Okay, a lot happened today. (By the way, I often type that as one word - "alot." I know it's two, but I always thought it should be one because we blend it together anyway. So if I blend the two words, I know they shouldn't be blended, it's just a small act of rebellion.)
Palin was a hit in Minneapolis, although she was not hit by a tomato:
What is it with liberals and throwing things? They caw all this stuff about how violent the tea partiers are, and then they throw things. I am mildly amused.
Article and video on Palin's Minneapolis appearance here. Slideshow of pics here.
Another article and more pics here.
Article and video here.
One guy was there who calls himself Palinman. His website is here.
Orthmann donned a tee-shirt featuring a pitbull with lipstick, one of the nicknames attached to Palin. "Todd said he liked the shirt, 'nice shirt' he said!"
"Oh it was wonderful! My heart was pounding, my hands were shaking, it was really a treat," Sue Parrucci of Centerville told KARE. What did Palin say? "She said, 'God bless you Sue'!"
Article on Palin in South Dakota here.
After the EPA's idiotic declaration that CO2 is killing the earth and must be regulated (everybody hold your breath), Salazar okayed some offshore drilling progress in Alaska:
When it was Berger's turn to get his book signed, David asked Palin if she was going to run for president in 2012. "She said she would have to see, but she thanked him for asking that bold question," Berger said.
Berger said Palin was "very personable, very friendly. She talked to my son and my daughter. She thanked us for coming."
Hovland said Palin was "so nice. Very gracious, very complimentary. "I told her, 'please run for president.' She hung her head and smiled."
Hovland said Palin's father was also shaking hands with fans. "I told him 'try to
convince your daughter to run for president' and he said 'we've had a few conversations.' He said 'I'm proud of my little Sarah.'"
Palin's response on Facebook:
I'm not sure what to think about this:
I commend Interior Secretary Salazar’s decision today to conditionally approve drilling at three exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska; it’s a decision that’s been a long time coming. The area north of the Arctic Circle contains some of the world’s richest oil and gas reserves. U.S. Geological Survey researchers estimate that it contains 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 83 billion barrels of undiscovered oil.
The international community recognizes the potential of Arctic off-shore drilling; it’s about time our government allowed us to compete with them by developing these rich reserves in an environmentally responsible way. As I said last April in my testimony before the Secretary during a federal hearing in Anchorage, “Alaska’s oil and gas resources can and should be a major part of the implementation of any creditable energy plan for our nation.
Alaska has proven that these resources can be developed safely, but Arctic exploration and development is a slow, demanding process. Delays or major restrictions in accessing these resources for environmentally responsible development are not in the national interest or the interests of the State of Alaska.”
As an Alaskan and an American, I am very grateful for the decision today because it is a step in the right direction toward prosperity for Alaska and energy independence and security for America.
- Sarah Palin
Palin's up to a 46% favorability. Ho hum. I hate polls.
Good letter to the editor on Palin here. It's not written by a fan, but it gives an actual objective look at things. This person must be one of the 8% who neither loves nor hates her.
Good article on Palin's appearance with Barney Frank here.
In the underground, Levi Johnston and Andrew Sullivan were on Joy Behar. I'm not even going there......
Oh, and Andree McLeod has filed another ethics complaint against Sarah, this time about her legal defense fund. Maybe we should start filing stuff against Obama, putting a strain on the system and wasting money the money of Americans until McLeod stops wasting the money of Alaskans. Oh, that's right, we have a conscience.
Nuts (in more ways than one).
And now, vids, vids, and more vids. Palin in Minneapolis and more: