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Archive for November 25th, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from SPWB!

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 25, 2010

As Thanksgiving Day draws to a close, we at the Sarah Palin Information Blog hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends and that you have many fond memories to carry with you.  May the blessings of Thanksgiving follow you through this holiday season and into the New Year.

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Bristol and Mark and the Other DWTS Finalists on ‘Good Morning America’

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 25, 2010

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas and the other DWTS finalists were on Good Morning America on Wednesday, November 24.

 Nicole Eggenberger at OK! wrote:

The Dancing With the Stars finalists are all winners in the eyes of Good Morning America, so each couple gave one final dance this morning after Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough were crowned winners on last night’s show.


The DWTS finalists also took time to answer fan questions this morning and it was Bristol who fans had a lot of questions for!

Bristol and Mark worked hard all season and made us proud with their excellent performances.  Apparently, performance was more important to the judges than technique, because Bristol placed third after Kyle Massey, who placed second.  Bristol’s technique was far superior to Kyle’s, but he wowed the judges with his exuberance and facial expressions.

Here are videos of Bristol and Mark’s last two dances.

For their favorite dance, Bristol and Mark danced the tango in which they improvised the “air guitar” segment.

Each of the couples danced the Instant Cha Cha Cha, to which they were given the music to practice to shortly before their performance.

We look forward to Bristol’s future ventures and know that, whatever path she takes in life, she will carry with her  the same poise and grace she displayed on Dancing With the Stars.

Congratulations, Bristol and Mark, on a job well done!

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Governor Palin Cooks the Media’s Goose for Thanksgiving

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 25, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

I’m glad Governor Palin addressed this issue. I just think it’s a pity she had to. This is where Palin Derangement Syndrome has taken us. A slip of the tongue becomes big-time news when the slip was made by someone named Palin. The salivating, rabid reprobates (i.e., the media) cannot even be internally honest enough to admit even to themselves that the Governor simply misspoke, as we all do from time to time. Instead, they pretend that she doesn’t know the difference between North and South Korea. No matter that her previous conversations show that she, of course, not only knows the difference, but is well aware of the issues at play. All truth is sold out for a cheap gotcha moment. Meanwhile, President Obama or then-candidate Obama can make gaffe after gaffe without hardly a word from the lamestream media. Such hypocrisy. This is precisely why people are fed up with politics–from both sides of the aisle.

Governor Palin puts this issue in its proper perspective in her Facebook note, “A Thanksgiving Message to All 57 States“:

My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, a breathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…

Of course, the paragraph above is based on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didn’t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden). YouTube links are provided just in case you doubt the accuracy of these all too human slips-of-the-tongue. If you can’t remember hearing about them, that’s because for the most part the media didn’t consider them newsworthy. I have no complaint about that. Everybody makes the occasional verbal gaffe – even news anchors.

Obviously, I would have been even more impressed if the media showed some consistency on this issue. Unfortunately, it seems they couldn’t resist the temptation to turn a simple one word slip-of-the-tongue of mine into a major political headline. The one word slip occurred yesterday during one of my seven back-to-back interviews wherein I was privileged to speak to the American public about the important, world-changing issues before us.

If the media had bothered to actually listen to all of my remarks on Glenn Beck’s radio show, they would have noticed that I refer to South Korea as our ally throughout, that I corrected myself seconds after my slip-of-the-tongue, and that I made it abundantly clear that pressure should be put on China to restrict energy exports to the North Korean regime. The media could even have done due diligence and checked my previous statements on the subject, which have always been consistent, and in fact even ahead of the curve. But why let the facts get in the way of a good story? (And for that matter, why not just make up stories out of thin air – like the totally false hard news story which has run for three days now reporting that I lobbied the producers of “Dancing with the Stars” to cast a former Senate candidate on their show. That lie is further clear proof that the media completely makes things up without doing even rudimentary fact-checking.)

“Hope springs eternal” as the poet says. Let’s hope that perhaps, just maybe, they might get it right next time. When we the people are effective in holding America’s free press accountable for responsible and truthful reporting, then we shall all have even more to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

– Sarah Palin

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Frum/Cohen-Enough Already! Time For Lib/Con Jewish Commentators To Reconsider Palin

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on November 25, 2010

A young man comes running into his home and shouts out breathlessly “Grandpa guess what, Babe Ruth hit two homers today”. The old man strokes his beard for a moment and replies “tell me Moishele, what this Babe Ruth did-is it good for the Jews?”

It is this ‘is it good for the Jews’ prism that subconsciously shapes the worldview of this generation of liberal Jewish media commentators, showbiz personalities and Hollywood denizens. Not so much from their own life experience but from the handed down stories of hard times from their parents or, for an older generation, Old Country trials and tribulation recollections from Grandparents.

For Palin to turn around the incessantly negative media hurricane that she, uniquely amongst politicians, has been subjected to, it is the hard core of Jewish commentators from, indeed, a non-elite family background (the bow tie wearers are a hopeless case, especially if they came from poor family situations) who need to be turned around.

No one expects Stewart and his ilk (and whomever Letterman’s gag writers are) to actually become a conservative Republican but they can recover their equilibrium and balance if they try and stand outside their inherited mental framework.

If they ask themselves “what this Sarah Palin is doing, is it good for the Jews?” in a reflective manner freed from class, social, tribal ancestral memory framework, (this is asking a lot I know but these are people who are clearly of a high intellectual level) there is food for thought. The first question in this analysis is not about Palin it is “is my liberal, Democratic party (or elitist Beltway republican) supporting point of view based on historical and personal constructs which are still valid?”.

It is beyond ironic that the Jews, who in the 20th century fought for socialism and against the elites, should have created a posterity who have become part of the elite (including the financial elite like Soros) but who hold to a watered down socialism.

The overarching irony is that from this elitist, opinion shaping position the “elite” they attack when attacking Palin is the vast mass of lower to middle class Americans like those who lined up in their thousands in the bitter cold for a glimpse of someone who is as non-elite as could be imagined for a conservative politician.

The Bush family-the “Blue Bloods” with their oil riches and country club imagery-yes most certainly a touch point for traditional Jewish liberal opposition, could anything be more New York City red rag to the Texas via Skull and Bones bull ? But Wasilla is not Dallas or New Haven. Palin’s history is taking on the oil companies not coddling up to them.

Fair minded analysis would surely allow the concept that Palin would govern with the interest of the average person foremost, not the Wall Street elite to whom she owes nothing.

If the Jewish faithed commentators on the left are to hold true to their faith which holds tolerance and brotherhood in the highest regard then they should lay down their historic, outdated prejudices. They are aimed at the wrong target and they owe it, in all fairness to their audience, to the American people, and to Palin to approach her and her supporters with an open mind.
NB.This is an “In the family ” post before any anti-Palin fanatics get any wrong ideas.

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Fans at Book Tour Kickoff Want Palin to Run for President

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 25, 2010

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Governor Palin’s book tour for America by Heart kicked off in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, November 23.

Michelle Ye Hee Lee at wrote:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in Phoenix on Tuesday to kick off the release and national tour of her second book.

A constant stream of men, women and children flowed through the Desert Ridge Barnes & Noble for Palin to sign their copies of “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag.”

In her signature puffed-up hair and sporty jacket, Palin shook hands and interacted with each fan, asking their names and showing a photo cellphone message of her daughter, Bristol, competing on the television show “Dancing With the Stars.”

Anxious fans had waited in line since about 5 a.m. that morning, including one person who arrived at the bookstore at 1 a.m. Barnes & Noble staff gave them wristbands to secure their place in the book-signing line later in the evening.

Toy Van Damme, 60, of Prescott, bought two copies of the book to give to her mother and daughter-in-law for Christmas. She described Palin as “an enthusiastic injection for the country” who is uniting Americans through the tea party, and she referred to Palin as “the next president of the United States.”

Others shared Van Damme’s sentiments, donning T-shirts rooting for Palin to run for president in 2012.

Verne Niner, 52, bought books for his daughter and himself late Tuesday morning and finished reading half of it by the time Palin signed his copy. Niner said he thinks Palin’s second book is better than her first, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” released last year.

Niner’s 18-year-old daughter, Sarah, said she is inspired by Palin and hopes she runs for president in 2012 so she can cast her first presidential-election vote for Palin.

Here is the Associated Press video about the event:

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Jedediah Bila: Sarah Palin’s new book “speaks from the heart”

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 25, 2010

Jedediah Bila’s excellent review of “America by Heart”:

Jedediah Bila

Book Review: Sarah Palin’s “America by Heart”

by Jedediah Bila

When I pick up a book, the thing I want most is to feel that the author has invited me on a journey, one where I can see, hear, and almost touch the world the writer has awakened. Sarah Palin’s America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag does just that.

The writer’s voice is warm and welcoming. The tone is optimistic and patriotic. And the writing style is uncluttered and forthright. Palin presents the American values she holds dear through a blend of personal stories and excerpts from writings that have inspired her. Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Milton Friedman, Abigail Adams, Margaret Thatcher, Booker T. Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Martin Luther King, Jr., are some of the historical figures whose words are brought to life through Palin’s text.

In Palin’s own words, America by Heart is “my view of America and what has made her great. It’s the ideas our country was founded on. It’s the strength of our families. It’s the grit of our national character. It’s our faith in God, how it has shaped our nation and continues to fortify us as a people.” She honors America’s Founders, our Declaration of Independence, and our Constitution through such reflections as “The difference, with our Constitution, is those three little words: We the people” and “The Constitution’s relationship to the family, then, was meant to be reciprocal: to depend upon the virtues of family life to make its system of government work, while protecting the freedom of families to create self-governing citizens.”

Palin declares “the fundamental wisdom of the Tenth Amendment,” discusses some of Hollywood’s positive and negative contributions in the way of American values, and highlights a new feminism that honors both our God-given rights and courageous founding feminists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She stresses the importance of a strong American work ethic that “gives you wings” and rejects a culture of entitlement: “Everything that is worthwhile comes through effort. There is no free lunch. Anybody who tries to tell you otherwise is selling something – usually something paid for by your tax dollars.”

Woven through it all are her belief in American exceptionalism, her reverence for our military, her prioritization of personal responsibility, and her confidence in the fact that “The American people have a principled wisdom that all the lawyers and academics and schooled-up ‘experts’ in D.C. fail to appreciate.” Her profound faith shines through via powerful, yet simple statements like “The timing or the circumstances may not be perfect, but God sees a way when we cannot, and he does not make mistakes.” And her love for her family and the bond they share is unquestionable: “During the vice-presidential campaign, people would ask me how I could expect to balance it all if we won the White House. I thought, they really don’t get it. I don’t balance anything. We do it together.”

Finally, it is Sarah Palin’s character – the woman behind the political titles, TV spots, and public speeches – that one comes to know through America by Heart. When she speaks of Harriet Tubman, she is humble: “Her wonderful little prayer is a good reminder to those of us with less courage and less strength that we can accomplish more if we just do the same.” Humility surfaces again when Palin reveals that amid waiting for Trig to come into the world, worrying about Track’s decision to enlist in the Army, and other preoccupations, “I assumed that Bristol was making only wise decisions while staying with my sister in Anchorage. I kick myself to this day for my selfish assumption. I made a mistake.” We’ve all been there, for sure. And although our circumstances may have been different, the sentiment certainly hits home.

Readers also get a peek into the woman who “gave up chocolate for an entire year – from January 1 to January 1 – just because I wasn’t sure I could do it,” a woman who reveals that on days when she heard from her son from Iraq, “Todd and I would think, okay, Associated Press, New York Times: Write what you want. Take your best shot. It doesn’t matter. We heard from our son today and he’s okay. Nothing else matters.”

Sarah Palin makes no apologies for her faith, her belief in “commonsense constitutional conservatives,” or her commitment to the values that built this country. But there’s nothing angry about her writing, nothing haughty. And because of her approach and the honest life lessons she shares, my guess is that even some who rally against her politics will discover a lot of themselves in the family, faith, and flag she treasures.

America by Heart will resonate with many Americans in much the same way as the author who gave it life: with a strong, real, likable voice that speaks from the heart.


Ms. Bila is an author and commentator living in New York City. For more information on Jedediah, please visit


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