Governor Palin Takes a Walk (with Video)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

There is no question I have great respect for Governor Palin. Anyone who knows me knows it's true. One reason I hold her in such high esteem is because she's real. I think of issues she has taken a stand on and I say, "This isn't someone who has not been tested. This is someone who has had to put her money where her mouth is." Just look at her pro-life position. Governor Palin became pregnant at a time in her life that might very well be categorized "inconvenient." She then learned this child would be born with Down Syndrome. At a time when 90% of Down Syndrome babies are aborted, the governor put feet to her faith and gave birth to God's incredible blessing--her beautiful baby boy.

She has been tested--and has been found faithful.

Is she perfect? Of course not...but she's real. And that's what decent people want in a leader. We're not looking for perfection; we're looking for character. We're looking for someone who will walk the walk. That's Governor Palin. Why do masses of people gather anywhere she's scheduled to speak when most say that people aren't interested in people talking the talk? Here's the short answer: when people know you're walking the walk, not only don't they mind, but they actually want to hear you talk the talk as well.

On Friday, Governor Palin spoke at the Ohio Right to Life fundraiser and shared some of her personal story about Trig.

Laura A. Bischoff writes:

The mother of five recalled how at 43 she found herself pregnant with a child with Down syndrome and then a short while later learned her teenage daughter was pregnant. Palin said those two experiences gave her more empathy for women with unplanned pregnancies who face difficult decisions. But she added, “There is no accident. Every child has purpose.”

Her commitment to the cause can further be seen in her willingness to actually give to the cause. Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers are addicted to painting her as a money-hungry opportunist. They doubted her when she said she would not benefit personally from speaking at the Nashville Tea Party last month but that her speaker's fee would go to the cause. I, for one, would not begrudge the governor any payment for her time and services. That's the way we operate in America, and people deserve to be compensated. However, on Friday, she showed herself once again to be invested in the causes in which she believes, for she donated her fee back to the Ohio Right to Life.

Bischoff reveals:

Ohio Right to Life declined to disclose Palin’s speaking fee — reported to be in the neighborhood of $100,000 — but at the end of her 45-minute speech Palin promised to donate it back to the nonprofit.

The $100,000 amount has not been confirmed, as it was not disclosed. Whatever the fee, Governor Palin did not keep it; instead, she returned it to the pro-life work there in Ohio. So much for simply being in it for the money, as the haters would have us believe.

Read Bischoff's full account of the event here.

To my knowledge, there's no full video of Governor Palin's speech, but there is this short clip in which she shares how she was in good company when she wrote on her palm at the Nashville Tea Party. It's priceless. Check it out:

(H/T C4P)


Blythe March 7, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

Adrienne, I enjoy all of the things you write. You inspire me as does Sarah Palin.

James in Missouri March 7, 2010 at 4:29 PM  

I am seething mad. Why in the heck is Sarah Palin being politically manipulated to give money back while liberals across the country reap in millions of dollars in speaking fees. This is insane and I am sick of her being persecuted like this. Its time we stand up for Sarah instead of forcing her to give speaking fees back. Money is power and we are only hurting her with this nonsense.

Irma March 7, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

Sarah walks in godly company everyday as she reads His word.

Isaiah 49:16
Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands:...

Isn't funny how people that don't have a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ assume that just because we do we are "perfect."
They fail to understand that we do not in any way claim to be perfect, we are SAVED! :)

Some people talk the good talk yet they walk a different path, Sarah on the other hand walks the talk.
Blessings, Irma

Adrienne Ross March 7, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

James in Missouri,

I don't think you need to be "seething mad" in this instance. No one is "forcing her to give speaking fees back." One thing you should know is no one makes Governor Palin do anything! She is an independent, strong woman who functions on principle. I guarantee you her donating the money was out of genuine love for the work that the pro-life movement does, for what it represents. She gave because it was in her heart to give, not because of being "politically manipulated."

The governor is also aware that money is NOT power. God is power, and God is love.

I believe she handles her finances wisely. After all, she is the voice of fiscal responsibility. She knew what she was doing--and she did it from the heart. THAT's power!

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