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December 28, 2010 - 8:57am

Today's Poll: Who would you call 'Most Admired Woman in America'?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
Elizabeth Downie
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C'mon folks... most ADMIRED, not popular...
James T. Hansen
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I voted Sarah! She's the only person who can shoot a wolf from a helicopter and see Russia from her backyard!
Kim Grant
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Oprah is my choice, by a landslide.
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I am surprised that Hillary Clinton, if not 1st, wasn't the clear 2nd choice.
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are you kiding John lol lol Hillary, Oprah no way , only one fits the bill ,Sarah , she could run this country and more.
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are you kiding John lol lol Hillary, Oprah no way , only one fits the bill ,Sarah , she could run this country and more.
Howard B. Owens
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Palin couldn't even run Alaska.
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I voted for Oprah. Hillary is the one on the list that I most admire, but nationwide, Oprah takes it.
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Sarah Palin is a quitter, she didn't resign her job as Governor because she had been elected to/appointed something else, she just didn't want to be Governor because she wanted to pursue being a media star. I wonder, if she's elected President and she is defeated or decides not to run, will she resign that position early as well?
Daniel Jones
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If you are a Republican, there are many other actually qualified candidates to consider.
Daniel Jones
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How about the 'other' votes Howard?
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You really gotta admire Oprah. I'm not a fan of her show or daytime talk TV for that matter. However she came from nothing, completely took over her genre and wields considerable influence all over the world. She has also donated both money and time to numerous charities. She is a true "American Success Story". Love or hate her or feel ambivalent (like me) you still gotta admire her.
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I'll agree Sarah is a quitter if you concede Hillary is as well. I mean, she runs and campaigns for the Senate, stating she has no intentions of running for President, and there she is doing just that fairly soon after re-election, and giving her constituents less than they deserved as far as commitment to NYS. I'd be more upset about something that actually affects me rather than something happening on the other side of the country(world?).
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Hillary promised that she would not run for President in 2004 as she promised to fill out her full first term as Senator. She did not make a similar pledge when she ran for re-election in 2006. She also continued to serve until she was appointed to a new position. That's not quitting, that's moving onto something else in public service. Sarah Palin abruptly quit her term before it was finished while being appointed or elected to nothing. That's quitting, and that's why she's a quitter and Hillary isn't.
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Palin quit for one reason: Money. She realized she could make more money being a celebrity than she could as governor. I kind of suspect she won't even run for president because she won't want to take the cut in pay.
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Would be amusing to project exactly where Palin would run this country. ...To the taxidermist? ...WalMart? ...Juneau School of Dance and Cosmetic Surgery? I'm confident we'd get to where-ever in a Hummer with mag-wheels and a wolf-head hood ornament.
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Palin quits because of the law suits that were wasting her time and taking her away from affecting the changes she wanted to make in Alaska.
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Also she never said she could see Russia from her back yard, that was SNL.
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Sure, Peter, like the real question and answer makes her look any smarter.
Like all good satire, SNL took reality and made it funny, but it didn't change reality.
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Sarah Palin is a complete fraud. Clinton is not a quitter just a lying errrr I mean say one thing and not mean it, then change your story coattail riding politician.
The only thing good about Clinton and Palin was watching their alter egos on SNL. Look, Clinton made undelevered promises here in NY and Palin did the same in Alaska. I think that Clinton has done way more over her career to earn the praises/jeers that go along with a very successful public life of service. Palin...well listen, I think Palin is a fool. I respect that she's an outdoorsman (woman...) and that she is "Down to Earth" to many, but her rationale on so many issues is just plain off to me. Not that I agree with Hillary mind you, but Clinton has at least really been there and done that. Clinton is still being there and doing that as a matter of fact. So, I agree with Howard. Palin saw the $$$ and went after it just like any good capitalist would. Clinton is waiting to strike again at the Presidency and will probably win it eventually (not with my vote). BUT...for the purpose of this poll...Oprah wins hands down. I mean has Palin or Clinton ever given a room full of people a new car? I say no.
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I would do Hillary, if she would just say yes. I couldn't do Sarah for money because I don't respect her.
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Palin should really not be on this list as well as Michelle Obama. Palin is no more qualified to run for the Office of President than Mr. Obama was in 2008. As for Michelle, why should she be admired? Because she is married to the President? Then in that regard should Laura Bush and every other Presidents wife be on this list as well? Oprah is by far the biggest American success story on this list. That is why she got my vote.
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The list came from a USAToday poll. Only difference is, I left off Queen Elizabeth, sticking with U.S. women only.
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I'm not buying the nonsense about Palin as an experienced hunter anymore. She couldn't hit a caribou at 50 paces with a scoped rifle.
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Howard! She did a GREAT job in Alaska! And looked great doing it!
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It is sad that the Palin vitirole overshadows the tremendous accomplishments of Condoleeza Rice. She is the great American story. Came from very humble beginnings, earned an education and rose to a level of influence in American politics unheard of for a black female all while exuding class, dignity, and walking above the fray of tabloidism. She may not have the money that Oprah has, but for me money and notoriety don't equal admiration for me. Condoleeza is head and shoulders above the rest of the list.
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No offense Mr. Hansen, but one of Palins girlsfriends (probably a former friend now) said that she is just doing these things for TV and is not really the Outdoorsy person she claims to be.
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If you value your life you will vote Oprah. She WILL find out who didnt vote for her and deploy her army of evil robots to get you. That is one powerful woman :)
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Jeff, I think you're right. The other factor is, Condi must overcome the taint of Bush. That makes her almost unelectable. Both Rice and Powell tainted their careers by too unskeptically buying into the faulty intelligence being dished to them by the CIA and NSA. Powell has pretty much admitted as much -- at least that he wishes he had asked tougher questions of the intelligence before making his U.N. pitch. The GOP would do itself a favor, though, lining up behind Rice rather than Palin.
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I admire Condoleezza Rice and believe that she is one of the finest people to ever serve as Secretary of State. I also believe that she has no desire to get involved in all of the crap that comes with running for President. It seems to me that she's very content making a difference both in the academic world and in the private sector and furthermore believes that she can continue to serve as a private citizen. I believe that whatever she decides to do, she'll excel in it, because she's Condi Rice and that's what she's always done. She defines put up or shut up.
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Here's the other: oliveoyle Micheal Jackson Cheryl Pfalzer tina turner Elizabeth Edwards my wife Aunt Jamima none of the above Elizabeth Edwards Betty White JANE LYNCH Taylor Swift Ellen SANDRA BULLOCK Megan Fox Nikki Haley MY MOM!! betty white Ellen mom Mother Teresa Elizabeth Edwards elizabeth edwards minnie mouse Octomom Mothers everywhere Nancy Reagan elizabeth edwards lois griffin Snookie PARIS HILTON my mom Mrs. Rose SUZANA CORONA SUZANNE CORONA diane sawyer None of the above Elton John Lady Gaga my mother
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Howard, you said TAINT and BUSH in the same sentence. Thank you for the sophomoric laugh of the day. I busted out loud.
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Rice isn't merely tainted by Bush. She was the public face for damage control when the premise for war (WMD) revealed itself, a canard. Her credibility meltdown before the Senate essentially nixed any political aspirations.
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The only job Ms. Rice has ever considered "running" for, and still would be for that matter, is NFL Commissioner. She has been quite candid throughout her adult life that she has no desire in seeking elected political office.
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Elizabeth Edwards was a great write-in, should have been on the list. True grace and dignity in the face of unimaginable circumstances.

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