Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sarah Palin's advice to the 2012 GOP presidential candidates

From the opinion pages of Friday's edition of the Washington Post:
Given the concerns I have for some of the Republican field’s focus thus far, I must implore the candidates to do something that sounds self-promoting, but whatever. Candidates, please turn to Chapter Three of “Going Rogue” and read what it takes for our country to step toward energy independence. Note the lesson I share in the same chapter about taking on the “elite,” the crony capitalists and the permanent political establishment to get a job done.

Do you really realize what is at stake? What is at stake is our republic. The gravity of today’s situation is real. We count on you to lead our nation on the right path. Please let us know you realize this. Understand how the left’s terrifyingly naive assault on American industry exposes us to the mercy of foreign regimes whose prime objective is, at worst, our permanent demise and, at best, is stripping away our freedom. God has blessed America with ingenuity, natural resources and the strength of our workforce. Let’s use them. Tell voters that you understand this. Talk about this on the campaign trail. And quit gripin’ and moaning about “inside baseball” partisan machinations and maneuvering. We have other things to worry about. Stay strong. Focus on defending our republic and how we’ll re-industrialize our most exceptional nation in order to defeat the incumbent and win for America.
- JP

A Very Special Love

Video compiled by Mona Breed Johnson.


Friday, December 30, 2011

The Lady Who Can Make The Sun Shine

Video compiled by Mona Breed Johnson.

Pictures provided by Lynda Armstrong.

Gov. Palin is on Newt Gingrich's list

The final caller in Wednesday night's Faith & Free Coalition Tele-Town Hall asked Newt Gingrich if he would consider choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate:
"She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities."

"There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well. I can’t imagine anybody who would do a better job of driving us to an energy solution than Gov. Palin, for example. Tell her that she would certainly be on the list of one of the people we would consider."
Though some among the Paliniste continue to harbor an irrational hatred of the former Speaker, of all the announced GOP presidential candidates, he has been the most supportive of her. And, unlike some of the Janie-come-lately candidates, his appreciation of Gov. Palin is not a conveniently recent phenomenon, as this clip from the 2008 RNC Convention attests:


- JP

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dana Loesch on Media Matters' Clothing Hypocrisy

Big Journalism Editor-in-Chief Dana Loesch calls out Media Matters for engaging in "wardrobe hypocrisy":
Media Matters decides to throw another noodle at the wall and reverse its position on “class warfare” by defending the $2k dresses (to say nothing of the shoes and handbags) worn by the First Lady...

[...]

Not only will the media not report on this, but propaganda sites like Media Matters defend it – yet they attacked Sarah Palin for slamming the wardrobe criticism and tried to justify it by saying that the other political candidates were subjected to the same level of scrutiny, which was a lie.

[...]

Progressives on Twitter, led by a man who is so paranoid that he thought the Verizon worker at his house was James O’Keefe sent by Andrew Breitbart, are desperately trying to move the goal posts to mask their hypocritical actions in criticizing Palin over her clothing and defending Michelle Obama for hers.

[Read More]
Just another day in Liberalica, a country quite different from the one most of us live in.

- JP

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ed Morrissey on the Palin radio ads for Iowa

At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey discusses the "Earthquake" ads running in Iowa to try to persuade Sarah Palin to reverse her decision no to jump into the 2012 GOP presidential race:
Iowans might feel a bit overwhelmed by the choices for next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses for the GOP presidential nomination, but one independent group has begun running radio ads insisting that there is still room for one more choice. Calling itself “Sarah Palin’s Iowa Earthquake,” the group will target specific markets in Iowa asking voters to line up behind the Republican Party’s most prominent non-candidate, and other ads will apparently follow:


Can Iowans caucus for Palin at this late date? Sure. Unlike primary states, there is no “ballot” in the legal sense at caucuses. Attendees can write in names on the list of candidates they receive at the caucuses, and those votes will count. Of course, without Palin on the ballot and not officially in the race, not too many caucus-goers may choose to vote for her. If enough are dissatisfied with the current choices, though, she might be a handy code for None of the Above — and might get some significant level of support if the ads prompt enough Iowa voters to consider this as an option.

[Read More]
To learn which candidates Ed thinks these ads have the potential to hurt the most (hint: not Mitt Romney) and to view all five commercials, follow the link.

- JP

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Texas Tune Up: 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem '

by Michael Martin Murphey (2010)


- JP

The Gospel according to Luke...

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while [a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Texans for Sarah Palin

- JP

Texas Tune Up: 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel '

by Riders in the Sky (1999)


- JP

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gov. Palin praises Conservative of the Year Paul Ryan

Sarah Palin added her own words of recognition for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on the occasion of the Congressman being named "Conservative of the Year" for 2011 by the editors of Human Events:
"Paul Ryan has shown needed leadership in addressing America's crucial need for entitlement reform. I was an unapologetic early supporter of the Ryan Roadmap and still hold out hope that many of his ideas won't get derailed by the Left's 'politics-as-usual' antics."
Gov. Palin was named Human Events' "Conservative of the Year" in 2008.

Texas Tune Up: 'When It's Christmas Time In Texas'

by George Strait (1986)


- JP

Merry Christmas from SarahPAC

Here is the email version of this year's Christmas card from SarahPAC:

Paid for by SarahPAC
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee

www.SarahPAC.com

P.O. Box 7711
Arlington, VA 22207

- JP

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sarah Palin: Merry Christmas!

As posted on Facebook:
Merry Christmas!

My family and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I offer this to all because Christmas is a holiday for all, whether you are a Christian believer or not. The message of Christmas is full of hope, peace, joy, and the fellowship of all mankind; so I find it amazing that every year we hear more accounts of a ramped up “war on Christmas.”

How sad and ironic that a handful of grinches are at war with the annual celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace, whose coming was prophesied centuries earlier and was then gloriously heralded by the angels with a blessing for “peace on earth” and “good will toward men.” Even if one doesn’t believe the story, can’t one at least recognize the beauty of the message? Or at the very least, let everyone else enjoy the season without throwing a temper tantrum at the sight of a Nativity scene? People who feel affronted by a baby in a humble Manger display or a few Christmas carols have truly lost all sense of proportion and seem to be most in need of some holiday cheer.

At a time when our country is divided on so many things, Christmas unites us. It’s a beautiful part of our culture, and for many of us it’s a beautiful part of our Faith. In fact, for believers it’s “the main thing.” In today’s tumultuous times we can remember the bible’s record of Three Wise Men from the East who received an angelic message of Jesus’ birth. They may have been unsure of the message, so they sought truth. They trekked to Bethlehem to find out more. There, they found Jesus and they honored Him. The story of the wise men reminds us that today wise men still seek Him. So in this season especially, let’s seek truth.

Let’s celebrate with family and friends. Let’s shout a cheery “Merry Christmas” to everyone we meet. Let’s remember our brave men and women in uniform defending us far from home. And let’s all pray for a peaceful New Year.

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas.

-Sarah Palin

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)

Texas Tune Up: 'Texas Cooking'

by Guy Clark & Friends (1976)


- JP

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Texas Trivia (December 20, 2011)

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Image created by Mona Breed Johnson

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Gov. Palin: Obama 'terrifyingly naive' on energy security

Here's video of Sarah Palin from her "Follow the Money" appearance on Fox Business tonight:


h/t: SarahNET

- JP

Sarah Palin: Happy Hanukkah

As posted on Facebook:
Happy Hanukkah

As Jewish families gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights, Todd and I would like to wish them a very Happy Hanukkah. This beautiful holiday commemorates the story of the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, following years of struggle by the Maccabees, when one-day’s worth of consecrated oil miraculously lasted for eight. This story never ceases to inspire because it reminds us of the power of faith, hope, and perseverance.

The modern State of Israel is the living embodiment of the Hanukkah miracle – a country that was not expected to survive the onslaught of its enemies, and which has not only survived but thrived as a beacon of freedom, tolerance, and innovation. In a region consumed by chaos and oppression, Israel continues to be a light of inspiration. As Jews around the world sing “Maoz Tzur,” we remember that our nation, too, was conceived in faith in our “mighty stronghold.” Let us cherish the values and warm bonds of friendship that unite us in this season.

- Sarah Palin

Texas Tune Up: ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’

by Hoyt Axton, John Hartford & friends (2007)


- JP

Gov. Palin will appear on Fox Business tonight

She's be the guest of Eric Bolling on "Follow The Money" at 9PM Texas Time:
"WOW!!!!...Dream come true?... Did Gov
Sarah Palin leave the door open for a
White House run?.... 10p et FBN...
seriously!!!"
Bolling seems to be referring to a quote from tonight's interview which was apparently leaked to TIME's Mark Halperin:
"It's not too late for folks to jump in. Who knows what will happen in the future."
Before anyone gets too excited, this is essentially the same thing she said during her weekend interview on Fox News.

- JP

Texas Trivia (December 19, 2011)

Posted by Martha

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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ may have second season after all

According to a New York Post report, producer Mark Burnett says he is in discussions with TLC to bring “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” back for a second season next fall.
“The plan would be to shoot this in the summer of 2012,” he tells The Post.

New episodes of the outdoorsy reality series — which shows the former vice-presidential candidate fishing, hunting and dog sledding with her family — would not air until after the November presidential election.

“By the time we edit it, the election will be over,” Burnett says. “But I am sure the election would be mentioned [in the show].”

“It makes perfect sense, because that is what’s going on. But it would be again Sarah in Alaska, living with Todd and the family and having adventures juxtaposed with doing her Fox News bits and discussing whatever is going on.”
Burnet denied a Hollywood Reporter story from last week to the effect that TLC and other networks had turned down a new $1 million-per-episode spin-off series featuring Todd Palin husband on the professional snowmobiling circuit. Calling that report “totally inaccurate,” Burnett explained that the snowmobiling idea was proposed as only one episode of ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ rather than a series.

- JP

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Texas Trivia (December 18, 2011)

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Sarah Palin: Tea Party is a movement, not a group


h/t: SarahNET

- JP

Gov. Palin on Fox News at Noon Sunday

From Fox News Insider:
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Tune in to America’s News Headquarters today at 1p ET for Shannon Bream’s interview with Governor Sarah Palin. Where does she think the GOP candidates stand as the Iowa Caucuses fast approach?

That's 12 Noon Texas Time.

- JP

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sarah's Wit and Wisdom (December 17, 2011)

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Why not Rick Santorum?


The 2011 GOP debates have concluded. We've seen candidates rise and candidates fall. We've seen the Washington media and GOP establishment gnashing their teeth trying to define "the" conservative candidate for the Tea Party.

Sarah Palin supporters have seemingly fallen into two camps: those who have let go and are examining or supporting other candidates and those who refuse to let go and instead hang onto the notion that the Governor can be convinced to rejoin the field.

The one common denominator amongst all is the palpable fear of an Obama re-election and what that re-election would mean. Republican elites fear an erosion of their power in the halls of government from a partisan point of view. Tea Party and Sarah Palin supporters fear the erosion of individual liberties through the continued growth of government. For me, I stand firm with the later.

Something happened in the very recent past that gave me a bit more clarity. It happened on December 1st while I was watching Governor Sarah Palin's appearance on the Hannity Show (skip ahead to the 9:00 mark). Governor Palin drew my attention back to Senator Rick Santorum when she talked about "ideological consistency".

That got me thinking: Why NOT Rick Santorum? I have to admit that I hadn't paid a lot of attention to him in recent months due to all the media attention on the "flavor of the week". To reacquaint myself with Senator Santorum, I went back to a conversation he had with the San Fernando Valley Republican Club prior to the GOP debate at the Reagan Library back in May.

I'm going to be playing clips of that conversation tomorrow on the Roderic Deane Show. I encourage you to listen in at Noon ET. With that conversation in mind, take another look at his performance during the last few GOP debates.

Cross-posted from RodericDeane.com

Texas Trivia (December 17, 2011)

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Texas Tune Up: 'What I Like About Texas'

by Gary P. Nunn (1996)


h/t: Into The Morning

- JP

Texas Trivia (December 16, 2011)

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Say Yes to the Sled

Via TVGuide.com:
With her presidential ambitions behind her — at least for the 2012 race — Sarah Palin is pitching a new reality series that would focus on her husband, Todd Palin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The project would specifically center on Todd Palin's career as a championship snowmobile racer... Sarah Palin, 47, is pitching the project with Mark Burnett, who also produced her TLC reality series Sarah Palin's Alaska, which aired last year
Discovery Communications, parent company of The Discovery Channel, TLC, and A&E Networks, have passed on the project, so producers are shopping it to other channels.

- JP

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Texas Trivia (December 15, 2011)

Posted by Martha

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Don Surber: Curse you, Sarah Palin, for killing the death panels

Don Surber at the Charleston Daily Mail finds some fallout still in the air from Gov. Palin's warning about death panel back in 2009. He recalls how her remark cause heads in the liberal media to explode, including some at the sham site Politifact, which disingenuously branded it Lie Of The Year:
Calling it a lie was problematic since Obamacare had yet to pass and no one would know what was in the bill until the president signed it into law in March 2010. Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi even said we have to pass the bill in order to see what is in it. Yet 8 months before its passage, the Mensas on the left knew what was in it.

But what was wrong with Sarah Palin’s statement was not that it was false but that it was true, and the truth is poison to liberals.

[...]

I want to thank Eric Kleefield who in his eagerness to demonize Sarah Palin helped bring the planned death panels to the public’s attention.

So there are death panels and they are designed to kill people in order to save money because Obamacare — like the NHS — is about saving money, not lives. Socialists want to making life optional. This is why they support abortion on demand and why they death panels.

Ezra Klein is not the first to complain that we spend “so much” on grandma before she dies. I heard the same arguments 20 years ago when liberals were preparing us for Hillarycare. The argument is simple: We spend too much on medical care knowing we are going to die eventually anyway.

Sarah Palin instead killed the death panels. Well played

[fallout]
- JP

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Judge: No plea bargain for the Christys

Remember Sean Christy, the Pennsylvania lad who had a restraining order slapped on him for stalking Sarah Palin? Christy and his father, who now stand accused of harassing Sarah Palin's Alaska lawyers by phone, are not going to be able to get a plea deal, a federal court judge ruled Wednesday:
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess rejected a plea deal for Shawn Christy, 20, and his father, Craig Christy, 48, and instead ordered the men to stand trial in early January. The plea agreement would have let the two avoid prison time and six-figure fines.

Burgess said the plea agreements prosecutors had reached with the Christys were not acceptable to him. The judge cited what he described as a disturbing pattern of threats.

"They seem undeterred in their conduct," Burgess said.

The Christys were arrested in Pennsylvania in August and are in custody in Anchorage. Prosecutors said the men were upset about state restraining orders issued on behalf of the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, along with Palin family members and friends.

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Thankfully, the state restraining orders against the Christys have been extended another six months. These creeps are two seriously messed up walking time bombs.

- JP

Monday, December 12, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 12, 2011)

PolitiJim, at Rants for Reasonable People:
“Why ANY Palin supporter would still be against Newt after witnessing this is beyond me.”
- JP

Gov. Palin: Congress, it's time to stop lining your pockets

"Congress and the White House need to earn the American people's trust again."
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Here's an excerpt from an op-ed written by Sarah Palin and published online Monday by USAToday.com:
Thanks to the solid new research and recent revelations in Peter Schweizer's book Throw Them All Out and the subsequent coverage on 60 Minutes, we have concrete proof to explain how members of Congress accumulate wealth at a rate astonishingly faster than the rest of Americans and have stock portfolios that outperform even the best hedge-fund managers'. (Full disclosure: Schweizer is employed by my political action committee as a foreign policy adviser.)

From sweetheart land deals to initial public offering (IPO) stock gifts to insider trading with non-public government information, the methods of unethical wealth accumulation for our permanent political class are endless. The reaction from the Beltway establishment to the revelations concerning insider trading among members of Congress was predictable. First they denied it, then they dismissed the problem as much ado about nothing. Some said there was no need for new laws or action because the Securities and Exchange Commission could prosecute members of Congress under existing laws against insider trading.

But under current law, there is no way the SEC will ever go after a powerful congressman or senator. The SEC never has, even though insider trading prohibitions have existed since the 1930s. Here's why: Congress sets the SEC's budget, and senators approve the head of the SEC. Congress uses its power of the purse strings to threaten federal agencies that get in their way.

For example, in 2006 the FBI got a search warrant from a federal judge to comb former congressman William Jefferson's office. The FBI already had evidence that Jefferson was taking bribes. Congress was furious that the FBI would dare search a fellow member's office. Members claimed the search was unconstitutional. They even threatened to cut the Justice Department's budget in retaliation. All this despite the fact that 86% of Americans supported the FBI raid.

A hands-off SEC

Does anyone really think the SEC under current law will have the courage to investigate the insider trading in Congress? Remember that this corruption (and failure to deal with it) encompasses both sides of the aisle. We fool ourselves thinking we can trust an agency dependent on Congress for its budget to investigate Congress.

I hate the idea of more laws, but because our politicians have shown a failure of ethical leadership, we must reassert the rule of law through strong new legislation that holds Congress accountable and prevents retaliation against whistle-blowers and regulatory agencies investigating corruption.
[More]
Read Gov. Palin's full opinion piece here. It will appear in USA Today's print edition Tuesday.

- JP

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 11, 2011)

P.J. Salvatore, at Big Journalism:
“Foreign documentary filmmaker with an axe to grind shocked that Palin doesn’t want to interview with him.”
- JP

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 10, 2011)

Adrienne Ross, at Motivation Truth:
“I will vet these candidates, research records, watch debates, pray, and wait. I will also continue to be grateful that Governor Palin is not going away. Rather, she continues to use the platform she's been given to fight for what's right for this country, even without a title.”
- JP

Friday, December 9, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 9, 2011)

Palin praises Gingrich, but won't make endorsement yet.
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Michael A. Memoli , at McClatchy-Tribune News Service:
“Sarah Palin says she won't make an endorsement in the GOP race just yet. But it sounds like there's one candidate who could earn her support...”
- JP

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- JP

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 8, 2011)

“Some of these candidates … are playing right into the left’s playbook”.
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William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“Some good advice which is being completely ignored already...”
- JP

Moving Forward!

Hi Everyone!

First, I'd like to thank Josh Painter for allowing me to be part of this GREAT team! As many of you know, I'm the founder of Palin Promotions and a co-coordinator for Organize For Palin (O4P) Texas.

Palin Promotions will have a brand new website soon, so you will see much of our material on here in the near future.

Also, you will be hearing about O4P/Texas events as we gear up for the upcoming elections, so....stay tuned!

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and may each and everyone of you have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

Sincerely,
Martha

Fast, Furious and Relentless

Hello everyone! I'm very happy to be a part of Texans for Sarah Palin. Josh was kind enough to reach out to me to assist with keeping this site rolling and relevant. I'm committed to doing that.

Although I don't anticipate a lot of changes, I do have some ideas that I'll be rolling out in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, please take some time to read Governor Palin's post regarding the unfolding Fast and Furious scandal in Washington. Although we've been told in the past that this effort was designed to provide a means to further restrict our 2nd amendment rights, we now have a certain amount of proof, which the Governor pointed out.

If I can borrow a few phrases and twist them to my own purposes, reform in Washington needs to be fast, furious and relentless!

My colleagues and I are hard at work preparing the stage for the next Grizzly Fest. That has been my primary focus of late, in addition to my BlogTalkRadio Show. As more clarity becomes apparent on the details on the next Grizzly Fest, y'all will be the first to know.

Suffice it to say that the upcoming Grizzly Fest will feature a bigger and better platform that we hope will bring you the unique experience that you all deserve. As we head into the meat of next years elections, we hope to bring you cutting-edge stuff inspired by Governor Palin that will help prepare you to make an impact on those elections.

Stay tuned!

- Roderic Deane

Day By Day (December 8, 2011)

Net Returns
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 7, 2011)

Get Sarah Palin-Signed Copy of ‘The Undefeated’ for Christmas
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Jasmine Velasco, at Conservatives 4 Palin:
“SarahPAC is offering the opportunity to get a signed copy of Stephen Bannon’s ‘The Undefeated’ DVD for Christmas gifts. For a donation of $100 or more before December 18, they will mail the signed DVD in time for Christmas.”
- JP

Gov. Palin: Congress' crony corruption is 'appalling'

"I can't imagine that they're able to sleep at night very well."
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Gov. Palin was Eric Bolling's guest on "Follow the Money" Wednesday night:


h/t: SarahNET

- JP

Sarah Palin: 'Barack Obama is a phony'

"Now we know what that hope and change represented, and it was socialist policies, and they're not working."
*

h/t: SarahNET

- JP

Please welcome Martha Cano to TX4P

Texans for Sarah Palin is now a triumvirate. Just as I was pleased to announce that Roderic Deane had joined the staff yesterday, today it is my pleasure to to announce that Martha Cano is now on board. Martha, as many of you may know, is the founder of Palin Promotions and Organize4Palin's Texas Coordinator. Like RD, she's no stranger to Blog Talk Radio, having been both a guest and a co-host.

With RD and Martha signing on, I believe Texans for Sarah Palin has a bright future. Please make Martha feel welcome.

- JP

Gov. Palin: ‘Smoking Gun’ in Fast & Furious?

As posted on Facebook:
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‘Smoking Gun’ in Fast & Furious?

For anyone following the Obama administration's scandalous cluster-of-an-operation Fast & Furious, which resulted in the deaths of innocent people, please see the article excerpted below. (And in my humble opinion, I do believe the anti-2nd Amendment characters working in the Obama administration purposefully used their Fast & Furious gun walking operation to propose more gun control regulations.)

Scour this article and let me know if you too think this might be a “smoking gun” in the Fast & Furious case.
ATF officials didn't intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called "Demand Letter 3". That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or "long guns." Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF's Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:

"Bill - can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks."

On Jan. 4, 2011, as ATF prepared a press conference to announce arrests in Fast and Furious, Newell saw it as "(A)nother time to address Multiple Sale on Long Guns issue." And a day after the press conference, Chait emailed Newell: "Bill--well done yesterday... (I)n light of our request for Demand letter 3, this case could be a strong supporting factor if we can determine how many multiple sales of long guns occurred during the course of this case."

This revelation angers gun rights advocates. Larry Keane, a spokesman for National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry trade group, calls the discussion of Fast and Furious to argue for Demand Letter 3 "disappointing and ironic." Keane says it's "deeply troubling" if sales made by gun dealers "voluntarily cooperating with ATF's flawed 'Operation Fast & Furious' were going to be used by some individuals within ATF to justify imposing a multiple sales reporting requirement for rifles."

The Gun Dealers' Quandary

Several gun dealers who cooperated with ATF told CBS News and Congressional investigators they only went through with suspicious sales because ATF asked them to.

Sometimes it was against the gun dealer's own best judgment.

Sarah Palin on 'Follow the Money' tonight (Updated)

9PM Central Time
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Gov. Palin will make an appearance on Fox Business Wednesday night. Via Twitter:
I'll be on Eric Bolling's "Follow the
Money" show today at 10pm EST
(6pm AK time).
Update: from Katrina Trinko at NRO's The Corner:
Sarah Palin told Fox Business Network today that she will not be endorsing a candidate in the next few weeks.

“Not before Iowa,” Palin said, in an interview set to air at 10 p.m. EST on FBN.

[...]

She said she was “most interested” in seeing in who Ron Paul, if he does not win the nomination, endorses, citing his strong record on “domestic spending issues.”
- JP

Day By Day (December 7, 2011)

In Your Face Politics
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 6, 2011)

Double Standard: Madonna to Perform at the Superbowl
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Katie Pavlich , at Townhall.com:
“Remember when Hank Williams Jr. was yanked from Monday Night Football for indirectly comparing President Obama to Hitler during a Fox and Friends appearance? Apparently Madonna's vile words toward Sarah Palin weren't enough for the NFL to revoke her invitation to perform at the Superbowl in January.”
- JP

Please welcome Roderic Deane to TX4P

I'm pleased to announce that this blog has a new author and co-owner, Roderic Deane. He's a Texan and has been a fierce Palin supporter as long as I've known him. RD is host of the Roderic Deane Show on Blog Talk Radio, and his personal blog is simply named Roderic Deane.

Thanks to RD for taking on the extra responsibilities. Please welcome him to our little corner of the Web. I'm looking forward to his contribution to Texas for Sarah Palin.

- JP

Day By Day (December 6, 2011)

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 5, 2011)

Moonbats Still Blame Sarah Palin for Gabby Giffords Shooting
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Dave Blount, at Moonbattery:
“Not even Loughner himself is sufficiently psychotic to see a connection between his shooting spree and Sarah Palin.”
- JP

Rewind: Jealousy

Let's take a stroll down Memory Lane and watch John Thune act like a 13-year old girl:


h/t: Timothy Donovan

- JP

Day By Day (December 5, 2011)

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 4, 2011)

Frédéric Bastiat’s Nation of Plunderers
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Mark America:
“Many will have noted that when Governor Palin began making use of the term ‘crony capitalism,’ others began to notice the issue.”
- JP

Day By Day (December 4, 2011)

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 3, 2011)

Sound Bite For The Day
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Dana Loesch, at Big Journalism:
“It is a shame that the media won’t crowdsource White House visitor logs but will for Sarah Palin’s emails and GOP candidates’ private lives.”
- JP

Day By Day (December 2, 2011)

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 2, 2011)

Meghan McCain Is Still Talking About Sarah Palin
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P.J. Salvatore, at Big Journalism:
“Oh my.”
- JP

Gov. Palin on Hannity's radio program Friday

Courtesy of SarahNet.net, here's audio of Sarah Palin's segment on Sean Hannity's radio show Friday:


h/t: Ron Devito

Day By Day (December 2, 2011)

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quote of the Day (December 1, 2011)

Tebow, Palin, and the Pain of Remorse
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Jeannie DeAngelis, at American Thinker:
“Much like Sarah and Trig Palin, Pam and Tim Tebow both pose a problematic contradiction to one of the strongest arguments abortion advocates use when arguing to justify disposing of the unborn.”
- JP

Sarah Palin: 'I know what Herman Cain is going through'

"In this day and age of media bias, he is guilty until proven innocent."
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Asked by Sean Hannity tonight if there's any part of her "that wishes she did get in" the 2012 GOP presidential race, Gov. Palin said no:


h/t: SarahNet

- JP

Day By Day (December 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 30, 2011)

Washington Post Blogger Asks for Dirt About Newt Gingrich on Twitter
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Noel Sheppard, at NewsBusters:
“What would one expect from a newspaper that only five months ago called for readers to sift through former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's email messages?”
- JP

Mary Beth House makes a Palin conservative’s case for Newt Gingrich

This C4P post by Mary Beth House speaks for itself, and eloquently so (excerpt):
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We were spoiled.

We thought that this time…this election cycle…we’d be able to pull the lever for someone with whom we had almost no disagreements with.

And then…on October 5th, Governor Palin announced that this would not be the case.
For most if not all of us, that was quite a blow. I know it was for me.

At first, I wondered, does she want to be wooed as the reluctant candidate? I can do that! I even registered a domain name that could work to that end. But the more I watched…the more I listened…I realized she has chosen a different path for herself than what I would have wanted.

It took me a little time to regroup but after a week or two of anger, frustration and sadness…finally at the end came acceptance.

I know some however are still living with the mindset that we can choose her path for us…that we can go back to the place where we were going to be able to vote without having to think of it strategically or having to think about it pragmatically. Some are still thinking with their hearts.

But I think that it’s clear…we need to start thinking with our heads and recognize that regardless of how much we want something, that doesn’t mean we’re going to get it. We must live in the reality of what is, not what we wish were true.

With that in mind…I had to start my own journey of looking at the candidates.

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- JP

Day By Day (November 30, 2011)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 29, 2011)

Reconsider Bachmann? No.
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William A. Jacobsonn, at Legal Insurrection:
“Taking another look at Michele Bachmann is one of the memes being pushed by people unhappy with the Newt/Romney choice in the wake of the likely departure from the race of Herman Cain. Why does Cain dropping out make Bachmann any better than she was? She’s still the person who built her campaign in the early summer around trashing Sarah Palin via Ed Rollins and was happy to ride that wave while it lasted.”
- JP

John Hayward: TV Ad In Iowa Urges Palin To Reconsider

Futile, but not pointless.
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John Hayward comments at Human Events on the "Reconsider" effort (excerpt):
It’s far too late for Palin to enter the GOP primary, as too many filing deadlines have passed. There has been some speculation that she would consider a third-party run, based largely on her thoughts about the “unconventional” nature of the 2012 elections. However, when she appeared on Mark Levin’s radio show to announce that she wouldn’t enter the Republican primary race, Palin said, “I would assume that a third party would just guarantee Obama’s re-election, and that’s the last thing our republic can afford, so the consideration is not there for a third party, no.”



The “Reconsider” ad might be futile, but that doesn’t mean it’s pointless. It’s a very clear reminder to the GOP candidates what they must do to attract Palin’s supporters. Whether any of them can espouse these beliefs convincingly, let alone as well as Palin does, is a matter of debate… but as the candidates run their ground game ahead of the Iowa primaries, it’s useful to remind them of what Palin conservatives want to hear.

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Another positive outcome of the "Reconsider" campaign is that Gov. Palin may give those of her supporters who have had difficulty accepting her decision a final answer which could at last bring them closure.

- JP

Day By Day (November 29, 2011)

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 28, 2011)

“There is no such thing as liberal journalistic bias” Tweet of the Day
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William A. Jacobsonn, at Legal Insurrection:
“Reminds me of the time WaPo and other mainstream news outlets crowd-sourced Sarah Palin’s e-mails, and were downright giddy. Until they fell flat on their faces.”
- JP

Daly: Media Can’t Bring Themselves to Detach Palin from Giffords

Really? Is it customary for someone falsely accused of a crime to reach out to the victim?
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John Daly, in an opinion piece published at BernardGoldberg.com, ranks the attempt to connect Sarah Palin to the Gabrielle Giffords shooting as one of the most egregious and "bone-headed media indictments of my lifetime":
Now, it’s lame enough when the media speculates on influences to murderers based on who authored the books that sat on their shelves at home, or who sang the songs they enjoyed listening to. But this was far more of a stretch. At the time the Palin connection was being suggested, the media knew practically nothing about the shooter. They had absolutely no idea of his political leanings. They had no idea if he even had access to the internet, let alone had ever visited the website of Palin’s political action committee.

And despite the concept of targeting districts being used for decades by numerous political strategists (often accompanied with visual representations off cross-hairs, targets, and bulls-eyes), its metaphorical context was selectively disregarded by many in the mainstream media for the purpose of creating a link to Palin. In their well-documented disdain for the former Alaska governor, many despicably went ahead and suggested that she could have been some sort of spiritual accomplice to the shooter.

In the end of course, Loughner was found to be a complete nut-case who former friends actually described as a “liberal” who regularly welled up in anger at the sight of George W. Bush. His longstanding, dangerous fixation on Congresswoman Giffords predated the Tea Party and Sarah Palin’s introduction onto the national scene. Palin was of no influence on him, nor was any coherent political ideology.

One would have thought that the revelation would have put to rest the reckless and politically-motivated media assault on Palin, but as we’ve found out over the last two weeks, it didn’t.

[More]
h/t: Conservatives 4 Palin

- JP

Day By Day (November 28, 2011)

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 27, 2011)

Shamelessly Linking Sarah Palin Map To Gabby Giffords Shooting
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Marooned in Marin:
“And shame on you, Captain Mark Kelly, for not only repeating the lie, but spiting the goodwill of millions of Americans who have wished the best for Rep. Giffords and who have been cheered by her recovery.”
- JP

Forbes: How Sarah Palin's followers are rebranding for the future

Palinistas say that they understand the choice Palin made... but the truth is that some are inconsolable.
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Here is an excerpt from a lengthy article on the mamma grizzly movement in the wake of Gov. Palin announcement that she's not running for president, by Forbes contributor Frieda Klotz:
On October 5 this year, Sarah Palin announced that she wouldn’t run for president. It was just after Karen Allen’s birthday. “That was a bummer,” Allen tells me over the phone. The 41-year-old mother of four is the national coordinator of Organize4Palin, which partners with American Grizzlies United. She wasn’t the the only one to be upset at the news. Tens of thousands of conservative women had rallied behind the former Alaskan governor and many of them were devastated. Organize4Palin was in the middle of revamping its website in preparation for her candidacy. Her decision left all of them with a dilemma: what’s the point of being a Palinista if Sarah Palin is no longer in politics?

The mamma grizzly phenomenon is one of the wonders — or horrors, depending on which side of the aisle you sit — of recent political history. It sprouted in 2008 shortly after John McCain announced that Sarah Palin would be his running mate. Her feisty, flamboyant persona had a dramatic effect on conservatives and in particular on women. Karen Allen explains.

“Everybody sees themselves in her in some way. She’s willing to stand up against the corruption and take the heat and keep on going and not be defeated – that’s why they chose the name ‘Undefeated’ for the movie – no matter what comes up against her she stands.”

For Tami Nantz, the media’s portrayal of the Alaskan governor was the beginning. “I was motivated because of the onslaught of media attacks against her,” she tells me over the phone. “I just started thinking, ‘Okay, all I’m finding is all of the wonderful things that she’s done for Alaska. What in the world makes them hate her so much?’”

Nantz started a blog called Moms4SarahPalin. All of a sudden there were other groups, and a slew of terms like Palinistas and mamma grizzlies entered the dictionary. It seemed to signify the growth of a novel female power on the right. “If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy,” wrote Michael Graham in the Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages. ”Forget ‘angry white men.’”

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- JP

Day By Day (November 27, 2011)

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 26, 2011)

Jump Ball for the GOP
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Alex Castellanos, GOP media consultant:
“A Palin endorsement could take Gingrich over the hump on immigration and help him congeal the right. It would compel Romney to land the Huckabee endorsement to counter. Swallow hard, Romneyites...”
- JP

Morrissey: A new draft-Palin ad to run in Iowa next week

Is it too late for Sarah Palin to enter the Republican presidential nomination sweepstakes?
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At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey comments on the "Reconsider" movement's plan to air a draft-Palin ad in Iowa next week:
Isn’t it too late to get in the race? Not in Iowa, or in other caucus states like Nevada. The state parties run those events, and they can add a name to the ballot at any time — or caucus-goers can write in their favored candidates if they like.

However, Palin faces a bigger problem outside of Iowa. Most of the early contests are not caucuses, but primaries — and those states do have filing deadlines, which have all passed. Palin wouldn’t have contended in New Hampshire anyway, but can any candidate fail to win South Carolina, Florida, and Michigan and still expect to seriously contend for the nomination? Filing deadlines for all of these states have already passed.

Besides, Palin didn’t have an organization built in Iowa or anywhere else when she demurred on a run in the first place, and she certainly doesn’t have any now. She would have to find donors to fund those organizations, including some who shifted their money after it became clear that Palin wasn’t serious about running in this cycle. Palin might find it very difficult to get those donors to take her bid seriously, even if she managed a win in Iowa, given the difficulty of running from behind after those early primaries.

A late Palin entry would probably benefit Mitt Romney most. The buzz of her entry might very well hand her Iowa, which would kneecap Romney’s competitors heading into South Carolina and Florida, where she couldn’t compete. If Romney swept through South Carolina, Michigan, and Florida (and perhaps the Nevada caucus as well), he’d be well on his way to inevitability. Palin’s smart enough to know all of this, so despite the heartfelt efforts of C4P, her next announcement will almost certainly be an endorsement and not a declaration of candidacy.

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Don't dismiss Morrissey's opinion solely because he writes for Hot Air. I've been following this blogger since his incarnation as "Captain Ed" at Captain's Quarters‎, which was one of the best conservative blogs around in its day. Unlike his fellow HA contributors Allahpundit and Tina Korbe, Ed has always treated Gov. Palin fairly and with respect in his writings. One can disagree with his opinion without writing him off as anti-Palin or a Palin-hater. He is neither.

When I started Texans for Sarah Palin, I stated that the mission of this blog was to support Gov. Palin, no matter what she decided to do in the public arena. That has not changed, and it is the reason why I support her decision not to run for president. Yes, it was profoundly disappointing and difficult to accept, but accept it I did. I could do nothing else and remain true to that mission statement. When you say you're going to support someone's decisions, you support them -- even if they aren't decided the way you would have wanted.

- JP

Day By Day (November 26, 2011)

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 25, 2011)

Who Will Sarah Palin Endorse?
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Mark Whittington, at Associated Content:
“Palin's endorsement would take a struggling campaign and take it to the top tier. It would take a surging campaign and send it over the top. It could be the difference between getting to accept the nomination at next year's convention or just being third from the right on the stage during the unity demonstration.”
- JP

Bannon: Grit, Tenacity and Fortitude

"She is the most anti-establishment figure in modern political history..."
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Here's an excerpt from a profile "The Undefeated" filmmaker Stephen Bannon wrote about Gov. Palin, as the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute honors influential and prominent conservative women who have made a significant positive impact on our republic:

I repeatedly get asked: “Why would you make a movie about Sarah Palin–what could we possibly not already know about her?”

The answer is quite simply, “everything that’s important.”

Sarah Palin is what I describe as a “McLuhanesque” figure—one of the most media-saturated people in the world, relentlessly covered by the 24/7 news cycle, yet her real story is there hiding in plain sight, never having been told.

And what story exactly is that? The rise of a woman from complete obscurity to national prominence through her own force of will and sense of justice.

[...]

She is the most anti-establishment figure in modern political history, from her time on the Wasilla city council through her “crony capitalism” speech against the “permanent political class” at the Iowa Classic Balloon Field on Labor Day weekend 2011, this is someone who has stood by the side of the working men and women of this country, at every level, for the last 20 years.

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- JP

Day By Day (November 25, 2011)

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 24, 2011)

Piers Morgan Trashes Sarah Palin in Interview With Gabby Giffords' Husband
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Noel Sheppard, at NewsBusters:
“Although it's long been proved that Sarah Palin and so-called violent political rhetoric had absolutely nothing to do with January's tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona, CNN's Piers Morgan felt it was necessary to bring her up during Wednesday's interview with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' (D-Ariz.) husband. For his part, astronaut Mark Kelly was only too happy to take the bait and run with it...”
- JP

Day By Day (November 24, 2011)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 23, 2011)

Sarah Palin’s Name Still Resonates In America
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Dell Hill, at Dell's Bottom Line:
“I have the strong opinion that Sarah Palin will play an extremely important role in determining who the Republican party candidate will be and, further, who the next president of the United States will be.”
- JP

Sarah Palin: A Personal Thanksgiving Reflection

As posted by CBN's David Brody:
On Thanksgiving, my family's traditions will reflect the loyal, active, robust, big family life that shaped me. We're so fortunate to be together to share the making of another year's memory. In these late autumn days with temperatures dipping to 20-degrees below zero, we'll brave Alaska's biting cold to run and skate and ride - just because we can, and for that I am so thankful. Life in America's Last Frontier is not an easy living, but it's a good living. Here in Alaska, where I'm never without inspiration, an optimistic pioneering spirit still permeates, and harsh conditions force us out of self-centeredness and towards community - often in order to survive.

This need for selflessness - and the blessings that come with it - sharpened for me almost four years ago when I was given the gift of broader horizons, clarified priorities, and more commitment to justice and compassion for my fellow man who faces challenges and fears. I was granted this through a gift that arrived in a tiny, six-pound, awe-inspiring bundle. We named him Trig.

I know America's potential for goodness, thus greatness, because I see it every day through my son. Nothing makes me happier or prouder than to see America's good heart when someone smiles at my Trig. I notice it happens often in airports. Often a traveler passing by does a double-take when they see him, perhaps curious about the curious look on his face; perhaps my son momentarily exercises an uncontrollable motion that takes the passerby by surprise. Perhaps, as an innocent and candid child announced when she first met Trig, they think "he's awkward." But when that traveler pauses to look again and smile, and maybe tells me what a handsome boy I have, I swell with American pride. I am so thankful for their good heart. They represent the best in our country and their kindness shows the real hope we need today.

I am thankful that, as in so many areas of life, the bitter people who say bitter things about someone facing challenges are so outnumbered. There have been stinging criticisms, even from people still screaming that Trig should never have been born, but we know those critics may be the loudest and most malicious, but they're not the majority.

To me, when individuals reflect the greater societal acceptance of someone facing challenges, they show the best of humanity - even by offering a simple pat on Trig's head or a knowing smile shot our way. Conversely, when a society works to eliminate the "weakest links" (as some would callously consider the disabled) or "the unproductive" (as some would callously consider the very young and the very old), it eliminates the very best of itself. When a society seeks to destroy them, it also destroys any ability or need for sincere compassion, empathy, improvement, and even goodwill. And those are the very best qualities of humanity! Those are the characteristics of a country that understands and embraces true hope! America can be compassionate and strong enough as a nation to be entrusted with those who some see as an "inconvenience," but who are really our greatest blessings. Through Trig, I see firsthand that there is man's standard of perfection, and then there is God's. Man's standard is flawed, temporary, and shallow. God's standard lasts an eternity. At the end of the day, His is what matters.

So, this Thanksgiving my family will bundle Trig up and grin while we watch him through ice-frosted eyelashes as he curiously takes in all that is around him in the crisp open air. I hope your Thanksgiving gives you the opportunity to find that reminder of what really matters, too. For me, my perfect picture of thankfulness is my perfectly awesome son. With him, all is well with my soul and I know I am blessed.
- JP

Day By Day (November 23, 2011)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 22, 2011)

Man to plead guilty to harassing Palin attorney
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Yereth Rosen, at Reuters:
“Shawn Christy is scheduled to enter his guilty plea officially and be sentenced on December 1, the court papers state. A plea agreement is also expected from Craig Christy, according to court papers filed earlier this month.”
- JP

Scott Conroy: Gingrich May Have Inside Track on Palin's Endorsement

"They speak very favorably of Newt and... his credentials as compared to Perry and Romney."
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It's no secret that most of the GOP candidates for president have been phoning Wasilla since October 5, hoping to get Sarah Palin's endorsement. Scott Conroy reveals at RealClearPolitics that while none of them have yet secured her backing, Newt Gingrich may be the candidate with the best shot at getting the nod from the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate:
While Palin has characteristically kept her cards close to her chest, advisers suggest that the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is likely to endorse before someone emerges as the inevitable nominee -- and that Newt Gingrich appears to be best-positioned to secure her support.

"They speak very favorably of Newt and what they see as his credentials as compared to Perry and Romney," one member of Palin's inner circle said of the former Alaska governor and her husband, Todd, who has long served as her unofficial chief adviser.

Gingrich has been particularly effusive in expressing his admiration for Palin over the last few months, and she has returned the favor by heaping praise on the former House speaker.

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Though Gingrich is far from an ideal candidate to Palin and her advisers, his rivals may carry even more baggage in her eyes.

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Conroy points out that the aides who are his sources "emphasized that while Gingrich currently appears to be the front-runner for Palin’s endorsement, her thinking could change."

- JP

Day By Day (November 22, 2011)

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 21, 2011)

Will we ever get around to vetting Mitt Romney?
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William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“Had any other presidential candidate pulled Romney’s hiding act, that candidate would be skewered. (As Sarah Palin was for the past three years by people who now are Romney supporters, even though she was not running for President.)”
- JP

The Fix: Sarah Palin's one of the 'big six' 2012 endorsements

She "can deliver a sizeable army of supporters that any candidate would be lucky to have."
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The Washington Post's Aaron Blake, writing in "The Fix" column, observes that the 2012 GOP presidential contest has reached has reached the stage where where the candidates are beginning to battle for big name endorsements. Blake lists six key endorsements "that could change the 2012 race," and Gov. Palin's is among them:
"...the former Alaska governor still can deliver a sizeable army of supporters that any candidate would be lucky to have. She delivers the tea party crowd as much as DeMint and the social conservative crowd as much as Huckabee. More than anything, though, she delivers the kind of outsider credentials that every candidate in the race wants."

"Who’s favored? Palin’s history of backing long-shot outsiders suggests she would be open to backing someone like Herman (“Herb”) Cain. That endorsement makes all kinds of sense for Palin. At the same time, she has said nice things about Gingrich and was perhaps the key Perry backer in his 2010 primary against Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)."

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Since Blake is purely speculating anyway, it should be pointed out that Perry's gubernatorial primary was a lifetime ago, at least when measured in political time, and both he and Cain have stumbled in recent weeks. In fact, whether she will even make a presidential endorsement before the primaries have determined the nominee is open to debate. New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman claims to have been told by an anonymous "Palin advisor" that the former Alaska governor will make an endorsement, but as we have seen, unnamed media sources haven't been very reliable about what Sarah Palin will or will not do. I'm taking the entire NY Mag article with a big grain of salt.

- JP

Day By Day (November 21, 2011)

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 20, 2011)

No Caribou This Year, Sarah Palin
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Humberto Fontova, at Townhall.com:
“Sarah Palin isn’t the only one who dances after a successful hunt.”
- JP

Kelly O'Connell: Tebow, Palin & the Logic of Thanksgiving

Kelly O'Connell's op-ed explores "the secret perversion of Tim & Sarah's hateful critics," and how that is at odds with the founder's view, exemplified by our uniquely American holiday:
Shall we unveil the 700-pound Tasmanian devil in the room? The chief reason the average crank hates Tim Tebow & Sarah Palin is because both are open and unapologetic Christians. Although typical anti-American bigots are loathe to admit this fact, it is transparently true. Further, it is the essential values and characteristics of authentic Christianity which most of these non-believers find highly objectionable. This same anti-religious bigotry now threatens to atomize America’s once nearly impregnable foundations.

Currently, atheism is more esteemed than American Idol contestants. Meanwhile, atheists pour out disdain against Christians like so many Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. For example, consider the juvenile ramblings of Richard Dawkins, whose works create a toxic minefield of assorted fallacies, while raging blindly against God. This article examines the loss of a Christian worldview in America, as hinted at by the fury poured out against Sarah Palin and Tim Tebow for merely openly espousing their beliefs. The article goes on to suggest America may still restore our glory days if we turn away from failed and godless political ideals, and once again honor Him—as we did originally, so many years ago—on the first Thanksgiving day.

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Tim’s very open Christian witness is considered an odious assault against popular decorum and so must be driven from public life after a proper shaming. Only, Tebow has yet to get this message.

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Has any public figure ever been pilloried more savagely for less reason than Governor Sarah Palin? A person of both strong faith and winsome disposition, Palin attracted more savages responses than would a barbecue pit located at the entrance of Mecca. But why? Her ocean of critics will give a thousand “good reasons” why she is just one loathsome step removed from the anti-Christ. Yet, is it not inevitable her very public faith and possible proximity to the Oval Office—caused this remarkable tsunami of condemnation?

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Thanksgiving seems like the last American holiday to not suffer a perverse re-defining of its original meaning to suck out all life, and replace with materialism. So what is the essence of our national creed, revealed by Thanksgiving?

Former professor of History, Newt Gingrich reminds us of this holiday’s true meaning:
America’s First Thanksgiving: A Wholly Holy Celebration

As we all enjoy turkey and the trimmings this Thanksgiving, you may be interested to know that the first Thanksgiving celebration in America was a completely religious observance that didn’t include a feast.

It occurred in 1619—more than a year before the Pilgrims arrived from Massachusetts. A group of 38 English settlers arrived in Virginia and set aside a day to give thanks to God for their safe passage. The three-day festival of food and friendship that was the origin of Thanksgiving as we know it today didn’t occur until 1621.

Not Just a Private Celebration, a Public Thanks to God.
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- JP

Day By Day (November 20, 2011)

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 19, 2011)

And the Media Cried ‘NEXT!’ as the Campaign to Select the GOP Candidate Rolled on.
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Mike Rogers, at Granite Grok:
“It is also said that the left will tell you who they are afraid of by the way they attack the candidates. When Sarah Palin did not obligingly stand up as their punching bag, the media watched Tim Pawlenty wipe himself out, and then turned on Bachmann, complete with the ‘crazy eyes’ cover on Newsweek. They readied their attacks on Perry, threw out a few test ‘minstrel’ attacks at Cain, and waited to see who would emerge. Bachmann faded, Perry self-destructed, and Cain soared. Danger, Will Robinson - time for character assassination.”
- JP

Day By Day (November 19, 2011)

Growing Up is Hard to Do
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Quote of the Day (November 18, 2011)

Sarah Palin: Congress Rife With 'Entrenched Corruption'
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Peter Schweizer, to Newsmax.com:
“Governor Palin understands how Washington works and the battle that needs to be fought.”
- JP

'The Undefeated' heads north to Alaska

The Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated” has been shown in Alaska, but never on the big screen. That's due to change Monday, as the theater version of the two-hour film will be screened in Palin country, according to a report in the Mat Su Valley Frontiersman:
Sponsored by the Valley Republican Women’s Club, the Alaska screening also includes a meet-and-greet event with the movie’s creator and producer, Stephen Bannon, from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday at Colony Inn in Palmer. Tickets are $50 each or $75 per couple and include a light meal and a chance to speak one-on-one with Bannon.

“I’m looking forward to coming to Alaska,” he said Thursday by phone from Washington, D.C. He said this trip to Alaska will be a relatively quick since he is planning to spend Thanksgiving at Fort Campbell, Ky., with his daughter, a recent West Point graduate.

Bannon said when the movie was originally released, the theatrically company that distributed the film didn’t have any screens in Alaska.

“We’ve been actually trying to do this since August,” Bannon said.

Past Valley Republican Women’s Club president Julie Gillette said she met Bannon on Facebook before seeing the film. After watching “Undefeated” on pay-per-view at a friends’ house, Gillette said she contacted Bannon again and told him how much she’d enjoyed the movie and that she hoped he’d have a chance to come to Wasilla and show the movie someday.

“It’s fantastic to have the filmmaker here with the film,” Gillette said Friday.

While Bannon’s in Alaska, he said he also plans to record his weekly radio show here, which airs on KABC AM in Los Angeles.

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The movie plays at 6PM Alaska Time Nov. 21 at the Wasilla Alaska Club Theater. Suggested donation is $5 and seating is limited to 150 people.

- JP