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PPP poll: Palin leads Alaska
Republican Senate primary by 10 points

Hot Air. com, by Allahpundit

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Posted By:Not your typical New Yorker, 7/31/2013 11:12:11 AM

Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/31/2013 11:16:08 AM     (No. 9451151)

FTA: The problem for Republicans with a Palin candidacy is that even though she is in good standing with the party base, voters overall don’t like her at all. She has a 39/58 favorability rating, including 33/64 with key independent voters.

That would be the rest of the story. It´s moot, however, because Sarah Palin isn´t going to put out the effort a campaign would require.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 7/31/2013 11:16:24 AM     (No. 9451153)

Wait, wait, wait....yesterday one of the lame stream media outlets reported that "Our Sarah" hand NO chance in Hades of even getting the nomination. This article made me giggle...and as God as my witness...I´m really too old to giggle.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: avikingman, 7/31/2013 11:21:26 AM     (No. 9451171)

She would be an excellent senator.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/31/2013 11:21:28 AM     (No. 9451172)

Sarah got a big endorsement from Rush Limbaugh last night on Greta..and I´d say that carries some ´weight´.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: twculver, 7/31/2013 11:23:22 AM     (No. 9451176)

I´d love to see her alongside Ted Cruz in the US Senate. I think she can overcome a 40-52 disadvantage, that´s much closer than what the media had led people to believe would be the case.

Go, Sarah!



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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/31/2013 11:26:10 AM     (No. 9451185)

I hope this time, if she´s going to run, she says so and then gets busy doing campaigning. If she´s not going to run, she should be honest about it to allow Mead Treadwell enough time to gain momentum. Begich can be defeated, but if this article is accurate, Mrs. Palin is not the one who can do it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 7/31/2013 11:27:42 AM     (No. 9451191)

The is the same poll that was posted here yesterday in a snarky article that suggested Sarah had no political future in Alaska. She isn´t even running and she tops the field in the Republican primary. It sounds to me like she could easily win both the nomination and Senate seat in Alaska.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/31/2013 11:29:39 AM     (No. 9451195)

Go for the three-pointer Sarah!...Present-day America desperately needs a Mama Grizzle in The United States Senate, not another cheese eating Republicrat surrender monkey!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena, 7/31/2013 11:31:47 AM     (No. 9451201)

This poll suggests she is the one to do it. She can win the nomination and the Republicans will line up behind her. She only has to pull in probably less than half of the independents to win. Begich voted for Obamacare and won only because Stevens was the victim of a malicious prosecution, led by Democrats in the Justice Dept. He is easy pickings and Sarah, with her personal warmth and charm, could do it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Deedo, 7/31/2013 11:49:54 AM     (No. 9451240)

You gotta remember, her nickname is "Saracuda!". I want Sarah Palin all the time, big time. I will crack the wallet for Palin.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: alecto2, 7/31/2013 11:51:59 AM     (No. 9451249)

Love to see her run...and watch Dem and Repub elites have fits.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 7/31/2013 11:58:26 AM     (No. 9451263)

The pundits all said Ted Cruz was "Ted Who??" and that he had no chance of beating David Dewhurst in Texas.

Sarah Palin endorsed Cruz and we all know how that turned out. Cruz is a solid stand-up guy and would surely return the favor should Palin decide to jump in.

After McCain´s latest Rinozheimer´s episode, "...I don´t know who I would vote in a Hillary vs Paul presidential race...," maybe Palin running in Arizona instead of Alaska is another viable option....


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Reply 13 - Posted by: William1, 7/31/2013 12:00:38 PM     (No. 9451268)

I recall bad thoughts with this polling company. Isn´t it allied with the progs somehow?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Shells, 7/31/2013 12:05:16 PM     (No. 9451279)

She terrifies the left like no one else on the face of the earth.

That´s why I love her.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 7/31/2013 12:07:35 PM     (No. 9451286)

I´d love to see her get it - but would really, really hate to see her try and fail.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wsdiego, 7/31/2013 12:13:34 PM     (No. 9451297)

The old boys club types are shacking in their boots! They know she will show them up for what they are! Go-alongs to get-alongs for the benefits of power!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 7/31/2013 12:13:54 PM     (No. 9451300)

Well, I don’t know about you, but I certainly enjoyed today’s episode of Wool Gathering, Navel Gazing and Sifting Through Unicorn Entrails. Tomorrow, Crystal Ball Cleansing With Windex.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: msjena, 7/31/2013 12:30:14 PM     (No. 9451338)

I looked at the results from 2008--Begich won by less than a percentage point, 47-46. Even with all of his troubles, Stevens came close. The Alaska independence party--not a liberal organization--took 4% of the vote. That was the real difference in the election.
Begich has a ton of baggage--Obamacare, amnesty, to name two big ones. Assuming Sarah can do even just a little better than Stevens, I think she can win.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: coyote56, 7/31/2013 12:35:38 PM     (No. 9451351)

Hey #1 they are talking about Alaska 10 points ahead even before she starts to run not the rest of the country. I would just love to see her in the Senate beside RINO horrible Murkowski. Talk about cat fight!!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: udanja99, 7/31/2013 12:36:53 PM     (No. 9451355)

I´d LOVE to see her in the senate - she would do a great job of standing up for conservatives and it would be a hoot to watch all of the heads exploding from zippy on down to Reid, Pelousy, Chrissy Tingles and all of the other Marxists suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome. Wouldn´t it be sweet if Palin was the one who tipped the senate into Republican control?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/31/2013 12:39:57 PM     (No. 9451370)

Read the article, #20. The numbers are from Alaska, only. She´s good with GOP voters, but not with the general population.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 7/31/2013 12:40:17 PM     (No. 9451372)

I´d love to see her in the Senate.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/31/2013 12:43:30 PM     (No. 9451382)



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Reply 24 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/31/2013 12:53:03 PM     (No. 9451399)

Begich is not your typical Democrat Senator , he´s for drilling in ANWR for example.
Unlike Palin ,he´s very popular with Alaskans and all the polls show he would beat every potential Republican opponent.
Tea Party Joe Miller is trailing way behind Begich
by almost 30 pts.
If Palin had any desire to actually run for either the Senate or the House seat ,
she would have already started laying the groundwork.
She hasn´t and she won´t.
Palin likes to tease about doing something and never follows through.
She will take contributions though.
Her 8,000 SF McMansion in Arizona appears to be her main residence now anyway.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: msjena, 7/31/2013 1:02:14 PM     (No. 9451424)

How is being the subject of a poll a "tease?" For some, the Palin-hate just distorts their view of every article written about her or everything she says. She has never said she is running for Senate or suggested she might, to my knowledge. If she wants to, there is still time. The election is more than a year away. Begich voted for Obamacare. That alone will hurt him a lot. He is already trying to run away from his vote, saying he supports O´s delay of the employer mandate. He also supported the immigration bill. No matter who the Republican nominee is, he is going to have trouble.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lana720, 7/31/2013 1:09:52 PM     (No. 9451440)

Go get ´em, Sarah!!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Immelman, 7/31/2013 1:15:11 PM     (No. 9451450)

Don´t do it Sarah. We need you to lead the revolution.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: horacer, 7/31/2013 1:19:03 PM     (No. 9451461)

I don´t think she wants to be in the Senate. She wouldn´t be able to accept honoraria for political talks. She´d have to hire staff she wouldn´t trust. She´s her own boss doing as she pleases. Why give that up.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/31/2013 1:25:21 PM     (No. 9451475)

First, the important stuff: RUN, SARAH, RUN!!!

#13: You´´re right, PPP is a notoriously left-slanted outfit. That´s why I enjoy reading them telling me that Palin can´t win.

When (not if) Sarah runs, among her first tasks should be clarifying how Alaska law left her to defend, unaided, against all the frivolous lawsuits and charges thrown at her by the left (and other Palinphobes). She couldn´t function effectively as Governor while defending against all those p***ants. But she left Sean Parnell plenty of space to successfully replace her.

2014 is an excellent time for her to become an Alaska Senator. I shall always maintain that she was the 51st Republican to win, and thus get the Senate back to being respectable (and respected) again. And I will enjoy watching her and El Senor Cruz ganging up on Jerk "What do you mean he pranged another plane?!" McCain.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 7/31/2013 1:43:19 PM     (No. 9451509)

Why aren´t the Karl Rove sycophants defending McCain and the rest of the RINO sell outs instead of hating on Sarah Palin?

I pity them because they have nothing left but hatred and jealously for Saracuda.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Watlines, 7/31/2013 1:49:08 PM     (No. 9451520)

Why do the media, Dems, and DC Republicans hate her?

She´s honest, truthful, strong and is right on the issues, especially Obamacare´s death panels.

If you´re one of the insiders, what´s to like?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/31/2013 1:51:50 PM     (No. 9451524)

#2 I read that same article. How funny- the joke would be on the old gnome Juan. If she should take the seat and have the opportunity to work in the senate with the ´Svengali´ who introduced her. Excited that she could plan to stay active in the attempt to un-transform our country.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/31/2013 1:54:17 PM     (No. 9451530)

That´s weird - I could have sworn poster #1 presented an article yesterday about a poll that said Sarah Palin is terribly unpopular in Alaska - - yes, really weird to see a different take on it today with Sarah Palin leading the field of potentials in Alaska.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/31/2013 1:57:36 PM     (No. 9451536)

#24, itt is the same poll from yesterday´s article (Daily Beast? can´t remember) and that same article is widely quoted in this piece. The point seems to be that Mrs. Palin is well-liked by the GOP voters, but fares badly when it goes full Alaska. One article highlighted the former and one highlighted the latter.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: veritas, 7/31/2013 2:29:06 PM     (No. 9451579)

I like a lot of things about Sarah Palin, but I don´t want to see her run for Senate [either state].

1. She and her family just don´t need the vile abuse that would ramp up like crazy if she ran.
2. We need big, effective results against Obama. Now. No, yesterday. No, 5 years ago. Sarah can do far more, at less personal cost, as a private citizen. Or... official Party spokesman? Hmmm....
3. Even if the R´s get 51-52 Senate seats, there are still too many Quislings who are all but de facto Dems. [Oh, hi, Senator McCain.] What´s the point of having Sarah sit in a Senate that will probably be largely useless with a micro-majority, while several R´s vote with the Dems [or who somehow can´t manage to make the floor to vote, ceding the voting majority to the Dems]?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: plumnellie, 7/31/2013 2:36:33 PM     (No. 9451593)

Like John McCain voting for Hillary I am sure at least one poster on Lcom would vote for any Dem over Palin in an election.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/31/2013 3:21:58 PM     (No. 9451673)

#36: If she ran in Alaska the Dems would put a lot of their assets on the line to defeat her. She´d be enemy #1 for them and they´d divert a lot of cash and effort to that race. Maybe we could pick up some other states (with free marketeers, preferably). And if she didn´t win, it´d just be the same old, same old.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 7/31/2013 3:35:52 PM     (No. 9451687)

At first I thought that the Senate wouldn´t be a good fit for her. But now, I think that it´s perfect for her. She would stay out of 2016 Presidential run. If a Republican should win, all well and good. But should a Democrat, like Hillary win, Sarah would serve a full term in the Senate, then take her on in 2020. Sarah would have grown in stature, the "quitter" meme would be put to rest, and she would be killer on the campaign trail. A Sarah vs. Hillary campaign would be electric. An old, played out, half drunken lush trying to keep up with a dynamic woman with the charisma, and accrued maturity that Hillary could never hope to match.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/31/2013 3:36:45 PM     (No. 9451689)

The GOP would need 70 senators to get anything accomplished in the senate. They need an extra 10 to get to that all important 60 vote threshold as there will always be at least 10 republicans who will vote with the Dems.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: msjena, 7/31/2013 3:45:06 PM     (No. 9451704)

She would attract a lot of money herself and force the Democrats to divert money to her campaign from others. What dirt can they dig up on her that they haven´t already dug up? Alaska has nearly twice as many registered Republicans as Democrats. If she runs, I think she can win. But that is only if. She has never said she is going to run.

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Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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