Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Rundown

First up, LOTUS post:

Really? Still Making Things Up?

The book tour starts this week, and I look forward to it! I'm most looking forward to meeting many of you, shaking your hands, and telling you,"Thanks for loving America." I'll give you a scoop here and tell you what's on the book's Dedication Page – it's dedicated to you – Patriots – who love the U.S.A. as much as I do.

Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released. They're now erroneously reporting on the book's contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign and afterwards. We've heard 11 writers are engaged in this opposition research, er, "fact checking" research! Imagine that – 11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to "fact check" what's going on with Sheik Mohammed's trial, Pelosi's health care takeover costs, Hasan's associations, etc. Amazing.
We'll keep setting the record straight, and we'll keep reminding some in the media that Americans are very tired of their non-objective reporting. A great, recent post that accomplishes this is a Conservatives4Palin post. It's got some nice fact checking included. As always, they did a great job holding some of the media accountable for spreading more misinformation and for making things up. You can read it here. Enjoy!

And I can't wait to see you! God bless the fight for freedom! Keep up the great work, Patriots who love this country.

- Sarah Palin
That C4P post was called "Fact-Checking the Fact-checkers." I wonder if they read my post....

Ah, it's probably a coincidence. I think they actually got it from Mark Steyn. Still, Sarah reads C4P! She gets a kick out of the antics of Nancy and and the girls too, I'll betcha!

Hillary Clinton is open to coffee with Sarah:

I've often thought that it would be very interesting if Hillary or Bill came out and endorsed Sarah. Very interesting. Bill had this to say soon after Palin was announced last year:

"I come from Arkansas, I get why she's hot out there; why she's doing well. People look at her, and they say, 'All those kids. Something that happens in everybody's family. I'm glad she loves her daughter and she's not ashamed of her. Glad that girl's going around with her boyfriend. Glad they're going to get married.'"

Clinton said voters would think, "I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They're wonderful children. They're wonderful people. And I like the idea that this guy does those long-distance races. Stayed in the race for 500 miles with a broken arm. My kind of guy."

Then he got on the bandwagon with Obama. I can't help but think that Bill's strategy would have been much more effective against Palin:

"My view is ... why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don't we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?....

She's an instinctively effective candidate and with a compelling story," Clinton said in an interview with CNBC. "I think it was exciting to some that she was a woman," said Clinton. "I think she, I get why she's done so well. It's a mistake to underestimate her. She's got good intuitive skills. They're significant."

If they had handled Sarah the Bill Clinton way, they wouldn't have ticked off the ordinary barbarians the way they did. That Chicago machine way is going to backfire, big time. Bill Clinton is a natural politician. He's an instinctive politician. So is Sarah. I do not agree with the Clintons at all, but I never thought I'd see the day that I'd looked back on the Clinton years as rosy.

In other videos, Guiliani says Palin's great for the GOP:

Bill Kristol says Palin wouldn't bow:

I honestly don't care too much about the bow to the Japanese. But he didn't have to go all the way parallel to the floor. A slight head bob would have sufficed.

And Liz Cheney defends Palin against Juan.

I'm sorry, Juan, did I hear you say "no reason?" My temperature just rose about ten degrees. Everybody should stay clear of me for at least a few minutes.

O'Reilly put Palin on his patriots list:

I honestly think he has a crush on her:)

He talked to Fox and Friends about his interview with her this morning:

CNN's John King went up to Alaska to get the resident's thoughts on "Going Rogue":

Here's John King's full report. Sean Parnell weighs in on Sarah:

While we're in Alaska, let's go to Governor Parnell who is following in Sarah's footsteps:
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he has the best interest of polar bears at heart, but he doesn't intend to let the federal government's expanded protection for bears get in the way of the state's continued prosperity.

Like his predecessor, Sarah Palin, the governor is suing the federal government to overturn the listing of the iconic symbol of the Arctic as a threatened species, a move made last year that he believes could threaten Alaska's lifeblood: petroleum development.

"Currently some are attempting to improperly use the Endangered Species Act to shut down resource development," Parnell says. "I'm not going to let this happen on my watch."
Sean's a good guy. He's got near the approval rating Sarah did for awhile. I actually think that his approval rating is really Sarah's. It's what hers would have been had all of this political partisan junk not followed Sarah back to the state after the election. As soon as the partisan junk was gone, the approval rating shot right back up. But that's just my opinion. I don't live there.

I am, however, proud of this next little tidbit:

The uniquely Midwestern accent of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin caused some University of Wisconsin researchers to wonder why a person who grew up in the small town of Wasilla, Alaska would sound like someone from the movie "Fargo".

Phrases like, "you betcha" and her habit of dropping the "g" in words that end in "ing" ("talkin" instead of "talking") moved three UW linguists to trace her speech roots to the Midwest.

The researchers determined that her speech was heavily influenced by the people who settled the Wasilla area in the 1930s from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Here's Sarah at a Norwegian thingy in Alaska:

I just thought that was kinda cool.

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