Perry, Palin’s Unintended Savant?

2011 August 30
by drdog09

Palin has taken brick n brack for two years now. Come to find out she will be in Iowa then New Hampshire back to back. Possible run? Who knows. But could Perry’s metoritic rise in the various polls be a salve for Palin? —

“Perry panic has spread from the conference rooms of Washington, D.C., to the coffee shops of Brooklyn, with the realization that the conservative Texan could conceivably become the 45th president of the United States, a wave of alarm centering around Perry’s drawling, small-town affect and stands on core cultural issues such as women’s rights, gun control, the death penalty and the separation of church and state.

“The epidemic of lefty angst isn’t just a matter of specific Perry policies though; it goes to the heart of the liberal worldview. His smashing debut on the presidential stage suggests that the victory of an urban liberal Democrat, Barack Obama, wasn’t a step toward a more progressive nation, but just a leftward swing of an increasingly wild pendulum, now poised to rocket to the right…

“For Democrats, the pre-Perry GOP primary process was hardly for the faint of heart, as the other candidates have jockeyed to show who dislikes Obama the most. But even as the primary is fought on conservative turf, liberal leaders say they and their constituents see Perry as far worse than your average, hated Republican, and indeed as bad – if not worse – than his hated predecessor in Austin, George W. Bush. And progressives who might have had a hard time getting worked up about Mitt Romney find themselves struggling for superlatives with which to express their fear of a President Perry…


So play out the scenario. Perry does tend to wear his religion on his sleeve, as does Bachmann. Palin is devout but not overtly so. Hence while the Libs go drag queen bat crazy trying to rip up Perry, Palin quietly slips into Iowa. Storms the place and comes out either 1 or 2 in the caucusses. By the time the Libs figure it all out, Palin has maybe cinched Iowa and New Hampshire and wiped Romney out of contention.

In the meantime the Lib press is making cooing sounds that Palin might not be so bad compared to the alternative. You know, another Texas cowboy with religion on their sleeve. (Their world view, not mine.)

Ya think we are about to see a political rope a dope??

24 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 August 30 8:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Chance of this happening? 20% at best. But is an entertaining thought to sip a scotch over.

  2. 2011 August 30 8:16 pm
    justrand permalink

    drdog…our very own ‘Karl Rove’ (mean in the very best sense, of course)! 🙂

  3. 2011 August 30 9:08 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Perry does tend to wear his religion on his sleeve, as does Bachmann. Palin is devout but not overtly so.

    This comment reminded me of one of my favorite quotes- “Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words”. Palin has this down. Bachmann needs to work on this, BIG TIME.

  4. 2011 August 30 9:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    There are unlikely any skeletons left in Palin’s closet. The media inspected her clothes, her hangers and even her mothballs. Perry’s closet, on the other hand, is pretty much unchecked. While Palin has pretty much been the political version of Frank Sanatra’s “My Way,” Rick Perry has been far more involved in wheeling dealing Texas-style. It will be interesting to see what they find.

    Three months ago Michele Bachmann was riding the crest after a good performance in the New Hampshire debate. Now she is slipping fast. I doubt that Rick Perry will make the gaffs Michele has made (starting with Ed Rollins), but I expect the more conservatives know about him, the less impressed they will be. That’s been my personal experience.

  5. 2011 August 30 9:16 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #4 That reminds me, the clothing thing still makes me mad. She was SET UP by the McCain camp. The amount of internal damage done to her made it pretty obvious that McCain was NEVER supposed to win. Like the whole dang thing was rigged. How the hell did he become the nominee anyway? *sigh*

  6. 2011 August 30 9:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Just a hunch, but I am betting that if Palin announces, she will very shortly unveil her plans for the country (the economy, overseas military commitments, even immigration) in much greater detail than any other Republican candidate. This will put the others in a position of being “me too” if they develop plans that are similar to hers.

    Willie Brown on Sarah Palin:

    The pundits are wrong. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Sarah Palin’s decision to step down as Alaska governor was a brilliant move.

    Palin has some of the best political instincts I have ever seen. She became a pop-culture superstar overnight when John McCain made her his veep pick, and she’s still second only to President Obama among politicians the public is interested in. Even in liberal San Francisco, she’d be front-page news if she ever came to town.


    Instead, Palin faced the prospect of being constantly pinned down in a state that is a day and a half away from the rest of America. She would have been totally isolated in every sense of the word.

    Now she can study up on issues where she is lacking and become a full-time political celebrity.

    The pundits call her a quitter, but let’s be honest – the pundits never liked her to begin with. Better to take one hit for stepping down and move on than to stay in Alaska and die a death by a thousand cuts.

    Governor or not, Palin is still the biggest star in the Republican galaxy.

  7. 2011 August 30 9:24 pm
    bc3b permalink

    #4 That reminds me, the clothing thing still makes me mad. She was SET UP by the McCain camp ditsy Nicolle Wallace.

    Fixed it for you JM.

  8. 2011 August 30 9:25 pm
    JustMary permalink

    If she runs- I may just lose my Romney bet- and happily so.

  9. 2011 August 30 9:29 pm
    bc3b permalink

    If you want to be President, you don’t have people like Chuck Schmidt or Mark and Nicolle Wallace in leadership positions … or Ed Rollins for that matter.

  10. 2011 August 30 9:32 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #9 Agreed

  11. 2011 August 30 9:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    JM, 3,

    I have always been in awe of those who do God’s word in deeds than one who promotes it. Not that I have anything wrong with Evangelical Christianity. I have just felt that Lord takes kindly with providing meals for a friend home from the hospital than someone writing a $1000 check to United Way.

  12. 2011 August 30 10:05 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    I have just felt that Lord takes kindly with providing meals for a friend home from the hospital than someone writing a $1000 check to United Way

    But providing meals for a friend just home from the hospital doesn’t cover overhead; the United Way is all about overhead.


  13. 2011 August 30 10:09 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    LOL! How true.

  14. 2011 August 30 10:14 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    By the way does you husband get the high pressure pitch to contribute to United Way? We used to get that every year at Verizon.

  15. 2011 August 30 10:15 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #14 Yes. *sigh*

  16. 2011 August 30 10:18 pm
    JustMary permalink

    Churches have to rely on those silly church people to give what the Lord puts on their hearts…….United Way gets to tap straight from the paycheck! Sign me up!!!!!! *gag*

  17. 2011 August 31 12:15 am

    “Ya think we are about to see a political rope a dope??”


  18. 2011 August 31 3:18 am
    judyt2009 permalink

    #5 –South Carolina open primary that allowed independents to vote and the idiot mindset that existed in South Carolina that (1) it was McCain’s turn now and (2) we need to make up for those nasty things said/done in 2000.

    Also, the media hyped McCain none stop. If I remember correctly every poll in 2008 showed that McCain was the GOP candidate who polled highest against Hillary (at first) and then Obama.

    O/T — thank you for the prayers. The little doggy is still in enormous pain, I can just see it. Last night she would not walk and was dragging her behind but this morning she was back up on her hind legs and walking with a slow gait but a steady one (must be the pain pills). I am suppose to crate her but (1) she has never been crated (2) the crate for sister’s previous dogs is in one of the barns and very dirty (3) is it fair to crate an animal for 15 hours?

  19. 2011 August 31 5:09 am
    drdog09 permalink


    The Vet did not suggest a back brace? We have had dachshunds that would get spinal sprains (common in the breed). We would rent a brace from them, have it for a month or so, problem slowly cured. Worth the phone call.

  20. 2011 August 31 5:28 am
    judyt2009 permalink

    Dr.Dog, I will ask. I made her follow-up appointment for Saturday. She is a beagle, dachshund, heinz 57 mix with that long low body. The vet said back problems are common with dogs her body type, but she is not as long as a dachshund. Poor little thing, I am just heart broken and feeling so bad, I thought she was just shaking from fear, I did not realize she was hurting.

    I have been carrying her around today… she can walk about 10/15 feet until she stops and then will not move at all. I guess about 10 am I will carry her outside for her potty break.

  21. 2011 August 31 7:14 am
    mulletover permalink

    Private sector job growth showed 91,000 new jobs added, but that was an “unexpected” drop from the “expected” higher number.

    Obama, according to the twits who follow his every move and utterance, will announce his jobs plan to improve on the “unexpected” lower number.

    Green jobs, an infrastructure initiative, and some more McJobs will be the foundation of his plan since they worked so well last time.

    Praise be to Allen for sending Obamuhammed to save us.

  22. 2011 August 31 7:40 am
    justrand permalink

    mullet, but 20 bizillion jobs were “saved or created”…or that number would have been a NEGATIVE 20 bizillion!!!

    The team of Allen and Barry continues to deliver!! 🙂

  23. 2011 August 31 7:45 am
    bc3b permalink

    Hey Joe Biden says green jobs are a wise investment in a down economy. Has Joe Biden been wrong (in the last 5 seconds)?

  24. 2011 August 31 9:19 am
    mulletover permalink

    Kermit the Frog has the only green job with a good rate of return.

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