Aw, is somebody scared? On Wednesday, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich responded to a possible Sarah Palin Senate run by taking her to task on the issues. Nah, just kidding, he whined that she “quit on Alaska when she was governor.” Original.

Palin fought back on Thursday with an epic Margaret Thatcher quote.  She also slammed Begich’s atrocious voting record. Instead of defending his votes, he put the “quitter” track on repeat for a snit fit replay. “[S]he never finished the job,” he tweeted today. He’s all about comparing records, but … quitter!

Great candidate you’ve got there, Dems.

Meanwhile, Palin continues to counter with information about Begich’s voting record.

  • Clete Torres

    Sarah better not let Bloomberg catch her with that Big Gulp…

    • Stephen L. Hall

      Haven’t they already outlawed Sarah and Tea Partiers in those liberal states?

      Love the ad.

      • Clete Torres

        I think they have, or at least tried to.

        The ad is great. In your face truth.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Mr. Begich:

    Quit while you’re behind. Continued resistance is futile. And makes you look really childish and stupid.

    • b_truit

      Agreed. All she has to do its say I’m running and the race is over

  • Red Fred

    One would think (operative word) that Begich would know better than take a swipe at Palin and expect to walk away unscathed.

  • j p

    I’m sure Begich would never quit if offered the opportunity to become vice president.
    Yah right.

    • Section 9

      Neither Joe Biden nor Hillary Clinton would offer Mark Begich so much as the post of towel boy at the White House Men’s Room in a Democratic Administration.
      You must be kidding. Begich is a joke.

      • j p

        No doubt. I was just pointing out how invalid his accusations are if he would most likely make the same choice in the same situation.

    • tankdemon

      Except that she didn’t quit to run for VP- she quit because a truckload of liberal character assassins made numerous bogus ethics charges that she had to defend herself against on state time but her own dime. Because of this she couldn’t do the job effectively so resigned for the good of her family and the state.

      • Armando

        And probably she would do the same if elected senator.

        • TheOriginalDonald

          you mean like Barry????????

          • Armando

            yeah… just like him, resign because she will be elected president…

          • WSPISFA

            So you’re saying that Obama Quit Too. Thanks for the clarification, and the hypocrisy.

        • tankdemon

          So what you are saying in that sentence was that you agree that the ethics charges were bogus and that liberal character assassins will do the same thing if she is in the Senate hoping to force her to resign. Glad we established that you believe liberals are a bunch of degenerate scumsuckers.

          However, you seem to be ignorant of the fact that ethics investigations in the Senate a a whole lot different than they are in Alaska, so when these bogus charges are filed, it won’t take as much time and effort on Mrs. Palin’s part to get them dismissed, so it won’t debilitate her ability to do the job.

          • Armando

            Not just “liberal character assassins”. A lot of the attacks came from inside the Republican Party

            And we can agree that some of the people inside the Republican Party are a bunch of degenerate scumsuckers.

          • WSPISFA

            Republican does not equal conservative. Dems and RINOs BOTH hate her because she exposed and weeded out the corruption in both parties. Look it up, it’s all right there in Alaska’s state record.

        • WSPISFA

          So tell us: should Sarah have bankrupted her state defending frivolous lawsuits filed by her petty opponents, or stepped down?

          Nevermind we already know: a Democrat will ALWAYS bankrupt their state & country, and NEVER give up power.

  • BoscoBolt

    Democrats aren’t known for their intelligence or cleverness – Like all democrats, Begich will just regurgitate whatever obama feeds him.

    • nickdqwk

      Right on, everything about them is either begged, borrowed, or stolen.

  • Guest

    Mr,. Begich, Sarah Palin served 32 out of 48 months the same percentage that Obama served of his Senate term (not including the two-year break he spent campaigning) and accomplished everything she set out to do in that time.

    After Sarah Palin accepted John McCain’s offer to run for vice president and became the left’s (media) most attacked and vilified person she returned to Alaska to find a never-ending assault of frivolous ethics complaints paralyzing her ability to govern the state.

    She resigned because she recognized the cost that the frivolous ethics complaints were having on her state , and she saw how much of her staff’s time and her own time were forced to deal with those issues.

    That entire campaign of BS lawsuits was meant to do nothing but hamstring the governor’s office and bankrupt Sarah Palin.

    She saw that if she stayed on as Governor it would continue to cost the state millions of dollars in wasted time and resources to defend against false and maliciously ethics complaints and doom it to gridlock.

    Those frivolous lawsuits had already cost the state of AK close to $2 million; Sarah Palin had over $500,000 dollars in legal fees.

    These lawsuits were filed by activists whose goal was to bog down her administration with lawsuits and paperworks & to bankrupt her middle class family. Sarah Palin was responsible for her own legal fees due to the ethic laws at the time. She & her staff were spending 80% of their time defending lawsuits & dealing with FOIA requests. No sooner would one lawsuit go away then another was filed.

    Sarah Palin knew that for the sake of her state it would be best if she stepped aside from the governorship. She resigned so the state could move forward.

    In an article Sarah Palin said:

    “I said, ‘Enough. Political adversaries and their political friends in the media will not destroy my State, my administration, nor my family. Enough.’ I knew if I didn’t play their game any longer, they could not win. I would not retreat, I would instead reload, and I would fight for what is right from a different plane.”

    She promised to keep the frivolous anti-Palin law suits away from the Alaskan people and to be more effective on the stump ( supporting candidates , fundraising, etc)

    Sarah Palin was truthful on both accounts.

    She was the catalyst for the takeover of the House , twice as many Governships and lopsided Gop Statehouses with her endorsements and rallies all over the country during the 2010 election.

    Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during the 2012 election.

    • Mick_Pearson

      Hello BonetRobandRoband2TimbetandnowGuest.

      Did I miss any?

    • Armando

      and yet, she didn’t know that Africa was a continent:

      • Guest

        That are the gossip stories from some of the McCain staffers after the 2008 election in order to smear Sarah Palin . In reality it never happened.
        VAN SUSTEREN: One other criticism was this whole business about Africa. And I investigated it. I talked to someone who was in the room with you, whose name I can’t reveal, who was there for all your preparation, talked to that person, grilled that person, cross-examined that person, said that Africa thing never happened. Never happened. And I grilled the person.

        PALIN: Yes.

        VAN SUSTEREN: Why did that get a life of its own?

        PALIN: I don’t know because I remember the discussion about Africa. My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur. And the relevance to me with that issue, as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were — kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent — the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our Permanent Fund dollars. I wanted to make sure that that didn’t happen anymore.

      • Guest

        Rush – McCain Staffers Trying to Destroy Sarah Palin – Nov 6, 2008

      • WSPISFA

        And yet Obama still thinks that America has 57 states

  • Guest

    Mr. Begich, Sarah Palin has many years (successful) executive management experience at local, regional and state levels including command of the Alaska National Guard and has a history of being a reformer and taking on powerful interests for the benefit of ordinary people.

    She has always been a tough-as-nails executive who understood her role as a servant for the people during her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as Governor; she took on the Republican establishment, big oil, corruption, ethics reform, and tax reform.

    In Alaska, Sarah Palin’s top priorities included fiscal restraint, limiting the size of government, resource development, education, equitable oil valuation as well as transportation and infrastructure development. Sarah Palin fought for ethics reform and transparency in government.

    She has cut spending, forward-funded education, and paved the way for job growth in her hometown.
    Sarah Palin has fought to reduce spending and to enforce fiscal discipline as governor of Alaska. She has drastically reduced the growth of the state budget, which has helped to produce a record budget surplus.

    She cut spending and vetoed hundreds of millions of dollars in spending, not because times were tough, but because she wanted to keep government small and solvent.
    She reformed Alaska’s pension system and used surplus dollars to help pay down underfunded pensions, which reduced Alaska’s liabilities by 34.6 % to help provide analysts at Moody’s with enough confidence to later upgrade Alaska’s credit rating to AAA.Sarah Palin has fought to reduce spending and to enforce fiscal discipline as governor of Alaska. She has drastically reduced the growth of the state budget, which has helped to produce a record budget surplus.

    Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.
    She also reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration.

    Sarah Palin succeeded to a remarkable extent in settling what had seemed insoluble problems, in the process putting Alaska on a trajectory to financial well-being.

    This is strong financial management.

    Under her leadership, Alaska has invested $5 billion in state savings, reformed education funding, and implemented the Senior Benefits Program, which provides support for low-income Alaskan seniors. She’s also established Alaska’s Petroleum Systems Integrity Office to provide oversight and maintenance of oil and gas equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.

    Sarah Palin’s “business experience” comes with the negotiations and dealings she has had with one of the most powerful industries in the world: the energy industry. Sarah Palin has successfully negotiated new tax structures, lease deals and other issues that arise in the Alaska energy industry.
    At the end of the day, Sarah Palin negotiated billion dollar deals with one of the toughest industries in the world.

    Taking on corruption and crony capitalism has always been a cornerstone of Sarah Palin’s agenda; in Alaska she did take on the old-boy network — the oil companies and her own party .
    As oil and gas commissioner, Sarah Palin called out the unethical practices of members of her own party.
    As Governor, she sought to end the back room deals and improper relationships between oil companies and politicians.

    Sarah Palin is past chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multistate government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.

    She also served as chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) Natural Resources Committee, which was charged with pursuing legislation to ensure state needs are considered as federal policy is formulated in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental protection and natural resource management.

    After poring over thousands of emails (24,000+ pages of emails) from Palin’s term as governor, even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant.

  • The Penguin

    Wow! Didn’t take long for those liberal claws to come out. It’s never about a platform, or what their going to do for their constituents, well nothing of substance anyway. Just insults and personal attacks against the opponent. How’d this guy get the job as Senator to begin with?

    • Jay Stevens

      The same way Obama did.

      • WSPISFA

        LOL, yep, lots and lots of dead (and brain-dead) voters “voting early voting often”

        It would be funny if it weren’t so sad

  • disqus_eric

    Dang, I was hoping she’d run for Senator in my state.

  • Pete Petretich

    Run Sarah Run!!!

  • blueniner

    Stooge, empty suit, Begich works for the DC Obama Permanent Political Class, Sarah Palin works for the people, she cant be bought, she is not for sale……..Ethics matters!

  • rinodino

    Have to admit that was good one he laid on momma bear grizzly goof ball or whatever she goes by nowadays….. in fact that’s all he needs to say from here to election day

    • The Penguin

      It will be all he says…It’s all he’s got. Nothin’

    • alanstorm

      I’m sure they were applauding inside your head.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      I see you have as much content to your words as Begich does…

    • rusty50

      Whatever your mirror is saying to you, I suspect it’s lied to you.

    • Marvin Nelson

      Typical uninformed, liberal response. Re-insert your head where it belongs and don’t try to hurt your little brain thinking about politics. It’s beyond your limited reasoning ability. You know, facts, logic, etc. Oh, and BOOOOOSH!!!

    • TocksNedlog

      You’re proud of the fact that he’s terrified of her.


    • MrSnuggles2k2

      unfortunately the left has a monopoly on 6th grade intellect, all they need to do is repeat irrelevant nonsense over and over and over again and half of the general public eats it right up.

    • Michelle

      Not a problem for Palin, all she has to do is remind the voters of Alaska WHY she quit – and something tells me they’re more appreciative of her reason for quitting than they are of Begich’s voting record.

    • Ronald Green

      Oh look the village idiot has something to say…. What’s that?! She’s living in your head rent free?! Too bad.

    • Lisa Dean

      Ah @disqus_k3C7ehs0tL:disqus – she only goes by what you call her in your little head. Give it a rest

  • Booker

    Sarah, come on…let us know! Or are you getting the stage ready for another person?

  • michael s

    Was his tweet inaccurate? That should be the only issue.I love how your queen keeps quoting her pro choice hero Margaret Thatcher.

    • Joe W.

      Love how every thread that mentions Gov. Palin brings you drones to it like flies to horseshlt. Y’all are so predictable; always say the same old garbage; and always spit, twist, drool & twitch with your unhinged hatred for the woman. Y’all are sick, pitiful vermin maggots. Bless your little hearts, anyway….

      • MarcusFenix

        Pffft, you’re asking for a kool aid drinking liberal to come up with a NEW argument….and make points, use facts….and stuff?????

        ARE YE DAFT, MAN? 😉

        /sarc off

        • Jay Stevens

          Marcus, what you posted wasn’t sarcasm.

    • TocksNedlog

      It’s so precious how you think that you get to decide what is or is not a legitimate issue.
      And Begich not defending his voting record is not a legitimate issue because WHY?

      • Ronald Green

        Because Micheal says so ( as he stomps his foot) It’s always ‘fun’ when the village idiots chime in.

    • Lisa Dean

      Oh poor @michael_s_1:disqus – you’re actually coming back to comment because it’s Sarah. We’ve already heard your “factual” snide comments. Give it a rest….

  • Lurker

    What’s the polling on Palin vs Begich?

    She can’t possibly be losing to him can she?

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      the guy won by 4000 votes against an incumbent that was convicted of corruption. there’s about zero chance he will win re-election against any republican worth his salt.

  • Exodus2011

    Sarah Palin drew the fire of that gullible and foolish Mark Begich, and then UNLOADED on the poor Obama-loving dude **__**



    America needs this Corruptocrat FIGHTER, Gov Sarah Palin, in the Oval Office – look at her record in AK ! She dismantled the *Corrupt B*stards Club* up there ….

    now, does America have a Corrupt B*stards’ Club in DC, operating on STEROIDS???

    Send her to DC and watch the RATS squeal as they try to RUN and HIDE!

    Also, I think it would be best if this NOT4SALE Proven Reformer is directing things from the WH as the IMPLOSION hits America in the future (we are ticking over toward 120% of GDP in debt = Greece territory)

    she is a born Exec Officer/Manager with > 20 years of experience, her most VITAL trait being, she is NOT4SALE

    that quality ALONE is the single most important one if the US Govt is to be successfully reformed and Constitutional America rescued

    imagine what a POTUS could do, if they were beholden to NOBODY, no Lobbyists, no special interest groups, no big donors … a POTUS with a SINGLE ENTRY on her IOU list = “The American People”!

    at the same time she is the most experienced Leader wrt Energy Issues and will also manage the EXPLOSION of American energy development

    both the IMPLOSION/Reform of Govt and the EXPLOSION of American energy development must kick in at exactly the same time, if Constitutional America is
    to survive and thrive again


  • brando

    Mrs. Palin is so lucky to live rent free in so many of these cretins’ skulls

  • Marvin Nelson

    I don’t live in Alaska, but if I did, I would certainly vote for Palin over that sorry Dumbocrat Begich. He is nothing but one of Oblamer’s butt boys and has contributed to the current state of our nation. Alaska voters, PLEASE send him packing and put someone in the Senate who actually cares about America.


      If Alaska is stupid enough to reject her I pray she moves her entire family somewhere else. There are 49 more states (or 56 more according to Obama) who would jump at the chance to have her represent them.

      Either that, or if the Democrats succeed in destroying this nation from within, she can be the new President of the Seceded States of America

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    I have often wondered who was the false whistle blower on Senator Ted Stevens for ethics violations. I mean who REALLY started that ugly untrue mess? I know it wasn’t Sarah Palin…..

    • Todd Hill

      I’ve noticed a dearth of comments from the anti-Palin trolls concerning this question… Makes you wonder just how far up the liberal food chain this goes.

      • BadGirloftheNorth

        I know it! Weren’t we suppose to outgrow the “I hate you, I wish you would die” thing in about second grade– or the parents would smack it out of us by then? My family (Seavey) has been in Alaska since the early 60’s and have such an entirely different view of women like Sarah Palin, Susan Butcher, Libby Riddles, etc. We were all raised that way. People are uncomfortable around us because we are capable.. And as far as the liberal food chain? Look who is representing Alaska now that Senator Stevens is gone. A (at best) RINO in Murkowski who totally sold out on immigration; and the bleeding heart mini me obamaboy Begich…. End Rant.

      • WSPISFA

        Pretty sure they all get their marching orders/talking points from one of only 3 sources: BigDaddy Soros, LittlePuppet Obama, or radical Marxist ValJar. That’s why all the paid trolls here sound exactly alike.

  • neoface

    Sorry dude, you just don’t have the star power as Palin. If Palin decided to run, you might as well concede, check and mate!!!!

  • Gallatin

    Senator Sarah Palin, yes I like the sound of that.


      Me too, but I like the sound of President Palin better, with VP Ted Cruz presiding over the Senate. No one else but Sarah has the cred to clean up BOTH sides of the aisle … that’s what scares the sh*t out of the not-permanent-for-much-longer ruling class of corruptocrats, and why they have made it their mission to destroy her “by any means necessary”

      • Gallatin

        I would like President Sarah Palin as well, but I’m afraid that there would be such a concerted assault by the left and Rinos alike that her well being would suffer. Sarah wouldn’t deserve the crap.

        • WSPISFA

          On the other hand what more could they do to her that they haven’t already tried? And she’s only gotten MORE popular since 2008!

      • mitchethekid

        The VP doesn’t preside over the Senate. All a VP can do is make a deciding vote, period. You must have gone to the Palin school of Government.

        • Lisa Dean

          The Vice President’s title is also President of the Senate, presides over the Senate and votes in order to break a deadlock in the Senate. You must have not gone to school on the day they covered this.

          • WSPISFA

            Nice try Mitch but #fail. And thanks Lisa for the backup.

            Mitch went to the same school Obama did and made the same flunking grades…which is why he’s hidden his so-called academic transcripts

  • neoface

    Most people don’t know this but all Alaska citizens get a yearly check from the oil company because of Palin. Every resident to get $3,269 in state oil royalties.

    • LtColO

      Sorry, I love Sarah Palin but it’s not “because” of her. I lived in AK for 15 years, 81-96, and the oil dividend checks were happening I believe as early as 82, when Palin was just out of high school.

      • neoface

        Sorry, I stand corrected, the dividend checks started ’76, but Palin did have something to do with increase the dividends. According to fact check:

        The Alaska Legislature adopted a plan proposed by Palin in 2007 (Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share) that raised the tax that oil companies have to pay on their profits from a base rate of 22.5 percent to 25 percent. Oil companies, including ExxonMobil, opposed the tax hike, claiming it would affect their project investments. The revenue generated from the tax increase, which significantly added to the state’s budget surplus, allowed Palin’s administration to issue a one time “resource rebate” of $1,200 to eligible state residents in 2008 to help with increasing energy prices. The rebate came in addition to the annual dividend check ($2,069 in 2008) that residents receive as their part of the state’s oil wealth. According to the Anchorage Daily News:

  • BorderLine Guy

    Does Mark have a fake plastic hand with long fingers, or was the pic of that girlie handshake photoshopped?

  • MarcusFenix

    Without giving credence to the veracity of his remarks….that is going to be something voters are going to think about, especially in a world of sound bites and the garbage that democrats are known to spam. It’s the same reason why people like Marrion Barry, or Obama, get elected over and over…the mass of uninformed (or low information) voters who would rather believe they know the “news” from a 10 second clip than actually taking 5 minutes to do some reading.

    Not always a Palin fan, myself, but…I would bank she has a decent chance at victory.

  • arrow2010

    Once a quitter, always a quitter. Alaskans don’t appreciate quitters. Don’t bother running for office, Palinmoron.

    • cbenoistd

      Apparently Alaskans appreciate bankrupting mothers of Down’s syndrome children.

    • cbenoistd

      When Pete Rouse (Alaskan) told Rahm Emanuel (Non-Alaskan) who Joe Biden’s opponent would be, perhaps he said out loud, “Gee, maybe trying to bankrupt the mother of a Down’s syndrome child is kind of excessive. Maybe the press would call us monsters.” Then they looked at each other and laughed their tucchuses off.

    • TocksNedlog

      Dude, just because she lives rent-free in your head doesn’t mean that she can hear you.

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      she must scare the crap out of you. you should be encouraging her to run if you think she will lose.


      …but Illinois was okay with junior senator Obama QUITTING his term to run for supremist dictator. Meh more pregressive hypocrisy from your side

    • Michelle

      And yet another mouthpiece who clearly never bothered to look at the reason WHY she quit.

    • Stu Gotts

      Keep f’n that chicken, buddy.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      SHe was driven to resign by Liberal Trolls like you, who (At Alaskan Taxpayer’s expense) kept filing frivilous Lawsuits against her. But at least she saved them (Including my Aunt, who lives up there) money.If not for her, the Oil Royalty Payments they get would be going to these cruds (and their Liars-er Lawyers)…You Understaaaaannddd? Jawamax 8<{D}


      Note to paid trolls: tell your handlers that your meme ain’t working anymore, Palin is MORE popular since she left office and put an end to your fraudulent lawsuits.

      The only ones who care that “Palin quit” are Democrat losers who have neither held a real, honest job nor voluntarily given up power.


    Leftwing pregressive Democrat haters will never get it: they’d rather bankrupt their state (and country) than give up power…

    …And they HATE the fact that Sarah is MORE powerful, MORE relevant, as a private citizen. Anyone else you know, on the right or the left, who has endorsed more winners into public office since 2009?

    Any productive citizen who’s ever had a “real” job (which leaves out 99.5% of lefty pr0g Dems) has voluntarily left it, for one valid reason or another. It’s NOT a mortal sin to resign from a job, even an elected one; sometimes it’s the BEST course of action. But if quitting is such a bad thing, they conveniently forget/excuse that OBAMA QUIT too: his junior IL senator job to run for supremist dictator

    Alaska (and the other 49) states deserve — good or bad — whoever they put into office.

  • Kelly Laraia

    Even if Palin doesn’t run, she is exposing Begich’s liberal voting record for the people of Alaska. I hope they take notice that Begich is a Obama, Reid,Schumer clone.

  • SalMoanella

    Alaska can use a conservative Senator to counter their RINO Murkowski.

  • Jared Mucha


  • mike_in_kosovo

    Begich has evidently never heard the phrase “don’t poke the bear” (or, in this case, the Momma grizzly).

  • American_by_Choice

    Well, he did the best he could…

  • gary4205

    Here’s @SarahPalinUSA ‘s record it DWARFS that of useless democrat @MarkBegich’s