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Sarah Palin Interview At Breitbart.Com

Posted on | January 26, 2013 | 65 Comments

by Smitty

Mark Levin reports

1. What’s next for you?
Short term: I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation. We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
Focus on the 2014 election is also imperative.

The lady is among the more charismatic figures of our day. What one hopes to see is serious direction and substantial reform, i.e. that which the GOP is not delivering.

I don’t doubt the lady can do it. The question is the degree to which the GOP elite is willing to go ‘scorched earth’ rather than permit her to succeed. After all, it’s not “her turn”.

Read the whole thing.

Update: color Mataconis unimpressed:


65 Responses to “Sarah Palin Interview At Breitbart.Com”

  1. Bob Belvedere
    January 27th, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    You’re thinking of that Yankee doodle dandy.

  2. Bob Belvedere
    January 27th, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    That last point is key, and how she conducts herself in this matter will provide insight into her character.

  3. Bob Belvedere
    January 27th, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    Yes, I hope so too because it’s best to be underestimated.

  4. RichFader
    January 27th, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    The Republican Party has a problem with grifters and clowns, most certainly. Sarah Palin is not part of that problem. In the unlikely event she was, she’d still be much the least of that problem.

  5. McGehee
    January 27th, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    Indeed. Most of the Republicans bashing her are grifters and clowns.

  6. pabarge
    January 27th, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    Any one else tired of the Doug Mataconis mumbling routine? I know I am.

  7. RichFader
    January 27th, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    True. True. I was thinking of the professional political class more generally.

  8. section9
    January 27th, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    I’m going to defend Erickson here on that. By the late summer of ’11, the notion of a Palin candidacy had been strung out by Palin herself. You can’t blame Erickson for that-that was Palin’s fault. It was a total fiasco from June of ’11 on. Anyone who was under the impression that Palin was running some sort of smooth running campaign machine was, hopefully, disabused of that notion that year. And I say this as a devoted supporter of Palin. Just because I support her doesn’t mean that she’s beyond criticism. That summer was not her finest hour.

  9. section9
    January 27th, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    That I didn’t catch. If he trashed Palin after Tucson because of Tucson, then that’s beyond the pale. What I recall about Erickson was how they cooperated to push Nikki Haley over the top.

  10. section9
    January 27th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    The sad thing about Progs is when they say, “President” now, they mean “Fuhrer”.

  11. Lemuel Vargas
    January 27th, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    So if Sarah announces her candidacy anytime from now, would you be able to support her candidacy? Just a simple “yes” or “no” would suffce.

  12. Dave C
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    Mataconis is the most uptight Libertarian I have seen.

  13. Dave C
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:06 am

    The stick up his butt has a stick up it’s butt.

  14. PhillyCon
    January 28th, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Sorry, I didn’t agree with the childish way that Erickson went about his disagreement with Palin. How Palin ran her operation in the summer is irrelvant to how Erickson mocked her. It was kind of unhinged, and many wondered if he had lost it.

    He has also let rabid PDSers run amok on his website.

    Erickson is not an ally of Palin. If you want to think or argue otherwise, that’s your clearly your prerogative.

  15. RichFader
    January 29th, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    If she was the mature adult (as I like to think she is anyway) and reached out to those guys and they went well out of their way to slap her hand away…folks, you can’t fix stupid.