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Archive for July, 2010

Governor Palin Hits 2,000,000 on Facebook

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 29, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Governor Palin has just reached two million Facebook friends. Two million! Now, to grasp the enormity of such a feat, let’s digest for a moment exactly how much two million is by looking first at some fun facts. Via True Knowledge:

* There are 20,000 centuries in 2,000,000 years.

* There are about 5,475.8 years in 2,000,000 days.

* There are 83,333 1/3 days in 2,000,000 hours.

* There are 33,333 1/3 hours in 2,000,000 minutes.

* There are 1,136 4/11 miles in 2,000,000 yards.

* There are 666,666 2/3 yards in 2,000,000 feet.

* There are 166,666 2/3 feet in 2,000,000 inches.

It’s hard to wrap one’s mind around that number, yet Governor Palin–a woman who holds no official title anymore–already has over 2,000,000 Facebook friends! How long would it take to count us all? In answer to the question of how long it would take to count even half that amount, Big Site of Amazing Facts states:

Naturally, that depends on how fast you can count.

But if you can count from 1 to 100 in one minute, and you keep counting every minute, without stopping, for eight hours every day (taking time off to eat, sleep, and go to school), you would reach 1,000,000 in 20 days, 6 hours, and 40 minutes, or almost 3 weeks.

If, however, you give up eating, sleeping, and school, and just count every minute of every hour of every day, you would reach 1,000,000 in 6 days, 22 hours, and 40 minutes, almost 1 week.

Being an English teacher and not a mathematician, I would guess it would take more than twice that to arrive at two million, as one would surely slow down during the process of all that counting–not that one would even dare undertake such a tedious task. But I’m celebrating the Governor’s success, so you’ll simply have to excuse me.

On a more serious note now, let’s examine the number of Facebook friends of those whose names get mentioned alongside Governor Palin’s in the ongoing 2012 conversation.

Mitt “Flip-Flop” Romney, whom Bill O’Reilly just divulged to Jay Leno is his 2012 favorite, has a whopping 468,436 Facebook friends.

Mike “They Like Palin Because She’s Cuter than I am” Huckabee has 371,959 friends on Facebook, which is listed near a plea that states, “Help me reach 375,000 likes.” O…kay…

Newt Gingrich, who has recently stated he is seriously considering running in 2012, has a total of 70,311 Facebook friends.

And wouldn’t I be remiss if I left out Ron Paul who boasts hordes of very vocal young and, I would imagine, internet-savvy supporters? This “Ron Paul Revolution,” as they have been called, has fortified him with a 239,427 Facebook total.

Let me state the obvious. Governor Palin’s common sense conservatism has grabbed both the hearts and intellect of women and men who want to see order restored to our government. Two million is a huge number, but it in no way is the sum total of those who support the work she is doing. Many of her supporters don’t do Facebook, just as many don’t do Twitter. But most every one of us can do the Governor and America a huge service: we can donate to SarahPAC so that her influence can not only continue but accelerate.

Is there any other voice out there sounding the alarm for you, your family, your businesses, and your freedoms as is Governor Palin’s? She is traveling the country garnering support for others who are following her lead in taking back our country. She doesn’t cower in fear before putting her name to a candidate’s face or to a controversial issue, even when it earns her the acidic vitriol of the Left–and some on the Right. It takes finances to do the job she’s doing. We’ve already established how big a number two million is, so two million people giving whatever they can will go far distances and reap even far greater rewards. You can read more posts about the SarahPAC money bomb here and here.

Congratulations, Governor Palin, on The Big Two–and thank you to all who helped get her here. Now, let’s BLAST the Money Bomb!

* Facebook stats appears as they were at the time of this writing.

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Palin Endorsee Karen Handel’s First TV Ad for Georgia Runoff Election

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 29, 2010

Jim Galloway at the AJC’s Political Insider reports on Karen Handel’s first TV ad for her runoff election in Georgia:

Republican candidate for governor Karen Handel makes use of Sarah Palin’s endorsement in her first TV ad in the Republican runoff for government – which also condemns rival Nathan Deal as “a corrupt relic of Washington D.C.”

“One carries a purse, the other carries baggage,” the 30-second ad begins.

The TV spot follows on the heels of an AJC report of federal grand jury interest in a meeting called by Deal in the hope of preserving his business with the state.

Handel spokesman Dan McLagan says the ad is targeted at metro Atlanta, and describes the airtime buy as “big.”

It’s also the first major use that Handel’s been able to make of the Palin endorsement – which arrived late in the primary, after the former secretary of state’s slim finances had already been committed.

The script:

Male voiceover: One carries a purse. The other carries baggage.

One whom Sarah Palin says has cut government, and is the true conservative.

Or the other, who added trillions to our national debt.

One a conservative reformer. One a corrupt relic of Washington D.C.

Karen Handel is Georgia’s strong conservative. Impeccable integrity. Our thrilling, vibrant future. Karen Handel. Bring it on.

The ad by Fred Davis incorporates the black, white and red tones of Handel’s single “Lipstick” ad in the GOP primary.

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Palin Headed to the Border Before Obama?

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 29, 2010

Tonight Governor Palin scolded Obama for not having visited the porous Mexican border.

She then issued a challenge:

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Governor Palin’s New Book Cover Revealed

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 29, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com


Via ABC News, HarperCollins has revealed the cover of Governor Palin’s new book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag, which can be pre-ordered from Barnes and Noble, Borders, Amazon, and Walmart:

The cover photo for Sarah Palin’s new book is a portrait in red, white, blue and gray.

The Alaska ex-governor and former Republican vice presidential candidate is photographed in close-up, wearing a gray sweater and American flag pin, which matches her flag bracelet. Her book, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag,” comes out in November.

HarperCollins, which also published Palin’s million-selling “Going Rogue,” revealed the cover design Thursday.

(h/t C4P)

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Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund “Flight” in Peoria, IL

Posted by Ron Devito on July 29, 2010

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The Speech

“Sarah” and Laura had completed their usual pre-flight duties. They got their weather briefing, filed the flight plan and had to wait. This flight would take them to Peoria, IL. There, a motorcade would pick up “Sarah” and take her to Eureka College to give what would be her version of The Speech, which they watched on “Sarah’s” laptop computer.

Having watched the video, it was time to leave. The pair hopped in the plane, Laura did the run-up and got her clearance. A LearJet was sequenced ahead of her. “‘Sarah,’ the next trans-continental trip we do, I’ll take you in that,” Laura said.

After the Lear took off, Laura was cleared for her takeoff. As they departed, “Sarah” bid farewell to Lake Onalaska

The Mighty Mississippi River

Laura had filed for and received a clearance to cruise at 7,000 feet. The mighty Mississippi River came into view off the right wing.

Thunderstorm in Dubuque

Near Dubuque, IA, “Sarah” and Laura spotted a large isolated cumulus cloud. The rain shaft was clearly visible.

Flying through clouds was no mean feat of course for Laura, who is a skilled instrument pilot. Then she saw a flash of light from within the cloud, followed by another. The forked lightning strikes clearly indicated a thunderstorm – which did not come up on the weather briefing – but it came up here. Laura immediately requested a descent to 5,000 feet to stay below the thunder cloud, and permission to deviate toward the southwest, then back so as to go around it.

As Laura went around the cloud, she started planning a possible diversion. If this storm grew or followed the flight, Laura would divert to the nearest airport and land. Yes, “Sarah’s” family was waiting for her in Eureka. Her hair dresser from Wasilla – Jessica Steele – was waiting too, only “Sarah” did not know that. The arrangement was a gift, and Laura had her little hands in that one. But, Laura was a disciplined pilot, and “Sarah” a disciplined passenger. Getting there alive, and with a plane that could be used again was something of a priority. While poor visibility kills pilots without an instrument rating, thunderstorms and icing are the killers for those with the rating. Laura knew that. She carefully watched the storm and saw it was stationary. Soon, the potentially life-threatening monster was left behind. The pair decided to continue the flight.

Quad Cities, Where the Mississippi River Runs East-West

The flight passed Quad Cities. Here the Mississippi River runs east to west rather than north to south. It is the only location in the United States, where the Mississippi River takes this turn.

Laura received her clearance for the approach to Peoria. The instruction was to fly to the southwest of the airport and land on the runway oriented northeast. Laura setup the approach on the GPS.

The plane was buffeted about as the approach began, just like in La Crosse. The pair thought nothing of it. The approach was perfect.

Laura has passed decision height and was ready to land, when a violent wind shear struck. There was no time to check on her passenger. Laura immediately applied full power, raised the flaps one notch at a time and told the controller she was going around.

“Sorry ‘Sarah,’ ” she said. “That landing could not be saved, and” “Sarah” interrupted, “You did the right thing, Laura. It’s all good.”

Laura got setup to re-do the approach. “Sarah” and Laura both saw that some clouds which were over the airport were now south.

The second approach got them in. Laura taxied to General Aviation and tied down. The motorcade pulled in to get “Sarah” and her pilot. “Sarah” had a summons to answer.

Eureka College could be the place where Gov. Palin’s summons to carry the Reagan legacy would be answered.

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Sarah Palin: Great Article Obama’s TRUE GOAL Tax Oil & Gas Industry Out of Existence

Posted by citizens4palin on July 28, 2010

Take a look at this great article on Obama’s commission to investigate the Gulf spill. The commission’s focus on drilling safety will be cursory — only to check the box that it took an alleged hard look at the issue. The obvious goal of the environmental activists on the commission will be to draw preconceived conclusions in order to justify regulating/taxing the oil & gas industry out of existence.

– Sarah Palin

The commission appointed by President Obama to investigate the Gulf oil spill (the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling) does not include a single member with specialized knowledge of petroleum engineering. This is akin to performing a heart transplant with a surgical team that has never set foot in an operating room.

Of the seven members appointed to the commission, not one is a petroleum engineer, and all have long-standing ties to the environmental movement. […]

If the president’s intention was to prevent future leaks, why would he appoint a commission with no knowledge of drilling? The answer, it would seem, is that this commission was never meant to perform the task it was officially charged with. It was never really intended to be a commission on drilling safety, but rather a group of environmental activists intent on regulating and taxing the oil and gas companies out of business. Its report is unlikely to focus on improved safely measures with the intent of increasing oil and gas exploration and production. It will more likely issue a blueprint on how to restrict drilling while extorting profits from oil companies by way of new fees and regulation.

Even as the commission hears impassioned testimony from Gulf Coast residents about the economic devastation of Obama’s ban on deep-water drilling (his second ban, the first having been ruled illegal by a federal court), its members continue to register their opposition to drilling of any sort. […]

There are two crucial lessons to be learned from the Deepwater Horizon accident, but it is doubtful whether the commission will comprehend either of them. The first is that “best practices” exist which, had they been strictly adhered to, may have prevented the Deepwater Horizon accident. It is for the commission to determine whether they were followed in that case, but it is incontrovertible that best practices have prevented significant accidents on all of the other 40,000 wells drilled in the Gulf. These practices, with continual improvement, should prevent spills in the future as well.

The second lesson, and one that no one in government or the mainstream media seems to have considered, is that the Deepwater Horizon, however flawed its management might have been, had the capacity to produce a great deal of oil and gas. […]

For most Americans, new drilling and the energy independence that comes with it seem like a good thing, but that is the very reason why the president has appointed a commission hostile to increased drilling. The success of the free market in the United States depends to a great extent on the availability of cheap energy. By cutting off the supply of oil, natural gas, and coal, Obama ensures a continuation of high unemployment and an extended period of slow growth, and with these, the expansion of the socialist welfare state.

Nothing could be further from the interests of the modern-day Democratic Party than the transformation of the American economy into a flourishing free-market economy powered by cheap and reliable fossil fuels. The fight over drilling, in this sense, is nothing less than a struggle for the future of capitalism in America.

Dr. Jeffrey Folks taught for thirty years in universities in Europe, America, and Japan. He has published many books and articles on American culture and politics.

Cross Post:

Governor Palin 4 President: Sarah Palin: Great Article Obama’s TRUE GOAL Tax Oil & Gas Industry Out of Existence

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Sarah Palin: Gomez and Grimm for the Empire State

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 28, 2010

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Complete Transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook Note:

Gomez and Grimm for the Empire State

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I’m happy to endorse two more Commonsense Conservatives running for Congress from the great state of New York.

John Gomez, a native Long Islander, is running in New York’s 2nd Congressional District. As a successful business owner, John understands how to incentivize job creation to get our economy moving again. He’s dedicated to reining in the reckless spending in DC and returning us to our core principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility. Please join me in supporting John by visiting his website at www.gomez2010.com and following him on Facebook and Twitter.

Michael Grimm, a former Deputy U.S. Marshall and FBI Special Agent, is running in New York’s 13th Congressional District. This decorated Marine and Persian Gulf War veteran took on organized crime and Wall Street corruption as an undercover agent. As a current small business owner, Michael understands that real economic growth comes from the private sector, not government. He’ll represent New Yorkers with just as much integrity and courage as he defended them in the FBI and the Marine Corps. Please join me in supporting Michael by visiting his website at www.grimmforcongress.com and following him on Facebook and Twitter.

– Sarah Palin

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Handel’s Finish Is More Evidence that Palin Is Republican Party’s Most Potent 2012 Prospect

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 27, 2010

After a somewhat grudging introduction, (perhaps his perception of Palin was influenced by JournoList hype?), John Nichols at The Nation concludes that Sarah Palin ” is becoming the definitional player in the GOP—much as another conservative outrider, and former governor, named Reagan was in the late 1970s.”   

Good thinking, Mr. Nichols.  Too bad you listened to the JournoList hype.  But welcome to the right side of the argument!

Slowly but surely, and admittedly without much competition, Sarah Palin is emerging as the most serious and effective player in the Republican Party.

[…]

But Palin’s endorsements in Republican primaries—her most significant political initiative since resigning her post in Alaska last year—have been more adventurous and more successful than her critics (and some of her allies) choose to imagine.

Palin’s picks are eclectic, some Tea Partisans and neo-libertarians (think Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul), some relatively mainstream conservatives (think California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina) running against Tea Party allies. Some have been predictable frontrunners, but others are back-of-the-pack outsiders. What has been most distinctive about her endorsements is a penchant for advancing the prospects of conservative women whose candidacies are changing the “good-old-boy” face of the party, particularly in the South.

Much has been made of the Alaskan’s early and steady backing of South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, who faced opposition from significant elements within the party establishment and (as the state’s June primary approached) a steady stream of personal abuse from old-school Republicans. Haley was always a solid contender. But even after she took her hits she coasted to easy primary and runoff wins with Palin at her side.

On Tuesday, in an even bigger test, she had an even bigger impact.

Palin’s late-in-the-game endorsement of former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel shook up that state’s crowded GOP primary for governor. Here’s evidence of Palin Power: in early July polling, Handel was trailing far behind the race’s frontrunner, state Insurance commissioner John Oxendine, and was struggling for second-place position with another runner, former Congressman Nathan Deal.

When the votes were counted Tuesday night, however, Handel was a big winner—finishing in first when a substantial lead over Deal, who she is expected to face in an August 10 runoff. The frontrunner of two weeks ago, Oxendine, was training far behind.

What made the difference for Handel?

She shot up in the polls after Palin released a pro-Handel statement that read: “Though considered an underdog candidate (more power to her!), this pro-life, pro-Constitutionalist with a can-do attitude and a record of fighting for ethics in government is ready to serve in the Governor’s Office.”

 In fact, Handel was more moderate than some of the other candidates, but the approval of the Alaskan was enough to sway Georgia Republicans like Carolyn Draper, a 67-year-old retiree who told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It influences me. I am a very conservative person and I have very conservative values, and I think Sarah Palin does, too.”

Draper is not alone.

“The Palin endorsement definitely helped,” Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, which conducted the surveys on the race for Georgia newspapers, told the Journal-Constitution.

Handel’s first-place finish positions her as the frontrunner in the Republican runoff fight (which is required when no candidate secures more than 50 percent in the first round), as Haley did in South Carolina. And if she wins it will be as a Palin protégé—with a website that urges voters to “Join Sarah and Support Karen” and television ads that reprise Palin’s lipstick lingo from the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Are we seeing a pattern here? Tuesday’s voting in Georgia was telling. There’s not much question that Handel has Palin to thank for at least some of her success; the last Mason-Dixon poll found that 30 percent of Republicans said they were more likely to back Handel because of the Palin endorsement. Only 2 percent suggested they were less likely to back Palin’s pick.

This is a pattern that extends beyond Georgia, and it has serious political observers, like Merle Black, the political science professor at Emory University and historian of Southern politics, suggesting that Palin’s stamp of approval really is becoming a serious factor in GOP primaries.

“Palin has a very intense, loyal following among Republican primary voters,” argues Black.

What is perhaps most significant about Palin is that she is not taking the easy route when it comes to endorsements. She is wading into contests where the supposedly “smart” move would be to stay clear. That’s a mark either of a fool or a bold political player.

To be sure, there have been missteps. One of Palin’s picks, Idaho Congressional contender Vaughn Ward, melted down spectacularly after he got caught plagiarizing speeches by Barack Obama (kind of a deal-breaker with a lot of Republicans) and imagining that Puerto Rico was a foreign country. And her endorsed Congressional candidates in special elections against Democrats have been notably unsuccessful: New York Conservative Doug Hoffman in a traditionally Republican seat last fall and Republican Tim Burns lost a Pennsylvania race where GOP aides thought they would be competitive.

Palin has also stirred some resentment by backing establishment candidates such as former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whose comeback bid received a boost from the Alaskan prior to a June primary in which he beat more rigidly conservative contenders. The same thing happened in California, where her endorsement of millionaire Republican US Senate candidate Fiorina upset Tea Party activists who were backing a more consistent conservative, state Senator Chuck DeVore.

But when the votes were counted, Palin’s candidate had won the biggest primary in the biggest state. And, as Karl Rove says, it was Palin who “helped give conservative credentials to Fiorina”

What this adds up to is significant. If Branstad wins in Iowa, Palin will have a friendly governor in the first caucus state of the 2012 Republican presidential race. And if Fiorina wins, she will have an important ally in the state that will send the largest delegation to the party’s convention.

If she brings a solid base out of the South—with help from the likes of Haley in South Carolina and Handel in Georgia—it will be a lot harder to write Palin off.

After Palin’s political crack-up in 2008, and as someone who has reported on her ethically challenged tenure as Alaska’s governor, I was (like many Republicans) skeptical about her ability to master the intricacies of Republican primary politics on the national level—an essential first step in a presidential bid. But Handel’s finish on Tuesday, in combination with the other results she has contributed to, argue for a rethink.

The safer bet until recently was that Palin would opt out of the 2012 race, in order to keep making money and, perhaps, to position herself for a future run. But, like Ronald Reagan heading into the 1976 and 1980 Republican presidential primaries, she is beginning to establish a network of connections—and evidence of political savvy and influence—that make it harder and harder to dismiss her as a real prospect.

Juxtaposed against the gang-that-couldn’t-shoot-straight nature of the rest of the Republican 2012 pack, Palin is emerging as her party’s most potent prospect. A favorable result from Georgia will merely add to the argument that it is time to accept that Palin is becoming the definitional player in the GOP—much as another conservative outrider, and former governor, named Reagan was in the late 1970s.

The Republican primary runoff for the Georgia governor’s race will take place on August 10. Help Karen Handel finish with a double digit win!  Go here to donate or to volunteer your time for phone bank and other campaign activities. You do not have to be from Georgia to volunteer – just to vote.

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Palin Power in Georgia

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 27, 2010

The Georgia runoff between Karen Handel and Nathan Deal is shaping up to be a very interesting contest. Each candidate is backed by one of two potential 2012 Presidential contenders – Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich. The results of the runoff will undoubtedly be seen as both a victory for the actual winner and a vote of confidence for the national political figure who backed her or him.

Here  is what the editorial staff at the Augusta Chronicle had to say:

The Aug. 10 runoff for the Republican nominee for Georgia governor may not just be a test between candidates Karen Handel and Nathan Deal. It may also be a test of strength between Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.

The two are potential presidential rivals in 2012 — and have endorsed different candidates in the Georgia gubernatorial race, with Palin backing Handel and Gingrich behind Deal.

It will be an early test of brand loyalty for both — particularly Gingrich, considering this is his home state.

But it will also be a test of Palin’s power, which seems to be on the rise. Pundits so far are saying this might be the “year of the woman” — especially the conservative woman. Could be. But it could also be a precursor to a Palin presidential run. Consider: If she continues to back winners, she’ll have an awful lot of elected officials by 2012 who may feel obliged to back her for the White House.

The battle is joined.

And here is what George Dienart at the Fayette County News (h/tp Palin TV)  had to say:

Swing is more than just a dance, or a playground activity. Georgians saw an unprecedented swing during the Republican gubernatorial primary. Fifteen points of swing for Karen Handel, mostly at the expense of state insurance commissioner John Oxendine. According to a Mason-Dixon poll released on July 11th, Commissioner Oxendine held an eight point lead. Then something happened. The next poll showed Ms. Handel up by seven points.

That is a surge that would make General David Petraeus proud. In fact, the Handel surge was far less likely than our success in Iraq. As a former political consultant, I would first ask what Oxendine did to drop in the polls like that. A 15 point electoral swing doesn’t occur very often, and certainly not without scandal. So what did “Ox” do?

Nothing. He worked the election as he had every other election. He kissed babies and shook hands. He made friends and was careful to make no new enemies. He was the consummate candidate. All was going well. So, if Ox didn’t mess up, what did Ms. Handel do? She also kissed babies and shook hands, but that doesn’t get you 15 points. Frankly, she could have pulled Falcons QB Matt Ryan out of a burning building and not picked up 15 points amongst Falcon fans, let alone likely voters.

Don’t get me wrong — I didn’t vote for Oxendine. I actually voted for Handel. I’m a conservative, and I like Handel’s stance on just about everything. My intent is not to belittle her achievement. My intent is to give credit where credit is due, but there is more to it than that.

I also want to tweak some liberal noses. The tweak comes with a message, and the message is beware of the dog. The swing occurred after the self-affirmed pit bull in lipstick, Sarah Palin, endorsed Ms. Handel. After the endorsement, Handel was the beneficiary of a 15 point bump in the polls. The ‘Saracuda’ struck again, this time leaving Oxendine gutted and bleeding out in Lake Lanier. There have been Saracuda attacks all across the nation, but none as bloody or important as this one.

While Commissioner Oxendine ponders his job options, Nathan Deal waits for the inevitable defeat. This may well be a done deal at this point. Former Governor Roy Barnes is not worrying about Nathan Deal right now. He may not even be worrying about Handel. I assure he is watching Sarah Palin’s travel itinerary. When will she be back in Georgia? Will it be in November?

It’s bad enough he is a Democrat trying to weather one of the angriest anti-liberal swells in recent times, but now he has to deal with a movement and it’s default leader.

Movements are not something politicians want to be on the wrong side of, and Barnes is on the wrong side of the Tea Party. Angry conservatives are lining up their opponents and taking no prisoners.

Sara Palin knows this, and is happy to speak to the nascent movement. One sentence at a Tea Party event calling Handel a “pro-life, pro-constitutionalist with a can-do attitude” swung a primary. What is next?

Tea Partiers love Sarah Palin, but liberals loathe her. Barnes will likely now start attacking Handel and Palin. Not himself, at least not at first. His intermediaries will start making the same tired anti-Palin arguments, and then try linking them to Handel. Don’t buy it. They are acting out of fear.

Liberals loathe Palin because she represents the things that they hate — the vast part of this country that is not New York City or Los Angeles. States like Georgia, Texas, Kansas and Montana value life, liberty and small government. People here want low taxes and sensible immigration. People here understand that an unborn baby is still a baby. These beliefs are all shared by Sarah Palin. On top of that she, can clearly articulate these facts, and connect with the American people in a way that has not been seen since Ronald Reagan.

Sarah Palin actually has an advantage over Ronald Reagan — the Tea Party movement. There was a clear conservative lurch to right in the 80s, but it was unorganized. Sarah Palin has an opportunity that has never before presented itself in American politics. She is not only the right person, in the right place at the right time. She also has the advantage of a ready made and organized army of volunteers ready to take up her cause — so long as she stays true to their cause.

It’s a two way street, but she is in the drivers seat.

[…]

For now, the Tea Party movement seems to be heading in the right direction. They are working with, and winning elections for conservative Republicans. This makes it easy for me to throw my support to the tea partiers. We support the same low tax, pro-life, business friendly policies that will redirect this nation back to its roots. The tea party also supports the God-given freedoms we are in danger of losing. Most importantly, it supports the right candidates.

This is all important to a political movement. Palin is a great standard bearer — if she takes on the role. Let’s hope she does. The welfare of our nation may depend on it.

Sarah Palin supporters who want to help Handel take it over the top, please go here to donate or to volunteer your time for phone bank and other campaign activities. You do not have to be from Georgia to volunteer – just to vote.

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Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund “Flight” in La Crosse, WI

Posted by Ron Devito on July 27, 2010

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“Sarah” is now in La Crosse, WI

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Beeline to La Crosse Before Thunderstorms Arrive

Laura ran over to “Sarah” with the weather prediction. Low clouds were forming over Minnesota and Wisconsin with thunderstorms forecast for the evening. “’Sarah,’ if we’re going to fly today, we need to leave very soon. Aircraft have to stay at least 25 miles from thunderstorms. This trip is mostly going to be through clouds; there’s going to be some turbulence. If we wait much longer, we’re going to have to cancel and do it tomorrow.”

It did not take too long for “Sarah” to consider it. The next flight would bring her to Peoria, where would speak at Eureka College – President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s alma mater. Canceling would mean an extended 400-mile flight from Duluth to Peoria, rather than two more pleasant flights of 200 miles each.

“File the flight plan and get the clearance, Laura. I’m ready.”

Laura filed, pre-flighted, did the run-up, got the clearance, shut down, and went to get “Sarah”. Laura gave her passenger the required safety briefing, ensured safety belts on, and fired up. They would depart to the west, then turn to the southeast for the 90-minute flight.

After takeoff, per the clearance, the flight turned southeast. The cloud cover was broken, but closing fast.

“Sarah” turned to bid Lake Superior a farewell.

The flight had been cleared for 5,000 feet originally, but cloud tops were predicted to be 7,000. Laura requested an altitude increase to 7,000, but the tops grew even higher and the broken clouds went complete overcast. The entire enroute portion was spent shrouded in clouds, just as Laura predicted.

The controller instructed Laura to descend to 2,900 feet. She would be landing on the runway facing due south using an instrument approach. At about 3,500 feet the flight broke out of clouds, and the airport could be seen in the distance. La Crosse Municipal is located on French Island, which is surrounded by Lake Onalaska. Both Laura and “Sarah” felt something very familiar when they saw the lake. It had an Alaskan feel to it – perhaps accounting for why it is called Lake Onalaska. Part of the lake is in Minnesota. I-90 bisects French Island. The Mississippi River passes through La Crosse as well.

As Laura began the approach, the plane received two jolts of turbulence. “Sarah” could see Lake Onalaska out the front and out her side window.

At 300 feet above decision height, the plane began to cross Lake Onalaska. Laura executed a smooth landing and parked at the General Aviation ramp. “Sarah” is now 2,512 nautical miles from Wasilla. She is now over 75% of the way to Reagan National Airport in Washington DC. “Sarah’s” next flight is to Peoria, one of the most significant stops on the journey.

Alaska. Lake Onalaska. Eureka College – Reagan’s Alma Mater. Reagan National. Providential.

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