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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund "Flight" in Winnipeg, CA

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"Sarah" is now in Winnipeg, Canada

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The Long Night Ahead

While Laura was on one computer getting the weather, and filing her flight plan, "Sarah" was on her laptop feverishly typing out a Facebook Note, then picked up her Blackberry to Tweet the Note. Laura went out to do the pre-flight and get the plane ready. She placed a big Thermos full of "Sarah's" favorite caffeinated beverage iced diagonally behind her own seat and secured it. "Sarah" emerged. The one bad thing about these flights: no Facebook, no Tweeting, no calls enroute - against FAA regs because it plays havoc with the instruments. Laura did her usual safety briefing, did the run-up and got her clearance for the long night ahead. It was around 12:40 AM, when they hit the runway.

One Step Forward, One Back, One Forward....

The clearance took the flight to a navaid just west of the airport, but the flight departed to the east. So, Laura had to fly east, do a 180, reach the navaid and do another 180 to put the flight on its ultimate course. This time it was only a few miles, not 80 miles like at Beaver Creek. In the climb to 9,000 - which Laura filed for to get a little more oomph out of the non-turbocharged engine - the pair could not help but once again notice how this mirrored the requirement to form a certain Legal Defense Fund.

Just a year ago, "Sarah" had to make a leap of faith, to leave the darkness of having her job hamstrung by frivolous ethics complaints and suits. But her leap heralded a new era of accomplishment. In essence, her enemies had done her a favor, allowing her to unlock her highest potential.

They reached altitude and clear skies ahead, but Laura and "Sarah" were not fooled. The temperature and dew point spread were only two degrees apart, meaning conditions were ripe for clouds. Laura zoomed the GPS out. The Lower 48 appeared. The flight would be passing north of Montana and North Dakota.

Earning Trust

Not long after reaching 9,000 feet, the clouds indeed started forming, and the plane received three large jolts of turbulence. Laura requested clearance to climb to 11,000 away from the turbulent air beneath the forming clouds. Laura was not going to give her passenger a rough ride. At 11,000 the ride was smooth. "Laura, I'm going to catch 40 winks," "Sarah" said. Laura was flattered. It meant that "Sarah" really trusted her and her judgment. Laura paused then said, "yes, you have that meeting later this morning. You need to be fresh and ready."

A New Day...

But, "Sarah" did not sleep too long. She is extremely attuned to her natural surroundings and well aware that a new day was dawning. She could not resist the beauty that was about to unfold before her. The faint light ahead gave way to a pinkish, purplish hint to the north and east.

At least half the flight would require reference to instruments, as it traveled in and between cloud layers.

Winnipeg drew closer, and the clouds thickened.

From the Darkness, a New Beginning

Laura was given an instrument approach to the northwest facing runway and instructed to descend to 2700 and turn to a heading that paralleled the approach. A jet was sequenced ahead. The sun started to rise, and the controller turned the flight east, affording "Sarah" and Laura a brief command view.

Shortly after, Laura had to turn to the airport.

The time had come to begin the approach and land.

The sun was now almost completely over the horizon as Laura smoothly landed.

During the long taxi to parking, "Sarah" drank her iced coffee, fuel that would carry her through the trade conference where she was to speak. Winnipeg would be the last stop in Canada. The next leg would take them to Duluth, Minnesota, about 275 miles away. "Sarah" is now 2,055 miles from Wasilla and nearly two thirds of the way to Reagan National.

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Sarah Palin: An Intolerable Mistake on Hallowed Ground

Ed. Note: Governor Palin's Facebook Note: An Intolerable Mistake on Hallowed Ground was originally posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 2359 EDT. Daily Beast author Brian Ries launched a campaign to have the Note removed as "hate speech." The Note was removed. Reis said he undertook the campaign as an experiment "to see where the lines are drawn."

Governor Palin re-posted the original Note on July 22, 2010 at 1147 EDT, erasing Reis' short-lived "victory."

The Ed. Note was written July 22, 2010 at 1651 EDT.

Ovenight, Governor Palin posted via Facebook Note why the proposed mosque near the WTC site is wrong, and why religious tolerance is not an operative factor in the debate.
Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg responded to my comments about the planned mosque at Ground Zero by suggesting that a decision not to allow the building of a mosque at that sacred place would somehow violate American principles of tolerance and openness.

No one is disputing that America stands for – and should stand for – religious tolerance. It is a foundation of our republic. This is not an issue of religious tolerance but of common moral sense. To build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks. Just days after 9/11, the spiritual leader of the organization that wants to build the mosque, Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, suggested that blame be placed on the innocents when he stated that the “United States’ policies were an accessory to the crime that happened” and that “in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.” Rauf refuses to recognize that Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of our ally, Israel, and refuses to provide information about the sources of funding for the $100 million mosque. Rauf also plays a key role in a group behind the flotilla designed to provoke Israel in its justifiable blockade of Gaza. These are just a few of the points Americans are realizing as New York considers the proposed mosque just a stone’s throw away from 9/11’s sacred ground.

I agree with the sister of one of the 9/11 victims (and a New York resident) who said: “This is a place which is 600 feet from where almost 3,000 people were torn to pieces by Islamic extremists. I think that it is incredibly insensitive and audacious really for them to build a mosque, not only on that site, but to do it specifically so that they could be in proximity to where that atrocity happened.”

Many Americans, myself included, feel it would be an intolerable and tragic mistake to allow such a project sponsored by such an individual to go forward on such hallowed ground. This is nothing close to “religious intolerance,” it’s just common decency.

- Sarah Palin
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