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Why Karl Rove is childishly mocking Gov. Palin

Posted by joshpainter on March 2, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Karl Rove, the architect of a Bush presidency that saw its approval numbers drop to 28 percent in 2008 (the same as Jimmy Carter’s in 1979), is now the spokesman for the Bush wing of the Republican Party, also known as the GOP establishment. The political left, which hated Rove with a purple passion when he was in the White House, now gleefully quotes him every time he takes a swipe at the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. Rove knows full well that every time he swings his Louisville Slugger at her, the Democrat/Media Complex will give his words sufficient amplification to reach every television, radio and internet connection in the western world.

With this in mind, in an interview with the hard left New York Magazine, Rove went back to the schoolyard to engage in childish mockery of Gov. Palin. He knew that this tactic would be a big hit with the political left because the tenor of leftist attacks on Reagan conservatives often resembles the taunts of middle school bullies on their worst behavior.

The governor’s recently-hired chief of staff’s comments, when asked if Sarah Palin would like to have Rove available as an advisor, highlight the battle lines that have been drawn within the Grand Old Party:

Does the next candidate of the GOP want the mark of “Bush’s Brain” on their candidacy? To alienate the tea party by ?cozying up to the elitist Rasputin?

Certainly not Sarah Palin. “Of all the potential candidates, Governor Palin would no doubt be the one desiring new energy and ideas,” says her chief of staff Michael Glassner, “and, refreshingly, hiring advisers who aren’t entrenched in any political machine.”

Townhall.com’s Guy Benson observes:

Glassner’s comments certainly leave the distinct impression that Palin is gearing up for a run, do they not? (1) Taking a shot at a possible future adversary is par for the course in early presidential skirmishes, and (2) how many non-politician pundits have chiefs of staff bragging to reporters about the quality and independence of the advisers they’re hiring?

If Palin gets in, and Rove makes it his mission to stop her, Republicans should brace for a historic rumble. Democrats would likely enjoy every minute of the internecine feud, but would be well-served to remember that a nasty, protracted intra-party fight does not guarantee political success for the opposing party.

The competition between grassroots libertarian-leaning conservatives and establishment Republicans goes back much earlier than the week before the 2010 mid-term election, when Rove, seemingly from out of deep left field, abruptly attacked Gov. Palin for her eight-week TLC series “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” It also goes far to the southwest of the Washington Beltway, all the way to the heart of the Lone Star State.

Over two years ago, then Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, with the support of the Bush wing of the GOP, challenged Rick Perry for the governorship of Texas. Unlike the Bushies, who feared the grassroots phenomenon known as the Tea Party, Perry embraced the movement:

What resulted was a preview of the GOP–versus–tea party civil war. Dave ­Carney, Perry’s top strategist, attacked Rove as a “country club” Republican. Conversely, ­Sarah Palin, tea-party heroine, endorsed Rick Perry, calling him a “true conservative.”

Perry handily destroyed Hutchison in the primary.

“The Bushes are out of contact with what Texas is about,” says a veteran Republican politico who is close friends with Rick Perry. “So is Karl.”

Rove is the embodiment of everything the tea party resents. He supported Bush’s decision to bail out the banks in 2008, a major bone of contention with deficit hawks. And it was Rove, as White House political adviser, who pushed for some of the most expensive Bush programs, like the ­Medicare-prescription-drug bill, the passage of which cornered the troublesome State of Florida for Bush in 2004 but has already cost more than $1 trillion. The national debt nearly doubled under Bush, from $5.7 trillion to $10.6 trillion.

Hutchison’s devastating loss hit Rove hard, as he was working behind the scenes on her behalf, and her campaign’s dismal failure put a large dent in the Rovian myth of invincibility. Though he has long labored to build a power base from which to control GOP politics in the post-Bush era, Rove lost a lot of followers along the way and now faces some serious competition:

…the Koch brothers, David and Charles, the major tea-party underwriters who are promising to raise $88 million for the presidential elections, posing a populist alternative to Rove’s Establishment stronghold and making inroads with their support of Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin and funding of counterprotests there. It’s not inconsequential: Major Republican donors told me they were disappointed by Rove’s comments about Palin. “He’s not right all the time,” one of them noted.

The Brothers Koch, like many conservatives, were sorely disappointed in the Bush presidency as administered by Rove. The Bush tax cuts were an outstanding achievement, but the failure to couple them with corresponding cuts in federal spending are a major reason why the deficit doubled under Bush. That the Bush deficits quadrupled under Barack Obama in less than two years time just rubs salt into the wing.

Like Sarah Palin, the Kochs have a libertarian streak, which explains their support of the Cato Institute, and though no clear lines have yet been drawn between the brothers and Gov. Palin, it’s interesting that they own oil refineries in Texas and Alaska and control about four thousand miles of pipeline. The two are into paper products as well. Just a few of the familiar products produced by companies they own are Brawny towels, Dixie cups and Georgia-Pacific lumber. Surely the well-known Palin libertarian streak is an asset the brothers must find appealing, and the fact that the Bushies hate her so much likely doesn’t hurt her standing in the eyes of the Kochs.

One thing is certain: if the Koch brothers are favorably disposed toward a Palin presidential run, the large donor requirement will not be a problem for the 2008 vice presidential candidate in 2012. It’s not just their own money which could help fuel a Palin candidacy. A number of other major donors will lay down their contributions where they see the brothers putting theirs. No wonder “progressives” are so afraid of the political influence of the Koch Brothers. The left has recently launched a campaign to make sure that the pair are cited frequently as the focus of evil which stands against every imaginable liberal policy issue. George Soros may have met his match, and Karl Rove most certainly has met his.

Related: Charles G. Koch: Why Koch Industries Is Speaking Out

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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A Note To Karl Rove & Charles Krauthammer: Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is More Relevant Than You Are

Posted by Gary P Jackson on December 24, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

Recently a couple of Washington elites, Republican “strategist” and Fox News talking head Karl Rove and columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer have decided to weigh in on all things Sarah Palin.

Karl Rove “The Architect” [of WHAT I have no idea] has stated that writing books and having a so-called “reality show” just doesn’t display the proper “gravitas” befitting a United States President. Note these GOP elites, just like the dishonest media, refer to Sarah’s travelogue as a “reality show” in the pejorative. It’s a dishonest attempt to compare a show about the beauty and magnificence of Alaska, with a look into the Palin family’s life, with Jersey Shore, or the Real Housewives of wherever.

It’s pretty sad. But it’s all these people have. No ideas, no substance. Just petty snark. Here’s a hint for ya Karl. Snark doesn’t equal gravitas either pal!

Charles Krauthammer, the very epitome of the Beltway elite, who has no idea what life outside the Washington bubble is about, has recently said Sarah’s two best selling books, and her mega-hit TLC show are “distractions” and if she wants to be taken serious she needs to “study up.” I guess that’s an improvement from last year when, after framing the ObamaCare debate with two powerful words,[death panels] Charles declared that Sarah should “leave the room.”

Nothing elitist about that at all. Nope, no way.

With those two little words Sarah changed the entire debate. And while ObamaCare was passed, it was the fight of Obama’s life, took multi-billion dollar bribes to get votes, and will be repealed before it ever takes full effect. Thanks to Sarah Palin firing people up, and keeping them fired up, more people now than ever are demanding this dangerous legislation be repealed. The direct result of her unrelenting campaign against ObamaCare, and other dangerous initiatives, are the recent historic elections.

But Charles is the smart one. Don’t you DARE to forget that.

I guess Charles can’t lower himself to read the dozens of op-eds in many of the nation’s largest and most influential newspapers Sarah has written, on ever major issue of our time. I’m sure it’s beneath Charles to go over to Facebook and read the hundreds of notes, read by millions, on serious issue. Why the man might have to rub elbows [if only online] with us commoners. 

For her part, Sarah was invited on Bill O’Reilly’s show, the night after Krauthammer once again made a fool of himself. She was brilliant in her refudiation of these little Washington elites.

In case you missed it, the occasion of Krauthammer’s appearance on the O’Reilly Factor was to handicap the 2012 GOP field. Predictable, for an elite, Charles declared Mitt Romney the front runner, but admitted he was not going to be successful because of RomneyCare. [yeah, that took some real genius to figure out!] So when pressed, Krauthammer professed him man crush on Mitch Daniels.

I haven’t written much about Mitch Daniels, because it’s hard to stop laughing long enough to type anytime he is mentioned as a serious presidential contender.

Daniels was George w Bush’s Director of Budget Management. [let that sink in a minute] Recently, when asked about this by Fox News’ Bret Baier, in the context of how fiscally irresponsible the Bush years were, Daniels kinda did the “wasn’t my job man” dance. You know, because the Director of Budget Management for the President of the United States has nothing to do with all that money stuff!

Daniels has also famously called for a “truce” on all social issues. [because the democrat’s social engineering NEVER costs us any money] Daniels is strongly in favor of a European style value added tax [VAT] on all goods and services. This national tax would be in addition to the income tax.[let THAT sink in a moment]

Just the other day Daniels also said we should ignore the abortion issue, because it gets in the way of the money stuff. I don’t know about you, but to me, the right to life is the most basic human right there is. It’s a fight we should never give up, not for one second.

In other words Mitch Daniels is not a serious candidate. But he’s “smart.”

I’m still trying to figure out why Charles Krauthammer’s opinion, especially on what and who is “presidential” even matters. Krauthammer’s biggest claim to fame is he used to be a speech writer for far left presidential candidate Walter Mondale. [and yet, Charles is allowed to pass himself off as a Conservative]

Mondale was Vice President to mega-failure President Jimmy Carter. He ran against President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

How formidable was Krauthammer’s man, Mondale? Ronald Reagan won 49 states and 525 electoral votes. [out of a possible 538] Mondale won his home state of Minnesota and it’s 13 electoral votes by only 0.18%, and the District of Columbia. Literally a hand full of votes going Republican in Minnesota could have given Reagan a 50 state sweep!

That Krauthammer sure can pick em, huh!

These elites who are constantly sniping at Sarah Palin do so, not because they honestly think she isn’t “presidential,” [whatever the hell that means] but because they have an agenda. The Republican establishment fears Sarah Palin. Not the lady, as much as what she represents. Like Ronald Reagan before her, Sarah is a movement Conservative. She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. She is the real deal and has put the principles of Reagan Conservatism into practice every day of her 20 year career as a public servant.

Sarah is also a reformer. Has been since her earliest days as a member of the city council in Wasilla. The GOP elites know she sent a bunch of dirty Republicans to the hoosegow over the massive corruption she uncovered. The fact they were members of her own party mattered nothing to her. This scares both parties in Washington, but scares the Republican establishment the most. When Sarah Palin says she would go to Washington to “shake things up” she means it! [and they know it]

Sorry to ramble on, I promised this would be about Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and it is.

You see, I laugh at these little elites like Rove and Krauthammer, who think doing a wonderful show about Alaska, and life living in what is truly the last frontier, is somehow beneath a serious person.

I guess these two idiots never heard of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom!

When I was a kid growing up, millions were glued to the TV on Saturdays to watch this adventure show hosted by Marlin Perkins, of the St Louis Zoo, and sponsored by the Omaha, Nebraska based insurance company. Every week we watched as Perkins and his crew showed us another adventure. Much like Sarah’s show, there was a bit of a “reality” component, as well. These were great shows.

I wasn’t a big fan, but millions also watched the many Jacques Cousteau underwater adventures that featured as much, or more , family interaction [“reality”] as does Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

For the life of me, I can’t recall a single human being questioning whether Marlin Perkins or Jacques Cousteau were “serious people”.

Look, times change, and styles change. OF COURSE Sarah Palin’s Alaska may have a slightly different style than the two celebrated shows mentioned above, but so what? Everything gets modernized and updated for current times. Nothing in the media is like it was 40-50 years ago, including the news media where these nay-saying pundits get to spout off!

I for one greatly enjoy seeing Alaska in high definition! 

As for being a serious outdoors woman somehow not being “presidential,” if that was true, why is it “serious candidates” like Mitt Romney and John Kerry [who served in Vietnam] go through such ridiculous kabuki theater to pander to the American people by pretending to be “life long hunters”?

Who can ever forget the pathetic attempt by John Kerry [ a Vietnam vet] to look “with it” when he walks into a shop asking: “Can I get me a huntin’ license heyah?

These guys, Romney and Kerry, who aren’t sure which end of a gun to point at the target, are “serious people” but Sarah Palin, who has hunted, fished, and lived the frontier life since childhood is not?

Give me a break.

Someone else who might give Rove and Krauthammer’s notions a pretty strong rebuff, if he were with us today, is President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt is just as well known for his love of the outdoors, and his adventures as a hunter and fisherman, as he is for his exploits in Cuba during the Spanish-American war, or as President.

Like Sarah Palin, Roosevelt loved the land and all of the wildlife. Not sure how many people today even know that the “teddy bear” all children grow up loving, was named for President Roosevelt, after an incident involving a bear cub, while the President was in Mississippi to resolve a border dispute between Mississippi and Louisiana. You can read that wonderful little story here.

I doubt Sarah and Teddy would see eye to eye on most politics. Roosevelt was a progressive who believed in big government, and overstepped his authority on many occasions, and Sarah, of course, is a Conservative. But the two share a love for the great outdoors, and a penchant for reform.

I can imagine the President who created the concept of a nation parks system would enjoy the notion of a President today who shares his love and respect for the great outdoors, even if that President happens to be a girl!

Sadly, I doubt little elites like Rove and Krauthammer will ever get it. That’s all right, the American people do.

Let me leave you with this:

Larry Johnson wrote this over at No Quarter. I think it speaks well to the impact of Sarah Palin, and Sarah Palin’s Alaska:

A Sarah Palin Christmas

Don’t kill the messenger. I’m just reporting what I saw. Last night we hosted a Christmas Party at our house for the nurses who work for my wife. My wife is a nurse manager and has a staff of 67 (the fact that no human being should have to write fitness reports on 67 people is another matter for another time).

Among the more than 50 people crowded into our house were a small group of teenagers, boys and girls. I have a pool table in my basement alongside a nice 50 inch flat panel TV. Playing eight ball and watching some tube. Life is good. It is a sort of man cave environment. Three of the teenage boys were eager to play billiards and I obliged them. A fourteen and fifteen year old tandem of Irish twins played me and a ten year old boy.

Now you’re asking, I’m sure, what the hell does this have to do with Sarah Palin?

When the billiards match concluded (yes, I beat up on the 14 and 15 year old boys) the boys decided to sit down and watch some tube. It is not your normal system and the remote is not easy to figure out so I offered to get them the channel they wanted. Imagine my shock when all three–the ten year old boy, the fourteen and the fifteen year old–requested SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA. I have HBO, Showtime, Encore and NFL Network. Although I do not subscribe to the Playboy channel it was late enough at night that I’m sure Showtime had a nude fest on somewhere.

Yet, despite all of those options, the boys wanted to watch Sarah Palin’s show. Hell, I did not even realize it was on. These guys knew where and when the show was on. That tells me something about the Sarah phenomena. She is resonating with a segment of society I never imagined would have a clue about her.

One of the boys did confess that he found Sarah’s daughter, and I’m quoting here, “HOT.” I found that reassuring in that one would expect teenage boys to be thinking about girls.

Democrats beware. All of your attacks on Sarah Palin and your attempts to demonize her or demean her intellect are likely to backfire. You know Sarah is a genuine phenomena when you are confronted with the fact that three boys with a chance to watch anything on TV choose to watch Sarah.

How’s that for a Christmas story?

For those not familiar with Johnson, here’s his bio:

Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism.

He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.

This is someone who’s career has been based on making observations and analyzing trends. While Johnson doesn’t say it here, I think we can all see the obvious:

Sarah Palin’s Alaska [and Sarah Palin herself] are more relevant [an influential] than Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer.

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Is Sarah Palin a Loser?

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 16, 2010

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

Stuart Schwartz wrote a spot-on article today for the American Thinker. It’s the type of article that is hard to excerpt because it’s so rich in its entirety. I must determine which parts to post here, but please do go over to the original piece and read it fully.

In a nutshell, Schwartz ably points out what those who respect Governor Palin for the person she is already know: she operates on principle above everything–above Party, above politics, above power. She stands for what she does, not because it serves some selfish purpose, but because she believes it best serves America. Sadly, people aren’t used to this anymore. This is one of the main reasons the Establishment–yes, the Republican Establishment–wants to “stop Sarah Palin.” And it’s one of the main reasons we, the people, want President Palin. The Karl Roves of the world whine and complain about her because she is the antithesis of business as usual–and they’re knee-deep in business.

The article reads:

Sarah Palin, the biggest loser.

That seems to be the consensus of the grandees inhabiting Washington and New York and pockets of glitter beyond. There is a variety of interpretations of the midterm Republican wave emanating from the wine bars of upper Manhattan and the salons of Georgetown, but most include the notion that for Sarah Palin, this election was the political equivalent of the hit ABC show “The Biggest Loser.” When push came to shove, she stood on…principle?

Media and political elites may disagree on the many consequences of what the president called a “shellacking” by the voters, but they largely agree that the biggest loser was Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin has once again been flagged for her unwillingness to play the game according to how the media and political professionals want it played. For them, it is a game, with taxpayer dollars as Monopoly money. But for Sarah Palin, it’s about beliefs and values and service — which disqualifies her, in their view, from life between the political lines. Sure, she won — having helped more than sixty candidates to victory — but, as Rush Limbaugh pointed out, the political and media elites are “a little miffed” at how the Tea Party and Palin put principle ahead of politics. C’mon, lady — professionals don’t do core beliefs!

It was her principles that represented the biggest negative for Karl Rove, whom Lee Cary of American Thinker characterized as the “lead consigliere for the Republican bluebloods.” Rove attacked Palin as unfit for political leadership after she insisted on endorsing candidates based on their beliefs in limited government and traditional values. Principles, he sneered, are for amateurs; professionals believe in winning. In response to the attack of the former Bush advisor and Fox News analyst, Hot Air blogger Allahpundit reminded him that she is effective in large part because she is “authentic and unpretentious.” Exactly, Rove thundered in return: those qualities have no place in Washington!

Immediately following the election, the nation’s elites went on Sarah Palin Alert. They have worked hard to strip taxpayers of hard-earned dollars and make Washington, D.C. the center of wealth, with six of the ten wealthiest counties in the United States bordering the Beltway. And it was Karl Rove who slammed his foot down on the accelerator of government spending during the Bush presidency, handing Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama a government poised to careen out of control. And it has: now that great centralized motor vehicle bureau known as the federal government has twice as many $150,000-a-year bureaucrats as it did when Obama took office, all extravagantly paid to scowl, fill out forms, and say “no” to the hapless citizens underwriting their million-dollar homes.

Small wonder that Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama, a veteran of almost two decades inside the Beltway, looked at the Tea Party-inspired Republican sweep and saw only danger…from Sarah Palin. He said of her Herculean effort in creating a Republican wave: she cost us the U.S. Senate! Stop her! he screamed. And the media answered with a barrage of articles offering advice on how to stop Palin. For example, a former Wall Street Journal editor who had bolted when the owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, bought the news outlet and put an end to its leftward drift laid out a plan to “derail Palin for 2012.”

The mainstream media have been only too happy to oblige, for, as Allahpundit reminds us, Sarah Palin represents virtues alien to political and media elites. Should God offer a new beginning and utter the words, “Let there be honesty,” a new Left Behind series would begin in empty Ritz Carlton meeting rooms and mainstream media offices all over the East Coast. Remaining would be the Sarah Palins of the world, the people who think Manolo Blahnik is the name of the guy who dishes up those great fish tacos from the truck just inside the entrance to the state fair. That’s why the media elites immediately joined the Republican political establishment to highlight the “urgent task” resulting from the midterm victory: “Stop Sarah Palin.”

[…]

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker and the disgraced former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, have put together a show that is mainstream media right down to its “bomb” in the ratings. Parker lets us know that she is proud to have led the “assassination” of Palin in the days following the Alaska governor’s vice presidential nomination. Rove is right to slam Palin, for she has “earned her ridicule” for her outrageously extreme positions. Palin believes that abortion is wrong, that Israel is courageous and admirable, that traditional family relationships are a strength and blessing, and that God is a part of all that is good and true — extremist positions, Parker claims, repugnant to the real heart of America…Washington, D.C. This “dangerous” woman represents a “fresh terror” for “establishment Republicans,” who, like Parker and Spitzer, are professionals. This election has now put the professionals on alert: Palin must be stopped.

[…]

And so Parker and Spitzer join with Noonan and Rove and others of the political establishment to stop the greatest threat to come out of the midterm Republican victories: Sarah Palin. By winning, she has lost, for they all understand that there’s no hope of her joining them, of compromising her principles.

And so expect Rove to go after Sarah Palin again and again and again. And expect him to wear his black socks while doing so. You betcha!

Read the full article here.

(h/t Kelsey)

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Karl Rove Hypocritically Criticizes Governor Palin

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 29, 2010

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

I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time on Karl Rove because he’s so yesterday, it’s ridiculous. He’s had his underwear in a wad since his establishment Republicans have gotten the boot from people like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, endorsed by Governor Palin. He’s been pouting, whining, and complaining since she shocked the country with her Primary win. Now he’s trashing Governor Palin.

London’s Telegraph reports:

Karl Rove, the former senior adviser to George W Bush, has cast doubt on Sarah Palin’s viability as a White House candidate, questioning if the American people thought she had the “gravitas” for the “most demanding job in the world”.

“With all due candour, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of ‘that helps me see you in the Oval Office’,” Mr Rove told The Daily Telegraph in an interview.

Rove is a hypocrite, as Josh Painter points out, for after criticizing Governor Palin’s series, he applauds President Obama’s appearance on the Comedy Channel:

Karl Rove applauded Jon Stewart for his interview of President Barack Obama on The Daily Show, saying that “Stewart was questioning from the left,” but that “it was a serious attempt. I mean, it was actually a pretty good interview.”

Again, Karl Rove is a hypocrite whose real problem is jealousy that Governor Palin’s influence has pushed people like him and his establishment buddies to the back burner.

Sheya, writing for C4P, states:

I’m just curious, what does a candidate have to do to “help” Rove see that he or she “fits in the American calculus” of being President? Having multiple states that you call home…does that do it?

Hey, here’s an idea. After Sarah Palin’s Alaska succeeds in showing the American people who Governor Palin really is, contrary to what you and the media have been trying to manipulate them into believing, and her numbers begin climbing upwards, Mitt Romney can do his own series. He can pick one of the following as a title: “Mitt’s Massachusetts,” “Mitt’s Michigan,” “Mitt’s Utah,” or “Mitt’s California.” Or you know maybe it’ll be easier to keep it simple, as a friend suggested, maybe he just calls it “Mitt Romney’s Estates”.

With all due respect to Mr. Rove, I think he’s way past his buy-sell date. It’s no longer 2000. Much has happened since the architect couldn’t get his candidate to win the popular vote even when the climate was all in his favor.

Read more of Sheya’s post here.

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Once In A Lifetime Dinner With Sarah Palin Leads All-Star Charity Auction For Wounded Warriors

Posted by Gary P Jackson on September 7, 2009

A true once in a lifetime event, the winner of this celebrity auction will spend a memorable evening having dinner with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd. Sarah has graciously donated her time to help raise money for the Wounded Warriors Ride 2 Recovery program

Sarah whose son, Track, enlisted in the Army on September 11, 2007, is serving in Iraq. Sarah herself recently returned from a trip to Kosovo visiting her Alaska National Guard troops and Germany visiting wounded warriors.

Ride 2 Recovery is a program that helps wounded troops rehabilitate their injuries and rebuild their athletic ability. From their mission statement:

To improve the health and wellness of wounded warriors by providing a life changing experience that can impact their lives forever.

R2R supports Spinning® Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military and VA locations around the U.S. to help injured veterans overcome obstacles they face. Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program for two reasons:

1. Cycling is an activity that almost all patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate.

2. Participation in the Ride 2 Recovery Program helps speed up the recovery and rehabilitation process.

The winner of the charity auction will be able to bring 4 friends along for what will be an incredible evening with the Palins. The winning bidder will be responsible for their airfare to Alaska and lodging. The bidding will open at $25,000.

The auction, which runs from September 8-18, will also feature other great experiences up for bid.

Former White House adviser Karl Rove, the “Architect”, as he is known, is offering, for the winning bidder and 2 friends, lunch at the famous 4-star restaurant, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in Washington, D.C.

Rove, a Fox News contributor, and weekly op-ed columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek, will most certainly offer up an interesting and thoughtful lunch. The opening bid for lunch with “Bush’s Brain” is $7,500

Award winning conservative actor Gary Sinise, star of the CBS television series CSI: New York is offering up a set experience and wrap party to a lucky fan. Sinise is a well known supporter of the troops, giving generous amounts of his time to help. He also can be heard doing the voice overs for Army recruiting advertising. .

Gary also has a band, The Lt. Dan Band, named for his unforgettable character from the movie Forrest Gump. Sinese uses the band as a way to raise money for the troops, and also to entertain the troops on his many visits to see them in the field. You can learn more about his band here.

Other items up for auction include:

* Behind the Ropes at a PGA event with David Ferehty

* Lunch at the Capitol with Frank Luntz

* Meet and Greet at the Sean Hannity Show with Sean Hannity and Frank Luntz

* Meet, Greet and Dinner with Bret Baier of Fox Special Report and Steve Hayes

* Play’N’Stay at the World Golf Resort

* Phil Jackson Autographed Basketball

* Rob Lowe Autographed Hollywood Stars Dodger Jersey

To learn more about the Ride 2 Recovery program go here.

To learn more about the once of a lifetime all-star auction go here.

Even if you are unable to bid on these great events, please check out the Ride 2 Recovery website and make a donation on the behalf of a wounded warrior.

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