Sarah Palin Announces She Will Not Run for President

Sarah Palin says she's not running for President in 2012.

Let's just hope she means it.

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    Was there anyone who didn't know this (5.00 / 5) (#1)
    by andgarden on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 05:50:31 PM EST
    months ago?

    Apparently so (none / 0) (#16)
    by gyrfalcon on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 01:43:16 AM EST
    But Palin doesn't follow other people's rules, so she'd be entirely capable of deciding to do it at the last minute less in order to be pres. than to have a high-profile platform for her beliefs.  IMO.

    CNN said that it was dramatic breaking (4.80 / 5) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 06:07:56 PM EST
    news, my husband said back to the television that NO, it isn't...and the channel was changed.

    That's what you get for watching CNN (5.00 / 4) (#8)
    by andgarden on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 06:18:23 PM EST
    CNN's Erin Burnett (none / 0) (#13)
    by MKS on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 09:03:57 PM EST
    is a Wall Street toady.....

    Yesterday she made fun of the Wall Street occupiers in fine Fox fashion.

    John King of CNN too....

    And too many GOP guests....CNN is going GOP.  


    Burnett was snarky and dismissive (5.00 / 2) (#14)
    by byteb on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 09:29:25 PM EST
    about the protesters...acted like it was all a big joke.
    I turned the channel.

    She sure was, in spades (none / 0) (#17)
    by gyrfalcon on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 01:45:16 AM EST
    And that hard nasal voice!  Oy! (I know, I know, the content is more important, but still.)

    The irony is that during her CNBC tenure, (none / 0) (#23)
    by Mr Natural on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 04:11:19 PM EST
    Burnett was widely derided as being too liberal.

    Don't recall that (none / 0) (#25)
    by MKS on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 07:16:52 PM EST
    She seemed to toe the Wall Street line on NBC and MSNBC shows.

    I wonder why she is dismissive of the (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by MO Blue on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 10:01:15 PM EST
    OWS protesters. Oh, wait.

    And many of them will no doubt be disappointed with the news that 34-year-old Erin Burnett has become engaged.

    The brunette beauty is set to tie the knot with Citigroup executive David Rubulotta. link

    Nah, that couldn't possibly have anything to do with it. :-(


    I'd say her attitude (none / 0) (#18)
    by gyrfalcon on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 01:47:11 AM EST
    is what made the marriage seem like a good idea, not the other way around.  It's actually not a little bit sexist to suggest that a woman professional of long-standing reputation would mold her opinions to suit a male she's enamored of.

    Just sayin'.


    Erin Burnett is a former financial analyst (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by Anne on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 11:25:11 AM EST
    for - who else? - Goldman Sachs, and a former VP of Citigroup; when you couple that background with her track record of "reporting" on financial matters, it's obvious where her loyalties are, even if she weren't engaged to be married to a Wall Street-er.

    From Glenn:

    Burnett "reported" that while she "saw dancing, bongo drums, even a clown" at the protest [OWS], the participants "did not know what they want," except that "it seems like people want a messiah leader, just like they did when they anointed Barack Obama."  She featured a video clip of herself explaining to one of the protesters that the U.S. Government made money from TARP, and then demanded to know if that changed his negative views of Wall Street.

    She angered Bill Maher a couple years ago when arguing that the rich have suffered along with the poor and middle class as part of the financial crisis, and that it would be wrong to "soak the rich" because they're already paying so much taxes.  She caused Rush Limbaugh to gush over her when she argued on TV in 2007 that all Americans benefit when the rich get richer: "the majority of Americans directly benefit from what happens on Wall Street," she proclaimed, just over a year before the financial collapse.

    In an interview last year with Vanity Fair, she insisted that people on Wall Street do not have private planes and that "there are a lot of stalwart, solid people on Wall Street. There are just a few shady people providing the fodder for big budget movies"; when asked: "When was the last time you interviewed somebody on Wall Street and said, `Enough of your lies, we deserve the truth goddammit?!'", she would only say in response: "I'd never use the word `goddammit' in an interview."  And then there's this two-minute video from her 2009 appearance on Meet the Press, compiled by Progressive Change Campaign Committee, in which she repeatedly heaps patronizing scorn on criticisms of Wall Street while defending its virtue.

    If you can stand it, read the whole piece.  Burnett, with or without a WS soulmate, is emblematic of the sick symbiosis that exists between the media and WS, and exactly the kind of thing OWS is bringing to the world's attention.


    I would have pointed out the (none / 0) (#20)
    by MO Blue on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 07:31:43 AM EST
    upcoming marriage to a Citigroup executive if it was a male CNN commentator bashing people who were protesting Wall St.    

    People in general, whether male or female, often find their opinions are influenced by the skin they have in the game. That is why some people make  disclosures.

    You would have been right if you had stopped at

    It's actually not a little bit sexist

    Just sayin'.  


    I Think the Same Implication... (none / 0) (#21)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 08:50:37 AM EST
    ...would be made for a man.  It matters who you know or rather who you are connected to, when you are a reporter.

    She has some sort of Wall Street background, or at least the stupid clip I keep seeing, claims.  But then again, it also claims she's goes to great lengths in search of the truth.

    And she certainly isn't alone in dismissing OWS.

    John Stewart has a great segment last night, from blackout to circus.  The proceeded to show how all the reporters tried to blend in 'hacky sack' garb.

    He ended with clips from Fox news defending the protesters, then tells us those were actually in regards to the Tea party, then clips with completely opposing views from the same folks over OWS.

    Nice to see Fox News defending Obama's positions without them evening realizing it.  Wonder what they are going to report once they figure out they are on the same side of the debate.


    Just reading the statement, she's saying (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 05:51:21 PM EST
    things I agree with.  Good writer behind the woman I guess.  

    To be clear (none / 0) (#3)
    by CoralGables on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 05:59:19 PM EST
    and to stir it up a little, she didn't say that at all.

    What she said was... "After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States."

    Oh, good catch. (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 06:05:04 PM EST
    Really? You think? (none / 0) (#5)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 06:07:17 PM EST
    Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, ended her inscrutable cat-and-mouse game with the political establishment on Wednesday by saying that she would not join the field of Republican candidates seeking her party's nomination, but would still work to oust President Obama.

    "Not being a candidate, you are unshackled and able to be even more active," she said on the Mark Levin show. "I look forward to using all the tools at my disposal to get the right people in there who have a servant's heart."

    "shackles" and "servants"... (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Dadler on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 07:28:31 PM EST
    ...in the same paragraph.  A Freudian would have a field day with that one.

    "a servant's heart." (none / 0) (#24)
    by Mr Natural on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 04:13:16 PM EST
    i.e., like any good republican politician, a servant to the rich.

    Please do your warm ups before (none / 0) (#7)
    by BTAL on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 06:08:35 PM EST
    making those stretches.  Don't want to see anyone injure themselves.

    Another media story (none / 0) (#10)
    by loveed on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 08:27:36 PM EST
     No one cares about. Anyone with a brain knew she was not running. She loves f**king with the media. I love watching it.

     The media cannot have one story about Herman Cain
    9/9/9/ plan. For the middle class there taxes will increased dramatically. He also thinks homosexuality is a choice.
     You hear no coverage of the candidate that has declared position or policy. But if your not running you get endless coverage.
     Why is this? The media do not want to talk about the issues. They want to mock,degrade,humiliate, embarrass the republican party. The old repub.party is playing right along with them (seriously Christi is a 1/2 term governor).
     But the real repub. party is serious about this election.
     This is why Romney can't get over 25%. They don't like him. Everyone knows it won't be Cain. So why all the coverage. Forget about Perry, Bachmann, and the rest of the group. It will be Huntsman.
     Huntsman is 2nd in New Hampshire. By the time the election is held he will beat Romney.

    Why quit when your ahead (none / 0) (#11)
    by SOS on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 08:35:33 PM EST
    she'll probably get her own talk show or something. The Sarah Palin hour or some nonsense like that. Martha Stewart copy or something.

    Occasional appearance (none / 0) (#12)
    by SOS on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 08:36:22 PM EST
    as judge on American Idol, etc. The usual routine show biz circuit.

    Doubt it (5.00 / 4) (#19)
    by gyrfalcon on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 01:49:41 AM EST
    This woman is really quite serious, and has a fair amount of influence.  Trivialize her at your peril.

    She will be a major asset in fund-raising and GOTV inspiration for the GOP nominee, or whoever she may decide to support along the way.