Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Well, kind of, sort of. I'll get to that in a minute. First off, I wanted to write this today to let everyone know that I'm beginning a new blogging segment I'm calling "Random Thought" that I will be posting every so often whenever something I think you'd like to be informed about comes up. I hope you all will enjoy this and that this "Random Thought" will become a regular addition to my blog. Last night, "Dancing with the Stars" kicked off with more stars dancing than ever before. Now, while I am not a big fan of the show, I could not help but get a kick out of watching Tom DeLay shake what his mama gave him. Now, while DeLay is far from the best dancer in the group, you never know how far he could go in the competition with a winning partner in Cheryl Burke.
After DeLay completed his dance, he faced the judges for their critiques. One judge, who always seems to have a comedic way about him, made the following comment in reference to DeLay: "You're crazier than Sarah Palin!" When I heard this comment, I immediately thought "How rude is that? What a liberal idiot!" But as I started to think about it, I came to the conclusion that Sarah has really made an impression on so many people who just cannot get her out of their heads.Whether they have a good or bad impression of her, they just cannot get over the woman that is Sarah Palin. Who could blame them? This is a wonder woman who speaks her mind and is comfortable in her own skin. She is a woman who is not afraid to roll with the punches, which is something a tough cookie like me truly admires and appreciates. You know that when they start talking about you on reality shows and prime time television, you are known everywhere. While I don't agree with the judge's comments, you have to admit that it's pretty awesome that Sarah once again seemed to overshadow President Obama, who appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," and she didn't even have to appear- MSNBC was even talking about it.
This reminds me of the day after Obama's big speech at the Democratic National Convention when Sarah was announced as the Republican Party's vice president nominee. Instead of talking about Obama's big speech, every media outlet was talking about Sarah. It must really bug President Obama that wherever he goes, he can't escape Sarah- I love it!!! I love the following analogy that I've used before, but seems so appropriate: Barack Obama is like Jan Brady from "The Brady Bunch," and Sarah is Marcia Brady. Like Jan, I can see Barack now, whining and stomping his feet, saying, "Sarah, Sarah, Sarah!" Sorry, President Obama, but whatever you do, there's no escaping her. Sarah's watching you, and she is going to make sure to speak out for ALL Americans whether you like it or not, and I couldn't be more proud to call myself a Palinista! Rock on, Sarah!!! You go to Hong Kong and continue doing what you do best: speaking out for the people!
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In an effort to illustrate how straw polls in small venues can be skewed, Politico.com ran it’s own reader’s straw poll asking who SHOULD have won the Values Voters Summit straw poll.
Now one has to say that Mike Huckabee winning the original poll is not surprising. This is really his crowd. And one also has to factor in that Sarah did not attend the Value Voters Summit, staying in Alaska to greet her son Track who was home on leave from fighting in Iraq.
Even so Huckabee had a respectable showing with 28 percent of the 597 votes cast. There is something to be said for actually being at the venue, for sure.
These results just don’t jibe with other straw polls that we have seen though. Usually you see either one of two things, either Sarah Palin has blown everyone out, or it’s a dead heat between her, Mitt Romney, and Huckabee, obviously depending on the venue. But more times than not, it looks a lot like this Politico.com poll:
Sarah Palin 53 %
Someone else 16 %
Mitt Romney 15 %
Mike Huckabee10 %
Tim Pawlenty 4 %
Mike Pence 2 %
This is based on 24,049 votes.
It’s really too early to put much stock in any of these, frankly. The 2012 election season is still a couple of years away. And that is a lifetime in politics. Absolutely anything could happen.
We do know this, Sarah is consistently the most popular Republican among Republicans. She also drives the communists insane! But past that, Sarah Palin has had the most impact on the national debate, with absolutely the least effort. A few well worded entries of Facebook really put a crimp in the Obama regime’s plans to ram Obamacare down America’s throat. Palin had the ability to cut to the chase and get the point across like no other politician in America, on either side of the debate.
It will be interesting to see if Sarah’s effectiveness as a politician, as well as her outside the Beltway status, will translate into White House win in 2012. I wouldn’t bet against it.
H/T: Governor Palin 4 President
By Shane Vander Hart
An old smear ad surfaced over the weekend alleging that then Vice-President candidate Sarah Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party. It was taken down when the Jawa Report discovered that the person responsible for it being uploaded, was Ethan Winner of Winner & Associates. Winner & Associates has ties to the Obama Administration. The Jawa Report had the foresight to back it up.
It is interesting that this would come out again now. I mean Sarah Palin is a private citizen. Oh yeah a private citizen who is criticizing ObamaCare. Hmmmm…
Let’s not forget the fact that the video is a complete lie. It has been completely debunked. She has never been a member of AIP. Regarding her addressing the AIP convention she did so in role of Governor and talked about common ground on cutting government spending.
The Jawa Report summarizes its case:
Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.
It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:
- Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.
- The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.
- Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.
- Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.
- The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.
- This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod's firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as "astroturfing."
- David Axelrod is Barack Obama's chief media strategist.
- The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.
This suggests that false rumors and outright lies about Sarah Palin and John McCain being spread on the internet are being orchestrated by political partisans and are not an organic grassroots phenomenon led by the left wing fringe. (read the whole thing)
Do we see a pattern emerging here?