.

    Someone who can’t work with their own state legislature anymore.

    Someone who thinks passing exactly one semi-important piece of legislation is “a job well done”.

    Someone who needs to take time off to take care of their special needs child. (But who apparently won’t need to do that in 2 years – in fact, Trig will be completely independent, and Sarah will now have enough time to run the whole country!)

    Yes, those are all qualities I want in the leader of the free world!

  6. Terrye says:

    I like Sarah Palin and I think the treatment she has received from the elites, especially on the left is just appalling. I would not blame her if she said to hell with it all.

    In fact Hot Air has a link to a Huffington Post with some fool making fun of “retarded” people, using Sarah’s son as the butt of his joke.

    Class act on the left. They have Hot Rod from Illinois and Spitzer from New York, but somehow they think Palin is out of the mainstream.

    I think the biggest problem will be her decision to resign, people won’t like that. But she is young and her family is young and she has plenty of time to come back.

    I am not sure about 12, but time will tell.

    And Guy, Sarah Palin did more than pass one bill and you know it. and that bill was about a pipeline that represents the largest deal of its kind ever negotiated.

  7. GuyFawkes says:


    “And Guy, Sarah Palin did more than pass one bill and you know it.”

    Actually – no, I don’t. So tell me – what else has she accomplished as governor?

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  9. Terrye says:

    Guy, Here is Palin herself:

  10. Terrye says:

    And we are doing well! My administration’s accomplishments speak for themselves. We work tirelessly for Alaskans.

    We aggressively and responsibly develop our resources because they were created to be used to better our world… to HELP people… and we protect the environment and Alaskans (the resource owners) foremost with our policies.

    Here’s some of the things we’ve done:

    We created a petroleum integrity office to oversee safe development. We held the line FOR Alaskans on Point Thomson – and finally for the first time in decades – they’re drilling for oil and gas.

    We have AGIA, the gasline project – a massive bi-partisan victory (the vote was 58 to 1!) – also succeeding as intended – protecting Alaskans as our clean natural gas will flow to energize us, and America, through a competitive, pro-private sector project. This is the largest private sector energy project, ever. THIS is energy independence.

    And ACES – another bipartisan effort – is working as intended and industry is publicly acknowledging its success. Our new oil and gas “clear and equitable formula” is so Alaskans will no longer be taken advantage of. ACES incentivizes NEW exploration and development and JOBS that were previously not going to happen with a monopolized North Slope oil basin.

    We cleaned up previously accepted unethical actions; we ushered in bi-partisan Ethics Reform.

    We also slowed the rate of government growth, we worked with the Legislature to save billions of dollars for the future, and I made no lobbyist friends with my hundreds of millions of dollars in budget vetoes… but living beyond our means today is irresponsible for tomorrow.

    We took government out of the dairy business and put it back into private-sector hands – where it should be.

    We provided unprecedented support for education initiatives, and with the right leadership, finally filled long-vacant public safety positions. We built a sub-Cabinet on Climate Change and took heat from Outside special interests for our biologically-sound wildlife management for abundance.

    We broke ground on the new prison.

    And we made common sense conservative choices to eliminate personal luxuries like the jet, the chef, the junkets… the entourage.

    And the Lt. Governor and I said “no” to our pay raises. So much success in this first term – and with this success I am proud to take credit…

  11. Terrye says:

    But Guy the most telling thing is the difference between the fawning, butt kissing, groveling, pandering, and not so in depth coverage that Obama has received from the press compared to the hit job they did on Palin.

    Obama was Senator for two years and then quit before becoming president. Name one thing he accomplished as Jr. Senator from Illinois.

    Imagine if people had gone after his daughters. Just look at his family members in Kenya, think of the poverty they live in. Do the press make a big deal out of it?

    Of course not. If the press went after Obama the way they went after Palin he would have whined and complained and his followers would have cried racism.

  12. Frogg says:

    I think Palin has plans to connect with the grass roots movement that is swelling right now.

    Her actions may not make sense to some political planners. However, keep in mind, she is not your typical politician. I can think of many common sense, for the good of the country, reasons she may have chosen to take this path.

    She says she will have more to say on this. Time will tell.

  13. Terrye says:


    Yes, time will tell. But one thing is for sure, guys like Guy here will never treat her or her family with anything but contempt. They might be willing to give a political thug from the southside of Chicago a chance at the White House, but a mere peasant from rural America?? No sir.

  14. kittymyers says:

    I agree with Frogg. There are more and more people who despise blow-dried politicians and inside the beltway journos.

    Right after I listened to her announcement, I made a modest donation to help pay down her legal debt at The Alaska Trust Fund: “The official website for the Governor Sarah Palin legal expense fund.”


  15. Terrye says:

    Hey today is Obama’s daughter’s birthday. Maybe the chattering classes will celebrate by making obscene cracks about her. Nahhh. Won’t happen. Daddy has a D behind his name.

    No one will say she should have been aborted.

  16. Terrye says:

    From Mark Steyn:

    In states far from the national spotlight, politics still attracts normal people. You’re a mayor or a state senator or even the governor, but you lead a normal life. The local media are tough on you, but they know you, they live where you live, they’re tough on the real you, not on some caricature cooked up by a malign alliance of late-night comics who’d never heard of you a week earlier and media grandees supposedly on your own side who pronounce you a “cancer”.

    Then suddenly you get the call from Washington. You know it’ll mean Secret Service, and speechwriters, and minders vetting your wardrobe. But nobody said it would mean a mainstream network comedy host doing statutory rape gags about your 14-year old daughter. You’ve got a special-needs kid and a son in Iraq and a daughter who’s given you your first grandchild in less than ideal circumstances. That would be enough for most of us. But the special-needs kid and the daughter and most everyone else you love are a national joke, and the PC enforcers are entirely cool with it.

    Most of those who sneer at Sarah Palin have no desire to live her life. But why not try to – what’s the word? – “empathize”? If you like Wasilla and hunting and snowmachining and moose stew and politics, is the last worth giving up everything else in the hopes that one day David Letterman and Maureen Dowd might decide Trig and Bristol and the rest are sufficiently non-risible to enable you to prosper in their world? And, putting aside the odds, would you really like to be the person you’d have to turn into under that scenario?

    National office will dwindle down to the unhealthily singleminded (Clinton, Obama), the timeserving emirs of Incumbistan (Biden, McCain) and dynastic heirs (Bush). Our loss.

  17. Toes192 says:

    Alaskan here… Responsibly Conservative… USMC…
    My leader quit… Unacceptable if she intends to pursue the Presidency…
    If Governor Palin simply wants to go back to private life as an ordinary citizen who can influence events with her persona and support others, I am fine with that… Full support here in the face of the vicious attacks and ethic complaint …
    Here is a list of the “ethics” complaints… all of which have been dismissed as I understand it…
    With sadness, I declare that I will not accept her as my leader again…

  18. Aitch748 says:

    Ah, where would we be without the “conservatives” who leap at the opportunity to throw somebody under a bus because he did something they didn’t like?

    Sarah Palin decided that she couldn’t do very much from where she was. As governor, she was spending something like 80% of her time defending herself against bulls__t ethics charges instead of actually serving her state. What the hell was she supposed to do when she was part of a system that let anybody with a mean streak file one “mopery with intent to creep” charge after another against her with no cost whatsoever to themselves?

    The woman has served her state exceptionally well, having done more before “quitting” than most governors do in their entire terms. But no matter — she “quit” and is unacceptable as a leader. No wonder conservatives lose elections — too damned many of them refuse to stick up for one another, or even for the people they had admired and looked up to. Disappoint them once and they’re through with you.

  19. Toes192 says:

    Let me put in Marine thinking… My squad is on patrol… Out in the boonies, my squad leader decides to go back to HQ and support us from there…
    I don’t think Aj’s son [in Iraq? correct me if I’m mistaken on this, pls] gets to say that he is quitting and will go back to Quantico for the remainder of his deployment…
    The correct statement, Aitch748… is … She was my leader… and… she quit her position… Some disappointments are larger than others…

  20. The bad guys won a big victory. They managed to hound Sarah Palin out of office with BS ethics charges and the politics of personal destruction.

    How much longer must we continue to take the high road in the face of a growing mountain of evidence that is it no more than unilateral disarmament? I can think of a couple of jokes that punch right back at those who are backed by the people who smeared Palin.

    As Londo Mollari said in the first season of Babylon 5, “Blood cries out for blood.”