Bristol and Governor Palin Sign Books

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Bristol Palin's book signing kicked off today in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Governor Palin joined her to sign copies of her own book.

The Republic reports:
The mall estimates about 1,500 people turned out and that the Palins did about 700 autographs.

Bristol Palin's memoir, "Not Afraid of Life," came out last week and Wednesday is her first public event. Sarah Palin's "America by Heart" was released last fall. HarperCollins imprints published both books.

Read the full article here.

I am currently reading Not Afraid of Life and am thoroughly enjoying it. Order yours at Barnes and Noble.

Check out the photo gallery of the Palins in Bloomington here.

(h/t gahanson)

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What Governor Palin's Iowa Remarks Further Reveal

Ask President Obama's fans why they support him so vehemently, what he's accomplished to have earned him such high praise. Often these individuals are unable to respond with anything substantive. They may stutter, spout some nebulous hope and change jargon, change the subject, or--feeling trapped--simply hurl insults. There's really not much they can say, though, is there? He's driven up the debt, alienated our allies, bowed to foreign monarchs, hurt the economy with a drilling moratorium, ignored the voice of the American people by shoving health care down our throats, and played a lot of golf.

On the contrary, ask Governor Palin's supporters why we so relentlessly stand by her side, and responses are centered in her character, her record as a city council member, mayor, oil and gas commissioner, governor, reformer, business owner, vice presidential candidate, mom, wife, athlete, and coach. If there are some who cannot rattle off her record, all of that now changes with the emergence of Stephen Bannon's The Undefeated which leaves no room for doubts about her qualifications and accomplishments and her ability to lead.

In addition to the Governor's successes in offices held, her supporters will often express their appreciation that she is something so hard to find in public figures today. They often say it this way: "She's the real deal." Americans love a strong, solid record. We need it, and she's got it. We are also crying out for a real person, a person who can be trusted, a person who has a servant's heart. We're desiring a people's person. We sense that in Governor Palin. Upon meeting her for the first time, many come away feeling they've encountered a breath of fresh air. This seems like such a small thing, but after years of gagging from the stench of politics-as-usual, that fresh air has become our craving.

Governor Palin rolled into Pella, Iowa wearing jeans, mingled with the people, watched the film about her own career, signed autographs while eating a burger, and even made impromptu remarks at the conclusion of the film. Now, from what I can tell, she had no obligation to speak, but she delivered these remarks to a cheering crowd. I saw no teleprompter. I saw no notes at all. Yet I heard plenty of substance--comments about our founding documents, American work ethic and exceptionalism, the Judeo-Christian principles upon which we were established, freedom, the private sector, our vast natural resources waiting to be developed, and our position as a beacon of light in this world. Without using notes, without batting an eye, without fumbling for the next word or phrase, she spoke. Just to be sure, I checked with Shane Vander Hart who was there. He confirmed for me that Governor Palin used no notes.

Now, not using notes is one thing, but doing so as one speaks with sincerity and passion to the values and principles that matter most to people--to Iowans, in this case--is another. Iowans are serious about their state and their place in the process of electing leaders. Iowans pride themselves, in fact, on this. And last night, Iowans applauded, cheered, and relished in this moment, not because there was just another person, with another story, giving another speech, but because they knew that this person who could throw on some jeans, sit in the midst of them, speak from her heart to them, and chill out to eat a burger with them is the real deal.

President Obama once restarted a speech when his telempromper malfunctioned. He did not readily recognize that he was repeating what he had already said. That's what happens when what you say doesn't resonate within. It's just words. However, when you mean what you say, when you are what you say, then what you say matters--and people know it.

Governor Palin has had such an impact on people because she is the rare combination of experience, intellect, and authenticity. Unlike any declared candidate for president, she is the complete package, and she is the real deal. With this realization, perhaps we've uncovered not only why she is so respected by so many, but more importantly, why she is so hated by others. They don't despise her because they believe she is a fake, as they often accuse. Perhaps they hate her because she is not, and they know it. They know the same thing her supporters know: she is the real deal--and that, truth be told, scares the crap out of them.

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Governor Palin's Remarks in Iowa - Video

(Video courtesy of Iowa's own Shane Vander Hart

Shane also reports:
A little over 300 guests were treated to the premiere of Steve Bannon and Victory Film Group’s new documentary, The Undefeated, last night at the Pella Opera House in Pella, IA with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd in attendance. Afterwards approximately 1000 people were treated to a BBQ dinner at the Molengracht.

Before the movie started those in attendance sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic and This Is My Country accompanied by the original 1928 pipe organ. Darrel Dobernecker, the mayor of Pella, then greeted the guests and welcomed the Palin’s calling her “a breath of fresh air.” The movie itself ran two hours long, and started with a montage of insults that came from Hollywood, liberal pundits and even in the mainstream media.

I was struck by my emotional reaction to the opening scene. I was angry. I was angry at how Governor Palin and her family was treated. I was angry about how many in the Republican establishment remained silent while she was savaged. I’m not talking about pointing out policy differences or criticizing her record, but rather the personal attacks that she experienced day in and day out after she picked as Senator John McCain’s running mate.

It drove a narrative which in turn distorted her record. That is what this movie is trying to correct.

Read Shane's full review here.

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'Sarah Palin's Unlikely [Black] Supporter'; Really, ABC?; UPDATED

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ABC really needs to get a clue. There's a reason they, and others like them, are called the lamestream media. They named an article "Sarah Palin’s Unlikely Supporter." Why this title? Well, the whole basis for the use of the word "unlikely" is based on race. Sonnie Johnson, interviewed in Stephen Bannon's The Undefeated, is a tea party patriot who happens to be Black. According to the ABC title, this makes her some type of enigma. I continue to shake my head at the left who are so fond of projecting their own issues with race onto the right. They are the ones who view people of darker skin tone in the context of race alone, rather than as human beings who have the same reasoning capacity and love of country as others do.

Sonnie Johnson loves this country and loves what it represents. Therefore, she loves Governor Palin. The article highlights her support of the Governor. Their surprise, as evidenced by their title, unnecessarily sticks out like a sore thumb.

As I discussed here and Whitney here, Sonnie explains her support for the Governor:

The one trait I love about Sarah Palin is the one no one talks about. Her main promise, above everything else, is to get the hell out of my life. I would love a President who didn’t believe it was their job to create jobs. A president who isn’t scared to let the free market work because SHE believes in Free Markets. And isn’t afraid to spend her time taking on the Corruption in Washington, instead of burdening the American People with more regulations. A President who doesn’t believe in punishing the rich, but creating a level playing field where every American, connected or not, can obtain and build wealth.

These values are not limited to pockets of our society, but all people benefit from a freer, more prosperous, more ethical government. Why is it "unlikely" that Sonnie would crave such a place for her children to grow up in?

ABC News’ Sheila Marikar reports from Iowa:
There’s the stereotype of the Sarah Palin supporter, and then there’s Sonnie Johnson.

The 30-year-old African-American mother and wife is featured in “The Undefeated” as one of the many people Palin captivated when John McCain thrust her onto the national stage as his vice presidential running mate in 2008. In Pella, Iowa today for the premiere of the film, Johnson said she latched on to Palin when the former Alaska governor took the stage at the Republican National Convention.

“We were watching it on TV and my daughter was like, ‘A girl can be president?,’” Johnson recalled. “And I said, ‘Yes, baby, girls can do anything.’ That was the moment -- I saw that look in my daughter’s eye, that anything in possible. The next week, I went to my very first political event, and that was to see Sarah Palin. John McCain and Sarah Palin.”

Johnson has become increasingly involved in the tea party since then, speaking at tea party events around her native Virginia. She’ll give the keynote address at an event held by the Charlottesville, VA. tea party on the Fourth of July with her young daughter by her side.

“She’ll be on stage with me,” Johnson said. “I want to get her involved, little by little. I like to say that for the black community, nothing will change until we learn to love our children more than we love the Democratic party.”

The truth, as I thoroughly explained here, here, and here, is that the principles for which Governor Palin fights are vital for all Americans but absolutely essential for the Black community. Sonnie Johnson's support for these principles should come as no surprise. In fact, it's basic common sense. The more the message is heard--truly heard--the more it will be received--by people of all backgrounds.

May the multitudes of Americans get behind Governor Palin and declare, as did Sonnie Johnson in Iowa:
“I’ll peddle her today,” she said. “Basically, I put the option out there that if she’s going to run, I’ll be hers through 2012. Anything I can do, I’ll be hers.”

Read the full article here. Sonnie Johnson has a great story that ABC does manage to capture, in spite of their obvious surprise at such "unlikely" support.

(h/t Irma E. Muñoz)

UPDATE: To be clear, I don't have a problem discussing race. I do discuss race. I have discussed, for example, how conservative principles are an asset to the Black community, how Governor Palin's values are vital to the survival of the Black community. My purpose in pointing to ABC's strange comment about Sonnie Johnson's race is that it has no place within this article. It serves to portray her as different from other Governor Palin supporters in an attempt to continue the narrative that Governor Palin's appeal is only to certain Americans, when in fact, she appeals to a wide range of people, and what she stands for is valued by many. The reference to the unlikelihood of Ms. Johnson's support is totally out of sync with the article. It's pointless in terms of substance. It further serves to paint Black conservatives as different from other Black people, to perpetuate the sell-out, not really Black, or not Black enough accusation we so often endure. The otherwise fair, interesting article should have remained one about substance alone. But ABC had another agenda, which they tried to innocently slip in with their title.

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Video & Pic of Governor Palin Greeting Iowans

Via CNN (h/t C4P), here's video footage of Governor Palin greeting people in Iowa and, via @NicoHines, a picture of her trying to simultaneously enjoy a burger and sign autographs.


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Governor Palin Livestreamed in Pella, Iowa; Updated with CNN Livestream

Governor Palin and Todd are in Pella, Iowa, as the premiere of The Undefeated should have started not too long ago. Afterwards, there will be a barbecue which, it is reported, the Governor will attend. Tea Party Review says they will livestream any remarks she makes. Register here to see her.

UPDATE: CNN will also be livestreaming at approximately 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Click here.

UPDATE 2: CNN doesn't seem to be livestreaming--showing weather right now.

UPDATE 3: Tea Party Review livestream is experiencing technical difficulties, it appears. Keep checking.

*bumped

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Governor Palin: 110% Commitment to Iowa

Governor Palin in Iowa

Governor Palin, in Pella, Iowa watching the premiere of The Undefeated, promised 110 percent support to Iowa if she runs for president. Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics reports:
Though she indicated that she is still not close to announcing her decision on whether she will run for president, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Tuesday said that she would fully commit to the traditional process leading up to the Iowa caucuses, if she does through [sic] her hat in the ring.

"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."

Read the full article here.

(h/t Whitney)

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Hannity Interviews Bristol Palin - Video

Bristol Palin was a guest on Sean Hannity Monday night. She discussed some topics she wrote about in her new book, Not Afraid of Life, topics such as losing her virginity, now choosing to remain abstinent until marriage, and being on the campaign trail with Meghan McCain. She also said she wants her mother, Governor Palin, to run for President.

On Wednesday, Bristol will be signing copies of her extremely transparent memoir in Bloomington, Minnesota. Governor Palin will participate in the signing as well. Read about that here, and order Bristol's book here.





(Videos retrieved from The Right Scoop)

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SarahPAC: Setting the Record Straight: Here We Go Again

Monday, June 27, 2011

Governor Palin is once again imploring the media to quit making things up--or at least do a little homework. Via SarahPAC:

Wouldn’t it be nice if Beltway gossip magazines did some rudimentary fact-checking before they ran with stories? That is, of course, assuming that they’re not just making stories up out of thin air.

Take, for example, a Politico story out today alleging that Governor Palin’s “Team” is contacting a “list” of Iowa politicos for meetings. The story even quotes one such person who is purported to be on that list for a meeting. Only one problem: it’s not true. Real Clear Politics debunked Politico’s trumped up story:

Politico reported on Monday that Palin aides were reaching out to Iowa operatives and activists to set up meetings during her visit, citing Chuck Laudner, a former Iowa GOP executive director. But Laudner told RCP that he did not have a private meeting scheduled with Palin and that no one who works for the former governor had made contact with him.

Laudner said that he received an invitation to attend the festivities surrounding the movie premiere from Peter Singleton, a California native who moved to Iowa several months ago to help organize in the state in advance of a possible Palin presidential run. Singleton is acting on his own and is not a Palin aide but has often been confused for one as he has made his presence known across the state.

So basically we have a story that is completely bogus. Basic fact-checking is your friend, media. Try it some time.

In the meantime, Governor Palin looks forward to spending time tomorrow with the people of Pella, Iowa, and enjoying the premiere of Stephen K. Bannon’s new film, “The Undefeated.” After that, she heads to Minnesota to join her daughter Bristol at a book signing for Bristol's new book "Not Afraid of Life" at the Mall of America. Then back to Alaska for jury duty.

Find a theater and buy a ticket to see The Undefeated by going here. Vote to bring the film to your town here.

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Governor Palin Will Join Bristol at Bloomington, MN Book Signing

Governor Palin tweeted the link to the following article about Bristol's book signing. She will join Bristol in Minnesota Wednesday to sign copies of her book as well.

Associated Press reports:

Sarah Palin will be stopping by for the start of her daughter's book tour.

The former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate will appear with Bristol Palin on Wednesday in Bloomington, Minn., at the Barnes & Noble in the Mall of America. HarperCollins Publishers announced Monday that the two will sign copies of their latest books.

Sarah Palin says in a statement that she is "so proud" of her daughter and "thrilled to be joining her to kick off her book tour."

Bristol Palin's memoir, "Not Afraid of Life," came out last week and Wednesday is her first public event. Sarah Palin's "America by Heart" was released last fall. HarperCollins imprints published both books.

If you're in the Bloomington area, stop in to meet the Palins, buy their books, and have them sign them for you. I've read both books Governor Palin has written and thoroughly enjoyed them both. I recently purchased Not Afraid of Life and, even in the early stages of reading, am already inspired by Bristol's story. Order Bristol's book here.

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'The Undefeated' Iowa Events are for Ticket-Holders Only

I joined other Palin supporters in encouraging people to go to Pella, Iowa tomorrow to welcome Governor Palin as she attends the premiere of The Undefeated at the Pella Opera House. Ian Lazaran has now reported that his original assessment wasn't correct and people without tickets should NOT go. Unless you have a ticket, you will not be able to attend either the movie or barbecue. They're going to keep it local. Sorry for any inconvenience I created.

Read Ian's post here.

(h/t Ian)

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Greet Governor Palin in Iowa

I'm playing catch up lately since I'm on vacation, but I did want to weigh in more on the premiere of The Undefeated in Iowa Tuesday. Again, I encourage everyone to go, even if you were not able to secure tickets prior to their selling out. Perhaps you will be able to attend the after-movie barbecue even without movie tickets. If not, you will definitely still be showing incredible support for a public servant with an incredible record, as is clearly shown in Stephen Bannon's The Undefeated.

The 2012 campaign is shaping up, but there are still people yet to throw their names into the mix. Governor Palin has not ruled out running for president herself. In fact, one could easily argue that the movie and its debut state are reason enough to believe she's planning to run--not to mention the bus tour. It's vital that she sees the support of Americans at this crucial time. So again, if you can be present in Pella, Iowa this Tuesday at 5 p.m. CST at the Pella Opera House, be there. Governor Palin will be. Will you be there to greet her when she arrives?

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Tickets to 'The Undefeated' Premiere Sold Out, but Still Go to Pella

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Governor Palin will be in Iowa this Tuesday as The Undefeated premieres. Tickets have already sold out, but supporters in or close to Iowa (or even farther away) should strive to get to the Pella Opera House nonetheless. Let the Governor see how many supporters she has in this important state.

Ian Lazaran shares his perspective on the importance of a huge show of support Tuesday:

As I speculated about earlier, this event may not only have an impact on the narrative and on voters but it may have a big impact on the Governor’s decision on whether to run for the presidency. If what she is gauging is the amount of spontaneous support that exists for her candidacy, the Undefeated’s debut in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday presents her supporters with a great opportunity to show her that such spontaneous support exists. It’s not often that regular people can impact events that could change the country. Whether Palin runs or not is one such event that could change the country and regular people certainly can impact what decision she arrives at if all goes well Tuesday in Pella, Iowa.

I'm not sure whether Ian's assessment is accurate or not, but it certainly is food for thought.

The Undefeated will premiere Tuesday, June 28th, at the Pella Opera House in Pella, Iowa, 5 p.m. Central, and a "traditional Iowa cookout" will follow. For more details, click here.

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Governor Palin to Attend 'The Undefeated' Premiere in Iowa Tuesday

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Governor Palin will be in Iowa Tuesday for the premiere of Stephen Bannon's The Undefeated, the film about her stellar career in public service, according to Victory Film Group.

Read about it here.

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Governor Palin's 'The Undefeated' Premieres in Iowa Tuesday

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Undefeated, the film about Governor Palin's career, is set to debut in Iowa next Tuesday, according to Real Clear Politics and others:

Sarah Palin's nationwide bus tour may be on hiatus, but the former Alaska governor will nonetheless be on display in the nation's first voting state of Iowa on Tuesday.

"The Undefeated," a two-hour pro-Palin documentary produced by conservative filmmaker Steven K. Bannon, is set to premiere in Pella -- about 40 miles southeast of Des Moines.

The film will be shown at the 111-year-old Pella Opera House, an approximately 300-seat venue near the center of the quaint Iowa town, at 5 p.m. Central Time. Palin has been invited to attend the premiere but has not yet indicated whether she will do so.

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Bannon had previously indicated that he intended to premiere his film in the other early voting states on the Republican primary schedule, but plans have not yet been released on potential screening dates in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

According to a Victory Film Group and ARC Entertainment press release, "The Undefeated" will continue its national debut in 10 cities during the week of July 15 with additional plans to be determined regarding a more extensive release.

More here.

Go here to vote to bring The Undefeated to your town and to buy tickets. Follow @PalinUndefeated on Twitter here and Like it on Facebook here.

(h/t C4P)

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When it Comes to Governor Palin, Will the Media Ever Get it?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

They just don't get it, do they? Media, pay attention--and learn something.

Governor Palin tweeted earlier and then followed up with a Facebook note:

I did? Hmm, glad I have media to let me know my plans. They never cease to amaze MT "@foxheadlines Palin Ends Bus Tour http://fxn.ws/ip0mgb"

*Sigh* Reports of Tour Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol' media... you never cease to amaze!)

As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan.

I wouldn’t think it to be such a slow news day that, what with numerous wars and serious economic woes concerning Americans, a bus is driving news stories today. The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes. In the meantime, no one should jump to conclusions – certainly not the media with their long track record of getting things wrong or just making things up.

- Sarah Palin

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Bristol Palin & Friend, Not Afraid of Life


Bristol Palin's new memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, hit the bookstores yesterday. According to reviews, she transparently opens up about Levi, shares the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy, and even discusses Senator McCain's daughter, Meghan.

Bristol will hold a book signing next week on June 29th at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

Star Tribune reports:
Palin, 20, will appear from 6 to 8 p.m. June 29 at the mall's rotunda, bringing her back to the Twin Cites, where her family burst onto the national scene when her mother, Sarah Palin, accepted the No. 2 spot on the Republican Party's presidential ticket during the 2008 national convention in St. Paul.

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In her memoir, the daughter of the former Alaska governor recounts the media frenzy surrounding her mother's political ascension, her getting pregnant as a teenager and the public unfolding of her crumbling relationship with Levi Johnston, the baby's father.

Today, via Twitter, Governor Palin showed her support for Bristol's book and life-affirming message. The 140 character limitation made two tweets necessary:
Bristol's Book: Shocking; Refreshing; Honest; INSPIRING! Perfect. Plus 'Not Afraid of Life' gives insight into how media can drive false....
...narrative. Spot on! (& she's courageous to write what she wrote, warning about decisions/consequences in encouraging way, esp for teens!)

You can purchase Bristol's book here to read about the courage of a young woman who embraced less than ideal circumstances and has a beautiful son as a result.

Ironically, right after Governor Palin's tweet came to my cell phone, I received a text message from a friend with the surprising news that she's expecting a baby boy. She asked me to pray that she will be able to let go of life as she knows it, the life of "being selfish with [her] time." The timing, I thought, was interesting. Here was Governor Palin praising Bristol's book, Not Afraid of Life, and here was my friend seeking guidance as she takes on the responsibilities of the new life growing within her.

Surely, bringing a child into the world can be a frightening thing, but, as I told my friend, I'm sure it'll come with great joy as well. May we all demonstrate the courage to live out--and promote--a culture of life.

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Ross Review: 'The Undefeated' is for You

I applaud Stephen Bannon for doing the hard research, investing his hard-earned money, and revealing the hard facts that resulted in The Undefeated. His efforts allow us, the viewers, to take a pilgrimage with him into Governor Palin's successful career in politics. I applaud him, yes.

However, I will applaud more vehemently those who have the guts to see the documentary, especially those who admit they only know her through the media, those who have dismissed her as both undignified and unqualified to hold any meaningful office, and those who have been more comfortable lambasting her than learning about her. I will applaud them for being men and women enough to choose truth over childish narratives that have become the meat and drink of many a critic.

Tonight, I got a closer look into the career of Governor Palin as I was honored to preview this movie that has been heralded as a game-changer. Some have claimed that while The Undefeated will further endear her to her supporters, it will do nothing to change the minds of those not in her corner. I beg to differ. Having seen the documentary, I agree with the assessment of the people who have said this is a film for those who are on the fence. However, I'll take it even further and say it's also a film for those who heretofore have been dead-set against her. Disagree that a two-hour film can so drastically impact a person? Well then, I submit the same challenge Lisa Mei Norton did in her Big Hollywood article: I dare you to go see it. Anyone with a shred of decency, even just one honest bone in his body, wants truth, not propaganda. The Undefeated provides the truth about Governor Palin's record that has purposely been hidden, distorted, or ignored.

The film leaves no doubt as to Governor Palin's well-documented accomplishments. It reveals her as one of the "ordinary, hardworking people." It shows that with a servant's heart, a steel spine, and a sense of purpose, everyone can make a difference--even a hockey mom who simply loved her state more than she loved her own comfort, who was willing to take on the Corrupt Bastards Club, the establishment, and the unbelievers to battle for free enterprise, energy, and ethics. The film highlights the mayor who, through a commitment to developing infrastructure, made Wasilla into a booming business town; "the unpolitician" who, as governor, confronted and defeated the politics of big oil, took a red pen to the budget, and forward-funded public education; and the V.P. candidate whose love for America was only a reflection of her love for Alaska.

Through footage of her swearing-in ceremony in Fairbanks, we see the new governor upholding the same values she does today. It's clear that she has not morphed into another creature now that she's on the national stage. No, she promised her constituents all those years ago to fight on the side of competition, ethics in "your" government, and fiscal restraint for the benefit of our children's future. She insisted then, as she does today, that more government isn't the answer.

We see a governor hard at work with AOGCC, ACES, and AGIA. We see her doing what no one else had been able to do for 30 years in securing the TransCanada Alaska deal, taking this important resource development "from pipe dream to pipeline."

The Undefeated doesn't hold back the raw, vile attacks against Governor Palin, either. It places front and center the death wishes, the vulgar, sexually explicit language, and the Alinsky tactics used against her to derail her effectiveness as governor upon her return from the 2008 election campaign. It leaves no doubt why she resigned and why it was the only right thing that she could do, although it meant sacrificially handing over a job she loved. The unfounded, frivolous ethics complaints, although dismissed, were both paralyzing and bankrupting Alaska, so she stepped aside and allowed Sean Parnell to take over. She had always done what was best for Alaska. This was no different.

Governor Palin's stellar record, accomplishments, and expertise reveal a public figure who earned unparalleled approval ratings, worked tirelessly for the people, and made history in the process. The film shows someone who has done much already, yet has too much more to give to pack it in now. She is, without question, prepared to be President, and The Undefeated gives us the sense that she may just be heading in that direction, despite the attacks against her character and her record.

The Undefeated will further inspire the millions of Americans who were already, at the very least, acquainted with her record. However, it is a must-see for those who know that a person's record is as tied as anything else to the person herself and therefore necessitates an honest, unbiased evaluation. It is mandatory viewing for those who want to make informed, intelligent decisions about the future of our nation and those who seek to lead it. Furthermore, it beckons those who simply care about truth and aren't afraid to be confronted with it. In other words, my message to America is this: whether, when you consider Governor Palin, you identify as a supporter, an undecided, or even a self-proclaimed hater, this film is for you. Have the courage to watch it with an open mind, and be bold enough to take someone with you; the undeniable, unfiltered, and undefeated truth will take care of the rest.

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Jack Kelly: The Real Sarah Palin

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette compiled comments by those who have read the recently released emails from Governor Palin's time in office. He followed up with his own assessment. He concurs with what a plethora of others have stated already: the emails show a hardworking, conscientious governor diligently serving her constituents. He writes:

Emails from Sarah Palin's time as Alaska governor "show a double-fisted Blackberry user fully comfortable with handling nearly every aspect of state government," wrote the McClatchy Newspapers.

The emails paint "a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics," said Toby Harnden of the London Telegraph.

"She comes across as practical and not doctrinaire," wrote Molly Ball in Politico. "She was hands-on and adverse to partisan politics."

This was not what some journalists expected to write. "If critics were hoping to see Palin revealed as a hypocrite, they're out of luck," said Ms. Ball. "Her private statements are in line with her public ones."

He then points out those who, for lack of anything damaging in which to relish, chose to be petty and critical, and he exposes the foolishness of their behavior:
Many strained to say something critical. "She may have attended four universities, but Sarah Palin still writes like an 8th-grader," wrote Christine Roberts in the New York Daily News.

Her emails were given to two writing experts to analyze. "Both agree that the tea party favorite writes as if she is in middle school," Ms. Roberts said.

You couldn't tell from Ms. Roberts' lede that both experts concluded Ms. Palin writes better than do most corporate executives.

John Katzman, CEO of 2tor, is a Democrat who said he "would have loved to support my hunch that Ms. Palin is illiterate." But she scored better on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test than his emails do, Mr. Katzman acknowledged.

"She's very concise. She gives clear orders. Her sentences and punctuations are logical," said Paul Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. "She has much more of a disciplined mind than she is given credit for."

In the end, Jack Kelly distilled his own study of Governor Palin's emails down to this:
The Sarah Palin who emerges from the email dump isn't the partisan snowbilly of media caricature. She's a tough-minded reformer who took on Big Oil and corrupt members of her own party and beat them.

[...]

Nonstop criticism has hurt Sarah Palin in the polls. It would be difficult to overcome the false picture painted of her. But the emails, and a forthcoming documentary, are steps in that direction. Furthermore, their now naked -- and increasingly comical -- partisanship has hurt the credibility of her adversaries in journalism.

Back when the reputation of the "mainstream" media was better and its monopoly near total, another conservative derided as stupid and extreme prevailed when he emerged on center stage and dispelled the media caricature of him. Republicans already think Sarah Palin is more like Ronald Reagan than is any other presidential aspirant. If she chooses to run, she may resemble the Gipper in yet another way.

Read the full article here.

An unnecessary and intrusive invasion of privacy has turned out to be an open door for further revealing the real Governor Palin. She is now the most vetted of all possible candidates, her hard work is an undeniable fact, and the content of her character is on full display. What's meant for evil sure has a way of being turned around for her good, doesn't it?

(h/t Kenton)

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NBC Apologizes for Omitting 'Under God' by Omitting 'Under God'

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I became aware of NBC's shameful act of cutting "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance--twice--when Governor Palin retweeted a tweet originally shared by Noel Sheppard:

Clean video of NBC cutting 'Under God' from Pledge of Allegiance during U.S. Open golf coverage: http://ow.ly/5lmBh

Here's the video, courtesy of NewsBusters:


Sheppard keeps it quite simple when expressing his reaction to NBC:
How disgraceful.

Mark Finkelstein later followed up on Noel Sheppard's NewsBusters article when NBC issued an apology, one that still did not mention "under God":
Clearly many Americans were offended and let NBC know about it. Because later in the broadcast, one of the announcers issued an apology. But the network simply compounded one omission with another. The apology spoke of "a portion of the Pledge" being edited out--but never mentioned that the omitted words were "under God."

NBC ANNOUNCER: We began our coverage of this final round just about three hours ago. When we did, it was our intent to begin our coverage of this US Open championship wiht [sic] a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship, held in our nation's capital for the third time. Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone, and we'd like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it.

So NBC still can't find it in them to say "under God" when apologizing for not saying "under God." Why bother apologizing then? To quote Noel Sheppard: "how disgraceful"--doubly so now.

Thanks to Governor Palin for giving further heads-up about the lamestream media and their lame agenda.

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Father's Day: I Love My Dad for Getting My Butt Out of Haiti!

Happy Father's Day to every father and father figure who has poured himself into the lives of children. So very often children's perspectives of our Heavenly Father are shaped by their experiences with their earthly dads. That's why I am grateful for every father who has represented God well. Let's pray for dads to stand up as real men of God, to hold up that standard of righteousness, and to unashamedly let their children see them humble themselves before the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Today at church, our little kids did a special presentation for their fathers. This involved individually going to the microphone to talk about their dads. Wonderful things were said: I love my dad for teaching me how to play baseball; I love my father because he's cool; I am glad my dad teaches me about God; my dad lets me snuggle with him in the morning. These tributes were great. But my favorite has got to be the one given by little Ednel: I love my dad for getting my butt out of Haiti! Gotta love that honesty! After years of red tape, Ednel's adoption was expedited after the horrible earthquake in Haiti over a year ago, and he has fit into his new family perfectly. He has also fit perfectly into our hearts at Rock Solid Church.

God bless you, fathers. Enjoy your day.

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"The Undefeated" Review: I Dare You to Go See it

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Raving reviews of The Undefeated continue to pour in. The Stephen Bannon film about Governor Palin's career is shedding light on the truth about her record and allowing people to see her for who she truly is rather than who the media is determined to make her out to be.

Lisa Mei Norton published the following review at Big Hollywood:

Sarah Palin IS The Undefeated.

By the time you finish watching this superbly scripted and produced two-hour documentary about the former Alaskan Governor, if you don’t come to that conclusion, you were either asleep during the film or you still believe that “Community Organizer” trumps true executive experience and success as qualification to serve as America’s Commander-In-Chief.

Dim the house lights…
It is 2008 and Republican Presidential candidate John McCain introduces Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to a crowd of thousands of enthusiastic supporters. The beautiful, poised, confident Governor takes the stage at the Republican National Convention to thunderous applause and delivers an electrifying speech with a level of charisma, wit, and passion not seen since Ronald Reagan, that catapulted this relatively unknown Alaskan Governor onto the National political stage making her almost instantly and simultaneously one of the most revered and one of the most reviled politicians in recent memory.

In stark contrast, the film then cuts over to a dramatic 3-minute montage of pure, unadulterated hatred from the left for this VP candidate which history will record as one of the most vicious campaigns to annihilate a public figure. It was vulgar. It was brutal. It was violent. It was main stream. It was textbook Alinsky. And yet, she is still standing…undefeated.

"Civility" from the left...

The attacks from the liberal pundits, journalists, talk show hosts, celebrities and patrons of social networking sites and the blogosphere were completely abhorrent and offensive. So much so that the film’s writer/director, Stephen Bannon, told us at the private screening of the rough cut of the film, he would have to do a lot of creative editing to mask some of the more vulgar and violent footage to get the film to a PG-13 rating for National distribution, yet still convey the same astonishing level of the left’s pathological hatred for Palin. If you have even an ounce of human decency or compassion, viewing this brief sampling of the almost maniacal attacks on Sarah Palin should make your blood boil. What has she ever done to deserve this? Does her mere existence threaten people so much they feel she must be destroyed completely before they are satisfied?

Their latest display of depravity or desperation as it were, with the release of over 24,000 of her private emails from her tenure as Alaska’s Governor, has even drawn criticism from those who would never vote for Palin). The timing couldn’t be better, though, as we are finding (much to the dismay of the corrupt MSM) that she was every bit the dedicated, hard-working Governor depicted in Bannon’s documentary.

But then we see the words from Matthew 7: 17-20 appear on the screen almost as if to calm our souls and bring all of this into perspective. We are reminded with this passage that this truly is a spiritual battle between good and evil…right from wrong. Not just for Governor Palin, but for all of us…for our Nation.

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” ~ Matthew 7:20

By the end of this film, you will know who Sarah Palin really is.

[...]

This is a must-see film that “Palinistas” will absolutely love and will allow Palin skeptics to see what the media has so successfully isolated — hidden in plain sight. I dare you to go see it.

Read the full review here.

Follow The Undefeated on Twitter here and Facebook here.

(h/t Kenton)

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Governor Palin on "Freedom Watch" - Video

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Governor Palin was a guest on Judge Napolitano's Freedom Watch tonight. She discussed 2012, including the current GOP field; the 24,000 pages of released emails from her time as governor and what they reveal; Anthony Weiner; Libya; and more.


(Video courtesy of SarahNET)

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Discussing Governor Palin; Patrick's World USA Interview

Last night, I was interviewed about Governor Palin on Patrick's World USA Blog Talk Radio Show. Patrick is a great host and made sure he covered several important topics in just 30 minutes of airtime. We discussed the frenzy over Governor Palin's emails which are serving only to show what a dedicated governor she was; Frank Bailey's anti-Palin book, a complete flop, The Undefeated, the soon-coming film about Governor Palin's stellar career in public service; the mainstream media's obsession with President Obama and commitment to his re-election; and the 2012 race for the presidency which is starting to take off.

I come in at the 11:23 mark. Enjoy:


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To Defend or Not Defend Gov. Palin

Sonnie Johnson has written an excellent article at ThyBlackMan.com. In it, she expresses why she, a Governor Palin supporter who appears in The Undefeated, refuses to defend her. This piece needs to be read by every person who loves this country and what it represents. Read the article, and then read my comments below.

Johnson writes:

But, I will not defend Sarah Palin. Since announcing my really insignificant role in an amazing story, I’ve been asked to defend Palin against Romney, Paul, Bauchman (sic), and Cain. I’ve been asked to explain why I would vote for a moron. I’ve been told I’m pulling for a quitter. I’ve been threatened with, “You’ve only going to give us four more years of Obama.” (And yes, I consider that a threat.) And I ignore them all. I do not and will not judge ANY candidate on what the media says, what the Republican establishment says, or random people across the Social Networking world chime in.

It’s really very simple. It’s WHWD. What would He, the Hood, Hip-Hop, and History would do.

I will DEFEND Capitalism. (Hip-Hop) The one trait I love about Sarah Palin is the one no one talks about. Her main promise, above everything else, is to get the hell out of my life. I would love a President who didn’t believe it was their job to create jobs. A president who isn’t scared to let the free market work because SHE believes in Free Markets. And isn’t afraid to spend her time taking on the Corruption in Washington, instead of burdening the American People with more regulations. A President who doesn’t believe in punishing the rich, but creating a level playing field where every American, connected or not, can obtain and build wealth.

I will DEFEND Faith. (He) Are we a Christian nation? Were we endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights? Are we an exceptional country where a boy born in Hawaii with Bi-Racial parents can become President or a girl from Alaska who grew up fishing and hunting could change the face of the Republican Party? I don’t see the faith in waiting your turn or playing the political game that requires you to watch your state burn to keep your position. Faith comes in moments of darkness, where you stand alone, and make decisions that require sacrifice. Whether it’s in a hotel room out of state with the knowledge your child will be born Special Needs or it’s in front of cameras designed to record your downfall, can you put your heart above what other’s say is best. That’s Faith.

I will DEFEND our Constitution. (History) We are a nation of laws. Those laws are set in place by the greatest document ever written; which brings us back to getting out of my life. I don’t want a President who can’t shoot a gun because, more than likely, they won’t have a problem with taking away my guns. I want a President that understands States Rights, like when it comes to lack of an Energy Policy. A President that has sent HER son off to war and understands the Constitution is in constant need of defense. A President that sees her interference in my life through the Patriot Act is a violation of my Civil Liberties. (Can we say 4th amendment?)

I will DEFEND Freedom. (Hood) I will defend my right to have a Reagan like Revolution during my lifetime. I am craving a President that actually puts the responsibility of Government back into the hands of the People. In my community, this is the only strategy that will work to bring about any real change. And I refuse to engage anyone who says the People are too STUPID, UNSOPHISTICATED, or POLITICALLY IGNORANT to govern themselves, so only this politician can fix it. This nation wasn’t built on POLITICIANS, it was built on the STUPID, UNSOPHISTICATED, and POLITICALLY IGNORANT AMERICANS who believed that through their creator all thing were possible. Or with the CONSTITUTION as there (sic) guide AMERICA would always be the land of the FREE. Or if I just work hard enough, I can go from rags to riches.

Sarah Palin represents these things and that’s why I will not defend HER. She is a grown woman who, on more than one occasion, has proven she can defend herself. And with the pillars she represents, she doesn’t need defenders; SHE NEEDS LEADERS TO STAND BESIDE HER. As Andrew Breitbart pointed out in “Undefeated”, the Republican Establishment men won’t defend her. As evident by numerous chances, the women’s groups won’t defend her. The general public accepts the lies, so they won’t defend her. Yet, she still manages to come out swinging and having more of an impact than her haters can handle. So, I’ll do my part and DEFEND those things that matter most to me. And if that means I see Sarah in November 2012, I’ll smile knowing I didn’t fight for a person, I fought for an idea.

Read the full article here.

Sonnie hits on something that some people have yet to grasp: though the person matters, it really is more about the idea than the person. I have made some observations over the last three years about many staunch supporters of the President. Their aversion to everyone who disagrees with him is based on emotion rather than policy; they hurl personal insults at Governor Palin and her supporters because they can't deal in substance; and they often cannot tell you even one positive thing that has resulted from President Obama's time in office. The sad truth is that for many of them, President Obama deserves their unwavering support simply because they are enamored with the new look he's brought to Washington.

I have always said that I stand with Governor Palin because she is right on all the right issues. I have always maintained that as long as she stands on the right side of right, I will stand with her. I have maintained that the ideas for which she fights so vehemently--lower taxes, limited government, the Constitution, national security, fiscal sanity, the sanctity of human life, job creation, the United States military--are ideas that should be embraced by all Americans. There's nothing radical or extreme about any of those things. So I will continue to stand with her.

Sonnie Johnson loves all that America is, and that surpasses a particular person. She says she isn't defending a person but an idea. Governor Palin personifies that idea. I submit, therefore, that she is in fact defending Governor Palin, for in defending what's right, she's defending those who have laid it all on the line to fight for what's right.

I, too, will defend right; therefore, I refuse to not defend Governor Palin, currently America's strongest, most consistent, most fearless voice for right.

(h/t Whitney)

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Appearing on Patrick's World USA Blog Talk Radio Tonight

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I will be a guest tonight at 11:00 p.m. Eastern on Patrick's World USA Blog Talk Radio show to discuss Governor Palin. I was recently scheduled to appear, but something weird happened. Perhaps Patrick will bring up the funny story tonight and rub it in my face! :)

He posted:
Join me on Wednesday night for a half hour starting at 11:00 pm Eastern time 8:00 pm Pacific time 7:00 pm Alaska time for some good political talk about our country, where it is headed and who should be our leaders. Adrienne Ross of [MotivationTruth] is my special guest. Adrienne also writes for Conservatives4Palin.

On Twitter, he wrote:
Catch @Adrienne2012 & me on #BlogTalkRadio tonight 11pm ET 8pm PT http://bit.ly/lLRh2Z. We talk media fail, emails & hit books don't sell.

The call-in number is (347) 826-7466. Tune in here.

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Ynet: Governor Palin Will Join Glenn Beck in Israel for Restoring Courage Rally; UPDATED

UPDATE: As the article below indicates, Ynet has reported the attendance of Governor Palin and others at Glenn Beck's rally in Israel. I have not heard any confirmation via the media that this is a definite done deal. Stay tuned for more information when/if it becomes available.

When Governor Palin recently visited Israel, she said she would return. Ynet reports that this is expected to happen this summer as she joins Glenn Beck and other prominent Americans for his Restoring Courage Rally in August:

Tens of thousands of excited Israelis and Americans, music performances, appearances by local and international celebrities, senior politicians and a live broadcast that will reach millions of viewers – this is just some of what is in store for Glenn Beck's upcoming rally "to restore courage," which is set to take place on August 24 in Jerusalem.

Beck has been leading a publicity campaign for the event over the past few weeks, urging his viewers and listeners to fly out to the Holy Land.

Christian Fox News personality aims to show support for Israel by recreating last August's rally "to restore honor," which he held in Washington, DC.

This year, the Wailing Wall will replace Lincoln Memorial as the backdrop for the event, which will take place at Jerusalem's Old City and the Teddy Stadium simultaneously.

The multi-million dollar production is expected to be attended by a convoy of American dignitaries, including former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. US Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, and Republicans Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Congresswoman Michelle [sic] Bachman are to join Beck at the rally as well.

(h/t C4P)

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George Washington Crosses the Delaware in Flag Day Parade

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Flag Day!

Saturday, the annual Flag Day parade in my city was held. My church, Rock Solid Church, is involved each year, as we seek to represent our nation, serve our community, and most of all, honor our God. We are so very humbled to come home with a trophy every year. I say that while giving God the glory because it really is what we would call a God-thing. Mrs. Brenda, my pastor's wife, prays each year for God's direction for the float. He faithfully gives her the direction we are to take, and John is the artist who knows how to make it work, with the help of so many others in the church. We won Best Overall Float: Best Representation of the Red, White, and Blue this year.

Our procession included banners, flag dancers, American flags, children in hay wagons, candy throwers, people handing out tracts, music, and of course, the main float--George Washington Crossing the Delaware, equipped with costumes and the likeness of water, icebergs, and fog to simulate how cold the crossing was.

The first picture below is the plan Ms. Brenda followed, and our guys crossing the Delaware did their best to emulate that plan, as seen in the portrait--from stances, to facial expressions, and even to injuries. The pictures that follow are various angles of the float and pictures of the particpants during the line-up and preparation stages, as well as photos of the actual parade. I'm proudly carrying the American flag during the parade. Can you find me?

Last year we highlighted the Founders and the signing of the Constitution. You can read about it and see those incredible pictures here.

Enjoy the pictures, and while doing so, listen to the song we marched to. The Youtube of Chris Tomlin's "I Will Follow You" is at the end.


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