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Archive for November 11th, 2013

Palin: “Good Tidings and Great Joy” Media Blitz Roundup for 11/11/13 (Updated)

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on November 11, 2013

“Good Tidings and Great Joy” is set for release tomorrow, November 12th, and Governor Sarah Palin spent the day promoting her new book.  It started with the “Today Show” where she was interviewed by Matt Lauer.


Sarah Palin had harsh words for Obamacare on Monday — and the GOP’s chances in 2016 didn’t fare much better in her opinion.

“I would never put my faith and hope in any one individual politician,’’
Palin said after Matt Lauer asked her about New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie, a favorite in the field, on TODAY. “Not any of them. There is
no Ronald Reagan on the scene today. If he were on the scene, that’s who
I would put my faith in.

“New Jersey, a blue state, has a Republican governor. Right on; it beats the alternative.”

Christie, who was re-elected governor by a large margin last week, got a vote of
support for 2016 from former presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Meet the Press, who said that Christie could save the Republican party.

Last week in an interview, Christie called the federal government shutdown
engineered by Republican Senator Ted Cruz and members of the Tea Party
“a monumental failure.”

“When you stand in the middle of the road, you’re going to get hit on both sides of the road,’’ Palin said. “We need to take a stand, especially on this Obamacare, and support
those who are just fulfilling their campaign promises. So many politicians ran for reelection and for election saying they would do anything in their power to de-fund the state of socialized medicine program called Obamacare. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, some of these guys were actually fulfilling their campaign promises and they ask for debate.
That’s why they stood up. They took the stand, (and) fought for us to debate the issue of Obamacare.”  More

Video here:

h/t iizthatiiz

Later in the day, Rush Limbaugh had this to say about how Palin handled Lauer.

h/t iizthatiiz

Shortly after the Today Show interview, Gov. Palin shared some great photos on her Facebook page as she met with veterans. Additional photos here and here.


Sarah Palin then joined Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb of NBC’s ‘Today’ to talk about her new book which not only discusses the heart of Christmas but also very personal stories along with recipes.

h/t RightSightings

This evening Sarah Palin was a guest on Mark Levin’s radio show.  In my opinion it was the best interview of the day and it’s evident that there’s a deep mutual respect between these two patriots.

h/t iizthatiiz

Palin is scheduled to appear with Sean Hannity tonight.  This blog entry will be updated with that appearance once the video becomes available.

Reminder, the book tour starts tomorrow in Bethlehem, PA!


Gov. Palin appeared with Sean Hannity at which time they covered a range of topics including book “Good Tidings and Great Joy”, Gov. Chris Christie and the planks of the Republican party, our “ShamWow” president, Obamacare, and the importance of protecting the hearts of Christmas and America.

h/t RightSightings

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Sarah Palin celebrates Veterans Day at NBC and FOX today

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 11, 2013

Governor Palin posted this comment on her Facebook page today, along with 4 photos, including the one above:

Liked · 10 hours ago

Celebrating Veterans Day on the TODAY Show
— in New York, NY.

She also posted the photo above and the comment below:

Celebrating vets this Veterans Day on the TODAY Show!

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Adam Edelman at the New York Daily News posted these photos:


Sarah Palin greeted military service members following her appearance on the 'Today' show.

Governor Palin posted  this comment and 4 photos on her Facebook page tonight from her and Todd’s meeting with veterans during her visit at FOX News today to film a segment on Hannity.

Building Homes for Heroes

Updated 57 minutes ago · Taken in New York, New York
I met some wonderful veterans in the green room at FOX who are part of an organization called Building Homes for Heroes. Please visit their website to learn how to get involved and donate to the great work they’re doing to build homes for wounded warriors – our heroes:

Also had a great time chatting backstage at FOX with Ainsley Earhardt and Sean Hannity and their wonderful, competent teams!

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Governor Palin on the TODAY Show (Roundup)

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 11, 2013

Video retrieved from Right Sightings

Governor Palin’s second interview to promote her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy” was on the TODAY Show at NBC this morning.  The segment above, which was with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, was actually preceded by a segment with Matt Lauer (see below).

TODAY Books posted an excerpt from Governor Palin’s new book:

Former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin makes an emphatic case for the true meaning of Christmas in “Good Tidings and Great Joy.” Here’s an excerpt.

Angry Atheists with Lawyers

'Good Tidings of Great Joy'In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it “Christmas” and went to church; the Jews called it “Hanukka” and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Hanukka!” or (to the atheists) “Look out for the wall!”
—Dave Barry

It was a perfectly crisp December 25, 1978, and we’d already opened our presents, devoured an early turkey dinner, and gulped our hot chocolate. Dad and Mom were cleaning up the wonderful Christmas clutter off our living rooms green shag carpet.

“Go enjoy the sun,” Mom said, in the way only an Alaska mother would. It was probably in the low teens temperature-wise; the sun had come out of its hiding but was already aiming to dip below the horizon. During those long, dark winters, the days are so brief they’re too easy to miss entirely, because the sun rises and sets within about five hours. We didn’t want Christmas day—of all days—to slip by.

“Grab the wrench!” I yelled to my brother as I ran out the door. We hopped on our old snowmachine, which only responded to whacks of a wrench that would wiggle spark plugs magically enough to restart the cold engine. We wound through our town on that ancient Polaris we shared, and the frigid air bit my nose.

Suddenly, my brother pulled the machine to a complete stop.

“What are you doing?” I asked him, impatiently. But just then, I turned around and saw a tall, glaring state trooper. He had a badge and a gun, and a chill, unrelated to the temperature, went straight through me.

“What are you kids up to?” he growled.

There couldn’t have been more than a couple of troopers in our sparsely populated area, which is physically huge—our borough is about the size of the state of West Virginia—but, just our luck, we found one on Christmas morning. Rather, he found us. After a discussion wherein we convinced the officer we were really “not up to no good, he let us go. When we drove off, I was stewing. That officer didn’t have one ounce of Christmas cheer.

Palin on Christie, GOP: ‘No Reagan on the scene today’

We’ve all run into those who don’t quite seem to have the joy of the season in their hearts and minds—at the mall when there are too few parking spaces for last-minute shoppers, at the office party when someone has too much eggnog, at home when the kids eat all the decorated chocolate peanut butter balls you wrapped for neighbors, or at the in-laws’ when the toddler finally smashes the shiny glass tree ornaments. We’ve all—at times—lost sight of the true meaning of the season. But there are many people who haven’t merely lost, misplaced, or forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, they’re trying to actively target it to destroy it. And these true Scrooges have a frightening amount of power.

This modern-day Scrooge—lets call him “Joe McScrooge” for short—threatens to destroy every last bit of Christmas cheer we have left.

Let me set the scene:

It was too cold, the wind was too strong, and his rental car smelled vaguely of cigarette smoke. His plane had been thirty minutes late, and Joe McScrooge was angry. While he waited for his car to heat up, he turned on the satellite radio, which was thankfully already tuned to NPR. The host was interviewing a man who was helping underprivileged children overcome their religious superstition, intolerance, and bullying tendencies.

He glanced at the clock: 6:35. The airport was at least twenty minutes from Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, according to his GPS, so he had no time to waste to get to his son’s Winter program.

It was his first visit to this small Pennsylvania town since his ex-wife gained custody and moved almost two thousand miles away from the warm sands of New Mexico. He turned up the radio and listened to the host’s calming voice. He needed to hear some reasonable conversation before the forced sentimentality of the school program.

It was dusk, but he could still check out the town through the glass of his windshield. Shabby. Low-class. A strip mall here, a strip mall there—no apparent zoning rules or urban planning. And, of course, there it was, the inevitable Wal-Mart Supercenter. He snorted to himself as he passed a fast-food restaurant with a sign that read,


What the heck does religion have to do with french fries?

At a stop sign, a man walked his huge unpedigreed dog in front of Joe’s car into a small park that had a sign:


There, across the field, out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a cross next to a statue of a soldier kneeling in prayer. His grip tightened on the steering wheel. “As if only Christians have died for their country,” he said to himself as he watched the sweaterless dog shake free of his master’s grip on the leash. “Our wars aren’t holy wars, our soldiers aren’t holy men, and that’s a government park.”

He pushed it from his mind as he drove into the center of town. Wreaths were hanging from every storefront. Christmas lights wrapped around the light poles were blinking relentlessly. Red ribbons flapped sloppily in the breeze, Joe noticed. The lights were multicolored and garish, and Joe was annoyed at their distraction. As he drove closer to the court square, however, his jaw dropped.


Here is a video of the segment with Matt Lauer:

Video retrieved from Right Sightings

Kyle Drennen at NewsBusters reported on the slapdown Governor Palin gave Matt Lauer’s spin and posted the transcript of their exchange.

7:16AM ET

MATT LAUER: Former Governor Sarah Palin is with us now. She has a new book out called Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. Governor, good to see you again, good morning.

SARAH PALIN: Thank you so much. Thank you.

LAUER: Now let me – I’ll get to the book in a second – let me start with ObamaCare and the rollout issues. The President apologized at the end of the last week for not only the issues with the website, but broken promises as well. Did he say what he had to say?

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Sarah Palin One-on-One; Her Take on ObamaCare Rollout Debacle]

PALIN: What apology? What apology? He kind of acknowledged a bit that there is a broken website. The broken website is the least of America’s worries. This broken website, I think, is symbolic of a broken administration – takeover of 1/6 of our economy and this socialized medicine that’s being crammed down our throat, that’s what’s broken.

LAUER: He apologized for the fact that he made a promise during the rollout, during the campaign for health –

PALIN: Many, many, many promises.

LAUER: Made it over and over again. Said you get to keep your existing policy if you like it. 5% of Americans can’t keep it because it doesn’t meet the standards of the new health care law. If it turns out, Governor, that they end up – those 5% of people – with a better health insurance policy, do you think they’ll forgive him for the broken promise?

PALIN: But where do you get this 5%? It’s not 5%. It’s most Americans will not be able to keep the health care policy and programs that they had desired and the new programs that are being forced down our throat are unaffordable. People who are being told today if you – and some of them are still being told – “Well, if you like that insurance policy and that coverage, you still will be able to keep it. It’s just going to cost you a little bit more.” That’s the point, if it’s going to cost you more, then it’s not the same policy.

LAUER: From the Tea Party over and over again we’re hearing the words “no,” “defund,” “delay,” “repeal.”

PALIN: Right on. Absolutely.

LAUER: What are we hearing from the Tea Party in terms of an absolute realistic plan that could be an alternative to ObamaCare?

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Sarah Palin One-on-One; Her Take on State of GOP and Tea Party]

PALIN: And it’s not just the independent grassroots Tea Party movement saying this, it’s many in the Republican Party…

LAUER: But where’s the plan from the Tea Party?

PALIN: …and many Democrats, too. Especially Democrats in red states that are running for re-election who are…

LAUER: Where’s the plan?

PALIN: …running for political cover. The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there’s more competition, there’s less tort reform threat, there’s less trajectory of the cost increases…

LAUER: So you’re telling me you think-

PALIN: …and those plans have been proposed over and over again. And what thwarts those plans? It’s the far left. It’s President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care.


Rush Limbaugh also noticed.

Video retrieved from iizthatiiz.

See also:

Sarah Palin honors spirit of Christmas in ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy’

Sarah Palin on Christie, GOP: ‘No Ronald Reagan on the scene today’

Sarah Palin hammers Obamacare on Today Show, calls it ‘socialized medicine that’s being crammed down our throats’

Sarah Palin refuses to get behind possible Chris Christie White House bid

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Gov. Palin: Behind the Scenes on Hannity Tonight

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 11, 2013

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this evening (photo and comment):

Behind the scenes with Sean Hannity. Tune in tonight at 10pm ET on FOX. #GoodTidingsAndGreatJoy
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Sarah Palin On Mark Levin Show Tonight

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 11, 2013

Mark Levin tweeted this afternoon:

Sarah Palin is on the show today. Don’t miss it!

Governor Palin posted on Facebook:

Looking forward to talking to the Great One Mark Levin on @marklevinshow tonight! We’ll discuss the new book coming out tomorrow #GoodTidingsAndGreatJoy
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Palin: Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Roundup

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on November 11, 2013

Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at the Family Banquet for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Saturday night and by all accounts, her message was well-received. The following was posted to Palin’s Facebook page:

It was wonderful to see so many inspiring and patriotic Iowans tonight at the Faith & Freedom Coalition dinner. They join other hard working Americans as the wind beneath the wings of our great republic, and their hard work and activism make a difference!


Photo by Michelle McCormick


Tony Lee over at Breitbart has had two articles featured on Palin’s Iowa appearance, the first being “China Will Be ‘Foreign Master’ If America Doesn’t Resolve Debt Crisis”

Saturday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin compared the United States’ debt to slavery, warning Americans about the dangers of being “beholden” to China if the nation’s debt crisis is not resolved.

Speaking at an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event to kick off the 2014 midterm season, Palin said the country’s “free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China.”

“It’s going to be like slavery when that note is due,” Palin said of the debt the country is accumulating. “We’re going to be beholden to a foreign master… because there is no plan coming out of Washington, D.C. to stop the incurrence of debt, is there?”  More

h/t iizthatiiz

An additional article by Tony Lee,  “Americans Shouldn’t Have Faith in ‘Arrogant’ Church of Big Government” said:

On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted the “scrooges” waging a “war on Christmas” and their “zealot-like” faith in an “arrogant” church of big government run by the supposed best and the brightest that has only caused “irreparable harm” to America.  <>She said the “arrogant” church of government does not have “faith in your ability to govern yourself,” so “you should not have faith in it” because “it does not have faith in us.”

Speaking at an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition dinner, Palin said “enough is enough” of the “politically-correct police out there” and blasted the scrooges waging a “War on Christmas.”

Palin said Americans needed to take action to resist the “fundamental transformation” of society that many Americans “never signed up for.” Echoing themes from her book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, which comes out on Tuesday, Palin said that “religious freedom is under attack,” and religion is “pushed out of the public square” and “censored.” Palin said one will see the censorship and double standards “blatantly come this holiday season.” More

While in Iowa, Palin also drew attention to “Puppy Jake Foundation”,  a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred and highly trained service dogs.

From Palin’s Facebook page:

Todd and I had a great time visiting with friends — furry and otherwise — in Des Moines tonight supporting the Puppy Jake Foundation. Thanks to our hosts Becky Beach and the entire Puppy Jake team for allowing us to highlight the positive work they’re doing with these service dogs to support our brave soldiers returning home. It was great to visit with Sen. Mike Lee there tonight, too!

Now, hopefully Todd’s been won over and will agree it’s time to add another set of paws to the family! Please “like” the Puppy Jake Foundation on Facebook and visit their website to find out how you can help our vets. (And put in a good word to Todd for me… he’s the one who’s always said, “The more, the merrier!”)


The DesMoines Register also featured a story on the Puppy Jake Foundation and entitled it “Sarah Palin uses star power to shine spotlight on Iowa service dogs”:

Sarah Palin is using her star power to draw attention to an Iowa program that trains service dogs for injured military veterans – and the donations immediately started rolling in.

Palin, a conservative pundit and 2008 vice presidential candidate, cuddled several puppies from the Puppy Jake Foundation at a gathering at a central Iowa home Friday night organized so that she could meet the dogs’ raisers/trainers/foster parents.

“She was talking to her husband, Todd, and kind of razzing him about getting a puppy and how adorable they were,” said Robin Lickteig, the puppy trainer who hosted the get-together at her Cumming home.  More


Additional stories here and here.

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