It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don't pass it to our children in the bloodstream;we have to fight for it and protect it, and then hand it to them so that they shall do the same, or we're going to find ourselves spending our sunset years telling our children and our children's children about a time in America, back in the day, when men and women were free."
Great! The voice of reason and American sanity is scheduled to appear tonight on Sean Hannity at 9:00pm.
Drudge gives a peek at the interview with Sarah saying:
America is digging a deeper hole and how are we paying for this government largesse. We’re borrowing. We’re borrowing from China and we consider that now we own sixty percent of GENERAL MOTORS – or the U.S. government does… But who is the U.S. government becoming more indebted to? It’s China. So that leads you to have to ask who is really going to own our car industry than in America. go to Drudge to read more.
The amount of frivolous ethics complaints from irritated critics of Sarah Palin would make you think that every critic of Sarah Palin has filed their own individual lawsuit. As one complaint is dismissed (as two were this past Friday) it seems that many take its place.
Now we have a complaint from one Chip Thoma of "Responsible Cruising in Alaska" griping about bus tours to the Governor's mansion in Juneau,Alaska! Chip Thoma refers to them as 'Voyeuristic'! Some one should ask Thoma what he thinks a tour is to start with...
Thoma said in regards to his group's complaint: "As Governor Palin spends very little time in Juneau, especially during the summer, these are 'voyeur' tours premised solely on her notoriety," Thoma said in an April 30 letter to Juneau tour operators.." Amazing isn't it? When Thoma was informed that Palin had spent recent months in Juneau, he said this wasn't about the Governor! Now what was that last statement?
Palin had this to say about the latest moronic complaint:
"I wanted to offer him to hide Piper's trampoline further in a corner of the yard ... if it's a matter of not giving anyone anything to look at so they'll go away then I'd ask Piper to not giggle so loudly on her buoy swing or bicycle in the yard," Palin said in a written statement, referring to her 7-year-old daughter".
Palin continued by saying: "We've been slammed if we're not here enough, but now the table's turned and the message is we're creating chaos because we're here too often," Palin said in a written statement.
In an effort to help grieving parents deal with the death of a child at birth the Governor's Office released this statement:
Source: Office of the Governor
Updated: 05/04/2009 08:17:47 AM AKDT
May 1, 2009, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin today signed legislation authorizing birth certificates for stillbirths. House Bill 2, sponsored by Representative Carl Gatto, allows the Bureau of Vital Statistics to issue certificates for stillborn babies at the request of the parents. HB 2 passed the House 29-1, Senate 18-1.
"This is beautiful because this can surely help a grieving family after losing a child," Governor Palin said. "I'm thankful that Alaska's legislature recognizes how important a step like this is as Alaska embraces a culture of life and respects precious babies, including babies stillborn, but still loved by their families. Alaskans respect this sanctity of life and I appreciate Representative Gatto's efforts."
"HB 2 gives recognition that the mom of a stillborn child indeed had a birth and now will be able to request and receive a birth certificate stating that 'yes, you delivered a precious child,'" Representative Gatto said. "Unbelievably, there are mothers who have been waiting 20 years to receive recognition that their child was born. Those moms who delivered a stillborn child left the hospital with nothing more than a death certificate and no acknowledgment that a birth actually took place. At the time of delivery, their child was no less loved."
Alaska has a governor that seems to be attuned sympathetically to their citizens.
(Newser) – Sarah Palin isn't feeling so neglected by President Obama after all. The New York Post quoted her today as slamming the president for not reaching out to Republicans—but the words were from an article by conservative journalist Meghan Clyne, Politico reports. "I mixed up an e-mail from Meghan Stapleton, who works for Palin, with Meghan Clyne," a Post editor said. "That's why it was corrected."
Clyne wrote that “it took all of three days" for Obama’s promise to reach across the aisle “to ring hollow"; Obama would “be smart to spend his second 100 days making up for the serious snubs of his first." The misattribution is “the sort of thing that happens,” quips Politico’s Ben Smith, “but seems to happen more to Palin.”
The frivolous lawsuits by bloggers have caused a necessity for a defense fund to collect money to payoff the debt ($500K) that has mounted for the governor's legal fees.
An article was written earlier on this blog about Palin and the attack by certain bloggers to bring frivolous lawsuits that demand defense no matter how silly the lawsuits are. The lawsuits have come from bloggers such as Celtic Diva, but the list below gives you an idea of the anti-Palin bloggers that will work against Palin. The blogs below use baseless facts against Palin in the slam- style of Huffington-Post.
A complaint was filed Wednesday against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, claiming work with her political action committee violates state ethics laws. The complaint alleges Palin has violated two provisions of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act by misusing her official position and accepting outside employment. end quote
The biggest shame in all of these lawsuits is that the taxpayers pay for these frivolous lawsuits. The legal fees will be taken care of by Palin supporters who contribute to the Defense Fund .
Team Sarah alerted its members to make phone calls to the Senate Finance Committee to voice their disapproval of the nomination of Governor Sebelius as head of the Dept. of Health And Human Services. Team Sarah is a large online network group of (mostly) women who promote Palin and support women candidates who are anti-abortion. Prime Buzz of the Kansas City Star reported that there were "some" calls, but downplayed the efforts by reporting that supporters of Sebelius called in offsetting their numbers.
Kathleen Sebelius is particularly offensive to pro-life voters because of her support of late term abortions. The Witchita Star reported another issue that has Palin supporters upset about this nomination and that was the Governor under-reporting the amount of money a doctor of late term abortions has contributed to her campaigns over the years. Governor Sebelius explained that she had made a simple error in calculations.
Sarah Palin makes it no secret that for a "fleeting" moment she considered abortion in her last pregnancy. Life News made this comment on Sarah Palin's latest pro-life speech: "If you actually listened to Palin's speech, rather than trolling for pro-abortion talking points, you'd understand how her experience made Palin even more sensitive to what women and girls go through in a crisis pregnancy. Pro-lifers, like Palin, know more firmly than ever that choosing life is the right decision".
If the nomination of Sebelius makes its way through the Senate on Tuesday, the storm of anger from pro-life groups will indeed be fueled for more protests.
Lighted faces shone as Sarah Palin was mobbed by autograph fans in Indiana on Thursday night.
Fox News covered the story and reported: "The Alaska governor received a warm reception from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, also in attendance, at a news conference ahead of the dinner.
“I think she is a standard-bearer right now,” Steele said. “She and Mitt Romney and Governor Pawlenty, Governor Sanford, Rudy Giuliani, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence. We have a significant number of men and women in our party who are in a very good position right now to carry forward the standard of the GOP.”
Palin has been in Alaska since the end of the National election. Still, her democratic opponents attack her unmercifully even criticizing her for attending the "Right to Life Dinner" in Indiana.
It was a tough week for Palin as her legislature opposed her and has decided to take the entire amount of the stimulus money offered to the state (400 million), and opposed her choice of Wayne Ross as Attorney General.
For John McCain to have a memory lapse with names on Jay Leno's Tonight Show is inexcusable. The fact that he left Sarah Palin's name off his list of possible GOP front runners in 2012, draws even more attention to the subject. This in turn gives dirty fodder to the MSM. If it was McCain's intention to leave off Palin's name, then shame on him for doing this to the Governor who would have been second in command had MCain won the presidency. If McCain had a memory lapse, he should have recovered and given due credit to his former running mate. Errors such as this may get laughs from a television audience, but it does pose a danger of splitting the party, which is dangerous to the GOP as they try to gear up for elections in 2010 and 2012.
Joe Murray at "The Bulletin" mentioned some bloggers reactions over at "Team Sarah" : Some bloggers on a pro-Palin Web site, Team Sarah, agreed and blasted Mr. McCain with undermining party unity by not mentioning Mrs. Palin’s name.
“McCain, who screwed up his campaign by not voting against the bailout, can’t mention Sarah’s name on Leno? It hurts the party and it makes him look bad by dissing her a third time,” one blogger wrote. “Maybe it’s a good thing he didn’t become president. His mushiness and fence sitting was quite disconcerting.” end quote~
Reaction to McCain's blunder mostly attracted attention on "Twitter", but the screw-up soon became viral in the blogosphere.
McCain has yet to apologize. His poor attempt to crawl out of his hole on Jay Leno only made matters worse with his often used excuse of 'the election being just over and his body still warm'.
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go
outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens,
nature and the Divine. Because only then does one feel that all is as it
should be and that the Divine wishes to see people happy, amidst the
simple beauty of nature."
Edna St. Vincent Millay
My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!