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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sarah Palin: The Tide is Turning

All the latest news on Sarah Palin can be found at Conservatives4Palin.com including the dismissal of frivolous complaints, a report on her visit to survey flood damage in Eagle (includes a video interview with Palin), and her new book deal. Bookmark C4P!

Read Governor Palin's press release on the latest dismissal of complaints. My friend Josh Painter has more at RedState.

Read the press release from HarperCollins on the book deal as it appears at The Page.

Here are some recent quotes from around the web on Governor Sarah Palin.

"Gov. Palin is one of the most charismatic, inspiring and controversial figures to appear on the national political stage for many years. She has a fascinating story to tell, and we look forward to publishing what surely will be a captivating book." -- Brian Murray of HarperCollins, quoted in LATimes

"Palin remains a huge fund-raising draw in the GOP and receives celebrity-style media coverage, so she should enjoy a promotion windfall – every show in the world will want her." -- Mike Allen, Politico

"Palin is the prime mover in Republican politics. When Cantor unveiled the National Council, the first question asked by every reporter was whether Palin was involved and, if not, why not." -- Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post

There’s nothing wrong with being a simple girl. If you want to marry your high school sweetheart, never work a day in your life, and drive a bug, if that’s what makes you happy, then you’re a winner.” -- Country music singer Gretchen Williams on Palin's persona, The Washington Examiner

"When it comes to having ethics complaints dismissed, Alaska governor Sarah Palin is now batting 1.000 — 11 down, 3 to go. (I originally had it batting .785, but she's actually 11 for 11 with three at-bats remaining.)" -- Jim Geraghty reporting ever-so-casually on the most recent dismissals, National Review Online (I added this quote because I think it's appropriate to characterize this "complaint-fest" as a new kind of "sport" that has reached the level of leisurely entertainment on par with SpongeBob's forays into Jellyfish Fields. Can't you almost see Geraghty yawning as he writes that? I mean "ArcticCatJacketGate"? Please. Remember when SpongeBob was worried about Flats Flounder the Bully and when Flats finally hit him, SpongeBob said, "Haha, that tickles!" SpongeBob is made of, well, SPONGE! Yeah, it's kinda like that.)

"During the '08 campaign, Palin "was regularly multi-tasking, working her twin BlackBerrys (state equipment is prohibited from political use), even while tending to baby son Trig." (photo left) -- Mark Milian, LATimes, who also reports that, yes, her Twitter messages are her own, not a staffer's. Follow Sarah Palin on Twitter.

"Palin is a force to be reckoned with. Post-election polling has consistently shown her to be within the top three GOP 2012 contestants, and the fervor of her supporters is not to be underestimated. Whether or not she will be able to bridge the credibility gap that was so damaged by her tumultuous tenure as John McCain’s 2008 running mate is yet to be seen. But should she fully regain the public’s trust and admiration and safely ditch its TMZ-esque bewilderment of her, watch out: come this time in November 2012, she could be making one heck of a run down Pennsylvania Avenue." -- Chandler Epp, The Rundown

"Let me make this clear because this is my world and these are the people I’ve worked with for twenty years. Members of the network media elite as well as members and people who worked for the New York Times, when Sarah Palin first came on the scene and this is what they knew about her: She was a woman, she was pro-life, and she had some very, very conservative views on other issues. And all I could hear from my friends in the network media elite was, 'Let’s bring her down. I hope these rumors bring her down.' And at a party where there were people from the New York Times, all they would talk about is the rumors that they hoped would bring her down. They did not know her. They didn’t know anything about her. But they wanted to bring her down." -- Mika Brzezinski, interviewed by Joe Scarborough, Poligazette has audio.

During the campaign, the mainstream media told us far more about how Palin deals with Alaska state troopers than we were about Obama's truly radical agenda.........but people are waking up across America. It's impossible to speculate on what sort of impact Palin's book will have since it won't be released for another year, but considering that her approval rating remains solid despite an attempt by powerful forces to bring her down that has been, arguably, unprecedented in scope, it's hard to imagine that Palin's got anywhere left to go but up. Video below courtesy of Dewey From Detroit.

Motivational music via blip.fm.
Theme from Rudy, J. Goldsmith
I Won't Back Down, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Conservatives be True to Your Heart!, 98 Degrees
She's Not Just a Pretty Face, Shania Twain
I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash

The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades, Timbuk 3
The Revolution Starts Now, Steve Earle
Spirit in the Dark, Aretha Franklin

Books About Sarah Palin:
Sarah Palin: Poised to Become America's First Female President
Sarah: How a Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down
Sarah takes on Big Oil: The compelling story of Governor Sarah Palin's battle with Alaska's 'Big 3' oil companies


  1. Great read!

    The tide is indeed turning! You just can't keep a good woman down.

  2. Very interesting. It should be noted that despite the 24/7 carpet bombing that Gov. Palin has been subjected to for almost 9 months, the last Rasmussen poll (late January) found her favorable numbers to be 52 percent, including a 61 percent favorable standing with independent voters, an overall increase of 3 percentage points since the election. The MSM and her other enemies don't seem to be getting much bang for their buck.

    Palin's book will most likely be a best seller even before it is released, based on pre-release orders alone, and will probably remain on the best seller list for several months. The book will further solidify her standing with the republican base, increase her standing among independent voters since it will probably deal extensively with her political career as a reformer, and may even win over a lot of blue collar and moderate democrats who may be tiring of the extremely partisan and essentially radical nature of the 0bama administration.