Keep the Tums; We'll Take the Fire in Her Belly

Friday, May 20, 2011

My students were all running around today saying the world will end tomorrow. Supposedly, we're all going to turn into zombies, be taken over by zombies, or something of that nature. After reading the article Anna Good published at The Daily Caller today, I'm starting to think those promoting this belief are a day late. Surely, the zombies have already manifested.

In reference to Governor Palin answering in the affirmative when Greta Van Susteren asked her if she had the fire in her belly to run for President in 2012, Good offers the Governor a Tums. After reading this piece, I think I need the Tums.

Here's what Governor Palin said to Greta:

I do have the fire in my belly. I am so adamantly supportive of the good, traditional things about America and our free enterprise system. And I want to make sure that America is put back on the right track, and we only do that by defeating Obama in 2012. I have that fire in my belly...It's such a roaring fire in my belly to preserve and restore all that's good about America...

Read what Anna Good wrote about Governor Palin:
Sarah Palin recently told Greta Van Susteren that she feels a “fire in her belly” about 2012.

Let me be the first to offer her a Tums for that.


Now, I shutter at the thought of her being the GOP nominee in 2012. Palin is a likeable person to me, but as far as presidential material, please, GOP, I am begging you — don’t do this.

I am sure I will get scads of hate mail for saying I don’t want her to run, but she would be awful for the GOP’s chances of taking the White House back in 2012. If we put up a polarizing candidate like Palin, we are going to get destroyed.

Obama, for all his mistakes and faults, is still a far smoother politician than Palin. I know, her supporters like her down-home sense and that she isn’t polished, but that is not going to win an election and doesn’t even instill confidence in me about her ability to demand respect from the rest of the world. I don’t care if the rest of the world “likes” us, as Obama and his supporters did in 2008, but I do care that the rest of the world respects us.

First of all, since Ms. Good is so keen on smoothness, she might want to take note of the difference between "shutter" and "shudder"--but I digress.

Let me be clear: Good has every right to an opinion of who she wants and doesn't want to run this country. What I cannot abide, however, is when people make statements that they don't feel the need to back up with substance. The author gives not one iota of evidence to back up her claims about Governor Palin's presidential viability. She simply throws out her opinion, states it as fact, and expects we the people to follow along. We're not. She'll have to look to we the sheep for that response.

Her "don't do this" appeal to the GOP is wasted. What people don't want is the establishment choosing our candidate for us. The GOP elite has done everything in its power to derail a Governor Palin run. They have attacked her, they have ignored her, and now they have dismissed her as a formidable candidate--and still the people are determined to select our own candidate. And we will do so based on truth, not on talking points.

Anna Good uses the term "polarizing" to describe Governor Palin. I've heard the same adjective used as a beating stick against her too many times to count, so what exactly are people saying? It seems like the 'P' word gets tossed out there when people take umbrage at someone's refusal to sit down, shut up, roll over, or play dead. Women especially who have some fight in them are labeled "polarizing" because, of course, women aren't supposed to be so firm. Nonsense. If I were the Governor, I would wear "polarizing" as a badge of honor.

Look, there's supposed to be a difference between light and darkness, truth and lies, common sense and absurdity. Governor Palin personifies that difference, and some choose to call it polarizing. More power to them. In reality, she would better be termed galvanizing. But they fixate on the polarizing meme to promote the idea that she doesn't have it in her to bring people together, can't work across the aisle, and therefore can't win an election against President Obama. Lies, all of it. Perhaps that argument could be given credence if she didn't have a record we can examine. In Alaska, she was certainly not obsessively partisan. Her record indicates that she functioned with a clear commitment to ethics, transparency in government, and service. It was for this reason she was simultaneously loved by all who respected what was right and despised by those who were corrupt, at best--regardless of Party affiliation. It's that firm, fearless commitment to what's right for our country that America needs--and it's the only thing that will defeat President Obama in 2012.

Anna Good underestimates the multitudes of Americans who stand in Governor Palin's corner. This is clear in her faulty assessment of why she is our choice for President. She reduces our support to a simple infatuation with her "down-home sense" and the fact that she "isn't polished," and she seeks to educate us to the reality that those things won't win elections. As one of those supporters, let me take her to school: although we do find Governor Palin's genuineness and ability to connect with people a breath of fresh air, she certainly is not the candidate of our choice based on those qualities alone.

Here's why we support her: on the role of government, she says, "Less is more"; on the debt and deficit, she says, "Reign in spending"; on foreign relations, she says, "Stand with Israel"; on national security, she says, "Secure our borders"; on Obamacare, she says, "Repeal and replace"; on terrorism, she says, "We win, and they lose"; on the economy, she says, "Lower taxes"; on our military, she says, "If you love your freedom, thank a vet"; on American exceptionalism, she says, "That's nothing to apologize for"; on education, she says, "Allow school choice"; on abortion, she says, "Choose life"; and on energy, she says, "Drill, baby, drill."

Unlike those determined to discount her, often without any factual reasons, we have done our research. We have evaluated her record, we have read her writings, and we have paid attention to her interviews. In so doing, we recognize that on the issues, she receives an A+. We see that she espouses the common sense principles that Americans are crying out for now. Add to that the "down-home sense" that is admittedly Governor Palin, and we know we have the full package.

Anna Good's bad opinion that a Palin presidency would not garner respect from the world is misinformed at best. I submit that our allies would appreciate a Commander-in-Chief who wouldn't throw them under the bus, side with their enemies, or return their gifts. I also submit that our enemies would be far more concerned about President Palin than they are about President Obama. They certainly wouldn't expect her to bow before them. Please don't point out that Osama bin Laden was taken out on Obama's watch in an effort to make him into a force to be reckoned with. I, like everyone else with a shred of common sense, am elated that justice has been served, but the decision to kill bin Laden when he was there for the taking was a no-brainer. Does anyone think President Palin would not have made the same decision--without blinking? Then President Palin would have credited our military--as Private Citizen Palin did.

Isn't it telling that as the 2012 GOP field shapes up, people are becoming more and more desperate to make up our minds for us--and in such insulting ways--with no facts, no substance, no common sense? Americans are smart enough, however, to filter through the nonsense of the lamestream media, the GOP elite, Anna Good, and yes, even Fox News, which is behaving more and more strangely every day in their ignore-her-one-day-dismiss-her-the-next approach to Governor Palin.

Tomorrow is May 21st, but the zombies have indeed come out early, and I promise this much: the day Anna Good and her ilk ever convince me that Governor Palin is not a viable candidate for President, I'll see you on the other side, because it certainly would be the end of the world.


Anonymous,  May 20, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

Awesome smackdown of that stupid article!

Lola May 20, 2011 at 8:28 PM  

I love reading your stuff; couldn't have said it better myself.

Blythe May 20, 2011 at 9:00 PM  

You are amazing to me. Better and better with each post which always seems impossible to beat. Thanks so much. I will keep this for my "smack downs," in future conversation.

Kristi J. King,  May 20, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

This is really good my friend! It has humor, substance and the truth of who Gov really is. Awesome job! You make me so proud to call you my best friend!

Anonymous,  May 21, 2011 at 12:27 AM  

Adrienne, once again, you are SPOT ON! One word comes to mind about "The Tums Lady"....its CLUELESS! And she is gonna need some Nexium or PepcidAC...Tums ain't gonna do it for her when Sarah announces :)

I got a letter from the Huckabee campaign/HuckPAC just last night. One of those "I am sorry I realized I am too much of a Rhino to run and actually win" letters....well, it didn't really say that...but you get the picture? You know, thanks for supporting me BUT, I am not running please continue to donate to HuckPAC blah, blah, blah.

No clue HOW he got my email address since, I have supported Sarah since she took the stage in 2008 and that remains VERY MUCH UNCHANGED.

I thought I would "go rogue" and have a little truthful fun, although I really DO mean what I wrote....Here is my response to that letter....

Sorry Mike....

You are a bit "too soft" to my liking. You are a nice man I suppose but we need someone much more outspoken who is willing to "make some noise" and stand up to Obama and be TOUGH just aren't the man .

Actually, NONE of the current contenders are "the man"......and a man isn't what I have in mind THIS TIME wasn't really in 2008 either ....

What I have in mind is a WOMAN who has fought for America ever since losing as VP in 2008. She lost by the way through NO FAULT of her own. Had she been "allowed" to do what she needed to do to actually "win", she could have won the election for McCain, all by HERSELF !!!

She has been OUTSPOKEN and has not apologized and backed down despite numerous attacks on her and her family.....SHE STILL SPEAKS FOR US and she STILL FIGHTS OBAMA and for our Country.

Her name is Sarah Palin, but most of us ardent supporters who are waiting in the wings for her to announce she is running for President in 2012......we just call her "Sarah" and she doesnt mind a bit......she has that name recognition thing going on ya know ? We are ready and willing to do whatever we need to do see she gets elected....CAUSE SHE IS WHAT OUR COUNTRY NEEDS RIGHT NOW !!!

Yes, what I have in mind is a lady who wears little red suit jackets and high heels.....but she has a heart of gold, good solid family morals, and a love of America and her people like NOONE IN POLITICS RIGHT NOW !!! She stands with Israel, she is against amnesty, she is pro-life, she is anti Obama Care, AND SHE ISNT AFRAID TO KEEP SAYING SO !!!! She has FIRE .....she is called of God for a purpose in our Government.

I hope that you will see this Mike...and that you will stand behind her and do the right thing for America. Sarah LOVES AMERICA more than anything......and her people too .....

But anyhow...THAT is where my vote will be going.....and where it was going ever since 2008 when she took the stage here in Ohio the very state where I live ......

I don't flip flop....I am loyal and dedicated all of her supporters are.....We are just WAITING......

I like you Mike....I really do.....but I just don't think you are the "right" one......and I think you knew that too :)


Nativevoice May 21, 2011 at 1:29 AM  

Adrienne, the governor could have no better person by her side than you. I expect to see you standing by madam president in some capacity. When that day comes remember my words. Like I always say 'your the best'

Jacky May 21, 2011 at 7:09 AM  

It will be the end of America Fundamentals, if Sarah Palin is not the GOP Candidate for President 2012. The Elite will finish what they have started, the destruction of America's values and freedom.

Cherished,  May 21, 2011 at 7:05 PM  

Superb job, Adrienne! Thank you!!!

Anonymous,  May 21, 2011 at 11:16 PM  

Sometimes I know that I know, but I just don't know how to say it. You said it very well. I understand that Reagan relied on Heritage Foundation. I will be relying on your site to help me know how to say it.

Deb Howard,  May 22, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

Fantastic blog once again, Adrienne! I, like you, laughed when I began to read Ms. Good's article (shutter). I shudder at the thought of the lamestream media every time they open their mouths or touch a keyboard!

I also see *YOU* as a rising figure. I am proud a fellow conservative teacher will stand up for the truth and speak her mind.

God bless you in all your endeavors!

Deb Howard

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