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Archive for February 11th, 2011

Governor Palin Hires Chief-of-Staff

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 11, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

CNN’s Peter Hamby reports this interesting piece of news:

Sarah Palin has added a veteran Republican strategist to serve as chief-of-staff for her political action committee, Sarah PAC, CNN has learned.

Michael Glassner, an attorney and longtime adviser to former Kansas senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole, has signed on to steer the former Alaska governor’s political operation as she considers a possible 2012 presidential bid.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Glassner managed vice presidential operations during John McCain’s unsuccessful White House bid.

“We are happy and excited that Mike is joining our team,” Sarah PAC spokesman Tim Crawford told CNN.

(h/t Pat)

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Palin: Happy Birthday Sarah!

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on February 11, 2011

Handcrafted birthday card for Sarah

Before I became a political junkie I was a papercrafting junkie. Scrapbook pages, cards, treat bags, you name it. If there was paper, ink, ribbon or rub-ons involved you can bet it’s on the 6-foot desk in my office. Fast-forward to 2008 and with the pending presidential election I turned my attention to the primaries and then to the general election. Upon hearing Governor Sarah Palin’s speech at the RNC, I knew that there was finally a candidate that I wanted to work for. Papercrafting was left by the wayside.

After hearing about Team Sarah during an interview on Sirius Patriot Radio in early October with Janine Turner, I joined as quickly as I could. (Meaning, as soon as I pulled into my driveway and could get my computer turned on!) Shortly after the election of November 2008, a friend helped me to make the connection with Jim (the creator of this blog who was looking for someone to take it over) and as they say, the rest is history.

Although I have supported Sarah Palin all this time, this is the first time I have ever sent her a birthday card. (See photo accompanying this blog post.) I hope it’s well-received.

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Cross posted at Sarah Palin Blog

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PALIN FLASHBACK: DID YOU KNOW? The Ancestry Of Sarah Palin

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on February 11, 2011

Interesting article about the genealogy of Governor Palin by Shay Riley at Booker Rising:

DID YOU KNOW? The Ancestry Of Sarah Palin

I was perusing some genealogical sites and came across some folks’ genealogy. Here are excerpts from the ancestry of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin:

1. According to genealogical research thus far, Ms. Palin’s “old country” ancestry is 55% British, 26% German, 19% Irish, and .39% Dutch.

2. Ms. Palin is a descendant of 10 of the 102 passengers of the Mayflower, the ship which brought English (Pilgrim) settlers seeking religious freedom to America (state of Massachusetts) in 1620.

3. 25 ancestors fought in the American Revolution.

4. She is a distant cousin of President Barack Obama. They both descend from Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Soule, who were married in England in 1617 and were among the first wave of New England settlers.

5. She is also a distant cousin of her 2008 running mate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). One of their common relatives is Edward I, King of England (1239-1307). Another one is William I, King of Scotland (1143-1214; President Obama is another one of this king’s descendants).

6. Ms. Palin is the 10th cousin of the late British Princess Diana. Ms. Palin and Lady Di are descended from John Strong and his wife Abigail Ford. Mr. Strong was born around 1605 in England, and later emigrated to the United States.

7. She is the 9th cousin, once removed, of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Their common ancestor is Rev. John Lothrop, who came to Massachusetts in 1634.

8. Ms. Palin descends from Roger Williams, a British-American theologian who co-founded the state of Rhode Island. He was the first U.S. practitioner of the separation of church and state.

To comment on “The Ancestry Of Sarah Palin” post, click here.

Also see:  Ancestry of Sarah Palin.

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Polling Palin: A True Unknown In Alaska

Posted by traceyporreca on February 11, 2011

I read the article below titled “Polling Palin: The Unknown Unknown” and it made me think about why I started this blog (Alaskans4Palin)in the first place. I was asked by someone outside Alaska why it was that so many people in Alaska did not approve of Sarah Palin. I’ve heard this argument before, but was surprised to hear it from this particular individual as he was a Palin supporter and surely (I thought) he would know the truth. It was in the conversation that followed that I realized even those outside Alaska who support her, really believe we Alaskans, don’t. Why is that? Well, it has to boil down to two things: The media, and the polls.

Most conservatives are aware of the term “Lamestream Media” (LSM) and it has become synonymous with the vicious attacks by the media on Sarah Palin. Yet, it is these same outlets that feed the misinformation conservatives are hearing regarding Sarah Palin’s Alaska supporters. Don’t believe it! We have 3 mainstream papers up here – that’s it. They’re all left leaning publications. We have Associated Press, Reuters and other national and international representatives here, but again, they tend to lean left. And who do you think feeds all the misinformation to those outlets outside Alaska? These very organizations. That is who is creating and giving the false message that Alaskans just don’t support Sarah anymore. I won’t give you examples of this because you all have your own left leaning, propaganda spewing local newspapers to verify my account. Besides, the article below gives a great explanation of how the media is culpable in the misinformation that guides many poll responder’s decisions.

So, let us look at polling and break it down into two parts: Polling in Alaska, and polling regarding Sarah Palin. Polling in Alaska is notoriously difficult. An article in the New York Times discusses general difficulties with polling in today’s modern age, which are compounded in Alaska by the challenges of polling in a geographically, culturally, and technologically diverse state. The state is 1/5 the size of the entire lower 48 states, and yet has the smallest population. Culturally widely diverse and technologically challenged in many ways, this state does not lend itself to the typical polling methods. New York Times’ “The Uncanny Accuracy of Polling Averages Part IV: Are the Polls Getting Worse?” breaks the difficulties down into five critical areas:

1. Response rates to all types of polls are decreasing, as Americans become more aggressive about screening their phone calls.
2. Many young Americans — and an increasing number of older Americans — rely primarily or entirely on their mobile phones, which many pollsters do not call.
3. The proliferation of “robopoll” firms like SurveyUSA and Rasmussen Reports may in and of itself be a problem, or may exacerbate the other problems.
4. An increasing number of voters are most comfortable speaking a language other than English, and are unlikely to complete surveys unless the interviewers are trained in their native tongue.
5. Internet polling has yet to really mature.

All of these arguments are exacerbated in Alaska. Everyone screens their calls – don’t you? Many in urban Alaska already use cell phones. As technology advances, many rural Alaska villages are seeing residents whose first phone ever is a cell phone – there is no regular phone service in many of these places, at least not in individual homes. I’ve participated in a robopoll and even though I am very active in politics, I wanted to hang up on this thing 2 minutes after it started, as I’m sure many do. Alaska is very very diverse in both language and ethnicity. The Anchorage School District, for example, has students who speak 60+ different languages. Often their parents speak no English and rely on these young children to translate for them. I doubt seriously this would include a political telephone poll. And finally, the internet. I write this to you from a satellite link internet service because there is no internet in most of Alaska, and it is horribly slow and intermittent so even if internet polling does mature, I will probably get “timed out” before I can complete the questionnaire.

So, that leads me back full circle to the article on polling that brought about this post. We have established that polling in Alaska is fraught with difficulty, so let’s talk about polling in regard to Sarah Palin. “Polling Palin: The Unknown Unknown” is very good, and speaks for iteself. Here is an excerpt:

“The most difficult polls to read into this early are those associated with Sarah Palin. While supporters will claim bias in polls, non-supporters will be overly-excited about the supposed dislike of Sarah Palin.

The key thing to remember about polling is information changes minds quickly. Reality is, of all potential candidates for 2012, Palin has the greatest opportunity to greatly improve her standings, especially given that expectations for her have been set so low.

Sarah Palin is what I like to call “An Unknown Known.” While everyone knows who she is, opinions of her are mostly derived from media accounts of her, rather than by her own actions and words. If you poll 1,000 people about Sarah Palin, you have a built in percentage who follow her closely and like her, you have a percentage who may or may not follow her closely and loathe her, and then you have “the 70%” the vast majority of people polled will be those who pay attention to politics 2 weeks a year and all other information comes from soundbites and brief media reports, not by a regular interest in politics (non political junkies).

The 70%: Most people polled about politics are not politically active or interested. When their information is derived from the media and soundbites, their opinion is skewed by the media. Most media reports about Palin reflect a common theme that she is “divisive” and “controversial” and “fringe” and “unelectable.” Therefore, the end result is that is what people know about Sarah Palin, and it negatively effects polling outcomes. This is not to say that the polls are inaccurate when they show Palin with low favor-ability and election poll numbers. Indeed, they are accurate because it takes a snapshot of the public’s perception at that time (even if that perception is crafted by the media). But that is what creates the opening for people to change their minds about her.

While I will discuss polling data on Sarah Palin on this site, it should be noted that she will likely have the biggest upside in long-term polling data, should she run for President in 2012. Where she currently sits poll-wise should be considered the bottom. People who like her or support her now (with all the negative media reports out there) are unlikely to be deterred. The question is, how moved people are when (and if) they see Palin run and actually see her…”

So folks, what else can I say. If you hear that Alaskans don’t support Sarah Palin, don’t believe it. It is as manufactured as the rest of the lies they “report” about her. She has a great deal of support from those who know her best – Alaskans.

To read the rest of the New York Times polling article, please follow this link.

As posted on Alaskans4Palin

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Happy Birthday to Governor Palin

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 11, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –


On my birthday, Governor Palin gave me a shout-out, which was both a joy and a complete surprise. Today, on her birthday, I offer my prayer that this year will be her best, most prosperous, most joyful one yet. I pray God continues to use her as a voice of patriotism, common sense, and unwavering faith in our beloved country. She is exactly what America needs.

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Whitney Pitcher: 47 Reasons Governor Palin Is Qualified to Be President

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 11, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

In honor of Governor Palin’s 47th birthday, C4P’s Whitney Pitcher put together a post that names 47 reasons, in no certain order, Governor Palin is qualified for the presidency.

She writes:

1) She won’t perjure herself by taking the Presidential oath of office like many of her potential opponents.

2) She has 9 years of executive experience, more than 3 times as much as the current President. As Governor, she held the 2nd most powerful gubernatorial office in the country.

3)She knows how to budget. In her years as Governor, she reduced the state budget 9.5% over her predecessor and put $5 billion in state savings.

4) She reduced federal earmark requests 80% as Governor over her predecessor, recognizing the need for fiscal responsibility at both state and national levels.

5) She’s a proven reformer. She strove to break the bonds between Alaskan politicians and oil companies and passed sweeping ethics reform.

6) She believes in true governmental transparency. As Governor, she put the state checkbook online to allow constituents to know how and where the state was spending revenue. During the negotiations of one of the cornerstones of her administration, the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA), all proposals were made available for public consumption.

7) In signing the AGIA legislation and the progress that continues to this day, she brought a transcontinental pipeline project from Alaska to the Lower 48 further than 30 years of previous administrations. AGIA is the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history.

8 ) She believes in oversight not over regulation for energy development. She opened an Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee energy development in Alaska.

9) She believes in an all-of-the-above approach to energy development, including opening up ANWR, on shore drilling, off shore drilling, natural gas, coal, nuclear, and renewables.

10) She understands the effects of quantitative easing will have on the economy in general and on commodity prices specifically.

11) She would have the intestinal fortitude to actually take on reformation of entitlement programs to help derail the bullet train to bankruptcy.

12) For the role of the presidency, the Constitution devotes the majority of its text to the role of commander-in-chief. Governor Palin would take this role seriously as displayed by her commitment to America’s military and her desire for a strong national defense.

13) As part of her commitment to strong national defense, she criticized the Obama administration for making cuts to missile defense, and she stands strongly against the START treaty between Russia and America.

14) She has been firmly against Obamacare from the beginning of legislative talks and strongly supports repeal.

15) She truly sees America as an exceptional nation because of its people. She praises what makes America unique; she doesn’t apologize.

16) She puts principles above party and political expediency.

17) She has stood strongly for securing America’s borders, as shown by her support of Arizona’s immigration law.

18) She is strongly pro-life–a welcomed far cry from the most pro-abortion president in history now occupying the White House.

19) She supports human rights, particularly speaking out against the human rights abuses in China, Iran, and amongst peoples who embrace Sharia law.

20) With regard to foreign policy, she has a far better grasp situation in Egypt with regard to the potential of the Muslim brotherhood’s involvement in a new government and Mubarak’s plans better than members of President Obama’s intelligence team, Leon Panetta and James Clapper.

Read all of Whitney’s 47 qualifications here.

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A gathering army…

Posted by ehvogel on February 11, 2011

As we quickly approach the next cycle in the Presidential sweepstakes, we begin to hear all the usual BS from the lamestream media. This candidate is leading here, this candidate is losing ground there, this candidate needs to run, blah, blah, blah.

The lamestream media is desperately trying to foist an “acceptable” candidate onto the GOP. Within the last few days, there has been speculation about Rick Perry, Jim DeMint and Jeb Bush. It is a siren’s call to ruin and the lamestream media knows it.

What will happen in the next 6 months will be key. Potential candidates will test the waters, like Herman Cain and Rudy Guliani. Sad to say, but all will fail, not proven in battle. Their stories will be footnotes in the lead-up to 2012. In six months, we will see a dwindling field as the lamestream media takes its toll on their highlighted candidates. Who remains standing will tell all.

In my mind, there is only one candidate that has already shown the ability to do battle AND prevail against the lamestream media. Reared in individualism and steeped in conservatism, this candidate has already shown the ability to fend off the inevitable attacks that will confront ANY Republican candidate.

When the lamestream media is done propping up countless alternatives that end up crashing and burning, only one candidate is positioned to rise above the inferno and prevail: Sarah Palin. Why will this happen? It’s because of the vast army of supporters that are waiting in the wings to defend her when the time comes. Does Mitt Romney own Facebook in the way that Sarah Palin does? Has ANY other Republican harnessed the power of alternative media the way that Sarah has?

We have ALL crossed the Rubicon in dismissing the lamestream media and pursuing the truth through alternative media. In fact, the lamestream media’s business model is struggling to compensate and continues to show signs of irrelevance by shifting its dwindling assets towards polarizing venues. They obviously learned nothing from the 2010 elections.

The question is: Can Sarah Palin prevail in a general election? Does she have a gathering army awaiting her call? The answer to both is YES and I am but one.

Happy Birthday Sarah!

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A Birthday Wish to Sarah Palin, Fellow Reaganite

Posted by reagantman on February 11, 2011

from Patrick’s World USA

When I was in college between 1981 and 1985, I became interested in politics because of Ronald Reagan. While I was in New York, all the way across the country on the other side of our continent out of Alaska, another student my age was navigating her college years. There was no Twitter, no Facebook and no blogs. There was a newspaper, a library and a television. Whatever caught me about Reagan caught her and drove her to work her way to the top of the American political landscape.

American exceptionalism, entrepreneurship and family values resonated all the way across this great land because we were Americans. As we headed toward the Obama years, that spirit waned. This Reaganite who thought that this country had seen its final great days had his hopes suddenly lifted and his spirit revived by someone his age who knew the deal and who had seen it the same way. She had made it the vice presidential spot on the national ticket.

So from an old 47 year old who has your back to a young 47 year old who knows the deal, it is my birthday wish that you fulfill your dream of helping America back to greatness again.

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Happy Birthday, Governor Palin!

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on February 11, 2011

See earlier photos here.

Today is Governor Sarah Palin’s birthday.   Over the past year, she has stood tall as she defended our liberties against those who would take them away and helped elect conservative leaders who will govern according to the founding principles of our forefathers.  As she did so, she took many darts and arrows from those who oppose the conservative values and principles that she represents.

On behalf of the authors at the Sarah Palin Information Blog, I want to wish Governor Palin  the happiest of birthdays and God’s many blessings for the years to come.  Governor Palin, may your heart be filled with peace and joy today as you spend time with family and friends.  And in the days ahead, may God continue to light your path and to grant you the wisdom and strength required for all the challenges ahead.

We wait with anticipation as Governor Palin gears up for the 2012 election.  Whether she runs or not, we will be there for her with our support.  For now, though, the thought foremost on our minds is, “Run, Sarah Run!” 

Happy Birthday, Governor Palin!

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