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Palin Endorses Newt. Todd Palin

Posted on | January 9, 2012 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

What an interesting twist, via O.P. Ditch on Facebook, and ABC:

But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and John McCain’s 2008 Republican running mate, has yet to decide “who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,” Todd Palin said.
Palin said he has not spoken to Gingrich or anyone from the former House speaker’s campaign. But he said he respects Gingrich for what he went through in the 1990s and compared that scrutiny in public life to what Sarah Palin went through during her run for the vice presidency.
Todd Palin said he believes that being in the political trenches and experiencing the highs and lows help prepare a candidate for the future and the job of president.

One is sorely tempted to read an entire library or two into this. Which is probably why face value is the wiser course. Nevertheless, some form of a Palin/Gingrich alliance could prove quite formidable, and lead to incontinence in certain corners of the White House. . .


17 Responses to “Palin Endorses Newt. Todd Palin”

  1. AngelaTC
    January 9th, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    Wow. A Palin / Gingrich alliance …. maybe the slogan could be “No Hope For Change.”  They’re both such lightening rods that the media and the bloggers could easily ignore everything Washington was doing in their haste to continually point out that the Republicans were cheating, but the Democrats did it, and that nobody pointed it out then, and the media is biased, and the liberals are stupid…. etc etc.  

    That assisted suicide deal is looking better and better all the time.

  2. smitty
    January 9th, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Hyperbole much? Yowza, lady.

  3. Anonymous
    January 9th, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    I am guessing they will see if he can swim.  If he can, Sarah’s endorsement may come.  If not…well they helped him out.  Then again, maybe Todd likes him and maybe Sarah does not.  

  4. Mike G.
    January 9th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

    Here’s my incredibly smart wife, Phoebe’s take on it;

    I tend to agree with her on this one, that the endorsement doesn’t really mean as much as people think it does. It could also be that they don’t completely agree with who each of them would support. Husbands and wives do that sometimes…disagree, eh?

  5. Rose
    January 9th, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    Love it!

  6. Anonymous
    January 9th, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    Yes they sometimes do disagree.  

  7. Anonymous
    January 9th, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    Why hasn’t Stacy McCain endorsed Alabama?  His silence could be construed as an abandonment.  

  8. Anonymous
    January 9th, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    I agree that it’s easy to read too much into it.

    But hey, if we’re going to read, let’s read.

    There are three candidates in the race who might, maybe, if everything goes exactly right, God willing and the creek don’t rise, have a snowball’s chance in hell of beating Obama next November. Maybe. Just an eeensy-teensy little bit.

    Perry knocked himself out early.

    Sarah said some nice things about Paul, but she knows that neither the GOP Establishment, having lived and died by the doctrine of worldwide revolution, nor the GOP rank and file, having been indoctrinated with the Trotskyite line for more than a decade now, are going to turn on a dime and suddenly embrace sanity and traditional conservatism and traditional Republicanism on foreign policy in this election cycle, and that Paul’s chance in November would require at least a modicum of such support from his own party.

    So, by process of elimination, it’s Newt.

    But she doesn’t want to say so the day before a primary Newt isn’t going to win, so she had Todd say it. She’ll say it later. Probably before North Carolina. Almost certainly before Florida.

  9. Anonymous
    January 9th, 2012 @ 8:32 pm
  10. Anonymous
    January 9th, 2012 @ 8:45 pm
  11. ltw
    January 9th, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    I think the Palin’s have read Thomas Sowell’s endorsement of Newt Gingrich and concluded likewise.  I think Palin will endorse Newt as well at some point.

  12. Drek
    January 9th, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    The fraudulent LSU Tigers just got exposed, and exposed in a major, major way.

  13. Adjoran
    January 10th, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    I can’t see ANY similarity to Newt’s ethics travails and Sarah Palin’s.  ALL the charges against Palin were spurious and instituted merely to cost her time and money under Alaska’s silly laws.  Gingrich was most certainly guilty of much of what he was charged with, enough so that the lead counsel for the Ethics Committee was outraged at the plea bargain and made a rare public report at the hearing because of it.

    I guess capitalism isn’t a major concern of Todd’s, since he’s endorsing a guy who’s come out against it using class warfare language similar to Obama.

  14. ThePaganTemple
    January 10th, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    What the hell is this all about anyway? Is this another example of how Christian women should walk behind their husbands, or some similar crap? This is the strangest endorsement I’ve ever heard of.

  15. ThePaganTemple
    January 10th, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I think you could have figured out on your own the Palins were never going to endorse Romney. They just know Gingrich has the depth of experience and knowledge necessary to compete against Obama and make him look like the low class fool he is in a debate. They also know he’s not well loved by the establishment types, and they see that as a plus-not a negative.

  16. Finrod Felagund
    January 10th, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Were you even around in the 1990s?

    The Democrats were so pissed off that they’d lost the House to the likes of Newt Gingrich that they filed every possible thing they could think of as an ethics violation.  A horde of rabid monkeys with diarrhea couldn’t have thrown more shit at a wall than House Democrats did.

    Newt took to ignoring them, which cost him when the Democrats fed the line to the media that Newt had had more ethics violations filed against him than any other Speaker in history– never mind that 99% of them didn’t even pass the giggle test.

    You may think Sarah Palin had it tough in 2008 being put through the Democratic media wringer, but Newt had it first and worse and for longer.

  17. Anonymous
    January 10th, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    I’m disappointed with the Todd endorsement. As I see it, only Santorum deserves a Palin encomium. But Sarah has yet to speak, and she’s the one whose opinion counts most.