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Project 2,996: Tribute to William Minardi – 9/11

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 11, 2011

This post was originally published two years ago as part of Project 2996, an effort by bloggers to remember the victims of September 11th through individual memorials.  If you have a blog, I would strongly encourage you to follow the link to Project 2996 and request the name of a victim so that you too can be an intregral part of this project.   

I only spoke to Billy Minardi on the phone one or two times yet he left an impression on me.  As a travel agent in Kentucky in the early 1990’s, part of my job involved booking travel for the University of Kentucky Basketball program.  During that time period the head basketball coach at UK was Rick Pitino, brother-in-law of Billy Minardi.  This connection placed me in a position to have the opportunity to speak with Mr. Minardi about travel arrangements needed for family members.  Simply put, I remember a certain enthusiasm and friendliness in his voice that is always welcoming to someone who makes a living in a service industry.  Needless to say, I was deeply saddened upon learning of his death on September 11th, 2001.

The New York Times published a touching tribute on November 16th, 2001 to William Minardi entitled “William Minardi: The 48-Hour-a-Day Man”

Tributes to William Minardi can be left here.

September 11th is a day of remembrance. Each and every American should pause, if only for a moment, to remember the terrorist attacks on our nation on that day. On a glorious September morning, everyday Americans just like you and I kissed their spouses and kids good-bye in the early morning hours going out to their jobs or flights only to be murdered a few short hours later. My heart and my prayers go out to those families. Each and every month on the 11th I have an alarm that sounds on my Palm PDA at 8:45 a.m., the time that American Airlines flight 11 hit the North Tower. It’s my way of remembering and offering up a short prayer. It’s my way of never forgetting because I truly believe that September 11th, 2001 was the defining moment in history for my generation.

Cross posted at Sarah Palin Blog

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Video: Sarah Palin at the Long Island Association

Posted by joshpainter on February 21, 2011

-by Josh Painter
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Courtesy of Palin TV, here’s full video of the Q&A with Gov. Palin at the LIA last week:

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Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

Posted in New York, Sarah Palin, video | 1 Comment »

NY Mag: President Palin

Posted by joshpainter on October 26, 2010

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Sarah Palin is the cover story in the new edition of New York magazine. It’s a liberal publication, so the article is just dripping with the sort of condescension and ignorance you would expect from leftists who don’t get out of New York City much. The piece is just wrong about several things. We agree, for example, with Ian Lazaran that Gov. Palin is perfectly capable of winning the 2012 election without a Michael Bloomberg third-party candidacy, which is the antithesis of the main point of the op-ed. But the article makes clear that many of the same elitists who pronounced her politically dead after the 2008 campaign and again after her resignation as Governor of Alaska are now grudgingly admitting that she’s not only a player, but she’s holding a poker hand that could win the pot. Here’s are some excerpts:

But today the conventional wisdom about Palin is being revised again, nowhere more so than within the ranks of professional Republicans. Among two dozen senior strategists and operatives with whom I’ve spoken in recent days—including many of those responsible for securing the nomination for the party’s last three standard-bearers—there is a growing consensus that Palin is running or setting herself up to run. All agreed that her entry would radically and fundamentally transform the race. Most averred that if she steps into the fray, she stands a reasonable chance of claiming the Republican prize. Indeed, more than one argued that she is already the de facto front-runner.

[…]

“She has a greater claim to outsider status than anybody else in the race or who might get into the race,” says Vin Weber, a former Minnesota congressman who backed Romney in 2008 and will be with Pawlenty this time around. “Whether it’s tea-party activists, Evangelicals, or whatever stripe of activist you’re talking about, she has the strongest grassroots base, the most credibility, and the greatest appeal of anybody in the party.”

Weber pauses. “If she runs, she’s a very serious factor,” he says. “Everyone’s strategy is going to have to change—everyone’s. It’s a big computation to make.”

[…]

With her stratospheric name recognition and presumed capacity to raise millions quickly from her devotees via the web, Palin would be able to hold off on wading in much longer than her rivals, perhaps until as late as next fall. In the view of most Republican strategists, on the day she enters she obliterates all of the other candidates in the anti-Establishment bracket—which is why some deem her the front-runner today. “If she runs, given the intensity of her base, she will be for sure one of the two finalists coming down the homestretch,” says a veteran GOP campaign hand. “You can’t say that about anyone else in the party.”

Beyond the intensity of her grassroots following, Palin would bring to the race two other significant advantages, the first being the calendar. That she would be the prohibitive favorite in Iowa, where the caucuses are dominated by Evangelical voters, is considered a given by most strategists. But, in fact, all of the first four states might provide fertile ground for Palin. “Iowa and New Hampshire both are places in which the tea party has manifested itself,” observes Dowd. “In South Carolina, [firebrand Senator] Jim DeMint has already shown that he’s a force to be reckoned with. And Nevada’s nominated Sharron Angle.”

Palin’s second advantage, nearly incalculable in its scale and implications, is her ability simultaneously to drive and saturate the electronic media, new and old—the way that cable chronicles her every twitch, that with a trifling tweet she often earns 24 hours of breathless nonstop coverage. “It’ll be something that we’ve never seen before,” says John Weaver. “Obama wasn’t like that until the general election.”

Indeed, if the unemployment numbers remain where they are or get worse over the next two years, Sarah Palin will clean Obama’s clock in the 2012 general election, should she decide to run. And that is regardless of whether Bloomberg or any other candidate mounts a third party effort.

– JP

Cross-posted at Texas for Sarah Palin

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Doug Hoffman drops out of NY-23 race; endorses Matt Doheny

Posted by joshpainter on October 5, 2010

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Remember Doug Hoffman, the Republican who ran on the Conservative Party ticket in last year’s special election in NY-23 against Democrat Bill Owens and Vichy Republican Dede Scozzafava? Hoffman was supported by Sarah Palin and conservative groups such as the Club for Growth and the Tea Party. Had the traitorous Scozzafava not dropped out of the race the weekend before the election and endorsed Owens, Hoffman would have likely won.

Fast forward to this year’s race in the same district, and watch Hoffman give an object lesson in what it means to have “class”:

Doug Hoffman has dropped out of the race to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District.

Hoffman’s name will still appear on the ballot on the Conservative line; however, Hoffman said Tuesday morning that he wants his supporters to vote for Republican Matt Doheny.

“Our nation is at a crossroads, and it is imperative that on Election Day we wrest control of Congress from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority,” Hoffman said in a prepared statement. “It was never my intention to split the Republican vote.”

Hoffman, a certified public accountant and businessman who lives in Saranac Lake, ran against Doheny in a Republican primary.

[…]

Now, Hoffman has decided to back Doheny.

“Matt Doheny and I may have differed on some issues during the course of our primary race,” Hoffman said. “Now, we must put those differences aside and do what is best for our nation.”

[…]

“My reaction is, Doug has done the right and noble thing,” said Mark Barie, chairman of the Upstate New York Tea Party, when informed of Doug Hoffman’s decision. “By suspending his campaign, he is giving Matt Doheny a clear shot at the incumbent, Mr. Owens, and increased the likelihood that Matt Doheny will be victorious on Nov. 2.”

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“This had to be a difficult decision for Doug,” Barie said. “He earned the right to be our next congressman. But for a poor choice of campaign staff, he might well have been our next congressman. I don’t blame Doug for that, I blame his staff still. I compliment him on a wise choice that had to be painful, but a wise choice nonetheless.”

Attention Vichy Republicans Lisa Murkowski, Charlie Crist, et al. This is how it is done.

Related: Speaking of Murkowski, the Princess of Pork Projects is trying her hand at censorship. We always suspected she was a Democrat in GOP clothing. Now we’re convinced. This kind of stuff is right out of their Alinsky playbook.

– JP

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Sarah Palin: Obama Administration’s Atrocious Decision

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on November 13, 2009

Transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook Post:

Obama Administration’s Atrocious Decision

Friday at 4:39pm EST

Horrible decision, absolutely horrible. It is devastating for so many of us to hear that the Obama Administration decided that the 9/11 terrorist mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be given a criminal trial in New York. This is an atrocious decision.

Mohammed and his terrorist co-conspirators are responsible for the deaths of more than 3,000 Americans. Thousands of American families have suffered through the loss of loved ones because of the disgusting attacks launched against the United States, and now this trial venue adds insult to injury, in addition to compromising our efforts in the War on Terror. Heaven forbid our allies see this decision as a reason to become less likely to support our efforts in the future.

Criminal defense attorneys will now enter into delaying tactics and other methods in the hope of securing some kind of win for their “clients.” The trial will afford Mohammed the opportunity to grandstand and make use of his time in front of the world media to rally his disgusting terrorist cohorts. It will also be an insult to the victims of 9/11, as Mohammed will no doubt use the opportunity to spew his hateful rhetoric in the same neighborhood in which he ruthlessly cut down the lives of so many Americans.

It is crucially important that Americans be made aware that the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks may walk away from this trial without receiving just punishment because of a “hung jury” or from any variety of court room technicalities. If we are stuck with this terrible Obama Administration decision, I like most Americans, hope that Mohammed and his co-conspirators are convicted. Hang ‘em high.

I wholeheartedly support the survivors and the families of the victims in their appeal to the president regarding this matter. You can read more about it here.

– Sarah Palin

Posted in Governor Palin, Never Forget, New York, Obama, September 11, terrorist, War on Terror | 1 Comment »

Sarah Palin: Living In Barack Obama’s Head Rent Free

Posted by Gary P Jackson on November 5, 2009

Tuesday night the plans of Barack Obama and the democrat/communist party took some severe blows in New Jersey and Virginia. A strong message was sent by the American people that we are not pleased with Obama’s perverted vision for America. That he and his democrat/communist party are on the wrong track.

So who is the focus of White House greaseball David Axelrod? Sarah Palin!

That’s right, this supposed insignificant, washed up “quitter.” I mean that’s what the democrat/communists and their lap dogs in the media shout all day every day. For such an insignificant woman, Sarah sure does take up an incredible amount of the White House’s and the media’s air time on a daily basis!

Axelrod is proclaiming the White House is 2-0 against Sarah Palin after Tuesday’s elections in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York’s 23rd congressional district.

Now of course, they count the presidential loss by John McCain in this deal.

Looking back, the very second Sarah Palin stepped on the national stage Barack Obama and the democrat/communist party ceased to care about beating John McCain and went into full panic mode, followed by hyper attack mode, a mode that they are still in to this day!

The amount of gymnastics Obama and his team of Chicago street thugs and his Alaska Mafia have performed while trying to stop Sarah is nothing short of extraordinary. They have had their billionaire buddies fund schemes, they’ve coordinated with 3rd rate hate bloggers and so on. They’ve put the full force of the White House as well as their compliant media lackeys up against this supposedly insignificant, washed up moose hunter from Wasilla.

To borrow from Shakespeare, me thinks they doth protest too much!

Frankly, in politics, if your opponent is committing suicide you know the best thing to do is get out of their way and let them have at it. You certainly don’t break out in a cold sweat at the mere mention of her name!

If Sarah Palin was such a “disaster” these people would be promoting her, giving her soft ball interviews, and doing absolutely everything they could to make absolutely sure she was the GOP candidate in 2012.

Remember how John McCain was treated by a fawning media before he became the candidate, only to be attacked unmercifully by the same media once he had the nomination? Well, if Sarah was the “joke” they claim she is, that is the sort of treatment she would get.

You notice there is a distinct absence of attacks on Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, the media anointed “front runners.” You don’t have people running around with their hair on fire screaming they have to stop these two! There is no “stop Mitt Romney (or Mike Huckabee) at all costs” mentality among the democrat/communists!

They know they can easily beat them!

Let’s look at the White House’s so called “glorious victory” over this insignificant housewife.

In NY 23 the White House put forth a maximum effort. Barack Obama himself hosted a fund raiser for Bill Owens. At the last minute they parachuted in hundreds of seasoned Obama campaign operatives. The DNC spent a ton of money.

Joe Biden was sent in the day before the election.

OK, that’s probably a net loss and a gain for Sarah because he made the mistake of “acting stupidly” while attacking Sarah. Biden basically set him up for one of the ‘Cuda’s signature smack downs! How does that song go…”You don’t tug on Superman’s cape…you don’t spit in the wind…..”

Comically, our Vice President spoke to a “huge” crowd of 250 people, 50 of which were media . For perspective, Sarah was in the same area this summer and drew over 20,000 locals.

Anyhow, back to NY-23.

Here’s what Doug Hoffman, and in the White House’s frantic mind, Sarah Palin faced. Doug Hoffman came into this special election unknown and poorly funded. His reasoning for the challenge was the fact that a backroom deal saw a candidate that was more radical than half of the democrat/communists in the NY Assembly being trotted out to run as a “Republican.”

Obviously, being a lifelong Conservative Republican, that just didn’t compute with accountant Doug Hoffman. Made no sense. This woman wasn’t just a democrat lite “moderate” she was a full on radical democrat/communist “progressive,” who it now appears was a plant, judging from her actions after she dropped out of the race.

Now seeing the situation, Conservative leaders nationwide took up Doug’s cause. Dick Armey and his Club For Growth were early supporters. Conservative icon Fred Thompson and his wife Jeri were strong supporters as well. In fact, Jeri was working incredibly hard behind the scenes doing whatever it took to get some support.

Then came Sarah’s endorsement. An unconditional, all in, full on support for Doug, from Facebook. On the strength of one posting on Facebook, hundreds of thousands of dollars started flooding into Hoffman’s campaign coffers in just one day. Doug went from a distant third to front runner status over night.

In the end, Doug was not able to overcome the damage done by DeDe Scozzafava, who was given some sort of deal by the White House (Rahm Emanuel himself spoke with her) to join the democrat/communist effort to stop Doug Hoffman.

In short, here’s how it went. You have Doug Hoffman, a mild mannered, camera shy, slightly nerdy, non politician accountant, turned American patriot, who went from unknown to within a couple of points of being a United States congressman.

The effort to defeat this man was enormous. You not only had the full force and effort of the White House, and Barack Obama coming to bear, you also had, up until the last days, the full force and efforts, as well as a reported $1 million from the Republican party to support the slug they picked, and attack Hoffman.

On top of that, you had this democrat/communist plant, “republican” poseur DeDe Scozzafava turning around, endorsing Bill Owens and campaigning for Bill Owens. Plus, a sycophantic national media totally in love with the President cheerleading all the way.

In the end, you have a great patriot, but inexperienced candidate who went from 18-20 percent in the polls to 46 percent in the real vote, based on the count as it now stands. (There are still absentee votes to count and several vote machines were impounded, which means there may have been some typical democrat/communist fraud)

The final “score” was Owens/Obama 49 and Hoffman/Palin 46. (I’m using the White House’s logic here)

Hmmm. To put this into perspective, since the White House wants this to be all about Sarah:

One the White Houses side, you had efforts by Obama, Biden, Emanuel, ACORN, Scozzafava, and the adoring media, plus highly experienced ground troops. Even better, in their efforts Obama and company were aided by a feckless Republican effort that saw an incredible amount of money thrown away, Newt Gingrich insulting the entire Conservative movement, and the GOP “machine” working to undermine Hoffman.

The extent of the “Hoffman/Palin effort” was a single post on Facebook from Sarah asking America to get behind the patriot from New York!

Yes, I know this is oversimplifying all of the hard work that followed on Doug’s behalf, but I’m using the White House’s logic here, so bear with me.

We have a maximum effort, a full court press by the White House, teamed up with a maximum effort, a full court press by the GOP, and they could only win this race by three points?

All of these big bad “political heavyweights” and they could only manage a nail biting squeaker against a hockey mom and her laptop posting on a social networking website from 4000 miles away!

Man, if these pathetic little people want to crow about that, I say let ‘em!

However, if we REALLY want to take their absurd premise further down the road, they look much, much worse. Using the White House’s own logic, that every race is a race against Sarah Palin, and no one else, let’s look at Virginia.

In Virginia Sarah was asked to record messages to voters for the get out the vote efforts. These “robocalls” were used to gin up support for all of the candidates. How did that turn out again?

Oh yeah, it was a blowout!

Not only did Republicans sweep all three top jobs, they did it big. All of them won with 15-20 plus point margins of victory!

Wanna keep score that way White House?

How about Sarah Palin 3 White House 1* (*with assist from the NRCC and the GOP)

Now we won’t even talk about the disastrous showing in New Jersey. Barack Obama all but moved to New Jersey in an effort to drag Jon Corzine across the finish line. Not only did the normal ACORN shenanigans take place, but it was found that elements of the DNC were actually funding efforts of the third party candidate Chris Daggett who was syphoning votes from the brand new Governor-elect, Chris Christie.

As Rush Limbaugh put it, Barack Obama losing in New Jersey is like Fidel Castro losing in Cuba!

No, Sarah didn’t put forth any efforts in New Jersey, but looking at her past efforts on the behalf of candidates, Christie might have won by a larger margin if she had!

The White House wants you to forget the very first Palin/Obama showdown of the hopenchange era. This battle took place before Obama even took office. I’m speaking, of course, about the Georgia runoff race for the U.S. Senate.

Georgia rules state someone must win by 50.1 percent of the vote, or there must be a runoff between the highest vote getters. This was a three man race, so incumbent Saxby Chamliss, the Republican, faced a challenge. Hopenchange fever was still in the air, and everyone was down there helping push for the democrat/communist candidate. On the Republican side, every name brand guy was there. All on both sides played to sparse crowds. It was a dead heat race according to the last poll taken going into the weekend before the vote.

Sarah Palin was dispatched to Georgia. She came in on a Sunday night and went to a fund raiser. The next day she held four rallies in support of Chambliss. The crowds were huge, and in the end, Saxby won a 16 point blowout! He loudly praised Sarah, talking her up to anyone who would listen!

Again, using White House logic, such that it is, that puts the score at Sarah Palin 4 White House 1*

Now I know the White House counts their win over McCain as a loss for Sarah, and yes, I guess it was, but oh man, McCain’s loss had nothing to do with the ‘Cuda. Every indication is she was worth 10-15 points in that contest to McCain. It was going to be a McCain loss of biblical proportions before Sarah joined the ticket. She drew incredible and enthusiastic crowds everywhere she went, where there were none before. She created an excitement that was nonexistent before.

It was an inept campaign, and a poor uninspiring top of the ticket that hurt McCain. The complete uselessness of those in the McCain campaign can never be overstated. But, again, using the White House’s own methodology, let’s give them a point.

Sarah Palin 4 White House 2*

Now, lets look at some facts, every single candidate that Sarah has been involved with since November 3, 2008 has seen incredible gains in their polling numbers. Every single candidate that Barack Obama has gotten involved with, except one, has seen massive losses.

Again, I’m using Obamalogic here, such that it is. Sarah campaigns for Chambliss and he gains 14-16 points. Sarah writes a Facebook post and Doug Hoffman gains anywhere from 24-28 percentage points, depending on which polling you look at.

That’s incredibly strong.

So far, an Obama endorsement is pretty much the kiss of death!

Let’s see, the guy takes his circus to Copenhagen to personally shill for his corrupt buddies in Chicago to help them get an Olympic date. Chicago was the first eliminated from consideration

Obama is all over Virginia, and loses huge, all three top jobs going to Republicans in a huge way. Obama all but takes up residence in Jon Corzine’s New Jersey guest room, and he loses the bluest state in the union!

Seems to me if you want at least a chance at winning an election, it’s Sarah Palin, not Barack Obama who you want on your side!

All of this incredibly silly gymnastics from the White House to somehow spin an epic loss on Tuesday into a win against Sarah Palin just shows you that she is living in their heads rent free!

Sarah has unpacked her bags, propped her feet up on their collective couch and is having a great time just toying with them. It’s breathtaking to watch!

Posted in 2012, Barracuda, Conservative, D. C., Democratic Party, DNC, Going Rogue, GOP, GOP / Conservative, Governor Palin, Governor Sarah Palin, Michael Steele, Mitt Romney, New York, Newt Gingrich, Obama, President, Republican, RNC, RNCC, Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin Web Brigade, Vice President, Washington | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sarah Palin: Vote!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on November 3, 2009

Today is a very important day in America. Elections are taking place nationwide. They are all important. From the local school board to the highest office contested. We are blessed in this nation to be able to vote, so please exercise that right.

With that thought in mind, Sarah Palin has released an election day message:

It’s Imperative That We Exercise Our Right To Vote Today

“…the right which woman needed above every other, the one indeed which would secure to her all the others, was the right of suffrage.”

Susan B. Anthony used those words to describe the cause she spent her life fighting for: the right of an American woman to cast a ballot for the candidate of her choice. Because of Susan B. Anthony’s tireless efforts and the courage and dedication of countless others, millions of American women will head to the polls today to exercise their right to vote.

When we consider the sacrifices made to give us this right, there is simply no excuse not to vote.

Today, the eyes of the nation are drawn in particular to the three big elections occurring on the east coast. New Jersey and Virginia will be electing new governors, and the 23rd Congressional District of New York will be sending a new representative to Washington D.C. The choices are clear in all three races.

In New York’s 23rd Congressional District race, Doug Hoffman represents the return of the ordinary citizen-politician who is dedicated to bringing fiscal sanity back to Washington, D.C. Doug’s message of cutting spending, lowering taxes, and ending the outrageous growth in the size and scope of the federal government has resonated throughout his district and the country. Voting for Doug Hoffman will send an important message to the powers that be: no more politics as usual.

The governor’s race in New Jersey is a referendum on the failed fiscal policies of the state’s current governor. New Jersey suffers under the highest tax burden in the nation – a burden which has caused many New Jerseyans to leave their home state for better economic prospects elsewhere. Chris Christie is dedicated to ending the reckless spending, the tax hikes, and the corruption that has plagued New Jersey for far too long. A vote for Chris Christie as the next governor of New Jersey will help to lead this great state – “The Crossroads of the Revolution” – back to prosperity.

In Virginia, Bob McDonnell’s commitment to lower taxes and fiscal responsibility make him the common sense choice in the governor’s race. If Bob’s honorable military service and track record as Virginia’s Attorney General are any indications of how he will handle the governorship, then it is safe to say that Virginians have an easy choice to make today.

Candidates like Doug Hoffman, Chris Christie, and Bob McDonnell represent common sense answers to the troubling economic questions facing our nation. They are a vote for fiscal sanity and for leaving our children an American future as bright and as promising as the one our parents left for us.

Please take time today to exercise the right that so many people fought to secure for us. In considering these east coast races, it occurred to me that Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and so many of the women who fought to give future generations the right to vote hailed from these states.

Vote today in honor of our past and with hope for our future.

– Sarah Palin

Posted in 2012, Barracuda, Conservative, ECONOMY, Energy, Energy Independence, Environment, Going Rogue, Governor Palin, Governor Sarah Palin, New York, Republican, Sarah Palin Web Brigade, Washington | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sarah Palin To Joe Biden: Hey Pal, You’re The One With The Radical (Non) Energy Policy!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on November 2, 2009

God bless Joe Biden, he truly is the gift that keeps on giving!

Chuck Graham, of course, is in a wheelchair!

Well, our Vice President has stepped in it again. Up in NY-23 today, while campaigning for democrat/communist candidate Bill Owens in front of a reportedly sparse crowd, Biden took a swing at Rush Limbaugh (naturally) and Sarah Palin He went at Sarah especially on energy:

“The fact of the matter is, Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is ‘drill, baby, drill,’” said Biden. “It’s a lot more complicated, Sarah!”

Wow, just wow. You have to wonder is Biden really this dumb? (I think we know the answer here) Or, does he think the typical democrat/communist voter is this dumb? (I think we know the answer to this as well, or Joe would still be a Senator!)

Now obviously, Sarah Palin, who was the Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the very powerful regulatory body that regulates oil, natural gas, and mining in Alaska knows a thing or two about energy. For those that don’t know, as Governor, Sarah was also the Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission as well as the Natural Resources chair in the National Governors Association. Of all of the things Sarah Palin can talk about with great authority, energy is certainly at or very near the very top.

So with that in mind, Sarah has this for Joe Biden, via Facebook:

Response to Vice President Biden’s Comments Today About My Position On Energy Independence

Today at 12:12pm

As the vice president knows, I have always advocated an all-of-the-above approach to American energy independence. Among other things, my alternative energy goal for Alaska sits at 50 percent because Alaska reached more than 20 percent during my term in office. The Obama-Biden administration, on the other hand, recently announced a renewable goal of only 25 percent. However, domestic drilling should remain a top priority in order to meet America’s consumption and security needs.

The vice president’s extreme opposition to domestic energy development goes all the way back to 1973 when he opposed the Alaska pipeline bill. As Ann Coulter pointed out, “Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20 percent of this nation’s oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers to the nation’s enemies by about the same amount.”

This nonsensical opposition to American domestic energy development continues to this day. Apparently the Obama-Biden administration only approves of offshore drilling in Brazil, where it will provide security and jobs for Brazilians. This election is about American security and American jobs.

There’s one way to tell Vice President Biden that we’re tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation’s progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!

– Sarah Palin

Nice that Sarah got in the shot about Brazil!

As you know, just days after the self proclaimed “owner of the democrat party” Nazi collaborator, and criminal currency speculator, George Soros, bought controlling interest in Brazilian oil company Petrobas, Barack Obama “loaned” the oil giant $10 billion hard earned tax payer greenbacks!

When it comes to energy independence, Sarah Palin is very much someone who is an “all of the above approach” leader. Sarah has consistently advocated clean renewable energy, and put Alaska on a path to get 50 percent of it’s energy through renewables, exactly double the goal Barack Obama set for America as a whole!

Sarah is a big advocate of solar and wind, but understands we must also have nuclear as well as clean coal, natural gas, and yes, oil. No matter what “magic bullet” research may come up with, conventional sources of energy will be with us for generations to come.

Sarah Palin’s signature achievement as Governor of Alaska was AGIA which has led to the natural gas line that will be built from Alaska to the lower 48. Natural gas, quite simply, is the cleanest burning fuel there is. It’s not zero emissions, there is no such thing, but it’s clean enough that industries use CNG (compressed natural gas) powered machinery, such as fork lifts, indoors and in enclosed spaces, because of such low emissions.

This pipline, as it is being built, will be the largest construction project in North American history costing around $40 billion.

Contrast this with the real and true party of NO(!), the democrat/communist party of Joe Biden and Barack Obama. The democrat/communist party is against pretty much all forms of energy.

Oil and natural gas? Oh no, they’re “evil!”

Coal? Are you kidding? It’s the work of the Devil!

What about all of the “green energy” the party of NO(!) Is always carping about?

Nope, they don’t like it either! They have serious “not in my backyard syndrome.” And, when that doesn’t work, they come up with some environmental concern. The windmills aren’t very friendly to birds when the fly into them, and the enviro-nuts are going insane over some desert rat in the Mojave now that giant solar farms are proposed.

In other words, the party of NO(!) Has absolutely no real solutions. I’m shocked! Energy is the lifeblood of our society, the lifeblood of our economy. The way the democrat/communists act, you’d think the democrat/communists were deliberately trying to destroy America.

For America to get back on the road to prosperity, we must have serious energy independence. We must “drill baby drill” for oil and natural gas, but we also must use our abundant supplies of coal, as well as build more nuclear plants and continue to develop alternatives. We send between $700 billion and $1 trillion a year overseas purchasing crude oil. Think of what that would do for our economy if that all stayed here in America!

This is yet another reason we need to follow Sarah Palin’s lead and help elect serious common sense Conservatives, like Doug Hoffman, nation wide! No more pale pastels, we need bold colors, and bold leaders!

BTW, as a bonus, who could forget this classic bit of “brilliance” from Joe Biden! I mean this sums up the guy’s intellect perfectly!

The video is long-ish, but worth it. You Tube has managed to scrub all of the others that just have the “best part.”

As a set up, after Sarah mopped the floor with Biden at their debate, Perky Katie Couric did her part for the team by “helping” with damage control. It didn’t really help!

While riding on a train, Biden’s favorite form of transportation, Couric interviewed Biden at length. At one point, Biden gives us all a revised history lesson:

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, ‘look, here’s what happened.”

One problem with “Uncle Joe’s” scenario here. When the stock market crashed in 1929, Herbert Hoover was President, having taken office in March of that year. (Inaugurals used to take place in March, rather than January) Franklin Roosevelt was still the Governor of New York, and didn’t take the Oath of Office, as President of the United States, until March of 1933.

Television, which was in it’s experimental infancy in 1929, was not around. The first commercial television license wasn’t granted until 1941, and it would be the 1950’s before televisions became a popular “must have” appliance. FDR, however, was the first President to appear on TV. It was during an experiment in 1939, ten years after the stock market crash.

For her part, Couric just sits and smiles, never correcting Mr Gaffetastic. If only she would have had one of the guys that John McCain passed over as his running mate write this interview for her!

What’s that you say? You didn’t know? Remember the Sarah Palin interview the “Perky One” did? Well, she’s not much brighter than Biden, so she had help. Sam Nunn, who was passed over for Biden as Obama’s VP choice, coached Couric extensively before she interviewed Sarah. He came up with a series of “gotcha” questions for Katie to ask, including: “What newspapers do you read?”

Exit question, who do you really trust on energy, Joe Biden and the party of NO(!) Or Sarah Palin who has extensive energy industry experience?

The folks in Upstate New York may have the answer! As I linked to above, Biden spoke his nonsense to a “crowd” of 250 people, 50 of those being from the media. When Sarah was in Upstate New York earlier in the year, she drew 20,000.

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Sarah Palin Declares War, The Media Declares Itself Irrelevant, And The Crazies Prove Sarah’s Point!

Posted by Gary P Jackson on July 8, 2009

I am continually amazed by the media. And not just the state run media, you know, all of those who have the slobbering love affair with Obama. I mean you kinda expect that. They worked so darned hard to get him elected and want to keep him there. Fend off any challenger, especially one who stands an incredible good chance of beating him.

But the ones that get me are the so-called conservatives. I know much of it has to do with the beltway mentality. The old Washington/New York elite. The ones that don’t get out of the big city and mix with the great unwashed, ever.

Frankly, to me, it’s like an episode of the Twilight Zone!

The normal Americans who have taken time to hear Sarah’s Independence Weekend Speech understood every single word she said. (and yes, to her, the timing so close to Independence Day was symbolic)

It was a call to action.

But…but…but…she QUIT!

Did she?

That’s the meme that seems to be universal among these geniuses.

This is where I start to realize that higher learning is a total waste of time if you have the comprehension level of much of today’s pundits.

Now in the most technical of terms, yeah, Sarah quit. But that says nothing.

Let’s look at where Sarah’s thinking seems to have been.

As I wrote earlier, the clues have been there that something was up, but not knowing what was going on inside her mind, we missed them. It’s obvious that once she toured the nation and spoke to so many people that she was inspired by Americans just as much as they were inspired by her.

Something else that has been very plain from all of Sarah’s speeches to major groups, especially those that get national coverage, is that she is very troubled by what is going on in our nation. Sarah has always been an advocate for energy independence, she’s really the go to guy on that sort of thing. But she is also a big advocate for small government and fiscal responsibility.

With the democrat party trying to ram the most disastrous energy policy one could ever dream up, one that amounts to the largest tax increase ever imposed on mankind, and doesn’t create a drop of energy, there are issues, to say the least.

And of course, Obama and his comrades in Congress are big government hacks on steroids. Obama and the rest of his crew think that government is the end all, be all, to life. That government should control every facet of one’s life. (But not theirs, they’re special) Obama couldn’t care less about our Constitution. From the banks to auto companies (and voiding investor contracts) to regulating people’s pay, to even passing a “special tax” for a handful of people to punish them for excepting pay they legally earned, Obama has our founders spinning in their graves.

Even Hugo Chavez stated that Obama was more left wing than either he, or Fidel Castro!

The really best part? Thanks to Comrade Obama, we actually have more czars than Russia ever did! Well over 30. I won’t list them all, but as a lifelong car guy, as in worked in the business, it is beyond scary that the car czar, the cat who will run General Motors, and maybe Chrysler, has absolutely zero experience in the automotive trade. None, zip, nada! And he’s still just a kid!

Of course, where we have serious constitutional issues here is the fact that by appointing all of these czars, Obama has completely and totally usurped the Senate’s constitutional responsibility of advise and consent. In other words, these czars are elected by no one, and approved by no one, except for Obama himself. Lenin and Stalin would be so proud!

Foreign policy and national security? This guy is Neville Chamberlain wrapped up in Jimmy Carter with a strong dose of naivete thrown in for good measure.

North Korea and Iran are running amuck. Obama has basically resigned himself to the fact that Iran will have nukes, and at time when North Korea is launching missiles everywhere, basically doing R&D that will help them perfect a long range delivery platform, Obama wants to gut the military budget, as all democrats always do, especially missile defense.

Even worse, after the Iranian elections, evidently overseen by ACORN, while young Iranians were being beaten and killed, it took Obama two weeks to come up with anything that even resembled condemnation of the illegitimate regime.

On the other hand, when Honduras has a mad man who was usurping their constitution, trying to set himself up as dictator for life, and the people’s representatives took action, removing him from office, Obama couldn’t get out a statement fast enough in support of the Castro wannabe! Never mind that the next guy the in line of succession had taken power and announced elections as soon as possible to choose a new leader. Obama was in the company of Chavez, the Castro brothers, and the United Nations in their support of lifetime dictators!

“As Commander-In-Chief, Governor Palin is the one we look to for leadership and inspiration while serving and defending the sovereign boundaries of Alaska” Lt General Craig E Campbell, Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard.

So what does this all have to do with Sarah “quitting?”

Well, to anyone who is paying attention to her, they know that she is of the opinion that someone needs to put Obama in check and fast!

And who else is gonna do it?

Let’s face it, save for a few principled conservatives, the Republican party is full of milquetoast moderates who have no idea how to fight. Or worse yet, actually agree with a lot of Obama’s agenda.

The democrats have a majority in the House, and the way Nancy Pelosi threatens her members, she can get anything passed, especially the bills no one reads, you know, the ones that cost tax payers multiples of trillions of dollars!

And with, I can’t believe I’m saying this, Senator Al Franken, the democrats have a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.

In other words, nothing or no one can stop them from trying to implement their visions of a socialist Utopia.

At least no one in DC.

You hear it in her speeches and see it in her eyes. Sarah is ready to go and take on these issues with gusto. She will be a strong advocate for small government, strong national security, and real energy independence.

It’s also very clear to anyone who even remotely follows the ins and outs of politics in Alaska, that couldn’t happen as long as she remained Governor.

Forget the physical logistics of it all, that’s the least of the problem.

Nope, Alaska is a very strange place right now, politically. Before Sarah became a national figure after being picked by Senator McCain as his running mate, things were relatively tame as politics go. Sarah was hailed for her ability to work with both sides of the aisle. In fact, knowing that she helped take down a bunch of corrupt Republicans, the democrats were very happy to work with her.

Let’s face it, with energy making up most of Alaska’s economy, it made sense for everyone to get together on important legislation. In fact, Sarah’s signature accomplishment, the natural gas pipeline, was passed just one vote shy of unanimous!

Then came McCain and more ominously Obama and his Chicago/Saul Alinsky brand of politics.

The word came down from Washington for the democrats to make Sarah’s life difficult. I’ve already written about Obama’s direct connection to the failed “troopergate” smear. As well as his payoff to Alaska Senator Kim Elton ad nauseum.

On Tuesday, appearing on Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record, Sarah’s attorney Thomas V Van Flein, while speaking about all of the phoney ethics complaints, mentioned that at least one had originated from the lower 48. And he also mentioned the DNC’s official blogger for Alaska, Linda Kellen Biegel, though not by name. Biegel being one of the loons who has devoted their life to attacking Sarah. Biegel is even raising money to supplement her disability payments off of this venture!

In other words, the Saul Alinsky “Rules For Radicals” plan was followed to a tee!

But, the media seems clueless.

If anything, some of the better ones mention the fact that Sarah has personally racked up a legal bill of over $500,000, so far. They portray Palin as a victim, or worse yet, say she’s trying to play the victim. Not that anyone could blame her, but really, does that sound like the Sarahcuda we’ve all watched for years?

What the media totally leaves out, even the “good ones” is the fact that not only does this nonsense cost her personally, it has cost the taxpayers in the state of Alaska 4 times the amount it has cost her!

So far these democrat operatives, and assorted loons have cost the taxpayers $2 million with their nonsense. And believe me, they have dozens of more complaints on deck ready to file!

All of these complaints have come in the last 8 months. It’s pretty easy to figure at that rate, with Sarah having 18 months left to serve, just her being in office would cost the Alaskan people between $6 to $8 million, total!

And that doesn’t factor in the man hours wasted on this mess. Sarah has said that almost 80% of her staff’s time is being taken up dealing with these loons. John Fund, writing in the Wall Street Journal, states that since the election, there have been 150 FOIA requests filed. Those take time and time is money.

Alaska has some very strict ethics laws, ironically championed by Sarah herself. Before Sarah became Governor, there was a lot of corruption in Alaska government. Some had called it the most corrupt ever. Taking a lot of it down is what got her elected in the first place.

But the problem is, for the complainant, there is no cost to file. And just about anything can be complained about. Even better, if you file frivolous or fraudulent claims, there is no punishment.

Now I have heard people say that they should just change the law. Good luck with that. Can you imagine the pushback from the democrats on that? Or the phony headlines? It would never happen as long as Sarah was in office, and might not happen after that.

Now again, for people that have studied Palin, they get why she is upset. This is a woman who has slashed budgets. She put the Governor’s jet on eBay! She reassigned the executive chef because she didn’t think she needed a cook and staff at the Governor’s Mansion. Show me another Governor who doesn’t have a cook!

She even turned down a substantial raise this year to save the state money!

Even better, when she’s working out of the Anchorage office, Sarah actually drives herself to work, in her personal car! And Wasilla to Anchorage is a pretty good tow in the summer, never mind the winter! Most Governors have limos, or beefed up SUV’s and are driven by someone.

So the fact that these loons will cost the taxpayers of Alaska millions upon millions with their personal vendetta is really a bridge to far for Sarah to cross. They have effectively shut down her government with these tactics. At this point, she truly hurts more than she helps, and she knows it.

And is if to put a punctuation mark on the whole thing, Monday one of the crazies actually filed a new “ethics” complaint, totally proving her point!

Even better, this is one that has been filed before and thrown out!

Zane Henning bills himself as a “conservative watchdog”, but he is a DNC plant. And this isn’t Henning’s first at bat against Sarah either. He is also the loon who filed a couple of “ethics complaints” because of the media coverage of Sarah.

As you all know, after the election, Sarah was the hottest interview in town. When she went back to work, the first morning there was a mob of reporters, cameras, and so on waiting for her at her office door. It goes with the territory. Ethics violation filed.

Then horror of horrors, Greta shows up to do an extended interview with Sarah and her family. I mean come on. This was and still is the most popular Republican in the country. An exciting woman who came pretty close to being Vice President.

Add in the exotic state she comes from, and interest was at a fever pitch. Of course people were going to interview her! But Greta sinned because she filmed a segment in Sarah’s office! She also did a spot in the kitchen eating moose chili and took a ride with Todd on the snow machine. If only she would have worn an Arctic Cat jacket, Henning could have filed for that too!

By the way, it is illegal to publicize ethics complaints before they are heard by the personnel board, but these democrat operatives who are worried about the Governor’s ethics, seem to have no issue with violating the ethics rules themselves!

Henning had a statement out immediately announcing his triumph for democracy!

In fact, merely publicizing the complaint is their win. They know this nonsense is going to be thrown out, but thanks to Huffington Post writers Shannyn Moore, Jeanne Devon, and Amanda Coyne, and others there are plenty of headlines! And the state run media picks up on all of them.

To sum it up Sarah was in a no win situation.

Even the great warrior Sun Tzu tells us it isn’t wise to fight battles we can’t win!

Now sure, Sarah could have stuck it out, let the democrat operatives and loons steal tax payer money and state time, millions of dollars that could better be spent on roads, or education, or well, anything but this.

But that ain’t Sarah. In fact it would have been selfish for her to keep the job for her personal or political gain, and she knows it.

By the way, THAT is what baffles the beltway bunch to no end! They are used to politicians who have to be dragged from office!

And as far as Sarah speaking out against Obama from Alaska, are you kidding? These crazies are inventive. They’d find something wrong. Ethics complaints would have been flying!

And come to the lower 48 and help other Republicans?

You must be joking.

She gets hammered every time she even thinks about leaving Alaska. In fact, noted constitutional scholar, and certified whack job, Linda Kellen Biegel (official DNC blogger for Alaska) actually wrote on her blog that she” had Sarah now”, after Sarah’s trip to visit the troops in Kosovo. Her National Guard troops!

Sarah’s crime?

She talked about how great America was and how great her Guard was. To the crazies, that is unconstitutional. Forget that Palin is their Commander-In Chief!

Biegle is still looking to file that one!

And let’s not forget the personal here.

Let’s not forget the unreal attacks on her children. You had Letterman and his disgusting “jokes” but the real sick stuff has come from loons like Andrew Sullivan, Linda Kellen Biegel (official DNC blogger for Alaska) and the various hate bloggers at the Huffington Post. All of them have attacked Sarah’s youngest child, Trig, a special needs child, proving once and for all the depths of depravity liberals will sink to are really bottomless.

Now if Sarah was just going home, that “quitter” label might have some validity.

But again, anyone who watched her Independence Speech, or read the transcript, knows that isn’t in her plans.

The naysayers say she can’t stand the heat, and yet, she’s preparing to come down to the lower 48 and set up shop to take on the issues she cares about. If she’s a lightning rod all of the way up in Alaska, what do you think she will be like down here?

And I can’t stop laughing at all of the pundits who are still clueless about her July 3rd timing. To these people this was nothing more than a “dead day”, something used to hide bad news. Typical beltway Washington/New York City group think. The also poo-poo’ed her because they weren’t invited to the party, just local press.

Funny thing, Sarah actually knocked Michael Jackson coverage off the TV for a while, and the networks as well as the cable newsers couldn’t get to Alaska fast enough to try and score interviews!

Pretty much anything Sarah does publically, and sometimes even privately, is a media event. And she has an uncanny ability to turn negativity into positive. Remember all of the dust up over Letterman? Most of it wasn’t even stirred up by her! It was supporters who took on Dave and his advertisers.

And yet, Sarah was able to use that interest to talk about real issues. She scored interviews with Matt Lauer on NBC and Wolf Blitzer on CNN. They wanted to talk Letterman, but she wanted to talk natural gas pipeline, her signature achievement. And that’s what she did. And she did, at length. She had just signed a deal with Exxon-Mobil and Trans-Canada that would see the largest infrastructure project in history get done, and paid for mostly with private money. You think the TV guys would have been excited to give her time to just talk about energy?

In other words, Sarah will have no problem getting media coverage to talk about whatever she wants to. Even the ones who absolutely hate her will have to cover her.

It still boggles my mind that the media elite don’t get the July 3rd timing though. Those cats need to get out of their world and mingle!

And for those that think all of this is poor strategy, remember, this has already worked for her very well in the past!. Just a little over a year into her job as chair of the AOGCC, Sarah “quit” because she couldn’t get past the protection Governor Murkowski was giving the good old boys in the agency.

So, from OUTSIDE government, she effected huge change! She got a bunch of people fired, fined, indicted, and so on. Mostly Republicans. Then took the Governor’s job!

You really think this gal needs some title or position to get things done?

Really?

Look, Sarah has now given interviews, Meg Stapleton, her spokesperson has given interviews, Sarah’s close friend has weighed in, and so on. The intentions are pretty clear. While Sarah is falling on her sword to save Alaskans further theft by the democrats and loons, and all of the headaches, so her agenda can be forwarded by Sean Parnell, she is also going to go at the democrats and RINOs nationally with full force. Starting with a speech at the Reagan Library on the 8th of August.

In other words, she is taking the fight to them!

This is an upward move, for sure.

And for those that think her political career is over, a USA Today/Gallup poll shows she is fine.

While overall, the numbers may look tough, mainly because 70% of the democrats polled say they wouldn’t vote for her, 17 percent are likely or somewhat likely to vote for her, should she run.. 44% of the independents say the same, while 72 percent of the GOP would vote for her. And 2012 is a long way away. She has plenty of time to win over more supporters.

And Sarah still remains highly popular in the Republican party, some 76 percent approve of her!

And we aren’t factoring in the horrible shape the economy will be in by 2012 if something doesn’t give. Remember all of those “Reagan democrats” that gave Ronnie two landslide elections? We may see a whole lot of “Palin democrats” do the same for her.

By the way, for what it’s worth, 70% of all polled said Sarah’s decision had absolutely no effect on their feelings for her one way or the other.

Now as a conservative who has followed Sarah since she became Governor, and as someone who also pays attention to what regular old conservatives are saying around the country, I can tell you the support for her among them is even more intense, if that is possible!

Money has been pouring in at an unbelievable rate to SarahPAC, according to Stapleton.

For those that follow her on twitter, she has seen those folks more than double in number since Saturday afternoon! At one point as many as 10,000 an hour were joining in. And she was fishin’, not tweeting!

I honestly don’t know what this means, but she has 9000 more people following her, as of this writing, than Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal , and Tim Pawlenty combined!

And her tweets are generally about the work she is doing, not what is on the menu at the local eatery!

Here’s the bottom line, as I see it.

Sarah Palin is a national figure now, and has been since she came home from the trail. As Ann Coulter put it, she is just too large of a figure for Alaska. When John Kerry or John McCain lost their bids for President, they went back to the Senate. If anything, their runs made them smaller. For Sarah, the opposite has happened. She went from being a little known Governor from a far away place, to the absolute star of the Republican party.

Sarah is at a unique point in history, and knows it.

She is at the cusp of a real movement in America.

Let’s face it, the democrat party is destroying any chances of staying in power with their insanity. And frankly, even lifelong Republicans are not impressed with the GOP’s “hey if we were more like the democrats we could win” strategy.

The movement from party identity to independent has never been higher. The state run media loves to say that the number of those calling themselves Republicans is at a all time low, but they leave out the fact that the democrats are in the same boat!

Sarah has said flat out, during her Independence Speech, and in interviews afterward, that she isn’t beholden to party. And that’s true, because she never has been. In fact, the party establishment has never been all that happy, because she doesn’t play the partisan to get things done. And will go after bad Republicans with the same vigor as bad democrats.

Sarah has said she wants to work with others who share her love for America, and her vision, both in and out of government. She has further said that she will work with Republicans, democrats, and people with no party at all.

Right now a lot of folks are still trying to figure her out. But you tell me that her message won’t be music to normal people’s ears?

Most of us that are really into politics tend to see things from a party perspective. Most Americans don’t. Furthermore, most Americans think both parties are worthless, and that most of our problems come from partisan politics. And they have a point!

Honestly, I don’t know if Sarah wants to be President. I’m sure she would love it, but I am not sure if she has that all consuming lust for it. That “I’d sell my soul” kinda deal.

I think for her there is more to life, and anyone who saw her interviews with her hip waders, windblown hair, and no make-up knows that! One of the state run media talking heads commented that Sarah “quit, then went fishing”. Of course for Sarah, fishing means commercial, something she has done for 20 years plus, and fishing means big nets full of salmon, with her doing the same work as the men!

True story, she’s had an ethics complaint because a photo of her holding one of these big fish was used by the state fishing agency in advertisements! (You really think YOU could put up with that sort of stupidity on a daily basis?)

No, I think if Sarah Palin is to ever become President, it will be by popular demand. It will be because like it already is, everywhere she goes people scream at her to run. When she shakes hands and signs autographs people ask her to run. And there are already dozens of Draft Sarah websites, just like there were the draft sites for her to be the VP pick.

Sarah can draw a huge crowd any time anywhere. More than anyone else in politics, save Obama. And as time marches forward I imagine if Obama draws a crowd, it might not be as friendly as he’s used to!

Sarah has 3 ½ years to go across the country giving speeches, promoting her book, talking policy. Helping conservative candidates. And frankly collecting IOUs.

I always compare Sarah to Ronald Reagan, who is one of her heros, and mine as well.. Yes, they are different, but they are also alike. Especially when it comes to core principals. And for those of us that remember Reagan’s loss in 1976, he too was written off by the Rockefeller wing (RINO) of the party, and the media. In fact, if you take out the misogyny, and the over the top attacks on her kids, pretty much everything that is being said about her, was said about Reagan. Almost verbatim, which shows you the left wing and the RINOs aren’t very creative!

Reagan spent from 1976 to 1980 traveling the country, giving speeches and preparing. Sarah has been described by anyone who has worked with her, including well respected DC policy wonks as a disciplined, quick learner. Someone who is intellectually curious, and highly motivated.

Again, I have no idea where we’ll be come 2012. But anyone that thinks Sarah Palin is down and out or “finished” just hasn’t been paying attention! I suspect that whatever she wants to do, she will do and do well.

I know I’d hate to be the one trying to stop the ‘Cuda!

She has only begun to fight!

And with that, I’ll leave you with this great video!

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LI dinner has Palin watchers eyeing her next campaign

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on June 7, 2009

LI dinner has Palin watchers eyeing her next campaign

BY REID J. EPSTEIN reid.epstein@newsday.com

8:43 PM EDT, June 6, 2009

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center, looks through a stereoscope while touring the Seward House Museum with her husband Todd, right, in Auburn, N.Y., Saturday June 6, 2009. Palin was the featured guest in the first annual Founders Day celebration which included the tour. Peter Wisbey, executive director of the Seward House, is pictured left. (Kevin Rivoli, Associated Press / June 6, 2009)

Since the end of her vice presidential campaign, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hasn’t been seen much south of Alaska.

But as she prepares for a St. James speech Sunday night at an event for disabled children, the 2008 Republican nominee has done nothing to quell speculation that she’s interested in another run for national office.

“She’s definitely a player,” said Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who plans to attend Sunday night’s event. “She has a real strong base of support.”

Palin, 45, has refused most national media interviews and an invitation from Fox News Channel to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. She hasn’t begun courting GOP heavy hitters in key early-voting states in the presidential primaries.

“In terms of her national visibility, she doesn’t care that much,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports female anti-abortion candidates.

While staying at home, Palin appears to be laying the groundwork for a second act on the national stage. In April she spoke to a major anti-abortion gathering in Indiana.

In May she signed a deal for a book due to be published next spring.It remains to be seen whether Palin, who will go to the voters for re-election in 2010, can convert her following into a significant political force.

Dannenfelser said there are 70,000 members of Team Sarah, a Palin-centric, members-only social networking site she operates, and Palin sits near the top of early polls of the 2012 GOP presidential field.

But she has made no inroads in Iowa or New Hampshire, two early-voting states critical to a presidential campaign.”We’ve seen zero signs of activity from Gov. Palin or anyone associated with her organization,” Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn said.

Fergus Cullen, a former New Hampshire GOP chairman, said he contacted Palin’s people in January with an invite to speak at a state dinner. No thanks, they said.

Nassau County Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs said the nation’s first impressions of Palin – such as her stumbling interview with Katie Couric and impersonations by actress Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live” – were so damaging she cannot recover.

“There’s just way too much baggage with her and I think that she’s not taken seriously by the overwhelmingly majority of the electorate,” Jacobs said. “It may not be her fault.”

But Republicans said those first impressions are at once Palin’s strongest and weakest qualities. “No one gets higher positives and higher negatives than Sarah Palin,” King said.

In New Hampshire, where voters take stock of candidates up close in town halls and living rooms, Palin’s celebrity gives her an in but may not help earn support. Rudy Giuliani led the state’s GOP polls throughout 2007 before he was eventually lapped by John McCain.

“People here don’t feel that they got to take the measure of her personally in the last campaign the way they’d expect to before giving her support in 2012,” Cullen said.

King said Palin will need to develop the “gravitas” on foreign affairs issues before she launches another national campaign. He urged her to “start getting more active” if she is serious about a presidential campaign.

Dannenfelser said Palin still has time to announce whatever she plans to do. After all, she said, no other GOP contender has anything like her rabid following.”

Anything she wants,” Dannenfelser said, “she says the word and they do it.”

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/nation/ny-popali0712842808jun06,0,2493935.story

Video of Sarah Palin’s speech at the Seward House is available, courtesy of Conservatives for Palin, in 5 parts at:

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zy5csAkARs&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=0&playnext=1

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHoW6Iup56M&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=1

Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc13SN3Od4s&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=2

Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-d-PUP_1OY&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=3

Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsHVf7ORsc0&feature=PlayList&p=2CD382E9129CC2B6&index=4

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