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Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Heath Jr’

Gov. Palin: A splash of autumn color in Alaska

Posted by Dr. Fay on September 21, 2014

 Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page last evening:

Sarah Palin
My brother Chuck took this beautiful photo of Alaska’s splash of autumn color announcing a new season; may it be your best.
For more about life in your 49th state look here:
Photo: My brother Chuck took this beautiful photo of Alaska's splash of autumn color announcing a new season; may it be your best. For more about life in your 49th state look here:

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EPA Director Shows No R-S-P-E-C-T for Alaskans

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on March 15, 2014

Before we go any further, yes, I know that I spelled the word “respect” incorrectly.  I suppose I wanted to emphasize that many of those serving in this President’s administration are seemingly cut from the same cloth.  When I read the following entry on Chuck Heath, Jr.’s Facebook page, I must confess that I felt a range of emotions starting with anger, then sadness and again anger.

Here’s what Chuck Heath, Jr. wrote:

Gina McCarthy, the head of the EPA and an Obama appointee, visited Alaska and was given a couple of small gifts from the locals. One of the gifts was a jar of moose meat. McCarthy is quoted as saying, “that stuff could gag a maggot”. She was also given a souvenir pin from the community of North Pole. When asked about it, she said “I threw the f…ing thing away!”

Zero respect for the traditions and kindness of Alaskans, and it looks like our own Alaska Senator Begich has stepped up to defend her.

Take a look at McCarthy’s record on carbon credits, Keystone Pipeline stance, etc., and you’ll get a good look at someone that is thwarting American resource development and energy independence.

This is another reason we want the Federal government to STAY OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!

I can only venture to guess that Ms. McCarthy has absolutely no clue as to the amount of work that went into that life-sustaining jar of moose meat.  There was the planning and preparation for the hunt.  There was the time invested in the hunt itself with no guarantee that it would be successful.  Finally, if the hunter is successful, the meat must be properly field-dressed and then cured, canned, or frozen in order to preserve it so that the meat is safe to eat. A lot of work went into that gift of canned moose meat!

Would it have really been that difficult to simply say “thank you”?  Was it necessary for a government official on a taxpayer funded trip to drop the F-bomb?  Somewhere along the way, Ms. McCarthy missed the important lesson of “do unto others”.

Is it really too much to expect R-E-S-P-E-C-T from public servants? Apparently so.

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Governor Palin’s Hometown Newspaper Interviews the Heaths About ‘Our Sarah’

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 11, 2012

Robert DeBerry at the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman apparently interviewed the Heaths for this interesting article, which was posted on Thursday.  (Confirmed here by Chuck Heath, Jr.)

Sarah Palin’s father, brother share family insight in new book

Chuck Heath

Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:28 pm

WASILLA — You can fill a small library with the books that have been written about former Wasilla mayor, Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Some were penned by journalists, others by friends. Some were produced by business colleagues and some by Palin herself. So what sets apart a new book written by her father, Chuck Heath Sr., and her brother, Chuck Heath Jr.?

For starters, it is a more intimate and inside look at Sarah Palin, her family and what shaped her growing up in Alaska. According to Chuck Heath Sr., “it’s the true Sarah Palin as told by others.”

“Basically it tells the true story, not from Chuck and not from me, but other people,” he said. “What they have seen. What they have experienced growing up with her.”

Heath said there are 46 different voices throughout the book. They interviewed coaches, teachers, pastors, preachers, classmates and teammates — “All those people that knew the real Sarah. They supplied the material and we used what they said.”

Originally, Chuck Heath Jr. wanted to write a book about his gold mining and hunting experiences. Chuck Heath Sr. said his son has kept a journal for years, so the idea was to write about his experiences in Alaska. But after thinking about it, they decided to write a book about Sarah.

“He put two and two together and he decided he better include Sarah in there,” Chuck Heath Sr. said of his son’s original idea. “So about a year and a half ago, he really started in earnest on this.”

Chuck Heath Jr. wanted to show people the real Sarah: what formulated her philosophies, what gave her a strong work ethic and her perseverance.

The father said they wanted to interview people who knew her best, and “that is basically what we did. We talked to the people that really knew her.”

Outside of the foreword, Sarah had nothing to do with the book, Heath Sr. said. “It is stuff from our memories. Nothing in the book has to do with interviewing Sarah.”

When they first approached Sarah with the book idea, she said she didn’t care to be involved, he said.

“She said, ‘You guys go for it. Make sure it is factual and truthful, but I want you guys to do it. I don’t want to do it,’” Heath Jr. said. “She gave us the green light, but she didn’t want anything to do with it.”

For the Palin and Heath families, the book serves as kind of a historical road map to where they are now and where they came from. But also as important, Heath Sr. said, is that it be seen as the real story.

“There are a lot of books written about Sarah,” he said. “Some of them are so totally unfactual it is beyond belief.”

Some are also very humorous, he said, referring to one written by a guy from Sports Illustrated called “Sarah Palin and the Wasilla Warriors.”

“In that book, there is so many errors it is beyond belief,” Heath Sr. said. “Nothing that really slams her, but he compares her to Jason Kidd. Sarah was a good basketball player, but she wasn’t a Jason Kidd.”

Heath Sr. said the writer had her playing against teams like East High and Service High in the state finals and he made up names for the other team’s members, and they were all Eskimo names. He said the writer also had Todd winning the Iron Horse Snowmachine Race.

“Some of these things some of these characters have written, Oh my,” the elder Heath said. “You know, if I didn’t know her I’d hate her, too.”

The Heaths say they aren’t out to change anyone’s opinion of their daughter and sister. People have already made up their minds about Sarah, Heath Sr. said.

“We just wanted to tell the true story, and Sarah said, ‘Make sure it is all true, because they are going to go through it with a fine-toothed comb,’” he said. “So we were very careful that everything we put in there was the truth.”

For both Heaths, writing the book was a learning experience, especially for Heath Sr. He said he came away knowing his son a bit better, too.

“When we went on a book tour for three weeks, I got to room with him side by side. I think I got to know him better now than I knew him in high school,” he said. “I really enjoyed that part.”

He also said he really enjoyed writing and relating the parts that talk about the trips the family went on.

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Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger at the Washington Post also posted these “tidbits” from the Heaths’ book last month:

Chuck Heath Senior and Junior penned a family memoir about the future conservative heroine who, in this telling, never did anything wrong — and anyone who says she did is mistaken. A few tidbits:

• “When Sarah was born she was round and pink with a shock of black hair. Dad commented that she looked like a bulldog.”

• She did read papers: “When she was in elementary school, Dad would bring in the newspaper and take out the sports section. . . Sarah was busy reading the front-page articles about world events.”

• Her years playing basketball revealed the future politician: “Her aggressive style of play more than made up for her lack of size and shooting ability. She simply outhustled her opponents and wore them down”

• She competed in the Miss Wasilla pageant when Geraldine Ferrarowas on the ticket: “Yes, I think a woman could be vice president,” she said. “I think a woman could be president.”

• At the debate against Joe Biden, campaign aides tried to “micromanage her responses” and threw Palin off her game — the same Republican aides who later blamed her for the election loss. “All those times they mismanaged Sarah in the campaign were twisted afterward into evidence that she was indifferent, uninformed and disinterested. . . They couldn’t bear the thought of acknowledging that she had political instincts at least equal to their own.”

Palin clearly approved of this message because she wrote the forward: “Having written books of my own, I know how exhausting producing a manuscript can be. . . I hope you’ll be inspired by their stories and by the warm Alaskan spirit they reflect.”

“Hunting and fishing trips that helped formulate their work ethics and honesty,” he said. “These trips are where we got to know our kids pretty well.”

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Chuck Heath Sr.: “There’s been a lot of hanky panky written about Sarah,” and Our Sarah will set the record straight

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 14, 2012

Governor Palin’s father and brother talked to Alisyn  Camerota on FOX and Friends about their book Our Sarah.  When asked why they wrote the book, Chuck Heath Sr. said, “We wanted to set a lot of records straight.  There’s been a lot of hanky panky written about Sarah.”   He said that they used 46 of her classmates as well as her pastors  and coaches as resources, and that “they tell the real story of Sarah.”  (Unlike the anonymous sources used by many of her detractors.)

Chuck Heath Jr. said there has been so much garbage written about her that a lot of people are beginning to confuse the caricatures of her, like Tina Fey’s portrayals, with the real Sarah Palin.   He said that Governor Palin was the hardest-working person he has ever known and that she has an incredibly clear sense of right and wrong and has the guts to stand up and say something when she sees things out of line.

Asked what he thought of Tina Fey’s SNL performance, Chuck Heath Sr. said he thought she did a good job, but that he didn’t agree with everything she said.  He said Sarah never said that she could see Russia from her house.  However, he said,  you can see Russia from several places in Alaska.  He especially disapproved of what David Letterman and Bill Maher did.  He said that attacks on the grandkids really get under his skin.

When asked what his favorite story in the book is, Chuck Jr. said there are a lot of favorite stories – adventure stories, life and death adventures, hunting and gold mining stories, stories about avalanches and bears.  He said these things helped form Gov. Palin’s character and make her who she is today.

He and Chuck Sr. talked about how down-to-earth Gov. Palin is and about her work ethics.  Chuck Sr. told of how he and and Gov. Palin worked for 3 days and 2 nights without sleep one time during a commercial fishing season.  He told of how she did commercial fishing, which is very hard work, for  a day and a half once with 3 broken fingers.   He said that Gov. Palin’s work ethic started when she was a child, especially in athletics,  and that she habitually works 18 to 20-hour days.

Chuck Jr. described how the Palin children hunted and fished and chopped wood during their childhood and how when they watched the Brady Bunch that they were in awe that people actually lived like that.   Alyson remarked that their childhood pictures were “cute,” and that they looked like the “wilderness Brady Bunch.”

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Video: Washington TV Station’s Delightful Report On Sarah Palin’s Dad’s Visit To Promote Book: “She’s Punished For Being Incorruptible”

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on October 11, 2012


Sarah Palin’s family in town to promote new book

By Whitney Ward Published: Oct 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM PDT

RICHLAND — As the campaign season continues to ramp up, there is one voice we haven’t heard much: Sarah Palin.

But she was the “talk of the town” Wednesday night in Richland. Palin’s father and brother are authors of a new book about the Sarah they know. The two held a signing event at the Richland Hasting’s.

“She’s my little sister,” says Chuck Heath, Jr. “I want them to see Sarah as I saw her.”

Father, Chuck Heath, and brother, Chuck Heath, Jr. have been working for the last year, collecting their personal stories and documenting Sarah’s life and the Alaska experiences they say shaped the women she became.

Heath, Sr. says, “We wanted to set people straight on Sarah. There’s been so much garbage written about her.”

It’s a sentiment many supporters share in the Tri Cities, and exactly why they wanted to get their hands on the Heath’s new book, “Our Sarah: Made in Alaska.”

“The truth is,” says Richland resident Judy Keplinger, “It appears to me, that she’s being punished for being incorruptible. And I want to read how she got that way.”

The father and son duo also say some of the stories in their personal account highlight a Tri Cities connection.

“We didn’t have any money as a kid, and once in a while, we got to take a vacation,” recalls Heath, Jr. “And probably two or three times, our vacation was to come to the Tri Cities and hang out in Richland. So, this place just floods me with memories.”

And with family, friends, and fans by their side, those memories continue.

The book hit shelves two weeks ago. It’s foreword was written by Sarah Palin herself.

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Heaths End Lower 48 Book Tour: ‘We’ll See You on Down the Trail’

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 11, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck, Jr. encountered family and friends at many of the Our Sarah book tour locations, and every where they went they made others feel like family and friends. Now, this adventure in the Lower 48 has come to an end. They have had the experience of a lifetime, and we have certainly enjoyed vicariously accompanying them on every stop. After a schedule that took them to a plethora of states, the last of which was Washington State, the Heaths are headed back to the great state of Alaska. I miss them already.

Chuck Jr. journals on Facebook:

This is a picture from our signing tonight. These are some of our relatives that showed up: Greg and Brandi Jones, Kate and Tom Johnson… not pictured are my Uncle Ron and Aunt Colleen Jones. We also had friends show up from as far away as our old hometown of Skagway, Alaska (thanks Fred and Kathy Hosford).

This is a bittersweet post for us. We just finished our final book signing in the Lower 48, here in Richland, Washington. Dad and I are physically and mentally exhausted from three weeks on the road. We’ve crossed the country, met some incredible people, done over fifty interviews, and along the way, we’ve become closer as father and son than ever before (even though there have definitely been times when we wanted to strangle each other). After all of our adventures, a big part of us doesn’t want it to end. We still want to get out to other places to share our adventures in Alaska and our time with Sarah, but we have families that we miss very much waiting patiently for us at home.

We’re not completely done, though. We will be returning to Alaska late tomorrow night, and then we’ll head out to Wasilla, Friday, to do another interview with Fox and Friends (from Sarah’s little studio) at 3:00am! If you watch it Saturday morning, I’ll be the guy with the dark bags under my eyes and dad will be the guy mumbling incoherently beside me. Just joking dad… sort of.

Today was a very busy day for us. Besides the book signing in Richland, we also did three radio and two television interviews. They all seemed to go well, but you never know how they’ll come across. We also had dinner with my uncle, Ron Jones, his wife, Colleen, and his son Greg and wife Brandi. As usual, our time with family was too short.

I just want you guys that are following us to know how much we appreciate you. Your comments gave us the fuel we needed to keep going when we were bone-tired. My favorite part has been hearing from people at the book signings that have actually read the book and told me how much they enjoyed it. That’s so nice to hear. I know that dad and I are not a couple of Tolstoys, and we didn’t pretend to try to be like that when we wrote the book. We wanted to tell our stories in the same way we relate them orally to our friends.

We’ll keep plugging along and we’ll try to get our book in people’s hands, despite getting little or no help from the mainstream media. Besides the stories about Alaska and Sarah, everyone should hear the stories about the way the media can try to destroy a good person’s character.

Thank you again for all your support, and at the request of a lot of you out there, we’ll keep posting entries from Alaska, just not as many.

As dad always says when leaving his friends, “We’ll see you on down the trail.”


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Our Work Continues for ‘Our Sarah’; Counting on You

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 10, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

Common sense conservatives have been joined together by common principles, among which are a respect for life, love of country, commitment to the Constitution, and belief in fiscal restraint. Those of us who support Governor Palin have found ourselves united also by a determination to defend her record and character against the onslaught of personal attacks, false narratives, and outright lies. Since 2008, a core of supporters have fought back against every attempt to trivialize her influence and remove her from the forefront of American political life. Many have risen to the occasion to set the record straight. Citizen journalists have led the charge, debunking fiction while disseminating fact.

Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck Heath, Jr. have given us something that will help in our goal to spread the truth of who Governor Palin really is. The Governor’s father and brother wrote Our Sarah: Made in Alaska, a book that allows us to better understand her upbringing, her work ethic, and her political career. They share the adventures of an ordinary family whose life experiences helped produce someone doing extraordinary things.

Our Sarah serves, not only as an entertaining account of a family forging their way in the Last Frontier, but as a tool to aid in putting the truth front and center. Unfortunately, haters are hell-bent on hating, a fact which is not likely to change. They not only take to social media like Twitter and Facebook to spew their vile, or write books citing unnamed sources to cast aspersions, they go about seeking ways to override every vestige of positive news about Governor Palin. Since the Heaths released their book, some have written reviews of it for the purpose of continuing their anti-Palin campaign.

Here are  samples:

From Goodreads.

From Amazon.

There are also many positive comments out there. Here are a couple from Amazon:

I read the entire book in one sitting and wanted more. This book is not just setting the record straight, but has great Alaskan stories that bring home why Alaska is called ” The Last Frontier”. Sarah’s brother, and dad especially seem to be characters, the type of folks that you could sit and listen to tell stories for hours. I laughed out loud at some of these stories and was touched by others. Really, a well-written book- the only downside that it wasn’t longer.

With down home folksiness that epitomizes the parents of Governor Palin , Chuck Heath tells the story of an incredible state ; an unforgettable family and a remarkable daughter—Governor Sarah Palin.

The only review on Barnes & Noble is the one I submitted.

We need more of these positive, truthful comments to push back against the negative ones.

In the interest of our ongoing effort to fight the smears and right the wrongs, would you consider going to these sites, signing up, and posting your comments about Our Sarah: Made in Alaska? You can also rate the book.

I’ve heard many people praise this new book, and it’s enjoying success on Let’s not just read the book, go to our favorite website, and talk amongst “our own,” however. Won’t you consider leaving your mark for all to see? This is yet another way to help Governor Palin and to stand up for the truth. The critics, most of whom, I’d venture to say, have not even read the book, are counting on us to remain silent while they loudly proclaim falsehoods and discourage others from reading the true account of Governor Palin’s life and character. Let’s meet them where they are.

Please go to the Our Sarah: Made in Alaska page at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and any other place you find that allows a comment or review. I’ve already done the same.

Standing up for Governor Palin is what we do, and this is just another way to accomplish that. Our work continues. Can the Palins and Heaths count on you?

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CDA Press Covers Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Our Sarah Book Signing

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 9, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

The Our Sarah book tour received complimentary coverage as father and son, Chuck Heath, Sr. and Chuck, Jr., returned to a place where they have deep roots: Idaho.

In an article called “Sold on Sarah,” CDA Press reports on the Heaths’ address to the crowd and comments from those assembled at the Hastings Bookstore in Coeur d’Alene. Here are a few excerpts:

Karen White had one reason for being among the first in line Monday night to listen to Sarah Palin’s father and brother pitch their book, “Our Sarah: Made in Alaska.”

“Because I like Sarah Palin,” the Coeur d’Alene woman said, holding two copies of the $24.99 hardback written by Chuck Heath Sr. and Chuck Heath Jr.

White bought one for herself and one for a friend, and had both autographed by Sarah’s dad and brother.

“They’re down-to-earth people,” she said.

About 50 folks gathered at the Hastings store on Best Avenue to hear from the Heaths during one of their stops on a nationwide book tour.

The Chucks chatted for 45 minutes about faith, politics, the media and Sarah, of course – but not too much – because they’ve got a book to sell and sign that offers “intimate stories from Sarah’s life along with a celebration of growing up in and sharing all that Alaska means to Sarah and her family.”

They laughed often – “Anybody that calls me Mr. Palin, I charge them a dollar. I could be rich on that,” Heath Sr. said, grinning.

But they also often expressed frustration with the media they accused of twisting words and making up stories about Sarah Palin and her family.

“Most of the stuff written about us is totally untrue,” Chuck Jr. said.

“You guys that know her personally, she is as regular as anybody you will ever meet,” he added.

“We look at ourselves as just a common, ordinary family,” said Chuck Heath Sr., who grew up in Hope and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1956. “We are not political. Where Sarah got this political ambition, we really don’t know.”

He said he also doesn’t know his daughter’s game plan.

“We don’t know what she’s going to do tomorrow. She’s very unpredictable. You’ll be seeing her again, I guarantee that,” he said.

He said Sarah only cares about what’s best for the people.

“She’s still that way. She’s not loyal to one party or another. It’s get a job done and let’s work together, and forget all this nonsense on the side,” he said, then adding, “which is what our country kind of needs right now.”

Shirley Greene drove up from Moscow to meet the Heath men and buy the book because she, too, is a huge Sarah Palin fan. She said Chuck Heath’s mother, Marie, was her teacher in Hope.

Read the full article here.

(h/t Jackie Stamper Siciliano)

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Palin: Thank you to everyone who has supported my dad and my brother on their book tour!

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on October 8, 2012

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:

Several books and articles have been written, and some movies made, under the guise of sharing with the public who the Palins are, and who I am in particular. Very often, the goal is simply to misrepresent us and present something so far-fetched as to not bear any resemblance to truth at all. Many in the media have been more than happy to make room for these stories and allow those behind them to have their say, though these “biographers” very often neither know me nor are willing to put names to their so-called sources.


This is why I so appreciate those members of the media who are giving my dad and brother—who have written a factual book—a platform to tell the real story. Unlike many of the other books people have turned to for information, Our Sarah: Made in Alaska is written by two people who actually know me, were there through much of the 2008 campaign, and have cut through the bunk right to the truth—the truth of who the Heaths and Palins really are and what an Alaska upbringing provides. I am thankful for those who actually are fair and balanced in their reporting, giving the two Chucks the same opportunity to tell their story.


Two particularly good interviews are one Chuck, Jr. did with the Great One, Mark Levin, and an interview Greta Van Susteren conducted with both Chucks. If you only saw what Greta was able to air on On the Record last night, be sure to watch the uncut version.


A heartfelt “thank you” to those who have taken part in the book tour. In a whirlwind of a schedule, Dad and Chuck, Jr. have traveled to various states, and many of you have been there to greet them, help with laundry (yes, that’s right!), or just shake their hands. I know they appreciate it, and I just wanted to chime in and say that I appreciate it also. The tour is winding down, but there are a few more stops. Go here to see the remaining schedule, and stop in to say “hello” if you can. You never know: you might just end up in one of my brother’s journal entries, which he’s recording on their Facebook page.


Thank you!

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Greta: “Gov. Palin’s father is fascinating!”

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 8, 2012

From Gretawire:

In the Governor Sarah Palin Facebook posting copied below Governor Palin gives me a shout out. But, besides just a shout out, she also urges her followers to go to GretaWire and watch our entire interview with her father and brother about their new book. I likewise urge you to scroll back and watch the entire interview because there is more to the interview than what we aired on ON THE RECORD at 10pm on Friday.

When we pre tape an interview as we did with her Father and Brother, I frequently take advantage of being with the guest (or guests) and interview longer than our planned airing time so that I can give you something extra here on GretaWire.

By the way, Gov Palin’s father is fascinating! You would not believe his collection of artifacts at his house in Alaska. On one of my many trips to Alaska, Governor Palin’s Father and Mother gave me a tour of their home. Their house is a Museum of Natural History – a collection of items he has gathered over his years of exploring that giant state of Alaska. For years he was a teacher and in talking to him and seeing his collection of artifacts I know he was a great one. I learned a lot from him just by getting a tour of his home from him.


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