Former Alaskan Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Fox News on Monday that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann should put an end to her campaign.
“She has a lot to offer, also, but I don't think it is her time this go-around,” Palin said of Bachmann to Fox News. “And I believe that unless she, too, wants to spend her own money or borrowing money and perhaps go into debt, which – heaven forbid – you do that to your family?” Palin added.
Bachmann, who has been behind in the Iowa polls for several weeks before Tuesday’s Iowa caucus, ran television ads on Monday reminding Iowa voters of her opposition to President Obama’s health care plan and her Waterloo, Iowa, birthplace. more >>
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow can add another fan to the list: political pundit Sarah Palin. Palin gave a symbolic wink and a nod in Tebow’s direction when she said she respects what the young Denver Broncos player stands for.
“Oh, I am so pro-Tebow. You know he is so unashamed of his savior, Jesus of Nazareth,” Palin said on Fox News after being asked her opinion of the controversial quarterback. “He knows Jesus is going to rock your world when you give it over to him, and he's bold about it, and he knows that the son of God should be honored and praised. Tebow does that and I respect it.”
Palin isn’t the first political figure to jump aboard the Tebow train. In last week’s GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared that he wants to be the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses. more >>
For those who have been holding their breath waiting to see if Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012, they can finally exhale. The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has announced she will not enter the 2012 GOP primary for president announced in an interview with radio talk show host Mark Levin late Wednesday. However, most analysts are not surprised at her decision.
“I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States,” Palin wrote in a statement. “As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.”
Kyle Kondik, a political analyst who works with Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, wasn’t surprised by Palin’s decision. more >>
Nancy French’s writing career is now on the fast track. In addition to Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle and Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War (co-written with her husband, David French), she is now hoping to publish a political suspense novel in the coming months.
But what made French a New York Times bestselling author was the memoir she co-wrote the Bristol Palin, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.
For starters, the way she met Bristol Palin is just as interesting as the book itself. more >>
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin attacked President Obama and “corporate crony capitalism” in a populist speech delivered at the Tea Party of America rally in Indianola, Iowa, on Saturday. Though the speech sounded much like one of a presidential contender, she did not announce whether or not she has decided to run.
“Some of us saw this day coming,” Palin said. She then reminded the crowd that it was the three-year anniversary of the day she spoke at the Republican National Convention and accepted the nomination to be vice president of the United States. She read part of that speech in which she described what she thought an Obama presidency would entail.
“In my speech, I asked America, 'when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, what exactly is Barack Obama's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish, after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet? The answer is, to make government bigger, to take more of your money, to give more of it to others, and to take more orders from Washington. And, to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world.'” more >>
It’s probably not shocking news to learn that Fox News’ personalities go easier on their colleague Sarah Palin than other networks do. However, what has created a media stir up this week was just how honest two personalities, Greg Gutfeld and Bob Beckel, were when talking about their coverage of Palin on Wednesday.
Gutfeld and Beckel, co-host of the Fox News program, The Five, were discussing Palin’s defense of the Tea Party this week. Gutfield announced that he felt awkward when talking about the possible GOP candidate because to him she is “like a coworker.”
“If I say something bad and I see her in the hallway I feel really awkward and wrong," Gutfeld said. more >>