Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Jonah Goldberg plugs Palin as a potential VP at National Review's "The Corner"
Ross Douthat does the same for The Atlantic.
I'm also hearing that Rush Limbaugh dropped Palin's name today (my hit count skyrocketed, so I believe it).
LEFTISTS COWER IN FEAR
Chris Kelly sounds the alarm in an apoplectic, poorly researched diatribe for the Huffington Post.
DailyKos poster "Thatcher" figures out the Dems are utterly unprepared to face a McCain-Palin ticket. (May 23)
OUR BIGGEST POLL YET
MSNBC has posted it's own version of "VP Madness". With over 45,000 votes already cast, this poll is too big for anyone to hijack, and Palin leads Rob Portman in Round One (presumptive Round Two opponent: Sen. John Thune). Palin-Portman was listed as one of the marquee matchups in the first round by hosts David Gregory and Chuck Todd , with Todd declaring ""Don't be surprised if [Palin]'s got some grassroots movement". Todd also compared Gov. Palin to the basketball team from Davidson College (the Cinderella story of this year's March Madness). I don't know much about Chuck Todd, but right now I like him a lot.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Columnist Nat Hentoff (Washington Times, Jewish World Review)
FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog
Darvio Morrow at "Associated Content"
Michael Goldfarb of The Weekly Standard ("on the Palin bandwagon" for the VP slot)
Michelle Malkin (regarding polar bear lawsuit, "You go , girl.")
Hugh Hewitt (Also on polar bear lawsuit, "Bravo")
National Review's environmental blog, "Planet Gore" ("Planet Gore may just have to endorse Sarah Palin as its choice for McCain's running mate"...I'm playing it safe by not labeling that as an endorsement)
Mark Steyn (at National Review's "The Corner")
Kathyrn Jean Lopez (Also at "The Corner)
Kirby Wilbur, guest host on "The Sean Hannity Show" (unconfirmed)
The Rush Limbaugh Program (a caller...not Rush himself)
Palin vetoes $268 MILLION in wasteful spending! (10% of the total capital budget...good work, Governor!)
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Well, I finally got my first attempt at video-blogging loaded. All of the sites mentioned in the video are linked below. Be sure to spread the word about how how Huckabee "won" the poll. Thanks to all of the Palin supporters who voted!
U.S. News & World Report poll targeted by "Huck's Army" (Huckabee at 74%, despite an early lead for Romney)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
For those of you unfamiliar with "FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog", Flap is a very widely read and respected political blogger. This is a BIG endorsement, and it is a great honor to welcome Flap aboard the Good Ship Palin.
Gov. Palin has received a lot of press in the past few days, establishing her as a bona fide contender for the GOP VP nod. We are very hopeful that more endorsements will be rolling in soon
Oh...and stay tuned for an important message later today.
UPDATE: YouTube is not cooperating with me, and I'll be busy graduating from college today (Friday). So, the video message is a little late...but it will hopefully be up tonight.
I will do my best to keep you updated on this rapidly developing story.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
He has found success as an opinion columnist, historian, novelist, jazz critic, and prominent pro-lifer...and he wants Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket this fall! Writing today in Jewish World Review, Nat Hentoff declares, "John McCain, here is your vice president." Hentoff describes himself as a "Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer", and Nachama Soloveichik of the Club for Growth's "VP Watch" blog calls him, "one of the few ardent pro-lifers on the Left." He also serves on the board of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) - an outstanding organization in this blogger's opinion - and has been critical of the ACLU's support of restrictive speech codes. We should all be extremely proud to welcome such a prominent and well-respected figure as Nat Hentoff to our movement.
Here are some of the high points of the column:
Because of Palin's reputation as a maverick, and her initial reduction of state spending (including pork-barrel spending), life-affirming Palin connects with voters and has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential running mate for John McCain.
She would be a decided asset — an independent Republican governor, a woman, a defender of life against the creeping culture of death and a fresh face in national politics, described in "the Almanac of National Politics" as "an avid hunter and fisher with a killer smile who wears designer glasses and heels, and hair like modern sculpture."
Nachama Soloveichik (Club for Growth)
Monday, May 19, 2008
I'm very confident in the chances of a Palin victory, but the presidential primaries proved that underestimating Mike Huckabee is a huge mistake. So, let's make sure that we give our favorite governor as much help as we possibly can.
PLEASE let as many people as you can know about this poll. Post it on your blog, email your friends, write a note on your Facebook profile, anything to help push Gov. Palin over the top. Win or lose, VP Madness has been a major victory for our movement, but a win here could permanently catapult Sarah Palin into the top tier of the top tier of the veepstakes (at least as far as the media is concerned).
LET'S WIN THIS!!!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Now, in all fairness, the list was not ranked. However, Palin was both the first woman listed and one of only two mentioned twice. And, as most of the other people mentioned were Democrats, she was by far the most prominent Republican in the article. I think it is fair to say that Palin was at the "top" of the Times' list. At the very least, she ranks among the top two or three candidates (Govs. Sebelius and Napolitano were also prominently mentioned).
So, it looks like the national media is not only noticing Gov. Palin, but seriously considering her as a future leader of the nation.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Let's give Gov. Palin all the help we can; she has the lead over Portman right now, but it has to hold until Monday. Keep up the good work
Oh..and in case you wanted to know, Palin and Portman are joined in the Final Four by Mike Huckabee and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Monday, May 12, 2008
I am very pleased with this matchup, as Palin and Jindal are often mentioned together as the future stars of GOP. Hence, a victory in this head-to-head matchup could help cement Sarah Palin's status as the brightest young star in the Republican firmament. This round only last until Friday, so let's get to work and push our favorite governor into the Final Four!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thanks again to Ethan Demme for his design work, and I'm glad to welcome him to the Draft Palin Family.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This is the biggest poll yet for our movement, so be sure to make your voice heard by voting for Gov. Palin!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Don't get me wrong, Bobby Jindal is a great governor, but Sarah Palin is Bobby Jindal on steroids. Jindal has only been governor for a few months, and he is doing his best to clean out the corrupt political establishment in Louisiana. Palin, on the other hand, has been through two full legislative sessions (not counting two special sessions) and has already upended the equally corrupt Alaskan establishment. In fact, with her Lt. Governor, Sean Parnell, now attempting to unseat the state's infamous 18-term Congressman, Don Young, it not a stretch to say that Gov. Palin has started a revolution in Alaskan politics. And to top the whole package off, Palin is a former broadcast journalist with phenomenal communication skills and charisma to spare.
I try to avoid telling candidates how to run their campaigns. However, seeing as Sen. McCain seems to be trying running mates on for size lately (he's recently campaigned with Jindal, Huckabee, Romney, and Crist), I think the he definitely needs to make a trek to Alaska to talk about energy issues and/or pork-barrel spending...and have a nice long meeting with Gov. Palin while he's at it.
I also stumbled across an interesting quip about one of our supporters in the Anchorage Daily News' Alaska Ear column on Sunday:
SARADISE ... Looks like John Suter of Chugiak, aka Poodle Man, has a bad case of Saralove. A few weeks ago, he was circulating red-and-white bumper stickers reading "Mothers Against Gov't Corruption, Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P., John McCain for President."
Now he's sending out copies of a handwritten note from the governor that reads: "Dear John -- Ha! I love the bumper sticker! Thanks for passing that along. You've always been creative & progressive, & I'm an admirer! Thank you, Sarah Palin."
John is probably best known for once racing a team of poodles in the Iditarod.
I happen to have one of those bumper stickers, and Mr. Suter deserves a pat on the back for his efforts on behalf of our movement. And for the record...I did some research, and those poodles made some pretty good showings in one of the world's most grueling sports events. Personally, I think its a great honor to have the "Poodle Man" on board with our movement.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Here's why I REALLY like this poll: It works off of a "March Madness" style playoff bracket, and I think that Palin can beat anyone in a head-to-head matchup. So, I think her chances are far better in this format than they would be in a traditional poll. For example, she's up against Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Round 1, and she's clobbering him with 60% of the vote (last time I checked). Let's make sure she wins in a blowout. In Round 2, she'll be up against the winner of a Sam Brownback-Fred Thompson faceoff (Brownback is leading), and I like her chances there as well.
I'll be posting updates throughout the process, so be sure to check back often. We need to do everything we can to make sure that Sarah Palin becomes the Cinderella story of this poll. So, let's get to work!