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Posts Tagged ‘iowa’

Gov. Palin: Todd and I are #OnDutyForJoni Ernst

Posted by Dr. Fay on July 25, 2014

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday:

Sarah Palin
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Todd and I are #OnDutyForJoni Ernst as she steps away from the Iowa campaign trail to continue her service to our country in uniform. Joni is a strong conservative running a positive, optimistic campaign for U.S. Senate in the Hawkeye State, and she’s had our full support for many months now. Sign up here to find out how you can help Joni spread her positive message as she works to defend our freedoms:
http://bit.ly/1rupbrD
Thank you for your service, Lt. Col. Ernst!

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Palin: Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Roundup

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on November 11, 2013

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

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

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Photo by Michelle McCormick

 

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

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

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

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


h/t iizthatiiz

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

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

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

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

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

From Palin’s Facebook page:

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

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

http://puppyjakefoundation.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PuppyJakeFoundation

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

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

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

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

 

Additional stories here and here.

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Palin to Speak at Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Banquet November 9th

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on October 15, 2013

The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition has announced that former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin along with U.S. Senator Senator Mike will headline their November 9th “Friends of the Family Banquet”.  The following was published on their Facebook page:

Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition is pleased to announce that Gov. Sarah Palin has been added as a featured speaker at the 13th Annual Friends of the Family Banquet on November 9, 2013 in Des Moines, IA. Palin will be joining Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum, at the event. See the flyer below for further details or at our website at www.ffciowa.com. You will not want to miss out!

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h/t Caffeinated Thoughts

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

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 30, 2012

Videos retrieved from 

On the third anniversary of her amazing RNC speech as the 2008 vice presidential nominee, Governor Palin delivered a compelling speech at the Restoring America rally in Indianola, Iowa.  At that time, she appeared to be considering a run for the Presidency, and her remarks during the speech led many to believe that.  Natalie Nichols gave a firsthand account of that day and the meet-up of Palin supporters the night before.

Sarah Palin arrived to a packed house in the farm-themed “Machine Shed Restaurant” in Urbandale, IA Friday night. The ever-amassing crowd began arriving at about 6:30 p.m. to congregate and socialize with fellow “Palinistas” from across the country. Supporters stood around talking and catching up, many long time online-friends were meeting for the first time in person. The atmosphere was more like a family reunion than a political gathering. There were children playing, doting parents, young professionals, and the elderly maneuvering through the crowd with the assistance of canes. I encountered people like myself and my family, who had driven in from Dallas, TX, those who had flown in from Virginia, some who hailed from Florida, Georgia natives, Iowa hometown fans, and even a woman from the president’s neck of the woods, Hawaii.

The meet and greet went on for an hour and a half when the front entry way suddenly began to buzz. When the camera crews darted for the doors, all eyes turned to see that those “Guess who’s coming to dinner” rumors were true…Sarah was in the building. She had a twinkle in her eye as she greeted those whose lucky positioning had placed them in the right place at the right time. She shook hands and held mini-conversations with her loyal supporters. She asked people where they were from and asked about their families…and she waited for the answers.

[…]

Palin continued to make her way through the crowd to the dining room which was already full. She worked the room and visited with those who had come out to join together to support her in her endeavors. Unlike the typical “politician,” Palin held real conversations with those present.

Saturday morning saw the arrival of even more Palinistas to Indianola for the Restoring America Event, featuring Governor Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker. They began arriving around 6:30 a.m. At that point the weather was great. As the morning wore on, they felt a sprinkle or two. And around 11 AM it started raining, and raining, and raining. One might have assumed that there would have been a mass exodus. But to the contrary, those who came prepared with a poncho donned the vinyl suits. Those with umbrellas held them high. Those who could fit, huddled under one of several open tents for shelter. And those who did none of the above just put on their best patriotic smiles, awaiting the arrival of the keynote speaker, Sarah Palin. The crowd was so dedicated that many of the people stood in the torrential downpour. All of those I asked quickly forgot about how soaked they were when Sarah Palin took to the stage. They repeatedly interrupted her with chants of “Run, Sarah, Run!” and “Sa-rah, Sa-rah!”

“We’re not celebrating red America or blue America! We’re celebrating red, white and blue America!” said Palin of a conversation she and husband Todd Palin had after leaving supporters at The Machine Shed in Urbandale, Iowa the previous night. She spoke about some of her own experiences, referring to the “sudden and relentless reform” she brought about during her tenure as Governor of Alaska early on in the speech. Those who don’t follow Palin closely may not realize that one of the sections of the documentary, The Undefeated, was called ‘Sudden and Relentless Reform’.

As the speech went on, a very notable correlation was drawn between the person Sarah Palin thinks is needed to restore America and the one she just described as having fought crony capitalism in Alaska since entering public service 20 years ago. Palin began to describe what she believes is needed in this way, “It’s not enough to change uniforms. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country…we need sudden and relentless reform…and that requires deeds not just words.”

Palin has been criticized in the past as being simply a political celebrity, not qualified to run the country, and someone lacking a real plan. On the 3rd anniversary of her famous RNC speech accepting the Republican Vice Presidential nomination, Sarah Palin sought to put those criticisms to rest. She gave a hard hitting speech which hit on some of what she calls “real reform” and was able to accomplish during her tenure as Governor. She spoke about her years as a public servant and highlighted her specialized experience in the energy sector, while at the same time contrasting that with what she says are failed policies of the current administration. And finally she laid out a five point plan of “real solutions” and “the way forward.”

Palin explained, “We’re going to speak truth today. It may be hard hitting, but we’re gonna speak truth today. Because we need to start talking about what hasn’t worked and we’re gonna start talking about what will work for America…So let’s talk about real solutions.” She went on to say “I wanna tell you what my plan is!”

With those eight words, Palin announced what many believe is the beacon of hope for America; the staple of a potential Presidential campaign, her plan.

1st Let’s enforce the 10th Amendment! Devolve powers back locally where the founders intended them to be.

2nd We must repeal Obamacare and reign in burdensome regulations that are a boot on our neck. Let the private sector breathe and grow.

3rd We must prioritize and cut. Cancel unused stimulus funds and have that come to Jesus moment where we own up to the debt challenge that is entitlement reform. The status quo is no longer an option. Entitlement reform is our duty now and it must be done I n a way that honors our commitment to our esteemed elders today while keeping faith with future generations.

4th It is time for America to become the energy super power. The real stimulus that we’ve been waiting for is robust and responsible domestic energy production. We have the resources. Affordable secure energy is the key to any thriving economy and it must be our foundation. Drill here, drill now, let the refineries and the pipelines be built stop kowtowing to foreign countries and dictators… We need to move on tapping our own God given resources that are part of our reserve. I promise you this will bring real job growth. There are enough…projects just waiting in the wings, waiting for government approval that could create more than a million high paying jobs all across the US and this is true stimulus. America’s economic revival starts with America’s energy revival.

5th To make America the most attractive and competitive place to do business, to set up shop here, and hire people here, to attract capital from all over the globe that will lead to an explosion of growth instead of chasing industry offshore. I propose to eliminate all corporate income tax, and hear me out on this…this is how we create millions of high paying jobs, this is how we increase opportunity and prosperity for all. But here’s the best part to balance out any loss from this tax cut we eliminate corporate welfare and all the loopholes and we eliminate bailouts. This is how we break the back of crony capitalism because it feeds off corporate welfare which is just socialism for the very rich. We can change all of that. The message then to job creating corporations is that ‘yeah we’ll unshackle you from the world’s highest taxes, but you stand or fall on your own just like all the rest of us out on Main Street.

Let us seek that hand once more…We will fight for freedom, we will fight for America. We are at the tipping point. United we must stand and we shall nobly save, not meanly lose this last best hope on Earth!

 {…]

As she exited stage right, Tea Party of America’s Judd Saul took us back stage for the final moments with the Governor. She made sure to spend some time with a few men in uniform before she and Todd got into their black SUV and rode away. But I had one final question that I just had to ask. I had to know if all the critics and haters in the media were having their desired effect on her, or, as I suspected, was it actually having an opposite effect and making her want to fight back even harder? She put her pen down, her eyes brightened up, a smile spread across her face and in her usual feisty manner that so many have come to love, she said “Heck ya! That’s that independent Alaskan, pioneering, fighting spirit pushing back!”

She didn’t say the words, but in what she did say and the excitement with which she said it, I swear I could almost hear her recite a line from one of her famous speeches:

“Mr. President, Game On!”

Also see Tony Lee’s discussion of Governor Palin’s Indianola speech here:

FIRST DRAFT OF HER STORY: SARAH PALIN ANNOUNCES WHAT A FUTURE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MAY LOOK LIKE

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Governor Palin in Iowa

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 5, 2012

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

Governor Palin left Nebraska Saturday and headed for Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register, she attended a summer party at Bruce Rastetter’s home:

Sarah Palin is in Iowa tonight, attending agribusiness leader Bruce Rastetter’s summer party at his home in Hubbard in north-central Iowa.

The invitation for the event promises music, the presentation of a philanthropy award and “special guests” but doesn’t mention Palin, the darling of many conservatives, especially in the tea party, after her 2008 vice presidential run and subsequent media and political stardom.

Rastetter is a prominent donor to Republican causes…

More here.

(h/t Josh Painter)

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(Photo) Gov Palin Runs 1/2 Marathon Sunday Morning In Iowa

Posted by citizens4palin on September 4, 2011

Source of Photo: Gretawire

Cross Post:
Governor Palin 4 President

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Governor Palin Unveils Her Plan

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 3, 2011

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

I was not in Indianola today, but I was glued to the television as Governor Palin addressed the “Restoring America” tea party attendees. I continued to watch, too, as she made her way through the crowd afterwards to greet as many assembled as she possibly could–shaking hands, signing autographs, posing for pictures. I was far away in New York, but I’ve had the privilege a couple times of seeing, up close, the Governor interact in these types of settings, and I can tell you there’s a reason people will weather the rain as they did today in Iowa, and the snow as they did in Wisconsin, for a personal moment with her. Indeed, she has all the characteristics and qualifications of a president, yet she has an uncharacteristic ability to connect to people, something Americans increasingly desire to see in their leaders.

Governor Palin’s detractors are never short on criticisms, and I imagine they will work hard to come up with something today to feed their various and sundry narratives. One thing no one can accuse her of, however, is presenting a speech rife with vague generalities. On the contrary, she laid out a plan for America that reveals serious time invested in evaluating the best way to move America forward.

I marvel, however, that despite this plan, so clearly articulated, some people continue to worry-wart (Yes, I’m turning “worry-wart” into a verb) about the fact that she has yet to announce she’s running for President. I spent some time on Facebook today communicating with some who say they listened to the same speech I listened to, yet it seems they did not receive the same sense I received. You’ve encountered these people before. They are compelled to believe that Governor Palin must do things their way and in their time. These are the same people who quote polls and pundits who say she shouldn’t run, probably won’t run, and couldn’t win if she did run. Obviously, they missed what the Governor told us about strippers and skiers! The worrying is followed by statements of how much they love her and believe in her. I suppose their worrying is their way of demonstrating that affection.

After going back and forth a few times, I finally had to let them go, quoting the saying, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” Some people are simply determined to worry. To those people, you sometimes have to say, “Have at it” and continue on, with the hopes that they will follow.

Of all days to worry about whether or not Governor Palin is running for President, as far as I can tell, today would not be that day. I can’t say for sure, as I certainly have no inside information, but I do have common sense. Common sense tells me that unless one has an incredible amount of free time on her hands, she doesn’t devise a specific, detail-laden plan for America like the one Governor Palin delivered to the country today, if she weren’t planning to implement that plan. Perhaps there are some out there who have that kind of free time, with nothing better to do, but we have all seen what kind of schedule the Governor keeps; she’s not one of those people sitting around looking for something to do. Common sense also tells me that she doesn’t have to do things our way. In fact, she won’t do it anyone’s way but her own. Common sense says that if Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton could make their presidential intentions known in November and October, respectively, September is not too late.

So here’s my question: Should not common sense tell the worry warts the same thing?

Governor Palin’s plan for America, she tells us, is all about empowerment. It is, she adds, “the first step in a long march toward fundamental restoration of a strong and a free market economy, and it represents the kind of real reform that we need.” As a summary, her plan involves:

1. An end to expanding the federal government via a respect for the Tenth Amendment.
2. Repealing Obamacare.
3. No more runaway debt. This necessitates prioritizing and cutting spending.
4. Energy independence, an “all of the above energy policy.” She distilled it down to this: “America’s economic revival starts with America’s energy revival.”
5. Making America the most attractive country to do business. Included in this is eliminating all federal corporate taxes, which frees up job-creators but requires that they “stand or fall on [their] own.”

I can’t say I understand those who at the end of the day, at the end of this day, continue to worry-wart about how “late” it is to get into the 2012 race, for I didn’t come away from the speech thinking that her plan was the plan of a run-of-the-mill person with no desire to lead this country to a place called Restoration. Today isn’t the day to draw that conclusion. It isn’t the day to walk away and start talking about getting behind another candidate. And perhaps more importantly, as one soul discovered today, it certainly is not the day to suggest to this American–me–to get behind Rick Perry, or anyone else, for that matter. I’ve been in this fight for three years, and I’m not about to jump ship now. To those who are feeling their worry-wart temperature rising, I encourage you to remember that she said she’d let us know her plans by the end of September. If you’ve truly been in her camp this whole time, surely you can wait another few weeks.

One thing I’ve learned about crunch time over the years is that there will always be people who choke. If you don’t believe me, ask Lebron James. Seriously, though, whether in sports, business, or politics, some people simply have a penchant for not finishing what they started–and often it’s in the final hour that they lose hope. If this were not so, the poem, “Don’t Quit” would never have been written:

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit —
Rest if you must, but don’t quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow —
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a fair and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out —
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit, —
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.

— Author Unknown —

Governor Palin has absorbed the darts and arrows thrown at her in her service to this country. It’s not time to quit. She has stood while having her intelligence insulted, her family derided, and her record distorted. It’s not time to quit. Governor Palin has supported our military and their families. It’s not time to quit. She has embraced special needs children and shouted their worth from the rooftops. It’s not time to quit. The Governor has said, as recently as today, that we must take care of our senior citizens and give them what is rightfully theirs. It’s not time to quit. She has endorsed candidates who later showed her none of the respect she had given them. It’s not time to quit. She arrived in Iowa and took the time to stop by a gathering of people who support her and have her back. It’s not time to quit. Governor Palin has laid out a plan to empower America and get Americans back to work. Again, it’s not time to quit. I believe she’s running for President of the United States, but that’s her decision to make. I’m certain that no matter what announcement she delivers, she will have made it with much prayer, reflection, and wise counsel. And I believe that desite all the spin that’s been thrown at us, history will tell the true story: whatever path she takes, she has never quit on the American people. She has never turned her back on us, and we must not turn our backs on her.

To those who are getting antsy, perhaps you should remember all she’s done and how much she’s given of herself. Go back over the plan she unveiled today, and evaluate what it tells you about her commitment to this grat nation. Then stiffen your spine and plow ahead.

Cross-posted at MotivationTruth.

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Palin: The Tea Party of America Rally Speech

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 3, 2011

Earlier today Sarah Palin rocked Indianola, Iowa with a speech that was, in my opinion, a stump speech of epic proportions! If you missed today’s speech, listen for yourself now!

Cross posted at Team Sarah and Sarah Palin Blog.

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My initial impression of Sarah Palin’s Iowa Tea Party speech

Posted by Roderic Deane on September 3, 2011

In what appeared to be a major outline of her policies, Sarah Palin dropped a HUGE bombshell on the current Republican field of candidates. She proposed an elimination of ALL corporate taxes, thereby removing all corporate incentives to cozy up to politicians.

Such a policy has never been proposed before but is a very simple, common-sense approach to defusing and eliminating crony-capitalism. Remove the incentive for lobbying for special tax breaks and you remove a corporations investment in those efforts.

Sarah went on to say that corporations should also be forced to live or die by their decisions without any government interventions whatsoever. I couldn’t agree more. I talked about Steve Job’s contribution on The Roderic Deane Show last week and the fact that his failures helped pave the way for his successes.

Sarah’s speech is going to have a profound impact on the current Republican candidates. It will be VERY interesting to see if any of them attempt to co-opt her ideas. She needs to enter the presidential sweepstakes to bring her revolutionary and common-sense ideas to the forefront. For now, she’ll have to rely on her supporters in the blogosphere to get the word out.

I truly believe that this speech will become Sarah Palin’s “A Time For Choosing”.

I’ll have a recap of all the events in Iowa on tomorrow’s The Roderic Deane Show. It will go live on BlogTalkRadio at noon Eastern time.

Cross-posted from Roderic Deane

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Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to bury Perry, not to endorse him

Posted by joshpainter on September 2, 2011

– by Josh Painter
*
With apologies to William Shakespeare:

Friends, Republicans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Perry, not to endorse him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Perry. The noble Bachmann
Hath told you Perry is ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault;
And grievously hath Perry answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Bachmann and the rest, —
For Bachmann is an honorable Republican;
So are they all, all honorable Republicans, —
Come I to speak in Perry’s political funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to a degree:
But Bachmann says he was ambitious;
And Bachmann is an honorable Republican.

According to Scott Conroy, national political reporter for RealClearPolitics, Gov. Palin will make it clear that she if enters the presidential race later this month she will “vociferously” challenge Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s self-created image of solidarity with the tea party movement:

In her speech at the bucolic National Balloon Classic field in Indianola, Palin will lean on loaded phrases like “crony capitalism” and “permanent political class” in laying out her view of the U.S. political system’s deep-rooted ills, according to a source close to Palin and familiar with the content of the speech.

Though she will not call Perry out by name, Palin’s carefully couched rhetoric will leave the impression that she may soon draw more overt attention to one of the Texan’s potential vulnerabilities as a candidate: his history of doling out plum positions and other benefits to generous campaign donors during his nearly 11-year tenure as the nation’s longest serving governor.

“Part of what she’s going to be addressing is the frustration that many Americans feel that nothing gets done in Washington, D.C.,” a Palin source told RealClearPolitics. “We know that we have a debt problem and that we need to rein in government waste, and yet nothing ever gets done. Why is that? What special interests are involved?”

Palin’s speech before what will likely be one of the largest crowds of the campaign season to date will come on the third anniversary of her 2008 Republican convention address in the Twin Cities, when she accepted the vice presidential nomination in an almost universally acclaimed speaking performance.

In another likely indication that she still has her sights set on a White House run, Palin will also tout her record as governor of Alaska, particularly in ushering in what an aide described as “sudden and relentless reform” to state government.

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Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP

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