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Monday, September 13, 2010

Gov Palin Records Robo-Calls, Radio Ads for Candidates

Over the past few days, Governor Palin recorded robo-calls for Kelly Ayotte, Brian Murphy, and Christine O'Donnell. She also recorded a radio ad for O'Donnell. The audio transcripts of each follow:

Governor Palin's Robocall for Brian Murphy retrieved from PalinTV.

Governor Palin's Robocall for Kelly Ayotte retrieved from PalinTV.

Governor Palin Robocall For Christine O'Donnell retrieved from PalinTV.

Governor Palin Radio Ad For Christine O'Donnell
retrieved from PalinTV.

Why You Should Vote for Michael Grimm on Tues 9/14

In this mailing sent today, GOP Congressional candidate Michael Grimm delineates the core reasons why constituents should vote for him in tomorrow's primary: he has real experience that counts, a solid plan for our economy, is conservative, patriotic, driven and qualified.

Grimm is running for New York’s 13th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. He is campaigning against Michael Allegretti for the GOP nomination in the September 14th primary. The nominee runs against Congressman McMahon. Governor Palin endorsed Grimm on July 28, 2010. US for Palin Publisher, Ron Devito is campaigning for Grimm. He walked door-to-door in the 60th and 79th Election Districts, installed lawn signs in the 10314 zip code, and is set to get out the vote and be a poll closer on primary day.


Dear Friend:

Welcome to this week's email blast where you can keep track of Michael Grimm's Congressional Campaign in NY-13. Find out about exciting developments, get updates, and follow the campaign all at once!

Why You Should Vote for Michael Grimm on Tuesday, September 14th
  • Michael Grimm signed the “Contract From America” pledging to repeal, repair or replace radical legislation enacted by the liberal Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. The contract is a ten-point pledge - a broad, conservative outline encompassing tax reform, a balanced budget amendment, a rejection of Cap and Trade legislation and a promise to defund, repeal and replace government-run health care. To read more click here.
  • The nation's largest pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, endorsed Michael Grimm for Congress. “Michael Grimm has proven himself to be a capable and principled leader both on the battlefield and off.” said Debbie Lee with Move America Forward.” To read more click here.
  • Read The Daily News’ profile on Michael Grimm here.
  • The Board of Elections ruled that Republican Primary Opponent Michael Allegretti failed to file the correct amount of valid signatures to run a third-party line submitting 5,288 signatures, of which 2,001 signatures were ruled INVALID. “The voters should be skeptical of a candidate who filed a nominating petition that was riddled with this many errors," said New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long. To read more click here.
  • Michael Grimm appeared on “Good Day NY”. To Watch, click here.
  • Sydney Penny, a former star of the daytime soap opera "All My Children" made the trip to Staten Island to campaign with Michael Grimm after appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity. To read more click here.
  • Michael Grimm continues to meet hundreds of district residents by attending various community events and going door to door on Staten Island and Brooklyn.
The Republican Primary is TOMORROW, please VOTE for the Republican candidate who can defeat Congressman McMahon in November and ensure that Staten Island and Brooklyn will no longer vote for Nancy Pelosi or her radical liberal agenda. Vote Michael Grimm.

We thank you so much for your support.

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Michael Grimm is a Marine Combat Veteran of the Persian Gulf, former FBI undercover agent and a small businessman running for Congress in New York's 13th District.

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Gov. Palin Discusses Faith in God Over Trust in Government

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Picture reportedly taken by Glenn Beck's photographer

Governor Palin headlined a Teen Challenge "Raise the Roof" fundraiser last night in Montana. Her comments about faith, no doubt, inspired the crowd and spoke to their deepest-held beliefs. Besty Cohen of the Missoulian writes:

Praising God and America, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin brought an adoring crowd to its feet with her message of faith, family and the power of prayer during a Sunday fundraising event to support a Christ-centered Missoula women's residential center.

"God and family and country - take a stand in that order and things fall into place," Palin told a sold-out crowd of 1,600 at the Hilton Garden Inn during her 40-minute talk at the "Raise the Roof" capital campaign for Teen Challenge.

"Taking a stand for God is not always easy ... but it is always right and worthwhile," Palin said.

God and prayer help people find their true calling and innate talents, she said, and in God's "cosmic calculus" for each of us he provides the lessons we must learn in our individual journeys.

Teen Challenge, she said, is an example of God's work in action. Each day, the national program helps alcoholics become sober, drug addicts come clean and helps scared, unwed teen mothers turn that hardship into life's great blessing.

In Missoula, the group serves up to 20 women and their small children who have been caught in addictions to drugs or alcohol.

There are no perfect families, Palin said - and family isn't just who you are born into, but who you choose to be around.

In the inevitable troubled times, it is faith in God - and prayer - that see people through.


And she took exception to those who believe it is politically extreme to pray and believe in God.

Governor Palin knows well the power of faith in Christ, and Governor Palin also knows what big-government people, even some well-meaning ones, never seem to get--that the role of the government was never to replace the role of God and the church in the lives of people. And perhaps this is one of the biggest distinctions between Liberals and Conservatives, particularly Conservatives of faith. God's plan was always for the church to reach out, to help, to heal, and to lift people up and out. Look at the Book of Acts church in the Bible. See how they chose to give of their own possessions and share with those in need. Too often self-seeking government officials fail to help people out of their circumstances but create systems that keep people down, exploiting them rather than empowering them--because empowering the people would mean disempowering themselves--and of course, they can't have that. Although so many on the Left love to throw around the words "separation of church and state," which are nowhere in our founding documents, the real desire of big-government types has always been to replace the church with the state. It'll never succeed.

Cohen's article further reports on Governor Palin's remarks:

"I love my country and I love our system, but government can't fix the problems - government is the problem," she said. "Government can't dry a tear or lend a shoulder or put back together a family, or country or state."

Healing, she said, is a matter of God and neighbors helping neighbors.

Teen Challenge's success rate in doing just that - healing and helping - is far beyond scientific comprehension, she said.

"Faith-based prescription is so effective, that's why government doesn't like it," Palin said.

Teen Challenge is an organization that should be celebrated and used as a role model for all of America, she said.

Describing it as "part church, part school and part hard work," the group doesn't rely on taxpayer money.

"It's neighbor helping neighbor, the way America used to be," she said, "and we need to get back to that."

Palin's call to action was certainly heard by her audience.

When she finished her talk, Palin offered to match the price a Palin-signed T-shirt would bring for Teen Challenge's $450,000 fundraising campaign.

The bidding started at $500, and for several moments the spontaneous auction became a hand-raising showdown until the final bidder won the shirt with an offer of $3,500.

The money will be used to add a commercial kitchen and dining room to the group's West Seventh Street home in Missoula.

Governor Palin's generous gift is the way it's supposed to work. She chose to go into her own pocket to give. She didn't demand or tax. She didn't take from some and give to others. She herself gave willingly, as the majority of Americans would opt to do if the government remembered its place, allowed people to keep more of what they earn, and simply stopped playing God.

Read more here.

(h/t Josh Painter)

Governor Palin's Remarks at Wasilla 9/11 Event

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Via PalinTV, below is video footage of Governor Palin's remarks when she unexpectedly attended the Wasilla 9/11 commemoration event:

Meghan McCain Could Learn A LOT from Bristol Palin!!! A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

Did Miss Meghan McCain ever listen to her parents when they tried to teach her a little thing called manners? Once again, Meggie Mac has resorted to slamming the Palins in a very sad attempt to sell more copies of her newly released book Dirty, Sexy Politics. A few night's ago on The Daily Show , she made the following assessment when she told John Stewart about how her daddy's campaign wanted her to seek the help of an image consultant:

...when you’re sent to an image consultant and [it's] said that you look like a stripper and you talk bad and you’re hurting the campaign when there’s a pregnant teen there, it does a little bit to your self esteem.

Umm, Meghan, do you need a refresher course? That "pregnant teen" you refer to has a name: Bristol Palin. Her mother, Sarah, pretty much was the reason your father's campaign was brought back to life. Meghan McCain has a sister about Bristol's age, who was also treated unfairly as a young girl. If Meghan McCain had any decency whatsoever, she would remember the torment and anguish her little sister went through when her father ran for president against George W. Bush. It seems to me that Miss McCain has no problem dishing it out, but loves to play victim when the tables are turned. In an attempt to make herself look better, she chose to once again throw the Palins under the bus with another snide comment.

Meghan, did we really need to know that you were sent to image consultant? This seems like such a trivial piece of information to insert into a book, but then again, maybe that's why you haven't sold that many copies. If you really want to help the Republican party as much as you say you do, then, I suggest you do young Republicans like me a favor, and stop speaking for us. If you really cared about the Republican party and wanted it to succeed, you would start sticking up for the party's true leaders. You would start commending people like Bristol Palin for choosing life and being the excellent mom and role model she is. You would begin to think about others for a change instead of yourself, and stop playing the victim card.

What does Bristol have to do with Meghan McCain's little trip to an image consultant??? Absolutely nothing!!! Once again, she is illustrating just how jealous she is of the Palin family. It is clear she is jealous of Bristol's latest venture. You know Meghan would give anything to be on Dancing with the Stars. Many people, including yours truly, were so happy and proud when we learned Bristol would be a contestant. When she resorts to calling Bristol a "pregnant teen," this illustrates how much she still has to learn. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with the words "pregnant teen," but I have a big problem with the context to which it was said. If it is true that she was sent to an image consultant, that is between her and the campaign. There is no reason why she had to drag Bristol into her drama. The main reason Meghan McCain once again brought up a member of the Palin family is because she is trying to make herself look better in the eyes of the liberal media. When she mentions self esteem in the above quote, it is clear she suffers from low amount of it. I hate to write it, but I almost feel sorry for this girl. There was a time when I really admired Meghan Mccain, and I used to think she would be a great first daughter-- That is until after the campaign when she began her Smear the Palins Media Tour. It's time for Meghan McCain to stop resorting to tacky tactics and start being the classy young woman her father and mother raised her to be. Bristol Palin is this kind of young woman. Bristol Palin is a classy, all-American girl who doesn't need the media or limelight to make her happy. Bristol is a hard worker who would do anything for her family and her son. Yep... Meghan McCain, you could learn a lot from Bristol Palin!!!

(Click here to visit Conservative Girl with a Voice and become a follower. Follow me on Twitter @rachellefriberg.)

Palin Electrifies Missoulian Crowd, Donates $3.5K to Teen Charity

Governor Palin yesterday spoke about faith, family, and prayer to a crowd of 1600 at a sold-out fund-raiser for Teen Challenge, a residential women's center in Missoulia, Montana that helps alcoholics, drug addicts and unwed teen mothers.

According to Betsy Cohen, reporter for the Missoulian, Gov. Palin said, "God and family and country - take a stand in that order and things fall into place...Taking a stand for God is not always easy ... but it is always right and worthwhile." Gov. Palin continued, discussing her own family experiences, "God doesn't give you anything you can't handle....God shows us what he wants us to see."

Gov. Palin occasionally waxed political, saying, ""The things they are doing in Washington, D.C., are absolutely whacked. They are upside-down."

At the conclusion of her speech, Gov. Palin offered to match the final bid price of a shirt bearing her signature and donate the proceeds to Teen Challenge's $450,000 fund-raiser. The signed shirt sold for $3500, the amount Gov. Palin matched with her donation. According to Cohen, the money will be used to build a new kitchen an dining room at Teen Challenge's center.

Sept. 11 events in Alaska: Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Joe Miller

Yesterday was an eventful day throughout the United States, because on this day 9 years ago, America and it's people were changed forever. "Time heals all wounds" is the saying, but the wounds are still fresh for many of us, especially for those who lost loved ones on that fateful day. Alaskans, like the rest of America, spent the day honoring and remembering those sacrifices and reflecting on what it means to be an American in the Great State of Alaska.

The early part of this day found me wishing I was somewhere else. My email, facebook and Blackberry were buzzing with the two planned events of the day all of my friends were attending without me - the "Standing Strong For America" rally put on by the Conservative Patriots Group, the most active Tea Party group in the state of Alaska, and the Glen Beck event to be held in Anchorage later that evening. I spent the morning texting and calling friends while on a road trip to Fairbanks. I was over 400 miles away and would not be able to attend either event. Everyone was excited and as the morning wore into the afternoon, I found myself feeling more disconnected from everything that was going on. Then, I had a reality check.

In a parking lot in Fairbanks was a car, a PT Cruiser, with murals painted on all sides and the back. It was a private vehicle honoring Marines and on one side was the picture of a Marine saluting at a funeral. It hit me at that moment, on this day, that my desire to attend these events and be with friends had overshadowed the importance of the day itself. This is a day to hold sacred, to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and to never forget. I will never forget and let us pray this nation will always remember. In that spirit, and in remembrance, I'd like to share these images and thoughts, with the help of Julie Gillette. Julie is the current president of the Valley Republican Women's Club, the club I was president of until late June of this year when I relocated. Julie has done a wonderful job as club president. She is a true patriot, a female veteran like myself, a mother and wife, and I am grateful for her help with this post and most of all, her friendship.

The "Standing Strong For America" Rally in Wasilla, Alaska

This rally was held at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Complex in Wasilla, Alaska. Sponsored by the Conservative Patriots Group (CPG), it was billed as a non-partisan event to remember and honor the significance of the day. Several groups were invited and attended the event. According to Julie, Alaska Senate Candidate Scott McAdams was invited but did not return calls to CPG and was not in attendance. The Valley Republican Women's Club (VRWC) was in attendance, however, and had a table with information which was manned by several board members to include Carol Doner, Julie Gillette, Carol Ryan, and Jill Frost (pictured below).

Various media outlets speculated there were about 300 in attendance, but according to Julie Gillette, the actual number was around 450. "There were 400 chairs set up and they were full and there were a few people standing in the back as well as the volunteers," said Julie. I'm not surprised considering the fact that conservative event attendance numbers are often downplayed by the mainstream media. Here is a photo from the Anchorage Daily News confirming Julie's standing room only account:

The event began with a singing of the National Anthem by Adele Morgan, a very talented local artist (seen here with Julie's husband Glen).

Dick Stoffel led the Pledge of Allegience and then CPG President Jen Bettine kicked things off. Glen Beigel spoke briefly and then Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright spoke of his military service and reminded everyone never to forget the events of this day in history. Joe Miller then took the stage. According to the Anchorage Daily News report (ADN), "Miller said the nation was attacked on Sept. 11 'because we're American.' He said the U.S. is a threat to its enemies because of its 'exceptionalism,' its freedoms and constitutional restraint of government.

'We as a nation have been activated. We've been activated through 9/11. We're now activated in a political sense,' Miller said. 'We see a movement across the United States right now that is moving this country in a direction that restores foundations, that restores constitutional principles and makes us proud to be Americans again.'"

Sarah Palin was then introduced as a surprise speaker, to the crowd's delight. "I thank you from the bottom of my heart for not just welcoming me in my hometown but for being who you are, true patriots holding on to time-tested truths. Knowing some basic principles that again the rest of America I think can learn from so many Alaskans who believe this -- those time-tested truths that are based on the government that governs least governs best," Palin said (according to the ADN report

The mood of those in attendance was described by Julie:

"There were definitely a few tears through the slide show and silence as people relived the day of the attacked. The bagpipes and the timing of playing them at the end of the slide show left many with wet eyes. I was hanging in there until he started playing. Adele Morgan’s beautiful rendition of the National Anthem was amazing. It also created some watery eyes. Mood was mostly positive and upbeat, especially when Joe Miller and Sarah Palin spoke."

The event lasted about 2 hours and then Julie described a special moment for herself and her husband Glenn:

"I had Glenn take a picture of us at the table before it got really busy. We were not initially going to try to get pictures with Sarah because she was swarmed with people. After the crowd died down, someone motioned to Carol Ryan that we should run over and get pictures before she left. Glenn has taken several pictures of me or our group with Sarah over the past 10 years. He finally got one for himself. We’re so glad to have had the opportunity because she was not able to stick around for the Glenn Beck Meet & Greet, she had a plane to catch."

I agree with Julie in that the CPG did an amazing job putting on this event. Here is the picture with the group, and with Julie's husband Glenn. Also included is an ADN photo of Joe Miller Speaking to Glenn.

(Courtesy ADN)

Finally, video courtesy of the Alaska Dispatch:

Glenn Beck comes to Anchorage

Alaska conservatives and Glenn Beck supporters were anxious to see Beck in Anchorage. The doors to the Dena'ina Center were opened and thousands of people who were standing in a line that wrapped around the building, started to file in. Julie said she saw many people she knew, but also many new faces in the crowd of attendees. Kristan Cole, who tweeted earlier that she had been invited to sit with the family, was up front, along with Sarah's mother Sally Heath and other family members. Chuck Heath was not present, however. According to Sally, he was moose hunting! (it is the season here in Alaska).

There were also a few protesters. "They hid behind masks and some blamed George Bush for 9/11. As a retired Air Force member, that loses me everytime," said Julie. "There was a lady with a sign saying not to vote for Joe Miller but she was peaceful and we told her what makes this country great is she has the right to hold that sign." She also described the reactions of those waiting in line to get in to these protesters. "The people around me either ignored them or laughed but it was that laughter followed by the sentiment that we knew these guys would get more press than the actual event. There was a reporter in the room that we heard say to another reporter, 'Look at all these fanatics!'"

First Sarah introduced Glenn, they spoke together, and then Glenn spoke. The mood during the presentation was generally upbeat and acknowledging. "(There was)Cheering, heads nodding in agreement. Eagerness for information, quiet, you could hear a pin drop when he spoke of serious issues and applause to take the roof off when he spoke of smaller government and us taking care of our neighbors so the government doesn’t have to," said Julie.

Near the beginning of the event, as can be seen in one of the clips below, there was a heckler. It has been widely reported that conservative radio talk show host, and former Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, Eddie Burke assisted in "removing" this disruptive attendee. I spoke with Eddie earlier this evening and he gave me his version of the event:

"I was sitting in the front row one seat from the aisle, in front of the stage and Sarah as she was speaking. There were a lot of people coming forward and snapping pictures and then going back to their seats, so at first I didn't really pay much attention to this woman. She appeared to be in her 30's. I'm not sure exactly where she came from, but she stood there and then yelled out "You're a hippocrit!" directly to Sarah. Everyone started booing her. I was within arm's reach of her and the booing was so loud I couldn't hear what else she said, but she was still talking. I stood up and moved toward her, and to use one of Sarah's lines from one of her speeches, I said 'Quit making things up!' At that point, Sarah pointed to me and said 'Thanks Eddie. Eddie Burke, folks.' Security came and they escorted her out. I got a kick out of Sarah's comment about us all knowing each other here, and then Beck made the reply about it being like a high school gymnasium. Afterward, many people came up to me and shook my hand. Many of them asked me when I would be back on the radio and told me that they missed my show. Even more folks commented that they voted for me in the recent election. It was, I have to say, pretty humbling."

Joe Miller was also in the crowd and up front with Sarah and family. Per Julie, "Many times the crowd yelled out 'Joe Miller will get us back on the right path.' Sarah mentioned he was there and there was huge applause for Joe. She promoted him, but the crowd also yelled his name when discussing solutions to America’s problems."

I asked Julie what Glenn Beck's main message was:

"Faith – find a religion and be grounded with the Creator. Hope – we can turn things around but each one of us has the duty and responsibility to make that happen and it is hard work. Don’t sit on the couch channel surfing. Get out there and serve. That brought is to Charity, tithe, join a church and tithe. Serve your neighbors. We are the largest contributors as a Country, we give more than all other countries combined. Give so the people are not owned by the government. And, did I mention he really doesn’t like Woodrow Wilson?"

Here are a few of Julie's photos from the Glenn Beck event:

A packed house, again despite media reports

Gayle Ann, Julie, and Eddie Burke

Julie, Sally Heath, and Gayle Ann

Glenn and Sarah

Glenn during his presentation

There was a meet and greet with Glenn Beck afterward. Julie and Eddie both described their experience. Per Julie,

"Each person got about 30 seconds with him and there were about 250 people. He was so exhausted. I was in the last group. Poor guy had flown all this distance, spoke all night brilliantly, then had to sign his name 250 times. He made sure he personally shook everyone’s hand. I was given two challenges, one to get a picture of him wearing a club shirt. Well, 30 seconds did not allow that so I decided instead to just give him the shirt for an autograph to be used for fundraising. So,the consolation prize was to have him in a picture with the shirt. The other challenge was to get a picture between my 2 favorite Glenns. That was a no brainer! I did tell him I was president (of the club) and that Sarah and her family were inspiring and that I appreciate him including her tonight."

For Eddie, it was also a brief encounter. "I'm a member of AA and so is he (Beck)... He said. "It saved my life." I responded, "Mine too."

Julie said for her, it was the best day ever. "I was surrounded by American patriots. It gives me hope for a bright future. I met and got pictures with my 2 favorite rock stars, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Our Founding Fathers live in the people I was privileged to participate with today. It was an honor to be part of the CPG event and an honor to shake the hand of a man that is willing to take a stand."

Although I was not there, I am grateful for the friendships events like these have brought me, and they help me remember what being an American is all about. Faith, Family, Freedom. What more does one need?

Below are a couple of videos that have already been widely circulated on the internet. They are from Nina Stone, a facebook friend of mine who was gracious enough to allow me to use these, even before they went viral. Nina is a talented writer, and I know there are many of you out there who are interested in all things Alaskan. Here is a link to her latest Alaskan novel, On The Wings Of Love. Please check it out!

Video of Sarah's introduction of Glenn Beck

Video of Sarah and Glenn, including the moment with that wonderful heckler

To view other posts from Tracey Porreca, please visit Finding Myself In Alaska

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