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    What’s doing?

    Palin’s appearance on Greta last night certainly leaves the impression she’s not running, and the reasons she articulated may very well be what she is thinking, not just cover talk:

    If someone doesn’t deeply want it, they should not run. Chris Christie (regardless of his merits) didn’t want it badly enough, so he was right to not run. I wonder about reluctant candidate like Rick Perry, who initially said not interested then was interested. Perhaps his first few weeks reflected lingering ambivalence — although since the last debate he seems fired up.  Maybe the harsh reaction to the last debate was just what Perry needed, and in the long run will be a benefit because it got him and his campaign focused.

    What else is happening?

    Added:  How about this, Iran ‘steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya’.

    From the comments:
    Pakistan on the Brink
    Rick Perry sorry for the “heart” line

    Something I can’t bring myself to do a whole post on: Meghan McCain is a total fool like totally and a total bully and totally humorless and totally pathetic and she even totally lied about me, too, and I hope that one totally day she totally gets what’s totally coming to her, namely, everyone totally ignoring her.


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    huskers-for-palin | September 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Palin strategy,

    “All war is based upon deception.”

    —Sun Tzu

    LukeHandCool | September 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Re: Meghan McCain

    I never thought I’d hear Professor Jacobson play the Valley Girl card.

    LukeHandCool (who lived in Encino for a year and found it totally bitchen, and who loves a good catty cat fight between a professor and Meghan McCain)

    I don’t know if you know of or read The Blog Prof, but he’s just had to quit blogging to keep his job:

    Know nothings who whine about anonymous bloggers being anonymous need to understand that being conservative in academia (without tenure, and even with it) is truly dangerous to our livelihoods and ability to work in our chosen, and loved, field. We’re not cowards, we just want to do what we love and be able to support our families. But we can’t do that because open-minded, tolerant, and diverse are the very last things that academia is. If you don’t think like them, you are literally forced into either silence or out of your profession completely.

    Juba Doobai! | September 29, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Palin’s running, and I don’t question her electability. She’s bright, knowledgeable, articulate, and has taken the leading position on ALL the major issues of the day. Why should I settle for second best by choosing someone else? The election is not November 2011, so I have no problem waiting for Palin to announce her candidacy. I believe she’s already decided to run, but the delay is in the announcement of the candidacy. THe timing of that, she wants to be exquisite.

    Of course there is another factor working for Palin. As candidates falter in the demolition derby their staffs, supporters, volunteers, and donors have to move elsewhere or sit it out. These are people with enthusiasm, good hearts, motivation, experience, knowledge and connections in this race and in politics. Some, possibly many, of these people may eventually end up on team Palin. Ironically the much vaunted early entrants create a training and testing ground for the future Palin organization.

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