Sarah Palin didn’t just score big with a Big Gulp. She also scored when she slammed “the architect” Karl Rove. As Twitchy reported, Karl Rove has been attempting to quash the Tea Party’s influence. Because, you know, establishment Republicans stuck in the beltway bubble know best and all.

Sarah Palin let him have it with a zinger during her CPAC speech yesterday, and conservatives loved it.

Karl Rove responded on “Fox News Sunday” this morning.

Wow. Taking a page from the Left’s playbook, Rove?

Twitter users rightly let Rove have it.

https://twitter.com/DR8801/status/313311610691260417

Sniping is easier than accountability, you see.

Funny, that.

Zing!

Hmm. Telling.

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  • http://about.me/petermichaelpetretich Pete Petretich

    So Rove said he would never “quit” if he was popular enough to get elected to anything? Well Sarah Palin would never throw 400+ million dollars down a rat hole by running a bogus political campaign where the candidate himself didn’t even want to win!

    • Vennoye

      Karl doesn’t have to worry about being elected in Texas.

  • Alicia Layne

    Lame response. He knows full well the reason why Palin resigned. It was a valid reason. Took more guts than I think he would have.

    • V the K

      Interesting that the Republican Establishment sounds exactly like the Progressive Left when they want to attack.

      • KansasGirl

        They don’t sound like the left, they are the left.

      • Vennoye

        AND you notice, they don’t attack the left!! They only attack the people who are supposed to be on the same side!! The Karl Roves, Rick Morans, Paul Mirengoffs, et.al. are the reason I am no longer considered a Republican.

  • nc

    I’ve actually always had a lot of respect for Rove, he’s smart and his analysis is usually pretty good (no one’s perfect). But Palin’s swipe was a bullseye and he should have either laughed it off or let it alone. Picking a fight with her at this low point of his career will do him no good.

    • Krazy Kent

      Agreed…he has had much success in the past, with W, etc. I have always had respect for him, as well….but, I think, time has left him behind. He was embarrassingly wrong on election night….at one time, he had his finger on the pulse of the USA. He seems to have lost that. This nation is no longer about R vs D….it’s about a clear division between basic ideologies, and he came to the table ill-prepared. He knows it, and he can’t defend his place. Kudos to Palin for pointing it out. There’s gonna be a need for more of that, in the near future. The Republican Party is gonna have to become more pro-conservative/Tea Party/Libertarian, period. Or they will never win another election. The RINO philosophy is DOA.

      • http://afterhispassion.com/ AfterHisPassion

        If by success you mean massive government growth, then you are correct.

    • TonyMontana3

      So Palin can attack him but he should never ever attack Palin?? Rove is not picking a fight with her. Palin is the one who attacked Rove first.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Just to be clear he attacked the Tea Party first and basically told us to get out of the party, this was her response. He actually deserved a lot worse.

      • 3seven77

        Your response shows your ignorance. Go away and do some research and come back when you know something.

        • WCinWI2

          That one is a liberal that posts on Mediaite. For a long time, the only site I commented on was Mediaite. Today, I joined the Twitchy fray because JMM was just too creepy of a poster and Twitchy shouldn’t be home to such a poster.

      • wwbdinct

        Yes. She can attack him and he absolutely CANNOT attack her because that makes him a misogynist. You, of all people, sticking up for Rover? LMAO! You wingnuts are so mental!

        • Randall Silverman

          Dude, the point here really is that Palin hit a nerve and Rove showed it. Basically she tossed out a shoe and he loudly declared that it fit him. If he was to continue to try to maintain what influence he has left, he would be wise to roll with the punches and not grunt explosively when they land. That’s what’s being said here, not that shouldn’t have the right to, but it makes him look like a fool when he does and weakens him even more in the eyes of conservatives, what few still follow his lead. Believe me, Palin is more than capable of going toe-to-toe with Rove and doesn’t need our help in that regard. I say “Let ‘er rip, Karl. God help you.”

          • wwbdinct

            I was just playing with TonyMontana because he’a a moron. If you notice, these trolls are now siding with Rove over Palin! I know full well that SP can rip Rove 5 new ones.

      • WCinWI2

        Hi liberal from Mediaite! Rove just proved that he was punching up not down.

      • KansasGirl

        Right. lol

      • nc

        Rove can think or say whatever he pleases, did I say he “couldn’t?” I was questioning his judgment, not his rights. And for such a smart man, this was, IMO, a stupid move.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Karl Rove is what the left sees when you talk about GOP. Time to go Karl.

  • Stone Bryson

    I noted my pleasure over this zing by Palin on the other thread – was actually my favorite line from her speech yesterday. Rove’s dismissive response speaks volumes about his elitist mindset…

  • http://alankhenderson.blogspot.com/ alanhenderson

    If Rove is such a great campaign strategist, why were Bush’s two Presidential wins squeakers?

    • Randall Silverman

      Exactly. Bush was such a squish that he barely won the presidency twice for the same reason that Bill Clinton did. Their respective opposing parties had vote-splitting 3rd party candidates in the running, Ross Perot helped the Democrat party and Ralph Nader helped the Republican party.

  • Southerngirl52

    No, Karl wouldn’t have “quit wasting his states money or give up his status or salary”. Sarah has integrity and truly CARES about her state enough and her family enough to not allow the bogus lawsuits to cripple them with senseless debt.

  • Timbet

    After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
    18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

    Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

    ‘Endorsement Power! Sarah Palin: 75% Success Karl Rove: $100′s of Millions Spent Only 1% Success’
    http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/endorsement-power-sarah-palin-75-success-karl-rove-100s-of-millions-spent-only-1-success/

    • $36103485

      I think it is rude for a man to punch a granny in the face, don’t you?

      • Steve_J

        You are right, Rove is a granny.

  • narciso

    Didn’t Rove have to step down from his post, because of the Plame matter, and the business with the US attys

    • blueniner

      True, they almost threw him in jail.

      • $36103485

        Ahhh bluehairedniner. It would be “threw him in jail.” It took me a while to figure you peeponders out. Finally it came to me, she is smarter than you.

        • $23629333

          You – who doesn’t know the difference between “cajones” and “cojones” – has deigned to correct someone who misspelled one of the words you can spell. You’re as illiterate as you are tiresome.

          • blueniner

            When the drones dont have an intelligent thought they go to “Typo”
            card

          • $36103485

            All I know is she doesn’t have them. And dead last in the CPAC straw poll. After that awsome speech and Governor Christie more than doubles her up and he wasn’t even there. Unflippinbelievable.

        • blueniner

          Hey Jonny B. Bad thought you were on your way to the Turd World, to visit Obamas shrine, just another whopper eh?……………….https://o.twimg.com/1/proxy.jpg?t=FQQVBBgpaHR0cHM6Ly90d2l0cGljLmNvbS9zaG93L2xhcmdlL2NieDE5Ni5qcGcUBBYAEgA&s=cIaVPvzfTI1auO5jabX7ySr1kuwNZbUp6iaR07hXLWA

  • Timbet

    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 and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

    Sarah Palin 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.

    http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

    Sarah Palin knew that for the sake of her state, her country, her family, and her political voice, it would be best if she stepped aside from the governorship.

    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!

    After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
    18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

    Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

    In 2010, Sarah Palin backed South Carolina’s Tim Scott. He won in 2010 and he won the re-election. She backed other African Americans like Allen West and Mia Love. Both of those candidates narrowly lost their races by 2,000 votes in the case of Love and 1,000 votes in the case of West.

    Sarah Palin has also penned commentary on such topics as the unrest in Libya, the protests in Wisconsin, Obama’s 2012 budget proposal and State of the Union address, getting tough with Iran and standing with Iranians who seek democracy, challenging the specifics of President Obama’s energy policy, the omnibus spending bill, defeating the New START, opposition to state bailouts, tax policy, a message to Republican freshmen in Congress, opposition to quantitative easing, and more.

    She has repeatedly been a leading voice—via television appearances and speaking engagements—against the dangers of ObamaCare and the risks of President Obama’s approach to energy.

    • $36103485

      I will stipulate she only quit on 40%. Rove has taken some punches but remains on his feet. A jab from the grifter granny but Rove seems unaffected. He jabs, oh lord have mercy. A big right hand from Rove. It came out of nowhere ladies and gentleman. Down goes the grifter granny. The referee stands over her giving the ten count: 1.2.3.4.5,6 will she be able to get back up?

      • Timbet

        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 and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

        Several lawsuits and ethics complaints were filed against Palin when she returned from the campaign. These lawsuits were filed by a well-funded group of activists whose goal was to bog down her administration with lawsuits and paperworks & to bankrupt her middle class family. Palin was responsible for her own legal fees due to the ethic laws at the time. Palin accumulated almost $500,000 in legal bills. She & her staff were spending 80% of their time defending lawsuits & dealing with FOIA requests… that take an enormous amount of time to process… instead of doing the job she was elected to do.

        http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

        No sooner would one lawsuit go away then another was filed. They not only wanted to destroy her but it became a game to them.

        She resigned so the state could move forward.

        • $36103485

          Stipulated. She only quit on 40%. Will she get her wig back from Putin and will she get off of the mat?

          • Randall Silverman

            Stipulated. You’re a trolling progressive that’s really obsessed with this notion of her quitting as being the end-all and be-all of her governorship. How about addressing the point of WHY she quit, stated several times so far (including documentation) something you and Rove seem sympatico about ignoring. Almost as if your point then becomes irrelevant if you did address it.

          • $36103485

            The big news of the weekend is her last place finish in the CPAC straw poll. Even the fringe knows a goose is cooked when it’s cooked.

          • Randall Silverman

            I reiterate: JohnMartin, what about addressing the points made in response to your inane prattle? That straw man you’ve been pounding on so mightily is starting to become little more than chaff right now. At least build another one to start whaling on so it’s at least interesting to watch your epic fail.

          • wwbdinct

            I’ve seen dogs who have better looking hair than the thing that sits on top of the FLOTUS head. Maybe Sarah can get her a new stylist as well as a new trainer.

          • $36103485

            Asked for comment regarding Karl Rove calling the former half-term governor of alaska a quitter, Chris Wallace responded “haha.”

      • Randall Silverman

        Down goes the grifter granny? The whiffle swing that didn’t even come close enough for her to have to attempt to dodge or block? Heh, heh, yeah, Johnny, I like to dream, too, sometimes. Also, your mom’s TV upstairs in the living room is really kinda loud. Yell up to her and ask her to turn it down, please. Thanks.

  • Timbet

    Sarah Palin has been attacked and scrutinized like no one else; she’s probably the “cleanest” politician out there.

    There has not been one aspect of Palin’s life and career that has not been chewed over, criticized and lied about by her enemies; she has withstood the slings, barbs, bullets, and arrows that would have fallen a lesser person.

    Soon after Palin entered the national political scene as Arizona Sen. John McCain’s GOP running mate, she was attacked as a diva, a clothes hog, an irresponsible mother and a political mercenary. They dismissed what she achieved as mayor of her hometown, commissioner of the state’s oil and pipeline board and governor of America’s largest state.

    Sarah Palin’s enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her marriage, her children, her faith, and her wardrobe.

    The media distorted Palin’s positions and beliefs beyond recognition. And almost every word out of her mouth was spun as a “flub”.

    The media hounded her, and her family, on a daily basis, flat out making crap up (like that she, personally, shot wolves from the air). They claimed her baby was not her own; used despicable language to attack her, and her family; sent numerous reporters to Wasilla to dig up dirt on her ; AP reporters “factchecked” her book; accused her of being an accomplice to murder, her email hacked by the son of a Democrat congressman, political operatives filing endless bogus ethic charges designed to bankrupt a working family with a special need toddler and much more.

    The media went through pages and pages of Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails from Palin’s term as governor), looking for damning information that could wipe Sarah Palin from America’s political scene.

    What they found was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. Those emails revealed a hard-working, committed public servant. Even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant……..not exactly what the death squads of WaPo, the NYT, and other mainstream outlets had in mind.

    There were no sex scandals, no lewd twitter photos, no misuse of taxpayer dollars, and no malicious behavior, whatsoever. Just a governor doing her job.

    This scenario is in sharp contrast to the manner in which the media handled Barack Obama, whom it woefully failed to properly investigate in 2007-08.

    The media , Hollywood and the REP establishment have done everything they can to vilify Sarah Palin and her family but despite a massive effort to destroy her, she is still on her feet and making a difference in the political world.

    By the way, if Obama received half of the bad press that Sarah Palin does, his favorables would be in the low 30’s

    • SCinGB

      That. was. awesome.

      Thanks Timbet.

  • Steve_J

    Sarah Palin endorsed people in primaries and went and spoke for them. Rove endorsed people in primaries and when his endorsed candidate didn’t win, proceeded to trash the Republican candidate who did. As it turns out maybe we would have been better off as a country had GWB not finished out his second term that consisted of so called “nation building”, the first auot bailout, and tarp and who can forget “too big to fail”.

  • Jack Deth

    Power continuously shifts and started slipping through Rove’s fingers during Bush II when “Go along to get along” was in vogue. Not surprisingly, Rove has not changed that mindset while the rest of the nation’s conservatives have.

    A “wise” architect would have built upon the sea change/rout of 2010. Set the tone and help destroy Obama in 2012. Rove didn’t. Fought vigorously against the new blood in the House and Senate. And Obama is now riding roughshod with Executive Orders that bypass the Legislature altogether.

    Rove may not like losing to a girl, but it’s way past time for him to go!

  • goldwater89

    Who cares what this woman has to say

    1. She’s not bright

    2. She’s a quitter

    3. She has a 34% approval rating in Alaska

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/02/08/alaska-poll-sen-begich-popular-palin-unpopular/

    • blueniner

      Yeah? Goldwater would love her!

      • $36103485

        Goldwater was an exceedingly smart man and could sense shallowness from a great distance. He had no love for vapid people looking to cash in on the movement. He would have no love for the grifter granny.

        • Randall Silverman

          Yeah, and he told you this personally did he? I’m as presumptuous as can be, but even I hesitate to put words into dead politicians’ mouths. You were the kind of kid in school that always raised their hand even though they didn’t know the answer weren’t you?

        • Jack Deth

          “Grifter granny”?

          That definition more closely fits Nancy Pelosi or Diane Feinstein.

          • $36103485

            “ir?” What does that mean? Pelosi and Feinstein have jobs.

          • Jack Deth

            And their job is shaking down their constituents though destructive legislation and ridiculously excessive taxation. While constantly pleading the poor mouth to far too sensitive, knee jerk, liberal talking point wastes of breaths like you.

          • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

            bbbbbbbbbbahahahahahaha this idiot actually thinks those two hags work.

          • blueniner

            LOL grifter?…. Hitalry Clinton and her bulb nose husband win the “Grifter” awards, you can also throw in” carpetbagger” as well, but bag lady Hitalry, fits just fine!

        • $23629333

          Did Goldwater know the difference between “cajones” and “cojones”?

          • $36103485

            He would know she lacked them both. She is a quitter and a bench warmer.

          • DeeDEEthree

            And you’re a LOSER who can’t even run a business, except into the ground. PATHETIC.

          • $36103485

            DeeDee, why did the grifter granny finish dead last in the CPAC straw poll. Even after that great speech, her biggest speech of 2013? I’ll steal a line from “Best in Show.” wahhappen?

        • blueniner

          Hey Johnny busy day trying to keep up with all the Palin threads, oh so much work to do for wittle Johnny B.Bad, when does your plane leave to the “Turd World” trust fund baby?

          • $36103485

            I’m so thankful it leaves tomorrow. I could have missed the canned ham calling the grifter queen a quitter on fox news and the only response was a chuckle.

          • blueniner

            The little” Turd Blossum” had a bad day yesterday the CPACers kicked his little chubby azz yesterday and he was a little raw this morning, so like all good little misogynists he picks Sarah to take a cheap shot, thats ok, the “clean-up hitter” Levin wil take care of Rove on his Monday show, get the popcorn……..

          • $36103485

            Grifter Granny had a bad day there also. Last place, dead last, in the CPAC straw poll? Those are her people. Then a canned ham called her a quitter on fox and all they do is laugh? Unflippinbelievable.

          • DeeDEEthree

            Straw polls are worthless (much like you).they bus people in to vote for them and pay people to vote for them. Remember Michele Bachman won(she actually spend 2 million to win) the Iowa straw poll, that worked out so well for her that she came in last place when it really mattered.

          • $36103485

            No one was bused in. Those were the attendees voting. He people. They supposedly love her, heard her speech and then gave her 3% of the vote. Wahhappen?

          • blueniner

            I told you they were Paulites there,hey dominate CPAC guess you dont know how CPAC works, but that is ok, it is over your head. Talked to several folks that were there, the Paulites were everywhere handing out stuff, you might want to put your attention on Rand, instead of being a one note horn player. You betcha!

          • DeeDEEthree

            Hey JMM why don’t you start another buisness so that one can also go belly up like your last one did. SAD PATHETIC LOSER, even your own Mother agrees you are a WORTHLESS PATHETIC MORON.

          • $36103485

            DeeDee, has anyone dared to mention the last place finish in the CPAC straw poll at the pee pond? Or are they still having problems with Disqus?

          • DeeDEEthree

            Unlike you she has a Mother who LOVES her, your Mother is embarrassed to have you as her child, she wishes she had Sarah for a daughter, but all she had was a WORTHLESS INCOMPETENT LOSER WHO IS A BIGGGGGG FAILURE. How sad to bad, you’re not even a child a Mother could love.

          • $36103485

            Her Mother worked for “Drop zone Bill” before it was known he was an FBI informant. She thought she was working for a right wing militia member. Grifter Granny is looking so much more like her mom everyday. Wahhappen?

          • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

            OOOOOOOOooooooo a real conspiracy there. BBBBBBBBAabbaababahahahhahahahahahahaha

          • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

            Yeah…a leftist from the church of perpetual hate & stupidity. we know, you hate her, we get it. move on.

          • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

            You must learn to laugh at people like this character. He belongs in a mental institution. Or a house of ill repute. He’s a lilliputian who claims he’s secure and happy in his life yet he is like a broken record on threads like these.

          • DeeDEEthree

            JMM has a lot of time on his hands since he ran his business into the ground. You know that saying “A CHILD ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE”, well that doesn’t apply to JMM his own mother thinks he is a WORTHLESS PATHETIC LOSER.

          • $36103485

            I mean, dead last in the CPAC straw poll Saturday and called a quitter on fox News Sunday. How long does it take to fire up the quitter twitter. Is she going to take that from the canned ham? Unflippinbelievable.

          • DeeDEEthree

            Thats better then what your Mother calls you, a PATHETIC EMBARRASMENT of a LOSERRRRRRR.

            Rove is a Rino Loser, You have a lot in common, you are both BIGGG TIME LOSERRRRRS.

          • $36103485

            Rove only had 3% less of the straw poll vote at CPAC than the granny grifter. Wahhapen?

          • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

            It’s funny how such people are always telling us we shouldn’t name call.

        • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

          According to the left, Goldwater whacko in 1964. In 2013, he’s a smart man according to the left. The left, like with Rove Reagan and Goldwater, they will praise those who they once demonized to TRY and make the new threat look bad.

          • $36103485

            I’m not the left. Move along.

    • Timbet

      ” She’s not bright”
      ——–

      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.
      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.

      During Sarah Palin’s first year in office, three of her administrations major proposed pieces of legislation passed—an overhaul of the state’s ethics laws, a competitive process to construct a natural gas pipeline and a restructuring of Alaska’s oil valuation formula.

      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.

      After the 2008 election Sarah Palin helped lead Republicans to the greatest congressional victory in several generations during the 2010 election;she has endorsed 73 candidates for the US House of Representatives and Senate; state governors and attorney generals. Her success rate is at 69%.
      18 out of 20 targets in her Take Back the 20 campaign ; this is a 90% success rate!

      Sarah Palin also had a very strong hand in the party’s few successes during this election . Sarah Palin campaigned for constitutional conservatives llike Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Paul Gosar, resulting in 5 conservatives being elected to the Senate and 32 conservatives to the House.

      In 2010, Sarah Palin backed South Carolina’s Tim Scott. He won in 2010 and he won the re-election. She backed other African Americans like Allen West and Mia Love. Both of those candidates narrowly lost their races by 2,000 votes in the case of Love and 1,000 votes in the case of West.

      Sarah Palin has also penned commentary on such topics as the unrest in Libya, the protests in Wisconsin, Obama’s 2012 budget proposal and State of the Union address, getting tough with Iran and standing with Iranians who seek democracy, challenging the specifics of President Obama’s energy policy, the omnibus spending bill, defeating the New START, opposition to state bailouts, tax policy, a message to Republican freshmen in Congress, opposition to quantitative easing, and more.

      She has repeatedly been a leading voice—via television appearances and speaking engagements—against the dangers of ObamaCare and the risks of President Obama’s approach to energy.

      Sarah Palin worked tirelessly to forward the commonsense conservative agenda she had always articulated and campaigned with and for those she believed best represented the values she believes are needed in government. And she continues her work to help put government back on the side of the people.

      • $36103485

        And she was a quitter. She believed what Chris Kyle said: “don’t quit unless your 60% of the way there or it gets too tough.”

        • Randall Silverman

          Somebody, put a couple of quarters on the turntable needle, it’s skipping again.

          • cvmoonshadow

            Yup skipping because that is all they have. But remember she has proven for 5 years now that you don’t need a title to be a leader. You just have to lead. Carl your number is up, retire, move over for the new generation. We will not sit down and shut up as much as you would like to see it. We are here and we are clear so get over yourself it is not about you it is about our kids and grand kids so don’t mess with US because you will loose. As far as I am concerned she didn’t quit she just re loaded and took off the handcuffs that the title imposed They didn’t like that because they just figured that she would just disappear Wrong again Rove her grass roots is still there and they are just waiting and keeping their powder dry for the right people she vets and gives her endorsement like Ted Cruz. Then her Army sends money bombs and they get support where the RNC will just not help them. .

          • blueniner

            LOL….

          • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

            yeah. the juxebox is spitting out shit.

    • Timbet

      “She’s a quitter”
      ———-

      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 and accomplished almost everything she set out to do in that time.

      Sarah Palin 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.

      http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

      Sarah Palin knew that for the sake of her state, her country, her family, and her political voice, it would be best if she stepped aside from the governorship.

      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!

    • Timbet

      “She has a 34% approval rating in Alaska”
      ———-

      Sarah Palin has been attacked and scrutinized like no one else; she’s probably the “cleanest” politician out there.

      There has not been one aspect of Palin’s life and career that has not been chewed over, criticized and lied about by her enemies; she has withstood the slings, barbs, bullets, and arrows that would have fallen a lesser person.

      Soon after Palin entered the national political scene as Arizona Sen. John McCain’s GOP running mate, she was attacked as a diva, a clothes hog, an irresponsible mother and a political mercenary. They dismissed what she achieved as mayor of her hometown, commissioner of the state’s oil and pipeline board and governor of America’s largest state.

      Sarah Palin’s enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her marriage, her children, her faith, and her wardrobe.

      The media distorted Palin’s positions and beliefs beyond recognition. And almost every word out of her mouth was spun as a “flub”.

      The media hounded her, and her family, on a daily basis, flat out making crap up (like that she, personally, shot wolves from the air). They claimed her baby was not her own; used despicable language to attack her, and her family; sent numerous reporters to Wasilla to dig up dirt on her ; AP reporters “factchecked” her book; accused her of being an accomplice to murder, her email hacked by the son of a Democrat congressman, political operatives filing endless bogus ethic charges designed to bankrupt a working family with a special need toddler and much more.

      The media went through pages and pages of Palin Emails (24,000+ pages of emails from Palin’s term as governor), looking for damning information that could wipe Sarah Palin from America’s political scene.

      What they found was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. Those emails revealed a hard-working, committed public servant. Even the mainstream media has been forced to concede that Palin was a conscientious, transparent, and effective public servant……..not exactly what the death squads of WaPo, the NYT, and other mainstream outlets had in mind.

      There were no sex scandals, no lewd twitter photos, no misuse of taxpayer dollars, and no malicious behavior, whatsoever. Just a governor doing her job.

      This scenario is in sharp contrast to the manner in which the media handled Barack Obama, whom it woefully failed to properly investigate in 2007-08.

      The media , Hollywood and the REP establishment have done everything they can to vilify Sarah Palin and her family but despite a massive effort to destroy her, she is still on her feet and making a difference in the political world.

      By the way, if Obama received half of the bad press that Sarah Palin does, his favorables would be in the low 30’s

    • J. Cox

      She is smarter than you

      You dont leave rent free in her head…she does in yours

      I hope 50 different orgs all sue you and then you can go bankrupt…then tell me about quitting

      She is not running for anything in Alaska,so that 34% means exactly what?

      Let me know when you decide to run for office,till then…bring something useful to the discusion,not prog talking points.

  • http://www.wakeupblackamerica.blogspot.com/ goteki45

    It was because of Karl Rove and the real bush agenda in the second term is why Obama was elected in the first place. As much as I despise Obama. I was laughing my butt off on election night a few months ago when Rove was trying to cling to his credibility with his stupid dry erase board claiming the election wasn’t over. He looked like the fool that he is. I stand with Palin 24/7 over the likes of Rove anyway!!!

  • blueniner

    Nice try Karl you know why she left her term, it was folks like you and the Bushies and Obamaites and your friviolous lawsuits, you know the story, it has been documented, nice try for an old cheap shot.

    • $36103485

      People like Rove and the Bushies got her to tap out, scream “no mas,” fail to answer the bell, take a powder and quit. What good is she if a canned ham and east coast elite republicans can make her quit?

      • Randall Silverman

        More like endless progressive lawsuits costing her and her state so much money, time and energy to the detriment of being able to fulfill her duties as governor. East coast republicans wish beyond hope that they had what it took to affect her at all. Nice try, total fail.

        • cvmoonshadow

          She did what no other politicians ego would allow them to do and that was to remove the target. It was.the right thing for The People maybe not her but hey I admired her for it when I found out why I couldn’t blame her. I watched The Undefeated and learned why from an outside view than the normal obviously biased media. I like to hear it from the horses mouth perse and he interviewed the actual people who where there. That is what I wanted to hear. Unscripted and that is what I got. I don’t care what they call her. I will Stand with Sarah my Pepsi Super Big Gulp in held high in my hand.

      • sacha

        You are a f–king idiot. Sarah Palin didn’t get hit in the face with a
        frozen Smithfield ham; you azz clown it was Paula Deen. You are proof libs don’t have brains.

        • $36103485

          Rove is the canned ham and he did indeed smack her in the face.

      • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

        If that were to be true, Rove would never have responded. She butted heads with him already and she won both times. She helped Rick Perry back into office and she helped Ted Cruz into office. She doesn’t give up. She just picks a different battlefield. It’s someone who is playing checkers cannot understand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Lynn/1831312967 Sue Lynn

    Hey Karl Rove the same old Stale Tired old Lies will not work this time around!!!!

  • TonyMontana3

    So Sarah Palin is allowed to attack Rove but Rove shouldn’t say anything back?

    • wwbdinct

      I already told you! The answer is yes. Now STFU PP!

    • bucky321

      yes that is correct a mundo

  • Guest

    I’m sorry Karl could you lift one of your chins so we can understand what it is you are trying to say?

  • bri

    He quit on George Bush in the 2nd term after he screwed it up so bad. Arcitect of fail.

  • Bill Board

    Is it just me or does anyone else think Karl Rove resembles Porky Pig?

  • Gallatin

    Karl Rove please don’t go back to Texas and run for office, just go back to Texas and stay out of the Tea Party’s way.

  • blueniner

    Game on, The little “Turd Blossum” outed himself, Rove did what many of us knew, Rove was not the “Architect” of winning, he was the ” Architect” of sabataging Sarah Palin to remove her from the Romney/Bush Establishment machine, 2012 and beyond. Rove has had contempt for Sarah going back 4 years ago. Sarahs comment outed Rove and on Sunday Rove like all Liberal Misongynists, took his shot at Sarah Palin, not the others at CPAC that blasted him, but Sarah Palin.You are out of the closet now little “Turd Blossum”.

    • $36103485

      Why did she finish dead last in the CPAC straw poll?

      • blueniner

        Simple she is not in office, plus most of the CPACers are young Ron and Rand Paul Libertarian types, CPAC polls never guage anything, besides in the world of Politcs four years from now is an eternity, simple logic!

        • bucky321

          internet poll is not accurate

      • bucky321

        she didn’t pay any attendees .research a little more

        • $36103485

          Saving the money for another “bus to nowhere” tour?

      • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

        How many in the past won the meaningless straw poll and became president? lol.

  • michael s

    I love it. A snake fight. No sympathy for Palin or Rove.

    • bucky321

      she don’t need it child

  • kim

    Funny how he just can’t seem to face his own failures and must instead, point at others. Way to go, Karl. Maybe you can actually get someone elected next time, hmm? Everyone can be right, once

  • Timbet

    When Sarah Palin resigned as Governor, she was labeled a quitter. I assure you that if she hadn’t resigned, she would have been painted by many as a self-centered hypocrite who didn’t care about Alaska.

    They would have argued that she prioritized the preservation of her political future over the fact that frivolous ethics charges against her were draining the resources of the governor’s office.

    Several lawsuits and ethics complaints were filed against Palin when she returned from the campaign. These lawsuits were filed by a well-funded group of activists whose goal was to bog down her administration with lawsuits and paperworks & to bankrupt her middle class family. Palin was responsible for her own legal fees due to the ethic laws at the time. Palin accumulated almost $500,000 in legal bills. She & her staff were spending 80% of their time defending lawsuits & dealing with FOIA requests… that take an enormous amount of time to process… instead of doing the job she was elected to do.

    She resigned so the state could move forward.

    http://articles.ktuu.com/2009-07-09/ethics-complaints_24126005

  • poljunkie♪

    It’s kind of sad that FOX just couldn’t wait to have Rove on to address the Palin speech with him. It was just 5 or 6 weeks ago that Gov Palin worked on their network.

  • Exodus2011

    LOL, Tokyo Rove (Bless your Heart)

    your CRED is very much reduced Karl …. you see we all KNOW that you blew 400M $ on your handpicked GOPe-Backed Senate Candidates in 2012 ….. how many wins was that again, Karl?

    HA!

    #CrushROVE

  • Guest

    1. It’s an oath of office, not a suicide pact.

    2. If the Blossom (and most of the establishment, for that matter, really cared that much about the gov serving out her term, they should have been more forward about helping to make it possible. They weren’t

    3. If I were an architect, and the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns were buildings, I wouldn’t particularly be bragging about them.

    3. Whatever money Palin’s earned over the last few years, it’s couch cushion change compared to what the Republican and conservative establishment spent this last campaign. I’d say the gov’s been so much more cost effective it’s not even funny.

    • nc

      GREAT POINTS! Especially #2, I never heard anyone, not even Palin herself, mention that before.

    • $36103485

      Tables have turned(360 degrees, as brisdull would say) and now the former half-term governor knows what it feels like to have a bald has-been zing you form the fox news desk. Bam:)

      • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

        Yeah and you as a leftist, who has been demonizing the Rove for 8 years, you’re now siding with him over your blind hatred for Palin. Strange bedfellows.

        • $36103485

          Rove is a ham head but he is at least educated and not creating feral spawn like the grifter granny.

  • http://www.mrltavern.com/ Mr.L

    Last time I checked, Rove resigned from his post in the Bush admin. And yes it was due to pressure over the Valerie Plame incident.

  • [email protected]

    i have shortage of popcorn.. intertaining to see u guys fighting each other. i think this is the answer of prayer

  • [email protected]

    i have shortage of popcorn. anyone who has more?

  • michael s

    Sarah Palin is a good speaker, but I’m not clear what Sarah Palin does actually. Who said this Tucker Carlson. He said it on Mornings on the mall the show with Brian Wilson and Larry O Connor. He ripped her a new one . He said Rove’s comeback that one liner was UNDISTIBUTIBLY TRUE. Just go to youtube type Tucker Carlson on WMAL-AM 3-18-13.