Poll: Palin, Bush, Rice, Beck Are the Most Admired Republicans

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

Gallup’s annual, open-ended poll of the “most admired” Americans finds President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on top. Obama, whom 30 percent of respondents named first, easily wins out among men, but Clinton, at 16 percent, is only one point ahead of Sarah Palin.

It’s a reflection of the “partisan divide,” according to USA Today. And it’s also a reminder of the task ahead for Republicans who think Palin is an unelectable national candidate, despite the best effort of Palin allies to convince them that her bad poll numbers are actually good poll numbers upside down. No one else who’s tipped as a potential 2012 candidate comes close. Former President George W. Bush, at 4 percent, is the next “most-admired” member of the GOP. Tied at 2 percent are former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and talk show host Glenn Beck. Not registering: Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, or frequent Politico columnist Dick Cheney.

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monkey99
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:27 am

LOL!

If that's the best they can do, I can relax for the rest of next year, and so can America.


leoretrossi
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 11:42 am

we as a country are in huge trouble glenn is on a dry drunk palin is dumb as a rock and rice is just a puppet for w , and that is sad , at least the president is an
honorable guy, give him time we the people of the united states will do fine .


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masonpaulson
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

Five days after Christmas. Republicans still can't find their brain. What a wonderful list! Not. Of these only Rice is smart enough to know how to roll with the dice. She should join the Democrats. Just like the Republicians they are unfortunately short on intelligence.


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Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

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** MR.DUVAL BEING A POORER AMERICAN & FORCED TO REPRESENT HIMSELF HAS ALREADY HAD THIS VERY TROUBLED GAY FAMILY COURT COMMISSIONER ALIENATE AND DESTROY HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS KIDS BY DENYING HIM ANY VISITATION OVER THE LAST YEAR ???

***CONVICTED AMERICAN CRIMINALS ARE EVEN GIVEN SUPERVISED VISITATION WITH THEIR CHILDREN NATION~WIDE *** A RENOWNED MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT (DR. WIRSHING OF LOS ANGELES CA) ON HIS OWN ACCORD RECENTLY TESTIFIED FOR OVER 1 HOUR IN THIS SANTA MONICA FAMILY COURT TO THE STABILITY OF MR. DUVAL…ONLY TO BE SLIGHTED BY THIS GAY COMMISSIONER AND HIS APPOINTED FAMILY COURT CHILDRENS COUNSEL LAWYER AMY L. NEIMAN.

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masonpaulson
Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

Republicians are not prepared to help the poor. They are white rich people born with a gold spoon in their mouth. Example George W. Bush: Cocaine destroyed his mind.


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Comment posted December 30, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

If those are the most admired Republicans,no wonder the party is screwed.


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John.B
Comment posted April 15, 2010 @ 3:13 am

I know this guy Damon Duval. He is one insane Mo Fo that made his own bed, Now Damon how does it feel to sleep in it?


jack o.
Comment posted July 3, 2010 @ 5:51 am

yeah John B – I hear ya! I live in SM & I know the guy too. He's a total nut job. He really oughta be locked up.


sisterRachel
Comment posted August 13, 2010 @ 5:10 am

Ivan V Rubtsov
2801 Ocean Park Blvd, # 181
Santa Monica, CA 90405

07/23/2010

Amy L Neiman, Esq, CFLS, Super Lawyer of the year 2005
1717 4th St, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel 310-720-4269
Fax/Secondary 310-575-5555

OPEN LETTER TO AMY L NEIMAN, ESQ, SFLS, SUPER LAWYER 2005

Hello Amy,

It came to my attention that you continue to deny the visitations with my younger children to my 11-year old daughter and I. It appears that you spare no effort to ruin my normal relationship with my children and any meaningful relationship between siblings. I would like to remind you that despite your tireless and repeated efforts to find any proof of wrongdoing, neither my 11-years old daughter, nor I have ever abused my younger children. All allegations against us were far-fetched and false.

Whether you do it on purpose or unwittingly, your actions are alienating the children against their parents and estranging the children from each other, not to mention that you support and maintain your clients’ (8-years old girl and 3-years old boy) complete isolation from their extended and loving family.

I’d also like to remind you that whether you like it or not, I am a law-abiding citizen. You have the right to personally dislike the father, who has never committed and was never convicted of any crimes, and you have the right to sympathize, feel compassion towards, and be fully supportive of the mother, who has the proven (beyond reasonable doubt) history of violence towards the children and otherwise, including battering the children, attacking a policewoman, destroying property, causing injuries to her husband (that would be me), etc. Let us also not forget her using drugs and being a patient at a mental hospital. However, you do not have the right or a good reason (or excuse) to not do your job, which includes helping your minor clients to have a relationship with their older sister, their father, and their extended family. If you feel otherwise, please, let me know. I would be very interested to know what you think your job is in this case.

You have already tried (unsuccessfully) to tighten the visitation rules for the children and their father through court. Despite His Honor’s clear words that he wants to normalize the relationship between the children and their parents and his refusal to tighten the rules, you continue to take unilateral actions to prevent normal contact between the parents and children. The court takes these relationships very seriously, as you were reminded by Hon Judge Meisinger on 06/17/2010.

You refused to let 11-years old sister to see her 3-years old brother, who loves and missed her a lot and suffers because of not seeing her. He does not like to talk on the phone, as you hopefully know. You stated that the sister can see her brother on paid visitations only, knowing that there is no money for it. I would like to remind you that she has not committed any crime, either. By denying the rights of visitation to the 11-years old child and her father you made your clients suffer and inflicted emotional distress on all the children, not to mention their father, thus once again taking steps to prevent all involved from having normal and meaningful contact with each other.

You are well aware that the entire family struggles to find the money to finance the meetings between the children and between the younger children and their father at least once a month. So knowing that, you’re trying to double the price for these precious meetings by demanding additional paid monitors without any reasonable cause. This action effectively eliminates even the rare occasions when the children may see each other and their father. This is an extortion of money from my family, as well.

While the convicted criminal and mentally unstable mother (who was also on probation for her conviction for battering the children) was able to meet with all three children wherever she wanted three times a week, you limited the law-abiding and normal father to meeting with the three children in the prison cell-size room and requested the presence of one or MORE paid monitors. By doing so, (aside from everything else) you demonstrate to the children that their mother, who abused them and is a convicted criminal, has more rights than their father, who did nothing of the kind and is a law-abiding citizen. You are planting the idea into the children’s mind that it is better to be a criminal and abuser than to love and defend your children and be a law-abiding citizen. As a Certified Family Law Specialist you have to be aware that you are creating the wrong role model for the children, and thus you are ruining their future, not to mention potentially endangering the society and American democracy by ruining the children’s morals.

To reiterate, ever since you had become the minor counsel in this case on 08/26/2009 the contact between the father and children were reduced to the point of insignificance, the contacts between the younger children and their extended family dropped to zero, and all attempts to improve the situation, even those agreed to by my wife, were refused and denied by you.

Your role in this case can be described in three words – abuse, alienation, and isolation.

Ivan V Rubtsov
Father of three


M_obrenovich
Comment posted August 18, 2010 @ 6:30 am

One more Obamaniak. Everybody you, Jack O do not like to be locked. Are you one more Russian spy Jack O.? Or you are ass kisser of Amy Neiman? (May be Alan Seltzer?)


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Comment posted September 2, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

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Damon Voltaire
Comment posted October 29, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

I Damon Duval am the sanest man I know – there may be some as sane but none saner. Thanks, John B. Your kindness is akin to all ostriches that I have met along the way.


Damon Voltaire
Comment posted October 29, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

Thanks, Douglas. For all your help. Not going un thanked.


LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS
Comment posted December 16, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

Damon,

Hope your holidays & new year bring you peace & happiness.

Douglas


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