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Palin Tweets Allen

Anita Kumar

Days after surprising just about everyone with her resignation, and just back from a salmon fishing trip with her family, the almost-former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been tweeting away.

Just this morning, Palin sent this message to her 87,083 followers: "Couple of thoughts for the day on beautiful bright AK morn: You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words. - George Allen."

That turned some heads in Virginia, where we all wondered which George Allen she was quoting: The former Republican governor and U.S. senator? Or his legendary Redskins football coach father?

All signs point to the quote belonging to dad -- but figuring it out is more difficult than it appears (though the quote can be found in the book "Knowledge in a Nutshell")

We called the younger Allen, who has a consulting company in Washington and is working on a book. He's out of the country.

But we did a little digging on his father and found out he wrote his own book called "Strategies for Winning" and said things like this: ''To be successful, you must win. To win, you must work hard."

Not quite the same, but sounds familiar.

By Anita Kumar  |  July 8, 2009; 12:58 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , George F. Allen , Sarah Palin  
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Palin thinks her puzzling games are fun. Maybe to WAPO and its journalists but to normal people its a childish game in the middle of serious times of all kinds of crisis but on the other hand they are releived that playfull person like Palin, is not their governor and they counting on not voting for her for whatever she runs for.

I personaly heave feeling that she just realised (after so many alleged years of experience in politics) that politicians are just a figures on chest boards, and real players decide on economy, deffense and spending, while normal people care only about freedoms and she might be one of those normal people (If she is, she got my credit for all her actions so far).

Posted by: BOBSTERII | July 8, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

smart move

Posted by: tonyscc | July 8, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

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