Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gov. Palin on Freedom Watch: "Love to Give White House Fits"

"I would love to give the White House fits and give solutions to America's problems," Governor Palin said tonight during an interview with Judge Napolitano on his Fox Business show Freedom Watch from her home studio in Wasilla, Alaska. "This is not about Sarah Palin. What does the middle class desire in government? They want Government to get out of the way," she said midway through the interview.
Judge Napolitano opened the interview asking Gov. Palin if she felt vindicated knowing that "there was no there there" in the 24,000 released emails and that it "showed you hard at work." She answered that press coverage shows their priorities are skewed. "I hope those who read the emails got to learn about oil and gas policy, energy independence, fish and game, the Second Amendment, why I opposed the stimulus plan...between having my personal emails hacked, and a former staffer hoarding five years of emails to put out-of-context in a book, I have nothing to hide."

On Congressman Weiner's resignation, Judge Napolitano asked if Gov. Palin thought Congress was right to demand his resignation or if the people of Brooklyn and Queens were entitled to have, "even a pervert representing them" if they so chose. "They are entitled to have someone like Weiner if that is what they really, truly want, but they deserve better." Gov. Palin said he should have resigned immediately, as his actions "rendered him impotent," eliciting a hearty laugh from the Judge.

When asked if Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is prepared to be President, Gov. Palin said "she is prepared," and touted Bachmann's Tea Party credentials, and "common-sense conservatism."

"Anybody but Obama," Gov. Palin said emphatically. Judge Napolitano asked Gov. Palin if she ever envisions herself in a debate like the one earlier this week featuring several 2012 candidates. "Once in a while, I do she said. It's natural. What I want to see is GOP contenders call one another out on their records...Obama was not vetted by his party [and the press]," she said. "I would want to know if someone changed their spots" and why.

Judge Napolitano said that a 2012 Presidential run by Gov. Palin would be a game-changer and give the White House fits. "I would love to give the White House fits and give solutions to America's problems," she said.

The Judge asked Gov. Palin if she thought any of the 2012 contenders were the "genuine article." "There's lots of genuine articles who understand common-sense conservatism, and free market values - some declared and some not." Judge Napolitano pressed further, asking "what if the GOP chose a big government Republican?"

"We have to make sure a nominee surfaces who supports smaller, smarter government. Even so, things cannot get any worse under a Republican administration. Anybody but Obama."

Gov. Palin concluded the interview saying that she supports Speaker of the House John Boehner's resolution on Libya. "Congress should stop Obama from engaging in a war a) we can't afford, and b) he has no consent for." She further stated that bombing combatants is not a support role, but is engaging in hostilities. But, Gov. Palin expressed her preference that Libya be resolved by Congress, not by the judicial system.

Palin - Napolitano 6/16/2011 interview retrieved from SarahNET

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Election is Coming! The Election is Coming!

As we look toward the beginning of the 2012 Presidential campaign, which we all know will only truly begin once Sarah Palin announces her candidacy, it is important that those of us who support her be prepared to combat the media's four year old smear campaign against her.

Many who are not familiar with Sarah Palin believe she is exactly what they have seen and heard from Tina Fey, the Saturday Night Live comedienne (using that word very loosely).  Others believe the five and ten second sound bites of untruths, lies and twisted logic presented by the media.

As our candidate-to-be has already shown us, this will be a campaign like no other in history.  Because our candidate is waging a campaign that has never been seen before, we, as supporters, must  behave in ways never expected before as well.

We must prepare ourselves to meet with objections, answer questions and counter the garbage that has been allowed to filter into people's minds unabated about the person we know to be the best man, woman for the job in 2012.   If someone presents us with a reason not to vote for Sarah, we must be ready with an answer.  If someone presents us with one of the media's lies, we must be ready with the truth.  We are the media of this campaign!  We are the ones to spread the truth.

Here are some of the most blaring misquotes/lies/untruths about Sarah Palin:
  • "I can see Russia from my house"
WHERE DID IT COME FROM:  Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live said it.  She was making fun of Sarah Palin’s statement, “They're our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska,” in her September 11, 2008 interview with ABC’s Charlie Gibson.

THE TRUTH: The island of Little Diomede, Alaska and the island of Big Diomede, Russia are only 2.4 miles apart.  You can indeed see Russia from land in Alaska.

  •  Sarah Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent
WHERE DID IT COME FROM: Fox News Channel quoted an unnamed McCain campaign figure as saying that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent.

“Turns out it was Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, who has come forward today to identify himself as the source of the leaks,” Mr. Shuster said.

Trouble is, Martin Eisenstadt doesn’t exist. His blog does, but it’s a put-on. The think tank where he is a senior fellow — the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy — is just a Web site. The TV clips of him on YouTube are fakes.
And the claim of credit for the Africa anecdote is just the latest ruse by Eisenstadt, who turns out to be a very elaborate hoax that has been going on for months.


  •  Does Sarah Palin believe in shooting wolves from airplanes?

WHERE DID IT COME FROM: A wildlife group's ad attacks Palin for supporting the shooting of wolves from airplanes. She does, but there's more to it than that.

Alaskan officials call it "predator control," not aerial hunting, and use it to keep the populations of moose and caribou high for subsistence hunters.

The program is limited to just 9 percent of the state's land mass, or five of 26 Department of Fish and Game districts. Far from being endangered, as they are in the Lower 48 states, gray wolves number between 7,000 and 11,000 in Alaska.

Studies indicate that predators (wolves and bears) often take 70 percent to 80 percent of the moose and caribou that die each year in Alaska. Research by the state Department of Fish and Game shows that "a single wolf eats 12-13 moose in a typical year and/or 30-40 caribou, mostly calves."

The program exists in large part because the state's intensive game management law puts a premium on efforts to "restore the abundance or productivity of identified big game prey populations as necessary to achieve human consumptive use goals." The "big game prey" in question are the approximately 1 million caribou and 175,000 to 200,000 moose in the state. Subsistence hunters are a major priority in wildlife management in Alaska.


  • Did she say that Concord and Lexington were in New Hampshire instead of Massachusetts?
WHERE DID IT COME FROM:  While this comment was attributed to Governor Sarah Palin in the media, it was actually made by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. (The article has since been corrected and the misrepresentation removed, although a bleb regarding it appears at the end of the article.)


  •  Was she wrong in what she stated about Paul Revere’s ride?
WHERE DID IT COME FROM? Multiple sources (I’ll just list the same article above) stated how wrong she was on her statement about Paul Revere’s ride. 

THE TRUTH: After the media berated Governor Palin for her description of Paul Revere's ride, the historians began chiming in to say that she had the history correct, many citing Paul Revere's own letter dated 1789 stating exactly what Sarah Palin had stated, including the ringing of bells!


You can probably think of even more examples of how the media has tried to misrepresent what Sarah Palin has said.  When they are unable to do that, they have just out and out lied. 

It is our responsibility as citizens to educate the populace to the truth, to the one viable candidate for President in 2012.  

Be the Media!  

Teach your friends, your neighbors, your community.  As Paul Revere might say, "The election is coming!"