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The Governor is being featured on the front-page of CPAC under the title "America’s Future: America’s Next Generation of Conservatives."


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  • ZH100

    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

    Business Growth

    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 issubeteutiful photoses 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.

    Health Care

    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.

    • ZH100

      Governor Palin’s executive accomplishments in list form.

      • ZH100

        Some informative links debunking misinformation and lies about Sarah Palin

        Sliming Palin (by FactCheck)

        Debunking the Myth that Mayor Sarah Palin Made Rape Victims Pay for Their Own Rape Kits

        ‘Only Palin’s Stylist Knows for Sure ‘ (Debunking the wardrobe myth)

        A.B. Culvahouse Praises Sarah Palin (April , 2009) Debunking the myth that Gov.Palin was not vetted.

        ‘Setting the Record Straight – Sarah Palin and Sex Education’

        • ZH100

          Debunking the false (!) meme that Gov.Palin has lack of knowledge on issues "outside of anti-corruption and energy policy."

          Gov.Palin has spoken out on almost all the issues, both foreign and domestic and has been proven right on many of her statements.

          ‘Setting the Palin Record Straight’ (by Jedediah Bila; 3/17/2011)

          "It’s truly astonishing the lengths that some will go to in order to try to discredit Sarah Palin. Sure, the left-wing media loons are a given, but what about the folks on the Right who relentlessly brand her as unelectable, unintelligent, unpresidential, and/or unqualified?

          What’s most interesting about the repeated attacks on Palin – from the Left and the Right – is that they are routinely empty.

          They are often featured in online hit pieces that are void of any reference to her record and/or her contributions over the past two years to discussions of national and international significance. They focus on absurd criticism of her TLC series, which so many elitists deemed anti-intellectual and so many regular Americans deemed relatable. They call her a “quitter” because she resigned from the governorship, but don’t reveal the reality that she was faced with numerous frivolous ethics charges made by political operatives that were costing her state hundreds of thousands of dollars and her staff countless hours to refute.
          The fact that she made the right decision for Alaska, and that the charges were all ultimately dismissed, get buried under the frenzied need some have to try to sabotage her at all costs.

          And let’s not forget the manner in which the authors of these hit pieces so often compile every possible negative quotation on Palin they can find, particularly from the mouths of whom they consider to be the conservative intellectual elite. The quotes are typically nonsensical and/or erroneous, and mark embarrassing moments for those who uttered them, as they tend to reflect a complete lack of awareness of Palin’s accomplishments, writings, and outspoken stand on policy initiatives.

          Since September 2010 alone, Sarah Palin has penned commentary on such topics as the unrest in Libya, the protests in Wisconsin, Obama’s 2012 budget proposal and State of the Union address, getting tough with Iran and standing with Iranians who seek democracy, challenging the specifics of President Obama’s energy policy, the omnibus spending bill, defeating the New START, opposition to state bailouts, tax policy, a message to Republican freshmen in Congress, opposition to quantitative easing, and more. She has repeatedly been a leading voice—via television appearances and speaking engagements—against the dangers of ObamaCare and the risks of President Obama’s approach to energy."

          • Laddie_Blah_Blah

            Good morning ZH. I don’t always read your morning summaries, but I always come back to them, sooner or later, for updates and reminders of the guv’s accomplishments and policies. As always, thanks for being the "keeper of the scrolls," as Brianus said.

            • ZH100

              You are welcome,Laddie_Blah_Blah and good morning.

  • qtdb7

    You don’t need to compromise. You just need to do the
    RIGHT things. Why would We the People want to compromise with
    people who want to screw the U.S. Constitution? Should Jesus have
    compromised with the devil?

  • Guest

    You don’t need to compromise. You just need to do the
    RIGHT things. Why would We the People want to compromise with
    people who want to screw the U.S. Constitution? Should Jesus have
    compromised with the devil?

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Schadenfreude moment of the day – Donna Brazile cannot figure out why her health care premiums have gone up. Really, she can’t figure it out:

    Now, Donna Brazile is a very intelligent woman. This just goes to show how ideological blindness can render a conscious, thinking, intelligent human being into a clueless, laugh-out-loud joke.

    • wodiej

      maybe she’s not as bright as you give her credit for.

      • OldPat

        Booksmart, wodiej. Educated stupid by the progressives in higher ed.

      • Laddie_Blah_Blah

        I regret to say, wodie, that there are some very intelligent females in my own family who are equally blind, in spite of my repeated and brilliant arguments to the contrary, and in spite of the plain facts, which I eagerly point to in hopes of inspiring an epiphany of insight in at least one of them.

        So far, all my efforts have been of no use.

        • dave7777

          Someday I want an intelligent woman to tell me why she is attracted to that skinny dork marxist. To me, voting for Obama and being intelligent is an oxymoron.

    • golfmom3

      She is a very intelligent woman. There is no objective reason her health care premiums should go up since she is the same person she was before Chef Obama started messing around in the health care "kitchen". Brazile knows very well why the costs have gone up, and she also has to have anticipated the public shaming her public admission of error will bring. Take heart! the mood is shifting — Obama’s "feet of clay" are continuing to erode.

  • blueniner

    Well the left have turned on their Icon Bob Woodward. When youn stray ftom the talking points and the plantation you are condemned. It as interesting to see the hateful comments about Woodward on the blogs. Welcome to Sarah Palins world!

    • patnatasha

      he will return to the fold.

  • ZH100

    ‘Journalist Bob Woodward blasts Obama "madness" in handling cuts’

  • mark1955 H/T to the site "Sippsey Street Irregulars", for this link, it says that inspite of any attempts to Ban Assault Weapons, or attempt to Take Away our God Given Second Amendment Rights by Sen.Dianne Feinstein and others are pretty much irrelevant and a moot point at this stage, as technology has outshot any government attempts to put the "Genie back in the Bottle" so far as Firearms manufacturing is concerned. According to this article ( I just put it up for educational purposes ) it has a link to a CAD file that you can download for free,that enables you to print out an AR-15 lower Receiver ( Basically the only part of a weapon that is classified as a Firearm ) and high capacity magazines from the comfort of your home anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet access and access to a 3D printer. It’s a Tyrannical governments worst nightmare. Again I just posted it here strictly for educational purposes. I would also not ever suggest that anyone download this easy, incredible, useful and Free information by that Great young Patriot, Cody Wilson in Texas has provided, before someone in "Cyber security land" interferes. UPDATE, to all the lefties who are "Down arrowing" this, i’m going to have to make your miserable day ( Lives ) even worse. I didn’t even mention the hundreds of thousands and probably much greater numbers of Firearms that are probably being manufactured in home work shops in our Great Republic..

    • golfmom3

      I watched Duck Dynasty last night with one of my boys, and it struck me — do the Leftists really think they will take all the guns away from all the Real People who have guns and use them? Only on the Coasts — NOT IN MIDDLE AMERICA.

      • mark1955

        Delete and sorry for Double post.

      • golfmom3

        Now, who in the world down-arrows Duck Dynasty?? Morrisey, is that you?

        See the first video:

        • mark1955

          Don’t worry about it, they are lefties. LOL, I just automatically add the "Down Arrows" to my "Up" total. I know i’m Hitting a Bullseye with my statements if I get a lot of them. One of the few good things about this new format, is through the "Down Arrows", we get to actually see how many people on the dem and GOPe left, are monitoring a site about someone they claim they are not concerned about.

      • mark1955

        The Futility of attempting this doesn’t even occur to the left. It’s alway’s take away, deny, destroy,limit, control with them…It’s who they are. They have Nothing other than that. Even if it’s a near impossible task like trying to take away our God Given Second Amendment Rights and the Firearms and weapons that accompany it.

    • mark1955

      Update. I really don’t like having to make you people on the left’s day ( Lives ) more miserable who are giving me the "Down arrows" even worse, but I forgot to mention the hundreds of thousands and quite probably a lot more, numbers of Firearms, that are probably being manufactured by Patriots in Home workshops.

  • ZH100
    • PetePetretich

      Washington, DC just can’t forget Sarah Palin for some reason even though she’s been out of office for almost four years!

    • golfmom3

      Thank you, Z, I am glad you found this first! This needs to be re-posted later this morning for those in subsequent time zones. It’s a lot easier to fight hard when you know you can take the upper hand. We get so distracted by gloom and doom when the reality is far different.

      Honest leftists — well, that’s an oxymoron — let’s try realistic leftists see their frantic reach for power coming up empty. The battle is turning!

      "And the potential disasters America faces today do not come from global
      warming, nuclear weapons, the Russians, the hippies or the rednecks. They come from the economic division of America between the red states, which are rising in capital and prosperity, and the left and right coasts, which are receding in economic power. . . When the common folk in the heartland rise in prosperity, they will demand a more equitable economic and tax situation and a greater say in the messaging. And if America is to address and contain these critical economic issues, only a new Jacksonian figure – an indigenous folk hero loved in the heartland – can commandeer them. She, like Jackson, would be identified by the contempt she brings from the Eastern establishment’s salons and Hollywood, which still demands a say when the economic paradigm they speak for has shifted."

    • Polarbearpapa

      I am sorry if i misunderstand…but isn’t this writer taking a swipe at Sarah and all Conservatives…..

      and doesn’t He write for the Daily Kossacks?………

      • golfmom3

        You need to search on "Bernie Quigley Sarah Palin" — Mr. Quigley has a remarkable series of posts on the heroic Sarah Palin. He calls her "Galadriel, Lady of the Woods"

        Check Wikipedia for a synopsis of Galadriel: "Tolkien describes Galadriel as "the mightiest and fairest of all the Elves that remained in Middle-earth" (after the death of Gil-galad) and the "greatest of elven women"."

        This is not a swipe — it is a gallant bow to the mighty one: Governor Palin. He’s echoing Angelo Codevilla.

    • GrmaTX

      oh,poo. i didnt mean to activate the down arrow. my finger was hovering and activated it by mistake. sorry. i have a brokern right wrist, so trying to manage left-handed.

  • joseph agibinik

    I apologize for my rant yesturday. Please forgive me. Hope is eternal when one has faith. Everything that is happening…..though I disagree or do not understand, is happening for a reason. I have faith in what our country forefathers believed in and even though we are going through difficult times…..and they will get more difficult, with people like Sarah Palin and all of you who support her, I believe we shall overcome these obsticules and shall be victorious! Long sentence. I am blessed to be born in the United States of America! I will not sit here in my home and do nothing to protect our GREAT country. I will not go gentle. I will not watch the greatest country on earth be turned into a third world country by anti-american Americans without letting the people I know, my family and friends, neighbors and strangers, people at the grocery store and especially the elected officials that this ATTACK on our rights, our freedoms, is unjust. We are a FREE people! My voice shall be heard! When? When have we given enough to make this corrupt government enough? When have we heard enough lies? I am tired. When do you think the low information voters will learn? Never. They do not care. I believe that all of these travesties are happening for a reason. If I have to stand alone. Fine. If I have to be the first to go. Fine. If I have to be the last. Fine. I believe that I have the right to fail. I have the right to succeed. I have that right. My life is what I make of it…..if it is failing or succeeding. Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of Happiness. God bless the United States of America! Thank-you all for all that you do for our GREAT country. Peace is now in my heart. I can breathe. I have hope. Thank-you.

    • c4pfan

      It’s ok. Thanks for posting.

  • John_Frank

    Good morning,

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • PetePetretich

      I already re-Tweeted this Open Thread even though we haven’t said much yet.

    • c4pfan


  • John_Frank

    U.S. government to air drop toxic mice on Guam snakes

    DOD can afford this, but can’t afford [insert here whatever outrageous claim Obama and his administration are making concerning national security].

    Woodward is right to blast Obama’s "madness" in handling the cuts.

    (h/t ZH100)

  • devitor

    I see Nicole Malliotakis from the NY Assembly district neighboring mine is there. She supported Cuomo’s NYSAFE Act. I don’t understand why she is part of this conference and standing in the same building along with Sarah Palin and Wayne LaPierre.

    • PetePetretich

      Which conference? Is this in New York or at an NRA meeting?

      • joseph agibinik


    • mark1955

      More reason for a 3rd political Party. I believe the NY State senate has a republican majority and yet they let the abominable "Safe Act" pass. You wouldn’t know that by all the attention payed to that Bleephead Andrew Cuomo on this. It was just as equally the repubs fault as Cuomo’s on this one.Again another draconian ,unconstitutional Bill the repubs could have ( Like their repub brethren in D.C. ) stopped, yet they chose to pass it, advancing the leftward movement and destruction of our Republic. I "Love" the excuse the repubs in NY used for voting for the ‘Safe Act’. They said, "We weren’t given enough time to read the Bill before the vote". Well if that’s the case Moron’s, don’t vote on a Bill until you have enough time to read it, or better yet, just vote No on that Bill if they don’t give you enough time to read it. The repubs are as left wing as the dems and want to take away our Firearms from us just as badly.

      • blueniner

        Hey Mark, what is the story on this Congressman Michael Grimm NY, this guy gets elected as a Tea Party type, and almost always votes with Boehner and leadership. I remember he voted the wrong way on something when he first got in and got into an argument with someone on FOX, I think Judge Napolitano. He became a turncoat as far as I can see.

        • mark1955

          I am not familiar with Michael Grimm, but isn’t that representative of what the problem is with the entire repub Party. The so-called "Tea Party Conservatives" are all radical lefties who are voting with Boehner. They just pretended to be Conservative. That’s why we need a new 3rd Conservative Party. We will change nothing through the repubs and they are irreparebly damaged. I am from Massachusetts and just happen to know that the repubs control the State senate in NY and could have and should have easily stopped the "Safe Act". But just like the repubs in Washington, they keep pushing the Obama, Rockefeller/Rotschild NWO lefty agenda Ahead

      • lanahi

        They applaud what Obama and ilk are doing because when or if the GOP does get back in again, the power grabs will then work for THEM too.

      • devitor


        I have in my heart always wanted for the GOP to be that new first party.. But the GOP has cancer and it’s metastasized. It needs to be gutted and rebuilt from the county committee level always the up. We’re talking about a political neutron bomb. So, a third party certainly sounds like an appealing alternative, but it’s not without its problems. The problems with a third party are vote splitting, fund-raising, and adulteration. Ultimately, the problem is not parties. It’s with people. People make up the parties. The parties are corrupt because the people who comprise them are.

        Unless the electorate gets more engaged at the county level on up, the problems that infect both the Democrats and the Republicans will hit the new third party too. A third party would need one hell of a leader to get it off the ground. The only person I think can do it is Sarah – and to be frank – even Sarah might not be able to pull it off. This is really a monumental task beyond anything we can imagine. We rave with delight when SarahPAC raises $2 million. A third party would need at least $2 billion in seed money – that is SarahPAC x 1,000. If our proposed third party starts compromising to raise these funds, we’re back to square one. I’ve written my thoughts about third parties at great length over a period of three days when Chuck Heath, Jr. posted about it. It’s on his wall. I compiled everything I wrote, but never published it as a unified piece. What I posted here is the nuts and bolts.

        Bottom line: The GOP is poisoned. The GOP is failing. Can it be saved? I don’t know. Is a third party the answer? Maybe. I still would like to see the neutron bomb – but it won’t come from one person. It will come from the electorate nationwide or it won’t come. This job is bigger than one person. Yet..would I leave the GOP for a third party led by Sarah? Not yes. Hell freaking yes! In a heartbeat. If she made the determination that the poison was so bad that the party was beyond saving and this was the way to go – I’d join with her. I remain in the GOP now only because Sarah still is. I will not leave unless and until she does. So she does, so I do.

        • lanahi

          A third party would have to have tough rules about who is admitted for being "conservative" so that it is NOT compromised. Sarah in charge of that party would protect it while she is there.

          Strange, for all the attacks on conservatives, the powers that be seem to recognize that calling oneself a conservative does increase popularity. A little schizophrenia there?

          • devitor


            I agree. I’ll go so far as to say that the only person alive in our nation who can build and start this third party – and make it work – is Sarah – and sometimes I wonder if even she can do it. It’s that monumental. It’s that big. Even if Sarah were to do this – it’s bigger than Sarah. A lot bigger. Everything you said is right – to prevent adulteration. But ultimately, someone is going to succeed Sarah if this hypothetical party were to materialize. She’s not going to live forever. None of us are. She’s not going to run this thing the rest of her life. That kind of goes against the idea of serving and moving on. No one is going to clone Sarah or anyone else anytime soon (and I think that’s a good thing – I’m against cloning). With a thing like this, there has to be a succession plan.

            We here would regard Sarah as our political Pope. But, look today – the real Pope resigned. A new one will follow him. Even the Pope is not indispensible. Life goes on. So, it will be in this new third party. And even with all the safeguards we could put in place, there is no guarantee it won’t be adulterated. It all comes to the same conclusion: Political parties like any other organization are only as good as the people within them.

  • PetePetretich

    LOL, there’s a Stan Coulter ad on the C4P homepage! Even Old Stan is trying to cinch her little tugboat to the Sarah Palin phenomenon…

    • c4pfan

      What ad is it?

      • PetePetretich

        Hawking one of her old books as "new".

    • hrh40 will block all ads.

      I don’t get a commission.

      But it works great.

  • wodiej

    ?"He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us."

    2 Corinthians 1:4

    • joseph agibinik

      My personnel favorite has always been: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
      John 3:16

  • wodiej

    "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton

  • travelingon

    Forgive, if this was already posted.

    "… Yes, if it’s true that some
    unnamed White House official told Bob Woodward that he would regret
    telling a truth about Barack Obama’s negotiator as the source of the
    “sequestration” rather than Congress, it is an awful abuse of power
    and it bodes ill for the future of the freedom of the press. Horrible!
    Unbelievable! Now that we have this out of our system, remembering
    that Woodward is a leftist, which means in the long run, he’s apt to
    recant or later minimize the impact of the story anyway, let me offer
    that conservatives are paying attention to the wrong damned threat.
    Woodward will have no problem finding defenders, but you may,
    and you’re probably going to need them. Why? Unable to push gun
    control through directly, the Obama administration and the GOP
    leadership in the House are setting you up to lose your guns by a much
    more indirect route. As NRO’s Katrina Trinko reports, Eric Cantor is now threatening conservatives with civil war in the GOP caucus…"

    • joseph agibinik

      "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

      • joseph agibinik

        Wow! The introduction to the Constitution of the United States of America gets twelve down arrows? Interesting. I hope all twelve are suffers of PDS.

      • 2C714

        Thanks, Joseph! I love the Preamble to our Constitution, especially "We the People…."
        My favorite verse in "The Star-Spangled Banner."
        O thus be it ever, when free men shall stand,
        Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
        Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land,
        Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
        Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
        And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
        And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
        O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
        Isaiah 51:5 "And on Mine arm shall they trust."

    • patnatasha

      mark talked about this last night.

  • ZH100

    How the Palin emails backfired on the media.

    ‘Sarah Palin email witch hunt backfires – squeaky clean good governor!’

    From the article:

    "The release of Sarah Palin’s emails backfires, as not only does she come off as squeaky clean, she looks like a very hard working governor by the looks of these communications. According to NPR, nothing of any concern was found among the thousands of Palin emails released."

    ‘American Way: Sarah Palin email frenzy backfires on her media antagonists’

    Form the article:

    "The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.

    One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.

    If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as “an embarrassment for legacy media”.

    ‘Operation Backfire: E-Mails Prove Sarah Palin Was A Great Governor’

    From the article:

    "Governor Palin conducted the business of her state in a transparent, bi-partisan, and responsible manner. She worked long, hard hours and treated everyone with respect.
    America is finding out that Palin is a smart, effective, fiscally responsible leader whose goal has always been to serve the people she represents.

    She knows how to prioritize, delegate, and choose the most qualified and competent people to serve with her. America is learning that even in the face of death threats from crazed liberals, Gov. Palin just kept working and putting Alaska and Alaskans first."

    ‘The Sarah Palin email mania backfires on the media’

    From the article:

    "As 13,000 emails of the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, were released on Friday, the Liberal main-stream media scurried down to Juneau, Alaska to collect 24,000 pages of what they thought could be a damning story.

    Dozens of major news publications released the 24,000 pages online to find something to smear the possible 2012 Republican contender, but their search came out dry.

    Instead, what they found was a hard-at-work governor leading the great state of Alaska.

    In detail, the emails display her down-to-earth tenure as governor and the policies she put in place while serving the 49th state."

    CNN finding that Palin was hard-working governor


    The real Sarah Palin (March,2012)

    Emails reveal her to be an effective hands-on leader

    From the article:

    "The Sarah Palin who emerges from the email dump isn’t the partisan snowbilly of media caricature. She’s a tough-minded reformer who took on Big Oil and corrupt members of her own party and beat them."

    Film shows Palin’s someone to admire

    From the article:

    "And it’s exactly what most Americans expected 24,000 pages of personal and business emails to reveal about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Obsessive news hounds scrounged through pages and pages, looking for damning information that could wipe the outspoken conservative from America’s political scene.

    What they found, though not so widely publicized, was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. The people of Alaska loved her and appreciated her backbone and focus on making their state a better place."

    Palin: the emails, the Paul Revere flap, and the foolish media

    From the article:

    "Similarly, the mainstream media stands with egg dripping all over its face, yet again. Nothing in the emails contains the slightest hint that Palin was anything other than a hard-working Governor, a caring mother and wife, and an all-around good-natured human being...not exactly what the death squads of WaPo, the NYT, and other mainstream outlets had in mind.

    This shockingly laughable scenario is in sharp contrast to the manner in which the media handled Barack Obama, whom it woefully failed to properly investigate in 2007-08. Where were all of the reporters who should have been camped outside the door of domestic terrorist William Ayers, who launched Obama’s political career from his living room?"

    Rush on Palin’s emails: What a spectacular backfire!

    From the article:

    "Rush started his show today noting what a spectacular backfire on the media it was that Sarah Palin withstood the media looking for dirt in every syllable of her 24,000 emails. He wonders who else could have withstood such an analysis.

    Gov. Palin has been microscopically analyzed on an unprecedented level and she still comes up clean. I doubt anyone else could have withstood the intense scrutiny that she has undergone.

    • ZH100

      Politico: Emails Bolster the Message in ‘The Undefeated’ (June 11 2011)

      Form the article:

      "It says something when even the Politico, not exactly known for their unbiased Palin coverage, is conceding that this surreal “colonoscopy” by the cartoonish mainstream media is backfiring. And that’s exactly what it’s doing. Much to the media’s chagrin, the emails show a serious and highly effective executive who was in full control of her administration. As Tim Crawford indicated yesterday, everyone should read the emails."

      • ZH100

        #School District Praised Palin for “Her Vision [and] Leadership” (June 17 2011)

        From the article:

        "If you don’t believe what we say about Governor Palin’s leadership, here’s what the center-left superintendent of the Anchorage School District said about Palin:


        "Thank you so much for your vision, leadership, and support for our public schools this week. I cannot tell you how much all of us want to celebrate with you. The idea that we could actually plan ahead, really focus on student achievement,connecting with parents and families, and really digging into the serious issues of low graduation rates and high drop out rates excites me very much. We spend too much time trying to justify our collective needs, when we should be focused on teaching and learning."


        • MaMcGriz

          Woo Z. You’ve got the downarrower posse doggin’ your trail today, baby.

          GOOD WORK!

          I love it when you make them crazy with your facts.

  • Audrey_I

    It is irritating that one can not copy an article and pass it on to others.

    • c4pfan

      You can post a link.

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Jeff Sessions made some telling remarks yesterday against Jack Lew’s nomination to be Secretary of the Treasury. I tried to copy and paste some of them here, but was unable to do so. Nevertheless, I would encourage you to read them for yourself:

    For the life of me, I cannot think of a single solitary reason why Mitt Romney did not make that case. Sarah would have. Reagan would have. But the "moderate" Romney was just not up to it. There is nothing "moderate" about the ongoing disaster that is the Obama administration.

    I especially like the way Sessions described the catastrophes wrought by liberal policies in Detroit, Chicago, and elsewhere. Sarah would have gone to those places and sought those votes, instead of just writing them off. She cares about people in a way that Romney and the GOPe do not.

    What’s more, she would have done something to clean out the corruption that has engendered such social dysfunction of the many, while enriching the select few. Lew and Geithner are part and parcel of the problem, along with the lying hustler who is the maestro of our national decline.

    We cannot let those fools in the GOPe continue to control the narrative.

    • c4pfan

      I agree! All the GOP moderates do is talk, talk, talk…shut up and do it yourself then!

  • ZH100

    ‘Lanny Davis: Obama White House Threatened Washington Times Over My Column ‘

    From the article:

    "Lanny Davis, who served under President Bill Clinton as special counsel to the White House, told Washington, D.C.’s WMAL this morning that the Obama White House had threatened the Washington Times over his column, warning that the Times would suffer limited access to White House officials and might have its White House credentials revoked. Davis, a centrist Democrat, is sometimes critical of the Obama administration’s policies."

    • c4pfan

      Like that is anything new? But, glad he said something.

      • golfmom3

        No, this is very new. These are well known Democrats starting to growl back. This does NOT happen to Obummer the Narcissist. Valerie Jarrett is even now in a back room with Granny working up some voodoo spell on the disloyal Bob Woodward (!), Lanny Davis (!!), and Donna Brazile (!!!) The spell won’t work — O the Narcissist has gone too far this time on the advice of his incompetent yes men.

        • c4pfan

          I don’t agree at all! Hello, Donna blamed it on the companies, not Obamacare.

          • golfmom3

            You do realize the insurance companies were in cahoots with the authors of Obamacare? You realize that when they stop playing nice, the whole thing falls apart? It doesn’t matter where you attack Obamacare — Obama, Sebelius, Cass Sunstein, the insurance companies, AARP — they all hang together. Did you read the article in Time — The Bitter Pill? Step back and start looking at the big picture.

            Brazile is crazy smart — this is pushback.

            • c4pfan

              You do realize I was not agreeing to your statement that Donna was going after Obama?

              • golfmom3

                Exactly. That would be too obvious. She’s still complaining about his policies — that’s more than enough to get his team of incompetents ticked off.

        • MaMcGriz

          Correction: Santaria.

          I’m sure she wants us to get it right…or should I say rite? lol

          • golfmom3


      • PetePetretich

        Maybe he’s positioning himself for Hilary’s 2016 run.

        There’s still a lot of Clintonite Dems out there and it may be safe now for them to undercut Obama now that he’s re-elected. Hopefully more will follow suit…

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