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Posts Tagged ‘pella’

Craig Robinson: Sarah Palin Is Still the GOP’s Biggest Star

Posted by joshpainter on July 1, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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At The Iowa Republican, Craig Robinson reflects on the city of Pella, “The Undefeated,” and Sarah Palin:

Pella was the perfect setting to unveil the new Palin documentary, The Undefeated, because, in many ways, it could be said that the community of Pella is undefeated. While many parts of the state are dealing with high unemployment, Marion County, which includes Pella, has seen its unemployment rate dropped from 7.3 percent in January to 5.7 percent in May, which is below the state average.

The community, which has 2400 more registered Republicans than Democrats, embraced the movie premier and Palin visit. The day before her visit, the movie producer and other advance staff could be heard laughing throughout the downtown with public safety officials. As always, the community of Pella put its best foot forward as the spotlight shined upon its picturesque city.

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Palin was amazing in Pella [Tuesday]. As she and Todd made their way though various shops in the downtown area, onlookers would stop to say hello, ask to take a photo, or get an autograph. Palin took it all in stride. Even though she is a huge media sensation, she is somehow able to remain grounded. Nothing illustrated that more than the bug splattered Chevy Malibu that they drove to Pella.

The media couldn’t help but try and compare Palin to Michele Bachmann, who officially launched her presidential campaign on Monday. They both connect to people, and both have star power, but having seem them both in Iowa in the span of 24 hours, it’s clear that Palin will always be the original female GOP star. That’s not an insult toward Bachmann, but Palin’s star shines brighter.

I thought it was pretty remarkable that Palin, who is a national political phenomenon, came to this small Iowa town, strolled through the town square, watched a two-hour movie with 300 plus locals, and then spent several hours meeting people and shaking hands at the cook out that followed the movie premier. The people just flocked to her in Pella last night, and she handled it all with grace.

By Robinson’s reckoning, Gov. Palin must have posed for a thousand photos and signed hundreds of autographs Tuesday night. He found it remarkable that she she could have left at any time, but instead “patiently worked through the crowd until she hit the door of her car.” Palin supporters have become accustomed to witnessing Gov. Palin’s generosity with her time. When she’s not on a tight schedule, she always seems to devote much of her time to everyday Americans. It’s just one of the reasons why crowds, including the one in Pella Tuesday, loves her. She’s one of us.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Scott Conroy: Palin Vows ‘110 Percent’ Commitment To Iowa

Posted by joshpainter on June 28, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Reporter Scott Conroy is in Pella, Iowa, where he caught up with Sarah Palin and asked her if she would fully commit to traditional retail politicking in the key early primary state should she get into the 2012 presidential contest:

“110 percent,” Palin told RealClearPolitics before entering the premiere of a documentary that extols her accomplishments in office. “Doing as much as I can to garner that support. It’s necessary.”

Dressed down in blue jeans, Palin strolled through the center of this picturesque town with her husband Todd and greeted supporters who gathered to cheer her on outside the screening of filmmaker Steven K. Bannon’s “The Undefeated” at the 110-year-old Pella Opera House.

Asked about her daughter Bristol’s pronouncement during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday morning that her mother “definitely knows” whether she intends to launch a White House bid, Palin said that she texted Bristol after hearing about the remark.

“I said, ‘What did you say this morning, honey?'” Palin said with a smile. “I told Bristol, too, what is talked about on the fishing boat stays on the fishing boat.”

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As Palin finally made her way to the entrance of the opera house, she greeted Bannon with a hug.

“I’m very grateful that someone would bother to go to these efforts to make a documentary about the record of my team in Alaska that worked so hard for energy security and ethics reform and privatizing businesses that should never be in government’s hands,” Palin said. “This film really is a great illustration of what it is that you can accomplish as a team, a bipartisan approach, just commonsense solutions to some tough issues. We tackled it, we succeeded, and someone went to the trouble of documenting what it was that we accomplished. I appreciate that, so that brings me to Iowa.”

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If Bristol is correct that her mother has made a decision, Gov. Palin is clearly not yet ready to announce it.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP

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