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Friday, October 1, 2010

Gov. Palin Discusses Miller & Murkowski with Mark Levin

Gov. Palin on Mark Levin retrieved from PalinTV

Gov. Palin discussed the departure of Joe McGinniss; Joe Miller, Lisa Murkowski's write-in campaign, "extremism;" and her new book, America by Heart. Mark Levin told Gov. Palin that he and his children find her exhilarating; that he had worked for Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980 and feels the same vibe with Gov. Palin as he did with President Reagan.

Sorry, Ms. Clift, but You Don't Speak for this Grizzly Girl!!! A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

The liberal mainstream media continue their quest to discredit Sarah Palin and her supporters, with so-called journalist Eleanor Clift becoming the latest journalist to take the plunge. Just this week, Clift wrote a piece for Politics Daily entitled The 'Palin Effect': Not all Young Republican Women are Buying it. In the piece, Clift goes to great lengths to argue that many young, Republican women do not view Sarah as a role model for their generation. As a young, Conservative Republican woman myself, I had to laugh at this notion. While it is no secret that Sarah Palin has a fair share of those who dislike her and her politics, I find it hard to believe that Clift knows anything about the powerful impact Sarah has had on so many young women of my generation. Before Sarah entered the forefront, I did not care too much about politics as a whole. While I always have made it a point to vote and keep up to date on the happenings going on in the country, I did not have an activist streak in me. Sarah changed all of this for me. When she became the VP nominee, I, along with the rest of America, was introduced to a woman who seemed to have it all: a great career, an awesome husband and family and a deep faith- all while leading a normal life in the last frontier. She reminded me of a modern-day Annie Oakley or Margaret Thatcher.

While Clift argues that a large number of young, Republican women do not feel inspired by Sarah, I find it odd that she is only able to cite one young woman who feels this way. Senior Leanna Cannafax, President of the Samford Young Republican's Club, had this to say when asked about Sarah:

It's hard for me to relate to her even though she's Republican and conservative. As a young woman, I have to be open-minded to things I don't agree with, and I feel she doesn't even listen.

Hmmm, Leanna, I have to wonder if you are listening to a word Sarah says. After all, while governor of Alaska, Sarah was one of the few Republican governors who was widely known for reaching out across the aisle, listening to Democrats and Republicans. She was never a quote on quote "rubber stamp" to any set political party. I have to wonder if Leanna knows what Conservatives even stand for. While is a good thing to be open minded and unbiased, it is also important to stick to your convictions and fight for what you believe in. This is exactly what Sarah does day in and day out.

Perhaps the most ridiculous part of the article is Clift's sad excuse for a conclusion:

I don't pretend to have taken a scientific poll, but getting outside the Beltway and inside a small Southern campus made me wonder if Palin's biggest constituency is the media, not voters, and whether she makes a better story than she does role model.

So Clift's trip outside the Beltway suddenly classifies her as a scientist??? If you ask me, she needs to do her research and gather a few more sources before she even begins to attempt to try to understand young, Republican women of my generation. Maybe if she actually did her homework, she would she why women like myself look up to Sarah with such high regard. It's called fact checking- plain and simple. Ever heard of it, Ms. Clift???

While Clift was only able to quote a single source for her biased piece, I can name a large number of young women who, like me, connect with Sarah and view her as a role model for our generation. For me, Sarah is a modern-day feminist. She is a fierce force to reckon with, and those who try to bring her down usually fail. As a great wife and mom, Sarah is able to balance motherhood with her career, all doing so while wearing a phenomenal pair of, excuse my language, "kick-ass heels." Thank you Sarah, for being the mama grizzly you are, and for teaching this grizzly girl and thousands like me how important it is to stand up and speak out on behalf of the commonsense conservative movement. I'm not the only grizzly girl who feels this way. In closing, I leave you with some great insight from a couple of fellow grizzly girls:

For me, Sarah Palin embodies everything I love about conservatism and feminism. She is a self-made woman, works arduously for the sake of her family and her country, she does not shy away from her principles, she scares the establishment of both parties, she is unafraid of pointing out the fallacies of the liberal agenda, and always has a smile on her face when doing so.

Her message inspires women of all stripes to participate in politics and not relent. Mama and sister grizzlies (as well as those papa bears) are uniting for the common cause of returning our country to the common sense conservatism we crave and need. She is one of the many reasons I love to engage in political discourse on my blog. Thank you to the Mama Grizzly herself for being one of the leaders of this new movement of real change!

-Jennifer of www.cubachi.com

Governor Palin is inspiring to many women - myself included - in ways that transcend her political views. One can agree with her, or not, in that regard. But, really, her appeal lies in the courage and perseverance she shows in the face of very challenging situations. There's something comforting about seeing a woman 'just like me' take all of the experiences of life in stride and continue making her own way forward. I think that's a character trait any honest person should be able to appreciate.
-Camille Friend of The Design Conservative

NOTE: I will be a guest on 700 KBYR tomorrow and interviewed by Eddie Burke. The show runs from 5-6pdt/8-9edt. Outside Alaska? Listen online at www.kbyr.com.

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Bristol Palin and Nacho-Gate

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

What is it with these people who will stop at nothing to conjure up some kind of dirt on the Palins? This truly is pathetic. I'm never surprised, but I still can't get used to it. As if it's not over the top enough to harass Governor Palin, now they're focusing hard on her 19 year old daughter, Bristol. They can't stand to see any Palin minding their own business, pursuing their dreams, and enjoying their life. It leaves these haters looking extremely petty and utterly deranged. Bristol seems to have the same steely spine as her mom, however, and she continues to move forward.

Bristol took Mark Ballas, her Dancing with the Stars partner, home to Alaska to visit and see the great state. While there, he performed at a restaurant called Rum Runners. Someone decided an investigation of Bristol's appearance at the eatery was in order, alleging she was too young to be in a bar and looking into what she consumed. Give me a break! Anything to make a Palin look like some kind of criminal. It doesn't work when they go after Governor Palin, and it won't work with Bristol. In an interview with Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night, Bristol wittily stated:

Yep, I ate nachos in a restaurant, guilty as charged!
So last week Mom endured Boo-Gate, and this week Bristol has to deal with Nacho-Gate! It's a good thing Bristol is strong and focused on where her life is headed because, with these determined haters running around, she's going to need to be.

Rum Runners is indeed a restaurant, a kid-friendly one at that. Take a look at the menu, which has a section just for children called Lil Swash-Bucklers Menu:

Now take a look at the inside of Rum Runners. See the children?

Palin attorney, Thomas Van Flein, has broken down the law, which should settle this whole nonsense:

AS 04.16.049. Access of Persons Under the Age of 21 to Licensed Premises.
(a) A person under the age of 21 years may not knowingly enter or remain in premises licensed under this title unless
(1) accompanied by a parent, guardian, or spouse who has attained the age of 21 years;
(2) the person is at least 16 years of age, the premises are designated by the board as a restaurant for the purposes of this section, and the person enters and remains only for dining; or
(3) the person is under the age of 16 years, is accompanied by a person over the age of 21 years, the parent or guardian of the underaged person consents, the premises are designated by the board as a restaurant for the purposes of this section, and the person enters and remains only for dining.

Thus, Bristol was accompanied by Ivy [Frye] as her guardian. Bristol was over 16. That means she meets section one and that is enough.

But, she also meets part (2): She was over 16 and in the restaurant area and not drinking alcohol. There is a restaurant section, Bristol was in that are, and she was eating Nachos, and not drinking.
Bristol, therefore, not only met the requirements of the law, as the Palins tend to do; she exceeded it.

So here's the deal: Yes, Bristol was at Rum Runners to watch her DWTS partner perform. Yes, she was accompanied by a guardian. No, she did not consume any alcohol. But yes, she is guilty of ordering Nachos! So there's Nacho-Gate for you.

Alaska's Bob and Mark addressed this on their radio show yesterday.

Near the very end, Bob unloads on those who slam Governor Palin for stepping down:

They later interviewed the Palins' lawyer, Thomas Van Flein:

(Video access courtesy of Kelsey and Doug)

Bristol Palin: Thank You Tulare-Kings Right to Life

Bristol Palin today posted on Facebook:
Tonight I delivered a speech to the Tulare-Kings Right to Life in Visalia, California. I was honored to receive the invitation, and it was my hope that sharing my story tonight would aid this wonderful group in their crucial work on behalf of unborn children.

Let me tell you a little about the Tulare-Kings Right to Life for those who couldn't make it tonight. This group encompasses thousands of volunteers who fight on the front lines everyday to defend the life of the unborn child. One part of their mission is to educate Californians and Americans on the sanctity of life, and to help women facing unexpected pregnancies to choose life. They also stand against "abortion on demand" government policies and laws, and hold firm against the construction of abortion clinics in the Fresno area.

The wonderful staff, volunteers and donors who are part of the Tulare-Kings Right to Life are saviors to the unborn child and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet with these heroes and to share my story with them tonight.

You can learn more about the Tulare-Kings Right to Life by clicking here.

Bristol Palin
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