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Palin to run Veteran Affairs! (Hope so)

JRLJRL MemberPosts: 355 Member
She will get our veterans the services they deserve

Kick ass and take names... you go girl!

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November 30, 2016 - 01:35 PM EST
Palin under consideration to head Veterans Affairs: report


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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is under consideration to serve as the secretary of Veterans Affairs in Donald Trump's administration, ABC News reported Wednesday.

A Palin aide told ABC News that Palin told Trump transition officials in recent days that she feels "as though the megaphone I have been provided can be used in a productive and positive way to help those desperately in need."


Palin posted the ABC News article saying she was under consideration for the VA position to her Facebook page on Wednesday.
She also shared a post from her son-in-law, Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient, that touted her support for the country's troops.

"We should be grateful we'll soon have a commander-in-chief who will champion our vets and honor the promises our nation made," Palin wrote in the post she shared on Facebook.

"A pro-private sector individual who surely understands bigger government is NOT the answer; a President who promised to drain the swamp and clean up all government corruption... all things our vets and active duty troops deserve."

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee was a strong supporter of Trump throughout his campaign. She endorsed the billionaire over his GOP rivals in January, ahead of the Iowa caucus
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  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    Is she going to get her dad to come down and do all the work like he does while she hunts?
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Gary Sinise would be a MUCH better choice for Veterans Affairs head. At least I know he puts his time and money where his mouth is. Acts and deeds vs. rhetoric, every single time.
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,632 Senior Member
    Another stellar choice from The Donald. :uhm:
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    coolgunguy wrote: »
    Another stellar choice from The Donald. :uhm:

    The trolley does appear to be about to jump the tracks.
    Being head of Veterans Affairs without the ability to fire at will those higher ups that are screwing up like a show dog pooping on the carpet isn't going to help anything.

    He needs to appoint about 10 people with the ability to go into any of the govt alphabet soup agencies, bureaus, etc. and fire at will, downsize at will, and streamline or completely eliminate the redundant, unnecessary, and useless agencies, bureaus, etc. Short of that and he's just 'doing a short arms drill'.
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  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Gary Sinise would be a MUCH better choice for Veterans Affairs head. At least I know he puts his time and money where his mouth is. Acts and deeds vs. rhetoric, every single time.

    :win:
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  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,632 Senior Member
    I don't doubt Palin's patriotism and I think she probably has her heart in the right place, but c'mon...
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,662 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    That twit (choose your own vowel) should stay in Alaska.

    She's not quite that bad.....

    She is pretty much the Kardashian of politics.......... All show, no go.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    She's not quite that bad.....

    She is pretty much the Kardashian of politics.......... All show, no go.


    She was elected Governor of Alaska and had pretty high approval ratings while she was in office. Her disfunctional family members made her a target for the media and they never missed an opportunity to make her look foolish. That crap about being able to see Russia from her porch was made up in an SNL skit and the media had most of the country believing that she really said it. She is a good bit smarter and qualified than most people give her credit for.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • JRLJRL Member Posts: 355 Member
    She'll be empowered to fire the folks who need to be gone...

    She is a hard-chargin' leader who will make changes-- many changes that the establishment won't like

    She is bright and a straight talker... I heard her speak many times and I believe her administrative skills will be needed to head up the large agency.

    She is bright enough to hire strong seconds in command which will be required
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I hope whomever he appoints will shake up the VA from the bottom to the very top. Our VETs deserve better. Remember it is a GOVT bureaucracy and it will never be perfect. It could be leaps and bounds better than it is, though.

    I could use the VA, but have private insurance and don't and from all the horror stories I have read about and seen, glad I don't need to use it. Just shameful the way it is being run.

    You ever start feeling sorry for yourself, go to VA hospital and believe me you won't after seeing all the VETs missing arms/legs and at deaths doorstep trying to get help.

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,910 Senior Member
    For a seemingly unbiased look at Sarah Palin, see:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,662 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    She was elected Governor of Alaska and had pretty high approval ratings while she was in office. Her disfunctional family members made her a target for the media and they never missed an opportunity to make her look foolish. That crap about being able to see Russia from her porch was made up in an SNL skit and the media had most of the country believing that she really said it. She is a good bit smarter and qualified than most people give her credit for.

    She used her political clout to go after people for 'family' reasons. Not impressed.
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    She used her political clout to go after people for 'family' reasons. Not impressed.

    Unless you know her personally, all we get is what the media feeds us.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,662 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    Unless you know her personally, all we get is what the media feeds us.

    Well, she turned down my dinner invitations....... so.

    :jester:
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    I'd just as soon see Gary Sinise become Secretary of the VA. There's absolutely no doubt about his commitment to veterans.
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,587 Senior Member
    Seriously though Donald probably thinks this is a small agency, but the VA is huge and hugely important. This is not a position to hand out as a reward to a political ally with minimal functional governing skills. Our veterans deserve better than this.

    My sentiments exactly.
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  • JRLJRL Member Posts: 355 Member
    GunnerK19 wrote: »
    I'd just as soon see Gary Sinise become Secretary of the VA. There's absolutely no doubt about his commitment to veterans.

    I recently listened to a radio interview with Gary... and I agree.. no doubt about his longstanding commitment. What he and his wife have been doing is fantastic. I just don't know if running/changing a big administrative organization is a good fit for him.

    I also personally believe Sarah Palin has the skills and the commitment to lead/change that big organization.

    Hope whoever is appointed with make radical, fast, simple to implement changes (like letting vets go ANYWHERE to obtain healthcare) and have the VA simply reimburse the health provider (Dr., Hospital, Clinic, Prescriptions, Mental Health services, etc. etc.)
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Yes appointing an actor would be MUCH better than the successful ex-governor of Alaska...

    Ronald Reagan.

    :jester:
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Yes appointing an actor would be MUCH better than the successful ex-governor of Alaska...
    Why not? We got a reality show star for our next president.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,662 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Yes appointing an actor would be MUCH better than the successful ex-governor of Alaska...

    Well, if that is all it takes............................

    150812_jesse_ventura_donald_trump_ap_1160.jpg
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,871 Senior Member
    .................aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand he's a veteran.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,662 Senior Member
    .................aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand he's a veteran.

    Ventura.jpeg
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,632 Senior Member
    :spittingcoffee:
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,134 Senior Member
    JRL wrote: »
    I recently listened to a radio interview with Gary... and I agree.. no doubt about his longstanding commitment. What he and his wife have been doing is fantastic. I just don't know if running/changing a big administrative organization is a good fit for him.

    I also personally believe Sarah Palin has the skills and the commitment to lead/change that big organization.

    Hope whoever is appointed with make radical, fast, simple to implement changes (like letting vets go ANYWHERE to obtain healthcare) and have the VA simply reimburse the health provider (Dr., Hospital, Clinic, Prescriptions, Mental Health services, etc. etc.)

    Sorry, just can not agree with this. The VA is a mess, no doubt, but you cant just go in and tear it apart. First you have to figure what works and what doesn't. Then before shutting down a section that is not working, you need to know how it will effect other areas.
    Shutting down the VA and allowing Vets to go anywhere in the community will only saturate the service available and either patients will hear "not taking new patients" or they will flood the market and the same issues will rise again. The VA is a great thing for our Vets and very needed. It just has been underfunded and hacked to pieces by our congress and senate. What is needed is someone that understands LARGE International business and run it successfully, not giving a friend to government a high paying job.
    Another area that needs to be addressed is the high level of fraudulent claims and benefits received. In my small space in the world I could name several that have used the system, got rated 100% disabled but still manage to play play sports and other activities well aboce the level they should. I know that line of thought is not popular but needs to be addressed.
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  • JRLJRL Member Posts: 355 Member
    Didn't mean to imply shutting it down-- but permit choice!

    Let the vets choose where they get service. Private doctors/hospitals/clinics or the VA

    Choices and competition will improve service- that's a fact
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Real estate developer, casino magnate, airline owner, best selling author, beauty pageant owner, modeling agency owner, steak purveyor, vodka brand, "university" founder, landlord, president elect, orange dude, and reality show star.

    Is that better? :roll:
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    -Thomas Paine
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    I'm good with that.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Wait a minute- - - - -where's the community organizer who got a scholarship as an Indonesian exchange student and 'inhaled frequently'- - -part of the resume'? How can a billionaire businessman possibly qualify as a POTUS without a history of being a parasite on society who has never signed the front of a paycheck?
    :uhm:
    Jerry
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Wait a minute- - - - -where's the community organizer who got a scholarship as an Indonesian exchange student and 'inhaled frequently'- - -part of the resume'? How can a billionaire businessman possibly qualify as a :jester:POTUS without a history of being a parasite on society who has never signed the front of a paycheck?
    :uhm:
    Jerry

    :that:

    Lordy Lordy, Hep us Hep us .....Trump the Bogeyman is gonna steals and enslaves our chillrens to cleans out commodes for rich folks in Trump Tower an whips the mens in the kottin fields.............:jester:
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,112 Senior Member
    I worked at the VA for a time...and as a vet, it's my very last choice for healthcare....What is needed is someone with great organizational skills, a deep concern for our vets and the common sense to hire the very best at what they do. If Palin could do that, I'm right behind her. It should be noted however, I have faith that the President-elect will not hesitate to send those not doing the job right down the road...
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