Governor Palin's Brother Shares Email from Lee Davis

Monday, April 30, 2012

Chuck Heath, Jr., Governor Palin's brother, received an email fron radio talk show host, Lee Davis, after Davis had the opportunity to meet the Governor on Saturday in Birmingham. Chuck shared the email, which resonates with everyone who has ever met his sister:

Chuck:

Hey! I just wanted to tell you more about Sarah’s visit to Birmingham on Saturday.

She was here to speak at the Extraordinary Women’s Conference (a Christian women’s group) and since our station was a sponsor, we got backstage passes to meet her about an hour and a half before she was scheduled to speak.

We were all given autographed copies of Going Rogue before hand. (I already had one, but not autographed of course). We then got in line and walked up one by one, where we had our photo made with her.

It was so cool. When I came up, I said. “Governor Palin, it’s an honor to meet you. I’m Lee Davis!”

Sarah said, “Oh yes, Chuck just texted me to say that you were going to be here! I’m so glad to finally meet you. He and my dad had such a great time at the football game. They still talk about it.”

Chuck, your sister has an amazing way with people, like nothing I’ve ever seen. She is SO genuine and sincere, with nothing phony or fake about her. Here we were, she’d just met me, but she made me feel like we’d been friends for years. As the photographer took our picture, she said “I can hardly wait to tell Chuck and dad that I got to meet you. They’ll be excited.” “I thanked her, shook her hand again and let the next person come up.

Afterward, everyone was talking about how nice and genuine she was, and how she made everyone feel special. Your sister is also even more beautiful when you see her “up close and personal” than on TV or in pictures.

I hope I get the chance to talk to her again some time.

Hope all is well. Let me know when your publisher okays interviews, and I’ll definitely want to have you on the show!

Best regards to everyone!

Lee

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Video Clip: Gov. Palin at Birmingham Extraordinary Women Conference

Here is a short clip of Governor Palin speaking at the Extraordinary Women Christian Conference in Birmingham, AL Saturday. It's so short, it's just a teaser, but if the full video becomes available, I will definitely post it:

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Governor Palin Keynotes Extraordinary Women Christian Conference in Birmingham, AL

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Governor Palin was the keynote speaker at the Extraordinary Women Conference in Birmingham, Alabama today. This year's theme is passionate faith, and she had an important message to share with the thousands of women gathered.

The Birmingham News reports:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told an enthusiastic gathering of Christian women today that they should follow Alabama's state motto and dare to defend their rights.

"I'm not just talking about our political rights, but the rights we are given as a daughter of God," the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate told women this afternoon at the Extraordinary Women's Conference in Birmingham.

"He trusts us with the responsibility to live big, to live bold, to live passionately and to live vibrantly so we can effect change to the world around us," she said.

Palin was the keynote speaker at the two-day gathering organized by the Virginia-based group, Extraordinary Women. Speakers discussed their own faith journeys, based on the theme "passionate faith."

Palin used examples from her political and personal life, as well as the lives of her children and grandchild, Tripp, to show why a strong faith in God is crucial to surviving life's challenges and setbacks.

She discussed how giving birth to her youngest child, Trig, who has Down syndrome, helped strengthen her faith.

"He is the most precious, amazing child," she said. "God has good plans for us. Trig shows us what really matters and how much God loves us. He only will give us the best."

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Palin also took potshots at the "leftist, liberal reporters" and "granola crunchers" who oppose gun-owners' rights. She told the audience to stick to their beliefs and values.

"It's hurt people who hurt people," she said.

But Palin's message Saturday mainly centered on the message that hope and faith are inseparable and that believers should remain strong in their faith when it inevitably is tested.

"Don't be intimidated as they try to reduce you, to mock you, to stop you," she said. "Get off the sidelines. We were created to make a difference and help others put back together their shattered lives and dreams."

If the video becomes available, I will be sure to post it so everyone can hear this message of hope and faith.

Read the full article here.

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Mark Levin: The Reliability of Governor Palin

Mark Levin discusses the reliability of Governor Palin to support true conservatives, as revealed again in her endorsement of Indiana's Richard Mourdock for Senate. He points out how she differs from her former running mate, Senator McCain, who endorsed Senator Lugar:



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Governor Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

Friday, April 27, 2012

Via Facebook, Governor Palin endorses Richard Mourdock for Senate:

I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.

Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C.

Richard Mourdock is the conservative choice for Indiana. Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a Senator are appreciated, but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.

Get the facts here. Learn more about Richard Mourdock at www.richardmourdock.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin: If I Wanted America to Fail, I’d Ban Kids From Farm Work

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

The Obama Administration is working on regulations that would prevent children from working on our own family farms. This is more overreach of the federal government with many negative consequences. And if you think the government’s new regs will stop at family farms, think again.

My family is a commercial fishing family, and commercial fishing in Alaska is much like the family farm (but the year 'round farmers no doubt work harder than we do!). I guarantee fishing families wouldn’t stand for this nonsensical intrusion into our lives and livelihoods, and, as a former 4-H member, I don’t believe farm families will either. Our kids learn to work and to help feed America on our nation’s farms, and out on the water.

Federal government: get your own house in order and stop interfering in ours.

- Sarah Palin

Amen.

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If I Wanted America to Fail

Governor Palin tweeted the link to this powerful video. This needs to be shared far and wide. Its truth is resounding. Share away...

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HBO Produces Another Palin Hit Piece

Palin Derangement Syndrome just won't go away. Pathetic.

Via Breitbart.com:

A comedy about an inept Vice President. I thought, wow – that could be funny. I’ll bet it’s about Joe Biden, as much time as his foot has been in his mouth these past three years.
But then I tuned in to HBO's new comedy "Veep" and saw Julia Louis Dreyfus dressed up as … Tina Fey dressed up as … Sarah Palin.

So after suffering through “Veep” I’m yet even more mystified than before by the Left’s obsession with Palin. The only conclusion I can come up with is this: They are so terrified of a Palin candidacy, for anything that they just can’t let go.

Nevermind that Palin is not running for anything; what’s salient is merely the spectre that she may, at some point in the future, throw her hat back into the political ring. And if the stake is not driven completely through the heart of her political aspiration, there’s still a remotely outside chance Mitt Romney will tag her to run with him this summer.
(Insert a collective feminist shudder here.)

Yet, posed to someone on the Left, this quandary would be met with sarcastic derision and the silly notion dismissed with a smirk. Apparently the notion of anyone taking Palin seriously for any power of any sort is so laughably laughable that no serious, clear-thinking intellectual worth his or her serious salt would ever even seriously consider her as a serious legitimate threat, much less a viable force for political change.

I mean, really – just reflect on her comments that “I can see Russia from my house!” … or “us mama-grizzlies gotto keep our shotguns loaded and ready” … or “I’m just a pig in lipstick anyway!” Oh wait, you say she never said any of those things? Sure she did, I heard [her] say them! Oh yeah, that was Fey's Palin.

Read the full piece here.

(h/t Doug Brady)

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What Does Sarah Palin Have To Do with the New York Primary?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It's Republican Primary day in New York State. I just want to say I sure wish the ballot looked different. I sure wish I could cast my vote for a true reformer. I sure wish I could fill in the oval with the name Sarah Palin next to it.

Well, here's to looking forward to next time...

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Governor Palin: Environmentally Sound Energy Independence

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ever the common sense voice for energy independence, Governor Palin pens an article for National Review Online. She makes it clear, once again, that caring about the environment and embracing energy independence are not mutually exclusive, as some celebrating Earth Day today would purport.

On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals, how about if Americans celebrate Earth Day with responsible energy development that leads to greater independence and conservation?

There’s no better way for President Obama and his administration to celebrate Earth Day than to embrace a real, environmentally sound commitment to energy independence instead of relying on foreign countries that lack environmental safeguards. One aspect of the “all-of-the-above” approach I have been discussing for years involves, of course, the necessity to “drill, baby, drill.”

It’s no secret that throughout America, including the very wealthy state of Alaska, we find a storehouse of natural resources that God so benevolently dumped underfoot, just waiting to be tapped. ANWR, for example, is screaming to be used to help bring prosperity and national security to America. Indeed, there is an inherent link between energy and prosperity and energy and security. On this day, as many are focused on preserving the planet, environmentalists need not fear that the land or wildlife would suffer from the wise decision to drill here. As Alaskans know, ANWR is not some luxurious vacation spot teeming with Bambi and friends frolicking through waterfalls and flower-strewn mountainsides, as environmentalist fundraising advertisements depict it. It is a vast, remote, desolate, frozen area available to be used with a tiny drilling footprint to bring the country closer to what is clearly needed: commonsense, money-saving, job-producing energy independence. Believe me, I live in the Last Frontier because I cherish the earth and thrive in the clean air and fresh water amid our plentiful wildlife. I don’t want to mess this up for future generations.

Thankfully, America has the wonderful opportunity to truly demonstrate a commitment to protecting the beautiful earth we have been blessed with. No one loves our land more than we do, and no one wants to preserve it more than we do. Our high standards for energy exploration prove this. Our guidelines are stricter than those of other nations we seem content to rely on for energy, and we benefit from reasonable guidelines here. However, caring about the earth also means caring about measures being employed globally to access resources. What better way to walk the environmental walk than to take the lead rather than sitting back while less environmentally conscious countries develop resources for us—and hold us over the barrel in the process?

America isn’t the only country that celebrates Earth Day, but we are the most exceptional. It’s time for the greatest nation on earth to tap into its full potential, and one surefire way to do so is to tap into what is beneath this earth. Energy independence awaits, and her companions are national security and financial prosperity.

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NY Sun: Checking Out Sarah Palin

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Governor Palin tweeted the link to the following New York Sun article, with this message:

If an embarrassing backside mention brings attention to an embarrassing budget mess, good. Whatever I can do to help. fb.me/1fJ29P8NT

TO THOSE OF OUR READERS WHO WANT TO KNOW WHY WE KEEP WRITING about Governor Palin, check this out. It turns out that one of the Secret Service Agents cashiered for consorting with a prostitute at Colombia was once on Mrs. Palin’s security detail. And he posted on his Facebook page a picture of himself standing behind the Alaskan governor. “I was really checking her out, if you know what I mean,” the Washington Post quoted the ex-agent, David Randall Chaney, 48, as having written on Facebook. The Washington Post’s report was followed up on Fox News by Greta Van Susteren, to whom the alert Alaskan confessed she was, as the Washington Post put it, “disgusted that a Secret Service agent would make jokes about checking out her ‘backside.’” Then Mrs. Palin made one of those segues for which she is famous, suggesting that what they should be checking out in Washington is “Article One, Section Nine, Clause Seven” of the Constitution.

That’s why we keep writing about Mrs. Palin. Section nine of Article One of the Constitution is the section that lists the things the federal government can never do, and clause seven contains the famous phrasing about how “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” Mrs. Palin’s point was that the Obama administration has been rattling along without a budget, in violation — in her view and ours — of this most basic slab of American bedrock. What a retort to questions about how a government agent was “checking her out.” That instinct is why she is still at the center of the American political dialog, nearly four years after she lost her race for the presidency of the Senate.

It suggests she is connected to what we regard as one of the deepest tensions building up in our political system and the one that promises the most illuminating fireworks in the coming year.
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Mark Levin Discusses Governor Palin's Response to Secret Service Agent

Mark Levin discussed Governor Palin's On the Record response to the scandalous secret service agent who posted pictures of her on Facebook:


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Happy Birthday, Track Palin

Friday, April 20, 2012

I extend Happy Birthday wishes and a huge "thank you" to Track Palin as he celebrates his 23rd birthday today in Afghanistan. God bless this young man and protect Him as he serves in the United States Army away from his wife and baby girl. We appreciate his sacrifice. Track was previously deployed to Iraq for a year.

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Governor Palin Discusses Secret Service Agent "Checking Her Out"

Governor Palin spoke to Greta Van Susteren. They discussed one secret service agent involved in the recent scandal who revealed that--instead of fully focusing on his job to protect her--he was "checking her out" during the 2008 campaign.
The Washington Post reports:

One of the Secret Service supervisors ousted from the agency this week for their involvement in the Colombia prostitution scandal made light of his official protective work on his Facebook page, joking about a picture of himself standing watch behind Sarah Palin.

David Randall Chaney, 48, posted several shots of himself on duty in a dark suit and sunglasses, including one that shows him behind the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee during that campaign.

“I was really checking her out, if you know what i mean?” Chaney wrote in the comments section after friends had marveled at the photo. He is married and has an adult son.

I'm sure the behavior of these agents isn't representative of most of our agents, but I have to agree with Nancy Pelosi--probably for the first time--when she calls the secret service scandal "disgusting." Of course it is.

Governor Palin had this to say:


(Video courtesy of SarahNET)

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Coach Pat Summitt Steps Aside and Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's hard to imagine the game of basketball without Pat Summitt. She is basketball. As the University of Tennessee women's basketball coach for 38 years, she was the standard of excellence all coaches sought to emulate. Her teams enjoyed success every player wishes to experience. As a basketball coach myself, I observed the manner in which she conducted herself, the discipline she demanded of her players, and the competitive spirit with which she dismantled the opposition--and I wanted to be just like her.

On Wednesday, Pat Summitt stepped aside as head coach, turning the reins over to longtime assistant Holly Warlick. She announced in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia-Alzheimer's type. After an illustrious career, it saddens me that she has to leave the game this way. She has meant so much to so many, and this is just one of those things that leaves me shaking my head. Nonetheless, she leaves behind an incredible legacy. I am, however, pleased that she is remaining with the team as "head coach emeritus."

Her value to the game of basketball is best understood by listening to those who were most affected by her. Go here, to the right sidebar, to find links of comments and videos honoring Coach Summitt. Her accomplishments, of course, also speak for themselves. She boasts the following, among other things:

* winningest basketball coach--male or female--in NCAA Division 1 history
* eight NCAA championships
* 1,098-208 record
* 22 Final Four appearances (18 with the NCAA and four with the now-defunct AIAW)
* 16 Southeastern Conference regular-season titles
* 16 SEC tournament crowns.
* during her tenure, Tennessee never failed to reach the NCAA tournament and never received a seed lower than No. 5


ESPN reports Coach Summitt's thoughts at this time:

"I've loved being the head coach at Tennessee for 38 years, but I recognize that the time has come to move into the future and to step into a new role," Summitt said.

"I want to help ensure the stability of the program going forward. I would like to emphasize that I fully intend to continue working as head coach emeritus, mentoring and teaching life skills to our players, and I will continue my active role as a spokesperson in the fight against Alzheimer's through the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund."

Today, President Obama announced that he is awarding Coach Summitt the Presidential Medal of Freedom. According to Olivier Knox:
President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was awarding retiring University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the country's highest civilian honor.

"Coach Summitt is an inspiration—both as the all-time winningest NCAA coach, and as someone who is willing to speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer's," Obama said in a statement one day after Summitt stepped down as the Lady Vols' coach.

"Pat's gift has always been her ability to push those around her to new heights, and over the last 38 years, her unique approach has resulted in both unparalleled success on the court and unrivaled loyalty from those who know her and those whose lives she has touched. Pat's coaching career may be over, but I'm confident that her work is far from finished. I look forward to awarding her this honor," the president said. The White House statement noted that Summitt "has taken Tennessee to more Final Four appearances than any other coach and has the second best record of NCAA Championships in basketball" and dubbed her "an unparalleled figure in women's team sports."

Coach Summitt has the unique gift of being able to bring out the best in those of us who have observed her and learned from her. As far as I'm concerned, she is the summit of all that is right, rewarding, and respectable about hard work and competition. May God bless her as she moves ahead in this new season of her life.

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Happy Birthday, Trig Palin

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Today is Trig Palin's fourth birthday. Governor Palin has shared his story with us many times. He is a source of joy for his entire family and has inspired many others. While being the subject of vile verbal attacks, Trig continues to teach us the value of every human life. Personally, Trig has shown me the beauty of our special needs community. He has opened my eyes and my heart to things that I simply hadn't considered before I knew who Trig was. As Governor Palin often says, "There are the world's standards of perfection--and then there are God's. " I'll take God's any day of the week.

One of my favorite stories Governor Palin shares about Trig is how he wakes up every morning, wipes the sleep from his eyes, and then literally applauds the day. Priceless!

Happy Birthday, Trig. God bless you!

Enjoy some photos posted previously by the Palins:






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Governor Palin: Dear America, Our Orwellian President Fails on Energy

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

Last Friday, former energy trader and now Fox News host Eric Bolling and I hosted a Fox special called “Paying at the Pump,” which offered President Obama solutions to reduce prices at the pump and get our country on the path to real energy security.

A genuine “all of the above” approach to energy independence is, of course, a multifaceted plan. It includes conservation and sensible private sector investment in sound alternative energy, and it absolutely must involve unleashing our domestic energy production. We cannot ignore the need to drill, baby, drill; frack, baby, frack; and mine, baby, mine. Those who are concerned about the environment and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil should encourage the development of natural gas as a clean and plentiful bridge-fuel to a more renewable future. We have enough clean, green natural gas in America to be energy independent for many decades—whether we use it for natural gas cars or natural gas power plants. We also need to look at our oil refining capacity and our regulations there. We must cut the job-killing, anti-domestic energy regulations of Obama’s EPA and IRS which create such burdens and uncertainty. Finally, Eric pointed out that we must do something about the Wall Street speculators. I know this is a touchy issue, but Eric’s points are valid. Obama’s Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission appear to have no teeth in dealing with this because they haven’t cracked down on the president’s friends on Wall Street who are creating unnecessary oil market volatility. Eric suggested that we could reduce the problem of speculation by raising energy margin requirements.

In his press conference today, President Obama seems to have latched on to Eric’s idea of dealing with speculators. But the president proposed an outrageously expensive “fix,” claiming that he needs a boatload of tax dollars and bureaucrats to merely apply common sense to regulating oil trades and enforcing the authority the CFTC was already granted by the Dodd-Frank bill. This is ridiculous, and it’s not enough. Keep in mind that cracking down on speculation is only a small part of the solution. The key remedy is still drilling.

Basically, President Obama’s idea of an “all of the above” approach to energy is really “none-of-the-above” to the resources we use right now to power our economy. Take for instance the Obama EPA’s war against coal production (which he promised when he was a candidate), which will ultimately leave us with higher electric bills and less electricity. Because his cap and trade legislation got sidelined, Obama is now using his EPA to accomplish the same destructive goals by imposing draconian regulations aimed at crippling the coal industry. According to the Associated Press, Obama’s EPA will soon “force 32 mostly coal-fired power plants to shut down and threatens to close 36 others” and will eventually remove from our power grid enough electricity to power 11 million households. Just ask Californians how much fun “rolling blackouts” are. I suppose we can look forward to more romantic candle-lit evenings ahead as America moves backward with less energy, which must be more of Obama’s “leading from behind” strategy. I hope the folks up North have a hearty wood supply for their fireplace warmth, and that those in the Southwest don’t mind sweltering in the summer heat. Air conditioning takes up an awful lot of electricity; and in Obama’s America, energy will be scarce. As Mark Levin has pointed out numerous times, Obama’s policies will ultimately de-industrialize America.

But we don’t have to look to the future to feel the pain of Obama’s energy policies. Look at our current gas prices. The Obama administration is locking up federal lands to drilling. The EIA reports that production and sale of fossil fuels on federal lands dropped by 6% last year under Obama. Other studies show a 12% decline. When you hear the president boast of all the “new” drilling going on, he’s talking about production on private and state land that was in the works long ago and is not under his control. He doesn’t tell you how his administration has done everything in its power to strangle resource development with regulatory red tape and foot dragging on the permitting and leasing process. We hear his endless claims that we only have “2% of the world’s oil”—sometimes he adds “reserves” to that—but know that the White House is playing games with semantics. The Obama administration is using a subset of “proved oil reserves” to make it sound like America is energy poor! They’re deliberately distorting the true picture of our massive recoverable oil resources —most of which is on federal land that the government has locked up to responsible development. In short, the president is deceiving the public. As I’ve said before, the energy production “facts” and numbers President Obama repeats are skewed, deceptive and downright Orwellian.

Ironically, President Obama likes to remind us that global factors outside of our control affect the price of oil, but he never seems to make the connection that this is precisely why we should increase our domestic supply of oil by drilling here where environmental and worker safety standards are stricter than any foreign country from which we purchase oil, and that our increased domestic supply would put downward pressure on the price of oil. If Obama doesn’t think increasing the supply on the market affects the price at the pump, then why did he ask the Saudis to increase their production? And Brazil? Why did he open our Strategic Reserves last year to lower prices at the pump? Common sense tells you that, of course, increasing the supply of something has an affect on the price.

President Obama refuses to acknowledge this obvious truth because he doesn’t want to do what needs to be done. He isn’t interested in drilling, fracking or mining for the resources we actually use to power our economy. His idea of an energy plan amounts to dumping more of our tax dollars into the bankrupt green energy companies that his campaign donors invested in. It’s crony capitalism on steroids. He’s also in favor of “investing” your tax dollars into algae because he believes pond scum is the wave of the future. He also tells you to deal with gas prices by merely inflating your tires; getting a tune up; and, despite your work needs or the size of your family, ditch your larger vehicle for one he deems acceptably small. But what about the $4 per gallon gas prices that are devastating the budgets of American families, crippling our small businesses, and increasing the transportation costs of all goods shipped in America and thereby increasing the prices of everything we buy? Barack Obama’s answer to your pain is basically, “give me some flexibility here…” because “change isn’t easy.” Well, actually it is. It starts with getting rid of this energy illiterate administration.

Today, on Tax Day, our big, wasteful, and largely useless centralized government is taking hard-earned money from 85 million Americans.

The Republican Study Committee reports: “According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the country will work 107 days this year just to pay for federal, state, and local taxes. By their calculations, a larger share of Americans’ income will go to taxes than food, clothing & housing combined!”

And what do we get in return on our investment in big government? More marching orders from the faceless bureaucrats in D.C. More crony capitalism for the administration’s favored friends. More expensive conventions, vacations, parties (and Colombian hookers?) for the profligate Obama administration. Less energy security. Less allowance for resource development. More EPA regulations to de-industrialize our country and kill jobs. More opportunities shipped overseas as we allow others to produce for us that which our government refuses to allow us to produce for ourselves!

Aren’t we tired of this by now? Candidate Obama promised us a sensible energy plan to get us to energy independence. President Obama has failed to deliver it.

He fails to understand the fundamental truth that there is an inherent link between energy and prosperity, and energy and security. Oil prices affect everything in our lives, including where we send our sons and daughters in war. Developing resources here grows our economy, decreases our trade imbalance, creates hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, and secures our union by eliminating our dependence on dangerous foreign regimes who use our energy insecurity as a weapon against us. Access to secure domestic energy will make us a more peaceful and prosperous nation.

Obama doesn’t understand this—just as he doesn’t understand the dangers of his wasteful spending. Our energy policy is also linked with our fiscal and monetary policies. In light of America’s unsustainable $16 trillion debt, there’s more talk about dumping the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency, which is the currency used to buy and sell oil. If that happens, we’ll feel the pain of inflation everywhere—especially at the pump. That, in turn, will trickle down to everything in our economy. Those living on fixed incomes and retirement pensions and annuities will feel the pain especially hard. So, this is one more reason to get government debt under control with sound monetary policy that doesn’t try to “inflate away” our debt with currency manipulation and gimmicks like quantitative easing.

Obama fails to understand this. He’s failed us as the nation’s stakeholders, and that’s why we must replace our CEO at November’s ballot box. As one audience member in our Fox special said, “I can’t fill my gas tank with hope and change.”

Wake up, America. November is around the corner. Change is easier than you’ve been led to believe.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin on 'The Five'

Governor Palin discussed energy on The Five today:



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Governor Palin Breaks Down Energy on 'Paying at the Pump'; Updated

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Governor Palin and Eric Bolling co-hosted "Paying at the Pump" on Fox News Channel Friday night. The special included a live studio audience and addressed an issue that every American is dealing with right now: high gasoline prices. The special wasn't simply about discussing the problem. We're in need of solutions. Both the Governor and Eric Bolling have energy expertise, and they offered solutions. They have encouraged President Obama to take note. For the sake of we the people, we truly hope he will put pride aside, listen, learn, and act.

Here is the bottom line, as expressed by Governor Palin in this short clip:


(Video retrieved from SarahNET)




UPDATE: Retrieved from C4P, here's another video clip from Friday night's "Paying at the Pump":

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Breitbart News Interviews Governor Palin and Behind the Scenes of 'Paying at the Pump'

Friday, April 13, 2012

Governor Palin granted Breitbart News an exclusive interview where she discusses energy policy and an energy special that she co-hosts with Eric Bolling. That special, "Paying at the Pump," airs on Fox News Channel at 10:00 p.m. Eastern tonight. Here's a sample of the Breitbart interview:

Breitbart News Network: We’ve been talking about energy independence for decades. Why are we no closer to it now than we were during the energy crisis back in the 70s?

Governor Sarah Palin: The problem is not the American people or our vast resources. The problem is a lack of political will. Our politicians don’t have comprehensive energy plans. They have a couple of talking points that they spout over and over. Obama is a perfect example of this. We need an administration that comprehensively looks at our energy infrastructure and resources and develops and implements a real energy plan for the future. We should bring everyone to the table for this – from the left and the right. Give everyone a stake in the discussion. That’s what I did in Alaska in developing the legislation for our natural gas pipeline (AGIA) and in reforming our oil and gas valuation system (ACES). My team included everyone from liberal Democrats to conservative Republicans to everything in between. We were committed to responsible and ethical resource development that both protects Alaska’s pristine environment and provides for our future. We were able to put politics aside and find common sense solutions that everyone could buy into and Alaskans could get behind. There is no reason why we can’t do this on a national level. We need to come together to find a safe, ethical, economical, and environmentally responsible way to provide for our energy needs by tapping our own resources. The time is now.

BNN: As governor of Alaska, you were often at odds with the Big Oil companies. You’re no stranger to holding them accountable. Obama wants to eliminate the tax subsidies to oil companies. Is this a good idea?

Gov. Palin: I’ve said in the past that all energy subsidies need to be re-looked at and perhaps eliminated. But let’s be clear about what President Obama is referring to. There are a couple of tax breaks the oil and gas industry has access to. One of them is a tax credit available to all U.S. manufacturers – so it’s unfair to target just this one industry if you’re not going to remove that tax credit for everyone else. Another tax break they get is to accelerate their deductions of what they call “intangible drilling costs” related to drilling oil or gas wells. This is particularly beneficial to smaller independent oil producers who can deduct 100% of these costs in the well’s first year, while the larger companies can deduct 70% in the first year and the rest over the next five years. If people have a problem with this particular break, then why not follow the suggestion the Heritage Foundation made and allow all companies to expense their full capital costs immediately. That would “level the playing field” between the oil and gas industry and every other industry. But President Obama is not interested in leveling the playing field. He’s in favor of subsidizing his pet industries—like these bankrupt green energy companies—and punishing the industries he dislikes. That makes no sense from a free market standpoint or from an energy standpoint.

BNN: Do you believe we should be investing in alternative or renewable energy research?

Gov. Palin: Yes, for the private sector. I don’t think there is anything wrong with setting goals for alternative energy, but we have to be realistic. A truly effective alternative energy source needs to be efficient and profitable. No amount of Obama’s subsidizing his campaign donors’ bankrupt green energy companies—some with harebrained ideas that will never be economic—will get us to that efficient and profitable alternative. The free market will determine this. Sure, we can support research and development when it’s appropriate, but as scientists and venture capitalists continue to look for viable alternative energy sources, we should be encouraging the development of natural gas as a clean and plentiful bridge-fuel to a more renewable future. We have enough natural gas in America to be energy independent for many decades!

BNN: Obama claims that his domestic energy policies do not affect prices at the pump because oil is bought and sold on the world market, which determines the prices. True?

Gov. Palin: False. Totally false. What determines the price of oil is “supply and demand.” If you increase the supply, you will see downward pressure on the prices at the pump, just as we’ve seen with natural gas. We know from past evidence that even the news of more areas being opened for future drilling has an immediate effect on the price of oil as the markets respond to the news of a future surplus. President Obama surely knows that increasing the supply will reduce the pain at the pump. That’s why he asked the Saudis to ramp up their oil production, and that’s why he tapped into our Strategic Reserves last year when he claimed he wanted to reduce the price at the pump. It’s just common sense. With emerging economies like China increasing their oil consumption, we have increased global demand for oil. The president’s policies are locking up massive domestic supplies of oil and keeping our own product off the market! This is nonsense. What Obama is doing does have a direct effect on the prices every American is paying at the pump.

But for the sake of argument, let’s consider the absurdity of those who say, “Even if we started drilling now in places like ANWR it wouldn’t have any impact on the price of oil for at least ten years.” Is that an excuse not to drill now? It’s like saying, “Even if I study hard in school now it will take years before I get a good paying job from it.” Is that an excuse for not studying hard now and preparing for the future?

Read the full interview here.

Don't forget to tune in to Governor Palin and Eric Bolling's energy special tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET. Here's the video promo. Get a behind the scenes look at the taping of the special here, via Fox News Insider (h/t U4P).

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Governor Palin Talks to John Stossel

John Stossel interviews Governor Palin:


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Governor Palin in Studio on 'Hannity'

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Governor Palin appeared in studio on Hannity tonight:


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Governor Palin's 'Paying at the Pump' Video Promo

Governor Palin tweeted the link to the video promo for "Paying at the Pump," the special she and Eric Bolling are doing on Fox News Channel Friday night:

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Governor Palin: Paying at the Pump” Solutions to Relieve Pain at the Pump

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Governor Palin via Facebook:

Real energy solutions shall be presented! Please join Eric Bolling and me as we host an energy special this Friday, April 13th at 10pm ET on FOX called “Paying at the Pump.” We’ll present real solutions to solve our country’s rising energy prices and relieve America’s pain at the pump. And, yes, there are real solutions! We’ll discuss them and invite President Obama – in fact we’ll challenge the President – to adopt them for the good of our country. The White House will have an opportunity to put partisanship and its stubborn lack of energy common sense aside to get a handle on these outrageous prices. Please tune in Friday night. The energy special will also re-air on Saturday and Sunday.

- Sarah Palin

I am concerned about rising gas prices, as most everyone is. So I'm ready to hear some real solutions from a real energy expert, which Governor Palin is, of course. I certainly hope President Obama will take note--and take notes!

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Governor Palin and Eric Bolling: 'Paying at the Pump'

Monday, April 9, 2012

Eric Bolling announced on The Five today that he and Governor Palin will co-host a special called "Paying at the Pump" this Friday, April 13th, at 10:00 p.m.

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Celebrate Resurrection Day!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

On Good Friday, I wrote "What's So Good About Good Friday?". Then I answered the question. Jesus' voluntary death was for the purpose of defeating death and bringing true new life to all who would freely receive His love. That's good news!

Today, we celebrate that life, that resurrection. Easter is not about bunnies or chocolate or even spring. It's about the power of a risen Savior! This power manifests itself in our lives as well. Yes, let's celebrate our Lord today, and may that celebration continue every day of our lives.

Happy Resurrection Day! God bless you.

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What's So Good About Good Friday?

Friday, April 6, 2012

When I was a child, I used to wonder why we called today Good Friday. Though I got it, my young mind couldn't fully grasp attributing the adjective "good" to a day that commemorates the intense, unspeakable suffering Jesus endured.

As I matured in my walk with the Lord, however, I realized that what He went through and why he went through it are the very reasons it is so named. Without His ultimate sacrifice, there would be no salvation for us. As I've heard numerous times, "He paid a debt He did not owe. I owed a debt I could not pay." Hebrews 9:22 declares, "...and without shedding of blood is no remission." The power of shed blood is a truth also understood by our Jewish friends who are celebrating Passover.

As a Christian, I praise Jesus for the blood that He shed for our sins.

This day is good, too, because, though it is linked to death, it is also linked to life--resurrection life. Easter celebration is right around the corner! See, death was not the end; it was actually the beginning. Jesus embraced death to defeat death. He sacrificed life to offer life. But He is not to be alone in this. When we give our lives over to Christ, which we call dying to self, then we begin to truly live. Galatians 2:20 puts it like this: "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." That is indeed good news!

Happy Good Friday!

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Governor Palin: Happy Passover

Via Facebook, Governor Palin wishes a Happy Passover to the Jewish community:

Todd and I would like to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover. Tonight Jewish families throughout the world will gather and ask, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” We can all reflect on the courage and faith inherent in the Exodus story and know that the Almighty hears the cries of those who suffer and leads them to freedom. Chag Sameach!

- Sarah Palin

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'Good Friday: It’s About What’s Been Done For Us,' Says Governor Palin

Via Facebook, Governor Palin discusses Good Friday:

May we all have a peaceful and reflective Good Friday and remember what this day is all about. For Christians, this is a day of forgiveness – the ultimate day of forgiveness and mercy. In a recent blog post, Bristol explained this by quoting a lyric from a song: “After all, it’s not about what you’ve done, it’s about what’s been done for you.” Good Friday is about what was done for us. At her Catholic blog, National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez saw Bristol’s message and was reminded of something a priest friend told her: “live the present with God, leaving the past to His mercy and the future to His providence.”

The Living Bible’s translation of 1 Peter 2:24 promises that Christ suffered and overcame for us, and He is our example. And the Resurrection promise is “His wounds have healed ours.” That’s something to hold on to!

God bless you all on this Good Friday.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin: We Remain Determined to Defeat Crony Capitalism

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

Today we saw a small step forward in reform with the signing into law of the STOCK Act. Though many of us feel that the bill was watered down and thus could have been much stronger, this is at least a small step in the right direction. Obviously, there is still a lot more we need to do to combat government corruption (especially in addressing the rampant crony capitalism in our government’s executive branch, which we see so clearly on display in the Obama administration). The best parts of this Act are a requirement for more immediate financial disclosure (with lawmakers required to disclose their trading activities every 45 days instead of just once a year) and a provision that outlaws sweetheart IPO deals like the ones Nancy Pelosi benefited from in the past.

Today’s reform victory wouldn’t have been possible without the great research done by Peter Schweizer in his groundbreaking book “Throw Them All Out” and the investigative reporting of “60 Minutes” based on Peter’s book. We should all applaud them, and look forward to the next steps in our movement to eradicate the cronyism and government corruption in DC.

- Sarah Palin

Having read Mr. Schweizer's book, I recommend every American do the same. What he exposes is both eye-opening and disturbing. Like the Governor, I do applaud every step in the right direction to eradicate this kind of unethical behavior.

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Governor Palin on 'Today' Wins Ratings Battle Over Couric on 'GMA'

Going into Tuesday, the talk was how The Today Show, with Governor Palin as a guest co-host, would fare against Good Morning America with Katie Couric filling in. If anyone can find someone who actually expected Couric to come out on top, please let me know because I'd like to meet the obviously out of touch individual. The Governor herself told Sean Hannity last night that her appearance this week on 'Today' was no accident. Certainly the masterminds behind the NBC show knew that she would bring them a much-needed boost. Of course, The Today Show did quite well and took down GMA with the Governor in the studio, according to the Nielsen ratings:

With Sarah Palin as a special co-host “Today” drew 5.497 million total viewers according to Nielsen Fast National data, that’s +356,000 more than #2 “Good Morning America” which drew 5.141 million. Half way through the 2011-12 season, the gap between the two shows is +528,000, so “GMA” continues to chip away at “Today’s lead.

Reportedly, Governor Palin commented via email. According to ZAP2IT.com:
"The people backstage," she writes to Zap2it, "who make the 'Today' show happen are top-notch! Todd (husband Todd Palin) said to let you know, Kate, that '...they put my home TV crew to shame' (That would be my crew of Todd and a buddy -- and sometimes the kids helping out -- in our Wasilla studio located in the back of Todd's airplane hanger).

"Really, it was a lot of fun to work with every single one of the folks at the 'Today' show. I have so much respect for the workerbees at my FOX job, and to see this network support staff working just as hard to produce their network's product reinforces my belief that it's the good people with their elbow grease and nose to the grindstone who make the world go 'round. They make the talent look good!

"And, frankly, I'm ecstatic we beat the 'perky one,' although I wouldn't have gone up against ABC's vacationing Robin Roberts, because she's such a good egg. By the way, both Robin and Matt Lauer have traveled the long journey to Alaska and dealt with unglamorous, rugged conditions to see more of our world; they've shown respect for a more unconventional Americana lifestyle, and we appreciate that."

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Governor Palin On 'Hannity' Set

Here's Governor Palin at the FOX studio on the set of Hannity last night, where she and Sean discuss many issues and she again recommends Colonel Allen West for Vice President:


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'The Five' Discuss Governor Palin on 'Today'

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The cast of Fox's The Five discussed Governor Palin's appearance on The Today Show and spoke well of how she handled herself in the lamestream media's lion's den, including her handling of Matt Lauer's gotcha question.

I'd just like to point out one thing: funnyman Greg Gutfeld said her excellent performance demonstrates that one doesn't need broadcast experience to do well on a talk show. Apparently, he and his co-hosts are unaware that Governor Palin does have broadcast experience. In fact, she has a degree in journalism and professional experience in television broadcasting.



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Videos: Governor Palin on 'Today'; UPDATED

Governor Palin went totally rogue this morning, appearing on The Today Show as a guest co-host. Take a look at a compilation of different parts of the show, including the funny opener where she is supposedly caught reading newspapers--an obvious reference to her 2008 interview with Katie Couric:


Now, watch the full interview with Matt Lauer at the start of the show in which they discussed, among other things, Mitt Romney, President Obama, and her own record.


Update: PJ Media posted this review of the Governor's day on The Today Show.

Update 2: Here's another segment. In it, Governor Palin sits on a panel discussing such things as Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, Jessica Simpson and weight gain, and the enemy-focused spin-off of Facebook:

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Governor Palin: Autism Awareness Day and 'The Today Show'; Audio UPDATE

Monday, April 2, 2012

Today is Autism Awareness Day, Governor Palin reminds us. She shares a picture of her nephew Karcher and sister Heather, along with these words:

More importantly, today is Autism Awareness Day. It was humbling to join Walk Now For Autism Speaks for a walk in NY in 2009 with my nephew Karcher and sister Heather. Karcher is an accomplished student at an Anchorage high school, he works with his dad at their family-owned Bruce's Muldoon Chevron station, and he's a favorite of the whole Heath/Palin crew! We love Karcher!


Mama Grizzly also reminds us that she's entering into the lion's den bright and early tomorrow, where she'll be co-hosting The Today Show:
Headed to 30 Rock to be part of NBC’s “Today” crew tomorrow morning at 7am ET.


Update: (retrieved from US4Palin): Gov. Palin calls in to The Today Show en route to New York:

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No Fooling: Governor Palin to Host 'Today' Tuesday

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The first of April and foolery usually go hand in hand, but I'm not joking when I report that Governor Palin will be co-hosting The Today Show on Tuesday. Yes, that Today Show--on NBC!

She retweeted this tweet:

Tuesday @todayshow exclusive: @SarahPalinUSA live in studio. A side you haven't seen...More to come

Some people have voiced disagreement that Governor Palin is giving NBC the ratings boost they are sure to receive when she appears on Tuesday. But this is actually quite sweet. After an exclusive interview with the Governor, Breitbart News reports:
When news broke that Katie Couric will be filling in for Robin Roberts next week on ABC's "Good Morning America," the country yawned. Or, at least we did, until we learned that NBC plans to pit "The Rogue Warrior" against "The Perky One": Sarah Palin will be guest-hosting "Today" this Tuesday.

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Palin and Couric will be squaring off, in a sense, for the first time since their controversial interview on the 2008 campaign trail.

While some would rather see her diss NBC for their numerous disses of her, as is often the case, the Governor sees things quite clearly. She's keeping her eyes on the bigger picture. Concerning Tuesday, she says:
I see this as a good opportunity to bring an independent, common-sense conservative perspective to NBC. We’re 'going rogue' and infiltrating some turf for a day.

What about taking on Katie Couric? Perhaps that's the sweetest part. "Game on," Governor Palin says.

I like the sound of that.

Here's an NBC video preview (h/t C4P):

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