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Hermain Cain: Not Your Next President, Your Next Sarah Palin

Though he maintains that he's a devoted Christian, Herman Cain looks to be a man made in her image.

Six weeks before Herman Cain decided to "suspend" his campaign for president, we brought you some pre-harassment, pre-affair words of wisdom. It's only a matter of time before Fox News comes calling.

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The Almost-Candidate: The Sarah Palin School of Activism

Sarah Palin joins the ranks of political rabble-rousers who'd rather threaten to run for president than deal with the mundane task of governing.


It's been three years almost to the day since Sarah Palin first appeared on our television screens, and it's been three years minus a few months since we've all been speculating whether she'll run for president in 2012. Lately, it's become pretty clear that she probably wouldn't win the nomination if she did run, let alone the general election. Her refusal to confirm her candidacy has elicited frustration, scorn, and even viciousness from the media, but her method is hardly innovative. Threatening to run for president is a tried-and-true strategy to get people to listen to you, and Sarah Palin is employing it brilliantly.

Sure, a lot of people think Palin is a megalomaniac. She's been accused of opportunism, of having too little substance and too much folksy rhetoric. Many journalists have theorized that she's leaving her decision about the campaign to the last minute so that she can squeeze out as much money from her speaking gigs as possible. (Conversely, there are those who think she has to run for president, or else the jig—and the cash flow—is up.) I too see the disingenuous gleam in her eye, and it makes her success all the more irritating.

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The Donald Has a Point: Why Do We Care About Sarah Palin's Emails?

Sarah Palin may be a media obsession, but she's not an elected official anymore. Let's stop digging through her email.


Ever since Sarah Palin's 24,199 printed pages of emails were released to the public, I've been trying to figure out why I don't care. Is it Palin fatigue? Did I have a hunch that nothing fascinating would come out of it?

Well, I never thought I'd say this, but I found myself agreeing with Donald Trump as I watched this Fox News clip earlier today. Trump called the Sarah Palin email expedition “a witch hunt,” and said it was “really very dangerous for this country.” Instead, he suggested, “how about going through Anthony Weiner’s emails?”

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Sarah Palin, Tea Partier in Name Only, Defends Big Oil Subsidies

Sarah Palin thinks that $4 billion is "just a drop in the bucket." Would her Tea Party supporters agree?

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Buried in the odd poetry of Sarah Palin's live commentary on oil subsidies is this bombshell:

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Obama Barely Leads Trump in New 2012 Presidential Poll

A new poll looking toward the 2012 presidential election has Republican challengers gaining on Obama.


President Obama has certainly seen better days than today, when a new Daily Beast-Newsweek poll has found him to be almost neck and neck with unlikely 2012 presidential candidate Donald Trump. To be more precise, an individual head-to-head ballot test for president had Obama with just a two-point lead over Trump (43-41), who has no professional political experience whatsoever, and who has only said in passing that he might like to be president.

"The Donald" is a long shot, of course, but more worrisome for Obama are the real Republican frontrunners. The poll showed Obama tied with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and he's only two points ahead of Mitt Romney (49-47). The president is, however, still destroying Sarah Palin in polling, with a nearly 10-point lead (50-41).

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