THE PALIN (soon to be ex) GOVERNOR: Bad News at the Polls.....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 14, 2009 8:17 PM GMT
    I wonder what I'll call her at the end of the month. I promised Hagan no more "Palin woman"... perhaps Ms. Palin.....

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    From CNN:


    Poll: Majority of Republicans don't think Palin's qualified for prez
    Posted: 03:52 PM ET

    According to a new poll, 33 percent of Republicans believe Sarah Palin has the ability to serve effectively as president.
    (CNN) — A majority of Americans think Sarah Palin is stepping down as Alaska's governor for political reasons, according to a new national poll, with a majority of Republicans now saying that they do not believe that Palin would be an effective president.

    Only 33 percent of Republicans questioned in a CBS News survey released Monday night say that Palin would have the ability to serve effectively as president. Last fall, 71 percent of registered Republicans felt that way.

    "It's unclear whether the change in Republicans' view of Palin is the result of her decision to step down as governor, or whether the GOP rank-and-file felt they had to defend their party's vice-presidential nominee during the campaign but don't feel the same tug of party loyalty today," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Either way, this is bad news for Palin, whose first task in 2012, if she runs for the White House, will be to convince Republican primary voters to support her."

  • calibro

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    Jul 15, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
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    Jul 15, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    I think she's gonna tank on the national scene, unless she seriously steps it up:

    She can't perform a basic interview, without extensive research/support.

    Her campaign and office (the governor's staff, no less) struggled to return phone calls despite the arrival and support of Republican Party advisers and strategists.

    She has performed no qualified examples of leadership in almost a year: since the election, she has travelled widely promoting herself, but has rarely stayed in Alaska to concentrate on campaign promises or basic governance. (Including budget sessions and important battles on abortion/environmental issues)

    The mildest criticisms of her or her policy has earned the immediate wrath and full response of her or her press staff-for example, slamming the father of her daughter's son.

    Any sort of policy making or planning has rarely gone beyond vapid descriptions.

    And now, Alaskans, her solid majority, think she's a quitter. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I really dont get what captivated Republicans here or nationally.
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    Jul 15, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    How about "The Palin Quitter"?
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    Jul 15, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI predicted last November that she was going to go back to Alaska and be met with a lot of hostility. People told me I was nuts. But here's why I thought so:

    She climbed to power in Alaska not against Democrats so much as against the 'old guard' in her party---the Ted Stevens and Don Young wing of the GOP. They have been thirsting for revenge ever since. That's one of the reasons that a number of her ethics complaints were filed by Republicans. She made a lot of enemies in her own party, and once she was home they were going to exact revenge.

    Now, according to the analysis I read, that's part of the reason she quit. The GOP was split on her, the Dems were only too happy to pile on gleefully, and suddenly it wasn't fun being Sarah Palin anymore.


    Palin wasn't an Alaska establishment candidate to begin with. She has been at odds with the powerful in Alaskan politics from the moment she ran for governor. Given the spanking the GOP took, losing Uncle Ted's Senate seat, a seat in the state senate and state house, and several mayor's races, they have every right to be mad at her as the head of her state's party.

    Oh, and she is embarrassing.