Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dan Riehl On Palin Vs Perry-Insightful & The Right Conclusion/Rove Thinks (Hilariously) Palin Might Fail Media Scrutiny If She Runs

Dan Reihl and Karl rove concepts-from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Rove,in full petulent mode on greta van Susteren's program got on his high horse about Palin being upset with insider pundits making a framework for her declaring her candidacy. Rove did this famously on Fox.

Rove denied he ever said she would declare on September 3rd. Let's see what he did say however;

Former Bush advisor Karl Rove says he believes former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will enter the Republican presidential race sometime around Labor Day.  
Appearing on Fox News Saturday morning, Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity." Rove also cited a new campaign-style video Palin has released on her recent visit to the Iowa State Fair as evidence Palin is gearing up for a run.
Palin will be the keynote speaker at the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Iowa September 3.  The event location was recently moved from Waukee, Iowa, to Indianola, Iowa to accommodate a larger crowd.
"This is her last chance," Rove said.  "She either gets in or gets out [after the Iowa visit].  I think she gets in."

No wonder Palin was upset by these remarks from such a high profile insider. Contrary to what Rove said it is hardly being "thin skinned" to object to such a categorical statement 'either she's in  (Labor Day) or she's out". But the hilarious part was at the end when a clearly worked up Rove said that she had to get a thicker skin as if she was so thin skinned she would be unlikely to stand up to the scrutiny that would follow her declaration of candidacy

Clearly Rove has been somewhere else beside the USA, or is so deep in his Beltway bubble that he hasn't noticed that no one-absolutely no one-has been more the subject of media scrutiny, lies, innuendo, salaciousness, distortions, personal attacks, the media's idiotic coverage of the Alaskan email disaster, than Sarah Palin and she is still standing tall. There is nothing further the media can "scrutinize" about Palin ( but they haven't even got started on Perry.

Dan Riehl of the influential "Riehl World View" Blog set out the Perry vs Palin argument with insight and clarity and, I believe, draws the right conclusions.

Perry Versus Palin

Simply an observation from watching the goings and comings on the Internet and how various voices and forces seem to be aligning themselves as relates to their support for Rick Perry or Sarah Palin. This isn't a cut and driedobservation and it may change in time. Also, most groups seem to have room for supporters of either one and by observing it, I'm not making a declarative statement that I'm supporting one or the other. Ultimately, that may turn out to be a mostly unconscious decision. One then finds themselves where they are after taking time to evaluate and interact with people in both camps. 
For what it's worth, I'm getting a sense that, within the conservative movement, Perry may come to more represent the old line conservative movement, much of which is seriously compromised as a result of having been established in Washington for so long.
At the same time, I'm getting a sense that if the movement is to truly be re-energized and move forward from something it's been for decades - something already bound up in Washington - it may take a Sarah Palin to move forward along that path. If that does become the case, the two paths do lead to a different place.
Ultimately, I believe the older line path - Perry, ultimately may only lead to more of the same - a lot of good talk, but not a lot of change. It may take Sarah Palin, or a Sarah Palin,  or some number of them over time to truly re-vitalize the conservative movement in America. But I'm far from certain of it at this point, it's simply beginning to look that way.
Finally, for any Perry supporters already suggesting well, he's just always been of the Palin camp -which I have not and am not at present, try to bring a little more intelligence to the debate, or go debate someone else, or invoke someone else's name. Your boring"

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