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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Palin To Address SRLC 2010

Governor Palin will be speaking at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) being held April 8 through 10, 2010 according to Kirstin Hopkins, Media, SRLC. Special thanks to Josh Painter, publisher, Texas for Sarah Palin for covering it first in this dispatch:

"We invited Governor Palin directly and she accepted," Ms. Hopkins said to US for Palin publisher Ron Devito in a telephone conversation. Governor Palin is not receiving a fee for this speaking engagement, according to Ms. Hopkins.

Following is the complete press release from the Southern Republican Leadership Conference regarding Governor Palin's forthcoming speech at that organization's Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
For Immediate Release
January 7, 2010
Charlie Davis
(Baton Rouge – LA) Governor Sarah Palin announced today that she will speak to the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

“I’m looking forward to addressing conservative activists from across the south at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference. This is a great opportunity to listen and speak to those who are helping to set the direction of our party,” Governor Palin said.

SRLC 2010 will be held on April 8-11, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana and will include the Republican Party’s activists, donors, elected officials and candidates from 14 southern states.
“We’re excited to have Governor Palin join us in New Orleans. She represents the future of the Republican Party and will be a huge draw for conservative activists from across the country,” SRLC Director Charlie Davis said.

About SRLC 2010
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference is the most prominent Republican event outside of a Republican National Convention. It is held every two to four years and brings the top Republican activists, donors, candidates, and elected officials together for three days of training, briefings, receptions and speeches from the leaders of the Republican Party.

The 14 southern states involved are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information visit http://www.srlc2010.com.

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Josh Painter's coverage as well as mainstream media coverage indicates that this conference is a significant step for Governor Palin pertinent to a 2012 Presidential run. Might this be the venue in which Governor Palin delivers her version of The Speech? Our vigil is posted....

Right-to-Life and the Tea Party Should Join Hands to Protect Innocents Like Terri Schiavo

Kevin Fobbs suggests that Right-to-Life and the Tea Party join forces to protect the life of innocents from "death panels" such as the one that took the life of Terri Schiavo in 2005:

Sarah Palin, the numerous Tea party patriots, and last summer's warnings of
potential unrepentant death panels taking hold of life-and-death medical
decisions stirred up a nation and brought focus to one of the most important
issues of our past decade. That is who determines our quality of life? What
about at the last stage of our life or even at its beginning? Should it be the
government, hospital staff, or anyone else beside ourselves? These
issues must be addressed in the new decade as well.

For example, it has been nearly five years since Terri Schindler Schiavo,
an innocent and helpless Florida woman was deprived of God's most precious and
enduring gift that he could give us and that is the breath of life. Terri's father Robert Schindler — who sadly passed away last August — once told me that Terri is one of God's angels now. Perhaps the lesson of her life was to not only show us how we must appreciate life each and every day but to understand to what lengths those among our leadership will do to snatch it away creating incredible personal wreckage in its wake....

So you can see the angst that many in the Tea Party movement last summer
might have had with the possibility of the government taking over health care
decisions regarding the quality of our lives and who deserves to live or die (and when this will happen!) A "death panel" by any other name might still well be a potential life-stripping bureaucracy....

you will see there are countless innocents like Terri facing the same unconcerned and unloving outsiders who want to make decisions about our lives and those of our loved ones.So perhaps now is the time for Right-to-Life to meet the American Tea Party with an understanding or appreciation of how important it is to say just a simple word.


Stop making decisions that will take away our right to a second, third, or fourth opinion, if it is necessary. Stop under-appreciating the life of a person by assigning a "one-size-fits-all quality of life measurement." Stop deciding that life is something pursued only until it becomes a difficulty for a family member who tires of caring, or a medical system and a government that says that "we don't want you to live because we don't want to afford it."...

If a Sarah Palin wants to stand firm in her belief to promote the idea that "death panels" may be skulking around the medical bureaucracy corner and therefore "let us be on the watch," then let's not admonish her or dismiss her because a 1,000 plus page congressional bill — largely unread by most of those in congress voting for it — says that it is not true....

So in 2010 and beyond if we need to have more Tea parties or more people like Sarah Palin standing up and going rogue, then so be it because it is not just an election or control of congress or the presidency that hangs in the balance but it is whether or not our children, our grandchildren, and our nation's future are put on life support until a medical panel decides the time and place when they will pull the plug.

Only God has that power.

Help the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation: http://www.terrisfight.org/, make this the decade of life beginning with Terri's Day 2010, which will be observed each
year on March 31, the anniversary of her death.

Stand up and stand strong!

Read the entire article here.

Sarah Palin's Opponents Dismiss Her At Their Peril

Candian Arthur Milnes recounts a conversation a Queens University student had during a visit with former prime minister Brian Mulroney:
It was October of 2008 and the student, a Barack Obama fan like most Canadians,made a dismissive comment to Mulroney, well-known as the Canadian prime minister who knew and still knows our neighbors best, about then Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin of Alaska.

The student continued.

"She's tough to take seriously, isn't she Mr. Mulroney?"

Mulroney looked directly at his young visitor from Kingston before

"I don't know Governor Palin," he said, "but I will tell you this. While it does look like Obama will win in a few weeks time, I'd hardly dismiss Palin if I were you. If there has been one winner for the Republicans
this year it has been her. I expect she'll be playing a major role in her party for some time to come."

Milnes continues:

This exchange was on my mind the other day as I walked into a bookstore and bought Palin's new memoir, "Going Rogue."

If truth be known, I've been a secret fan of Palin ever since the last American presidential campaign. While I share few of her beliefs, particularly about social matters, her meteoric rise has been fascinating to watch. She's touched about every third rail in American politics and one has to least admire the former Alaska governor's courage for doing so.

And this fall, as the pundits and professors arrogantly dismissed her again, countless Americans have been lining up to hear her message as she's embarked upon a book tour to places in Middle America the elites in New York City couldn't even spell. With the realities of office now wilting Obama's bloom, she's been given a second look by many millions of the so-called ordinary folks who live south of us.

Republicans, who have now lost the White House and the Congress, sure don't appear to have any other stars on the horizon. Like the chattering classes up here, they have been so busy dismissing Palin that she has snuck her success right by them.

As the old Canadian conservative John Diefenbaker used to say when under attack by the Canadian versions of the U.S. sophisticates now dining out on Palin, "Everybody is against me - except the people." In the run-up to the 1957 election that saw Diefenbaker and his party end 22 years of Liberal Party rule in Canada, a junior cabinet minister in the about-to-be-defeated Liberal government told a journalist that he was glad that the Canadian election had yet not been held that year. Had that happened, he intoned at a cocktail party in our capital, democracy would not have been served as his Liberals would have won every seat in our Parliament!

Diefenbaker, who wasn't much for cocktail parties, faculty clubs or the fine-dining set anyway, did indeed win the election the Liberal had not been worried about and went on to rule Canada for almost six years as prime minister.

He goes on to recount other examples and ends with this astute observation:

Dismissing Palin is far too easy.
Her opponents do so at their peril.

Read the entire article here.