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Archive for August 9th, 2010

There you go again, LSM

Posted by Ron Devito on August 9, 2010

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

While filming the Alaska documentary in Homer, I had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides. It’s what makes our politics so uniquely democratic: two people discussing the things they care about, even though they respectfully disagree about just about everything (you can watch a brief video of the encounter here).

The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.

One good thing to come out of this little episode, though, is that it helps to remind people once again that Alaska is a great state full of independent-minded people. I look forward to introducing you to some of them in the forthcoming documentary series on life in Alaska! The show will remind you to get outdoors, breathe in God’s creation, and taste the freedom!

– Sarah Palin

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Gov. Palin: Grace, Leadership, Smile Under Pressure

Posted by Ron Devito on August 9, 2010

Note: Video Title Chosen by Leftist in Failed Attempt to Discredit Gov. Palin

Gov. Palin: Grace, Leadership, Dignity

In this video, Governor Palin exercised grace under pressure, sound judgment, dignity, and presidential leadership in her conversation with a protester who hung a large, hand-made “Worst Governor Ever” sign. Gov. Palin was friendly, smiled, properly explained her position, and wished her enemy well upon parting.

The protester was spouting the meme that Gov. Palin had resigned to “cash in” and was only focused on her celebrity. Gov. Palin explained that she is helping Reagan conservative candidates get elected. Throughout the exchange, Gov. Palin was upbeat, positive, and kept a smile, despite the protester’s negativity. When they parted, despite their disagreement, Gov. Palin wished the protester well. The protester’s heart seemed to warm to her.

Purposeful Distortion by Alaska Mafia and Leftist Media

The published accounts of this exchange tell a completely different story. The leftist media and Alaskan leftist bloggers as usual continue to blare outright lies about Gov. Palin’s actions, in this case characterizing the event as her “confronting” the protester. By reading the headline, one would think Gov. Palin was involved in a brawl – the intent of using that language. The poster of the video – possibly Shannyn Moore, since the YouTube account belongs to “MooreUpNorth” – titled it as a “Homer Simpson D’OH” moment. This was no “D’OH”. Gov. Palin handled the incident perfectly, as “MooreUpNorth’s own footage shows.

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”

— African proverb

“In a calm sea every man woman is a pilot.”

— John Ray, English Proverbs, 1670.

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Grimm Gains Huge Momentum

Posted by Ron Devito on August 9, 2010

GOP candidate Michael Grimm is running for New York’s 13th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. He is campaigning against Michael Allegretti for the GOP nomination in the September 14th primary. The nominee goes against incumbent Michael McMachon, Democrat. Governor Palin endorsed Grimm on July 28, 2010. US for Palin Publisher, Ron Devito is campaigning for Grimm walking door-to-door in the 60th Election District.

The Grimm campaign has provided the following dispatch:

  • Michael Grimm has emerged as the Republican Front Runner and has become the clear choice for voters in the Republican Primary Election on September 14th . Read about it in The Brooklyn Eagle and Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn.
  • Michael Grimm issues a strong statement and calls the Proposed Ground Zero Mosque an “Affront to Decency.” Read the statement here.
  • Congressman Michael McMahon is still ducking accountability for his “Jewish Money” list and Michael Grimm is demanding the truth. Read about it here. Additionally, read about the FEC Complaint filed against McMahon as a result of the controversy by clicking here.
  • Michael Grimm’s online “Grass Roots” supporters break the 3,000 Fan Milestone on Facebook — nearly DOUBLING the online support base of his primary opponent and leading the incumbent Congressman almost 4 to 1. Check it out here and become part of the movement.
  • Michael Grimm continues meeting Staten Island and Brooklyn residents on his nightly door to door visits.
  • On Thursday, August 12th, Michael Grimm will be hosting another Tele-Town Hall to speak directly with the district residents. If you are interested in participating, please contact Isaac at with your name, telephone number and address.

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Palin Campaigns for Handel at Packed-Out Buckhead Ballroom

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 9, 2010

Governor Sarah Palin drew a crowd of 3000 to a packed ballroom in Buckhead, Georgia at noon today as she campaigned for her endorsee Karen Handel.  By comparison, Huckabee’s appearance for Nathan Deal in Gainesville, Georgia, where Deal has strong support, drew a crowd of 800.

Aaron Gould Sheinin at The Atlanta Jounal and Constitution has provided an ongoing account of the Buckhead event from about 1 1/2 hours before the event.

At 10:30 AM, Sheinin writes:

It’s not everyday that a Republican event features the (recorded) musical stylings of Atlanta hip-hop legends Outkast, but the rally today for Karen Handel featuring Sarah Palin already has the electricity of a pre-concert crowd.

The vast InterContinental Hotel Buckhead ballroom is already filling with people and the rally isn’t even supposed to begin at noon.

A few chairs line the walls, and all are already taken by mostly older Handel (or Palin, or both) supporters, while others are already standing four and five deep around a small stage up front, similar to the packing of a dance pit before a concert. A precious few are parting with $3 for a cup of coffee, a bottle of water or a soft drink.

A Handel campaign aide said they gave out about 3,000 tickets and reached their max three days ago.

Handel, a former secretary of state, and Nathan Deal, a former congressman, face off Tuesday in the GOP runoff for governor. While Handel’s able to boast today’s visit by Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP nominee for vice president, about 800 Deal supporters gathered in Gainesville on Sunday for a rally featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

It’s an interesting crowd that’s showing up. There are some dressed in Sunday best, some in T-shirts and shorts, and more than a few dressed for a party.

At 10:45 AM, he writes:

Sharyl Dawes, 57, of Johns Creek, got here early to help with a phone bank the Handel campaign has set up. Anyone who calls an entire sheet of names gets a free T-Shirt, which Dawes is already sporting.

“I said put me to work,” Dawes said. Dawes is here more for Handel than for Palin, but said it’s a bonus to have both in one place.

“It’s more important that Karen wins,” she said.

But Joan Towles, 47, of Alpharetta, was clutching a copy of Palin’s book, “Going Rogue,” and admitted she was drawn more by Palin.

“I know more about Sarah Palin than I do Karen Handel,” Towles said. “I believe in Sarah Palin’s message.”

Knowing Palin endorsed Handel means a lot to her, however.

“Karen is very solid,” Towles said. “I can tell by the way she carries herself. She’s a graduate of the school of hard knocks. Karen Handel having Sarah Palin’s endorsement doesn’t hurt her at all. It elevates her to a national level.”

At 11:34 AM, he writes:

Palin is in the building. Repeat, Palin is in the building. In about 25 minutes Palin and Handel will take the stage and we’re told that the two will walk to the stage to the 80s metal anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” by Twisted Sister.

At 12:50 PM, Sheinin writes:

Sarah Palin and Karen Handel just ended a spirited 40-minute rally in which the former Alaska governor urged Georgia Republicans to show the “good old boy” network that there’s a better way to govern.

Palin, appearing on stage at the InterContintental Hotel Buckhead with her husband, Todd, Handel and her husband Steve, said she’s been asked why “so many of us have an opinion in this race.”

“It’s epic,” she said. “It’s historic. The eyes of the nation are on you Georgia, to see if you get rid of that good old boy network. People are watching what’s going on in Georgia.”

Handel, a former secretary of state, and Nathan Deal, a former congressman, face off Tuesday in the GOP runoff for governor. While Handel’s able to boast today’s visit by Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP nominee for vice president, about 800 Deal supporters gathered in Gainesville on Sunday for a rally featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Palin, while never mentioning Deal or Huckabee by name, said she heard the criticisms of her decision to endorse Handel.

“I know there are some isolationist politicos around here who have questioned my endorsement of Karen,” Palin said. “I don’t know if they’ve questioned endorsements by outsiders of the other guy. I havent’ read a whole lot about that.”

She said she chose to endorse Handel because “I know Karen Handel is a self-made strong woman who pulled herself up by her bootstraps. She left a tough home situation and got a good education. She didn’t blame her circumstances. She worked hard to get where she is today.”

Palin said she and Handel have much in common. Both were considered underdogs who have been criticized by the political establishment.

“More power to her,” Palin said. “She’s been under-estimated her entire life. She’s been able to thwart what the experts have said about some circumstances and situations.”

Palin was joined briefly on stage by two of her children: Trigg and Willow.

The Palins and Handels came on stage shortly after noon to the 1980s metal anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by the band Twisted Sister. With nearly 3,000 people packed into the ballroom, Palin made mention of the song and of Handel’s campaign slogan, “Bring it on.”

“Georgia are you ready to bring it on?” Palin asked the crowd. “Are you ready to elect Karen Handel as your new governor? The intro music? That was Twisted Sister singing we’re not going to take it anymore. And bring it on. I can’t believe that’s your theme. Did you know what you were asking for?”

Handel said she was thrilled to have Palin here, the day before the election.

“This has been a tough race and it’s going to get tougher,” Handel said. “That’s why I’m so proud to have this great lady with us today. Governor Palin you’ve been an inspiration for me. And this room says what an inspiration you’ve been for them as well. Governor Palin was under-estimated too. She took on the powerful career politicians, too.”

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Videos of Gov. Palin Campaigning for Karen Handel

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 9, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

Governor Palin campaigned for Karen Handel today in the state of Georgia. That gubernatorial election takes place tomorrow. You can read more about Karen Handel and Governor Palin’s support here, here, here, here, and here.

Thanks to Sheya at Conservatives4Palin, you can enjoy the videos of Governor Palin campaigning for Karen Handel by clicking here.

Video Courtesy of PalinTV

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