Hilarious video on Youtube. Must watch:
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
This new article from Commentary Magazine is perhaps the best analysis I've ever read on Sarah Palin - it expresses so well a lot of the overall thoughts I have on her candidacy. In short, it was a mixed bag.
It's worth noting that no one else on the planet could have energized the candidacy of 72 year-old John McCain like she did. No one. The Republican party needed Sarah, but they needed a version of her who was a lot more prepared than the one we saw with Katie Couric.
Money quote: "A successful conservative reformism has to draw on cultural populism, but it has also to draw on a worldview, on ideas about society and government, and on a policy agenda. This would make it more intellectual, but not necessarily less populist."
Side issue: I am not certain I agree that Republicans harbor an "economic elitism"... if this is true, then one should distinguish between Republicans and true conservatism. Free-market economics is beneficial to all classes and sectors of society.
(by the way, thanks Julie for allowing me to post on your blog!)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for joining SarahPAC. What a week it has been! Thanks to supporters like you we have had a fabulous start.
I want you to know that I have been truly touched by your notes of support and encouragement and look forward to working with you all in the future to advance our shared ideas and goals. These are just a few of the touching notes I've received from you:
Don from Juneau, AK: "I joined the PAC, and I'm willing to help in any way I can. I firmly believe you are exactly what this country needs, more so now than ever. Go Sarah!"
Cindy from St. Louis, MO: "My husband and I signed up for the PAC this morning. We are thrilled and behind you 100%! We will help any way we can."
Dee from Nashville, TN: "Be courageous! Be strong! Be bold! Don't quit. Thanks for all you've done, there are many of us praying for you daily!"
As a nation, we face serious challenges ahead. Our country is far too dependent on foreign sources of energy. Greed and corruption have broken the public's faith in our economic system.
By speaking out, proposing new policies, and working together, I believe we can ensure that America's best days are ahead of us. And this is what we will accomplish together through SarahPAC.
That is why I hope you will continue to support SarahPAC by encouraging your friends, family, and colleagues to visit our website, www.SarahPAC.com to sign up for updates. With your help, I'll be able to speak out. And you know I will speak for you.
Please stay tuned for more information and updates- I'll be in touch with you soon about more ways to help our PAC.
With an Alaskan heart,
P.S. I'm counting on you to spread the word to your friends about SarahPAC. Please tell them to sign up for email updates at www.SarahPAC.com and visit my official Facebook page to share your thoughts and comments. Thank you!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Governor Palin Releases Statement on Defenders of Wildlife Campaign
February 3, 2009, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin released the following statement today in response to attacks by the Defenders of Wildlife:
“It is reprehensible and hypocritical that the Defenders of Wildlife would use Alaska and my administration as a fundraising tool to deceive Americans into parting with their hard-earned money.
“The ad campaign by this extreme fringe group, as Alaskans have witnessed over the last several years, distorts the facts about Alaska’s wildlife management programs. Alaskans depend on wildlife for food and cultural practices which can’t be sustained when predators are allowed to decimate moose and caribou populations. Our predator control programs are scientific and successful at protecting vulnerable wildlife. These audacious fundraising attempts misrepresent what goes on in Alaska, and I encourage people to learn the facts about Alaska’s positive record of managing wildlife for abundance.
“Shame on the Defenders of Wildlife for twisting the truth in an effort to raise funds from innocent and hard-pressed Americans struggling with these rough economic times.”
Monday, February 2, 2009
via Hot Air:
This shouldn't be awkward at all...
About the Alfafa Dinner:
Unlike Obama, Palin did not get a chance to speak but, rest assured, she had a presence. During schmooze breaks between courses, about as many well-wishers tested Washington's stodgy etiquette by lining up like overgrown Miley Cyrus fans to shake her hand as lined up to bask in the Obama aura.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I posted on this last night in the post below...
I thought it was important and vital to post it again.
Governor Palin writes in her op-ed for the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
If we don't move now to enact a comprehensive energy policy that includes domestic oil and gas production, including ANWR, we will look back someday and regret that we failed to perceive a critical crossroads in the history of America. It's not overly dramatic to say our nation's future depends on the decisions made by the federal government over the next few months.
Polls show a majority of Americans now support responsible energy development in Alaska. Unfortunately, some disingenuous special-interest groups are still fighting the public will in Congress.
Americans, please contact Congress and ask that all options stay on the table as we formulate our needed energy plan. Remind politicians about their promises to increase domestic oil and gas production.