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Archive for November 14th, 2009

My Interview with the National Post: The Second Coming of Sarah Palin

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 14, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

Earlier this week the National Post of Canada contacted me, stated they were doing an article to be published the weekend before Governor Palin’s Going Rogue hit bookstores, and asked for an interview. They apparently see this book as her “second coming,” the first being her emergence on the national scene during the 2008 election campaign.

Sheldon Alberts asked questions about a variety of topics, including the governor’s upcoming book, my initial reaction to her VP nomination, my being in Alaska when she announced her resignation and then transferred power to Sean Parnell, her role in the GOP, and, of course, what I envision for her future.

When asked about 2012, I stated how unconventional, yet politically astute, Governor Palin is:

“If she decides to run in 2012, I think we are going to see something that is going to shock many people,” said Adrienne Ross, an English teacher from Hudson, N.Y., and a blogger with

We also spent some time discussing Governor Palin’s impact on the special election in the NY 23rd Congressional District with her endorsement of Doug Hoffman over Dede Scozzafava.

Alberts writes:

Her endorsement this month of a rebel Conservative Party candidate over a moderate Republican in an upstate New York congressional race almost single-handedly raised the election to national prominence.


What is encouraging for Palin supporters, and disturbing to her critics, is that she wielded such influence from a distance. Who needs appearances on Washington’s Sunday political talk shows when penning a few short sentences on Facebook will get you on the front page?

While he points out the power the governor possesses to influence important races within the nation (which amounted to arousing an influx of support for a 3rd Party candidate and causing the RINO turncoat candidate to quit) he also exposes the fear Governor Palin conjures up within people on both the Left and the Right. We’re seeing a lot of that the last few days as people are scrambling like roaches to kill the book before it kills them.

Fear, yes–and jealousy.

All the attention paid to Ms. Palin is starting to grate on other potential 2012 Republican candidates.

“I’m glad she’s getting the props — I know I’m not nearly as attractive,” Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, groused recently.

This, of course, was Huckabee whining this week that she gets more attention because she’s more attractive.

At least Huck is honest–and pitiful–enough to state he so desperately wants the governor out of his way.

The article also highlights the absolute stupidity of those on the Left who pretend that her sticking around is good for their cause.

David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s former campaign manager, recently described Ms. Palin as the “pied piper” of the GOP, leading a shrinking rump of right-wing Republicans.

“I think she’ll be most helpful to the Democratic Party with a high profile. I hope her book tour lasts two years,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle.

To which Palin supporters say, be careful what you wish for.

“If they didn’t view her as a threat, they wouldn’t spend so much time on her,” Ms. Ross said.

That’s no rocket science assessment I made–just common sense.

We really don’t know what Governor Palin may be planning for the future, but one thing is for sure, and the National Post knows it: with the publication of Going Rogue and the launch of her book tour, she’s got the world’s attention–and that’s a good thing.

Like other avid supporters who made Ms. Palin’s memoir a bestseller before publication, Ms. Ross said she “can’t wait” until the book arrives and she’ll make the four-hour drive to the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Rochester, N.Y., for a planned Palin appearance on Nov. 21.

“People are excited that we finally get the opportunity to hear her tell her story, without the [media] filter,” she said. “There is nothing like getting it from the source.”

Read the entire article here.

* NOTE: Actually, Governor Palin is signing books at Borders Books and Music in Rochester, not Barnes and Noble as the article states.

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Pigs Do Fly: Alaskan Democrats Defend Palin (Update: Oops)

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on November 14, 2009

By Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts

Pigs do fly.  Alaska Democrats & Obama supporters defend Palin on pipeline record that AP says was “flawed” when they were “fact checking” Going Rogue: An American Life (isn’t that opining anyway?  Is the AP supposed to do that?).  A snippet from the Juneau Empire, that I thought was especially telling:

The AP story quoted only two legislators, Senate President Lyda Green, R-Wasilla, and Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, both in the minority who voted against the TransCanada deal.

Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula said AP reporter Burke talked with her, but didn’t include her defense of Palin.

"I don’t believe Gov. Palin should become vice president, but I don’t think this story was fair and accurate," she said. *snip*

The story said the oil companies were unhappy that Palin did not support their request for 45-year tax and royalty freezes but didn’t say that Palin and most legislators think that is not allowed under the Alaska Constitution. (emphasis mine, be sure to read the whole thing)

Instead of calling themselves the Associated Press, I think Another Prevarication would be better suited.  AP can now be filed under news you can not trust.  Putting another nail in mainstream journalism’s coffin.

From an updated post at Caffeinated Thoughts.

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  Be sure to follow him on Twitter and friend him on Facebook.

Update: I goofed, that story was from 2008.  Sorry!  Just a little detail.  I’ll leave my mistake, with this correction, up.  Unlike AP.

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Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Palin’s Book Is “Truly One Of The Most Substantive Policy Books I’ve Read”

Posted by Gary P Jackson on November 14, 2009

Was listening live when I heard el Rushbo say this. Rush was announcing that he had interviewed Sarah Palin for the upcoming issue of his popular Limbaugh Letter.

Here’s a transcript of Friday’s show. Limbaugh also announced that he would interview Sarah live on the air Tuesday in the second hour of his show which will be 1 pm Eastern noon Central across the EIB Network.


RUSH: Yesterday afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, I interviewed Governor Palin for the upcoming issue of the Limbaugh Letter. It will be our cover story. I think it was the first time other than an interview with me — sometimes I do interview myself in the newsletter because the best questions I ever get asked are the ones I ask myself. But she’s the cover story, she’s the interview, and she will be here live on the radio next Tuesday, the day her book is released, at the top of the second hour. I talked to her yesterday, I’ve got the book, I have it right over there and I’ve had a chance, I just got it a couple days ago, three days ago, and I’ve had a chance to go through it, and I made a prediction to her when I talked to her yesterday. I said, “You’ve got enough in here that people who get hold of this, like the AP or any of the State-Controlled Media, they’re gonna focus on the soap opera aspects of your book, and they’re going to ignore what is truly one of the most substantive policy books I’ve read.”

This woman, Governor Palin, clearly is jazzed by policy, particularly environmental policy and energy policy, as well as taxes and so forth. I talked to her about the future of the Republican Party, what she thought about New York-23, how she deals with the character assassination, not just of herself, but of her entire family. It was fascinating, and we’ll do it again on Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock eastern time. She sent out a message here on Facebook: “‘Keep Your Powder Dry’ — As you probably have heard, the AP snagged a copy of my memoir, Going Rogue, before its Tuesday release. And as is expected, the AP and a number of subsequent media outlets are erroneously reporting the contents of the book. Keep your powder dry, read the book, and enjoy it! Lots of great stories about my family, Alaska, and the incredible honor it was to run alongside Senator John McCain. We can’t wait to hit the road and meet so many on the book tour! See you in Michigan first.” That’s Sarah Palin’s post — her reacting.

One of the things the AP is focusing on is nonsense. I should have printed out the AP story. I didn’t do it. Rather than try to paraphrase it I’ll find it during the break. (interruption) Well, not going after her son-in-law? You mean this Levi? He’s not her son-in-law, but no, she doesn’t mention him. She doesn’t mention him in the book. Nobody can stop talking about this guy, this Levi Johnston, but she doesn’t mention him in the book. She’s pretty open and honest about being locked up and confined and not allowed to be herself by certain people in the McCain campaign, Nicolle Wallace who set her up with the Katie Couric interview. You know, I told you that I had some friends in town last week and I blew my stack again when one of them started asking me questions about Sarah Palin based on media reports. This guy brought up the Palin-Katie Couric interview and that’s when I started throwing the napkin. I said, “Don’t you know what happened there?”

Nicolle Wallace, who used to work at CBS, pushed that interview on Couric to help Couric. Couric’s numbers were in the tank, and she told Palin some things that were not true, and most of that interview ended up on the cutting room floor. The substance of the interview, it was a total setup, a total setup. “Well, why didn’t she know that?” She was on a leash. When you read this book, you’ll find that they dressed her. She wanted to wear her clothes. They started this whole controversy about paying for the clothes, were they donated, this kind of thing. They would not let her mention, they wouldn’t let her give a shout-out to George Bush during the campaign for keeping the country safe after 9/11. They wouldn’t let her make a concession speech alongside McCain the night that he gave what many thought was his best speech of the campaign.

There are many other instances of stuff inside the campaign that I think will help people understand what the real problem or series of problems was. I mean she really dishes it out at Steve Schmidt, who was the campaign manager. They wouldn’t let her go back and talk to the press on the campaign plane. I woulda gone nuts had I been in that position, that muzzled and that directed. But, you know, she’s not hard on McCain. She talks about it was an honor serving with him as his vice presidential nominee. Anyway, you’ll learn all of this when you read the book, it’s going to come out to Tuesday. It’s going to set sales records, it already has. One-and-a-half million printing is what’s the original, and it’s going to go higher than that.


As usual, Rush is right. Mark Halperin of Time Magazine is out there chirping: “Don’t look for hefty policy prescriptions.” [ in Sarah’s book] I think I’ll trust Rush Limbaugh over Halperin.

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UPDATE: Video Promo of Sarah Palin-Barbara Walters Interview; Oprah Show Promo Added

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 14, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

Yesterday Sarah Palin sat down with Barbara Walters to do an interview that will be aired next week over the course of a few days. ABC reports it will begin with “Good Morning America,” “World News,” and “Nightline” on Tuesday. The interview can be seen in its entirety on “20/20” Friday at 10 p.m. EST.

Thanks to C4P, I have a Youtube video to share with you promoting the interview.


Team Sarah member, Karen in Michigan, directed me to Oprah’s promo of Monday’s interview with Governor Palin. I hadn’t seen it. Thanks, Karen.

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Sarah Palin Causes Swine Flu Outbreak, But We Have the Cure

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 14, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

As Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue: An American Life, is set to be released on Tuesday, all the king’s horses are in a tizzy. Or maybe they’re the king’s pigs. So fearful of the governor telling her own story and revealing the truth of who she is and what went on during the 2008 campaign, they have amped up their own attack campaign against her. After all, the only way to get rid of a threat is to eliminate it, right?

Let’s take a look at a few of these desperate, pitiful attempts to eliminate Sarah Palin.

* The AP illegally obtains a copy of the book and then lies about its contents.

Sarah Palin smacks them down on Facebook.

As you probably have heard, the AP snagged a copy of my memoir, Going Rogue, before its Tuesday release. And as is expected, the AP and a number of subsequent media outlets are erroneously reporting the contents of the book. Keep your powder dry, read the book, and enjoy it! Lots of great stories about my family, Alaska, and the incredible honor it was to run alongside Senator John McCain.

We can’t wait to hit the road and meet so many on the book tour! See you in Michigan first…

– Sarah Palin

* Ann Althouse calls Sarah Palin dumb. C4P colleague, K. Carpenter, calls out Althouse on her own glaring stupidity.

Ms. Althouse, if you wanted to call Governor Palin stupid, perhaps you should have chosen to maybe, umm… not look like such a blithering idiot yourself.


Of course, all of this comes from Ms. Althouse reading two pages of a 400+ page book. It’s always a great idea to write about opinions that you formed by reading less than 0.5% of what you’re discussing, isn’t it?

Since it’s clear that Ms. Althouse doesn’t know what she’s talking about here, what was the purpose of her writing this post? Perhaps she plans to follow in Kathleen Parker’s footsteps. Calling Governor Palin stupid may actually get her on MSNBC. Yippee!

Read Carpenter’s entire Althouse dismemberment here.

* Dick Armey calls Sarah Palin a cheerleader, revealing he is out of touch with everyday Americans and the positive impact Sarah Palin has had on the issues that affect our lives. C4P reader, Sapwolf, issues this reality check.

Dick really (*fill in the blank-ed*) up on TV going after Sarah Palin.

Almost every Tea Partier I’ve encountered thinks very highly of Sarah Palin. She has been working hard since the election and Dick’s dumb*ss comments hurt the movement, not help it. Quit breaking Reagan’s 11th Commandment.

Without her endorsement in NY-23, Hoffman would have finished third in that race and we never would have won the battle to force Dede out of the race, thereby successfully sending a message to the GOP in NY and DC to not push leftist candidates on us.

Get a clue!

You play right into the statist’s hands when you insult or ridicule others on OUR SIDE.

I was starting to think FreedomWorks might be an organization to latch onto, but now I find it’s simply a vehicle for Dick Armey to push his insider agenda and probably back Pawlenty, or some other moderate to liberal squish, in the GOP primary for 2012.

We have enough problems with Obama and the Dems trying to turn this country into Venezuela and you people decide to declare war on the ONE bright person who honestly and ferociously fights the statists at the national level while ALL of the other possible POTUS candidates disgrace themselves by not standing up for libertarian and conservative values.

Dick, what the hell were you thinking?

* MSNBC does what it normally does: reveal it has no credibility. It had this multiple choice to weigh:

A. Take the racebaiting angle or B. Opt for sexbaiting.

After a moment of consulting among themselves, no doubt, they chose B. Could it be that they learned something from me after I blasted them for their most ridiculous racebaiting attack on Governor Palin? They still have a thing or two to learn, however, and Newsbusters, The New Agenda, and C4P Editors waste no time teaching them a lesson.


The host never admitted or addressed the fact that his network was passing off counterfeit pictures to his viewers. Earlier in the segment, Ratigan displayed an image of Palin in a short, black mini-skirt. This photo is also not real. MSNBC should immediately apologize for presenting such false information.

The New Agenda:

Here we go again… I don’t even know what to say about the video from MSNBC’s Morning Meeting with host Dylan Ratigan. Will the war on Sarah Palin ever end? I’m starting to wonder if they are just trying to wear us all down so we will just stop fighting sexism entirely? Ok! We get it, you hate Sarah Palin! But the war on Palin isn’t really the only point is it? It’s the “sexism is okay if we just don’t like you” war on women that is exhausting. Do I even need to list what is offensive in this video? I’m so tired of pointing out what seems like the obvious, I thought I would ask for your help!


He should feel stupid, and the whole MSNBC “news” network should feel stupid. In fact, you should help in making them feel stupid by contacting MSNBC and demanding an apology! MSNBC has been launching false and outright sickening attacks on Sarah Palin since she first arrived on the national scene, and it is time to start calling them out on it.

MSNBC’s contact form for Ratigan’s show.

Here is Ratigan’s twitter account.

Here is Ratigan’s Facebook.

Email NBC news here.

Write a letter:

NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112

Highlighted here are just a few of the attacks being carried out by the pigs suffering from what I call “The Real Swine Flu.” (Hey, if it looks like a pig, smells like a pig, and wallows in mud like a pig…you get the picture.) The symptoms have only begun to surface. Sarah Palin has driven these people crazy since August 29, 2008, and they are really, really out of their minds now. It’s only going to get worse for them next week as she travels, shares her story, and meets the American people during her book tour launch. No worries: those of us who support her–and care about truth–are ready, slaughtering knife sharpened.

(H/T C4P)

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Catching Up To Sarah Palin; Shopping in Massachusetts

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 14, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

A couple years ago a friend and I went to an outlet in Lee, Massachusetts to do some shopping. We went from store to store, each time being greeted by a salesperson asking, “How are you?” and then moving on to the business at hand: selling goods.

After about the tenth such question, I decided to have some fun. People ask, “How are you?” not because they care. In fact, most of the time they don’t even wait around for an answer; they’re just going through the motions. We all do it. “How are you?” is just something we say here in America. It’s akin to people saying, “Have a nice day” at 11:00 at night–which annoys the snot out of me!

So I told my friend, “Sally, the next time someone asks me how I am, I’m going to tell them!” She looked like, “Oh goodness, here we go,” because people who know me well know I might do anything for the sake of being funny or making a point.

So I decided to do something I’d seen in the movie Ground Hog Day.

So when the next unlucky salesman asked, “How are you today?” I responded, “Not too well. Can we go in the back and talk? Oh, did you really want to know how I’m doing, or were you just making conversation?”

I got a big kick out of that, and I am reminded of it when I think of what Sarah Palin wrote on Facebook yesterday.

Here’s why:

I have heard the President and his administration state time and time again that those on the other side of the aisle have no interest in bipartisanship, have no real solutions to offer, and simply want to block true reform. You’ve heard it yourselves.

It’s a lie.

I have heard the president say that if anyone has “legitimate” suggestions, he is ready to hear them. It sounds good, but he uses that word because he gets to define what’s legitimate. If it doesn’t follow his plan, it’s not legitimate. How else can he justify ignoring the American people who have told lawmakers for months that they are uneasy–to put it mildly–with the Health Care Bill? How else can he and Nancy Pelosi ram it down our throats anyway? Apparently our concerns aren’t legitimate enough.

In the same way the salesman asked how I was, without really giving a flying fig, so President Obama–forever the salesman–asked for suggestions yesterday. This time he replaced “legitimate” with the term “demonstrably good idea” when describing what kind of suggestion he’s willing to consider. If his history tells us anything, he really isn’t expecting to wait around long enough to get an answer. It’s sort of like a drive-by “How are you?” where he just goes about the business of…well, selling goods, of course.

Enter Governor Palin who apparently thinks like I do and figured if he’s asking, she might as well answer.

So, as I did with the salesman, she takes him at his word and offers a response. The only thing missing at the end of her response is, “Did you really want to know, Mr. President, or were you just making conversation?”

Below is the beginning of the governor’s “demonstrably good idea,” posted on Facebook yesterday. I wonder what the president will do with it.

I commend the president for acknowledging today that “there are limits to what government can and should do” to ease our 10.2% unemployment rate – the highest it’s been since 1983. I also applaud his call for suggestions and expression of openness to considering “any demonstrably good idea.” Taking him at his word, I’d like to suggest this one: let’s learn from history and follow the example of the man who occupied the White House in 1983 and was able to transform an even worse recession than the one we’re currently experiencing into the largest peacetime economic expansion in American history.

Read the entire Facebook note here.

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