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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More like a homecoming than a booksigning

The last few days seemed very quiet regarding Sarah Palin news. But things heated up again today as Palin signed books from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Curtis D. Menard Sports Center in her hometown of Wasilla.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that "at least 750 people have turned out in Sarah Palin's hometown to get a signed copy of the former governor and Republican vice presidential candidate's best-selling memoir, "Going Rogue.""

Palin had received a warm welcome one week ago at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage and Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, but since the bases didn't have time to prepare for the general public, they were only open to military personnel.

Due to an overwhelming response, Palin vowed to hold another Alaska signing that everyone could visit and that was the event that took place today.

The Anchorage Daily news reported that, "the Wasilla event felt more like a homecoming than anything. Most people waiting in yellow-rope cordoned lines on the indoor turf floor of the sports complex live in the Valley. Many said they knew Palin, her children or her parents personally."

It seems as though today's book signing won't be the only thing to discuss as Palin tweeted this before heading to the event...
"Heading 2 book signing event but will b posting on FaceBook page new,grave concerns about Congress/Prez"rushed" action2 take over healthcare."

With Palin's Facebook posts becoming major news stories, it will be interesting to hear what the former Governor has to say about the health care bill moving forward in the Senate.

See the gallery of photos from the Wasilla book signing at The Daily Anchorage News

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Trig Palin's Testimony

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

(Video H/T Sinistar)

When I see Trig Palin, I smile. When I see him smiling and playing around with his father--as he is in the video--and kissing his mother--as he is in the picture--I smile even more.

Trig is a testimony to the beauty and value of all God's children. I thank God for families, like the Palins, who recognized from the beginning that "every good and every perfect gift" comes from God.

I shake my head when I think about this startling statistic: 90% of Down Syndrome babies are aborted. Look at Trig's smile, hear his giggle, sense how much his father loves him, feel how much he loves his mom--and tell me he's not worthy of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." You can't, because he is, as is every single life.

Thank God for His wisdom; He gave Trig to just the right family.

Surprisingly Not Very Surprising: Sarah Palin More Respected Than Joe Biden, Al Gore

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has some very interesting bits of data scattered within. As expected in this poll, Barack Obama’s favorable/unfavorable numbers are upside down, and support for his unconstitutional "health care reform" has collapsed.

Being an NBC poll, the internals are about what you’d expect:

Out of the 1008 questioned, democrats are over sampled by 6 percentage points over Republicans, though those who claim to have voted for Obama vs McCain are closer with only 3 points between them. So that sort of brings it back a little closer to reality.

Ninety percent of those polled are registered voters, not always the most reliable sample, as out of those polled, only sixty-seven percent voted. So one would have to consider this a soft sample. In other words those polled may, or may not reflect the mood of the nation as well as a sample that contained a higher percentage of likely voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent.

What is interesting though is what is down further into the poll. Half of those polled were asked who they respected the most and half were asked who they respected the least. This yields some remarkable findings:

Now I'm going to mention some people who have served in public life at some point in the past decade. Please tell me which one or two of these people, if any, you have the most regard and respect for


Barack Obama......................28

Colin Powell..........................27

Bill Clinton.............................21

George W Bush.....................17

Hillary Clinton.......................14

John McCain..........................13

Sarah Palin.............................13

Dick Cheney.............................9

Al Gore......................................8

Joe Biden..................................3


Not sure....................................3

Knowing the sample, that doesn’t seem all that unreasonable. What is simply remarkable is Joe Biden, the Vice President, with almost four decades in Congress is tied with "none of the above" and "I don’t have a clue" for dead last on the old respect-o-meter.

This next question is where it gets a bit more interesting:

Now I'm going to read you some people who have served in public life at some point in the past decade. Please tell me which one or two of these people, if any, you have the least regard and respect for.


George W Bush................33

Dick Cheney......................27

Al Gore..............................19

Barack Obama..................19

Sarah Palin........................16

Bill Clinton.........................14

Hillary Clinton...................10

Joe Biden..............................9

John McCain........................5

Colin Powell..........................1


This is interesting to me mainly because it shows how just wording a question differently can yield somewhat different results. While in the first question Barack Obama is the most respected out of the bunch. When a different group is asked to name those who are least respected Obama has the dubious honor of finishing rather high in the ranking here as well. In fact, on the old disrespect-o-meter, more people have little regard for Obama than Sarah Palin.

What does this really mean? Practically nothing! But it tells us that in the grand scheme of things Sarah Palin may have a little work to do yet, when it comes to repairing her image, after being savaged by the media non-stop for a year. Of course, she has plenty of opportunities to do just that.

On the other hand, Barack Obama has done all he is ever going to do. While folks tend to like him personally, he consistently earns poor marks for actual job performance, which is what matters. So, for Obama, it’s all downhill from here.

You can check out the entire poll by clicking here.

God, America and India

by nypalinpower

Hi guys,

First, I want to thank Sarah for her thoughtful Hanukkah wishes. Thank you Sarah! I hope you and your family have a beautiful holiday season, a joyful Christmas and a New Year filled with love and light!

It's been a long time since I posted to this blog! I have been out of the country spending some time in India which has been a beautiful experience for me. Yeah I know, I completely missed Sarah's book tour! Well, not entirely, I made sure I was on top of all the happenings while at the same time sending out thoughts of love and silent prayers for our Sarah. I'm just so happy that her book tour was a picture perfect success! And from what I read and saw, it also seemed to include a "Sarah doing it her way" media tour! You Go Rogue Gal!

Now that it's holiday season, I thought I would speak about Sarah, God in America, and a little bit about India.

I was reading on the internet about Sarah's visit to Billy Graham in North Carolina and the profound comments she made about God and America. I agree very strongly with Sarah when she says that we need to remember God more in our daily lives and she is right. We do need to remember God if we want to advance further in the world as a nation of peace and prosperity. Sarah also said that Americans need to be more dedicated to God and that America would be better off if we can learn to be more humble and to follow God's will. I couldn't agree more.

I think the main thing Sarah is saying is that in America we often forget that there is something greater than ourselves. I think this is one of the most important things Americans can realize. Most people in America are too busy to take the time to pray or worship and we forget all about God. We think that other things are more important, and we focus and rely more on ourselves for answers than on God for answers. We become arrogant or complacent and we forget to pray. Most of the time we don't even appreciate what we already have and forget to offer it to God with a grateful and humble heart.

Here in India, I noticed that people have a great respect for their faith. And I think Americans can learn a lot from them in terms of respect, humility and devotion. I am so deeply touched and so humbled when I walk the streets and see the poorest of the poor so grateful for the little that they have. I love their peaceful and gentle nature and their respect for all faiths.

I know that Indians love Americans very much and are enjoying so much of the West's culture and technology. I only hope that we too can be humble enough to realize we can also learn something from them.

So to everyone in America and the rest of the world who are celebrating the many ways to love God during this beautiful holiday season, I send my very best wishes to all of you and all of your families.

Happy Holidays!

With much love, (from India)

Interview with John G. Miller, Going Rogue Jacket Winner

In this interview, John G. Miller spoke with Ron Devito about winning Governor Palin's red Going Rogue jacket in an online auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House.

Devito: "Tell me a little about yourself."

Miller: "I authored three books, QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life, Flipping the Switch...: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!, and Outstanding!: 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional. I also do speaking engagements on personal accountability and have been on the market for 15 years. I self-book almost all my engagements. I spoke for your employer -- Con Edison -- about personal accountability in September 2005."

Between QBQ and Flipping the Switch, Miller has over one million books in print. Outstanding is set to publish January 1, 2010.

Devito: "How did you find out about the Going Rogue jacket"

Miller: "I was online, and saw the link to the jacket on Laura Ingraham's site. I thought it would be a fun way to donate to help wounded veterans. One person bid $56,000. I bid $57,000 Friday (December 18, 2009) morning and found out one minute later that I owned it!"

Devito: "What is your personal connection to wounded veterans?"

Miller: "My son-in-law, Justin Gallagher, 25 fought in Fallujah, during the surge. He returned home safe and sound in 2007, but three of his buddies died from IEDs. A fourth friend lost both of his legs from a road-side bomb."

Devito: "What is your opinion of Sarah Palin?"

Miller: "I respect her. Our values are similar. I think she is a woman of integrity. It's not about Sarah. It's about the values she represents: smaller federal government, less entitlement programs, strong national defense, pro-life, competition in the marketplace, capitalism. I'm a capitalist! Innovation comes from capitalism. When people compete, they have to be creative. I voted McCain-Palin in 2008. My daughter and my wife both love her."

Devito: "What are your plans, now that you have this jacket?"

Miller: "I'm going to continue teaching personal accountability and responsibility to counter the tidal wave of victim thinking, which is very contagious and a cancer in our society. I'd love to meet Sarah now that I have her jacket!"

The winning bid was first announced by Podomani, a web design and marketing firm which handles Miller's websites: QBQ and Outstanding Organizations.

Miller lives in CO. He and his wife, Karen, have seven children ... and a horse. He grew up in Ithaca, NY