It's finally here. Sarah Palin's Legal Expense Fund is finally up and running. Her supporters have been waiting for this. As many of you already know, not everyone likes the governor. Understatement, right? If that were the end of it, that would be okay. Hey, not everyone likes everyone else. Not everyone agrees with everyone else. That's life. But when it comes to Sarah Palin there has been a plan in place to absolutely destroy her and at any cost--literally because it is costing her exorbitantly. For the most part, people either absolutely love her or they vehemently hate her. There aren't too many who stand in the middle. This wide range of emotions is telling.
There is no logical reason to hate her. What reason is there to hate someone who was minding her business, governing her state--very well, I might add--and saying "yes" when asked to serve her country by running for Vice President of the United States? Is that worthy of the vitriol that she has received? Not agreeing with someone is one thing, but hate?! Her record in Alaska proves that she has governed in a phenomenal manner. She is bright, hard-working, and has stood upon principles of ethics and reform. Truly she believes in working for the people with a servant's heart. Those who hate her do so because she has blown the whistle on corruption even when that meant taking on her own Party in Alaska. Those who are pro-abortion hate her because her very life speaks for the sanctity of human life--for she has walked the walk--though she has recently revealed that she, too, had been tested on her stance for life. Those who have an issue with Christianity hate her because she is not ashamed of her faith and declares Jesus as her Lord and Savior, so they resort to calling her names and mocking her walk with the Lord. Some people who say she's incompetent hate her because they have not done the research on her true record and, therefore, have fallen for the media's representation of her. Many who hate her, bottom line, are simply threatened by her. She is, after all, a force to be reckoned with.
Some of these people have plotted to destroy both her reputation and her bank book. A plethora of ethics charges have been filed against her, all these people coming out of the woodwork stating she has abused her role as governor. Funny that none of these ethics charges were filed prior to August 29, 2008. Well, it would be funny if these charges weren't so expensive to answer. If she really were such a bad governor, if she really was violating ethics, if she really wasn't putting Alaska first, why is it that no one had a beef until after she was tapped to run for VP? Why is it that her approval rating was as high as 93% in Alaska? The truth of the matter is that when John McCain tapped Palin to run with him, all the hounds were unleashed, and they are still nipping at her ankles. But their ankle-biting is becoming expensive for the governor and the state of Alaska.
Look at some of these ridiculous attempts to take her down: One charge was brought up because she answered a question about the 2008 campaign while standing in her state office, another because she wore an Arctic Cat jacket at the Iron Dog race, another because she was given a hockey stick from a youth hockey team from Indiana, one because she left the state for a mere 36 hours to travel to Indiana to speak at Vanderburgh Right to Life Banquet about a week ago, although most governors travel much more often--even to foreign countries--during the legislative session (Palin left the state only twice), and another was actually filed in the name of a soap opera character! It truly is ridiculous, and has placed her in a half million dollar hole of debt. There is reason to believe that some of these charges are a part of a larger Democrat operative designed to ruin her reputation, remove any chance of a national run, and simply sap her of all money. It has been done in the past. Most people who run for public office are independently wealthy. Of course the appeal of Sarah Palin is that she is not that elite politician steeped in money and Washington doo-doo. She is beholden to no one. She is simply your everyday self-made--rather, God-made--woman, a wife, a mother of five, a commercial fisherman and hunter who has gotten where she is today through hard work and integrity. And as much as people say that's what they want in America, some people out there despise that very thing. Her character reminds them of their lack of it. These charges are a planned tactic to wear this woman down. I know what I'm talking about. I've been out there in the blogosphere. I've read the comments from people who are enjoying this, have laughed about these charges, and are out there in Alaska asking people to keep up the good work of trying to destroy her by trumping up these ridiculous charges. Yes, there really are people out there who plead with other people to find what else they can come up with to smear Sarah Palin. And they're laughing--at Sarah, yes, but really at the foolish people who are willing to be used for this sick agenda. The sad thing is these people who supposedly have Alaska's best interests at heart don't care that they are wasting the time of professionals who are supposed to be dealing with real issues of law and justice.
If everyone knows these charges are ridiculous, why are they costing her so much money? Good question. As unfair as it is, an Alaskan can wander into an office and file charge after charge without paying a dime. However, Sarah must pay the attorney's fees to answer these charges. These people don't have to prove their case or even make sense, but she has to prove that they don't make sense. Is this backwards or what?! And although each charge has been ruled unfounded and she has been cleared, it will cost her a half million dollars to prove what she already knew: the charges are ridiculous. This flawed system needs to be fixed because there's no end in sight. These hellish hounds have no incentive to stop making these things up because it's not costing them anything, but it's costing her everything--and costing their state as well to look into these allegations.
This brings us to the fund. It's called The Alaska Fund Trust and can be found at: http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/. She was encouraged to open this fund by which her supporters can help her pay off the debts incurred due to the onslaught of these mean-spirited, calculated, and bogus charges that keep coming against her. Finally, the fund is up and running. It is one of the most restrictive and transparent of all such funds. On the website, you can even see how it compares to funds that were opened in the past, including those opened by Senator Kerry, Senator Clinton, President Clinton, Senator Stevens, Representative DeLay, and Representative Gephardt. You can also download the signed Alaska Fund Trust Agreement and the Legal Expense Fund Memorandum. As usual, she has nothing to hide.
To me, the most impressive aspect of this is Governor Palin's self-imposed restriction. Although the law allows each contributor to give a maximum of $1,000, she has restricted this to a maximum of only $150.00. Now, I've communicated with many people who have tried to figure out why she would limit the amount of money someone can give to well below the legally allowable figure. Doesn't it make more sense to allow people to give more? Even Bill O'Reilly is on record as saying he will gladly and readily contribute $1,000. Certainly I know people who would also gladly give $1,000, but she won't take it. So they'll simply have to be content with giving much less than that. Understand, this is the kind of person Sarah Palin is. She is not an opportunist, she is not a user, and she cares about the people. That is the real Sarah Palin, and that is Sarah's heart, which reminds me of her recent trip to Indiana. Vanderburgh Right to Life offered to fundraise to bring Sarah in, but she declined, refusing to take their money. And this is the woman they keep bringing up on ethics charges?!
I have already made a donation, and I encourage you to go to the website, read more about the fund, and give something. Every dollar adds up. Whether you give $5.00, $50.00, or the maximum of $150.00, I ask that you do something. If you are tired of people attacking this woman because of her love for God, her support for life and family, her refusal to compromise her integrity to be popular, then answer the call. Those of us who support and appreciate what Sarah Palin represents must stand up for those values, for they are your values too. As you stand up for her, you're standing up for you. This is a fight for the soul of America, and we need all hands on deck. Will you help? Click on http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/, the title of this article, or The Alaska Fund Trust link on the right sidebar of this site to donate.
God bless you, and thank you for your generosity.