Look Behind Sarah Palin. Do You See What I See?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hi, everyone! I came all the way to Kaladi Brothers Coffee again for wireless Internet access and forgot my camera, which has the camera card, which I was going to use to post more pictures! I've been in Alaska for almost a week now, and this is the first time I have gone anywhere without my camera, except morning prayer walks. Sorry...

Today we leave Wasilla for a few days and go into Anchorage. At 2:00 p.m. Alaska time, I will be interviewed on KBYR Fox News Radio--Eddie Burke's Radio Show--about the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee, along with Denise, a Team Sarah member. Eddie is such a fireball for what's right, and I appreciate that he is committed to speaking up for America and defends the governor of Alaska with great passion and knowledge. You can listen live today to the show if you'd like.

Speaking of that, I just have to say how proud I am that Sarah Palin has done what she did last week. It still hurts inside, I must admit, and a plethora of mixed emotions swirled within me when two days after I got to Alaska my cell went crazy with people trying to figure out what in the world was going on, why she resigned, and what she'll do next. As if I know, right?! It all seemed so unbelievable, and some say so outrageous. In fact, I spoke to a friend from New York today who commented that what Sarah has done doesn't look good politically. I said, "She doesn't care about what it looks like." She responded, "She should care if she wants to run for president"--which, by the way, she never specifically said she plans to do.

You know what I respect most about the governor? She acts on principle. It's not about her--never has been, so contrary to the picture people try to paint of her. There is no diva in Sarah. Instead, Sarah Palin has served the state of Alaska with a servant's heart. I have never heard anyone talk and act with such love for a state as she does. I have never seen a leader who is constantly praising her state, talking about its wonders and beauties, and inviting people to "come on up." And I have never seen such a selfless act as was displayed on July 3, 2009. During a recent speech when Micheal Reagan was in Alaska, she asserted,"If I die politically, I die." This is a woman of such moral and spiritual fortitude, that I can't help but marvel. Sure, I wish things had unfolded differently. I wish it had not come to this point--the bogus ethics complaints, the time spent on addressing these partisan piranhas, the personal attacks on Trig, the money wasted for the furtherance on an agenda from the pit of hell. I wish she would have been able to finish her term and continue the job that was in her heart. But for the betterment of Alaska, she has chosen to do the right thing, the only thing someone who loves her state more than her title can do: step down.

We have spent so much time thinking and debating about Governor Palin's choice. What would your choice have been? Would you ever be able to lay down your title for the greater good? Would you have had the humility to move aside and allow someone else to take the reins? Shoot, I was a point guard as a student and varsity basketball coach as an adult, and I can tell you, most starting players can't even graciously handle sitting on the bench for three minutes while someone else gets to run their position, much less sit out the whole game--especially when you know you're the most capable player on the team. I know because I was one of those players! So imagine passing the ball to your lieutenant governor so the team can progress without you as the focus of the opposition. Imagine taking that seat on the bench. That's what Governor Palin has done. Now, she's still in the game, still loving the team, still helping to reach the goal, but now she's free to do it another way, the best way, the right way--her way.

In an interview with The New Yorker yesterday, I discussed her servant's heart. So many people don't understand Sarah because they don't think like she does. My friend's comment about the politically advantageous thing is not strange. Most people are used to politicians who would do anything to preserve self. Governor Palin is not that politician. I have said time and time again, she is not a politician in the usual sense of the word--and that's a good thing, for Alaska, for America. She is one of us, except that she chooses to serve more than most of us ever consider serving. Yes, her heart is to serve--selflessly.

Is she done? No way! I continue to say that we have not seen the last of Sarah Palin. During the interview yesterday, I was asked, of course, about 2012. My response is that all I can say is what she has said. I cannot put words in her mouth. Governor Palin has never said she is running for president, but she has also never said she is not. What she said months ago is that she would not exclude the possibility, that if God opens the door, she'll walk through it. I told her in New York a month ago that I know she will do in life whatever God leads her to do, and that as she just seeks to do that, she wouldn't have to plow through any doors; they would just open--in the right time, at the right place. I believe that wholeheartedly. There is a call on her life for something great for this nation. The call has not been recalled. It rests greatly upon her. Therefore, in terms of looking toward 2012, and working to that end with the 2012 DSC, my philosophy remains this: Proceed as if you have a green light until you get a red one. And that is my intent and the intent of the Committee. As our chairman, Randy Highsmith said, "We are staying the course."

By the way, for those who think she has shot herself in the foot as for a national run for office in a few years, let me give you some advice: Find Governor Palin and look behind her: You will find a multitude of people there. They have not gone anywhere, nor will they. In fact, maybe my eyes are deceiving me, but it looks to me like the multitude has gotten larger since July 3rd--but maybe I'm just seeing things!

11 comments:

Pete July 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM  

Adrienne,

Another great post! You are a tremendous writer! As I said in my post at Team Sarah, she has just become Obi-Wan Kenobi! She is more powerful now than they can imagine. I certainly take her at her word, and you know as well as I do, if it is in God's will that she be President, She WILL be!

God Bless,
Pete

BostonBruin July 7, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

Thanks for sharing Adrienne. I keep thinking of the scripture: "Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory." (I Cor 2:8). Not that I am saying Gov. Palin is a God, but the liberals will be VERY sorry they attacked her the way they did and set her free!

LoveThatGirl July 7, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

Adrienne, you are so right about the people behind her. Since July 3, Sarah has more people following her on Twitter, Facebook and more people joining Prayer Warriors for Sarah Palin. God in raising up Troops for Sarah in every walk of life. We are to be ready for her call. I for one am Ready, Willing and Able to rise to the occasion as soon as she gives the the command. Sarah is a Leader and NO one can stop what God has begun.
Adrienne, Thank you for everything you are doing up in Alaska and for giving us the update. God has called you and is accomplishing His work through you.
Keep doing His Great work.

Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power He can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20

moon816 July 7, 2009 at 6:58 PM  

adrienne, you're great in eddie burke, very articulate. hope you'll have your own radio show =)

blestmom July 7, 2009 at 7:02 PM  

You're doing great on the Eddie Burke show...I'm listening right now!

Sue July 7, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

Oh Adrienne! Thank you so much for sharing your words! I think so highly of Sarah, our dear sister in Christ Jesus, and I do believe God has a plan for her life. He didn't let us have a taste of her for nothing. She is truly the woman that most of us could only wish to be but many just don't want to admit it.
Blessings while you continue your stay in the great state of Alaska!

KentonAK July 7, 2009 at 8:19 PM  

Adrienne-
I listened to you and April on Eddie's show.You're a tremendous advocate for Sarah.Good work!

Adrienne July 7, 2009 at 11:49 PM  

Thank you all so much. God is so good!

LindaW July 8, 2009 at 12:49 AM  

Everytime I read the bad news about her resignation, I start to get depressed, but when I hear other news saying she made a smart move or she will recover her image, I feel better again.

But overall, I'm just still sad. I liked her being the CEO of a state because of the power perception. I know she can always command media attention though.

I will always be behind her to cheer her on though.

Blythe July 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

I have just stumbled onto this wonderful Blog. I will be back many times in future to follow the "happenings." You write so very well Adrienne and I agree with all that you have said and I have read.

I am especially enchanted with the fact that you actually "GOT IT" as far as the reason for her leaving the Governor's office. I am so exasperated with the people that do not hear the real reason and they make it what they WANT it to be and ignore what she SAID.

This is a lovely Blog and I have a lot of catching up to do. Can't wait to do just that.

Thanks again.

Adrienne July 10, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

Blythe,

I really like your name, and I am glad you found Motivation: Truth.

What you said reminds me of what Sarah said in an interview while fishing the other day. She said, "You're not listening to what I'm saying!" I keep getting questions like, "Adrienne, why did Sarah resign?" My response is, "She resigned for the reasons she stated." People are not used to politicians saying what they mean and meaning what they say. Enter Sarah Palin--and they just don't get it. But some of us do. SO glad you are one of us.

God bless you.

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