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    This is how many Americans feel about this woman:

    In the 2008 presidential race when Sarah Palin's name was first offered to the public by John McCain as his running mate, I said at the time that she "scared the hell out of me." My reference was to the content of her remarks, not to her power to persuade voters.
    It was McCain who lost the presidential election, not Palin. Since that time she has established that she has enormous power to persuade people. A self-made woman who rose from PTA mother to Governor of Alaska, she is one of the few speakers in public life who can fill a stadium. Her books are enormous successes. Her television program about Alaska has been a critical and economic success.

    When Sarah Palin addresses audiences, they rise to their feet in support and applause. She is without question a major leader of the far right faction in the Republican Party and its ally the Tea Party.

    I repeat my earlier comment that she "scares the hell out of me." Nevertheless, she is entitled to fair and respectful treatment. The fools in politics today in both parties are those who think she is dumb. I've never met her, but I've always thought that she is highly intelligent but not knowledgeable in many areas and politically uninformed. I don't believe she will run for president in 2012 or that she would be elected if she did. But I do believe she is equal in ability to many of those in the Republican Party seeking that office.

    Many women understand what she has done for their cause. She will not be silenced nor will she leave the heavy lifts to the men in her Party. She will not be falsely charged, remain silent, and look for others - men - to defend her. She is plucky and unafraid.

    While I disagree with her and I am prepared to oppose her politically, in the spirit of longed-for civility I say, Ms. Palin you are in a certain sense an example of the American dream: You have the courage to stand up and present your vision of America to its people. Your strength and lack of fear make America stronger and are examples to be emulated by girls and boys, men and women who are themselves afraid to speak up. You provide the example that they need for self-assurance.
    RealClearPolitics - Palin Holds High Ground Over Harsh and Unfair Critics
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    Interesting example of selective memory.

    Koch, when he endorsed Obama, specifically said he was doing so because of Sarah Palin - how that does not contribute to that particular ticket losing the presidental election escapes me.


    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who endorsed and worked for George W. Bush in 2004, is endorsing Obama today, NY1 first reported.

    I asked Koch just now what prompted the move.

    "The designation of Palin to be vice president," he said. "She's scary."


    Koch backs Obama, calls Palin 'scary' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

    Also interesting - that Harry Boy being suddenly convinced Ed Koch is someone whose political opinion is valid and reliable.
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    Harry didn't say "Koch was reliable" Harry said "many people see Palin as Koch described her"
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    #24 Jersey

    And many more do not:

    Palin's 38% favorable rating is her lowest (by two percentage points) since she became a well-known political figure after the 2008 Republican national convention, and her 53% unfavorable rating is her worst by a point.

    Boehner Favorability Jumps; Obama Back Above 50%
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    she drives the loons like harry crazy!

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