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Archive for August 27th, 2012

Breaking Down Todd Akin and the GOP

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 27, 2012

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

I don’t get the GOP. This isn’t the first time, but it might be one of the most critical times. Everyone knows Todd Akin made a really stupid comment about what he termed “legitimate rape.” Those two words should never be in the same sentence, much less next to each another. Akin has since apologized, but the damage has been done.

The only ones more eager than Democrats to throw him under the bus were Republicans. Why is that? Well, first of all, for obvious reasons. His statement that a woman’s body has ways of shutting down when raped, preventing pregnancy from ensuing, was off the wall, ridiculous, and beyond defense. Rush Limbaugh might have uncovered the second reason when he said Republicans always want to be liked and always feel the need to prove themselves to the left, which seems to cause us to eat each other alive. We jump to avoid yet another accusation of being called anti-women, racist, extreme, or whatever other term we’re afraid we’ll be called if we don’t separate ourselves from this statement or that one.

While Akin was wrong in his comment, he was not wrong in his pro-life position. He doesn’t believe in abortion, even in the tragic situation of rape. I share his position. The problem was not in where he stands on the issue, though I concede many would disagree. The problem, as I see it, was his inability to articulate his position on the issue. Then we allowed Democrats to co-opt the conversation. Again, his error wasn’t his pro-life position; his error was attaching rape to the word “legitimate.” Rape is rape. Period.

Nonetheless, anyone who suggests that his comment reveals him to be placing blame on a woman for rape or validating skepticism about a woman’s claims of being raped is being disingenuous. Everyone knows that is not what he meant. And no matter what anyone thinks of his term in office in Missouri or his record, no one should condone someone’s character being destroyed unfairly, for that would simply be another case of politics-as-usual, which all fair-minded people despise.

Granted, there’s an argument to be made for his getting out of the race, which has been the steady refrain from prominent voices in the GOP–from Governor Palin, to Presidential-candidate Romney, to RNC Chair Reince Priebus, and the list goes on. This election is a must-win. Claire McCaskill must go. The GOP must capture the Senate, and we don’t have the luxury of nonchalantly approaching a win. To quote Sarah Steelman, who was one of Akin’s challengers in the primary he just won on August 7th, “The status quo must go.” Steelman is the candidate Governor Palin endorsed and the one I, in my own way, subsequently supported from the faraway blue state of New York.

What I respected about Palin’s call for Akin to “take one for the team” and step aside for the sake of that Senate seat was that she didn’t pile on Akin for what he said. In fact, she wouldn’t even deal with what he said at all when Greta Van Susteren asked her about it. That train had already left the station, had been sized up over and over, and its fatuity already well-established. Instead, the Governor dealt with the impact of what he said. That’s the issue remaining here. His words have given Democrats fodder, furthered the left’s attack on the right’s respect for women, and most importantly, given Claire McCaskill a good chance to win when it looked like her chances were all but gone. For that reason, Governor Palin implored him to drop out of the race. She did not attack his character, as many others have done and are doing. She simply said that for the sake of the country, he should do what she had to do in Alaska: pass the ball. Again, I respect her handling of the situation.

Many others in the GOP have not been so gracious. They’ve used this situation to go after his character and do what Democrats have been known to do: attack from all angles. Now, I agree that it would seem advantageous to the cause for Todd Akin to drop out of the race. However, he has said repeatedly that he will not do so. Whether he can pull out a win, especially when the GOP has pulled out its resources, remains to be seen. My question, however, is at what point will the party establishment stop demanding and demonizing, accept that he has made the decision–however unwise it may be–to stay in this thing, and put their support behind him. If, in fact, their beef with him is that he’s costing us that Senate seat, why then would they refuse to give him every available opportunity to win, since he’s said he won’t get out? Refusing to do so is a clear indicator that they are more interested in something else other than winning. If winning is the only goal, then why won’t they help him win? Are they punishing him for not getting out of the race? But who are they really punishing? As their pleas for him to step aside demonstrate that they want him to recognize that this is bigger than he, they must recognize also that this is bigger than they. This is about winning and righting the American ship. So if they can’t convince the guy to back out, they should at least help him win–if the goal is defeating McCaskill.

That seems like such a common sense approach to me, so I assumed that if the GOP was still insisting he back out of the race after he has stated again–most recently via a press conference–that he’s in it for the duration, they must be planning to keep the pressure on only until September 25, hoping that he’ll come to his senses by then. That makes sense also. However, today the RNC Chair said he will not be supporting Akin at all, at any point–even if the race is close.

Via Red State:

The question is: “If he stays in, is your position eventually going to change? Are you going to have to support him? The Chairman replies “No, no. No. He could be tied. We’re not going to send him a penny.”

In other words, Priebus doesn’t care if we lose the seat. Yet he accuses Akin of not caring if we lose the seat. Like I said in the open: I don’t get the GOP. I reiterate, I’m not saying Akin should stay in. I’m saying that for whatever reason–and people have their own opinions of how honorable or dishonorable that reason is–he has stated he won’t get out, and if he maintains that position post September 25th, somebody has to put the country first.

Perhaps Todd Akin will take Governor Palin’s advice and come to acknowledge that it would be best for Missouri and for America to “take one for the team.” However, if he never comes to that conclusion, somebody better make the decision that we need to do all we can to win this seat, and that will mean supporting Todd Akin, like it or not. And if the GOP big wigs don’t put two and two together and come to that conclusion, whose fault will it really be when Claire McCaskill is still sitting in that seat after the election?

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Flashback 2008: The Joan of Arc of Alaska Politics

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 27, 2012

From the article at  Alaska Daily News:

The Joan of Arc of Alaska politicsRepublican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin at her election night headquarters on November 11, 2006..

Gov. Sarah Palin: A biography

By TOM KIZZIA
tkizzia@adn.com
Published: August 31st, 2008 06:15 PM
Last Modified: January 19th, 2009 09:49 AM

Sarah Palin was a hockey mom, small-town mayor and rising young Republican star in Alaska in 2003 when she ran afoul of her party’s establishment as a whistleblower and was cast into the political wilderness.

But she came charging back as an ethics crusader to win the governor’s office in 2006 (including a landslide primary victory over incumbent Republican governor Frank Murkowski) and has remained one of the most popular local politicians in America even as she continued to take on such powerful figures as the oil companies and the leaders of her own state party.

Palin, 44, has been the Joan of Arc of Alaska politics, marching into battle against long odds on such big local issues as oil taxes and construction of a natural gas pipeline only to see her opposition crumble. Days after her 2006 primary victory, an FBI investigation into political corruption involving the oil industry and Republican legislators burst into view with surprise raids of legislative offices. Criminal indictments and convictions followed, often just in time for the headlines to help her win another contest in Juneau.

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In one-on-one settings, Palin’s relaxed, no-bull manner has contributed to her popularity in a state of 670,000 residents, where such contacts are not only possible but essential for political success. Voters here also warmed to the outlines of her all-Alaska biography.

THE HOOPS HERO

She was born in Idaho and came to Alaska when she was 3 months old. She grew up in Wasilla, where her father, Chuck Heath, was a teacher and coach, her mother, Sally, a school secretary. One of her most formative experiences, she has said, was helping to lead her high school basketball team to the 1982 state championship. Palin played point guard and got the nickname from her teammates of Sarah Barracuda.

Palin went on to study journalism and political science in college, graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987. Along the way she competed in the Miss Alaska contest after being chosen Miss Wasilla 1984. In both contests, she played the flute and won the title of Miss Congeniality. As runner-up in the state contest, she lost to the first African-American Miss Alaska, Marilyne Blackburn.

She grew up hunting with her father, whose living room wall is densely populated with trophies and antlers. Her favorite meal, she said during her gubernatorial race, is moose meat stew after a day of snowmachining.

She eloped in 1988 with her high school sweetheart, Todd Palin, who expands the family biography considerably. He is a commercial fisherman, an oil field worker, a member of the United Steelworkers and an Alaska Native. Todd’s grandmother grew up in a traditional Yup’ik Eskimo house in Bristol Bay and accompanied Sarah in her race for governor as she sought support from Alaska Native voters. Sarah Palin has joined her family in fishing a commercial setnet site on the Nushagak River in Bristol Bay every summer.

Todd Palin has worked 20 years on Alaska’s North Slope for BP, where he has continued to work as a production operator. He is also a four-time winner of the Iron Dog, the 2,000-mile snowmachine race from Big Lake to Nome along the Iditarod Trail and then on to Fairbanks. Since Sarah was elected governor, Todd has remained in the background as a close political confidante and “First Dude,” an expression his wife sometimes uses.

Sarah Palin made her way into local politics on the Wasilla City Council in 1992 and then ran for mayor as an agent of change. Though she established a reputation as a tax fighter, she actually increased the budget and spending on roads and sewers, reducing property taxes at the same time thanks to a huge increase in sales tax revenues coming to the booming commercial hub. She’s had the same luck as governor — a fiscal conservative in charge of a wealthy government, this time because of high oil prices.

BUILDING AN ETHICS BASE

Palin finished a strong second in the 2002 primary for lieutenant governor and was being groomed by the party for higher office when she clashed with state Republican Party chairman Randy Ruederich. They both had seats on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, appointed by Gov. Frank Murkowski, the Republican she would later depose. She accused Ruederich of misusing the job for political chicanery and eventually resigned in frustration. Ruederich was forced to resign the job as well, though he remains head of the state party.

Palin later took on Murkowski’s attorney general in a conflict-of-interest scandal that forced his resignation. And when state Sen. Ben Stevens, the son of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, was caught making a dismissive remark about the Wasilla area, Palin appeared in a rebuttal ad wearing a “Valley Trash” T-shirt.

In 2006, she knocked off Murkowski and then Democratic former Gov. Tony Knowles in a campaign that drew on grassroots support, relying on neighbors and friends for staff rather than the party and veterans of big-time campaigns.

She had strong support from social conservatives and often speaks of her religious faith. The Palins have five children, including their first-born, Track, who enlisted in the Army on Sept. 11, 2007. Track Palin is 19 and stationed at Fort Wainwright with the Stryker Brigade, preparing for a deployment to Iraq in September. The Palins also have three daughters: Bristol, Willow and Piper.

The newest member of the family, a son, Trig, was born in April ago after a pregnancy that Palin managed to keep secret for seven months. Trig was born with Down syndrome, which the Palins had discovered through testing.

But as governor, she has not pushed any big-agenda items of social conservatives. She spoke favorably in her campaign of schools teaching the creationism debate with evolution, but lived up to her pledge to do nothing as governor to push the idea. Her first veto was of a bill that would have denied benefits to employees in same-sex relationships — she said she supported the idea but accepted legal advice that it was unconstitutional. This year, she declined to call a legislative special session on two abortion bills because they would have interfered with her top priority, a measure promoting a new natural gas pipeline.

OIL AND GAS ISSUES

Her focus has been on raising oil taxes — long suppressed by oil-friendly legislators, the taxes seemed ridiculously low once oil prices started rising — and on launching construction of a $40 billion gasline from North Slope oil fields. Palin took on the oil producers, especially Exxon Mobil, saying they had been dragging their feet on a gasline. She persuaded the Legislature to pass a bill authorizing an independent company to build the line with state subsidy.

The ongoing corruption scandal in the Legislature over influence of the former oil field services company Veco helped Palin force change in the Juneau state capitol. That scandal has spread to include Alaska’s two longtime powers in Congress, Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young. Palin has kept distance between herself and those Republican icons and backed ethics reform measures that passed the Legislature.

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Palin: Inaugural Speech as Alaska’s Governor

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 27, 2012

Governor Sarah Palin has been a steady voice for conservatism, a true “North Star” that leads and guides.  If you have taken the time to read “Going Rogue” you know that over the years as part of the Wasilla Council, Wasilla Mayor, and as Governor of Alaska, Palin has stood firm on the issues of life, individual liberty, energy independence, smaller government, and sound fiscal policy.  As chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission she blew the whistle on corruption without regard for party affiliation. How many times in politics do you hear about this kind of story?  I would say, not often enough.

During this week of the Republican National Convention I would like to feature some of Governor Palin’s best speeches.  I hope that they inspire you as much as they inspire me.

 

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Governor Palin on Hannity Tonight!

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 27, 2012

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Governor Sarah Palin will appear on the FOX News Channel tonight with Sean Hannity at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

From Hannity’s website:

Sean is live from Tampa! Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sen. Rob Portman and Sarah Palin talk Romney-Ryan ticket, GOP convention and more tonight on ‘Hannity’

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Palin Issues Third Party Challenge.This Historical Outline Shows It Can Be Achieved

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on August 27, 2012

Sarah Palin said Saturday a third party option is not beyond the realm of possibility.

When asked if she would consider creating a third party if neither Gov. Romney nor President Obama would budge from their current positions on a variety of issues, Palin left open the door.

“Look what happened in the mid 1800’s. The Whig party went away and the Republican Party surfaced. Because the electorate got sick and tired of the party fighting for power and not doing the will of the people.”

Palin went on to say history could repeat itself.

If history is an indication it is a possibility,” she said. “If the Republicans don’t remember what the planks in the platform represent … that is opportunity to prosper and thrive in the most exceptional nation in the world. We do that through a free market.

If the Republicans become like the liberal left and democrats, I wouldn’t be surprised if history didn’t repeat itself.”

If Mitt Romney wins and institutes policies which are no different from the Obama administrations, and the 2014 mid-terms are a similar expression of Tea Party disgust as was the 2012 landslide, then a conservative third party for 2016 is highly probable. Given the near impossible odds against unseating a sitting president at a convention, as the example of Taft and Carter, who were highly unpopular proved as they both withstood challenges from hugely high profile opposition (Roosevelt and Kennedy) it would be foolish for the Tea Party to take that route.

On the other hand, if Romney loses this November (and the “progressive” left is unhappy with Obama’s second term) and the establishment tries to foist another similar candidate (or heaven forbid, Romney once again) on the rank and file in 2016, then yes, by all means, let the Beltway have their way. Then the Tea Party, in coalition with perhaps the Paulite’s could well start a third party.

Even with massive enthusiasm behind such a movement, history shows that victory first time up would be unlikely (although a massive economic dislocation would prove an exceptional catalyst). Teddy Roosevelt crushed the Republican establishment in 1912 but lost heavily to the Dem’s, La Follete had substantial enthusiasm but did poorly in the Electoral College, as did Perot and George Wallace.

The new Republican Party lost in their first outing, whilst performing credibly, and after the next election became the major force in presidential politics for the next 50 years. Thus the Whigs,who displaced the Federalists, and the Republicans prove that a new party can, if there is a major social shift, not only do well but can become a dominant force.

Below are illustrations of how a new party could eclipse the GOP as it now stands and win in 2016, although 2020 in a straight two party race would seem more likely. The major question would be whether, if the new party did well but did not win, it could stay around for another run unlike Roosevelt’s Progressive Party.Thus those who might consider a new party would have to also consider the massive commitment it would require.

The question arises, would a third party run give it a realistic chance of winning the presidency in 2016?

The answer is, yes if the environment if right. If by November 2014 the economy is not better than now, or has turned down further, and if  Romney were president, then a three way vote split is quite possible.

This approximates the three party (Dem/Bull Moose/GOP) 1912 election. That election was prevented being thrown in the House because sitting President Taft only carried two states, but split the vote with Roosevelt 23% to 27% denying Roosevelt enough electoral votes to deny Wilson an outright win.

Whereas the scenario below, realistically for the scene over 100 years later, shows the GOP candidate winning enough electoral votes to ensure no candidate had a majority.

Given a genuine conservative, like Palin, headed a mass movement third party run, and a split in the left was exacerbated to the point that the “Progressives” stayed home on election day, and the Tea Party turned out en-mass, then the map below (with the prospective third party states in beige) is a very plausible result.

In this scenario the Dem candidate would not have the 270 electoral college votes needed for outright victory. Under the constitution, the GOP standard bearer,the Dem, and the third party candidate would, presuming no other candidate had any electoral college votes, (they would be eliminated from the balloting as only the top three go through for consideration) be the candidates the House would decide from.

Every state would have one vote based  on the result of each states party representation. Thus, for example New York’s one vote would go to Obama and Wyoming’s one vote would go to e.g. Palin or whomever the conservative was. It would be presumed that the votes of the states that Republican had won would go to the conservative, if after the first ballot no candidate had a majority of states votes, and if the conservative was the second choice of voters as per the map below.

Given it would be unlikely that the GOP would lose control of the House in the 2012/14 elections thus, on the most recent analysis, the GOP would have a majority of the 50 states votes  based on caucus outcomes when balloting. If Romney were president and the Dem’s controlled the majority of state delegations then 2020 would be the year of transition

This scenario played out before. In the election of 1824 Andrew Jackson finished first with more electoral votes than John Quincy Adams, William Crawford came third and Henry Clay fourth. With Clay eliminated he threw the support of his states to Adams, who was duly elected, based on the fact of his having the majority of states.

Interestingly the combined Adams/Clay popular vote was 43.9% to Jackson’s 41.3% so in effect electoral justice was done. Similarly in the map below the combined non-Dem electoral vote is 278-eight above the minimum of 270, and thus electoral justice would also have been done 187 years later

The full constitutional scenario is set out below the map.”Undecided” means third party  and the map represents a 2016 scenario disregarding Obama as the Democratic candidate. In the ensuing map from 1912 it clearly shows how a sitting president can only carry two states as did Taft so the scenario is entirely plausible.

Wilson received 41.7% of the vote and 435 Electoral College votes/Roosevelt 27.4 and 88/Taft 23.2% and 8. Thus Roosevelt/Taft had a popular vote majority (The Socialist Debs received 6%)

The constitution is very clear on the matter. Article 12 states, inter- alia:

“The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice.”

Thus, if the no candidate with an electoral college majority scenario plays out, and presuming there are no other candidates who have won electoral votes, the House would meet to choose the next president by January 20th 2017, with the states having one vote each, whilst the Senate would meet to choose the Vice-President.

Based on the current composition of the House, and if voting went strictly on party lines, with no vote switching or abstentions in states with a close proportion of Republicans and Democrats, the Independent (or third party) candidate would be chosen on the first or second ballot.


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Governor Palin Campaigning for Kirk Adams in Arizona This Afternoon

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 27, 2012

From a staff article at abc15.com in Gilbert, AZ:

Sarah Palin skips GOP convention to campaign for Kirk Adams in Gilbert

Sarah Palin_20110127110233_JPG Posted: 11:02 AM

Last Updated: 1 hour and 34 minutes ago

By: ABC15.com staff, wire reports

GILBERT, AZ – At least one well-known Republican will not be at the Republican National Convention.

Former GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Gilbert on Monday, campaigning for 5th District Congressional candidate Kirk Adams.

Adams is running against former representative and gubernatorial candidate Matt Salmon.

Palin and Adams will be at Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert starting at 3:30 p.m.

The event will include live music and a family BBQ.

Adams and Palin will be serving food as a way of saying “thank you” for all the support and encouraging people to get out and vote, according to a news release.

Adams was endorsed by Palin earlier this month.

Palin says she chose the Gilbert restaurant after seeing it featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

Adams says Palin wants to keep speeches under 10 minutes so she can meet guests, according to KSAZ-TV.

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Flasback 2008: America: Meet Sarah Palin

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 27, 2012

Video retrieved from  

From article at ElectionCenter2008 at CNNPolitics:

Sen. John McCain announced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate Friday, calling her “the running mate who can best help me shake up Washington.” 

“She’s exactly who this country needs to help me fight the same old Washington politics of me first and country second,” the presumptive Republican nominee said at a Dayton, Ohio, rally of about 15,000 supporters, who welcomed the surprise pick of the relatively unknown politician with cheers and flags.

“She’s got the grit, integrity, good sense and fierce devotion to the common good that is exactly what we need in Washington today,” McCain said.

Palin, 44, described herself as a fighter against corruption and a bipartisan reformer in her first appearance as a candidate for vice president, an office she said she never expected to seek.

“I was just your average hockey mom in Alaska” before getting involved in politics, she said. “When I found corruption there, I fought it hard and brought the offenders to account.”

Palin told the crowd, “To have been chosen brings a great challenge. I know that it will demand the best that I have to give, and I promise nothig less.”

Palin is a first-term governor who unseated incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski in the Republican primary in 2006 and went on to defeat former Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat, in the general election.

Campaigning for governor, she described herself as a “conservative Republican, a firm believer in free-market capitalism” and “a lifelong Alaskan who grew up hunting and fishing.”

She boasted of eliminating taxes as mayor in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. She also was a City Council member in the town and was chairwoman of Alaska’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates oil and gas resources.

Palin will be the first woman to be nominated for vice president as a Republican and only the second to run for vice president on a major party ticket, after Democrat Geraldine Ferraro in 1984.

Palin also will be the first Alaskan to be on the ticket of either party.

She described herself Friday as “commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard” and noted that her oldest son, Track, is a U.S. soldier scheduled to deploy soon to Iraq.

But there also are aspects of her biography that make her unusual for a Republican candidate. McCain introduced her as a former union member and the wife of a union member, a nod to Ohio’s strong organized-labor culture

Palin made her name in part by backing tough ethical standards for politicians. During the first legislative session after her election as governor, her administration passed a state ethics law overhaul.

[…]

Palin is the youngest person elected governor of Alaska and the first woman to hold the job. iReport.com: McCain’s pick called “a stroke of genius”

She was dubbed “Sarah Barracuda” by opponents when she was mayor in Wasilla, resurrecting a nickname she earned as a state champion high school basketball player, according to the Almanac of American Politics.

She is married to Todd Palin, an oil production operator on Alaska’s North Slope. They have five children. Her youngest, Trig, was diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome.

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Sarah Palin Appreciation Week

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 27, 2012

Click on photo to view slideshow. 

SPIB is joining other Palin blogs this week in celebrating Governor Palin’s accomplishments over the 4 years since she emerged on the national scene as Senator John McCain’s vice presidential running mate. Sarah Palin Appreciation Week was the brain child of Jackie Siciliano, and the rest of us at SPIB are happy to participate in this project. We will be posting videos from and flashback articles about some of Governor Palin’s best speeches and most prominent moments. We would have loved it if Governor Palin had been a featured speaker this week at the RNC or, better yet, the Presidential nominee, but now we’re holding out for 2016. We hope to be able to call her Madame President at some point in the future when she decides it is the right time for her to run for office.

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UPDATE:

Flashback articles posted during Sarah Palin Appreciation Week (oldest at bottom):

Sarah Palin to Obama: “Mr. President, Game On!”

McCain/Palin Led Obama/Biden 1 Week Post-Convention: The Challenge For Romney/Ryan

Palin: CPAC 2012 Keynote Speech

Governor Palin Wowed the Crowds at CPAC 2012

Sarah Palin’s Reagan 100 speech: ‘Choosing the Stars’

Palin’s Celebration of Life, “Mama Grizzly” Speech

Palin Laid Out a 5-Point Plan to Restore America’s Economy in her Indianola, Iowa Speech

Sarah Palin’s RNC Speech Drew 37.2 Million Viewers to Joe Biden’s 24 million and Paul Ryan’s 21.9 million

Palin’s RNC VP Acceptance Speech

One Man’s Reflections About August 29, 2008

Triple Anniversary for Palins and McCain Today

Palin: Introduced as McCain’s Running Mate in 2008 (video)

Second Anniversary of Restoring Honor Rally Today

Fred Barnes: The Most Popular Governor

Flashback 2008: The Joan of Arc of Alaska Politics

Palin: Inaugural Speech as Alaska’s Governor

Flasback 2008: America: Meet Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Appreciation Week

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Palin Events During the Week of the 2012 RNC Convention (oldest at bottom):

Gov. Palin: Support Our Troops and Pray for Their Safe Return

Sarah Palin Talks to Kelly, Cavuto, and Hannity on Day 3 of the GOP Convention (Videos)

Ted Cruz Credits Sarah Palin Endorsement As “Game-Changing”

Palin: Bongino for US Senate

FOX Cancels Palin’s Appearances for Tonight

Palin-Endorsed Candidates Gosar and Flake Win Respective Arizona Primaries

Governor Palin discusses Tuesday’s RNC convention speeches with Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier

Steele says Sarah Palin’s absence a ‘mistake’

Palin’s Segment with Mark Levin

Gov. Palin: Direct attack on grassroots activists by GOPe must be rejected

The Most Stunningly Beautiful Photo Of Palin At Arizona Rally: Inner and Outer Grace

Palin Interview On Hannity From Arizona Rally For Adams

First Video Report On Palin Rally From Arizona TV “Thousands In Attendance”

First Media Report From Palin Rally In Arizona With Photos

Photos Of Palin Campaigning For Adams In Arizona: Standing Room Only

Governor Palin on Hannity Tonight!

Governor Palin Campaigning for Kirk Adams in Arizona This Afternoon

 

See also:

Video:  Governor Palin’s Tribute to the Troops at Colorado Christian University – May 2 2011

 

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