"I pledge to all Americans
that I will carry myself in this spirit as vice president of the United States.
This was the spirit that brought me to the governor's office,
when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau...
when I stood up to the special interests, the lobbyists, big oil companies,
and the good-ol' boys network.
Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers.
That's why true reform is so hard to achieve.
But with the support of the citizens of Alaska,
we shook things up."
SARAH SHAKING THINGS UP
"She's awesome. She's genuine. She's believable.
When she says she'll go to Washington and make changes,
I believe she will."...
"I was there today, and OMG it was so packed with people. It was a great time.
I had a very popular sign that said
'our lipstick beats their dipstick'"
Palin's message plays well to adoring crowd
by Adam Smith, Tampa Bay News, Sep 22, 2008
"This is Palin Country!" declared a banner in the town square of this retirement community, and it could hardly have been more of an understatement. Thousands of people waited hours in the sweltering heat Sunday afternoon to see Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin make her Florida debut. The speech had the crowd so excited it could have passed for a visit by the pope, instead of a mere running mate. As it was, Palin's appearance at The Villages drew what appeared to be the largest crowd of any presidential rally in Florida this year.
"Florida, over the next 44 days, John McCain and I are taking our case for reform to voters of every background in every party or no party at all," said the Alaska governor, joined by her husband, "First Dude" Todd, and three of their five children, 13-year-old Willow, 7-year-old Piper and 5-month-old Trig. "Florida, with your vote, we're going to win and we're going to Washington to shake things up. We need Florida to help us do it."
There was no official crowd estimate and unofficial estimates, from 25,000 up to 60,000, were impossible to verify. By comparison, President Bush drew an estimated 15,000 to The Villages four years ago. "We needed someone to re-unite the Republican Party and bring the conservative base back," said Paul Wichert, a Fed Ex employee, who drove up from Riverview. "Without it, there was nowhere near as much enthusiasm and you never could have had a crowd like this."
Rescue workers removed dozens of spectators overtaken by 90-degree heat in a crowd dotted with "Read My Lipstick" buttons and at least one "Sweatin' for Sarah" placard. Country rocker Aaron Tippin warmed up the throng with a set featuring his newest song, Drill Here, Drill Now, while overhead a plane circled pulling a "The South is Palin Country" sign.
Palin's 23-minute speech offered little new, even her most passionate fans acknowledged. But it didn't matter. "She's awesome. She's genuine. She's believable," said Dade City lawyer Nancy Alfonso. "When she says she'll go to Washington and make changes, I believe she will."
Reading from a teleprompter, the 44-year-old governor painted Democrat Barack Obama as a chronic tax-raiser and said McCain is the only one who has a proven record of reaching across the aisle to get things accomplished in Congress. "Our opponent likes to point the finger of blame, but has he ever lifted a finger to help? Has he ever reached out a reformer's hand to the other side of the aisle?'' she asked. "In order to get others to say 'yes' to change, has he ever told his own party 'no'? When it comes to reform, he says, 'I will,' but has he ever been able to say, 'We did'?"
The McCain campaign has largely kept Palin away from media interviews and this Florida stop was no different. Not that any of her fans were bothered by the media's inability to ask the candidate questions.
"You're expecting a lady who just stepped in to be at your beck and call," said retired Army veteran J.T. Shirley of Marion County. "She'll be out there. She's not afraid of the press."
With nearly 70,000 seniors clustered in north-central Florida, The Villages is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing retirement communities and one of Florida's greatest Republican strongholds. Bush won more than 60 percent of the 2004 vote here, and turnout approached 80 percent. People take golf seriously in The Villages, and Palin sought common ground.
"Some people don't think Alaska and Florida have much in common, but we have a lot in common. For instance, we're both home to some of the nation's most passionate golfers," quipped Palin, who took time off the campaign trail Saturday to take her daughters to Disney World. "Of course, there are some differences. Like golfers in Florida, we also dream of breaking into the 70s. But, in Alaska, we usually mean degrees. And up in Alaska, we refer to 'winter rules' simply as 'the rules.'"
Palin, acknowledging the economic crisis, promised a McCain-Palin administration would crack down with "better regulation" of Wall Street. "This week, when the economic crisis threatened the livelihood of millions of Americans, John McCain took a clear stand and he offered his own recovery plan. Our opponent refused to even take a stand," Palin said....
Palin's message plays well to adoring crowd and Florida Palin rally photos, Tampa Bay News
Florida Palin rally video ("I think bringing Palin on really was what this country needed. I mean this is obviously an historic moment in our country's history. She's a real person...IN SARAH WE TRUST...")
Palin draws record crowd in Central Florida
by George Bennett, Palm Beach Post, Sep 21, 2008
THE VILLAGES — Sarah Palin did Sunday what vice presidential nominees are expected to do. She talked up her running mate, John McCain, and zinged Democratic rival Barack Obama. It was fairly conventional fare, but the similarities to a standard VP candidate appearance ended there. The first Florida campaign stop by the Alaska governor and Republican phenom drew a crowd estimated at 60,000 by officials in this Central Florida retirement community. It was the largest crowd ever for a political event at The Villages, community spokesman Gary Lester said. The Republican bastion is a frequent stopping place for GOP candidates.
More than four hours before Palin arrived, cars and golf carts jammed nearby roads and thousands clogged the Disneyesque Sumter Landing town center area to wait in the baking heat for a glimpse of Palin. Palin T-shirts, buttons and hats - most of them making reference to lipstick, pit bulls, hockey or some combination of those elements - were everywhere. Some people wore McCain items, but usually with Palin's name on them somewhere.
Palin took the stage around 4:30 p.m. accompanied by husband Todd, whom she introduced as "Alaska's first dude," daughters Piper and Willow and infant son Trig. Her speech lasted about 23 minutes and stuck to tested themes. She accused Obama of failing to offer a prescription for the crisis in the nation's financial markets and said the Democrat would bring higher taxes....
Palin praised McCain as a "maverick" who will shake up Washington and Wall Street and hailed his military service and grit as a POW in Vietnam. Palin said her role in a McCain administration would include focusing on government reform - "not just talking about it, but actually making change happen" - and energy independence and on helping families who have children with special needs. Palin's youngest son has Down syndrome.
Palin's remarks were occasionally interrupted by chants of "Sarah, Sarah" and "U.S.A., U.S.A."
Deborah Abriola came from Orlando and wore a button that said "Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You - Pitbulls for McCain-Palin" because she said she feels kinship with Palin as a fellow "lipstick mom."
Abriola described herself as a conservative Democrat who sees Palin as a role model for mothers. Her friend, Cheryl LeDuc, said she's a Republican but wants to see a shake-up in the GOP. She said Palin "is conservative and she's going to clean up Washington, including the Republicans."
Sue Viera of Micco, in Brevard County, described herself as an independent who had been an "iffy" supporter of McCain. "When he put Palin on, that really put me over the top," said Viera, who said she sees Palin as someone who is nonpartisan and "will do what's right."
Emily Skinner of St. Petersburg wore a "McPalin" T-shirt and said she was enthusiastic about Palin's experience dealing with energy issues in Alaska. "We need to gain our independence from foreign oil," Skinner said. "She has the knowledge. She's already worked with the oil companies in Alaska. She does have first-hand knowledge of how to work with the big boys."
Meredith Bobincheck of The Villages wore a "Lipstick Wearers For Palin" T-shirt but confessed that she is only "about 70 percent" supportive of Palin. "The jury's out on her for me because of her inexperience internationally," Bobincheck said, citing concerns about international financial markets and concerns about Iran. But Bobincheck said that whatever questions she has about Palin aren't enough to sway her from voting for McCain. And she said she was impressed with Palin overall. "She's a dynamo," Bobincheck said.
Bonnie Cheney of Ocala also said she was still forming her opinion of Palin. Her curiosity was strong enough that she and friend Jessica Holleman showed up more than two hours early to wait in line, each wearing pink-and-white buttons featuring the GOP elephant logo and the words "It's a Girl."
Ray Fisher of Land O'Lakes came four hours early with his wife and two sons. When Palin finished, Fisher said it was worth the wait. "Awesome speech," said Fisher, who also attended McCain's speech Tuesday in Tampa, where the crowd was about 2,500. "I think the atmosphere was more enthusiastic" at The Villages, Fisher said. "There's just so many more people here."
Palin draws record crowd in Central Florida, Palm Beach Post, Sep 21, 2008
Vice Presidential Nominee Palin Address
2008 Republican National Convention, September 3
...And I've learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country. Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reasons, and not just to mingle with the right people. Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it. No one expects us to agree on everything. But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and ... a servant's heart.
I pledge to all Americans that I will carry myself in this spirit as vice president of the United States. This was the spirit that brought me to the governor's office, when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau ... when I stood up to the special interests, the lobbyists, big oil companies, and the good-ol' boys network. Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers. That's why true reform is so hard to achieve. But with the support of the citizens of Alaska, we shook things up. And in short order we put the government of our state back on the side of the people. I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law....
THE SUPPRESSION OF SARAH PALIN & DRILL SARAH BABY DRILL & PALIN RIGHT ON RUSSIA & PALIN EXPERIENCE IS PRESIDENTIAL & PALIN PROTECTS FROM PREDATORS
Obama White House 'dirty tricks' torpedoed Palin (chief-of-staff Emanuel's tactics of personal destruction). The Times, Jul 2009. Go to ORWELLIAN EMANUEL IN WHITE HOUSE
Sarah Palin quits as governor of Alaska (timing means career is effectively over). Telegraph, Jul 2009
Video: Palin cleaned up Alaska's corrupt tax system (the people now receive oil & gas revenue). Fox News, Jul 2009
Palin rips Obama on his economic policy (warns USA becoming indebted to China; she vetoed $29-million federal energy aid to Alaska). USNews, Jul, 2009
Governor Palin buys 2nd-hand clothes in Alaska (classic suits, tailored feminine jackets) & Sarah's accessories sentimental value (earrings from Todd’s Eskimo mom; $35 wedding ring she bought herself). CBS/Fox, Oct 27, 2008
Hank Williams Jr shows heirloom shotguns (Obama voted to ban as assault weapons) & Hank Williams Jr singing at Palin rally (Sarah's such a Hey Good Lookin' dish) & Hank Williams Sr singing Hey Good Lookin'. YouTube
Sarah Palin interview with CNN (explains has more experience than Obama; clean up Wall Street, Tasergate etc). CNN, Oct 21, 2008
Eskimo elder says Sarah Palin is a special gal (grandson Todd married governor of Alaska) & Eskimo Alaskans say Palin neglects them (her policies treat everyone the same) & Black Alaskans say Palin is racist (even though fairly represented in her gov't). Anchorage/AP, Oct 21, 2008. Go to 22.Doublethink & DON'T WANT TO ACCEPT BLAME
Russians in Alaska while Palin away (seeking to build gas pipeline). Go to AMERICA ON RUSSIAN ROCKS & Reader sends new video about wolves: PALIN PROTECTS FROM PREDATORS (two-legged & four-legged kind) & Palin's big brother protective of her (when he sees negative press). IHT/ABC, Oct 18, 2008
Sarah at coal country Scranton Pennsylvania rally (sings Proud to be an American with Greenwood) & Palin touts Pennsylvania coal in Biden's hometown (Biden said there's no such thing as clean coal & even if there were, in an Obama admin it would be fine if China used it but it would not be used here at home). Go to PENNSYLVANIA COAL IS WIGAN PIER & RUSSIAN COAL TO NEWCASTLE & 9.Keeping Masses Down. YouTube/Delaware/Oct 18, 2008
"Pitbull with lipstick" Palin leashed & unleashed (she's run a state, led a National Guard; has more executive experience than Obama Bin Lyin' and Biden) & Hank Williams Jr sings McCain-Palin Tradition (they don't have radical friends to whom their careers are linked) & Obama's terrorist friends (fugitives from justice involved in bombings) & Obama's strange bedfellows (not God bless America but God damn). ABC/Del/Times/UTube, Oct 14-18, 2008. Go to 35.The Brotherhood & PALIN EXPERIENCE IS PRESIDENTIAL & DRILL SARAH BABY DRILL & PALIN RIGHT ON RUSSIA
Hank Williams Jr sings McCain-Palin Tradition (they don't have radical friends to whom their careers are linked) & Obama's terrorist friends (fugitives from justice involved in bombings) & Obama's strange bedfellows (not God bless America but God damn). YouTube, Oct 14, 2008
Sarah Palin explains goals when VP (energy independence-gov't reform-special needs) & Thousands kept out of Palin 2nd-Florida rally (should have been held in bigger place; cited Obama's connection to terrorist bomber) & Palin interviewed after Florida rally (ready to be president, has executive experience). FoxFloridaNews, Oct 8-10, 2008. Go to DRILL SARAH BABY DRILL & PALIN'S EXPERIENCE IS PRESIDENTIAL
Obama's terrorist friends Ayers & Dohrn (fugitives from justice involved in bombings) & Obama's an intimate friend of domestic terrorist (& many other America-hating activists) & Obama's strange bedfellows (not God bless America but God damn). YouTube/NextRight, Oct 8, 2008. Go to 22.Doublethink (claiming blackwhite in contradiction of facts)
Palin not allowed to campaign in Michigan (wants to speak to people who are hurting there) & Palin Biden VP debate most watched in history (read transcript & watch video) & Palin in intense debate camp in Arizona (they're "squeezing the charm out of her"). DetroitFree/CNN, Sep 29-Oct 3, 2008. Go to THE SUPPRESSION OF SARAH PALIN & 34.MiniLuv(Torture) & 40.Brainwashing (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
PALIN RIGHT ON RUSSIA (it can be seen from Alaska)
TransCanada won Alaska pipeline bid (endorsed by Gov Palin to free her state from dominance of the major producers). BP, ConocoPhillips & Exxon Mobil). JournalCommerce, Oct 1, 2008
DRILL SARAH BABY DRILL
Sarah Palin not such a small-town girl afterall (a major player in state politics for a decade) & Palin's strengths rooted in Alaska (she tackles old-boy networks relentlessly) & Palin a formidable foe in Alaska debates (participated in 21 gubernatorial forums) & Palin's path to power: 1992-2006 (2 terms on council; 2 terms as mayor; runs for lieutenant governor, loses; chairwoman Alaska Oil/Gas Commission, resigns; wins primary then election for governor upsetting Republican & Democrat old boys). TeleCBS/WSJ/CNN, Sep 29, 2008
American Indian tribes won't vote for Palin (she allows drilling/fishing/hunting on Native land) & Palin is colour-blind when governing (treats Native constituency same as all Alaskans). AOL/NavajoTribe/AP, Sep 28, 2008. Go to TAKING CANDY FROM INDIAN BABY & INDIAN LAND CLAIMS DISBELIEVED & GREEN INDIANS GRAB LAND
Palin's father says media not treating fairly (they're fabricating a lot of things). CBS, Sep 28, 2008. Go to 16.MiniTrue(Lies) & 17.Falsification (ownership of media made it easy to manipulate public opinion) & Palin's parents are professional rat killers (protected human remains after 9/11). NPR/Chicago/CBS, Sep 27-28, 2008. Go to PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN & 44.Room 101 & 31.Love Nest (of all horrors in the world - a rat!)
THE SUPPRESSION OF SARAH PALIN (incurred the displeasure of the Party)
Palin's father said she showed grit at early age ("They are getting mean --- very mean") & Governor Sarah Palin (passed ethics reform legislation & her natural gas pipeline bill) & Excerpt from Sarah Palin biography (fished & hunted caribou with her father). StLouisToday/NPR, Sep 25, 2008
Governor Sarah Palin (passed ethics reform legislation & her natural gas pipeline bill) & Sarah Palin's face sculpted on Ohio cornfield (took artist 8 hours to mow 16-acres for likeness of "Sarah America"). Whitehouse, Ohio, Sep 25, 2008
How A Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down, by Kaylene Johnson
Why liberals are fixated on tearing Palin down (because Sarah's a hockey Mom who turned the political establishment upside down). NJcom book review, Sep 24, 2008. Go to 26.Julia & Rebellion (the force that would tear the Party to pieces)
Reporters are kept away from Sarah Palin (no witness to her meetings with Kissinger et al) & Palin meeting with world leaders at UN (ex sec-state Kissinger & rock star U2 Bono) & Sarah Palin arrives in New York (instead of cheering fans & supporters is met by equivalent of 'Bronx cheer'). ABC/Metro/NYT/YouTube, Sep 23, 2008. Go to ZIONISM IN AMERICA & U2 BONO ARCH-ARCH CAPITALIST & Bono imitates Mandela at 46664 concert & KISSINGER'S NUMBER IS 666 & NEW YORK'S NUMBER IS 666 & 10.Rulers & 35.BB Brotherhood
Canada ranchers & hunters oppose new National Park (gov't wants 40,000 hectares for endangered bats, snakes, screech owls, yellow-breasted chats) & Palin challenges global warming climate change (supports fisheries, oil-gas exploration & development where environmentalists say polar bear endangered) & Enviro group launches attack ad against Palin (bear & wolf hunting protects moose & caribou that locals hunt for food). WashPost/WSJ, Sep 23, 2008. Go to ENVIRONMENTALISM IS ANIMALISM & LENIN BEHIND ENVIRONMENTALISM & CLIMATE-CHANGE CORRUPT SCIENCE
PALIN DIDN'T QUOTE PEGLER (in speech accepting VP nomination). Email, Sep 21, 2008. Go to 17.Falsification of Past
Cultural Left's Obama drumbeat intensifies (derailed by Sarah Palin as cultural icon) & Feminist army aims cannons at Palin (Steinem & Co squealing like stuck pigs 24/7) & Hollywood stars attack Palin (Matt Damon says she's really bad Disney movie; Pamela Anderson says she can suck it; Whoopi Goldberg says very dangerous woman; Oprah Winfrey bans from her couch). OzHerald, Sep 21, 2008. Go to 16.MiniTruth (Lies) & 25.Prolefeed & 27.Goodthink (women the most bigoted adherents of the Party)
Barack Obama: The Child - Messiah - Obamessiah (smote conniving wife of deposed King Bill & barbarian hordes of Working Class Whites) & Annointed One Obama ventures forth to bring light (Pilgrimage to Holy Land a blessing to his followers). YouTube/London Times, Sep 19, 2008. Go to 27.Goodthink (It was not the man's brain that was speaking, it was his larynx)
Red China may buy USA's 2nd-biggest bank (credit crunch drying up funding sources) & USA's Morgan Stanley bank loses $20-billion (floated China Construction Bank for $9.2 billion & Rosneft, the Russian energy giant) & Fed Reserve injects $180-billion into markets (to restart lending between banks). Bloom/Times/Telegraph, Sep 19-20, 2008. Go to CHINA'S COMMUNIST CAPITALISTS & CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND & 6.Super-States (they prop one another up, like three sheaves of corn) & 35.Big Brother's Brotherhood (yellow-faced Martin is one of us) & USA GAVE CHINA PANAMA CANAL & PANAMA CANAL DEATH KNELL
Sarah Palin no-topic-off-limits interview (read transcript & watch video) & Palin hits Obama (she's building $40 billion natural gas pipeline) & She's Not Just A Pretty Face (Sarah Palin's got everything it takes) & "She's mother of the human race" Fox/ShaniaTwain, Sep 19, 2008. Go to 26.Julia & Rebellion (a blow struck against the Party)
Palin addresses Wall Street Financial Crisis (presses how important that America remain the strongest financial market in the world) & Sarah Palin will 'Drill, baby, drill' "to make this nation energy self-sufficient" (She's an all-American woman. She's like all of us) & Alaska's "First Dude" first interview (Todd glad they tapped into Sarah). Nevada/Colorado/FoxNews, Sep 14-16, 2008. Go to 23.The Proles (If there was hope, it must lie in the proles) & JFK DEFENDED DOLLAR & JFK RIGHT-TO-WORK SPEECH & LINCOLN, JFK & MONEY
Sarah Palin: 10 things we've learnt (reform-minded, hockey-mommin', basketball-shooting, moose-hunting, salmon-fishing, pistol-packing, mother-of-five for Vice-President) & Palin fusing politics & motherhood in new way (a guardian of nation's disabled children) & The Evolution of Sarah Palin ("has ability to accomplish great things") & An ordinary, extraordinary woman ("America loves people like her". "I confess, I love Ms. Palin, too") & Leftist feminist sisterhood snarl at Sarah (they hate 'the pitbull with lipstick'). BBC/IHT/Fox/Globe/AmerThink, Sep 7-10, 2008. Go to 26.Julia & Rebellion & 30.Love Instinct & Family & UNBORN FACTS OF LIFE & OWED TO THE UNBORN
Vice Presidential Candidate Governor Sarah Palin (AK) Full Speech at the RNC, September 3, 2008, YouTube
P1 Sarah Palin acceptance speech for Vice President, August 29, 2008, YouTube
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