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Archive for June, 2009

The Real Sarah Palin Story Of The Past Week: Energy Independence

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 16, 2009

Quick, what was the biggest Sarah Palin story of the past week or so?

Was it her rousing introduction of Michael Reagan in Anchorage where she eloquently spoke of his father, President Ronald Reagan, and took on President Barack Obama, and his big government policies, head on?

Maybe it was her trip to Auburn, NY where she celebrated the life of former Secretary of State William Seward, in conjunction with Alaska’s 50th year of statehood, an event that saw Palin draw over 20,000 people. Seward is the one who pushed for the purchase of Alaska from Russia.

Palin gave a stem winding policy speech in Auburn that saw her again take on the current administration’s big government policies, it’s want to apologize for America when overseas, it’s military readiness, and foreign policy.

It could be the over $500,000 Governor Palin raised for several charities, including autism research and assisted living while in the state. You might even think that it was the crass and tasteless remarks made by a late night talk show host, aimed a Palin and her 14 year old daughter, and the ensuing calls for his firing and his show’s loss of sponsors.

All of these are big stories, for sure. But as usual, the real story got lost by the media.

While in Auburn, Governor Palin spoke at length about America’s need for energy independence and promised a huge bit of news would come out within the week concerning this..

And true to her word, in Dallas, Texas Governor Palin announced to the world of the huge progress on AGIA, the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act.

Governor Palin announced that in a historic agreement, Exxon-Mobil had joined with Trans-Canada to make what some have called a “pipe dream” a reality.

Audio of the announcement from Exxon-Mobil and Trans-Canada officials is available here.

For those not familiar, Alaskans have tried for over 30 years to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the lower 48. Previous Governors have tried to make this happen, and Alaskans have went back and forth on how it should be done.

Governor Palin made this a centerpiece of her administration. Within weeks of taking office, the wheels were set in motion to get this done. The AGIA legislation was passed 57-1 through Alaska’s legislature.

Of course, there were plenty of critics, this was a big undertaking. At $126 billion, the 1712 mile pipeline is the largest infrastructure project in history.

Many thought that Governor Palin had just bit off more than she, or anyone else could chew. There were worries about the market for natural gas. But the demand for the fuel is expected to rise as much as 40 percent by the year 2030.

Obama administration officials who had nothing to do with this, like Energy Secretary Ken Salazar, have rushed to claim credit for all of this. A pretty good endorsement of Governor Palin’s efforts.

Investor’s Business Daily, gives high praise to Governor Palin, and points out that Exxon-Mobil has some very strict guidelines for investment. Their standards are high. Marty Massey, U.S. joint interest manager of Exxon Mobil Production Co. Had this to say about his company’s involvement:

“We evaluated all the options and it came down to our belief that this approach with TransCanada and Exxon Mobil was going to be the most successful project.”

Massey went on to say that Exxon might look at expanding it’s role in the project.

As the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act Trans-Canada and Exxon Partnership materials point out, this is a privately funded project. Which obviously makes this deal a win-win for the state. The purpose of AGIA is to protect the interests of the state of Alaska as the project moves forward.

The bottom line in all of this, is the pipeline will be built. Trans-Canada is one of the world’s most respected pipeline construction companies, and Exxon-Mobil is certainly a well respected oil and gas company.

For those that don’t understand the real impact of all of this, let’s talk about natural gas and it’s uses.

Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels we have. Most Americans use it every day. We heat with it. We cook with it. But there are other uses. One of the more promising uses of natural gas is as a leading motor fuel.

Compressed natural gas (CNG), along with propane, has been used for decades to power automobiles, trucks, and buses. In fact, many large and medium sized U.S. cities already have fleets of cars, trucks, and buses that are powered by CNG. The reasoning behind this, of course, is the fact that an engine that burns CNG instead of gasoline, will see some of it’s harmful emissions reduced by as much as 90 percent. And with the addition of the latest engine management computer technology CNG has never been a more viable fuel.

Something else that makes CNG so promising is the fact that diesel engines can be made to run on the fuel as well, greatly reducing their emissions. And while some may tout electrics as the future of the automobile, that technology, will not work on long haul trucks, the 18 wheelers you see every day as they haul goods all over America. The battery technology just isn’t anywhere close to making it viable for that application.

Even better, every single one of the Big 3: Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors build cars, trucks, and buses that run on clean burning natural gas, and have for decades. So it would be a no brainer to produce more vehicles to run on CNG. Honda is also building CNG powered versions of it’s most popular models that are available to Americans right now.

Many countries use CNG powered vehicles extensively for transportation.

There are even companies that make units that people can install in their home garages that compress the natural gas, and allow someone to refill their car at home.

As a 30 year veteran of the automotive industry, and a certified “car guy”. This writer is very excited about the possibilities of CNG.

Alaska has an estimated 200 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. That is enough to make America very independent when it comes to energy. And that’s the real story here. Once the pipeline becomes operational, in less than a decade, America will be more secure, and energy independent.

Texas oil billionaire T Boone Pickens has been advocating a plan for some time that would see much of America’s vehicles converted to run on CNG, and see wind and solar become a more prominent source of electrical generation. In the Pickens Plan, the wind and solar would replace the natural gas we are currently using to produce electricity, freeing it up for transportation use.

Natural gas is a real win-win for America. It’s very plentiful. We have more than the equivalent of all of the world’s oil reserves in American natural gas. Natural gas is a very clean fuel. The environmentalists like it. And, this is not some newfangled experimental fuel. We have used natural gas for a long time to cook and heat with, and automakers have built vehicles that use it as a fuel for almost a century.

If automakers were to convert much of their production to vehicles that run on CNG, it would be cost effective, as the technology is already in use, and proven, as compared to all of the billions that have been invested in technology that still hasn’t produced a practical mass production car that people will actually buy and can use for more than short trips to the store.

This announcement from Governor Palin is indeed big news. This is a game changing effort that will not only help make America energy independent, but has the potential to change every American’s lives for the better with a clean, American produced fuel.

The national security benefits in all of this should not be lost either. The less money we send overseas to purchase oil, the less money regimes that don’t necessarily like America will have. America sends nearly one trillion dollars a year overseas to buy crude oil.

Governor Palin has again lived up to her billing as an authority on energy. The Governor who previously was chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, as well as the chair of the National Governor’s Association Natural Resources Committee, and the Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, is uniquely qualified to lead on energy independence. And she is most certainly using her industry experience to move America in that direction.

Sarah Palin hit a grand slam home run last week. This will truly make America stronger.

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Republican Natives react favorably to Palin VP selection

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on June 16, 2009

Republican Natives react favorably to Palin VP selection

By Rob Capriccioso

Story Published: Sep 5, 2008
Story Updated: Sep 10, 2008


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin enjoyed a traditional blanket toss in Barrow, Alaska June 30. Palin was announced as Sen. John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate Aug. 29. She is the first female Republican VP candidate in history.

WASHINGTON – As Gov. Sarah Palin worked overtime at the Republican National Convention to make her views better known, Native Republicans began to speak out on their admiration for the governor from Alaska.

“If she and Sen. McCain are elected, it would provide a basis for a stronger Indian policy,” said W. Ron Allen, a member of the American Indians for McCain Coalition and chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

“McCain has a strong background in Indian country and understands it quite well. … and she has familial and Alaska Native insights that I think enhance the ticket’s commitment to tribes.

”Palin, the first female Republican vice presidential candidate is married to Todd Palin, who is of Yup’ik Eskimo descent. Their five children are also of Alaska Native heritage.

“I am delighted by her selection,” said Jana McKeag, a co-chair of American Indians for McCain Coalition who attended the convention. “I think she brings a fresh face to the party, and she’s a go getter. She’s always looking at how to fix things. And we still have a lot of things out there in Indian country that need to be fixed.”

Added McKeag, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma: “We need strong leadership for this country that is familiar with Indian country. Both Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin can hit the ground running.”

Indian supporters of the McCain/Palin ticket said they were pleased to have not one, but two, candidates running from states with large Native constituencies. The senator from Arizona presided over the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee for several years, while Palin leads a state that contains more than 225 of the 560-plus federally-recognized tribes in the U.S.

Talk amongst Indian RNC attendees also centered on tribal history involving President Richard Nixon, whose initiative on Native economic development was operated largely through his vice president’s office.

On specific tribal issues, especially healthcare improvement, Republican Indians were quick to say that McCain and Palin could bring change – and blamed certain Democrats for lack of action in recent times.

GOP attendees of the convention said they see the main holdup to getting the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act passed this year as being Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is not happy with the pro-life provisions of the bill.

McCain has long expressed his support for the reauthorization of IHCIA and insiders with the McCain camp said Palin, too, likely supports the bill.“

peaker Pelosi should get passed politics to see that the bill really helps Native Americans on so many levels,” McKeag said. “I think that’s exactly what Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin would do.”

RNC Indian attendees also said they were happy with Palin’s leadership in her state on rural energy issues and noted her positive relationship with members of the National Congress of American Indians.

When asked if Republicans thought Palin will be an asset in getting out Native voters for the senator from Arizona, Allen said, “It won’t hurt, I can tell you that. I would think that it would strengthen McCain’s platform of tribal self-governance and empowerment. I would perceive that her contribution to the team would strengthen tribes’ perspectives.”

Asked the same question, McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds offered the following statement: “John McCain has a strong record of working with the tribes, and Gov. Palin will be a strong partner in his mission of reforming Washington.”

Despite strong Indian support at the convention, Palin has drawn concern from some Alaska Natives, especially on issues surrounding an initiative to stop development of the Pebble Mine adjacent to the Bristol Bay fishing grounds, which is a prime area for both commercial and subsistence salmon fishing.“

Her public position on that issue undoubtedly had an effect on the defeat of that initiative, an initiative supported by many of the region’s Inupiat and Yup’ik Alaska Natives,” said Carl Shepro, a political science professor at the University of Alaska.

While McKeag and other RNC attendees were confident that Palin could help turn out the Native vote, Shepro and others expressed skepticism.“

I think that Sen. McCain picked her for a couple of reasons, probably neither related to the Indian vote: First, she is very far to the right on social and economic issues and second she is anti-abortion/pro-life and both positions mean she enjoys a great deal of support from the religious right,” he said.

Matt Tomaskin, a member of the Yakama Nation who attended all four days of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, said that Todd Palin is “kind of a distant two degrees from the main line.”

“I think it would be a different story if the governor herself was tribal,” Tomaskin said, adding that he didn’t think the McCain camp purposely picked a vice president who might be attractive to some Native voters.

“It’s probably just an afterthought [for the McCain camp] that her husband is Indian,” Tomaskin said. “To me, it’s a non-issue. I can’t see tribal members running to the polls just because her husband is tribal.”

Palin has talked positively of her husband and children’s heritage in the past. When running for governor in October 2006, she wrote a letter addressed to rural voters, saying she “so very much appreciates Alaska’s First People, their proud heritage and diverse cultures so abundant in the communities throughout our state.”

“I personally feel the language, stories, and traditions of Alaska Native cultures are a national treasure to be nourished and held close to our hearts,” Palin added. “It is our rural lifestyle and diverse cultural heritage that distinguishes Alaska from the rest of the world and makes it our wonderful home.”

She wrote, too, that her family has been “blessed” by learning Yup’ik traditions and stories from Helena Andree, her children’s great-grandmother and a one-time Bristol Bay Native Corporation Elder of the Year. The Palins named their oldest daughter Bristol in honor of the region many of their family members still call home.

Palin also promised to support tribal economic development and fishing subsistence issues, noting that her family has fished commercially in Bristol Bay for decades.

In terms of education policy, Palin said she supports teaching traditional culture and languages in schools. “A strong sense of identity will keep kids in school until they become strong adults equipped to thrive in today’s world,” she wrote.

Also of note, the governor proclaimed June 10-13, 2007 as “National Congress of American Indians Days” in recognition of a conference held by NCAI in Anchorage.

Since the governor’s campaign letter focused on Natives, Shepro said the governor has offered relatively little public comment on tribes. Some Indians and tribal advocates have been critical of her silence, especially given her Native family ties. They also noted that in her two years in office, the governor has not appointed any Native people to high-ranking positions within her administration.

But former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Northern Cheyenne Tribe, thinks that Palin could never have become governor of Alaska without the support of tribal constituencies, which, he said, shows her popularity among Alaska Natives.

“There’s no question in my mind that she will be a great Indian country advocate,” said Nighthorse Campbell, honorary co-chair of the American Indians for McCain Coalition.

*For a description of the blanket toss, see:
http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues02/Co07272002/CO_07272002_Blanket_Toss.htm
http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/politics/27912839.html

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Grassroots Webathon to Retire Governor Palin’s Legal Debt

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 14, 2009

UPDATES w/video below

(NOTE: Conservatives4Palin is the sponsor of this Webathon. Sarah Palin Web Brigade is one of the many independent websites partnering with C4P in the Webathon efforts.)

A grassroots Webathon to retire the legal debt of Governor Sarah Palin will take place from June 15 through June 22.   This fundraising effort is sponsored by the Conservatives for Palin (C4P) website, with numerous other websites across the Internet participating as well.  Participating websites are displaying an explanatory video and a banner that when clicked opens into the website of the Alaska Trust Fund, the official fund set up for Governor Palin’s legal debt.

To date, approximately $500,000. of legal debt has been incurred by Governor Palin in defending herself and her staff against frivolous, politically-motivated complaints.  So far, 14 of these complaints have already been dismissed.  Yet her political opponents continue to launch complaints against her in an effort to discredit her, and as some believe, to bankrupt her.

It is the opinion of this author that these so-called “anklebiters” not only want to discredit Sarah Palin, but they want to keep her out of the national political scene as much as possible.  Apparently, the liberal left fear Sarah Palin’s potential to defeat Obama in 2012 and are doing everything they can to defeat her chances.  It is a known fact that Obama was involved in the “Troopergate” investigation, which is responsible for some of Governor Palin’s legal debt.  Kim Elton, who led that investigation, was rewarded with a post in the Department of the Interior.

Never has an ethical, responsible politican been attacked as viciously by political opponents as has Governor Palin.   Unlike those of other politicians, even her children have not been considered off-limits.  Just this past week, David Letterman attacked Governor Palin’s 14-year-old daughter with a sexual joke.  The liberal news media has also had a feeding frenzy over the private affairs of  Governor Palin’s 18-year-old daughter.

It is time to put an end to the mistreatment of this incredible woman and her family by the news media and the anklebiters.  One of the first steps is to relieve Governor Palin of the cumbersome legal debt that has accumulated due to the attacks, some of them repetitive, by the anklebiters.  That is what this Webathon is all about.

Please give your most generous donation to this worthy cause.  There is a banner as well as a video above and at  3 of our other websites, including the Sarah Palin Web Brigade’s Ning site at http://sarahpalininternetcoalition.ning.com.  Please help us show Governor Palin how much we appreciate her strong leadership in the face of all the attacks that have been launched against her. 

A new star in the Republican Party stepped out on that stage at the 2008 Republican convention and delivered a speech that reminded some, including his son Michael, of Ronald Reagan.  Sarah Palin has the integrity, communication skills, and star power of Reagan, and that alone was enough to alarm her political foes.  They have come against her with a vengeance because they know her potential.   But Governor Palin’s star still shines brightly, and she has a large, devoted base of supporters willing to be her foot soldiers and fight back against the lies and the smears.  This Webathon is just such a coordinated effort and will surely not be the last.

For more information, see the Conservatives4Palin website.

 

UPDATE: Tuesday’s(June 16) Webathon Video:

Sarah Palin supporters across the Internet are partnering with Webathon sponsor Conservatives for Palin (C4P) to raise funds to retire Governor Palin’s legal debt incurred by defending herself and her staff against frivolous complaints filed against her by anklebiters. On June 15, the first day of the grassroots Webathon, $54,645. was raised. Way to go, Sarah supporters! And a warm thank you to all those who donated!

 

UPDATE: Wednesday’s (June 17) Webathon Video:

Day 2 ended with $82,860 having been raised by the Webathon. That is 17% of our goal, so this is great progress.

 

UPDATE: Thursday’s (June 18) Webathon Video:

Total contributions to the Webathon at the end of Day 3 were $92,205., or 18% of the projected goal. Almost $100,00! This is even more significant because of the $150 upper limit on an individual’s contributions.

Another bit of news today: Team Sarah, which amassed a large membership during the 2008 election and beyond, has joined the Webathon effort. A number of the independent websites that are participating in the Webathon are run by people who are also members of Team Sarah. However, Team Sarah itself’s effort will apparently be run out of their own website.

 

UPDATE: Friday (June 19) Webathon video:

Day 4 ended with total contributions of $100,000., an impressive show of support from grassroots supporters of Governor Palin. C4P reports that there were many donations of $5. and $10. – people giving what they could to help the governor defend herself against the anklebiters. All donations are welcome, as they show a heartfelt sipport for this incredible leader gifted to America by way of Alaska

 

UPDATE: Saturday (June 20) At the end of Day 5, $105, 560., or 21 %,of Governor Palin’s legal debt that was incurred due to anklebiter complaints had been raised by the grassroots Webathon sponsored by Conservatives for Palin and participated in by websites across the Internet community that support Sarah Palin. This is the first coordinated effort by Sarah Palin supporters across the Internet community, a virtual Internet army ready to mobilize again and again on behalf of Governor Palin.

This amusing video was posted on the C4P website this morning:

 

UPDATE: Sunday (June 21)

Day 6 of the grassroots Webathon ended with total donations of $109.620, or 22% of the at least $500,000. legal debt incurred by Governor Palin due to defense against anklebiter complaints. Today is the last day of the current Webathon, and many have given up to the $150. yearly limit on individual donations to this fund. In January, a new year begins, and there will be another opportunity for those who maxed out this year to contribute again to help Governor Palin defend herself against these politically-motivated attacks.

Posted on the C4P website this morning is an excellent video about where Governor Palin stands on the issues:

Monday (June 22) The 2009 Grassroots Webathan has now ended. A total of $115,585. was donated to the Alaska Fund Trust during this effort. Considering the individual yearly contribution limit of $150., this is no small achievement. This is the first coordinated effort of Sarah Palin supporters across the Internet in support of Governor Palin. Sarah’s army of supporters on the Internet has begun to march and will not stop until Sarah Palin is our next President!

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David Letterman Is Finding Out That Statutory Rape Is No Joke

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 13, 2009

David Letterman Is Finding Out That Statutory Rape Is No Joke

 
 
Outrage continues over David Letterman’s misogynist jokes about Sarah Palin and her 14-year-old daughter Willow. The late-night comedian tried to backpedal with a statement that he mistook Willow for her 18-year-old sister Bristol. No one is buying that – least of all, Sarah Palin. Even if he had been referring to Bristol, the jokes would still have been inappropriate and distasteful. 
 
It is a well-known fact that David Letterman despises Sarah Palin, and this is not his first attack on the Palin family. However, this time he has crossed the line. And his despicable comments may well have unleashed a sleeping giant in the moral conscience of this nation.
 
Among those who have spoken out against David Letterman’s perverted verbal attack on Sarah Palin’s underage daughter is former running mate John McCain, who said, “I hope that remarks like that are out of bounds. She is a 14-year-old girl and to be referred to in that fashion is highly inappropriate.” He also told Reuters, “I don’t understand why Letterman would say that about a young woman. (The Palins) deserve some kind of protection from being the butt of late-night hosts.”
 
RNC Chairman Michael Steele suggested a boycott of Letterman’s television show. In a statement to The Hill, Steele said, “Letterman’s joke about Sarah and Todd Palin’s daughter was thoughtless and tacky. I saw his explanation for the joke, but sometimes the easiest thing to do is simply say ‘I’m sorry.’
 
In a letter to CBS CEOLes Moonves, New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb called for the firing of David Letterman. In a subsequent written statement, Kolb said, “As the proud father of a daughter, and as a husband, I wanted Mr. Moonves to hear from me directly about Mr. Letterman’s disparaging remarks….Firing Mr. Letterman would send a clear message that CBS will not tolerate any of its employees — even an established media figure like Mr. Letterman — making demeaning and degrading comments about women.”
 
Michelle Malkin wrote David Letterman a letter of her own and started out with this question, “Will you teach your son to talk about women and girls the way you talk about Sarah Palin and her daughters.
 
Greta van Susteren, who was also appalled by Letterman’s remarks, posted the video of Sarah Palin’s remarks to Matt Bauer on the Today Show on GretaWire. She opened a thread for bloggers to comment on Letterman’s remarks and has posted an online poll, where, at last count, 79 % of respondents have recommended firing David Letterman.

Wendy Wright, president of the women’s advocacy group, Concerned Women for America, said this to FOXnews.com: “There’s a saying that out of the heart, the mouth speaks, and Letterman’s statement reveals a pretty ugly reflection of who Letterman may be.”

In a statement on their website, the National Organization of Women (NRO) said, “The sexualization of girls and women in the media is reaching new lows these days — it is exploitative and has a negative effect on how all women and girls are perceived and how they view themselves. Letterman also joked about what he called Palin’s “slutty flight attendant look” — yet another example of how the media love to focus on a woman politician’s appearance, especially as it relates to her sexual appeal to men.”

Team Sarah is urging its members to contact CBS about the Letterman remarks and has provided a link to the online feedback form for CBS: http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.php and a link for filing a formal complaint with the FCC: http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm.

HillBuzz had this to say: “… if we keep up the pressure on Letterman’s advertisers and succeed in getting three big names like The Olive Garden, MARS Candy, and Kelloggs to drop sponsorhip of the Late Show, that we can seriously decrease the prices CBS is able to charge for advertising on his show, making Letterman much, much less of a cash cow for the network.”

Conservative bloggers across the Internet are blasting David Letterman for his sexual verbal attack on Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter However, most of the liberal media have dismissed Letterman’s crude remarks as “just another joke”

How has the conscience of the radical left been so seared that they condone this type of behavior? Only their hatred and fear of a woman who represents the conservative values that made this nation strong and against which they are rebelling, can explain this attitude.

Apparently, it raises their ire to see a beautiful, successful woman who has worked hard and “walked the walk” achieve what most women only dream of. And beneath it all, I believe, is an anger generated by the awakening of a conscience that has been suppressed in rebellion against the morals and values our forefathers held as they founded a Christian nation.

Several major efforts are underway to demand censure for David Letterman’s unconscionable actions:

1. Media Research Center founder, Brent Bozell, denounced Letterman’s attack during an interview on Fox News. A press release issued by MRC demanded an apology from David Letterman. and includes a link to another article on their site that documents previous attacks by Letterman on the Palin family. Brent Bozell has called upon members of the MRC Action Team to deluge CBS with letters demanding a full and public apology from David Letterman. MRC has provided the following contact information:

Leslie MoonvesCBS President and CEO(323) 575-2345
Rob BurnettExecutive Producer, The Late Show(212)975-5300

2. Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association has issued a statement condemning Letterman’s “crude sexual jokes” and calling on CBS for a “full and sincere” apology from David Letterman. A link to an Action Alert with a letter that can be signed and submitted to the chairman of CBS Television Chairman is provided, along with this additional contact information for Chairman Redstone:

Sumner Redstone, Chairman CBS Television 51 W. 52nd St.New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-258-6000 (Be polite!)or: 212-975-4321Fax: 212-975-4516
E-Mail:
Sumner Redstone, CBS Television

3. Michael Patrick Leahy has set up a website called Fire David Letterman, which contains a link that allows you to add your name to a letter “that will be sent to CBS and all sponsors of David Letterman’s Late Night Show stating that you will not purchase any product sold by a sponsor of his program until CBS fires him!” A list of sponsors of the David Letterman Show as well as this contact information for CBS is provided:

CBS Television
Main number: 212-975-4321 Les Moonves, President and CEO � CBS, 212-975-4545,
lmoonves@cbs.com

Nina Tassler, President � CBS Entertainment, 323-575-2747, nina.tassler@cbs.com
Mike Nelson, VP Communications, 818-655-2156, mjnelson@cbs.com

CBS Television Studios Lauri Metrose, VP Communications, 818-655-7223, lauri.metrose@cbs.com
Jennifer Solari, Executive Director Communications, 818-655-7222, jennifer.solari@cbs.com
Kim Sartori, Director Communications, 818-655-7221, kim.sartori@cbs.com

Additional “Fire David Letterman” sites have been set up on Ning and on Facebook.

A FIRE DAVID LETTERMAN RALLY is planned for Monday, June 15, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm outside theEd Sullivan Theater at 1697 Broadway, New York City. (Letterman begins taping his show at 4:30 pm.) Everyone within 4 hours of New York is urged to attend and bring “creative but PG-rated” signs. More details are forthcoming, and a request for additional volunteers has been issued. Those interested in participating should sign the petition on the main website.

4. An effort is being organized to contact the sponsors of the Rahal-Letterman racing team of Bobby Rahal and David Letterman. Gary will be posting more information on this effort.

5. A list of Letterman Advertisers and contact information has been posted at Free Republic.

Related Articles:

Bozell to Letterman: Apologize Like a Real Man http://www.mrc.org/press/releases/2009/20090612121356.aspx

Flashbacks: Letterman Has Derided Sarah Palin Before (with videos) http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2009/20090612093637.aspx

Governor Palin Speaks Out Against Sexism and Misogyny (Palin’s Accomplishments) http://sarahs-accomplishments.blogspot.com/2009/06/governor-palin-speaks-out-against.html

Gov Palin Blasts Letterman http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/06/12/gov-palin-blasts-letterman/

Gov. Palin willing to forgive,  not forget (TX4P) http://texas4palin.blogspot.com/2009/06/asked-by-cnns-wolf-blitzer-if-she-was.html

It’s Time for David Letterman to Go! (SPWB) http://sarahpalininternetcoalitionblogger.blogspot.com/2009/06/its-time-for-david-letterman-to-go.html

The Latest on Letterman (C4P) http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2009/06/latest-on-letterman.html

Letterman “Jokes” About Palin’s Daughter http://www.now.org/issues/media/hall-of-shame/

New York Lawmaker Calls on CBS to Fire Letterman for Palin Comments http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526055,00.html

Palin Says Letterman “Crossed the Line,” Rejects “Convenient” Apology http://www.newsday.com/about/ny-etdave125786927jun11,0,1172559.story

Sarah Palin Has ‘No Intention’ To Appear on David Letterman’s Show (FoxNews) http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525800,00.html?mrp

Sarah Palin: Letterman Owes Women An Apology http://www.cbs8.com/global/story.asp?s=10522849

Steele suggests boycott of Letterman http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/06/11/steele-suggests-boycott-of-letterman/

Women’s Advocacy Group Leader Blasts Letterman’s Jokes About Palin, Calls for Apology http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525882,00.html

http://sarahpalininternetcoalitionblogger.blogspot.com/2009/06/david-letterman-is-finding-out-that.html

 

UPDATE: 

 

Sarah Palin Fires Back (Mike Huckabee) http://www.pddnet.com/news-ap-sarah-palin-fires-back-061309/  

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It’s Time For David Letterman to Go!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 10, 2009

It is time for CBS to show David Letterman the door. Letterman, in the past few days has shown he is nothing but a nasty, vile,pervert, a misogynist, and a racist. There is no excuse for his actions, and there is nothing he can do to correct them.

On Monday night Letterman, in his “Top 10″, called the Governor of Alaska a “slut”. That is so over the top it is unbelievable, but then he did something even worse, he suggested the Governor’s teenage daughter was “knocked up” by Alex Rodriguez while the Governor, and her family attended the Yankees game as guests of former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.

This is the Governor’s 14 year old daughter we are talking about here!

Of course, the classless Letterman, after being called out by many, went even further Tuesday night, suggesting Governor Palin’s daughter, her 14 year old daughter, was a whore! Letterman joked about her and disgraced former democrat New York Governor, Elliot Spitzer, who is known to consort with prostitutes.

This is beyond the pale. It is sick, perverted, and totally unacceptable.

But where is the outrage from the usual suspects?

Where are the women of the National Organization of Women (NOW)? These are two females who are being slandered in the nastiest of ways.

Where is Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, two folks who earn a living playing the race card?

Letterman’s attack was indeed racist. You see, Todd Palin is a Native America. A Yup’ik. So is his 14 year old daughter, Willow!

The Yup’ik, are a group of indigenous or aboriginal peoples of western, southwestern, and southcentral Alaska and the Russian Far East. They include the Central Alaskan Yup’ik people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, the Kuskokwim River, and coastal Bristol Bay in Alaska; the Alutiiq (or Suqpiaq) of the Alaska Peninsula and coastal and island areas of southcentral Alaska; and the Siberian Yupik of the Russian Far East and St. Lawrence Island in western Alaska. They are Eskimo and are related to the Inuit.

Where are the usual groups that stand up to racists now?

It wasn’t that long ago that radio host Don Imus was fired for calling a group of basketball players “nappy-headed hoes”. Not a nice comment, and definitely racist. But it is very mild when you compare it to the things David Letterman has said. Imus never talked raping these basketball players.

Again we are talking about a 14 year old girl here!

You know, one can only imagine the vitriol that we would see if Letterman had the guts to really be “edgy” and suggest this about one of Barack Obama’s two adorable little girls!

It would be WWIII!

And rightly so!

But it seems to be quite fine because Sarah Palin and her family are conservatives.

Well, it’s absolutely NOT OK for David Letterman, or any other pervert to talk about raping a 14 year old girl, or to call her a whore!

Letterman has made sexual references about Governor Palin in the past. They were tasteless at best. But Governor Palin is a grown woman, and can certainly defend herself. And she certainly has.

But for David Letterman to attack a 14 year old girl like this just cannot stand.

Of course, this is typical from the left these days. They go out of their way to destroy those who disagree with them.

Look at Miss California, Carrie Prejean. She has been attacked from the left over and over for her stance on gay marriage. Her stance, by the way is the same exact stance as that of the current President of the United States, Barack Obama! And Miss Prejean also shares the exact same feelings as the majority of the voters in her native California!

But again, since Prejean is a conservative, with traditional American values, she must be destroyed.

This past week, Playboy Magazine, in an online blog, published what was basically a rape fantasy piece targeting prominent and beautiful conservative women like Fox New’s Megyn Kelly and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.

The silence from the usual “women’s rights supporters” was deafening.

But again, as disgusting as all of this is, it is nothing compared to a sick man’s rant about the rape of a 14 year old Native American girl!

In all fairness, not all liberals are being silent on this. There is a great group over at HillBuzz.com. This is a group who supports Hillary Clinton, and since she has become a national figure, Sarah Palin. They are incredible group who stand up for what is right. They are organizing a boycott of advertisers to the Letterman show.

Conservatives 4 Palin has also called for similar action.

For the Palin family’s part, both Todd and Sarah have issued statements:

“Any ‘jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too.”

– Todd Palin

“Concerning Letterman’s comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he’d ever dare make such comments about anyone else’s daughter): ‘Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands – that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone’s daughter, contribute to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'”

– Governor Sarah Palin

Governor Palin had appeared on John Ziegler’s radio show on Tuesday, discussing the first Letterman attack on her and her daughter, and called Letterman “pathetic”, which was very generous in my opinion!

The Governor also pointed out the she was in New York City to raise money for autism research as well as for an assisted living facility. The day before Governor Palin had been in Auburn, NY at the Seward House celebrating the life of William Seward, the former U.S. Secretary of State, who negotiated the purchase of the Alaska territory from Russia. This coincides with Alaska’s 50th year of statehood celebration. Alaska became a state in 1959.

In Auburn she spoke to over 20,000 enthusiastic supporters.

Ziegler appeared on MSNBC today as a guest of Contessa Brewer’s. Incredibly, Brewer couldn’t seem to understand why Governor Palin wasn’t pleased that Letterman called her a “slut”!

Brewer went on to say it was “comedy” and that she had no problem with it. Or the fact Letterman voiced out his rape fantasy on the Governor’s 14 year old daughter and insinuated she was a whore.

Brewer quickly turned the interview into an attack on Governor Palin instead.

This seems to be par for the course for the Peacock brand though, as so-called comedian Chuck Nice” from “Best Week Ever” had this to say about Governor Palin on NBC’s Today Show:

“But Sarah Palin to the GOP, she is very much like herpes, she is not going away”.

Absolutely no one on the NBC Today Show set called Nice on this. In fact, NBC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams went on to say: “That’s the advantage of being Chuck Nice. You can say that, and there’s no repercussions.”

This sort of behavior is totally unacceptable.

There is a lot of tension in America these days, especially when it comes to politics. And it is one thing to take someone head on over their policies. But the left in this country delight in destroying their enemies personally. They seemingly cannot discuss the issues in a coherent manner, so they come out with the nasty personal attacks.

David Letterman has a history of doing this. He is incredibly hostile to those who don’t share his view on things. But you know, that’s fine, no one has to watch him.

But this is different.

To call the sitting Governor of a state, a happily married woman, and mother of 5 children a “slut” is unacceptable.

To fantasize about the Governor’s 14 year old daughter’s rape and to call her a whore just cannot stand!

I don’t care what your politics are. In America we have a certain decency that sets us apart from other nations. We don’t take kindly to men who have rape fantasies about 14 year old girls.

It is time to let CBS know that David Letterman is done. He is no longer fit to remain on the air.

It is time to let CBS’ advertisers know the same.

Talking about the rape of a 14 year old girl just doesn’t work in America!

Call CBS at 212-975-4321

C4P and Hillbuzz both have contact information for advertisers.

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Palin center of attention at big GOP dinner

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on June 9, 2009

Palin center of attention at big GOP dinner

From Peter Hamby
CNN
  

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waves to the crowd at the Republican fundraising dinner Monday in Washington.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waves to the crowd at the Republican fundraising dinner Monday in Washington.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Newt Gingrich was the keynote speaker at Monday night’s fundraising dinner for the Senate and House Republican campaign committees, but it was Sarah Palin who stole the show.

The Alaska governor’s last-minute appearance at the GOP’s biggest fundraiser of the year ended 24 hours of speculation that the she might skip the event. A late attempt to have her speak at the dinner fell through when organizers feared she might upstage Gingrich, the onetime House speaker.

Hours before the event was slated to begin, an aide to Palin would not confirm that she would be attending. But when Palin and her husband, Todd, sauntered across the stage with Gingrich and his wife, Callista, shortly before the program commenced, their appearance was met with cheers from the audience of 2,000 party loyalists.

Sen. John McCain, who shared last year’s Republican presidential ticket with Palin, greeted his former running mate as she made her way to her table. Soon after, the former GOP presidential nominee tweeted: “Great to see Sarah and Todd at the dinner tonight — nice reunion!”
Palin did not speak at the event, but during a break in the program for dinner, Republicans clustered around the former vice presidential nominee’s table near the front of the ballroom, eager to meet the governor and pose for pictures.
Watch CNN’s Candy Crowley report on the big evening »

It was the only table in the vast ballroom that had a crowd gathered around it — and despite their distance from Palin’s table, multiple television cameras kept their lenses trained on the governor for much of the night.

The guest list included 33 Republican senators and Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. Sen. John Cornyn, who as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee helped organize the dinner, sat with Palin and her husband during the event.

Cornyn briefly acknowledged Palin when he appeared on stage to thank his Republican colleagues for their work on behalf of the party.

“Thank you for being here with us tonight,” Cornyn told her. “Thank you for your leadership, we appreciate it every much.”

Gingrich, the event headliner, also thanked Palin for attending. He said “this country would be amazingly better off” had McCain and Palin been elected.

In a lengthy speech that touched on topics ranging from health care to border security, Gingrich railed against the Obama administration’s “disastrous” approach to federal spending and national security policy. He acknowledged the intra-party squabbles that have roiled the Republican party since last year’s election, but he said such debates are to be expected and will never really disappear.

“I am happy that Dick Cheney is a Republican,” he said. “I am also happy that Colin Powell is a Republican. A majority Republican Party will have lots of debates within the party. That is the nature of majorities.”

Gingrich held up former Cheney, the former vice president, as an expert voice on national security, and he called the White House’s administration’s decision to engage Cheney on the national security issues “the first big mistake” of Obama’s presidency.

Pointing to last month’s dueling national security speeches from Obama and Cheney, Gingrich said that Cheney laid out facts, while Obama resorted to little more than high-minded oratory. Gingrich said that like Reagan, Obama has brilliant rhetorical skills — but unlike Reagan, he said, Obama “uses his rhetorical skills to hide from fundamental facts.” Watch Gingrich speak at dinner »

The dinner raised $14.45 million for congressional Republicans, money that will be split evenly between the Senate and House campaign committees as they seek to win back majorities in next year’s midterm elections.

In its most recent financial disclosure, the National Republican Congressional Committee reported $3.69 million in the bank and $5 million in debt. The NRSC, meanwhile, entered May debt-free and reported $2.69 million in its campaign war chest.

Actor Jon Voight, an outspoken conservative who stars in the popular television series “24,” emceed the event. In his opening comments, Voight blasted President Obama as “a false prophet” and “a soft-spoken Caesar” who bullies Israel and employed pleasant-sounding language to dupe the country into voting for him last November. Watch Voight’s comments on Obama »

“Ayers, Wright, Pfleger, Alinsky,” he said, listing some of the liberal figures who became flash points in the 2008 race. “It didn’t matter one iota. Obama portrayed himself as a moderate, but turned out to be wildly radical.”

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/09/GOP.fundraiser.palin/index.html?section=cnn_latest

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Sarah Palin in, then out, back in -and now again out of fundraising dinner

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on June 8, 2009


Sarah Palin in, then out, back in -and now again out of fundraising dinner

POLITICO

By JONATHAN MARTIN 6/7/09 9:47 PM EDT

Sarah Palin’s on-again, off-again appearance at Monday night’s gala GOP fundraising dinner is off — again.

After being invited — for a second time — to speak to the annual joint fundraiser for the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Palin was told abruptly Saturday night that she would not be allowed to address the thousands of Republicans there after all.

The Alaska governor may now skip the dinner altogether, and her allies are miffed at what they see as a slight from the congressional wing of the Republican Party.

The reason given for the snub, said a Palin aide, was that NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions was concerned about not wanting to upstage former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the fundraising gala’s keynote speaker.

“A great deal of effort has been put into this fundraising event, and Speaker Gingrich has gone above and beyond the call of duty,” said NRCC spokesman Ken Spain. “It is our hope that Gov. Palin will attend the dinner and be recognized, but we understand if her busy schedule doesn’t permit her to do so.”

The disinvitation from speaking, said a campaign committee official, was done “out of respect” for Gingrich.

“You dance with the one who brung ya,” said the official, who stressed that event organizers were still happy to have Palin appear and be introduced.

Ironically, Palin was originally supposed to be the headliner for the dinner. NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions of Texas wanted the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee to speak. And officials with the two party committees thought earlier this spring that she had committed, even going so far as to issue a press release announcing her appearance.

But after public uncertainty as to whether she had actually accepted and would attend, the NRSC and NRCC decided to invite Gingrich instead.

Palin aides in Alaska say the governor never accepted that first invitation and attributed the mix-up to Washington-based advisers.

But then last week — in part due to the urging of Republican überfundraiser and Palin friend Fred Malek — the NRSC extended a new invitation for Palin to speak. The plan, Republican sources say, was to make her appearance something of a surprise for GOP donors in attendance.

Palin was in New York this weekend on a mix of state and personal business — she celebrated the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood Saturday at a large celebration in Auburn, N.Y., the hometown of William Seward of “Seward’s Folly” fame — and the idea was that she’d swing down to the capital on Monday for the dinner before flying on to Texas for energy-related events.

Palin’s staff had even been sent an agenda with the governor’s speaking slot included.

But then a finance official with the NRSC called Palin aide Meg Stapleton Saturday night to say that Sessions didn’t want Palin to speak.

Recounting the conversation Sunday, Stapleton said she told the NRSC staffer: “Why, at a time when we’re trying to build the party, would you pull a move like that on somebody who earlier in the day just attracted 20,000 people?”

Palin was to sit the table of NRSC Chairman John Cornyn of Texas, and Senate campaign committee officials were still trying Sunday to persuade the Alaska governor to attend.

“Although the governor was unable to commit far enough in advance to be confirmed as the keynote, Sen. Cornyn has a great deal of respect and admiration for Gov. Palin, which is why he invited her to be his guest at the dinner,” said NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh. “He hopes she will be able to attend but recognizes she also has a lot of competing demands on her schedule, so he also understands if she is not able to make it. Regardless, she is an important leader in our party and is someone who Sen. Cornyn thinks very highly of.”

Malek, for decades a major behind-the-scenes player in the GOP, made note of his disappointment that Palin was not coming.

“Sarah Palin is one of the most popular and magnetic figures in the Republican Party, and it would have been great to see her at the House-Senate dinner,” Malek said. “But I guess it’s just hard in the final days to adjust a program that has been carefully developed weeks in advance.”

Niceties aside, this latest snafu involving Palin and the national party apparatus has left both sides deeply irritated.

Tired of being derided as the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, Palin officials want it known that they were not responsible for this latest mix-up. They say the governor was happy to appear and fire up party loyalists, but that, yet again, GOP operatives and officials in Washington would just as soon try to marginalize her.

But the dinner’s planners are equally exasperated with Palin. The NRCC, especially, is still irked about how she handled the original invitation in March, leaving the two committees scrambling to find a fill-in for what is their chief money-raising event of the year.

“It was Pete who had invited her to the dinner early on,” carped one campaign committee official about the initial process. “And she accepted, then unaccepted.”

It was Cornyn’s decision to move on and invite Gingrich, say House Republican officials, and his attempts to still bring her to the dinner are being seen by some as an effort to make amends with conservative activists who are miffed at him now in part because of his intervention on behalf of the more moderate candidate in the Florida GOP Senate primary.

But beyond one scheduling issue, this latest dust-up speaks to the ongoing turmoil within a beleaguered GOP. Palin is still a major draw — hence her original invitation — and many in the grass roots of the party think she’s got incomparable charisma and just-folks appeal. As Palin appeared in Auburn and elsewhere in Central New York this weekend, locals and even some who’d traveled long distances to see her encouraged her to mount a White House bid.

But many in the party establishment, mindful of her polarizing persona and the devastating caricatures that emerged last fall, would prefer she remain in Alaska and leave the party rebuilding to others who may appeal to the broad middle of the country.

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Sarah Palin 14…Ankle Biters O

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 7, 2009

It’s a sad day over at the Huffington Post and left wing blogs like Mudflats and Celtic Diva’s Blue Oasis. You see, despite their best efforts to smear Alaska Governor Sarah Palin with more than a baker’s dozen of phony ethics complaints since the start of the year, all of their efforts have completely failed.

The latest complaint to be dismissed was incredibly ridiculous. It revolved around the fact that Governor Palin, in sub zero weather, had the temerity to wear a jacket when she attended the final day of the Tesoro Iron Dog Race!

The Iron Dog is the world’s longest and most difficult snow machine race. (snowmobile to us in the lower 48) The Governor was waiting at the finish line in both her official capacity as well as the wife of one of the competitors, her husband Todd, and his partner, Scott Davis. The Iron Dog is a grueling 1,971 mile race through some of the toughest conditions one can imagine. It is a true manly-man sport! Palin and Davis are two of the best, having 11 wins between them in the event.

To tell you how tough this race is, last year Todd finished with a game fourth place effort after a crash slowed him down, and he rode the last 400 miles with a broken arm.

So what was the issue?

Well, you see Governor Palin was wearing an Arctic Cat jacket. Arctic Cat makes snow machines and yes, they sponsor Todd and Scott.

Oh the humanity of it all!

And so, another baseless and comical ethics complaint was born from the ankle biters on the left.

This particular complaint was filed by a nasty woman named Linda Kellen Biegel. She is hostile to Governor Palin, and runs a website, Celtic Diva’s Blue Oasis, that is dedicated to not only spreading this woman’s hate for Governor Palin, but also coordinating attacks against her with other bloggers and members of the press.

Biegel who, according to her own website, is an official blogger for the DNC, has helped publicize the numerous phony harassment complaints against the Governor. In fact, the woman is so notorious for doing this, and then crowing on her website about it, that she actually inspired a group of talented conservative bloggers to create a very funny parody website that is spot on in it’s humorous depiction of her.

Now by herself, Linda Kellen Biegel would just be a sad character with a lot of time on her hands. But Biegel is far from being alone in this.

One has to understand that in Alaska, the far left is a small, but very well coordinated, and funded group. And they have some very big help. Lets meet just some of the players who participate in these smear tactics.

There is fellow hate blogger Jeanne Devon. Devon runs a particularly nasty website know as Mudflats. Now unlike Biegel, Devon didn’t have the guts to blog under her real name. Instead she chose to spread hate and lies under the alias AKMuckraker. This woman is so hateful in her approach, a democrat, Alaska Representative Mike Doogan outed her to the media. Devon and Biegel are very much the coordinators of the attacks against Governor Palin. Along with a couple of smaller bloggers. And yes, they have even went as far as recruiting folks to help file complaints against the Governor.

Now in Alaska, the ethics board doesn’t put out press releases when complaints are filed. They do however report the finding of all investigations once complete.

Of course, that wouldn’t help the democrat bloggers one bit. So they have help from so-called reporters.

Meet Amanda Coyne. Coyne is a college professor who…wait for it… teaches journalism. She also runs a for profit website that is pretty much dedicated to causing Governor Palin grief. Coyne, who claims to be Governor Palin’s “first official biographer”, also writes for the far left Huffington Post. Now the Post isn’t all that important, so Coyne has an ace-in-the-hole, her husband, Tony Hopfinger, who works for the Anchorage Daily News.

Hopfinger, who also freelances, makes sure the ADN is full of less than flattering stories about the Governor. This writer, and others have had issues with the Anchorage paper for some time.

The ADN had the habit of allowing absolutely anything, no matter how disgusting, to be said about Palin in their online comments section, while deleting supportive comments. After some investigating, we found that many of the most hateful comments, from people claiming to be Alaskans, were actually bloggers, and a newspaper columnist or two from the lower 48.

It got so bad that a group of readers actually promised protests and advertiser boycotts if they didn’t clean up their act, which they have since done, to some extent.

Now helping out Amanda Coyne, is fellow HuffPo writer, Shannyn Moore. The malicious content of her writing speaks for itself. Moore has the worst case of Palin Derangement Syndrome imaginable.

Why are people like Coyne, Hopfinger, and Moore important to these hate bloogers like Biegel and Devon, and the DNC’s plans? Well, remember, the State of Alaska isn’t in the habit of publishing complaints when they are filed. And yet, most of the nation’s left wing blogosphere knows about the complaints, often before they are filed.

This is where the HuffPo writers come in. They are tasked with writing story after story of how supposedly corrupt Governor Palin is. And of course, the rest of the media picks up on these stories and runs wild.

And while the complaint makes national and even international news, the fact that it was thrown out, and completely ridiculous, rarely gets reported. This is business as usual for democrats. It’s how they work.

There are other serial ethics complaint filers, like Andree McLeod. It is said that she is angry because the Governor wouldn’t give her a job. And who am I to say different.

Like a lot of the left wing, she claims to be a victim of something, and says she would file many more ethics complaints, if not for the fact “they” might get her. And yet, she is constantly talking about filing more ethics complaints!

Here’s an idea of the type of complaints filed:

McLeod filed an ethics complaint because Governor Palin announced she had been chosen as John McCain’s running mate on her website.

I kid you not!

She also complained because the Governor attended a Republican dinner.

McLeod has also anointed herself as the “cleavage cop” in the state of Alaska. In an e-mail to the administration commissioner Annette Kreitzer , McLeod complained that she was “astounded at the amount and magnitude of cleavage being exhibited by female employees in State of Alaska offices these days. Upon entering an office, I’m initially embarrassed when subjected to such low cut tops. …The negative impact this all has on the business I have to conduct is not to my benefit. I leave the office feeling offended.”

Seriously.

McLeod then hounded Mike Nizich, the governor’s chief of staff, she noted, “That’s a lot of pressure to put on guys, whether they are members of the public or colleagues, to just ignore the fact that these women are wearing tops with breasts popping out. … and not cross the lines.”

According to Eddie Burke, of the Eddie Burke radio show, McLeod was recently seen dining with Alaska Democrat State Senator Bill Wielechowski. Wielechowski has denied any collaboration with McLeod though.

Sure, OK.

While McLeod has filed some really hilarious complaints, she is not alone. There is a fellow named Chip Thoma, who has complained because the tour buses drive by the Governor’s Mansion, and even complained because the Governor’s young daughter, Piper, set up a lemonade stand!

Chip has unsuccessfully sued former Governor Walter J. Hickel saying that Governor was “out to get him”.

Now as I said earlier in this piece, all of the would either by funny, or pathetic, depending on your mood, if it wasn’t so malicious.

Thanks to these complaints, and the Barack Obama initiated “troopergate” fiasco, Governor Palin, who is not a wealthy politician, has had to start a defense fund to help pay her legal bills. And yes, the ankle biters filed a complaint against her for doing this, as well!

These bogus harassment complaints have also cost the State of Alaska around $300,000, prompting many Alaskans to call for a change in the law that would force the folks who file these sort of harassment complaints to have to pay for them.

But what is the end game in all of this?

Well, as I mentioned in an earlier piece exposing George Soros’ connection to the ethics complaint CREW filed against the McCain-Palin campaign, which itself was thrown out by the FEC, this is standard practice for the democrat party. Groups like CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, use the legal system to harass their opponents. It’s one of the “Rules” set forth by Chicago communist Saul Alinsky, whose book on community organizing, “Rules For Radicals” sits on the night stand in most democrat politician’s and activist’s bedrooms, whether they admit it, or not.

With Governor Palin, the end game is even clearer.

Unlike most politicians, who talk a good game about ethics and reform, Governor Palin has a solid record of actually doing it. She actually walks the walk, and doesn’t just talk the talk.

As Palin biographer Recaldo Ochoa points out in his book, “Sarah Palin, Poised To Become America’s First Female President”, Governor Palin was a reformer from the very start. In her earliest days in politics Palin came upon a situation that she felt wasn’t right. Her friend, and the person who actually talked her into running for her city council spot, Nick Carney owned a waste management service. Not a problem in itself, but he was pushing through an ordinance that would have given his company a monopoly on waste pickup in and around the Wasilla community. Friendships aside, Palin felt this was wrong, and actively fought to make sure this didn’t happen.

This sort of basic common sense would follow her into the Mayor’s office.

Now once she had served her two term limit, Sarah Palin looked for another challenge, and ran for Lt Governor. She lost. But she also impressed a lot of folks in Alaska. The Governor, Frank Murkowski, saw fit to appoint her as Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. A top position in the oil rich state.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before Palin found there were some serious problems in her agency. Two of the highest ranking players in the Alaska GOP, party head Randy Ruedrich and former Attorney general Gregg Renkes had some issues. Renkes had some conflicts of interest with a coal contract, and Ruedrich was basically blowing off his job in favor of doing party business.

This is the exact sort of thing that makes the average American distrust all politicians.

Palin took this to her boss, the Governor, who was less than receptive. Now, she could have just went on, and continued to work as head of the agency. After all, this was a good paying six figure job. And her star was really on the rise. She could have “played ball” and it would have been smooth sailing. She would have been set for life.

Sarah Palin didn’t do that. She resigned from her job and took these people on. For most folks, this would have been career suicide. But not for Sarah Palin. Both Renkes and Ruedrich were forced to resign from the agency, and Ruedrich was fined $12,000, the largest fine of it’s kind in state history.

Palin went on to challenge Governor Murkowski in the Republican primary, beating him in a landslide. She then went on to defeat popular former Governor, Tony Knowles.

The point is, for nearly two decades Sarah Palin has been a true, honest, and ethical politician. Someone who doesn’t care who the person is, or what party they belong to. If she sees something that isn’t right, she will point it out and work hard get it stopped.

Of course, this sort of person is not a welcomed sight on the national scene. At least not by the average politician!

Someone like Sarah Palin is a direct threat to any politician, no matter the party, who is corrupt.

The establishment in both parties see her as a direct threat.

So here come the ethics complaints hard and heavy. From the so called “troopergate” complaint that was encouraged along by Barack Obama, to all of these harassment complaints filed and coordinated by the many left wing bloggers, to the phony complaint filed by CREW, the democrats, and I suspect some worried Republicans, are doing everything they can to take away the reformer mantle from Governor Palin. To basically take it off her resume.

Don’t fall for this sort of nonsense. It’s just dirty politics at it’s worse.

This one is an easy choice to make!

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LI dinner has Palin watchers eyeing her next campaign

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on June 7, 2009

LI dinner has Palin watchers eyeing her next campaign

BY REID J. EPSTEIN reid.epstein@newsday.com

8:43 PM EDT, June 6, 2009

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, looks through a stereoscope while touring the Seward House Museum with her husband Todd, right, in Auburn, N.Y., Saturday June 6, 2009. Palin was the featured guest in the first annual Founders Day celebration which included the tour. Peter Wisbey, executive director of the Seward House, is pictured left. (Kevin Rivoli, Associated Press / June 6, 2009)

Since the end of her vice presidential campaign, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hasn’t been seen much south of Alaska.

But as she prepares for a St. James speech Sunday night at an event for disabled children, the 2008 Republican nominee has done nothing to quell speculation that she’s interested in another run for national office.

“She’s definitely a player,” said Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who plans to attend Sunday night’s event. “She has a real strong base of support.”

Palin, 45, has refused most national media interviews and an invitation from Fox News Channel to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. She hasn’t begun courting GOP heavy hitters in key early-voting states in the presidential primaries.

“In terms of her national visibility, she doesn’t care that much,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports female anti-abortion candidates.

While staying at home, Palin appears to be laying the groundwork for a second act on the national stage. In April she spoke to a major anti-abortion gathering in Indiana.

In May she signed a deal for a book due to be published next spring.It remains to be seen whether Palin, who will go to the voters for re-election in 2010, can convert her following into a significant political force.

Dannenfelser said there are 70,000 members of Team Sarah, a Palin-centric, members-only social networking site she operates, and Palin sits near the top of early polls of the 2012 GOP presidential field.

But she has made no inroads in Iowa or New Hampshire, two early-voting states critical to a presidential campaign.”We’ve seen zero signs of activity from Gov. Palin or anyone associated with her organization,” Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn said.

Fergus Cullen, a former New Hampshire GOP chairman, said he contacted Palin’s people in January with an invite to speak at a state dinner. No thanks, they said.

Nassau County Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs said the nation’s first impressions of Palin – such as her stumbling interview with Katie Couric and impersonations by actress Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live” – were so damaging she cannot recover.

“There’s just way too much baggage with her and I think that she’s not taken seriously by the overwhelmingly majority of the electorate,” Jacobs said. “It may not be her fault.”

But Republicans said those first impressions are at once Palin’s strongest and weakest qualities. “No one gets higher positives and higher negatives than Sarah Palin,” King said.

In New Hampshire, where voters take stock of candidates up close in town halls and living rooms, Palin’s celebrity gives her an in but may not help earn support. Rudy Giuliani led the state’s GOP polls throughout 2007 before he was eventually lapped by John McCain.

“People here don’t feel that they got to take the measure of her personally in the last campaign the way they’d expect to before giving her support in 2012,” Cullen said.

King said Palin will need to develop the “gravitas” on foreign affairs issues before she launches another national campaign. He urged her to “start getting more active” if she is serious about a presidential campaign.

Dannenfelser said Palin still has time to announce whatever she plans to do. After all, she said, no other GOP contender has anything like her rabid following.”

Anything she wants,” Dannenfelser said, “she says the word and they do it.”

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/nation/ny-popali0712842808jun06,0,2493935.story

Video of Sarah Palin’s speech at the Seward House is available, courtesy of Conservatives for Palin, in 5 parts at:

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zy5csAkARs&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=0&playnext=1

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHoW6Iup56M&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=1

Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc13SN3Od4s&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=2

Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-d-PUP_1OY&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=3

Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsHVf7ORsc0&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=4

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Palin: Government wants to ‘control the people’

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on June 7, 2009

June 4, 2009

Palin: Government wants to ‘control the people’

Posted: 06:11 PM ET From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby (CNN) 

Gov. Sarah Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin

Alaska governor Sarah Palin let loose Wednesday on the Obama administration for enacting fiscal policies that “fly in the face of principles” and “defy Economics 101.”

In a speech introducing Michael Reagan — the son of former President Ronald Reagan — to an audience in Anchorage, Palin warned that the government is planning to “bail out debt ridden states” so it can “get in there and control the people.”

“Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt?” Palin asked. “It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained.”

“We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it,” she said.

“And mark my words, this is going to be next, I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states. Then government gets to get in there and control the people.”

“Some in Washington would approach our economic woes in ways that absolutely defy Economics 101, and they fly in the face of principles, providing opportunity for industrious Americans to succeed or to fail on their own accord,” she said. “Those principles it makes you wonder what the heck some in Washington are trying to accomplish here.”

Though the bulk of her remarks focused on government encroachment into the private sector, and praise for former President Reagan’s views on limited government, the former vice presidential candidate briefly touched on national security.

She told the crowd that “the terrorists are still dead set against us” and that her son Track is still deployed in Iraq. “It is war over there, so it will not be war over here,” she said. “And it had better still be our mission that we win, they lose.”

She also pointed to the recent dismissal of another ethics complaint against her, one that accused the governor of having a conflict of interest for wearing a jacket to the opening of the Tesoro Iron Dog race in February that feautured the logo of the sponsor of her husband’s team.

Palin has been forced to set up a legal defense fund to help pay for fees related to an onslaught of ethic complaints. Palin said of the people who have filed the complaints: “Those are the folks who want to tell me, they want to tell you, to sit down and shut up. We will not do that. I just can’t, because I love my state. I love my country.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/06/04/palin-government-wants-to-control-the-people/#more-54952

Audio of Governor Palin’s speech available at: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/06/04/palin_government_wants_to_control_the_people.html

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