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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Historical Moments in Time: Sarah Palin

I was browsing the magazine section at Barnes and Noble the other day when a particular magazine caught my eye. The title was "Historical Moments in Time: Sarah Palin". Anything Sarah draws my attention but this one was different. This magazine is all about Sarah and even includes excerpts from the Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, and Rush Limbaugh interviews. The headline on the cover says it all "America Let's Take Back Our Country! The Case for Sarah Palin".
Historical Moments in Time: Sarah Palin

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.

Sarah Palin

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.
-Sarah Palin

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!"

Sarah Palin

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).

Sarah Palin rally in Fredricksburg Virginia

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!
Every life counts

Sarah supporting blogs

So...What Else Is New?

Did you for one minute expect that a Sarah Palin appearance on FOX News would drive the ratings down? I just read this article - sorry, but I'm a little behind today - and I want to be sure you see it.

Palin FNC Ratings Sky High

The Nielsen ratings are in and former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin hit the nearly 4 million viewer jackpot last night for her debut appearance on Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor" as a Fox News contributor. The count: 3,954,000 people tuned in to watch Palin last night.

That number is up 42 percent from the same night last year, and up 26 percent compared to every other day of the show in January.

Palin's appearance beat out CNN's Campbell Brown, who had 999,000 viewers last night. The show also beat every ABC program between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., which included shows like "Scrubs" and "Better Off Ted."

In November when Palin appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" as a guest, the show had an audience of 3,868,000 viewers.

I wonder how many of those viewers were like me? Sarah Palin was the ONLY reason I watched Bill O'Reilly the other night. And she's the only reason I watched Glenn Beck yesterday. In fact, it's the History Channel, NASA-TV or Lifetime for me UNLESS Sarah Palin is on another channel.

People will no doubt say things like, "I don't know where those numbers came from. Nobody I know watched her." Shows that you don't know too many people, doesn't it?

Sarah Palin: Thoughts and Prayers with Haiti Victims and Their Families

Last night, Governor Palin asked people to donate to the Red Cross to assist with the Haiti relief efforts:

This is the complete transcript of her Facebook Note that followed:

On the Tragedy in Haiti
Today at 12:40am EST

Todd and I join the world in extending our thoughts and prayers to the victims and families of those so impacted by the earthquake in Haiti. Our hearts are with the people of Haiti as they rebuild their country. Join us in donating to the American Red Cross relief effort. To assist those in need, consider sending a $10 donation to the
Red Cross by texting 'Haiti' to 90999. Click here for details.

- Sarah Palin

Glenn Beck Interviews Gov Palin

This embedder courtesy of Peter Schiff contains all seven parts of Glenn Beck's hour-long interview with Governor Palin, who is also a Fox News Analyst.

On Government

Governor Palin and Glenn Beck first spoke about trust and how so many in politics are not trustworthy. Governor Palin touched briefly on her Reagan Conservative principles advocating smaller government and a bottom-up, people-powered approach. Glenn Beck said that our entire political system, the media, the debt our nation is incurring is unsustainable. He said that we were on the cusp of a major paradigm shift. Governor Palin noted that every 200 years something drastically changes in society, in a governmental system, and that from a historical perspective, we are due for a change.

Regarding universal healthcare, Governor Palin said that it usurps the Tenth Amendment to our Constitution and that it is "the most wrongheaded thing Obama is trying to cram down our throats....and I still cannot believe that those on Capitol Hill are not listening to our outrage and still want to see this thing crammed down our throats."

On Faith

"There is nothing more important in my life than my relationship with God and my faith....I have been driven to me knees to seek His wisdom, guidance, His wisdom, His grace, and strength." But...Governor Palin said, "I would never tell anybody else how to live. I'm never going to preach to anyone and tell them 'you must do that,' but I would like to see more Americans give it a try and seek that Guidance that our founding fathers sought that allowed them to craft documents then that allowed America to become the greatest, strongest, healthiest, most prosperous nation on earth." Governor Palin said that our founding fathers -- and mothers -- intended that our nation be dedicated to doing good for mankind.

When asked if she believes there are eternal ramifications to what we do here, Governor Palin answered in the affirmative. Glenn Beck preceded by speaking about our responsibility to warn others if we see something wrong. "What I do is not about me. It's not even about my children's future. It's longer lasting than that," Governor Palin said.

Trust but Verify

Glenn Beck asked a salient question pertaining to trust...how would voters know that an individual going to Washington is not going to cut deals or behave corruptly to achieve power. Governor Palin said, "voters sincerely have to know their candidates and know what their track record is to see if they have lost their soul along the way."

In essence this interview was about trust.

Who do you trust to stand up and do the right thing? To be our nation's Commander-in-Chief? To be a steward to our Constitution and our Constitutional rights -- all of them?

For my part, I trust Governor Palin completely and absolutely -- with my very life -- because she has earned that trust.