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  1. NoParty

    A woman who's got some bad numbers....

    Posted on November 14, 2010 - 07:11 PM #
  2. Andrew

    Thank God for Sarah Palin! She probably cost the GOP the Senate, with her endorsement of wacky extremists who won Republican primaries. We can all only pray she wins the Republican nomination in 2012 so Obama can do minimal campaigning and start planning his second term early.

    Posted on November 14, 2010 - 08:19 PM #
  3. skeptical

    It'll be popcorn time for political junkies if she runs.

    Posted on November 14, 2010 - 10:42 PM #
  4. Alfredo_T

    A few nights ago, a self-described "conservative" caller to Red Eye Radio (on KXFD 970) made the astute and funny comment, "...they keep saying that Sarah Palin is part of a new conservative movement, but to me, it seems more like a bowel movement." The caller went on to say that she could not understand how a supposedly serious Christian could have a daughter who became pregnant as a teenager and who now is on "Dancing With The Stars." The ensuing analysis by the fill-in host was somewhat interesting: Palin and her family are simply after fame and wealth. They don't really care one whit about being cultural (i.e. Christian) or political leaders.

    I suspect that there's a pretty good chance that things will be over for the Palins by 2012, with the way public opinion is going. I am still somewhat flabbergasted that anybody could take her seriously as a political hopeful, after having quit a governorship.

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 01:21 AM #
  5. missing_kskd

    Well, she's hot. That's always a plus, and probably good for more votes than any of us would feel good about, if we knew. Her social positions are right in the 23 percent sweet spot, though some of that group overlaps on the "hot" vote. Still a net gain, and enough to easily be a spoiler.

    That's where the power is with her right now. Most of the Tea Party loves the woman, and the fact that Dems still have the Senate highlights how much spoiler power she has.

    +1 for bowel movement :D

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 08:44 AM #
  6. warner

    I'm sorry, but I just do not get the whole "she's hot" thing with Palin. Really? Maybe if you live in a trailer, or a cabin in the woods. But in the regular world, no. She's not hot.

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 09:19 AM #
  7. missing_kskd

    There are a awful lot of those "trailer" types, sadly.

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 09:43 AM #
  8. Broadway

    So much for character assassination...maybe Palin could need some help from our friend Charles Rangel...wait, he just left the house!

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 10:46 AM #
  9. Andrew

    I don't Sarah Palin is too bad looking.

    I'm not sure whether she really thinks she has a shot as being elected president or not. However, I think she is shrewd enough to realize that as long as she keeps the possibility of running open, she stays in the public spotlight. Conservative groups will continue to pay her expensive speaking fees. So why WOULDN'T she run for president? It keeps the celebrity star alive. Clearly, she's not destined for a future as a talk show host like a Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck. She's milking this as long as she can. In some sense, I don't blame her. Maybe in four years once people have started to forget about her she can retire a very wealthy woman.

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 10:51 AM #
  10. Alfredo_T

    Palin's appearance is sort of like that of women who are hired as TV news anchors because having a neat-looking woman with a blemish-free face and well-groomed, non-graying hair supposedly will bring in better ratings than having some middle-aged, wrinkling, balding man reading the news. I think that Andrew's analysis is spot-on regarding Palin's strategy. I would add that I think the only dumb people are the ones who take her seriously as a political leader and who pay to attend her speaking events.

    Posted on November 15, 2010 - 11:23 AM #