Sarah Palin- "It's amazing that we did as well as we did".

The following are just raw quotes from Sarah Palin’s recent interviews. This is what we could have had as our vice-president.

(On Opportunity)
“I’m like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I’m like, don’t let me miss the open door, And if there is an open door in ’12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I’ll plow through that door.”

(On Her Loss)
“It’s amazing that we did as well as we did”.

I think the Republican ticket represented too much of the status quo, too much of what had gone on in these last eight years, that Americans were kind of shaking their heads like going, wait a minute, how did we run up a $10 trillion debt in a Republican administration? How have there been blunders with war strategy under a Republican administration? If we’re talking change, we want to get far away from what it was that the present administration represented and that is to a great degree what the Republican Party at the time had been representing,”

“I think the economic collapse had a heckuva lot more to do with the campaign’s collapse than me personally…”

(On Clothes)
“They were really nice gals. They were wonderful people. And you know, it was, I guess, productive, in a sense, in that they picked out some really nice clothes to borrow for a while there. But that was not anything that the Palin family would have chosen for ourselves. In fact, I’m much more comfortable in my own skin, in my own clothes. And you know, I guess it was just part of a strategy that, perhaps, you know, in hindsight, looking back, if people had to do something over again, I think they would have been more than happy, at this point, to reverse some of that and let me go back to Alaska, pack my own bags, wear my own clothes on the trail. And that could have reflected, too, I think, more of who we are, our family as Alaskans, you know, unpretentious, not trying to change anything about appearance or what we represent. And maybe some of that is — has to do with the clothes.”

(On Africa)
“I don’t know because I remember the discussion about Africa. My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur. And the relevance to me with that issue, as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were — kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent — the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our Permanent Fund dollars. I wanted to make sure that that didn’t happen anymore. So we discussed what was going on in Africa. And never, ever did I talk about, Well, gee, is it a country or is it a continent, I just don’t know about this issue. So I don’t know how they took our one discussion on Africa and turned that into what they turned it into. I don’t even know who did, though, you know, so it’s hard to…”

“Along those same lines, of course, was the criticism that, supposedly, I didn’t know who the participants in NAFTA were. I remember, again, having a discussion about NAFTA and how Alaska, again, being relevant to the discussion with the trade that we have with Canada being our next-door neighbors, how important it was that we continue NAFTA and having good relations with Mexico and with Canada, and wanting to know what Barack Obama meant by saying that he would want to perhaps unilaterally get in there and renegotiate NAFTA. I remember that discussion, but there was never a question about, “Well, who are the participants in NAFTA?” So for my discussion there to be spun into something that it was not and then being broadcast on national television, again based on anonymous sources, that’s been another puzzling thing to me.”

(On Feminists)
So I would like to see, perhaps, some of these feminist women — and sometimes, you know, I consider myself, too, as a feminist, whatever that means. In fact, I subscribe to Feminists for Life. I’m a pro-life woman who wants to make sure that, you know, we cherish the sanctity of life. And this group, Feminists for Life, sort of encapsulates all that I believe in with that — with the pro-life movement.”

“But I would like to see more of these feminist women open their minds, too, and not be, perhaps, narrow-minded in consideration of a working mom who represents much of what they have fought for all these years, also, with equal opportunity and — and I would like them to just be bold and brave and kind of at least explore someone like me. And I guess “like me” means I — I am a conservative in terms of not believing that government is the answer to all of our problems and challenges. I believe that individuals and our families, and then on the local level, a local government, can make better decisions than — for what we need and what our priorities are than what big government on a federal level can make for us.”

“So in that sense, you know, they’re going to put me in the conservative box, then so be it. But I would sure like to be able to meet more of these women and find that common ground and similarities and have them not to be afraid of finding out what perhaps a conservative woman represents and believes in.”

(On Abortion
“Is it – is it that litmus test that is the be-all, end-all for — for some women? I don’t know. But my – – my position on abortion is — here again, knowing that there is common ground here with those of us who are pro-life and want to see fewer and fewer abortions in this world, and those who support abortion rights. They, too, the ones whom I have spoken with — and there are those in my own family that don’t agree with all my pro-life positions that I’ve taken. But the common ground that we have is they, too, would like to see fewer abortions and preventative measures be available and being — you know, that we wouldn’t shy away from those things. So again, the end result would be fewer abortions. So I don’t know if that’s the be-all, end-all issue there. If it is, it’s kind of unfortunate because I think we could and should all be working together to meet the challenges that our families, our communities, our nation face.”

(On John McCain)
“I have nothing to complain about. There were very good people involved in all of this, and very experienced and very sharp. I would have preferred more opportunity to speak to the media more often, because there were a lot of things that I think it could have, should have said that could have, would have helped John McCain. I have such great admiration for him. I honor him. I love him. I believe that he is the best leader that we have in the nation right now, still, is John McCain. And I would have liked to have had more opportunity to be out there speaking on his behalf, of the attributes that — that he has, because he’s so humble he doesn’t do that himself. He did not, I believe, have — take enough opportunity, and that’s just the way that he is, though. He’s too humble. Take the opportunity to let people know the challenges that he has overcome, his ability to face adversity and overcome challenges. I would have liked more opportunity to have done that for him.”

(On 2012)
“We are going to have a 2012. I don’t know who is going to be a part of it. You know, I have — faith is a very big part of my life. And putting my life in my creator’s hands — this is what I always do. I’m like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I’m like, don’t let me miss the open door. Show me where the open door is. Even if it’s cracked up a little bit, maybe I’ll plow right on through that and maybe prematurely plow through it, but don’t let me miss an open door. And if there is an open door in ’12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I’ll plow through that door. But I can’t predict what’s going to happen. I can’t predict what’s going to happen a day from now, much less four years from now.”

(On Alaska)
“It would be very exciting. It would be very exciting to have an opportunity to serve in a greater capacity. But in the meantime, the state of Alaska has so much to offer this nation in terms of national security and economic prosperity because we are the wealthiest state in the nation in terms of our natural resources. We have, within this largest state in the union, we have every resource that our country needs in order to be more self determined and more self sufficient instead of relying on foreign sources of energy. And Alaska has it, we just need to be able to prove that up here we can do things right, ethically, responsibly. We can develop more up here, we can contribute more to the U.S. It’s going to be win-win between our state and the lower 48 states. There is much that needs to be and can be contributed from the state of Alaska with me here at the desk in Anchorage and in Juneau as governor.”

(On Herself)
“Perhaps the criticism would be, you know, what it is that I represent. Certainly, I think, I represent is out of the box when you consider most conventional candidates for higher office, national office, you know, certainly being a Washington outsider and not part of that elite group I think that some would want to chose from perhaps, just being an outsider and an unknown. Certainly, there was a tremendous amount of curiosity there, and some chose to satisfy their curiosity based on facts and someone’s record, and others chose to satisfy their curiosity based on those — I’m going to characterize them as those bloggers in their parents’ basement just talking garbage.”