I love how "The Case for Sarah" starts out with Ronald Reagan's speech "A Time for Choosing". The authors choose excerpts of Reagan's speech that mirror Sarah's own beliefs. Here are a few excerpts:
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream0the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order-or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path...The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling the people...the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.
It is refreshing to read how the authors back up Sarah's beliefs with those of Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. The main stream media during the 2008 campaign did it's best to discredit Sarah and down play her role in politics. But as Margaret Thatcher once said "in politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."
This magazine goes through Sarah's rise on the national stage as well as her accomplishment as Governor of Alaska. These accomplishments include investing $5 billion in state savings, implementing a Senior Benefits Program that provides support for older, low-income Alaskans and an overhaul of education. The highlight of which had to be her "common-sense" oil and natural gas resource development. I'm sure that all Alaskans will remember Sarah as the pioneer who brought them a gas line.
A Gas Pipeline is a key part of our state's future. It will provide affordable energy and good jobs for Alaskans. We will also take care to ensure that a natural gas pipeline would cause minimal impact on sensitive arctic environments.
Of course there are those who insist on the stupidity of Sarah Palin. "They" continually say that she is a quitter who doesn't have anything to offer. But in the words of her father, Chuck Heath, "She's not retreating, she's reloading!"
In the 63 pages, from cover to cover, you will find excerpts from the now famous Oprah, Barbara Walters and Rush interviews along with so much more. I could continue to review the magazine for you, but I would rather you read it for yourselves. However, I will give a few more tidbits.
To my surprise as I first flipped through the magazine looking at the pictures, I ran across another familiar face...my own. The picture below was taken at a rally in Fredricksburg Virginia in late October 2008. There beneath the text in the lower right hand corner is me (look for the red box).
You will also find Sarah's views on the economy, health care reform, the sanctity of life, the military, and the world. In addition, there is a short list of Sarah supporting blogs! If you know anyone who needs to know the real Sarah, please hand them a copy of "Historical Moments in Time: Sarah Palin" as well as a copy of Going Rogue!