“Hey Lisa Murkowski, I can see 2022 from my house…”
— Sarah Palin, on Twitter.
“Hey Lisa Murkowski, I can see 2022 from my house…”
— Sarah Palin, on Twitter.
Track Palin, the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, “will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans tied to a separate assault case,” CBS News reports.
“The Department of Corrections will determine if he serves time at the halfway house or behind bars.”
“Sarah Palin’s oldest son has been arrested on new domestic violence charges in Alaska,” TMZ reports.
“Track Palin was busted Friday night after Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a disturbance at his home in Wasilla. Cops say their investigation revealed he assaulted a female acquaintance at the residence, then took her phone away when she tried to call authorities.”
“Track allegedly resisted the troopers while being placed under arrest as well.”
With her children grown, Sarah Palin told the Daily Mail that she and her husband are ready to leave their home in Wasilla, Alaska and “get outside and do more.”
Said Palin: “We’re not going to be holed up in Wasilla, Alaska the rest of our life.”
She added: “I want to do something that will influence our culture. To really remind people how important a work ethic is and to try to erase a lot of this idea that people have that government owes them anything. Or that anybody owes them anything.”
Amber Phillips: “McCain ostensibly had plenty of time to orchestrate his memorial services as he battled brain cancer for a year before his death Saturday. That he would choose not to have his own vice presidential pick at his memorial service can be interpreted as a neon flashing signal to the world not just about his own personal regrets in life but how concerned he was about the rise of Trumpism — and perhaps his role in it.”
Sarah Palin told the Daily Mail that Sen. John McCain, who picked her as his vice presidential running mate in 2008, was surrounded by “disloyal” people.
Said Palin: “I think it’s unfortunate that he had people around him—and they continued to be around him for a very long time—who weren’t serving him well.”
She added: “I think that’s unfortunate because he had some strange people around him and… disloyal people, and you know, I don’t say that as like hate speech or griping about it, it’s just a fact they were just some not nice people.”
Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt explained on the Words Matter podcast how Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) settled on Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Said Schmidt: “I have regret about that every day that I wake up. But what happened here was — that my idea, and McCain supported it, was that he was going to pick Joe Lieberman.”
He continued: “What happened though is Lindsey Graham went out, not maliciously, but he let the secrets spill, it leaked when he was talking to a group of activists in South Carolina, and within a very short period of time we had heard from Limbaugh from Hannity, directly from President Bush, from Karl Rove saying ‘you can’t do it.”
“British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has a mysterious new show about America on Showtime, and it’s sure to fit in fit in nicely with the current political climate by trolling politicians who hit their apex years ago,” The Week reports.
Sarah Palin revealed in a Facebook post, that like former Vice President Dick Cheney, she had been “duped” by Cohen: “I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian.'”
“Oh yes, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I woulda pushed back harder on some of those who were trying to mold me into something that I was not during the campaign. I would’ve pushed back and gotten more truth out there, but heck yeah.”
— Sarah Palin, quoted by TPM, on whether she would run for office again.
The Anchorage Daily News reports it was Sarah Palin who called 911 over the weekend to say her son, Track, was “freaking out and was on some type of medication.”
The younger Palin was arrested on assault and burglary charges after he repeatedly hit his father, Todd Palin, at the family home.
“Track Palin, the eldest son of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges,” the Alaska Dispatch News reports.
“Track Palin appeared in state court in Palmer earlier in the day on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief charges, court records showed. The records indicated all the charges involved domestic violence.”
“His legal troubles have prompted his mother in the past to question the support available for military veterans like him who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress.”
“People know that I’m probably packing, so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.”
— Sarah Palin, when asked by NBC News if she had ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
“He was deplorable before being deplorable was cool.”
— Sarah Palin, quoted by the Birmingham News, campaigning for Roy Moore (R) in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race.
Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation over a recent editorial tying one of her political action committee ads to a 2011 mass shooting that severely wounded Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and killed six people, the New York Post reports.
The paper said Palin incited the shooting, which left Giffords with a severe brain injury, through an ad from her PAC that put “Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.”
The Times later issued a correction.
In an interview with Breitbart, Sarah Palin slammed House Republicans’ healthcare proposal, predicting that President Trump “will step in an fix it.”
Palin began her interview dubbing the bill “RINO-care” and saying it still had aspects of “socialism” about it.
Said Palin: “Remember this is government-controlled healthcare, the system that requires enrollment in an unaffordable, unsustainable, unwanted, unconstitutional continuation of government-run medicine, and even in this new quasi-reformed proposal, there is still an aspect of socialism,” said Palin, a Trump ally. That’s the whole premise here.”
USA Today: “As the Conservative Political Action Conference kicked off just outside of Washington this week, there was one name noticeably missing from the roster of speakers: Sarah Palin.”
“The former Alaska governor used to be a rock star at the annual conservative gathering. But this year she wasn’t invited to CPAC.”
Sarah Palin has officially shut down Sarah PAC as of the end of 2016, the Washington Post reports.
“What the closure of Palin’s PAC — and the remarkably small amount of spending on actual candidates for office — makes clear is that a) her time as a national leader for Republicans is over and b) Palin’s prime interest was never really anything other than promoting her own political brand.”
Sarah Palin called Donald Trump’s deal to save roughly 1,000 jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana “crony capitalism.”
Wrote Palin: “When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent.”
She added: “Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.”
Goddard spent more than a decade as managing director and chief operating officer of a prominent investment firm in New York City. Previously, he was a policy adviser to a U.S. Senator and Governor.
Goddard is also co-author of You Won - Now What? (Scribner, 1998), a political management book hailed by prominent journalists and politicians from both parties. In addition, Goddard's essays on politics and public policy have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country.
Goddard earned degrees from Vassar College and Harvard University. He lives in New York with his wife and three sons.
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