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Friday, September 5, 2008

In case you missed it...

Here is the video of my appearance on The Colbert Report, I come in at the 5:50 mark (you can also watch the full episode on the Colbert website). It was a lot of fun, and Mr. Colbert was a fantastic host - he's MUCH more pleasant off camera. That said, I'm happy to be back in DC and back online. Hopefully, I will get back to a somewhat reasonable blogging schedule soon. Many thanks to Julie for keeping things running while I was gallivanting around the country.

123 comments:

wk4christ said...

Great job, Adam! Congratulations! I'm glad that you got to travel around a bit and help spread the word about Sarah Palin!

Now, let's get her & McCain elected!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

Compassionate Conservative said...

I have to admit, I was worried about you appearing on his show, but you were great!

I guess the trick is to talk fast and know what you are talking about. I think you told the audience more about why Sarah is a great candidate in 2 minutes than anyone else has in a week!

You didn't give him a chance to pin you down.

Living with your parents is actually a smart thing to do until you can save money to get your own place. No shame in that!

Thank you, Adam, for your part in making history!

wk4christ said...

Hey, everyone! I just found a clip of Sarah speaking at the Michigan rally tonight! Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1lKsUrd710

I love to hear her speak! She is AMAZING!!!!!! I love it when they chant, "Sarah!! Sarah! Sarah!!"

We're behind you, Sarah!!!!! We won't let you down!!!!!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!

Mrs. P said...

Excellent job! Let's keep up the good work!

McCain/Palin 2008!

trueconservative said...

Nice job on the show. But, do you realize you helped sink McCain? This VP pick is the stupidest thing I have witnessed in political history. She needs to take care of her husband and kids first. That is a conservative belief. Ignoring your family, like Palin, to pursue your selfish ambitions is a feminist, liberal ideology.

The Dunns said...

Great job, Adam! He had the monologue really going his (liberal) direction there at first and I was a bit worried, but you saved it. Nice!

Matthew said...

Hey, Adam,

Can you start a blog devoted to getting me a job?

Good job on the show, by the way

Reverend Mike said...

Congrats, man...good to see that small-time bloggers can make a big difference in the world...

Mountain Mama said...

Yes, Compassionate Conservative; Adam did a terrific job on the Colber Repor!
(Colber says his name and title of his show with the correct French pronunciation: without the T's. Too funny!)

Here's what I posted under another article at this blogsite:
<<
ADAM! YOU ROCK!!!!!!

You were absolutely terrific on Colbert!!!!!!!!! I was just amazed at your concise pro-Palin comments, and how quickly you got information out there, despite Colbert's signature silliness.

GREAT JOB! Plus, it was hilarious when you mentioned you blogged formerly from your Mom's house! What a SCREAM! Even Colbert laughed----in a, "Wow! Very Funny Remark, Buddy!" way....... and from then on, he was positive toward you.

I was very impressed and happy that you did a good job and MADE US PROUD!!!!

Plus, Colbert's absolutely right: your blogsite WAS prescient, and DID help shape American history! Without YOU, Adam, McCain might never have noticed Palin's GREAT potential!

YOU helped the world find The Next Reagan!!!!!

Now: Governor Palin, how about hiring Adam as a Senior Staffer!?

Again, great job, Adam. I'll keep praying that ALL of your interviews will go this well.

September 5, 2008 12:21 AM

>>

Since I watched it for the first time last night and posted that comment, I've watched it several more times, and each time I'm even more impressed with what a great job you did, Adam!

Smither said...

I agree, I'm sure Vice President Palin can find room for you on her staff.

Sheri said...

Adam,

I would have been nervous and you did not look nervous one bit. You did a great job!!

republicanfeminist said...

JUst to let everyone know that the New Agenda sent out a press release denouncing Harry Reid's comment that Gov. Palin's speech at the convention was "shrill." They are a non-partisan group watching sexism:

The New Agenda

September 4, 2008
Senator Harry Reid



Dear Senator Reid,

The New Agenda (www.thenewagenda.net), a non-partisan women’s rights advocacy group with men and women members nationwide, recognizes the history-making selection of Governor Sarah Palin as Senator John McCain’s running mate. As Governor Palin hits the campaign trail, The New Agenda members will serve as watch dogs monitoring news coverage and statements by political pundits, campaign surrogates, and other commentators for any sexist bias.

The New Agenda strongly objects to your press secretary’s characterization of Governor Sarah Palin’s speech last night as “shrill.” The New Agenda believes that Mr. Manley’s use of this word was intentionally meant to degrade and belittle Governor Palin because she is a female candidate.
~snip~
An article in New York Magazine on February 25, 2008, called Senator Clinton “terrifyingly shrill.”
Senator Reid, folks across our fine country are still aghast and upset by the treatment that Senator Clinton endured from the media, as well as from her own party, during the primary season. The Democratic Party has for years held itself up as the party of equality. As such, The New Agenda is especially troubled that a person in a leadership role in the Party would use a degrading and belittling term like “shrill” against a qualified female candidate running for public office. Issues are fair game. Sexist treatment is no longer fair game.
Sincerely,
The New Agenda

Alisa said...

I would love to have Sarah graphics for my blog. For now, I chose one with her and McCain, but it would be great to have some options. I posted something yesterday about McCain/ Palin, so I hope that counts for my support, if not, let me know I can do more! I did order a shirt and sticker that says I am "another small town religion-clinging, gun-toting American..."! Palin is the reason I can feel good about getting behind this ticket.

wk4christ said...

Re: Palin is the reason I can feel good about getting behind this ticket.

Me too! I am very excited about this! I've also ordered some McCain-Palin'08 gear, including a couple of buttons, a T-shirt and a hat. I can't wait to wear them all and promote the campaign!

We're gonna win this, people! McCain & Palin have got what it takes! They really do! They are the ones who are going to bring real change and reform to Washington. We've got the winning ticket!

Everyone keep your spirits high and your heads up! There's heavy opposition, but we're in it to win!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!!

Jill said...

republicanfeminist, thanks for the news about The New Agenda site. I couldn't be happier over its formation.

Emeralds said...

Congratulations and Thanks for your hard work.

I hope you will be able to counter the media's inference that because Palin was a young blogger's choice for VP, she is not to be taken seriously. Note his lead in that ran moments before your appearance,during which he made a mockery of the choice.

With so many people voting for Obama because of the Health Care Issue; I would like to share the following info, in hopes that others will pick it up and run with it. (Oh that I could get a message to John McCain himself, or his campaign manager(s)
They need to state the specifics of this plan. Its such good news and would turn alot of would be Obama supporters around, I think.

Yet no one mentions it. A complete outline can be found on the McCain website under Issues.
but consider just these 2 points.

Payments would be made directly to the Insurance company chosen by the insured..and it would cover care rendered by Physicians who are also chosen by the insured.

Thanks for all you have done. I wish you continued good success!

EM in California

Adeodatus, SPQR said...

Adam,
Going on television or radio is never easy. You did great!

Mike_Fox said...

Funny stuff Adam, and I admire your guts! I think you have a new fan in Colbert.

Elizabeth said...

Good job, Adam. I'm from NYC and can report that there are many former Obama supporters who are now voting for McCain/Palin. They've abandons Obama, not only because of Palin's brilliant speeches this week; they also feel that Obama had his chance to win the election; he could have chosen Hillary as VP, but selfishly sacrified his party for his own good. There's deep division in the Democratic Party because of his choosing Biden as VP.

If Obama is feuding with Hillary, a member of his own party, imagine how ineffective he'll be with people outside his comfort zone (like the president of Iran).

I hope we won't be distracted by polls, whichever way they swing. EVERY VOTE COUNTS . . . we're involved in a grass roots effort to elect McCain and Palin in November!

P.S. Political pundits used to say that Republicans couldn't win in New York City, but the people proved them wrong. We haven't elected a Democrat Mayor since 1994!

wk4christ said...

Re: The Republican party has been hijacked by evangelical crazies that vote on ONE issue

viking08:

I am one of the "evangelical crazies" that you are referring to, but I am voting for Palin because of more than just one issue. As a Christian, the two most important issues for me are abortion and gay marriage, but there are other reasons why I am supporting Palin as well!

I am supporting Palin because:

1. She is a Christian
2. She is strongly pro-life
3. She believes marriage is between one man and one woman
4. She has a simple, but excellent energy policy: DRILL, DRILL, DRILL!!!!!
5. She is against and has fought corruption and pork barrel spending
6. She is not part of the Washington, DC political establishment
7. She has executive branch experience---more than Obama & Biden combined!!!!!!!
8. She is a very popular Governor
9. She has a compassionate heart
10. She is a kind, caring and sweet person
11. She is committed to serving the American people and not herself

Those reasons are why I support Sarah Palin! She is more than capable of being VP and even President, as well!

I know that her opponents are frightened of her and will try to do anything to defeat her. I am sorry to say, they will fail. Sarah is tough and will not be backing down!!!!

We're with you, Sarah! We love and support you! GO, SARAH, GO!!!!!!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!

Clintons4mccain said...

Excellent work; you must have a keen eye for excellence.

Hope to work with you in the future.

Cristi Adkins
Clintons4McCain
Join us in diverting the possibility of an unqualified, inexperienced candidate from walking into the white house, visit http://www.nobamamission.com

wk4christ said...

Oops! Made a typo! I am NOT sorry to say that Sarah's opponents efforts to stop her will fail.

We've got the winning ticket! OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!

Fantod said...

That clip was great!

I LOVE Susan Palin for Vice President! What this nation needs is more unwed teenage mothers!

Abstinence Only Education for the win!

Mark said...

Wooten was on 180 with Anderson Cooper. I am not joking.

To be polite, he does not come off well.

They also went into the Palin-Monegan angle, saying it was a he said, she said in which Monegan, on the one hand, has stated publicly that he was not instructed to fire Wooten and then said something like "he felt that there was a bit of a personal/professional conflict in his heart of hearts and that it played into his firing".

The on scene reporter (the guy who pops up every few months to report that he's still on the terror watch list) basically said that it has become political and wondered, with Cooper, why in the (expletive deleted) Wooten would have agreed to an interview given how he came off.

My prediction: The report will come out on October 10. Unless there is irrefutable evidence that Palin instructed Monegan to fire Wooten, the report will say something like "while there is reason to suspect that there was a conflict of interest here with respect to the governor, there is not sufficient evidence to hold the governor for further inquiry."

My rationale: My gut says that everyone in Alaska wants out of this one. Wooten did not come off as a nice guy. But, he did not slam anyone. And, the CNN reporter said that he just wanted to do the one interview (will not accept Obama campaign requests to talk). His union rep let him do the interview. The politicians aren't talking. Nobody in Alaska wants to be seen as detracting from what's going on for what is, I think everyone there pretty much agrees, a small fry issue. Nobody wants to be singled out with the voters in Alaska on this one as the one who derailed Sarah's VP chances.

By the way, my last prediction here, when I was arguing with Ted about when and why McCain would introduce Sarah and was being called a troll by him, was August 29, 2008, since that would allow McCain to introduce her as a complete shock, without the spin and when people were paying attention, so that her words could play a key role in America's first impression of her.

Seriously, if the report goes beyond what I wrote above, then I would be shocked. It's about political self-preservation as much as anything. The whole thing, no matter what the outcome, is going to be spun as political.

Erin said...

Adam! Great, fun interview! Looked like you were having fun and not afraid to laugh at yourself a little bit. :)

wk4christ said: "Hey, everyone! I just found a clip of Sarah speaking at the Michigan rally tonight!"

I WAS THERE!!! It was AWESOME! We had what I would estimate to be between 15,000 and 20,000. Freedom Hill is a great venue for these things. There's not a bad seat in the place. I had VIP passes and could have possibly gotten her autograph, but my hubby and I gave them away to our dads. I handed him my sharpie, but alas, no one in the clan got an autograph. I did, however, see a woman with Sarah's sig on her lapel. I took a picture of said collar. I intend to post a variety of photos somewhere to share, and I'll add a link when I do.

The speeches were heavy on soundbites from the convention, but they were excellent not withstanding. The speeches before them were moving and powerful. Two POWs recounted their experiences, one having been imprisoned with McCain.

I wanted so badly to bring a "Read my Lipstick" sign with huge lip prints on it, but they did not allow homemade signs but gave us some before it started. To my knowledge, there were no protestors. We sat across the aisle from the news cameras, so your view was my view as well. Not a bad one at all!

I encourage all of you; if you get a chance, GO to a rally! You'll enjoy each moment of it. You'll like wearing red because you got an e-mail from the campaign asking you to--and looking (and acting!) like fool along with everyone else. You'll enjoy spending 30 minutes in line meeting people who are as passionate as you are, and in Michigan, especially this area, we're closeted most of the time! You'll like meeting the button people who follow the campaign from site to site and show you their "collector" buttons from past campaigns. You'll enjoy the speeches before the main attraction. You'll love the signs, the flags, the thundersticks. You won't even mind the decompression moments of waiting five minutes to pull your car out of your parking space when it's over. DO IT! LOVE IT!

And on a final note--this phenomenon reminds me of rousing a St. Bernard from a nap. It's not easy to get going, but once it's started it's a force to be reckoned with. We of the right wing are much like that. We've not had much to shake us from our sluggish state, but now we do. I don't believe we're going to let ourselves down. We're going to win this, and all it's taken is a hockey mom from Alaska.

RailBaron said...

Em,

There is good McCain healtcare info gathered by HotAir.com here, where they talk with a TX congressman+OB/GYN on McCain's healthcare committee. For starters, we can just point people there, as it's more than 10 minutes of explanation (and kudos for Sarah, too).

I've worked for healthcare-related companies for 19 years (well, 18 years 351 days), and I've been privileged to have well-published MD's, PharmD's, and PhD's consider me a colleague, not just a worker bee computer nerd. I've visited clients in the Netherlands and Switzerland, and most people here don't know about the 3 month to 2 year waits for a heart bypass, angioplasty, or most other non-emergency procedures. The company I work for is landing a ton of business in the UK because their National Health Service is looking to American healthcare expertise to radically improve what they deliver, and how they deliver it. Government-controlled healthcare solves some issues, but time and again it's only done so with a high cost both of time and money, while sacrificing many other critical areas of care.

Erin said...

I'd also like to add...I started the "drill, baby, drill" chant that McCain said he liked so much. :D

Glenn Czulada DC said...
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huskyonspeed said...

Nice work getting the word out on our girl, Adam! Go Sarah! McCain/Palin '08

Enigmadonna said...

Adam, what an impressive job! You played a key role in a very historic week.

Donna
http://enigmadonna.blogspot.com/

Ted said...

Adam, as I've said before, you ARE part of the Palin story, a BIG part! And your TV appearances more than confirm that you are, as is Sarah Palin, a very talented individual. Congratulations!!!

Also thanks for putting up with me, and my sometimes over the top rants, during the months leading up to this historic event. It's been a lot of fun!

Now, what am I gonna comment/blog about???

Ted, a/k/a the "original" Ted, a/k/a the real "original" Ted.

GeraldT said...

Check out http://www.sarah-palin.com. Just a small resource site. She sure is creating quite a buzz!

Jill said...

enigmadonna, I looked at your Sep 4 blog entry at your site and thoroughly enjoyed the whole Styrofoam columns bit. Keep the fun coming!

Tony Baize said...

Nice appearance. Self-deprecation always works.

I am voting against your ticket, but you seem like a decent guy.

Take care.

Robert Birch said...

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080906/bank_closure_silver_state.html

$10 says that MSM will make this a McCain'scandal'.

Larry Jackson said...

I could have sworn I had seen a Sarah Palin forum but I can't find the link. Can someone point me in the right direction?

My Take

Namų Darkytoja said...

http://www.votetheday.com/polls/media-coverage-of-sarah-palin-is-sexist-168/

RailBaron said...

I feel like such a newcomer here, but I hope the info I provide is helpful.

Model trains and railroad history are hobbies of mine. One debate we get into is how accurate a piece of information might be. Eventually, the quality of the source gets categorized as primary, secondary, or tertiary. I haven't heard these groupings directly in my work with medical researchers, but the same concept is sure there.

Basically, a primary source is the original document - a blueprint, or a conductor's log book. A secondary source is someone writing about a primary source. Tertiary is someone writing about someone's writing (and yes, that happens, and can still be useful). Multiple sources can greatly help to complete the picture as well, because a primary source is only good for one narrow slice of time.

A comment was made earlier about Sarah only being in politics for 2 years. To the regulars here that may seem worthy of a smirk, given all the years Sarah has been in elected office. I've been thinking all night about how one would respond to such a thing, and I came up with two points.

Point one is really a question. Do you think Adlai Stevenson Jr. was in national politics? Not his dad the VP. Not his son the US Senator. Him. How someone answers this determines whether the next point is meaningful.

Point two is a bit of almost primary research. Some might accept this as primary, others may want to see real papers on file with the state. But in 15 minutes I found this link showing official results from the Alaska 2002 primaries. And by golly, Sarah is listed there as coming in second in the Lt. Governor's race for the Republicans. Maybe I'm silly, but that sure seems like proof Sarah was in statewide politics for more than just 2 years.

Let's keep praying for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

techno said...

I read that traditionally VP nominees mainly do touchy-feely fund raisers behind the scenes while the Presidential candidates becomes the face of the campaign, becomes its spokesman in announcing policy and becomes the focus of the campaign. I firmly believe if the Republicans do this with Sarah they deserve to be called idiots. Republican strategists, Sarah is a rock star, a political celebrity-she is not a warm-up act; she is the main event; here is my prediction--there will not be a big enough hockey arena to hold the people that want to see her if the McCain campaign allows her to flourish. Please, don't hide or bury her; instead bury the traditional model for this election--unleash her and allow the campaign to realize its full potential. Finally, stop adhering to the old saw that VP picks don't matter in the voting booth. Sarah, if you allow her, will be the main factor in winning the election for McCain. Millions of Evangelicals, fiscal conservatives, and women are voting blocks that would not have voted for McCain if he had put a boring white guy on the ticket. Sarah is Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky or Tiger Woods. She is not a bench-warmer or fill-in. Please let her run with the ball.

techno said...

As a follow-up to my last message Larry Kudlow is currently talking on his weekly radio show about how the economy has to be the focus of the campaign and how disappointed he was that McCain was not able to COMMUNICATE his solutions yesterday (Friday)while Obama was able to communicate fairly well his socialist economic message. This further illustrates why Sarah has to become the face of the campaign or at least more prominent in the campaign. Let's face it: McCain is no Reagan and not the best communicator, especially in the area of economy and economics.Let's put our rock star against their rock star!

Lynne said...

It's sickening that Republicans are only interested in buzz words, tag lines and talking points. No meat at all. Same old shit. She's a pitbull? Pitbulls suck. Pitbulls are evil dogs. Oh, right, now I see the connection. Keep my family out of the spotlight! Oh but wait, you can report on my son who is going to Iraq because that helps me politically, but don't report on my daughter because that hurts me politically. Ironic that she said that the matter was up to her daughter and was private. And yet you want to get elected and take that very choice away from other women. How's that "abstinence only" program working for you now Grandma Palin?

knowitall said...

cassandra
I have worked with the native american people.
I know people in dillingham alaska, where Todd Palin grew up. It is a native american town.

Many native americans view abortion as white man's genocide.

The alaskan native people live in a harsh climate. I can guarantee you that their survival as a people depended on starting reproduction at an early age.
I have worked with them. Seventeen is a very common age for native american girls to start families without marrying.
I looked up information on Mr. Palin's beliefs. His cause, as the first dude of alaska, has been to address native american unemployment, of which he is acutely aware.

The palins are an interracial couple, every bit as much as tiger woods or Mr. Obama.

The children were raised with strong native american awareness.
For you to talk the way you did is RACISM of the worst kind. I don't want to hear this, not here and not anywhere on this Earth.
You are a RACIST

blogmaster said...

trueconservative said...
Nice job on the show. But, do you realize you helped sink McCain? This VP pick is the stupidest thing I have witnessed in political history. She needs to take care of her husband and kids first. That is a conservative belief. Ignoring your family, like Palin, to pursue your selfish ambitions is a feminist, liberal ideology.

--------------------------------
You sound more like a hippocrate liberal to me. I mean name teh other people that would have to surrender to family and go back home and play mom all day? What female judges lawyers and doctors should "just stay home"? You can play "conserbvative" but we know who you really are! Liberal puke.

bear said...

http://www.cafepress.com/vppalin08

palin in the house

wk4christ said...

Re: This turns my stomach.

Same here! I am white and I am in no way against interracial dating and marriage, but I do think that people need to stop attacking Sarah & her family in this manner. This is despicable and disgusting!

Wait until the debate! Sarah's gonna blow them out of the water! People will then know what an amazing, powerful and tough woman she really is!

We're with you, Sarah! Stay strong!!!!!!

SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!!

Mountain Mama said...

Ted, ole buddy, ole pal! Great to hear from ya! I wrote at this blogsite long ago, as one of the many "Anony-mice," with and about you, but I was not sure your enthusiasm for Gov. Palin was authentic, and I sometimes wondered if you were a troll. PARDONNEZ-MOI! You meant every word. GREAT!

Wow, some of the comments posted lately here by other people are sure racist and sick! I don't know how some people live with themselves; they should be ashamed of themselves.

Anyway, I just received a SUPERBLY detailed email from a couple who know Sarah Palin well, and who vouch for her character and work.
No WONDER the liberals and other status-quo politicians are nervous!

<<
Subject: Who is Sarah?
Here is the straight scoop from an in-person observer. What would
happen if she got the 3am call that the President was dead? Past
experience indicates she'd clean house in Washington. Would that be a bad thing?

We are having a great week on Silvers here at Wildman [Lodge], You know, I don't often get very political, but recently many of our friends are asking us "Who is Sarah Palin?"

Of course, as Alaskans, Kathy and I are extremely proud of her. We just want to let you know that Sarah "Barracuda" Palin is a straight shooting, hard charging, get it done gal. She knows when to listen, how to analyze the facts and how to make a decision, then implement the plan. She doesn't do a poll before jumping in with both feet like too many of the Washington types.

She has little legislative experience because she has always held the EXECUTIVE position; in private life, as mayor of Anchorage's largest bedroom community or more recently as Governor of our State. She is a
smart, attractive home-grown Alaska girl with excellent moral and family values. She can see what needs to be done and does not hesitate to get it done.

One of our State's major problems is that its Capital is in Juneau, 500 miles from the nearest road and 800 air miles from the population bases, which are Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks.

Our legislature and most of the State government is in Juneau and they ALL behave like a bunch of freshmen in a college town. It has been this way since Statehood in 1959.

When Sarah moved to Juneau, so did accountability and responsibility.

When the oil revenue started flowing and a barrel of North
Slope Crude hit $23.00, these people began spending money like drunken sailors. You can only imagine what was happening when oil hit $100.00 a barrel, about the time Sarah took command.

My wife Kathy has first-hand experience with this fiasco, as her father and also her
ex-husband were Alaska Legislators who served in Juneau as Senators,
Senate President, or members of the State House for a combined period spanning nearly three decades.

About the time Sarah took the HELM as Governor of Alaska, about half of the State legislature was in the pocket of big oil companies or
contractors doing big projects for Native Corporations around Alaska,
all funded by State oil revenue.

Alaska government was nothing but a good old boys club riding the perpetual wave of prosperity. This filtered down from the legislature, through the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Labor and even spilled in to the Public Safety who are supposed to "preserve and protect".

When Sarah walked into the Governor's Mansion, she promptly dismissed the State Trooper detachment assigned to the Governor and had her and her
husband's gun case brought in from Wasilla. Then, she got rid of the
former Governor's STATE Jet and told legislators that there were no more free rides. They would have to fly Alaska Airlines, just like her and her family. if they wanted to travel.

Next came the nut-cutting (the Barracuda part). The heads that rolled were too numerous to name, but when Sarah finished cleaning house, a number of our legislators ended up in jail on corruption charges, or tendered their resignations along with numerous department heads and those who have been riding the gravy train
for way too long.

AND THEN SHE HAD LUNCH.

By the end of the day, Sarah Palin had saved the people of Alaska millions and has not yet slowed down.

She has truly brought CHANGE to Juneau . I personally know several
persons in the private sector in Alaska that hold her in high esteem. She surrounds herself with smart people, many from my hometown of Anchorage, she listens to them but makes her own decisions. Sarah Palin is a no B.S. politician. It is refreshing that there is such a thing anymore.

You want to talk about CHANGE? You should see a before and after picture of the State government in Alaska. That's CHANGE!

Sarah will bring a number of things to the election. I am sure she will appeal to many voters who otherwise could have gone the other direction on election day. The conservative bloc will not be for Barack. We have their vote.

We need what Sarah will bring, first to the election and second, what she will bring to Washington, D.C. McCain has been advised well, Let's just hope the American people can get the straight scoop on her in the weeks ahead.

This is just the view of one Alaska Bush Pilot and Guide, who pays attention to national politics, watches the news and is deathly afraid of the direction our nation is headed. I guarantee that if Sarah gets a chance to dig her spurs into the flanks of the far-left Washington types, they will know that she's in the saddle.

Butch King
Pilot/Guide
Butch & Kathy King
Proprietors
Wildman Lodge
www.wildmanlodge.com
>>

ISN'T THAT TERRIFIC, to see how thorough a reformer Sarah Palin is?

Again----why don't you sick racists, or you jealous liberals just GO POST YOUR FILTH ELSEWHERE?

Lynne said...

Liberal is a compliment. Not so much with the puke though. I'm happy you agree with me that Sarah sucks. How the hell do you know what kind of tough strong debater she is?????? We know nothing about her. You people are weird, nuts and as narrow-minded as is humanly possible. wk4christ, you especially. You've know her for 6 days and you're chanting her name. Yikes. You scare me.

Lynne said...

RACIST?????? Mountain wacko, hello? Um. Your scared of the direction this nation is going????? Hello?????? it's being run by REPUBLICANS, you moron. How does supporting BARACK OBAMA make me a racist? This further proves how stupid you people are. This is fun. Getting you all riled up. Yea, I'm jealous. Of WHAT? Pasty faced 72 year old stiff for a presidential nominee and his two faced pitbull sidekick? Pitbulls are mean. Liberals is a compliment. Thanks.

Lynne said...

Also it would be fun for you to attempt to address her pork barrel spending. Highest in the country. Fact.

RailBaron said...

lynne,

Let me quote from Federalist #2 - actually written by one of our founders (John Jay):

"With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people--a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.

This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties."

The full text can be found at the Library of Congress site here.

I know who wrote of the "separation of Church and State", and why. Others here may not, so perhaps you could enlighten us?

wk4christ said...

AMEN, mountain mama! Thanks for posting that email you received about Sarah! That is awesome!

And lynne:

I chant Sarah's name because I know what a capable leader she is! I chant Sarah's name because I know how awesome she is! I chant Sarah's name because she stands up for issues that need to be addressed. I chant Sarah's name because she fights for the lives of the unborn. I chant Sarah's name because she is an excellent and inspiring speaker. And lastly, I chant Sarah's name because SHE IS SIMPLY INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!

And no, I have not known about her for just 6 days.......I have known about her for much longer than that!!!!!

I have never been so enthusiastic about a candidate in my life! Sarah is a true reformer; she will help bring real change to Washington. We need her in DC and I have no doubt that she will be our President one day!

If you liberals hate Sarah Palin so much, why do you waste your time posting on this blog? Why do you come here, ridicule her, make racist, sexist and bigoted statements and try to provoke arguments?

I'm sorry, we're tired of hearing it. If you are just going to be say nasty things about Sarah, then PLEASE go elsewhere!!!

This blog is to support Sarah in any way possible and help get her & McCain elected in November. We must stand united for Sarah Palin!!!

Sarah, we're with you! Sarah, we love you! Sarah, you're awesome! Sarah, we support you 100%!!!!! GO SARAH!!!!!!!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!

Lynne said...

Oh, Sarah, Sarah, Sarah! You are really "out there". So scary. I'm so happy to be sane. I only wish you knew how good it felt to be sane. Get some help. It seems like there might still be hope for you.

The separation of church and state is certainly well documented and anyone who doesn't already know all about it should pick up a book. Freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Freedom also means I don't have to think like you. Remember?

Larry Jackson said...

Lynne,

Why is it that you good liberals all start quoting about freedom of religion and the separation of church and state and you want those of us who happen to believe in the Bible to shut up and sit down?

For years, liberals have tried to make us all believe that freedom of religion is the same thing as freedom from religion and that is simply not the case. They have stressed over and over that the meaning of freedom of religion is that no religion should be allowed in the public school or in government ran, public buildings. To me, it means that if I want to pray in a school room, then so be it, I am free to do so. If you or anyone else does not desire to pray, then again, so be it. That is your choice.

The founding fathers wanted us to be able to worship the way we wanted to worship freely, not to be so bound down that we couldn't worship or pray in a public building for fear of offending someone.

My Take

Mountain Mama said...

Oh, "Lynne," if that's really your name (liberal troll), why don't you cut the sarcasm and arch tone and let people be happy about a candidate?

Also, don't be DELUDED! Sarah Palin has NEVER advocated legislation based on her faith! Instead, she has CIVIL reasons for advocating her positions.

Look, whether you like it or not, there are CIVIL reasons for opposing abortion.

Any honest biologist will tell you the FACT is that a human being is one the MINUTE the sperm and egg join to form NEW D.N.A. into a new, tiny, encoded PERSON! It's COMPLETELY a human being at that point!!!!!!

Once conceived, it is a CITIZEN who deserves CIVIL RIGHTS!

It's not ITS fault that presently it lives inside another person's body. And don't say, "Well, unless it's independent, it doesn't have civil rights," because NO one is independent: not babies, not children, and not ADULTS, either! We all are dependent upon each other----and we all deserve and have civil rights.

Even Billy Graham would allow abortion for cases of rape, incest, and the HONEST physiological safety of the mother.

You, Lynne, might have had one abortion or more, and therefore you hate pro-lifers like Sarah Palin because you don't want to feel guilty OR you don't think it's pro-lifers' business WHAT you do with your body.

But it is! We as a nation restrict what people do with their bodies all the time!

For example:

- We aren't allowed to murder people with our bodies.

- We aren't allowed to run through red lights or ignore other traffic laws with our bodies and cars.

- We aren't allowed to skip paying our taxes, or break other laws with our bodies/pens/paper.

What women do with another life inside their uterus IS A CIVIL MATTER! That life IS NOT GUILTY of anything; it is INNOCENT!

If you're for saving the whales and forests, then why aren't you for saving INNOCENT HUMAN BABIES!?

If you've had one or more abortions, then learn about biology and civil rights and forgive yourself and just move on! Don't rag on pro-lifers because YOU killed an innocent life or two or three......

Anyway------go rant elsewhere.

This is a PRO=PALIN BLOG!

(And Adam----PLEASE return to checking the comments BEFORE posting them! THANKS!)

Erin said...
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Erin said...

Lynne said: "I'm so happy to be sane."

If supporting a pro-life, pro-small government, pro-drilling, pro guns, anti-Obama makes me insane, I'm just as happy as you are. :)

knowitall said...

lynne,
I wrote the email on racism.
I do not consider people who support Mr. Obama to be racist.

Racism is the left's attack on a mixed white-native american family without sensitivity to their cultural beliefs and practices.

The left has shown tremendous racial bigotry again the Palin children who are native american.

Sheri said...

Lynn:

Why did you come on here to post? Are you wanting to fight? It seems like you can not state your case without being rude and insulting.
You wave your flags and read your bibles but you're ignorant beyond comprehension.
So you are saying that the only book that republicans read is the Bible. Do you have any Republican friends? Do you have any friends that are Christians and/or Republicans? If you did have friends like that, you would see that most Christians are not "Bible thumping" zombies. With that comment you made, you just showed us your ignorance.
Also, our forefathers never did say separation of church and state. They did not want the government to force religion on the people of this country. But, it says nothing about allowing people to be religious. Larry Jackson explained it perfectly.
You should go to a Pro-Obama Blog and spew your hatred there...they will like it! :)

Robert David STEELE Vivas said...

Adam: fantastic. Mature, well-turned out, could not have been better. Your preparation for his three month slam dunk was AWESOME.

bennieboy said...

Although Mass is a known as a Democratic State, their are many residents of Western Mass that are supporting the McCain & Palin ticket! We adore Sarah and are horrified by the Liberals Media's attacks on her. It has been utterly disgusting and a disappointing.

wk4christ said...

Hey everyone! There's an article on Yahoo news that says that the McCain-Palin ticket is becoming more of a Palin-McCain ticket! Check it out:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080906/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_palin

This is SWEET!!!!! More Americans are going to love Sarah, just as we do! YES!!!!!

Sarah is sooooo gonna be President one day! I just know it! SHE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!!!

blogmaster said...

Lynne said...
RACIST?????? Mountain wacko, hello? Um. Your scared of the direction this nation is going????? Hello?????? it's being run by REPUBLICANS, you moron. How does supporting BARACK OBAMA make me a racist? This further proves how stupid you people are. This is fun. Getting you all riled up. Yea, I'm jealous. Of WHAT? Pasty faced 72 year old stiff for a presidential nominee and his two faced pitbull sidekick? Pitbulls are mean. Liberals is a compliment. Thanks.

September 6, 2008 12:36 PM

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Lynne , put it this way...if barack was white with the same huge ears and lack of resume, form a failed city and state goverment..would he be where he is now???? That is the only question you must face. You and everyone in America know, that whiye guilt in liberals is just too , sad.
Community orgamnizer is just another word for one whom scrapes off the bottom of the shit barrel getting free tax payer money to pander to the lowest class of non working, lazy excuses making folks. Chicago has many race baiting panders. Chicago is known to breed such "victim" voters.
Pit bulls are not mean. Stupid and guilt ridden liberals that hate their country, are.

nopregnantkids said...

Because Sarah Palin is now trying to delay the investigation into her abuse of power, I ended my support for the McCain campaign today.

And, forgive me for going into her family life, but having a pregnant minor child hardly sends the right message to young people.

Chicago is still un-organized!! said...

Palin is a breathe of fresh air in an otherwise media run, lack of morals country. Go Palin!!!!

Rob said...

nopregnantkids: she's actually trying to accelerate the investigation--she filed an ethics complaint against herself in order to start the process going with the body that by law is supposed to have jurisdiction in such cases: the state personnel board.

Don't believe everything the MSM tells you. (Actually, in this case, don't believe much the MSM tells you.)

MrsBaetz said...

Hey Adam! You did great on the Colbert show. You are so quick and concise. I am proud to know you and have been reveling in all this history-in-the-making right along with your Mom.
We had a great day at the McCain-Palin rally today here in C.S! It was great to be there with your family. I hope to post some photos on my blog soon.

Hang in there and keep fighting the good fight. We are praying for you!
God Bless,
Mrs. Baetz

Nana2four said...

I posted the following blog on my site today. It is my take on Sarah Palin and how I beleive that she is more than capable ot running the free world!

"Now that my five children are all grown, it is obviously easier to see things clearly in hind sight. But as questions of Sarah Palin's ability to be wife, mom, governor, VP candidate, etc seem to be swirling in the media... I feel compelled to answer! The answer is YES -- SHE CAN! Mothers of five are, if I may say so humbly, remarkable!
My own five children were born in 74,76,81, and twins - twenty-two months later in 83! By 1986 I was a single mother raising these 5 children on my own. I worked two jobs.. teaching in a small Christian school by day and cleaning factories,empty apartment complexes and office buildings by night.
We were generally in church on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, Wednesday nights and any other time the doors were open. We rationed food. We sometimes struggled to pay the bills. We had issues with teens. But never did it occur to me or to my children that this was something in which we could not succeed. The older children helped with the younger children, several family friends were there to help us when things needed repair or to lend moral support. But we did it! The five children put themselves through Christian college. Today four of them are married, one daughter has blessed us with three granddaughters, another daughter is expecting in February. They all work, all have Bachelors degrees, two have Master's degrees and a third daughter is currently in grad school, one is a successful film editor, two teach at the college level, one works for a nationally known non profit, and one is an HR specialist. After they were grown I went back to college and now have my Masters degree.
I believe that Sarah Palin is MORE than capable of being a successful mom, wife , governor and Vice President of the United States. I think that the leading she has done with her five, gives her the ability to lead the world! She has the experience of being an expert in foreign policy while negotiating peace treaties between fighting children. She has been an expert on the economy while trying to figure how to feed five kids and a husband on a tight budget. She understands the energy needs of the world because of driving kids back and forth to more activities than you can shake a stick at. She understands the need for affordable health care, while trying to figure out how to get all those kids vaccinated. Hockey Mom ? Indeed... PTA Mom?... Indeed.... Leader of the Free World? ABSOLUTELY! "

Mountain Mama said...

I want to thank the POSITIVE bloggers here:

THANK YOU, Rob, for the important information about how Palin IS trying to get the T. investigation FINISHED (not delay it, as the lies say).

Thank you, Mark, for your insights re. the T mess.

Bless you, Railbaron, for your great insights about Alaskan politics (yes, Sarah WAS in statewide politics, having run for Lt. Gov.), and the huge problems with state-paid national care health systems. (Bleah to those!)

Thank you, knowitall, for your great insights about the liberal RACISM involved in judging Bristol's pregnancy, the Palin's marriage, etc.

Thank you, WkrChrist, for your enthusiasm for Palin. Since Ted has been scarce lately (but thanks for the recent show, Ted!), we need you to keep us cheerful in the face of these VICIOUS lies and rumors.

Thank you, Erin, for starting the "Drill, baby, Drill" chant at the rally you attended, and for your cool posts.

Thanks also to Jill, techno, republicanfeminist, compassionateconservative,
Larry Jackson, and many others I've probably forgotten to name, for your constancy and brilliance on this blogsite. You've enriched and strengthened us all.

Liberals and racists (no-o, Lynne, I've never suggested that the two are identical; sigh.....):

If you want me to thank you, then post ELSEWHERE! Then I will thank you plenty!
(smile)

Erin said...

Obama came out guns blazing (oops, he doesn't believe in those...) against Sarah today. Pretty wimpy line of attack--earmarks. If that's the best he's got--he of the terrorist connections--we're doing pretty well!

What I found interesting is that in his attack, he said, "they must think you're stupid." Ah, the level of rhetoric. It disgusts me to listen to these comments from him. It sounds like a playground bully. Sarah stripped him nude in front of 40 million people, and this is his best line? I hope (and expect) that she chews him up and spits him out, all the while exposing him for the fraud that he is. Ugh.

Robert David STEELE Vivas said...

I really appreciate the note on her filing the complaint herself. I have not seen that elsewhere. It would be great if this web site could serve as a friendly fact checker and fact bringer-upper, and avoid a lot of flaming about abortion and other device matters. The goal is to win, then reform, I want to believe.

Leslie said...

Adam you are quiet funny. Great job!!

Alaina said...

Great job! It was an awesome show... and I LOVED what he had to say about the power of blogging.

So thank you!

My favorite part - RASIN McCAIN, you have to admit - Colbert is HILARIOUS. Did his show break your story? About this blog and Palin's thank you note?

Anyway, congrats.

I'm a Single Mama for Obama but Palin is very refreshing - just can't agree with her conservative views, but I respect her political style and her fearlessness.

Lisa said...

Trying to gather as much info as I can on Sarah. Check out my site and let me know what I might be missing: www.thesarahpalinportal.com. Anyone having any links that people should know about, please submit them.

Thanks.

Lisa Lindo
www.thesarahpalinportal.com

wk4christ said...

Sarah gave good speeches today in both Colorado Springs and Albuquerque! I really enjoyed them! She is a very talented and inspiring speaker!

Ooooh! I can't wait to see her debate Biden! We've got less than a month until then! She is soooooo gonna conquer that debate! OH YEAH!!!!!

We've got the winning ticket, people! John McCain & Sarah Palin: The Reformers Who Will Radically Shakeup & Change Washington!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YEAH!!!!!!!!

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!

Ain't No Failin' With McCain & Palin!!!!!!

We're gonna win this, people!!!! OH YEAH!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!

Don't let the liberals get you down! Sarah is AWESOME and AMAZING and we KNOW it!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!!!

republicanfeminist said...

Lynnette Long, an author and feminist is a lifelong Democrat voting McCain / Palin (as am I).
She wrote a great blog post today. Check it out!


http:www.lynettelong.com is a proud partner of www.justsaynodeal.com

The X Factor

Gloria Steinem, in her September 4th editorial in the Los Angeles Times, came out strongly against Governor Palin claiming the only thing women have in common with Palin is an X chromosome. I respectfully disagree. Governor Palin knows what it is like to be a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister - things the two men on the Democratic ticket can never fully understand. She knows what it is like to grow up invisible in an incredibly sexist society, to be stared at, groped, and sexually harassed. She knows what it is like to be smaller in stature than men and physically vulnerable. She knows what it’s like to worry that you are pregnant when you don’t want to be or that you are not pregnant when you want to be. Sarah Palin knows what it is to experience the joys and sorrows of motherhood, to nurse a baby while holding down a job, to leave for work in the morning with a toddler tugging at your pant leg, or to have your children calling you at work to diffuse squabbles or ask for help with homework. She knows that once you get to work you have to speak twice as loud and twice as often to be heard and work twice a hard to go half as far. She knows what it is to be a member of the second sex.

Gender is the most fundamental human characteristic. The first comment made when a child is born is either, “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy.” From that second on, boys and girls live in parallel universes in the same culture. From the nursery room to the board room, boys and girls are given different messages about their respective roles in the world. At the hospital they are given different types of names and wrapped in different colored blankets. Once home, baby girls and boys wear fundamentally different clothes and play with different toys. This differentiation extends through school where girls are given less attention, picked less frequently to answer questions and placed less often in advanced science and math classes. Once in the workforce, women are steered into lower-paying careers, paid less for the same work, and forced to juggle the responsibilities of work and home. You can’t learn what it is to be a woman, unless you are one. You can’t have a government essentially devoid of women that knows what’s best for women. You can’t legislate for women, without women.

After the last Democratic Primary was over and it was clear Senator Clinton was not going to get the Democratic nomination, myself, and a small group of Clinton supporters met with Senator McCain and Carly Fiorina. I personally explained to Senator McCain that women comprise well over half of the population, yet are underrepresented in every branch of government. I asked him loudly and clearly to choose a woman for the VP slot and to increase the number of women in the cabinet and on the Supreme Court. Senator McCain listened respectfully to my request. Representatives of The New Agenda also met with Carly Fiorina as well as members of the Obama campaign to make similar requests.

After the Democratic Primary, I was personally in contact with a member of Obama’s Finance Committee. He left several messages on my office phone, “urging” me to support Senator Obama. We had numerous contentious conversations and I finally told him I would be happy to vote for Senator Obama and rally other Hillary supporters to vote for Obama but in return I wanted Obama to pledge gender parity in the cabinet. I foolishly thought equal representation in government was a reasonable request. “What if there aren’t qualified women you still expect us to appoint half women to the cabinet?” he replied. I was confused. “There are 300 million people in this country; you’re telling me you can’t find ten qualified women?” He responded, “You can’t have that.” We had no further conversations. There was nothing more to say.


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The X Factor

Gloria Steinem, in her September 4th editorial in the Los Angeles Times, came out strongly against Governor Palin claiming the only thing women have in common with Palin is an X chromosome. I respectfully disagree. Governor Palin knows what it is like to be a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister - things the two men on the Democratic ticket can never fully understand. She knows what it is like to grow up invisible in an incredibly sexist society, to be stared at, groped, and sexually harassed. She knows what it is like to be smaller in stature than men and physically vulnerable. She knows what it’s like to worry that you are pregnant when you don’t want to be or that you are not pregnant when you want to be. Sarah Palin knows what it is to experience the joys and sorrows of motherhood, to nurse a baby while holding down a job, to leave for work in the morning with a toddler tugging at your pant leg, or to have your children calling you at work to diffuse squabbles or ask for help with homework. She knows that once you get to work you have to speak twice as loud and twice as often to be heard and work twice a hard to go half as far. She knows what it is to be a member of the second sex.

Gender is the most fundamental human characteristic. The first comment made when a child is born is either, “It’s a girl” or “It’s a boy.” From that second on, boys and girls live in parallel universes in the same culture. From the nursery room to the board room, boys and girls are given different messages about their respective roles in the world. At the hospital they are given different types of names and wrapped in different colored blankets. Once home, baby girls and boys wear fundamentally different clothes and play with different toys. This differentiation extends through school where girls are given less attention, picked less frequently to answer questions and placed less often in advanced science and math classes. Once in the workforce, women are steered into lower-paying careers, paid less for the same work, and forced to juggle the responsibilities of work and home. You can’t learn what it is to be a woman, unless you are one. You can’t have a government essentially devoid of women that knows what’s best for women. You can’t legislate for women, without women.

After the last Democratic Primary was over and it was clear Senator Clinton was not going to get the Democratic nomination, myself, and a small group of Clinton supporters met with Senator McCain and Carly Fiorina. I personally explained to Senator McCain that women comprise well over half of the population, yet are underrepresented in every branch of government. I asked him loudly and clearly to choose a woman for the VP slot and to increase the number of women in the cabinet and on the Supreme Court. Senator McCain listened respectfully to my request. Representatives of The New Agenda also met with Carly Fiorina as well as members of the Obama campaign to make similar requests.

After the Democratic Primary, I was personally in contact with a member of Obama’s Finance Committee. He left several messages on my office phone, “urging” me to support Senator Obama. We had numerous contentious conversations and I finally told him I would be happy to vote for Senator Obama and rally other Hillary supporters to vote for Obama but in return I wanted Obama to pledge gender parity in the cabinet. I foolishly thought equal representation in government was a reasonable request. “What if there aren’t qualified women you still expect us to appoint half women to the cabinet?” he replied. I was confused. “There are 300 million people in this country; you’re telling me you can’t find ten qualified women?” He responded, “You can’t have that.” We had no further conversations. There was nothing more to say.

Weeks later I approached a training session for DNC canvassers at a park in my neighborhood. Eager to practice their new skills, they all ran up to me, “Do you support Senator Obama? Do you want to donate money to the DNC?” After explaining that I was a Hillary supporter, I again made my request. I will support Senator Obama if he will pick a woman as his running mate and promise gender parity in the cabinet. The men in the group openly laughed at me and found my request ridiculous. I looked at the horrified faces of the newly minted female canvassers. “They’re laughing at you too,” I muttered.

Not one to give up, I contacted a daughter of a friend of mine who is a policy advisor for Obama. She assured me Obama was a good guy, so I posed my request to her. She generously responded, “I’ll ask him.” When I did not hear back from her in a few days, I shot her another email. She told me how disappointed she was in me for making such a stupid request. Obama was on the “right” side of the issues. Why did it matter whether men or women legislated those issues? I guess the answer from Obama was No. What saddened me was her mother was one of this nation’s greatest champions of title nine, educational equity and gender parity. Her mother and I counted the number of pictures of boys and girls in text books, male and female cartoon characters, and documented the underrepresentation of girls in math classes in our nation’s schools. Yes, policy is important but who decides and delivers that policy is even more important. As Marshall McLuhan profoundly noted, “The medium is the message.” Children incorporate many of their perceptions about gender by age five. Little girls won’t understand if Sarah Palin is pro-life or pro-choice, believes in gun control or is a member of the NRA, but they will know the Vice-President of the United States of America is a girl and that alone will alter their perceptions of themselves.

I have given my loyalty to the Democratic Party for decades. My party, which is comprised primarily of women, has not put a woman on a presidential ticket for 24 years. My party refused to nominate my candidate, Hillary Clinton, for president or vice president, even though she received more votes than any other candidate in history. My party stood silently by as Hillary Clinton was eviscerated by the mainstream media. My party was mute while the main stream media repeatedly called Clinton a bitch and symbolically called me and every other woman in this country a bitch. My party was disturbingly silent when the main stream media commented on Hillary’s body or the shrillness of her voice, reminding me and every other woman the fundamental disrespect we endure on a daily basis. My party’s candidate was mute when Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Pfleger openly mocked Senator Clinton from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ. My party’s candidate was silent when the rapper Ludicrous released a new song calling Hillary a bitch. My party and it’s candidate gave their tacit approval for the attacks on Senator Hillary Clinton and consequently women in general.

I have a choice. I can vote for my party and it’s candidates which have demonstrated a blatant disrespect for women and a fundamental lack of integrity or I can vote for the Republican ticket which has heard our concerns and put a woman on the ticket but with whom I fundamentally don’t agree on most issues. If Democratic women wait for the perfect woman to come along, we will never elect a woman. We have to seize opportunity where it presents itself. Besides, the Democratic Party is no longer my home. I have no home, but this election I will make my bed somewhere else.

I respect Gloria Steinem’s right to support the presidential ticket of her choice but she is openly trying to derail Sarah Palin’s historic candidacy. As Madeleine Albright said, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” I will vote for McCain-Palin. I urge other women to do the same. I might not personally agree with Palin on every issue and I promise to the first person knocking on her door, if Roe v. Wade, or any other legislation that goes against the rights of women is threatened. But in Governor Palin I find a woman of integrity, who not only talks the talk but walks the walk. I can work with that. I will work with that. When I walk down the street, I don’t have Democrat printed on my forehead, but my gender is obvious to everyone and impacts every interaction in my life. Since my country is far from gender neutral, right now for me gender trumps everything else. I urge other women to join me in this fight for equality. Sometimes opportunities occur where you least expect them.
I respect Gloria Steinem’s right to support the presidential ticket of her choice but she is openly trying to derail Sarah Palin’s historic candidacy. As Madeleine Albright said, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” I will vote for McCain-Palin. I urge other women to do the same. I might not personally agree with Palin on every issue and I promise to the first person knocking on her door, if Roe v. Wade, or any other legislation that goes against the rights of women is threatened. But in Governor Palin I find a woman of integrity, who not only talks the talk but walks the walk. I can work with that. I will work with that. When I walk down the street, I don’t have Democrat printed on my forehead, but my gender is obvious to everyone and impacts every interaction in my life. Since my country is far from gender neutral, right now for me gender trumps everything else. I urge other women to join me in this fight for equality. Sometimes opportunities occur where you least expect them.

knowitall said...

mountain momma,
thank you for your upbeat email and the postive feedback.
Although I am somewhat at old-timer, I decided that I have sat on the sidelines watching you for too many months and it is time to join in, both here and elsewhere, to help Sarah.
After all the serious events of the past week, you might enjoy a story that is on the lighter side.

For about 25 years I have known some people who have lived in Dillingham, Alaska, the hometown of Todd Palin. In the years of talking to them, I know a little bit about the area although I have never been there. I live in Washington state.
I saw one of the family about 3 or 4 days ago and asked if they knew Sarah. As it turns out, she knows Sarah very well.
For several months about 20 years ago, the mother of the family and Sarah worked side by side on the conveyer belt in the Palin family salmon cannery.
That job has to be one for the dirtiest jobs in america tv show. The workers stand on the conveyor belt and sort the salmon as they are off loaded from the fishing boats. It means pulling out the kelp and dead fish and assorted flotsam and jetsam that the nets pull in.
Let's just say it pays well and you need no training.
Just thinking about it makes my eyes cross and my nose bend like a pretzel.
I simply can not picture Barry Obama or Sen Biden doing that job. It makes my sides hurt laughing at that thought.
Sarah gets my vote just for working such a terrible job for a summer.
And, yes, the people I know adore Sarah. She spent a summer talking to her and says that Sarah is indeed the real deal.

FuriousGeorge said...

As an Obama supporter, I'd also like to thank you for solidifying our base.

Even after the convention Obama has been polling between 53 and 47 percent nationally.

Spoiler alert: Its not close. These polls fail to account for college students living on campus, the hospitalized or otherwise institutionalized, and deployed military.

Even military personnel are giving 6 to 1 for Obama. So to sum it all up, besides basically having always been up, he is still up, and his support is under-represented in polls.

What's gonna change that? Nixon vs Kennedy II or the Sequel to Bentsen vs Quayle?

FuriousGeorge said...

Also, where are all the right wingers why were blasting the "Liberal Media" for not picking up the Edwards / Enquirer Story?

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, I guess the Enquirer is back to tabloid rag status, when convenient.

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Ero negli Stati Uniti con parenti e amici americani quando si è svolto il primo confronto indiretto, nel corso dello stesso show, fra i due aspiranti presidenti, Obama e McCain. Ciò che mi tolse il fiato, stupefatto dalla chiarezza della politica americana fu l’onestà dei due, e la secchezza sorridente di John McCain. Obama è un uomo intelligente, ma non affascinante quanto John F. Kennedy che come «primo cattolico alla Casa Bianca» fece altrettanto scalpore quanto il primo afro-americano, ma con un vivido sogno per l’America che ha in mente: ciò che da noi Veltroni e i suoi neanche si sognano. Nessuno dei due evase le domande dirette, ma fra i due chi emerse per la sua franchezza, trasparenza e determinazione fu McCain. L’intervistatore chiedeva: «Crede nell’esistenza del male? E se ci crede, che cosa intende fare?». McCain disse con occhi chiari e faccia aperta: «Il male esiste e il nostro compito è sconfiggerlo». Una dichiarazione di guerra e di fede. Obama si era arrampicato sugli specchi per evitare il punto cruciale spiegato dal candidato repubblicano: l’America, di fronte al male, deve usare tutti i mezzi della ragione, senza però perdere di vista il suo obbligo alla fermezza nei principi: l’Europa può arrendersi a Monaco davanti a Hitler; l’Europa può accomodarsi davanti all’espansionismo sovietico; l’Europa può far finta di nulla di fronte alla sfida del fondamentalismo islamico, l’Europa può fare boccucce di fronte al nuovo espansionismo russo. L’Europa, ma non gli Stati Uniti d'America che hanno partecipato alla distruzione di tutti gli imperi: da quello spagnolo a quelli britannico e francese appoggiando la decolonizzazione, da quello giapponese a quello russo, a quello tedesco e italiano. Io guardavo McCain estasiato, pensando all’Italia delle “convergenze parallele”, dei “non solo ma anche”, dell’andreottismo multicentrico, del patto fra Aldo Moro e i terroristi dell’Olp e libici, dell’Italia così determinata a non contrastare le azioni russe per rivendicare l’impero ex sovietico. McCain considera la guerra in Irak con realismo, ammettendo che gli Stati Uniti quella amara guerra che è costata tanto in vite umane, la stanno vincendo: in Irak l’embrione della democrazia ha attecchito, come attecchì nel Giappone dopo Hiroshima e Nagasaki sotto il pugno di ferro del generale Douglas MacArthur che scrisse la Costituzione giapponese, costruì il Parlamento di Tokyo e usò la forca contro i criminali di guerra.
McCain alla domanda se fosse “pro life”, cioè antiabortista o no, ha risposto senza esitazione e senza retorica, «pro life».
E ha marcato con un colpo di spada la sua scelta politica prendendo nel ticket Sarah Palin, il “ciclone Sarah” che nessuno conosceva e che esibisce come un vitale segno di forza la bambina down che ha voluto mettere al mondo e che parla di sé con il gusto della provocazione frontale, del gusto americano di onorare la lezione cristiana che dice «sia la tua parola sì sì, no no». Vorrei vedere quali e quanti politici sarebbero in grado di dire di se stessi che la differenza fra loro e un pitbull è soltanto il rossetto (o la penna stilografica). Ho provato un’invidia nera per l’America che sta per votare, per la parte della mia famiglia che voterà, perché la scelta degli elettori è limpida, forte, aperta. Una scelta che non coinvolge solo interessi, ma l’Anima americana. Penso che alla fine vincerà McCain e che Obama perderà, come perse John Kerry che tutta la sinistra mondiale dava per vincitore. Il candidato repubblicano ha scommesso infatti su un’America che ritrova se stessa, mentre Obama ha scommesso su un’America che possa superarsi negandosi: una operazione coraggiosa, ma fragile di fronte alle sfide di politica estera. Certo, McCain che ieri ha pronunciato il discorso di accettazione promettendo la guerra contro “la casta” di Washington, resta pur sempre un Old Boy, un americano bianco con le sue radici europee, mentre Obama è in parte uno straniero, la cui pelle non deriva da quella degli schiavi americani, ma da un intellettuale africano che comparve sul suolo degli Stati Uniti per fare l’Università.

Commento ?

L'articolo si commenta da solo ,tanto viene detto che ,l'invidia mi pervade,come Italia ed America entrambi paesi democratici, hanno filosofie di vita,di progresso,di rinascita e comportamenti tanto diversi ,dalle quali i nostri politici dovrebbero farne ammenda.

Oggi,invece in Italia, assistiamo al turpiloquio,alla illealtà,alla non vedenza di chi vive in stato di precarietà,al proselitismo sporco dei favori che si ricambiano,alla non chiarezza della politica Italiana che tanto ci degrada oltre oceano, mentre i politici blaterano ai bisogni del popolo,interiormente pensano al sapore del potere che il miglior scanno loro produrrà.

E nel contesto etereo in una notte pensante, dove i rumori del giorno si annullano, la miglior riflessione suggerisce che l'Italia non può meritare l'agonia politica alla quale assistiamo,non può assistere ad una neutralizzazione dei principi cristiani che scuola e famiglia ci hanno inculcati.

Non può assentire alla innaturazione di esseri che,in virtù di una diversità fisiologica vorrebbero accaparrarsi dei titoli essenziali ,propri ed appartenenti ai soggetti preposti.

Allora mi va di fare una considerazione che, potrebbe desumere dal banale ,ma che tale non é perchè ,sono convinto che la giusta cultura d'ogni essere che si accinge a capire deve derivare da una scuola sana; I principi di apprendimento devono possedere il carattere della evoluzione e non possono e non devono cancellare tutto ciò che di positivo hanno espresso nel passato ;Tanto,non deve essere assunto come azione conservatrice,che anch'essa deve avere un progresso,ma di restauro dei principi che hanno avuto origine dai valori fondanti nell'uomo.
E se l'america oggi,é per molti di noi un riferimento di vita,di azioni,d'essere,é perchè non tutto del passato é stato cancellato.

Ecco perché uomini come McCain , Obama , Sarah Palin e Illary Clinton sono ,benché nella loro diversità del pensiero politico, identici in lealtà ,in chiarezza,educazione e dovrebbero esser di esempio per tanti che ,attraverso la politica dicono tanto di democrazia ed il giorno appresso la perdono nei salotti del perbenismo politico.-

Aaronn

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RailBaron said...

Mtn Mama,

And thank you so much for the support. You just made my day! We know (or should know) that simply vile and baseless accusations are still to come, and encouraging one another is essential for our own well-being.

Sarah is human, and therefore has and will make mistakes, as we all have. But isn't it interesting in this absolute feeding frenzy that nothing of significance has been raised as a failing of Sarah?

Now, off to church.

Erin said...

alaina, I respect your opinions and reasons for voting for Obama, even if I disagree with you. Thank you for the thoughtful post.

Even though I disagree with nearly everything that Obama stands for, I appreciate what his run means to this country, and it sounds like you feel the same way about Sarah.

It's always refreshing to have someone of a different perspective come on and share their views without needing to attack the candidate as a person or us as posters. You remind me of a dear friend. We can actually discuss politics without the vitriol. We are each impressed with one another's candidates.

Mama, thanks for the shoutout. Your posts are a great addition here as well!

In other news, Zogby (a left leaning pollster) has McPalin (this phrase was used on FoxNews' website!) up 4 points from their last poll. They now lead by 2 (Drudge). Very exciting! Here's hoping the convention bounce is big enough that they don't end up losing enough to be tied.

Palin hit Obama back over his rebuke concerning earmarks (FoxNews website). I'm telling you, they DON'T want to mess with her if they know what's good for them! It's all fun and games 'til someone gets lipstick in the bite wounds.

Chicago is still un-organized!! said...

7 murders over night in Chicago, overnight! Obama's excellent assault on the police and lack of funding any new hires in Cpd have "organized the community" into what they do best here in liberal ville, killing each other.
Again, where is the media? Camped out in Alaska, digging dirt? They should be in Handgun free, liberal Chicago watching Obama's work in effect. Oh, yeah Chicago has less than half of New Yorks pop. and we are gonna destroy them in homicides. Perfect storm of liberal dirty politics and the highest taxes in the USA! Obama is right at home here in Crap-cago. Higher taxes than Beverly hills!! 10 precent sales tax!! This is the result of Obama and his crew of idiot Communist Dummycrat buddies.

Grace Explosion said...

Good job, Adam! You did excellent... and it was a really fun spot. You even had great comedy timing. I hope you get invited to do the Today Show and some more stuff!!

Hey, I'm not sure how you can help me out here. I'm in the final edit stages of my book - sending it off to the Library of Congress for copyright in 2 weeks or less... then I'm off to begin my public speaking career.

Now, I'm not running for public office. Funny thing is, when I was at university... the liberal head of the poli sci department said he wanted to see me run for Senate... cuz he desired to see me in Senate floor debate based on my speaking skill.

Nope. No political career for me.

My goal... rock the planet with a book and speaking on grace.

Grace explosion. I thought I'd do that instead of get on the track for Pres. See, God knew we'd have Sarah!! :)

Hmmmm... lemme know if you can blog me to high places in my speaking on GRACE EXPLOSION!!

:)

Kingmaker!!

Well, Queen-maker!!

LOL

Grace and peace.

TrueRedHead said...

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080906/D931H7J04.html

This needs widespread coverage. I submitted the link to Drudge. I know there is other evidence of bias within the ranks of the (T-word) investigation. We need to get it out there.

Maybe even a new thread on this blog to encourage our folks to make some noise?

Erin said...

Some good news for the home team. :D AOL is reporting that US Weekly had a number of people drop their subscriptions over their cover. It's a somewhat liberal take on the issue, but well worth the read.

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/09/06/us-readers-protective-of-palin/?icid=200100397x1209124726x1200496204

TrueRedHead said...

Knowitall - Hello from another Washingtonian woman.

Your story about Sarah Palin working on the salmon factory conveyor belt is not only amusing but represents a GREAT metaphor as well.

When you look at her record of reform, you could certainly say that she managed to eliminate a lot of "...dead fish and assorted flotsam and jetsam" from her government too!

snb980 said...

I learned about your blog from your Colbert appearance, and as a vehement Palin supporter, I was absolutely struck with your prophetic anticipation of Palin's present-day role as a potential VP. What an unusual thing! Way to go!

Erin said...

furiousgeorge, if the military is 6 to 1 in favour of Obama, I'll eat my McPalin button! It's statements like that that make me feel so much better about our position. If you have to lie to convince us, we're doing something right!

Interesting story about the cannery. Her appeal is that we all know someone like her, and we LIKE that person we know! She has such comraderie amongst the base.

Bloggers for John McCain said...

Guys,

Please help circulate this petition in support of Sarah Palin and against the MSM exist treatment of her.

trueconservative said...

Sarah is a feminist. This is a fact. I voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004. I am a true conservative and could not ever vote for Sarah Palin. Laura Bush is a class act. Palin is an unknown, dangerous pick for McCain. She is as bad an example for women as Hillary Clinton. God help us return to a time when conservative women actually care about family first and selfish ambition last.

wk4christ said...

I saw on Yahoo News that Sarah will be interviewed by ABC's Charles Gibson later this week.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080907/pl_politico/13227

We know ABC has a liberal bias and I'm a concerned about how they will treat her. ABC also has a lot of viewers, though, so this is an opportunity for America to get to know Sarah even more!

Let's be in strong and fervent prayer for Sarah as she prepares for and goes through the interview.

No matter what your opponents throw at you, we're with you all the way, Sarah!!!!!!!!

SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!! SARAH!!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!!

Christmysavior said...

I'm a Republican but I'm not voting this year... SHE CAN"T RUN HER FAMILY, what makes people think she can run a country? She couldn't even teach her daughter to close her legs. What is wrong with you all? This goes against everything we believe in, we should be standing together against her. Come on people this is our country, not a football game where it's us against them and our team needs to win. And if you can't get past the rooting for team mentality. Look at who is on our team! It's disgusting. Supporting Palin tells our daughters they don't have to wait, they don't have to be married. We might as well be supporting gay marriage because if we elect her in essence we are saying marriage does NOT matter. God's teachings do not matter. We are supporting a failure of the family.

techno said...

Drudge is posting that the NY Times is soon going to post 'a front page expose' on Trig. Now that McCain and Sara have taken the lead (Gallup and Zogby polls) the desire to take her down will be relentless. Pray for her. There are powerful and sinster forces lurking and skulking around that will show her no mercy and intend to impale and then crucify her.

trueconservative said...

Thank you christmysavior. I thought I was loosing my mind. We need to be louder in our views. The mindless followers have been trying to silence those who think like us by implying we are sexist or must be closet communists. We are truly conservative.

Larry Jackson said...

You know, I am sick of hearing about people who are going to stay at home and not vote for McCain, even though he is running against Barack Obama. You folks may not agree with McCain on everything, neither do I, but staying at home because of some misconceived notion that Sarah Palin is bad and can't even run her own family, blah, blah, blah? You might as well go to the polls and vote for Obama.

You can talk about not sacrificing your principles, but if you do as you say you are going to do, then you are sacrificing them just the same. Barack Obama is the most liberal and dangerous candidate we have had for President and he will do our country great harm if elected. Think about a President Obama for a few minutes and then tell me he will be better than McCain/Palin.

My Take

joshtaber said...

Nice blog. I'm going to add you to my blogroll. http://www.americaforpalin.blogspot.com

techno said...

Gallup from Friday thru Sunday McCain-Palin lead Obama-
Biden 54%-44% AMONG LIKELY VOTERS. Hurray!

Mountain Mama said...

christmysavior:

You're right that Christian parents should teach their children not to fornicate (ie., have sexual intercourse prior to marriage). However, many children obviously ignore their parents and "do it" anyway----and sometimes, as with Levi and Bristol, they become preggers. And MANY of these teen parents have mothers who stayed home with them full-time and taught them Christian values.

Welcome to our universe! It's a fallen one, full of human beings who are all sinners.

These days, moreover, we feel grateful if the teens don't abort their unborn children.

Give thanks that Levi and Bristol were already engaged prior to getting pregnant, and they love each other and are wedding soon.

Meanwhile, keep teaching those good values----including taking responsibility for one's sins. That's what Levi and Bristol are doing.

I'm sure Todd and Sarah Palin were just sick when they heard the news, but I think they made a good choice when they decided to pull together as a family and help this young couple and child.

I would think that Christians would be FAR less likely to support Obama, with his socialistic liberation theology, his radical chic politics, and his never ONCE standing against the corrupt Chicago political machine that extends to D. C.

P.S.
Your posts are also helpful, TrueRedHead and Republicanfeminist!!

That article by Dr. Lynnette Long is just WONDERFUL! How inspiring, that people are just using their heads and coming onboard for Palin!

It's SMOOTH SAILIN'
With McCain - Palin!

dan said...

ADAM
good on ya, but one thing. PALIN is from a state where the term ''JEW
YOU DOWN'' is used every day by almost everyone there, about bargaining
at flea markets. My guess is that even PALIN uses that phrase, not
thinking it is about Jewish Americans per se, it's just Alaska slang.
I wonder if you know this? I know because i lived there for 12 years
and i heard it almost every day....by top people too. Alaskans have very
little experience with Jews as human beings and neighbors, just as
people in the Bible and stereotypes, although there are about 3000
Jews in Alaska. Ask Sarah if she ever used that phrase in her life?

SIGH

wk4christ said...

Trueconservative:

Sarah Palin is a conservative feminist. She believes in the ability of women to accomplish just as much as men, but also believes in the sanctity of life. There is nothing wrong with that position; in fact, I commend it!

I am a conservative man, but I do think that women can and should be more involved in leadership positions. I think that the prospect of a female VP (and eventual President) is exciting! Women are just as good as men and can accomplish anything men can accomplish.

Women cannot and should not be held back from accomplishing their dreams. They have just as much right to do things as men.

And, christmysavior:

How do you know what Sarah taught her kids? I am sure that she taught them well (as a Christian should), but her daughter made a mistake. It happens. You can't fault Sarah's parenting skills on that. What is good is that they are keeping the baby and will raise it.

I am a Christian and I do believe that sex should be after marriage. But, we can't judge Sarah on her daughter's mistake. We need to look beyond that. Sarah has amazing qualities for leadership that cannot be ignored. She is our best hope for reform.

You mentioned that you are not voting. If you and other conservatives do not vote, that is exactly what will cause Obama & Biden to win the election.

Think about it: do you REALLY want a man who supports abortion-on-demand, can't keep a secret about his VP, doesn't have executive branch experience, and wants to bring a socialist system to America to be our President?????

McCain & Palin is one of the best tickets we have had in years and we need to take advantage of what we've got! They are both good people and they deserve our votes! We can't let Obama win the election! It would be a total disaster for America!

Stay with Sarah, people! She needs our prayers and support!

SARAH!!!! SARAH!!!!!! SARAH!!!!

McCain-Palin'08!!!

RailBaron said...

There's an interesting site that has been keeping track of the lies about Sarah here. Most have links to evidence refuting the lies.

It has been refreshing to see both Hillary supporters coming to back Sarah, as well as those who disagree with our position, but are reasoned and civil about it. Tocqueville wrote of the importance of how important to the success of the country it was to have groups that might disagree on one cause still be able to come together for another cause. All of the thoughtful discussion, whether in agreement or not, is a reflection of this.

Some of Tocqueville's analysis was shaded by his French nobility background, and some of what he saw in 1831 no longer applies to a modern America, but is is amazing how much does apply. Background is here, and his book, Democracy in America, is worthy of your time.

Unfortunately, there are others that don't care about principle, and gladly lie and intimidate to advance their position. We may not change the minds of the rabid fringe, but if lies are not challenged, some might start thinking the lies are truth, instead. Let us do what we can to make sure the truth is known - even if there are some warts. I dare, no, double-dare the opposition to do the same.

PALINATOR!!!! said...

Awesome interview, I was waiting for you to tell Colbert that in order for you to make a blog for him, he would actually need to do something constructive for an HONEST change! I rarely watch television and told my mother months ago about this site which, gave me hope, amazingly mainstream feels betrayed that they didn't know about Palin until last week, apparently only the hopeful faithfuls knew! To God Be the Glory and to you congratulations!

Sheri said...

I am very conservative and a born again Christian. I have no problem supporting Palin.
1. Should she stay home while her children are young? I am a stay at home mom and I do think that a parent needs to be home with the children. If I understood the show about Palin on Fox, Sarah's husband, Todd, is the home maker. Also, Sarah said that she takes her babies to work with her. That might be difficult to do as VP, but it seems to me that she has a very strong family base. And that is what is important. Also, by not voting for Palin (because she works outside the home), you are basically voting for Obama...and from what I understand his wife works outside of the home too.
2. Since Sarah's daughter got pregnant, then Sarah must be an awful mom. She doesn't know what her kids are doing. If she doesn't know what her own daughter was doing then how can she be a good leader for the U.S. I will sum it up this way. I was teen girl once (I was a born again Christian too)and I had a rough 6 months. I had a great family, went to church, my mom was STRICT! But, I still did some things that I should not have done. Those were my decisions. That is how I look at Bristol. It is wrong to assume that since Bristol got pregnant that her mother let Bristol run wild. I would never judge a parent for their teen getting pregnant, because that sort of thing can happen to most teens.
3. Sarah is a poor example of a woman. I disagree. I am proud of the way that she has handled giving birth to Trig (she could have aborted a DS baby. How can be governor and take care of a DS baby...a lot of women would have thought that way)and for not being ashamed of Bristol's pregnancy. I have heard some critics say that Sarah should have said something about the pregnancy and why were they hiding it. Well, wasn't Sarah announced Friday and didn't we find out on Sunday or Monday? Should she have said Friday, "Thanks for selecting me and by the way my daughter is pregnant" I am sure that they were going to pick the right time to tell everyone. It is not like she could hide a pregnancy forever. I am proud that Bristol is having her baby. It would be better if she had waited...but she didn't. And as a parent, Sarah, she should love and support her daughter anyway. In Sarah's speech she said that Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge.
She was talking about Bristol's baby. They are excited that a baby is coming, but it is going to be a challenge for Bristol being a teen mom.
4. I have no problem with the press looking into her background. What kind of person is she, how did she run her city, and now her state. I do not even have a problem with the press releasing the fact that her daughter is pregnant. But, when they started saying that Trig was not Sarah's baby, Sarah is a horrible mom, should she really be VP with having so many kids...that is where they went too far.

Sheri said...

Techno:

What are they going to say about Trig? I saw the show on Fox about Palin, and Sarah was pregnant. No faking. You can tell in her face, it looked fuller. She is one of those blessed women that does not get that big (I gain 60 pounds with my pregnancies...mostly in my nose! ha ha)
But, what could they say about a baby?

Larry:

You are right...if a conservative stays home, it is like voting for Obama...and if a liberal stays home it is like voting for McCain. I just do not believe that our forefathers fought and died for us to stay home on election day. I look at the candidates, and I vote for the one that supports most of my beliefs. No candidate is 100% perfect. I would never stay home on election day!

knowitall said...

I think the attackers have changed their approach.
It is now people with nice sounding names like "christmysavior" who tell us that they have been conservative for two centuries but, by gosh and by golly, Gov. Palin is the last straw.
Or, I'm from Alaska and they are all antisemites so Sarah is one also.
Ignoring them drives them nuts. You can also change the subjest and make positive comments. ("you know Sarah will fix that").
Bless their pea pickin' little hearts
Rich

sdavis said...

Adam - you did an excellent job on the Colbert Show last week. You were able to stay away from any of his traps to tear you or Gov Palin down -- GREAT JOB!

knowitall said...

trueredhead
I think the washington election could be very interesting. You and I know that the turn out for Rossi will be huge (even though I don't care for his ads). Sarah will help since WA and Alaska are "BFF". I don't understand why the polls have Obama so far ahead. Here in Yakima county, it should be a strong christian turn out. I think McC and Palin could pull off an upset here.

My comments on the native americans are based on my time working with the Yakamas, Lummis and Warm Springs People. Bigotry upsets me.

Here are two things to cheer you up. 90% of all presidents have had blue eyes. McCain's eyes are blue.
America has never had a president with a name that ends in a vowel.

Rich

Monea Harmon said...

My opinion I think a woman has the decision to keep the child or at least have the right to consider other options. In regards to the your daughter becoming pregnant at the age of 17 and still living under your rules and regulation how was she able to have a solid decision. Being if I understand it correctly you are for pro-life of an unborn child, wouldn't that really have left your child with one decision to make? In your speech your stated that it was Bristol decision, but if it was truly Bristol decision she would have been able to make it without you and the media over her shoulder, it is correct Bristol is not apart of the celeb society, but with you running for Vice President it puts her in an uncomfortable position. With comments being said that she will marry the child’s father and happily understanding that raising a child would be hard. Is not easy for a 17 year old to just say okay too in the press and stay strong in raising a child with support of making her own decision. Is it what’s best for you or her?

Chicago is still un-organized!! said...

Stay home and don't vote??? Is like voting for communism! Obama is a commi. who hates America and white people. His wife and the muslims that plan our deaths daily will have parties that they have taken our freedom. He is nothing more than a Marx man. Read up on his votes and what he stood for in state senate and senate.

knowitall said...

as a person who enjoys genealogy, i was pleased to see that Sarah's ancestory has been completed and is now on the internet.
Sarah and John McCain are 12th cousins.
She is English and descended from the Mayflower.
She is related to President Bush (both) is a cousin of Mr Obama and Mr Romney.
It's difficult to be a know it all.

Christmysavior said...

Look at you all! Getting all excited about this woman with low standards, this woman that only the lowest of the low could respect. This makes it all okay doesn't it, this woman with no morals being presidential material! She is everything that is wrong with you and America. I can see it clearly now. Living up to God's standards is too much for you people, you are all too weak to do God's will. SO you applaud sin, embrace it! You buy these t-shirts and Palin thongs for your daughters, you take on the mantra of "I am a Sinner we are all sinners" as an excuse to do evil. It's too much for you to do the right thing so you support the wrong. What a sad state America is in and the people who I thought could turn us in the right direction are leading us into the end days. Palin deserves our sympathy, not our applause and support. I am not choosing between the lesser of two evils. I go with God and God does not chose the trash or the lukewarm. So I change my mind, I will vote come November but I will fill in the blank with God on election day as a protest to my party's poor choice and low standards.

Erin said...

Bill Kristol had a fantastic post this morning in the NY Times. Pretty much he says what Adam's been saying for over a year. How do you attack her. I've included an excerpt, but consider dashing over there to read it yourself.

"The Obama campaign has decided to cease its hostilities against Sarah Palin and beat a manly retreat.

Of course, much damage has already been done - to the Obama campaign, not Palin. In the preceding days, Barack Obama himself had gone on the attack against Sarah Palin. The top of the ticket attacking the bottom of the other ticket is unprecedented. Did Ronald Reagan attack Geraldine Ferraro? Did Bill Clinton go after Jack Kemp? It’s a rule in politics that you only aim up; by aiming down, Barack Obama diminished himself. By whining about being picked on by a girl and manfully vowing that he would not allow said girl to bully him, he diminished himself further. It’s hard to believe given the way the Obama campaign has determinedly machine-gunned its foot that Palin has only been part of the ticket for ten days."

TKD Momma said...

To Christmysavior...
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!! Apparantly slander, lies (Palin thongs? where did you make that one up from), and gossip are not considered SIN in your book. Or is it that you have no problem with you yourself being a sinner. Of course your family is perfectly managed and your children ALWAYS do what you tell them to and have NEVER sinned. Maybe they will run for office someday.
Just out of curiosity (for you and all the other self-righteous sinless perfect parents out there), Just which sinless, perfect, messiah-type candidate would you put on the ballot?
Apparantly you agree with the analogy of Obama as the Messiah, because that's who you will be voting for when you write "God" in the blank.

Erin said...

The quote above is from Weekly Standard's blog commenting on Kristol's article, not the NYT article itself. The link to Weekly Standard is first--NYT's article is next.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/09/required_reading_swilly_people.asp

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/opinion/08kristol.html

Christmysavior said...

To TDK Momma
Here's the Palin thongs article http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/514160.html
Well, Huckabee would have been a good choice. Now that man is someone we can respect. I thought he'd be the choice.
My kids love the Lord, and they are grown and have made the right decisions by waiting and making God first in their lives. I am very happy with my family. I am so sorry to tell you because I am sure you are disappointed but I didn't have any problems with them when they were growing up.
I'll bet anything TDK Momma you probably see yourself in her and that's why you think this failure of family is okay.
Still I'm not a perfect parent I just strive to be like Christ. Also I'm not running for a position in our country where the person is role model to uphold the moral fiber of our country. TDK Momma I feel sorry for you and people like you. But most of all I feel sorry that my kids and grandchildren have to live with the choices people like you will make and get Poor Palin elected. Palin equals FAILURE OF FAMILY and MORALS. Electing her tells our children they don't have to wait and follow the will of God. Maybe you didn't follow the will of God and that's why you are angry with me. But I don't think she's a bad person or that you or any of her supporters bad people. I just don't think her or any of her supporters are fit to run this country. I think you are all excited and wearing blinders to the truth. That is what politicians want, not what God wants.
Well, I will pray for you and I will pray for this country. I wish you and all here god's love in life, your path and your children's path. God bless us you and this country we need it. I hope you will see the error of your thinking before it is too late for us all.

Jesse said...

How does she stand up to International affairs if McCain dies? She can't keep her house in order, I doubt she'll be able to run this country. Gov. Palin did not announce "her" pregnancy until a month before the Trig was born. (She'd have been seven months pregnant when she announced this, and apparently hiding it VERY well.) Could this baby also be Bristol's? Did Govenor Palin extend special favors to friends, one of whom is a share holder of her own house?! She is articulate, but that doesn't make great leadership. Wake up people and smell the bullshit your shovelin'.

Julianne said...

Congratulations on your appearance on the Colbert Report...and for supporting Sarah Palin. I just came across your blog and love it!

Todd said...

Great job, Adam! You were terrific. I must admit you had incredible vision to pick the Sarah Diamond out of the rough.

todderchek

Cl8n said...

I want to be mayor of my hometown can you help me?

Jaq said...

I just heard about you from some news link on either CNN or FOX front online pages, and then saw you accidentally last night on Colbert. I don't know if anyone told you this already, but you are excellent in interview/talk show format. You need to find an agent because I have a feeling some networks are going to be shopping some deals your way. Seriously. Excellent interview. It is clear you are an adept communicator. It is rare that good writers are also good speakers. You are clearly going places and shouldn't feel limited to the blogosphere or your mother's house. That was awesome.

Jaq said...

I just heard about you from some news link on either CNN or FOX front online pages, and then saw you accidentally last night on Colbert. I don't know if anyone told you this already, but you are excellent in interview/talk show format. You need to find an agent because I have a feeling some networks are going to be shopping some deals your way. Seriously. Excellent interview. It is clear you are an adept communicator. It is rare that good writers are also good speakers. You are clearly going places and shouldn't feel limited to the blogosphere or your mother's house. That was awesome.

Mark Schulte, Jr. said...

Nice job on Colbert.

Alaska Rainbow Lodge said...

I wish that more people got to see the real Palin and the real change she was capable of. It's really too bad the media took Palin's beauty and inexperience, somehow combined them, and ran with it. I'd rather have the change she made in Alaska than the 'Change' Obama promised and has never really delivered. He is all talk.