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A Sarah Palin candidacy would offer Republicans hope

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 | Republicans | 4 Comments

BY PAUL OWEN

The explosion of interest in Sarah Palin’s future after Friday’s surprise announcement that she is standing down as governor of Alaska – 191 comments and counting on this story, 80 on this one – probably proves Vanity Fair’s Todd Purdum right when he called her “the sexiest and the riskiest brand in the Republican party”. It looks like she is now getting ready to test that image with the country at large.

So is John McCain’s former running mate really running for president? Palin’s resignation statement was unclear on exactly why she was stepping down, beyond explaining that she would be handing over to Sean Parnell almost immediately to stave off her becoming a lame duck. Parnell said yesterday that she had resigned due to the legal costs of ethics investigations against her, an issue she also made reference to.

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Editors review the week

Friday, February 20th, 2009 | TV and text | No Comments

Each Friday Realpundits editors Paul Owen, Arnold Vis and Daniel Washburn discuss the political news of the week.

This week they talk about the Obama Administration’s performance so far, the GOP’s strategy and the NY Post cartoon controversy.
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Election night in New York

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 | Obama and the Dems | No Comments

Paul Owen’s report from an ecstatic Manhattan on November 4.

When I visited New York for the 2004 election, the atmosphere was so charged and tense that the following exchange happened outside a nightclub in the Meatpacking district.

Girl: So you’ve come over for the election? Who are you supporting?

Me (sarcastically): Well, Bush of course.

And then she took a swing at me, with such force that she clattered on to the pavement as I stepped back startled out of the way.

This year it was different.

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Previewing McCain and Obama’s final debate - Real Pundits podcast

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 | TV and text | 6 Comments

Join Real Pundits editors Arnold Vis and Paul Owen to discuss tomorrow’s final presidential debate. Will John McCain bring up Bill Ayers? Whose policies on the economic crisis will resonate best with the voters? Click on the video to listen to the podcast and have your say below.

After the jump: part two of the podcast.

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