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Nailin´ Palin: Karl Rove swings back
at Sarah Palin after she says GOP
consultants should run for office
themselves or ´stay in the truck´

New York Daily News, by Dan Hirschhorn

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/17/2013 2:08:56 PM

Republican uber-strategist Karl Rove swung back at Sarah Palin on Sunday, implying the former VP candidate´s early exit from office hurts her credibility as a party critic. Rove has been Public Enemy No. 1 for conservatives looking to blame high-priced party strategists for the GOP´s recent election losses, and Palin piled on over the weekend when she said consultants who "keep losing elections" should either "buck up" and run for office themselves or "stay in the truck." But Rove, joking that he wouldn´t be a good candidate for office as a "balding white guy," added another knock on Palin.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Namma, 3/17/2013 2:12:29 PM     (No. 9229572)

I will take {Palin over Rove

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/17/2013 2:14:29 PM     (No. 9229573)

Karl, Karl, Karl,

I see that you are not going to go away gracefully. No surprise I suppose. Take Jeb with you.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 3/17/2013 2:19:03 PM     (No. 9229582)

What #2 said.

I am so over KR and his white board. Enough already.

Love to see who would draw the larger crowd. You up for that, Karl baby?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: plex, 3/17/2013 2:20:59 PM     (No. 9229585)

A political Throwdown, kool!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 3/17/2013 2:33:19 PM     (No. 9229600)

A strange occupation, this political consultant thing. Where else in life can a loser have just as much credibility as a winner?
Please Rove, don´t respond to Sarah´s comments. You are a little yipper dog trying to scare a mama grizzly.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gator, 3/17/2013 2:33:24 PM     (No. 9229601)

Being a balding white is the least of your likability problem Karl

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Reply 7 - Posted by: valinva, 3/17/2013 2:39:28 PM     (No. 9229608)

Political consultants have no core values. Saying what you need to say to win is all they know. I can´t stand to listen to any of them Democrat or Republican.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thomthomp, 3/17/2013 2:39:43 PM     (No. 9229609)

Rove was doing fine, and then couldn´t resist taking a cheap shot. Palin quit the Governorship for perfectly legitimate reasons and Rove knows it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/17/2013 2:41:27 PM     (No. 9229614)

Nailin´ Karl Rove: ScarletPimpernel swings back at Karl Rove after she says Rove´s failures at predicting elections on his little white board hurts his credibility as a GOP consultant."

How about that?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/17/2013 2:42:02 PM     (No. 9229615)

(Hehehe)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/17/2013 2:42:40 PM     (No. 9229616)

Now we know that Sarah hit a home run when the great Karl Rove has to fight back. Not so smart Karl! Now there will be more discussion about your ineptitudes on all the TV stations.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: fritzilou, 3/17/2013 2:52:02 PM     (No. 9229628)

If I recall Palin supported Steelman over Akin....I don´t remember her campaigning for Akin after he beat Steelman in the primary. Rove has become a problem.....all those millions to one guy who is close to Fox network. Don´t you think they didn´t make a bundle on his ads? They are all in the same bed where the money is. Palin has it right; why do you think she is on the outs with so many; she speaks the truth!

Remember that she gave up her governors office, because of massive law suits against her that were simply slander. Nothing ever came of them, but they took years to adjudicate. She didn´t want the state to have to endure their governor being sued endlessly.

When I saw Rove back on Fox so shortly after the election, I asked why? He has nothing to offer now, but a constant defense of himself white board and all.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/17/2013 2:53:03 PM     (No. 9229630)

I saw this panel. Chris W is sleezy. Yes, that is what I said. He had to help out Karl, insinuating of course that Palin was entirely out of line in any criticism she proposed. Karl may live in Texas but baby, he is a creature of D.C. and for him to tell us he makes no money? I could not believe my ears.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 3/17/2013 2:53:42 PM     (No. 9229633)

After a lot of the usual thoughts, and maybe one or two that were off the wall, I think this is a worthwhile comment:

Rove is a Republican.

Palin is a Conservative.

Principles matter to me -- very much. Conservatives in large part are defined by their commitment to principles.

Just a little thinking and it all comes clear.

#7: Good post, thanks. And it confirms my take from a different quarter. Thanks for that help.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 3/17/2013 2:55:48 PM     (No. 9229638)

Even if both are a little right, we are wasting energy on infighting and not focusing on the left. Which is by design and Alinsky rule.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: surfhut, 3/17/2013 2:56:27 PM     (No. 9229639)

We are in the tall weeds.

Frank Luntz´s focus groups were and are a sham/joke.

Laura Ingraham lost me when she bashed Romney for taking a family vacation.

Ann Coulter is an elitist whose humor is long passed.

Karl is the leader of them all. They need to grab a clue.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bazi, 3/17/2013 2:58:09 PM     (No. 9229641)

The Pope quit. Sarah quit.
Get over it Karl.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/17/2013 3:00:07 PM     (No. 9229642)

Rove´s still upset after he mentioned on a national TV talkshow that "Sarah Palin´s endorsements weren´t worth snot". Well, Rove, Sarah Palin endorsed the 3 new Senators who grace the Halls of Congress-----how many of those you endorsed are in the Senate? I believe the answer is NONE.
Better pick on someone who is bigger than you, architect.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 3/17/2013 3:13:16 PM     (No. 9229658)

"If I did run for office and win, I´d serve out my term. I wouldn´t leave office mid-term," Rove said on "Fox News Sunday."

Karl! Karl! Karl! Is that the best you can do? As a sophisticated political pundit/guru with your very own whiteboard and black Sharpie, you know good and well that Sarah Palin resigned her governorship for nothing but altruistic reasons solely on behalf of Alaska. Those are the shortest of straws you’re grasping at.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/17/2013 3:23:23 PM     (No. 9229664)

"Better pick on someone who is bigger than you, architect."

Touché!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 3/17/2013 3:24:33 PM     (No. 9229665)

Lot of ifs there Carl. None of which we will ever have to worry about. Cheap talk. If you got elected which you wouldn´t it is pure speculation you would not quit; and I for one don´t believe you could take the heat at the level of a governor.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: AGGW, 3/17/2013 3:40:22 PM     (No. 9229688)

Wouldn´t quit? How many marriages has he had?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/17/2013 3:56:13 PM     (No. 9229698)

George Costanza is a better architect than Karl Rove....

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Reply 24 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 3/17/2013 3:57:42 PM     (No. 9229700)

Rove really is starting to look like a punk...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 3/17/2013 4:01:25 PM     (No. 9229705)

Rove is like a one legged man in a butt kicking contest.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tank, 3/17/2013 4:07:11 PM     (No. 9229712)

They can fight it out, but when a GOP operative uses incorrect leftist talking points to criticize some one, they should be toast.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/17/2013 4:07:28 PM     (No. 9229713)

Karl, she did NOT quit. She resigned for the good of the state of Alaska. Yeah, you are selfish enough to stay in office even when you can no longer be effective. You WOULD stay even if it cost your state ridiculous amounts of money and resources just because you are that selfish. You wouldn´t care if the state suffered. You only care about your career and your prestige. Palin actually cared about her state and the people in it. But that just shows the difference in your characters.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/17/2013 4:26:13 PM     (No. 9229722)

I think ol´ Karl has lost his mind now that Geo W Bush isn´t lending him a brain any more. I think he´s using Carville´s now.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/17/2013 4:34:37 PM     (No. 9229730)

Karl the "elite" vs. Sarah the "conservative".
Rove hates the TEA party, let´s be honest here. We are in the fight of our lives FOR the Republican party.
Either we return to the Constitution and the LAWS of this land, or we roll over for the democrats, the illegals, the welfare queens, and every other "group" that perceives itself as offended for some darn reason. democrat, the party of NO personal responsibility.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 3/17/2013 4:48:52 PM     (No. 9229759)

"Karl, she did NOT quit. She resigned for the good of the state of Alaska."

Alaskans apparently agree with Rove. Her disapproval rating in her home state is about 60%.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: LittleRedHen1, 3/17/2013 4:49:56 PM     (No. 9229763)

After reading #23´s comment, I Googled the question. Suffice it to say, Rove is in no position to question anyone´s commitment to a cause.

Per #17, The parallels between Benedict XVI and Palin are interesting. For the good of their respective entities, they had to pass the ball to someone who could score (using a basketball analogy). On a personal level, Benedict was incapacitated by age, not his fault; Palin was incapacitated by legal bills defending herself from phony charges, likewise not her fault.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/17/2013 4:50:58 PM     (No. 9229765)

Interesting. Karl Rove "restrained himself from swinging back", and remained silent, for the full eight years of W´s administration in face of the most venomous and vitriolic public attacks on any politician, in recent memory, other than Sarah Palin.
Yet, he comes out "swinging back", "nailin´ Palin" immediately after she made a rather innocuous remark about political consultants - probably in response to all the "swings" aimed at her about going back home and running for office or shutting her mouth.

Guess Karl is right, it´s a good thing he is just a consultant. He´s way too thin-skinned to be a political candidate. ; )


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Reply 33 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/17/2013 4:53:12 PM     (No. 9229771)

Was the Republican Party ready to help with all the frivolous law suits by the dems?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lalo, 3/17/2013 5:03:13 PM     (No. 9229787)

Since when does a consultant or pundit need to run for office?

(And on a femme note - what´s with the big hair, Sarah?)

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Reply 35 - Posted by: kahunavol, 3/17/2013 5:04:32 PM     (No. 9229789)

I don´t think the thread really panned out the way the OP thought it might.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/17/2013 5:05:21 PM     (No. 9229790)

Funny, that´s the same thing they say at the Daily Kos.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Lalo, 3/17/2013 5:08:05 PM     (No. 9229794)

Oh I forgot - only one opinion allowed on Palin threads.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/17/2013 5:10:18 PM     (No. 9229799)

I forgot. Did anyone else turn off FNS this morning? They are losing me.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: judy, 3/17/2013 5:24:31 PM     (No. 9229822)

Karl has never liked Palin...matter of fact I have never heard him compliment any repub woman...

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Reply 40 - Posted by: veritas, 3/17/2013 5:26:02 PM     (No. 9229825)

#27: Quite correct, first of all.

To expand: the Left made accusations like Carter´s makes pills -- truckloads. Nothing came of them.

But also, the Palin family was targeted. No exceptions. Kids? All the better. How can they fight back? At some point, a committed parent had better put family first. And a gov who is neutralized and costing the state a bundle because of outside partisan attackers can honestly and legitimately resign. Almost certainly should do so.

Let´s also remember that a muck-raker was moved in next door to her family´s home, too.

#30: Is it possible that poll means they wanted to keep Palin as gov? Is it possible that poll [if it is anti-Palin sentiment] just shows propaganda works? Most importantly, is it possible that poll shows the respondents´ opinions that don´t actually reflect the facts?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/17/2013 5:36:03 PM     (No. 9229842)

The GOP brand is so damaged by Progressive RINO´s like Bsh in... it´s past saving. Time to either join the libertarian party or the US version of the UKIP.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: john56, 3/17/2013 5:39:23 PM     (No. 9229850)

The problem with folks like Rove and most of the Republican consultant class is that they are too happy to cash the checks without doing the real work needed to bring victory.

They all push this "don´t rock the boat" idea. When the Democrats and their media whores decide to start scurrilous attacks (Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, et al), their advice is to either pile on or step aside and either contribute to the beating or watch it happen.

I guess their thinking is that the media and/or Low Info voters will treat them and their candidates nicely if they don´t stand up to the Democrat/media bullies. I´ve yet to see any proof that strategy actually works.

For example, Romney had Obama on the ropes after the first debate. He let Fat Candy roll over him in the second debate and played Casper Milequtoast in the third, and in my book, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

And I´m sure it was at the behest of his consultant class.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Penney, 3/17/2013 5:45:38 PM     (No. 9229863)

Exactly Rove´s advic loses elections. ...Too long in Austin? s/

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/17/2013 5:45:55 PM     (No. 9229864)

Country Class vs. Ruling Class. It always comes down to that analysis, and which side they´re on.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: FormerDem, 3/17/2013 6:23:40 PM     (No. 9229933)

I´m still for Sarah. She resigned the governorship for the good of her state, but she has never quit the fight. While Rove and others retreat into treating it all as a horse race from which they affect to have a neutral distance, she continues to lead the worst and hardest battles, lay claim to truth - among other things showing thereby she believes there is such a thing. Where was Daniels when the fight was hot? Where did all those people vanish to once they had no more chance of the White House? Sarah has stayed in the middle of the fight, effective, sensible, providing good guidance, taking the worst heat. All she quit was the paycheck.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: QRP, 3/17/2013 6:41:37 PM     (No. 9229972)

Well Karl, you have a good gig going there as long as the money holds out. That may change sooner than you think.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: annie xango, 3/17/2013 6:54:37 PM     (No. 9229991)

#30 Polls Schmools..facts are facts...Eagles Up ,Sarah!!!!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Pmarc078, 3/17/2013 6:55:56 PM     (No. 9229995)

Pretty ironic coming from someone who toured around the country in a huge bus that may or may not have been just a "family vacation"....

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Reply 49 - Posted by: PI65, 3/17/2013 7:01:38 PM     (No. 9230009)

Can you imagine how many law suits Sarah would have had to contend with if she were POTUS? Something about heat in the kitchen.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ricktutt, 3/17/2013 7:48:38 PM     (No. 9230069)

Karl, I used to like you, but I´ve gotten over it!

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Reply 51 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 3/17/2013 9:00:54 PM     (No. 9230142)

Reminds me of the one rule at Washington University when General Lee was their president:

"Always act like a gentleman."

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Sully, 3/17/2013 9:20:08 PM     (No. 9230158)

Rove didn´t just lose 2 elections in a row. He lost the last half of W´s second term. That was when the wheels came off the Repub party wagon. He owns that steep slide.

If he left right now and was never heard from again, we would suffer nothing.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: judy, 3/17/2013 9:43:31 PM     (No. 9230188)

Fox threw Sarah to the wind & kept Rove, Dennis, Colmes, Beckel, Krystol, Wallace... they like the repub party need some new faces....how many elections has Rove won compared to Palin...and my guess is Rove received big $$$ for his non- wins.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: tisHimself, 3/17/2013 10:15:47 PM     (No. 9230214)

If your household had to put up with half the garbage fabricated about Palin, I´d be willing to be you wouldn´t get a 40% per cent approval rating at your own kitchen table.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: athina, 3/17/2013 10:24:44 PM     (No. 9230220)

I reeeeallllllly don´t like Karl Rove.



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Reply 56 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 3/17/2013 11:00:58 PM     (No. 9230244)

When Karl Rove turned against the TEA Party people, that´s when I knew I could never trust that man. Go away, Karl. The same goes for Fat Boy Christie once he started hugging and kissing Obama right before the election. Both members of the Justice Roberts club of traitors.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 3/17/2013 11:06:49 PM     (No. 9230250)

Seems to me that Rove just proved Sarah´s point.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: suedotsue, 3/17/2013 11:44:08 PM     (No. 9230283)

Rove oversaw the flipping of the House and Senate from GOP to democrat, the creation of a massive, wasteful new federal agency, DHS, sat by for 8 years of screaming riots about hating Bush, Republicans, and America, did nothing to alert us that subprime loans were going to destroy the country, and made it easy for the radical left to take over for 8 years. Rove and others should have apologized to us and retired from public life in shame. Enter Fox News. It has given Rove and the establishment permanent ability to prevent us from saving this country.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/18/2013 1:25:40 AM     (No. 9230343)

I didn´t like Karl before and I don´t like him now. He´s like the guy with fat squishy sweaty hands you don´t trust. If not for Hannity, nobody would remember his name.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: iamtinman, 3/18/2013 1:57:24 AM     (No. 9230358)

Hey balding fat guy, your candidates lost the last two elections by a bunch. Your track record isn´t so good. You and the GOP elite have been taking shots at Sarah since 2008, don´t be surprised when she shoots back!


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Reply 61 - Posted by: iamtinman, 3/18/2013 2:16:38 AM     (No. 9230366)

Oops, 2004.


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Reply 62 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 3/18/2013 1:31:18 PM     (No. 9231229)

Karl looked like Krispy Kreame last night, on his "weigh" to heavyweight. He seriously looked like all the bashing he has been getting has been driving him to the comfort food. Three-forths full Karl, and that includes Bull Schmidt.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: civilservant, 3/19/2013 1:30:11 PM     (No. 9233272)

Karl took his highest ladder, and taped a step stool to it.
He climbed up, and reaching as high as he could, took a single swipe at Sarah´s ankle but sadly fell far far short.



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Oh by the way, while Washington is debating whether enrollment in Obamacare is terrible or just awful, the Washington Examiner brings to our attention a February 2014 cost report by eHealthInsurance that reveals the premiums for private health insurance policies (those outside of Obamacare) have risen by 39 to 56 percent for individual and family plans. And The Hill’s Elise Viebeck writes this morning that “Health industry officials say Obamacare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration.” So Obamacare has resulted in higher costs, limited plans, restricted doctor options, a reduction

Pastor accused of bilking faithful
Connecticut Post, by Daniel Tepfor    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/20/2014 4:46:49 AM     Post Reply
STRATFORD -- To members of the Stratford Baptist Church, he was "Pastor Bob," the warm, giving religious leader for the past 16 years of the historic church across from Paradise Green. But to police and his alleged victims, Robert Genevicz is a con artist who, with a female accomplice, has bilked elderly parishioners out of their life savings, using the money in one case to buy a Mercedes and a Hummer. "My client has lost a substantial amount of money, and we are now concerned she may not continue to have the life she deserves," said Milford lawyer Joseph Mager Jr., who

Objects spotted in Indian Ocean may be
debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
CNN, by Jethro Mullen & Mitra Mobasherat    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/20/2014 4:37:46 AM     Post Reply
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Two objects spotted in the southern Indian Ocean may be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian authorities said Thursday, fueling hopes of a breakthrough in an international search of unprecedented scale. The objects are indistinct but of "reasonable size," with the largest about 24 meters (79 feet) across, said John Young, general manager of emergency response for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. They appear to be "awash with water and bobbing up and down" in an area 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles) southwest of Australia´s west coast, he said. "If that piece of the plane is that

Analysis: Crisis Shows
Russia´s Post-Soviet Anger
Associated Press, by Steven R. Hurst    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/20/2014 4:32:22 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- The crisis over Crimea is more than a dispute over whether the strategic Black Sea peninsula should be considered Russian or Ukrainian. At its root is a deeper issue: Russia´s simmering anger over its treatment by the West since the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union. Russia´s biggest grievance has been the absorption into the NATO alliance not only of former Soviet allies, such as Poland and Romania, but also three republics that were part of the Soviet Union: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The last straw was a European Union move to draw Ukraine closer to the West through

MI union contract gives “special
consideration” to “non-Christian” teachers
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/19/2014 4:05:56 PM     Post Reply
Apparently, no one at the Ferndale Public School District in Michigan took a civics course or bothered to read their own state constitution — and neither did the union representing teachers in the district. Michigan Capitol Confidential found an interesting, and totally unconstitutional, clause in the contract between the district and the Michigan Education Association local that requires the district to provide “special consideration” to “those of the non-Christian faith” in hiring decisions: The contract ran from 2011 to 2012 but was extended to 2017. The teachers belong to the Ferndale Education Association, a division of theMichigan Education Association. Regarding promotion to

Hillary Insiders Say They Won´t
Work for Her If She Hires This Man
Mother Jones, by David Corn    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/19/2014 3:58:09 PM     Post Reply
In recent weeks, I´ve talked to several Washington politicos close to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and when I´ve asked if they will be joining Hillary´s presidential machine, should she run, I´ve received a variant of this (understandably) not-for-citation reply: If Mark Penn is involved, no f-ing way. Penn is famous—or infamous—for being the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton´s 2008 presidential campaign of inevitability that turned into a colossal failure. That effort was marked by hubris, lousy messaging, poor strategic planning, and legendary internal tensions—including back-biting, leaks, and fierce inside politics—that many within the politerati blamed, fairly or not, on Penn.

A “Startlingly Simple Theory”
About the Missing Airliner is
Sweeping the Internet. It’s Wrong.
Slate, by Jeff Wise    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/19/2014 3:55:25 PM     Post Reply
Chris Goodfellow doesn’t have much patience for the uncertainty concerning Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The instrument-rated Florida pilot found the theories and countertheories mooted on outlets like CNN “almost disturbing.” (I’ve appeared on CNN to discuss Flight 370, but I’ll try not to take Goodfellow’s remarks personally.) So he set about cutting through the clutter, using nothing more than the machete-like incisiveness of his own intellect. (Snip)Goodfellow’s account is emotionally compelling, and it is based on some of the most important facts that have been established so far. And it is simple—to a fault. Take other major findings of the



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Larry Sabato: Jeb Bush now 'the
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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 3/20/2014 3:01:37 PM     Post Reply
With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stalled by the “Bridgegate” affair, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has become the establishment´s candidate and top pick to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new analysis of the race. “We now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides to run,” said the influential “Crystal Ball” from the University of Virginia´s Center for Politics. “In recent months, we’ve noticed an unmistakable and widespread desire among some of the Republicans we talk to, particularly ones who would be classified as members of the establishment on and off Capitol Hill, for a third Bush nominee in less than three decades.
Headline corrected by Staff.

Obama ladies touch down in
China amid taxpayer uproar

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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(Video) The Obama ladies are in the house — the house of China, that is. First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what’s being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event, amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill. Mrs. Obama is supposed to use her visit for soft diplomacy only, and shy from the more controversial topics that plague U.S.-China relations, namely human rights and economics. No reporters accompanied the family on the trip. “The nature of her visit is really quite

Nancy Pelosi Annoyed That
People Won’t Stop Calling
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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
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“Obamacare” as shorthand for the Affordcable Care Act was first used mostly by critics of the law, but now everyone’s using the moniker and President Obama has long since embraced it. But apparently no one told Nancy Pelosi, because she’s still ticked off at how much people talk about “Obamacare” instead of the “Affordable Care Act.” In response to a reporter asking a question about Obamacare being a political winner or loser, Pelosi said, “By the way, it’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory––it’s called the

Kerry phones Netanyahu
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The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
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Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning to protest insults the Israeli defense minister directed at the Obama administration this week, the State Department said. In a speech at Tel Aviv University on Monday, Moshe Ya’alon criticized President Obama for having a weak foreign policy, and said Israel could no longer rely on the United States to lead nuclear negotiations with Iran. “Secretary Kerry spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu this morning. And he protested to him his concerns about these comments,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday. The U.S., Psaki reaffirmed, maintains an “unshakable

Obama: Deval Patrick ´would
make a great president´

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Masslive.com, by Shira Schoenberg    Original Article
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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he thinks Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick “would make a great president or vice president.” Obama and Patrick, both Democrats, are friends and close political allies. The two men have campaigned for each other, with Patrick acting as a surrogate for Obama nationally during the 2012 presidential race. Patrick has said clearly that he intends to return to the private sector when his second term as governor is up at the end of the year and will not run for president in 2016. But he has not ruled out a run for office in the

Too busy to be president
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American Thinker, by Jeffrey T. Brown    Original Article
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Is Barack Obama simply too busy to be Chief Executive of the United States? Apparently. One of the primary functions of the president is to keep the nation safe, to preserve it from its enemies. To do that effectively, one would actually have to maintain something of a consistent level of attention to the moving pieces that directly influence how future events will unfold. None other than the truly sycophantic thinks for a second that President Obama cares a whit for anything that does not involve fundamentally altering the social composition of this country. Or golf. During the five-plus years

No Reporters on Michelle
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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2014 12:19:03 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won´t be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a ´people-to-people exchange´ emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying

Ellen Sucks Up to Obama:
Obamacare ´Doing Very, Very
Well...I Think Everyone´s Very
Grateful You Did This´

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NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
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Ellen DeGeneres was a completely slavish toady to President Obama as he appeared on her show to sell Obamacare -- not to young people, but to mothers. The president made his pitch to "especially all the moms out there who may have young people – 26, 27, do not have health insurance, but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to ‘em – what we’ve said is you never know what life is going to throw at ya."

First Lady Challenges Americans to ´Try
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Cybercast News Service, by Timothy Hill    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/20/2014 6:16:05 PM     Post Reply
College basketball can wait. Did you know that March is actually National Nutrition Month? Today, First Lady Michelle Obama urged Americans via her "Let´s Move!" initiative to challenge their family members to eat one new fruit or vegetable per week in March to faithfully observe the occasion. "March is National Nutrition Month and you can celebrate by challenging your family to try a new fruit or vegetable each week," First Lady Michelle Obama said in an e-mail to supporters today. Never mind that there were less than two "each weeks" left in National Nutrition Month when the e-mail challenge was

Here come the (Obama) girls! Michelle
lands in China for week-long trip with
her daughters and mother... while
President admits he´s lonely at home

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Daily Mail [UK], by Sara Malm, David Martosko    Original Article
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Michelle Obama arrived in China on Thursday for a weeklong visit that will steer clear of politics and instead focusing on education and community. [Snip] On Friday, she is to spend the day with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, something which diplomats hope will build bridges between the two countries. ´I think this is a very good opportunity to improve the China-U.S. relations, as the first lady can represent the soft side of diplomacy,´ said Wang Dong, a political scientist at Peking University´s School of International Studies. ´Michelle Obama herself has been accomplished in areas such as

Early signs of spring may not be good
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KUSA-TV 9News [Denver], by Jack Maher    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 3/20/2014 3:03:56 PM     Post Reply
Warm temperatures, colorful wildflowers. What´s not to like, about early signs of spring? Climate scientists at NASA say these early signs could be tied to global warming, and the consequences are troubling. 9NEWS talked to NASA scientist Dr. Compton Tucker at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. He said that on average, the last frost of the year is happening about five days earlier than it did just five decades ago. Tucker said his conclusions are drawn from a fleet of Earth-observing satellites that have been monitoring our planet for more than 40 years. That satellite data combined with

No interviews, please! Michelle
Obama´s China trip looks more like
vacation than official business
as she shuts out reporters

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2014 2:09:58 PM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama will not take questions from reporters or give interviews during her tour of China that begins today, and members of the press corps who usually follows the first family everywhere have been banned from the trip. The resulting picture is one of an expensive, taxpayer-funded vacation for Mrs. Obama, her two daughters, and her mother – and not the official good-will journey the White House has promised. White House press officials won´t comment to MailOnline about whether the ban on media interviews applies equally to American journalists and Chinese reporters. ´How does this comport with the


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