Palin is in the perfect position to bring leadership? Excuse me?

What’s next for Sarah Palin?
By Bernie Quigley 
She seems at the moment to be finding a role as a general commentator, remarking on Ron Paul’s foreign policy and whatnot. That is, she seems to be at loose ends. There is much more she could do as an Alaskan, in terms of advancing regionalism and states as laboratories, as Rick Perry talks about it.

Palin’s role these past two years has been much as the La Passionara of the Tea Party movement. Seeing her at the Nashville Tea Party Congress at the beginning showed a connection to this rustic grassroots movement, which brought it to large recognition.

But something happened in the interim. Old-school professionals like Dick Armey commandeered the rising spirit and it became an unfocused conservative howl, and old-fashioned country rant against those effete Washington people.

The Tea Party has lost its original intent. State sovereignty issues as they are maturely discussed by Andrew Napolitano on Freedom Watch and Thomas Woods and Rick Perry and governors like Butch Otter of Idaho and candidates like Alaska’s Joe Miller and advanced by legislators like Delegate Jim LeMunyon of Virginia need some time to percolate. And there couldn’t be a better Petri dish than Alaska.

A sympathetic president like Perry cannot dictate these changes top down. They have to rise up from the states and governors must take the initiative. And the status of governors must be enhanced. Palin is in the perfect position to bring leadership to this new direction.

Richard Nixon brought forth a model of regionalization of needs and resources that could enable this vision, but it was ill-conceived culturally and the time was not right. The entire idea in the Jeffersonian view is to advance cohesive American cultures holistically as they mature. George Kennan recognized the need of shifting from global to regional in his last book, Round the Cragged Hill:

“I have often diverted myself, and puzzled my friends, by wondering how it would be if our country, while retaining certain of the rudiments of a federal government, were to be decentralized into something like a dozen constituent republics, absorbing not only the powers of the existing states but a considerable part of those of the present federal establishment. I could conceive of something like nine of these republics — let us say, New England; the Middle Atlantic states; the Middle West; the Northwest (from Wisconsin to the Northwest, and down the Pacific coast to central California); the Southwest (including southern California and Hawaii); Texas (by itself); the Old South; Florida (perhaps including Puerto Rico); and Alaska; plus three great self-governing urban regions, those of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles — a total of twelve constituent entities. To these entities I would accord a larger part of the present federal powers than one might suspect — large enough, in fact, to make most people gasp.”

It has been suggested here that a “supercommittee” of governors and former governors be formed to consider these issues and build a working framework for discussion and action. I can’t think of anyone better than Sarah Palin to form and chair such a group.


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Syrin
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 14:22:26

    Looky here…
    The view from under the bus…

    Oh yes, my dearest Sarah should lead such a committee; that is if it accepts half term governors as well. Rapture, Rapture, please hurry up and get here. I want to leave this place.
    BY Rebecca Mansour on 10/24/2011 at 11:49


    • Just_a_Mote
      Oct 24, 2011 @ 15:54:01

      Bernie Quigley is a fool. It is difficult to understand such a disconnect from the reality that is Sarah Palin. These people are just are not paying attention… at all.

      In addition, the RAM bit (quote?) has really piqued my interest.


      • Syrin
        Oct 24, 2011 @ 17:14:24

        Yes, that was a quote ( I assume) from the comment section on The Hill website. She’s the second one from the top. And, I commented on the second page.

    • californiacruisin
      Oct 24, 2011 @ 19:38:33

      Was that tweeted by RAM? Is she out of exile?


    • Julian
      Oct 24, 2011 @ 20:16:49

      Oh please. Has he stopped taking his reality pills? “A sympathetic president like Perry cannot dictate these changes top down”. No such animal exists, and if it did should be put down like a rabid dog. Palin is just waking up to the fact that she’s become absolutely irrelevant in the political debate and it’s driving her insane. Sorry, more insane. The sooner someone pulls the publicity plug on her the better.


  2. shughes2853
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 17:30:02

    well, isn’t that interesting?? Is it really her or a copycat trying to appear to be her? Cause that just makes me smile….it’s just getting so damn crowded and noisy under that bus! heh-heh!


  3. Sally
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 18:13:47

    Anyone embracing anything Nixon did loses all credibility in my book. hen his adoration for the idiot Palin and the terrible “I have no trouble sleeping at night after maybe having innocent people killed” Texas Governor nails it. And what did Kennan propose? 12 separate countries? If you cede federal power to 12 areas of the country, chaos will result. If you cede any sort of administration of this plan to Sarah Palin, it will never even happen. Go for it.


  4. dlbvet
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 21:51:56

    I’m so confused by this whole “let’s split up the United States of America thing.” I mean, the argument for States’ Rights really implies that each state would be a country unto itself. Correct? And then that would mean we’d have 50 different countries, plus Mexico and Canada, on the continent of North America. Or, as the author of the article suggests, nine different entities (plus Canada and Mexico). How exactly is that supposed to work and then does the United States of America simply cease to exist? That’s what I don’t get about all the extreme States’ Rights views. We could no longer be the US of A, cause we certainly wouldn’t be united. We’d be majorly divided…in 50 different ways. Ahhhh…that’s it. We’d become the Divided States of America.
    Wonder how that’d work out in the end. Then we’d have no need of a President. Ha! Do the States’ Rights people realize that? Geez, I could go on and on. Sorry. I have simply been very irritated by the whole notion of states’ rights for some time now.


  5. WakeUpAmerica
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 03:45:47

    Palin is a dictator wannabe. Any leading she did would be over a cliff and into a looney bin. She wants all the power and glory and none of the work.


  6. Rondo
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 03:57:39

    “It has been suggested here that a “supercommittee” of governors and former governors be formed to consider these issues and build a working framework for discussion and action.?????????????”

    What category does Sarah Palin fit into?

    Governor? Noooooooooo…. never completed a single term!

    Former Governor? Nooooo… she just got up and quit for selfish reasons!


  7. lorca1x
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 05:16:17

    Has the US gone crazy???? I cannot believe all the “magical thinking” going on. Sarah opened the doors to all the insane ideas and “crazy” people and led them out into the light. We will spend years if not decades cleaning up the mess she created.


    • Syrin
      Oct 25, 2011 @ 13:36:30

      Welcome Thanks for your comment.
      “Magical thinking” is a good way to define this political kaos going on. Magical thinking is best thought of as pre-rational of non-reasoning. Several types of magical thinking are prevalent in American culture and influence political decisions made in both parties. However, it’s apparent very few are thinking about what it’s going to take to stabilize OUR country’s economic and social distress. And, those who have talk about solutions that can benefit all Americans are magically ignored!


  8. g
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 05:32:40

    Sarah Palin would be the perfect tool for the Koch Brothers. She’d be so focused on her own personal issues and vendetta they could be able to manipulate her all they want.


  9. 'sconny gal
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 07:10:09

    she has already been the perfect tool and still is if the price is right,


  10. climber357
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 08:30:12

    Palinbots refer to Sarah as ¨Governor Palin¨ because they believe she is still the Governor of Alaska and that Parnell fella is an impostor.

    This would make Palin ¨Madame President of the Confederate States of America.¨


  11. Sally Heath
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 10:13:20

    That Alaskan skank could not even keep her uneducated sex starved retards out of trouble and out of the maternity ward and she thinks she is a leader.

    Who is Sarah Palin kidding?


  12. Sammy
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 12:23:39

    This is off topic but I hope that you view the video and pass it along.

    “I am NOT Disappointed in President Obama”

    This 6-minute video is a MUST-SEE! This gentleman quietly, decisively, and succinctly sums up why President Barack Obama is the epitome of “Promises Made and Promises Kept” and why some progressives and liberals are misguided in their expectations and criticisms of the POTUS.


  13. akbagirly
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 12:36:37

    Does anyone up here follow Sarah Palin’s ‘lead’ any more?

    I believe that she is quite disliked by the Republicans in our legislature, so who exactly would she be leading? The Alaska Independence Party?


  14. moinkslinger
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 09:26:36

    Sarah has said she would not run unless there was an earthquake and it would be God’s signal for her to run for POTUS. Sarah, there was an earthquake in Turkey. Was the earthquake God’s call to the Turkey in Wasilla to run?

    Sarah, the northern lights were seen in Arkansas. Was that God’s call for you to run for President of Arkansas? If you became the president of Arkansas where there are a majority of hillbillies, you could built your presidential library near the Clinton library. Clinton’s library is in the town of Hope and Palin’s library could be 20 miles down the road in the town of Hope Not.


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