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Archive for June 11th, 2011

Palin To Announce “In To Win” Run In Coming Days “Senior Source” States

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 11, 2011

The U.K. ‘s Political World View advises that a senior source advised that Sarah Palin will announce her ” in to win” 2012 presidential election campaign ” in  coming days”. With the just released three minute, all but campaign video highlights from her bus tour, the bus tour itself, the indication of a further tour through South Carolina and Iowa-Blind Bill himself could see she is going to run.

Further under the radar has been the setting up of de facto Palin campaign committee’s in states across the nation and the waiting for the two anti-Palin books to have come out and the release of the emails from her time as Governor in case there was any fall out which might have damaged or distracted from a campaign announcement.

The books were just rehashes of things which have been hashed and  were dismissed straight away.especially the ‘insider” book which was lampooned as a bitter revenge sort of tome. That they were commercial flops proves the point.

The emails have not only had no “smoking gun revelations but have, to the utter chagrin of the media, been a disaster for the press especially and have pained Palin in a sympathetic light whilst confirming her complaints about them media to the public.

I believe all the indications are that Palin will announce in June for the reasons given here but with the Sudan trip coming in July that may be the month.


Sarah Palin is to announce that she will stand as a candidate in the 2012 elections, PoliticalWorldView understands.
Palin will end months of speculation by confirming that she will challenge the incumbent Barack Obama for the presidency and will fight a campaign promising to restore America’s image abroad and to dramatically improve the economy.
Palin has yet to make an official announcement herself but a senior source said that “she will confirm in the coming days that she will indeed be running and she is in it to win it.”
PoliticalWorldView will update you on this story as developments occur.

original post at; M Joseph Sheppard’s A Point Of View

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Gov. Palin’s Emails Spark New Spin

Posted by Adrienne Ross on June 11, 2011

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

Over the past three years, I’ve heard a whole lot of outright nonsense about Governor Palin. I’ve heard quite a bit of creative spin as well, but nothing quite as creative as what I discovered today.

Haters are a bit confused at what they’ve found while dissecting Governor Palin’s emails. Or are they confused at what they haven’t found? So happy were they at the thought of finally being able to see the emails she sent while functioning in her official duty as governor of Alaska. So sure were they that they finally had what was needed to remove her once and for all from public discourse. But now how disappointed are they that what they’ve read only serves to prove that she was, in fact, the hardworking, skilled governor her supporters knew her to be all along, which I had already highlighted in my exclusive interview with former Palin staffer, Tara Jollie, a few weeks ago.

So what now? Well, honorable, ethical, truth-loving people would acknowledge the error of their ways, repent, and find another hobby, since the commitment to destroying Governor Palin isn’t turning out to be a profitable one. Instead, some have opted to introduce a new kind of spin.

Take Molly Ball at Politico, for example. Since the emails she’s read aren’t yielding anything incriminating about the Governor, since they are, instead, actually proving that she was focused, substantive, and even thoughtful, Molly has decided to move in a different direction. Now she’s running with the idea that Governor Palin was a wonderful public servant back in the day, you know, during the time of these emails, but now she’s something different altogether. Okay, now I’m really confused. I thought the emails were supposed to prove that she was unethical, incompetent–or both–at the time she wrote them, substantiating their claims that she is still those horrible things today. But now they’re supposed to prove that she’s changed into something completely different? The wheels on the bus go round and round, yet even they don’t spin as much as this new narrative.

Ball writes:

Once, there was a different Sarah Palin.

She was hands-on and averse to partisan politics. She championed openness in government and had normal relations with the media. She was a little starstruck by her interactions with national politicians but unafraid to do battle with the chief executives of the world’s largest oil companies.

The emails from her governorship, released Friday, brought back the memory of a long-lost Palin: the popular, charismatic, competent woman of the people.

This was the vice presidential candidate John McCain’s team thought they were getting, before her darker tendencies — defensiveness, thin skin, grudge-keeping — hardened into tics. Together with the newly released, pro-Palin documentary “The Undefeated,” which focuses on her rise to the spotlight, the emails are reminders of a sympathetic figure who was not yet the brittle, divisive caricature Palin has become.

If Molly Ball, along with her anti-Palin colleagues, were so wrong in their judgment of the person Governor Palin was prior to being tapped in 2008, why would anyone put any stock in what she has to say now? Prior to the release of the emails yesterday, she would have told us that they would reveal an evil ultra-partisan Palin, the person the media have made her out to be. Since she can no longer deny that that person didn’t exist then, she has resorted to trying to make us believe that she is that evil person now. Molly hasn’t considered something, though. We are even less inclined to have faith in her gift of discernment today than we were yesterday before the witch hunt began.

Molly continues:

If critics were hoping to see Palin revealed as a hypocrite, they’re out of luck. Her private statements are in line with her public ones when it comes to issues like Troopergate, the ethics scandal in which she was accused of abusing her authority to punish her sister’s ex-husband. Her emails on the matter fulminate against what she insists are false accusations, maintaining the same consistent defense — that Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was fired for performance, not personal, reasons.

Palin comes across as neither an airhead nor a prima donna. She is warm and supportive with her staff, who are loyal to her in turn. She frequently misspells in haste or phonetically (“nonsensicle” for “nonsensical”), but her writing is fluent and grammatical.

Nor is she a figurehead. She is active in guiding policy, a self-assured politician who knows where she stands. When she feels she’s been left out of the loop on responding to a disaster, she’s adamant — “someone from Homeland Security/Emergency Management needs to call me and inform me on things like this … I insist on being informed during any situation where the public would feel any person could be in danger.”

So Governor Palin was forthright, involved, and loyal, but occasionally misspelled a word in an email. If that’s a crime, lock us all up now. I appreciate Ms. Ball’s willingness to point out that the candid emails give us a good picture of what an amazing governor Palin was, but I’m disappointed that she couldn’t go farther than that in her admission. I’m disappointed that she found it necessary to spin her findings into saying that those were just the good old days. I’m disappointed, yes, but I’m certainly not surprised. After the media’s mischaracterization of the former governor, Ball now wants us to believe the media’s current assessment of her. Now she wants us to believe that the Palin in the emails is not the Palin of today. If that were true, then why did they look at the emails in the first place? Wasn’t their expectation that they would dig up dirt that would give us a look into who she really is?

The article approaches its close with this:

But the email archive, which ends in September 2008, shows Palin before she became so polarizing. It reflects a period before she gave up governing to become a freelance sharp-tongued partisan, before she accused her critics of “blood libel.”

The Palin in the emails is the grass-roots pol whose home-state approval rating was in the high 80s, whose email filled with emotional tributes from the parents of children with Down syndrome, who was glad to provide a reference for a staffer’s apartment lease.

Perhaps what Molly Ball hasn’t considered–or is choosing to ignore in favor of her new spin–is that the emails don’t show someone who “gave up governing” because the true partisan piranhas hadn’t yet conspired to bankrupt her state and her family and tie up her staff with frivolous ethics complaints. Perhaps she hasn’t considered that the emails don’t show a person who has “accused her critics of ‘blood libel'” because the media and company hadn’t yet launched their all-out campaign to destroy her, despicably delighting in what they saw as an opportunity to accuse her of murder, then expected her to say nothing. Perhaps she hasn’t considered that the person who wrote those emails has not stopped showing support for parents of children with Down syndrome, but continues to be a voice for those with special needs. As for being polarizing, I’ve dealt with this so many times that all I’ll say to that is this: “polarizing” is the word people use when they want someone to sit down and shut up, which is simply not going to happen. Governor Palin is galvanizing, yes. Deal with it.

Molly Ball has an obligation to report truth. She’s halfway there, acknowledging that Governor Palin was what her record depicts: hardworking, intelligent, and deeply engaged in her job as governor of Alaska. However, the Politico writer could go all the way by laying aside the silly little spin that the author of the emails is a long-lost person who no longer exists. We see the handwriting on the wall, and so does Molly. I’d love to see her make this right. Just maybe her colleagues would follow suit. The ball is definitely in her court.

(h/t Tanya)

Cross-posted from MotivationTruth

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So much for the ‘shoots wolves from helicopters’ myth

Posted by joshpainter on June 11, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Some left wing bloggers may be starting to realize that the Palin emails they fought relentlessly to have released are not the silver bullets they had hoped for to use to destroy the object of their hatred. Information contained in the documents, in fact, provides contradictory evidence to one of the many myths they have perpetuated about Sarah Palin.

The emails shatter the mythological image of a bloodthirsty Sarah Palin, assault rifle in hand, maniacally pursing Alaskan wolves from the skid of a black helicopter, fiendishly laughing as she slaughters the poor creatures. Lefty bloggers have been pushing that one for years. But, according to the liberal Washington Post, the emails prove otherwise:

The governor told her fish and game commissioner in blunt terms that she opposed using state helicopters to hunt wolves and preferred paying private hunters.

“We have to act quickly on this as predators are acting quickly and rural families face ridiculous situation of being forced to import more beef instead of feeding their families our healthy staple of alaskan game. Nonsense. Unacceptable – and not on my watch,” she said.

Her source of information? “Todd interviewed buddies who live out there… Some confirmation that state intervention isn’t first choice w/the locals,” Palin said.”We need to incentivize here,” including providing money for trappers.

Governor Palin did indeed strongly support predator control, and she clearly favored paying hunters a bounty to keep the wolf population in check, but the image of her personally shooting the predators from aircraft has finally been shot down. The emails also show that her motivation for keeping the wolf population at manageable levels was her concern for the welfare of Alaska’s rural families who depend so heavily on caribou and moose, the wolves’ prey, for food and warm clothing.

Another email demonstrates Gov. Palin’s opposition to hunting bears in the McNeil River Bear Sanctuary:

“I am a hunter. I grew up hunting – some of my best memories growing up are of hunting with my dad to help feel (sic) our freezer. I want Alaskans to have access to wildlife…BUT – he’s asking if I support hunting the bears in the sanctuary? No, I don’t… I don’t know any Alaskans who do support hunting the McNeil bears that frequent the viewing area. Many Alaskan and Outside visitors view these animals on the McNeil river, within the sanctuary, and, as my parents have reported back after their viewing trip, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see such beauty on that river.”

Ashley Judd, please pick up the red phone. It’s Defenders of Wildlife on the line, and they’re in panic mode.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Setting the Record Straight: About the Hard-Working Governor…

Posted by Ron Devito on June 11, 2011

Conservatived4Palin has come up with the great idea of encouraging readers to do their own archiving of Governor Palin’s emails:

The media went crazy thinking they were going to find a smoking gun on Governor Palin by forcing the State of Alaska to release 24,199 pages of email communications during her time in office. They were wrong and have admitted as much. After the media spent so much time and effort, they discovered no “bombshells,” which of course they were hoping for all along….

The media is cherry-picking small excerpts to highlight, but they are leaving the bulk of the 24,199 pages out of their reports. That’s where you come in…

We need to gather links from the email database that prove what kind of leader Governor Palin really is. We need to find the stuff the media doesn’t want the public to know about. We want to show the stuff they aren’t reporting but is still available online. The media wanted to “expose” what kind of executive Governor Palin was while in office… So, let us oblige them! We need your help collecting and archiving excerpts.

Read more here about how you can get involved. We encourage everyone to join in. We’ll link to the finished results here.

As published at SarahPAC: Setting the Record Straight: About the Hard-Working Governor…

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CNN And MSNBC’s Palin Email Bombshell Dreams Fall Apart-Media Beclowns Itself

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 11, 2011

Both MSNBC and CNN’s political teams must have been salivating in anticipation of the release of the mass of emails from Palin’s time as Alaska’s Governor. Surely there would be any number of “smoking guns” and the liberal media could finally, finally, put an end to the person they hate with a vengeance.

But, once again Palin wins and they lose. This was supposed to be the end times for Palin what with two books including a “tell all” from a former aid coming out attacking her, the emails, and the media blowing up the ridiculous Paul Revere saga, but the media winds up looking like buffoons.

At MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Chris Mathews had a team member, Mike Isikoff, in Alaska wading through the 26000 or so emails (poor man) and, surely to Matthews’ disappointment, had nothing unduly negative to say. In fact, he ended up by praising her early work as Governor. “She was known as a reformer and worked with the democrats against the oil companies.” This is not what Matthews expected to hear no doubt.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

From TexasforPalin:

The emails: ‘Your Obama-compliant mainstream media at work’

 “A hard-working governor, working hard for the state of Alaska” 
William Jacobson is maintaining a linked list of headlines showing how the media is reporting as they sift through Gov. Palin’s emails.
 
 
Jimmie Bise at The Sundries Shack catches an anchor in the CNN studio egging on reporter Drew Griffin in Juneau to reveal something negative about Sarah Palin:  
But to the anchor’s disappointment, Griffin reports that as he sifts through the emails what he was seeing is a “hard working governor, working hard for the state of Alaska.” When the anchor asks if Griffen has uncovered any juicy tidbits to support the charge that Gov. Palin is thin skinned, the reporters replied that many times the governor defected criticism meant for her staff onto herself. Emails like those, Griffin says, show Sarah Palin to be quite a different person from the negative stereotype the left and many in the media have created of her.
 
Even the serial Palin detractors at Politico were forced to report, to their chagrin, that the media had uncovered “no big bombshells.”
 
 

And here is CNN’s witch hunt exploding: 

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Psychic Chris Matthews; (Palin) Wants To Keep Obama As President

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 11, 2011

On Hardball, psychic Chris Matthews advised that not only was Palin too dumb to run for president “I think that will stop her running for president-not knowing anything”-absolutely nothing about anything at all it appears, one wonders how she knows which side of the bed to get out  of in the morning.

Being totally dumb however  has not, it seems, precluded Palin from having some degree of innate Machiavellian animal cunning. Apparently, since she can’t be president she can be leader of the opposition-a role usually held in a parliamentary system, but her innate cunning will somehow overcome this lack in the American system.

To achieve this titular role she will have to engineer keeping President Obama in office. How this will be accomplished is not made clear, but perhaps her innate cunning is too deep and subtle for the Hardball crew. It seems to have something to do with endorsing-or not, Rick Perry (who is not even a candidate as yet, if ever) or perhaps sabotaging whoever the GOP nominee is somehow.

Matthews is not only gifted  with the ability to read Palin’s mind, no small feat as she herself has indicated she has not decided if she will run or not, but he has divined her inner thinking to the level of perceiving that she might want to keep Obama in office.

The depths of Palin Derangement Syndrome has apparently  not been plumbed and has found a new mechanism of expression. Not only has every debatable real fact about her been used and discarded, but the left is now delving into the supernatural to create whatever narrative du jour suits their PDS-afflicted minds.

Clearly, rather than the effect they expected -Palin destroyed – the media is, day by day, destroying  their last shred of credibility.

WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Romney’s Skipping Iowa “Values State” For N.Hampshire “Economics State” Misreads Countries Mood.

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 11, 2011

Mitt Romney announced he will not participate in the mid-August Iowa Ames Straw Poll. It will be recalled  that in the last campaign Romney spent a massive amount and won the Ames poll but still did not win the later Iowa caucus with Huckabee, an evangelical Christian, being the surprise winner in this strongly evangelical state.

On a purely political basis his not participating need not necessarily affect his overall chances of winning the nomination-McCain came in third in Iowa but went on to win eventually. But there is danger for Romney if e.g. Pawlenty does extremely well in the Ames poll which would give him substantial impetus towards winning the caucus. That could be blunted if, as expected Romney did very well in New Hampshire, which is up next after Iowa and, presuming they are the two main contenders, all the marbles would be in play in South Carolina where, being a Tea Party, evangelical state, Pawlenty might have the advantage.

Political analysts have framed the Iowa situation as Romney’s team seeing it as a “values state” whereas New Hampshire is seen as an “economic issues state.” Thus, in that scenario Romney is better of playing to his perceived strengths in economic matters with the realization that those strengths, and his undoubted financial resources may not matter in Iowa and it is best to avoid a loss there whilst putting every effort into New Hampshire for a crushing win.

However, this may be a, perhaps fatal, misreading of the countries mood.

Democratic Party pollster Pat Cadell on Hannity in discussing Weiner and the general malaise in the America
seemed strongly emotional and perturbed about the current economic and moral environment. ” The problem here (congress) is people say anything goes. Last week the country woke up and discovered,”oh my God it’s not going to get better.”

“We had a major moment in this country.We are headed down a road, where we don’t know. These guys are about themselves, not the country and I’m so tired of it.”

Certainly there is a need for an economic prescription, but any renewal of America must be two pronged.
One prong is to renew America’s trust in financial institution’s and government. the other is to restore the economy with a renewal of the spirit of productive entrepreneurship.

Sarah Palin represents the attitude that both prongs need to be implemented-the Reagan prescription and if she chooses to run could well be formidable in Iowa and South Carolina. Romney, by bypassing the “values state with perhaps the moral emphasis during a campaign there may be giving up the opportunity to put his stamp on both aspects of the truly conservative campaign that would ensure the entire base turns out for the general election.

This very act of by passing Iowa may in itself be the first test of the moral character of Romney if it is perceived that purely political expediency is more important to him than the moral/economic balance.
The Iowa GOP Chairman has expressed his disappointment at Romney not participating in the Ames poll.

An Influential member of Tea Party has made it clear that if Romney wins the nomination their supporters may not turn out in 2012 which might well doom his campaign.He has the opportunity  to turn that attitude around by emphasising the two prongs needed to get the base inspired-as Palin could. By  bypassing Ames he has perhaps doomed not only his nomination, but if he received that  then his chances for the Presidency.
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Sensational Palin Emails; Shocking Revelations Exposed By Major Newspaper

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 11, 2011

The bastion of establishment probity and respect the Christian Science Monitor has been running a continuous commentary on the just released Palin emails from her time as Governor of Alaska.

As is worthy of a venerable institution like the CS Monitor its investigative journalists have found the following shocking, amazing, possibly career ending revelations so far, including what they rightly categorize as “Big News”

Then on June 27, 2007, came this big news, in an e-mail from “First Dude” Todd: “Sarah says it is OK for Willow’s friends to jump on the trampoline but if they get out of control or one of them gets hurt on state grounds this could be a problem.”
On state business, a quick read of the first batch of e-mails scanned and put online at the nonprofit journalistic site ProPublica.org does show that Ms. Palin was quite worked up over the plight of a state-owned dairy that was losing money and in deep trouble when she took office.
On family stuff, for instance, the big e-mail dump reveals the startling news that on Feb. 28, 2007, Todd Palin’s state-supplied assistant asked him to send Piper’s skates and helmet down to Juneau because she had ice skating lessons the following week in school.
A Juneau snowmobile club sent along an e-mail lobbying for Todd to join its ranks. Friends sent then-Governor Palin notes pushing their favorite candidates for Fish Board. Ice Alaska asked if Governor Palin would be interested in taking part in an on-ice awards ceremony..
The world awaits with bated breath what  further incredible examples of the terrible, shocking emails contain.The media has in one fell swoop thrown off any hint of left wing bias, and hate towards the Palins a Pulitzer prize would  not be enough for the Monitor.

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