Full Interview: Sarah Palin on Greta

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Palin still won’t say whether she’s near making a decision and says that her main thought process revolves around whether a campaign is too shackling for her to continue to get her message out.

Here’s the full interview:

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  • Mark Smith

    Why would a campaign shackle one from getting a message out? If she announces, she would have world wide media with ten cameras recording her saying “Good morning”. She’s not running.

    • Anonymous

      Your comment reads as if your trying so hard to convince yourself “she’s not running”. My suggestion is to try a little hard because I’m not convince that your convince. She has 2 weeks for the Michigan Primary deadline. I just want you to be prepared.

      Palin 2012!!!

      • Mark Smith

        Jeez, your and you’re. I just want you to sound intelligent.

        • Anonymous

          You’ve never seemed too concerned about whether your comments make you sound intelligent or not.

        • Anonymous

          Cheap shot Mark, lol……..makes you appear about as ” intelligent” as a rock.

          Many Americans seem to mix up “your” and “you’re”. Seems to me it’s more about a bad habit that has been picked up and spread through widespread (mis)usage rather than any real measure of intelligence.

          • Anonymous

            shucks, I thought it was “yer” 🙂

            • Anonymous

              haha, I usually use YER sDee 🙂

            • Anonymous

              Shhh, don’t tell ’em. They’ll be thinking it is yer and ye’r. 😉

              GB

            • Anonymous

              Let’s Git-R-Done!

          • Anonymous

            That’s no excuse. Especially when you’re writing a criticism. At least make an effort to look intelligent.

            • Anonymous

              His comment is plenty “intelligent” and he has nothing to excuse.

              Nit pickers need not fret, there is plenty of “dumb” stuff around for them to police, lol.

          • Anonymous

            People like Mark resort to nit picking about spelling when they do not have anything of substance to say.

            • Anonymous

              This is true.

          • Bob

            Perhaps it is a matter of EDUCATION?! Maybe in our ‘EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM’, even most teachers don’t know how to spell, capitalize the first word of a sentence or place proper punctuation where and when it is needed. We as a nation have become illiterate in so many ways. Pretty sad…God help us!!!

    • She is running. No doubt in my mind.

      • Mark Smith

        “Your” needed STAT over at HotAir, where the Palin brigade is collapsing and convinced she’s not.

        • Anonymous

          Booooo! That’s my response in liu of no “unlike” button.

  • If we are not strong enough to wait a maximum of 30 days for her to run, then we are not strong enough to save the country anyway. TOUGHEN UP.

  • i don’t know why she thought it might shackle her. she has said so many times that she is unconventional. when she campaigns, she can still do and say the same things she did before she jumped in. she calls it like she sees it, she’s not politically correct. i don’t understand why she thought a campaign might shackle her because, i disagree with that!!

    anyway, she said that for logistical reasons, decisions must be made. i don’t think it will be long now.

    • I think because her handlers would want her to read into them because, they would have focus groups on focus groups and polls about a poll that was about a poll, which someone did three years ago. The Republican Establishment will also come out against her just like they downplay Herman Cain.

      • Frederick

        You make a very good point. The GOP is not her friend. The only real friends she has is within the grassroots. And it is the grassroots that is driving the change. It’s a good place to be especially with a fed up populus.

    • Anonymous

      After she wins the nomination, the GOP will want to “handle” her. They are the party leaders and she would be the party nominee, so they think they will have the right to tell her what to do. Good luck with that!

    • Anonymous

      The GOP certainly WILL try to shackle her when she represents the party as their candidate. They’ll want different tactics, different staff, etc, etc, etc. It will be interesting. Who do you bet will win out with those battles?

  • Anonymous

    For a second I thought Sarah was going to get a little contentious with Greta, Greta made sure to do her homework. I bet the best poker player around would have trouble figuring out Sarah’s tells.

    • If I was Sarah, I would be pretty pissed off with Fox’s constant stream of BS and lies.

      • Anonymous

        And Fox, especially Greta and Hannity are the least of her detractors.

      • Anonymous

        She is still on the FOX payroll, so has to do the interviews. The interviewers should be free to ask any question the want to ask. Plus by being on the FOX payroll and NOT a declared candidate she gets the air time she wants without appearing on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC or any network that does not want to pay her. Believe me the ratings of the other broadcasters would go up if they announced her coming on. In their business ratings = $$$$.

        GB

      • Anonymous

        By the sound of it she was a bit ticked off. I could hear that in her tone. Maybe she thinks that her Fox platform would disappear if she runs.

    • Anonymous

      Most of the “Greta” interviews I’ve seen feature a slam by Governor Palin on the media, and Greta responding as though it included her, personally (but not really making it seem like that’s what Palin meant).

  • Anonymous

    I think that between Palin bashing FNC/Kelly regarding polls and leading Greta down a very meandering path, I think she just gave FNC the big finger.

  • Anonymous

    That was, without a doubt, the worst interview I’ve seen Sarah Palin ever give. And I’ve seen them all.

    She called Herman Cain “Herb Cain” at least 3 times. And yeah, she said “Herb”, not “Herm”.

    That was bad enough. But when Greta asked her about using the power of the presidency to advance her goals and positions Palin didn’t seem to understand the point she was making. Listen, I rag on Greta all the time for asking convoluted rambling questions in her stammering monotone, but that was a pretty simple point. Yet it went right over Palin’s head.

    Bad, bad, interview.

    • Anonymous

      She didn’t call him Herb. She’s called him Herm in the past.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, she called him Herb. You can’t spin this one. I love Sarah Palin and I listened, HOPING she was saying Herm. She said Herb.

        • Who cares what she called Herman Caine! She likes him!! Get off the spin cycle, she can call him Herb or Herm or whatever!

          • Anonymous

            I think “H_Bob” would be nice.

          • Anonymous

            I was annoyed by her repeated reference to him as “Herb” and wondered if she even knew who he was a month ago. How on earth could someone seemingly astute in Republican politics not know who Herman Cain is?! It was the first time I wanted to shout at SP for a blunder. If she was referring to him in a nick-namey way, then it was disrespectful to not use his full, correct name as a contender for POTUS. While I agreed with her analysis, it did her NO favors by calling him by a name he is not known by. It made her seem ignorant of our current field and makes me question her sincerity of knowledge of our field. I was quite disappointed.

            • Anonymous

              It may have been Herm, it may have been Herb. Hard to tell. But see above…he is also called Herb by a Florida blog and maybe other places.

        • Frederick

          She’s not calling him Herb. It’s Sarah’s accent that makes it sound as if it is coming across like Herb. Her accent is really strong at times like when she says “feel”. It totally sounds like “fill” like “filling up”. Like Michelle said, get off the spins cycle. Sarah’s an Alaskan.

          • Anonymous

            This is why Palin supporters get ridiculed. The woman is human.

            • Frederick

              No, you just don’t like being shot down. Sarah’s got an accent. Get over it.

              • Anonymous

                How come no one else in her family – or Alaska, for that matter – has that accent?

            • Anonymous

              Did anyone say she wasn’t? But any mistakes she might make are picked up and made the most of by the media as if she failed to be human and certainly isn’t ready to be president.

    • Anonymous

      know why you feel that way?
      Each interview without announcing is a disappointment
      Then you want her out of the box smoking hot on issues as if she were running or trying to impress
      Thirdly, so many still have one eye on the image the press has created of her, so even if your TV/Internet frooze, you thought she was dumbfounded for 1mnt and did not know what to say.

      • Anonymous

        I can’t tell if this is a joke or not.

        • I don’t think it was. I got it.

    • NorCon

      Nonsense, she understood her question perfectly, but she wanted to insist that you can be a person of power outside of the Presidency. She made her point carefully and with confidence.

      It means she is not yet ready to decide where she best fit as a political person, again showing that she is completely honest and straight forward with the people.

      I will support her in any role, outside or inside the oval-office. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Two things:

        Anyone who thinks they can win the presidency but decides they can influence debate and policy just as effectively without the power of the office is a moron. Sarah Palin is not a moron. She didn’t understand the point Greta was making.

        If I thought for a second that Sarah Palin was still trying to decide to run for president there is no way I could support her. She made up her mind a long time ago and is delaying announcing for tactical reasons. Or the answer is no, she’s not running, and doesn’t want to say so yet. This is not a hard decision.

        She gave a lousy interview. So what? Rick Perry is now the standard for criticism. After 3 terrible debates, the debacle in Florida, and a crummy campaign ad, he’s still being defended by the idiots who dismiss Palin.

        • Anonymous

          I think her answer is very “alinskyesque”:
          “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”

        • Anonymous

          Your analysis is based on assumptions about things not in evidence. The interview was fine.

        • NorCon

          I think we will have to agree to disagree.

          She understood where Greta wanted to go, but insisted that there is a way to influence outside of a position. Not in the same primal way as a president, but with considerable influence.

          i suggest it could be as a spokesperson/leader for a tea-party movement more formalised, that every Governor and Senator will fear because it has enough members/voters to unseat or recall any one of those indivduals?

          Thats as good a guess as anything else when it comes to Going Rogue.

          Think outside the box Jaynie, thats my suggestion.

          • Anonymous

            Palin does not get lead down paths. She does the leading. How is it that people do not get this yet? Norcon, you are 100% right IMO. Palin is getting people to think.

        • Anonymous

          I disagree. She was letting people know that they don’t need a title to make a difference. She was also letting us know that this campaign will truly be unconventional. She, as a citizen, has changed the conversation in this country, repeatedly called Obama out on his disastrous policies, stood up for The Constitution, got Tea Party Patriots elected with the support of SarahPAC and her endorsement, and continues to stand up to the corrupt media.

      • Anonymous

        You got it correctly. There was no misunderstanding. There is a satellite delay, so some folks forget that and see hesitation. Her answers were quite solid and not the usual politician doublespeak.

    • Anonymous

      You know, it’s possible to search for “Herb Cain” and find out that lots of people call him “Herb.” Even at his own website.

      • Anonymous

        You’re right, K_Bob. I did the search and found plenty of blogs that call him “Herb” Cain.

        • Anonymous

          classic Palin defense – “she obviously did not call him Herb, listen to it.”
          “oh wait someone else calls him Herb…Of course she called him Herb, everyone who really knows him does.”

    • Anonymous

      It’s possible he is also called Herb, as indicated in this Florida blog:
      http://clarkcountypolitics.blogspot.com/2011/09/herb-cain-takes-florida-straw-polls.html

  • How is she “productive”?

    • Anonymous

      Well for starters, she’s driving the discussion. “Crony Capitalism” ring a bell?

      • Anonymous

        She certainly is and it appears she has upset a few apple carts.

  • Anonymous

    Relax people still 13 months for the elections .SARAH 2012

  • Except, “Herb” Cain thinks Employer Payroll Tax is 15.3%. Astute businessman should know it is 7.65%. Somebody should set him straight.

  • What Polls, she’s not running, is she? Talk about misinformation. She’s back to using “also” and “agenda” and “heartland” again.

  • SARAH, request for $$$ for you to make “decision” was on SARAHPAC!!!!!! You know that, don’t be coy, now

    Shackely???? another new word?

    • Garym

      Are you drunk?

  • Anonymous

    Here they come, those lib spammers, who are terrified of this wonderful, principled, America loving woman…..she drives them insane.
    Sarah wants to be clear, she cannot be bought by any donor. How can you not love that? The lady is NOT for sale.

  • Mavericky, rogue, destroying English language, same ol’ Sarah!!!

    • Garym

      By all means be jealous, it loks good on you.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe you should sign up for a ride on the intercontinental railroad while you still have time. It always seems to me the people that have the least to say attack, grammar, spelling, etc.

      Get real.

    • Anonymous

      See you November 2012 and we will settle this for good.

    • Anonymous

      Notice how “Amazed” never said anything about Sarah’s policies? Just went right for the personal attacks. Classic tactic of someone who has already lost the debate.

  • She is running and she will do so on her terms. It is her life on the line. She is not going to bow down to anyone on this website, or anyone in DC, or anyone in the media. If that means she loses, then so be it. She is going to do it her way. She can live with that. And guess what? SO CAN I.

    • Anonymous

      That is the kind of leader that we need right now. No more bowing and scraping. America first.

    • Anonymous

      After winning the GOP nomination, the Republicans will feel they “own” her and can tell her how to run her campaign for the general. McCain was also taking orders from the Republican machine and wasn’t free to do everything his way. Of course, McCain wanted to please everyone, so he obeyed. I have a feeling Sarah wouldn’t do that. That’s why the GOP doesn’t want her for their nominee. But it would be a constant battle with them, so I can see her thinking about how she is going to buck them all the way and wondering if it IS really worth it. I think she will say yes it is, not for the GOP but for the country.

  • KM

    I hope Sarah Palin is the White House Press Secretary for the next POTUS.

    Watching liberals heads explode at the daily press conferences would be sweet!

    What a great treat it would be from the last two losers who mirrored lie after lie from the regime leader.

  • What’s with all the “inside Baseball” comments? I think she got Fox Sports confused with Fox News

    • Anonymous

      me think she’s got u confused. check wikileaks or wikipedia for what that means

      • Yes, she is very confusing. She confuses herself sometimes. What is “shackely”?

    • Anonymous

      Holy crap! Will you stop spamming us!!! Make your point and move on, or get your own website!

      • It is my time tested Constitutional right, and I am quite civil, after all.

        • KenInMontana

          Posting here is a privilege, not a right. You have a progressive’s take on the US Constitution.

          Addendum: That privilege has been revoked.

          • Anonymous

            thanks Ken

        • Mary Beth House

          LOL You don’t have a constitutional right to post on someone’s privately owned website.

          Silly liberal.

    • ProChoiceGrandma

      She had to switch from using basketball references, if ya know what I mean.

      • Garym

        oh gee, another scrunt from palingates. Imagine that.

      • Anonymous

        Is that all you have in your empty diddy bag?Sarah is going to landslide this election.Americans are ready for a honest and true reformer.Watch out rinos and marxist on the left.A sheriff is coming to town and you are done.Cuda 2012.Nothing less!

  • Odd how whack job liberals descend on the Palin posts here at RS for someone who is not running and has no power. LOL

    • Anonymous

      THEY STILL HAVE HOPE AND FAITH .THEY DONT WANT TO SARAH RUN

    • Because it is FUN

      • Anonymous

        Are you at home or an internet cafe or at a friends? U need to hurry home bc its too late to be out in Brklyn

  • Did she just say she undermined the policies of the United State on foreign soil??? That (to take a line from Rick) borders on being treasonous, or is it treacherous?

  • TRS, did you all go to sleep? You haven’t removed my comments yet!!!

    • Anonymous

      the best answer to a whackjob is……….

    • KenInMontana

      He may be but I’m not, I have no issue with opposing viewpoints respectfully expressed, but what you are doing is trolling for a fight. Have a nice night, because you’re done here.

    • Anonymous

      you have all the time to go ahead and change your depend

  • Have I been blocked Pshaaaaw

    • KenInMontana

      Why yes, you have.

      • Anonymous

        Move to strike Brooklyn’s comments, due to abuse and to prove that no one has to listen to his drivel.

        IMHO, leaving his first post only would prove that we are happy to listen to opposing views, but not tolerant of spam.

    • Anonymous

      weeeeee! I’m amazingbrooklyn and i’m having FUN!

  • Anonymous

    The Great Tease Strategy is coming to an end:) Oct 14 is the deadline to be on the primary ballot in Michigan. Is she Running, Oh Yeah!

    Sarah Palin did say in earlier statments when she announce the “whole world is going to know”. Well, Oct 11 Sarah Palin will be the KEYNOTE speaker in S. Korea world conference. Gordan Brown will give a speech their along with 240 world leaders. Maybe she will make her announcement there! She is exposed to give a speech on her vision of how the world can get out of this horrible economy. What better way to say how she will implement that vision as president.

    I know that is unlikely to happen, buuuut it is as unconventional as you can get announcing her run for the presidency!

    Palin 2012!!!

    • Anonymous

      An important word was “WHEN I announce”, not if.

  • Sarah will not be told to sit down and shutup by anyone when it comes to sweeping out the trash…! and for those in rio linda she will be our 45th President despite it all…! Carve that in stone…!

  • Anonymous

    Palin calling Herman Cain “Herm” suggests to me that the two of them have conversed. I’ve heard him refer to himself as Herm once or twice. I wonder if some of his friends also call him Herm. For anyone to suggest that she called him “Herb” is silly on it’s face. She probably knows Cain’s life story very well.

    • Watch at the 6:00 mark… she stutters slightly, but I’m definitely hearing Herb, not Herm.

      Actually, it doesn’t really matter if she calls him Herb, Herm, or Bartholomew — he’s an engaging candidate and she appears to at least like (if not soon support) him. He could do very well with Palin pitching for him. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

      • Frederick

        It’s her accent. It’s very strong with certain words. “We thank a vet”. For the longest time I thought she was saying “We think of it”. Or how about “Feel” It sound like “Fill”.

        • Anonymous

          For the love of pete why are we getting bent of shape over this minutia?! Stay the course fellow conservatives 2012 will be a landslide victory!

  • ProChoiceGrandma

    Four times, at 5:15, 5:22, 5:26 and 6:00 Palin refers to Herman Cain as “Herb Cain”. I have never heard anyone call him “Herb” before. Does she not know his name?

  • Anonymous

    Palin – Cain 2012

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like Ms. Palin has been visiting a vocal coach. She still sounds scatter brained in these interviews and has trouble getting her thoughts organized and verbalized.

    Both she and Perry need serious help answering questions concisely and both will have serious difficulty in a debate.

    • Frederick

      What are you talking about. She sounds fantastic in this interview. You just can’t make hide, nor hair as to her intentions. Neither can I.

      • Anonymous

        She was perfectly clear, and concise. He’s just making a silly comment.

        • Anonymous

          K_Bob – I beg to differ, dantana’s first sentence contradicts the second sentence. Maybe it was typo, but dantana was not clear in his/her message as posted

          Addendum: Oops I think I misread yourt post K_Bob, I thought you were responding to Frederick’s response of dantana – no?

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t see any point in responding to dantana. I was just reinforcing Frederick.

  • NorCon

    I got her just fine, as did everyone else here.

    By taking the upper-nose comment, you gave a direct proof to Palins point of people wanting substance, not apperances and showmanship.

    I am glad that the uppoer-nose people don’t get it, they are a shrinking minority and will be in for a lot of surprises these next 14 months.

  • Eve

    With all the other candidates, smiling and pandering to the media. Sarah, the non candidate does not. Not that you could blame her for all the scrutiny she gets, but if she does not agree with what is being said, she will make her point and say it. Very few do so on both sides. I like that.

    Her message was clear and she did compliment Herman Cain more than any others so far, I thought. I have no problem waiting for an announcement, I have more of a problem waiting for the actual election. She will do so on her own terms.

  • Sarah Palin calls out Fox News for misinformation and disinformation and contradictory information. She is running. No way does she spend another year at Fox News.

  • Anonymous

    Bristol when she was interviewed said she had ALREADY made ‘that’ decision…. that was about 2 months ago.
    WHY would Bristol make that up?… instead of just saying ” she didn’t know”.
    Did Bristol lie?… not likely. There is no reason for her to do so.

  • Anonymous

    Herm…Herb….listen to the message not the pronunciation. She likes the guy’s message. Listen to the rest of the messages as well. She has had enough of FOX management calling her a branding issue since they are moving to the left in fear of Obama thugs. She is setting herself up as a reluctant candidate because she doesn’t crave power like so many others in the permanent political class. She is motivated by and for “we the people”. She withdrew from her office in Alaska, “for the people”. She smacked down the “reality show” productions of the debates, by the media, looking for controversy and ratings. She intends to be unconventional. Maybe she will stiff the media styled debates for something more substantial? She highlighted her dinner with the Prime Minister of Israel and said she could win the Presidency. She also knows the GOP elites will have a new flavor of the month soon like Mitch Danials or whoever. Listen carefully. This woman knows what she is doing and she is running. The World will hear when she decides.

  • Anonymous

    The cries that it was a bad interview are ridiculous. Here’s the recap:

    The interview started out very well. Gov. Palin said she fully supports as much media exposure for the candidates as possible, since “we all learned our lesson” about not vetting Obama.

    Next she managed a funny turn by pointing out that the primary has become a quasi- “reality show.” That was a neat trick to undercut the critics about her being on reality shows.

    The next question was kind of useless, since it’s hardly news that Americans are very distrustful of government. Palin respoinded in typical fashion by saying they still don’t seem to get it, and we need to issue “pink slips” to them.

    Palin used the next question, about “how does a politician connect with the people” to make a strong case for those who have not spent their entire lives in politics. That’s a case for herself, naturally, but also others like “Herb” Cain, who she spotlighted in very nice and warm terms. Yes, people do call him “Herb.” Google it, and get over it.

    This led Greta to ask about why the media isn’t talking to people to find out why Cain won the straw poll. Palin used that to point out how contradictory the information about the candidates is. “They don’t do their homework” “They have their own agenda”. That wasn’t a slam at any particular network at all.

    Greta then brought up the “are you running or not, or on the verge, or whatever” question. “Certainly decisions have to be made.” She pointed out that she was repeating these points from before. The point about a title: She definitely brought that up before. I wrote about that in a previous interview. I thought it was odd then, but right after that, she came roaring out with her Bus Tour.

    BUt by stating this question about having a title: Will I lose my platform for our agenda if I become President?

    Greta made the point about what is so effective about not having the title? Palin said, look, I don’t just write, I actually went to Israel, for example. Greta pointed out the obvious about President having more power to do this. Palin countered you can be effective without the position. “Rogue”, “Maverick”.

    But here’s the thing: this “question” makes it appear she has a thing to focus on about “the decision.” It’s basically a way to demur without using the same old phrase that “well, obviously something could come up to change my mind.” Which is not a very positive thing to say, really. Instead she throws out an unconventional response, which is aimed at pointing out, right in front of all to see, that she is determined to make changes happen in this country. That’s a lot more positive than some bland statement to push away the reporter.

    It’s good to see that after that pithy exchange, Greta asked directly:
    Do you think you could win? Palin said “I do,” quite strongly. With followup about crony cap and other points she’s been making. Pretty strong indicator.

    Palin closed strong on wooing independents. Last silly question was, Even if Obama turns things around, would you support him? “No.” “No matter what happens.” “Absolutely not.”

    This was not a weak interview by Palin. It was perhaps a weak interview by Greta.

    • Anonymous

      It was the worst interview I’ve ever seen Palin give and I say that for one simple reason: she validated every rotten thing her detractors have ever said about her.

      1. Herb Cain. Even IF Cain is called Herb by his friends, Sarah Palin should know better than to do it herself because it plays into the meme that she’s stupid. She looked stupid for doing it.

      2. “I went to Israel and had dinner with the Prime Minister”. Oh, God! When she said that I just about fell off my couch. How could she be so stupid as to say something that lame and stupid? Did she learn NOTHING at all from the “I can see Russia from my house” debacle? Yeah, we all know she never said that. It worked though, didn’t it? What the HELL was she thinking when she said one visit to Israel was proof she had foreign policy cred? What a mistake that was.

      3. The reality show. Again, why say something like that when she must have known how it would be spun. Go read Mediate and see how they’re spinning it to make Palin look foolish.

      4. She doesn’t need a title. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know, Sarah. But Greta made a good point. Too bad it either went right over Sarah’s head or she deliberately ignored it. And by the way, if titles mean nothing than stop referring to yourself as Governor.

      I was embarrassed for Palin last night. It’s not the end of the world, but if she gets in she has got to do better in the future.

      • Anonymous

        1) Heavy Alaskan accent

        2) Do you know what was discussed at the dinner?

        3) The point was that the media was taking something serious (the future of our country) and treating it as if it were reality television. The media is attempting to trivialize things of great import and it is a disgrace.

        4) Look at all she has done thus far without a title.

        • Anonymous

          I agree with Renee. Jaynie, I know you are frustrated that Palin hasn’t anounced yet and tell the truth I am too, but stay focused and don’t let these small things derail you. She is running and she will win!

        • Anonymous

          I like to answer 4) It didn’t go over Sarah’s head and she would hope by now that her supporters would try to understand what it is she is trying to accomplish. The day she resigned her office she made it very clear what her objective was. That is to reawaken the Conservative Movement and retake the Republican Party. She has made it clear that she has no interest in being a part of the current Permanent Political Class. The Republican Party has been run by the Bush Clan since the 1970’s. Ronald Reagan came along in 1980 with a vision that Goldwater and many true Conservatives held. Only when he was elected there was no Professional Conservative infrastructure around and Reagan was forced to take G.H.W. Bush as his VP. They not only continued to run the GOP, but also ran Reagan’s White House. The true Conservative Movement died during the Reagan years. Sarah sees this. The Bush Clan runs the GOP and FoxNews today. Every move they make is intended to keep Sarah Palin in line, and just have the TEA Party and Conservatives show up on Election Day.

          Sarah understands that she has the opportunity to actually organize the reawakened Conservative Movement and first challenge then remove the Established Bush GOP. The philosophies couldn’t be more different. If Sarah would take the Title of POTUS (a true long shot), she would be forced to bring in Bush led Professionals to not only get elected, but to have them prevail throughout her Administration. She has another alternative and this is what is holding up her decision. She is contemplating a 3rd Party. I know many of you think that is nuts. Well she met up with Trump to discuss such a decision. He probably insisted on being the top of the ticket and Sarah has to rethink wanting to run for the VP slot all over again. With Trumps money she could have picked and choose those that get into the Administration. Running as a Republican she will not make those decisions.

          Trump is still considering a run. Does Sarah want to tag along as VP? I don’t know. Sarah is thinking long term. It doesn’t mean she won’t succumb to the same conclusion as Reagan and just take what she can get (The POTUS). She is a lot younger and can continue to reshape the Party after her years in the Oval Office. Of course winning the POTUS at this time is ‘Pie in the Sky’ thinking. She has a long way to go and much inspiring to do. I think she is in and within two weeks, announcing from her living room with family, friends and Bob & Mark present. Sarah has always been a ship at sea and she intends to stay that way.

      • Anonymous

        1)Keep digging on “Herb” it doesn’t help your case here at all.

        2)You call it lame. I call it a fact. She has an audience for her pen, we don’t. So she’s totally justified in making that claim. You sound petty and jealous here.

        3)Mediaite? Seriously?

        4)JUst because it went over your head doesn’t mean it went over hers. I hear her answer, and while it was nothing to brag about, it sure doesn’t deserve all this BS you’re piling up on it.

        Your emabarrassment is not the issue. You are way over the top here. Just admit you don’t like her and move on.

      • Anonymous

        She doesn’t refer to herself as Governor. Other people call her Governor because it’s a title of respect and a title she held.

        • Anonymous

          Here is the answer to any confusion about whether “Governor” is still correct:
          “Former office holders go back to whatever they were before they were governor. Only a Governor in office is formally and officially addressed as Governor (name). The reason? There is only one Governor at at time, and it’s not respectful of the current office holder to refer to former office holders as it they were still in office.
          I know we hear newscasters referring to former governors as “Governor.” But officially is incorrect.
          — Robert Hickey”
          http://www.formsofaddress.info/former.html#FO011

          Sometimes people project their own wishes, dreams and characteristics on people they do not know except publicly. This does not make them all that you wish. It is better to observe how they treat their family, friends, coworkers and those who are voiceless for a true measure of their characters.

          Case in point: The Republicans who cheered for the deaths of death row inmates, the crowd that agreed an ill man should just die if he couldn’t afford health care, the ex-governor who chuckles about the cancer of a political opponent, and the President who is concerned about a man’s jacket after that man heckles him. These things mean something.

          Alaska has a Governor–not two.

          • Anonymous

            Some PC type decides who should be called by what titles, but it is a fact that many people are called by former titles as a showing of respect, whether it is “doctor” or “senator” or “governor” “professor” or whatever. Get over it.

      • Anonymous

        Was she putting forth her visit with the Prime Minister as foreign policy experience? Her visit there was very important as the future president.

        She pointed out that the debates are like reality shows and not effective for vetting candidates.

        She doesn’t refer to herself as “Governor Palin”. Other people do.

        You are free to vote for whomever you like, Jaynie. I don’t look hard for reasons to put down other candidates I don’t like except on their policies or lack of experience. An intelligent person does not nitpick every tiny thing to support their position that she shouldn’t be president. Tell me what you don’t like about her record or any kind of stupid thing she did as governor, and maybe you will show some intelligent response.

  • Anonymous

    To all the doubters:

    Mr.L: I Wait For Sarah Palin Cuz She Never Told Me No

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Barry. Great Point!

  • Anonymous

    Having thought overnight, my summary reaction is this:

    This interview was NOT directed at Sarah supporters AT ALL. It was directed at her main adversary — the GOP establishment who keeps pushing Christie (and perhaps others) to enter. I think she is terribly frustrated with the establishment and simply telling them:

    (1) You won’t control me — remember that once she becomes THE candidate that she must deal with that same establishment, at least to some degree, during the general election. In the primary, she can be a maverick but once the Party nominates her, she becomes the de facto face of that party. All the effort, all the refusal to accept Christie’s “No, no, no…” is simply an indication of the internal opposition she’ll face even after she’s nominated. Hence the “You won’t shackle me…”

    (2) You won’t silence me – I think this is why she was drumming the “You don’t need a title” message. She was saying that even if defeated in the Primary that she will still be a factor to be reckoned with. This is just one of the reasons that she discussed having dinner with the Israeli PM. I think she was trying to tell the GOP that she’s a force to be reckoned with — regardless of whether she has their support or not.

    Compare that whole part of the discussion, the majority of the time spent, with her tone and demeanor at the end of the interview when asked about support for Obama and whether she thought she could win. She is absolutely 100% convinced that she can beat Obama and clearly does not see any possible good that could come from 4 more years even if the economy turns around. IMO, she sees the result of the general as almost a “foregone conclusion.”

    IMO, she sees the far bigger challenge being how to defeat the GOP establishment… not Obama. If you look at her interview in that perspective, I think it changes the whole way it comes across.

    Think of it in terms of poker – she’s saying that she’s not bluffing, she’s backing up her betting position, and she’s preparing to call the Establishment. Next round, she has to show her hand…

    Never mind all the distractions and pressure such as the Random House pending suit, keeping Fox at an arm’s length (for lots of reasons), etc. and I think it is still “Game on.”

    • Anonymous

      I just finished watching the interview and I agree with your assessment. I also agree with Governor Palin in that the ‘establishment’ of the GOP has become moribund and entrenched in their thinking and are generally unresponsive to average Americans’ concerns about the party. It’s as if a person who is not part of the GOP establishment can’t possibly posses the ability to effectively govern this country.

      • Anonymous

        Her warm comments about ol’ “Herb” were totally in line with your take on it.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! Excellent analysis!

    • Anonymous

      I agree. I think her statement was as much towards FoxNews as it was to the Republican Establishment. Both fear her and have intimidated her and the act Florida just pulled off moving the time table up one month was to force her hand. They want this thing for Romney, and they believed they dove a bullet with Perry’s poor showing. Sarah may be coming to the conclusion the path through the Republican Party may not be the answer.

  • By the end of October? I thought it was by the end of September in August.

  • Anonymous

    Well, since we are over analyzing this interview and projecting our own views on to it:

    I played the interview backwards and I could have sworn I heard her say “I will run and zero will lose!”

    I think I’ll just take what she said on face value and not try to read into it 🙂 keep smiling

  • Anonymous

    Is a title worth it?

    Apparently being Governor of Alaska was not, Sarah, yet you still use the ‘title’.

    I would hope Mrs Palin you simply gave a disingenuous answer.
    That you understand that the POTUS is not merely a titular position. For the nuclear codes if nothing else. That you appreciate there will be fundamental differences between a handful of bus tour dates, book signings, speaking engagements and state fair rallies and the role of executive of the world’s only current hyper power.

    I sure hope so.

    • Anonymous

      Sure. Obama is out there almost every single day, yelling, begging, imploring, lying, and using whatever device of rhetoric he can to advance his agenda, and it’s not working.

      Sarah Palin clobbers him once a month with a facebook posting, and it’s all over the media, and it makes lefty heads explode. People refer to key phrases in them for months.

      You might appreciate that “fundamental difference.”

    • Anonymous

      Again, show me one place where she calls HERSELF “Governor Palin”.

  • Anonymous

    Use of the word ‘expedient’?

    Expedient is not an adjective for in good time or a timely fashion.
    It means an act or acting to achieve an outcome without reference to morality or propriety.

    • Anonymous

      It isn’t a proper choice to mean “quickly” but it sure doesn’t mean “without reference to morality or propriety”.

      You can fall back on expedient measures while remaining entirely moral and proper. It’s kind of neutral regarding morality, whereas lots of good words exist to indicate a possibly less-than-moral/proper tactic. Scheme, ploy, gimmick, etc, being a few.

      Of course, context is important. That’s the gimmick.

  • More important is what was NOT said here. It’s the first time Mrs. Palin was not introduced as a Fox News contributor.
    Mr. Ailes is moving the network to the middle (we all know where that leads) and I believe this is where Fox and Mrs. Palin part company. The tenor of this interview has less to do with her candidacy and more to do with an ideological split. In the future expect her to treat Fox much as she does the other state-owned media, i.e. with much disdain.

    • Anonymous

      I agree completely. FoxNews can’t afford Sarah being critical of Romney. CNN would draw huge ratings if they brought Sarah on board. Sarah would not hold back on Republicans. Besides if Trump is serious about getting in he would pick Sarah as his running mate. This way she makes everyone but the TEA Party angry at her.

  • Anonymous

    It is now or never for Palin. She will soon be irrelevant on the national stage. There will not be a place for rouges on the new Foz channel. Her influence will be limited. She will be celeb for a while, maybe some tea party speeches. But, others with positions will drive the agenda.

    Does she really think the presidency is ‘just a title”? I am puzzled here!!

  • Anonymous

    Everybody, this whole “not needing a title to effect change” talk by Sarah is just her playing the media like a stradivarius. Know this; she also said toward the end of the interview she could beat Obama if she ran and also that America wants a candidate that’s “out of the box”. Now I ask you who is more out of the box than Sarah? No my friends, Sarah is running just be patient as she works her magic! Palin 2012!

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile, back at the actual campaign, Romney is rocking it!

  • Run, Sarah, run. Please.

  • cabensg

    Sounds like Palin is keeping her power dry. I personally don’t think she’s going to run. Saying you can have as much influence on the sidelines as a president doesn’t fly. I think she knows this but is using this as an excuse not to run. I don’t think her family wants her to run. In fact I don’t think Todd wants her to run. I think if it was only her decision she would run. She’d make a great president but I don’t think it’s going to happen.

  • Anonymous

    My impression was that Todd was definitely in favor of a run. Also Bristol. I don’t know about the others, but it doesn’t seem that family views are a factor anymore, which probably means they’re all onboard. Just IMO.

  • tweeter

    She ain’t runnin’.

  • tweeter

    Almost forgot….Who’s Herb