Posted on January 09 2013 - 4:09 AM - Posted by: Ian Lazaran | Follow on Twitter!
You may have received the following SarahPAC e-mail courtesy of Ted Cruz.
Good morning all.
Excellent article about Gov.Palin’s record of accomplishments.
‘Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?’
From the article:
Executive Authority and Success
Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.
Budgeting and Spending
Palin cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5% while also reducing federal earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure. She used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she instituted a temporary hiring freeze, while at the same time reducing spending by more than 33% between FY2009 and FY2010.
In stark contrast to President Obama and other governors whose fiscal records are dogged by credit downgrades, Palin left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor. Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.
Under Palin’s leadership, Alaska was 2nd in job growth, and 3rd in the change in its unemployment rate, compared to the other states. Alaska also saw a record number of oil jobs in both 2008 and 2009, while natural resource and logging jobs increased 13.7% during Palin’s tenure.
In fact, Palin’s record on jobs compared to the country as a whole was stronger than the President’s and other prominent governors’ during their respective tenures
Alaska was an opportunity society under Palin. Alaska moved up from the 4th most business tax-friendly state to the 3rd most business tax-friendly state during her tenure.
Palin was a firm believer in tax cuts. In addition to lowering unemployment insurance tax rates, she cut business license fees in half, suspended the state motor fuel tax, and signed legislation, allowing Alaska-based businesses the same opportunities as out-of-state businesses. All of this was consistent with her record as Mayor of Wasilla, where she eliminated small business inventory taxes and cut property tax mill levies every year she was in office.
Energy issues are Palin’s forte, and her record proves it. In 2007, Governor Palin signed ACES—Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share—a net tax on oil profits that was passed in a bipartisan and transparent manner. ACES replaced the corruption-tainted oil tax plan of the previous administration, which was passed in secret and ultimately lead to the federal indictment of several Alaskan state officials and oil company personnel. Furthermore, ACES provided oil companies with incentives to develop. The progressivity of the tax meant producers were protected when oil prices were low, but the interest of the resource owners—the people of Alaska—were appropriately protected as well to achieve a fair return for their resource.
Most importantly, ACES led to jobs, increased development, and a huge surplus for Alaska.
Perhaps Palin’s biggest energy achievement was spearheading the creation of the Alaska natural gas pipeline. After five decades of unsuccessful attempts by Alaskan administrations to bring a gas pipeline project into existence, Palin and her team introduced the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) in March 2007. AGIA passed the Legislature by a vote of 57-1 in May of that year.
Unlike the behind-closed-doors cronyism of past administrations, Palin’s AGIA legislation was conducted out in the open and made use of a genuine free-market competitive bidding process. Palin’s AGIA placed not only Alaska, but also the nation, further on the path toward energy independence.
Palin played hardball with the big oil companies in her state. According to the Alaska state constitution, Alaskans are the resource owners in their state; and it was Palin’s duty as their CEO to get the best deal for Alaskans while at the same time partnering with these oil companies for the mutual benefit of all.
Ethics Reform and Transparency
Ethics reform was the hallmark of Palin’s governorship. She was swept into office on a reform message in a state with a serious corruption problem. Alaska at the time was undergoing a federal investigation that culminated in the indictment of various corrupt lawmakers. Palin had made a name for herself as an ethics crusader when she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservative Commission and blew the whistle on fellow commissioner and state GOP head Randy Ruedrich for doing party business on state time. This resulted in Ruedrich receiving a $12,000 fine—the largest civil fine for ethics in the state’s history. Alaskans respected the fact that Palin was not afraid of taking on the establishment of her own party.
As governor, Palin fought for and signed sweeping bipartisan ethics legislation, which restricted lobbyists, improved disclosure laws, and improved executive and legislative branch ethics laws. In the face of corruption, she continued to take on her own party when it was necessary. She also increased transparency by releasing her oil tax bill to her constituents 17 days prior to the special legislative session, opening up natural gas pipeline deals to all potential parties, putting the state checkbook online, and not allowing lobbyists in her office.
Palin forward funded education to allow districts greater flexibility, supported increased vocational training and early education funding, opened up opportunity to Alaskan students to participate in regional medical schools, and increased overall funding for special needs education by 175% (before she herself became the mother of son with special needs). Believing that the best reform was close to home, Palin wisely also chose to monitor rather than participate in national standards for education.
Palin introduced health care transparency legislation that established an Alaska health care information office to give consumers factual information on quality and cost to help them make better-informed health care decisions. Recognizing that health care must be market-and business-driven, rather than restricted by government, Palin proposed repeal of Certificate of Need—a layer of bureaucracy that prevents medical facility development. She established the Alaska Health Strategies Planning Council, reduced Medicaid assessments by 83%, and expanded Alaska’s SeniorCare benefits program for low-income seniors.
Governor Palin’s executive accomplishments in list form.
You are welcome, jester2939.
‘Setting the Record Straight – Sarah Palin and Sex Education’
From the article:
"NPR got it wrong back in 2008. As did the The Washington Post, MSNBC, ABC News and The Wallstreet Journal .Unfortunately, many feminists have followed the misinformation of the mainstream media."
As Governor Palin has said many times, she advocates for an “all of the above”approach to energy independence which includes solar, wind, nuclear, and clean coal in addition to the more traditional oil, gas, and coal.
She supported development of renewable energy sources, developing a plan to have 50% of Alaska’s energy to be produced from renewable sources by the year 2025.
‘Palin unveils state energy goals; 2025 GOAL: At least 50 percent of state’s power to be from alternative sources.’ (January , 2009)
"Gov. Sarah Palin has crossed swords with conservation groups over petroleum drilling, but she earned nothing but praise Friday after announcing the most ambitious renewable energy goals in the nation. At a news conference announcing her statewide energy plan, Palin called for 50 percent of Alaska’s power to be generated by renewable resources by 2025."
‘Sarah Palin’s Goal Of 50% Renewable Energy Use In Alaska Signed Into Law’ (June , 2010)
"One of the first things Barack Obama did, once he took office, was to announce a pretty ambitious goal of having the United States get 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable sources by the year 2025. To date, little if anything, has been done by the Obama regime to reach this goal.
On January 21, 2009 (Obama’s first full day at work) Sarah Palin, writing in the Wall Street Journal, praised this initiative strongly, while reminding Obama that conventional sources of energy will always be needed. She also announced that she was working on the goal of having Alaska get a full 50 percent of it’s energy from renewables in that same 2025 time frame."
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." Corinthians 13:13
About media bias.
‘The Undefeated’ Review: ‘By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them’ (Jun, 2011)
"With one legislative success after another and overwhelming bipartisan support, Governor Sarah Palin’s popularity was at a record high 88% according to Gallup’s empirical data — the highest approval rating on record for a sitting US Governor. With that kind of approval rating, Sarah stated "My administration must be doing something right
She enjoyed those high approval ratings right up to the day her Blackberry rang and Senator McCain asked "Would you like to help me change history"?
And so began their campaign for the White House.
So, too, began another campaign — the one launched by the statists to destroy her.
Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals teaches its disciples that you must take a person’s strengths and "isolate them". And that is exactly what they did. It was an organized strategy and the media gladly participated."
Book Excerpt: ‘Bring Her Down’: How the American Media Tried to Destroy Sarah Palin. (June , 2011)
"More than with any other presidential election in living memory, the members of the press seized control of the narrative of the 2008 election and held onto it.
At first, in their minds, the story of the election was supposed to be the story of Barack Obama, who for many reasons had become their candidate of choice early in the process. But when Sarah Palin, coming out of nowhere with (in their eyes) inexplicable popularity, threatened their vision of Obama’s triumphal march to the White House, she had to be stopped, plain and simple.
If the story now had to include her, they would simply have to ensure that her part ofthe story was told on their terms—and that it was the ugliest, most vicious, most damning story they could possibly dream up."
‘The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star’ (by Matthew Continetti) November . 2009
"But the fascination of ordinary people quickly drew an unprecedented attack from the media
elite and liberal activists. Far beyond the normal bounds of tough questions and challenges, Palin’s enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her marriage, herchildren, her faith, and her wardrobe.
The media distorted Palin’s positions and beliefs beyond recognition. And almost every word out of her mouth was spun as a "flub."
Mika Brzezinski Discusses Media Bias (May 11, 2009)
"Scarborough: You brought up Sarah Palin? You’re right, they were bashing Sarah Palin before they even knew Sarah Palin. They were scared of her.
Brzezinski: Exactly. Let me make this clear because this is my world and these are the people I’ve worked with for twenty years. Members of the network media elite as well as members and people who worked for the New York Times, when Sarah Palin first came on the scene and this is what they knew about her:
She was a woman, she was pro-life, and she had some very, very conservative views on other issues. And all I could hear from my friends in the network media elite was, "Let’s bring her down. I hope these rumors bring her down." And at a party where there were people from the New York Times, all they would talk about is the rumors that they hoped would bring her down.
They did not know her. They didn’t know anything about her. But they wanted to bring her down."
Jonathan Strong discusses media Plot to tear Palin Down (July ,2010)
We need to recognize that the mainstream media consists of leftist, socialist, progressive, communist ideologues. Those in the mainstream media were indoctrinated while attending college and they will never change. It is imperative to develop an alternative to the mainstream media.
The trashing of Sarah Palin is a warning that there are forces in America that are working to destroy our Constitution and to fundamentally change America into something hideous and grotesque.
Armstrong Williams interviews Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska in summer of 2007.
Really liked that one.
‘Sarah takes on Big Oil: The compelling story of Governor Sarah Palin’s battle with Alaska’s
‘Big 3′ oil companies’ (by Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson)
Gov. Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil” .
This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry.
I’m in the process of reading the book now, ZH.
It is very impressive how courageous our Sarah was towards the powerful oil thugs. Here’s a little woman who faced the corruption head on, unafraid, not for sale, couldn’t be bought and……WON one for the people of Alaska! If only ALL our elected officials had the same mindset….not for sale, can’t be bought and focused on doing the right thing for the people. What a mighty country we would have.
Speaking of Ted Cruz, the concern troll Q or W had several breathless allusions to Things-Ted-Cruz-said. One that did not get adequate rebuttal referred to Cruz’s appearance on the Dan Patrick show. Dan Patrick is the Texas state version of Dick Armey — Tea Party poser.
If you read through this post you will see numerous links to solid conservatives who called out Patrick on his lies. This is when Gov. Palin jumped in to bolster Cruz. http://www.texastribune.org/2012/07/27/palin-jabs-perry-while-rallying-cruz/
Please don’t play with Quit or Work. This poster is nothing more than a slick troll who needs to Quit — it certainly doesn’t Work.
I agree with you there.
mission of left = take Cruz down immediately / they have the resources .. the more things change the more they stay same .. I’m positive we have made the turn 2014 positive election for Tea Party Texas ..
Chuck Jr’s comments on 3rd party picked up at Huffpoo:
Do you think they watch his site or C4P? After this, I’m sure he’ll have regular Huffing visitors.
Might be both.
Oh yeah..they probably already have trolls under that bridge…
"Do you think they watch his site or C4P?"
Many people, who don’t comment on this blog , are monitoring this blog; including media, political opponents of Gov.Palin, potential candidates, etc.
all the more reason to pounce on, debunk and belittle the occassional posts from ‘tin foil’ hat types
Spoken like a true leftie. Aren’t those the same guidelines that Media Matters issue to their paid ‘Seminar posters’?
Those comments on that site are vile, sound like 8 year old children, everything is personal.
I should have added a Warning: Read Comment section at your own risk. lol
not that unusual. Can find those on most conservative sites-even this one. Some conservatives not only demean liberals but also conservatives that they disagree with. Gov. Palin’s all of the above approach didn’t apply to just energy. She is an example to admire and emulate. She has embraced people from all walks of life whether she agrees with them or not. Very unlike behavior I’ve see here and other places where people demean, insult, show unkindness and even stalk fellow posters who all have the same goal and that is to retain America the land of the free and home of the brave. We can’t ask others to keep it free when we want to squelch the voices we disagree with. It’s hypocrisy.
well they know she would split any vote and dems win
Seems to me that, with the vitriol they sling at her, they are not that confident at all that they could win against her.
"It’s Not Game Over It’s Time For The GOP To Counterattack"
"The current state of the GOP brings to mind the surviving Marines in Aliens, with no shortage of demoralized hacks lamenting their inability to resist by channeling Private Hudson: “Maybe you haven’t been keeping up on current events but we just got our a**** kicked, pal!”
So what? So we took a hit on the Fiscal Cliff. Stand up, brush off and get back into the fight. This is no time for self-pity, no time for weakness."
Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner
They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the waters.
3 Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.
5 He will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God his Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory.
I’m still doing more lurking than commenting.
I enjoy all your comments.
There’s funny article by investment guy Doug Kass today in which he predicts the rise of a third party of centrists. He does not seem to realize it’s called the GOP.
It is interesting to see that people in the mainstream see a political change in the offing also.
I stand with Sarah Palin … and no one else
Sorry my friend, but the republicans have moved to the left. They are no longer a party of centrists, and I daresay, haven’t been for over a decade.
I was not refering to the center of political thought but the center of the political spectrum
Dems on one side, Conservatives on the other, and GOP in the middle.
Governor Palin and Democrat Pat Caddell would make a very potent team!
See at Breitbart.com:
"Caddell: ‘This Country Is On The Verge Of An Explosion’"
Have you seen Chuck Jr.’s post on FB about it?
I haven’t. But, of course, I’m not on Facebook.
This is kind of eerie. As most of you know I
wrote a post two days ago about the possibility of starting a third
major political party that could seriously contend for high national
offices. I’m not a politician and the only reason I wrote it was because
I am so frustrated with the bickering between our two established
parties and the direction our country is heading. Anyway, someone sent
me a video today of a speech that Democratic pollster Pat Caddell delivered to a group of women in Austin, Texas yesterday.
Pat is much, much more politically savvy than I am so I’d like to share
some of what he said in his speech. He mentioned that he is speaking
out for the sake of his own grandchildren. -75-79% of Americans believe government in Washington governs without the consent of the people. -83% think the system is rigged by lobbyists, unions, banks, and special interests. -77% (recent Gallup poll) believe the power play between our two parties is a threat to the survival of our country.
Regarding the Fiscal Cliff: Mort Zuckerman recently stated that the
unfunded liability of government is 87 trillion dollars. The new bill
that was just passed: for every dollar in spending cuts there will be 41
dollars in new taxes. On top of this, hundreds of billions of dollars
in tax breaks will be given to special interests. Mr. Caddell
then said that we currently have two political parties: the “corrupt”
party and the “stupid” party (he didn’t stipulate which one was which).
He said that not only did the Senate pass the Fiscal Cliff bill, but
they caved and gave Obama the power to raise the debt ceiling.
He called Obamacare a crime against democracy because Obama promised it
wouldn’t be linked to new taxes. Since then 19,000 new IRS agents are
being put in place. He said that congressmen on both sides of the aisle
helped it pass because they are in cahoots with the insurance companies
that will profit from this new legislation. “Congressmen will talk but
will not act.” He mentioned that 30% of Obama voters want Obamacare
overturned. He said that the role of government is supposed to be to protect the people from power, not impose power on the people.
He concluded by saying that regardless of what party people belong to,
when you are elected you swear an oath to the constitution, not a
political party. We are a party of America. The power is in the people, not in the party.
Thanks, I was going to send Chuck JR. that link of Cadell but thats great someone already did. I hope he passes the link on to Sarah, so much of what Cadell was talking about is what Sarah Palin has been preaching about.
If she runs, (which I believe that she will do) she is going to pick a PHENOMENAL running mate!! She truly thinks outside the box…
palin yes, caddell no. he is nuts about a third of the time.
I watched that Cadell video last night very impressive.
Sen. Lindsay Graham holding up CIA nomination until Benghazi is settled
Good morning guys and gals!
I like the fact Ted Cruz is working with SarahPac and is reaching out to her supporters – did any of the others she endorsed do that? I don’t remember. So far, so good. Wow, I can honestly say I like one of my senators!! I’m keeping my eye on him, though =D
I don’t think that she sent a letter to us, but Sarah Steelman has been quite gracious toward Sarah Palin.
Also, I have been thanked by Rebecca Kleefisch for my support.
It’s good to keep track of those who have returned the favor to Sarah P.
Yes, they both look to be good as well.
I recieved a Xmas card from Rebbecca Kleefish. I heard Sarah Steelman is running for Congress in an upcoming election.
I like Kleefisch.
Ted Cruz, I know you just started, but keep up the good work!
I called his office in DC the other day to give him my words of appreciation and the lady I spoke with just about started crying. :) I told her she couldn’t cry, that she would mess up her make up and we both laughed.
With ALL the reps and senators I’ve called the past few years, I’ve never had such a genuine conversation with a staff member.
Go Cruz!!! (But I’m also watching you…)
Good job. That was a very nice thing to do.
Ok, I will say it: Palin-Cruz 2016!
Teachers in several states are getting conceal carry permits and tanking the necessary training.
Oh, how the left hates to have to admit that Obama’s Administration has used the same effective techniques for extracting vital information from terror suspects that the Bush Administration was castigated for.
I would be a bit more sympathetic to the left’s idealistic Utopia if #1 Obama had actually followed through on his promises to end torture as he described it. All he did was get the press to stop covering it. And blast suspected terrorists with hellfire missiles from drones rather than deal with capture and rendition.
Oh, and I’d also be more sympathetic if it weren’t for the huge piles of rubble that I remember in Lower Manhattan.
Anyways, here is the op-ed from the Real Politics piece written by Deb Saunders:
Getting Dirty Getting bin Laden
At a preview Thursday, I saw a steely homage to the hardworking souls who endured the grueling slog to locate the man who ordered the 9/11 attacks. And yes, "Zero Dark Thirty" depicts an al-Qaida detainee who, after being waterboarded, gives up the first information about a courier to bin Laden.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein is hopping mad. Last month, her office sent a letter, co-signed by Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John McCain, R-Ariz., to Sony Pictures that called the movie "grossly inaccurate and misleading" in suggesting that harsh interrogations produced information that led to bin Laden.
The Senate Three now are investigating the CIA’s communications with the filmmakers.
(Click the link for the entire piece)
I saw the trailer last night at the movies fo "Zero Dark Thirty", it looks like it was well done as far as having a real effect in recreating the special forces activities. The camera and sound work was impressive, as far as the story I cant say, the trailer was only a minute or two.
@AdrianaCohen16 if you aren't #bostonstrong, not sure who is! Thx for your boldness!
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