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Master List of Governor Palin’s 2009 Accomplishments

Posted by Ron Devito on November 30, 2009

Updated November 30, 2009 at 1330 (1:30 PM) EST.

Following is a categorized Master List of Governor Palin’s accomplishments for 2009 with links to each accomplishment item and selected photos. This is a lengthy list, yet as of this writing only covers less than seven months. The Master List will be updated as accomplishment items are added, permanently linked in the Reference Blogs box (on Google Blog), and occasionally time/date stamp re-posted (perhaps quarterly).

Blogs are ephemeral in that entries are buried as more are added. Sure, readers can search by key words, but that is no substitute for a categorized index. Through this Master List, readers can see precisely what Governor Palin has achieved in just these nine months alone. If this list were to be printed, it would be over 30 pages.

Note: items also reflect how this blog has matured over time.

 


 

Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA)

AGIA will result in a 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline to run from Alaska’s North Slope to a connecting point in Alberta, Canada and end 30 years of pipe dreaming about same. The pipeline will bring Alaskan natural gas to the Lower 48 states. The pipeline is expected to be complete in 2019. It will be North America’s largest infrastructure project. This achievement alone is more than most of us do in an entire lifetime.

TransCanada-ExxonMobil Agreement Moves Alaska Gas Pipeline Project Forward

AK Gov. Sarah Palin Lauds AGIA Progress

AGIA Milestone for Governor Palin: TransCanada Alaska pre-files for FERC Pipeline License

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Response to AGIA Resolution

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — TransCanada Receives FERC Order to Fulfill AGIA License

Appointments, All Categories and Classes: One Hundred and Twenty Three

Appointments, Attorney General (One)

 

AK Gov Sarah Palin Appoints Daniel S. Sullivan Attorney General

Appointments to Boards, Commissions, and Councils (One Hundred and Sixteen)

Governor Palin Appoints 10 People to 7 Boards


Gov Palin Appoints Fisheries Board Member


AK Gov Sarah Palin Appoints 10 to 4 Boards

AK Gov Sarah Palin Appoints 8 to 4 Boards

Governor Palin Appoints 9 to 3 Boards While Overseas

Gov Palin Appoints 8 to 2 Boards, Fishery Council Appts Approved

Governor Palin Appoints 6 Alaskans to 4 State Boards

AK Gov Sarah Palin Appoints Permanent Fund Trustee

May, 2009

Governor Palin Announces Nine Board Appointments

AK Gov. Sarah Palin Makes Eight Board Appointments

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Announces Seven Appointments and Re-Appointments to Boards

April, 2009

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Announces Two Board Appointments

March 2009

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Board Appointments

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Fishery Council Nominees

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Four Board Appointments

February 2009

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Seven Board Appointments

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Transportation Task Force

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — 99 Appointments

Appointments, Judicial (Five)

AK Gov Sarah Palin Appoints Three Judges

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Judicial Appointments

Appointments, Legislative (One)

Governor Palin Appoints Dennis Egan for Juneau State Senate Seat: Democrats Confirmed

Books Authored — Going Rogue: An American Life

 

‘Going Rogue’ Is #1 on the NYT Times Best Seller List for Nonfiction Titles

 

Rush Limbaugh: Sarah Palin’s Book Is “Truly One Of The Most Substantive Policy Books I’ve Read”

Saving a Spot for Sarah

 

Sarah Palin: Road Trip! Book Tour Announcement

Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” Smashes Another Sales Record! Plus, A Sell Out Crowd In Missouri

Sarah Palin: Going Rogue Number One In Sales UPDATED!

 

Purchase Going Rogue: An American Life, by Sarah Palin

Governor Palin Signs Book Deal with Harper Collins

Book Review by Accomplishments Authors:

 

Gary P. Jackson

Going Rogue, An American Life, Is An American Treasure

Adrienne Ross

One Word about Going Rogue

Book Tour,  “Go Rogue with Sarah” — November 18 through December 10, 2009

 

Going Rogue Tour Week One – Video Review

 

Sarah Palin: More “Going Rogue” Book Tour Photos

 

Sarah Palin: Not Enough Hours in the Day

 

Sarah Palin: Going Rogue Book Tour!

 

Sarah Palin: Go Rogue with the Rest of Us!

 

Sarah Palin’s Book Tour Details and New Twitter Account

Rochester, NY Dispatches, Ron Devito

Going Rogue: Rochester, NY Part I — Journey

Going Rogue: Rochester, NY Part II — Camping

Going Rogue: Rochester, NY, Part III — Ready

Going Rogue, Rochester, NY: Part IV — Books Signed

Going Rogue, Rochester, NY: Part V — Egg Attack

 

Going Rogue: Rochester, NY, Part VI — Going Home

Rochester, NY Dispatches, Kristina Lazzaro

 

Governor Palin’s Book Signing in Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY Dispatches, Adrienne Ross

 

Going Rogue with Governor Palin in Rochester, NY–Pics & Video

Candidate Endorsements

 

Doug Hoffman, NY Congressional District 23

 

Sarah Palin: A Time to Unite

Sarah Palin Endorses Doug Hoffman for NY-23

Chris Christie, NJ Governor; Bob McDonnell VA Governor; RGA Comeback

 

Sarah Palin: East Coast Races Impact All Americans

Charity Work

Cathy Maples Wins Sarah Palin Dinner

 

Sarah Palin Announces Charity Dinner


Commander-in-Chief

 

Governor Palin Attends Stryker Brigade Welcome Home Ceremony

Gov. Palin Commends Senate Action on ATG Benefits

AK Gov Palin Offers Support to Family of Captured Soldier

AK Gov Sarah Palin Mourns PFC Nicolas H. J. Gideon, 20

 

AK Gov Palin Elevates Soldiers’ Ranks — Exclusive Photos and Video

AK Gov Sarah Palin Mourns Loss of Ft. Richardson Soldiers

Gov Palin Visits Camp Bondsteel, Promotes Soldiers, Mourns Fallen.

Governor Palin In Kosovo with Her Troops

Governor Palin to visit Her Troops Overseas

Photo Updates — Governor Palin Visit to USS Stennis

Governor Palin visits USS Stennis

Gov Palin Signs Boating Safety Memo with Coast Guard Admiral

 

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Declares 2009 Year of the NCO

 

Governor Palin Presents Purple Hearts to War Heroes

AK Governor Sarah Palin’s Memorial Day Proclamation

Governor Palin Meets U.S. Pacific Air Force Commander for Briefing on USAF Assets in AK

AK Governor Sarah Palin Signs Legislation Continuing ATG Retirement Benefits

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Tours Kodiak Launch Complex

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Command Experience — Extending ATG Veterans’ Retirement Benefits

General Information Package — Mourning the Loss of Elmendorf Airman

General Information Package — Sarah’s Command Experience — Mourning Loss of Three Soldiers

General Information Package: Command Experience — Governor Palin Fights for Payments to ATG Veterans

2008 Items

 

General Information Package: Sarah Palin Command Experience Video

Crisis Management

Recovery in Full Swing in AK’s Interior

FEMA Approves Additional Help for AK Flood Victims

Gov Palin Signs FEMA, State Disaster Response Agreement

AK Gov. Palin Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration; Signs 9 Bills

AK Governor Sarah Palin Prepares for Federal Disaster Declaration in Flooded Interior

Governor Palin Visits Tanana

Governor Palin Visits Ft. Yukon and Eagle Flood Zones

Governor Palin Surveys Flooded AK Interior, Declares Disaster, Sends Substitute for East Coast Events

Editorials and Op-Ed’s Authored

 

Sarah Palin: Bureaucratization of Health Care

“The ‘Cap and Tax’ Dead End” — by Sarah Palin

One more time on federal energy funds — by Sarah Palin

Governor Palin’s Op-Ed Regarding Stimulus Package

Endorsements (Organizations)

 

Donate $100 to RGA or SarahPAC; Get Signed Copy of Rogue

Sarah Palin Endorses RGA

Energy

AK Gov. Sarah Palin Attends Pt Thomson Luncheon To Express Her Appreciation for Project

AK Governor Sarah Palin’s High-Energy Week

Investors Business Daily Supports Governor Palin’s Position on Drilling

ExxonMobil Begins Drilling at Point Thomson, AK

Governor Palin Testifies on AK’s Outer Continental Shelf and Announces Point Thomson Oil Rig Mobilization

AK Governor Sarah Palin Welcomes State House Proposal to Consolidate Energy Programs

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — ExxonMobil Defaulted Leases Returned

General Information Package — Sarah Palin’s Executive Experience — In-State Pipelines

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Energy Development in Alaska

 

General Information Package — Sarah’s Alaska Energy Plan — Executive Experience

General Information Package: Sarah Palin’s Executive Experience — ANWR, Healy Clean Coal, Stimulus Package and Beluga Whale Lawsuit

Ethics Complaints, Dismissal Of

 

Ethics Charges of Former Gov. Palin’s Communication Director Bill McAllister… DROPPED!

Governor Palin 16, Enemies 0


Facebook Posts (Candidate endorsements listed separately)

Sarah Palin: If We’re In It, Lets Win It

Sarah Palin: Happy Thanksgiving

Sarah Palin: Congress Never Ceases to Amaze

Sarah Palin: US Troops Must Be Second to None

Sarah Palin: In the Midnight Hour

Sarah Palin: Cancer Screenings: Rational Advice or Rationed Care?

Sarah Palin: Newsweek

Sarah Palin Says: Forget AP; Go to C4P for Facts

Sarah Palin: Obama Administration’s Atrocious Decision

Sarah Palin: Keep Your Powder Dry

Sarah Palin: Let’s Follow Reagan’s Example

Sarah Palin: Pelosi “Health Plan” Should Be DOA.

Sarah Palin: Oprah on November 16th & Oprah Video

Sarah Palin Stunned by Manufactured Coin Controversy

Veteran’s Day Message from Sarah Palin

Defiant Sarah Palin: The Pelosi Bill Was Rammed Through on Saturday, But Sunday’s Coming

Sarah Palin Sets the Record Straight, Again

Sarah Palin: Make Your Voices Heard Before It’s Too Late!

Sarah Palin: On the Tragic Shooting Today at Fort Hood

 

Sarah Palin: The Cause Goes On

 

Update: Sarah Palin & Election Day Reminder

 

Sarah Palin isn’t Lying, but the DNC is (Video)

 

Sarah Palin Takes on Joe Biden Over Energy Independence

Sarah Palin to Chris Daggett: Oh No, I Didn’t!

 

Updated with Video – The Game Changer by Sarah Palin

 

Sarah Palin: Happy Alaska Day

 

Sarah Palin: Yes We Can, “Drill, Baby, Drill!”

Sarah Palin: Happy Birthday Margaret Thatcher

 

Sarah Palin: Further Proof of the Need for Energy Independence

 

Sarah Palin: Best Wishes for the Jewish High Holidays

Sarah Palin: Constitution Day

Remembering 9/11 – We Are Americans – Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Calls Out the President on His Health Care Speech

Sarah Palin Talks Back to the White House

Sarah Palin: AP Use of Soldier’s Photo Evil

 

Sarah Palin: Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work…

Sarah Palin: Troubling Questions Remain on “ObamaCare”

 

Senate drops end-of-life provision from bill, thanks Sarah Palin

John Q Public pulls the plug on Dr. Death Panel

Palin Wins! Death Panels/End of Life Provision to Go

Sarah Palin: “Concerning the Death Panels”

Governor Palin Reduced Medicaid Backlog 83% in 2 Years

A Message to Alaskans about the Stimulus Veto and the Health Care Town Halls

Governor Palin Provides References for Her Health Care Statement

Governor Palin: NO to Socialized Health Care

Financial Administration

(Governor Palin saved her state nearly $1 billion through budget cuts and use of stimulus funds and $913,000 on her own expenses for a total of $1.09 billion)

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — FY2010 Spending Reduced by $445 Million

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Saving AK $913,000 on her own expenses

General Information Package — Executive Experience — Balancing Budgets

 

General Information Package: Sarah Palin’s Executive Experience — “Which Governor Can do an NPV and Relate it to State Finances?”


First Amendment, Defense of

AK Governor Sarah Palin Defends Carrie Prejean’s Right to Free Speech

Foreign Policy and National Security

 

AK Gov Sarah Palin Meets with Czech Republic Delegation

Investors Business Daily Supports Gov. Palin on North Korea

Governor Palin Urges Peace through Strength on North Korea

AK Governor Sarah Palin Calls Obama’s Cuts “Outrageous”

Governor Palin Stresses the Need for Missile Defense

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Against Missile Defense Cuts

General Information Package — Sarah’s Foreign Policy Experience — Gas Pipeline

Galas and Executive Dinners

(Notice the beckoning turn in the photo…)

General Information Package: Executive Experience — Alfalfa Club and other Non-Partisan Functions – 2/2/2009 Update

(Click link. Watch video. Notice how she turns and beckons three times….)

She is Being Called….

General Information Package: Executive Experience — Alfalfa Club and other Non-Partisan Functions – 2/2/2009 Update

(Click link. Watch video. Notice how she turns and beckons three times….)

General Executive Experience

Photo: Weekly Leadership Meeting

Lt. Gov. Parnell to Continue Palin Administration 100%

Governor Palin Opposes Waxman-Markey Bill

Governor Palin Breaks Ground on New Medium Security Prison

Petroleum News Reports ACES Formula Works

Governor Palin Supports Land Exchange to Build Needed Road

Governor Palin Celebrates AK’s 50th Year of Statehood in Auburn NY

AK Gov Sarah Palin Defends Juneau Access Project

Governor Palin Monitors National Education Standards

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Earmark Reforms

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience, Fiscal Discipline and Conservatism — Extending Motor Fuel Tax Suspsension

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Enforcing Deadlines

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Seeking State Senator Applicants

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Legislation to Re-Structure Six Railbelt Utilities

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Obama agrees to include gas pipeline on Canadian PM meeting agenda

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Letter to the Postmaster General re: Postage Rates

Health Care

 

 

Sarah Palin: Testimony to NYS Senate Aging Committee

Honors and Awards Received

Commander-in-Chief

Gov Palin’s Kosovo Trip Photos: Honors Given and Received

Defense of: Persons with Special Needs

Governor Palin Receives IGHL Award for Defending People with Special Needs

Defense of: Right to Keep and Bear Arms — Second Amendment

 

Governor Palin Receives Five Awards for Defending Second Amendment

 

“A Tribute to the Governor” from the American Rifleman

 

Humanitarian Missions

General Information Package — Sarah Palin’s Humanitarian Aid Trip to Western Alaska

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Aid to Distressed Communities 2-19-2009

 

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Aid to Distressed Communities

Image and Brand, Defense of

Letterman Battle Over — But War on Sexism and Misogyny Continues

Image and Brand, Promotion of

Governor Palin on Twitter and American Chopper

 

Sarah Palin SuperBowl Sunday Ad 2009 (Aired in Alaska Market Only)

Internet Milestones

 

Sarah Palin’s Facebook Supporters Reach 1 Million Strong On Day of Book Launch

Inspiration, General

 

Sarah Palin’s Image Takes DC By Storm

International Trade

Governor Palin Honors International Excellence in Alaska: North Star Awards

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Seeks Nominees for North Star International Awards

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Foreign Policy Experience — $3.6 Billion in Exports


General Information Package: Sarah Palin’s Executive and Foreign Policy Experience — Meeting with Diplomats from 9 Countries 1-29-2009 Update


Leadership for All

Governor Palin Celebrates Juneteenth Day (Holiday Commemorating End of Slavery)

 

General Information Package: Sarah Palin — A Leader for All People

(Celebrated Hannukah and mourned Mumbai terror attack in Sikh temple)

Legal

AK Attorney General Defends Off-Shore Drilling — Intervenes in Court Case

Governor Palin Lauds Kensington Mine Ruling

Thanks to AK State Employees Court Review Ends on Kenai Gas Exports

AK Governor Sarah Palin Directs Filing of New Brief for Kensington Mine

Legal Defense Fund — The Alaska Fund Trust

 


Legislation Signed

July 2009

Gov Palin Signs Aerospace Bill, Energy and Missile Defense Resolutions


Governor Palin Signs Power Cost Equalization Bill


AK Gov Sarah Palin Signs Legislation on Fisheries and Oil Tanker Escorts

AK Gov. Sarah Palin Signs Bill Permitting Villages to Administer Safety Officer Program

June 2009

Gov Palin Signs Legislation Safeguarding Student Loans

Governor Palin Signs Domestic Violence Legislation

Governor Palin Signs Legislation Strengthening Child Car Safety Requirements

AK Gov Sarah Palin Signs Five Bills in Soldotna

May 2009


Photo by Grizzly Barb.

AK Governor Sarah Palin signs bills to aid Charter and Schools for Military Dependents

Photos from Governor Palin’s Memorial Day Bill Signing Tour

AK Gov. Palin Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration; Signs 9 Bills

AK Gov Sarah Palin Signs Six Appropriations Bills, Extends Life of State’s Savings

AK Governor Sarah Palin Signs Bills on Teachers’ Salaries and Boating Safety

April, 2009

AK Governor Sarah Palin Signs Legislation Continuing ATG Retirement Benefits

Governor Palin Wins $7.1 million for In-State Gas Pipeline; Railbelt Consolidation to continue in 2010; 140 Capital Projects Secured

Legislation Vetoed

US DOE Reveals Strings Attached to Gov Palin’s Vetoed Stimulus Funds

AK Governor Sarah Palin to Veto $28.6 million in poisoned stimulus funds

Life, Defense of

Governor Palin’s Statement on William Long Murder

Governor Palin Statement on George Tiller

Media Profiles and Human Interest

 

 

Track Palin to Return Home This Weekend (September 18 – 19, 2009)

I’m a Runner: Sarah Palin. By Dan Simmons, Runner’s World

Esquire and Men’s Journal Articles on Todd Palin

Bristol, Tripp and Sarah Interview with Greta Van Susteren, Part II — February 17, 2009

Bristol, Tripp and Sarah Interview with Greta Van Susteren — February 16, 2009

Sarah Palin: What I’ve Learned by Ryan D’Agostino, Esquire Magazine

 

Sarah Unloads 10 30-Round Magazines on the Media. ;-)

(John Ziegler’s Media Malpractice film)

Persons with Special Needs, Defense of / Innocent, Defense of

Governor Palin Defends the Innocent…


Political Action Committee — SarahPAC

 

DONATE $1OO TO SARAHPAC AND GET COMPLIMENTARY SIGNED COPY OF “GOING ROGUE”

SarahPac Raises $733,000 in Only 6 Months

 

Second Amendment

AK Gov Sarah Palin Signs Legislation Defending Second Amendment

AK Governor Sarah Palin Supports Congressional Gun Provision for National Parks

General Information Package — Second Amendment Support

Significant Interviews


Sarah Palin Talks About Her Faith During Her Visit With Billy Graham

 

Sarah Palin: Wednesday’s Radio Interviews

 

What Did I Tell You? Sarah Palin Drives Up Oprah’s Ratings

Sarah Palin on Hannity at 9 PM Tonight

Sarah Palin: Rush Limbaugh Interview

Sarah Palin: Multi-Part Interview with Barbara Walters

UPDATE: Video Promo of Sarah Palin-Barbara Walters Interview; Oprah Show Promo Added

Sarah Palin Will Help Oprah Winfrey (November 16, 2009)

Governor Palin On the Water’s Edge

 

Governor Palin’s Interview with Sean Hannity at IGHL Gala

Significant Speeches (Beckoning)

The Speech

Answering her Summons…When She Beckons Us to the Shining City on a Hill

Awaiting. Vigil Posted.

Significant Speeches (Gubernatorial)

A New Beginning…North to the Future!

AK Gov Sarah Palin Farewell Address

 

Governor Palin’s Farewell – Transcript


Her Time for Choosing: Passing the Ball for the Team…

 

Governor Palin Announces No Second Term: No Lame Duck Session Either

Defending People with Special Needs

Governor Palin Receives IGHL Award for Defending People with Special Needs

Being Summoned…

 

Governor Palin’s Introduction of Michael Reagan Complete Transcript

Governor Palin Introduces Michael Reagan (Audio Transcript)

Defense of the Sanctity of Life

 

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Speech in Vandenburg, IN

2009 State of the State Address

General Information Package — Executive Experience — Alaska State of the State Address

Speaking Engagements (Commercial)


Tea Party Convention, February 6, 2010

 

Sarah Palin To Headline First National Tea Party Convention

 

Salina, KS Chamber of Commerce, February 5, 2010

 

Sarah Palin to Be Featured Speaker at Banquet in Salina, Kansas



Wisconsin Right to Life — November 6, 2009 and College of the Ozarks, December 2, 2009

 

 

Sarah Palin Is Advancing in a New Direction

Sarah Palin Speaks at Wisconsin Right to Life

CLSA, Hong Kong, September 23, 2009

 

 

Gov. Palin’s Hong Kong Speech: Reagan Resurrected

Video: Sarah Palin Speaks at Hong Kong Airport

Stimulus Package

Final Thoughts on the Stimulus Package as it Pertains to Alaska

Governor Palin’s Compromise on Stimulus Largely Accepted

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Battle with Legislature Over the Stimulus Bill

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Public Discussion on Stimulus Funding

 

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Stimulus Package 2-16-2009

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Accepts 55% of Allocated Stimulus Funds

General Information Package — Governor Palin’s Executive Experience — Certification of Transportation Projects

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Delineating Aspects of the Stimulus Bill for AK

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Reasoned Approach to Stimulus Bill

General Information Package — Sarah’s Executive Experience — Stimulus Package 2-16-2009

General Information Package — Executive Experience — Sarah and the Stimulus Package

Wildlife Management

General Information Package — Executive Experience — AK’s Wildlife Management Methods are Correct and Successful

Women, Defense of

Governor Palin Says it All in One Beautiful Tweet….

Governor Palin Speaks Out Against Sexism and Misogyny

Twitter

 

@AKGovSarahPalin Tweet Archive

 

Sarah Palin’s New Twitter Account Explodes On The Scene!

Women, Inspiration of

 

Inspired by Sarah Palin, 12 Year Old Speaks Out

An Outstanding Day in Alaska

Sarah Palin Inspires African Women To Run For President

AK Governor Sarah Palin Has a Student….

To Be Continued….
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Gov. Palin Picks Pam Pryor for Spokeswoman

Posted by Ron Devito on October 22, 2009

According to Mike McCarville, reporter for Tulsa Today, Governor Palin has chosen Pam Pryor to speak to the media on her behalf (McCarville, 2009, ¶2-3).

“A member of [Governor] Palin’s team in 2008 says that Pryor today is ‘[Governor] Palin’s ‘go-to girl. If Sarah has a doubt about anything, she talks to Pam. If Sarah wants to do something, she talks to Pam. Pam is a solid lock in [Governor] Palin’s future.’ ” (McCarville, 2009, ¶4).

McCarville devoted the remainder of the article Ms. Pryor’s biography and credentials.

Ms. Pryor “was named one of the 100 most powerful women in Washington by Washingtonian Magazine” (McCarville, 2009, ¶7). She has a solid background in college teaching and instruction, and broadcast media having been TV news anchor and reporter, as well as having a radio talk show in Oklahoma City (McCarville, 2009, ¶5). Ms. Pryor was Congressman J.C. Watts’ press secretary (McCarville, 2009, ¶6), was responsible for GOP House communications (McCarville, 2009, ¶7), has had several public relations and communication clients under her consultancy including the RNC (McCarville, 2009, ¶8-9), and is a solid evangelical (McCarville, 2009, ¶10-11).

Commentary:

A leader is ultimately only as good as his or her reports. Governor Palin understands this fully and has a solid track record of making sound hiring decisions. This could not be more clear than when she held office and made 123 appointments during her final seven months. It was in fact, Governor Palin’s hiring decisions that permitted her to leave office knowing that her vision and agenda would continue on. Her hiring decisions are why the decision to leave was prima facie brilliant. The choice of Ms. Pryor to serve as a spokeswoman is yet another example of a sound hiring decision made by a seasoned executive and Transformational Leader.

References

McCarville, M. (2009, October 21). “Pam Pryor Speaks for Sarah Palin” Tulsa Today. Retrieved October 22, 2009 from: http://www.tulsatoday.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1205:pam-pryor-speaks-for-sarah-palin&catid=61:national&Itemid=109

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July 27, 2009 Synopsis of Governor Palin’s Accomplishments

Posted by Ron Devito on July 27, 2009

Click edit above to add content to this empty capsule.

Governor Palin was invited to speak at Ronald Reagan Library on August 8, 2009. Michael Reagan may introduce her (note, despite many media reports circulating, this invitation was issued but has NOT yet been accepted).

Governor Palin resigned office effective July 26, 2009 to pursue national politics free of gubernatorial limitations and frivolous ethics complaints. Her entire administration remains intact to execute her agenda.

Governor Palin’s Farewell Address was Reaganesque to the core. It is more the announcement of a bold new beginning than a farewell.

Governor Palin signed several pieces of legislation and resolutions during July 2009. They were:

  • SB-125: Encourage aerospace development in AK
  • SB-177: Extend sunset for sport fishing guides and address harvest data collection
  • Pro-energy development and missile defense resolutions

    HJR-27: Alaska a Sovereign State
    HJR-25: Hydro-Electric a Renewable Resource
    HJR-28: Oppose Federal Restriction on Oil and Gas Development
    HJR-12: Support Missile Defense System

  • SB-88: Power cost equalization
  • Defending Second Amendment rights.

    SB-201: Extends Concealed Carry Permit Expiration to 5 Years from Birthday
    HJR-17: Urges Congress not to pass HR-45.The federal legislation would put burdensome licensing and registration controls on individual gun owners.
    SJR-10: Urges Congress to pass S-371. The legislation was to ensure that citizens of each state who are licensed or authorized by their home state to carry a concealed weapon, could do so in another state as long as they comply with the laws of that state.
    SJR-3: The resolution expresses support to Congress for repealing the ban on carrying a firearm on National Park Service lands.

  • SB-3 Requiring information sharing between two agencies.
  • HRJ-19 Supports requirement of escort for loaded tankers traversing Prince William Sound.

The Governor appointed 29 people to boards, commissions and councils and made three judicial appointments between July 6, 2009 and July 26, 2009.

Governor Palin’s total appointments for 2009 was123, including 116 to boards, commissions and councils, five judicial appointments, one legislative and one attorney general. Governor Palin averaged one appointment every 1.67 days during 2009.

According to the website Africa Matata, Miss Malawi, Perth Msiska has given up her crown to pursue a career in politics. She cites Sarah Palin as her inspiration….It is also reported that Malawian President, Bingu wa Mutharika was also inspired by John McCain when he picked Joyce Banda as his running mate. Even better, Vice President Banda the first female Veep in Malawi’s history, will look to run as her party’s Presidential candidate in 2013.

Governor Palin wrote an editorial, “The ‘Cap and Tax’ Dead End,” which appeared in the Washington Post on July 14, 2009.

Though pertinent to the prior synopsis, photos and video were not available for the following item: Governor Palin elevated the ranks of three soldiers while in Kosovo. Photos extracted from YouTube video are available exclusively at Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Accomplishments.

SarahPAC has raised $933K since its inception.

The Alaska Fund Trust has raised $250K since its inception.

Governor Palin has sent condolences to families of soldiers killed in action or taken prisoner, who were at any point based at Alaska military installations. So that they are not forgotten, these soldiers are:

  • Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl — Taken Prisoner
  • Private First Class Nicolas H. J. Gideon, 20 — Killed in Action
  • Private First Class Aaron E. Fairbairn, 20 — Killed in Action
  • Private First Class Justin A. Casillas, 19 — Killed in Action

Complete stories at:

http://sarahs-accomplishments.blogspot.com/

En Español:

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한국어 (Korean)

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עִברִית (Hebrew)

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日本語 (Japanese)

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繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

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“Palin isn’t Done Yet”

Posted by Ron Devito on July 10, 2009

I am a supporter of Gov. Palin from Staten Island, N.Y., and blog exclusively about her accomplishments, an activity I find particularly uplifting and inspirational. For anyone who harbors doubts about Gov. Palin’s service, as a point of comparison, I have lived in New York for all of my 40 years. In this period, we have had seven governors dating back to six years before Gov. Palin was born. All seven of them combined — from both parties — have not accomplished anywhere near what Sarah Palin has in the seven months that have passed for 2009 alone. Our current governor is routinely lambasted for being “hapless” and having no leadership skills whatsoever. His predecessor’s claim to fame is being “Client No. 9” of a prostitution ring. His Republican predecessor subjected our state to 11 solid years of corruption, which was preceded by 11 years of corruption from a Democrat. I can continue back to 1959, but suffice it say not one of our seven governors have accomplished anything noteworthy – in 50 years (Devito, 2009, ¶1).

I am compiling a master list of Gov. Palin’s 2009 accomplishments — a project that has taken several hours and is nowhere near finished. I had to build a team of authors on my blog just to cover her accomplishments. There are simply too many in volume, size, scale and scope to be covered by one person. Sarah Palin accomplished every goal set forth when she campaigned to be your state’s governor. Her staff remains and is on the same page with her. She is a textbook transformational leader — the type studied in MBA courses. She performed her service with honor, grace and to the highest of standards (Devito, 2009, ¶2).

Free of gubernatorial limitations and unbound from the shackles of frivolous ethics complaints, Gov. Palin can and will accomplish even more for Alaska and for our nation. Everything she has done thus far will pale in (pun intended) comparison to what she is about to do (Devito, 2009, ¶3).

References

Devito, R. (2009, July 29). “Palin isn’t done yet.” Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman. Retrieved July 10, 2009 from: http://www.frontiersman.com/articles/2009/07/10/opinion/letters/doc4a56b220c68e7291002089.txt

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July 6, 2009 Synopsis of Governor Palin’s Accomplishments

Posted by Ron Devito on July 6, 2009

Governor Palin announced that she will be resigning her gubernatorial job on July 26, 2009. This is an accomplishment for her, because the job limits her ability to campaign effectively as a national figure. Governor Palin realized that she must free herself from the bonds of that position to more effectively answer her call to service.

Following the resignation, Governor Palin issued a letter to her constituents and started pursuing leftist bloggers who have been writing libelous and defamatory material against her.

One rumor involving a federal agency was debunked by both the agency in question and Governor Palin’s lawyer.

FEMA approved additional aid for Alaska’s Interior region flood victims. Governor Palin’s meticulous and disciplined approach to the disaster ensured that resources were properly allocated to the affected areas.

Governor Palin signed legislation safeguarding student loans.

Governor Palin was profiled in Runner’s World, where she discussed extensively how she runs marathons.

The Governor expressed her disapproval of the Waxman-Markey Bill otherwise known as “Cap and Trade.”

While in Kosovo, Governor Palin gave and received honors. Honors given: she served food to her troops and met with volunteer English teachers and their students. Honors Received: Governor Palin was present with an Alaska State Flag that had flown in regular service over Camp Bondsteel. The flag was encased in a plaque honoring her as Commander-in-Chief of Alaska’s National Guard.


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Governor Palin Announces No Second Term: No Lame Duck Session Either

Posted by Ron Devito on July 4, 2009

Governor Palin’s Gubernatorial Resignation Speech Video

Hi Alaska, I appreciate speaking directly TO you, the people I serve, as your Governor (New Road, 2009, ¶1).

People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Alaska. Serving her people is the greatest honor I could imagine (New Road, 2009, ¶2).

I want Alaskans to grasp what can be in store for our state. We were purchased as a territory because a member of President Abe Lincoln’s cabinet, William Seward, providentially saw in this great land, vast riches, beauty, strategic placement on the globe, and opportunity. He boldly looked “North to the Future”. But he endured such ridicule and mocking for his vision for Alaska, remember the adversaries scoffed, calling this “Seward’s Folly”. Seward withstood such disdain as he chose the uncomfortable, unconventional, but RIGHT path to secure Alaska, so Alaska could help secure the United States (New Road, 2009, ¶3).

Alaska’s mission – to contribute to America. We’re strategic IN the world as the air crossroads OF the world, as a gatekeeper of the continent. Bold visionaries knew this – Alaska would be part of America’s great destiny (New Road, 2009, ¶4).

Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND oil and gas. It’s energy! God gave us energy (New Road, 2009, ¶5).

So to serve the state is a humbling responsibility, because I know in my soul that Alaska is of such import, for America’s security, in our very volatile world. And you know me by now, I promised even four years ago to show MY independence… no more conventional “politics as usual” (New Road, 2009, ¶6).

And we are doing well! My administration’s accomplishments speak for themselves. We work tirelessly for Alaskans (New Road, 2009, ¶7).

We aggressively and responsibly develop our resources because they were created to be used to better our world… to HELP people… and we protect the environment and Alaskans (the resource owners) foremost with our policies (New Road, 2009, ¶8).

Here’s some of the things we’ve done: (New Road, 2009, ¶9)

We created a petroleum integrity office to oversee safe development. We held the line FOR Alaskans on Point Thomson – and finally for the first time in decades – they’re drilling for oil and gas (New Road, 2009, ¶10).

We have AGIA, the gasline project – a massive bi-partisan victory (the vote was 58 to 1!) – also succeeding as intended – protecting Alaskans as our clean natural gas will flow to energize us, and America, through a competitive, pro-private sector project. This is the largest private sector energy project, ever. THIS is energy independence (New Road, 2009, ¶11).

And ACES – another bipartisan effort – is working as intended and industry is publicly acknowledging its success. Our new oil and gas “clear and equitable formula” is so Alaskans will no longer be taken advantage of. ACES incentivizes NEW exploration and development and JOBS that were previously not going to happen with a monopolized North Slope oil basin (New Road, 2009, ¶12).

We cleaned up previously accepted unethical actions; we ushered in bi-partisan Ethics Reform (New Road, 2009, ¶13).

We also slowed the rate of government growth, we worked with the Legislature to save billions of dollars for the future, and I made no lobbyist friends with my hundreds of millions of dollars in budget vetoes… but living beyond our means today is irresponsible for tomorrow (New Road, 2009, ¶14).

We took government out of the dairy business and put it back into private-sector hands – where it should be (New Road, 2009, ¶15).

We provided unprecedented support for education initiatives, and with the right leadership, finally filled long-vacant public safety positions. We built a sub-Cabinet on Climate Change and took heat from Outside special interests for our biologically-sound wildlife management for abundance (New Road, 2009, ¶16).

We broke ground on the new prison (New Road, 2009, ¶17).

And we made common sense conservative choices to eliminate personal luxuries like the jet, the chef, the junkets… the entourage (New Road, 2009, ¶18).

And the Lt. Governor and I said “no” to our pay raises. So much success in this first term – and with this success I am proud to take credit… for hiring the right people! Our goal was to achieve a gasline project, more fair oil and gas valuation, and ethics reform in four years. We did it in two. It’s because of the people… good public servants surrounding the Governor’s office, with servants’ hearts and astounding work ethic… THEY are Alaska’s success! (New Road, 2009, ¶19)

We are doing well! I wish you’d hear MORE from the media of your state’s progress and how we tackle Outside interests – daily – SPECIAL interests that would stymie our state. Even those debt-ridden stimulus dollars that would force the heavy hand of federal government into our communities with an “all-knowing attitude” – I have taken the slings and arrows with that unpopular move to veto because I know being right is better than being popular. Some of those dollars would harm Alaska and harm America – I resisted those dollars because of the obscene national debt we’re forcing our children to pay, because of today’s Big Government spending; it’s immoral and doesn’t even make economic sense (New Road, 2009, ¶20)!

Another accomplishment – our Law Department protected states’ rights – TWO huge U.S. Supreme Court reversals came down against that liberal Ninth Circuit, deciding in OUR state’s favor over the last two weeks. We’re protectors of our Constitution – federalists protect states’ rights as mandated in 10th amendment (New Road, 2009, ¶21).

But you don’t hear much of the good stuff in the press anymore, do you? (New Road, 2009, ¶22)

Some say things changed for me on August 29th last year – the day John McCain tapped me to be his running-mate – I say others changed (New Road, 2009, ¶23).

Let me speak to that for a minute (New Road, 2009, ¶23).

Political operatives descended on Alaska last August, digging for dirt. The ethics law I championed became their weapon of choice. Over the past nine months I’ve been accused of all sorts of frivolous ethics violations – such as holding a fish in a photograph, wearing a jacket with a logo on it, and answering reporters’ questions (New Road, 2009, ¶24).

Every one – all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We’ve won! But it hasn’t been cheap – the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to “opposition research” – that’s money NOT going to fund teachers or troopers – or safer roads. And this political absurdity, the “politics of personal destruction” … Todd and I are looking at more than half a million dollars in legal bills in order to set the record straight. And what about the people who offer up these silly accusations? It doesn’t cost them a dime so they’re not going to stop draining public resources – spending other peoples’ money in their game (New Road, 2009, ¶25).

It’s pretty insane – my staff and I spend most of our day dealing with THIS instead of progressing our state now. I know I promised no more “politics as usual,” but THIS isn’t what anyone had in mind for ALASKA (New Road, 2009, ¶26).

If I have learned one thing: LIFE is about choices (New Road, 2009, ¶27)!

And one chooses how to react to circumstances. You can choose to engage in things that tear down, or build up. I choose to work very hard on a path for fruitfulness and productivity. I choose NOT to tear down and waste precious time; but to build UP this state and our country, and her industrious, generous, patriotic, free people (New Road, 2009, ¶28)!

Life is too short to compromise time and resources… it may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: “Sit down and shut up”, but that’s the worthless, easy path; that’s a quitter’s way out. And a problem in our country today is apathy. It would be apathetic to just hunker down and “go with the flow” (New Road, 2009, ¶29).

Nah, only dead fish “go with the flow” (New Road, 2009, ¶30).

No. Productive, fulfilled people determine where to put their efforts, choosing to wisely utilize precious time… to BUILD UP (New Road, 2009, ¶31).

And there is such a need to BUILD up and FIGHT for our state and our country. I choose to FIGHT for it! And I’ll work hard for others who still believe in free enterprise and smaller government; strong national security for our country and support for our troops; energy independence; and for those who will protect freedom and equality and LIFE… I’ll work for and campaign for those PROUD to be American, and those who are INSPIRED by our ideals and won’t deride them (New Road, 2009, ¶32).

I WILL support others who seek to serve, in or out of office, for the RIGHT reasons, and I don’t care what party they’re in or no party at all. Inside Alaska – or Outside Alaska (New Road, 2009, ¶33).

But I won’t do it from the Governor’s desk (New Road, 2009, ¶34).

I’ve never believed that I, nor anyone else, needs a title to do this – to make a difference… to HELP people. So I choose, for my State and my family, more “freedom” to progress, all the way around… so that Alaska may progress… I will not seek re-election as Governor (New Road, 2009, ¶35).

And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldn’t run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks… travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade – as so many politicians do. And then I thought – that’s what’s wrong – many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and “milk it”. I’m not putting Alaska through that – I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! ? That’s not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old “politics as usual.” I promised that four years ago – and I meant it (New Road, 2009, ¶36).

It’s not what is best for Alaska (New Road, 2009, ¶37).

I am determined to take the right path for Alaska even though it is unconventional and not so comfortable (New Road, 2009, ¶38).

With this announcement that I am not seeking re-election… I’ve determined it’s best to transfer the authority of governor to Lieutenant Governor Parnell; and I am willing to do so, so that this administration – with its positive agenda, its accomplishments, and its successful road to an incredible future – can continue without interruption and with great administrative and legislative success (New Road, 2009, ¶39).

My choice is to take a stand and effect change – not hit our heads against the wall and watch valuable state time and money, millions of your dollars, go down the drain in this new environment. Rather, we know we can effect positive change outside government at this moment in time, on another scale, and actually make a difference for our priorities – and so we will, for Alaskans and for Americans (New Road, 2009, ¶40).

Let me go back to a comfortable analogy for me – sports… basketball. I use it because you’re naïve if you don’t see the national full-court press picking away right now: A good point guard drives through a full court press, protecting the ball, keeping her eye on the basket… and she knows exactly when to pass the ball so that the team can WIN. And I’m doing that – keeping our eye on the ball that represents sound priorities – smaller government, energy independence, national security, freedom! And I know when it’s time to pass the ball – for victory (New Road, 2009, ¶41).

I have given my reasons candidly and truthfully… and my last day won’t be for another few weeks so the transition will be very smooth. In fact, we will look to swear Sean in – in Fairbanks at the conclusion of our Governor’s picnics (New Road, 2009, ¶42).

I do not want to disappoint anyone with my decision; all I can ask is that you TRUST me with this decision – but it’s no more “politics as usual” (New Road, 2009, ¶43).

Some Alaskans don’t mind wasting public dollars and state time. I do. I cannot stand here as your Governor and allow millions upon millions of our dollars go to waste just so I can hold the title of Governor. And my children won’t allow it either. ? Some will question the timing. ? Let’s just say, this decision has been in the works for awhile… (New Road, 2009, ¶44)

In fact, this decision comes after much consideration, and finally polling the most important people in my life – my children (where the count was unanimous… well, in response to asking: “Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children’s future from OUTSIDE the Governor’s office?” It was four “yes’s” and one “hell yeah!” The “hell yeah” sealed it – and someday I’ll talk about the details of that… I think much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults recently.) Um, by the way, sure wish folks could ever, ever understand that we ALL could learn so much from someone like Trig – I know he needs me, but I need him even more… what a child can offer to set priorities RIGHT – that time is precious… the world needs more “Trigs”, not fewer (New Road, 2009, ¶45).

My decision was also fortified during this most recent trip to Kosovo and Landstuhl, to visit our wounded soldiers overseas, those who sacrifice themselves in war for OUR freedom and security… we can ALL learn from our selfless Troops… they’re bold, they don’t give up, they take a stand and know that LIFE is short so they choose to NOT waste time. They choose to be productive and to serve something greater than SELF… and to build up their families, their states, our country. These Troops and their important missions – those are truly the worthy causes in this world and should be the public priority with time and resources and NOT this local / superficial wasteful political bloodsport (New Road, 2009, ¶46).

May we ALL learn from them (New Road, 2009, ¶47)!

*((Gotta put First Things First))* (New Road, 2009, ¶48)

First things first: as Governor, I love my job and I love Alaska. It hurts to make this choice but I am doing what’s best for Alaska. I’ve explained why… though I think of the saying on my parents’ refrigerator that says “Don’t explain: your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe you anyway” (New Road, 2009, ¶49)

But I have given my reasons… no more “politics as usual” and I am taking my fight for what’s right – for Alaska – in a new direction (New Road, 2009, ¶50).

Now, despite this, I don’t want any Alaskan dissuaded from entering politics after seeing this REAL “climate change” that began in August… no, we NEED hardworking, average Americans fighting for what’s right! And I will support you because we need YOU and YOU can effect change, and I can too on the outside (New Road, 2009, ¶51).

We need those who will respect our Constitution where government’s supposed to serve from the BOTTOM UP, not move toward this TOP DOWN big government take-over… but rather, will be protectors of individual rights – who also have enough common sense to acknowledge when conditions have drastically changed and are willing to call an audible and pass the ball when it’s time so the team can win! And that is what I’m doing (New Road, 2009, ¶52)!

Remember Alaska… America is now, more than ever, looking North to the Future. It’ll be good. So God bless you, and from me and my family – to ALL Alaska – you have my heart (New Road, 2009, ¶53).

And we will be in the capable hands of our Lieutenant Governor, Sean Parnell. And Lieutenant General Craig Campbell will assume the role of Lieutenant Governor. And it is my promise to you that I will always be standing by, ready to assist. We have a good, positive agenda for Alaska (New Road, 2009, ¶54).

In the words of General MacArthur said, “We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction” (New Road, 2009, ¶55).

Commentary

Following is extract from a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis that this author along with 30 other people performed on Governor Palin and delivered to her. The extract has been modified slightly for publication here:

A second term as Governor poses some significant disadvantages to Sarah Palin for a 2012 run and they relate mainly to timing. Governor Palin’s 2012 POTUS run would start in earnest around the same time as her second gubernatorial term. The first half of her second term would be devoted to balancing her duties with her campaign. Should Governor Palin win, Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell would likely have to take over her duties for much of her term, or a special election might have to be held. This could turn Governor Palin’s local supporters against her, and reverberate through the campaign. The extreme distances between Anchorage/Wasilla and even Juneau and the political centers of the conterminous 48 states exacerbate this problem and could rapidly take a physical toll on the Governor.

From the Conclusion section of the SWOT:

We are not certain as to whether she should run for a second gubernatorial term, at which point her POTUS campaign would begin, or if she should serve only her existing term and devote her future efforts to private sector work and full-time to a POTUS campaign should she choose to undertake it.

This is a decision not to be taken lightly and we do not purport to have all the facts available to us with which to guide such a decision. This is a decision Governor Palin will need to make in consultation with her best advisers, her family, and ultimately with herself.

From the foregoing, we see that Governor Palin has made her decision. She gave it careful consideration over the past several months. She recognized that like her forebear — Ronald Wilson Reagan — she could not continue to serve the people of her state if she was going to serve her country. Everything written in the SWOT document that this author and his colleagues composed is coming to pass.

This was a brilliant move for Governor Palin on so many levels.

Governor Palin resigned from a position of strength with a long list of accomplishments. Her administration already accomplished the goals it set forth. She recognized that now the Governor’s job is more a liability to her than an asset. The ethics complaints and other nonsense will stop. She elevated Sean Parnell, who will continue advancing the change she brought forth, ensuring that it sticks. She made the announcement on a slow news day and captivated the nation’s attention. She chose Independence Day to declare her independence.

Governor Palin can now marshal her resources and build her organization, travel, make speeches. She knows she has been summoned; she is answering the call, and she is beckoning us to follow her home to that Shining City on a Hill……

On June 22, 2009 this F-22 broke Mach 1 during a fly-by of the USS Stennis as part of Operation Northern Edge Exercises. Governor Palin visited that ship on the day this happened. This author does not know if Governor Palin bore witness to this event or if a woman was piloting the plane….or both. Here’s hoping this event was a sign of things to come for Governor Palin….

“SuperSonic Sarah — Smashing glass ceilings from above….”

References

Palin Announces No Second Term. No Lame Duck Session Either. (2009, July 3). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved July 3, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/exec-column.php

Britt, R.R. (2009, July 2). What breaking the sound barrier looks like. Fox News. Retrieved July 3, 2009 from: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529667,00.html?test=latestnews

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Help Gov. Palin Spread Conservative Message: Donate to SarahPAC

Posted by Ron Devito on June 30, 2009

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Memorandum

From: Meghan Stapleton, SarahPAC
To: SarahPAC Supporters

Greetings from Alaska where the fish are running and the sun is shining late!

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to spend time with Governor Palin as we visited Central New York, Manhattan, Long Island, Washington, D.C. and Texas.

It never ceases to amaze me that every time we travel together, virtually every moment of her time is spent talking to and caring for others, while listening to and learning from them as well – like brave, young Robert whose life we celebrated at the Autism Speaks Walk or the historical voices of the strong men and women upon whose shoulders we stand, including Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and former Secretary William H. Seward.

Below, I attached a quick note from the Governor which she penned before leaving the country last week. I am attaching it to this memo because I am asking you to help Governor Palin and SarahPAC today!

You have been so incredibly supportive and generous, and now we ask you again for your help – and we ask that you please also encourage your friends and family to give.

SarahPAC needs to be in the position to help fund candidates who are going to fight for what we all believe – smaller government, less spending, and fewer taxes. With your help, we can take the Governor’s message and encourage others who also have hope and are firmly rooted in the conservative belief that you know how best to spend your money and not government.

SarahPAC can’t do that without your help. Please visit this link and give to SarahPAC today – and encourage others to do so as well.

Sincerely,
Meghan Stapleton
SarahPAC

P.S. Please give before June 30th. Your help is critical. Visit this link to give!


Dear SarahPAC Supporter:

I wanted to drop you a quick note about my trip earlier this month – a whirlwind tour and an opportunity to share a bit more about Alaska. (I am writing this before heading overseas to visit our Troops; I know that will be a most inspiring journey!)

It is such a treat to talk to everyone about Alaska and hear stories of fishing, hunting, and camping. And it thrills me to hear from those who wish to visit our beautiful state! Alaska has much to offer – from her magnificent glaciers to her abundant natural resources to fuel our homes and businesses.

When we travel outside Alaska, the hospitality is always overwhelming, and Todd and I so enjoyed meeting many new people on our recent trip to the Lower 48 – all emblematic of so many across this country who are willing to give of time, energy and effort to help one another.

It was thrilling to see the look on both young and old faces as I traveled to New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas. Words can never express the incredible spirit of all those who dedicate their lives to making even one life more comfortable.

Todd and I always recognize how grateful and proud we are to be citizens of the United States. We are so very blessed.

With an Alaska Heart,

Sarah Palin

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Gov Palin’s Kosovo Trip Photos: Honors Given and Received

Posted by Ron Devito on June 30, 2009


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin cuts a cake made in the image of the Alaska State flag. She then served the cake to the troops of the Alaska Army National Guard while visiting with her troops currently serving at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, as part of ongoing peacekeeping operations. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin meets with children Friday, June 26, at the Ferizaj/Urosevac community center, Kosovo where Soldiers of the Alaska Army National Guard volunteer their time to teach local children English. Gov. Palin traveled to Kosovo, to visit with her troops and express thanks to all the Soldiers stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, for their service to the United States. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment


Mirjeta Morina a volunteer who teaches English courses to children at the Ferizaj/Urosevac community center, Kosovo greets Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Friday, June 26, as she visits the center while on a trip to visit Army National Guard Soldiers currently stationed in Kosovo. While stationed in Kosovo, the Alaska Soldiers volunteer to teach English to students as part of adopt a school program; Gov. Palin took time to visit the students that Soldiers volunteer their time with. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin poses with children that the Alaska Army National Guard teach English to at the Ferizaj/Urosevac community center, Kosovo. The Alaska troops are currently deployed to Kosovo, as part of the United Nations Kosovo force mission bringing stability to the region. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was presented an Alaskan flag encased in a plaque; the flag was flown over Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, where Alaska Army National Troops are currently stationed as part of a peacekeeping mission to the region. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took time to pose for a photo with Chief Warrant Officer 4, Wayne Solee during a meet and greet with Soldiers of Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Friday, June 26. The governor traveled to Kosovo to visit members of Alaska’s Army National Guard currently deployed to Kosovo on a NATO peace keeping mission. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visits troops at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Friday, June 26. The governor traveled to Kosovo to visit members of her home state’s Alaska Army National Guard currently deployed to Kosovo in peace keeping operations. The governor took time to speak with all the troops stationed at Camp Bondsteel during a town hall meeting. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment


Alaska Governor Sarah Palin poses for a group shot with California Army National Guard Soldiers deployed to Kosovo on a peacekeeping mission at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Palin traveled to Kosovo to visit Alaska Army National Guard troops stationed in the region as part of the Kosovo force peacekeeping mission. Photo by Sgt. Adam-David Pepper, 69th Public Affairs Detachment

Commentary

Transformational Leadership — Honors Given

The first photo speaks volumes. This is Transformational Leadership in action. Governor Palin is cutting cake and serving it to her troops in that photo. Transformational Leaders see themselves as servants. They’re never self-absorbed. They have strong objective egos, and do not fancy themselves as divas, stars, holier than thou, or “more important.” They understand that continuing in their leadership position is contingent upon results — in fact, they go out of their way to ensure such.

This theme continues with the next three photos showing Governor Palin’s meeting with children who learn English as taught by our soldiers volunteering their time, and a meeting with some of those volunteers.

Honors and Awards Receieved

Governor Palin was honored with an Alaska State Flag, encased in a plaque box frame. The awarded flag had flown over Camp Bondsteel in regular service.

“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,” said Lt. Gen. (AK) Craig E. Campbell, Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard (Kosovo, 2009, ¶4).

Prior Coverage:

Gov Palin Visits Camp Bondsteel, Promotes Soldiers, Mourns Fallen

Governor Palin in Kosovo with her Troops

References

Governor Palin Visits Alaska National Guard in Kosovo. (2009, June 25). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved June 26, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1937

Governor Palin Visits Alaska National Guard in Kosovo [Photo Gallery]. (2009, June 29). State of Alaska, Governor [Photo Gallery]. Retrieved June 30, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/photos.php

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