After 10 weeks on Dancing with the Stars and gaining over 30,000 Facebook fans in 61 days, the sky is the limit for one Bristol Palin! She may no longer be on America’s TV sets every Monday and Tuesday night, but Bristol showed that she could capture people’s hearts no matter their political persuasion. I believe that Bristol showed us once again that the underdog with spirit is truly the one who wins in the end. To me, Bristol stands for: B = beautiful, R = resilient, I = inspiration, S = spiritual; T = tenacious, O = outstanding, L = loving… When criticized, always remember to DANCE! Thank you for reminding us all of that Bristol! Can’t wait to see what the world holds for you.
Posted by Denise Spencer on November 29, 2010
Posted by Denise Spencer on November 17, 2010
Today I ran across a decent article about Sarah Palin in the NY Times Magazine no less! You can read the entire article here.
The article consists of interviews with Sarah Palin and her few trusted aides and advisors. For once I can say that I am pleasantly surprised with the way the article was written. Yes, there are places where some bias comes through but overall Robert Draper was fair.
The article starts off with Sarah on the night of Nov. 3 as she waits for the election results to roll in.
On the night of the midterm elections earlier this month, Sarah Palin stayed up until 3 in the morning. From her hotel bedroom in Manhattan, she and her husband, Todd, followed the returns while she wrote e-mails on her iPad — congratulating winners, consoling losers — while reading others from people who wanted her to know that they had cast their vote for her daughter Bristol on “Dancing With the Stars” the evening before. Like much of her recent life, Palin’s day had been replete with reminders of the clout she had rapidly acquired. She had spent most of her time ensconced at the Fox television studios, though she managed to squeeze in a jog in Central Park — which she promptly chronicled on Twitter: “Beautiful!”
Mr. Draper fairly details the weight of a Sarah Palin endorsement and the effects that she had on the mid-term election. When asked about her future and if it includes a run for the Oval Office, this is what Sarah had to say:
“I am,” Sarah Palin told me the next day when I asked her if she was already weighing a run for president. “I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.” Palin went on to say that there weren’t meaningful differences in policy among the field of G.O.P. hopefuls “but that in fact there’s more to the presidency than that” and that her decision would involve evaluating whether she could bring unique qualities to the table.
In true Sarah style, she is keeping it all in perspective – family, faith, and flag. If it is right for her family and she feels that it is best for our country, she is willing to take that leap of faith and run. She definitely has support in no matter what she decides. Have you seen her Facebook page recently? She now has over 2.4 million fans, check it out.
The article also addresses the true character of Sarah during her Going Rogue book tour:
A few months later, while touring to promote her book, “Going Rogue,” Palin’s bus pulled into Roanoke, Va., one Sunday in November, the night before an appearance at a bookstore. The author was astonished to see more than 500 people encamped outside the store, many of them in sleeping bags. “Oh, my God, it’s so cold!” Palin exclaimed as she bounded out of the bus to greet her ecstatic fans. “I can’t believe you’re waiting for me!”
But they had waited, and now she had arrived.
I was in Roanoke for the book signing referenced by Mr. Draper. You can read about my experience here. Here is Sarah and trig when she stopped to thank all of us who braved the cold to camp out to see her.
While Mr. Draper steers clear of stating if Sarah Palin is qualified or not to be president he does write:
Palin has taken steps to close the substance gap. As Davis put it to me, “She works very hard to get things right, because she understands the margin for error — and because it’s the right thing to do.” In Hong Kong 14 months ago, Palin delivered a dense world-affairs speech that she co-drafted with Randy Scheunemann and Rebecca Mansour. This past June in Norfolk, Va., Palin ripped Obama’s “enemy-centric” foreign policy in a spicy but detailed address. (In that speech and elsewhere, she has cited the wisdom of Joe Lieberman — though not on the matter of human-induced climate change, a concept she derides as a “snow job” and this “global warming Goregate stuff.” Lieberman told me, “Well of course I disagree with her and have been disappointed by it.” Lieberman also said: “My impression is that she and Todd are the kind of people I’d like to have as my next-door neighbors. ..”
You can read about Sarah Palin’s Norfolk Virginia speech here.
After reading this article, I believe you will take away a new understanding of Sarah Palin and the world she lives in. Even though questions still remain about whether she will run for president, there is no question that she has the grassroots support to pull it all off. Would I work for her campaign??? You betcha!
Posted by Denise Spencer on November 14, 2010
Sarah Palin’s Alaska premiered tonight on TLC. This 8 part series introduces America to Alaska through the eyes of Sarah Palin and her family.
I don’t think that anyone can watch this show and not want to visit Alaska. This is not a political show, but a look at a beautiful state told by people who love living there.
Posted by Denise Spencer on October 24, 2010
Tomorrow night kicks off week 6 of Dancing with the Stars. Bristol has held strong and tomorrow she and Mark will dance “The Tango”. Last week, Bristol’s Facebook page went over the 9,000 mark with 9,263 fans! Please help her hit 10,000 by the end of the show tomorrow night! You can become a fan of her Facebook page here.
Voting starts at 8:00 pm Eastern time with the start of the show. Please vote by phone at 1-800-868-3407 and by texting 3407 (if you are an AT&T customer). You can use your home phone, cell phone, spouse’s cell, kids cell, etc. Don’t wait for Bristol to dance – go ahead and get on those phone lines as soon as you can!
Internet voting is kept open until 11:00 am Eastern time on Tuesday. Let’s use all of our votes for Bristol! Let’s keep her dancing on into week 7 and beyond! I would love to see her and Mark holding that trophy at the end! Dance, Bristol, Dance! :)
Posted by Denise Spencer on September 27, 2010
It’s Monday night and you know what that means…Dancing with the Stars! Please show your support for Team Ballin and vote for Bristol and her partner Mark. Show them the love tonight and get them to week 3!
DANCING WITH THE STARS VOTING PAGE
Click on Join in the upper right corner to register to vote online. Then click on Sign In to vote.
You can use your MySpace, Facebook, Twitter or e-mail account to set up a voting account.
You can also vote by phone at 1-800-868-3407 or by texting 3407.
VOTING HOURS: Voting is open Monday from the start of the show until 11am Eastern/8am Pacific Tuesday
(To be on the safe side, voting should be done between the start of the show EST and 30 minutes after the show ends AK time – that is, between 8 PM EST Monday night and 3 AM EST Tuesday morning)
For more information, see:
VOTING — HOW IT WORKS:
Don’t forget to become a friend of Bristol’s Facebook page as well! She is closing in on 4,000 fans, let’s help her reach that 5,000 number and more! If you have not become of fan of Bristol, please click this link and share it with all your friends.
Posted by Denise Spencer on September 24, 2010
On Monday, September 20, 2010, Bristol Palin made her national debut as a dancer with Dancing with the Stars. On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Bristol launched her official Facebook fan page. As of this writing at 11 pm EST, Bristol has over 2,000 fans on Facebook! Wow! There truly is strength in numbers! If you have not become of fan of Bristol, please click this link and share it with all your friends http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bristol-Palin/109696302423164. Let’s try to get Bristol to 3,500 friends by Sunday night so that we can all encourage her and vote for her on Monday! Way to go Bristol! We are all so proud of you!
Posted by Denise Spencer on July 30, 2010
In an article published by The Hill today, Newt Gingrich is quoted as saying that he fully expects Sarah Palin to run for president in 2012. You can read the complete article here
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Friday that he expects former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be among the crowd of GOP presidential candidates in 2012.
Gingrich, himself a potential candidate for president, sized up the field of would-be competitors, detailing which GOP politicians he expects to jump into the race.
All I can say is run Sarah run! We have your back!
Posted by Denise Spencer on June 28, 2010
I was lucky enough to win two tickets to Freedom Fest 2010 on the Steve Batton show. Yesterday, my dad and I got to spend 2.5 hours listening to Lee Greenwood, Col. Oliver North, Sen. George Allen, Bishop Jackson, Jay Sakolow, and …Gov. Sarah Palin. It was one event filled night. When we got to the Ted Constant Center at Old Dominion University there were some protesters…by some I mean like, 10! Here are some picturesI took of the protesters:
WHen one guy realized I was taking pictures, he hid behind his sign. By the looks of his sign, he is the one who doesn’t read much. It has been proven time ever time that Sarah Palin did not ban books!
Here are a few pictures of the outside of the event.
Once inside, we were greeted by a table filled with items for a silent auction. There were autographed pictures of President Reagan, Gov. Palin, and Pres. and Mrs. Bush (43). There were too many items to photograph so here are the two I chose to share.
The program was packed full of great speakers and good music. We were entertained by Lee Greenwood with a playlist of patriotic songs including “God Bless America” and “God Bless the U.S.A.” Below is a video I shot of Lee Greenwood performing “God Bless America”
The music set the tone for the rest of the night. Lee Greenwood was very moving and the crowd love him. Many were even signing along. I was impressed by all of the speakers that followed. Bishop Jackson was powerful and inspirational. He spoke of the libreral goal of division of country versus unity. I loved it when he said “it took my people days and weeks to reach this country but today there are planes that can take you right out…if you don’t love this country, get out.” Here is Bishop Jackson. Bishop Jackson is the president of STAND – Staying True to America’s National Destiny. Please view Bishop Jackson’s website to find out about STAND and read about the Bishop.
Next was Col. Oliver North. He shared with us a rare video of the work our troops do to fight terror at home and overseas. Col. North spoke of the courage and drive it takes to be a member of the greatest military on Earth.
I could go on and on about each speaker, however, I will keep it short. The highlight of the night and the most inspirational was of course Sarah Palin. I was able to video her speech. I did have some technical diffuculty and missed a few seconds of the speech here and there. Below is Gov. Palin’s speech in three parts.
As you can see Sarah rocked the house! She was amazing. She hit back and she hit back hard. She is standing up for all of us who believe this country is on the wrong track. As she said in her speech, Washington D.C. is not listening and we need a change in administration. She understands the importance of a strong, fully funded military. She understands that we must shore up our allies and not tear them down. She understands that we ARE fighting a war of terror not man-made disasters. Most of all Sarah Palin understands that America IS exceptional!
After her speech, Gov. Palin answered questions from Steven Batton. During the question and answer period, the topic of Sarah’s red shoes came up. I was able to video a part of her answer in which she was calling out the media that if all they get out of her speech was that she was wearing red shoes it would show their motivation! Here is the part I was able to video:
Posted by Denise Spencer on June 14, 2010
In the way only Sarah can, she responded to the rumors about possible travel to the U.K. In her latest Facebook note, she writes:
Following an article in a British publication on Sunday, I’ve received questions about a possible trip to the United Kingdom. I have received an invitation for a visit to London, and part of that invitation included the offer of arranging a meeting between myself and one of my political heroines, the “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher. I would love to meet her and hope I’ll be able to arrange the trip in the future.
Please visit Sarah’s Facebook page for the complete note. Sarah is full of surprises and will keep the liberal media on their toes.
Posted by Denise Spencer on June 2, 2010
Dick Morris, a former Pres. Clinton adviser, wrote a scathing yet insightful article for The Hillconcerning Obama’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf.
Conservatives are so enraged at Obama’s socialism and radicalism that they are increasingly surprised to learn that he is incompetent as well. The sight of his blithering and blustering while the most massive oil spill in history moves closer to America’s beaches not only reminds one of Bush’s terrible performance during Katrina, but calls to mind Jimmy Carter’s incompetence in the face of the hostage crisis.
America is watching the president alternate between wringing his hands in helplessness and pointing his finger in blame when he should be solving the most pressing environmental problem America has faced in the past 50 years. We are watching generations of environmental protection swept away as marshes, fisheries, vacation spots, recreational beaches, wetlands, hatcheries and sanctuaries fall prey to the oil spill invasion. And, all the while, the president acts like a spectator, interrupting his basketball games only to excoriate BP for its failure to contain the spill.
Mr. Morris gets right to the point by calling Obama out on his lack of reaction and his hand wring yet unless response. Oil has been flowing for over a month, ecosystems may be forever damaged and the only real response is to investigate for civil and criminal offenses. I fully believe that BP must be hold legally responsible for all of this but the first thing we have to do is STOP the oil!
And the truth begins to dawn on all of us: Obama has no more idea how to work his way out of the economic mess into which his policies have plunged us than he does about how to clean up the oil spill that is destroying our southern coastline.
Both the financial crisis and the oil come ever closer to our shores — one from the east and the other from the south — and, between them, they loom as a testament to the incompetence of our government and of its president.
I was just a kid during Jimmy Carter’s presidency but I do remember sitting with my dad in long lines at the gas station, often waiting for hours to full up our old wood paneled station wagon. I don’t want my kids to look back and have to say “when I was a kid we paid $8.00 a gallon for gas! Boy, those were the good ole days.” We need to hold BP and other accountable while investigating new oil resources and alternative energy to become energy independent.