No Quit in the Hagiographers

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July 3, 2009 6:39 p.m.
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BEFORE:

Rod Dreher, Dallas Morning News, Sept. 7, 2008:

She’s a fighter, this one. And worth fighting for. Come what may in November, we now know what the future of the GOP and the conservative movement looks like.

Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 4, 2008:

Sarah Palin may come from the backwoods of Alaska, but she has the heart of a street fighter.

Jim Wooten, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sept. 3, 2008:

Republicans want a fighter. I do believe they have one in Gov. Sarah Palin.

AFTER:

David Brody, CBN, today:

Oh and by the way, the last time I checked, her nickname is “Sarah Barracuda.” Palin is a fighter.

Palin spokesperson Meghan Stapleton, quoted by the AP, today:

Palin remaining as governor is not good for Alaska, given the “political bloodsport” by her critics, Stapleton said. Stepping down is a “fighter’s move,” Stapleton said, essentially Palin stepping around political barriers in her way and pursuing her vision.

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