Governor Palin: 'Seattle Weekly,' You Miss the Point; Small Town America is the Soul of Our Country

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I felt like puking when I read this snarky, elitist, totally juvenile article published in the Seattle Weekly today. So threatened by Governor Palin's common sense appeal that they attempt to diminish a small town high school graduating class. Their ridiculous left-wing souls really don't get it, do they? Insulting young adults to appease their own immature minds? The graduating youth, in their perseverance to secure Governor Palin's participation in what will be one of the biggest moments of their lives, show more integrity and work ethic than Ellis Conklin demonstrates in his poorly written, typo-infused attack article.

Conklin sees Governor Palin's speech this weekend at this small graduation as "a long way down." Why? Because his nose is so high in the air that he doesn't understand that this is who she is. She doesn't bypass the common, everyday individual--which is why she has so many of us in her corner. I know they don't get it. The question is: Will they ever?

Governor Palin dealt with this best today on Facebook. She wrote:

Small town America is the soul of our country, despite the opinion of the Seattle Weekly’s Ellis Conklin and the lamestream media. Todd and I are on our way to congratulate the graduating class in Republic, Washington, this Saturday and I’m honored and touched by their ingenuity, tenacity, and invitation to speak to these young Americans about to begin their futures.

Small town America is our heart; it may not be the Ivy Leagues or what Ellis and the media deem acceptable, but these students and this town represent what is good and right about America and the small towns where most of us grew our own roots and values.

Too often the media forgets its own humble roots and plays the elitist card. Not so this weekend. We are going to congratulate the Tigers of 2013 and have something special for each and every one. They will grow to defend our country, manage our economy, build our families, and work to achieve each of their own personal dreams.

Sorry, Seattle Weekly, you, as usual, miss the point.

- Sarah Palin

Thank you, Governor, for truly being of the people and a grounded public service.

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Todd Palin Discusses Indy 500 With Breitbart Sports' Kevin Scholla

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Kevin Scholla of The Palin Update interviewed Todd Palin about the Indianapolis 500 for Breitbart Sports:
It turned out to be quite a Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tony Kanaan drank the milk after years of hard luck. The Brazilian finally captured the Indianapolis 500. To say this win was a popular one would be a gross understatement. The fan favorite was even cheered by the losing drivers after his victory. Many watched the race from home while hundreds of thousands were there to take it all in live, including Todd and Sarah Palin.

The Palins, self-proclaimed motor heads, had super seats for the race too. After spending time in the pit of Sarah Fisher’s team, the former governor and First Gentleman of Alaska enjoyed the day from a suite, guests of former Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones. The Palins met Jones through Walker Evans, a mutual friend. Jones was Walker's mentor.

Todd Palin told Breitbart Sports the thrill of this race and all that comes with it is like no other.

"We were with hundreds of thousands of people cheering, enjoying the race, and honoring the military," Palin said. "It's America at its best. Sarah and I had a great time today."

Before the race, the Palins took part in a ceremony for Jones. "It was an unbelievable privilege to watch Parnelli honored for the anniversary of his win here in 1963," Todd Palin said. "To hang out with Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser, and Walker Evans is an honor. I mean that's the greatest generation. These guys are such great role models. I could listen to their stories all day long."

Although snow machines and Indy cars are very different, as an Iron Dog racing champion, there are some similarities to which Todd Palin can relate.

"The whole package of getting sponsors, assembling teams and crews, choosing drivers, I appreciate it," Palin said. "I'm just impressed with the whole operation."

Read the full article here.

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Governor Palin: Happy Memorial Day: How Sweet It Is; Updated


Although growing up, my family displayed the flag outside our home on holidays such as Memorial Day, although we attended patriotic parades, and although my father and uncle were veterans, I personally never really got into the spirit of these observances. It took many years before I came to fully understand and appreciate those who paid the ultimate price and those who still risk the same. Today, I find myself trying to impress upon my students how fortunate they are to be Americans and the respect our military men and women deserve for securing that fortune.

As I have shared many times past, Governor Palin is one of the reasons I came to develop such an intense regard for this nation and for those who have given themselves to protect our heritage. Her patriotism is unparalleled, and she has sacrificed much to stand up and speak out for the fundamental restoration of all that is America.

Via Facebook, she pays tribute to Memorial Day and reminds us--yet again--what truly matters:
With grateful hearts Americans recognize how sweet it is to live in a country where men and women offer to serve something greater than self. They choose to support and defend the Constitution to preserve our rich heritage, they deny themselves comfort to secure our well-being, and they sacrifice their personal freedom daily that we may enjoy liberty in perpetuity. “Thank you” cannot do justice to the gratitude we feel for our nation’s finest.

This year, more than ones prior, I am especially mindful of those who have served and those who gave their all. Contemplating the September 11th terrorist attack in Benghazi, our government’s targeting of conservative patriots, snooping into reporters’ personal communications records, the usurping of Second Amendment rights – how can one not notice the disregard for our Constitution? Our military men and women risk their lives to uphold our rights. They deserve better than to have their sacrifice trampled on by people who pretend to have heard nothing, seen nothing, and therefore can say nothing about abusing their power over We the People. Americans deserve better. Certainly our military veterans’ honor deserves better. (By the way, pleading the Fifth while showing no regard for the First is as bold an exercise in adding insult to injury as I have ever seen.)

It is time to declare, “Enough is enough.” It’s time to halt the fundamental transformation of the country our soldiers have given all to preserve.

Traditionally Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, replete with family outings, barbecues, and parades. As much as we enjoy these wholesome American pastimes, this observance represents so much more. For the love of all who have ever worn the uniform, as a memorial to the service rendered, and in the spirit of those who paid the price we can never repay, may we mark this day by committing ourselves to the fundamental restoration of the greatest country on the face of the earth.

Happy Memorial Day. We will never forget.

- Sarah Palin

UPDATE: Today, Governor Palin posted the following pictures on Facebook in honor of Memorial Day:


UPDATE #2: Here's another Memorial Day comment and picture from the Governor, via Facebook:

A big thank you to the wonderful flight attendants and crew on our US Airways flight today from Indianapolis who gave heartfelt shout-outs over the intercom to our military and to veterans who’ve sacrificed so much for our freedom. The airlines offered our service members onboard free food and asked us all to pass along a special thank you to those we know in the service. It was so encouraging to see open and genuine respect for our men and women in uniform who so richly deserve the respect and honor of a grateful nation.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin's Interviews at Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat NBA Playoff Game

Monday, May 27, 2013

After the Indy 500 yesterday, Governor Palin and Todd attended the Indiana Pacers-Miami Heat playoff basketball game. Joseph Goodman caught up with them at halftime for a brief interview:

Sarah Palin was at tonight's game ... So, of course, I had to try and interivew [sic] her at halftime, because, well, when else would you get to ask Palin about the NBA? Before you ask, no I didn't bring up any former Heat players. She was seated in the front row with her husband, Todd Palin, so anyway ...

ME: “Since you’re here sitting in the front row, I figured I would be remiss if I didn’t try to interview you.”

PALIN: “You can try. It’s your job.”


ME: “So, I guess what do you think of the game so far?”

PALIN: “We love the NBA. We love Indiana. We go back to being big Hoosier fans. So, anything that has to do with Indiana, we’re going to support, so coming here and rooting for the Pacers is kind of parlaying our love of Indiana.”


ME: “Were you here for the race?”

PALIN: “For the race and we were lucky enough to get to come to this game then, too.”


ME: “So, you did the Indianapolis double today.”

PALIN: “Yeah, this a dream come true for sports nuts like Todd and me. It’s really, it’s surreal.”


ME: “What did you do at the race? I covered the Daytona 500 one year when you were there.”

PALIN: “What we got to do is hang with Parnelli Jones and do a lap with Parnelli yesterday and it’s the 50th anniversary of his win in Indy, so that was cool to get to be with him. And then just to experience the race, something so iconic and all-Americana, something we grew up watching on TV all these years to be there today was spectacular.”


ME: “So, growing up in Alaska, who were some of your favorite NBA stars?”

TODD PALIN, interjecting: “Well, back in the day, Dr. J., Larry Bird, Magic…

PALIN: “Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, I mean the crew in the 80s, growing up in the 80s, you know. But all these guys today, these athletes are amazing athletes. And Miami is so doggone stacked, but the Pacers have this tenacious, scrappy, underdog persona that everybody’s going to root for.”


ME: “But you’ve got to be pulling for Miami, too, right? Because they’ve got an Alaskan on the team.”

PALIN: “We love Chalmers. Any of the Alaskan kids who make it so big, like Trajan Langdon and Carlos Boozer, all those guys we’re always going to root for, but when it comes to team, though, I’m always going to root for the underdog. Go Pacers!”

TODD PALIN: “I always like seven games in a series, though.”

PALIN: “That’s the thing. I just texted my girlfriend that hopefully it goes seven.”


ME: “So, where do you see your political future going?”

PALIN: “That’s up to the American people. And if they want to see positive change in this country, or if they want to just kind of keep embracing the status quo of going down the wrong road. It’s up to the American people and where someone’s political future is going to go.”


ME: “You got anything planned in the near future?”

PALIN: “Near future is helping change the senate in the 2014 races, get some good common sense conservatives elected.”

NBA.com posted a video interview with the Governor and Todd. Watch it here.

Governor Palin also made some people very happy to have the chance to meet her. See the pictures and tweets reported at C4P here.

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Governor Palin Wins Over Indy 500 Crowd

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Governor Palin made a weekend out of the Indianapolis 500. Breitbart Sports reports:

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin won over racing fans this weekend at the Indianapolis 500, again showing how well she resonates with people because she genuinely loves retail politics and meeting them.

As was observed, that genuineness--and patience--cannot be faked. Palin met with people in the lobby of the hotel she was staying at on Saturday night, and those who observed her noticed how patient she was with everyone as they asked for her time. It is worth noting that those who do not even have as many speaking engagements and television appearances as requests Palin has had to deny often find interacting with supporters to be a burden. Not Palin.
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The Governor also posted some pictures from the day on Facebook:

Todd and I at the #Indy500 today. What an epic all-American event!:

Another photo from Indianapolis today. #Indy500

With Sarah Fisher, former Indy racer and owner of Sarah Fisher Racing, in her pit today during the race. #Indy500

As we "speak," Governor Palin is in attendance at the Indiana Pacers-Miama Heat NBA playoff game. I say they should suit up the former point guard because the Pacers need some help if they're going to stop LeBron James and the Heat. Come on, Pacers!

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Governor Palin Tweets Administration's Scandals

Friday, May 24, 2013

Governor Palin, never one to hold back, remains true to form today. Via Twitter, she keeps our eyes on the scandals associated with the Obama administration.




We the people are grateful to have someone as bold and unafraid as Governor Palin. Stay tuned: knowing the Gov, she'll likely have more to say before it's all over.

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Governor Palin: Going Rogue in the Wrong Direction; Updated

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Governor Palin penned the following article and posted it on Facebook. She continues to be a refreshing part of political discourse because she is unafraid to speak the truth, often doing the job the mainstream media fail to do: hold President Obama's feet to the fire.

Going Rogue in the Wrong Direction

As more information about the IRS scandal trickles out daily, the White House’s involvement is becoming clearer. Those of us who’ve been warning about the demise of freedom with Barack Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” our great nation are about to witness some sad vindication. Will awakened Americans finally join us in saying “enough is enough”?

The president would like us to believe that he only learned about the IRS corruption from watching the news. But we recently learned that the White House was actively working with the IRS on how to roll out the story of this scandal. So, Mr. President, how can you have your staff work on the roll out of the biggest controversy since Watergate, and yet claim that you only heard about it by watching the news with the rest of us?

For the President to deny any knowledge of what was brewing and to claim to know nothing about the Benghazi cover-up or anything about anything White House-related lately, he’s either a liar or a hugely incompetent CEO. You decide.

Yesterday, we also learned that the top IRS official involved in the targeting scandal is planning on pleading the Fifth during her Congressional hearings. That's keen – she’ll be able to enjoy her Fifth Amendment rights in a hearing about how her intimidating organization denied Americans the ability to fully exercise their First Amendment rights.

Keep in mind that the IRS considers you guilty until proven innocent when they audit you. The Fifth Amendment doesn’t apply.

This scandal is not just about the IRS targeting Americans to deny them tax-exempt status or subjecting them to harassing retaliatory audits. The IRS also leaked to leftwing reporters the confidential application information submitted by conservative groups.

The IRS claims that their leaking of information was “inadvertent and unintentional disclosures by the employees involved.” They at first blamed the entire IRS scandal on a couple of employees who “went rogue,” but we soon found out that this was just more malarkey coming from the president’s spokesman. But even if these were “inadvertent and unintentional disclosures,” is that supposed to make us feel better? With the IRS running Obamacare, what are the chances that our confidential information and medical records will “inadvertently” and “unintentionally” be disclosed? Please remember that some of us warned America about the dangers of having the IRS play such a big role in the administration of Obamacare. We were laughed at and mocked relentlessly back then. It sure doesn’t seem funny now, does it?

This IRS scandal is especially terrible because Americans live in fear of the IRS like no other entity because this monstrous bureaucracy has the power to take your hard-earned money. Your wages are the sum of your labors; hence, the IRS has the power to steal the fruits of your labors. Average Americans live in fear of making an error on their tax returns that could cost them massive amounts of money, plus their reputation and good name. If a small business makes a mistake, the IRS can shut them down and send them to jail.

The IRS has always been the face of intimidating and controlling big government. Now it’s the face of corrupt big government that actively attacks the people it is supposed to serve. This isn’t the change America was hoping for, Mr. President, but it certainly is transformative.

Average everyday Americans like my dad and his non-political buddies are outraged by this IRS scandal, perhaps more so than all the other White House fiascos that are making the radical Left’s intentions crystal clear. It’s because this IRS cluster hits close to home for everyone. It’s tangible proof of how a corrupt government can intimidate and target a person’s record, reputation, and life, and make them feel helpless.

These Obama administration scandals are a sad and stark reminder that only limited government can ensure liberty. At our core, we Americans just want to be left alone to live freely, peacefully, and productively.

Last year the Obama campaign told us that government is something we all “belong” to. I guess they’re right because when the government is powerful enough to target, intimidate, and harass us, we do “belong” to them. The real question is: Will we stand for this?

These atrocious government actions are bigger, uglier, and much more dangerous than “a few rogue employees.” It’s time for all Americans to stand together and join in the growing outraged chorus that looks at our out-of-control government and says, “Enough is enough!”

- Sarah Palin

UPDATE:
Governor Palin also posted the following pictures on Facebook. They speak for themselves:

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IRS Official Will Plead Fifth; Governor Palin Comments

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

So the IRS admits to discriminating against conservatives, yet their leader, Lois Lerner, will have the nerve to plead the 5th when called upon to answer about this misuse of authority. The audacity is mind-boggling.

Governor Palin tweets:


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Governor Palin: There's Something Different About Jake Tapper

At a time when Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the mainstream media, Governor Palin finds Jake Tapper "different" and "refreshing."

On Facebook, she writes:

There's something different, certainly refreshing, about Jake Tapper. I call it integrity and professionalism. What would you call his conscientious approach to news coverage?

She then links to this article:
In the tense hours overnight from Thursday, April 18, to Friday, April 19, after Boston Marathon bombing suspects and brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsnarnev engaged in a shootout with police -- and after the murder of MIT police Officer Sean Collier -- Jake Tapper essentially was CNN.

"I was anchoring," he tells Zap2it, talking on Thursday (May 16), "from something like 1:30 in the morning till 9:30 in the morning. That was a crazy night."

With photos of the suspects circulating, Tapper stayed on his iPad, following news and social-media reports and listening to the local police scanners, via a link provided to him by followers of his popular Twitter feed, @jaketapper.

"I reached out to the CNN news desk," he recalls, "and said, 'Is anyone listening to this?' This is one in the morning. 'Is anyone listening to this? Something serious is going on.'"

[...]

On the subject of horrific stories, Tapper and "The Lead" were one of the few places in the mainstream media to offer coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial in Philadelphia before FNC commentator Kirsten Powers wrote a USA Today op-ed that alerted a largely indifferent or unknowing media to the stomach-churning tale of an abortionist accused -- and now convicted -- of killing babies born alive after abortions.

"The truth of the matter is," Tapper says, "it is such a horrifying story that it's not an easy story to tell on television. That's not just about Gosnell, that's about anything that involves horrific things happening to babies, to children. Those stories are often very, very difficult to tell.

"There were a lot of details from [the mass school shooting] at Newtown, Conn., that did not come forward on television. I'm not talking about the story write large, I just mean the details. There are details about Newtown that the public does not know, that reporters know, that police know, and quite honestly, that the public does not want to know."

Regarding the Gosnell trial, which much of the media either wasn't aware of or had averted its eyes from, Tapper had a personal connection.

"Look," he says, "my dad is a pediatrician from Philadelphia. I know where Lancaster Ave. is. I know that was a story when I first heard about it, because I read a lot of Philadelphia media. So when it first exploded in Philadelphia media, I was horrified.

"When I got my own show, in the first week, I said, 'We have to cover this, and we have to keep an eye on it and cover it periodically.' I don't disagree with anyone who says this should have been covered more. I'm only saying it was a challenge to tell it for a mass audience because it was so horrifying. Not that we shouldn't have or not that we didn't, but it was a challenge."

One thing that comes through in all these stories is the vital importance of local media, which brings speed, access, knowledge, institutional memory and passion to stories that most national media can't provide.

"You're absolutely right," says Tapper. "Look at the great work the Boston Globe did during the Marathon bombings. Look at the work that the Hartford (Conn.) newspaper did after Newtown. I agree with you 100 percent.

"The Philadelphia media -- I say this as a Philadelphian, it is heartbreaking to see how the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News have been decimated over the years by bad management decisions."

Tapper attributes part of this to the work of online news aggregators like the Huffington Post, which frequently rewrite news stories all or in part, leaving little reason for the reader to click through to the original source -- often local news -- even if a link is provided.

"It shows why," Tapper says, "we, as a society, need to figure out ways to continue to keep these newspapers alive, because what they do is so important. ... I don't want to single out the Huffington Post, because a lot of these big, popular Websites do this.

Read the full piece at Zap2it here.

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Prayers for Tornado Victims

Monday, May 20, 2013

My heart aches for all those who have been affected by the tornadoes of the last couple days. Words don't do justice at all. My prayers are with you all.

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Armed Forces Day

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I appreciate our military very much. They make daily sacrifices so that we may enjoy freedom. God bless them and their families.

Happy Armed Forces Day.

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Governor Palin: Scandalous Hat Trick

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ouch! Governor Palin via Facebook:

Scandalous Hat Trick

Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.

Mr. President, how can we trust your Justice Department to conduct an independent investigation when there is a systemic violation of the Hatch Act throughout your administration?

Surely you are aware that the Hatch Act prevents certain federal employees from engaging in political activity. Specifically, it’s illegal for these federal employees to engage in action in support of or in opposition to a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.

Yet that is exactly what’s happened within the IRS, the Justice Department, and in the Benghazi cover-up. This scandalous hat trick is on your watch. It is not believable that you knew nothing about Obama administration actions in dealing with these scandals. And in regards to Benghazi, when you should have taken appropriate action to save American lives – for instance by calling in the Marines – you were AWOL. Just weeks before the election your team scrubbed the Benghazi talking points in 12 different versions, lied to the American people about some YouTube video being to blame for the deaths of brave Americans who put our country first, and you prove Michael Barone right when he writes, “What actually happened in Benghazi was out of sync with the Obama campaign line.” That’s why you all did what you did. Pure raw politics were at play during a horrific time of loss.

For more evidence of Hatch Act violations right under your nose, simply consider DOJ’s “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into the free press. Do you think they picked up some political talk when tapping the phones in the House press gallery?

Your team is out of control. Those who cannot remember the past and learn from it are doomed to repeat it, and that is exactly what is happening. Look back exactly 40 years ago this week and apply that disheartening chapter of American history to the team you’ve chosen and lead today.

Some of us warned America; we cautioned voters in 2008 that a community organizer with no executive experience and no sense of accountability would be a very poor choice for the nation’s top management position.

Mr. President, you said today that you have “complete confidence” in the Attorney General. America doesn’t. Eric Holder needs to appoint an unbiased Special Counsel to investigate the illegal political action of this administration. And then Eric Holder needs to resign.

Most Americans see ominous dark clouds looming beyond the White House Rose Garden, Mr. President. They’ll roll away only when light is shined on the Obama administration’s antics, and America will only recover when you cease avoiding responsibility in this mission of yours to fundamentally transform America. For that to happen, the press had better learn from their experiences of being duped and provide a deserving public fairer, more intelligent coverage.

Speaking of coverage, glad you finally called in the Marines... shame it was just to hold your umbrella.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin Endorses Jason Smith for Congress (MO-8); Smith is Honored

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Jason Smith of Missouri's 8th District was the first candidate to strike the Palin Liberty Pose, as I reported here. He also granted Kevin Scholla of The Palin Update an interview in March, during which he voiced his support and respect for Governor Palin. Listen to that interview here.

I am glad to report that Governor Palin has now endorsed Mr. Smith for Congress. My good friend and sister, Kristi King, is his campaign administrator, so I have had the opportunity to spend a little time with him while visiting Missouri. Jason is a humble, principled man, and I have no doubt he will go to Washington to serve and not be served. You can help by donating.

Via Facebook, the Governor writes:
Jason Smith for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District

Jason has worked tirelessly to build on the foundation of his humble beginnings and is a responsible and respected leader in the Show Me State. In Washington DC, Jason will maintain that innate sense of his community and will bring his commonsense conservatism to the halls of Congress. Jason recognizes that government is the problem, not the solution. He will protect our 2ndAmendment rights and work to promote a culture of life. We must all work together to send Mr. Smith to Washington on June 4th.

– Sarah Palin

The Smith campaign posted the following press release on Jason Smith's website, electionjasonsmith.com:

Today, Jason Smith, the Republican nominee in the June 4th Special Election in Missouri’s Eight Congressional District, announced the endorsement of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Smith sought out Governor Palin’s endorsement of his common-sense conservative campaign.

Governor Palin praised Smith’s humble upbringing and commitment traditional values and fiscal restraint:

“Jason has worked tirelessly to build on the foundation of his humble beginnings and is a responsible and respected leader in the Show Me State. In Washington DC, Jason will maintain that innate sense of his community and will bring his commonsense conservatism to the halls of Congress. Jason recognizes that government is the problem, not the solution. He will protect our 2nd Amendment rights and work to promote a culture of life. We must all work together to send Mr. Smith to Washington on June 4th.” – Sarah Palin

Smith said he is honored to have Governor Palin’s endorsement in the June 4th Special Election:

“Governor Palin is a true conservative who is not afraid to stand up against the political establishment. As Governor, Sarah worked to establish fiscal restraint, shrink the size of government and fight corruption. Additionally, Governor Palin is unapologetically pro-life and she is an outspoken advocate for the 2nd Amendment. I am honored to have Governor Palin’s support in the June 4th Special Election.”

More here.

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Governor Palin: Gosnell Verdict is Step Closer to Restoring America

Monday, May 13, 2013

Today, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and several other charges. No verdict rendered can make up for the horror inflicted by this abortion "doctor" on the innocent babies he brutalized and murdered, but thank God a measure of justice has been served. Go to Breitbart to learn more.

Governor Palin responded to the verdict via Twitter:

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Kevin Scholla's Interview with Governor Palin's Mom, Sally Heath

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Governor Palin tweeted the link to an exclusive interview Kevin Scholla conducted with Sally Heath, the Governor's mother. I can attest to the fact that Sally Heath is "the real article," as Scholla writes. The moment I met her, I knew exactly where her daughter got her authenticity and grace.

Scholla does a good job capturing Sally Heath's story and shares this with us via Breitbart News:
On Sunday, Americans will pay tribute to mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers all across the country. Some families are lucky enough to be anchored by women who excel at being all three. There is a family you may have heard of in Alaska that happens to be included in that fortunate bunch.

Sarah Palin is a household name worldwide. The former Governor of Alaska and first female GOP Vice Presidential nominee is as famous as it gets. Many of her family members enjoy a following of their own as well. Todd Palin is a world champion Iron Dog racer. Bristol Palin is an author, blogger, and a two-time "Dancing With the Stars" competitor. Even Palin's dad and brother, Chuck Heath Sr. and Chuck Heath Jr., respectively, have a throng of fans after writing the very enjoyable book, Our Sarah: Made in Alaska. But while all of these Palins and Heaths may be better known, all of them are likely to point to someone else as the backbone of the family--Sally Heath.

Sally Heath is the real article. She is "as advertised" by her loved ones. And she is always thinking of others even in an interview about herself. She is Sarah Palin's mother.

Sally Heath rarely gives interviews. Unlike her daughter, Sarah, you'll never catch her tweeting or posting a major political message on Facebook. Mrs. Heath enjoys playing her role away from the limelight. Her role however, while perhaps unnoticed by the media machine, has been critical in shaping her family.

While Sally Heath may be soft spoken, she isn't shy when it comes to the pride and love she feels for her family. That's understandable. Mrs. Heath raised four successful, thoughtful, caring children who all went on to raise great families of their own. According to Mrs. Heath, one of the keys to raising children is knowing when to help and when to let the kids take their own paths.

"You do what you can for the kids, but they choose their own way and you pray they'll stick to the morals and teachings they've received over the years," Heath told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. "For the most part I would say we have been blessed that way, but I have to give credit to so many family members and friends too because Chuck and I, and the kids and their friends too, we've just all lucked out with the most wonderful things in whatever communities we live in. We've had good influences on the kids."

Mrs. Heath may be a bit modest. Ask her children or her husband and more credit is usually heaped upon her.

She contends that instilling a firm foundation in children when they are young will serve them well as adults. Sarah Palin and her siblings seem to prove that theory true.

"Just the fact that they've worked hard for everything they've achieved, they certainly didn't come to us for finances or very seldom for advice, thank goodness, because I'd hate to be responsible for giving them advice", Heath said. "If we're going to get credit for the good things they've done, that means we have to be blamed for any mistakes they've made, so they have pretty much been on their own."

Of course, as little ones, Chuck Jr., Heather, Molly, and Sarah were not on their own. They were given crucial guidance from their mom. Chuck Heath Sr. often credits his wife for teaching the Heath children to serve God. Sally Heath takes her Christianity seriously, and she has passed that on to her children.

"The faith has been pretty central for the family, that's for sure," Heath said. "I have faith myself and the kids found that was something worth striving for, or accepting. That is wonderful because it sure brings a lot of peace of mind because every family has issues and boy you need that strength that faith can bring."

Sarah Palin often talks about leading with a servant's heart. You can clearly see where that comes from.

As we honor moms this weekend, Sally Heath vividly remembers the special times she spent with her children on Mother's Day.

"Especially the ones where they would get up and fix the breakfast," Heath said. "Get the breakfast, bring it upstairs to bed, those are my best memories of the kids taking over the house for the day and just letting me do whatever I want. Those were wonderful times and it hasn't changed much, I'm sure, with their kids. Their kids seem to carry that tradition on, taking care of their mothers too."

As far as the breakfast concoction put together by little Sarah and her siblings, Mrs. Heath would eat it no matter how strange the ingredients may have been at times.

"It didn't matter," Heath said."They had cereal with whatever they could find around the house to make it look pretty: the raisins or the graham crackers. It was always fun to have. And cocoa, instead of coffee. It was pretty nice."

Sarah Palin is a unique figure in our country's fabric. She's an innovator. So it's no wonder that she has always been creative. Her mother fondly remembers one Mother's Day gift from a young Sarah.

"She made a card one year," Heath said. "I still have it. It was just so clever because the kids always made fun of me because I'm so thankful for the little things. You know, find a nickel in the washing machine or just little things I seem to always be thankful for. The sunshine or the pretty music in the morning. So Sarah made a very elaborate Mother's Day card with pictures of what she thought looked like me and making those comments about everything that she remembered me being thankful for. She was clever at doing things like that."

There is no textbook for being a mother, and different isn't always better or worse. Sometimes different approaches can be equally effective. For instance, Sally Heath's style is not the same as Governor Palin's.

"Things are just different now, of course," Heath said. "When the kids were real little, I was certainly home more because we didn't have the conveniences to make household chores go faster and easier. I just worked half days and that's just wonderful because that's when the kids were all in school, but nowadays it's so common that women are out of the house all day long, but when they're home they sure do work hard."

Different approaches with similar results. Sally Heath raised four wonderful kids. Sarah Palin is raising five loving children. Both mothers are doing it right.

Mrs. Heath also credits men--like her son Chuck Jr. and son-in-law Todd--for getting their hands dirty in the tough job of child raising.

"The man pitches in and helps so much," Heath said. "It's just wonderful that dads carry so much of the load. Like you, going out, coaching for your kids, watching them all day after you've worked eight hours."

Incredibly, Mrs. Heath throws a compliment my way during the interview, and it is just like her to turn the focus away from herself to compliment others. Even in an interview setting she has the well-being of someone else in mind. Sally Heath is the real article. She is "as advertised" by her loved ones.

Nowadays, Sally Heath is actually busy being a grandmother. All of her children have families. Mrs. Heath is even a great grandmother since Track Palin and Bristol Palin both have little ones, and she gets the chance to witness something not everyone gets to enjoy--watching a granddaughter raise a child.

"That is really something to see," Mrs. Heath beamed the interview with Breitbart News. "I wish I could spend more time with her. The patience that these girls have, now with their kids, and the enjoyment that they have. They find time to play with the kids and to just watch the kids develop more. So it's fun to watch Bristol and Tripp and she can enjoy and really appreciate each stage of development."

It is evident that Bristol Palin is doing a tremendous job being a mom, just like her mother and grandmother.

Sally Heath, a woman who has succeeded in this arena, offered some more sage advice.

"One of the keys is listening, without judging," Heath said. "Look them in the eye and honestly pay attention to what they're saying. I wish I had just listened more, they're so interesting, and every day I knew they had things to share with the family, and you just get so caught up in the duties around the house, it's too easy not to take the time to listen to them. Really there's so much teaching to do without saying a word to them. You are the way you act and if you want your children to be like you, you better be towing the mark all the time. They're very observant and they don't forget the slip-ups that we all make."

Judging by the way the Heath kids turned out, Sally Heath's slip-ups were few and far between.

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Governor Palin's Mother's Day Message


Beautiful Mother's Day message from Governor Palin, via Facebook:
“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”—a phrase so simple, yet so profound in its expression of a mother’s importance. Mothers have been entrusted with the responsibility of raising life’s most precious resource—our children.

I appreciate my mom and the example of love and grace she has been throughout the years. Thank you, Mom!

Todd and I also appreciate the honor of being the parents of five wonderful kids and two amazing little grandkids who have enriched our life together in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig are my life, and being joined now by Tripp Easton and Kyla Grace, I know that no matter what is going on in the world around me, they are the ones who keep me grounded. They are my daily reminders of what really matters.

Even as we celebrate Mother’s Day with family today, please stop to think of the many mothers who are separated from loved ones serving in the military and keeping us safe. I've been there, and especially today my heart goes out to those Blue Star moms who are missing their sons and daughters, while being so very proud. More than ever my heart extends to the precious Gold Star moms who are spending today holding on to memories of a child who paid the ultimate price. Whether it's been far away in specified combat zones, or attacks globally throughout the ongoing battle to defend our republic, or nearer home as the result of terrorist acts like Ft. Hood, the sacrifice of our military personnel and their families has not been in vain, and we will never forget.

Moms, whatever your plans today, know that you are appreciated year-round. One day is not enough to capture the essence of who you are, what you do, and the difference you make.

Driving in our truck this morning up towards Mt. McKinley, hauling kids and trailering snowmachines to launch on a trek to look for bear before the spring snow melts, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day, and God bless you!

- Sarah Palin

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Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and just-like-moms out there. God bless you!

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Via Chuck, Jr: Governor Palin's Dad Undergoes Heart Surgery; Recuperating; Updated

Saturday, May 11, 2013


With permission from Chuck Heath, Jr., Governor Palin's brother, I am posting what he wrote on Facebook about their father's open heart surgery:
As many of you may have heard, our dad is in the hospital right now after undergoing major open-heart surgery today. We knew this was surgery was imminent and Dad probably wanted to keep it private, but the word got out so in order to stop the rumors, here are the facts:

Mom is with me now at my house. She spent the day in the waiting room. Dad is unconscious and on a ventilator but they hope to remove it soon so he can breathe on his own. The surgery went well according to the doctors. It lasted almost six hours and they fixed a lot of things... pulmonary aneurysm, aortic valve replacement, etc. He had a congenital valve condition that made his heart work much harder than it was supposed to for his entire life; his drive and stubbornness probably kept him going for as long as his seventy-five years. Most people that know him know that he's been extremely active his entire life... college track and football, all-star basketball player in Skagway, Boston Marathoner, as well as a longtime hunting and fishing guide. Amazing to think he did all this with a weak heart.

He was still working hard right up until his surgery. Mom said he was outside with his chainsaw bucking logs and hauling them up the hill below their house two days ago.

Hopefully, everything will go well. I think the biggest obstacle will be getting him to stay in bed and let his body heal. It's going to be a long haul.

Thanks again for the prayers and messages,
Chuck.

p.s. Alaskan friends: Dad said before he went in that he didn't want people to see him in his hospital bed, full of tubes and helpless. Hopefully he'll be home in week or so.

I will continue to lift up Mr. Heath and his family in prayer and ask all of you to join me. God bless them. It's never easy to undergo major surgery, not for the ones experiencing it personally, and not for the family and friends who are walking through it with them. I'm standing on the promise of this Scripture for them:
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Update via Chuck, Jr. on Facebook:
Praise the Lord!

Dad woke up today. He's really hurting but he's happy to still be here. I read him the nice messages that so many of you have sent us through FB, text, and email. He's very grateful for your thoughts and prayers.

This "thumbs up" picture was his doing and he wanted you to know that he'll be back. He's too ornery to let this get him down for long. He's very p... off that he'll miss most of the fishing and gold mining season but he's already looking ahead to his annual Fall moose hunt.

Thanks again. He's not out of the woods yet but things look a little brighter than yesterday.

Click here to see the picture to which Chuck, Jr. referred.

(Update h/t - John Frank)

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Governor Palin on IRS Targeting Tea Party and Benghazi Cover-Up

Friday, May 10, 2013

Governor Palin accessed Twitter to point us to Mark Levin's Facebook page, where he pointed out the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups.

She tweeted:



Mark Levin wrote:
IRS FINALLY APOLOGIZES TO TEA PARTY GROUPS AFTER LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATION DEMANDED TREASURY DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATION

See here http://cnsnews.com/news/article/mark-levin-asks-ig-probe-possible-irs-misconduct-dealing-tea-party and here http://bigstory.ap.org/article/irs-apologizes-targeting-conservative-groups

Governor Palin followed up her tweet with this Facebook post, in which she discussed this IRS embarrassment and the Benghazi cover-up:
Let the Light Shine

Today we learned that our government targeted and harassed conservative Americans who simply wanted to be involved in the national discussion. Is it any wonder why Americans are so distrustful of D.C.? I'm sure President Obama is grateful for all the help the IRS gave his reelection campaign, but, still, you have to wonder how the bureaucrats who tried to pull this off can sleep at night.

So many Americans knew this was happening, but many felt defenseless and even helpless against a government that seems to roll along without accountability or sense of obligation to the people it’s supposed to serve. These Americans were mocked for being concerned about this, but now we see light shining on the truth, finally.

This IRS revelation is another step in the unraveling of the Obama administration's self-proclaimed “hope and change.” Between the Benghazi cover-up and the IRS targeting Obama’s political opponents, we see the corruption at the heart of big government.

Americans should remember that this same corrupt IRS will be in charge of enforcing Obamacare. And this same inept and corrupt government will supposedly secure our now unsecured borders in advance of immigration reform and will implement a completely ethical and non-political IPAB panel to make life and death health care decisions for you and your family. Forgive me for not trusting these big government promises any more than I trust the White House’s latest Benghazi spin or the IRS’ fairness.

Despite all of this, I still believe that this “fundamental transformation of America” is temporary. This attempted transformation into a disheartened, weakened, unrecognizable nation is so far below anything Americans deserve. It becomes permanent only if we throw up our hands and surrender to the corruption and cover-ups.

We must demand more light shine on all that’s transpiring in D.C.’s self-absorbed bubble. On the IRS scandal, we must have accountability and a full investigation. On Benghazi, Speaker Boehner must create a Select Committee with full investigative and subpoena authority to get to the bottom of the cover-up. Keep the faith, friends.

- Sarah Palin

What a week!

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Governor Palin Thanks Hayes and Karl for Exposing Benghazi Truth

It's a crying shame that government officials would lie to the American people about something so important as terrorism, all in the name of political advantage. The truth about Benghazi (as if we didn't know!) is being exposed, despite the Obama administration--and a complicit media--engaged in massive silence and/or cover up. The whistleblowers are revealing intriguing information, and I pray that heads roll and people are held accountable. When four Americans are dead, we've got to do better than Hillary's Clinton's "What difference does it make?" and Jay Carney's "Benghazi was a long time ago." Let's not forget, too, that this administration pushed the idea that a YouTube video caused the violence in Benghazi, and though that clearly wasn't the case, the man who made the video still sits in jail. Despicable!

Today, Governor Palin tweeted:

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Governor Palin in Buckeye Honoring Fallen Heroes; Updated

Governor Palin spoke in Buckeye, AZ yesterday to honor our bravest--our veterans. So many of us have deep respect for Governor Palin's dedication to our military. One young woman was privileged to meet the Governor there and tweeted a picture. Below, you'll find that picture; news coverage of the event, accompanied by comments Governor Palin made to a reporter; and video of Governor Palin's speech.







To access several pictures Governor Palin took with members of the military, first responders, and attendees, go to US4Palin.

(h/t and video access US4Palin)

UPDATE: Courtesy of C4P, here's the audio of Governor Palin's speech, as the video above stops 3 minutes or so short of her full speech:


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Governor Palin to Honor Fallen Heroes in Buckeye, AZ Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Via Facebook, Governor Palin invites us to join her in paying tribute to our brave men and women who paid the ultimate price so we wouldn't have to:

Please join me and brave Vietnam veterans as we remember those fallen heroes who gave the last full measure of devotion to our country on Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 pm in Buckeye, Arizona, at Earl Edgar Field, 500 South Miller Road 85326. We will never forget the sacrifice made by these brave heroes, and they are forever memorialized in Washington, D.C. and on the traveling Wall memorial.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin On Media's Arrogant Attitude About Benghazi

Via Facebook, Governor Palin points out the media's bias (Imagine that!) against people who dare seek answers about Benghazi. The Washington Post's attitude speaks volumes about their lack of regard for the death of four Americans. According to whistleblowers, our government did nothing to help them--then lied about it.

The Governor writes:

Is there any wonder why distrust of arrogant, out-of-touch media is at an all-time high? During today’s Benghazi hearings, the Washington Post actually tweeted: “Who's tweeting about Benghazi? Rich, middle-aged men and Chick-fil-A lovers.” This would be the same Washington Post that broke the story on Watergate. Now they just mock concerned Americans who want answers to why four brave Americans died, including two distinguished vets. And the Obama administration asks, “What does it matter?”

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin: Benghazi Hearings Define Obama Presidency

Last night, Governor Palin posted about today's Benghazi hearings, which, she says, will define President Obama's presidency. She also reminded us of her comments about Benghazi back in October. On Facebook, she penned:

Tomorrow’s hearings on Benghazi will define the Obama presidency if the truth is finally allowed to be told. I encourage everyone to tune in and hear the revelations that are long overdue. We’ll also see whether the president’s reliable lapdog cheerleaders in the media will continue to cover up for him and in so doing disgrace their profession. The following link is to something I posted way back on October 25th of last year asking questions that we should have had answers to long ago.

The post to which she referred follows:
There are many questions about the Benghazi attack that Americans deserve answers to. It’s been too long an “investigation” and too tragic for the families of lost loved ones for the White House and its friends in the media to ignore these questions:

- When and why did the YouTube trailer of the anti-Muhammad movie surface as any kind of credible reason for the attack?

- Where is the proof that that video was linked to Benghazi? It’s a weak excuse to claim some supposed rumored link between Benghazi and the attacks on our embassy in Cairo. Benghazi was very different. “Spontaneous” protestors don’t come armed with rocket-propelled grenades.

- What was the President’s response to the previous Benghazi embassy attacks in April and June? Why did officials ignore the requests for beefed up security to protect Americans after these attacks?

- Why did the Obama Administration assume a YouTube video was the reason for the Benghazi attack but not all the evidence to the contrary from the postings and emails that circulated that night in real time as the attack took place and Americans were being killed? And why weren’t those emails disclosed until this week?

- Why did the Obama administration spend our tax dollars to make and air television ads that ran in the Middle East apologizing for the YouTube video when they had so much credible evidence that it was nothing but a red herring?

- How much did President Obama know about this? In an interview he gave to CBS News on September 12, President Obama alluded to the fact that the Benghazi attack was not—as his U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials were characterizing it—a “spontaneous” protest triggered by the Cairo embassy attack and the video. He told CBS News in that interview, “my suspicion is that there are folks involved in [the Benghazi attack] who were looking to target Americans from the start.” If he suspected this then why did he allow his administration to continue blaming the attack on the YouTube video? And why didn’t CBS News call him out on this when his comments in their interview with him, which they didn’t air until a month later, belie the administration’s YouTube narrative?

Someone in the media must demand answers. Until the media does its job to give us the Who What Where When and Why of this cover-up, there will be even less trust for this “cornerstone of our democracy” – if less trust and respect for the media is even possible today. We sincerely want to be able to trust the media. We need to be able to trust them. Their job is so important, and we appreciate all the good journalists in America. Our troops fight to protect all our freedoms including the freedom of the press.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin: Taxed Enough Already?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Governor Palin issued the GOP a reminder of their platform last night, something they desperately need. She continued today. Her message is sheer common sense, but common sense is becoming less common every day.

Via Facebook:

Taxed Enough Already?

This new tax increase – the internet sales tax – must be stopped in the House. The Senate just passed it, and many Senators want to justify their tax increase vote by claiming that it will somehow “level the playing field” for brick and mortar retailers. This isn’t legit.

This is actually a boon to the big online powerhouses like Amazon who can afford the insane paperwork that comes with complying with government’s newest tax. The smaller mid-size online operations and smaller brick and mortar businesses, many family-owned with small staffs, who want to have larger online presences will be swamped with the regulatory paperwork of complying with the tax requirements for all these different states.

This new internet tax is not only another barrier to entry for smaller online start-ups, it’s a disincentive to grow a company. This will hit these smaller companies right where their margin of profit is, which means that this will cost jobs because when businesses lose profitability, they lay off workers or shut down.

Did Republicans who voted for this new tax on businesses forget that it will trickle down to consumers in this dangerously weak economic era? And when smaller and mid-size operations are pushed out of business, we have less competition and fewer choices in the marketplace.

Here’s an example: say you want to order Runner’s World’s re-release of Dr. George Sheehan’s book “Running and Being.” I just ordered it. You could get it at Amazon, and they’d have no problem calculating the minutia of sales tax regulations for your state because they have a boatload of employees (and lobbyists) to deal with this burden, but their base price for the book might be higher than the smaller online business competing with them. But thanks to this new internet sales tax, that smaller business will now have a whole new burdensome level of stifling government bureaucracy over their heads as they scramble to comply with various states’ sales tax rules and rates. And when this smaller business goes out of business because they can no longer make a profit, someone will lose his or her job and you will be left with fewer options when you go shopping for a better price online. Amazon doesn’t sweat it – in fact they support it.

Those “small government champions” of our middle class’s mom and pop businesses should ask themselves why they want to be any part of limiting the growth opportunities for smaller operations? More and more shopping is done online today, and every smart brick and mortar mom and pop wants to get in on that; and when they do, they should be allowed to produce by the sweat of their brow and ethically grow beyond being just a small online operation without worrying about a massive regulatory burden if they gross more than $1 million in sales in a year.

Bottom line: These anti-small business measures disincentivize the start-ups we need, and any measure to stick it to the consumer by increasing taxes for government growth is not what Republicans are supposed to fight for. I bet that once the tax increase is explained, your constituents won’t want you to contribute to government growth via increased internet taxes. And that’s what this is all about. House GOP, read your constituent’s lips: No New Taxes.

- Sarah Palin

P.S. I see that some are saying that a “positive” measure in this bill that the GOP Senators who voted for it liked is that it requires the government to provide “free” sales tax calculating software to all companies for compliance. Here’s a little newsflash: when it’s from the government, it’s not “free”! It’s being paid for by the very same people this new tax will hit in the pocketbook. That would be “We the People.”

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Governor Palin: No New Taxes; Updated

Monday, May 6, 2013

Amen, Governor Palin!

Via Facebook:

More new taxes?

How can we be divided on new taxes? In this horribly weak economy with an over-reaching, over-spending, anti-small-business government continually making the wrong decisions, Republicans can't even stay committed to "No New Taxes"?

Please step away from your Washington, DC bubble and get back in touch with the hard working people who sent you there. Read the planks in our party's platform and then read our lips. Learn from history or face repeating it: NO NEW TAXES.

- Sarah Palin

UPDATE: Governor Palin also tweeted the following:

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Governor Palin's 'Heavenly' Kentucky Derby Experience

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Governor Palin and her husband Todd enjoyed themselves at the Kentucky Derby yesterday, as Greg Kocher reports:

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Sunday that her first Kentucky Derby experience was "heavenly."

The former Alaska governor and her husband, Todd, spoke about the Derby while attending a fundraiser for the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington.

The Palins were the guests of socialite and museum supporter Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, at the annual Brunch and Bibelots party on the museum grounds. Hendrickson knows Palin from when he lived in Alaska during the 1990s.

The Palins attended the Derby as guests of Whitney and Hendrickson.

"That was a blast," Sarah Palin said of the race. She said she and her husband had been to the Belmont Stakes with Whitney and Hendrickson, but this was their first Kentucky Derby.

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Sarah Palin said. "It was heavenly."

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In his conversation with Palin, Dr. Ron Saykaly said he "kept it nonpolitical."

"I just greeted her to Kentucky, asked whether she was having a good time, and how she is enjoying herself," Saykaly said.

Political or not, there were some Palin admirers in the audience. Among them was Kot von Unrug, a retired professor and director of rock mechanics laboratories in the University of Kentucky department of mining engineering.

"She has guts, which no one has any more," von Unrug said.

Read more here, and click here to see pictures of Governor Palin at the Derby.

(h/t Doug Brady)

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Governor Palin Attends Headley-Whitney Museum Fundraiser

Governor Palin attends a fundraiser in Lexington, Kentucky today.

Via Kentucky.com:

Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will attend a fundraiser Sunday for the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington.

Palin and her husband, Todd Palin, will be guests of socialite and museum supporter Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, at the annual Brunch and Bibelots party.

The $150-a-seat event is held the day after the Kentucky Derby each year. Museum director and curator Amy Gundrum Greene said she doesn't know whether the Palins plan to attend the Kentucky Derby. *

The museum's board members and supporters regularly invite celebrity guests, but Palin "is one of the more high-profile ones," Greene said.

[...]

The Palins have attended equestrian events with Whitney and Hendrickson in the past, notably the Belmont Stakes. According to a 2010 Capitol Confidential report, Hendrickson knows Sarah Palin from when he lived in Alaska in the 1990s.

* We know now that Governor Palin did, in fact, attend the Kentucky Derby yesterday.

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Video: Governor Palin Addresses NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

Friday, May 3, 2013

Here's the freedom-loving, 2nd Amendment promoting, common sense toting NRA speech by Governor Palin!

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NRA-ILA Leadership Forum Today; Watch Live-Stream; Updated


The NRA-ILA Leadership Forum is today. As reported here, if you cannot be there in Houston to participate, you can watch the speakers, including Governor Palin, via live-stream. Go here for more details and to watch.

UPDATE at 5:00 P.M: You must now go over to NRANEWS.com to watch the remainder of the Forum.

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Will America Bless God?

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Today is the National Day of Prayer, and it could never be so needed. As a nation, we have found ourselves off the path intended by our Creator and our Founders. It's well past time to pray, and not just once a year. America needs intercessors standing in the gap day in and day out. Without a move of God--and I'm believing for just that--soon we won't be able to recognize this country for which so many have given so much.

Without question, God has already blessed America in more ways than we have even realized. The question is, "Will America now bless God?"

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Netflix Tweet Making Palin-Nazi Parallel Costs Them

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Some folks just don't get it. The newest version of such folks are the folks at Netflix. They'll have to learn the hard way, and judging from information I've gathered today, they should be starting to get the picture. After their political stunt last night, people have been calling them all day and canceling their subscriptions. Calling conservatives Nazis just won't fly.

Via Twitchy:

On Tuesday night, lefties launched the #SarahPalinFilms hashtag. You know, because her 15 minutes have come and gone and she’s totally not living rent-free in their heads.

In fact, Sarah Palin is so irrelevant that Netflix jumped into the hashtag game by recommending “Iron Sky,” a low-budget sci-fi comedy in which a parallel is drawn between President Palin-Caricature and Nazi invaders from the moon.


An excerpt of an interview with Finnish director Timo Vuorensola:
The scenes where the Moon Nazis come to earth and lead the re-election campaign for the right-wing American president, clearly modeled after Sarah Palin—were you trying to draw parallels between extremely conservative Americans and the Nazis?

Read the full Twitchy article here.

Stacy Drake compiled a list of Netflix competitors for those who have determined to dump Netflix for another company that has the decency to show you the respect you deserve. Find that list here. As Stacy also points out, for those who choose to call and give Netflix a piece of your mind, please do so in a firm--but respectful--manner. As for me, I've never had a Netflix account. I had been considering it, but they can forget it now. I've ceased to give my business to companies that give we the people the business!

(h/t Stacy Drake)

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Live-Streaming of Governor Palin's NRA Speech Friday



You may not be able to be in Houston this Friday, but you can still watch Governor Palin's NRA speech. According to the NRA website, the event will be live-streamed:
Don't miss live NRA News coverage from the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. Tune in for the following broadcasts, all times are central.

FRI, MAY 3 • 1-4 PM CT (Live on NRA.Org & NRANews.com)
NRA-ILA Leadership Forum with featured speakers:
• Sarah Palin
• Ted Cruz
• Bobby Jindal
• Rick Perry
• Rick Santorum
• Asa Hutchinson
• Jeanine Pirro
• John Bolton

More here.

(h/t Jackie Sic)

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Governor Palin to President Obama: 'Clear This Up Today, Right Now'

Governor Palin jumped all over the news that has emerged that soldiers who share their faith may be prosecuted. Via Facebook, she linked to a Breitbart article, and she writes:

President Barack Obama had better clear this up today, right now. Surely he is just allowing his handlers to throw up this kind of ridiculous, amoral, un-American trial balloon. I call on Obama to address this immediately with the American public, clear it up, and renounce these reports as the nonsense they surely in God's name must be.

- Sarah Palin

My Facebook response to Governor Palin's bold post about this states:
Again, Governor Palin fearlessly speaks up for what's right. I don't know how any person of faith, particularly any Spirit-filled Christian, could possibly not have much love and respect for this warrior! I don't know what 2016 will hold--and this is my first public mention of it--but I sure do pray she'll be in the fray. Yes, I know America's solution is in the Lord, not in a "politician." But I gladly put my heart behind supporting a public servant who has gladly put her heart behind honoring the Lord.

Here's a portion of the disturbing piece to which she linked:
The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”.

The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.

(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of “treason,” and of committing an act of “spiritual rape” as serious a crime as “sexual assault.” He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”)

Being convicted in a court martial means that a soldier has committed a crime under federal military law. Punishment for a court martial can include imprisonment and being dishonorably discharged from the military.

So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime--possibly resulting in imprisonment--for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains—military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)--whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.

Read the rest here.

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