By The Right Scoop


Sarah Palin says that Paul Ryan is sure to be vetted and scrutinized, but that she among others has his back and will call out the media for their lies and distortions. She goes on to say that when she was thrust in that spotlight that she didn’t have a lot of support from people in the McCain campaign to defender her and explain what her record was all about because they were protecting their own future interests. But she says that we won’t let that happen to Paul Ryan:

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  • http://twitter.com/shelly99032 Shelly Sands

    Scoop, I swear NOone is faster or better at getting videos to us than you. Thank you very much. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

    • SurfinCowboy

      I completely agree! Your work Scoop is greatly appreciated.

  • http://twitter.com/Bassmaster12 Jim R

    In the second segment when asked if she fully supports Romney, Palin replies: “100%, all in for Romney and Ryan”

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    Viva Sarah! what a excellent interview. she just says it like it is.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    There is no doubt Ryan will be scrutinized, but I’m not so sure he will be “palinized.” Not for anything, but Ryan’s been in congress for nearly 14 years. Sarah was barely known by anyone in the lower 48. She was like a blank canvass for the lamestream media. They could paint her to be anything they wanted. It won’t be quite as easy with Ryan, who already has a much longer public record, with plenty of video footage as well. I’m not saying they won’t demonize him, but I don’t think it will be as easy to do to him what they did to Sarah.

    I’m still fuming mad over what the left got away with, and I’m mad at the GOP establishment too, but thanks to Sarah, we have come a long way since then. I think when history looks back at all of this, it will be Sarah who will be credited with the turning point, when we snatched our country back from the hands of socialism.

    I’m happy to hear her say she’s 100% behind the ticket. Sarah’s support is beyond important — it’s imperative.

    • DocBarry1

      Thanks for this right on post –

    • marketcomp

      It’s the GOP establishment; they have no backbone and just refuse the fight democrats other than other conservative republicans. I wonder where would we be if they had just a little of the fight that Sarah Palin shows all the time. It’s as if fighting for their beliefs is so foreign to them. Well probably not so foreign they fight the conservatives all the time. We see the democrats fighting for marxist ideas all the time and we, the fighters, know that our ideology is so far superior than theirs but the GOP doesn’t go toe-to-toe with these people. Well the economy is on the plate right now and we will see how they defend taking $700B from Medicare, and the horrible economic numbers before us today. Yea, you marxist democrats, go ahead, defend that!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-R-Schuh/100001894380487 John R Schuh

        The Establishment treats the Left as if Obama were just another political opponent. Obama is at war, in full demagogue mode, and his given up governing the country.

        • marketcomp

          I agree. And this should be easy because this country and our Constitution is sooo counter to that ideology.

    • Spartan4Palin

      I love how she has stated fully now for the record that Romney better know who is staff is and what their agendas are if they are to full on attack Obama and his failures?

      I hope that none of the losers from McCain’s team are anywhere near Romney/Ryan. Otherwise we end up with a repeat of 2008.

      I hope Romney understands and learned the consequences of bringing insider elite establishment operatives inside the inner circle?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-R-Schuh/100001894380487 John R Schuh

        The staff knew after September 15 that McCain was going to lose. So they were already looking for employment elsewhere. Palin was a scapegoat, in large part because they wanted to knock her out of the political picture and pave the way for Romney in 2012. They could SEE the crowds and SEE the response to Palin. But their future depended on defaming her. Little did they know that her followers would morph into the Tea Party movement.

        • librtifirst

          I tend to agree with most of that, but don’t think that the Tea Party movement came from Sarah Palin. From what I recall, Palin got into the tea party events after 08. The tea party got going in 07.

    • white531

      Rosie, I like Sarah too. There is a reason for that. Sarah connects with ordinary Americans on a very basic, gut instinct level. Any one of us could see ourselves living right next door to her. She is just so perfectly normal and she loves this country like we do and she can’t stand all the hypocrisy that exists in most of our politicians, both Liberal and Conservative. There is nothing complicated about Sarah Palin. That’s what scares the hell out of the Liberals and the Republican Establishment.

  • RedDaveR

    Thank you for posting this so quickly. It sounds like Gov. Palin will not have an official role in the Romney/Ryan campaign. I hope she still gets to speak at the convention.

  • Ranger1325

    Every Republican talking head that goes on all of these shows needs to go roman.

    • http://twitter.com/jaz2cox Yvette Cox

      Absolutely! The Republicans has got to on these shows and get ahead of what’s to come from the Dems and the lamestream MEDIA!!!!

    • Betsey_Ross

      If I were Romney I would assign Sarah, Newt and Sununu the job of bringing down the media. They can concentrate on the economy as the pick of Ryan would suggest. Let Romney’s team concentrate on Obama’s ridiculous campaign and do their oppo-research and feed that to the take-down team. Newt could school the media, Sununu could laugh at them, and Sarah could smile sweetly while she delivers her pointed barbs the media’s way. Frankly, I would ignore Obama while the whole team concentrates on his record. Nothing he says will be a game changer, now. Go on major offense with what he has done to this country.

      But, that is just me.

      • JRD1

        Sorry, I loathe Sununu. He belongs in jail.

        Do. some. research.

        • Betsey_Ross

          I am perfectly aware of Sununu’s past. What I want him to do doesn’t require a pristine past. He just has to laugh at the Media. Get your Alinsky on. This is war.

          • JRD1

            I’ve got it on. I’m not taking gopE crap any longer.

  • http://twitter.com/jaz2cox Yvette Cox

    Thanks Scoop – your site has been the only way for me to see the speeches in it’s entirety! The media, except for Fox, are editing bits-pieces w/o showing the real substance of the speeches.

  • deTocqueville1

    Thanks again Scoop, you are amazing! Another great interview. What a consummate team player. She will fight for all Americans, she will be supportive without being intrusive and she will continue to do her thing which is elect Constitutional conservatives down ticket. The latter just might be the salvation of America as we wish it to be (i.e. restored and healthy). Again, unlike some of the dead weight in the GOP she will run a positive, articulate and direct campaign for conservative principles and against Obama’s marxism.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      So correct. As with Ted Cruz, Palin will be stumping for conservative legislators to put Congress back on track.

      We too must join her and the ‘Levin Legion’ to strengthen our representation in government. So, DONATE! – starting with Steve King in Iowa.

      ————–
      Righteous Crow
      ‘just caws’

  • DocBarry1

    Gov Palin is brilliant – yes, Brilliant – thanks for all that you do – you were great on Fox News today and your Facebook posting is sensational.

  • John_Frank

    Hate to break it to folks, but the Governor will not be invited to speak at the convention.

    FYI – if people want to watch the entire interview, go here:

    Video: Gov. Sarah Palin appeared with Fox News’ Shannon Bream Aug. 12, 2012
    http://www.sarahnet.net/sarahnet-news/7189-palin-bream.html

    • StandProudNow

      No she won’t.

      I’m beginning to have very hostile feelings towards the GOP.

      • librtifirst

        I am already there after what they did, and are still doing, to the RP delegates. RP got more delegates than any candidate other than Romney, and has not backed out, yet they won’t even give him 15 minutes. That is how it goes. The establishment GOP is ramrodding Romney through.

        • orthodoxyordeath

          What purpose does giving RP time at the convention serve? The establishment isn’t ramrodding him through, he got the necessary delegates, the end. RP didn’t, so why should he be ENTITLED to a spot? Santorum got a spot, but why’s that? Because he had the second most delegates, and was runner up. Besides, Rand is speaking, and he’s a far better, more coherent, CONSERVATIVE speaker.

          • librtifirst

            I take it that you didn’t follow the delegate race situations, and all the back door dirty deals made with the GOP from state to state. There is a lot to it, and my guess is that you don’t really care, so I won’t go into it. Paul did win a plurality of states that, according to the GOP rules, gave him an automatic speaking spot. He was booted out regardless of the rule. Either that, or they changed the rules to keep him out. I don’t really remember.

            The point is, that when you watch massive fraud and dirty tricks enacted by the establishment GOP, you tend to lose your willingness to support them, and it doesn’t give you a warm fuzzy.

            There is plenty of testimony, and video proof of massive fraud. You can find it if you want to. There are even some court battles, because the GOP broke the law in some states, and on a national basis.

    • MPK12

      You mean Reince was lying when he said he hoped she’d be there ?

      • John_Frank

        The head of the RNC lie? Now who would have ever think that might happen. /sarc

    • JohnOfPhiladelphia

      LM*O! She shills like crazy for the GOPE machine and yet they’re going to dump all over her? Na. Don’t believe it myself. She’ll be a surprise speaker or something like that. Even Romney realises he has to give all those ‘conservative’ hockey mums something to cheer for. After all, its only fair for him and his friends to keep their end of the quid pro quo for all the shilling she’s done for the godless RINO establishment in the past couple of years. Nah! Palin will be there Frank. Don’t you go fretting now my man.

      • John_Frank

        She is not shilling.

        She has made her concerns known about both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the past.

        These sort of responses are to be expected from people who have zero respect for Sarah Palin and can’t see the truth.

        • JohnOfPhiladelphia

          ok

        • librtifirst

          I like Sarah Palin well enough, but she is a GOP pundit. She doesn’t go out and hammer on republicans when they are wrong. She is not a rebel in the sense that she has a specific cause, and she won’t let anyone get away with going against it. When she criticizes the right, it is very mild at best.

          I don’t knock her for this, she is simply playing the role that she has chosen. She is making a living doing it as well. Nothing wrong with that. If she wanted to establish herself as an full on anti establishment individual, then she would have stayed away from McCain after the 08 run. If she was continually knocking down the establishment, she wouldn’t have the air time and the money that comes from it.

          • CBDenver

            I disagree with your statements that Palin doesn’t “hammer on republicans” when they are wrong. But the reality is that America has only two viable political parties at this time. The Democrats have been taken over by the radical left and represent an existential threat to our country. The leftist Democrats must be defeated. After that there will be plenty of time to go after the establishment Republicans.

            • librtifirst

              I don’t claim to be a Palin expert, so you may very well be correct. She may simply be a diplomatic rebel, who desires to overthrow the power structure in D.C.

          • John_Frank

            Listen to the speech that she gave in Indianola, Iowa on September 3, 2011, the speech that she gave last fall while attending a fund raising event for the Republican Florida Party, the Right On Line speech, the speech that she gave in support of Cruz and the speech that she recently gave in support of Steelman.

            Go read her FB endorsements of Murdoch, Cruz, Fischer, Steelman, Adams et al.

            Then read this:

            http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/video/statement-from-governor-sarah-palin-you-see-it-first-right-here/

            • librtifirst

              I am curious, does she speak well of the Ryan plan, avoid the details, or speak as though it is thoroughly inadequate? I really haven’t heard her comment on it.

              • John_Frank

                She says that it is good first step, but that it does not go far enough in pushing for a balance budget.

                Simply put, she supports Ryan’s proposed medicare reforms as part of an overall effort to balance the budget as quickly as possible. In that regard, she supports what Paul proposed, i.e to balance the budget within 3 years, not the 8-10 years as Romney proposes, or the 24 years as Ryan proposes.

                • librtifirst

                  Excellent. Good to know.

    • poljunkie

      I think she’ll be there John.

      Not that they will all be watching but there are at least 3-4 million vocal supporters ( or more) that would be very disappointed if she werent a speaker.

      • John_Frank

        I think she’ll be there John.

        Not going to happen. She will not be speaking at the convention.

        Listen carefully to the answer she gave when she was asked whether she would be speaking on the stump with the Romney/Ryan ticket.

        Now I could be wrong, but based on the answer she gave, it was pretty clear to me that she will not be speaking at the convention.

        • anyonebutbarry2012

          last time she said his people were talking with her people at her pac. there have only been 17 speakers named so far. IMO you do her a disservice by continuing to say she won’t be asked, as if she should be avoided.

          • John_Frank

            How is it a disservice to speak what I believe to be the truth?

            Also, by raising the issue, it gives people an opportunity to let their voices be heard, so that the RNC and Romney campaign will understand that denying her an opportunity to speak at the convention before a nationally televised audience without being told what to say would be one of the dumbest things that the RNC and Romney campaign could do if Romney wants to win this election.

            P.S. I suspect the problem is that she will not “shill for Romney,” but rather wants to give a speech which reflects what she said in her FB note. Unfortunately, that does not fit with the stated theme of the convention, which is to “sell Romney really hard.”

            I mean let’s get real, can you imagine that she would be able to give the speech that Paul Ryan gave earlier today when he introduced Mitt Romney to the audience in North Carolina? She is not going to do or say something that she does not believe.

            P.P.S. Look, I could be all wet. Perhaps the two camps have come to terms, but after listening to the answer she gave, it is pretty clear to me that she will not be speaking at the convention and she will definitely not be stumping for the Romney/Ryan campaign as a surrogate, nor appearing with them at any events.

        • poljunkie

          I sincerely hope you are mistaken. Many, such as those who post at sites we both frequent, may not be able to move past such an exclusion.

          Myself, and my family– we feel we HAVE to do whatever necessary to win this election.

      • CO2isGood

        Not only will there be disappointed supporters, but there will undoubtedly be PO’d supporters that will not send a penny to the GOP if she does not speak.

        • librtifirst

          That is what happens when the GOP shuns popular GOP representatives. I don’t even open their RNC letters anymore.

          • poljunkie

            Its even worse when they call. I keep telling them, hey when I want to donate, I will go online and do it myself. Thank you.

    • anyonebutbarry2012

      she did not say that.

      • John_Frank

        People are entitled to their opinion, but it was pretty obvious from what she said when asked if she would be stumping for the Romney/Ryan ticket.

        She made it clear. She said that when she decided not to run that she would be a help mate.

        She went on to say that she was stepping back to allow new voices to be heard, and that she would be be speaking independently around the country to right of center and independent conservative voters.

    • KenInMontana

      Instead, she will be continuing to do what she said she was going to do in her email response to Peter Boyer:

      Palin is keeping the dates open in late August, just in case. In any event, she says, she plans to be politically active between now and November, starting with a Michigan Tea Party appearance, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. “No matter the Romney campaign strategy,” she says, “I intend to do all I can to join others in motivating the grassroots made up of independents and constitutional conservatives who can replace Barack Obama at the ballot box.”

      Curious, if the italicized text is an e-mail response from Gov. Palin, why is it written in the third person?

      • John_Frank

        Because I italicized the whole paragraph.

        The quote from the email reads:

        “No matter the Romney campaign strategy,” she says, “I intend to do all I can to join others in motivating the grassroots made up of independents and constitutional conservatives who can replace Barack Obama at the ballot box.”

        http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/07/15/sarah-palin-still-waiting-for-romney-invite-to-tampa.html

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-R-Schuh/100001894380487 John R Schuh

          I have the feeling you are right. Back in 1976, after nominating Ford, the Convention asked Reagan to say a few words. Of the cuff, he made a short speech that convinced them that they had nominated the wrong man. In 1980, Ford would wish he had that decision to do over again.

          • JRD1

            Bingo!

            • John_Frank

              Some additional thoughts:

              – If the RNC and Romney campaign allow her to give a speech which reflects what she wrote in her FB note, then she will be speaking at the convention.

              – If the RNC and the Romney campaign insists that she give a speech that is a really hard sell of Romney, then she will not be speaking at the convention.

              Based on everything that has transpired, the Boyer article, the interviews, the FB note and the timing, my gut tells me that the RNC and the Romney campaign will not allow her to give the speech that she wanted to give, and as such she will not be speaking at the convention.

              Keep in mind that Ed Gillespie is a special adviser to the Romney campaign. He is very close to Karl Rove and the Bush family. He was the campaign manager for Chris Christie when he was running against John Corzine to be the next New Jersey Governor. Sarah Palin was supposed to appear at a number of rallies with Christie, but Gillespie persuaded Christie to dis-invite Sarah Palin. She ended up doing a robo call at the request of an independent group in support of Christie.

              So even though the second option would seem totally idiotic, one can foresee the possibility of Gillespie persuading Romney that if Palin is not prepared to give a really hard sell of Romney speech, that they do not need and that the polling data suggests that not having attend and speak at the convention would not hurt the campaign, even though the direct opposite would be the result.

              – The Romney campaign is driven by the numbers.

              They want to see what is the response to the Ryan announcement before they make their next move.

              Do they still have a problem with the base? How are they doing with right of center and independent conservative voters who are not registered Republican, but that the Romney / Ryan need to come out in the fall for the ticket to win?

              Governor Palin can help with these two demographics. If Ryan has solved the campaign’s problem with the right of center and independent conservatives, then it is quite possible that Gillespie will persuade Romney that he does not need to have Sarah Palin speak at the convention for the reasons enunciated above. If Ryan has not solved the campaign’s problem with that demographic, then the Romney campaign would be fools not to agree to have Sarah Palin speak at the convention and give a speech based on her FB note.

              What is truly impressive is that despite all the crap that the Romney campaign and the GOPe has thrown at the Governor, along with the GOPe not having her back, she gave the interview that she gave.

              I make this point, because if she was motivated by self-interest, she could have:

              – Simply issued a short tweet last night congratulating Romney on selecting Ryan and

              – Phrased her answers in today’s interview in such a way so as to make it very difficult for the Romney/Ryan ticket to gain any real traction with the demographic of voters that they need and which she not only speaks to, but also represents, being the millions of right of center and independent conservative voters who withdrew their support from the Republican party in 2006, but came out in 2010 when Sarah Palin and the TEA Party movement were leading the charge.

              In fact, between her FB note of last night and her interview of today she did the direct opposite.

              Talk about class and being true to her stated mission.

              That is why so many of us stand with Sarah Palin.

        • KenInMontana

          Personally, I would not stake anything of any value on a Daily Beast article, particularly considering the entire article lacks any kind of context for quotes attributed to an email from the Governor and Boyer presents a lot of conjecture/extrapolation through out the piece. You are aware that the Daily Beast is the online version of Newsweek (hardly a source of any credibility in itself)? Not to mention their “motto” in their logo of “Read this, skip that” accurately depicts their approach to journalistic integrity and how they “engineer” the content of what they present.

          As to the candidate we have in Romney, well suffice it to say, he is what we have to go with. He was not even my fourth or fifth choice for a candidate, in November we here in Montana will have a choice between three candidates (we do have a write-in option on all ballots for every race) Romney, Johnson, or Obama. As to who speaks or doesn’t speak at the GOP convention has no bearing on how I vote, likewise in regards to who does, or doesn’t endorse a candidate, I don’t take “marching orders” from anyone any longer (I haven’t since mustering out of the Corps in ’83) and in my view, anyone who does is a mindless drone that has no business casting a ballot, but that’s just my opinion.

          In the end as far as whether Gov.Palin has or hasn’t “endorsed” the Romney/Ryan, she has come out and stated her support, I suspect their are others she would have preferred (like many of us) but she strikes me as being one of those that holds the view of, “this is what we have got, lets make the best of it”. In a purely Leatherneck view of weaponry, we were the “redheaded step-child” of military procurement, so we made the best use of what we had at hand, “Improvise, Adapt, Overcome“, words to live by.

          • John_Frank

            Sorry, in this instance you are wrong.

            Peter Boyer has interviewed the Governor in the past.

            Peter Boyer has been on Stephen Bannon’s show Victory Sessions.

            People can disregard what Boyer wrote and the email that he quoted if they want too, but that would be a mistake.

            • KenInMontana

              Actually I think it is you who are wrong, I never stated that Boyer “misquoted” Palin, I stated that the quote attributed to her is lacking context, work on those reading comprehension skills.

              • John_Frank

                Right. How silly of me. /sarc.

          • CBDenver

            Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. I am going to write that motto down and tack it to my bulletin board. I love it. Thanks.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XUIXVQ5MXO6QICEDXVCZOFLBOA Hansome

    Enchanting conversation between two very lovely ladies, Sarah & Shannon.

  • http://twitter.com/ARTHUR_SWE ARTHUR STEINBERG

    Gov.Palin are Great, but if we are speaking about enthusiasm of TEA and conservatives for Rmoneytax/Ryan, then

    It is more like have enthusiasm for dead parrot ( Yes, Norwegian Blue, fine Plumage, but dead, even 10000 Volts do not wake it )

  • binky354

    Go, Sarah!

  • JD Olson

    Nothing but class from Palin. All RINO’s do is end up looking like ungrateful jackasses– like the closet Dems they are.

  • Freempg

    This was the year for Sarah Palin and she chose not to run. Some day I hope she writes a book to explain precisely why. It remains a mystery.

    • anyonebutbarry2012

      she said God , Family, Country in that order in her life. she still is young, has a young family, she has been unfairly attacked, but her kids? its still going on, she is right mccains people never defended her, nobody did, they still aren’t.we know all that has been said. I would have loved to see her run, but can understand it, I am so happy she is working on these downtickets. which is very much needed .

      • cathmom

        My concern about the down ticket races is if Obama wins reelection these seats will not matter, as Obama will go around the House and Senate and issue everything by Executive Order.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    “She goes on to say that when she was thrust in that spotlight that she didn’t have a lot of support from people in the McCain campaign to defender her and explain what her record was all about because they were protecting their own future interests. ” Nothing says what the establishment is all about more than that to have people from your campaign just worrying about their own interest kudos to Palin for calling them out, the unfortunate thing is that some of the people that worked on the McCain campaign are working with Romney.

  • kateorjane

    Hate to say it but I agree with those who doubt
    palin will be speaking at the Convention. I could believe that they might throw her some off time/minimal role or place such restrictions on what she could say that she would decline. I could believe that they’re stretching it out because they know her supporters are going to be unhappy and still may withhold money.

    If that happens there will be no way she campaigns with the ticket. The GOP will encourage her to go out and cheerlead to drum up the vote.

  • susiepuma

    I just listened to the Gov’s interview on Faux News – while I am always impressed with her and generally support most of her issues – two things immediately came to mind after her answer to Breem about supporting the GOPE ticket:

    1. She stated in one of her most outstanding speeches that it was not enough to change up the team if the uniform stayed the same – I see GOPE, PPC & CC in both of these losers on the GOP ticket – same uniform, same team—– I will vote downstream for Tea Partiers but will not vote for either D or R for Prez unless the R is the Gov……………….

    2. She also stated several times in various interviews, etc. over the past couple of years that one should never put their full faith & trust in any politician because one will be disappointed…so true….

    while I would crawl over broken glass, etc. to vote for her again should she be asked to become the nominee in Tampa Bay and do everything I can to get her elected President….

    I am taking off the rose colored glasses and asking why she is supporting ‘wholeheartedly” what she has said needs to be cleaned out of the jacuzzi/swamp in DC….

    yeah, yeah, yeah, I get the ABO but I don’t see where the two R’s are going to do anything except carry on as usual, except taking us over the cliff at 60 MPH instead of 150 MPH that the fraud intends. The GOPE is not doing one damm thing to stop anything going on in DC – no blockage of funding, no writing the repeal law of Fraudcare………….. are they so corrupt that they really don’t give a damm about any of us? Evidently that Global One World Order Initiative is true – there really is only one party in this country – they just Identify by R or D………………………………

    • John_Frank

      Hi susiepuma? How the heck are you doing?

      In response to your question, go back and read the Governor’s FB note from last night:

      http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151109537628588

      In the last three paragraphs, she writes:

      Candidate Obama promised to unite all America, but President Obama has cynically divided us again and again in his efforts to win reelection by playing identity politics and class warfare and pitting one group against another.

      Candidate Obama promised us a “fundamentally transformed” America, and that is the only promise he’s delivered on. We can see now what his idea of “hope” is. Now we want change. He has failed to lead, so We the People must lead. And our leadership starts at the ballot box on November 6th.

      Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it’s also imperative that we get involved in the nation’s important House and Senate races. These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!

      The Governor has taken the long view:

      – Defeat Obama / Biden.

      – Help elect common sense constitutional conservatives to the House and Senate, who have the back bone to stand up to the GOPe and in so doing help Republicans hold the House and regain control of the Senate.

      – After the election, be in the face of the Romney administration, working with select Representatives in the House and Senators in the Senate to push for “sudden and relentless reform.”

      – If the Romney administration ends up being “business as usual,” work to defeat the Romney administration in 2016.

      (This is supposition on my part, but we all know that the Governor has no qualms in taking on her own party, if that is what is required.)

      The Governor is under no illusions as to who Romney is and that while Ryan is a good man, and yes he is an attractive candidate, he does not have the back bone to buck the GOPe, which is one of the reasons he was selected to be Romney’s running mate.

      Simply put, his role is to “bring along the base,” which is going to be even harder to do, given the following:

      Romney seeks distance from Ryan’s budget plans
      http://news.yahoo.com/romney-seeks-distance-ryans-budget-plans-194311316.html

      Romney aides, echoing talking points they circulated to party leaders and operatives, praised Ryan’s budget work, but sought to draw a distinction between his ideas and Romney’s.

      “Gov. Romney is at the top of the ticket,” Romney spokesman Kevin Madden told reporters Sunday. “And Gov. Romney’s vision for the country is something that Congressman Ryan supports.”

      On CNN, Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said Romney would have signed Ryan’s proposed austere budget if it landed on his desk as president. But he also emphasized that Romney would “be putting forward his own budget” if he wins the election.

      “Austere?!” The House budget simply proposes to reduce the rate of growth in spending, such that real spending continues to grow and does not call for the budget to be balanced for 24 years.

      So, while the Governor was on Shannon Bream’s defending Paul Ryan and saying that people would have his back, the Romney/Ryan ticket was doing the “Romney shuffle” in an effort to avoid the negative “attacks” being launched by the Democrats against the House Budget, instead of tackling the issue head on.

      No wonder the Governor’s strategy is to campaign independently of the Romney campaign.

      P.S. What is interesting is that while the Romney campaign is calling the House budget proposal “austere,” Romney has promised to balance the budget in eight to ten years. Simply put, Romney is “deflecting.”

    • deTocqueville1

      Good to see you posting Susie. I am as disappointed as you are. However, I believe Sarah is taking a longer term view because she analysed all of the circumstances prior to Oct. 5th. She will build the base in Congress and among the populace in order to make a future run when she can achieve what must be done. Take care.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.goins Daniel Goins

    I voted for Sarah Palin in 2008….NOT RINO McCain. I will vote for Paul Ryan in 2012…..NOT for RINO Romney.