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Monday, July 12, 2010

Sarah Palin: Ann Marie Buerkle for New York’s 25th District

Governor Palin today endorsed Ann Marie Buerkle for New York State's 25th Congressional District via Facebook Note:
I’m proud to endorse an Empire State leader who’s running to represent New York’s 25th Congressional District. Ann Marie Buerkle is a commonsense constitutional conservative and is willing to put it all on the line to help put our country on the right track. Ann is a registered nurse who went back to college to earn her law degree at age 40, while at the same time serving her community on the Syracuse City Council. Since 1997, Ann Marie has served as an Assistant New York State Attorney General on behalf of Upstate Medical Center. If you want a expert who knows why we need to repeal and replace Obamacare, Ann Marie is that candidate. She is the daughter of hardworking immigrants who knows what makes this country great: our free market work ethic where anyone with a dream and the dedication to work hard for it can achieve success. Being a proud mother of six and grandmother of 11 gives this New York “mama grizzly” a wonderful incentive to work hard to make sure our country remains the same land of opportunity for future generations of Americans.

When I visited Central New York last year with my daughter Willow, I remember telling her that there must be something in the water in this region of the country to produce so many strong, independent, historic women leaders. The women’s movement in America has its roots in Seneca Falls, New York, and Ann Marie is among today’s strong women leaders.

Please join me in supporting this dedicated public servant by visiting her website at www.buerkleforcongress.com and following her on Facebook and Twitter.

- Sarah Palin
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Palin: Getting a Handel in Georgia benefits state, country

Gov. Palin today endorsed Karen Handel for Governor of Georgia, via Facebook Note:
I’m proud to lend my support to a great commonsense conservative woman running for Governor this year in the Peach State. My recent visit back to this beautiful area allowed me to meet more of the patriotic Americans who call Georgia home and who are ready for a reformer to help strengthen their families, businesses, state and, ultimately, our United States. Karen Handel is that reformer. Throughout her career in public office – from serving as Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to Georgia’s Secretary of State – Karen has brought the common sense fiscal discipline and positive change in government that is needed now more than ever. Though considered an underdog candidate (more power to her!), this pro-life, pro-Constitutionalist with a can-do attitude and a record of fighting for ethics in government is ready to serve in the Governor’s Office. She’ll balance budgets and help spur Georgia’s economy. Her plan will contribute to America’s roadmap which can benefit all of us.

Please join me in supporting this good conservative reformer who will work tirelessly for the Peach State. You can visit Karen Handel’s website at www.karenhandel.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

- Sarah Palin
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Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund "Flight" in Whitehorse, CA

US 4 Palin "Fly Sarah from Wasilla to Washington" Campaign
"Sarah" is now in Whitehorse, Canada

How to "Fly 'Sarah' from Wasilla to Washington"
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Going Back to Go Forward...

"Sarah" and her pilot Laura were sitting in the plane. They had stowed their gear, completed the safety briefing and did the run-up, just like in Wasilla, and just like they would do all the way to Washington. Laura got her IFR clearance. "Remember, the last flight when I said that I could take you out of Alaska, but no one would ever take Alaska out of you?" "Yeah..." "Sarah" said. "Well...this clearance takes us to Eileson Range as our first way point and to gain altitude, then we have to fly back right over this airport - 80 miles just to overfly where we left...Alaska's not letting you go so easy," Laura quipped. "Sarah" smiled.

Going 50, 100 - even 250 miles out of the way is all too common in IFR flight. Controllers re-direct planes to accommodate traffic or according to published preferred routing, much of which involves a lot of going back to go forward. It's just the nature of the beast. This flight was going to drive home the point that the path to victory is not always a straight line. Often it is circuitous, taking paths that seem to make no sense; doing double work - like having to start legal defense funds over again to take one for the team.

The flight climbed to 11,000 feet, and entered clouds on the way up. Both native Alaskans, "Sarah" and Laura both knew that the weather changes very quickly. It was perfectly clear on the ground. The flight could have been legally flown visual. But instrument was the safer way to go, even if it meant doubling back. Since over-flying Palmer, the entire flight was over mountainous wilderness, and would be for at least the next 500 miles after Whitehorse.

To Whitehorse

Just like before, "Sarah" saw the Canadian border and heard the transition to Edmonton's controllers, and she felt that pang once more. "Sarah" and Laura turned toward one another briefly, but said nothing. It was one of those moments that did not require words. The next 200 miles would be marked by cloud-shrouded peaks. IFR flight in the clouds is like being in the shower when the room is steaming up. It's a slow, gradual effect. Laura knew it too well. Though the autopilot was on, she kept her eyes on the instruments, leaving her passenger to enjoy the view. The peaks slipped in an out of clouds. So much for "clear skies."

The clouds nearing Whitehorse continued to thicken. Laura had been cleared for a visual approach to the airport. That made her feel uneasy. She set up the ILS approach for the opposite runway to have it ready just in case.

The Safer Route is Not Always Expedient

Laura accepted the visual approach and descended to 5700 feet. She turned to "Sarah" and said, "We can continue this approach, but with the way the weather is constantly changing, I don't think it's wise. We can do an instrument approach to the opposite end and circle to land, but it's going to be a repeat of leaving Beaver Creek." "Sarah" agreed with taking the longer but safer route. Fuel was not an issue and both women knew the jagged peaks were not particularly concerned with convenience.

Laura was directed to climb back to 8600 feet for the final approach to the airport. Her route took her 40 miles southeast of the airport, then back in a horseshoe. The approach went smoothly and Laura circled to land on the runway she had original clearance for. Finally, after two reversals and over 160 miles of additional ground covered, they touched down and cleared the runway.

The next 500 miles in flights would take on a more eastward push with Watson Lake and Rainbow Lake being next up. "Sarah" is now 582 miles from Wasilla.

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