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In case you were wondering (and even if you weren’t), my absence last week was due to my house being partially under water after the historic Dallas floods of May 23rd-24th. Let’s just say that a house full of 90db apiece blowers (7 of them) and loss of access to my PC for a week wasn’t conducive to doing posts (or much of anything else) , and my anxiety / borderline hysteria about spending our retirement savings on “like it never happened” to try and prevent black mold – and repairs – and recarpeting 3/4 of the house – didn’t help much.
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Sarah Palin On Trump VP Shortlist?
Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
Posted on 5/16/2016, 1:22:42 PM by Maceman
Ben Carson–who the Washington Post called the both best and worst campaign surrogate of all time–revealed that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, among many others, is on Donald Trump’s shortlist for potential running mates.
[…]He had just explained to the reporter riding along that he wanted no role in a Trump administration when news arrived of a new poll naming him as the best liked of a list of potential running mates. “Who else was on the list?” he asked quietly, maintaining his usual inscrutable calm. The most favorably regarded contenders after himself, he was told, were John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Chris Christie. “Those are all people on our list,” he said. “Well, not you,” Candy reminded him sharply.
I hope not.
Same here. I stopped taking Sarah Palin seriously when it became clear that she was more interested in being a celebrity and showcasing her family on reality TV than she was in policy. Add to that her fingernails on a chalkboard voice that makes Hillary’s shrill shrieking sound almost lyrical by comparison, and we’re left with a walking punchline rather than a VP pick.
Sarah’s husband was in a serious accident, and has a long recovery ahead of him. She might take herself out of consideration just due to this.
To: Dilbert San Diego
To: Dilbert San Diego
Sarah Palin is a total fav on the right; the rest of the country has NO use for her. You don’t get elected by votes from the right only. And, it should be noted, she has done nothing since the ‘08 election to help her image, but has made herself into almost the very caricature the left painted. That was disappointing.
To those who claim Sarah Palin has “too much baggage”.
Too much baggage is code for “I’m a chickenshit conservative”.
Trump said that his VP needs political experience. She has no legislative, diplomatic, or significant business experience. She has been a school board member, mayor, and governor of a sparsely populated state. Her one “deal” was with the oil industry a decade ago.
I knew Trump would at least consider Sarah for VP. He likes her and she loves him.I maintain that Trump can win regardless who he picks for VP, so why not pick someone that will make liberal heads explode?