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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Governor Palin Asks: "Do You Believe in Miracles?"

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Lisa Murkowski concedes, and Governor Palin tweets:

Do you believe in miracles?! http://u.nu/72z2f Congratulations, @JoeWMiller! Thank you for your service, Sen. Murkowski. On to November!

Yes, Governor. We believe!

The link she included in her tweet is to this video:

Nothing like a miracle on ice!

Joe Miller Defeats Lisa Murkowski; Governor Palin Gets Her Miracle on Ice

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Senator Lisa Murkowkski has conceded. What an incredible victory for Joe Miller, who was snatched out of anonymity by Governor Palin's endorsement. Governor Palin defeated Lisa's father to become the first woman governor of Alaska, and now she helped Joe Miller to defeat his daughter. As Karl Rove said, "It's an end of an era."

But it's the beginning of another one. As I've been predicting all along, it's Miller Time! We've received the "miracle on ice" Governor Palin has been praying for. Now, on to November!

McCain's Fired Daughter Says Palin Not a "Team Player"?

On Good Morning America, as reported earlier by Lori Calabrese, Meghan McCain said that Gov. Palin was "not a team player." Meghan McCain’s credibility is questionable at best since her own father’s campaign fired her. While she parsed words, obfuscated, and gave a line of bull about “being asked to leave and not come back,” this is the same as being fired. She could have just said “it depends on the what the meaning of ‘is’ is” and been done with it.

This young woman, who was fired from the one campaign she had experience with is stating that a woman who at the time had 16 years of executive experience is not a “team player”? To steal from Hillary Clinton, accepting Meghan McCain’s word on matters pertaining to Gov. Palin would require “the willing suspension of disbelief.”

This would be a good time to remind Meghan McCain that Gov. Palin saved her father from what would have been a devastating double-digit loss. By Meghan McCain’s own acknowledgment, Gov. Palin drew many people to her rallies. Similarly, Gov. Palin’s endorsement of him helped him win the Arizona primary of August 24, just like the other six endorsees for that day. Her track record for the day is 100% and overall over 60%.

While Meghan McCain may or may not vote for Gov. Palin in 2012 should she run, we’ll focus on those whose opinions matter: the millions of people worldwide who are waiting for Gov. Palin to toss her hat in the ring and hopefully become President Palin.

Humility and Honesty About Iraq Can Inspire Trust

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

Later today, President Obama will speak to the American people about Iraq. No doubt he will laud the “end of major combat operations” by the date he randomly selected some 18 months ago. His press secretary Robert Gibbs also gave us a glimpse of what else he might say, telling the Today Show this morning that ”What is certainly not up for question is that President Obama, then-candidate Obama, said that adding those 20,000 troops into Iraq would, indeed, improve the security situation, and it did.”

Iraq in 2010 is indeed a very long way from Iraq in 2006, when violence and sectarian conflict threatened complete chaos. But then-candidate Obama did not support the course that brought us here as his press secretary now claims. On January 10, 2007, when President Bush announced the surge, Senator Obama insisted that the surge would actually increase sectarian violence: “I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq are going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse.” Barack Obama was clearly in opposition to the surge strategy.

Had we followed the course advocated by then-candidates Obama and Biden, the Iraq war would be remembered now as a crushing defeat for the United States and our allies. Al Qaeda in Iraq and Iranian supported extremists would have claimed victory over America – with grave implications for us throughout the region and the world. Iraq would have descended into full-scale civil war. Iraq’s neighbor would have likely been drawn into the conflict. Parts of Iraq would have been made a safe haven for terrorists to train and plan for attacks far beyond Iraqi borders.

Fortunately for all of us, these events did not occur. They did not occur because America changed strategy in Iraq. President Bush decided to increase our forces in Iraq and pursue a counterinsurgency strategy – a course long advocated by Republicans in Washington. This “surge” policy in 2007 was opposed by many – most notably and adamantly by Senators Obama and Biden. In October 2006, as the violence was spiraling out of control, Senator Obama actually advocated reducing our troop presence: “It is clear at this point that we cannot, through putting in more troops or maintaining the presence that we have, expect that somehow the situation is going to improve, and we have to do something significant to break the pattern that we’ve been in right now.”

In response to President Bush’s State of the Union address on January 23, 2007, Senator Obama said: “I don’t think the president’s strategy is going to work…My suggestion to the president has been that the only way we’re going to change the dynamic in Iraq and start seeing political commendation is actually if we create a system of phased redeployment. And, frankly, the president, I think, has not been willing to consider that option, not because it’s not militarily sound but because he continues to cling to the belief that somehow military solutions are going to lead to victory in Iraq.”

Senator Joe Biden, just before the surge was formally announced, actually declared: “If he surges another 20, 30 [thousand], or whatever number he’s going to, into Baghdad, it’ll be a tragic mistake.”

In May 2007, Senator Obama voted against funding our troops in Iraq. Reporters have insinuated that I haven’t been telling the truth on this fact, but consider the fact: he did not support additional troop funding. Had his position prevailed, our troops would have been forced to leave Iraq precipitously and chaos would have ensued. Goodness, even Senator Biden voted for the funding and had to admit this about Senator Obama and others who opposed it: “My colleagues voted against the funding to make a political point. There’s no political point worth my son’s life. There’s no political point worth anyone’s life.” As the mother of a soldier who spent his year in Iraq recently, I have to agree with Biden on that point.

As it became clear in the summer of 2007 that the surge strategy was working, Senator Obama was still stubbornly in denial about the success our American troops were having, saying: “My assessment is that the surge has not worked and we will not see a different report eight weeks from now.” What amazing blindness he showed with that assessment.

And even in November 2007, when everyone could see the success of the surge in reducing violence and increasing political space in Iraq, Senator Obama said: “Finally, in 2006-2007, we started to see that, even after an election, George Bush continued to want to pursue a course that didn’t withdraw troops from Iraq but actually doubled them and initiated a surge and at that stage I said very clearly, not only have we not seen improvements, but we’re actually worsening, potentially, a situation there.”

As Americans tune in to watch President Obama, it is important to remember the facts. He opposed the surge. He predicted it would fail. He said it would make things worse even after it dramatically improved the situation. He voted to cut off funds for our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines fighting in Iraq. For months he refused to accept that the surge he fought was actually a spectacular success. As President Obama usually likes to look backwards and declare the state of everything to be “George Bush’s fault,” my hope is that tonight he stays consistent and looks backwards, and in this case acknowledges that credit should be given where credit is due.

Along with the points that Bill Kristol made yesterday, I too have some suggestions for the president. President Obama, please show grace, humility and some honesty before the American people tonight. Please don’t declare “Mission Accomplished” and then saunter away from the podium with an assumption that your opposition to the Iraq strategy was key to our troops’ success. Please end the political posturing. Admit you were wrong about the surge. Recognize what our brave armed forces have achieved. Admit that the strategy long advocated by Republicans, proposed by President Bush, led by Generals Petraeus and Odierno, and executed by thousands of America’s finest – our brave men and women in uniform – brought violence under control and made responsible withdrawals possible. The more honest you are about the past, the more likely it is you will gain the support of the American people for your Iraq policy in the future. We need to be able to trust the White House war strategy, as our children’s future depends on it. Being honest with us tonight is a good starting point in building trust.

- Sarah Palin

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Governor Palin To Headline Ronald Reagan Dinner in Iowa

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Governor Palin is headed to Iowa. The Republican Party of Iowa put out the following press release:

Gov. Sarah Palin to Headline Iowa GOP’s Ronald Reagan Dinner
“Salute to Freedom” Event, Friday, September 17

DES MOINES – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn today announced Governor Sarah Palin will be the Party’s special guest at the upcoming Reagan Dinner: A Salute to Freedom.

“The Iowa GOP is pleased that Gov. Palin is traveling to Iowa to join the battle to return principled, conservative leadership to Iowa,” said Chairman Strawn. “Our economic and personal freedoms are under attack in Washington, DC and Des Moines. I know Iowa Republicans will be energized and motivated by Gov. Palin to stand up and fight for these principles all the way to Election Day and beyond.”

The Reagan Dinner: A Salute to Freedom will take place the evening of Friday, September 17 in Des Moines. The exact time and location will be announced closer to the event. Tickets for the Reagan Dinner are $100 each, or $1,000 for a table of eight.

Strawn noted that while the former Governor of Alaska and Vice Presidential nominee is popular among Iowans, the current economy is challenging for many Iowa families who may wish to attend. That is why the Iowa GOP is offering Iowans an opportunity to volunteer through any of its ten statewide Victory Centers in exchange for a ticket to the Ronald Reagan “Salute to Freedom” Dinner. For additional details regarding volunteer opportunities, Iowans should contact their local Iowa GOP Victory Center in: Ames, Cedar Falls, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Iowa City, Marion, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Urbandale.

Tickets can be reserved by emailing RSVP@IowaGOP.org or by calling 515-282-8105.

Media requesting credentials should email Danielle Plogmann at dplogmann@iowagop.org.

See more here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Governor Palin Praying at Restoring Honor Rally

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Some wonderful people are sharing some great pictures with me from the Restoring Honor Rally.

I received the first picture below with the message that follows:
Picture reportedly taken by Beck's photographer

A commenter on SPN posted that Glenn Beck states that Governor Palin had been praying for 10 minutes when this photo was taken.

This second picture came just a few minutes later with the message that follows:

I thought you may enjoy this. I did a bit of converging two pictures to make this.

Thank God for leaders who will humble themselves and pray. As 2 Chronicles 7:14 says:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

(h/t Kenton and Doc)

Palin Discusses Defict, Honor Rally, Iraq on Fox Business

Gov. Palin on Fox Business Network, Part I retrieved from PalinTV

Gov. Palin on Fox Business Network, Part II retrieved from PalinTV

Governor Palin Talks about job creation, the growing Obama deficit, Restoring Honor Rally, and Iraq on the Fox Business Network.

Governor Palin and Amazing Grace

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Picture posted online here.

The above picture of Governor Palin was sent to me with the following words:

Sarah Palin wiping a tear during the dramatic bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace accompanied by Gospel choir: "8/28 Restoring Honor Rally" at The Lincoln Memorial

Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally brought hundreds of thousands of patriots to the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. It was not a political event; it was an American event. Many say it was more like a "revival" with a clear message that America needs to return to faith, to God, to the honor that is the fabric of our very existence. It certainly had a clear spiritual message--one of dependence on God, unity, and hope. And our troops received the respect and recognition they so deserve.

How appropriate the song "Amazing Grace," for we are what we are by the grace of God, and we are in desperate need of His continued grace to get where we must go.

God bless America, and, more importantly, America bless God.

(h/t Kenton)

Remember the storms of conflict

It's so dismaying to see the dismal level of American history being taught within our government-supported education system. I remember my teenage daughter telling me that her 8th grade teacher told her that Lincoln was a hypocrite because his family members were slaveholders. When I challenged her, she only relented by suggesting that maybe she misunderstood him. In my mind, the lesson was clear. How could a teacher ever impart such an impression on a child that they would repeat it 3 years later?

With such a rich history of independence and liberty, what shall become of our present when its history is written? Our country's defining moments are usually cast within the storms of conflict that we have ample examples to share: The American Revolution, The Constitutional Convention, The Civil War, etc. Notice my use of a capitalized "The". It introduces a moment in history that is significant in its relevance to mankind. There are others that are noteworthy: The Magna Carta, The Napoleonic Wars, The Age of Enlightenment.

Indeed, what shall become of our present? How will it be remembered in history? Will it be remembered at all, or will it merely become a footnote in history, not commanding a place among "The"? If we had to define today's emergence of conservatism and the tea parties, how would we do it? Would it be "a political movement", "a short-lived protest" or "The Awakening of Americanism"? Will we define its leaders as "right-wing talk-show hosts", "fringe elements of the Republican Party", or "The Sarah Palin Phenomenon"?

After all is said and done, will this period of time command a place in history as a defining moment and qualify as a "The"?

Only time will tell us how history will treat this moment. The beginning of the story could be November 2, 2010. How would you define this moment? History just might remember your characterization.

Cross-posted on Generational Dysfunction

Grimm is the "People's Candidate"

In this mailing sent today, GOP candidate Michael Grimm delineates his continued efforts in fighting the proposed mosque to be located two blocks north of the WTC site, the roll-out of a new website and the chance to be featured on that site.

Grimm is running for New York’s 13th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. He is campaigning against Michael Allegretti for the GOP nomination in the September 14th primary. The nominee runs against Congressman McMahon. Governor Palin endorsed Grimm on July 28, 2010. US for Palin Publisher, Ron Devito is campaigning for Grimm walking door-to-door in the 60th Election District.


Dear Friend,

Welcome to this week's email blast where you can keep track of Michael Grimm's Congressional Campaign in NY-13. Find out about exciting developments, get updates, and follow the campaign all at once!

Grimm is the "People's Candidate"
  • Human Events, a leading Conservative publication, recognized Michael Grimm as the People’s Candidate in their article “NY-13 Candidate Shakes Up the Establishment.” Read the article here.
  • Michael Grimm makes another appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Fox News calling for the investigation of the funding behind the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. Watch the video here.
  • Michael Grimm stands true to his values and those of the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn at the Ground Zero Mosque Protest.
  • Team Grimm has rolled out a new website! The website includes new photos, new content and many other unique features. Would you like to be a featured contributor on Michael Grimm’s new website? Or maybe you want to tell the people of NY-13 why you support Michael Grimm's candidacy? Please go to the website and share with Team Grimm why you believe Michael Grimm is really the "People's Candidate" in NY-13!
  • Mailers have been distributed to the residents of NY-13 outlining Michael Grimm’s concrete plans to turn our district around proving that Michael Grimm is the only candidate in this race with real ideas rather than the pretentious political rhetoric of his opponents.
  • Michael Grimm continues to meet hundreds of district residents by attending their neighborhood block parties and going door to door on Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Look out for new and exciting developments this week as we approach the Primary Election, which is only 2 weeks away on Tuesday, September 14th.

We thank you so much for your support.

Team Grimm
Michael Grimm is a Marine Combat Veteran of the Persian Gulf, former FBI undercover agent and a small businessman running for Congress in New York's 13th District.

For more information about his campaign or to donate, please go to www.GrimmforCongress.com.

You can also follow @Grimm4Congress on and

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Providential Connections

My California Connection

Aside from being a principal PalinVersary, August 29 was also 30 years to the day that I completed a transcontinental train trip to Los Angeles with my uncle William E. Thomas. We would spend 10 days there, then return to my home in Flushing, NY. I got to see our beautiful country during that trip on the Lake Shore Limited from the forests of upstate New York; to the cornfields of Ohio; the steel mills of Indiana. Until the mid 1980s, the Lake Shore Limited departed Grand Central. At Chicago, we boarded the Southwest Chief ("Southwest Limited"); I remember very briefly sleeping in Missouri, then waking up in Kansas and seeing the Rockies even though they were four hours away; traveling through the Rockies, then the buttes of New Mexico and red plains of Arizona. When I woke up the morning of the 29th from a few hours sleep, California's palm trees were out the train window.

I still remember that trip to California like it happened yesterday. And from that time forward, my urge was always to go west, just like our ancestors did so long ago. My return to New York fell out on September 11, 1980 - 21 years before Al Qaeda's atrocrities. 1980 was the year that the disgraceful Carter administration came to its close as Ronald Reagan was elected. Even at the ripe old age of 11, if I could have voted it would have been for Reagan. Twenty eight years later to the day I walked on the streets of Los Angeles as a pre-pubescent child, John McCain gave us Gov. Sarah Palin, whose grandparents lived in North Hollywood, the same town where my uncle and I stayed with his mother. As she revealed in her October 4, 2008 rally speech at Carson City, California, Gov. Palin's father, Chuck Heath was born in Los Angeles. Chuck Heath's father was a sports photographer covering boxing and wrestling matches of the era and his mother a school teacher.

Restoring Honor - and Rebirth

A few people took issue with the Restoring Honor Rally being held on the same anniversary as Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech. As it turned out, the connection was Providential and apropos. During the rally, some 250 miles to the northeast, 16 swamp white oaks were planted at the WTC memorial, a living sign of renewal and rebirth, while One WTC is now at the 36th Fl. level.

The Polish Connection

After getting my own PalinVersary article to press and Missy Stewart's, I walked to nearby Snug Harbor with my wife to a Polish festival. As the music and announcements blared, being the chow hound that I am, I went straight to work on the Kielbasa, Pierogies, and stuffed cabbage, all washed down with a pint of Zywiec beer. During the festival, I saw Adrienne had posted, so I did my post-publication routine via the iPhone.

Quiet Hero

While drinking my pint, I heard the name "Rita Cosby" and a book she was promoting. I paid little mind at first, as the announcement was at a low volume. But I heard some key words. "Hero." Some more noise. "McCain." My interest piqued. I walked to the table. Quiet Hero is about Rita Cosby's father who fought the National Socialist Worker's Party of Germany (most commonly known as "Nazis") and was held as a POW. He kept his story bottled up inside him. Rita - a journalist - got him to tell his story. Senator McCain - the man who brought Gov. Palin to the world stage just two years earlier - had endorsed Rita's book. So did Dr. Henry Kissinger, who Gov. Palin met with in her 2008 New York City trip. Rita signed and personalized my copy of Quiet Hero.

Are all these juxtapositions coincidental? Like Gov. Palin, I don't believe in coincidences. Things happen for a reason. Going West. Ronald Reagan. Sarah Palin. Heroes. Dreams. Resurrection and rebirth. And on the celebration of a PalinVersary - more heroes and more - Providential Connections.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Anniversaries Today to Gov. Sarah and Todd Palin

Today Governor Palin and husband Todd celebrate 22 years of marriage. During this time, they have acted as excellent role models for their children and for their communities and now for the nation at large.

In early 2009, Sarah and Todd sat down with Christian Living magazine for an interview, which you can find here. During that interview, Gov. Palin said, "You know, life is about being willing to walk the walk, not just talk it."

In concluding her article, Ms. Hutto remarked, "And that statement really sums up the Palins: A couple willing to do what's right-to walk the walk-no matter how difficult." That principle has been observed by the Palins in both their personal and professional lives.

The Palins celebrate another anniversary today, one that has impacted all of America. For August 29, 2008 was the day that Governor Palin burst onto the national stage as the Republican vice presidential candidate.

The following two years have been a whirlwind of achievements and appearances and of service to Alaska and our nation. We are grateful to Senator John McCain for introducing Governor Palin to us on his birthday two years ago. Here is a video of that event:

We at the Sarah Palin Web Brigade would like to wish Gov. Palin and Todd a happy wedding anniversary and a happy "Sarah Palin Day" anniversary - as the day she was introduced to America has become known to her supporters. May you have many more happy years together, and may you achieve great success in your quest to restore America to her conservative roots.

Happy Birthday to An American Hero

Today is Senator John McCain's birthday. And we at the Sarah Palin Web Brigade would like to wish him a happy, blessed birthday, with many more to come.

We also want to thank him for his many years of service to our country, first in the military and then in our nation's Capitol. The following overview of that service was shown at the 2008 Republication national convention, where he accepted his nomination as his party's candidate for President.

Here is Video 4 of a series of 9 videos produced by A & E Biography and posted on YouTube by fabiana1233. This video as well as Videos 3 and 5 of the series detail the ordeal that Senator McCain endured for his country. He was offered an easy way out, but he chose to stay the course and honor the code of conduct instilled in him.

We also want to thank Senator McCain for the gift he gave America on his birthday two years ago. On that date, he introduced Governor Sarah Palin to America as his vice presidential running mate. I don't know about you, but I got goosebumps toward the end of this video:

Senator McCain recently won the Republican primary in his bid for reelection to the Senate from Arizona. Governor Palin endorsed him and campaigned for him and will continue to stand by him as the November mid-term elections approach.

We invite our readers to go here and sign Senator McCain's birthday card. You may leave a personal message if you choose. If you would like to give Senator McCain a birthday gift, you may also make a contribution to his campaign.

Happy birthday, Senator McCain! We wish you great success in the November election and in helping get our country back on track!

Governor Palin Two Years Later

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

It was his birthday, but he gave us a gift.

On August 29, 2008, John McCain managed to give the nation a gift that, unlike most gifts, has grown in value rather than depreciated. I know Senator McCain is a bright man and a polished politician, but I don't believe he could have guessed the magnitude of his running mate selection. He knew her record, knew her family background, and knew her convictions. But certainly after the election, on November 4, 2008, he couldn't have known the impact she would have on the face of politics, the power she would wield in her future endorsements, and the lead she would take on issues such as health care, illegal immigration, and the Ground Zero Mosque. He certainly couldn't have envisioned her standing at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech delivering a speech of her own to a crowd reportedly larger than the one that gathered 47 years prior.

John McCain learned immediately after introducing Governor Palin to the world that the Left wouldn't play nice, and things were going to get very ugly, but I doubt he knew that the woman he tapped to stand alongside him would not only be able to weather the storms but emerge unscathed, undeterred, and unafraid.

Governor Palin's story speaks to me, as a woman, a message of never allowing gender to be a roadblock but a well of strength from which to draw. Her story speaks to me, an educator, of the potential within each life that dares to prepare, for as she says, open doors are defined simply as "preparation meeting opportunity." From one Christian to another, Governor Palin speaks to me a sermon, like those I've so often heard in church, of the "suddenly" moments God grants us, how in the blink of an eye one can enter her destiny with an awareness that she was born "for such a time as this."

I love my country more today than I did before "Sarah Palin Day" launched in Dayton, Ohio two years ago. I appreciate my freedom and those who sacrifice to protect it more than I ever did before that day. And like never before, I am committed to being a voice of common sense and righteousness, rather than embracing silent compliance to an anti-God, anti-American, damaging agenda that some would promote in the name of change. Governor Palin represents a willingness to speak truth despite the cost. She has unveiled and shattered in my mind the lie that it is somehow unthinkable and even unholy to call out others who are doing the unthinkable and the unholy. Many espouse the idea that one must sit idly by and do nothing rather than making some noise and rocking the boat. Not Governor Palin, and not I--not anymore.

After losing the election, she could have called it quits and retreated. After murderous miscreants set fire to her church, she could have sat down and said nothing more. After partisan piranhas tried to bankrupt her family and her state, she could have refused to fight back. After heartless hacks shamelessly attacked her children, she could have gathered them up and run to the hills. After the media became increasingly threatened and, therefore, increasingly hateful, she could have become bitter, thrown up her arms, and despaired. And who would have blamed her? The haters' intent has always been to crush her spirit, but if they have, she has certainly shown no signs of it. Instead, she continues to smile, continues to hope, and perseveres in the hard work it takes to take back America--and she doesn't seem to be slowing down one bit.

While overcoming incredible odds, Governor Palin has managed to be an inspiration to people who had never been inspired previously to get involved. She's lifted candidates out of anonymity into the forefront. She has battled for the respectful treatment of those with special needs. She has stood in the gap for the most vulnerable of us all--the unborn. She's been an advocate for those who selflessly serve our country. She has lifted her voice for fiscal sanity, limited government, and protecting our freedoms, our faith, and our Constitution. She has become a symbol for common sense, common decency, and the common man and woman.

And most of this has transpired in the last two years. Add to that the impressive resume' she already possessed prior to August 29, 2008--which is the reason Senator McCain tapped her to be his running mate to begin with--and you've got a leader who has brought America to the precipice of something great that we have yet to see in its fullness. I don't know for sure exactly where Governor Palin has set her future sights, but I feel confident in stating whatever road she chooses to ride, whichever path she opts to occupy, and whenever the time she takes that step, she'll travel with the right message, a storehouse of support, and, most of all, great content of character.

Yes, it was his birthday, but we got the gift. God bless Governor Palin, and God bless America!

You can read what I wrote last year on this anniversary here, here, here, and here.

Sarah Palin Still Rocks Our World Two Years Later

Two years ago today, Governor Palin rocked our world when John McCain announced that she would be his running mate. For over an hour after her announcement, much of the World Wide Web was inaccessible, inundated with traffic all pointing to Wasilla as the world wanted to know, "who is this woman? Who is this Sarah Palin?"

Where Were You When...

Some folks such as Adam Brickley knew Gov. Palin and established websites seeking to have her nominated for the VP slot. For most of us, this moment was the first time we ever heard of her. In my case, I caught her speech on the radio just as it had begun, so I only heard her voice and her words. I did not know her name. I did not know what she looked like or where she came from. I would not find out any of those things for over an hour. There is a certain magic to Guglielmo Marconi's invention in that it allowed me - the listener - to hear her words and her message without pre-conceived notions associated with looks, or even names. The radio stripped that all away.

Welcome Back Dad

What I heard had me transfixed within two blocks. I had to pull over to the side of the road. In Gov. Palin's words, in her voice, in her message, I felt as if I was bearing witness to the resurrection of Ronald Reagan. When I finally did see Gov. Palin's picture and read her biography in a foreign news site, and pieced together with her Reagan-esque message, I literally fell out of the chair to the floor in my tech support office, gasping "holy (two of the most common expletives)"!

Rocking Our World

"The world shook, the world trembled," this RNC bio video declared quite truthfully. Her sonic boom certainly rocked my world; she stole my heart, and she divided my calendar. "Sarah may not be six feet tall, but she is a self-made giant." Today, we celebrate the woman who to her supporters stands 10 feet tall and whose vertical climb is limitless.

06-4122 / AK (cn 4122) Air Force Capt. Jammie Jamieson going into the vertical. She serves with the 525th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, and is the first combat-ready woman fighter pilot to qualify to fly the F-22A Raptor.
A woman based out of Elmendorf Air Force Base entering a vertical climb: there could not be a better, more providential homage to a little girl who tried to fly. Today Gov. Palin's sonic booms make the earth shake and tremble. Her biggest one is still yet to come - in 874 days.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Video - Governor Palin: I Hope Dr. King Would Be So Proud of Us

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

The National Review reports Governor Palin's backstage comments at the Restoring Honor Rally when asked about how Dr. King would feel about today:

I hope that Dr. King would be so proud of us, as his niece Dr. Alveda King is very proud as a participant in this rally,” Palin says. “This is sacred ground where we feel his spirit and can appreciate all of his efforts. He who so believed in equality and may we live up to his challenge.

I believe Dr. King would indeed be proud of what took place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial today, in spite of what Al Sharpton had to say. It is quite a shame, albeit not a surprise, that Sharpton would use his rally, not far from the Lincoln Memorial, to bash the efforts of Glenn Beck, Governor Palin, and Dr. King's own niece, Dr. Alveda King, among others.

Unlike Sharpton's tactics, those involved in the Restoring Honor Rally were all about unity, hope, and faith in God. Not even the usual hot air from Al Sharpton was able to quench the fire and excitement of those present and those watching from home. And of course, those at the Lincoln Memorial were not spewing any hatred toward the Dr. King rally taking place nearby, but they did have plenty of good things to say about Dr. King, his dream, our nation, and our troops.

(h/t Damien)

Restoring Honor

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

What an honor it was to speak today at the “Restoring Honor” Rally in D.C. The following is the text of my remarks. You can click here or here to watch a video of it.

- Sarah Palin

“Restoring Honor” Rally
August 28, 2010
Washington, D.C.

Thank you so much. Are you not so proud to be an American?

What an honor. What an honor.

We stand today at the symbolic crossroads of our nation’s history. All around us are monuments to those who have sustained us in word or deed. There in the distance stands the monument to the father of our country. And behind me, the towering presence of the Great Emancipator who secured our union at the moment of its most perilous time and freed those whose captivity was our greatest shame. And over these grounds where we are so honored to stand today, we feel the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who on this very day, two score and seven years ago, gave voice to a dream that would challenge us to honor the sacred charters of our liberty – that all men are created equal.

Now, in honoring these giants, who were linked by a solid rock foundation of faith in the one true God of justice, we must not forget the ordinary men and women on whose shoulders they stood. The ordinary called for extraordinary bravery. I am speaking, of course, of America’s finest – our men and women of uniform, a force for good in this country, and that is nothing to apologize for.

Abraham Lincoln once spoke of the “The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land.” For over 200 years, those mystic chords have bound us in gratitude to those who are willingly to sacrifice, to restrain evil, to protect God-given liberty, to sacrifice all in defense of our country.

They fought for its freedom at Bunker Hill, they fought for its survival at Gettysburg, and for the ideals on which it stands – liberty and justice for all – on a thousand battlefields far from home.

It is so humbling to get to be here with you today, patriots – you who are motivated and engaged and concerned, knowing to never retreat. I must assume that you too know that we must not fundamentally transform America as some would want. We must restore America and restore her honor!

Now, I’ve been asked to speak today, not as a politician. No, as something more – something much more. I’ve been asked to speak as the mother of a soldier, and I am proud of that distinction. You know, say what you want to say about me, but I raised a combat vet, and you can’t take that away from me. I’m proud of that distinction, but it is not one that I had imagined because no woman gives birth thinking that she will hand over her child to her country, but that’s what mothers have done from ancient days.

In cities and towns across our country, you’ll find monuments to brave Americans wearing the uniforms of wars from long ago, and look down at their inscriptions, you’ll see that they were so often dedicated by mothers. In distant lands across the globe, you’ll find silent fields of white markers with the names of Americans who never came home, but who showed their dedication to their country by where they died.

We honor those who served something greater than self and made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those who served and did come home forever changed by the battlefield. Though this rally is about “restoring honor,” for these men and women honor was never lost! If you look for the virtues that have sustained our country, you will find them in those who wear the uniform, who take the oath, who pay the price for our freedom.

And I’d like to tell you three stories of such Americans – three patriots – who stand with us today.

The first is a man named Marcus Luttrell. His story is one of raw courage in the face of overwhelming odds. It’s also a story of America’s enduring quest for justice. Remember, we went to Afghanistan seeking justice for those who were killed without mercy by evil men on September 11th. And one fateful day in Afghanistan on a mountain ridge, Marcus and three of his fellow Navy SEALs confronted the issue of justice and mercy in a decision that would forever change their lives.

They were on a mission to hunt down a high-level Taliban leader, but they were faced with a terrible dilemma when some men herding goats stumbled upon their position, and they couldn’t tell if these men were friend or foe. So the question was what to do with them? Should they kill them or should they let them go and perhaps risk compromising their mission? They took a vote. They chose mercy over self-preservation. They set their prisoners free. The vote said it was the humane thing to do. It was the American thing to do. But it sealed their fate because within hours, over a hundred Taliban forces arrived on the scene. They battled the four Navy SEALs throughout the surrounding hills. A rescue helicopter came, but it was shot down. By the time the sun set on June 28, 2005, it was one of the bloodiest days for American forces in Afghanistan.

19 brave, honorable men were lost that day. Marcus was the sole survivor. Alone, stranded, badly wounded, he limped and crawled for miles along that mountain side. What happened next is a testament to the words: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.” Marcus and his team showed mercy in letting their prisoners free. And later he was shown mercy by Afghan villagers who honored an ancient custom of providing hospitality to any stranger who would ask for it. They took him in. They cared for him, efused to hand him over to the Taliban. They got him back safely to our forces.

Marcus’ story teaches us that even on the worst battlefield against the most brutal enemy, we adhere to our principles. This American love of justice and mercy is what makes us a force for good in this world. Marcus is a testament to that.

Please join me in honoring retired U.S. Navy SEAL Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell.

From the time he first heard men marching to a cadence call, Eddie Wright had one dream in life, and that was to be a United States Marine. And as a Marine serving in Iraq, his company was ambushed in Fallujah. He was knocked out when a rocket propelled grenade hit his Humvee. When he came to, he saw that both his hands were gone and his leg was badly wounded.

He couldn’t fire his weapon, he could barely move, and he was bleeding to death. But he had the strength of mind to lead the men under his command, and that is exactly what he did. He kept them calm, he showed them how to stop the bleeding in his leg, he told them where to return fire, he had them call for support, and he got them out of there alive.

His composure under fire that day earned him the Bronze Star with Valor device. But if you ask him, “What did you get it for?”, he’ll tell you, “Just for doing my job.”

After a long recovery, Eddie continued to serve as a martial arts instructor. He resigned from his beloved Marine Corps a few years ago, but he still lives by the motto: “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”

And if you want to see the American spirit of never retreating, no matter the odds – of steady confidence and optimism, no matter the setbacks – look at Eddie’s story. No matter how tough times are, Americans always pull through. As Eddie put it himself: “We don’t really foster the attitude of I can’t. When you have an obstacle in front of you, you just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and focus on what you can.”

So, please join me in honoring retired Marine Sergeant James “Eddie” Wright.

Tom Kirk was an Air Force squadron commander and a combat pilot who had flown over 150 missions in Korea and Vietnam. One day on a routine mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot down. He spent the next five and a half years in that living hell known as the Hanoi Hilton.

Like his fellow prisoners, Tom endured the beatings, the torture, the hunger, the years of isolation. He described it, saying, “There was nothing to do, nothing to read, nothing to write. You had to just sit there in absolute boredom, loneliness, frustration, and fear. You had to live one day at a time, because you had no idea how long you were going to be there.”

After two years of solitary confinement, pacing back and forth in his cell — three and a half steps across, three and a half steps deep – Tom was finally moved to a larger holding cell with 45 other Americans prisoners, among them was a man named John McCain. In circumstances that defy description, this band of brothers kept each other alive, and one by one, they came home.

Tom was released on March 14, 1973. You might think that a man who had suffered so much for his country would be bitter and broken by it. But Tom’s heart was only filled with love – love for America – that special love of country that we call patriotism.

Tom wrote, “Patriotism has become, for many, a ‘corny’ thing. For me, it is more important now than at any time in my life. How wonderful it is to be an American come home!”

Friends, please join me in honoring retired Air Force Colonel Tom Kirk.

My fellow Americans, each one of these men here today faced terrible sufferings, overwhelming set-backs, and impossible odds.

And they endured! And their stories are America’s story.

We will always come through. We will never give up, and we shall endure because we live by that moral strength that we call grace. Because though we’ve often skirted a precipice, a providential hand has always guided us to a better future.

And I know that many of us today, we are worried about what we face. Sometimes our challenges, they just seem insurmountable.

But, here, together, at the crossroads of our history, may this day be the change point!

Look around you. You’re not alone. You are Americans!

You have the same steel spine and the moral courage of Washington and Lincoln and Martin Luther King. It is in you. It will sustain you as it sustained them.

So with pride in the red, white, and blue; with gratitude to our men and women in uniform; let’s stand together! Let’s stand with honor! Let’s restore America!

God bless you! And God bless America!

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Video: Governor Palin Speaks at Restoring Honor Rally

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Mediaite has covered Governor Palin's speech at today's Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Frances Martel writes:

Palin dedicated her speech to the troops, honored several American soldiers, and thanked the greatest Americans, both large and small in legacy, for their contributions.

Before going through a list of US soldiers that were receiving awards today for their exemplary service, Palin took the time to go through some of America’s greatest leaders– George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and, of course, Martin Luther King, Jr. She thanked him for providing “a dream that would challenge us to honor the sacred charters of hour liberty, and reminded the audience that, “in honoring them [the great Americans], we must not forget the ordinary men and women… our men and women in uniform, a force for good in this country, and that is nothing to apologize for.”

Read more here.

Below is the speech via C-SPAN, retrieved from Mediaite:

(h/t Whitney)

Restoring Honor Rally Live Stream


Live at 10 AM EDT

Join the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and many more for this non-political event that pays tribute to America’s service personnel and other upstanding citizens who embody our nation’s founding principles of integrity, truth and honor.

Our freedom is possible only if we remain virtuous. Help us restore the values that founded this great nation. On August, 28th, come join us in our pledge to restore honor at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

Gov. Palin Speaks in Hershey, PA


H/T Conservatives4Palin

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gov. Palin: "How About Protecting Our Littlest Sisters in the Womb?"

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Last night, Governor Palin spoke in Jacksonville, FL at a fundraiser for Heroic Media, a faith-based pro-life group. Thursday, of course, was Women's Equality Day, which I addressed here.

Governor Palin's own experience walking the walk is a testimony of strength and courage and is one reason so many women respect her--and also the reason so many Leftists despise her. Those in the room last night were obviously inspired by the Governor's life story. Deirdre Conner shares:

Heroic Media, a faith-based group, is dedicated to buying ad space on television, websites and billboards to encourage women not to abort their babies.

Mark Nelson, the Florida director for the group, said it is aiming to raise about $150,000 to buy ad spots over a 10-week period in Jacksonville. The group said on Thursday that it has raised about $50,000 toward that effort.

Palin said that after her experience learning that her son, Trig, who was born with Down syndrome - as well as her daughter Bristol's unplanned pregnancy - gave her better insight into what women go through when having a baby under "less than ideal circumstances." And, the former Alaska governor said, it deepened her belief that activism is needed to let women know that they are capable of motherhood, no matter what the challenges.

Concerning faux women's groups that are more interested in a woman's "right" to abort her child than truly empowering that woman or that child, the Governor asked:

How about protecting our littlest sisters in the womb on equality day?"

Read the full article here.

(h/t Damian)

To the Barricades for Joe Miller!

The Palin blogosphere has been abuzz about how the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent its general counsel Sean Cairncross "to Alaska at the request of Sen. Lisa Murkowski to help provide guidance to the GOP incumbent finds herself trailing attorney Joe Miller by roughly 1,600 votes." Thomas Schmitz, covered it for Palin Promotions and US for Palin.

Conservatives4Palin's Rob Harrison just published an article explaining the importance of taking up this fight so that Lisa Murkowski does not pull chicanery to subvert the will of Alaska's people in her desperate bid to retain power. With 100% of the precincts reported, Joe Miller won the day fair and square. Absentee ballots are highly likely to be in his favor, especially military ballots.

**Please contact the NRSC and let them know what you think about what they are doing. You can contact them at the following:

National Republican Senatorial Committee
Ronald Reagan Republican Center
425 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 675-6000
E-mail: info@nrsc.org

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sarah Palin, Allen West, And Jesse Kelly Bring The Awesome To America’s Nightly Scoreboard

By Gary P Jackson

David Asman is on of our favorite anchors at Fox Business News (and all of Fox for that matter) He is a superb analyst and interviewer. His show, America’s Nightly Scoreboard, is must see TV.

Wednesday night he had on Sarah Palin and the two talked about a wide range of topics, including the stunning victory in progress of Joe Miller’s over Lisa "Daddy’s Girl" Murkowski.

Also joining in are Lt Col Allen West, who Sarah endorsed this spring, and won big in Florida last night, as well as Arizona’s Jesse Kelly.

All three of these outstanding leaders shine here and show why we need them in D.C.

We like Asman’s style. He asks questions, then actually allows his guests to answer them. In this format, Sarah gets a chance to really elaborate on what she’s thinking. She also gives us an insight into her management style.

Video courtesy of PalinTV and The Right Scoop.

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch: Alaska Elections Show Sarah Palin A Bigger Force Than Commentators Suggest

By Gary P Jackson

Tuesday night was wild to say the least. Your humble blogger is still trying to catch up. One quote that caught my eye, via Twitter is noteworthy though.

Jack Welch, the well respected former CEO of General Electric, took time away from talking baseball to weighed in on Sarah Palin and the phenomenal night she and Joe Miller had in Alaska:

Alaska elections show Palin a bigger force than commentators suggest...Tough being an incumbent so far

After wading through all of the media on Wednesday, suffice it to say that a whole lot of folks share Mr Welch’s opinion!

Union Brothers and Sisters, Join Our Commonsense Cause!

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

Two years ago almost to the day, I was thrilled to meet with union members at the Alaska AFL-CIO Convention in Anchorage to sign important job-creation legislation related to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. As a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former IBEW and later USW member, it was a great moment for all of us. Our Alaska union brothers and sisters helped build our state! Many of them risked their lives to complete our infrastructure, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that stretches over treacherous mountain ranges from the North Slope oil fields to Valdez. By signing that job-creation bill surrounded by union members, I was paying tribute to them and acknowledging that they would be valued partners in the construction of Alaska’s long awaited natural gas pipeline. I was honored that day to receive a standing ovation from them for signing a bill that provided a Project Labor Agreement to bring good jobs to these good men and women.

Today, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came to Alaska (on a trip paid for with union dues) to preach the usual Beltway nonsense. There was a bit of the politics of personal destruction thrown around, and he mixed it in with the same old big government agenda that has been rejected in union halls, town halls, and voting booths all over our country.

I’m not sure why he’s attacking my record when I’m not the one responsible for the policies resulting in continued mass unemployment and a weak economy (that would be the man in the large white house on Pennsylvania Avenue). Among my “crimes,” the union boss cited the fact that I sometimes write notes on my hand (guilty as charged!); that I appear on cable television every once in a while to comment on the news (it’s called the First Amendment, Rich); and that my commonsense conservatism makes him laugh. Well, I guess that’s better than the failed leftwing big government policies of “his friend” Barack Obama, which makes the rest of us cry.

Trumka’s even worried I’m going to get violent against him. It’s kind of ironic that a union boss has the gall to accuse anyone of threatening violence. After all, we remember the violent attempts by SEIU to intimidate those who wanted to make their voices heard in last year’s town halls. And unlike Trumka, I never threatened that any effort to break a picket line would lead to violence. Come to think of it, neither did I ever hide behind the Fifth Amendment during a federal investigation about union corruption. Then again, I was just an ordinary, card-carrying union member, not one of the big shots who ended up, unfortunately, giving unions a bad name.

Trumka’s attempts to put himself on the side of the working man and woman would be more convincing if he weren’t a career union boss who’s spent most of his life in DC. No surprise then that his priorities aren’t the priorities of the average working man or woman, but of the Beltway power player. My fellow union brothers and sisters have had their union dues squandered for far too long by a few of the union bosses who work for partisan politics and not the good blue collar Americans who have to fund their cushy salaries.

Trumka purposely misquoted something I said in a speech I gave in Texas a few months ago. Let me clarify things for him: I never called union members “thugs.” You lie. I called some union leaders “thugs.” And I refuse to apologize for that because they have acted like thugs – at least in this day and age.

In the past there were many great union leaders who courageously defended the rights of workers. Unions were founded for all the right reasons! They were to give working men and women the clout to negotiate fairly with their employers and to fight for decent pay and working conditions. The unions of old would often end up fighting big government on behalf of the little guy. Today’s unions seem to be big government’s most enthusiastic supporters. It’s turned into some nonsense when union bosses back the government takeover of the car industry, and the mortgage industry, and the entire health care sector. And with the help of big government they aim to push through card check legislation that some characterize as being unfair to workers, and even un-American, because of its insistence on stripping workers of their right to privacy with a secret ballot. And that’s not just me voicing concern over card check – ask current union members how comfortable they are with what some of their leaders are saying about the legislation.

To my hardworking, patriotic brothers and sisters in the labor movement: you don’t have to put up with the scare tactics and the big government agenda of the union bosses. There is a different home for you: the commonsense conservative movement. It cares about the same things you and I care about: a government that doesn’t spend beyond its means, an economy focused on creating good jobs with good wages, and a leadership that is proud of America’s achievements and doesn’t go around apologizing to everyone for who we are.

This November, you have a choice. You can go with the flow and merely pull the lever the way they tell you to. Or you can join millions of others, and take a stand for freedom and independence and dignity, while still being part of a greater working community.

Join us. I promise you, you won’t regret it, and Americans who want good jobs for our families will be better off for it!

- Sarah Palin

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Joe Miller Needs Your Help

Thank You For Continuing to Support Joe

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee calls it the “Continental Army versus the British.” Joe Miller’s race against Lisa Murkowski will be 2010’s biggest upset for the Obama Administration’s trusted swing vote.

Alaskans are defining America’s course for the future; with 100% of precincts reporting, Miller leads Murkowski 50.9% to49.1% for a total lead of 1,668 votes.

But as Murkowski said, “it ain’t over yet, folks.” Thousands of absentee voter ballots were sent out by the Division of Elections and those votes will not be fully tallied until September 8th.

A recount is imminent and Joe Miller URGENTLY needs your help so Alaskans can have a Constitutional conservative voice in Washington D.C.

You made this possible, now Joe is counting on YOU to help bring him the rest of the way. He needs your donation right now.


It’s time to make a difference and stand up with Joe for our country.

Please DONATE. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

ObamaCare would not have been passed if we’d had one more conservative in Washington. Let’s stop cap-and-trade in its tracks; let’s repeal ObamaCare; let’s prevent future bailouts and support Joe Miller now when he needs it most!

Alaska has a small population base and because of this each dollar goes a long way. Your gift of $2400, $2000, $1500, $1000, $500, $250, $100, $50, or even $25 will make the difference between Obama’s agenda or a Constitutional voice that speaks for you. Thank you.

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