This is great, vintage Sarah Palin at the NRA Road to a Majority. It is powerful and funny. No one is better at poking holes in left wing hypocrisy. I wish she were in charge.
I have never been one to believe Republicans are good and Democrats are evil or the reverse. I do not believe conservatives are good and liberals are evil. I do believe there are a few people in every way of life who are disloyal, liars, and character assassins. They are the enemy within any group. When you find them, they must be shunned. The Republicans have found that Sarah Palin's suspicions about Wallace were correct. She was the enemy within the McCain/Palin campaign who had fantasies about subverting the Constitution and the process by somehow preventing Sarah Palin from taking the oath and claiming to the public she was mentally ill. She obviously wouldn't had been successful, but if she is halfway truthful about her intentions would have destroyed the Republican Party and sent the country ballistic. Is she really as stupid as she sounds or is she just that evil. Read more
She hit home run after home run today in the most substantive address of the year. She called for an adult converstation to deal with the real problems of jobs, debt, entitlement reform, and energy then gave a few specific solutions. Most radical had to be eliminating the corporate income tax, but to pay for it all corportate welfare, special interests favors, and bailouts. Stand on your own two feet and don't look to us she said to corporate America. She contrasted the current adminstration with her vision of American Exceptionalism. I loved it. She is our Reagan. One day that lady will be the leader of our nation. In a way, she is now. She is shaping the debate. She is not an advocate of the people she is one of We the People. She is carrying the banner high and freedom loving Americans will rally. She is our Deborah who will inspire us back to freedom from the oppression Read more
I think it is worth a mild smile when Governor Palin said "our N. Korean allies", but she had just referred to N. Korea as the aggressor in the same reply. It is so obvious that the one word had nothing to do with her knowledge that one would have to be completely disingenuous or an idiot unable to understand basic context and language to say otherwise. I just wanted to document the actual statement for the future. As the governor points out, everyone has a slip of the tongue. I wonder how many of the critics listened to the quote. It seems Politico posted it before listening to it, but had the integrity to say later--oh. Today on Glenn Beck's radio show, Palin mixed up her Koreas. "This speaks to a bigger picture here that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy," said Palin "But obviously we've gotta stand with our North Korean allies." UPDATE: Read more
She said that Sarah Palin's media strategy is either brilliant or insane. Meghan, I lean on the brilliant side when I see the results so far. I see no real downside. The media tried to destroy her so she turned it around and became a media icon. If that is insanity, please let me get a touch of it. Whether it will be able to pull off a major upset from a half term governor most people never knew existed just 2 1/2 years ago is another question. She is young. She doesn't need to run in 2012. She could position herself in such a way that any Republican nominee will have to give her a position. If she anoints one of them, that person will be the nominee unless he or she does an Edwards and self destructs. Then she would always have the option of riding into the chaos rounding up his delegates and winning the late primaries on a wave of enthusiasm and be a dark horse candidate. Read more
Oklahoma will have its first lady as governor. Republican Congresswoman Mary Fallin is leading big in the race for the statehouse over Lt. Gov. Jari Askins. It was only the fourth time in American history both major parties selected women to head a state ticket. Both had competitive primaries. New Mexico will not be undone, Diane Denish, a Democrat and New Mexico's first woman lieutenant governor, and Susana Martinez, a Republican Doña Ana County's district attorney, are waging all-out battles for the state's top post. Mrs. Martinez like Marco Rubio (FL Senate) could add a couple of high powered Latino(a)s to the GOP hierarchy. California and South Carolina have Republican women heading their tickets as well. In Georgia, a Republican lady, Secretary of State Karen Handel and Nathan Deal are in a run off. She led him by 10 points in the regular primary. This is duplicated in other races Read more
It seems everytime the light of truth shines, allegations against the Palins fall apart. The heated attempts at the total personal and professional destruction are disgusting. Ethics complaints that were fraudulent. Hacking emails, digging through garbage, and sending spies to be next door would normally be viewed as cellar politics, but they weren't low enough. Now we see clearly the exploitation of Levi Johnston. What I hope is also seen clearly is the evil behind the hard left. They do not care about hurting innocent people. They just care about power. The proper punishment would be to deprive them of that prize. One does not have to agree with Sarah Palin politically nor find her qualified for the highest office to reject this form of politics. One can be critical of her for her choices and stands. One can question her qualifications. Those are fair game. Paying off her daughters ex-boyfriend Read more
From Governor Palin's Facebook We’ve been reminded many times that elections have consequences. Yesterday we saw the consequence of voting for those who believe in “fundamentally transforming” America whether we want it or not. Yesterday they voted. In November, we get to vote. We won’t forget what we saw yesterday. Congress passed a bill while Americans said “no,” and thousands of everyday citizens even surrounded the Capitol Building to beg them not to do it. Has there ever been a more obvious exhibition of a detached and imperious government? In the weeks to come, we can expect them to try to change the subject, but we won’t forget. Don't let them move on to further “transformational” steps while forgetting what Congress just did against the will of the people. Though Obamacare will inflict billions in new taxes on individuals and employers, at least it creates Read more
Palin is a celebrity and normal rules of political calculation do not apply. Look at the reception she received at Daytona. Many people believe that she is someone who is one of them, but more importantly a leader who can take on the power elite.
Starting with Tuesday’s Factor at 2000 hours, Governor Sarah Palin will add even more insight and star power to the most powerful name in news, Fox News.
Okay, so I have finished reading Sarah Palin's book , " Going Rogue ; An American Life". Yes, I'm sure many who bought the book on the first day of its release finished it much faster than I was able to. My reading time is mostly at work while waiting for my truck to load, so I get to read in thirty to forty minute burst. Anyway, I have to say that I have read many biographies and autobiographies about some of the world's most influential andf inspiring people. From Einstein to Lincoln, from Roberto Clemente to Ronald Reagan. This said I found Sarah Palin's book to be one of the most inspirational books that I have read in a long time. In it she takes us through her formative years of growing up in a place where to survive , one must rely mostly on one's self. She tells us of her love for her family and her love for her home state of Alaska .And she is never shy about declaring Read more
The objectivity of the foreign press allows them to understand some aspects of American political reality that our press misses. This article says what I have been thinking but could not find the right words to express it. Her speech, in fact, was the rhetorical equivalent of Mr. Obama's crucial one. They do not as speakers, it is obvious, share the same idiom. Mr. Obama is utterly composed, deliberate down to gesture and word, very conscious that he is a “figure” on a stage. Mr. Obama “bestows” himself on an audience. Ms. Palin has none of that. She will never speak in front of faux Greek columns. She walks on the stage much the same way she'd go into a gas station. But she's shrewd in her choice of themes, has a marvellous feel for her audience, and a confidence that will never be confused with arrogance. They are, in the way fate or the mysteries of politics sometimes Read more
Colorfully criticizes the administration’s “backassward” economic policy. I like the answer to the if I were President question. I wish she were President, especially in comparison to our current ruling regime of Chavez admirers and Maoists who make the President look moderate. It is too bad that she didn’t listen to her son and finish her term. She is an American asset. I look forward to her serving in an Huckabee Administration on her way to the White House.
They both have their detractors; they both have their fans. There is no denying that Oprah and Sarah are amazing, charismatic figures. I DVR’ed the show today and it was a great interview. Oprah did not pull punches, but she was reasonable and compelling. Gov. Palin was real. You even got a good word for President Obama in the mix. It is Sarah Palin at the top of her game. Watch it or the extras not aired on Oprah.com.
Is that she is too gorgeous to take a bad picture. The Nation is trying to release a hit job on Palin called Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American Nightmare on the same day as her book Going Rogue: Sarah Palin an American Life. They tried to put her portrait against a stormy scary background, but the poor leftists were stuck with a lovely, friendly picture. No wonder they hate her.
Former Governor Sarah Palin is concerned about what some of the health care proposals mean to her son with special needs. She calls one potential plan evil because it could short change the disabled.
It appears that the plot may be thickening when it comes to the alleged candidacy of Polly Adams Mervine Polly Mervine Adams. When we last left the alleged candidate, she apparently tried to get Senator Bob Venables to stand in for her at tonight's forum at Crossroads Community Church in her hometown of Bridgeville, got shot down, and was planning on showing up just to make an opening statement, then bailing before she actually had to answer any questions so she could go to what is looking like a fundraiser. Meanwhile, the rumors are still a-swirling that Ms. Adams' campaign isn't responding to outreach attempts from a certain talk radio station that has a heck of a lot of listeners in the 19th. And to top all of that off with a tiara, I have learned that as of right now, there is only one other live debate/forum between tonight and the special election in the works, and Read more
I've heard from multiple sources that Polly Adams Mervine, a faux painter (that's someone who paints stuff with sponges or stencils) who's vying for her deceased father's state senate seat on a platform of blatant nepotism, wanted to have Senator Bob Venables stand in for her at a debate in her hometown of Bridgeville. Yeah, you read that right, Senator Bob Venables. What better way to prove you're ready to step in as a state senator during precarious times then having another state senator answer questions for you in a debate. But alas, my sources tell me that the venue, Crossroads Community Church, rejected the stand-in idea so Mervine will be bailing on the debate part of tomorrow night's debate. Don't get me wrong, apparently Mervine is going to be there, she's just not going to answer any questions. Instead, she's showing up to give an opening statement, giving her best Read more
Governor Sarah Palin wrote on the dangers of the Cap and Trade proposal in the Washington Post today. I am deeply concerned about President Obama's cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage. American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of abundant, affordable energy. Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security. Consequently, many of us in this huge, energy-rich state recognize that the president's cap-and-trade energy tax would adversely affect every aspect of the U.S. economy. There is no denying that as the world becomes more industrialized, we need to reform our energy policy and become less dependent on foreign energy sources. But the answer Read more
Alex Gimarc writes a weekly newsletter called Interesting Items. His newsletter covers national and Alaskian politics. His newsletter gave me the first gimplse of Sarah Palin when she ran for governor. I was awaiting his opinion on the Palin resignation, which arrived in my mailbox this afternoon. I'll share it with you below: Governor Sarah Palin announced Friday that she was going to be resigning as Governor of Alaska as of July 26. Replacing her will be Lt.Gov. Sean Parnell. Replacing him will be current Alaska National Guard Commander and Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Lt. Gen. Craig Campbell. Both Parnell and Campbell are superb individuals. The punditocracy went into instant overdrive with the announcement, with most of the leftists laughing their backsides off. Most of the GOP insiders immediately blasted the decision, with some referring to it a quitting (using the very worst Read more
According to the AP Gov. Palin is not only not going to run for another term as Governor of Alaska, she is resigning on July 26th. This will probably pull another Alaska politician out of obscurity for at least 15 minutes of fame. Her Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell is going to be feeling the heat of the media spotlight for a little while. Gov. Palin is still leaving it open as to what her resignation will mean for her future involvement in politics, however we can probably expect more news soon. As for me I am not to concerned either way. If she chooses to get out of politics altogether in order to focus on her family more I think that is great. If she chooses to start a Presidential campaign that is great too. She has had a definite impact on the political landscape and she provided a segment of the population with a voice and an outlet that they might not have had otherwise. She Read more
Gov. Palin was cleared of all ethics charges. (I am sure they will discover more.) I missed this story on the front pages of papers and on the left wing blogs. I thought I should highlight it. I expect that the guys at Delaware Liberal will soon see their oversight and hail my analysis of the complaints. In case they don't, I told them so. In a blatant abuse of the ethics process, political enemies of Sarah Palin have filed complaints about everything from the logo on a jacket the Governor wore to her having a reporter drop by the office for an interview. She just won her 14th victory. The most serious complaint was the Troopergate fraud. Two investigations by the ethics board and the pension board cleared her. The other complaints were done just to cost her money and hope something would stick. They would file bogus complaints. The left wing blogs would then claim she is under an Read more