Friday, May 26, 2017

Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent rock out the White House and use Hillary as an involuntary photo bomb.

In an interview that aired on CNN on Thursday, former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin was asked by Jake Tapper, about the recent “upheaval” at Fox News over Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment accusations. The interaction between the two has raised some eyebrows.

“I have to ask you a question and it’s kind of sensitive,” Tapper said, “but you are in a unique role being a strong woman who worked at Fox News channel as a contributor. Uhm, and I normally don’t cover a lot of media stories, but obviously the upheaval going on there with the CEO and its biggest star ousted because of sexual harassment, not just an issue at Fox News channel, but an issue across the country. And it seems to be, with what happened with Bill O’Reilly, really a change in corporate culture in terms of what is tolerated. What do you make of it?”

“Well I think the key there is, you said I used to be with Fox,” Palin emphasized, “I used to be with Fox. Corporate culture there obviously has to change, y’know, women don’t deserve, they should not ever have to put up with any kind of intimidating work space.”

“At the same time if a women believes that she is being intimidated and harassed,” she continued, “she needs to stand up and do something about it and not stick around for a paycheck for years and years and years. And then after the fact complain about what she went through. As a strong woman, I say we should be feel more empowered than that. And we should take a stand and get out of the place, or blow the whistle on whoever is the perpetrator doing the bad stuff so that the culture will change.”

“So yeah, obviously things are changing quickly at Fox News,” Palin added. “There are some great great people who are there, though. And I appreciate what Fox News does, as CNN, you know, adding to the discourse and to the debate, which is a healthy thing for the society. You know, more power to the good things that Fox News is doing.”

“But yep, culture had to change there,” Palin concluded.

“Did you ever witness or experience, God forbid, anything like that at Fox?” Tapper asked.

“I, wouldn’t put up with anything that would be perceived as intimidating or harassing,” Palin replied.

“But you said your ‘former,’ so was that part of the reason you left?” Tapper pressed.

“Uhm,” she paused, “you can ask them why I’m no longer with Fox, uhm, y’know I’m not gonna speak for them. My contract wasn’t renewed, that’s um, that’s the line.”

“I don’t want to be a jerk,” Tapper continued, “but it sounds like you experienced something.”

“I just, y’know it was just time to part ways and, and, y’know, get out there, in a, I guess, a more diverse arena to express views and to speak for the public, and that’s what I’ve been to do now.”

“Alright, well I’m not going to push any further,” Tapper concluded.

Just this week, news surfaced that Bill O’Reilly was let go from Fox News after a series of sexual harassment allegations and reports about million dollar settlements in the past.

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So which is it Ted?

Ted Cruz took to Twitter to undo some damage from earlier in the day amid the now true rumors that Sarah Palin was headed to Iowa to endorse Donald Trump.

Initially, Cruz’s campaign put out this statement:

“I think it [would] be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin has been a champion for the conservative cause, and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly, she would be endorsing someone who’s held progressive views all their life on the sanctity of life, on marriage, on partial-birth abortion,” Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler said on CNN’s “New Day.”

But when Palin progeny, Bristol, hit the keyboard with disdain for Cruz’s mild attack, the Texas Senator turned presidential contender back peddled within hours.

In a column titled, “Is THIS Why People Don’t like Cruz?” Bristol Palin had this to say:

After hearing what Cruz is now saying about my mom, in a negative knee-jerk reaction, makes me hope my mom does endorse Trump. Cruz’s flip-flop, turning against my mom who’s done nothing but support and help him when others sure didn’t, shows he’s a typical politician. How rude to that he’s setting up a false narrative about her!

By 11 am the same, day, Cruz tweeted:

The flip-flop likely did more harm than good as with Cruz’s “New York values” comment and his apology/defense/confusion.

The Palin turnabout is the latest in a series of small missteps for Cruz which gives supporters reason to worry about the decision making capabilities of the candidate.
When Cruz faces a little heat for his not-too-well-thought-out words, he’s quick to both defend AND apologize rather than picking one path . . . a common tactic for politicians trying to speak from both sides of their mouth.

Will Cruz be able to take the heat in a general election against Hillary or will he be left scrambling each time he’s criticized?

While Trump is possibly the candidate with the thinnest skin in the history of presidential elections, the man knows his path and when he’s attacked, he goes for the jugular and doesn’t stop until it’s jiggling in his hand . . . Trump probably learned a thing or two from Palin.

That may be a fault of Trump and could doom us to WW III if he was ever elected president . . . but at least we’d win.

As for Palin, she’s probably relaxing in her hotel room at this moment, sighing in relief that Ted’s campaign gave her good reason to move forward with her endorsement.

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Sarah Palin

Former VP candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has fueled up a private jet and is headed to Iowa, hot on the tails of Donald Trump’s private plane.

While the plane can’t be precisely tied to Palin, journalists on Twitter have jumped on the speculation:

They may not be far off as flight records show the plane, originating from Anchorage, is headed to Oklahoma after the Iowa stop . . . as is Trump’s luxury air liner.

In addition to fair speculation that Palin will give her populist-veiled-in-conservatism stamp of approval on the business mogul, conservative talk show host Steve Deace is tweeting that Jerry Falwell, Jr. will be endorsing Trump tomorrow as well.

Falwell introduced the Donald yesterday at Liberty University to a huuuuge audience of students.

If true, the duel endorsement will be a big blow to Ted Cruz who announced his candidacy at Liberty University to appeal to the evangelical vote.

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