Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Governor Palin posted two messages today on Facebook.
One message was about a speech given by Duck Dynasty star, Phil Robertson:
Like those 3:00 am wake up calls to join my dad duck hunting in the canoe before the school day began, it's time our politicians wake up and hear some Duck calls from far outside the beltway. The self-made, hugely successful businessmen (and women) of Duck Dynasty made history this week with the "most watched non-fiction series" in TV history. What's most interesting and inspiring is to see the number of young people tuning in to watch this all-American, hard working family -- and learn the key to their success (as well as tips on how best to bag the ducks!).
Todd and I had a great time meeting Duck Commander Willie Robertson at this year's NRA convention. And just the other day, Phil Robertson offered some of their refreshing trademark plainspoken talk that so many crave from our leaders in Washington. Speaking on the issue of the sanctity of life, Phil reminds us that all life is God-given, no matter how small or how special. Watch Phil's entire remarks on the abortion culture here: (http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/duck-dynasty-star-blasts-abortion-culture-what-world-happened-us).
To our GOP leaders in Washington, especially -- this is what Americans desire and deserve; we're not rooting for your social truces. As Phil so rightly asks, "What in the world has happened to us?"
Kudos to these Duck dudes for speaking their minds, and for their boldness in living the American dream of LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- reminding us all that it's only with freedom that anything is possible.
- Sarah Palin
The other message was about comments Ashton Kutcher made about hard work:
Looks like the Duck Dynasty dudes aren't the only ones speaking truth to power lately. Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher gave a heartfelt speech about hard work at this week's "Teen Choice Awards". It's worth the time to click (here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2013/08/the-value-of-work-and-jeans/) on Bristol's blog where she links the speech. In this, Ashton says:
”I believe that opportunity looks a lot like work. When I was 13 I had my first job with Dad carrying shingles to the roof, and then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant, and then I got a job in a grocery store deli, and then I got a job in a factory sweeping Cheerio dust of the ground. And I never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so opportunities look a lot like work.”
Good to see his Iowa roots shining through all that Hollywood glitter! On our trips to Iowa our family has always admired the strong work ethic and dedication to freedom that those who live there in the heartland hold dear. As they say -- you can take the boy out of Iowa, but you can't take Iowa out of the boy.
In a reflection of the sad state of affairs in Washington, one mainstream media newspaper even had to acknowledge, "Who knows, maybe Ashton Kutcher was able to do something America’s political leadership can’t do, which is to talk honestly to America’s youth about the dignity of work." Wake up, Washington, and kudos to Ashton for speaking out for America's youth.
- Sarah Palin