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Archive for July 13th, 2012

Andrew McLaren: Todd Palin “really earned my respect”

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 13, 2012

From an article by Holley McKay at Pop Tarts:

Andrew McLaren is a decorated Iraq War veteran and fast becoming an “it” boy in Hollywood, having been hand-picked over hundreds of thousands of contenders to star as an expert operative in NBC’s forthcoming “Stars Earn Stripes” competition series alongside the likes of Todd Palin, Dean Cain and Nick Lachey.

But given that “reality television” has become something of a dirty word in recent times, this devoted military man did take some convincing.

“When they said it was a reality show, I thought ‘I don’t want to do a reality show’ but they said it was for charity for law enforcement and military. It wasn’t your typical reality show,” McLaren told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I was excited because we had weapons that I didn’t get to use when I was in the Marines. The military puts a lot of money into us, so they don’t want us doing ridiculous things where we could be hurt. On the show we do some crazy things and people are going to be shocked when they watch the show.”

“Stars Earn Stripes,” which debuts on August 13, is centered on eight celebrity competitors who gather at a training facility where they tackle complicated and difficult “missions,” and each is paired with an expert – an experienced member of the U.S. military or a law enforcement agency. Contests range from helicopter drops to long-range target shooting, with the star and veteran competing as a team. Each week, one team is given their marching orders.

And while audiences might be blown away by the skills and danger exerted on the highly-anticipated program, McLaren was personally blown away by Todd and Sarah Palin, and admitted that he thinks of them very differently now than before they met.

“I like hanging out with Todd and Sarah a lot. They walked into my trailer, and obviously we disagree on some issues. I am a libertarian guy – socially liberal and an avid supporter of gay marriage, but I am pro-gun rights and pro-life, and we made off like regular people. I was teaching Todd how to shoot grenades, we were hanging from helicopters together 60 feet above the ground and we were swimming together with full gear on,” he enthused. “The thing that impressed me most is that Todd is a commercial fisherman in Alaska, he is pretty hardcore. He even won a challenge with a broken arm! He really earned my respect.”

McLaren also noted that even though his friends are shocked that he has become such good friends with the high-profile Republican couple, the portrayal of the Palins in the media is often vastly distorted.

“Todd and Sarah Palin are the nicest people I have ever met,” he said. “I love America and they love America. They may not agree with me on my stance on gay marriage, but that is their personal view and I respect that. That’s what is so great about being American.”

However, this is hardly McLaren’s first brush with the lights and camera. In 2001, he put his burgeoning modeling  and acting career on-hold to enter into the Marine Corps, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Vietnam veteran. He soon became part of a new military group called the Anti-Terrorism Battalion in Iraq, and after years of extended service, received an honorable discharge as a sergeant.

“I was hired as a cop in New York but then had the opportunity to try out for Blackwater and was accepted. I ended up going to Baghdad guarding President Bush, John McCain, John Edwards and John Kerry,” he continued. “Bombs would go off all day, I’ve been almost killed so many times.  I was just trying to stay alive for my kids.”

[…]

McLaren is soon releasing the biographical book “American Mercenary,” about his time working for Blackwater USA, with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to families of his friends killed in action.

Danielle-Jones Wesley contributed to this report

Read more here.

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Sarah Palin on Solyndra: “Follow the Money.”

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 13, 2012

Governor Palin appeared On the Record with Greta van Susteren last night and discussed a number of topics.

From the rush transcript posted at the On The Record site at FOX News:

VAN SUSTEREN: I’m very well. And so the board game begins, where we all sort of try to guess, and Drudge has it up as, you know, developing. We don’t know who his source is, whether it’s true or not. But your thoughts about the possibility that Condoleezza Rice could top the list?

PALIN: I think that Condoleezza Rice would be a wonderful vice president, and she certainly has much more experience than our sitting president does today.

VAN SUSTEREN: What about the fact that she is, quote, “moderately pro-choice”? I looked it up a little bit to see because I think that Governor Romney has said that he won’t pick anyone who is pro-choice. Her — the quote that’s attributed to her is that she’s “moderately pro- choice.” Assuming that she is even on that list — and I don’t know — but could that ever be reconciled?

PALIN: I would certainly prefer a presidential and vice presidential candidate who had that respect for all innocent, precious purposeful human life and showed that respect via being a pro-life candidate. We need to remember, though, that it’s not the vice president that would legislate abortion, and that would be Congress’s role. And we’ll keep that in mind.

[…]

PALIN: Well, yes, because you journalists, you know, with your very fast-moving news cycles, you’re always looking for something to talk about. So you know, that plays right into that.

But again, Condoleezza Rice is very experienced, especially in foreign policy, having served under President George Bush. And you know, I think her credentials far surpass Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, well, let’s move on to some other topics. There’s a lot going on in Washington. Another sort of interesting topic is Solyndra and the — and David G. Frantz, who’s the acting executive director of the Department of Energy’s loan program office, has described the loan program to Solyndra and others as, quote, “enormous success.”

What’s he smoking?

PALIN: What is he smoking? I would say, yes, I guess his measure of success could be considered just how quickly can we bankrupt this country using other people’s money, taxpayers’ hard-earned money and borrowed dollars from China to give to Solyndra that goes under and that being considered a success.

This fellow could be a character in George Orwell’s book “1984” — quite Orwellian, his thinking on this. I’d be embarrassed to death if I were his boss. If I were the president, I would certainly try to find a way to apologize for such a ridiculous comment.

[…]

PALIN: As you made the point, though, Greta, as you made the point, it’s not just Solyndra, though. There is a list of these failed, bankrupt, insolvent, uneconomic projects and programs that are the hallmark of the Obama administration. And yet they think that they deserve four more years of the same. That’s insanity!

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, you know, there are some companies that naturally go belly up. You know, you can make bad business decisions.

But the thing that’s so baffling about Solyndra is that before they even agreed to sign — sign over a loan to Solyndra, it was — it was well known that you could buy solar panels cheaper in China than you — than it was — than Solyndra could make them. So just from a — (INAUDIBLE) basic, fundamental business, it was just stupid.

And if you can’t get private venture capital, you know, to throw in a couple dollars, that’s a good sign that nobody wants this deal. So it was…

PALIN: Follow the money. Follow the money. The dots that are connected are to campaign donors of President Obama’s. It’s crony capitalism on steroids, where you see these grants and these loan guarantees end up. It is to his pals.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, you know, I — look, I — I’d love to see alternative energy. You know, I’d love to get our dependence off foreign oil. But you know, when you make decisions like this, you actually set back alternative energy because now nobody’s got an appetite for it.

When — the American people — how can they possibly have an appetite for it when you see this blunder in the millions of dollars? You know, I think it’s incredible, what has happened to the, you know, alternative energy because of these — you know, they were just — they were stupid decisions.

PALIN: Yes. And when you consider that our conventional sources of energy are still sitting untapped, our known reserves and fields that are so rich are untapped. And yet we’re throwing money left and right at these experimental — some hair-brained snake-oil science-type projects, in some respects, then that really frustrates the American public.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, the candidate for your — for the Republican — for the president — Republican Party, Governor Romney, went to the convention, NAACP, in Houston yesterday, got booed, in part. He also got – – he got applause at times. Would you have advised him to go there?

PALIN: Oh, heck, yes. I’m so glad that he went there. And he got a standing ovation at the end of the speech, and that was given him by those who paid attention and stayed to the end, if you will, and heard what he had to say.

And what he had to say was how important it is that there is equal opportunity for prosperity and security for all Americans, and you do that by empowering the people, not by growing government.

So yes, a smattering of boos here and there, especially when it came to his commitment to repeal ObamaCare, which is a necessity in order to allow our country to be solvent and allow more health care choices to be provided the people. A smattering of boos for that comment and maybe a couple other comments, but overall, standing ovation, indicative, I think, of a respectful audience who stayed to hear what he had to say.

[…]

PALIN: Well, you know what they’d say if he didn’t show up. They’d say he’s racist and he chose not to speak to this group. You know, that is one paranoid politician, though, who would take such a stretch there and articulate, you know, comments like that that he actually went to the NAACP and made comments about ObamaCare and other things that Mitt Romney firmly believes in to change in order to get the country back on the right track. And from there, she would accuse him of — well, this false accusation.

VAN SUSTEREN: The race in November, the Hispanic vote’s going to be important. And Governor Romney was very strong against certain immigration reforms during the primary. In fact, he said he would — he would veto the Dream Act if he were president, ended up in his office.

How in — how does he possibly — in light of the run-up, the primary race, how does he possibly get Hispanics to have any enthusiasm for him?

PALIN: I believe that Governor Romney will continue to explain his position on legal immigration and how important and valuable that is to our country. Of course, our country was built by hard-working immigrants who, you know, kind of paid their dues, stood in line like everybody else in order to become a citizen. And he supports that because he knows the value of legal immigration and all that it has to offer to this most exceptional nation. He’ll talk more about that.

And I believe that those fair-minded Hispanics and all other Americans will recognize what it is that he is saying, understand what he is saying about equal opportunity and still following the law. And I believe that he can garner that support from Hispanics.

VAN SUSTEREN: What do you make of the food fight that’s going on as – – the recent — today, the deputy campaign manager of President Obama’s campaign, Stephanie Cutter, accused Governor Romney of either being a liar or a felon. I don’t know — I guess it’s better to be a liar than a felon. Nonetheless, both are terrible. He’s calling for an apology tonight.

PALIN: I’m glad that he is forcefully calling for an apology. But Mitt Romney and his campaign people perhaps don’t even know what’s coming, what will be hitting him. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

President Obama and the people whom he is surrounded with and in that campaign, they’re going to be brutal. And they will — they’ll throw these false accusations and they’ll try to ring a bell that you can’t unring again in the public’s perception about who Mitt Romney is, what his record is.

He needs to be prepared, and the campaign can’t hold back in defense of Romney’s record and what it is that he actually believes and stands for. So I’m glad that, in a case like this, he’s demanding an apology. He’s got to take the gloves off, the Romney campaign has got to, in order to effect the change that is needed in this campaign and turn things around for the country. Can’t hold back.

Read the entire transcript here.

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Kevin Fobbs Encourages Romney to Heed Governor Palin’s Advice

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 13, 2012

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

Earlier this week, Governor Palin appeared on Hannity and encouraged Mitt Romney to “light our hair on fire.” Romney is certainly not the most electrifying of individuals, thus he really needs to step it up to engage the American people. Kevin Fobbs would agree. He penned an article for the Examiner in which he advised the candidate to heed Governor Palin’s advice:

Sarah Palin is smart, decisive and she understands the needs and the dreams and aspirations of the heartland of America. So when she urges Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to “Light our hair on fire”, it would behoove the presidential aspirant to listen.

Throughout Romney’s political career, it is safe to say that no one would ever accuse him of possessing rousing oratory or that he has ever lit an audience on fire with flame and inner passion. But, that is probably not as essential in this race, as having the ability to connect in a personal way with each one of the millions of voters who walk into that voting booth to cast their vote. Each voter needs to feel, Romney is right for their family’s needs, and that his administration will build a better tomorrow for their family, sooner rather than later.

Sarah Palin has bottled that formula for inspiring the conservative and independent American electorate, because she not only speaks from her heart, but Palin lights a flame underneath each person who listens. She encourages them to get up and stand up for an America that is rich with values, history and principled purpose.

Palin speaks to the heart of an America that Americans remember, full of grandeur and bristling with vibrant spirit and tenacious ability to protect the family, and rebuild from an inner spiritual strength endowed by God.

Mitt Romney should seriously consider using Palin’s suggested playbook and truly demonstrate from within his will to defend and protect America’s families and their future. He must jettison the image of being perceived as a candidate who is walking a politically safe tightrope to the RNC Convention and the fall campaign.

[…]

Sarah Palin has it absolutely right, as she stated on Fox News Network, Sean Hannity’s show Tuesday night. She stated that Romney has the message right. Yet, that is only part of the battle. In order to carry the independents and conservatives votes across the Electoral College line in November, Romney has to, “Remind us how important it is that we get engaged in the presidential election because it is the election of our lifetime,” indicated Palin.

Former Governor Palin is right on point. America under President Obama is slipping into a socialistic induced economic quagmire that worsens with each day. Romney has to show America that he is willing to not just tell us what is happening to the nation, but “’Light Our Hair on Fire’,” so that we can see it, and more importantly feel it.

Read the full piece here.

(h/t C4P)

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